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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 02:09 PM
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About Me

Happily retired and now enjoy being the "Queen of Everything" in our house in the woods. (Mr. Dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

Journal Archives

Russia, for the 2018 World Cup, had to add more seats to their stadium:


Donald Trump boots John Kelly off Air Force One

Gen. Kelly was originally going to be on AF1 to Vegas with Trump today but was pulled off flight, I'm told. WH not answering Qs about it.

White House reporter for Bloomberg News.

Hypothesis: Rising CO2 levels increase carbs, ( sugars), decrease nutrition in plants we eat.

Loladze studied this problem for 17 years, and has come to this conclusion:

“Every leaf and every grass blade on earth makes more and more sugars as CO2 levels keep rising,”
Loladze said. “We are witnessing the greatest injection of carbohydrates into the biosphere in human history―[an] injection that dilutes other nutrients in our food supply.”

Measurements of fruits and vegetables show that their minerals, vitamin and protein content has measurably dropped over the past 50 to 70 years. Researchers have generally assumed the reason is fairly straightforward: We’ve been breeding and choosing crops for higher yields, rather than nutrition, and higher-yielding crops—whether broccoli, tomatoes, or wheat—tend to be less nutrient-packed.

In 2004, a landmark study of fruits and vegetables found that everything from protein to calcium, iron and vitamin C had declined significantly across most garden crops since 1950. The researchers concluded this could mostly be explained by the varieties we were choosing to grow.

Loladze and a handful of other scientists have come to suspect that’s not the whole story and that the atmosphere itself may be changing the food we eat. Plants need carbon dioxide to live like humans need oxygen. And in the increasingly polarized debate about climate science, one thing that isn’t up for debate is that the level of CO2 in the atmosphere is rising. Before the industrial revolution, the earth’s atmosphere had about 280 parts per million of carbon dioxide. Last year, the planet crossed over the 400 parts per million threshold; scientists predict we will likely reach 550 parts per million within the next half-century—essentially twice the amount that was in the air when Americans started farming with tractors.

Gloria Steinem has a solution:

Go Fund Me account has been created for shooting victims.

by Clark County Nevada Commission Chair Steve Sisolak...



"They want everything done for them"

from: https://twitter.com/TheDweck/status/914173375324364800

This is an older pic, note that Barron is very young, standing beside Mommy.

Have you guys seen this?

A wee bit of Tom Price levity....

From Rick Wilson:

TRUMP: Do I have to fire him?

KELLY: Yes, sir. This was an egregious use of tax dollars.

TRUMP: Egregious sounds like a good word.

KELLY: It's not.

TRUMP: But I like it.

KELLY: Please don't.

TRUMP: I'm egregious. I'm the most egregious. No one is more egregious.

KELLY: Kill me.

Thinking of how to donate to the Puerto Rico catastrophe?

Here is excellent site which rates charities.

(pls. share)

"It's very very difficult to dispel ignorance if you retain arrogance"

Heard in Ken Burns The Viet Nam War series, referencing American political attitudes towards Viet Namese,
but doubly applicable here and now.
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