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Daily Digest 4/27 - Good News Friday: Two Koreas Agree to End War This Year, The Power Of Sweating

Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:16 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

Two Koreas Agree to End War This Year, Pursue Denuclearization (TS)

Kim and Moon embraced after signing the deal during a historic meeting on their militarized border, the first time a North Korean leader set foot on the southern side. They announced plans to replace the 1953 armistice that ended hostilities with a peace treaty by year’s end.

Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses (sv)

The bank will pay $500 million to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, its main bank regulator, as well as $500 million to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Germans don Jewish skullcaps to protest anti-Semitism (tmn)

The yarmulkes were of all varieties — silky and knitted, leathery, embroidered and patterned. Holding them so the wind wouldn’t blow them away, both men and women cheered when Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller told them, “Today, we all wear kippa. Today, Berlin is wearing kippa.”

Jewish community leaders said it was the biggest such display in public since before World War II.

Tijuana man crossed border daily to pursue aerospace engineering degree, career at NASA (tmn)

He woke up at 3 a.m., and an hour later his father would drop him off at the border. After waiting in line to cross, often with his best friend who also attended City College, he took the trolley up to campus, usually arriving by 8 a.m. If the line to cross was shorter than he expected, he sometimes made it to campus well before he needed to be there and would nap in the grass outside his building until it opened for the day.

“It teaches you a lot,” he said of the commute. “For me, it was a lot of patience, and it made me realize I was serious about what I wanted to do.”

Maine’s high court clears way for ranked-choice voting (sv)

“Ranked-choice voting is the current statutory law of Maine for the primary elections to be held on June 12, 2018,” the justices wrote in their 22-page unanimous decision. “The consistent and explicit purpose of the citizens’ initiative and the people’s veto has been to transition Maine elections to a system of ranked-choice voting.”

Goldman Prize: Two South African activists win for halting secret Russian nuclear deal (sv)

The highly-coveted Goldman prize is awarded annually to six people from six different continents who undertake "sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk."

The activists challenged the proposed nuclear deal in court on the grounds that negotiations were kept secret and an agreement was reached without parliamentary debate in South Africa.

Over 10,000 years ago, weapons at White Sands were aimed at giant sloths (jdargis)

The tracks reveal that ancient humans once hunted a group of giant sloths along the shores of Lake Otero. Several human footprints are clearly superimposed inside the long, kidney-shaped impressions of sloth feet, pointing in the same direction, as if the human was deliberately stepping in the sloth tracks. That would require real effort; the average human stride, according to Reynolds and her colleagues, is about 0.6 m, but a giant sloth’s stride was anywhere from 0.8 to 1.1 m, so the human tracker would have had to take bigger steps.

Sweating may be why we became the dominant species on Earth (tmn)

Early humans must’ve taken part in hunting too. Yet, hominins didn’t begin using stones and sticks for hunting until about 200,000 years ago. So between 2.3 million and 200,000 years ago, how did early humans hunt? According to journalist and writer Christopher McDougall, author of the book Born to Run, we ran game animals to death in order to feast upon them.

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lambertad
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#democracyisdead

https://steemit.com/politics/@caitlinjohnstone/pelosi-i-don-t-see-anythi...

Nancy Pelosi apparently has no problem with election rigging. The DCCC was caught rigging a primary (complete with audio evidence) in Colorado. The DNC got caught rigging the presidential primary. You can listen to the audio at the link above. No love for the little guy and the insiders see no problem with presenting the candidate they feel is the "favorite". Hand picked by the gatekeepers for you to vote for. Personally, I'm hoping for evidence that the Repubs are doing the same. Then we can definitely say the whole system is rigged and it should be burned to the ground. Right now, it only seems like the democratic gatekeepers are the ones who think their constituents are too stupid to vote for the right guy. That's something to think about, isn't it? The party the media portrays as "right wing, hillbilly, gun loving, racist, economically illiterate, rednecks" is, for the time being, smart enough to pick the best candidate, but the college educated liberals aren't, and the gatekeepers of the party apparently are hand picking their favorite simply to be affirmed by the little people. 

Oh, well, got 12 fruit trees and 75 strawberry plants in the ground this week and the overwintered greens in the hoop house are starting to perk up. Raspberries and gooseberries are planted as well. Mulberry trees are next and it's supposed to be 81F tomorrow. We've turned the heat off for the year and are passively heating with sun through the south windows. It's a little chilly inside in the mornings, but such is life. Enjoying spring here in Montana. Happy Friday!

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Uncletommy
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And this is something NEW?

Tundra swans flew over this morning; trees are budding; lettuce and spinach are in, and you had to remind me of human nature. Thanks, Lambertad!

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