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Daily Digest 3/13 - CIA Hacking Tools Revealed, A Rocky Road Ahead

Monday, March 13, 2017, 9:59 AM


Trump's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Would Barely Cover America's Clean Water Needs (Merle2)

The Infrastructure Report Card analyzes the condition and performance of American infrastructure and doles out letter grades, focusing on a wide range of sectors, like roads, bridges, and waste removal. These all, in turn, contribute to the country's overall score. A committee of 28 volunteer civil engineers from the ASCE, the oldest engineering society in the country, issue the report card every four years.

A Rocky Road Ahead... (Tiffany D.)

It didn’t take me long to figure out that I had to keep moving if I was going to make it to the top. Considering that I hadn’t spent a great deal of time working out my arms and legs, my strength and stamina were limited. Balanced on tiny footholds and clinging to the wall with little more than my fingertips, I needed to always know where my next handhold and foothold were going to be. The longer I hesitated, planning my next move, the quicker my energy drained.

New Study: The Economic Benefits of EPA Regulations Massively Outweigh The Costs (TOF)

The OMB study looked at a range of regulations across the economy, and found their benefits outweighed their costs across the board. The blue and red bars below represent the range of estimates for what the respective costs and benefits of regulations were. In very few instances was even the very upper limit of cost estimates equal to the very lower limit of benefit estimates.

Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed (CleanEnergyFan)

Recently, the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized "zero day" exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation. This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA. The archive appears to have been circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive.

Yogi was right: "You Can't Win 'em all!" JNUG, JDST And the Golden Mean (DG)

Maybe it was Yogo Berra who said that, but I am not sure. Clearly not everyone caught that last Nugt/Jnug signal in Dec 22/23, but it has a few did. Now you can be one of those few on this next signal.

The Empire Should be Placed on Suicide Watch (Ken H.)

would even argue that the Empire is pursuing a full-spectrum policy of self-destruction on several distinct levels, with each level contributing the overall sum total suicide. And when I refer to self-destructive behavior I don’t mean long-term issues such as the non-sustainability of the capitalist economic model or the social consequences of a society which not only is unable to differentiate right from wrong, but which now decrees that deviant behavior is healthy and normal. These are what I call “long term walls” into which we will, inevitably, crash, but which are comparatively further away than some “immediate walls”.

The World Wasted Trillions of Dollars on Fossil Fuels Because of Bad Math (Merle2)

He argues that the IEA's measures to calculate fossil fuel subsidies are inadequate. Those measures use a "price-gap" approach which infers subsidies by comparing local energy prices with an international benchmark price. The problem is that this approach relies on scarce data and misses a whole lot of smaller, but still important, subsidies that don't directly impact prices. These could be, for instance, payouts to oil and gas producers that keep them in business despite older technology, or help them drill in areas that would otherwise be unprofitable.

Will Germany’s 100% EV Plan Actually Reduce Emissions? (Michael K.)

An electric car creates more emissions than a car burning petrol fuel if the power to charge that car was generated by coal or gas, in the first place. Currently in Germany, it would be. For this ban to be effective at reducing emissions on a net level, a switch to an entire grid of renewable energy must first occur – this is unlikely to happen anytime soon.

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Stella sez "hi"

Here in central Virginia the weather just went from cool and sunny to dark and cold and cloudy.  I guess Stella is heading by on her way up to greet the New England PP members with 12 -18 inches of snow and temps (with wind chill) below zero.

Gardens will be buried.  Chicken coops buried.  Solar Panels buried.

Bring in plenty of firewood and get cozy everyone.

Got gas for the generator?  Locate the flash lights and candles.

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