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Daily Digest 3/15 - Good News Friday: Congress Votes To Expand Public Lands, NM To Require Electricity From Renewable Energy

Friday, March 15, 2019, 7:50 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

Congress Has Voted To Massively Expand Public Lands And Create Four National Monuments (sv)

The legislation, which consolidates more than 100 public lands, natural resources, and water bills into one, protects large swaths of land from mining, designates 1.3 million acres of land in California, Utah, Oregon, and New Mexico as wilderness, and protects nearly 620 miles of rivers across several states from damming and other development.

Atlanta mayor bans salary history questions on city job applications (sv)

“Too often, salary history can trap employees in an unfair earnings cycle based on history rather than their skill set,” Bottoms said in a statement. “Now, employees can be compensated based on their qualifications, experience and merit.”

Son's tweet about dad's empty donut shop gets sweet reaction (Thomas R.)

People were lined up out the door and donuts were flying off the shelves. By's tweet received more than 300,000 retweets — one of which came from Twitter's main account. With the word about his dad's shop spreading quickly, By also shared the address for all the people interested in stopping by. This prompted some Twitter employees to pay a visit to Billy's Dount Shop — and they bought out the whole store for all the customers, By wrote on Twitter.

JPMorgan Ends Financing of Private Prisons After Criticism (sv)

CoreCivic said in the statement the company doesn’t know the “circumstances of individuals when they are placed in a facility, and our responsibility is to care for each person respectfully and humanely while they receive the legal due process to which they are entitled.” None of its facilities house children who aren’t supervised by a parent, it said.

Bank of America Corp., also a lender to the industry, declined to comment.

Scientists have built world’s first ‘time machine’ in experiment which defies the laws of physics (Adam)

His team used a rudimentary quantum computer, which carries information on subatomic particles. He hopes their findings, in journal Scientific Reports, will help improve processing power.

Fund raises $6.3M for Tree of Life synagogue massacre survivors, families (sv)

“This is a situation where first responders went toward danger," she added. "It’s a very poignant moment in history when first responders, public servants come to help Jews in their time of need.”

New Mexico passes bill requiring state's electricity come from renewable energy (Thomas R.)

"This is a state that is not in climate denial," she says. "We are clear that we have basically a decade to begin to turn things around and New Mexico needs [to] and will do its part,” Grisham said, according to NPR.

Janet Mills adds Maine to group of states aiming to abide by Paris climate change accord (sv)

The new Democratic governor made fighting climate change a key part of her 2018 campaign to succeed former Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican who effectively put the state’s climate response on hold as research emerged during his tenure showing the Gulf of Maine has warmed more in recent years than 99 percent of the world’s oceans.

Gold & Silver

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thc0655
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Has a modern John Brown marked the start of festivities?

John Brown was an American abolitionist who planned by his violent actions to trigger a slave rebellion which would lead to war and freedom for the slaves. It didn’t work as only a handful of slaves joined the attack in Harper’s Ferry in 1859. Brown was captured, convicted and hanged. However, the incident happened at the time of peak tension over the slavery issue and in hindsight it seems the incident signaled that much worse was soon to happen anyway.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown_(abolitionist)

So yesterday a white guy shoots up a couple of mosques in Christchurch, NZ while live-streaming and leaving a manifesto explaining part of his motivation being to ignite a cultural, religious civil war IN THE UNITED STATES. So far 49 have died from the attack with another 48-50 wounded.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-14/there-were-bodies-all-over-me-least-30-dead-or-wounded-after-gunman-opens-fire-new

Multiple issues:

1. The media are insuring this will motivate others to try the same kind of attack by showing the killer’s photo, stating his name repeatedly, and publicizing details of his manifesto. Now he’s got all the attention he could ever dream of. The same level of attention others are dreaming of today, and some will reach for tomorrow.

2. New Zealand has the kind of restrictive gun laws American socialists, leftists and progressives can only dream of (so far). The massacre happened anyway. At least we can console ourselves that he will be charged with firearm violations (in addition to at least 49 murders). That ought to teach him and others like him!

3. Who knew that a guy born in Australia and living in New Zealand would be so aware of and concerned about the political, cultural and religious currents in the US that he would commit such a massacre hoping (at least partly) to spark something similar here? Personally I’m not surprised something like this has happened. I’m surprised it hasn’t happened more often in more places (including the US and Europe). People have been long-suffering perhaps partially because they believe their militairies are inflicting sufficient harm on jihadists.

4. I seriously doubt this will cause the backlash the killer hoped to trigger, though the media by its coverage is almost guaranteeing copycats. My question is: is this guy our modern day John Brown who is an early signal of the violent conflict that is about to erupt anyway? Is Fort Sumter just around the corner? Lord knows the conditions are right for it.

”Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.”

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greendoc
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I'm all for feel good stories....

But patronizing a doughnut shop sends wrong message. If only his dad was trYing to sell CSA subscriptions to his farm , or had a shop that sold to go healthy salads or fermented veggies to go. Fried dough sugar bombs are contributing to T2DM, heart disease, etc.

Honestly you can find crappy food everywhere. A business that sold healthy options might have better chance.

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