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  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 24, 2016

    06/24/2016 2:33:36 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 39 replies
    greeneyes | June 24, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Diabetes patients could benefit from Kamut-khorasan wheat finds study

    06/20/2016 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.bakeryandsnacks.com ^ | 15 Feb 2016 | Vince Bamford
    Replacing modern wheat with ancient grain khorasan can benefit consumers with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
  • Clemson's first harvest of ancient Southern wheat exceeds expectations

    06/20/2016 10:37:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    phys.org ^ | 06-20-2016 | by Jim Melvin & Provided by: Clemson University
    Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Credit: Scott Miller / Clemson University ================================================================================================= The first step of an ongoing-process designed to bring a valuable heirloom wheat back from the brink of extinction has been completed with flying colors. Last month, Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Purple Straw is the only heirloom wheat to have been cultivated continually in the South from...
  • Vintner mentor needed.

    06/19/2016 6:49:49 PM PDT · by killermosquito · 34 replies
    Killermosquito
    I've started a vineyard, 7 vines in 42 feet of space. All seedless and I'm in NC. I'm trying to decide what wire and post configuration to use. So far I have 3 eight feet posts that are 2 feet deep. Should I go with T on top of each or just 2 wires at 5.5 feet ant a second wire about 18 inches beneath it. Suggestions?
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 17, 2016

    06/17/2016 4:11:41 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 85 replies
    freerepublic | June 17, 2017 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Ancient, still-edible chunk of butter unearthed in Irish bog

    06/14/2016 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published June 14, 2016 | By James Rogers
    The 2,000 year-old bog butter found in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1 (Cavan County Museum/Copper Tree Photography). ============================================================================================ Would you eat ancient butter? A 2,000-year-old 20-pound chunk of butter has been unearthed from a peat bog in Ireland, which is said to still be edible. The large lump of butter was discovered by farmer Jack Conway while cutting turf for fuel in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1. The strange rugby-ball shaped object was buried about 16 feet down in the bog. Conway quickly realized that he had found what is known as ‘bog butter’ and contacted...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 10, 2016

    06/10/2016 4:16:42 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 200 replies
    freerepublic | June 10, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Researchers develop method to produce sweeter, well-growing tomatoes

    06/07/2016 11:47:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    6-7-2016 | Provided by: Tohoku University Japan
    The researchers think it is likely that most flowering plants, or angiosperms, contain similar sucrose-susceptible genes, making their “sweetening technology” widely applicable. Credit: Cienpies Design ================================================================================================= Previous research has shown that the sugar sucrose plays a role in controlling key fruit genes involved in sugar metabolism. Efforts to control these genes succeeded in increasing the sugar content in fruit but also resulted in stunted growth. Researchers from Tohoku University in Japan used a bioinformatics search tool to find nucleotide sequences in the tomato genome similar to a known tobacco gene sequence that can be repressed by sucrose. When a special...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 3, 2016

    06/03/2016 3:05:01 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 90 replies
    freerepublic | June 3, 2013 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD May 27, 2016

    05/27/2016 3:05:01 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 111 replies
    freerepublic | May 27, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Stoned sheep high on CANNABIS go on 'psychotic rampage around quiet village'

    05/26/2016 5:22:31 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 49 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 5/25/16 | Sam Webb
    Sheep on drugs have gone on a "psychotic rampage" after eating cannabis plants dumped in a quiet village, it is feared. The remains of an illegal cannabis factory was fly-tipped on a Welsh village road - and worried locals think the sheep have been chowing down on the psychotropic herbs. County councillor Ioan Richard said sheep have been "roaming the village" and causing havoc by breaking into homes and getting killed by cars as they stumble about in what appears to be a druggy haze.
  • Environmentalist and actor Ricardo Torres marries tree

    05/24/2016 2:11:13 PM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    The Strait Times ^ | 5/11/2016 | staff
    For the eighth time, Peruvian actor and environmental activist Ricardo Torres has symbolically married a tree as part of an ecological awareness campaign to urge others to care for the environment. The wedding took place at a landmark location, the town of Santa Maria del Tule, which is home to an ancient 2000-year-old cypress tree. The tree's estimated weight is more than 544.3 million kilograms. Torres left the house of his godmother, accompanied by a committee of village elders, friends and family, and walked down the Sabino street towards a cluster of Cypress tree leaves to start with the ritual...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 20, 2016

    05/20/2016 2:46:27 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 75 replies
    freerepublic | May 20, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Concord Neighborhood Terrorized by Bees is Safer: Authorities

    05/15/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Laura Malpert
    An East Bay neighborhood terrorized by a swarm of aggressive bees over the weekend is safer now, authorities said. Concord police told residents Sunday the bees have been mostly eradicated after an amateur beekeeper got rid of a hive Saturday night. A bee expert called to the neighborhood also declared the area safer. The bees began terrorizing the 3800 block of Hitchcock Drive on Friday, attacking residents, dogs and even a mail carrier. Concord police received a number of reports of "aggressive bees" in the area. According to one neighbor, two dogs died as a result of numerous bee stings....
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 13, 2016

    05/13/2016 3:14:54 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 127 replies
    freerepublic | May 13, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Yikes! That's one hot peppa...

    05/08/2016 12:33:43 PM PDT · by djf · 48 replies
    5/8/2016 | djf
    OK I went to the garden store this morning to load up on even more veggies. There was one spot where they had a few pepper plants left, so I checked them out and picked the best one. Little did I know... Now I had heard in the past about these peppers and thought they were maybe a little hotter than a standard chile pepper. So now my question is whether to even plant it or not! My neighbors have grandkids and dogs come around once in a while so my question is can I buy insurance or something? Put...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 6, 2016

    05/06/2016 1:48:07 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 119 replies
    freerepublic | 5/6/2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Oklahoma Man Discovers WWI ‘Bomb’ While Mowing

    05/05/2016 11:09:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    An Oklahoma homeowner got quite a surprise while trying to do yard work on Wednesday. Around 12:30 p.m., officers were called to the 3800 block of N.W. Arlington after a man said he found a “bomb” while mowing his backyard. Officers found a large shell that was about one foot long. It was immediately handed over to investigators from Ft. Sill, who believe it is a World War I 75 MM explosive ordnance.
  • “DIY Antibiotics”: What To Grow to Protect Your Health In a Crisis

    05/01/2016 4:47:36 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 30, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    ... Yes, you can make your own anti-biotics at home. I’ll show you how to make a really super powerful one (it’s easy to do). Anyone can do it. Most people will want to do this in their backyards or on a patio. But I suppose you could do it indoors too. This one I’ll show you how to make is way more complex than anything the pharmaceutical companies can produce, yet it is simpler and easier to make. No, you won’t need a lab of chemistry set. No, you won’t need microscopes or chemicals. Nope, you won’t even need...
  • Little robin hits the worm jackpot

    04/30/2016 9:24:44 PM PDT · by fella · 15 replies
    Little Robin Hits Worm Jackpot
  • Latest HRC campaign email [vanity/inanity]

    04/30/2016 10:28:30 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 15 replies
    email inbox ^ | 04/30/2016 | Robby Mook Campaign Manager Hillary for America
    I'm not sure how I got on HRC's mailing list. Here's today's. I guess they think my name is Ann and I have some sort of restroom-use conundrum.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD April 29, 2016

    04/29/2016 2:12:39 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 118 replies
    freerepublic | April 29, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Don’t look now but the Earth is getting greener

    04/27/2016 4:49:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Since both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sander are quite keen to talk about climate change and carbon taxes, let’s take a brief break from the campaign trail and check in on how Mother Gaia is doing these days. We’ve recorded what some climate scientists claim is a string of record warmest months over the past year and if I were judging by the almost snow-free, mild winter we just enjoyed in upstate New York and the rest of the northeast (watch out for the bears) I’d have to agree. So I assume this means we’re all doomed. But oddly...
  • Give Your Balls To Hillary

    04/24/2016 7:41:13 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 34 replies
    Childhood | 4/24/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I've seen a few opuses (opi?) here on Free Republic the last couple of days. They are mostly of the "I'm gonna take my ball and go home!" genre. Well, those balls aren't going to do much good just sitting in the closet at home. These people should give their balls to Hillary Clinton. Hillary isn't much of a basketball player, but she will take these balls and stab them and grind them up and use them as borders for the rose garden at The White House. So, don't just take your balls and go home, give them to Hillary....
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 22, 2016

    04/22/2016 5:12:38 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 79 replies
    freerepublic | April 22, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today

    04/20/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | April 19, 2016 | Lorie Johnson
    Not many substances are as widely studied as tea. Now, the verdict is in. The bottom line: if you're not drinking tea on a regular basis, it might be a habit worth starting. That's because when it comes to your health, tea packs a powerful punch. Combined studies examining literally hundreds of thousands of tea drinkers led a vast array of scientists to conclude that a consistent dose of tea is good for the body. Most of the research was conducted in Asian countries, on people drinking hot, green tea. The amount mattered. Usually people only experienced health benefits if...
  • Salma Hayek Mocks Donald Trump's 9/11 Flub

    04/19/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 81 replies
    E ^ | Tue, Apr 19, 2016 10:50 AM | Francesca Bacardi
    Donald Trump was giving it his all during a final rally in New York Monday, but in the midst of his speech he made a flub. In a video obtained by CNN, the GOP candidate accidentally refers to 9/11 as the convenience store 7-Eleven, probably best known for its Slurpees. "I wrote this out, and it's very close to my heart because I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down," he said. "And I saw the greatest people I've ever seen in...
  • Baltimore hopes large-scale demolition paves way for rebuilding (Vacant Lots "Land of Opportunity")

    04/18/2016 8:44:37 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4-18-2016 | Jeff Pegues
    The city of Baltimore worked to tear down thousands of homes on Monday in an effort to lift itself out of decades of urban decay. The city and state are paying millions for demolition in the hope that, one day, developers will see vacant lots as a land of opportunity.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 15, 2016

    04/15/2016 5:16:21 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 97 replies
    freerepublic | 4/15/2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 8, 2016

    04/08/2016 1:30:15 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 152 replies
    freerepublic | April 8, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • What Will Hillary Clinton's Prison Tattoos Be?

    04/08/2016 11:45:36 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 45 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/8/2016 | blueunicorn6
    What tattoos do you think our girl Hillary Clinton will get while she is in prison? Is she the delicate butterfly type or the scary skull type? I'm thinking she'll get "HRC + RMN Forever". Keep it somewhat clean.
  • Yurt and Tiny Living Tips From Experts

    04/04/2016 3:18:03 PM PDT · by BackpackDaly · 40 replies
    Smaller House, Larger Life Making the choice to live small in a yurt or tiny house is no quick decision. However, if you want to be reduce your carbon footprint, connect closely with the people you live with, be one with nature, cut down on material possessions, or want to live a more green and sustainable existence, the lifestyle might be perfect for you. Intrigued? These experienced tiny dwellers have a lot of useful insight into the experience of inhabiting tiny structures like yurts and tipis to make the most out of living in them. Kenton Whitman (http://www.rewildu.com) Living in...
  • What Classes Will Hillary Take In Prison?

    04/04/2016 11:34:23 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 49 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/4/2016 | blueunicorn6
    What classes do you think that Hillary Clinton will take while she is in prison? At first, I thought she might take something practical like auto body repair. Now, I'm thinking that she is going to study a subject she's had a lifelong interest and passion for...... Raising Worms For Fun, Profit And Companionship.
  • For Dinner Tonight...

    04/01/2016 4:37:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 28 replies
    My Fetid Mind | April 1st, 2016 | Mariner
    An extraordinary Chicken Sandwich:Grilled Chick Breast (yes, it's grilling season here with mid to upper 70's). Coat in your favorite seasoned salt and grill HOT for 6-7mins each side. Ezekiel or some other very dense/hearty sprouted grain bread. Seasoned Mayo (Mayo, finely minced rosemary, chopped chives, black pepper, all to taste).Organic mixed greens.Kettle Backyard BBQ Chips (don't eat the whole bag!)A fine Munich Marzen or Vienna Lager.
  • THE WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 1, 2016

    04/01/2016 12:05:34 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 69 replies
    freerepublic | April 1, 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MARCH 25, 2016

    03/25/2016 9:01:01 AM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 76 replies
    march 25, 2016 | ApplegaeRanch for Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Vanity: I'm soliciting advice on starting my own business . . . (It's not an election vanity. Yay!)

    03/20/2016 2:54:15 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 39 replies
    I'm considering starting a CSA, with which I would provide a basket of vegetables from my garden (uncertified organic) to 10 (the first year) families each week for 18 weeks. Using the CSA model, the customers sign up and prepay for the season, knowing the risks of crop failure. I have experience with intensive planting and growing a lot on a little land. Additionally, my neighbor will allow me the use of his field for free . . .
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MARCH 18, 2016

    03/18/2016 7:45:27 AM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 108 replies
    3/18/2016 | ApplegateRanch
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MARCH 11, 2016

    03/11/2016 1:15:58 PM PST · by Darth Reardon · 37 replies
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MARCH 4, 2016

    03/04/2016 6:12:13 PM PST · by greeneyes · 32 replies
    freerepublic | 3/4/2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit gets his own 50p coin – and he didn't have to steal it

    03/01/2016 7:39:48 AM PST · by goodwithagun · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 29, 2016 | Alison Flood
    The Royal Mint has chosen Beatrix Potter’s thieving Peter Rabbit as the first character from children’s literature ever to appear on a UK coin. Peter, pictured in the blue jacket that he is forced to abandon in the garden of Mr McGregor when he is caught stealing vegetables, is captured on a special, coloured edition of a 50p coin available from today. The Royal Mint, which described Peter as “the most recognisable of Potter’s creations, and one of the most cherished from children’s literature”, will release uncoloured versions of the coin in change later this year.
  • Obama's Climate Change Legacy to be Determined by Next President

    02/29/2016 9:09:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 29, 2016 | Marita Noon
    After months of debate and public comments, President Obama’s controversial Clean Power Plan (CPP) was issued in August 2015 and published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2015. But that is hardly the end of the story. Instead the saga is just beginning—with the ending to be written sometime in 2017 and the outcome highly dependent on who resides in the White House. The CPP is the newest set of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that the Atlantic states: “anchors the Obama administration’s climate-change policy. It seeks to guide local utilities away from coal-fired electricity generation, and toward renewable...
  • Poll: Only 15 percent say they have benefited from ObamaCare

    02/29/2016 5:30:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 29, 2016 | Sarah Ferris
    ust 15 percent of people say they have personally benefited from ObamaCare, although more than one-third believe it has helped the people of their state, according to a poll released Monday. Most Americans -- a total of 56 percent -- say they haven't felt directly affected by the Affordable Care Act. Among those who have felt affected, more people say the law has hurt them than helped them, according to polling by National Public Radio and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Twenty-six percent of U.S. adults say they have been personally harmed by the healthcare law since its passage --...
  • 2nd Grader's 'Special Medicine' Story Leads to Pot Bust

    02/25/2016 2:13:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | Feb 25, 2016
    An 8-year-old boy said he helped his mother's boyfriend grow "special medicine that can cure anything at all," The Times-Argus reportsA second-grader's story about helping a farmer grow "special medicine" plants led to the bust of an indoor marijuana growing operation in Vermont, authorities said. According to an affidavit, an 8-year-old boy told school officials and Windsor police detective Jennifer Frank that he helped his mother's boyfriend, 54-year-old Steven Mann, grow "special medicine that can cure anything at all," The Times-Argus reports. Police said they found 50 marijuana plants worth $75,000, along with two "grow rooms" next to the...
  • Former KKK leader David Duke: Voting against Donald Trump is 'treason to your heritage'

    02/25/2016 9:59:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/25/2016 | Jeremy Berke
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump secured support from a questionable source on Wednesday: white supremacist and former Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke. According to BuzzFeed, Duke explained why his listeners should back Trump on his radio show. "Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage," he reportedly said in reference to Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on the "David Duke Radio Program." While Duke stopped short of an outright endorsement, the racial animus was clear from his Trump pitch (emphasis ours): I'm not saying I endorse everything about Trump,...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FEBRUARY 19, 2015

    02/19/2016 8:55:53 PM PST · by greeneyes · 89 replies
    freerepublic | February 19, 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • On Site with Lueb Popoff

    02/13/2016 1:02:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | Lueb Popoff
    fancy woodworking video 2:21
  • Breeding wildness back into our fruit and veggies

    02/12/2016 9:24:30 PM PST · by JimSEA · 47 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 2/9/16 | Newcastle University
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