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  • Raise the Flag High: Queer Farming in Rural America (USDA helping, of course)

    01/26/2015 4:20:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Modern Farmer ^ | January 22, 2015 | Lori Rotenberk
    In a black and white photo snapped in the early 1940s, a young, central Ohio farm girl beams from beneath a straw hat. Around her neck is a small scarf; she wears a pair of overalls. The photo arrived with a simple but joyfully blunt note from the subject, now a 77-year-old farmer in rural Ohio: “Here’s me, butch Gael!”Only age 9 when it was taken, she already had a faint understanding that she was a lesbian. Aware of her differences, Gael buried a lack of love for frills in acceptable rural tomboyishness. For more than a decade she hid...
  • Typical American Smokers Burn Up at Least $1 Million During Their Lifetimes

    01/22/2015 8:04:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 22, 2015 | Kevin McSpadden
    Alaska smokers will spend over $2 million.American smokers spend at least $1 million dollars on cigarette-related expenditures over their lifetimes, according to a state-by-state analysis done by the financial consultancy company WalletHub. The most expensive state for smokers is Alaska, where the habit costs over $2 million dollars on average. For a bargain, move to South Carolina, but that still comes in at nearly $1.1 million. “I and most people really just think of the cost of cigarettes and taxes on the packs, but if you think about the healthcare costs, which can totally be avoided, healthcare insurance premiums, and...
  • Luke Russert: Joni Ernst ‘Was a Pig Farmer Around This Time Last Year’

    01/21/2015 2:35:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | January 20, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Choice of Ernst about personality, not policy. Congressional correspondent Luke Russert said on MSNBC Tuesday that freshman Sen. Joni Ernst was a pig farmer this time last year and marveled that she is now she is giving the rebuttal to the president’s State of the Union address. “That is an extraordinary rise in politics right there,” Russert told Joy Ann Reid. Russert said that Ernst is emblematic of what the GOP wants to be. “That is what you’ll see her do tonight, sell her personality as a war veteran and somebody who was a pig farmer around this time last...
  • Dangerous bee hives provide rich harvest of honey

    01/21/2015 10:03:43 AM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies
    Shar Porier
    MCNEAL — Once it housed soldiers stationed at Fort Huachuca, then it was moved to McNeal and was filled with the sounds of happy feet dancing and the chattering of ladies at coffee cloches. Now abandoned, there are new inhabitants that really are no fun — killer bees. The irritable, six-legged flying pollinators have been in the building on Frontier Road for a number of years, tending huge honeycombs and creating problems for those who walk their dogs, ride horses or just take a morning stroll. If one puts out nectar for the hummingbirds and orioles in spring within the...
  • World’s Largest Indoor Farm is 100 Times More Productive

    01/12/2015 11:06:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Web Urbanist ^ | January 11, 2015 | Staff
    The statistics for this incredibly successful indoor farming endeavor in Japan are staggering: 25,000 square feet producing 10,000 heads of lettuce per day (100 times more per square foot than traditional methods) with 40% less power, 80% less food waste and 99% less water usage than outdoor fields. But the freshest news from the farm: a new facility using the same technologies has been announced and is now under construction in Hong Kong, with Mongolia, Russia and mainland China on the agenda for subsequent near-future builds. In the currently-completed setup, customized LED lighting developed with GE helps plants grow up...
  • Future food dilemma

    01/01/2015 11:50:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Feedstuffs ^ | December 31, 2014 | Cheryl Day
    The future is always filled with uncertainty, especially for individuals involved in growing and producing safe, nutritional food for the world. As the agriculture community, spends a great deal of time and effort in pondering the “what ifs”, consumers still sit in the driver seat. One thing futuristic minds can agree on is the world population clock is clicking away at much quicker rate than the U.S. population. Recent estimates show a global population will not slow down its pace even after it reaches the United Nation’s projection of 9.2 billion in 2050. For now, the drop in global population...
  • Driveway and Property Gates (Vanity)

    12/23/2014 4:25:39 PM PST · by roofgoat · 32 replies
    roofgoat
    Anyone have one? Can you get a decent, reliable one without spending a fortune? Likes/Dislikes? Sliding or Opening? I may need one for our property, 1) To keep dogs out of our property. 2) To keep out free range goats and chickens in our property and an occasional dog (we have 3) that may get stupid and get out of the house without a leash. Don't need anything hardcore or fancy. Not trying to keep out bad guys. Also, how did you handle UPS/FedEx/US Mail Box deliveries?
  • Sorry Guys

    12/20/2014 9:18:27 AM PST · by lafroste · 81 replies
    lafroste
    I have tried to post an apology about ten times now. I apologize for me earlier threads. All I can say is don't drink and post. Hope you all have a great week. Don't shoot the messenger. The devil is in the details. Happy is as happy does.
  • Maher: If Obama Had Lost, US Wouldn't Have Fruit or Jobs

    11/15/2014 1:03:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 15, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher laid out the dystopia he believes would have occurred if President Obama had lost the 2008 and 2012 elections to encourage his audience to vote on Friday. Maher addressed those who refused to vote because Obama didn’t keep his promises by stating, “the choice was never between the perfect Obama in your head and the real one who came to Washington, it’s between the real one and the two guys who desperately wanted to beat him so they could stamp America in their image.” Maher then laid out his alternative scenario where McCain and...
  • Nampa biology teacher slaughters rabbit in class, school officials say (Idaho)

    11/15/2014 9:51:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | November 13, 2014 | Bill Roberts
    A Columbia High School biology teacher killed and slaughtered a rabbit in front of 16 sophomores to show them how livestock is processed into food, Allison Westfall, the Nampa School District spokeswoman, said Thursday. The matter has been turned over to the district’s human resources department, Westfall said. She would not speculate on what might happen to the teacher because it is a personnel matter. She said she didn’t have the name of the teacher. The teacher expressed remorse for his action in class on Monday, Westfall told the Idaho Statesman. “That is not part of the biology curriculum,” she...
  • Ebola.Com domain sold for big payout (Cash and marijuana-related stocks)

    10/25/2014 1:28:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    India.com ^ | October 25, 2014 | Press Trust of India
    The owners of the website Ebola.Com have scored a big payday with the outbreak of the epidemic, selling the domain for more than USD 200,000 in cash and stock. The deal highlights the rewards and risk of industry trading and speculating in domain names that see high interest following news events. According to a securities filing, the buyer was a Russian-registered firm called Weed Growth Fund, previously known as Ovation Research. The October 20 filing said the price was USD 50,000 cash and 19,192 shares of Cannabis Sativa worth close to USD 170,000, which promotes medical uses for marijuana. The...
  • How to solve global warming in 2 easy steps: It starts with a skyscraper full of vegetables

    10/05/2014 9:50:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Week ^ | October 3, 2014 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Most clear-thinking people can see by now that there isn't going to be a functioning global carbon emissions abatement scheme in the foreseeable future. Whether or not that's a good thing (and I think it is) is a separate question. Because regardless, we should look at the world as it is. Now of course, excessive carbon emissions into the atmosphere remain a serious concern and a real problem. So what can we do to solve it? First, let's look at the main sources of carbon emissions. The two big ones are energy production and agriculture, which is set to explode...
  • The Climate Change Industry

    09/26/2014 8:38:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/26/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The "climate change industry" has become such a religion of environmentalism gone berserk that they are now trying to ban farming
  • What Are Animals Thinking? (Hint: More Than You Suspect)

    08/28/2014 7:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jeffrey Kluger
    The mind of an animal is a far richer, more complex thing than most people know — as a new TIME book reveals.Let’s be honest, you’d probably rather die than wake up tomorrow morning and find out you’d turned into an animal. Dying, after all, is inevitable, and there’s even a certain dignity to it: Shakespeare did it, Einstein did it, Galileo and Washington and Twain all did it. And you, someone who was born a human and will live your life as a human, will end your life that way too. But living that life as an animal —...
  • Waggoner Ranch, among US' largest, listed for sale (In Texas, 510,000 acres, asking $725million)

    08/11/2014 1:51:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2014 | Emily Schmall
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- One of the largest ranches in the U.S. and an icon for Texas horse and cattlemen has been listed for $725 million, marking the end of a decades-long courtroom battle among the heirs of cattle baron W.T. Waggoner, who established the estate in 1923. The estate includes the 510,000-acre ranch spread over six North Texas counties, with two main compounds, hundreds of homes, about 20 cowboy camps, hundreds of quarter-horses, thousands of heads of cattle, 1,200 oil wells and 30,000 acres of cultivated land, according to Dallas-based broker Bernie Uechtritz, who is handling the sale...
  • West Africa: Ebola - Softly, Softly On Bush Meat

    08/05/2014 3:43:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    allAfrica ^ | August 1, 2014
    Conakry — Medical teams struggling to curb Ebola in West Africa have been discouraging bush meat consumption, believed to have caused the outbreak, but some rural communities dependent on the meat for protein are determined to continue their traditional hunting practices. While meat from wild animals such as fruit bats, rodents and forest antelopes have largely disappeared from market stalls in main towns like Guéckédou (in southern Guinea and the epicentre of the disease) or the capital Conakry following campaigns to avoid contamination, it is still being eaten in remote villages despite the risks. "Life is not easy here in...
  • Missouri Weighs Unusual Addition to Its Constitution: Right to Farm

    08/03/2014 10:07:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 2, 2014 | Julie Bosman
    KINGDOM CITY, Mo. — Missourians already have the constitutional right to religion, speech and guns. On Tuesday, they could make a novel addition to the State Constitution: the right to farm. A proposal known as Amendment 1 will be taken up in a statewide vote on Tuesday, leaving Missouri poised to change its Constitution to guarantee the rights of its people to “engage in farming and ranching practices.” The right to farm hardly seems threatened in Missouri, one of the leading agricultural states, with nearly 100,000 farms producing crops including soybeans, corn and wheat. But a coalition of state farming...
  • China meat scandal spreads to Japan in Chicken McNuggets

    07/22/2014 11:21:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Shanghai (AFP) - A scandal involving expired meat sold by a China unit of US food supplier OSI Group spread to Japan Tuesday, as McDonald's confirmed that the now shut factory provided Chicken McNuggets to its restaurants. Shanghai authorities on Sunday shut an OSI plant -- a supplier to McDonald's and KFC in China -- for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product, re-labelling expired goods and other quality problems following an investigative report by a local television station. A Tokyo-based spokesman for McDonald's Japan told AFP the restaurant chain had sourced about 20 percent of its McNuggets from the Shanghai...
  • Cliven Bundy and the dangers of fueling extremism (NV desert Democrat's diabolical diatribe)

    07/19/2014 9:37:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 18, 2014 | Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nevada)
    It has been more than three months since my constituents in Bunkerville, Nev., had their lives turned upside down by the standoff at the Bundy ranch. Although Bunkerville (population 1,300) is no longer in the media spotlight, life there has not returned to normal. The militia presence may have dwindled, but a sense of chaos and uncertainty lingers in my state and the broader American West. When news of a rebellious rancher facing off with federal agents broke in April, conservative media and politicians pounced, quickly lionizing Cliven Bundy as a patriot. They handed Bundy a megaphone, and self-proclaimed militia...
  • Golden Rice: GMO "Super Gruel" for the Masses

    07/19/2014 6:58:29 AM PDT · by Renfield · 101 replies
    Land Destroyer ^ | 7-16-2014
    July 16, 2014 (LocalOrg) - Corporate biotechnology monopolies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, and others have met increasing resistance to their attempts to patent and control global agriculture. They have spent untold fortunes attempting to sway the public but to no avail. Local, organic agriculture is growing in popularity and proliferating across all social-strata. The introduction of technology to automate and augment organic farming is making it as competitive and accessible or more so than the capital-intensive models of monopoly employed by big-ag. In response, big-ag has attempted several distasteful public relation stunts, including "super bananas for Africa" and "Golden Rice" to allegedly...
  • Strictly Business: Legal pot industry sure to be robust

    07/14/2014 1:57:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Columbian ^ | July 13, 2014 | Gordon Oliver, business editor
    It's rare when any business in Clark County attracts national or even regional interest, so the media throng that greeted last Wednesday's opening of Main Street Marijuana was quite a curiosity. The clever "weed and weenies" event that accompanied the store's opening, along with the presence of Mayor Tim Leavitt at the ribbon-cutting, captured the attention of media outlets that devour eye-catching visuals. But business likely would still have been brisk at Main Street Marijuana even if it hadn't snagged the free publicity. With a state-imposed limit of just 15 retail outlets for all of Clark County, and with some...
  • Colorado Is Consuming Way More Pot Than Anyone Ever Believed

    07/12/2014 2:55:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 10, 2014 | Maya Rhodan
    And most is consumed by a minority of daily users. About 9% of Colorado’s population consumes marijuana, according to a market demand study conducted by the state department of revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division and the state’s Marijuana Policy Group. And those users, it’s estimated, will get through about 121.4 metric tons of pot every year. According to the report, that consumption — calculated through survey results, demographic data and source data — is “31 percent higher than a recent department of revenue assessment, 89 percent higher than a study by the Colorado Futures Center, and 111 percent higher than an...
  • Plants Don’t Like Being Eaten [Really bad news for Vegans]

    07/08/2014 6:45:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 7/8/2014 | Dave Blount
    There is bad news for moonbats who don’t eat meat because it is morally wrong to devour the flesh of murdered animals: plants don’t like getting eaten either.According to a study by Heidi Appel and Rex Cocroft at the University of Missouri, plants can identify the sound of caterpillars chewing and react to it defensively. In the study, caterpillars were placed on Arabidopsis, a small flowering plant related to cabbage and mustard. Using a laser and a tiny piece of reflective material on the leaf of the plant, Cocroft was able to measure the movement of the leaf in response...
  • Hot Zone: Is climate change destabilizing Iraq?

    06/27/2014 6:50:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | June 27, 2014 | Eric Holthaus, meteorologist
    ISIS emerged around the same time Iraq experienced its warmest March-April-May season on record. It may just be an interesting coincidence, but it could mean more.This winter was not a good one for farmers in the Fertile Crescent. A punishing drought hit most of Syria and northern Iraq during what’s normally the wettest time of the year. In the mountains of eastern Turkey, which form the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, snow and rain were less than half of normal. The region has seen one of the worst droughts in decades. Drought is becoming a fixture in the...
  • What can you tell me about a conservation easement?

    06/02/2014 7:01:40 PM PDT · by lyby · 44 replies
    me | 06/02/2014 | lyby
    My mother and her sister inherited a substantial amount of land from my grandparents. My sister, her husband, my mother, my aunt, two of her sons, and I met with the attorneys last Friday. Despite my voiced disagreement, it was decided to pursue a "conservation easement" for the mountain land. My mother has been trying to divide the property with her sister for over 20 years, since my grandmother's death.
  • Fruit Printed, not Picked, by Scientists

    05/25/2014 7:42:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Guardian Liberty Voice of Las Vegas ^ | May 25, 2014 | Bryan Jones
    It may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but scientists have now printed, not picked, fresh fruit. Researchers working at a company in Cambridge, England, have used a new process to enable the 3D printing of a variety of fresh products. They recently unveiled the process and results at the TechFoodHack conference held in Cambridge, an experimental dining event that also included the unveiling of a new flavour of gelato. 3D printing was first demonstrated back in 1984, but use of the technique was not widespread until 2010 when the cost of the Additive Manufacturing machines dropped significantly in...
  • Growing Money in the Backyard

    05/10/2014 6:09:10 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 40 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | May 10, 2014 | Jeff Bayard
    This is my story on how you can cut down your grocery bill while improving your diet. It’s called intensive organic vegetable gardening and it’s like growing money in the backyard.My wife and I completed our organic certification course last year at the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. We decided to take this course so we could eat healthier and reduce our grocery bill. This has been a fun project and we look forward to growing our own vegetables, or as I like to call it: growing money in the backyard!
  • Nevada Rancher Bundy Starts a Conversation We Need to Have

    04/26/2014 8:13:11 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 38 replies
    Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | April 26, 2014 | Paul Winters
    After largely ignoring the dispute between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the mainstream media has been in frenzy over allegedly racist remarks he made while addressing a group of supporters earlier this month. In their typical style, they have cherry-picked a few selected words from a larger statement, causing the left to pounce and the right to distance itself from him faster than it takes Mozilla to load a webpage, or scuttle a CEO. Lost in this bonfire of self-righteous indignation is the full context of what Cliven Bundy was trying to say and...
  • Millionaire Harry Reid VS rancher Cliven Bundy

    04/26/2014 8:47:32 AM PDT · by shoff · 21 replies
    Examiner ^ | 04/26/2014 | Steven Hoffman
    The saga of the Bundy ranch is playing out like a dime store western novel on our favorite news and entertainment shows. The main characters were introduced in the preceding chapters. There is Cliven Bundy who herds cattle for slaughter on his ranch in Nevada and his volunteers who rushed to his aid. Then there is Harry Reid who herds voters to be slaughtered by his policies assisted by his hired ranch hands the BLM.
  • Obama Suffers Setbacks in Japan and the Mideast

    04/24/2014 9:53:06 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 24, 2014 | MARK LANDLER and JODI RUDOREN
    TOKYO — President Obama encountered setbacks to two of his most cherished foreign-policy projects on Thursday, as he failed to achieve a trade deal that undergirds his strategic pivot to Asia and the Middle East peace process suffered a potentially irreparable breakdown.
  • This Land is Your Land

    04/24/2014 5:57:04 AM PDT · by iontheball · 3 replies
    CFP ^ | Wednesday April 23, 2014 | Matt Shipley
    Most all major news outlets in America, if they even cover it, have couched the disturbance between the Bureau of Land Management and Cliven Bundy as one based on the Bundy Ranch refusing to pay for grazing rights on Federal property. Yet, a similar incident between the U.S. Forest Service and Kit Laney in New Mexico, in which the Forest Service claims part of the Laney Ranch is on Federal property, has the same basic principle at stake and it has nothing to do with grazing rights or boundary disputes. Those issues are moot points if we answer a more...
  • Cliven Bundy to Harry Reid: Why are you calling for a civil war?

    04/22/2014 3:11:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 22, 2013 | Joe Newby
    While appearing on Monday's edition of Fox News' "Hannity," Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher at the heart of a dispute with the Bureau of Land Management, asked why Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is calling for a civil war, Newsmax reported. Bundy appeared on the program to respond to overheated rhetoric from the left which has now prompted some to call for drone strikes against the ranch. "Why, Harry, are you calling for a civil war?" Bundy asked. "That's not what we the people want. We just want to disarm the army, and get out of our state, and...
  • Liberals on Twitter demand feds kill Bundy family, supporters with drones

    04/22/2014 11:47:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 22, 2013 | Joe Newby
    No doubt inspired in part by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who called supporters of the Bundy ranch "domestic terrorists," a number of liberals on Twitter expressed their desire to see the ranch and its supporters killed by drone strikes, Paul Joseph Watson reported at Infowars Monday. Such a raid would, of course, kill innocent children as well as men and women, but it seems that didn't matter to those demanding the deadly raid. "If ever there was a time for a drone strike, I'd say Bundy's self-appointed militia should've been turned into paste on the prairie," one person...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: BLM Whistleblower — Reid Bunkerville LLC. Owns Land Around the Bundy Ranch

    04/20/2014 1:49:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Prepper Chimp blog ^ | April 20, 2014 | Glenn Rhee
    BUNDY RANCH | You saw his proof. (below) Now meet BLM Whistleblower Rusty Hill who uncovered the corporations and shady land deals connected to Reid Bunkerville LLC, Zion Bank Corp, and BLM lands surrounding the Bundy properties.(TWO-VIDEOS-AT-LINK)Since the Bundy Ranch story broke last week and culminated in a tense standoff with Federal agents on Saturday resulting in the release of the Bundy Ranch cattle we have been following the money. On the 10th we reported the Militia arrived in the area and cited a former BLM volunteer and Nevada Land Broker who revealed to us the true value of the...
  • Is Cattlemen Armed Insurrection the New Form of American Protest? (Amazing!)

    04/17/2014 10:07:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The cattle-ranch protest in Nevada was an armed insurrection by the Tea Party. One thousand Tea Party, so-called “patriots,” came to Bunkerville, NV, brandished weapons and the government backed down. Other mass protests in America have either ended in arrests or violent clashes between authorities and protesters. There is an obvious double standard here because the government relented and turned away. Why did the government do this? The main difference between many other mass protests and the cattle-ranch protest is that the cattle-ranch protesters were armed with handguns and assault rifles. Is American in such a state where the new...
  • Táin Bó Cúalnge -- The Irish Cattle raids.

    04/16/2014 6:22:40 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 6 replies
    http://adminstaff.vassar.edu/sttaylor/Cooley/ ^ | 1st century AD. | sstaylor (translation, Vassar College)
    Everything you want to know about Cattle raiding, water rights, grazing rights, oppressive governments and misguided people. Provides a nice break from the current Bundy news cycle monopoly. Táin Bó is the base of several Irish stories involving cattle and politics, of which Táin Bó Cúalnge is but one, 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.
  • Was Stopping Nevada’s Fracking Rush Behind the Bundy Showdown?

    04/14/2014 8:36:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Somewhat Reasonable blog ^ | April 14, 2014 | Marita Noon
    The story of rancher Cliven Bundy has captured an abundance of media attention and attracted supporters from across the West, who relate to the struggle against the federal management of lands. Bundy’s sister, Susan, was asked: “Who’s behind the uproar?” She blamed the Sierra Club, then Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), and then President Obama. She concluded her comments with: “It’s all about control”—a sentiment that is frequently expressed regarding actions taken in response to some endangered-species claim. An Associated Press report describes Bundy’s battle this way: “The current showdown pits rancher Cliven Bundy’s claims of ancestral rights to graze his...
  • Chinese Solar Deal with Harry Reid is Kaput-No Where Near Bundy

    04/14/2014 4:00:46 PM PDT · by jenk · 41 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 4/14/14 | Jen Kuznicki
    Don't get me wrong, Harry Reid is behind everything in Nevada, but I haven't seen evidence that the solar deal with ENN is even still being considered.  After The Blaze reported that ENN dumped the project, I still see links to this Reid/Chinese deal that isn't happening. "A Chinese-backed company is pulling the plug on a multibillion-dollar solar project near Laughlin after it was unable to find customers for the power that would have been generated there, a Clark County spokesman said Friday.In a letter dated Friday, an executive from ENN Mojave Energy LLC informed the county that the company...
  • it is a bad sign

    04/11/2014 10:31:37 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 104 replies
    me ^ | now | me
    This cat of me has owned yus for many years. She screams to be free, but when you let her out, she screams to come back inside. Now I like this cat. But the only two other things she will eat (besides dry catfood) are refried beans and popcorn....
  • "Preppers Festival" New Castle, VA on April 19th, 2014

    04/03/2014 4:01:02 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Craig County Business Association ^ | April 04, 2014 | Unattributed
    About the 2014 Preppers Festival The Prepper's Festival will be held on Downtown Main Street in New Castle, VA on April 19th, 2014. This event will include a wide array of preparedness, homesteading and survivalist-related vendors, local artisans, skill-building workshops and even a Top Chef style Prepper's Cook-Off! Additionally, live music will be provided throughout the day and a large raffle will be held. This event is sure to be fun and very informative for all who attend!
  • 31 Percent Of All Food In America Is Wasted – And Why That Is About To End

    03/09/2014 6:28:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/26/2014 | Michael Snyder
    According to a stunning new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly a third of all food produced in the United States gets wasted. We are probably the most wasteful society in the history of the planet, and we are also one of the most gluttonous. More than 35 percent of all Americans are considered to be officially "obese" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, this era of gluttony and taking food for granted will soon be coming to an end. Thanks to crippling drought in key growing areas and other extremely bizarre weather patterns, a...
  • 31 Percent Of All Food In America Is Wasted – And Why That Is About To End

    03/04/2014 7:04:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/01/2014 | Michael Snyder
    According to a stunning new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly a third of all food produced in the United States gets wasted. We are probably the most wasteful society in the history of the planet, and we are also one of the most gluttonous. More than 35 percent of all Americans are considered to be officially "obese" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, this era of gluttony and taking food for granted will soon be coming to an end. Thanks to crippling drought in key growing areas and other extremely bizarre weather patterns, a...
  • National Pig Day – 2014

    03/01/2014 7:39:05 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    PORKOPOLIS ^ | March 1, 2014 | PORKOPOLIS
    March 1, 2014 National Pig Day – 2014 PORKOPOLIS On an internet known for plenty of spam and pale ink, Porkopolis.org remains a noble mainstay and faithful guardian of the appreciation of this Republic’s, and indeed the world’s, pandemonius plethora of pigs. Porkopolis.org stands as part of a brother and sisterhood of swineherds and scholars; pig pundits and porktologists; bourgeois pigs, breeders and bacon laureates; pigmatists and pigamists who all refute the sentiment “of any pork in a storm.” Instead, we hail the great intelligence, amenable disposition, self-reliance and down right savoriness of the pig. Swinedom is to be admired...
  • First Colorado County Reports Pot Taxes

    02/26/2014 3:02:49 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 9 replies
    CBS - Denver ^ | 2/26/2014 | News Desk
    DENVER (AP) – A southern Colorado county with two recreational marijuana stores has become the first in the state to announce tax totals from the new industry. Pueblo County finance authorities announced Monday that its two shops had about $1 million in total sales in January, producing about $56,000 in local sales taxes. ... snip ...
  • Ag Still Not Michigan's 2nd Largest Industry

    02/26/2014 7:34:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/22/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    President Obama came to Michigan recently to sign the $1 trillion farm bill and in a press release touting the bill, Sen. Debbie Stabenow called agriculture the state's "second-largest industry after manufacturing." That is false. A quick look at the data shows there is no possible way to justify calling agriculture Michigan's second-largest industry. Yet the claim has been repeated for years. This is especially distressing because Sen. Stabenow, D-Lansing, is the chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee and should know the size and scale of the industry. The myth also is repeated by the Michigan Farm Bureau and the...
  • Make Your Own Homemade Baby Food

    02/20/2014 6:42:40 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 33 replies
    Baby-Recipes.com ^ | 2-20-14 | Baby-Recipes.com
    Hey guys. The wife and I just created a new website for those of you who are new parents. Making baby recipes for your little one protects them from harmful additives such as nitrates, artificial coloring, and preservatives including BHA, BHT, and TBHQ. In addition to protecting your baby from the unnatural additives, you save a great deal of money making your own homemade baby food. For example, buying store bought organic food costs on average $1.40 for a 4 ounce jar. Making the same amount at home costs about $.30. Store bought non-organic food costs about $1.05 per 4...
  • Baby Food Recipes- New Website

    02/20/2014 6:39:01 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 3 replies
    Baby-Recipes.com ^ | 2-20-14 | Baby-Recipes.com
    Hey guys. The wife and I just created a new website for those of you who are new parents. Making baby recipes for your little one protects them from harmful additives such as nitrates, artificial coloring, and preservatives including BHA, BHT, and TBHQ. In addition to protecting your baby from the unnatural additives, you save a great deal of money making your own homemade baby food. For example, buying store bought organic food costs on average $1.40 for a 4 ounce jar. Making the same amount at home costs about $.30. Store bought non-organic food costs about $1.05 per 4...
  • Bee Deaths Reversal: As Evidence Points Away From Neonics As Driver, Pressure Builds To Rethink Ban

    02/07/2014 5:21:27 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2-5-2014 | Jon Entine
    If the Environmental Protection Agency moves to restrict neonicotinoid pesticides, often called neonics, because of fears that they are causing bee deaths, it will happen in spite of the mounting empirical evidence rather than because of it. Last December, in response to fevered political pressure, the European Commission banned the use of neonics for two years. The moratorium, guided by the precautionary politics that now dominate science-based regulation in Europe, took effect just as a number of new studies shed increasing doubt on the belief that neonics play a key role in bee health. (snip) The “crisis” prompting this handwringing...
  • A Future of Lab-Produced Meat?

    02/01/2014 11:43:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    LA Weekly's Squid Ink Blog ^ | January 22, 2014 | Ben Wurgaft
    When, if ever, will we eat lab-grown meat? It's still early enough in 2014 for predictions of the year to come, and late 2013 saw the unveiling of the world's first hamburger made of laboratory-cultured animal protein, leading to a frenzy of journalistic coverage and even one short article that collected past predictions for when "cultured meat" might reach supermarket shelves. ("Cultured meat" is the term of preference among the substance's promoters, over "schmeat," "lab meat," and of course "frankenmeat.") Those skeptical about the viability of meat grown in laboratories can look back with satisfaction at a long history of...
  • Sustainability Hits the Fan: 15 DIY Projects from Preppers

    01/18/2014 6:36:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    SustainABlog ^ | December 30, 2013 | Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
    I’ll be honest: for years, I never considered the survivalist/prepper crowds as target audiences. I mean, we’re on totally different ideological wavelengths, right? I’m not into shooting things, and they likely think I’m a touchy-feely hippie who wouldn’t survive a week after SHTF. What could we possibly have in common? Quite a bit, it turns out – apparently, ideology ain’t everything. As we’ve started doing more DIY/upcycling/self-sufficiency content, we’ve seen a steady rise in readership from sites like The Homestead Survival and Knowledge Weighs Nothing. And, as you might expect, I’ve spent more time checking out these sites and those...