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  • Topless carwash raises cash for deputies wounded in gun battle at Rastafarian pot farm

    09/20/2017 3:47:56 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    The charity event was held for Yuba County sheriff’s Deputies Phillip Bronson and Andrew Everhart, who were shot multiple times on Aug. 1 at a Rastafarian church’s marijuana farm in Oregon House, a small community northeast of Sacramento.
  • Hillary Clinton tells her side of what happened during the 2016 election at a sold out event in dc

    09/20/2017 1:41:13 AM PDT · by definitelynotaliberal · 38 replies
    Circa ^ | 09.18.2017 | Alix Hines
    Hillary Clinton is telling her side of what happened during the 2016 election at a Washington, D.C., event aimed at promoting her new memoir "What Happened." According to the event page, the memoir focuses on "Hillary's experience as a woman in politics." In addition, the memoir "reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history." During an interview on Monday with NPR's Terry Gross, Clinton said she wouldn't rule out questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election if new information surfaced about Russian interference. She, however, said there may not...
  • Weather Bell

    09/13/2017 8:27:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    WeatherBell ^ | September13,2017 | Joe Bastardi
    Daily Update
  • Farmers will have to fence off cattle from streams and rivers by 2021 [Ireland]

    09/11/2017 3:17:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies ^ | 09/11/2017 09:20:59 | Seán McCárthaigh
    Farmers will have to fence off cattle to prevent them accessing rivers and streams as part of new measures to improve water quality. A review by two government departments of a program to ensure Ireland complies with the EU Nitrates Directive has recommended that farmers on more intensively stocked farms must take measures to prevent contact between cattle and water sources on their land from January 1, 2021. The review of the Nitrates Action program by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government said the deadline would give farmers the chance to plan fencing...
  • Huge pot grow ‘pretty brazen’

    09/08/2017 8:49:57 AM PDT · by kitchen · 54 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Gabrielle Porter
    Well before dawn Thursday, about a dozen local and federal law enforcement agents drove to an abandoned well pad near De Beque, shouldered some 60 pounds of gear each and began a three-mile trek through the chilly dark of the Colorado River banks by way of Union Pacific railroad tracks. Agents with night optics peered down from cliffs on either side of Interstate 70, and three Mesa County Sheriff’s Office boats took to the river as the team made its way to one of two river islands they believed were home to a massive illegal marijuana grow guarded by three...
  • Inspection by Air Quality Mgt (Vanity)

    09/07/2017 2:44:03 PM PDT · by christie · 28 replies
    I live out in the country on 10 acres (Califonria). We are allowed to burn certain times of the year (with permit). It is not burn season. And it's been over 100 degrees for weeks. No way I've been burning anything. But this morning I got a visit from the Air Quality Management District (in an unmarked truck). He said he received a report that I had been burning on the property. No specifics of when this incident occurred. He left me his card. Just now he called back and said he needed to make an appointment to inspect the...
  • The sand trap: Demand outpaces caution—and knowledge [We're running out of it]

    09/07/2017 11:18:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | 09-07-2017 | Provided by: Michigan State University
    Sand, spanning miles of beaches, carpeting vast oceans and deserts, is a visual metaphor for limitless resources. Yet researchers in this week's journal Science seize another metaphor - sand in an hourglass, marking time running out. Sand is the literal foundation of urban development across the globe, a key ingredient of concrete, asphalt, glass, and electronics. It is cheap and easily extracted. Scientists in the United States and Germany say that easy access has bred a careless understanding of the true global costs of sand mining and consumption. Sand mining across the world is being linked to coastal erosion, habitat...
  • THE BLOBTerrifying blob creature that looks like a BRAIN discovered in a spooky lake...

    09/01/2017 6:26:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies ^ | Updated: 1st September 2017, 12:39 pm | By Jasper Hamill
    Video shows hideously ugly organism jiggling and pulsating as it's dragged from the water. A DISGUSTING blob creature that looks like a BRAIN has been discovered in a lake called The Lost Lagoon. The horrible beastie is a nasty brown colour and is said to feel squishy but firm to the touch, a bit like jelly. This horrible thing is made up of millions of tiny organisms ===================================================================== Celina Starnes, an ecologist from the Stanley Park Ecology Society, dragged the blob from its watery home This image gives a sense of the size of the horrible creature ====================================================================== Celina Starnes...
  • [Brit] Special Forces hero who led...mission to blow up Saddam Hussein's [comm] network dies [trunc]

    08/29/2017 8:16:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    Mirror ^ | Aug 28, 2017 | Janet Hughes
    <p>Full Title: Special Forces hero who led secret mission to blow up Saddam Hussein's communications network dies from 'human Mad Cow Disease'</p> <p>An ultra-fit Special Forces hero who led a real-life “mission impossible” behind enemy lines has died from the rare human form of Mad Cow Disease.</p>
  • An odd trend in wheat country: not much wheat

    08/27/2017 11:26:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2017 1:26 AM EDT | David Pitt
    Many wheat farmers facing low prices have turned this year to other crops, including chickpeas and lentils, in hopes of turning a profit. This year’s wheat crop of 45.7 million acres (18.49 million hectares) is the smallest since 1919 and it comes after a 2016 crop that was the least profitable in 30 years. North Dakota, Montana and Nebraska are among the states with significantly fewer wheat acres. …
  • Rice Farming TV

    08/20/2017 9:35:56 AM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 26 replies
    Rice Farming TV ^ | various | Matthew Sligar
    This is Youtube channel I follow. Thought Freepers might be interested in a third-generation California rice farmer's adventures and to learn about rice farming. "Rice Farming TV aims to promote California grown medium grain rice through educational and dynamic weekly videos. Follow the growing season from planting to harvest. Follow me, Matthew and my adventures as a California Rice Farmer!"
  • Thousands at risk of pig virus from ‘Supermarket X’ sausages (Europe)

    08/19/2017 8:27:12 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 20 replies
    A leading British supermarket may unwittingly have infected thousands of people with a pig virus that causes liver cirrhosis and neurological damage, say researchers at Public Health England. Hepatitis E (HEV) is transmitted by sausages and pork products from Europe, mainly Holland and Germany. UK pigs do not have the virus strain in question. More information at newsite due to copyrite restrictions
  • We regret to inform you that your vegan cheese is now problematic

    08/18/2017 2:18:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies ^ | 18 August 2017 | Tim Donnelly
    The Daiya brand of vegan cheese was acquired by a corporation that tests on animals. What are vegans to do? heese has, improbably, been a pretty big success story for vegans in the past few years. Vegan pizza, thanks to the evolution of non-dairy cheeses, entered a golden age; a gourmet vegan cheese shop opened in Brooklyn, bringing a snobbishness once only employed by meat-craving omnivores to the borough. Vegan cheese used to mean slimy soy products, but it has significantly evolved thanks to products made from cashews, the high fat content of which makes for a good cheese-like texture,...
  • You can now add this cheese to your list of anti-inflammatory foods (seriously!)

    08/18/2017 2:07:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | 18 August 2017 | Emily Laurence,
    Sticking to an anti-inflammatory diet isn’t easy. It involves cutting ties with gluten, dairy, and (of course) sugar. Sure, there are some amazing nut cheeses, but they aren’t typically what’s being cut into cubes and passed around on Bachelorette Mondays at your friend’s place. Good news: Scientists just endorsed a way for you to get your cheese fix while still sticking to your meal plan. According to Metro UK, a new study out of Korea found that the probiotics in Swiss cheese actually have the ability to reduce inflammation and strengthen your immune system. Is your mind-blown? A new study...
  • Doctor: Americans Suffer From Unhealthy Addiction To Cheese

    08/18/2017 2:02:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | August 18, 2017 2:29 PM | Staff
    DETROIT (WWJ) – Would you like to lose weight, have more energy, better health? Then stop eating cheese. That’s according to Dr. Neal Barnard, who’s down on dairy. Barnard says while Americans seem to have a love affair with cheese, it’s more of an unhealthy addiction. He makes his case in his book “The Cheese Trap.” “I think it’s addicting; and I don’t use the addicting word lightly,” he told WWJ’s Dr. Deanna Lites. “There are actually opiate chemicals in it that attach to the very same brain receptors as other opiates, and I’m going to argue that it’s probably...
  • The Country Keeps Changing

    08/17/2017 9:08:41 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 3 replies
    A Coustic Guitar ^ | 1870 | Cow Boy
    Coyotes - Don Edwards
  • A Monumental Spin

    08/16/2017 2:35:00 PM PDT · by soakncider · 10 replies
    ABBEVILLE INSTITUTE ^ | Aug 16, 2017 | H.V. Traywick, Jr.
    It takes men of worth to recognize worth in men. – Thomas Carlyle Totalitarian movements are mass organizations of atomized, isolated individuals. – Hannah Arendt Yea, they would pare the mountain to the plain to leave an equal baseness. – Tennyson The mob attacks on Confederate monuments remind me of the “useful idiots” and “rent-a-thugs” who are happily condoned, if not employed outright by collectivist States to divert the passions of the masses. We suspect the real reason these monuments are under attack is not because of the specious “Jim Crow” charges leveled at them by the “Black Lives Matter”...
  • Missing Ring Turns Up On Carrot

    08/16/2017 2:12:47 PM PDT · by mountn man · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/16/2017 | Kerry Justich
    When Mary Grams of Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring over a decade ago, she never thought she’d find it. But to her surprise, her missing carat was found on none other than a carrot. The 84-year-old recalls losing the beloved piece of jewelry back in 2004 when she was working on her family’s farm. She told CBC News that it must have fallen off while she was pulling a weed from the ground. “We looked high and low on our hands and knees,” Grams said. “We couldn’t find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something...
  • Goat-blood drinking (LIBERTARIAN) Orlando man had key billing for Charlottesville rally

    08/14/2017 1:27:44 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 08/14/2017 | By Steven Lemongello
    Augustus Invictus, a former Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Orlando most famous for saying he sacrificed a goat and drank its blood, had an important role in the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on Saturday. Invictus, 34, was listed as a featured marcher for the Saturday event, which was roundly condemned after marchers carried Nazi flags, performed Hitler salutes and chanted white supremacist and anti-Semitic sayings while carrying torches. He could not be reached for comment Monday. Invictus lost the 2016 Libertarian primary for U.S. Senate in Florida to Paul Stanton, but not before state...
  • Big egg scandal in the EU

    08/11/2017 10:16:35 AM PDT · by jimmygrace · 26 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 08/11/2017 | Straits Times
    Big scandal brewing in the EU involving tainted eggs. Turns out that Belgium officials knew about this for 2 months but sat on the info, as typical of the socialist oligarchs who only want to help you.