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  • Latest HRC campaign email [vanity/inanity]

    04/30/2016 10:28:30 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 7 replies
    email inbox ^ | 04/30/2016 | Robby Mook Campaign Manager Hillary for America
    I'm not sure how I got on HRC's mailing list. Here's today's. I guess they think my name is Ann and I have some sort of restroom-use conundrum.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD April 29, 2016

    04/29/2016 2:12:39 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 80 replies
    freerepublic | April 29, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Donít look now but the Earth is getting greener

    04/27/2016 4:49:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Since both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sander are quite keen to talk about climate change and carbon taxes, let’s take a brief break from the campaign trail and check in on how Mother Gaia is doing these days. We’ve recorded what some climate scientists claim is a string of record warmest months over the past year and if I were judging by the almost snow-free, mild winter we just enjoyed in upstate New York and the rest of the northeast (watch out for the bears) I’d have to agree. So I assume this means we’re all doomed. But oddly...
  • Give Your Balls To Hillary

    04/24/2016 7:41:13 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 34 replies
    Childhood | 4/24/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I've seen a few opuses (opi?) here on Free Republic the last couple of days. They are mostly of the "I'm gonna take my ball and go home!" genre. Well, those balls aren't going to do much good just sitting in the closet at home. These people should give their balls to Hillary Clinton. Hillary isn't much of a basketball player, but she will take these balls and stab them and grind them up and use them as borders for the rose garden at The White House. So, don't just take your balls and go home, give them to Hillary....
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 22, 2016

    04/22/2016 5:12:38 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 77 replies
    freerepublic | April 22, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today

    04/20/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | April 19, 2016 | Lorie Johnson
    Not many substances are as widely studied as tea. Now, the verdict is in. The bottom line: if you're not drinking tea on a regular basis, it might be a habit worth starting. That's because when it comes to your health, tea packs a powerful punch. Combined studies examining literally hundreds of thousands of tea drinkers led a vast array of scientists to conclude that a consistent dose of tea is good for the body. Most of the research was conducted in Asian countries, on people drinking hot, green tea. The amount mattered. Usually people only experienced health benefits if...
  • Salma Hayek Mocks Donald Trump's 9/11 Flub

    04/19/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 81 replies
    E ^ | Tue, Apr 19, 2016 10:50 AM | Francesca Bacardi
    Donald Trump was giving it his all during a final rally in New York Monday, but in the midst of his speech he made a flub. In a video obtained by CNN, the GOP candidate accidentally refers to 9/11 as the convenience store 7-Eleven, probably best known for its Slurpees. "I wrote this out, and it's very close to my heart because I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down," he said. "And I saw the greatest people I've ever seen in...
  • Baltimore hopes large-scale demolition paves way for rebuilding (Vacant Lots "Land of Opportunity")

    04/18/2016 8:44:37 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4-18-2016 | Jeff Pegues
    The city of Baltimore worked to tear down thousands of homes on Monday in an effort to lift itself out of decades of urban decay. The city and state are paying millions for demolition in the hope that, one day, developers will see vacant lots as a land of opportunity.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 15, 2016

    04/15/2016 5:16:21 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 94 replies
    freerepublic | 4/15/2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 8, 2016

    04/08/2016 1:30:15 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 152 replies
    freerepublic | April 8, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • What Will Hillary Clinton's Prison Tattoos Be?

    04/08/2016 11:45:36 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 45 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/8/2016 | blueunicorn6
    What tattoos do you think our girl Hillary Clinton will get while she is in prison? Is she the delicate butterfly type or the scary skull type? I'm thinking she'll get "HRC + RMN Forever". Keep it somewhat clean.
  • Yurt and Tiny Living Tips From Experts

    04/04/2016 3:18:03 PM PDT · by BackpackDaly · 40 replies
    Smaller House, Larger Life Making the choice to live small in a yurt or tiny house is no quick decision. However, if you want to be reduce your carbon footprint, connect closely with the people you live with, be one with nature, cut down on material possessions, or want to live a more green and sustainable existence, the lifestyle might be perfect for you. Intrigued? These experienced tiny dwellers have a lot of useful insight into the experience of inhabiting tiny structures like yurts and tipis to make the most out of living in them. Kenton Whitman (http://www.rewildu.com) Living in...
  • What Classes Will Hillary Take In Prison?

    04/04/2016 11:34:23 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 49 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/4/2016 | blueunicorn6
    What classes do you think that Hillary Clinton will take while she is in prison? At first, I thought she might take something practical like auto body repair. Now, I'm thinking that she is going to study a subject she's had a lifelong interest and passion for...... Raising Worms For Fun, Profit And Companionship.
  • For Dinner Tonight...

    04/01/2016 4:37:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 28 replies
    My Fetid Mind | April 1st, 2016 | Mariner
    An extraordinary Chicken Sandwich:Grilled Chick Breast (yes, it's grilling season here with mid to upper 70's). Coat in your favorite seasoned salt and grill HOT for 6-7mins each side. Ezekiel or some other very dense/hearty sprouted grain bread. Seasoned Mayo (Mayo, finely minced rosemary, chopped chives, black pepper, all to taste).Organic mixed greens.Kettle Backyard BBQ Chips (don't eat the whole bag!)A fine Munich Marzen or Vienna Lager.
  • THE WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 1, 2016

    04/01/2016 12:05:34 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 69 replies
    freerepublic | April 1, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MARCH 25, 2016

    03/25/2016 9:01:01 AM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 76 replies
    march 25, 2016 | ApplegaeRanch for Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Vanity: I'm soliciting advice on starting my own business . . . (It's not an election vanity. Yay!)

    03/20/2016 2:54:15 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 39 replies
    I'm considering starting a CSA, with which I would provide a basket of vegetables from my garden (uncertified organic) to 10 (the first year) families each week for 18 weeks. Using the CSA model, the customers sign up and prepay for the season, knowing the risks of crop failure. I have experience with intensive planting and growing a lot on a little land. Additionally, my neighbor will allow me the use of his field for free . . .
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MARCH 18, 2016

    03/18/2016 7:45:27 AM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 108 replies
    3/18/2016 | ApplegateRanch
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MARCH 11, 2016

    03/11/2016 1:15:58 PM PST · by Darth Reardon · 37 replies
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MARCH 4, 2016

    03/04/2016 6:12:13 PM PST · by greeneyes · 32 replies
    freerepublic | 3/4/2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit gets his own 50p coin Ė and he didn't have to steal it

    03/01/2016 7:39:48 AM PST · by goodwithagun · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 29, 2016 | Alison Flood
    The Royal Mint has chosen Beatrix Potterís thieving Peter Rabbit as the first character from childrenís literature ever to appear on a UK coin. Peter, pictured in the blue jacket that he is forced to abandon in the garden of Mr McGregor when he is caught stealing vegetables, is captured on a special, coloured edition of a 50p coin available from today. The Royal Mint, which described Peter as ďthe most recognisable of Potterís creations, and one of the most cherished from childrenís literatureĒ, will release uncoloured versions of the coin in change later this year.
  • Obama's Climate Change Legacy to be Determined by Next President

    02/29/2016 9:09:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 29, 2016 | Marita Noon
    After months of debate and public comments, President Obamaís controversial Clean Power Plan (CPP) was issued in August 2015 and published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2015. But that is hardly the end of the story. Instead the saga is just beginningówith the ending to be written sometime in 2017 and the outcome highly dependent on who resides in the White House. The CPP is the newest set of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that the Atlantic states: ďanchors the Obama administrationís climate-change policy. It seeks to guide local utilities away from coal-fired electricity generation, and toward renewable...
  • Poll: Only 15 percent say they have benefited from ObamaCare

    02/29/2016 5:30:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 29, 2016 | Sarah Ferris
    ust 15 percent of people say they have personally benefited from ObamaCare, although more than one-third believe it has helped the people of their state, according to a poll released Monday. Most Americans -- a total of 56 percent -- say they haven't felt directly affected by the Affordable Care Act. Among those who have felt affected, more people say the law has hurt them than helped them, according to polling by National Public Radio and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Twenty-six percent of U.S. adults say they have been personally harmed by the healthcare law since its passage --...
  • 2nd Grader's 'Special Medicine' Story Leads to Pot Bust

    02/25/2016 2:13:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | Feb 25, 2016
    An 8-year-old boy said he helped his mother's boyfriend grow "special medicine that can cure anything at all," The Times-Argus reportsA second-grader's story about helping a farmer grow "special medicine" plants led to the bust of an indoor marijuana growing operation in Vermont, authorities said. According to an affidavit, an 8-year-old boy told school officials and Windsor police detective Jennifer Frank that he helped his mother's boyfriend, 54-year-old Steven Mann, grow "special medicine that can cure anything at all," The Times-Argus reports. Police said they found 50 marijuana plants worth $75,000, along with two "grow rooms" next to the...
  • Former KKK leader David Duke: Voting against Donald Trump is 'treason to your heritage'

    02/25/2016 9:59:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/25/2016 | Jeremy Berke
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump secured support from a questionable source on Wednesday: white supremacist and former Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke. According to BuzzFeed, Duke explained why his listeners should back Trump on his radio show. "Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage," he reportedly said in reference to Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on the "David Duke Radio Program." While Duke stopped short of an outright endorsement, the racial animus was clear from his Trump pitch (emphasis ours): I'm not saying I endorse everything about Trump,...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FEBRUARY 19, 2015

    02/19/2016 8:55:53 PM PST · by greeneyes · 89 replies
    freerepublic | February 19, 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • On Site with Lueb Popoff

    02/13/2016 1:02:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | Lueb Popoff
    fancy woodworking video 2:21
  • Breeding wildness back into our fruit and veggies

    02/12/2016 9:24:30 PM PST · by JimSEA · 47 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 2/9/16 | Newcastle University
    Wild tomatoes are better able to protect themselves against the destructive whitefly than our modern, commercial varieties, new research has shown. The study, published today in the academic journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development, shows that in our quest for larger redder, longer-lasting tomatoes we have inadvertently bred out key characteristics that help the plant defend itself against predators. Dual mode of resistance in wild tomatoes Led by Newcastle University, UK, the research shows that wild tomatoes have a dual line of defence against these voracious pests; an initial mechanism which discourages the whitefly from settling on the plant in the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FEBRUARY 12, 2016

    02/12/2016 2:15:39 PM PST · by greeneyes · 69 replies
    freerepublic | Feb. 12, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FEBRUARY 5, 2016

    02/05/2016 2:49:23 PM PST · by greeneyes · 58 replies
    freerepublic | Feb. 5, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • New 'Johnny Cash' Tarantula Uproots Spider Family Tree (14 new species found in U.S.)

    02/04/2016 8:56:25 PM PST · by dayglored · 81 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Michael Greshko
    A challenging, years-long survey has uncovered 14 new species of U.S. tarantula, including one named after Johnny Cash. Some, like Aphonopelma madera, live on forested "sky islands," mountains surrounded on all sides by Arizona's deserts. Others, like the tiny Aphonopelma atomicum, nestle themselves in silk-lined burrows near Nevada's nuclear test sites. And Aphonopelma johnnycashi, named for the legendary country musician, makes its home near Folsom Prison, California. True to form, adult males are mostly black, a getup of which Cash--the Man in Black--would have no doubt been proud. (Also see "New Tarantula (Not Beetle) Named After John Lennon.") To uncover...
  • How Garden & Gun Magazine Defies Industry Slump

    02/03/2016 7:51:13 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1 feb 2016 | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG
    Since it made its debut in April 2007, the publication has hewed to its own course, focusing on everything Southern from ham biscuits to bird-dog trainers... it remains tightly focused on food, drink, the land, travel, and the sporting life, including bird hunting and shotguns. Roughly 72% of subscribers live in the Southeast or Southwest... ‚ÄúOur audiences are very different,‚ÄĚ said Sid Evans, the former editor-in-chief of Garden & Gun who now edits Southern Living. He noted that more than 90% of Southern Living‚Äôs subscribers are female. Women account for about 47% of Garden & Gun‚Äôs subscribers.... At a time...
  • THE WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JANUARY 29, 2016

    01/29/2016 2:04:21 PM PST · by greeneyes · 74 replies
    freerepublic | Jan. 29, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JANUARY 22, 2016

    01/22/2016 1:55:21 PM PST · by greeneyes · 54 replies
    freerepublic | January 22, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JANUARY 15, 2016

    01/15/2016 12:55:47 PM PST · by greeneyes · 69 replies
    freerepublic | January 15, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Space Zinnias Rebound from Space Blight on Space Station

    01/11/2016 7:52:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | 01/10/2016 | Ken Kremer
    Zinnia experimental plants growing aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have staged a dramatic New Year’s comeback from a potential near death experience over the Christmas holidays, when traces of mold were discovered. ... After suffering from a serious case of space blight on the space station, the 'Space Zinnias' growing inside the orbiting outposts Veggie facility are now on the comeback trail from space based trials and tribulations. ... At first the space station Zinnias made great progress, sprouting healthily into larger plants with bigger leaves than those growing on Earth. "These plants appear larger than their ground-based counterparts...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JANUARY 8, 2016

    01/08/2016 1:36:46 PM PST · by greeneyes · 69 replies
    freerepublic | January 8, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Oprah Loves Microgreens, Should You?

    01/05/2016 9:43:41 AM PST · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    Yahoo Health ^ | 1/5/2016 | Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    Call them "microgreens" or "babygreens" or even "vegetable confetti." But whatever the name, these itsy-bitsy salad fixin’s are loaded with nutrients and are tantalizing the taste buds of such celebs as Oprah Winfrey, who recently posted a picture of herself nibbling mustard lettuce microgreens. The post got almost 56,000 "likes" and over 1,100 comments.(snip) Expensive babies. Farmers must use many more pounds of seeds to grow a salad bowl of microgreens than mature greens; and the microgreens shelf life typically is five to seven days, compared to two to four weeks for mature vegetables. Accordingly, the infant plants typically sell...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JANUARY 1, 2016

    01/01/2016 1:18:03 PM PST · by greeneyes · 39 replies
    freerepublic | Jan 1, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Anybody do cyclone fence? Need a pipe bender...

    12/30/2015 1:03:19 PM PST · by djf · 40 replies
    OK, this is under the gardening topic, thats the closest I could find. I had a YUGE fir tree come down at the beginning of December. Fortunately, it missed the house and shed. But it pretty much wrecked my cyclone fence. It smashed and bent the top bars, but left the posts still standing straight. It caused the weave or whatever you call it to fold down. So my first step was to buy new bars along the top, and the attachments that hold them to the posts. But the posts aren't straight, and I need to bend the bars....
  • Indianapolis man accused in double murder of teenagers

    12/30/2015 9:07:01 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 30 Dec 2015
    Both teens vanished on Christmas Eve after leaving a home next door to Watkins' residence. Court documents say police found blood and apparent brain matter outside Watkins' home and two bloody trails leading away from it. Deputy Prosecutor Denise Robinson says investigators are still searching for the victims' bodies.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 25, 2015

    12/25/2015 9:48:59 AM PST · by greeneyes · 99 replies
    freerepublic | 12/25/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 18, 2015

    12/18/2015 11:36:05 AM PST · by greeneyes · 46 replies
    freerepublic | December 18, 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 11, 2015

    12/11/2015 1:50:07 PM PST · by greeneyes · 35 replies
    freerepublic | Dec 11, 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 4, 2015

    12/04/2015 3:42:18 PM PST · by greeneyes · 63 replies
    freerepublic | Dec. 4, 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • More efficient way of converting ethanol to a better alternative fuel [BUTANOL]

    12/04/2015 12:48:06 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 3, 2015 | by Peter Iglinski & Provided by: University of Rochester
    Ethanol, which is produced from corn, is commonly-used as an additive in engine fuel as a way to reduce harmful emissions and scale back U.S. reliance on foreign oil. But since ethanol is an oxygenated fuel, its use results in a lower energy output, as well as increased damage to engines via corrosion. But now a research team, led by William Jones at the University of Rochester, has developed a series of reactions that results in the selective conversion of ethanol to butanol, without producing unwanted byproducts. "Butanol is much better than ethanol as an alternative to gasoline," said Jones,...
  • Neuroscientists now can read the mind of a fly

    12/04/2015 10:57:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Provided by: Northwestern University
    Drosophila sp fly. Credit: Muhammad Mahdi Karim / Wikipedia. GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 ======================================================================================================== Northwestern University neuroscientists now can read the mind of a fly. They have developed a clever new tool that lights up active conversations between neurons during a behavior or sensory experience, such as smelling a banana. Mapping the pattern of individual neural connections could provide insights into the computational processes that underlie the workings of the human brain. In a study focused on three of the fruit fly's sensory systems, the researchers used fluorescent molecules of different colors to tag neurons in the brain...
  • Cannabis increases the noise in your brain

    12/03/2015 2:19:25 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Provided by: Elsevier
    Cannabis indica. Credit: Wikipedia ========================================================================================================================================= Several studies have demonstrated that the primary active constituent of cannabis, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (‚ąÜ9-THC), induces transient psychosis-like effects in healthy subjects similar to those observed in schizophrenia. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects are not clear. A new study, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, reports that ‚ąÜ9-THC increases random neural activity, termed neural noise, in the brains of healthy human subjects. The findings suggest that increased neural noise may play a role in the psychosis-like effects of cannabis. "At doses roughly equivalent to half or a single joint, ‚ąÜ9-THC produced psychosis-like effects and increased neural...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD NOVEMBER 27, 2015

    11/27/2015 2:03:54 PM PST · by greeneyes · 49 replies
    freerepublic | Novemeber 27, 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD NOVEMBER 20, 2015

    11/20/2015 1:41:41 PM PST · by greeneyes · 76 replies
    freerepublic | November 20, 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...