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Republican State Representative in Florida Seeks End to State’s Ethanol Mandate

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State Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) will introduce legislation this year to repeal a state law requiring Florida service stations to sell only ethanol blended gasoline. Energy experts say ethanol requirements raise transportation fuel costs, raise food prices, decrease gasoline mileage, and harm the environment in many ways.

During the 2012 legislative session Gaetz attempted to repeal the 2008 Renewable Fuel Standard Act and its ethanol mandate. However, Adam Putnam, the state’s powerful Republican Agriculture Commissioner who political analysts expect to run for governor at the end of Gov. Rick Scott’s term, opposed repealing the ethanol mandate and most Republicans in the legislature fell in line behind Putnam.

That’s why the Republicans can’t get a leg up, they have no better vision than the Democrats…Can’t see beyond the next election or campaign contribution.

China’s ‘leftover women’, unmarried at 27

By Mary Kay Magistad PRI’s The World, Beijing

A woman smiling in the foreground with a couple walking past behind

Over 27? Unmarried? Female? In China, you could be labelled a “leftover woman” by the state – but some professional Chinese women these days are happy being single.

Risky business in China, not a very deep safety net.  They should visit America and meet some nice boys…    Just saying.

The babies who nap in sub-zero temperatures

Finland’s ‘official’ nap advice

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Irrespective of the season, many children have their evening naps outside in prams.

Many babies sleep better outdoors in the fresh air than in the bedroom. Sleeping outdoors is not dangerous for a baby. One may gradually start going outdoors when the baby is two weeks old.

Sounds good to me! I’m a Scandinavian Baby myself, love the cold.

'Crank caller': The 86-year-old Playboy tycoon - seen with new wife Crystal Harris at their New Year's Eve wedding at the Playboy Mansion - tweeted about the prank

Police swarm Playboy Mansion following 911 call as prank ‘swatting’ craze sweeps Hollywood

  • Officers swarmed the Playboy Mansion in L.A. in response to a 911 call
  • Hugh Hefner was thought to have become latest high-profile ‘swatting’ victim
  • Prank sees callers report fake crimes at celebrities houses

Spring is coming, here’s a butterfly…article-0-1835DEE7000005DC-499_634x875

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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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