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  • TUCKER CARLSON: Democrats use disasters to punish those who didn't vote for them

    09/29/2022 9:20:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 29, 2022 10:07pm EDT | Tucker Carlson
    When something this awful happens, something that affects the lives of millions of your fellow Americans, decent people step back for a moment. It's a moment that demands reverence and silence to consider what we've just seen and then the practical questions. People are suffering. How are they suffering? They don't have power. They don't have communications. How many homes were destroyed? You ask questions like that, and you try to assess what this means and the human cost of it. The one thing you don't do is immediately jump forward to score some sort of cheap and sleazy political...
  • George Carlin: These White, Bourgeois Liberals Don’t Give A **** About The Planet

    09/29/2022 3:54:10 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    Rumble ^ | May 18, 2021
    George Carlin on the environment in 1992: Leave nature alone, the Planet is fine. (Warning: Strong language) “We haven’t learned how to care for one another and we’re gonna save the ******* planet?! I’m getting tired of that ****! I’m tired of ******* Earth Day! I’m tired of these self-righteous environmentalists; these White, bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is there aren’t enough bicycle paths. People trying to make the world safe for their Volvo’s! Besides, *environmentalists don’t give a **** about the planet. *They don’t care about the planet; not in the abstract they...
  • What’s a garden without birds? Create habitat so they thrive

    08/02/2022 6:47:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 2, 2022 | By JESSICA DAMIANO
    As I write this, I can hear a cardinal trilling in the backyard. I don’t have to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds that come through it; I’ve come to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it’s the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me in the morning and the sparrow whose repetitive chirps complete the sunrise chorus. Watching birds perched on a branch or visiting a feeder imparts a certain connection to nature that little else does, and, for me at least, listening to their melodies alleviates stress. Birds are also the...
  • Volcano puts lots of water vapor into the stratosphere

    08/04/2022 8:48:12 AM PDT · by msrngtp2002 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2022 | Sarah Rumpf
    Tonga volcano spews enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools into stratosphere
  • Bacterial and fungal isolation from face masks under the COVID-19 pandemic

    07/18/2022 11:08:44 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Nature ^ | Published: 18 July 2022 | Ah-Mee Park, Sundar Khadka, Fumitaka Sato, Seiichi Omura, Mitsugu Fujita, Kazuki Hashiwaki & Ikuo Ts
    The COVID-19 pandemic has led people to wear face masks daily in public. Although the effectiveness of face masks against viral transmission has been extensively studied, there have been few reports on potential hygiene issues due to bacteria and fungi attached to the face masks. We aimed to (1) quantify and identify the bacteria and fungi attaching to the masks, and (2) investigate whether the mask-attached microbes could be associated with the types and usage of the masks and individual lifestyles. We surveyed 109 volunteers on their mask usage and lifestyles, and cultured bacteria and fungi from either the face-side...

    06/09/2022 9:40:28 PM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    30+ years of observation | 10 June A.D. 2022 | lightman
    NATURE IN THE YEARS OF COVID “and there will be signs in Heaven above and on the earth.…”+ + + 20201. The overabundance of cloudless, crystal clear (and contrailess) days. 2. Fewer than normal fireflies. 3. Almost no blue-stemmed wild raspberries. 4. Katydids began to holler July 25--a week ahead of normal 5. Fall webworms exploded around July 27--ahead of normal. 6. Webworms attacking mulberry and hickory (normally only black walnut) 7. Black walnuts appear much lighter than normal. 8. Warmest July/warmest month EVER in 25 years. 9. Very few Deer Flies (not a bad thing)...appeared in August not June....
  • Jumping worms, the evil twin of earthworms, showing up in California

    05/24/2022 11:18:12 AM PDT · by deport · 30 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | May 24, 2022 10:52 AM EDT | Allison Finch
    Gardners beware -- the invasive Amynthas agrestis, also known as the Asian jumping worm, could be wiggling around a garden near you. These worms are known for their insatiable appetite and ability to jump a foot in the air. Yes, you read that right. "True to their name, they jump and thrash immediately when handled, behaving more like a threatened snake than a worm, sometimes even breaking and shedding their tail when caught," said the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) in a report. As if that's not disconcerting enough, the worms "are extremely active, aggressive, and have voracious...
  • New Analysis Shows Chephalopod Genomes Are Even Weirder Than You'd Expect

    05/06/2022 10:08:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | MAY 06, 2022 | TESSA KOUMOUNDOUROS
    width =65% The California two-spot octopus displaying its blue eyespot. (Judit Pungor/UC Berkeley) Squishy cephalopods never cease to amaze with their clever features, including brained arms, color-shifting camouflage, escape artistry, and puzzle-solving skills. New analyses of squid, octopus, and cuttlefish (coleoid) genetics reveal their genomes are just as deliciously weird as the animals themselves. The cephalopod genome "is incredibly churned up," says developmental biologist Caroline Albertin, who led one of two new studies identifying strange twists in these cephalopods' genetic histories. In a massive effort, Albertin and colleagues sequenced three soft-bodied cephalopod genomes: the California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides) –...
  • Why Sexualize Kids if Sexuality is Inborn? Are we to presume that woke corporations, like Disney, teachers' unions, etc., have once and for all settled the long and contentious nature-nurture debate?

    04/05/2022 8:24:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/05/2022 | J. Robert Smith
    Are we to presume that woke corporations, like Disney, teachers' unions, “progressive” academics, corporate media, and chic Hollywood have once and for all settled the long and contentious nature-nurture debate? Seems so. No one is born a certain way, say nurturers. The next time a gay guy or Admiral (Rachel née Richard) Levine tells you that “he was born that way,” tell him that the enlightened elite have changed the rules. Spread the word to any purple-haired, nose-pierced, tattooed LGBTQIA+ you happen to know. The push by self-professed incredibly smart, sophisticated, and science-dedicated progressives to sexualize kids -- starting at...
  • Photos for a Sunday Night [NATURE]

    02/27/2022 7:11:16 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    ..Soviet soldier feeding polar bear in the 1950s Taken in Chukchi Peninsula, Soviet Union, an area known for being painfully cold. The negative 40 degree temperatures can take down a polar bear and its children, starving and freezing them if they don't get enough to eat. At the time the soldiers had an abundance of tin cans of condensed milk. They would cut open the tin and feed the condensed milk to the bears.Seagull Trying To Save His Friend From A Bald Eagle.A woman went camping 30 years ago and heard strange noises in the middle of the night so...
  • Photographer Captures Otherworldly Sand Pillars Sculpted by the Wind on Shores of Lake Michigan—And the Shots Are Surreal

    01/20/2022 8:07:48 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 56 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 19 January 2022 | Michael Wing
    Confronted by an army of tiny, slanted pillars of frozen sand, carved by the harsh winds on the shores of Lake Michigan, nature photographer Joshua Nowicki knew he had spotted something extraordinary. The marketing photographer, who snaps landscapes for a living, heads down to the lake almost every night in search of opportunity. This particular December evening in 2021, Nowicki stopped by Tiscornia Park Beach in St. Joseph to photograph spectacular ice starting to accumulate on the lighthouse pier, but he found something far stranger. “Waiting for sunset, I was walking along the beach and happened upon them,” Nowicki told...
  • Experts puzzled by continuing South Carolina earthquakes

    01/08/2022 5:54:56 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 31 replies
    abc news ^ | 1/5/21 | Meg Kinnard
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Yet more earthquakes have struck near South Carolina's capital city, the ninth and tenth in a series of rumblings that have caused geologists to wonder how long the convulsions might last, or if they could possibly portend future, more serious seismic activity. Early Wednesday, a 2.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Elgin, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Columbia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was measured at a depth of 0.5 kilometers, officials said. About 7 hours later, another earthquake hit the area, this one with a magnitude of 1.5, according to officials. That area, a...
  • Write Your Patients a Prescription for ‘A Walk in the Park’

    12/29/2021 5:26:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    HealthCareer ^ | Dec 13, 2021 | Stephanie Stephens
    You probably didn’t hear this in medical school, but the next time you write a prescription, maybe you can make it for “nature.” Pediatrician Robert Zarr, MD, MPH, founded Park Rx America and is its medical director. The nonprofit’s official mission is to decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase health and happiness, and foster environmental stewardship, by virtue of prescribing nature during the routine delivery of healthcare by a diverse group of healthcare professionals. [ Watch: Video: Timeline for Residents and Fellows ] The website has a plethora of free, downloadable resources for those professionals—pediatricians appear to be the...
  • LA PALMA/Western Flank Blows Out./Lava Avalanche

    10/08/2021 3:50:44 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 22 replies ^ | 10/8/21 | The Real BPEarthWatch
    Amazing..I think.
  • Scientists’ and ‘Doctors’ at The Lancet and Nature Have Blood on Their Evil Hands

    07/08/2021 7:40:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 07/08/2021 | JD Rucker
    What if I told you The Lancet, Nature, and other so-called “scientific” journals were the most powerful tools used by the powers-that-be to propagate a multitude of Covid-19 lies and send the entire planet towards economic collapse? What if I also told you much of what these journals have published over the last year have killed countless people. You’d probably think I was giving them too much credit. After all, who reads scientific journals?But when we look at the effects of their various lies, we see that their influence on our lives was far greater than most realize even if...

    07/06/2021 6:28:50 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies ^ | October 27, 2020 | Laura Lee
    If this year has taught us anything, it’s that the world is full of surprises, and nature can throw anything at us at any given moment. From fires to hurricanes, we’ve truly seen it all. However, we don’t often stop and think about how crazy nature is on a day to day basis. Here are some photos of crazy things that people stumbled upon that show us the breathtaking power of nature.
  • Assault weapons: The legal battle over them continues. What are they?

    06/09/2021 5:42:56 AM PDT · by libstripper · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2021 | Holmes Lybrand,
    A federal judge has ruled that California's 32-year-old assault weapons ban is unconstitutional -- and that the state cannot limit civilian access to weapons he considered to be "fairly ordinary, popular, modern rifles."
  • Unfortunately, Some Cicadas Taste Like Nature’s Gushers

    05/31/2021 3:42:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 67 replies
    The Atlantic via MSN ^ | 5/31/21 | Haley Weiss
    **SNIP** Air-fried felt like a safe place to start, especially once I noticed the flurry of Old Bay seasoning being sprinkled onto each batch. I grabbed a set of two on a toothpick, declining the extra roll in even more Old Bay (I’m at work here). The cicadas, once pale, were now golden and browned, their signature eyes turned black from the heat. I popped one into my mouth. Not bad! Certainly not buggy. The entire critter crackled in my mouth like a piece of earthy popcorn. I caught a subtle nuttiness underneath the crunch, almost reminiscent of a roasted...
  • 'World's Best-Known Scientific Journal' Is Looking for an Intern -- but Only if Their Skin's a Certain Color

    05/29/2021 7:04:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/29/2021 | Alex Parker
    There was a time in America — a rather long time — when the most open-minded thing a person could do was not see color.These days, it appears “open” and “closed” have traded places.According to the Left side of the cultural aisle, the enlightened among us notice shades of skin — and proceed accordingly.The message is being made increasingly clear, in various sectors of society.And — so far as I can tell — we’re being told not only to see others by their race, but ourselves.That’s how we wind up with stories such as these:Ivy League School Offers Rock Climbing...
  • Saint Greta speaks

    05/26/2021 7:48:38 PM PDT · by algore · 26 replies
    "Our relationship with nature is broken," Saint Greta flatly stated. "But relationships can change. If we don't change, we are f‑‑‑‑‑." Primarily known for her astounding expertise on climate change and fossil fuels, the 18-year-old Swedish activist has expanded her wealth of knowledge to include medicine, agriculture, and forestry. "Millions have died from COVID-19, Zika, Ebola, West Nile Fever, SARS, MERS," Saint Great advised. "Up to 75% of all new diseases come from other animals. Because of the way we farm and treat nature, cutting down forests and destroying habitats, we are creating the perfect conditions for diseases to spill...