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"Mission to Improve Global Health Through Insects won Climate Quest, a UW-Madison sustainability competition... for efforts to implement mealworms to improve malnutrition and climate in Zambia..."

"UW-Madison graduate students Rachel Bergmans and Valerie Stull... are creating samples of kits they plan to present this fall to communities in Zambia, where insects are already part of community diets... Stull and Bergmans have created recipes such as smoothies and cookies that include mealworms to help promote the consumption of insects."

What's so bad about Scott Walker's "If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the globe"?

"I think the bust of Fighting Bob La Follette is kind of Soviet-like," says Meade, reading the previous post about the Islamic iconoclasm in Mosul and anti-Soviet iconoclasm in the former Soviet states (and the preservation of Soviet...Show More Summary

The word that got Keith Olbermann in trouble: "pitiful."

Keith Olbermann got suspended from his ESPN show for tweeting "Pitiful." He was responding to a tweet by a Penn State graduate who'd tweeted "We are!" (linking to an article about raising $13 million for charity). Olbermann proceeded to tweet "PSU students are pitiful because they’re PSU students — period.""Pitiful" is a strange word. Show More Summary

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Reince Priebus: How can Hillary take a 3 a.m. phone call from a country that…

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Reince Priebus: How can Hillary take a 3 a.m. phone call from a country that gave her millions? n a Q&A session Thursday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus pointed out a potential conflict raised by the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of millions in donations from foreign governments. “I don’t know how Hillary […]

THE HILL: House GOP floats three-week funding bill to stave off shutdown. The House will try to …

THE HILL: House GOP floats three-week funding bill to stave off shutdown. The House will try to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this week by passing a stopgap bill that funds the agency for three weeks. The measure is meant to buy time for Republicans to figure out how to fight […]

WHATEVER YOU DO, IT’S NEVER ENOUGH, AND YOU’RE STILL THE BAD GUY BECAUSE YOU HAVE A Y CHROMOSOME: V…

WHATEVER YOU DO, IT’S NEVER ENOUGH, AND YOU’RE STILL THE BAD GUY BECAUSE YOU HAVE A Y CHROMOSOME: Vivek Wadhwa: Why I am stepping out of the debate on women in technology. “I have little doubt that we will see a significant shift in the culture of the technology industry towards greater acceptance and inclusion […]

ROGER SIMON: The New New New New Anti-Semitism. Prostitution may be the world’s oldest profess…

ROGER SIMON: The New New New New Anti-Semitism. Prostitution may be the world’s oldest profession, but anti-Semitism is probably the world’s oldest bigotry. It’s come and gone and come and gone and then come and gone again since the days of the pharaohs. Well, maybe it was never really gone, but, like cancer, it was […]

Warmist: “We Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” Regarding Cold And Snow

Yet another cultist tells us that all this cold and snow is because you, dear reader, drove a fossil fueled vehicle. Here’s Ann McFeathers Climate change is all around Don’t

Leaving The Internet Unfettered Is Apparently A “Radical Decision”

Liberals who cheer the partisan FCC ruling should remember the decision when their own service is affected Net neutrality ruling: What it means for you The Federal Communications Committee voted

IRS BOMBSHELL: Thousands of Lerner emails recovered in targeting probe

From The Last Tradition This IRS scandal has been swirling around for awhile and it looks like it may br given new life. Fox News reports investigators said Thursday they

"One thing those of us who are pro-union need to ask ourselves is why so few Americans belong to unions presently."

"It is facile, lazy, and simply wrong to blame the anti-union efforts of Reagan, Walker, the Kochs, Whole Foods, Walmart and the like. If you say it is the anti-union policies of the past thirty five years, then you are simply ignoring...Show More Summary

Good morning, DOOM Sunshine!

This is usually Andy's gig, but he's busy muling Robitussin over the border or something. Consider this a little DOOM hors d'oeuvre to tide you over until Monday. I invite you to consider this latest entry in the "Saving is...

Re: Hillary's Aides Knew...

Andy, that is very interesting. But I have an honest and un-sensational question to ask. Is there a good explanation for why Judicial Watch and similar groups routinely seem able to get better information and documents than Congress?...Show More Summary

Friday links

My appetite is sick, for want of a Capacity to digest your Favors: Advice from 1713 on sweet talking your man Home destroyed and family dog killed in  fire caused by Nutella jar. Photographer Captures  World’s Tiniest Rodeo: A Frog Riding...Show More Summary

Thoughts from the ammo line

(Scott Johnson) Ammo Grrrll titles this one LET ME GIVE YOU SOME ADVICE…She writes: I don’t care if you are a sane person who understands that there are two, and only two, “genders,” or more accurately, “sexes” (M & F), or if you are convinced that there are dozens of genders or none at all. It is – more or less – a free country except on college campuses, and you can

"But for the past half-day, people across social media have been arguing about whether a picture depicts a perfectly nice bodycon dress as blue with black lace fringe or white with gold lace fringe."

"And neither side will budge. This fight is about more than just social media—it’s about primal biology and the way human eyes and brains have evolved to see color in a sunlit world."

"... Coming Home was produced by Jane Fonda, who at that time had made films with Ho Chi Minh and was virulently anti-American. At the Academy Awards, she wouldn't look at me..."

"... because I had already been labeled a right-wing fascist," says the movie director Michael Cimino in a new interview. His "Deer Hunter" was up against "Coming Home" for the awards in 1971.We were in the same elevator together. I wanted to say congratulations, but she turned away. Show More Summary

"There has been much discussion about a media double standard where Republicans are covered differently than Democrats, asked to weigh in on issues the Democrats don't face."

"As a result, when we refuse to take the media's bait, we suffer. I felt it this week when I was asked to weigh in on what other people said and did and what others' beliefs are. If you are looking for answers to those questions, ask those people. Show More Summary

The Poo Generation

The emoticon found on phones today, of a happily smiling pile of excrement, is our up-and-coming generation's unintentional icon.

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