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Richard Pouncy has been shared in 15 public circles

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J Luo4,878This is a great Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circleshare #circlesharing #circle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circlecount #circlecircle #naturephotographers #naturephotography #birdphotography #birdphotographers #circlesharing #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle #circles #circlemeup #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography 2014-09-07 03:19:02392046
Alister Macintyre7,220My copy, of this circle of people interested in our Economy and how come it is in a mess, is over 600 people, but I can only share 500.  Some day, I will split the people here into smaller circles of secondary interests, or maybe installments.2012-06-15 03:15:52501314
Andrew Hartwell1,189My G+ Left Wing Politics CircleI shared my right wing politics circle the other day, so I may as well share my leftist circle as well. Democrats, liberals, socialists, even a few anarchists: you'll find them all here. Lots of folks sharing interesting things, check it out! And I'm always trying to expand my G+ political circles, so let me know if you want to be included!2012-02-14 02:18:42501312
Rob Salzman3,579here are 500 of my "revolution" circle. :)Rob Salzman shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 01:27:47500531
Jeffrey Harrington234This is my Occupy I Circle. I've shared my Occupy circles before, but I've added people and those who'd like to hear the conversation might want to see if they've missed anyone.#ows #occupytopeka #occupywallst #occupyJeffrey Harrington shared a circle with you.2011-10-23 13:54:37494101
Aaron Stanley0Occupy Wall Street CircleAaron Stanley shared a circle with you.2011-10-21 00:29:19493111
Amy McLeod1,986Ok, I have recently expanded my articulate and engaged circle with circles other people have given out of people that are interested in or actively participating in the Occupy movement. I'm not guaranteeing everyone I'm sharing here, as 900 odd people is a bit much to go through. These are people who would normaly be all over the political spectrum, but all interested in the the problems with out of control finance and it's corruption of goverment, they will certainly hold many views totally contrary to yours on many issues, but on this issue they are the 99%. I can't even guarantee that everyone in this circle is what I've stated above, I just took on trust the circles that have been shared to me and added them to people I had circled as articulate and engaged before Occupy took off, some of them may even be incomprehensible and disinterested, feel free to sort through them yourself if you have time, but I'd urge you not to exclude anyone just because their views are the polar opposite of yours on other issues. 99% is more important than any other divide and on this one thing both left and right should be united.First 500 are here.Amy McLeod shared a circle with you.2011-10-19 15:12:51500301
Bill Seward897Bill Seward shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 16:26:08500502
Lynne Flynn0+Sylvia Lee 2nd 99% Circle.Lynne Flynn shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 03:30:36376213
Jeffrey Harrington234People in my Occupy Circle - getting ready to start an additional circle.Jeffrey Harrington shared a circle with you.2011-10-17 23:40:14461413
Lynne Flynn099% Circle - 763 so why can't I share them all, Googley Moogley? Spread the word!Lynne Flynn shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 15:00:275001336
Rob Salzman2,801+Vernon Swain-Nisbet here you go. (This is 1/2 of my OWS circle)Rob Salzman shared a circle with you.2011-10-14 20:41:52500601
Jason M83As Promised, I will be sharing my 99% circle as it grows ... I will try every few days and/or when there is a big group added quickly [like today]It's 500 strong ... and growing, so here you go!I am, You Are, WE ARE, The 99%We will no longer be silent, Expect us!Jason M shared a circle with you.2011-10-13 01:05:34500926
Marko Shiva Pavlovic (4N7IS3C)0One Important circle !#OccupywallstreetMarko Shiva Pavlovic shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 14:09:34311027
Jeffrey Harrington234I've started keeping a circle of those who've posted about the #ows or other occupy movements. This is the second circle.Jeffrey Harrington shared a circle with you.2011-10-07 04:23:2572000

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2014-09-17 14:43:42 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s) 

+Race Vanderdecken I have done experiments creating batteries using vinegar (Soda has a similar PH) and you can see the corrosiveness of the acidity. Sure, this battery was made of galvanized metal and copper but Aluminum would have been the same.

https://plus.google.com/102251766629138634463/posts/KTHEyk7eMiV

Most reshares: 27

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2014-09-11 15:18:42 (8 comments, 27 reshares, 14 +1s) 

About 5% of the worlds population drinks fluoridated water and 50% of them live in the US. Here is a list of industrialized nations who have rejected or banned it due to health concerns,  #fluoride
http://www.fluoridation.com/c-country.htm

Most plusones: 46

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2014-09-16 11:51:46 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 46 +1s) 

Don't get angry, just sharing what I believe is the truth! I think this meme is the very foundation of the major dysfunctional behaviors in the Black Community. For you women that grew up without a father, you will have to work a little harder educating yourself on the topic of, what is a real man verse falling for the sexy appearance and a good dick Not saying a Good Man does not have a good dick or is not sexy but their dedication to responsible takes precedence. You men, need to stop trying to prove your manhood by the number of women you have fucked or babies made and take responsibility for your actions. #fatherhood  

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2014-09-17 23:32:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Off-grid communities with salty groundwater could get potable water through a proposed solar technique.

An analysis by MIT researchers shows that a desalination technology called electrodialysis, powered by solar panels, could provide enough clean, palatable drinking water to supply the needs of a typical village.

The study, by MIT graduate student Natasha Wright and Amos Winter, the Robert N. Noyce Career Development Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, appears in the journal Desalination.

Read More: http://www.pvbuzz.com/mit-solar-technique-provide-portable-water-off-grid-communities/

Article Reference: 
David L. Chandler: Sun-powered desalination for villages in India, MIT News Office–Published September 8, 2014.

#mit   #desalination   #electrodialysis   #solarpower 

Off-grid communities with salty groundwater could get potable water through a proposed solar technique.

An analysis by MIT researchers shows that a desalination technology called electrodialysis, powered by solar panels, could provide enough clean, palatable drinking water to supply the needs of a typical village.

The study, by MIT graduate student Natasha Wright and Amos Winter, the Robert N. Noyce Career Development Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, appears in the journal Desalination.

Read More: http://www.pvbuzz.com/mit-solar-technique-provide-portable-water-off-grid-communities/

Article Reference: 
David L. Chandler: Sun-powered desalination for villages in India, MIT News Office–Published September 8, 2014.

#mit   #desalination   #electrodialysis   #solarpower ___

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2014-09-17 23:16:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

The universe is full of mysteries that challenge our current knowledge. In “Beyond Science” Epoch Times collects stories about these strange phenomena to stimulate the imagination and open up previously undreamed of possibilities. Are they true? You decide. http://worldtruth.tv/leaving-their-bodies-these-people-saw-things-later-verified%e2%80%8f/

The universe is full of mysteries that challenge our current knowledge. In “Beyond Science” Epoch Times collects stories about these strange phenomena to stimulate the imagination and open up previously undreamed of possibilities. Are they true? You decide. http://worldtruth.tv/leaving-their-bodies-these-people-saw-things-later-verified%e2%80%8f/___

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2014-09-17 14:43:42 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s) 

+Race Vanderdecken I have done experiments creating batteries using vinegar (Soda has a similar PH) and you can see the corrosiveness of the acidity. Sure, this battery was made of galvanized metal and copper but Aluminum would have been the same.

https://plus.google.com/102251766629138634463/posts/KTHEyk7eMiV

+Race Vanderdecken I have done experiments creating batteries using vinegar (Soda has a similar PH) and you can see the corrosiveness of the acidity. Sure, this battery was made of galvanized metal and copper but Aluminum would have been the same.

https://plus.google.com/102251766629138634463/posts/KTHEyk7eMiV___

2014-09-17 14:29:23 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Promoters of fluoridation can no longer get away with the "unequivocal statement" that fluoride is a "free ion" in water", OR that "it completely dissociates and doesn't react with other minerals in drinking water."
Following the Varner, et al aluminium fluoride studies in which 80% of the experimental rats died before the end of the experiment the United States Environmental Protection Agency was sufficiently alarmed to push the National Toxicology Program (NTP) to do further research. #fluoride   #aluminum #ALZHEIMER  

Promoters of fluoridation can no longer get away with the "unequivocal statement" that fluoride is a "free ion" in water", OR that "it completely dissociates and doesn't react with other minerals in drinking water."
Following the Varner, et al aluminium fluoride studies in which 80% of the experimental rats died before the end of the experiment the United States Environmental Protection Agency was sufficiently alarmed to push the National Toxicology Program (NTP) to do further research. #fluoride   #aluminum #ALZHEIMER  ___

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2014-09-17 14:06:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

We need to put Coke and Pepsi out of business forever. 

We need to put Coke and Pepsi out of business forever. ___

2014-09-17 12:16:25 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Question: Do you believe Religion is an addiction? If so, do you also believe there are withdrawal pains associated with this addiction and a detoxification period are required to cleanse oneself of this addiction? #addiction  

Question: Do you believe Religion is an addiction? If so, do you also believe there are withdrawal pains associated with this addiction and a detoxification period are required to cleanse oneself of this addiction? #addiction  ___

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2014-09-17 02:16:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

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2014-09-16 23:17:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

How To Grow A Kiwi Plant From Seed – DIY 

See more here -> http://goo.gl/iHYNT9

How To Grow A Kiwi Plant From Seed – DIY 

See more here -> http://goo.gl/iHYNT9___

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2014-09-16 17:43:57 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Funny but the SAD truth. There is no way to my knowledge a person can take one dime with them to the afterlife.

___Funny but the SAD truth. There is no way to my knowledge a person can take one dime with them to the afterlife.

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2014-09-16 13:42:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Experts warn the droughts could be even more severe than the prolonged water shortage currently afflicting California, where residents have resorted to stealing from fire hydrants  amid mass crop failures and regular wildfires.
Megadroughts – which are generally defined as lasting 35 years or more – will become considerably more frequent as global warming increases temperatures and reduces rainfall in regions already susceptible, warns Cornell University’s Dr Toby Ault, the author of the new report. #drought  

Experts warn the droughts could be even more severe than the prolonged water shortage currently afflicting California, where residents have resorted to stealing from fire hydrants  amid mass crop failures and regular wildfires.
Megadroughts – which are generally defined as lasting 35 years or more – will become considerably more frequent as global warming increases temperatures and reduces rainfall in regions already susceptible, warns Cornell University’s Dr Toby Ault, the author of the new report. #drought  ___

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2014-09-16 13:05:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Yea, they need them the same as a pig needs slops.

Yea, they need them the same as a pig needs slops.___

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2014-09-16 11:51:46 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 46 +1s) 

Don't get angry, just sharing what I believe is the truth! I think this meme is the very foundation of the major dysfunctional behaviors in the Black Community. For you women that grew up without a father, you will have to work a little harder educating yourself on the topic of, what is a real man verse falling for the sexy appearance and a good dick Not saying a Good Man does not have a good dick or is not sexy but their dedication to responsible takes precedence. You men, need to stop trying to prove your manhood by the number of women you have fucked or babies made and take responsibility for your actions. #fatherhood  

Don't get angry, just sharing what I believe is the truth! I think this meme is the very foundation of the major dysfunctional behaviors in the Black Community. For you women that grew up without a father, you will have to work a little harder educating yourself on the topic of, what is a real man verse falling for the sexy appearance and a good dick Not saying a Good Man does not have a good dick or is not sexy but their dedication to responsible takes precedence. You men, need to stop trying to prove your manhood by the number of women you have fucked or babies made and take responsibility for your actions. #fatherhood  ___

2014-09-16 02:58:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

There is a clear difference between telling people to wake up and showing them how to wake up. 

There is a clear difference between telling people to wake up and showing them how to wake up. ___

2014-09-16 00:45:49 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Question: Do you drink Beer or Sodas from an aluminum container? Second question: Do you use a fluoride toothpaste?

Thank you.
#fluoride  

Question: Do you drink Beer or Sodas from an aluminum container? Second question: Do you use a fluoride toothpaste?

Thank you.
#fluoride  ___

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2014-09-15 23:29:12 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Poroshenko beware!

Poroshenko beware!___

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2014-09-15 20:58:32 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s) 

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2014-09-15 20:55:10 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s) 

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2014-09-15 14:49:21 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Two weeks ago, reports emerged that the Utopia Homelands, a Northern Territory Indigenous community put in the spotlight by John Pilger’s recent film, was suffering acute water shortages after a bore at Amengernternenh collapsed during council maintenance works. The Urapuntja health service and several communities have had little to no access to water and sanitation for 10 whole weeks. Fifty kids have no drinking water at their school.
To make matters worse, a massive outbreak of scabies has resulted from the water shortage: the health service has no water to wash bedclothes or flush toilets. Scabies, when left untreated, can potentially lead to kidney disease. Both scabies and chronic kidney disease are experienced at inflated rates in Indigenous communities. #drinkingwater  

Two weeks ago, reports emerged that the Utopia Homelands, a Northern Territory Indigenous community put in the spotlight by John Pilger’s recent film, was suffering acute water shortages after a bore at Amengernternenh collapsed during council maintenance works. The Urapuntja health service and several communities have had little to no access to water and sanitation for 10 whole weeks. Fifty kids have no drinking water at their school.
To make matters worse, a massive outbreak of scabies has resulted from the water shortage: the health service has no water to wash bedclothes or flush toilets. Scabies, when left untreated, can potentially lead to kidney disease. Both scabies and chronic kidney disease are experienced at inflated rates in Indigenous communities. #drinkingwater  ___

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2014-09-15 14:33:36 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s) 

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2014-09-15 02:02:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

California may not get a drop of this vital rain.  #weatherforecast  

California may not get a drop of this vital rain.  #weatherforecast  ___

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2014-09-14 23:47:21 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 23 +1s) 

Accurate enough to make a point about prescription drug addiction. #bigpharma  

Accurate enough to make a point about prescription drug addiction. #bigpharma  ___

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2014-09-14 21:07:24 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s) 

#water #frackingwater  

Clear link between fracking and ill-health established

‘People who live in close proximity to natural gas drilling sites are significantly more likely to report skin and respiratory problems than those who live further away, according to the largest survey to-date of the reported health effects of people exposed to fracking.

The study, “Proximity to Natural Gas Wells and Reported Health Status,”(pdf) published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives surveyed households with ground-fed water wells located in the Marcellus shale region in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Researchers found that 39 percent of households located less than one kilometer from an active natural gas well reported upper respiratory problems, compared with 18 percent located more than 2 kilometers away. Further, 13 percent of respondents who live within a kilometer of a well said they had rashes and other skin irritations, compared with just 3 percent who live more than 2 kilometers away.’

Read more:  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/10/research-shows-frightening-correlation-between-fracking-and-rates-illness___ #water #frackingwater  

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2014-09-14 19:40:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Many people are finally becoming acquainted with how effective plants such as cannabis are medicinally. Others are very familiar with the healing abilities of garlic, spinach, ginger and of course echinacea. However, there are so many other plants whose medicinal potential are rarely if ever mentioned and yet rival and even exceed those mentioned above in many areas.
Medicinal plants contain a wide array of chemical compounds. They have a distinct order to their perfection. Natural selection pressures push these plants to “try out” variations on molecules to enhance the plant’s odds of surviving stressful environments. So, often, one molecule is present in the greatest amount and has the most dramatic effect in a human body — but along with it are variations of that molecule in the same plant.
Human beings and plants have co-evolved for millions of years, so it makes perfect sense that ourcomplex... more »

Many people are finally becoming acquainted with how effective plants such as cannabis are medicinally. Others are very familiar with the healing abilities of garlic, spinach, ginger and of course echinacea. However, there are so many other plants whose medicinal potential are rarely if ever mentioned and yet rival and even exceed those mentioned above in many areas.
Medicinal plants contain a wide array of chemical compounds. They have a distinct order to their perfection. Natural selection pressures push these plants to “try out” variations on molecules to enhance the plant’s odds of surviving stressful environments. So, often, one molecule is present in the greatest amount and has the most dramatic effect in a human body — but along with it are variations of that molecule in the same plant.
Human beings and plants have co-evolved for millions of years, so it makes perfect sense that our complex bodies would be adapted to absorb needed, beneficial compounds from many varieties of complex plants and ignore the rest. However, no plant should be ignored when it comes to advancing human health.___

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2014-09-14 18:18:14 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

#water #drought  

#water #drought  ___

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2014-09-14 18:11:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

#water #fracking  

#water #fracking  ___

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2014-09-14 14:24:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

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2014-09-14 14:23:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

#water  

#water  ___

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2014-09-14 13:58:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

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2014-09-14 11:54:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

 
What is amazing to me is, how people will run to a doctor for a common cold but cares nothing about their mental health. And for the ones that do care or talk to the therapist, they are labeled crazy. Quantum shift.

5 Natural Treatments For Mental Health http://bit.ly/1pflxOu

Natural treatments for mental health are becoming more and more popular. If you’ve ever seen the drawn-out health warnings at the end of a US television commercial for any type of drug, you’ll easily understand why.

A concerted effort to avoid strong medication and their awful side effects is always an effort worth making. Especially if the strong medication comes with the possibility of improving your symptoms but creating an addiction to a synthetic drug.

Good mental health means you have the ability to continually learn new information and master new skills. A healthy mind gives you the opportunity to form great relationships with others and maintain those relationships over time.

When your mind is healthy you can express your feelings adequately and also deal with both positive and negative emotions in your day-to-day life. And, finally, good mental health allows you to cope and adapt when situations change.

You should be aware that change doesn’t have to be negative to have an impact on you. Positive change brings with its own range of emotions and difficulties to deal with.

If you’re looking for better ways to ensure your mental health we recommend you check out these 5 natural treatments.

1. Cannabis.

Cannabis is a most interesting plant with remarkable healing properties. There is plenty of debate over the use of cannabis as a natural treatment for mental health and anxiety, depression, insomnia and migraines have all been shown to respond to medical marijuana use.

More  http://bit.ly/1pflxOu___ 
What is amazing to me is, how people will run to a doctor for a common cold but cares nothing about their mental health. And for the ones that do care or talk to the therapist, they are labeled crazy. Quantum shift.

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2014-09-13 23:52:20 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s) 

The Drought Is Destroying California’s Organic Dairy Farms http://bit.ly/YEqw5U

By Madeleine Thomas

The drought that is parching California is having a horrendous impact on food produced and raised in that state.  This is especially important for all Americans as so much of our food comes from the farmers working California land.  In the following story, Grist chronicles the destruction occurring on organic dairy farms.

“Roll down your window for a second and tell me what you smell,” Rosie Burroughs instructs me. It’s early March and I’m in the passenger seat of her gigantic white Ford pickup truck, bouncing down a narrow, potholed dirt road on her farm in the rolling hills just east of Turlock, Calif. Her husband, Ward is sitting in the driver’s seat.

The Burroughs’ 4,000 acres of sweeping organic grasslands, which practically rest under theshadow of Yosem... more »

The Drought Is Destroying California’s Organic Dairy Farms http://bit.ly/YEqw5U

By Madeleine Thomas

The drought that is parching California is having a horrendous impact on food produced and raised in that state.  This is especially important for all Americans as so much of our food comes from the farmers working California land.  In the following story, Grist chronicles the destruction occurring on organic dairy farms.

“Roll down your window for a second and tell me what you smell,” Rosie Burroughs instructs me. It’s early March and I’m in the passenger seat of her gigantic white Ford pickup truck, bouncing down a narrow, potholed dirt road on her farm in the rolling hills just east of Turlock, Calif. Her husband, Ward is sitting in the driver’s seat.

The Burroughs’ 4,000 acres of sweeping organic grasslands, which practically rest under the shadow of Yosemite’s Half Dome, are a pastoral dream. On the Saturday afternoon of my visit, a storm was brewing over the purplish mountains, sending gusts of pink petals from their neighboring almond orchards across the landscape.

More http://bit.ly/YEqw5U___

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2014-09-13 21:03:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s) 

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2014-09-13 16:16:23 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Shame, Shame, Shame!

As to whether the MRAP was an impulse buy, Ms. Kroemer assured me it was not. “Our school police had actually been looking for grant opportunities to acquire an armored vehicle for this exactly this purpose,” she said. “There has been a lot of research within law enforcement that shows it is very difficult to be defensible against assault weaponry in the case of an active shooter.”___Shame, Shame, Shame!

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2014-09-13 12:03:33 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Sadly, our educational system of today are creating move fools than the world can handle. Educated to be Stupid!! #proverbs  

Sadly, our educational system of today are creating move fools than the world can handle. Educated to be Stupid!! #proverbs  ___

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2014-09-13 11:14:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

IMO, In part, this is due to fluoridation and Television basically.

"Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way."
#Christopherhitchens  ___IMO, In part, this is due to fluoridation and Television basically.

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2014-09-12 22:24:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s) 

#water  

Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

By FELICITY BARRINGER AUG. 31, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. — The small prefab office of Arthur & Orum, a well-drilling outfit hidden in the almond trees and grapevines south of Fresno, has become a magnet for scores of California farmers in desperate need of water to sustain their crops.

Looking at binders of dozens of orders for yet-to-be-drilled wells, Steve Arthur, a manager, said, “We’ve got more stacked up than we’ll do before the end of the year.”

California’s vicious, prolonged drought, which has radically curtailed most natural surface water supplies, is making farmers look deeper and deeper underground to slake their thirst.

This means the drought is a short-term bonanza for firms like Arthur & Orum, which expects to gross as much as $3 million this year.

But in a drought as long and severe as the current one, over-reliance on groundwater means that land sinks, old wells go dry, and saltwater invades coastal aquifers.

Aquifers are natural savings accounts, a place to go when the streams run dry.

Exhaust them, and the $45 billion annual agricultural economy will take a severe hit, while small towns run dry.

Yet for a century, farmers believed that the law put control of groundwater in the hands of landowners, who could drill as many wells as deeply as they wanted, and court challenges were few.

That just changed.

The California Legislature, in its closing hours on Friday, passed new and sweeping groundwater controls.

The measures do not eliminate private ownership, but they do establish a framework for managing withdrawals through local agencies.

It all happened after many farmers slowly rethought their priorities, as they surveyed a landscape of over-pumping, dropping water levels and multimillion-dollar groundwater sales.

Ceding some control of groundwater management to local water agencies, an idea long opposed, became palatable enough to win over a significant share of farmers.

It helped that the controls were matched by the state’s commitment to expanding existing water storage.

But the new legal framework not only empowers local control of groundwater, it sets out another requirement: When localities fail to manage their aquifers sustainably, the state can step in.

Water managers in 126 of more than 500 groundwater basins — the ones designated high or medium priority — must develop groundwater-management plans by 2020 or give way to the state.

Mark Bittman, Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Exploiting California’s Drought MARCH 11, 2014

Not everyone is pleased. “I shudder to think that the state will enforce stringent water-removal limits,” Marvin Meyers, an almond grower based in Firebaugh, on the west side of the state’s Central Valley, said in an interview. “For the government to tell us how we do it is frightening.”

Water managers understand Mr. Meyers’s fear, but for many it has been trumped by the risk of ignoring the excessive withdrawals.

Water levels in dozens of wells are at historic lows, making Mr. Arthur’s new wells more expensive.

In an average year, 39 percent of the water consumed in California comes from the ground, according to a new state report.

In areas with little surface water, like the central coast from Carmel to Santa Barbara, groundwater makes up 80 percent of supplies on average.

But this year is hardly average. Now, in the third year of a drought, an estimated 60 percent of the water for agriculture comes from underground.

The basin under Paso Robles, a wine-growing center, is strikingly low.

And while most pumping is to fill taps or keep vines and almond trees alive, a few farmers pump to sell high-priced water to others.

Not long ago, The Modesto Bee reported, farmers in Merced County made a $46 million, four-year deal to sell nearly 100,000 acre-feet — an acre-foot is enough to supply at least two houses for a year, or to cover an acre of land one foot deep — to buyers in the neighboring county.

The deal was challenged and has been scaled back.

Not just farmers, but cities like Fresno rely heavily on groundwater supplies. “If we don’t deal with this properly, you’re going to see local economies crash,” said David Orth, the general manager of the Kings River Conservation District on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. “We’re going to have people go out of business because of the lack of water. We’re going to have an uncontrolled market adjustment.”

He added, “I’ve had growers argue, ‘We don’t need no stinking groundwater legislation. If I need to pump deeper, I can pump deeper.’ ”

Tim Quinn, the executive director of the Association of California Water Agencies, whose farmer-heavy association was riven with dissent when it supported groundwater controls earlier this year, said in an interview, “There’s part of the groundwater legislation that’s going to have us doing some very painful things locally.” But, he added, “Groundwater management is part of a good solution to a problem, a solution that doesn’t involve a contraction of the economy.”

He hopes that a new $7.5 billion water bond that voters will decide on in November will also be part of the solution.

It provides $2.8 billion for new water-storage structures.

And private parties like Mr. Meyers, as well as local water agencies, are investing millions of dollars to build their own underground water reservoirs.

“Farmers are very adaptive,” said Craig McNamara, an almond farmer with land in Winters, who is president of the State Board of Food and Agriculture. “We’ve had to be.”

Lester Snow, once head of the Water Resources Department, now executive director of the California Water Foundation, said, “The ability of people to keep drilling was the equivalent of deficit spending.” With the law, he said, “we have to balance our groundwater basins and manage our groundwater sustainably.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/us/politics/desperately-dry-california-tries-to-curb-private-drilling-for-water.html?_r=1___ #water  

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2014-09-12 13:40:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Let the truth be told! #water

These is so true! Haha___Let the truth be told! #water

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2014-09-11 17:51:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

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2014-09-11 17:20:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Just when you think things could not be any worse. #ferguson  

Just when you think things could not be any worse. #ferguson  ___

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2014-09-11 17:19:05 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Just when you think things could not be any worse. #ferguson  

Just when you think things could not be any worse. #ferguson  ___

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2014-09-11 16:22:38 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

After the Solar Flare Information in this video, he shows there is another chance of water in California. Lets see what happens. #solarflare  

After the Solar Flare Information in this video, he shows there is another chance of water in California. Lets see what happens. #solarflare  ___

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2014-09-11 15:18:42 (8 comments, 27 reshares, 14 +1s) 

About 5% of the worlds population drinks fluoridated water and 50% of them live in the US. Here is a list of industrialized nations who have rejected or banned it due to health concerns,  #fluoride
http://www.fluoridation.com/c-country.htm

About 5% of the worlds population drinks fluoridated water and 50% of them live in the US. Here is a list of industrialized nations who have rejected or banned it due to health concerns,  #fluoride
http://www.fluoridation.com/c-country.htm___

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2014-09-11 02:46:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

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2014-09-11 01:59:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

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2014-09-11 01:39:19 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Banana for Breakfast anyone???
This is interesting. After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.
Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
DEPRESSION:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body... more »

Banana for Breakfast anyone???
This is interesting. After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.
Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
DEPRESSION:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
PMS:
Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
ANEMIA:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
BLOOD PRESSURE:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
BRAIN POWER:
200 students at a Twickenham school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
CONSTIPATION:
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
HANGOVERS:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
HEARTBURN:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
MORNING SICKNESS:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
MOSQUITO BITES:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
NERVES:
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..
Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
ULCERS:
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chroniclercases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL:
Many other cultures see bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, 'A #BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!'

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2014-09-11 00:29:47 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s) 

R Y'all Ready for this? #isis  

R Y'all Ready for this? #isis  ___

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2014-09-10 23:47:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

10 Benefits of Using Baking Soda in The Garden! : http://goo.gl/EHYtHk

10 Benefits of Using Baking Soda in The Garden! : http://goo.gl/EHYtHk___

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2014-09-10 14:42:48 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s) 

#obesity In America is not entirely our fault. http://fedupmovie.com/

#obesity In America is not entirely our fault. http://fedupmovie.com/___

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2014-09-10 13:13:02 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

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2014-09-10 13:03:05 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Promise can be broken...

Promise can be broken...___

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2014-09-10 13:02:06 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Growing fruit trees in containers

A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden : http://amzn.to/1uvL9fe

Complete Guide to Container Gardening : http://goo.gl/LsVzXA

Growing fruit trees in containers

A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden : http://amzn.to/1uvL9fe

Complete Guide to Container Gardening : http://goo.gl/LsVzXA___

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