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Daily Digest 11/2 - The Congressional Compatibility Quiz, 'All We Need Is The Will To Change'

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:06 AM

Economy

Bracing For The Falls Of An Aging Nation (jdargis)

As the population ages and people live longer in bad shape, the number of older Americans who fall and suffer serious, even fatal, injuries is soaring. So the retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing homes where millions of Americans live are trying to balance safety and their residents’ desire to live as they choose.

For Man in Ebola Virus Cleanup, a History of Fraud (jdargis)

An investigation in 2009 by Mr. Cuomo’s office found that two mortgage companies run by Mr. Pane had deceived property owners and violated New York’s consumer protection laws. As a result of the investigation, a State Supreme Court judge in Manhattan in 2010 issued a permanent injunction against the illegal operations of Mr. Pane and his mortgage companies. He was also fined. The office of the current attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, discovered Mr. Pane’s past legal problems on Monday and alerted city officials.

Less Legroom, No Rafts: Qantas Airways Tries Extreme Diet (jdargis)

While airline earnings are forecast to hit a record this year on surging U.S. sales, thin margins leave carriers vulnerable to economic setbacks, according to the International Air Transport Association. Carriers worldwide will post a net income of 2.4 percent of projected sales in 2014, or $5.42 per passenger, IATA Chief Executive Officer Tony Tyler said in June.

How to break up with your member of Congress (jdargis)

Countable started with a simple goal: make it easy for everyone to have a voice in government. Making it easy to have a voice requires effortless access to important information. We want voters to make smarter choices when they cast their ballots this election — so we created a simple solution — a Congressional Compatibility Quiz.

QuickTake: Oil Prices (jdargis)

Through the mid-20th century, a group of multinational oil giants known as the Seven Sisters (including the companies that became Exxon Mobil, Chevron and BP) dominated the market. Controlling the barrels from the wellhead to the gasoline tank, they traded mainly with each other on confidential terms; there was no open market. Countries with oil fields wrested more control with the formation in 1960 of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The cartel’s Arab members used their power for political and economic ends, shocking the global economy with embargoes in 1973 and 1979. In the 1980s, OPEC infighting, the emergence of new suppliers and the development of futures exchanges gave rise to new market-based prices.

Sunday Nor'easter Bringing Wind, Rain & Perhaps Some Snow Before Ending This Afternoon (jdargis)

As I write this, around 7AM, there is a sharp cut-off between heavier elements of rain and just light rain. Cape Cod and areas southeast of Boston will see the most rain this morning. As the precipitation comes down hard enough it could bring some cold air down to the surface and that’s when you might see some snowflakes mixing in with the rain.

U.N. Panel Warns of Dire Effects From Lack of Action Over Global Warming (jdargis)

“Continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the climate system, increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems,” the report declared.

In the starkest language it has ever used, the expert panel made clear how far society remains from having any serious policy to limit global warming.

'All We Need Is the Will to Change' (jdargis)

The report makes it clear that scientists are more certain than ever before that human activity is responsible for climate change. "Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history," the report says. To keep the the global temperature rise from reaching what the panel views as a dangerous level, emissions from fossil fuels may need to drop to zero by the end of the century. The report cites increasingly frequent and severe heat waves, melting glaciers, and dramatically changing sea levels as indicators of the accelerating rate of climate change.

Gold & Silver

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Obviously This Isn't True

In the last month of his life, aerospace engineer, Boyd Bushman, gave the following interview.  Fortunately, we can be sure that it isn't true  wink

1.  This guys is probably an imposter, not Dr Bushman himself.

2.  If it is him, he is a doddering old man with declining mental acumen.  He may have false memories.

3.  He probably had a serious psychiatric condition with hallucinations after going off his meds.

4.  He wasn't very smart and was easily misled by fake pictures and fantastical stories his practical joking colleagues told him to "get a laugh."

5.  Swamp gas, or maybe an atmospheric inversion layer, obscured his vision, repeatedly.

6.  The pictures of aliens are obviously pictures of rubber "alien dolls" sold at Wal-Mart.

The key thing though, is that Bushman is reporting things known to be scientifically impossible!!  Therefore, as every respectable thinker knows, they could not possibly be true.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j4sWe8BN_s4

 

And for a wonderful analysis of the way an organized perception management campaign operated from the heart of the National Security State can be implemented to ensure that "serious scientists" discount the words of "unstable individuals":

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Bracing For The Falls Of An Aging Nation

At 69 years old I started to have problems with balance because I stopped running sled dogs at 68. I was curious about Whole Body Vibration as it would somewhat mimic the vibration of a dog sled going down the trail. The vibrator was that and more, my balance improved immediately and is better at 71 than it was at 68. My wife's osteoporosis improved and I use it after a morning of cutting firewood to loosen my back muscles and spine. I've had excellent service for an excellent price from Vibra-Trim. Check it out.

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