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  • Wash Post fact-checker calls uproar over Biden sending baby formula to border amidst shortage 'faux outrage'

    05/13/2022 6:48:02 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13, 2022 | Kristine Parks
    Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler dismissed concerns the Biden administration was sending baby formula to border facilities during a nationwide shortage Thursday. Parents have been struggling to find the essential commodity in stores, with supply dipping to 43% below normal, according to Datasembly, which tracks product data for retailers. "This is a ridiculous faux outrage. The shortage of baby formula is a serious issue that the administration is seeking to address. But at the same time, the administration cannot be faulted for following the law and providing baby formula to undocumented immigrants," he wrote.
  • Elon Musk’s vision of ‘free speech’ will be bad for Twitter

    04/08/2022 2:20:45 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 60 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8 Apr 2022 | Ellen K Pao
    It takes a lot of money to become a board member of Twitter, but not a lot else apparently. With a large stock purchase, an abuser of the service — Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and the world’s richest man — has now essentially bought himself a warm welcome from Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal. For those of us who care about equity and accountability, Musk’s appointment to such a prominent role at a platform that serves hundreds of millions of users daily is highly disconcerting — a slap in the face, even. Musk has been open about his preference...
  • Food waste becomes California’s newest climate change target

    12/09/2021 7:15:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 9, 2021 | By KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Banana peels, chicken bones and leftover veggies won’t have a place in California trashcans under the nation’s largest mandatory residential food waste recycling program that’s set to take effect in January. The effort is designed to keep landfills in the most populous U.S. state clear of food waste that damages the atmosphere as it decays. When food scraps and other organic materials break down they emit methane, a greenhouse gas more potent and damaging in the short-term than carbon emissions from fossil fuels. To avoid those emissions, California plans to start converting residents’ food waste into...
  • Human Composting, a New End-of-Life Choice, Turns Bodies Into Soil: 'Rejoin the Natural Cycle'

    06/17/2021 1:02:50 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 66 replies
    People / MSN ^ | June 17, 2021 | Eileen Finan
    At the age of 50, Nina Schoen expects to have a long life ahead of her, but the Seattle-based project manager has thought a lot about death - and why people are so reluctant to talk about it: "It's going to happen to all of us," she says, "but it should be a more positive experience than the fear we infuse into it." When she first heard about a new end-of life process that turns the body into compost, "I was really moved by the idea. It just felt right," says Schoen, who became one of the first to reserve...
  • What must you believe to be a Christian?

    03/15/2021 8:08:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/15/2021 | Robin Schumacher
    A man was on a bridge, intending to jump and end his life. Another man saw him and cried out, "Don't do it! God loves you. Do you believe in God?" The conversation then went on like this: First man: "Yes." Second man: "Are you a Christian or a Jew?" First man: "A Christian." Second man: "Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?" First man: "Protestant." Second man: "Me, too! What franchise?" First man: "Baptist." Second man: “Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?" First man: "Northern Baptist." Second man: “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?" First man: "Northern...
  • Oregon could become 2nd state to permit human composting

    03/02/2021 9:27:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 3/01/21
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A bill before the Oregon Legislature would make it the second state to allow human composting as an alternative to traditional burial or cremation. House bill 2574, sponsored by Reps. Pam Marsh and Brian L. Clem, would allow bodies to be disposed of by alternative processes, including natural organic reduction - an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks, KOIN reported. It also clarifies rules surrounding alkaline hydrolysis, known as aqua cremation, and extends other funeral industry privileges and responsibilities to include natural organic reduction. A public hearing for the bill was set...
  • Trump jumps into a divisive battle over the Republican Party — with a threat to start a ‘MAGA Party’

    01/23/2021 4:13:35 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 160 replies
    WashPost ^ | 1/23/2021 | Josh Dawsey and Michael Scherer
    PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former president Donald Trump threw himself back into politics this weekend by publicly endorsing a devoted and divisive acolyte in Arizona who has embraced his false election conspiracy theories and entertained the creation of a new “MAGA Party.” In a recorded phone call, he offered his “complete and total endorsement” for another term for Arizona state party chairwoman Kelli Ward, a lightning rod who has sparred with the state’s Republican governor, been condemned by the business community and overseen a recent flight in party registrations. She narrowly won reelection, by a margin of 51.5 percent to...
  • ‘I am appalled’: Former Reagan admin official Mark Levin calls out WaPo/Reagan Foundation story as a ‘publicity stunt’

    07/26/2020 1:27:17 PM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 07/26/2020 | Jacob B
    According to the Washington Post, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute has “demanded” that the Trump campaign and the RNC “quit raising campaign money by using Ronald Reagan’s name and likeness.”
  • How to prepare for Vermont's food scrap ban

    07/01/2020 7:31:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 61 replies
    WPTZ ^ | 06/18/2020 | Jackie Pascale
    Vermont’s food scraps ban that starts July 1 is the last step in a multi-year process of reducing waste in landfills. The Universal Recycling Law was unanimously passed by the state legislature in 2012 in response to the state’s stagnant recycling rates. According to a 2013 study, an estimated 50% of Vermonters' trash included recyclable or compostable materials, like food scraps and leaf and yard debris. First, you need to find something to store the food scraps in. Morris recommended a large container with a lid, which can be recycled from something already on hand or bought from a hardware...
  • Washington Post Calls On Patriots To Change Offensive Name

    06/19/2020 4:31:29 PM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 06/19/2020
    The Washington Post published an editorial today calling on the New England Patriots to change their team name due to its association with the United States of America. The article called for the Patriots to change their team name immediately to something that doesn't imply they are proud of their country. "The negative associations with the horrible country of America should be left in the past," the editorial board wrote. "This name is very offensive to austere religious scholars in other countries, liberals, and Canadians. We must call on the NFL to do better, to be better." "They must change...
  • How To Make Compost

    04/21/2020 7:22:25 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 32 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | April 13, 2020 | The How Do Gardener
    Learn How To Make Compost. Save money, have a healthier garden, and healthier soil. WATCH THE VIDEO...
  • Mandatory Composting in New York? It Could Happen A proposal would make organic waste recycling available to all, then eventually require it. Critics say it would be expensive.

    03/13/2020 4:58:32 AM PDT · by karpov · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 12, 2020 | Anne Barnard
    Millions of New Yorkers may soon need to separate scraps of fruit, vegetables and meat into separate garbage receptacles every time they cook and do dishes — learning another new habit just as they did with plastics recycling in the 1980s and are now doing under a recent ban on plastic shopping bags. The City Council speaker is calling for organic waste recycling, also known as composting, to be available — and eventually mandatory — for all New York City residents, in an effort to reduce exports to landfills and emissions of planet-warming gases. The proposal, announced on Thursday by...
  • When a danger is growing exponentially, everything looks fine until it doesn’t [COVID19] [ed]

    03/11/2020 5:51:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2020 | Megan McArdle
    There’s an old brain teaser that goes like this: You have a pond of a certain size, and upon that pond, a single lilypad. This particular species of lily pad reproduces once a day, so that on day two, you have two lily pads. On day three, you have four, and so on. Now the teaser. “If it takes the lily pads 48 days to cover the pond completely, how long will it take for the pond to be covered halfway?” The answer is 47 days. Moreover, at day 40, you’ll barely know the lily pads are there. That grim...
  • Trump was reportedly 'verbally and emotionally abusive' toward former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

    01/15/2020 2:46:25 PM PST · by central_va · 125 replies
    businsess insider via yahoo ^ | 1/15/20 | Sheth and Relman
    President Donald Trump was "verbally and emotionally abusive" toward Kirstjen Nielsen when she was the secretary of homeland security, according to a new book by the Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig. An excerpt of the book first published by The Post said Trump "made fun of her stature and believed that at about five feet four inches she was not physically intimidating." The president reportedly told others that Nielsen was "so short." Trump would tell Nielsen, "Kirstjen, you're just not tough enough," and say she didn't "look the part" of homeland security secretary, the book reported, according...
  • ‘You deserve that’: Commissioner’s wife arrested after dumping soda over a reporter’s head

    12/16/2019 8:53:31 AM PST · by simpson96 · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/16/2019 | Meagan Flynn
    It was supposed to be a county budget meeting in Chattooga County, Ga., last Friday — but before it could even begin, the county commissioner’s wife stormed in and dumped a soda on a reporter’s head. The shocking moment, captured partially on video, stunned the room into silence. Chattooga County Sole Commissioner Jason Winters’s jaw dropped. He uttered, “Oh, my God.” Another voice said: “There you go. I’m sick of it” — and Winters appeared to nod his head in agreement at his wife’s actions. Meanwhile, the reporter sat at the table drenched, saying nothing. “Oh, that’s classy!” a taxpayer...
  • Whistleblower painstakingly gathered material . . . (Propaganda Alert)

    09/27/2019 8:10:29 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 19 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 09/26/2019 | Greg Miller
    The whistleblower’s identity remains obscured, the details of his work for the CIA cloaked in secrecy. But the document he delivered reveals almost as much about the investigative mission he carried out in stealth as it does about the alleged abuses of power by the president. From the moment he learned about President Trump’s attempts to extract political dirt on former vice president Joe Biden from the newly elected leader of Ukraine on July 25, the CIA officer behind the whistleblower report moved swiftly behind the scenes to assemble material from at least a half-dozen highly placed — and equally...
  • Composting for Beginners

    09/17/2019 3:12:48 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 34 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | September 13, 2019 | The How Do Gardener
    VIDEO: Save money, have a more productive garden, healthier soil, and help the environment with composting.
  • Editor’s note related to Lincoln Memorial incident

    03/01/2019 2:54:31 PM PST · by billorites · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2019 | Washington Post Staff
    A Washington Post article first posted online on Jan. 19 reported on a Jan. 18 incident at the Lincoln Memorial. Subsequent reporting, a student’s statement and additional video allow for a more complete assessment of what occurred, either contradicting or failing to confirm accounts provided in that story — including that Native American activist Nathan Phillips was prevented by one student from moving on, that his group had been taunted by the students in the lead-up to the encounter, and that the students were trying to instigate a conflict. The high school student facing Phillips issued a statement contradicting his...
  • Sen. Joe Donnelly says he has black and Indian American staffers, ‘but’ they’re terrific (BUT)

    11/01/2018 7:45:19 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 49 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/31/18 | Colby Itkowitz
    Sen. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), a conservative Democrat in one of the tightest reelection battles in the country, made a cringeworthy and puzzling statement about some minorities on his staff during a debate Tuesday night. To begin, here’s a quick vocab refresher. The definition of the word “but,” according to Google, is “to introduce something contrasting with what has already been mentioned." So it was strange when Donnelly, in what seemed like a genuine effort to compliment his aides, said this when asked how he would bring diversity into his staffing: “Our state director is Indian American, but he does an...
  • Top Conservatives To WaPo: Stop ‘Dishonest’ Label Of Jennifer Rubin As ‘Conservative’

    10/04/2018 7:41:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 4, 2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    The Washington Post’s continued labeling of blogger Jennifer Rubin as a “conservative” in the years since she has repeatedly rejected conservative ideas and principles is an example of why the American people are unable to trust the media, more than three dozen top conservative leaders say.“In truth, it is nearly impossible to discern any conservatism in Rubin’s contemporary writing,” the leaders said in an October 3 letter to the Washington Post editorial board. Citing the rejection of her previous positions on climate change, gun control, Middle East foreign policy, tax cuts, immigration, and abortion, the group said the notion that...