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    Daily Digest 7/15 – Transformer Fire Causes Blackout In Midtown Manhattan, Climate Change Has ‘Already Affected’ Global Food Production

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    Monday, July 15, 2019, 8:19 AM


Power restored after NYC transformer fire causes blackout in part of Manhattan, officials say (Sparky1)

Just before midnight, Con Edison CEO John McAvoy said in a news conference that all 73,000 customers affected by the outage in Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side had power restored. At its peak, the outage affected an area from 71st Street south to 42nd Street and east from the West Side Highway to Fifth Avenue.

IMF releases $5.4 bn loan tranche to Argentina (Sparky1)

President Mauricio Macri has faced increasing pressure over the misfiring economy with presidential elections set for October.

He was forced to impose austerity measures as authorities struggled to stabilize the currency and rein in inflation to ensure access to IMF funding.

Artificial Intelligence Deals Tracker: ~7K Deals Across 20 Industries In One Heatmap (newsbuoy)

The majority of these companies — like unicorns UiPath, Automation Anywhere, and Face++ — sell AI software-as-a-service. Others use AI to develop their core products, including Indigo Agriculture, which leverages machine learning to develop microbial seed treatments. Some other startups — such as Graphcore, Habana, and Cerebras — focus on hardware to support AI workloads.

UK says sending second warship to Gulf (Sparky1)

A source with knowledge of the matter said Duncan’s deployment was being moved forward by a number of days and that the two ships will be stationed in the Gulf together during a temporary transition period.

The incident near the Strait of Hormuz occurred a week after UK Royal Marines helped the Gibraltar authorities detain an Iranian tanker that US officials believe was trying to deliver oil to Syria in violation of separate sets of EU and US sanctions.

France’s Macron announces creation of a new space force command (Sparky1)

“The new spatial and military doctrine that has been proposed to me by the (defence) ministry, which I have approved, will allow us to ensure our defence of space…,” added.

“We will reinforce our knowledge of the situation in space, we will better protect our satellites, including in an active manner,” he said.

A small glass of juice or soda a day is linked to increased risk of cancer, study finds (Adam)

“The results indicate statistically significant correlations between the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and risk of all cancers combined, and of breast cancer,” said Ian Johnson, nutrition researcher and emeritus fellow, Quadram Institute Bioscience, who wasn’t involved in the research.

French inventor soars above Champs-Élysées on flyboard at Paris parade (Adam)

Zapata, who first developed his device flying above water, says that the flyboard has the power to take off and reach speeds up to 190 kilometres an hour (118 mph) and run for 10 minutes.

He is now eyeing a crossing of the English Channel which, for the first time, will require a refuelling in mid-flight.

Armed 69-year-old ‘antifascist’ shot dead after firebombing immigration centre (Thomas R.)

He was described locally as a committed anarchist and antifascist. One friend of twenty years, Deb Bartley, told The Seattle Times she and others had received letters from him which read “just saying goodbye” along with what she described as a manifesto.

Can Alzheimer’s be stopped? Five lifestyle behaviors are key, new research suggests (Thomas R.)

“This reinforces the notion that some of these lifestyle factors may actually affect the trajectory of cognitive aging and the development of dementia,” said Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. “We certainly accept that with heart disease. We need to adopt a similar mindset for cognitive aging.”

They’re Running Toward the Fire (Aaron M.)

The key is that overvaluation is not enough. Extreme overvaluation can persist for long periods of time if investors have a speculative bit in their teeth. In prior market cycles across history, an effective approach would have been to tolerate overvaluation until either a) uniformly favorable market internals gave way to dispersion and divergence, indicating that investors had shifted from a speculative mindset to a risk-averse one, or b) extreme “overvalued, overbought, overbullish” features indicated that speculation had reached a precarious limit. Once divergent internals or overextended syndromes emerged, overvaluation typically permitted steep and often immediate market losses.

Climate change has likely already affected global food production (newsbuoy)

Crop yields are projected to decrease under future climate conditions, and recent research suggests that yields have already been impacted. However, current impacts on a diversity of crops subnationally and implications for food security remains unclear. Here, we constructed linear regression relationships using weather and reported crop data to assess the potential impact of observed climate change on the yields of the top ten global crops–barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and wheat at ~20,000 political units.

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    Jimmy Breslin Writing about Donald

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    The human animal needs

    "The human animal needs...freedom from intrusion. privacy quite as much as...understanding."
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    The lone deranged pedophile...

    ...a play on words from the more common "lone deranged assassin" explanation offered when the deep state kills a prominent public figure.


    1)  he acted by himself.  do not look for the support network that enabled him.

    2)  why?  there is no why.  the reason is only "because he was sick."

    Do not ask "who benefits?"  If you do, you are a "conspiracy nut job."

    Charles suggests that the legitimacy of the social order is at stake here.

    Epstein and the Explosive Crisis of the Deep State (abbreviated)

    Speculations by outsiders must give Deep State insiders many opportunities to chuckle, "if only they knew." We don't know, of course, and public leaks are engineered to misdirect our attention from what's actually going on or "frame" our understanding in a positive way.
    ...we can postulate a few things with some certainty. One is that the Deep State is not monolithic. There are different views and competing camps, but the disagreements and bureaucratic wars are kept out of sight.
    Two, we know that at critical junctures of history one camp wins the narrative battle and establishes the over-riding direction of state policy.
    The end of World War II was a critical juncture. The proper role of the U.S. in the postwar era was up for grabs, and over the course of a few years, the CIA and other intelligence agencies were established and the doctrine of containment of the Soviet Union became the dominant narrative, a narrative that held with remarkable consistency for four decades until the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
    This collapse was another critical juncture, and debates over America's role in this "unipolar era" were finally settled in favor of the geopolitical-activist ideology of neoconservatism (Neocons).
    This globalist ideology led to a variety of policy disasters and is now discredited in many circles, and has been under attack within the Deep State for some time.
    The failures of Neocon globalism have ushered in another critical juncture.  What is America's proper role in a multi-polar world that is fracturing across multiple faultlines?  This critical juncture is a manifestation of a broader profound political disunity in America and many other nations.
    The corporate media has obligingly portrayed this profound political disunity as a contest between "good globalism" and "bad populism," a clear attempt to smear all those who see the dark side of globalism as a threat to the nation and indeed the world. This bias reflects the continued dominance of the Neocon-globalist camp.
    But the cracks are now visible. The mainstream "influential" press has recently been publishing critiques admitting the failures of Neocon globalism and agonizing about how to "save" the globalist agenda despite its failures.
    I have long held that there is a camp within the Deep State that grasps the end-game of Neocon globalism, and is busy assembling a competing nation-centric strategy. There is tremendous resistance to the abandonment of Neocon globalism
    Michael Grant described this complacent clinging to what's failed in his excellent account The Fall of the Roman Empire, a short book I have been recommending since 2009:
    There was no room at all, in these ways of thinking, for the novel, apocalyptic situation which had now arisen, a situation which needed solutions as radical as itself. (The Status Quo) attitude is a complacent acceptance of things as they are, without a single new idea.
    This acceptance was accompanied by greatly excessive optimism about the present and future. Even when the end was only sixty years away, and the Empire was already crumbling fast, Rutilius continued to address the spirit of Rome with the same supreme assurance.
    The faction within the Deep State that no longer accepts traditional fictions is gaining ground, and now another fracture in the Deep State is coming to the fore: the traditionalists who accept the systemic corruption of self-serving elites and those who have finally awakened to the mortal danger to the nation posed by amoral self-serving elites.
    The debauchery of morals undermines the legitimacy of the state and thus of the entire power structure.   ... America's current path of moral decay and soaring wealth/power inequality is tracking Rome's collapse step for step.
    Enter the sordid case of Jeffrey Epstein, suddenly unearthed after a decade of corporate-media/elitist suppression. It's laughable to see the corporate media's pathetic attempts to glom onto the case now, after actively suppressing it for decades:Jeffrey Epstein Was a Sex Offender. The Powerful Welcomed Him Anyway. (New York Times) Where was the NYT a decade ago, or five years ago, or even a year ago?
    Of all the questions that are arising, the signal one is simply: why now?  There are many questions, now that the dead-and-buried case has been dug up: where did Epstein get his fortune? Why did he return to the U.S. from abroad, knowing he'd be arrested? Why was the Miami Herald suddenly able to publish numerous articles exposing the scandalous suppression of justice after 11 years of silence?
    Here's my outsider's take: the anti-Neocon camp within the Deep State observed the test case of Harvey Weinstein and saw an opportunity to apply what it learned. If we draw circles representing the anti-Neocon camp and the moralists who grasp the state's legitimacy is hanging by a thread after decades of amoral exploitation and self-aggrandizement by the ruling elites, we would find a large overlap.
    But even die-hard Neocons are starting to awaken .... that the fatal danger to empires arises not from external foes but from inside the center of power as elite corruption erodes the legitimacy of the state.
    The upstarts in the Deep State have united to declare open war on the degenerates and their enablers, who are everywhere in the Deep State: the media, the intelligence community, and on and on.
    Since the battle is for the legitimacy of the state, it must be waged at least partially in the open. This is a war for the hearts and minds of the public, whose belief in the legitimacy of the state and its ruling elites underpins the power of the Deep State.

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    Today's Deep State Fun Facts

    The Official White House page has tweeted today over the Lockheed Martin THAAD missile defense system.They also happen to be the federal govts top contractor with over 40 billion in contracts last year.They also spent 13.9 million on lobbying  and recently hired a Trump campaign advisor as it's lobbyist.Can't imagine what they have planned for Sarah Huckabee Saunders.Major tributes have been awarded to Paul Ryan and Nicky Hailey.

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