Oh Shit!

Trump’s EPA falls off the wagon, and demon ethanol wins again

Under White House orders, the agency has abandoned plans to reduce the amount of ethanol that must, under the mandate known as the Renewable Fuel Standard, be mixed into the gasoline supply.

This is because Iowa’s two Republican senators flexed their muscles in a closed-door meeting with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, and he caved. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst threatened to block confirmation of four of Trump’s nominees to the agency, including the appointee who would preside over enforcing the RFS. Republican governors from the Midwest reportedly got in on the act as well, twisting Trump’s arm.

This is very disappointing, to say the least.   I have strong feelings on this issue…

https://onthenorthriver.com/2013/02/24/i-surf-the-internet-so-you-dont-have-to/

It’s a gas, I hope it was twenty year old at least, late to the game.

EPA blasted for requiring oil refiners to add type of fuel that’s merely hypothetical

More corn now going to ethanol than animal feed

 

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Doug: From a friend.

Empathy
These eleven short stories are all very good stories and make us think twice about the daily happenings in our lives as we deal with others!!

>>> 1. Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I’m working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said;
>>> “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile.”

>>> 2. Today, after my 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said;
>>> “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.”

>>> 3. Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died;
>>> He licked the tears off my face.

>> 4. Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work. At 3PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too.
>>> A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job. I start tomorrow

>>> 5. Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother’s hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died.
>>> She simply said, “I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often.”

>>> 6. Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed,
>>> I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.

>>> 7. Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, “Why?” She replied, “So you can help me save the planet.” I chuckled again and asked, “And why do you want to save the planet?”
>>> Because that’s where I keep all my stuff,” she said.

>>> 8. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter’s antics, I suddenly realized that,
>>> I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.

>>> 9. Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said,
>>> “I hope you feel better soon.”

>>> 10. Today, I was feeling down because the results of a biopsy came back malignant. When I got home, I opened an e-mail that said, “Thinking of you today. If you need me, I’m a phone call away.”
>>> It was from a high school friend I hadn’t seen in 10 years.

>>> 11. Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn’t eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating.
>>> The first thing the man said was, “We can share it.”

> The best sermons are lived, not preached.

On the other hand…

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Two nations.

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The roofers were working when they paused to stand for the national anthem being played at the local football game.

Three roofers working on a house in Waterville, Maine paused on Saturday while the national anthem played at a nearby high school.

A photo, taken of the event, shows the three men standing on the roof of a home with their hands over their chests. The men could hear the national anthem due to their job sites proximity to the local Waterville High School.

“They had no idea anyone even noticed but our community did,” neighbor Shanon Gurski Dixon told the local WMTW News 8. “Several people had taken pictures of this patriotic act of kindness.”

http://all-that-is-interesting.com/roofers-national-anthem

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Stunning…update!

Chief of Staff General Kelly: What Happens to the Fallen

The video doesn’t transfer.   Eighteen minutes long and I could not begin to describe it.

Every single inhuman thing that is making political hay out of criticizing the President’s phone call needs to know what vile scum they have become.

Update: found a youtube link.

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Disturbing Video – U.S. Aid To Puerto Rico Thrown in Dumpsters…

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SeaLions Beach

Drove to Cape Cod, The Cape Cod National Seashore.  Sand, Sea and Surf.

Met another visitor who was kind enough to alert us to the Sea-lions were basking in Truro at “Head of the Meadow” beach.

There be creatures here!

A beautiful desert.

To get to the seal basking beach it’s almost two mile round trip over wet, drifting sand.  High heels are NOT recommended!

Some residents were less than thrilled to see us.

The ‘Line in the Sand’ a Sea Lion makes on the beach.

At low tide the waves break over the sandbar.  The seals are safe, the sharks can’t get into the deep pool.

Now the long walk back to the car…

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The Opioid Epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic in 6 Charts Designed To Deceive You

I do not know Dr. Andrew Kolodny,  personally, and, aside from one brief phone call last year, I have had no contact with him. Therefore I cannot know his motivation for becoming a driving force behind “opioid reform”— a concept which would border on hysterically funny if not for the tragedy that it is causing in this country.

READ the rest..

I’m always skeptical about these “Everyone on the bandwagon” crusades and I know people who were denied the pain medication they needed due to it.   My guess is that Dr. Kolodny qualifies as a Social Justice Warrior.   I HATE SJW’s!

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Presidency going for $100,000, do I hear $44,000. How about $7,000?

The last chapter of the Russian influence in the (2016) election.

After an extensive review, Facebook has identified $100,000 of ads that came from accounts associated with Russia. Assume for the sake of argument that Vladimir Putin personally authorized this expenditure. Given its divisive nature, the campaign could be dubbed “From Russia, With Hate”—except it would make for a disappointing James Bond movie.

Analyzing the pattern of expenditures, and doing some back-of-the-envelope math, it’s clear this was no devilishly effective plot. Facebook says 56% of the ads ran after the election, reducing the tally that could have influenced the result to about $44,000. It also turns out the ads were not confined to swing states but also shown in places like New York, California and Texas. Supposing half the ads went to swing states brings the total down to $22,000.

Facebook also counted ads as early as June 2015. Assuming they were evenly spread and we want only those that ran the year of the election, that knocks it down to $13,000. Most of the ads did not solicit support for a candidate and carried messages on issues like racism, immigration and guns. The actual electioneering then amounts to about $6,500.

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Internet comment of the day

Hillary was asked if Weinstein’s behavior compared to her husband’s.
She answered “Close, but no cigar.”

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Thou art mortal.

This viral email announces a national Veteran’s Day weekend boycott of the NFL in a “gut-check” kind of way.

“To the players of the NFL: We are the people who buy your tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys. We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us. You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you. We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth. We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right. But now you have gone too far… You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American dream, yet you disparage our great country. I am done with NFL football and encourage all like minded Americans to boycott the NFL as well.”

See why this is getting so much attention.

This viral NFL email has been burning up people’s inboxes

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