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  • America Finally Admits Recycling Doesn’t Work

    04/24/2019 12:12:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 90 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | March 21, 2019 | John Miltimore
    A couple of years ago, after sending my five-year-old daughter off to school, she came home reciting the same cheerful environmental mantra I was taught in elementary school. “Reduce, reuse, recycle,” she beamed, proud to show off a bit of rote learning. The moral virtue of recycling is rarely questioned in the United States. It has been ingrained into the American psyche over several decades. On a recent trip to the Caribbean, my friend’s wife exhibited nervous guilt while collecting empty soda, water, and beer bottles destined for the trash since our resort offered no recycling bins. “I feel terrible...
  • States Assail Trump Admin’s “Edible Lunch” Policy [semi-satire]

    04/08/2019 12:08:51 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 April 2019 | John Semmens
    Six states and the District of Columbia are suing the Trump Administration for its reversal of the Obama-era rules on school lunches. New York Attorney General Letitia James mocked “the scientifically unsound argument that the rules imposed by the prior administration were a failure because so much of the food ended up tossed out by the students.” “Whether the students eat the food is not the government’s responsibility,” James asserted. “This is still a free country. We can lead each student to a nutritionally balanced meal, but we can’t make him eat it. Even if the food is rejected and...

    03/27/2019 5:30:33 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 14 replies
    youtube-Diamond and Silk ^ | 3/23/19 | Diamond and Silk
    Lynne Patton is HUD Regional Administrator who gives a damning revelation of New York City's corrupt and corroding Public Housing (New York City Public Housing Authority - NYCHA) which has made the lives of the poor in that city into a nightmare. So this Video title should expand to say: Diamond and Silk Exclusive Interview with Lynne Patton about the waste fraud and abuse of NY City's public housing funds and the horrible conditions in that city's public housing. (Realize many here are rightly offended that our tax dollars go to such causes at all....but this interview is about the...
  • Wasting Catholics’ Money

    03/13/2019 12:27:16 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 12, 2019 | Bradley Eli
    Cardinals are spending loads of Catholic cash instead of embracing the long arms of justice. Last September, New York's Cdl. Timothy Dolan hired Barbara Jones, a former federal judge, to conduct an independent investigation into how the archdiocese handled allegations of sex abuse. At $750 per hour — what Jones typically charges — the archdiocese has already shelled out around half a million dollars — all for naught, as Church Militant reported that Dolan is ignoring Jones' recommendations to remove several predator priests from active ministry. Dolan has also wasted untold funds in obstructing justice which demands that the relatives...
  • Prepping/SHTF Knowledge Base

    03/13/2019 3:46:49 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 30 replies
    Myself ^ | 3/13/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I have set up a folder on the cloud for Preppers and SHTF situations. Right now it has almost 900 files and is about 7GB in size, with sections on prepping, homesteading, gardening, survival, etc. It is a labor of love, something to keep me busy while I was organizing my stuff. Hopefully it is just a beginning and it will end up as a knowledge base for those who like to get ready for the coming storm. It is on a protected site so you need a decryption key to get in. You will also need some basic files...
  • Trump Demands Return of Federal Aid [semi-satire]

    02/22/2019 11:55:33 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Feb 2019 | John Semmens
    In the wake of Gov. Gavin Newsome's decision to scale down California's bullet train, the Trump Administration is demanding that federal grants awarded for the larger original project be returned. Originally, the train was to connect San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco. The scaled down version will connect Bakersfield and Merced. "The federal aid for this train was predicated on the promise of a much bigger system," Trump said. "Since they aren't going to build the bigger system, they're not entitled to the money. It's like a contractor promising to build a mansion, but delivering a shack. California...
  • Judicial Watch: Documents Detail Nancy Pelosi’s $185,000 CODEL to Italy and Ukraine in 2015

    01/18/2019 2:37:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 18, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Total Air Force Expenses $184,587.81(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained documents through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Air Force detailing $134,587.81 plus $50,000 for an advance of funds for an “escort officer” for a total of $184.587.81 for then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) Congressional delegation (CODEL) to Italy and Ukraine in 2015. Judicial Watch filed a December 2015 FOIA lawsuit after the Air Force failed to respond to an August 2015 request ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Defense (No 1:15-cv-02236)) for: All records regarding mission taskings of flights escorting...
  • Chairman Paul's 2018 Festivus Report

    12/22/2018 8:16:17 AM PST · by grimalkin · 8 replies
    SCRIBD ^ | 12/21/2018 | Senator Rand Paul
    On Friday, December 21, 2018, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), released his 2018 Festivus report, which documented over $114 million in government waste of the American people's tax dollars.
  • Satellite map reveals that animal waste pollution is much worse than thought as it [tr]

    12/06/2018 12:59:11 PM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2018 | Peter Lloyd
    A map of animal waste hotspots created from data captured from space has revealed the world's worst areas for ammonia pollution. Satellite images have provided previously-unseen information about the atmospheric chemical, which is released when animals defecate and urinate. The naturally-occurring gas can be toxic for people, livestock and crops when high quantities mix with other compounds. This can result in lung disease and even death, but its colourless appearance previously made it difficult to track and regulate emission levels. Now, researchers at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium, have done exactly that by identifying the world's top 242...
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission to discuss affordable housing at posh Sonoma retreat (Calif)

    11/28/2018 10:37:54 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/27/18 | Anon
    Talk about tone-deaf. Members and staff of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are holding a holding a $29,000 taxpayer-funded, overnight retreat this week at the posh Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, where the first order of business will include discussion of affordable housing. Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up. Seventeen of the 21 commission members are expected to attend. Of those, 14 are expected to stay overnight, including Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. In addition, 15 commission staff members will attend and 12 will stay overnight. It’s great that commissioners want to engage in serious discussion...
  • A 16th-Century Guide to Pooping at King Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace

    10/17/2018 9:04:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | October 9, 2018 | Lucas Reilly
    In King Henry VIII’s pleasure palace, Hampton Court, there was no escaping class—not even in the loo. The King, of course, had a luxurious place to squat. According to the Hampton Court Palace website, he and other royals sat atop a padded chair "covered in sheepskin, black velvet, and ribbons" lofted above a pewter chamber pot. This toilet was private, located in a so-called "stool room" that was attended to by a high-ranking courtier known as the Groom of the Stool. It was a privileged, well-respected gig to handle the monarch's waste. (Apparently the groom would even take notes on...
  • America Needs a War on Waste

    09/24/2018 6:19:41 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    Open the Books ^ | 24 Sept 2018
    USDA SPENDS MILLIONS SUBSIDIZING CRICKET FARMS FOR HUMANS TO EAT BUG FY2017 | DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE | According to search results (May 2, 2017) Bugeater Labs received Department of Agriculture funding. The University of Nebraska Omaha College of Business Administration website published an article on April 28, 2017, titled "Bugeater Foods," explaining the funding. BUYING BOOZE FOR EMBASSIES AROUND THE WORLD – $79,000 FINAL WEEK FY2017 | STATE DEPARTMENT | On October 3, 2018, we published an editorial at Forbes, titled "Use It or Lose It – Trump’s Agencies Spent $11 Billion Last Week in Year-End Spending Spree." Using...
  • Feds Spend $142,974 Studying Elderly LGBT With Alzheimer’s

    09/18/2018 2:38:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health is spending over $100,000 studying elderly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals who have Alzheimer's but do not have HIV. The "novel investigation" is part of the "Rainbows of Aging" research being conducted by the University of California, San Francisco. The study began last month.
  • Taxpayer-funded trip included a jaunt to Disney World

    08/03/2018 9:33:38 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 13 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 3, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    The Clark County School District sent Deanna Wright to an anti-bullying conference in Orlando. She went to Walt Disney World instead of attending the end of the conference. Wright is the president of the School Board. Last year, taxpayers paid for her trip to the 2017 National Conference on Bullying. The conference opened on March 1 and ended at 11 a.m. on March 3. On March 3, at 9:53 a.m. — while the conference was ongoing — she took an Uber from her hotel to a Disney World parking lot. Late that evening, she took another Uber from Disney World...
  • Male House Democrat Wants Taxpayer-Funded Tampons For His Office

    07/26/2018 3:02:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 26, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Maloney, who is simultaneously running for reelection in the 18th district and for attorney general in New York, has been credited with starting the "Tampon Lobby" on Capitol Hill and has recently taken up the banner for "menstrual equity." . . . Maloney has suggested women working in the House cannot have "respect and dignity" unless taxpayers pay for their tampons.
  • Alert: $4 Billion Worth Of Waste Found In Food Stamp Program

    07/02/2018 1:05:47 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 28 replies ^ | Andrew Mark Miller - July 1, 2018
    Alert: $4 Billion Worth Of Waste Found In Food Stamp Program It’s very hard to come up with a list of things that the federal government gets right. Government is simply too big and there’s just no way this bloated bureaucracy can be counted on to be efficient. That’s a big reason that Trump was elected. The American people are tired of the waste, fraud, and abuse in Washington. From Breitbart: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent a total of $4 billion on improper food stamp payments to those receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the...
  • This technology could fundamentally change our relationship to electricity

    06/07/2018 3:44:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Vox ^ | June 5, 2018 | David Roberts
    A great deal of the electricity in the United States goes to waste. Much is lost in the initial generation of electricity. And much is lost through the use of inefficient devices, like incandescent light bulbs that heat up a filament to produce light. But power is also lost in between, on the grid, as it is carried along hundreds of miles of wires, repeatedly shifted between different voltages, and converted from AC to DC and back, all in the split second between the time it enters the grid and the time it powers your computer. How much power is...
  • Schumer Opposes “Taxpayers Right to Know Act” [semi-satire]

    05/05/2018 10:23:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 May 2018 | John Semmens
    The “Taxpayers Right to Know Act” has been passed several times by the US House of Representatives, but has been unable to get to a vote in the Senate due to the 60-vote requirement to end filibusters against it. The Bill would require federal agencies to report on how much programs cost and how effective they have been. While the Bill, sponsored by Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla) and Claire McCaskill, (D-Mo), has bipartisan support, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) vowed to block the legislation calling it “unfeasible and unfair. Look, our government has grown too big to be accurately measured in...
  • Americans waste 150,000 tons of food per day: study

    04/19/2018 5:18:36 AM PDT · by BBell · 61 replies
    Americans waste nearly 150,000 tons of food per day, amounting to about one pound (422 grams) per person, and fruits and vegetables are mostly what gets tossed, said a study Wednesday. The amount of land used annually to grow food that ends up in the garbage in the United States is 30 million acres, or seven percent of total US cropland. Some 4.2 trillion gallons of irrigation water gets wasted, too, said the report in the journal PLOS ONE. Fruits and vegetables made up 39 percent of total food waste, followed by dairy (17 percent), meat (14 percent) and grains...
  • GOP chairman: No waste in $1.3 trillion spending bill

    03/22/2018 10:41:31 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    House Republicans’ spending chief told his colleagues Wednesday that there is no waste in the $1.3 trillion spending bill lawmakers are rushing through Congress this week. “We’ve worked to make sure not a dollar is wasted,” Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey Republican, said as he defended the massive bill before the House Rules Committee, pushing back against bipartisan frustration from lawmakers who said they couldn’t stomach voting on a 2,232-page bill with less than 24 hours’ time to read it. But no less than President Trump disagreed with him, taking to Twitter to say he “had to waste money on...