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Daily Digest 6/11 - America's Gas Stations Are Running Out Of Time, Cultivating A Resilient Attitude

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:16 AM

Economy

China Wants to Build a Deep Sea 'Space Station' (Merle2)

In 2012, China announced its intentions to build a mobile, nuclear-powered underwater mining station that would house a crew of 33 people for two months. The Pacific Ocean base was proposed by the China Ship Scientific Research Centre, and likely secured backing from the nation’s 863 Program, a fund known to bankroll military R&D projects. Whether this station has ties to the South China Sea platform is unclear.

Why This Time is Completely, Utterly, Totally Different...Like the Difference between a Hurricane and an Ice Age (Chris H.)

Outlined below are the groupings 2013 population (% of global total) vs. changing oil consumption. The OECD nations with 17% of global population consume 50% of the oil. China, Russia, Brazil combined are 24% of global population and consume 19% of the oil. India and Africa are 33% of the population and consume 8% of the oil. A growing India and Africa simply haven't the income, savings, access to or utilization of credit to allow their growth to offset the loss of the growth among the OECD, China, Russia, & Brazil.

Ron Paul: Eventually the world will lose confidence in the dollar (Herman J.)

Dr. Ron Paul is a physician and former twelve-term congressman from Texas who ran for president in 2008. He is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Revolution: A Manifesto and End The Fed. An unwavering defender of the US Constitution, Paul has been an advocate of sound money, personal liberty, free markets, and international peace throughout his political career and beyond.

America's Gas Stations Are Running Out Of Time (jdargis)

NGT News is also filled with news of the new infrastructure springing up to service all these fleets. According to the Energy Department, there are 921 CNG fueling stations in the U.S. And there are hundreds more on the way. New chains of CNG stations are being built from scratch. Cities and municipalities are building their own stations to fuel fleets.

US coal production drops to levels not seen since a 1980s miners’ strike (jdargis)

The first three months of 2016 saw a plunge in the US' coal production that may be without precedent. The US Energy Information Administration, which has figures going back to the 1970s, shows only a single quarterly drop of similar magnitude—and that one came during a workers' strike back in the early 1980s. Excepting periods of labor problems, US coal production has not been this low since the EIA started tracking it.

Light Pollution Masks the Milky Way for a Third of the World’s Population (jdargis)

Mr. Falchi and a cohort of dark-night knights have spent the last year creating an interactive world atlas that shows the global effect of artificial light on how most of us see the sky after the sun sets. They released the map to the public on Friday in the journal Science Advances. The new atlas is an improved version of their original one, which was released in 2001.

Cultivating A Resilient Attitude (Jim R.)

The beauty of attitude is that it can be learnt. Your brain is set of neural paths, triggered by actions, feelings and locations. The neural paths determine your habits. The more you trigger the neural paths or habits the more they become ingrained within your being. The deeper the behaviours, the harder it is, to take a left turn. Your mind is not the grand canyon, you have control over it’s nooks and crannies. It will take mental energy at first, you will experience ego depletion and mass protests from your brain cells, the grey matter does do not like to change it’s old ways. The difference between people who exist and the people who live is their ability to adapt, take on new challenges and smile through the way.

In a Landmark Development for Animal Welfare, Egg Producers Will End Chick Culling (jdargis)

By 2020, all United Egg Producer-aligned farmers and companies will be required to use in-embryo sexing. This is a fairly recent development that allows producers to figure out the sex of a chick extremely early in the development process—as early as nine days after fertilization, which is well before the embryo is able to perceive pain. That enables producers to, well, abort male chicks in an entirely painless and thus humane way—and actually opens up more revenue avenues, as those eggs can be used to make pet food or various other products.

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