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Daily Digest 1/27 - Good News Friday: Food As Medicine, Farms Not Institutions

Friday, January 27, 2017, 10:25 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!


A farm, not an institution (Merle2)

Unlike routine hospital treatments, which focus on medication and short-term stabilization, Hopewell’s residents stay for an average of 180 days. And they relapse less frequently. In addition to medication, residents diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, among other mental illness, work on the farm, gaining social skills they wouldn’t practice in a more traditional setting.

Claim made for hydrogen 'wonder material' (jdargis)

"It's the first time solid metallic hydrogen has ever existed on Earth," Prof Silvera told the BBC.

The pair say the quantity of metallic hydrogen created so far is tiny - an amount less than the cross section of a human hair. But in time, they believe, ways could be found to boost its production.

This Wind-Powered Sphere Has Led To A Technology That Could Solve The World’s Landmine Crisis (jdargis)

Massoud Hassani was raised in Kabul, Afghanistan, where it is thought millions upon millions of undetonated landmines remain, out of sight, but armed. When the fighting between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan ceased, little was done in the impoverished and rural nation to remove them – a costly and dangerous proposition with no guarantee of full eradication.

Hope And Resistance In Seattle (jdargis)

Just as President Donald Trump was signing an executive order threatening to halt funding for America’s sanctuary cities, Seattle Met magazine released its own statement — a cover celebrating its status as a place that welcomes all.

Physicists unveil new form of matter—time crystals (blackeagle)

This is not mere speculation. Two groups followed Yao's blueprint and have already created the first-ever time crystals. The groups at the University of Maryland and Harvard University reported their successes, using two totally different setups, in papers posted online last year, and have submitted the results for publication. Yao is a co-author on both papers.

Food As Medicine: It's Not Just A Fringe Idea Anymore (jdargis)

Nadeau notices the macaroni-and-cheese boxes in Scott's shopping cart and suggests she switch to whole grain pasta and real cheese.

"So I'd have to make it?" she asks, her enthusiasm waning at the thought of how long that might take, just to have her kids reject it. "I'm not sure they'd eat it. They just won't eat it."

Nadeau says sugar and processed foods are big contributors to the rising diabetes rates among children.

Gold & Silver

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The Dark Mountain Manifesto (Dark Mountain Project)


We do not believe that everything will be fine. We are not even sure, based on current definitions of progress and improvement, that we want it to be. Of all humanity’s delusions of difference, of its separation from and superiority to the living world which surrounds it, one distinction holds up better than most: we may well be the first species capable of effectively eliminating life on Earth. This is a hypothesis we seem intent on putting to the test. We are already responsible for denuding the world of much of its richness, magnificence, beauty, colour and magic, and we show no sign of slowing down.

For a very long time, we imagined that ‘nature’ was something that happened elsewhere. The damage we did to it might be regrettable, but needed to be weighed against the benefits here and now. And in the worst case scenario, there would always be some kind of Plan B. Perhaps we would make for the moon, where we could survive in lunar colonies under giant bubbles as we planned our expansion across the galaxy.

But there is no Plan B and the bubble, it turns out, is where we have been living all the while. The bubble is that delusion of isolation under which we have laboured for so long. The bubble has cut us off from life on the only planet we have, or are ever likely to have. The bubble is civilisation.

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Dallas Police, Fire Pension Reaches Boiling Point

Dallas Police, Fire Pension Reaches Boiling Point

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - ‎20 hours ago‎
"We will protect the stable retirement of our police and fire employees without overburdening the taxpayers of Dallas." Dallas pension officials requested an immediate billion-dollar cash infusion that would raise property taxes 130 percent, according ...

Nigeria Central Bank Hits Out at 'Unpatriotic' Policy Critics

Bloomberg-3 hours ago
“Intelligence reports at the disposal of the bank reveal the involvement of some unpatriotic elements funding the push to have the Central Bank of Nigeria and ...

Bernanke says Fed shouldn't rush to sell assets

MarketWatch-20 hours ago
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday tried to throw cold water on speculation that the central bank will soon begin to shrink its massive ...

The US 'debt bomb is going to explode,' strategist Peter Schiff says

CNBC - ‎21 hours ago‎
Low interest rates have helped defuse the United States' debt problems so far, but that won't last for long, strategist Peter Schiff told CNBC. Schiff, president and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, said on Thursday "the debt bomb is going to explode." "I ...

Eurozone pleads urgent solution to Greece debt impasse

Yahoo News - ‎18 hours ago‎
In addition by the summer "Greece faces important debt repayments, so we have to find a solution before then," Sapin said, with bailout cash blocked until a solution is found. Months of bickering have delayed progress of Greece's 86-billion-euro ($92.4 ...

Chicago school audit pegs FY 2016 deficit at $487 million

Yahoo News-18 hours ago
The gap was six times bigger than anticipated in the $5.7 billion fiscal 2016 budget, ... million in fiscal 2016, as well as drained reserves and debt dependency.

Illinois Lawmaker Pushes For Free Tuition At State Universities

WNIJ and WNIU-17 hours ago
With Illinois' pile of unpaid bills topping $10 billion, Representative Will Guzzardi, ... a little more affordable and reduce the burden of debt on working families.”.

Spending is to blame for Alberta's $10.8 billion deficit

The Nelson Daily-12 hours ago
But Alberta's new government is continuing its predecessors' trend of rapid spending increases, which has seen nearly uninterrupted deficits in the province ...

Philly school buildings need nearly $5B in repairs, new report says

Philly.com-13 hours ago
Officials predict that they will need to spend $3 billion in the next 10 years to ... The district is in fairly stable financial shape, but officials project a deficit by 2019 ...

Metro faces $290 million budget shortfall

Washington Times-17 hours ago
Metro's $1.8 billion operating budget for fiscal 2018 includes $32 million in savings ... Faced with a projected $290 million deficit, Mr. Anosike outlined part of his ...

Tata Steel pension scheme's deficit could balloon to £2bn

International Business Times UK - ‎4 hours ago‎
The trustee of Tata Steel UK's pension scheme has warned its members that the company could face insolvency if it fails to address its pension scheme deficit. Britain's largest steelmaker is seeking regulatory approval as it aims to spin off the £15bn ...

Exclusive: Millions of barrels of Venezuelan oil stuck at sea in dirty tankers

Reuters - ‎Jan 25, 2017‎
25, vessels carrying some 1.4 million barrels of crude, diesel, gasoline, fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas were anchored in Venezuelan and Caribbean waters waiting for cleaning, according to PDVSA's trade documents, verified by Reuters shipping data.


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The Unnecessariat

Unnecessariat (More Crows than Eagles)


Here’s the thing: from where I live, the world has drifted away. We aren’t precarious, we’re unnecessary. The money has gone to the top. The wages have gone to the top. The recovery has gone to the top. And what’s worst of all, everybody who matters seems basically pretty okay with that. The new bright sparks, cheerfully referred to as “Young Gods” believe themselves to be the honest winners in a new invent-or-die economy, and are busily planning to escape into space or acquire superpowers, and instead of worrying about this, the talking heads on TV tell you its all a good thing- don’t worry, the recession’s over and everything’s better now, and technology is TOTES AMAZEBALLS!

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Trump Presidency Wearing You Down?

You may need to listen to Pachelbel's Canon in D on classic guitar.

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