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Bobby Jindal's honest campaign announcement


Sorry, I couldn't embed it because it's not on youtube.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Jun 25, 2015, 05:30 PM (1 replies)

MSNBC Cancels Ronan Farrow’s Show Along with Joy Reid’s

Source: Mediaite

In addition to canceling Joy Reid‘s daytime show The Reid Report, which MSNBC sources confirmed to Mediaite earlier today, the network is also canceling Ronan Farrow’s show and moving Way Too Early’s Thomas Roberts back to a dayside role, anchoring a straight news show from 1-3 p.m. ET daily

Neither Reid nor Farrow have been fired by the network. Reid will become MSNBC’s national correspondent, producing original reporting for on air and online programming. Farrow is expected to host a new series of primetime specials for MSNBC and will be featured as a special correspondent across the network’s schedule.

The change in daytime programming represents a conscious shift by the network away from more opinionated hosts and towards a more news-focused lineup. Following Morning Joe, José Díaz-Balart’s show will air for two hours starting at 9 a.m., followed by Tamron Hall at 11, Andrea Mitchell at 12 and then Roberts from 1-3 p.m. each day.

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will fill in for Roberts on Way Too Early until a more permanent replacement is found.

Read more: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/msnbc-cancels-ronan-farrows-show-along-with-joy-reid/
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Feb 19, 2015, 08:20 PM (35 replies)

Sam Brownback, a desperate and failing governor, turns to homophobia

By now, just about every living creature in America has heard about the latest political firestorm out of Kansas.

Gov. Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican, issued an executive order rescinding protections for state workers who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Brownback is all but proclaiming that LGBT people should have fewer rights. The order lifts protections against firing, discriminating against or harassing a state worker for being anything but straight. Under Brownback's administration, that person now has no right to file a complaint as a member of a legally protected class of people.

Comedian Jon Stewart seized on the governor’s order and, making the obligatory connection between Kansas and "The Wizard of Oz," quipped that there’s "no place like homophobia." Meanwhile, on Twitter the hashtag #Brownbackwards quickly began trending. The governor should not have been surprised about the response.

One would think that Brownback had enough on his plate without inviting more controversy. Kansas is in fiscal turmoil, reeling in the face of a projected $600 million budget deficit next year. A major reason for this pickle is the massive tax cuts Brownback and his party enacted. Kansans have not warmly appreciated the $28 million in cuts to elementary and secondary schools the governor’s office announced earlier in the month. Rural and suburban school districts are testily fighting for their piece of the shrinking pie as Kansas’ public school funding formula must be rewritten following a state supreme court ruling.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article10038470.html#storylink=cpy
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sun Feb 15, 2015, 05:38 AM (9 replies)

France 24 live Stream in English

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Jan 8, 2015, 06:04 AM (2 replies)

“Shadowy” anti-net neutrality group submitted 56.5% of comments to FCC

Source: Arstechnica.com

"A shadowy organization with ties to the Koch Brothers" spearheaded an anti-net neutrality form letter writing campaign that tipped the scales against net neutrality proponents, according to an analysis released today by the Sunlight Foundation.

The first round of comments collected by the Federal Communications Commission were overwhelmingly in support of net neutrality rules. But a second round of "reply comments" that ended September 10 went the other way, with 60 percent opposing net neutrality, according to the Sunlight Foundation. The group describes itself as a nonpartisan nonprofit that seeks to expand access to government records.

The foundation used natural language processing techniques to analyze 1.6 million reply comments.

"In marked contrast to the first round, anti-net neutrality commenters mobilized in force for this round, and comprised the majority of overall comments submitted, at 60 percent," the Sunlight Foundation wrote. "We attribute this shift almost entirely to the form-letter initiatives of a single organization, American Commitment, who are single-handedly responsible for 56.5 percent of the comments in this round."

Read more: http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/12/shadowy-anti-net-neutrality-group-submitted-56-5-of-comments-to-fcc/

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Dec 16, 2014, 10:50 PM (14 replies)

How 'Double Bucks' For Food Stamps Conquered Capitol Hill

The federal government is about to put $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of SNAP benefits — what used to be called food stamps — when people use them to buy local fruits and vegetables.

This idea did not start on Capitol Hill. It began as a local innovation at a few farmers' markets. But it proved remarkably popular and spread across the country.

"It's so simple, but it has such profound effects both for SNAP recipients and for local farmers," says Mike Appell, a vegetable farmer who sells his produce at a market in Tulsa, Okla.

The idea first surfaced in 2005 among workers at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. They were starting a campaign to get people to eat more fresh produce.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Nov 12, 2014, 12:56 PM (2 replies)

When They Brought The Wolves To Yellowstone, They Had No Clue This Would Be The Result

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Nov 5, 2014, 04:47 PM (26 replies)

How the USDA’s new ‘chicken rule’ could change what you eat, and how it’s inspected

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Oct 2, 2014, 11:53 PM (5 replies)

Tasty or addictive? Chinese restaurant serves noodles laced with opium poppy

Hong Kong (CNN) -- The noodles were not just tasty. They were addictive.
A Chinese noodle vendor in northern Shaanxi province has been detained for 10 days after admitting he added powdered poppy plant — from which opium is made --- to his dishes to keep customers coming back, Chinese media has reported.

The owner said that he bought 4 catty (2kg) of the substance for 600 yuan ($98) in August. He said he added it to his food to make it taste better and to improve his business, the Huashangbao paper reported.


It added that lacing food with opium poppy was not uncommon in China, with similar cases in 2010 and 2012.


It's the ultimate comfort food.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Sep 24, 2014, 07:09 PM (5 replies)

Why are shallots so expensive?

Why are shallots so expensive?

$5.95# where I live in the midwest, and it's been expensive for a very long time. I came upon this reply to the question above from yahoo answer and couldn't find any data to back up the notion that growing shallots commercially in the US is illegal.

HALFWAY-to-ITALIA answered 5 years ago

Shallots are more expensive than the regular yellow onion because, truthfully, of politics. As you probably know shallots are not grown in the US for a variety of reasons. The first being they simply do not grow too well here. Second, the commercial growing of shallots is prohibited in the US (I will get to this in a minute) And finally, it is much cheaper to import them from other countries.

As stated, the commercial growing of shallots is prohibited in the US. This is mostly because of the harmful growing conditions of shallots. When sunlight interacts with the roots of the shallot plant, nitrogen dioxide is released into the air (a very small amount) However, when nitrogen dioxide comes into contact with water, hydrochloric acid is formed, which is very dangerous. Now this does not affect the shallot, but the farmers. The danger that is present in the growing of shallots is enough reason for the US to prohibit commercial growing of shallots and for them to be very expensive. I hope I answered your question!
And by the way you can substitute regular yellow onions with shallots, its completely fine.

Have a great day!


20+ years in the farming industry

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Sep 19, 2014, 12:06 PM (8 replies)
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