Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day.


Donald demands Loyalty from FBI Director.  Loyalty to him, not us or America.  It's code, so his supporters don't know what he's talking about.

Just like under Obama! Nothing's changed.  STILL no one wants to listen to my long rambling stories.


I wonder if they still talk about my 2003 round of golf at Pebble Beach 


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North Korea Launches a Missile, Its First Test After an Election in the South

By CHOE SANG-HUN

The South Korean military was analyzing data to determine the type of missile launched by the North and whether the test was a success.


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Agricultural Scientist Responds To Oregon County’s Mandate To Apply Herbicides To Organic Farm

by Darren Smith
By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor
Yesterday I fielded an article concerning a rather distressing mandate by an Oregon county weed control agency seeking to force the application of hazardous herbicides onto a 2,000 acre organic farm owned by Azure Farms. Sherman County Oregon maintains this scorched earth policy is necessary to abate, or more specifically "eradicate", weeds listed by state statute as noxious.
Now, the scientific community is responding to this overreaching government action by acting in the interests of health and responsible environmental stewardship through advocacy in the hopes that officials in Sherman County will reconsider their mandate.
Dr. Charles Benbrook who is a very well credentialed research professor and expert serving on several boards of directors for agribusiness and natural resources organizations. Having read news of Sherman County's actions, he penned an authoritative response I believe will make informative reading for those concerned by present and future implications in the forced use of herbicides under the rubric of noxious weed eradication, and the damage to organic farming generally arising from such mandates.
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For over ten years I've worked with Kasey. It's always been a delight for me to do so.





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County Mandates 2,000 Acre Organic Farm Sprayed With Chemical Herbicides

by Darren Smith
By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor
A 2,000 acre organic farm in central Oregon is facing what could be a be an existential threat to its operations after county weed control authorities sent notice mandating that the farm use chemical herbicides, such as Roundup, to eradicate weed growth.
The mandate would bring to an end nearly 18 years of organic farming, placing a significant loss of organic food to the public.
Azure Farms is a certified organic farm located in Moro, Sherman County, Oregon. The farm produces almost all the organic wheat, field peas, barley, Einkorn, and beef for Azure Standard.
Sherman County could issue a court order on May 22, 2017 to quarantine Azure Farms and possibly to spray the entire farm with poisonous herbicides contaminating them with Milestone, Escort, and Roundup.
Such a unilateral action on the behalf of the few individuals representing county government could set a precedent in damaging perhaps one of the few remaining healthy alternatives to mass-market agribusinesses.


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Behind China's $1 Trillion Plan to Shake Up the Economic Order

By JANE PERLEZ and YUFAN HUANG


In stark contrast to President Trump's "America First" mantra, the "One Belt, One Road" plan aims to remake global commerce in China's image.

New post on JONATHAN TURLEY

Michigan Man Sentenced In Cranking Fetish Case

by jonathanturley
22648456-mmmainJust when you thought you had heard of everything . . .  In Saginaw, Michigan Jordan Haskins, 26, has been sentenced to five years probation and sex offender treatment for "cranking" -- a sexual fetish where men engage in rough pedal pumping, a type of foot fetishism characterized by an interest in looking at feet pumping the pedals.
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Protesters at the White House on Wednesday after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director amid an inquiry into Russia's role in last year's election.
The Election Is Over, but Trump Can't Seem to Get Past It

By PETER BAKER and MAGGIE HABERMAN

At the root of Donald J. Trump's unpredictable presidency is a deep frustration about attacks on his legitimacy, and a worry that Washington does not see him as he sees himself.


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QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"They're using military courts because the president is assured of the outcome there. It's not a coincidence that the moment the government feels they don't control the attorney general, they look elsewhere to see that they can lock up dissidents."
TAMARA TARACIUK, a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, referring to Venezuela's prosecution of civilians in military tribunals.


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