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    01/15/2017 5:52:27 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 188 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid. Trump declined to reveal specifics in the telephone interview late Saturday with The Washington Post, but any proposals from the incoming president would almost certainly dominate the Republican effort to overhaul federal health policy as he prepares to work with his party’s congressional majorities. Trump’s plan is likely to face questions...
  • Washington Post Cries Uncle: Stop Using ‘Tainted’ Term ‘Fake News’

    01/09/2017 9:39:42 PM PST · by 867V309 · 61 replies ^ | 9 Jan 2017 | breitbart news
    Writing at the Washington Post, Margaret Sullivan bemoans the fact that conservatives have flipped the meaning of “fake news” from a term used by the mainstream media to attack stories that are troublesome for progressives to a label to call out the media’s false narratives:
  • Why Donald Trump and his supporters want you to think protests against him are manufactured

    11/15/2016 10:25:19 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 166 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2016 | Phillip Bump
    One out of every 40 people in America lives in New York City. The area's population is 8.4 million, more than in 39 other states. For every vote cast for Donald Trump in the city last Tuesday, more than four were cast for Hillary Clinton; she earned 79 percent of the vote. In the wake of Trump's victory, thousands of protesters crowded the streets of Manhattan (where Trump got fewer votes than he did on Staten Island, where the population is a third smaller) outside Trump Tower. It's hard to know how many were there, but let's assume it was...
  • Trump faces backlash over appointing Bannon as a top aide, a choice critics say ...

    11/14/2016 11:26:20 AM PST · by Innovative · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov. 14, 2016 | Elise Viebeck, Katie Zezima and Jerry Markon
    President-elect Donald Trump faces a growing backlash against his decision to name campaign chairman and former Breitbart News head Stephen K. Bannon as chief strategist at the White House, a choice critics say will empower white nationalists. A chorus of advocacy groups, commentators and congressional Democrats denounced Bannon as a proponent of racist, anti-Semitic and misogynistic views as Trump began his first full week as president-elect. Trump named Bannon his chief strategist and senior counselor on Sunday while also appointing Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to be his chief of staff.
  • "FBI Spooks"--Drudge's red letter headline means what?

    11/01/2016 4:57:55 PM PDT · by Chengdu54 · 179 replies
    Now on Drudge
  • OUTRAGE: Washington Post Takes Advantage of Mentally Ill Woman to Smear Trump

    This has got to be one of the most disgusting pieces of journalism from the 2016 campaign. The Washington Post spent several months following a seriously mentally ill woman around Pennsylvania to wrote a magazine-length October hit piece to smear Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his supporters as bat-bleep-crazy. snip “1. Sorry to keep ranting, but this piece by Washington post is just so offensive in so many ways. Awful journalism” “2. Intentional 1 dimensional marginalized figure dealing with mental health served to upper middle class readers to self-affirm views… And only will further isolate the already marginalized; turning...
  • Trump’s truest believers start to worry: ‘You could easily lose this election’

    10/10/2016 11:23:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 79 replies
    Wash Post via MSN ^ | 10-11-2016 | Jenna Johnson
    The morning after the vice-presidential debate, Cathy Frasca woke at 5 a.m. and hand-wrote a four-page letter to Donald Trump that said: “It is obvious that you could easily lose this election.” The 89-year-old grandmother urged Trump to release his taxes, ignore the controversies that Hillary Clinton tries to start, stop tweeting at 3 a.m. and remember that “Bill Clinton is not running for election, so please avoid using precious time to discuss his sex life.” Instead, Frasca wrote, Trump should tell voters about how he will improve the country. “You know what to do but time is running out,”...
  • The first post-hot mic poll is out, and it suggests that Donald Trump is in deep, deep trouble

    10/10/2016 5:04:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 84 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10th, 2016 | By Philip Bump
    Even before The Washington Post reported on a 2005 recording of Donald Trump making crude comments about exploiting his celebrity to sexually assault women, Hillary Clinton's campaign was on the upswing. Her strong performance in the first presidential debate had pushed her national polling numbers up fairly quickly. Not as quickly as after the party conventions, mind you, but even before a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll released on Monday, she led by about five points. Then the new poll came out. As always, one poll could be an outlier. This poll has a relatively high margin of error of...
  • Donald Trump suddenly sounds a lot like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio on immigration

    08/26/2016 8:58:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 104 replies
    For more than a year, Donald Trump took the hardest line on immigration — vowing to deport 11 million illegal immigrants en masse and pillorying his GOP primary rivals as favoring “amnesty.” But 11 weeks before the election, Trump is suddenly sounding a lot like the opponents he repeatedly ridiculed. The nominee and his campaign aides are now talking openly about requiring illegal immigrants to pay back taxes and potentially allowing those without criminal records to stay in the country — lines that Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida repeatedly used in the GOP presidential primary. Trump also says that any...
  • WaPo: Why Republicans should vote for Hillary Clinton

    07/22/2016 5:47:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Stubbs
    We can't have President Trump, and she could do more to advance conservative ideas than he would. With the theatrics and tumult of the Republican National Convention behind us, many Republicans remain steadfast in their opposition to Donald Trump to be president of the United States. The reason is simple: Their conscience says he does not reflect their principles, nor those of our Republican Party. Trump’s isolationist approach, bombastic rhetoric and ignorance of issues are not things we can be proud to support. The president is the commander in chief, a role model for our children and America’s top ambassador...
  • Donald Trump BANS Washington Post From Campaign Events!

    06/13/2016 1:50:55 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 109 replies
    Donald Trump Facebook ^ | June 13, 2016 | Donald J Trump
    Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post.
  • I said I wouldn’t back Donald Trump at the GOP convention. Then the threats began.

    04/17/2016 3:37:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Washington Post's PostEverything ^ | April 15, 2016 | Craig Dunn, Chairman, Howard County Republican Party
    The first email I opened had the subject line, “Trump Bull****.” The message was pretty simple: “You sorry mother******! I hope the worst for you and yours!” The next email had the unambiguous subject line, “Traitor of the people and what was the Conservative party/now the conjoined twin of the Progressive left.” This missive carried a religious message: “God calls me to pray for my enemies and you are my enemy. Your thinking causes you to be a traitor to the citizenry. Imagine the disgrace U R.” What was the heinous offense that I committed that made me, according to...
  • Make No Mistake: Obama Just Tried to Undercut Bernie Sanders

    01/25/2016 3:29:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 25 | Greg Sargent
    The Hillary Clinton campaign has been engaged in an aggressive effort to accomplish one crucial political goal: Knocking off Bernie Sanders’ halo. One common thread running through many Clinton attacks on Sanders — whether it’s questioning his record on guns or suggesting his single payer dream isn’t going to happen — has been to try to portray Sanders as a conventional politician (after all) who is not quite as pure as the scenes of his rapt, transported crowds suggest and is promising more than he can deliver. SNIP What this really represents, I think, is Obama essentially taking sides in...
  • What do you do with your coffee used coffee grounds?

    04/17/2015 3:23:11 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    4/17/2015 | Nikos1121
    This post is in follow up to "ken5050" posting about "what kind of coffee maker do you use?" Posted on ‎4‎/‎14‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎23‎:‎50‎ ‎PM by ken5050 I started saving my grounds as a compost for my herb garden. I'm not sure if it will over power them or be balanced. So I googled the topic and not surprisingly someone else has already thought about it. Please check out the following and share what you do with them.
  • Retired Israeli veterans warn against speech [Netanyahu Congressional Speech]

    03/02/2015 10:17:57 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 141 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, March 1, 2015 | Ruth Eglash, William Booth
    “When the Israeli prime minister argues that his speech will stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, he is not only misleading Israel, he is strengthening Iran,” Amnon Reshef, former head of the army’s armored corps, said at a news conference Sunday. -- -- -- TEL AVIV — Hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set off Sunday for Washington, a group of 180 retired Israeli generals and former top security officials warned that his upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress on Iran’s nuclear program will cause more harm than good. It will not only damage Israel’s special relationship with...
  • 2016 GOP primary goes off-script (In which she attacks Cruz and bolsters the RINOcracy)

    12/29/2014 4:01:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | December 29, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the NeoCons
    Early presidential polls are not predictive of much, but they do reflect current sentiment. In that regard, the latest CNN/ORC poll should cause the punditocracy to rethink its take on the Republican race. For starters, at 6 percent and 4 percent respectively, Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) are not front-runners, nor arguably even top-tier contenders. The media infatuation with Paul reflects, one suspects, their enchantment with his systemic criticism of the police and fondness for anti-interventionism. Neither is in keeping with dominant GOP opinion, so it should not be all that surprising that he has sunk in...
  • Bloomberg Plan Aims To Require Food Composting

    06/17/2013 4:44:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2013 | Mireya Navarro
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has tried to curb soda consumption, ban smoking in parks and encourage bike riding, is taking on a new cause: requiring New Yorkers to separate their food scraps for composting.
  • Most Americans back NSA tracking phone records, prioritize probes over privacy

    06/10/2013 3:35:29 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 96 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/10/2013 | Jon Cohen
    A large majority of Americans say the federal government should focus on investigating possible terrorist threats even if personal privacy is compromised, and most support the blanket tracking of telephone records in an effort to uncover terrorist activity, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll. Fully 45 percent of all Americans say the government should be able to go further than it is, saying that it should be able to monitor everyone’s online activity if doing so would prevent terrorist attacks. A slender majority, 52 percent, say no such broad-based monitoring should occur. The new survey comes amid...
  • The death of tax reform

    12/09/2012 9:02:10 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 6 , 2012 | Robert J. Samuelson,
    The story behind the story is that “tax reform,” as we know it, is dying. During the 1980s, no major piece of legislation better symbolized bipartisan consensus than the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which was regarded by both liberal and conservative experts as the best tax law since World War II. The basic idea was simple: Reduce tax rates and recover lost revenue by ending (or limiting) tax breaks. The struggle between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner over the “fiscal cliff” indicates that this beneficial consensus has collapsed. Just the opposite is occurring. ... many politicians support...
  • The Washington Post Company Accelerates Payment of 2013 Dividends

    12/07/2012 6:21:14 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    yahoo ^ | Dec 7, 2012
    The Board of Directors of The Washington Post Company (WPO) today announced ... an accelerated cash dividend ... This accelerated dividend is intended by the Board to be in lieu of regular quarterly dividends that the Company otherwise would have declared and paid in calendar year 2013
  • Which presidential candidate has had the better of the debate about the economy? (FReep this poll)

    09/21/2012 5:51:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Which presidential candidate has had the better of the debate about the economy? Mitt Romney - 49% Barack Obama - 50% Other - 1% Total Votes: 8,859
  • Southern California sewage will fertilize Kings County ag land

    07/15/2012 9:29:51 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 13 July 2012 | Mark Grossi
    Southern California soon will begin sending sewage sludge into western Kings County -- up to 500,000 tons a year to a piece of farmland the size of Clovis. It's the San Joaquin Valley's newest mega-composting project, mixing treated human waste from 5.7 million people and woody debris from area farming. The compost will be used as soil nutrient on scrubby land at Westlake Farms to help grow cotton, wheat, pomegranates, pistachios and other crops. But make no mistake about this enterprise. The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County -- serving 78 cities, including Long Beach and Beverly Hills -- bought...
  • Composting 101

    06/19/2012 6:49:08 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 87 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | June 17, 2012 | Rick Bickling
    Composting. Learn the basics, benefits, components, no-no's, and six ways to get started...
  • National Christmas Tree has died near White House.

    05/05/2012 11:56:18 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 108 replies ^ | May 5, 2012 | Fox News
    <p>Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed.</p> <p>The National Park Service says the Colorado blue spruce died of "transplant shock." It came from a tree farm in New Jersey last year and was planted on the Ellipse just south of the White House in March 2011.</p>
  • The Outing of Deep Throat

    04/10/2012 5:12:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | April 10, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    As the 40th anniversary of Watergate impends, we are to be bathed again in the great myth and morality play about the finest hour in all of American journalism. The myth? That two heroic young reporters at The Washington Post, guided by a secret source, a man of conscience they dubbed "Deep Throat," cracked the case and broke the scandal wide open, where the FBI, U.S. prosecutors and more experienced journalists floundered and failed. Through their tireless investigative reporting, they compelled the agencies of government to treat Watergate as the unprecedented constitutional crisis it was. No Pulitzer Prize was ever...
  • Sarah Palin Could Run....And Win

    12/18/2011 10:00:30 AM PST · by fantail 1952 · 146 replies
    My semi-fertile mind | Fantail1952
    Many have truly lost interest in the Republican primary and its "candidates." None appear fully acceptable, all have major faults and excess baggage that could easily cause them to lose to an absolutely unre-electable sitting president. While polls are often flawed and many are absolutely biased, I have seen a consistent trend that any particular GOP candidate VS Obama consistently loses, given a choice between "Any Republican" and Obama, the Republican wins handily. What this means is that the majority of voters, about 75% in the GOP in fact, are totally unhappy with the choices offered. It is my considered...
  • Herman Cain pulls race card on Rick Perry

    10/03/2011 11:09:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2011 | Ralph Alter
    The Washington Post's attempt to "macaca" Rick Perry generated a racialist response from a surprising source. Stephanie McCrummen's ham-handed effort to smear the Texas Governor relied on hearsay, anonymous cloudy recollections of events from nearly 30 years ago and interviews with black Texas residents recalling how they were treated in the Jim Crow 1950's. Ms. McCrummen is a reporter based in Nairobi: it would seem the Post could bring in someone based in Texas for this research, but perhaps the editors weren't looking for someone with local knowledge so much as someone willing to grind the ax against Governor Perry....
  • Organic thinking (composting tablescraps for fun and profit?)

    08/17/2011 10:50:20 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 6 replies
    Utah compost company aims to make the most out of America's vast supply of leftovers. In a Salt Lake City warehouse, tall mounds of rotten vegetables, coffee grounds, and sawdust are steaming at 160 degrees Fahrenheit. It's not a desert dump yard, just the facilities of EcoScraps, an innovative organic compost company started by three Brigham Young University classmates who dropped out of school to launch their business. With 2011 revenues expected to approach $1.5 million, their risk seems to be paying off. EcoScraps' compost mix, sold by the bag in Utah, Arizona, and Colorado stores, is free of the...
  • 'Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend'

    04/22/2011 9:37:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 4/22/11 | Thomas Lifson
    That's the hilarious (and accurate) headline on a story today from MSNBC, of all places. And it's true. For those who don't remember: Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk. A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and '70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia's head hippie. With his long beard and gap-toothed...
  • Washington Post reports lower 4Q net income

    02/23/2011 6:55:03 AM PST · by Qbert · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/23/2011 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Post Co. says its fourth-quarter net income declined 3 percent, as revenue was flat. The company said Wednesday that net income totaled $79 million, or $9.42 per share. That's down from $81.7 million, or $8.71 per share, in the same period a year earlier. The company had more shares outstanding in the quarter a year ago, increasing per-share results.
  • Lungren disposes of House composting program

    01/25/2011 12:22:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 1/25/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Republican Rep. Dan Lungren is using the power of his new leadership post to throw out a composting initiative started under former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's watch. Lungren, named chairman of the Committee on House Administration after Republicans gained control of the House last November, announced this week that he has asked the House Chief Administrative Officer to halt the waste disposal program, citing increased costs and unrealized energy savings. The program, part of the past Democratic leadership's "Green the Capitol" push, put compostable trays and utensils in House dining facilities in an effort to reduce landfill-bound waste. But the...
  • Washington Post blogger duped by fake Twitter congressman, and: Blame Bush!

    09/09/2010 3:38:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | September 9, 2010 | troglopundit
    On a scale of forgetting your pencil at home to forgetting your 50th wedding anniversary, this ranks somewhere around forgetting your lunchbox. But it’s still funny. Last week, a Washington Post columnist started a Twitter hoax. This week, a Washington Post columnist fell for one. Jonathan Capehart, an editorial writer and columnist, took "@RepJackKimble (R-Calif.)" to task Monday for tweeting that "Bush fought 2 wars without costing taxpayers a dime." Capehart responded in a blog post that President Bush advocated for "two giant tax cuts that weren't paid for and two big wars that were largely kept off the main...
  • Apocalyptic views hinder constructive political debate (Report from the Beck rally)

    08/29/2010 7:45:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/29/10 | Robert McCartney
    Apocalyptic views hinder constructive political debateBy Robert McCartney Sunday, August 29, 2010 **SNIP** Instead, these people think our morals have sunk so low and our political leaders have become so unresponsive that the rule of law is breaking down in America. In interviews with members of the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial, I found that many shared such an apocalyptic view of a country on the wrong track. But when pressed for evidence of such severe deterioration, they didn't offer very compelling examples. Basically, the "tea party" thinks the moderately liberal social agenda pushed by the Obama administration is just...
  • Washington Post Plans to Out Companies and Individuals Doing Intelligence Work

    07/16/2010 3:05:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    RedState ^ | July 16, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    This morning I received this memo from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.In it, the ODNI advises its “industry partners,” that is those corporations and individuals who do work to assist the security of the country, that the Washington Post is planning on outing them. Early next week, the Washington Post is expected to publish articles and an interactive website that will likely contain a compendium of government agencies and contractors allegedly conducting Top Secret work. The website is expected to enable users to see the relationships between the federal government and its contractors, describe the type of...
  • PANIC ATTACK .. What do I do with a freezer full of meat?

    05/13/2010 5:22:21 PM PDT · by knarf · 61 replies · 1,288+ views
    self ^ | May 13, 2010 | knarf
    A freezer conked out and a lot of deer inside is on the cusp of going bad.
  • San Francisco's toxic sludge is good for you!

    04/28/2010 12:58:22 PM PDT · by Scythian · 27 replies · 457+ views
    NaturalNews) If someone were to begin marketing toxic sewer sludge as "high-quality, nutrient-rich, organic" compost, he or she would likely be considered a crook and possibly sued for false advertising. Unfortunately, this is what the city of San Francisco and Synagro, "the largest recycler of organic residuals in the United States," have begun doing to the people of San Francisco. Most waste treatment facilities across the U.S. contract treatment and disposal responsibilities to Synagro. Because it is no longer permissible to dump toxic sewage directly in the ocean, most of it ends up being reused on farm fields as "fertilizer."...
  • Free Pelosi

    04/07/2010 5:08:32 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 6 replies · 554+ views
    craigslist ^ | 4/6/10 | unk
    He'll even load it for you.
  • Denver Post owner plans prepackaged Ch. 11 filing

    01/15/2010 8:09:54 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 675+ views
    AP ^ | January 15, 2010
    Owner of Denver Post, Salt Lake Tribune plans prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Affiliated Media Inc., the holding company for the MediaNews Group family of newspapers that includes The Denver Post, said Friday that it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company said it would file a "prepackaged" plan already approved by lenders, which should allow it to emerge from bankruptcy more quickly. Under the plan, company debt would fall from about $930 million to $165 million. Senior lenders would swap debt for stock. Earlier this week, Morris Publishing Group, owner of 13 daily newspapers including the...
  • Washington Post : E-mails Don't Prove Warming is a Fraud

    11/27/2009 7:49:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies · 3,521+ views
    Washington Post via RealClearPolitics ^ | 11/27/2009 | Eugene Robinson
    WASHINGTON -- Stop hyperventilating, all you climate change deniers. The purloined e-mail correspondence published by skeptics last week -- portraying some leading climate researchers as petty, vindictive and tremendously eager to make their data fit accepted theories -- does not prove that global warming is a fraud. If I'm wrong, somebody ought to tell the polar ice caps that they're free to stop melting. That said, the e-mail episode is more than a major embarrassment for the scientists involved. Most Americans are convinced that climate change is real -- a necessary prerequisite for the kinds of huge economic and behavioral...
  • Friday Line: Ranking Republican leaders (WaPO ranks GOP leaders)

    11/22/2009 2:33:45 PM PST · by yongin · 21 replies · 1,121+ views
    WaPO ^ | November 20, 2009 | Chris Cillizza
    (To be clear, that is a relatively low bar. Republicans went into the political wilderness in a major way following Bush's re-election as he grew increasingly less popular and it became increasingly more clear that the party was either unable or unwilling to break with the chief executive in any major way. Polls suggest that the Republican brand remains badly damaged in the eyes of the American public with most people still trusting Obama far more than Republicans in Congress to solve the major issues of the day.) With 2010 right around the corner, there is significant movement in this...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2009 Vol.23 – October 23

    10/23/2009 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 173 replies · 3,085+ views
    Free Republic | 10-23-2009 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon to all of you gardeners. I apologize for the late post today. Well the last days of October are upon us and the garden is finally tilled for the last time this year. I seeded it with an annual rye grass. I also started rebuilding my compost pile. The oak and pecan trees have yet to drop their leaves so I will have to wait for their contribution to the compost pile until November.
  • Compost – It’s even better than you think! (CO2? Fegitaboudit. It's NATURE!)

    11/13/2008 9:10:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 670+ views
    Compost – It’s even better than you think! It’s fantastic! Compost helps retain water, improves drainage, and encourages worms and helpful micro-flora and fauna to colonise your garden beds. If you make compost at home with garden waste and kitchen scraps it’s not only free but it contributes significantly to improving the health of our environment! This is because gases are produced when organic material, such as grass clippings, leaves and food scraps are decomposing. If the organic material is decomposed in a well-managed, aerated (plenty of air circulating) compost heap or bin, healthy compost will be made and the...
  • About the Washington Post Hit Piece on Free Republic Today

    06/28/2008 10:36:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 513 replies · 2,355+ views
    Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Kristinn
    The Washington Post published an article today in the Style section about researcher Danielle Allen's efforts to track down who is behind allegations that presumed Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Hussein Obama (Illinois) is a Muslim. Allen is an Obama supporter who works for the Institute for Advanced Study.The article was written by Matthew Mosk. A curious choice for The Post considering Mosk's involvement in the nefarious MD4Bush scandal in which Mosk claimed to have been given access to a Free Republic poster's account to expose a Maryland GOP government appointee who was alleged to have commented on rumors that...
  • Washington Post Editor Leonard Downie Jr. Stepping Down (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/23/2008 2:25:33 PM PDT · by abb · 17 replies · 272+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2008 | Howard Kurtz
    Leonard Downie Jr. said today he is stepping down as The Washington Post's executive editor, ending a 17-year tenure in which the paper became a major online force and won a slew of prizes for high-profile investigations, including one that Downie published over President Bush's objections. Downie, 66, said his last day will be Sept. 8. The paper's new publisher, Katharine Weymouth, said she plans to announce a successor soon. "After 44 years, the notion of not working in the newsroom anymore brings a lot of emotions," Downie said in an interview. "I will really miss it . . ....
  • Weekly Gardening Thread ----- Tossing Around Ideas

    01/24/2008 10:53:49 AM PST · by Gabz · 224 replies · 599+ views
    My "pea" brain | 1/24/08 | Gabz and GardenGirl
    Howdy folks!!! I originally planned to wait until tomorrow (Friday) to get this going, but it is such a damp, dreary, plain old yucky day here on Virginia's Eastern Shore I decided to do it now --dreaming of spring, so to speak! One of the major topics that seemed to arise last week dealt with "zones" and how even people living in the same "zone" will have different growing conditions based upon location. Also because we are all so spread out the different zones do matter when it comes to planting times and plants. GardenGirl and Diana in Wisconsin are...
  • Brokaw: Washington Post Print Paper 'Probably' Dead in 10 Years

    11/20/2007 8:24:27 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 61 replies · 241+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | 11/20/2007 | Jeff Poor
    hen Tom Brokaw, an old-time mainstream media figure in his own right, says he thinks print newspapers won’t be around in 10 years, that’s probably not a good sign for the industry. The former NBC “Nightly News” anchor appeared at the Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, D.C. on November 19 to promote his new book..Brokaw said he envisioned a major newspaper going completely digital in 10 years. “I was at The Washington Post earlier today,” Brokaw said. “And in the lobby they’ve got a wonderful graphic describing how the printing press works and where it is … 75,000 copies...
  • Washington Post Profits Slide

    08/03/2007 9:02:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies · 591+ views
    The ^ | 8/3/2007 | Nat Worden
    Media Washington Post Profits Slide By Nat Worden Staff Reporter 8/3/2007 10:18 AM EDT URL: Washington Post (WPO) reported a 13% decline in second-quarter earnings on Friday, with its results dragged down by higher taxes and weakness at its publishing divisions. The newspaper publisher and education company reported net income of $68.8 million, or $7.19 a share, down from the $78.7 million, or $8.17 a share, it recorded for last year's second quarter. The results included a one-time $9.2 million spike in tax expense, mostly related to a minority stake in a Canadian paper company. The year-ago quarter...
  • WASHINGTON POST-WATCH: The Post Looks at Islam, and blinks

    08/02/2007 5:25:12 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 480+ views
    Camera ^ | 7-27-07
    WASHINGTON POST-WATCH: The Post Looks at Islam, and Blinks The Washington Post's Sunday, July 22 "Outlook" section gave four of its eight pages to six opinion pieces under the banner "One Islam, Many Circles." Their headlines - and continuation headlines for the first four articles - suggest how imbalanced the section was:"Roots of Rage: 'Why Do They Hate Us?' - America Has Forgotten Its Meddling ... but the Muslim World Has Not";"Muslims on Main St.: As American As You Are - We Feel Right at Home, Thanks";"What Went Wrong: Bush Still Doesn't Get It - A Divided Faith, a...
  • In the House, Suddenly Righteous Republicans (Washington ComPost barf alert)

    01/04/2007 7:01:19 AM PST · by seanmerc · 37 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2007 | Dana Milbank
    Thirty-one-year-old Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) is not a large man, standing perhaps 5 feet 3 inches tall in thick soles. But he packed a whole lot of chutzpah when he walked into the House TV gallery yesterday to demand that the new Democratic majority give the new Republican minority all the rights that Republicans had denied Democrats for years. "The bill we offer today, the minority bill of rights, is crafted based on the exact text that then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi submitted in 2004 to then-Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert," declared McHenry, with 10 Republican colleagues arrayed around him....
  • CIA Learned in '02 That Bin Laden Had No Iraq Ties, Report Says

    09/14/2006 11:21:17 PM PDT · by endthematrix · 53 replies · 1,488+ views ^ | Friday, September 15, 2006 | Washington Post Staff Writer
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