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Daily Digest 10/13 - Some Nat'l Parks To Reopen, Fatal Typhoon Floods Villages

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 11:54 AM

Economy

A Roman bathhouse still in use after 2,000 years (westcoastjan)

As with many such situations, I needn't have worried. Algeria is no exception to the humbling levels of warmth and generosity that strangers are afforded in this part of the world and within minutes of trying to talk in my best French - or, even less comprehensible there - my best Egyptian Arabic, I was surrounded by a group of men in swimming shorts eager to answer my queries about the baths and their history.

Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore to reopen (Amanda)

"Every day that Liberty Island is closed means we are losing visitors who would otherwise be spending at our local businesses," Cuomo, a Democrat, said in a statement. "Not to mention the employees who maintain the park and have been forced out of work."

How does your “world view”, shape your resilience and prepping efforts? (Carl)

A resilient person will be more open to wild extremes in what the surrounding environment will present. With openness comes flexibility and a tendency to cope well with out of the ordinary events and a higher chance to display post traumatic growth.

Warnings Help India’s Response to Cyclone (jdargis)

There are many reasons for the change, but a vastly improved communications system is probably the most important. Nearly a billion people routinely use mobile phones in India, up from fewer than 40 million at the turn of the century. Even many of the poorest villages now have televisions, and India’s news media market is saturated with 24-hour news channels that have blanketed the nation’s airwaves with coverage of the storm.

Fatal Typhoon Floods Villages in Philippines (jdargis)

A civil defense official, Maj. Rey Balido, said 12 people had been killed in four provinces: a man who was electrocuted, a police officer who was buried in a landslide while waiting for deployment to a rescue mission in Pampanga Province, four people who drowned in floodwaters and five who were hit by falling trees. The body of a fisherman was recovered, and three others were missing, he said.

Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado of Bulacan Province said a 70-year-old man died of a heart attack when the roof of his house was blown away.

Cost of Flood Insurance Rises, Along With Worries (jdargis)

Approved by Congress in July 2012 as part of a wide-ranging transportation bill, the Biggert-Waters Act was intended to regain control of an increasingly unsustainable National Flood Insurance Program. The subsidies within that program, in the view of critics, encouraged development in risky areas and led to costly claims after catastrophic events, payouts that were borne largely by those paying market rates.

A Backyard Wind Farm Of Your Very Own (jdargis)

Small wind turbines aren’t for everyone — available wind, your budget, policies and incentives from your state, electric utilities and space are all important factors to consider. The first question to ask, says Brent Summerville, technical director for the Small Wind Certification Council, is obvious: Is there enough wind? The National Renewable Energy Laboratory offers maps detailing the average wind speeds in your area and an experienced wind energy developer can help determine whether your site is — or isn’t — suited for a small wind turbine, says Kevin Schulte, CEO and founder of New York’s Sustainable Energy Developments. Local zoning codes are also important, as these sometimes limit the height of the tower your turbine sits on.

Elevated radiation claimed at Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues (kelvinator)

A citizens' group in Tokyo has found elevated levels of radioactivity at sporting facilities that will be used in the 2020 Olympic Games and is warning that competitors and the hundreds of thousands of people expected to flock to the city for the event will be putting themselves in danger.

Gold & Silver

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China Imports Over 2,000 Tons Of Gold In Last Two Years

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-13/chart-day-china-imports-over-2000-tons-gold-last-two-years

China has just one thing to say to all those who engage in the now daily slamdowns of gold just around the time of the London fixing, after 8 am Eastern, which lately have gotten so vicious they have resulted in "stop logic" market halts not on one but at least two occasions, keeping the price of gold delightfully low for all those who instead of selling, are looking to buy: "thanks."

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China's Official Press Agency Calls For New Reserve Currency

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-13/chinas-official-press-agency-calls-new-reserve-currency

"We assume it is a coincidence that on the day in which we demonstrate China's relentless appetite for gold, driven by what we and many others believe is the country's desire to have a call option on a gold-backed reserve currency when the time comes, just posted in China's official press agency, Xinhua, is an op-ed by writer Liu Chang in which he decries the "US fiscal failure which warrants a de-Americanized world" and flatly states that the world should consider a new reserve currency "that is to be created to replace the dominant U.S. dollar, so that the international community could permanently stay away from the spillover of the intensifying domestic political turmoil in the United States.""

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Chinese timing.

The Chinese would not be calling for a new world currency unless they had got rid of their $US surely?

One does not shout at the top of ones voice that the money in ones pocket is worthless.

Perhaps they have seized the moment, seeing that the USA is squabbling.

If not that, why now?

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