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"Infrastructure Won't Last Long Enough For Cleanup" At US's 'most Toxic Site'

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The infrastructure is not going to last long enough for the cleanup," Doug Shoop, an official at the Department of Energy said of the problem-plagued Hanford nuclear site. This comes after dozens of injuries, evacuations, and radiation leaks cost Washington state billions.




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What We Read Today 20 June 2017

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Technology Helps The Lawless Find Digital Safe Spaces

from STRATFOR

-- this post is authored by Scott Stewart

Advancements in digital encryption will soon put the communications of terrorists and other criminals beyond the reach of law enforcement. And in the wake of the London Bridge attack on June 3, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to work with democratic governments on cyberspace regulations to prevent the spread of extremism and terrorist planning.

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Infographic Of The Day: Chart: Fintech Investment In 2016

According to a new report by Singapore-based venture capital firm Life.SREDA, last year was a mixed bag for fintech.

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The infrastructure is not going to last long enough for the cleanup," Doug Shoop, an official at the Department of Energy said of the problem-plagued Hanford nuclear site. This comes after dozens of injuries, evacuations, and radiation leaks cost Washington state billions.


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Yikes!!!!!  From NOAA:

"FORECAST CONFIDENCE FOR THE 8-14 DAY PERIOD IS: MUCH BELOW AVERAGE, 1 OUT OF 5, DUE TO WEAK MEAN 500-HPA ANOMALIES IN THE MANUAL BLEND ACROSS MUCH OF THE FORECAST DOMAIN AND LARGE DISAGREEMENTS AMONG THE SURFACE SPECIFICATION TOOLS."

One might add tropical activity to that (which is covered in the body of tonight's article) especially for the earlier part of the period.


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23Jun2017 Pre-Market Commentary: Wall Street Opens Higher, Crude Prices Edge Higher, Investors Await Economic Data For Friday



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How Marx Got On The Wrong Side Of History

by Richard M. Ebeling, mises.org

This article originally appeared on Fee.org.

Those who speak about being on the 'right side of history' have, knowingly or not, adopted a central element in Karl Marx's analysis of capitalism: the idea that the capitalist system follows a particular course of historical development that is open to scientific explanation and prediction, and which presumes to be placing humanity on a road that leads to a higher and better form of society - socialism. (See my article, 'Marxists Are Not on the 'Right Side of History'').

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16 June 2017: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Rate Again Slows

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for over one year - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index.

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