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Daily Digest 10/17 - Warehouse Empire, FBI Director: Let Us Spy On You

Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:03 AM

Economy

FBI director to citizens: Let us spy on you (jdargis)

“Whether the FBI calls it a front door or a backdoor, any effort by the FBI to weaken encryption leaves our highly personal information and our business information vulnerable to hacking by foreign governments and criminals,” Laura W. Murphy, director of the Washington Legislative Office of the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement.

Obama May Name ‘Czar’ to Oversee Ebola Response (jdargis)

“It’s put a lot more fear into people,” said Michelle Eisenberg, a mother who lives in the Solon school district in Ohio, where two schools were closed on Thursday. “They’re saying there’s no risk, but no one knows for sure.”

Mr. Obama spoke Thursday night after meeting with several top aides working on the Ebola issue. The president praised their work but said they were also responsible for other tasks, including national security matters and other health care concerns.

Jet that flew ebola victim lands in Lihue (Thatchmo)

The online flight log shows that N173PA has flown all over the world since Oct. 1. It has been to several locations more than once and this is its first stop in Lihue since flying to Europe, the Middle East and the Eastern U.S.

Phoenix Air contracts with Air Service Hawaii ground services. There are three corporate grade jet aircraft on Kauai for a Navy mission this month.

Gold Prices Since 9/11 (GE Christenson)

Gold and silver increased dramatically since 9-11, but they corrected after mid-2011. They are now inexpensive, per the graphs, compared to the national debt, the S&P, and crude oil. Note the ratio of gold to silver where peaks in the ratio have been a good indicator of bottoms in the prices for gold and silver.

Warehouse Empire (jdargis)

“Everyone wants a new flat-screen TV,” said Ed Avol, a professor at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine who has spent the last two decades studying the effects of air pollution on children. “Everyone wants new clothing. But nobody thinks about how it got [to them.]”

3-D Printed Car From Start To Finish In Less Than Two Days (James S.)

If Jay Rogers had his way, car buyers would be able to order a vehicle at a dealership, choose the design and accessories, and have it manufactured to their personal specifications pretty much on the spot. Rogers is the CEO of Local Motors of Phoenix, Ariz., which aims to manufacture cars based on open-source designs. To him, it’s a win-win situation: The customer gets a tailor-made car and the dealership doesn’t have the headache of inventory that it might never sell. All thanks to 3-D printing.

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Growing Fruit in a Nuthouse: Designing Our Orchards for Economic Collapse and Climate-Destabilization (Thetallestmanonearth)

As the industrial economy collapses and the earth’s climate destabilizes, we are entering the Age of Consequence. Agriculture as we have known it will no longer be a given. We will need to lean heavily on perennial crops such as fruit and nut trees. But how can we increase the chances of getting a living baseline yield from these orchards? Plant standard-sized trees in a diverse mixed species orchard, with a high level of genetic diversity within each species. Only a true partnership with the land has a shot at getting us through the coming economic and climatic maelstrom.

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Designing Orchards

The orchard article talks about "Customized Accompaniments" to round out a plot's use while the trees are growing. But remember that at maturity those trees may have benefits to your livestock plans as well.

Joel Salatin of PolyFace Farm supplements his hogs' diet with acorns, black walnuts and hickory nuts. He uses fencing so that the pigs self harvest.

I had a small orchard guy at my place buying some used sheep fencing this summer. He recommended mulberry trees. He claims they grow anywhere and at maturity the huge load of fruit will be enjoyed by chickens and other livestock.

Box elder trees grow like weeds here. They may not have a fruit, but our goat loves the leaves, and the cows help themselves to what they can reach. When you cut the box elder new shoots grow up pretty fast so I'm toying with the idea of having a stand that I let put up shoots. Then I would cut them, let the goat strip the leaves off, dry what is left, and burn it in a rocket stove to heat part of my barn in the winter.

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Election 11/14

"Voters Excited To Use Midterms To Put Country Back on Different Wrong Track"

WASHINGTON—Expressing dissatisfaction with the current course the country is taking, voters across the nation told reporters Monday that they are eager to use next month’s midterm elections to help put the United States back on a different wrong track. “We’ve been going down the wrong path for the past few years, and now it’s time to get some new people in there who can lead our country astray in a different direction,” said North Carolina voter Lisa Berkland, adding that Washington D.C. needed an influx of new misguided politicians with their own terrible visions for the country to change the manner in which the nation is veering off course. “It will take a lot of work to turn the country around and ensure a different type of horrible future, but I believe there are candidates out there who have the awful principles and ideologies to march into Washington and do it.” According to recent polls, the majority of Americans believe they can have the biggest influence over changing the wrong direction of the country by not voting.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/voters-excited-to-use-midterms-to-put-country-back,37167/

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Lockheed Skunkworks are getting in on the act.

ITER scientist skeptical, wants more details.

I'll bet he does.

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ITER scientist skeptical, wants more details.

Thanks for this link. I have seen such publication about a tiny sized fusion power plant just around the corner "if only you give us enough money" a number of times over the last 20 years.  This seems no different  So some guy (or group) has a theoretical idea and wants a billion dollars to play with.  Big deal.  I will put my money into solar panels.  Fusion powered, and they work.

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No free lunch

The choice is not whether we spend money on energy research or not. The choice is whether we spend all the money on one toss of the die, Big Energy. Or whether we spread the risk amongst many smaller players. Anti-Fragile screams that we spread the money over many endevours.

Here is ITER's webpage. See what all your dollar$ are buying you. This baby is so big that no one country can front up with the money and it is still not at a COP of 1. (Rossi is at 3) I haven't a clue what Blacklight is at now, but I believe that they put ITER to shame, and with a lot less dollars.

Professor Hagelstein is experimenting with the Nanor which costs less than a dollar for pities sake, and has a COP of 17.

Can you think of any reason why people are flogging ITER to the clueless politicians? Could it be the multi generational nature of the ever receding promise of breakeven, or is that just my paranoia manifesting again?

Good luck plowing the prairies with solar panels.

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