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Daily Digest 11/25 - TX Expects Severe Weather, Fukushima Fuel Removal Underway

Monday, November 25, 2013, 10:06 AM

Economy

Praise in Iran All the Way to the Top, Where Efforts Reportedly Preceded a President (jdargis)

One man’s nay could have undone it all. But Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been working for some time to engineer a way out of the economic and diplomatic quagmire of sanctions. Soon after Mr. Rouhani spoke to reporters, Ayatollah Khamenei issued a short message online saying he considered the deal a success.

A Confused World Reacts To The Iran Nuclear Deal (pinecarr)

It remains to be seen if appeasing Iran will lead to yet another anschluss or worse, but for now one thing is certain: nobody really knows what to make of last night's historic nuclear "deal" with Iran. Because when even the two main participants are unable to agree on what was decided.

Nuclear Accord With Iran Opens Diplomatic Doors in the Mideast (jdargis)

Much will depend, of course, on whether the United States and the other major powers ever reach a final agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions. Mr. Obama himself said Saturday night that it “won’t be easy, and huge challenges remain ahead.”

Thai Baht, Stocks, Bonds Drop as Anti-Government Protests Swell (gillbilly)

Government opponents started street rallies in Bangkok last month to oppose legislative efforts that they said would benefit Yingluck’s brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted as premier in a 2006 coup and has lived in self-imposed exile overseas since fleeing graft charges in 2008. Yingluck’s administration has struggled to contain weeks of protests against a bill that would have provided amnesty for most political offenses stretching back to the 2006 coup and a separate move to make the senate fully elected.

What Happens When Great Teachers Get $20,000 to Work in Low-Income Schools? (jdargis)

If a transfer teacher stayed in her new, tougher placement for two years, she’d earn the $20,000 in five installments, regardless of how well her new students performed. In public education, $20,000 is a whopping sum, far more generous than the typical merit pay bonus of a few hundred or a few thousand dollars.

Turning Water and Carbon Dioxide into Gasoline in the Holy Land (James B.)

The BGU crude oil process produces hydrogen from water, which is subsequently mixed with carbon dioxide and synthetic gas, which is then passed through a special reactor to create a “green feed” made up of liquid and gas, which would subsequently be used as raw feedstock for future refineries, replacing oil, as the feedstock, which according to Herskowitz will be used to produce gasoline, jet fuel and diesel.

Texas Anticipates Freezing Rain and Sleet (jdargis)

Portions of New Mexico had several inches of snow — especially at higher elevations — and near white-out conditions were reported near Albuquerque. Flagstaff in Arizona had 11 inches of snow early Sunday, while metro Phoenix and other parts of central Arizona were drenched with several inches of rain, causing the cancellation of sporting events and parades.

Fuel Removal Underway at Crippled Plant in Japan (jdargis)

The state of the No. 4 reactor has been a particular concern because all the fuel at the unit, which was shut down for checks when the crisis hit, lies inside a spent-fuel pool that is perched on the damaged reactor’s upper floors. Experts had warned that leaving the fuel assemblies atop a structurally compromised building was extremely dangerous.

Gold & Silver

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Krugman Goes Splat

I was fairly amazed to read Paul Krugman’s latest op-ed in the New York Times, titled “A Permanent Slump?” He seemed to be coming remarkably close to saying what several of us have been trumpeting for the past few years—that world economic growth is ending and we’d better retool accordingly.

http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/1961268-krugman-goes-splat

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resilience?

http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/

a very good read. if you like Taleb

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another short view

none of these fellows is a slouch.

robie

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