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Vegan Society “Ambassador”: Veganism is not “for everyone” and “it’s not probably for very many people.”

Marathan runner Fiona Oakes is an “Ambassador” of The Vegan Society. Here’s what Ms. Oakes had to say in a June 2014 BBC Radio interview (at 3:00 minutes in): I run in a positive proactive kind of way to promote a vegan diet…I’m notShow More Summary

Abortion’s underground railroad

According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2009 the median cost of a first-trimester abortion was just under $500. Add the bus travel or gas and up to three nights in a hotel, and the cost can jump by several hundred dollars. That’s the...Show More Summary

Stanek weekend question: What flavor ice cream would Planned Parenthood be?

  Yesterday, liberal site Wonkette revealed that even abortion supporters subliminally connect Planned Parenthood to abortion, despite all their conscious denials, when it posted the above photo, labeled “zombie-ice-cream-truck” with the...Show More Summary

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited e-book service

Amazon.com Inc. on Friday introduced Kindle Unlimited, an all-you-can-read e-book subscription service available for $9.99 a month.

Alexandra Shipp will now play Aaliyah in Lifetime biopic

One actress left, but another is now on board to portray the life of Aaliyah, who was a chart-topping singer and budding actress when her life was cut short in a plane crash at age 22 in 2001. On Friday, talk show host Wendy Williams, who is one of the executive producers of a Lifetime original...

Everyone's chasing Rory McIlroy at the British Open

The nearly flawless magic of Rory McIlroy somewhat overshadowed an extraordinary Friday of golf at the British Open, on Hoylake's Royal Liverpool links.

Big Win For Utility Status Quo? Mr. Bay Goes To Washington

Norman Bay got what he wanted. On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Bay as the new Chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC. Given the tone of the confirmation hearings, I was surprised that the Senate confirmed him. Bay is a federal prosecutor with expertise in criminal law. Other than a few (controversial) [...]

Washington state just lopped up to $2,500 off the cost of solar panels. Here’s how.

Instead of a patchquilt of permitting rules that vary from county to county, the state now has a simpler -- and cheaper -- process.

Study confirms aviation hazard from solar plant

From KCET.org A federal laboratory has released its report on hazards from glare at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in San Bernardino County and the risk that glare poses to aviation in the area. That report isn’t good news … Continue reading ?

Abortionist Who Failed to Report Rape of 13-Year-Old Heads to Court Next Month

Today’s hearing in St. Joseph County Traffic and Misdemeanor Court appears largely have been confined to establishing the next hearing date for abortionist Ulrich Klopfer who faces charges that he delayed reporting an abortion on a 13-year-old girl in South Bend, Indiana, in January 2013. Indiana law requires reports on abortions provided to girls younger […]

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is about to sweat through some climate education

Under mounting pressure, Scott has agreed to talk to a climate scientist who insists, “It’s not rocket science. I can explain it. Give me half an hour.”

Ten Reasons Why the UK Should Not Legalize Assisted Suicide

Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill, due for a second reading in the House of Lords on 18 July, is purportedly based on the US state of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act (DWDA). Dignity in Dying, the former Voluntary Euthanasia Society, who are backing Falconer, claim that everything is wonderful in Oregon. But is that really true? In […]

UN SEC-GEN MIDDLE EAST-BOUND

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to the Middle East on Saturday in a bid to end the fighting between Israel and Palestinians, alarmed at a serious escalation that includes a ground offensive by Israel, said a senior UN official. Click here to read the story.

Weekly Open Thread with Norwegian Blue

He's just pining for the fjords! A massive sculpture tribute to Monty Python features for this week's Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything you like over this weekend and throughout the week. with a few netiquette exceptions

Megyn Kelly Eviscerates Pro-Abortion John Stewart’s Left-Wing Anti-Hobby Lobby Rant

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly has clearly had it up to here with the disinformation, misinformation, distortions and outright lies coming from the left in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. A recent dishonest rant by Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart (noted at NewsBusters by Jeffrey Meyer early Tuesday morning) and attempts by certain […]

Every Field of Humane Work – Everywhere

Given that it’s our 60th year, and we’re now six months into 2014, I thought it might be a good time for a progress report on the major accomplishments of the year – as signs of the forward movement for...        Related Stories Burrowing in on Wild Horse and Burro Management An Exclusive Video Interview with Charla Nash Will Congress Heed Charla Nash’s Message?  

Punk strife and farm life pair remarkably well

Here is something you’ve almost definitely never thought about: Rural punks! Punks in the country!

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Men at Work: "Who Can It Be Now?"This week's TMNS brought to you by saxophone of the 1980s.

Another photoshopped image of “carbon pollution”

I recently received an email that pointed to a Financial Post article on the EPA’s latest GHG emissions rule. At the top of the linked article was another one of these badly photoshopped images that attempt to portray power plant emissions … Continue reading ?

UW-Madison's Preparedness Plan

An article published on line by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [UW puts worst-case-scenario planning for biosafety to the test] reported on the University of Wisconsin, Madison simulating a bombing at Camp Randall in order to gain practice and to test the university's emergency response plans. Show More Summary

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