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  • Jesus Created Marijuana, And It Should Be Legal

    09/08/2016 2:36:00 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 185 replies
    Patheos ^ | Sept. 8, 2016 | Benjamin L. Corey
    If you grew up during the era of big wheels, horrid hair styles, and the Reagan administration, you probably grew up thinking that green plant you see above you was a really dangerous item. This is especially true if you grew up a Christian during that era. I mean, it was the lowest level ďdrugĒ on the list of drugs, but it was the gateway drug. This gateway drug was to be especially feared, because it represented the slippery slope to every other drug or form of immorality. Even trying it once could result in you no longer wanting to...
  • Indoor farming will be integral to the worldís food security

    08/28/2016 1:48:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business Day ^ | August 23, 2016 | Staff
    FARMING will need to shift towards indoor vertical farms and precision techniques that could make use of drones. Just as important will be the planting of drought-resistant crops and even printing meat to secure food production globally. This is according to Ernst Janovsky, senior agricultural economist at Absa, who emphasised that technology will need to be incorporated into farming practices in order to keep up with costs and supply. Speaking at an Absa Agribusiness roundtable in Centurion on Tuesday, Janovsky said population growth would create more demand for food, water and land. By 2050, the global population is expected to...
  • Recent high school grads represent the future of southeast Ohio farming

    08/14/2016 1:58:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Athens Messenger ^ | July 17, 2016 | Larry Di Giovanni
    Maryrose Littler, who is committed to organic farming and permaculture, picks fresh onions from her grandmother Barbara Keyes¬í raised vegetable beds near McArthur. ÔĄź ÔĀ• Ôāö Ôāô ÔɆ ÔÄĮ Ôāä Two Class of 2016 graduates ¬ó organic farmer-in-the making Maryrose Littler, and Kayla Cline, raised on an historic farm in Albany ¬ó represent the future of farming in southeastern Ohio. Littler recently graduated from Athens High School and Cline from Alexander High School. Littler enjoys living an organic lifestyle on her parents¬í five-acre homestead near Morrison-Gordon Elementary School, where she helps raise honeybees, homegrown vegetables, chickens and beef. She...
  • This Canadian Startup Wants to Be the ĎPlant Whispererí of Indoor Farming

    08/12/2016 3:05:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Modern Farmer ^ | August 5, 2016 | Andrew Amelinckx
    Two guys from Canada have come up with a new way for everyone from small indoor growers to large-scale vertical farmers to easily automate their operations. Their system's called Motorleaf and it collects data about your plants and then instructs your existing grow equipment to adjust to the cropís needs. Think of it as the Nest for your indoor farm. In the summer of 2015, Ramen Dutta began tinkering around with a way to more easily care for his small indoor hobby farm. Although he had a degree in agricultural engineering, he had been working in IT and created an...
  • Weíve Already Used Up Earthís Resources For 2016 ó And Itís Only August

    08/08/2016 10:41:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Aug 8, 2016 | Dominique Mosbergen
    We¬íve failed again. It¬ís less than eight months into 2016 and the ominous day is already nearly upon us: Earth Overshoot Day, previously known as Ecological Debt Day, is a reminder of the enormous toll we take on the Earth. The day marks the juncture when humanity¬ís demand for ecological resources exceeds what the planet can replenish annually. In 2016, it falls on Monday, which means people have already consumed an entire year¬ís worth of the world¬ís resources ‚Äē and we still have four months to go until the year¬ís end. For the rest of 2016, we¬íll be ¬ďliving on...
  • Prepper Thread

    08/04/2016 4:09:15 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 22 replies
    Myself | Aug 4, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings Everyone; I do hope everyone is doin fairly well. I do know & understand that I should be posting here more, but life gets in the way [a lot around here] Anyway, we have talked in the past about reading,reference & entertainment, when things get real ugly & bad out there. Well Providence has "smiled" upon me [again]. I have been fortunate to meet [on line for now] a Mr. Ron Foster. He is a "Prepper" novelist. He has written a lot of books about different aspects of prepping & dealing with disasters. This is from his Amazon page;...
  • Indoor farming gives former New Jersey arena new lease on life

    08/03/2016 7:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2016 | Gina Cherelus
    In an old warehouse in Newark, New Jersey, that once housed the state's biggest indoor paint ball arena, leafy green plants such as kale, arugula and watercress sprout from tall metal towers under bright lights. A local company named AeroFarms has built what it says is the world's largest indoor vertical farm, without the use of soil or sunlight. Its ambitious goal is to grow high-yielding crops via economical methods to provide locally sourced food to the community, protect the environment and ultimately even combat hunger worldwide. "We use about 95 percent less water to grow the plants, about 50...
  • Weekly [Sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/30/2016 10:13:47 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 7 replies
    Myself ^ | June30,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings All; Here is another thought provoking discussion on what we can do when the world we know & love falls apart. Last week I had posted some thoughts on using an air rifle to remove garden raiders/pests. So after talking to a friend of mine [Jim Chapman], he recommended this article from the mag. Outdoor Life. [www.outdoorlife.com] He goes through a very long list of air rifles & their different uses. Air guns have come a very long way since the days of the Daisy Red Ryder's. There are some rifles that can hit a target out to over...
  • Piss Christ? Piss Koran! Part 3: Crisis

    06/15/2016 11:19:43 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 28 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | June 15, 2016 | Matt Bracken
    Piss Christ? Piss Koran! ó Part 3: Crisis (This is the third installment of a story by Matthew Bracken, which is being serialized here in four parts.) As the two SWAT commandos slid down their ropes, the chopper lifted for a moment, and one of them was dragged against the craneís guy wire. He was flicked from his descent line, but he managed to grab hold of the thick steel cable. The helicopter dropped again, its rotors nearly intersecting the cable, but it banked away, dipped its nose, shot forward and corkscrewed downward, the other commando swinging out below its...
  • Last stand for Europe's remaining ancient forest as loggers prepare to move in

    05/31/2016 8:51:08 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 18 May 2016 | Arthur Neslen
    Europe¬ís last primeval forest is facing what campaigners call its last stand as loggers prepare to start clear-cutting trees, following the dismissal of dozens of scientists and conservation experts opposed to the plan. Poland¬ís new far right government says logging is needed because more than 10% of spruce trees in the Unesco world heritage site of BiaŇāowieŇľa are suffering from a bark beetle outbreak. But nearly half the logging will be of other species, according to its only published inventory. Oak trees as high as 150 feet that have grown for 450 years could be reduced to stumps under the...
  • Noonan: Clinton-Sanders Ticket

    05/20/2016 11:55:27 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 26 replies
    Freep | 05/20/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Peggy Noonan, one of the first neo-cons to turn on Sarah Palin, is forecasting that Hillary should pick Bernie for her Veep. Right. So Hillary dies of her hematoma, and now we have Bernie for President of the United States. Who would Bernie have in his Geezercratic cabinet? We could naturalize Fidel Castro, to become Bernie's Vice-President. Havana could become our new national capital; the Cuban flag would have to be altered a bit to show the US as a minor province. Henry Kissinger would be the Secretary of State. (Hillary would have liked that.) George Soros' head could be...
  • Philadelphia Aims To Become International Hub For Indoor Farming

    05/18/2016 8:57:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    KYW-TV ^ | April 28, 2016 | Stephanie Stahl
    On the CBS3 health watch, its vertical farming. Philadelphia aims to become an international hub for indoor growing, according to a resolution passed today by city council. When growing produce we usually think of acres of farmland. Some say the next generation of farming will be in urban centers like Philadelphia, and you wonít need soil or the sun, just an old warehouse. Welcome to vertical farming, where produce is grown inside, in specialized shelves that are stacked up vertically....
  • Debate on Pot Legalization Heats up in California [semi-satire]

    05/16/2016 10:30:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    The debate over a California initiative to legalize recreational marijuana sparked heated rejoinders from both sides this week. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) suggested that legalization "will better deploy law enforcement resources. Energy that is now put into harassing inoffensive users of marijuana can be redirected toward suppressing more serious crimes like rape and murder." Leading opponent of legalization, Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney, president of the California Police Chiefs Association, challenged the Congressman "to name one so-called rape or murder victim who might otherwise have been spared if police officers weren't occupied enforcing our drug laws." "Potheads like to portray...
  • A farm deep inside a Brooklyn warehouse may lead the way to large-scale urban agriculture

    04/10/2016 6:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | April 10, 2016 | Cara Eisenpress
    Hereís one way to grow food in an urban environment: Raise a school of tilapia in a tank. Filter out the nitrogen-rich waste, and let naturally occurring bacteria transform it from ammonia into nitrate. Run that naturally derived fertilizer beneath the roots of greens, herbs and peppers. Let the veggies flourish beneath LED lights. Harvest the vegetables. Later, harvest the fish. Cook and serve. Known as aquaponics, this complicated but efficient ecosystem is the latest attempt at making agriculture commercially viable in New York Cityóeven though it has a spotty history, a not-quite-proven track record and plenty of skeptics. ďWe...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    04/08/2016 1:37:59 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 13 replies
    Myself | April 8,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone, it is time to once again to open our mind/s to the realms of saving our & families arse/s when things go from bad to worse. I would have posted up last week, but I & my family were under the weather, so I had to play nurse to the 3 of us. So now let us discuss property management. For me, we have 5 acres here in eastern central Mo. by the mighty Mississippi River [way above the flood plains too]. But about 1/3 of my property is over grown with trees & invasive plants. And in...
  • Why You Should Keep Backyard Chickens

    04/07/2016 12:11:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 155 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 6, 2016 | Daniel Payne
    Many urban homeowners increasingly desire to keep small flocks of chickens in their backyards, and with good cause. There is no reason every family in this country that can run a flock of chickens in their backyard should not. This perfectly logical and reasonable habitóbackyard chicken farmingóhas been buried under a great deal of hipster elitism (from many of the backyard chicken farmers themselves) and sneering derision (from their critics). Please try to ignore these detractors. If you can play host to backyard chickens, you should. It is, in many urban localities, easier said than done. This normal and praiseworthy...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/27/2016 7:55:09 AM PST · by TMSuchman · 63 replies
    Myself | Feb. 27,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Ok folks, welcome back to our weekly discussion on what & how are we going to deal with the end of the world as I see it. This week we are going to discuss medical supplies & possible issues that may/are going to face us when & if everything goes to heck in a hand basket. First of all you can not beat a good all around first aid kit, for everyday run of the mill emergencies. But know how life likes to throw us a real good wrinkle we need to look at gaining extra, like do you know...
  • LEDs Clobber CFLs; Turn Indoor Farming Into New Growth Market

    02/21/2016 2:35:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Energy Collective ^ | February 16, 2016 | David Wamsted
    The two events had nothing to do with one another, and yet they are inextricably linked. I am an inveterate coupon clipper and in the latest mailer from BJ's Wholesale Club (my big box savings store of choice) I noticed an eye-popping deal on LEDs--8 60 watt-equivalent bulbs from Sylvania for $19.99, or roughly $2.50 apiece. The next day, GE announced that it planned to stop manufacturing compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and focus instead on LEDs. The market never really took to CFLs, for understandable reasons noted in my household as well: Most of them could not be used with...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/19/2016 11:53:31 AM PST · by TMSuchman · 58 replies
    Self | Feb. 19, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Ok, folks, 2 weeks ago I started us on a series of discussions, on what we need to be looking at for long term survival, if & when the need arises. [I need to apologize for missing last week's installment, I had some family issues come up that needed my attn all weekend long] So we started on the need of looking at a long term food supply/ies, because the stores are going to go bare very fast & chances of resupply maybe very dim. I was hinting around gardening & raising your own. [Because every durned fool is going...
  • Japan: World's first agricultural plant without workers

    02/13/2016 9:20:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Fresh Plaza ^ | February 8, 2016 | Europa Press
    In 2017, the Japanese company Spread will open the world's first fully automated agricultural plant, with robots working the whole process: from seed to harvest. Spread, headquartered in Kyoto, explained that this plant will start operating regularly by mid-2017. Mechanization will allow it, among other things, to produce 30,000 heads of lettuce a day, as noted on their website. This figure falls short of the firm's expectations, as its goal is to produce half a million heads of lettuce a day within five years. Furthermore, the new automation technologies will reduce labour costs by 50% and energy use by 30%...
  • Prayer request for surgery tomorrow

    09/15/2015 7:28:13 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 75 replies
    9/15/2015 | EternalVigilance
    Took a fall off a step ladder yesterday while picking apples and broke my wrist. Surgery tomorrow at noon to put in a plate. Please pray that it goes well. Thanks. EV
  • Weekly Preppers' Thread

    09/04/2015 2:37:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 110 replies
    9/4/15 | kartographer
    Preppers you know what we are looking for things like good preparedness supply buys, small discoveries and helpful hints which possible by themselves would make a interesting thread, but would be of interest to fellow preppers.
  • Disappearing Insurance

    08/23/2015 11:40:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/15 | Jimmy Reed
    Time stood still in what I now remember as a pristine, open-air, chapel, where a congregation of two melded their souls with Mother Natureís glory After serving in World War II, my father raised cotton on two hundred Mississippi Delta acres. The wealthy doctor who owned the land loaned him enough money to buy a tractor and a cultivator. Single-handedly and determined, he worked the land, made his first crop, and launched a 50-year farming career. When a much larger farm came up for sale, the doctor loaned Dad the money to buy it. I was ten years old, and...
  • U.S. Marine Corps and USA Flag (USA Flag intentionally upside down)

    07/27/2015 12:29:10 PM PDT · by Old Badger · 4 replies
    The Shootist ^ | July 27, 2015 | Old Badger
  • YC-Backed Transcend Launches An Extra Efficient LED Light For Indoor Farmers

    07/15/2015 9:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    TechCrunch Daily ^ | July 8, 2015 | Christine Magee
    Transcend Lighting, one of the more unconventional startups accepted into Y Combinatorís latest cohort, is launching out of beta today to bring its energy-saving LED lights to indoor farmers everywhere. Founder Brian Bennett, an optical engineer by training, invented the first Transcend prototype after his father challenged him to build some LED lights for the family farm in upstate New York. When the lights he designed were successful, Bennett entered a business plan competition at Columbia, won some money to continue developing the idea, and was accepted into Y Combinatorís Spring 2015 class. ďFarms today, generally speaking, use high pressure...
  • Eat Bugs To Save The Planet

    07/12/2015 3:00:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 11, 2015 | Johnny Adamic
    Weíre a month away from going over budget in using this yearís planetary resources. One way to balance our ecological books is to eat more insects. By mid-summer of each year, we use up the Earth. Known as Earth Overshoot Day, itís the day, sometime in August, when our yearly demand for ecological resources exceeds how much the planet can replenish those resources for the year. Soon after August 15, this year, Earth will be operating on a deficit. All the while, the population of Earth is growing. Itís estimated there will be 9 billion people by 2050, an additional...
  • Obama Tells the Truth: He ordered ďtraining of ISIL forcesĒ

    07/08/2015 4:01:59 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 15 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 8, 2015 | Editors
    What kind of a man negotiates nukes with the most prolific sponsor of terror in the world, Iran? What kind of a man stands with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, even giving them aid and comfort through the United States Government? What kind of man skips the international show of solidarity in Paris following the Charlie Hebdo terrorist massacre? What kind of a man stands in front of the United Nations General Assembly and declares that free people should not be allowed to criticize ďthe Prophet Mohammed?Ē What kind of a man lies to the American people daily, and never bats...
  • Dear Bernie, My People Came Here After Slavery

    07/08/2015 2:00:40 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 19 replies
    Freep | 7/8/2015 | CharlesOConnell
    †Dear Senator Sanders,†I'd gladly apologize for anything my fat, rich, bourgeois, Kulak ancestors did.†But please, precisely, explain what I'll be apologizing for.†When Africans were being stolen from their country, my Irish ancestors were being told, "Either convert to the Protestant Church of Ireland, or just take your children and GET out on the road.(BTW: I don't blame you for the fact that your surname seems English.)
  • Tesla, Nissan Take Financial Hits as States Remove EV Subsidies

    07/02/2015 1:19:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 2, 2015 | Paul Chesser
    Itís been six years sinceelectric vehiclemanufacturers enjoyed their windfall from U.S. taxpayers via the stimulus, but the thirst for subsidies, and pain from financial losses, have not waned. The pursuit of government goodiescontinues apace forTesla Motors, even more vigorously after the Los Angeles Timesreported last month that CEO Elon Musk depends on more than $4.9 billion in corporate welfare for his companies, which also include SolarCity and SpaceX. Teslaís quest may more accurately be portrayed as preservation of the golden goose that is Californiaís zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) credit scheme. The Golden State requires the six largest auto manufacturers to...
  • The Man Who Grew His Own Forest

    When Jadav Payeng was 16 years old, he confronted a problem quite unlike those most teenagers devote their attention to. He lived in remote northeast India on Majuli Island, the largest river island in the world. Abnormal monsoon flooding was bombarding the islandís eastern side. It was rapidly eroding the landmass and stripping all vegetation from the remaining land. Jadav looked at the wasteland where lush forest had once stood, and made up his mind to reverse the trend. So he planted a tree. That was in 1979, and Jadav has continued planting trees, spreading seeds and nurturing the forest...
  • Hydroponic or ďFrankensteinĒ Tomatoes?

    05/15/2015 8:42:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Could it be possible that large manufacturers of chemicals have encouraged and promoted hydroponic and hybrid agriculture in order to maintain sales and profit margins? Hydroponic tomatoes have finally arrived in Romania. A video from Antena 3 entitled,ďPofta Buna la Otrava,Ē (Good Appetite for Poison), describes how an entrepreneur from Reghin, Mures County, has grown last year nine huge tomato plants per square meter, the size of ďtropical arbors.Ē The plants grew out of a special bed without soil. The seeds were treated with a special fungicide designed to resist disease, grew roots in a bed of cotton and other...
  • Armageddon ďpreppersĒ fuel multi-million dollar survival industry

    03/21/2015 8:37:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 225 replies
    CCTV America ^ | February 10, 2015 | Sean Callebs
    The U.S. is seeing a growing number of ďpreppersĒ or survivalists who prepare to live for months at a time in the event of a disaster. CCTV Americaís Sean Callebs reported this story from Atlanta. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are those who believe you have to be prepared now, because the end will come in a flash. A pandemic flue nearly 100 years ago, for example, killed as much as five percent of the global population. Preppers say theyíre ready to survive in the worst scenaro. ďI had a friend who described it very well as ó thereís those who prep because they...
  • New Survival Reality Show is Casting Families to Live Off The Grid Ė Nationwide (Deadline 3/7/15!!)

    03/06/2015 4:49:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    AuditionsFree ^ | February 26, 2015
    SURVIVE MY WILDERNESS : Nationwide Type: Reality TV NOW CASTING: The Producers of Naked and Afraid are seeking Families who want to live OFF THE GRID in ALASKA! A Major Network with the Producers of Naked and Afraid are looking for families with 2+ kids (ideally ages 2-18) who want a more authentic lifestyle where thereís actual value in your work and family time is more than just 15 minutes in the car on the way to school. Should you be chosen for the show, you and your family will move to Alaska for 3 months (as of now, August-November)...
  • The Best Lifestyle Might be the Cheapest Too

    02/18/2015 6:36:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Dilbert ^ | February 17, 2015 | Scott Adams
    If you were to build a city from scratch, using current technology, what would it cost to live there? I think it would be nearly free if you did it right. This is a big deal because people arenít saving enough for retirement, and many folks are underemployed. If the economy canít generate enough money for everyone to pay for a quality lifestyle today, perhaps we can approach it from the other direction and lower the cost of living. Consider energy costs. We already know how to build homes that use zero net energy. So that budget line goes to...
  • Our American Ecosystems Need Gardeners to Weed Them (Responsibly, of Course)!

    02/03/2015 5:06:08 PM PST · by Ulmius · 37 replies
    February 3, 2015 | Ulmius
    I'm writing on a story I heard about the spread of the Burmese python in Florida. This is also my first post on this site. Despite all our objections against the dangers of blind and excessive "green" regulations by the federal government, conservationism SHOULD NOT be seen as a strictly progressive movement. In the context of invasive species, these types of pests infest an area the size of Delaware every year in this country (according to the Audubon Society). Pythons roam the Everglades. Chinese privet chokes out vital understory species in the Southern uplands. Zebra mussels crust the surface of...
  • Fields of Gold: GMO-Free Crops Prove Lucrative for Farmers

    02/03/2015 2:05:59 PM PST · by Theoria · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 02 Feb 2015 | Jacob Bunge
    Last spring, for the first time in 20 years, Indiana farmer Jim Benham planted his fields entirely with soybean seeds that hadnít been genetically modified to withstand herbicides. It wasnít because the 63-year-old suddenly had embraced the anti-GMO movement. Instead, he was drawn to a nearly 14% per-bushel premium for non-GMO soybeans offered by a local grain terminal, which sells them to Asian feed processors. Mr. Benham is among a small but growing number of Midwestern farmers moving away from biotech seeds developed by Monsanto Co. , DuPont Co. and other companies in response to lower crop prices over the...
  • Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That [first though, red tag shaming]

    01/28/2015 4:05:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    NPR ^ | January 25, 2015
    In Seattle, wasting food will now earn you a scarlet letter ó well, a scarlet tag, to be more accurate. The bright red tag, posted on a garbage bin, tells everyone who sees it that you've violated a new city law that makes it illegal to put food into trash cans. "I'm sure neighbors are going to see these on their other neighbors' cans," says Rodney Watkins, a lead driver for Recology CleanScapes, a waste contractor for the city. He's on the front lines of enforcing these rules. Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine homeowners for...
  • Seattle government now going through citizensí trash for public shaming, revenue

    01/27/2015 8:42:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Sure, the incentive to compost is the putative reason for this regulation, but exactly how is it enforced? In order for city officials and trash collectors to know you have committed the civic sin of disposing of leftover food in your trashcan, they have to examine the contents of your trashcan. Letís hope the citizens of Seattle and trash collectors can come to some kind of silent truce over this. Do they collectors really want to examine every load they dump into the truck for transgressions? (Lord help us, the city probably offers a bonus of taxpayer money for tagging...
  • DC Mayor Says City "Exploring" Suing Congress Over Marijuana Legalization

    01/05/2015 12:56:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    This morning on Meet the Press, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said that the city will "explore every option" in regards to getting Initiative 71 enforced in the city. Initiative 71, which would have permitted the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes, was passed with overwhelming support on Election Day, yet was blocked by Congress. Bowser had previously been against legalized marijuana, but has since changed her position to align with the will of the voters of the District of Columbia. Bowser also said that she intends on "forging a path" for increased autonomy in the District of Columbia. Mayor...
  • 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 ďwhat ifsĒ, 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 Nationís projection of 9.2 billion in 2050. For now, the drop in global population...
  • Part-time job needed in the SLC area...

    12/22/2014 9:05:23 PM PST · by republicanbred · 7 replies
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    I have been on this website for almost 12 years and I have never asked for anything. Now I need a favor...we have a close friend in the Salt Lake City area who needs part time work while going to school. He is a 21 year old strongly conservative in every way most awesome guy! Please...if anyone knows of anyone who might have anything for him I would be indebted to you forever!!!
  • Time to Counter Land Trust Abuse Against Farmers

    10/24/2014 4:21:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Time to counter the powerful Green voices that are dictating policy and harassing property owners Tired of land trust agents frequently abusing the public trust and the rights of property owners, Tom DeWeese, President of the American Policy Center, Martha Boneta, owner of Liberty Farm in Paris, Virginia and other major property rights advocates are organizing a property rights rally, conference, and an early morning hearing before the Virginia Outdoors Federation on November 6, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia at the Department of Conservation and Recreation. ďItís time to counter the powerful Green voices that are dictating policy and harassing property...
  • Charity Begins at Home with American Citizens

    10/15/2014 5:29:51 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    American farmers who have farmed for generations are being squeezed out by the NGO environmentalist assault on property rights, refugees and illegal aliens are given land, money While we are fighting in Virginia and around the country for small farmerís rights to maintain their freedom to farm, unencumbered by local government permits and environmental NGOs that are determined to force all farmers under conservation easements and regulatory control, war refugees are given land and grants to farm in our country. A recent report by the Associated Press from Des Moines, Iowa, stated, ďThe rapidly rising demand for locally grown fruits...
  • Tobacco Plants Lead the Way to Ebola Cure

    10/06/2014 8:53:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/14 | Wes Porter
    Nicotiana benthamiana, already used to produce West Nile virus antibodies, offers similar protection against the devastating Ebola virus The already wide horticultural field has expanded yet more to the new science of pharming. This involves the production of pharmaceuticals through the use of genetic engineering to insert genes that code for desired and otherwise expensive and complicated to produce pharmaceuticals into plants. Today, thanks to the herbaceous plant and close relative of tobacco, Nicotiana benthamiana, already used to produce West Nile virus antibodies, offers similar protection against the devastating Ebola virus. Found amongst rocks on hills and cliffs throughout the...
  • The mainstream media ignores the elephant in the room

    10/02/2014 4:30:49 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-02-14 | DrJohn
    The first case of the "mystery" virus affecting kids all over the country has been reported in Maine. The mainstream press has shown an astonishing lack of interest in the obvious. Over 900 cases of this illness have appeared, scattered throughout the country and they have only one thing in common. The introduction of illegal alien children. How has the press handled this? By ignoring it. At CBSEnterovirus spreads across the nation There is another virus sweeping the country. The enterovirus mostly strikes children and causes a severe respiratory illness. In the past three weeks, it has spread from 12...
  • It's Time for a Prepper Reality Check!

    09/18/2014 4:01:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | August 16, 2014 | Daisy Luther
    You may have enough weapons and ammo stashed away to fight the next World War all by yourselfÖ You may have fortified your home and have 3 different routes mapped out to get to your bug-out retreatÖ You may have a food stockpile that will see you, your family, heck, the whole darned neighborhood, through until the Second ComingÖ You may tirelessly watch militant YouTube videos that show you how to take down your opponent in 3 easy maneuversÖ But.. If you arenít realistic about your skills and your physical abilities, you are likely to be just as dead as...
  • Tips for living: 'The Provident Prepper' gives solid, clear info on getting prepared (Book review)

    09/03/2014 1:21:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | August 27, 2014 | Margot Hovley
    Kylene and Jonathan Jones' book "The Provident Prepper" (Plain Sight Publishing, $16.99) gives straight forward and easy-to-understand details on emergency preparedness. It's a great resource for families or individuals who'd like to learn how to take care of the necessities during an emergency. Written in conversational style, readers can adapt the information to fit their situations. The 358-page book has sections on a variety of topics including survival kits; communication; water storage and purification; food and fuel storage; emergency heating; lighting; and cooking. Here are a few tips the husband and wife team share: In the case of an emergency...
  • Repeated and Uncontrollable Failures (The unbearable sadness of climate activism)

    08/23/2014 4:28:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Tim Blair Blog ^ | 8-16-2014 | Tim Blair
    The unbearable sadness of climate activism: Nicole Thornton remembers the exact moment her curious case of depression became too real to ignore. It was five years ago and the environmental scientist ¬Ė a trained biologist and ecologist ¬Ė was writing a rather dry PhD on responsible household water use. Fair enough. That would make anyone depressed. Thornton had always been easily upset by apathy towards, and denial of, environmental issues. But now she began to notice an oddly powerful personal reaction to "the small stuff" ¬Ė like people littering, or neighbours chopping down an old tree. So, she's a bossy...
  • EPA Pesticide Bans Threaten You and the Economy

    08/21/2014 6:36:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/21/2014 | Alan Caruba
    When Rachel Carsonís book, ďSilent SpringĒ, was published, filled with totally false claims about DDT, the Environmental Protection Agency looked it over and concluded she had used manipulated data. They concluded that DDT should not be banned, but its first administrator, William Ruckleshaus, overruled the agency and imposed a ban. Ruckleshaus was a lawyer, not a scientist. He was also politically connected enough to hold a variety of government positions. He got the nod for the EPA job from John Mitchell, Nixonís Attorney General who later went to jail for his participation in the Watergate cover-up.
  • 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. ó 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 ďengage in farming and ranching practices.Ē 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...