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Daily Digest 9/15 - Good News Friday: The Cassini spacecraft crashed into Saturn, Nun With A Chainsaw Becomes Symbol Of Post-Irma Cleanup

Friday, September 15, 2017, 1:57 PM

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

99-year-old grandpa still works on the family farm, providing an example for his kids and grandkids (Adam)

She sat next to her grandpa in the combine — this was the harvest, after all — and while he spoke, she listened. He talked about his life, the good years and the tough ones. He talked about her grandmother and how they’d fallen in love. And, of course, he talked about farming, the only life he’s ever known.

The Cassini spacecraft crashed into Saturn, ending a successful 20-year mission (jasonw)

“The signal from the spacecraft is gone and within the next 45 seconds so will be the spacecraft,” program manager Earl Maize reported from mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, just after 4:55 a.m. local time. “This has been an incredible mission, an incredible spacecraft, and you're all an incredible team.”

Bank Wants to Help Customers Affected by Hurricane, Waives 3 Big Fees in Florida (jasonw)

Hurricane Irma has impacted almost everyone in Florida, transplanting many from their homes and disrupting their lives. Something as simple as not having a bank branch nearby with which to do business could lead to late fees, surcharges from non-associated ATMs, etc.

Nun With A Chainsaw Becomes Symbol Of Post-Irma Cleanup: 'She Rocks' (jasonw)

The cleanup after Hurricane Irma is a massive undertaking, after the destructive storm hit Florida and neighboring states over the weekend. In Miami, a nun chipped in to clear trees in her neighborhood — and no one, it seems, can resist a story about a chainsaw-wielding nun.

West Virginia House Unanimously Approves Commercial Hemp Farming (jasonw)

The West Virginia House has unanimously passed a bill that would significantly expand the state’s hemp licensing program, opening the door for anybody in the state to produce or process industrial hemp for commercial purposes. Final approval would set the foundation to end federal prohibition in practice.

Energy

After the Hurricane, Solar Kept Florida Homes and a City's Traffic Lights Running (jasonw)

Unlike large swaths of Florida that were facing days if not weeks without electricity, Pereira knew he would have power when the sun rose. He had installed rooftop solar panels two weeks before the storm, along with a solar inverter that allows him to use power from the solar panels without being connected to the grid. The next morning, he plugged an extension cord into the inverter, flipped it on, and let his 7-kilowatt rooftop solar array do the rest. He was able to use his appliances and his Wi-Fi, so he could continue his work as a home-based IT consultant while the neighborhood waited for grid power to came back on.

Environment

The Majestic Long-Endangered Snow Leopard is Not Endangered Anymore (jasonw)

Thanks to improved tracking techniques, such as camera traps and satellite imagery, conservations can now follow the animal’s movements and patterns across Asia. The most recent study estimated that there were between 4,000 and 10,000 mature snow leopards in the wild today.

Gold & Silver

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A thousand tanks and howitzers from the US arrive in Poland

Neocons are itching for more war it would seem.

Wonder how much of this stuff is obsolete.

A thousand tanks and howitzers from the United States arrived in Poland (UAWire)

Quote:

On September 13, American military equipment arrived in the port of Gdansk, Radio Poland reports.

More than a thousand pieces of American military equipment from the Second Anti-tank Brigade Combat Team were unloaded at the port, including Abrams tanks, Bradley combat vehicles, Paladin howitzers and other combat equipment. This is the first shipment of equipment to arrive in Poland under the initiative Operation Atlantic Resolve.

According to General Jaroslaw Mika, General Commander of Poland’s Armed Forces, the equipment will be used during military exercises.

“This military equipment, which we see today, will be located in the western part of Poland. I mean, first of all, in such areas as Boleslawiec, Zagan, Torun, Swietoszow, and Skwierzyna. This equipment will be used in various maneuvers and training. This is a brigade fighting group. At this point, I want to emphasize the scale of the Dragon 17 exercises. This is 17,000 soldiers from 11 countries. I think that these figures are quite impressive if we are speaking about the activity of the NATO member countries, as well as the use of America’s potential,” he said.

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Dow and S&P 500 closes out week at all-time highs

Dow and S&P 500 closes out week at all-time highs (Yahoo Finance)

Quote:

U.S. stock benchmarks finished in the green on Friday, posting sharp weekly gains, with a big assist from rallying telecommunication and bank shares as Wall Street shook off North Korea’s latest missile launch. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.29% rose 64.86 points, to 0.3%, to close at 22,268.34, logging its fourth straight record close and its sixth consecutive day of gains.

Because, such as bullish fundamentals.

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Re: Dow And S&P 500 Closes Out Week At All-Time Highs

FED balance sheet increased by ~$17B this week.   Coincidence???

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Hillary's New Book Is Doing Pretty Well ....

(...  especially after Amazon deleted the 1 star reviews.)

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When they build a train track through your living room...

... don't believe the claims that no train is coming.

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Oh Sandpuppy...

There you go again.. using facts to show that we do indeed live in a propaganda matrix... you're going to wake the dead if you keep this up!

 

 

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