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    Daily Digest 8/14 – Good News Friday: Africa’s Year Without Polio, Rain Coming For California?

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, August 14, 2015, 2:41 PM

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

Economy

Precious Metals Offer The Most Profitable Secular Opportunity Today (Taki T.)

Indeed, it is our job to guide investors through rough waters in the markets. When we become contrarian, there is a good reason for that. Gold, silver, and miners are undervalued. The correction has been too long, too sharp. Over time, a mean reversal will take place. Gradually increasing positions in undervalued assets is what secular investors should do in order to tap into the potential of the market.

Watch This Firefighter’s Helmetcam Footage and You’ll Understand Why People Call Them Heroes (thc0655)

At 3:45 into the footage, the firefighter climbs onto the roof, following another firefighter who tested it for strength as they moved forward. He cut a couple of holes in the roof, which the Sauk City Fire Department explained helps release smoke and gases, making it easier for firefighters inside the structure to see and those outside to see where the fire progressed. The fire department also said it can reduce the possibility of explosion.

Africa's Year Without Polio (jdargis)

How does one go about finding the polio virus across the expanse of an entire country or continent? There are now far fewer polio virus needles in the global haystack, which is fantastic news. But the remaining ones become even more difficult to find. We can’t stamp out a disease if we don’t know where it is. But with polio we do know where it is—and we know thanks to poop.

Time-Lapse of the 2015 Perseid Meteor Shower (jdargis)

While you were (probably) sleeping, Earth was treated to its annual viewing of the Perseid cloud, a stream of debris flung behind the Swift-Tuttle comet.

Death Penalty In Connecticut Ruled Unconstitutional (jdargis)

"Upon careful consideration of the defendant's claims in light of the governing constitutional principles and Connecticut's unique historical and legal landscape, we are persuaded that, following its prospective abolition, this state's death penalty no longer comports with contemporary standards of decency and no longer serves any legitimate penological purpose," Justice Richard Palmer wrote for the majority.

"For these reasons, execution of those offenders who committed capital felonies prior to April 25, 2012, would violate the state constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment."

Is Portable Energy Tech Finally Worthy Of Investment? (Tom K.)

Toshiba is not a U.S. company of course, but the firm does have an ADR trading on the pink sheets in the U.S. under symbol TOSYY and TOSBF. Normally, pink sheet investments are very risky and have to be approached with extreme caution. That rule is not really as relevant though when dealing with enormous multinational firms like Toshiba. While the issues are still not as liquid as most exchange traded stocks, at least with an ADR for a sizeable firm, investors get the comfort of knowing that their investment is based on a stable company with real profits.

El Niño May Bring Record Heat, and Rain for California (jdargis)

Conditions in the Pacific Ocean suggest that what has formed there is as big as anything seen since 1997-98, a system that brought the term “El Niño” into popular culture and which is remembered for the catastrophic amounts of water it dumped on California, leading to flooding and mudslides.

California receives most of its precipitation in the winter, and that is when the effects of a potent El Niño system are felt.

Forget Sports Drinks: Jersey Milk Might Be The Best for Athletes (jdargis)

I asked Shim whether he could generalize between the Fifth Quarter Fresh product and straight-up Jersey or Guernsey milk in regard to the study’s results. He says that he doesn’t know “if the results are generalizable or not to similar milk products.” Shim only tested this specific chocolate milk, as opposed to a variety of milk products.

Gold & Silver

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