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Continuing our series on extending the harvests in your garden, this week’s post will be about extending the growing seasons for summer and fall crops. Many of the most beloved vegetables like tomatoes and peppers have to be grown in warm weather, but their long maturation time can make it difficult to get more than […]
In August alone, the FDA issued six recalls on commercially-produced food due to the possibility of contamination. These included chicken, beef, and even salad mix. There have been more recalls since then, including a recent one by Kraft Foods recalling cheese of all things because it might expire before the date on the package. The […]
Severe storms in Michigan knocked out power for over 45,000 people living in Detroit. The earthquake that hit the San Francisco Bay area left over 70,000 homes without power. Over 25,000 people lost power when Hurricane Iselle hit Hawaii in. On top of the devastation that these events caused in August, they brought with them […]
Our food supply lines are incredibly fragile. Since the 2000s, oil prices have dramatically increased, and as we all know current corporate agribusiness requires oil to survive. Without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and gasoline for transport, the entire system falls apart. In the meantime, as oil prices rise, food is going to jump along with it. […]
In October of 2013, 388 people in 23 states were infected with antibiotic-resistant strains of salmonella bacteria from contaminated Foster Farms chicken. Last month, on July 31, the USDA announced long-awaited new regulations and a new inspection system for poultry products. But many food-safety groups are skeptical, since under the new system, many duties […]
Conceived in California’s Bay Area eight years ago, the Maker Faire is becoming more popular every year. The event is presented by Make Magazine with additional sponsorship provided by Intel, Oracle, RadioShack and NASA. The success of the event has spawned into hundreds of “mini-Faires” throughout the world, but the two most popular are located […]
In my humble opinion it’s about time we all start boycotting corn and corn-based products. Corn is killing us and it is doing so in more ways than we think. High-fructose corn syrup – which is as bad for the liver as chronic alcohol abuse – is nearly unavoidable in the typical American diet. Health […]
Geothermal power isn’t a new idea but researchers in Spain are thinking about the “Big Picture” and their work could have significant implications for the future of the global energy landscape. You might remember a write-up in Resilient Strategies last year where I explained how home geothermal systems work to keep the average home comfortable […]
Keeping our foods fresh is important whether we purchase produce in the grocery store or harvest it from our own backyard garden. After all, the freezer can only hold so many items and long-term preservation techniques (canning, dehydrating, etc.) are time-consuming and often strip essential nutrients from our favorite foods. I wanted to highlight two […]
It’s easy to get sidetracked with our own sustainability projects – especially this time of the year as the weather finally starts to break and working outdoors is a more pleasant experience in most areas of the country. Getting sidetracked with sustainability at home isn’t a bad thing, but sometimes I worry that we are […]
One of two hospitals designated to treat bird flu cases in the Indonesian capital has been overwhelmed with patients with symptoms of the disease, a doctor said on Monday.
In response to a new surge in cases, two Indonesian ministers said the government was pressing for a ban on backyard fowl in three provincial areas worst hit by the H5N1 bird flu virus.
Four Indonesians have died this year after a six-week lull in cases, taking the number of human deaths from bird flu in the country to 61, the highest of any country.
Nine people with bird flu symptoms, including a 5-year-old girls in intensive care, were being treated at Jakarta’s Persahabatan hospital and its isolation rooms could accept no more patients, the head of the hospital’s bird flu ward said.
“If we get more patients, we will send them to Sulianti Saroso,” Muchtar Ichsan told Reuters, referring the country’s main bird flu treatment centre in North Jakarta.
Seven of the patients at Persahabatan came from Bekasi, a town east of Jakarta, said Muhammad Nadirin, a doctor at the bird flu information centre.
An 18-year-old man being treated in Persahabatan has been confirmed to have bird flu after his mother died of the disease on Thursday.
Much has been made of the poll numbers reflecting dissatisfaction with the Administration’s prosecution of the War against islamic fascism, with Democrats and MSM-types (is there really any difference) proudly proclaiming the latest weekly numbers as further evidence of America’s great mistake in Florida 2000.
My own opinion is often reflected in these numbers, and I have been upfront about voicing my disapproval with PC rules of engagement being imposed upon our military, and the Administration’s inability to put up a concerted effort to fight the PR battle for public opinion. Either the threats that face Western civilization are as serious as many on the political right say, or they are not. I believe that they are, and the case has been made on these pages, as well as on websites across the right side of the political blogosphere.
The behavior of the political left has been, and remains unforgivable. Laconic Blog expresses this in a way that I would like to, if I were able to turn a phrase the way this author does. Here is an excerpt:
And why have they done this? What proud motives have spurred them on? Honest intellectual differences? Grief over wiser, more effective paths not taken? No. Simply this: their own political advantage. The Left has concluded that the most important equation for them in this decade is the Kennedy-Durbin Inverse Result Formula: good for Bush=bad for Democrats/bad for Bush=good for Democrats. They have been so fixated on damaging Bush that they are willing to countenance a defeat for their own country.
The irony behind this disgraceful conduct is that these fools think that they can ride out an American defeat. In their delusion they think that America can face ignominious defeat in Iraq, Israel can be thrown to the wolves, Iran can become a nuclear power and their world will continue undisturbed. They will be allowed to get on with urbane reading of the New York Times Sunday Magazine unmolested, peaceful lattes and chai teas at Starbucks, and cocktail party fundraisers for Planned Parenthood while the French keep the peace and John Kerry subdues Al Queda with subpoenas and injunctions.
The “walk of witness” on March 24 coincides with the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade. It is the latest stage in the church’s repentance since February last year, when the General Synod voted to apologise for its involvement in slavery.
Well our good and great Anglican leaders are showing the world the way! Instead of seeing the past as a weave of the noble, glorious, unfortunate, and ugly (and much more) that are a part of our cultural heritage, that we can learn about and have pride in and learn from, they isolate the ‘in crowd’ luvvie-liberal issues of today, remove them from their historical context and then rejoice in the spectacle of self flagellation. Bah!!!