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Daily Digest 3/24 - Good News Friday: Detroit Saved By Art, Treating Money Like Food

Friday, March 24, 2017, 10:43 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

Detroit Exits Bankruptcy, Thanks to Its Art Museum (jdargis)

In return for the money, the deal will essentially "ransom the museum from city ownership," as the New York Times puts it, placing it in control of an independent charitable trust. So Detroit gets to keep its art collection. Pensioners get to keep a little more of their income. And the museum never has to worry about municipal finances ever again. A nice bargain all around.

Want A Fat Bank Account? Treat Money Like Food (jdargis)

Responses indicated that keeping the diary both stopped them from overspending the week of and in weeks post—diarists were more conscious of where their money was going and knowing the record would be public made them feel accountable for their spending. In addition, not only did recorders spend less while keeping a diary, but it helped them “diagnose” some of their spending issues. A food diary helps identify how our emotions, dining companions, perceptions versus reality, and speed of eating affect how, what, and when we eat. The reflections from the money diarists paralleled these insights—diarists indicated being surprised by how much they actually spent versus how much they thought they did, how much they spent in response to positive emotions, how fast little things added up, and how much money was spent on social activities.

The microbes in your body that you couldn't live without (jdargis)

How much these results will carry over into humans is yet to be understood. But what we do know is that there’s a much bigger variation between people in our microbiome than there is in our genome. Our microbial makeup depends on our medical history, our location and our diet. It’s a signature that can be very different to even our closest relatives.

Dakota Access pipeline: ING sells stake in major victory for divestment push (sv)

“We are not able to halt the project, and we never were,” ING said in a statement. “Being a lender to the project, we first tried to engage and use any influence we may have to encourage a satisfactory outcome for all parties involved. However, there was even less room for lenders to positively influence the project after construction had been resumed by the client once the permits had been granted.”

 These Cities Are Pulling Billions From the Banks That Support the Dakota Access Pipeline (sv)

 “We knew if we succeeded here we could create ripple effects in other communities around the country,” says Matt Remle, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a leading anti-DAPL organizer in the city.

Americans Ate 19% Less Beef From ’05 to ’14, Report Says (jdargis)

The last decade or so has brought ample evidence that Americans are gradually changing their diets, driven by health concerns and other factors. The environmental group found that consumption of chicken and pork fell as well, though less drastically, as Americans ate more cheese, butter and leafy greens. The council is hailing the plummeting popularity of beef as a victory in the fight against climate change, because greenhouse gases are produced when cattle are raised.

The Penguins That Take A Morning Bath (jdargis)

Watch the moment when Sir David Attenborough and BBC filmmakers recorded king penguins taking a bath.

Energy carbon emissions in 2016 flat for third year: IEA (jdargis)

Still, the IEA said keeping emissions flat was not enough to prevent global temperatures from increasing by more than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the IEA said.

At the Paris climate conference in December 2015, 195 countries adopted a legally binding deal aimed at avoiding dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to "well below" 2 Celsius.

Gold & Silver

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Livestream info for event today

I'll be speaking at a conference today  (Saturday 3/25) in Lancaster, PA. The speakers include James Howard Kunstler, Dmitry Orlov, John Michael Greer, Frank Morris and myself.

One person has termed it the doomer-realist Superbowl. I dunno about that, but I am excited to be on this particular panel with these particular individuals.

If you cannot make it, The event will be livestreamed on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClMxXslVnU9pM44AQuxhc7g

 

 

On to the Superbowl!

:)

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Detroit Art Museum

So, now the city can stick it to the museum the way the donor-dog at the vet gets stuck, right? With special taxes, fees, etc.?

Also, now the benefits-packages and pension costs are shuffled off to another entity. Who is going to track those savings?

Also, outrageous art can be displayed without the ire of taxpayers who do not want their resources going to cultural costs they find abhorrent.

Governments and art are almost as much of a disaster and governments and "health" "care."

 

 

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John Rubino: We Never Had This Much Hidden Financial Leverage

 

We Never Had This Much Hidden Financial Leverage,When The Crisis Hits,It Will Be Painful:John Rubino

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guardian article confirms geoengineering

this article that just came out by the guardian, a major UK news publisher, discusses plans that are in the works by the usa and the UN, to spray the atmosphere with aluminum oxide, a known toxin, which is disturbing. some have suggested the spraying of chemicals into the atmosphere, such as aluminum oxide and barium, are already taking place.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/24/us-scientists-launch...

Quote:

US scientists are set to send aerosol injections 20km up into the earth’s stratosphere in the world’s biggest solar geoengineering programme to date, to study the potential of a future tech-fix for global warming.

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Scientists hope to complete two small-scale dispersals of first water and then calcium carbonate particles by 2022. Future tests could involve seeding the sky with aluminium oxide – or even diamonds.

Kevin Trenberth, a lead author for the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change, even warns:

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“But solar geoengineering is not the answer,” he said. “Cutting incoming solar radiation affects the weather and hydrological cycle. It promotes drought. It destabilizes things and could cause wars. The side effects are many and our models are just not good enough to predict the outcomes”

also very disturbing is bill gates' interest in the project. many people believe gates is interested in eugenics and population reduction.

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Bill Gates and other foundations are substantially funding the project, and aerospace companies are thought to be taking a business interest in the technology’s potential.

The programmme’s launch will follow a major conference involving more than 100 scientists, which begins in Washington DC today.

two other discussions of this topic here:

The Levels of Deception and How Psychological Operations are Used Against Us

http://twoicefloes.com/your-turn/content-by-morpheus/the-skyception-seri...

The Plan To Spray The Skies | Spraying Event Announced

(Suspicious0bservers)

 

 

 

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Experimenting with the planet...what could go wrong?

Geoengineering is a bad idea that seems bound to happen because no one wants to change the way they live now and everyone wants a quick technological fix.

Trying to simulate a permanent global volcanic eruption by seeding the stratosphere with reflective particles is guaranteed to do two things other than the intended cooling of the planet.

1) It will alter weather patterns in unpredictable ways. That solar heating is what drives climate.

2) It will prove self defeating because our problem is not sunlight coming in, it is heat that isn't leaving fast enough. Deflecting 1% of the sunlight is a prescription for 1% less photosynthesis from all plants (including our food sources). Less photosynthesis means less plant biomass. That biomass is formed from CO2 taken out of the atmosphere. CO2 is the primary driver of the ongoing warming, so this 'solution' actually exacerbates the problem by trapping even more heat on the planet.

Of course they could always block even more sunlight to stop that added warming......stupidity is an infinite resource after all.

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Don't burn, Compost.

Tying up carbon is the only way we can ever hope to reverse the process. Carbon sequestration on an industrial level is slightly similar to Second Law Thermodynamical approaches. So, plant a tree, a garden, mulch your veggies, or anything to get carbon back where it belongs; IN THE SOIL!

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Excellent podcast with John Rubino, reflector

Thanks for sharing!

Chris, is there a video of your live session yesterday that you could point us to?  I didn't see your message about it above until too late.

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Pinecarr - An archive video

Pinecarr -

An archive video of the event can be watched here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClMxXslVnU9pM44AQuxhc7g

cheers,
A

 

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And here's the direct link
Adam Taggart wrote:

Pinecarr -

An archive video of the event can be watched here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClMxXslVnU9pM44AQuxhc7g

cheers,
A

This is direct: 

I ream out the Federal reserve beginning around the 17:30 mark.  you know...just because they deserve it.

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Thanks Adam and Chris!

Thanks for the links to the video of the event Chris participated in yesterday!  I look forward to watching it!

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There is a problem with the audio at the beginning of the video

Hi Chris-

   I tried watching the video, but when I play it there is no sound.  I checked on my side, and audio is not muted, and shows it is at top volume. 

   I just did some trial and error, and the audio kicks on at 6 minutes and 17 seconds.  So for whatever reason, the audio at beginning of the video is not working (for me, at least).  I am happy it isn't affecting the whole video, though!

   -pinecarr

 

 

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audio on panel talk

Pincarr,

It wasn't just you.  I found there was no audio in the initial few minutes as well, but skipped ahead a bit and it was working fine, and stayed working fine the rest of the time.  I suspect the issue is with the video file itself, and likely out of Chris's hands.

I thoroughly enjoyed the panel discussion!  Thank you, Chris, for letting us know about it.

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