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  • Today is National Watermelon Day

    08/03/2021 10:40:54 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 68 replies ^ | August 3, 2021 | Anon
    Observed annually on August 3.Popular during the summer, especially at cookouts and picnics, watermelon is celebrated today with National Watermelon Day. There are over 1,200 varieties of watermelon. In the Western Hemisphere, it is grown in the United States, Mexico, Central America—particularly in Guatemala and Costa Rica—and South America. More than 30 states in the United States grow watermelon, the leading ones being Florida, Texas, California, Georgia, and Indiana. Watermelon is available year-round in the United States because of supply from south of the border. Watermelon is usually considered to be a fruit and eaten as one, but it can...
  • Extremely Disappointed’ Biden Is Reversing Trump’s Protection from Water Regulations: ‘Blow to Agriculture’

    06/12/2021 10:24:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 6/11/2021 | Penny Starr
    President Joe Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week it is poised to reverse former President Donald Trump’s Navigable Waters Protection Act that helped farmers and ranchers avoid penalties based on arbitrary definitions of navigable waters that could apply to rainwater puddles, seasonal ponds, and other natural water formations. DTN covered the reaction to the EPA’s move: The Biden EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a news release Wednesday the Trump rule has led to a degradation in protection of waters. The agencies asked a federal court to remand the Trump rule, to allow for...
  • New York Times Publishes Then Deletes Article Claiming Watermelons Were Found on Mars

    06/09/2021 7:27:05 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 42 replies
    Futurism ^ | Yesterday | JON CHRISTIAN
    This afternoon, the prominent newspaper published an article making a surprising claim about exobiology: that watermelons had been discovered on Mars. The article disappeared after about an hour, replaced by a message saying it had been “published in error.” Needless to say, there is no currently-available evidence of watermelons, or any other life, on the Red Planet. However, several NASA missions and a rover sent by China are all investigating the possibility of ancient life on our planetary neighbor, and scientists say it is possible that microbial life still lives there, likely deep under the surface. If there’s any evidence...
  • $2.5 million of meth hidden in cross-border shipment of watermelons at Otay Mesa [CA]

    05/23/2021 2:47:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | MAY 23, 2021 8:53 AM PT | By JONATHAN WOSEN
    Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry seized more than 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine — worth an estimated $2.5 million — in a shipment of watermelons last week, authorities said. Officers arrested the driver, a 47-year-old Mexican national, on allegations of attempted drug smuggling. It was the second major seizure of methamphetamine at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry announced in the past week. On Tuesday, authorities said they recently found more than 2,400 pounds of meth worth $5.5 million in a medical supply shipment.
  • Mining Ban Considered to Protect Bird Species in US West

    05/13/2021 12:05:29 PM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    KSL ^ | 5-12-21
    <p>BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will consider a ban on new mining on large expanses of public lands in Western states to protect a struggling bird species, the greater sage grouse.</p><p>The Interior Department review comes in response to a federal court order and is expected to cover millions of acres of sage brush habitat considered crucial to the bird's long-term survival.</p>
  • In the Face of Most Democrats' Opposition, U.S. Steel Cancels a Billion-Dollar Investment

    05/11/2021 5:16:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | May 11, 2021 | Salena Zito
    BRADDOCK, Pennsylvania -- Exactly two years ago, U.S. Steel Corporation announced that the company would turn its Mon Valley Works operations into a key source of lightweight steel for the automotive industry. At the time, local leaders and company officials called the investment "transformational." It involved a whopping $1.5 billion upgrade to the three Mon Valley Works plants, all in Pennsylvania -- the Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock, the Irvin Plant in West Mifflin and the Clairton Coke Works in Clairton -- with technology and improvements that would have resulted in cleaner air for all three communities as well as...
  • NYT: Will electric cars become an environmental catastrophe?

    05/11/2021 5:25:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies ^ | May 10, 2021 6:01 PM ET | ED MORRISSEY
    Answer: Of course they will, with mining being among the many other issues in pushing to eliminate internal-combustion engines in favor of an all-electric fleet. No one who has studied the composition of the energy-storage systems in electric cars could possibly miss the environmental dangers of such a transformation. The most interesting point of this brief review of one potential environmental catastrophe is the media outlet raising the issue. Even if it got buried over the weekend, the fact that the New York Times raises the mining issues is significant: The United States needs to quickly find new supplies of...
  • Being Woke Stinks: NYT Says Americans Should Take Fewer Showers for Environment

    05/11/2021 6:52:11 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/11/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    The New York Times recently argued that abandoning the bathtub and ditching social hygiene can save the planet. Unfortunately, that’s no joke. The deranged Times story was headlined “See Fewer People. Take Fewer Showers.” Times “breaking news” reporter Maria Cramer propagandized how a preschool administrative assistant named Robin Harper allegedly has only “shower[ed] once a week” since the pandemic. In Cramer’s estimation, “The new practice felt environmentally virtuous, practical and freeing. And it has stuck.” Cramer cheered how “[t]here are now indications that [showering less] has caused some Americans to become more spartan when it comes to ablutions.” Cramer’s story...
  • All Those COVID Masks Are Piling Up in the Ocean Now

    05/10/2021 8:29:22 PM PDT · by lightman · 33 replies ^ | 10 May A.D. 2021 | Scott Morefield
    There once was a time when leftists at least pretended to care about the environment. Remember the brouhaha over how plastic straws were going to destroy the planet and we had to replace them with those crappy paper straws that literally melt in your mouth? You know, for the sea turtles, or something? Well, all that was sooo pre-COVID. Get with the program, covidiot! Now, it's hip, trendy, and oh-so-woke to mass-produce non-biodegradable plastic "disposable' face masks" that litter the landscape (and the seascape) because pencil-necked leftists in power have decided that trying to stop the spread of a highly...
  • EPA moves to give California right to set climate limits on cars, SUVs

    04/26/2021 12:32:00 PM PDT · by Vendome · 45 replies
    The Washington Post via MSN ^ | 4/26/2021 | Juliet Eilperin, Dino Grandoni
    The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will move to grant California permission to set stricter climate requirements for cars and SUVs, a reversal of a key Trump administration policy. The step, coming days after the Transportation Department withdrew Trump-era restrictions of state tailpipe emission rules, could help pave the way for a broader climate deal with the nation’s automakers. The EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on its proposal on June 2, and will take comment on the plan until July 6. Alliance For Automotive Innovation CEO John Bozzella, whose members produce nearly all of the cars...
  • Heart-Shaped Watermelon Goes for Over Bt100,000 ($3345 USD)at Si Sa Ket Auction

    02/13/2021 7:59:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Nation Thailand ^ | Feb 13. 2021
    Jakjai Chamaimas Watermelon Farm in Si Sa Ket’s Muang district held an auction event on Friday to sell its signature heart-shaped watermelons, aiming to raise funds for the Si Sa Ket provinicial hospital. The event was held in cooperation with Tourism Authority of Thailand, Si Sa Ket Tourism Industry Council and Christina Sanitaryware Ltd, owner of the farm which grows heart-shaped organic watermelons in a greenhouse over a 1 rai (0.16 hectare) area. The bidding price for the heart-shaped watermelons started at Bt50,000 each. Si Sa Ket MP Wiwatchai Hotrawaisaya offered the highest price at Bt100,900. “I am giving this...
  • Man Who Sold Watermelons in Lamborghini Gets Fined

    09/26/2020 9:24:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | NewsTurkeySeptember 04 2020
    Police officers found the mysterious watermelon seller with his luxury Lamborghini in Istanbul, said to be an Iranian influencer who broadcasted the sale on his social media channels to his followers and fined him with 1,228 Turkish Liras ($165). The man following an internet phenomenon was fined for “using a vehicle with a reason other than mentioned in the license” and was also disqualified from driving for 15 days. The Iranian man, on Sept. 2, had stopped his Lamborghini in one of the busiest roads of the Beyoğlu district and started selling watermelons for five liras (60 cents). After the...
  • North Korea publishes satellite image of California at night

    10/13/2019 11:44:35 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 25 replies
    Daily Fail by People's Cube ^ | October 11, 2019 | Red Square
    DAILY FAIL: The most current truth from around the world TODAY'S HEADLINES: North Korea publishes satellite image of California at night CALIFORNIA STRONG: "Five dollar a gallon gas is no big deal 'cuz there's no electricity to run the pumps anyway." DEPORTATIONS ARE COMING: California Governor Gavin Newsom blames electricity blackouts on Russian kulaks, vows revenge. CLIMATE STUDY: "There's no need for climate protests in China because China is already communist." NBA replaces U.S. anthem with China's, encourages players to kneel. Ushanka tip to Margaret and Mi for the headlines, and to ThePeoplesComrade for the Daily Fail concept.
  • Watermelons to replace piglets in California fair event

    07/21/2019 5:29:24 PM PDT · by dayglored · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2019 | Not Specified
    <p>SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Watermelons are set to replace piglets in an annual event celebrating agriculture at a California fair.</p> <p>The Press Democrat reported Saturday that the Sonoma County Fair has eliminated the pig scramble from Farmers Day due to rising public concern and protests over animal welfare.</p>
  • AOC: Until My Critics Offer Their Own Climate Change Plans, “I’m The Boss, How About That?”

    02/24/2019 11:39:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2019 | AllahPundit
    Via the Free Beacon, my plan to drastically reduce carbon emissions is to nuke China, since they’re the global leader and will continue to run on fossil fuels even if we passed the Green New Deal tomorrow.So now I’m the boss, I guess. How ’bout dah? Is her bravado aimed only at right-wing critics of the GND or those on the left as well? She can’t mean to suggest here that she’s the first Democrat to try to move climate-change legislation; her co-sponsor, Ed Markey, actually got a cap-and-trade bill through the House 10 years ago. (The Democratic Senate...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accidentally exposes the left’s big lie

    02/15/2019 6:42:07 AM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2019 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s now infamous talking points on the Green New Deal are the most unintentionally honest explanation of the neo-socialism now gripping the Democratic Party. Too honest, apparently. After her office sent the “FAQ” to NPR, The Post and other news organizations, and posted a similar version on her congressional website, they were met with withering criticism — prompting Ocasio-Cortez to furiously backtrack, seeking to disown and discredit documents her office had produced, posted and distributed. Sorry, you don’t get to do that. Ocasio-Cortez told us what is really behind her Green New Deal. Now she, and the Democrats...

    02/13/2019 2:24:34 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | 02/13/19
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans a floor vote on the Green New Deal resolution proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and endorsed by many congressional Democrats. McConnell wants Senate Democrats to go on record on this radical proposal. He especially wants those running for president and those who may face tough reelection campaigns in 2020 to do so. Would such a vote be a stunt? You could call it that, but you could also use the same word to describe a great many votes in both chambers. The Green New Deal is a big deal, potentially. I see...
  • Virginia Governor Set to Bypass Legislature to Join State-Based Climate Agreement

    09/21/2018 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 20, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is poised to implement a new regulation without legislative approval to join 10 other states in a climate change agreement based on restricting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.But lawmakers, policy analysts, and tea party activists in Virginia who oppose what they consider costly regulations of industry are raising questions about the economic and scientific arguments underpinning the proposed rule.They say the Virginia General Assembly should have a straight up-or-down vote on Northam’s plan, in part to ensure that any revenue the governor raises from “carbon trading” is collected and dispersed in a manner consistent...
  • Greenpeace activists crash Superman-shaped drone into French nuclear plant

    07/03/2018 3:54:38 PM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies ^ | 7/3/18 | Lucia Suarez Sang
    Greenpeace activists flew a Superman-shaped drone into the no-fly zone around a French nuclear plant on Tuesday before crashing it against the building to highlight the facility’s lack of security. The drone, piloted by one of Greenpeace’s activists, slammed into the tower in Bugey nuclear plant, about 20 miles from the eastern city of Lyon, the group said in a video. “This action again highlights the extreme vulnerability of this type of buildings, which contain the highest amount of radioactivity in nuclear plants,” Greenpeace said, according to Reuters. The environmental group, which also crashed a tiny radio-controlled plane into the...
  • arzenegger roasted Trump with a perfect Terminator analogy

    07/02/2018 8:36:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    indy100 ^ | July 1, 2018 | Greg Evans
    In a Facebook video posted on Thursday by the media company ATTN, the former Governor of California, who is a big supporter of environmental issues says that Trump's policies will be "a threat to future generations." Not only does he reference the Terminator but also make as a very apt analogy using Netflix and Blockbusters. Speaking to a Trump bobblehead, the 70-year-old Austrian says: "So, President Trump, I know you really want to be an action hero, right? So take it from the Terminator, you're only supposed to go back in time to protect future generations. But your administration attempts...