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Daily Digest 8/30 - The Fight To Beat Mosquitoes, Is Owning Overrated?

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:23 AM

Economy

For Some, ’Tis a Gift to Be Simple (jdargis)

For people who have not saved enough or have broken into their savings because of lost jobs and health crises, the findings offer a glimmer of hope. If you can cover basic expenses, pursuing inexpensive, everyday things that bring comfort and satisfaction can lead to happiness equal to jetting about on international trips in your 70s and 80s.

More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Wouldn't Qualify for Service, Pentagon Says (kelvinator)

More than two-thirds of America's youth would fail to qualify for military service because of physical, behavioral or educational shortcomings, posing challenges to building the next generation of soldiers even as the U.S. draws down troops from conflict zones. The military deems many youngsters ineligible due to obesity, lack of a high-school diploma, felony convictions and prescription-drug use for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The long game: How hackers spent months pulling bank data from JPMorgan (jdargis)

Because of the multiple layers of the attack and the use of custom “zero-day” code in each of them, Bloomberg’s sources said that JPMorgan’s security team believed it was the target of “something more than ordinary cybercrime.” But such sophisticated attacks have already become the hallmark of Eastern European electronic crime rings, which frequently use custom code developed specifically to stay under the radar of target companies for long periods. The recent attacks on Neiman-Marcus, Target, and other retailers are examples of such long-game hacks that infiltrated corporate networks with malware designed specifically for their systems (in those cases, by attacking point-of-sale systems).

Doctors and Nurses Risk Everything to Fight Ebola in West Africa (jdargis)

"If you've got a mother crying, her baby crying, her husband crying, her grandmother crying, and the mother in desperate need of medical care, that's a very difficult situation," says Gabriel Fitzpatrick, an Irish infectious disease doctor who helped make the difficult decision to take the mother from her community to an Ebola hospital in Kailahun, a several hours' drive away.

Quarantine for Ebola Lifted in Liberia Slum (jdargis)

As state radio announced the news of the lifting of the quarantine Friday night, hundreds of residents in West Point gathered on its main road to celebrate, according to residents contacted by phone. Soldiers could no longer be seen at checkpoints, and only a light police presence remained, residents said.

Is Owning Overrated? The Rental Economy Rises (jdargis)

“Our value set has changed as a younger generation,” said Jennifer Hyman, co-founder and chief executive of Rent the Runway. “We are now in a state of mind where we want to acquire more experiences. The 1990s ‘MTV Cribs’ show-off-how-much-money-you-have generation is over.” (The customer who rents that $1,895 Versace gown for $80 might disagree.)

War Is Hell: The Fight to Beat Mosquitoes (jdargis)

Obviously, no one wants to be bug bait. Our contemporary habits for keeping ‘em at bay range from slathering ourselves in DEET-filled sprays to lining windowsills with lavender-soaked ribbons. Some folkloric examples: barbecuing rosemary stalks, slathering on lemongrass pulp, lining your patio with pungent marigolds, and rubbing your skin with peppermint or spearmint leaves. Katie “The Wellness Mama,” a prolific eco-blogger, advocates a DIY spray made from essential oils, such as eucalyptus, cedar, catnip, or lavender, combined with witch hazel, distilled water, and vegetable glyercin.

3 dengue fever infections blamed on mosquitoes in Yoyogi Park (Alan W.)

The disease is carried by the tiger mosquito, which are widespread across Japan.

Japanese officials say they have not detected the dengue virus in mosquitoes caught in Yoyogi Park but they will disinfect areas where sufferers were bitten.

Gold & Silver

Click to read the PM Daily Market Commentary: 8/29/14

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Sound Track To The Struggle

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Bankers Slave
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Here we go again....be afraid be very afraid!

Standing by for the next engineered attack, its almost September 11th after all!

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28986271

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The best arguement yet for Scotlands Independence.

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A Dedicated Follower of Fashion.

The Sydney Morning Herald notes the explosion in the Twittersphere about that suit. (ex ZH)

I sincerely hope that the Herd is right and that the suit is the greatest threat facing humanity.

Don't mind me. I am just having fun.

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