Alternative Uses for an iPad

Old people can be very inventive.

Please see: http://www.snotr.com/embed/8965. It’s in Germany, but the message is very clear.

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Fed’s Policy Likely Will Mute Positive Effects of Tax Cuts

By Rob Willams – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

President Donald Trump’s tax cuts that went into effect this year will have a muted positive effect on the economy as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates and reduces its debt holdings, Hoisington Investment Management Co. said.

“The full spectrum of monetary policy is aligned against stronger growth in 2018,” chief investment officer Van Hoisington and economist Lacy Hunt said in a Jan. 11 report. “This monetary environment coupled with a heavily indebted economy, a low-saving consumer and well-known existing conditions of poor demographics suggest 2018 will bring economic disappointments.”

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Urban Farming

By Patrick Caughill – Re-Blogged From Futurism

Surplus and Scarcity

The planet is growing more food than ever, and yet millions of people continue to starve worldwide. People are hungry everywhere — in the country, in the suburbs. But increasingly, one of the front lines in the war against hunger is in cities. As urban populations grow, more people find themselves in food deserts, areas with “[l]imited access to supermarkets, supercenters, grocery stores, or other sources of healthy and affordable food,” according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

New technologies are changing the equation, allowing people to grow food in places where it was previously difficult or impossible, and in quantities akin to traditional farms.

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Solar Cycles and the Equatorial Trough

[This lengthy, scholarly paper, though understated in style, may offer a major challenge to ‘consensus’ climate theory. -Bob]

By Michael Wallace, Hydrologist – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

I have offered to write this guest essay to reflect recent talks I’ve presented to water resource professionals on hydroclimatology and Solar cycles. As an academic and hydrologic forecaster, I have followed an energy centric, reproducible data path to quantify correlations between solar cycles and atmospheric moisture patterns. I have anchored my study areas upon subdivisions of the hydrosphere, including the Equatorial Trough (ET) and its relative, the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). I have exploited the lags to high correlations that I found to produce what appear to be some of the most accurate climate forecasts known.

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Artificially Intelligent Investors Rack Up Massive Returns in Stock Market Study

An international team of researchers showed that artificial intelligence can make a killing on the stock market — and some real-world hedge funds are already trying it.

Study: Climate Models Underestimate Cooling Effect of Daily Cloud Cycle

From PRINCETON UNIVERSITY – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

Princeton University researchers have found that the climate models scientists use to project future conditions on our planet underestimate the cooling effect that clouds have on a daily — and even hourly — basis, particularly over land.

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