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Americans Love Grass

Acres and acres of the green stuff. Americans love turf ... front yards, back yards, golf courses, fairways, parks ... you name it, if it is more than 4 foot by 4 foot, we will cover it with grass. Scott Meyer, editor for Organic Gardening, writes in his April 2008 column (page 6):

$10 billion. That's how much homeowners in the United States spent last year on lawn care.

It boggles the mind. $10 billion! on lawns. But there is a dark side to our love of grass ... and not just grass, it has to be lush, bright green and weed free. Turf Wars

Transcripts of Senate Judiciary Committee Released

For your reading pleasure.

As a part of its oversight of the Justice Department’s enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and federal investigations into potential improper influence during the 2016 presidential election, the Senate Judiciary Committee conducted bipartisan staff interviews with and submitted written questions to witnesses regarding circumstances surrounding the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting. 

The following witness interviews are available:

Healthcare - Debate or Debacle?

According to Business Insider, in 2017, the United States was the 13th richest country on earth. There is really no reason that people should DIE because they lack the money to seek medical care. Shane Patrick Boyle started a GoFundMe to raise money to buy insulin. He came up $50 short and died. HE DIED.  A young man I know got 'road rash' on his leg. He could not afford to go to the doctor. He died from infection. HE DIED. There is no excuse for this.

With the Republicans in power, over 3,000,000 people have already lost their medical insurance. Whether it is 'Obamacare', 'Medicaid' or 'Medicare', the Republican congress and the Republican Administration are going after it. They don't even have any qualms about it. 

Silver Linings in a Mushroom Cloud?

Silver linings are hard to find these days and it is apparent that we really have no clue how to proceed under this administration.

What are we to do when we realize that our country has become a threat to the well-being of the entire planet? What would happen to the human race if only idiots like Donald Trump survive the blast and resulting 'winter'?

Jobs are NOT coming back ...

... even if manufacturing does. The bulk of job loss in these Divided United States is due to automation. (I love ya, Bernie Sanders), but cancleing trade deals is not going to keep or bring back jobs.

When people, humans started being referred to as "Human Resources" we were all in trouble. Bottom line? The people doing the work were just a resource, a means to an end. Now, with all the technological advances, those Human Resources are in lesser and lesser demand.

Remember all those jobs that Hair Furor saved at Carrier? Well, the company is going to invest the reward money in ... more automation! 

Yes, Virginia, the Election was Hacked

People, we have a problem. A BIGLY problem. Facts are in danger of becoming extinct as we snip and snipe at each other.

A USURPER is about to be enthroned by the Electoral College and it seems there isn't a damn thing we can do about it.

*I am not here to argue how good or bad a candidate Hillary Clinton was/is, and I am not here to argue about which "group" is most responsible for the Trumpocalypse.

This compilation of words is in defense of "the elections were hacked". The elections WERE hacked, starting with the Election Commission's system.

The Scream of the Peacock ... Journalism vs Infotainment

Bumping again for relevance. 11/16/2016
Originally posted 2008-02-07 06:29:02 -- given the current state of the media, well worth bumping -- cho

You guys are just covering — what do they call it — the scream of the peacock, and you’re missing the whole fox hunt. -- Stephen King [Interview in Time Magazine]