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    Daily Digest 9/11 – Good News Friday: Feeding Homeless Preschoolers, Grief and Joy on 9/11 Anniversary

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, September 11, 2015, 2:11 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!

Economy

Since September 11, Threat of Terrorism Has Morphed (jdargis)

Richard Dearlove, head of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, known as MI6, from 1999 to 2004, points out that “some of what we worried about after 9/11 and were sure would happen — a dirty bomb, some sort of biological attack — didn’t happen.” That kind of strategic threat never materialized, in part because of good intelligence and the disruption of Qaeda networks.

Tribute in Light Captures Grief and Joy of 9/11 Anniversary (jdargis)

You can read them as a divine symbol or as abstract architecture or simply as an annual public art project. The pinstripes created by 88 lamps may remind you of the striations in the twin towers’ facades, or the rivulets in the memorial waterfalls, which may in turn suggest the passage of souls through space. Or not.

The point is: No one is telling you what to think. You are merely invited to do so. For free.

The Kids In The Yard (jdargis)

Federal law protects older homeless children by ensuring (formally, at least) that they are in or have access to school, but there is “not as strong a safeguard” for those younger than six, says Sheila Smith, the director of early childhood at the National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. “They should be considered an exceptionally vulnerable group,” she adds.

Obama Increases Number of Syrian Refugees for U.S. Resettlement to 10,000 (jdargis)

The United States once offered refuge to tens of thousands at a time. In 1979, it provided sanctuary to 111,000 Vietnamese refugees and in 1980 almost doubled that number to 207,000. Around the same time, the United States took in more than 120,000 Cuban refugees during the Mariel boatlift, including more than 80,000 in one month alone.

Futurism Has Cultural Blindspot (jdargis)

But when it comes to culture we tend to believe not that the future will be very different than the present day, but that it will be roughly the same. Try to imagine yourself at some future date. Where do you imagine you will be living? What will you be wearing? What music will you love?

Why I Put My Wife’s Career First (jdargis)

After taking leave following the birth of each of our two sons, I returned to work assuming my career trajectory would not really change. I planned to make extra time for the kids by being more efficient at the office. If Anne-Marie and I functioned as equal co-parents, in the short term helping each other to cope with work deadlines and travel, and in the longer term trading off periods of being the primary parent, everything would surely turn out fine. Our children would thrive, and we would still be able to grab professional brass rings as they passed by. We had bought into the prevailing wisdom among other dual-career families we knew: 50–50 parenting was not just desirable, but doable.

Is This The Breakthrough Fusion Researchers Have Been Waiting For? (Tom K.)

Tri Alpha’s breakthrough is exciting for exactly that reason. The biggest innovations, the ones that change the world, are not easy – they are very hard and usually take years or even decades of research. It’s not clear if the new Tri Alpha machine will be the approach that finally works, but the fact that the company is trying new approaches and getting successful trial results matters. In fact, even Tri Alpha’s competitors seem to be taking notice.

Searching For Rice In The Wilds Of Australia (jdargis)

The collectors uncovered a bounty of the wild Oryza plants, which in time should help plant breeders adapt the world’s most important food crop to the challenges of climate change. Observing them, Hamilton discovered for herself a new relationship to the wild, and what it might mean for our domesticated lives. Read the full story at California Sunday magazine or on FERN’s web site, where you can also find our Q&A with Hamilton. The following photographs are an exclusive look inside the journey.

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  • Fri, Sep 11, 2015 - 4:10pm

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    saxplayer00o1

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  • Fri, Sep 11, 2015 - 6:29pm

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    Boomer41

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    Tribute in Light

    Why only two light beams? Three buildings collapsed on 9/11. WTC Building Seven collapsed at free fall speed into its own footprint and it was not hit by an aircraft.

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  • Fri, Sep 11, 2015 - 7:26pm

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    thebrewer

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    Missing the boat

    Hey Sax, I think you missed the boat on the Good News Friday with that tidal wave of downer news;-)

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  • Sat, Sep 12, 2015 - 2:01am

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    Arthur Robey

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    A Critique of Economics

    These are the ANSWERS to virtually any question, asked by any professor, in practically any course in the program.

    (1) Maximize shareholders’ profits.

    (2) Optimize stockholders’ dividend income and investment appreciation.

    (3) Increase stakeholders’ wealth. 

    http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=16293

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  • Sat, Sep 12, 2015 - 11:57am

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    thc0655

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    No light for WTC 7

    Just smoke and mirrors, and change the subject. It's a fascinating study in mass psychology: the whole world doesn't want to look at the issue and especially the darker implications. So we don't look, though the ghost and free fall of WTC 7 stare us in the face.  Today I'm wondering why some of the US's un-friends don't hammer away at this and other similar "mysteries" as a way to weaken US corporate and military dominance by weakening public trust and support for them. For instance, instead of mindless mobs chanting "death to America" why doesn't Iran play up the possible official Saudi role in 9-11 and the possibility that some in US leadership knew of the plot, let it progress to completion, and took steps in advance to benefit/profit from it (eg. Rig WTC 7 to implode, destroy embarrassing documents in the building, and collect a fat insurance check).

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  • Sat, Sep 12, 2015 - 12:37pm

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    Bankers Slave

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    A decade of deception

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  • Sat, Sep 12, 2015 - 1:18pm

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    LesPhelps

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    thc0655 wrote:Just smoke and

    [quote=thc0655]

    Just smoke and mirrors, and change the subject. It's a fascinating study in mass psychology: the whole world doesn't want to look at the issue and especially the darker implications. So we don't look, though the ghost and free fall of WTC 7 stare us in the face.  Today I'm wondering why some of the US's un-friends don't hammer away at this and other similar "mysteries" as a way to weaken US corporate and military dominance by weakening public trust and support for them. For instance, instead of mindless mobs chanting "death to America" why doesn't Iran play up the possible official Saudi role in 9-11 and the possibility that some in US leadership knew of the plot, let it progress to completion, and took steps in advance to benefit/profit from it (eg. Rig WTC 7 to implode, destroy embarrassing documents in the building, and collect a fat insurance check).

    [/quote]

    "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!" – The Wizard of OZ

    Building 7 was the first steel framed building in history to collapse solely due to fire.  The commission never explained how, but no problem, for a lemming, right?

    The missile size hole in the pentagon was caused by a much larger aircraft, that managed to hit dead center in a largely unoccupied, under construction section of the building, expertly flown by a barely trained terrorist.  The plane completely disintegrated on impact, leaving behind no identifiable plane wreckage.  There is absolutely NO video footage of the missile before impact!  How can you possibly question this thoroughly believable explanation?

    Jim Rickards will tell you your disbelief is unpatriotic and absurd.  Religious leaders will tell you it's not Christian.

    Think of the good that has come out of the official story.  There is Afghanistan, and the "Patriot Act."  Would you change any of that?

    I love being X-Rayed, wanded AND frisked every time I board a plane.  The 85 year old woman in front of me SHOULD be randomly selected for extra scrutiny to protect my safety.  The TSA should have the right to confiscate finger nail clippers and reading forks if I foolishly put them in my carry on.

    I feel so much safer with the NSA reading all my emails and listening to all my phone calls.

    Those evil terrorists need to be stopped, at all costs!  Forget freedom, who needs it?

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  • Sat, Sep 12, 2015 - 3:30pm

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    Uncletommy

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    How high on the food chain do you want to be?

    Well done, Saxplayer. How many more examples do we need to communicate that we are in a economic decline. How much farther into the future will we  be able to borrow to remain as inefficient as we are as a species. With Bloomberg out there saying oil may be down to $20 a barrel, it seems pretty obvious we are headed into a very long downward swirl. 

    Sadly, the article about students willing to sacrifice an organ to pay off student loans, only indicates how naive we've become to think that a university degree will save us from reduced affluence. As energy dissipating organism, we are at the top of the pyramid when it comes to wastefulness. Perhaps we should all go back and listen to the interview of PP's Gail Tverberg interview last January. Maybe a couple more buckets of grain in the basement or a few more jars of pickles in the pantry would be a wiser investment.

    Without trying to be an alarmist, perhaps the Syrian invasion of central Europe is just the most recent of the  barbarian invasions Europe is experiencing. Remember, it was the sack of Rome and not the destruction of Rome that is remembered. Are income and asset disparities usually the cause of conflict? Duh!

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