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Daily Digest 3/11 - Rise Of The Robot Bees, Beware The Ides Of March?

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 1:30 PM

Economy

ALERT: March 15th Market Crash? (Aaron M.)

In conclusion, Stockman believes the stock market is about to be rocked through the combined effect of money being drained out of Wall Street and the loss of faith that the promised Trump tax stimulus will be coming. However, to be clear: he’s stating it will happen sometime on or after 15 March, not necessarily the exact date.

Google, Microsoft Still Waiting On Wikileaks To Deliver CIA Hacking Tools (jdargis)

"We've seen Julian Assange's statement and have not yet been contacted," a Microsoft spokesperson said in an emailed statement Friday, originally sent to press on Thursday the same day Assange claimed Wikileaks would help provide "antidotes" for CIA exploits before publishing them. As of Saturday, Microsoft had not provided any further update, after Forbes' enquiries. Wikileaks had not returned requests for comment.

Spicer claims that jobs numbers ‘may have been phony’ before, but now they’re ‘very real’ (jdargis)

Trump, though, had repeatedly disparaged the federal government’s calculation of unemployment throughout his presidential campaign, making a series of claims that independent fact checkers debunked. He once mused incorrectly that unemployment was really 42 percent when the government pegged it at 5.1 percent.

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is heaven — for spies (jdargis)

Former Secret Service agents said the setup at Mar-a-Lago and the president’s other regular clubs presents challenges that their agency wasn’t built to deal with. The Service’s main job is to protect the president from physical threats and monitoring for wiretaps and other listening devices — but not from the kinds of counterespionage challenges presented by the president’s choice to eat, sleep and work at a club accessible to anyone who can get a member to invite them in.

Trump Team’s Growth Forecasts Far Rosier Than Those of CBO, Private Economists (jdargis)

The Trump administration has drafted preliminary economic growth forecasts in its federal budget planning that rely on assumptions that are far rosier than projections made by independent agencies and most private forecasters, according to several people familiar with the discussions.

New Anti-Protesting Legislation: A Deeper Look (jdargis)

Some articles portray the recent increase in legislation targeting protesting as a result of the large and almost daily demonstrations since the inauguration of Donald Trump; however, others are careful to note that this trend began before Trump took office. Bills in Washington, Minnesota, Michigan, and North Dakota (some of the earliest) were clearly introduced as a direct response to the labor movement to raise the minimum wage, the resistance by Indigenous water protectors at Standing Rock, and demonstrations that erupted in relation to police killings as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Rise Of The Robot Bees: Tiny Drones Turned Into Artificial Pollinators (jdargis)

A world without bees may seem far-fetched, but experts are looking for ways to help plants survive without them. Eijiro Miyako, a researcher at Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, has designed what he believes could one day be a partial solution: an insect-sized drone capable of artificial pollination. Coated with a patch of horse hair bristles and an ionic liquid gel, these pint-sized robots can collect and transfer pollen from one plant to another.

Gold & Silver

Click to read the PM Daily Market Commentary: 3/10/17

Provided daily by the Peak Prosperity Gold & Silver Group

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