A photo of the Obamas hugging that was released on Election Day 2012 has become the world’s most popular tweet on Twitter.
A dressed-up version of Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, packed with charts and graphs, is huge on YouTube. A playful picture of the president cavorting with a 3-year-old in a Spiderman costume is a favorite online.
It’s all courtesy of the Obama image machine, serving up a stream [...]
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An Orlando man is fighting city officials to keep his vegetable garden in his front yard.
You have to step over radishes, wax beans and kale to get to Jason Helvingston’s front door in College Park.
However, his 25 x 25 foot micro-irrigated vegetable garden is against city code, and the city of Orlando has asked Helvingston to dig it up by Wednesday.
“I said, ‘You’ll take my house before you [...]
TORONTO - An astounding link on the Toronto District School Board website which entices children to experiment sexually with vegetables has a Christian group calling for a criminal investigation.
It has a lot of others vexed, perplexed and scratching their heads. Who is behind the school board’s curtain pulling these curious strings?
In the interest of protecting children, an outraged Dr. Charles McVety, president of Canada Christian College, has written Attorney General John Gerretsen and [...]
One increasingly common feature in many cities is the North Korean restaurant, where diners can sample the delights of cuisine from the hermit state without an expensive and difficult journey.
The Economist describes North Korean food as “a variety of cold noodles, steamed vegetables, pickled cabbage”, and the (usually state-financed) restaurants serve as a “subtle propaganda arm for the North Korean government, and presumably earns valuable hard currency to be shipped back [...]
(Reuters Health) – Women who are infected with a common parasite may be more likely to hurt themselves or attempt suicide, a new study of over 45,000 new moms in Denmark suggests.
The infection, known as toxoplasmosis, is caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Humans can become chronically infected by eating undercooked meat or unwashed vegetables or by handling cat litter, as the parasite is known to multiply in the gut [...]
Women infected with Toxoplasma gondii are one-and-a-half times more likely to attempt suicide
Third of world’s population is infected with parasite, which hides in cells in the brain and muscles, often without producing symptoms
Female cat owners are more likely to suffer mental health problems and commit suicide because they can be infected with a common parasite that can be caught from cat litter, according to a study.
Women infected with the Toxoplasma [...]
Are you desperate to wake up and be able to recount all your bizarre dreams to some poor friend or unsuspecting colleague?
If you want to be that person start taking Vitamin B-6.
According to a preliminary study, taking the vitamin may not only give people more vivid dreams but also help in remembering them the next morning.
Sweet dreams: Vitamin B-6 may make people dream more vividly and help them recall the [...]
PARIS (AP) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy says his youngest son was out of line when he and friends pelted a policewoman with “vegetables” but says there’s always the risk that kids will be kids when left unattended.
In recent days, French media have reported that 15-year-old Louis Sarkozy and friends at the presidential palace threw tomatoes and wadded paper balls at the on-duty officer on March 8.
In an offbeat TV [...]
Politics: To leftist food scolds, eating more vegetables is important. So why are California’s two Democratic senators having a cow about a water bill that would let their Central Valley’s farmers grow more veggies?
House Republican Devin Nunes’ Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Relief Act (H.R. 1837), which passed easily in the House last week, was the first standalone bill to address the persistent problem of arbitrary state decisions to deny water [...]
AP / Michelle Obama endures her first NASCAR race
For the first time in their lives Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were proud to fly all the way down to southern Florida to see their first NASCAR race, the exciting finale to the 2011 championship season.
They were there to highlight NASCAR’s Joining Forces commitment to honoring the troops. Mrs. Obama told a military family picnic:
“We know you guys are moms out [...]
“People are coming back to farms around here that they abandoned years ago so they can grow potatoes, cabbages and vegetables to help them survive the crisis,” says Petros Citouzouris, as he pruned his vines high in the mountains of Naxos, the largest island in the Cyclades. The financial catastrophe in Greece is engulfing the most isolated parts of the country.”
Feels like 1/3 of downtown is deserted. The streets have potholes that can pop your tires or bust up the suspension. Fire, police and paramedics have been cut. You get propositioned by hookers when coming out of stores at mid day, while her pimp looks at you from across the street in a tinted out BMW or Mercedes.
Any jobs are located 1+ hours away and those [...]
These high cost to start farming articles describe conventional (chemical) commodity farming. Not the farming we need anymore of.
If you can afford a small house in town, then you can afford a small house in the country with enough acres to start raising vegetables, flowers, cattle, chickens, etc for little more than the cost of the land.
In Cody Holmes’ book Ranching Fulltime on 3 Hours a [...]
Like 65 million other people, the 5 people in my family are facing a pretty good blow. As luck would have it the latest storm track has the eye pretty much passing over our house. Of course, that will probably change, and there really won’t be an eye by the time it gets this far inland, but all the same, whatever this storm has left is [...]
Chris Mayer http://www.dailyreckoning.com.au/buy-food/2011/06/23/
A headline caught my eye last week, beyond all the ink spent on European debt woes. It read, “Hungry China Shops in Argentina.” China already buys most of Argentina’s soybean exports. And now China’s largest farming company is trying to lock down acreage for more soybeans. It also unveiled a plan to grow wheat, corn, vegetables, fruit and even wine – all [...]
During her visit to South Africa, First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the University of Cape Town for an event with young people. She told the audience how she came from modest circumstances and was able to attend top schools and build a career at a big law firm, saying they too can achieve their dreams if they try hard enough. After her speech, she [...]
BEIJING – THE price of pork, a staple of the Chinese diet, hit a new high in China this month due to rising costs and short supply, state media said on Tuesday, amid persistent concerns about soaring inflation.
Pork cost 27.67 yuan (S$5.29) a kg last week, surpassing the previous peak of 26 yuan set in 2008, the China Daily reported, citing Feng Yonghui, an analyst with [...]
LONDON (AP) — An expert at the World Health Organization says time is running out for German investigators to find the source of the world’s deadliest E. coli outbreak, which has spread fear across Europe and cost farmers millions in exports.
German officials are still seeking the cause of the outbreak weeks after it began May 2. In the last week, they have wrongly accused Spanish cucumbers and then German [...]
(Reuters) – China’s inflation will fall slightly in the second half of 2011, but it will be tough to keep the full-year rise in consumer prices below the government’s 4 percent ceiling, an official said in remarks reported on Sunday.
Xu Lianzhong, a director at the National Development and Reform Commission, said China still faced serious inflationary pressure as rising production costs were pushing up the [...]
Thanksgiving is upon us. Suddenly you think of turkey, sweet potatoes, apple pie, corn on the cob and salad â€“ the food, the parties do with thanksgiving. Some parents suddenly decided to make Thanksgiving a list of things you buy and you should say to the party and throw your family and friends. In fact it feels so enthusiastic.
It should not be for the [...]