Pesticides in the US and Australia
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May 23, 2017 - 4:07pm
Pesticides in the US and Australia

Pesticides in the US and Australia     Chlorpyrifos is one of the most widely used pesticides on American farms, sprayed on everything from strawberries to soybeans. It’s cheap, and it works well; chlorpyrifos is derived from the same chemical family as sarin nerve gas, and kills insects by attacking their nervous system. But exposure to chlorpyrifos is also linked to brain damage…   via   This article talks about a pesticide called chlorpyrifos, and the harm it can cause. Something that jumped out at me was this: Pregnant women who where chlorpyrifos was sprayed during their second trimester were three times more likely to give birth to a child who would develop autism, according to a study out of the .   If there really has been a rise in autism, then perhaps chlorpyrifos is at …

 
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The intransigence ofhate

I first wrote about the intransigence of hate in our society back , and then again . And I’m sorry to see the topic is just as relevant today. Consider, for example, Iowa congressman Steve King’s comment on Sunday: “We can’t restore our civilization with some…

May 23, 2017 - 3:55pm
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To Trump Supporters Part 3.

I am amazed how Trump supporters don't get it that the commander In Chief has shown a lack of leadership. Trump has recently revealed highly sensitive classified information to The Russians and has no shame about it and fired FBI Director James Comey because Comey wouldn't stop the investigation of …

May 23, 2017 - 3:26pm
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So Long, 007-2

Today, Sir Roger Moore was reported to have passed away. Although he acted in many different roles, he will obviously be remembered most for playing James Bond, Agent 007. To me, Roger Moore was a lot like John Wayne in the sense that in the majority of his parts, he was essentially playing a greatl…

May 23, 2017 - 3:25pm
 
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To Bee? Or Not To Bee?

I read a very disturbing story in Science magazine this month. A German amateur scientific group, the Krefeld Entomological Society, has conducted surveys of insect populations since 1989. These surveys show that the total mass of flying insects collected has declined by almost 80% in this time. Tho…

May 23, 2017 - 2:46pm
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Manchester, May 22 - Decadent Concert - Sick-Minde…

  Last night another sick-minded, pathetic, inexcusable Islamist (at least, we believe it’s Islamist like most absolutely horrendous terror attacks these days, what a religion...). Once again, the target was situated in Europe: Manchester, England. But what is really behind this?  …

May 23, 2017 - 12:58pm
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THE RISE OF ARTI

THE RISE OF ARTI   Sitting at the kitchen table sipping at the morning’s first injection of liquid life he heard a knock at the front door. Shaking the ever present cobwebs from his still sleeping brain he sighed and rose before the intrusion repeated. Trying to remember if he had been f…

May 23, 2017 - 12:44pm
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  • - May 23, 2017 - 1:11pm
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Your Mind Has Become An Extension of The Internet

You Are Under Their Control   It is apparent, if not true, that the brain produces and manages the mind. The chemical economy of the brain determines the mood and emotions experienced in the mind, as well as the coherence of thought, the quality and availability of memory,…

May 23, 2017 - 12:28pm
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The truth about race relations in post-apartheid S…

From:   South Africa is up the proverbial creek and has been for years. To further compound the problems, the paddle is broken and the bailing bucket’s bottom fell out long ago. However, before I take you down the road and up the creek, I’d like to mention two things. First, I cho…

May 23, 2017 - 11:10am
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Teen abortion is a bigger choice than buying a cig…

In New York State we are seeing expanding policies to limit the purchase of cigarettes by youth from age 18 to age 21.  I don't agree with this tightening prohibition policy.  It should be left at 18, or even moved back to 16.  The policy creates black market consequences, and black m…

May 23, 2017 - 11:09am
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AS LONG AS THEY'RE ALIVE

  Yesterday at 8 pm I was outside and heard the birds singing. Bright sun, it's summer, here the sun goes down at 9 pm May to July. And the birds reminded me of my youth when my mother sent me to bed "Tomorrow's school !" at - 8 pm. I couldn't sleep, thinking of the daylight and the warm weath…

May 23, 2017 - 6:24am
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Diane Abbott – Britain's Most Racist Politic…

    For those who've never heard of Diane Abbott: she's a high-ranking and well-known British politician. In October, the British Labour Party appointed her as Shadow Home Secretary. (She first became an Member of Parliament in 1987.)   Abbott was given the job of Shadow Home Secre…

May 23, 2017 - 4:57am
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The Land of Multiple Exchange Rates

On 21st April, 2017, the Central Bank of Nigeria announced a new exchange window for investors, exporters and end users. This portfolio investors rate brings the number of exchange rates to ten (even though more have been reported). There is the official exchange rate, interbank rate, international …

May 23, 2017 - 3:43am
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A Balanced Budget Amendment, Completely Different

I have a different thought on a Balanced Budget Amendment.  Any Balanced Budget Amendment ought to tie a balanced budget to asset sales and tie completed asset sales to a wage freeze on all federal employees until enough assets have been sold to offset the previous year’s deficit. &#…

May 23, 2017 - 2:42am
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What the Fu*k is going on in this World?

Dark times unfortunately seem to be coming these days. I’m almost afraid to check my social media feeds and watch the daily world news on TV. I’m somewhat afraid to fly the so-called ‘friendly skies.’ They almost charge you an arm and a leg to fly on a crowded&…

May 22, 2017 - 10:59pm
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  • - May 23, 2017 - 6:17pm
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Muddling Through

Government is not the same as business was the title of an article published on this blog and dated October 15, 2015. The purpose was to demonstrate that business administration and public administration are significantly different. The current occupant of the White House and some of his appointees …

May 22, 2017 - 10:15pm
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BOW WOW GROOMING

BOW WOW GROOMING OYG! (OH YOUR GOD!) And Trump criticized Obummer for bowing to the fucking  Saudis? Donald get hold of yourself! Oh, on second thought, maybe not.     A 110 BILLION DOLLAR DEAL FOR “defense” of Saudi Arabia. A White House Official said, “The deal w…

May 22, 2017 - 5:26pm
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Unwanted Girls and Leftover Boys

    There are already many more men than women looking for a partner in China – and that gap looks set to widen. BBC (Credit: Getty Images) In the shadow of Mother’s Day… … Can there be a more self-contradictory notion than an unwanted child? Be that as it ma…

May 22, 2017 - 5:08pm
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On Islamic Banking

I was recently asked my opinion on Islamic banking. I know next to nothing about that. I am told that it is against Islamic principles to charge interest on loans. As a liberal, I take the position that people ought to be free to do whatever they want with their property. They should be free to len…

May 22, 2017 - 1:37pm
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The Illiberal Alliance with the RegressiveLeft

In “ ” I lamented the problem of so-called progressives being “offended all the time”, “coming to pre-ordained conclusions”, and conflating their ego-centric political-correctness with their imagined right to restrict open discussion and freedom of thought …

May 22, 2017 - 1:34pm
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Making the Republicans the Bogey man to Help Keep…

So fearful was Marcus Garvey's words that Barack Obama, a Black president, could not pardon him, as this would defy the unwritten Democratic constitution to keep the Negroes on the Democratic plantations.   This realization came vividly to me as I commenced a run for a  City Cou…

May 22, 2017 - 1:14pm
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YOGI

   On May 12 in 1925, one of my most memorable characters was born. was the son of Italian immigrants. He was a catcher for the hated Yankees--one of the Bronx Bombers. Despite the fact that he played for a team I always despised in my youth, I always loved Yogi. He (along with guys like…

May 22, 2017 - 10:25am
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Will California Follow Atlantis?

Lewis Spence (1874 – 1955) published his prophetic account Will Europe Follow Atlantisin 1943 at the nadir of Allied fortunes during the Second World War.  Spence, beginning as a journalist and folklorist, had made an enduring reputation by the early 1920s as a major authority on myth an…

May 22, 2017 - 8:59am
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