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Daily Digest 11/14 - Spain's Solar Police To Kick In Doors, Ultrabright Rechargeable LED Lamps

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 10:03 AM

Economy

Campaign 2016: The Dumb Season Starts Early (Michael W.)

While the Times and Slate seemed to be on the opposite side of the New Republic, arguing that a potential Warren candidacy is nothing for the Clinton machine to worry about (unlike Obama, Warren won't have the black vote to save her, Weigel and Douthat cheerfully remind us!), in point of fact all three articles mostly communicate exactly the same messages. The authors really only disagree on the question of whether a "populist" candidacy can win in primary season.

Christy Clark: B.C.'s LNG Plants Will Do World A Clean-Air Favour (westcoastjan)

"I have never been an advocate of this view that the world's air begins and ends at B.C.'s borders. It doesn't."

Clark said British Columbians can decide to support an industry that could create 100,000 jobs or start debates that place road blocks to what she calls an economic opportunity that could transform the province.

Home heat map tool good for wallets, earth: U of C experts (westcoastjan)

Researchers were intrigued to find that some of the homes leaking the most heat were in the newest communities, said Tyler Hermanson, a senior consultant at 4 Elements Integrated Design, which is part of the project.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Chapter Released By WikiLeaks (westcoastjan)

Canada joined TPP negotiations along with Mexico last October. It also includes other Pacific Rim countries Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam but not China. The member countries together represent a market of 792 million people and a GDP of $27.5 trillion, or 40 per cent of the world economy.

Spain's solar police to kick in your door (NZSailor)

Forbes also slammed the Spanish government’s move back in August by saying, "You get the feeling that government officials were out of ideas, stared up at the sky one day and thought, 'I've got it! We’ll tax the sun!'"

The PP’s plan is to raise cash to help pay off their 'tariff deficit', or the difference between the cost of operating the country's electricity grid and the money it rakes in.

Here’s why central banks are REALLY cheapening their currencies: Rickards (Herman J.)

“I expect the next change in Fed policy will not be tapering, it will be an increase in asset purchases. i think there’s a good chance of recession in 2014, and if we don’t see any fiscal relief, the Fed will have to respond to that by increasing asset purchases.”

Gold & Silver vs. Hope & Change. Place Your Bets! (GE Christenson)

The BIG Perspective: Examine the following “Point & Figure” chart from Ron Rosen. This type of chart plots price on the “y” axis while the “x” axis shows time but without uniform distance between years. The long term trend has been up since 1970 and 2001, while the intermediate trend has been down for the past 26 months.

Stock Market Forecast 2014 Crash or Rally? Drone Wars and the Nuclear Apocalypse (Adam)

As I pointed out at the time that the stock market was entering its seasonally weakest period of the year and thus it was no surprise that the stock market would be falling going into October. Similarly, as we pass out of the Mid October seasonally weakest point of the year then the stock market can be expected to have an increasing probability for trending higher into the end of the year, which strongly suggests that the Dow too will be following its brethren into another new all time high BEFORE the end of this year. The technical chart picture resolves towards suggesting a multiple wave rally that forms a trend that resolves to the Dow trading to above 16,000.

Ultrabright Rechargeable LED Emergency Lamp (outlive)

Since this was a “Macgyver” type of assembly, the parts needed to come from recycled parts. Most of them came from my scrap radio on the other hand my 3W LED came from an old 220v LED Bulb.

Tough Choices in “An Embarrassment of Riches” (Arthur Robey)

In Shell’s case, the company recently pointed to its Pennsylvania ethane cracker, a gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility along the Gulf Coast, and a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Canada as being particularly at risk right now.

New Report Finds US Ethanol Mandate is Destroying the Environment
(James S.)

On top of this destruction of habitat comes the vast use of nitrogen based fertilizer, which the Associated Press say increased by over a billion pounds from 2005 to 2010, and estimate has increased by another billion pounds to the present day.

Gold & Silver

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Challenges for Military in Warming World

Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, head of U.S. Pacific Command, identified climate change-related impacts as the biggest threat facing U.S. forces in the Pacific, telling the Boston Globe in an interview in March that warming “is probably the most likely thing that is going to happen . . . . that will cripple the security environment.”

In recent years, numerous reports, including Defense Department assessments such as National Intelligence Council products and the Quadrennial Defense Review as well as analyses from various think tanks, have found that climate change is likely to serve as a threat multiplier by increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, and reducing food production at the same time that the global population is soaring.

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/military-aid-to-philippines-shows-evolving-u.s.-role-in-warming-world-16734

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Re: Ultrabright Rechargeable LED Emergency Lamp

3W LED?  That is about the lumens of a 25 watt incandescent bulb.   Superbright?   Can you even read a book with that???

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Adverse Effect of Surveillance on USA in Global Market

 

A very good TED talk on the global impact of the NSA and the response that seems to be forming in other countries. This gives a global perspective on how the US government's spying affects everyone else in the world and the declining willingness of other companies and countries to continue to use computer systems that open their private information, via designed-in back doors, to snooping.

 

He also points out that when we hack the German Chancellor's personal cell phone or the Brazilian presidents personal email that we can no longer pretend that the purpose of this spying is to "catch terrorists."

There is a world wide movement to open source software, alternative internet structures (non-USA) and better encryption. 

 

 

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