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Daily Digest 9/9 - Good News Friday: Here Comes The Sun, The Value Of Exercise

Friday, September 9, 2016, 11:35 AM

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

Americans are quitting their jobs — and that’s a good sign (Merle2)

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks the the rate at which Americans voluntarily quit their job via the appropriately named "quit rate." When the rate rises, it's a good indication that workers are feeling more hopeful about their wage and employment prospects. When it tumbles, it shows the that workers are clinging to whatever job they have and don't think there's much else available.

A Dog Is Re-Elected Mayor for a Third Term, Proving Politicians Are Useless (reflector)

His main role has been to promote a sense of community in the township. He was recently featured in a series of billboards promoting Cormorant.

“I don’t know who would run against him, because he’s done such great things for the community,” Karen Nelson, a resident of Cormorant told local ABC affiliate WDAY, before the election.

What's The Value Of Exercise? $2,500 (jdargis)

To do so, they first turned to a huge storehouse of data about what we spend on health care. The annual Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, which is conducted by federal agencies, asks a large, representative group of Americans what they have spent on health care in the past year. The survey includes detailed questions about insurance coverage, prescription costs, doctor visits, hospitalizations, medical devices, other out-of-pocket spending, reimbursements, and so on.

Soft Robot (jdargis)

“One longstanding vision for the field of soft robotics has been to create robots that are entirely soft, but the struggle has always been in replacing rigid components like batteries and electronic controls with analogous soft systems and then putting it all together,” said Robert Wood—who co-developed Octobot with Jennifer A. Lewis—speaking to the Harvard Gazette. Octobot is proof that it can be done—and somewhat easily, too, using readily available fabrication methods.

“Cool shirt!”: Nanoporous polyethylene fabric acts as reverse greenhouse (jdargis)

Ideally, personal thermal management systems should enhance the radiative release of heat in the summer to help keep people cool. The easiest way to do this is by using clothing, but development of a textile system that can manage this is no easy feat. Not only do these materials need to be transparent to IR, but they should also be opaque to visible light so that the sun doesn't heat people up even more (and, you know, so they don't appear naked).

Here Comes the Sun: Solar Power Is Offically Reshaping Our Energy Production (Arthur Robey)

In fact cities and countries have had their whole grids powered by solar or renewables for periods of time. Costa Rica ran 285 days last year on 100% renewable energy. Cities like Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Curitiba, Brazil have already reached the 100% renewable energy goal, and much of that comes from solar power.

Vitamin B12 as Protection for the Aging Brain (jdargis)

You see, the ability to absorb B12 naturally present in foods depends on the presence of adequate stomach acid, the enzyme pepsin and a gastric protein called intrinsic factor to release the vitamin from the food protein it is attached to. Only then can the vitamin be absorbed by the small intestine. As people age, acid-producing cells in the stomach may gradually cease to function, a condition called atrophic gastritis.

Gold & Silver

Click to read the PM Daily Market Commentary: 9/8/16

Provided daily by the Peak Prosperity Gold & Silver Group

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Richard Dolan on "The Day After Disclosure"

There might not be a lot of UFO interest here at PP, but I am impressed by the numbers of very intelligent people that I know that think that there is something to all of this.

Richard Dolan is a very level headed intellectual writer chronicling the history of the UFO interaction and cover-up.  A more recent book focuses on the changes that might occur in Earth culture in response to a hypothetical announcement that ET races have been visiting us for a very long time.  Catherine Austin Fitts posts this at her website:

After Disclosure

I liked this 10 minute interview.  Shows his view of the "Neo-conservative / Neo-liberal empire-building world-domination group."

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