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Daily Digest 8/23 - Keepers Suspect Their Own In Bee Thefts, 59% Of Tuna Mislabeled

Friday, August 23, 2013, 9:31 AM


Doctors Seek a Partner to Keep a Hospital Open (jdargis)

SUNY has been trying to pull out of Long Island College Hospital and close it, citing huge operating losses that it says are draining its other Brooklyn hospital campuses and its medical school. But it has been stopped by lawsuits from the Concerned Physicians and hospital employees, and Bill de Blasio, the public advocate running for mayor, has made keeping the hospital open an issue in the campaign.

Clock Is Ticking for Recess, and for a Deficit Deal (jdargis)

“We’ve seen a faction of Republicans in Congress suggest that maybe America shouldn’t pay its bills that have already been run up, that we shut down government if they can’t shut down Obamacare,” the president said in Buffalo. “That won’t grow our economy. That won’t create jobs. That won’t help our middle class. We can’t afford in Washington the usual circus of distractions and political posturing.”

Bernanke, The Audacious Pragmatist (jdargis)

Indeed, Mr. Bernanke’s academic work, largely at Princeton, helped shape the conventional wisdom that central banks couldn’t spot asset bubbles and shouldn’t try to pop things that looked like bubbles. In his first speech as a Fed governor in 2002, he reiterated that trying to judge the sustainability of rapid increases in housing or stock prices was “neither desirable nor feasible.”

Germany Proves Sunshine is not Necessary for a Booming Solar Industry (James S.)

As Germany strives for a lofty goal of receiving 80 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2050, government subsidies are playing a big role in the rapid growth of renewable energy. Germany’s simple feed-in tariff policy, which pays renewable energy producers (e.g. solar energy producers) a set amount for the electricity they produce under long-term contracts, has driven the solar power boom. As installations continue to outpace government targets, Germany announced it will begin scaling back its feed-in tariff beginning this month.

The Sting: In Bee Thefts, Keepers Suspect Their Own (jdargis)

Bee theft is up across the globe as Colony Collpase Disorder puts the screws in beekeeping operations. And many apiarists suspect fellow beekeepers of being behind the thefts.

With Ships, Silt and a Giant Straw, a Beach in the Rockaways Is Reborn (jdargis)

Like the playground at Beach 30th Street, the transformation of the Rockaways turned an epic corner this month. A powerful dredge ship arrived and docked in a federal water channel. Behind it were tugboats that had sailed up the East Coast from New Orleans, pulling 20 sections of pipe, each 800 feet long. Once in New York, they were assembled into a giant straw, three miles long, and sand and water were sucked from a silted-up channel and blown onto the beaches. (Besides the civil engineering, the dredging is an event of great excitement for sea gulls: they feast on an all-they-can-eat buffet of clams and fish suddenly hurled onto beaches.)

59% of the 'Tuna' Americans Eat Is Not Tuna (jdargis)

Sushi restaurants were far more likely to mislabel their fish than grocery stores or other restaurants.

Fukushima leak is 'much worse than we were led to believe' (jdargis)

"The quantities of water they are dealing with are absolutely gigantic," said Mycle Schneider, who has consulted widely for a variety of organisations and countries on nuclear issues.

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Fed's Bullard wants 1.5% inflation floor...Notice the quote

"The Federal Reserve should pledge not to raise its benchmark interest rate as long as inflation remains below 1.5%, said James Bullard, the president of the St. Louis Fed Bank, on Friday. "It would signal we are serious about defending the inflation target from the downside," Bullard said in a Bloomberg Radio interview."

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Honey not honey.

You have tuna and also

Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey, would not surprise me if its the tip of the iceberg.


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Anyone believing propaganda is a proper goose.


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