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Daily Digest 3/9 - Good News Friday: Excercise For Immune Health, Going Plastic-Free With Kids

Friday, March 9, 2018, 11:20 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

West Virginia Raises Teachers’ Pay to End Statewide Strike (sv)

“Maybe our voices are being heard, finally,” said Danielle Harris, a third-grade teacher from Fayette County, whose eyes filled with tears after Mr. Justice announced the deal on Tuesday. “These strikes aren’t for nothing.”

Women were the real winners of the Texas primaries (sv)

Women across the country are running for Congress in unprecedented numbers this year, with more than twice as many women launching campaigns for the 2018 midterms than they did in 2016.

Hundreds of doctors in Canada are protesting. They say they make too much (TS)

"These increases are all the more shocking because our nurses, clerks and other professionals face very difficult working conditions, while our patients live with the lack of access to required services because of the drastic cuts in recent years," reads the petition from the group Médecins Québécois pour la Régime Public (or MQRP).

Six steps to going plastic free when you have kids (jdargis)

Pasta and pesto, a firm favourite, is made with pasta I’ve either bought unpackaged from bulk stores or a brand in a cardboard box. Pesto is widely available in recyclable glass jars – my local deli even refills my own jars. Eggs, fish fingers etc come in cardboard boxes. Our veg comes plastic free from the greengrocers and I bulk buy food staples and spices.

How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining (Adam)

Prof Janet Lord, director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, at the University of Birmingham, and co-author of the research, said: "The immune system declines by about 2-3% a year from our 20s, which is why older people are more susceptible to infections, conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and, potentially, cancer.

Tiny Canada town defeats oil firm in court fight over drinking water (jdargis)

The clash traces its roots to 2011, when the province granted a Montreal-based company, Gastem, drilling permits to search for oil and gas in the eastern part of the province. Construction began on a drilling platform in the township’s territory.

America's Next Big Climate March Will Be Led by Teens (sv)

“With renewable energy, we could create an amazing world,” Jamie Margolin, a 16-year old sophomore from Seattle, told Earther. “We could create this beautiful world, but we’re letting the world burn.”

'Gumdrop' Recycles Used Chewing Gum Into Useful New Products (jdargis)

Instead of scraping gum off sidewalks and roads, Bullus created an easy way to discard waste with “Gumdrop” bins. These pink containers are also made out of gum and they’re hung at head-height on trees and signposts. Each of them contain a message that explains that gum waste is reused to make new products.

Gold & Silver

Click to read the PM Daily Market Commentary: 3/8/18

Provided daily by the Peak Prosperity Gold & Silver Group

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Employment Numbers

For the past two years in the overbuilt US major retail chains have been closing thousands of stores.  One of the nicest malls where I live (outside European Type one) has stores closing last two years and 25% vacant.   How can the government today claim retail employment went up materially?   Also, Gannet newspapers are imploding based on hearsay (162 TTM P/E! https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/GCI?p=GCI).   

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