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    Daily Digest 5/26 – Good News Friday: Manchester Rallies With Kindness, The Future Of Fish

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, May 26, 2017, 4:20 PM

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to [email protected] with subject header "Good News Friday." We will save and post weekly. Enjoy!


'Look for the helpers' – Manchester rallies round with acts of kindness (sv)

The NHS blood service tweeted that there is currently enough blood to treat the hospital patients, but that anyone with an appointment for later in the week should do their best to keep it.

Not-so-high anxiety: States move fast to protect pot industry (sv)

Trump’s intentions on pot are unclear. The White House has warned that recreational pot businesses could be subject to federal enforcement actions. Trump tacked a signing message onto the budget he recently signed that indicates he may not honor its prohibition on busting medical pot businesses operating legally under state laws. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions is an old-school drug warrior eager to restore some of the zero tolerance tactics that haven’t been part of the federal playbook for years.

But states say they can’t afford to wait to see how federal policy plays out.

Supreme Court Rejects 2 Congressional Districts In North Carolina (sv)

"[T]he Court made it clear that it would not allow states to get away with an unlawful racial gerrymandering by claiming that it's just politics," Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said in a statement. "This is a critical decision as communities prepare for the 2020 redistricting cycle, where states would still be able to purposely create legitimate majority-minority districts, consistent with this opinion."

Alabama governor signs law giving thousands of felons their right to vote back (sv)

Glasgow’s drug charge, he learned, was not necessarily a crime of “moral turpitude,” so he and thousands of other Alabama citizens had been wrongfully turned away from the polls for decades. After realizing the scope of the problem, Glasgow became one of the most prominent faces in the fight to get the state to explain what the vague phrase means.

Boost Your Retirement Savings (Tiffany D.)

The catalyst for colored diamonds’ popularity coincided with the near-disastrous crash in the stock market 10 years ago. In a period where many lost 20% to 30% of their portfolio, the market for natural colored diamonds held its own, and prices for many colors increased in value! In fact, for the past two decades, through two recessions and a near-depression, auction and dealer pricing tells us that natural colored diamonds have not gone down in value once at the dealer level, and the best colored diamonds have doubled in value every five to seven years.

Europe Joins Race For Cheaper Batteries With New Gigafactory (Michael K.)

Bloomberg’s Caroline Hyde reported earlier this week that Daimler’s gigafactory is the first step in a direction that Europe has been slow to explore. The continent only accounts for 2.5 percent of the battery-making market, and this has to change in order for Europeans to be able to take advantage of not just e-cars, but new energy storage systems. Energy storage systems are big in Europe, as they are elsewhere, with gigafactories reducing battery costs and ultimately the prices of the entire system, allowing utilities to store energy produced from renewable sources, making them much more commercially viable.

The Future of Fish Is Farmed (jdargis)

"We're eating more seafood globally, which is a good thing because it's healthy, but we're taking more than the ocean can naturally replenish," said Amy Novogratz, managing partner of Aqua-Spark, a Netherlands-based investment fund focused on sustainable aquaculture businesses. "Aquaculture is known a little bit for its bad reputation, and some of it is deserved," she said, referring to issues like China's use of antibiotics and fish feed made from wild-caught species. "But it's a young enough industry that you can go in and rebuild it a little, so as it grows, it grows more sustainably."

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  • Fri, May 26, 2017 - 11:39am



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    Re: Fish Farming

    “”We’re eating more seafood globally, which is a good thing because it’s healthy, but we’re taking more than the ocean can naturally replenish,” 
    I have to disagree with that. The Worlds oceans have been turned into the worlds largest Sesspool as billions of gallons of raw sewage are dumped into the oceans every year. Also there is a lot of Agraculture run-off (fertializers, Pesticides, Herbicides). For many decades in the 19th and 20th centuries, Coastal Citys dumped garage into the oceans. It would surprise me that this is still practiced in Asia where there is virtually no pollution oversight.
    Fish farms are the worse since they often feed the fish with GMO corn or other GMO grains.In the China, the feed fish Pig Poop. Because the Fish are contained in Pens, Farmers also add antibodics, hormones, anti-parasite medicines, and steriods.  
    Fish up the food chain (such as Tuna) have high levels of heavy metals, most caused by the thousands of coal plants with zero emissions controls in Asia (mostly China and India)
    FWIW: I stopped eating seafood except for very special occations, since I think its likely very unhealthy.

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  • Fri, May 26, 2017 - 1:11pm



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    Manchester: Green Memes get all the ink

    Hey, Sand_Puppy, chime in here: how would each Meme respond to the Manchester bombing?  From what I’m seeing, the Green Memes (the MSM, the Western politicians pushing unlimited immigration, the social media billionaires, the vapid entertainers, etc.) are getting all the ink.  Well, of course, the MSM controls most of the ink.

    Katy Perry lifts us up with her philosophy:
    Denninger on Manchester, etc:

    There is this ugly and pervasive “political” view that Islamic Terrorism is some “new thing.”  It usually comes with some line of crap about how we’ve “created” these monsters by invading their nations and displacing “their” people, and that “we” (the western world generally) are responsible.
    This is a bald lie.
    Islamic terrorism dates back centuries.  It was a problem in the form of piracy and slavery in the early days of our Republic — long before we had a military that could invade anything.  The “big lie” is proved again in the present by these people attacking nations that have formally eschewed any sort of association or funding for any sort of “military adventurism.”  Yet they get blown up and shot just the same…
    Let’s bring this into the present and our current multi-billion dollar technology companies.
    Neither Twitter or Facebook will ban a user for espousing that someone who insults a prophet or religion, specifically in relationship to Islam should be KILLED.  Even a fairly-specific threat to murder a specific person if that someone doesn’t “stop” maligning a religious practice or belief does not cross their lines…
    Folks, if you are making possible the continued operation of these firms by your presence and use of them then you are contributing, in a real and present sense, to the spreading of this hate and the religious ideology that it is acceptable to kill persons who disagree with a given view of a particular religion or religious person.
    This makes YOU PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE in part for what just happened in Manchester; you made possible the recruiting, you made possible the gloating and you make possible here, now and today the communication channels that these people use to churn themselves and others into the frothy madness that then results in the murder of innocent people by suicide bombers.
    You further this activity by being on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by providing them with the market capitalization and advertising revenue that they rely on to exist.
    Facebook and Twitter, among others, have decided that selling advertising targeted at savages who threaten to murder those they disagree with is more important then your life and you personally and continually approve of that decision by being part of their “user base” — which is all they have to sell to the advertisers that make their operation as businesses possible.  They could instantly banhammer anyone who levels such a personalized threat but they refuse and you allow them to continue to refuse by funding their madness right alongside the islamic nutjobs…

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