Commemorative coins bearing an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin are being minted at a Russian factory to mark the Kremlin’s takeover of Crimea, it appears.
Putin’s face is on one side of the 1kg (2.2lb) coin while the other shows a map of the Crimean Peninsula, Moscow daily Komsomolskaya Pravda reports. Factory director Vladimir Vasyuhin explains that by bringing the Crimean peninsula “back home”, Putin had “demonstrated the qualities of a wise strategist and politician”. In March, Russia formally took over control of Crimea from Ukraine, despite international sanctions.
Okay, I warn you in advance, this is a weird one. We’re cruising down Main Street, Saturday night in Crazy town, USA. So it’s like this, Roseanne Barr claims MK Ultra rules in Hollywood. MK Ultra was (is) a CIA project begun in the 1950’s, curtailed in 1967 and ended officially in 1973. Its purpose was to study the use of drugs as a method of mind control. If I were a government, I’d want two of those. Imagine the ability to control public opinion, chemically.
Republicans, Democrats, and environmentalists all have favorite energy myths. Even Peak Oil believers have favorite energy myths. The following are a few common mis-beliefs, coming from a variety of energy perspectives. I will start with a recent myth, and then discuss some longer-standing ones.
Preface: Many Americans – including influential economists and talking heads – still wrongly assume that war is good for the economy. Many congressmen assume that cutting pork-barrel military spending would hurt their constituents’ jobs.
The New York Times made a rare admission that it submits to Israeli state gag orders, fueling charges from critics that the globally-influential publication plays fast-and-loose with journalistic ethics to give favorable coverage to Israel.
The revelation emerged when the The Times delayed its coverage of the Israeli detention of a Palestinian journalist, due—as it turns out—to a gag order from an Israeli court.
Several factors play a key role in how long grocery store items will remain edible. Product moisture content should be considered before tossing any food storage item into the cart. According to USDA nutritional guidelines, grains, flours and dry beans have a 10 percent moisture content, making the items viable for shelf stable storage, particularly if removed from their original containers and stored in a food grade bucket with oxygen absorber packets. Buying generic versions of these products or hitting a big sale can allow shoppers to stock up on a large amount of staples quickly. Climate and temperature will also play a big part in how long a grocery store item can remain shelf stable.
New to gardening? Worried that planting your first edibles will turn out to be a fruitless labor? Fear not, novice gardener! While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening success. Here’s a list of the top 10 easiest vegetables you can grow, regardless of skill level or age.
(Steven Ertelt) An energy plant in Oregon is reportedly burning aborted babies from Canada to generate electricity. UPDATE: Local officials say they will stop the practice while they look into the situation.
Letting a hen sit on a nest of eggs to hatch them is far easier than using an incubator. The broody hen IS the incubator, turning the eggs and keeping them warm and at the correct humidity level. After the eggs hatch, she acts as the brooder box as well, needing no electricity to keep the chicks warm and safe. No more messy, dusty brooder in your laundry room or garage, no worries about heat lamps.
The mother hen also shows the chicks how to find bugs and which weeds are safe to eat, and she will introduce them to the rest of the flock when she feels it’s time. But for this you need broody hen. So how do you know when a hen is broody and how do you ‘make’ a hen go broody?