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Economy, global and local, politics, corporate actions and their effects on populations, micro and macro, propaganda, why the world is heading the way it is, how we got here and little bits in between. that what this is, a story thus far and hopefully a switch that turns on a light bulb. The United States Postal Service (USPS) Early History of the U.S.
Postal Service The United States Postal Service first began moving the mail on July 26, 1775, when the Second Continental Congress named Benjamin Franklin as the nation's first Postmaster General. In accepting the position, Franklin dedicated his efforts to fulfilling George Washington's vision. Washington, who championed a free flow of information between citizens and their government as a cornerstone of freedom, often spoke of a nation bound together by a system of postal roads and post offices.
Publisher William Goddard (1740-1817) first suggested the idea of an organized U.S. postal service in 1774, as a way to pass the latest news past the prying eyes of colonial British postal inspectors. Goddard formally proposed a postal service to Congress nearly two years before adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Drought Sends Prices of Meat, Fish, Eggs Skyrocketing to All-Time Highs - weather.com Cracked: San Joaquin Valley Sinking Due to Drought. Prices for meat, poultry, fish and eggs across the nation shot up to all-time highs in May, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics. The price index for these items — which BLS has kept records of since 1967 — "rose 1.4 percent in May after a 1.5 percent increase in April, with virtually all of its major components increasing," the agency said in a news release. The rise was part of a broad trend among food prices, BLS added in the report, as five of the six major grocery store food group indexes also saw their prices jump in May. Only cereal and bakery products declined last month, falling 0.1 percent.
Masanobu Fukuoka - Greening The Desert. Masanobu Fukuoka is another of the major pioneers of sustainable agriculture who came to the 2nd International Permaculture Conference.
We spoke with him a few days before the conference while he was visiting the Abundant Life Seed Foundation in Port Townsend, Washington. He likes to say of himself that he has no knowledge, but his books, including One-Straw Revolution and The Natural Way of Farming illustrate that he at least has wisdom. Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan… View the photos.
On a recent trip to Afghanistan, British Defense Secretary Liam Fox drew fire for calling it "a broken 13th-century country. " The most common objection was not that he was wrong, but that he was overly blunt. Clouds, Cloudiness, Surface Temperature, the Greenhouse Effect and Global Climate Change. The greenhouse effect is not only produced by the greenhouse gases, clouds absorb long wavelength (infrared) radiation from the surface of the Earth and radiate some of it back down.
In addition to this absorption and re-radiation of infrared radiation from the Earth's surface they may simply reflect it back to the surface. Clouds also have a major role in reflecting some of the Sun's short wavelength (visible light) radiation back into space. The proportion of incident radiation reflected by a substance is called its albedo. The albedo of low thick clouds such as stratocumulus is about 90 percent. The albedo of high thin clouds such as cirrus may be as low as 10 percent. How Bad Is The Comcast Acquisition Of TimeWarner For Society? In his 1995 article for Business On A Small Planet, Corporations and the Public Interest, Jonathan Rowe helped put the intent behind the rise of corporations into a perspective that has been lost over the decades.
"When I was a law student in Philadelphia," he writes, "I was hired by the owner of a small local radio station to look into the original corporate charters of the Penn Central Railroad (originally the Pennsylvania Railroad). The Penn Central was in the process of ending its passenger service, and the man who hired me wondered if the railroad didn’t have a legal duty of some kind to continue it. What I found truly surprised me. The charter spelled out clearly that the corporation had an obligation to serve the public by providing passenger service. That was the condition for the privilege of operating in the corporate form, and also for the generous grants of land it received from the legislature. " US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest. WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government.
McSpedon and his team of high-tech contractors had come in from Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Washington and Denver. Their mission: to launch a messaging network that could reach hundreds of thousands of Cubans. To hide the network from the Cuban government, they would set up a byzantine system of front companies using a Cayman Islands bank account, and recruit executives who would not be told of the company's ties to the U.S. government. McSpedon didn't work for the CIA.
DEAR AMERICA: You Should Be Mad As Hell About This [CHARTS] Live Flu Vaccines Increase Infectious Bacteria Counts 100-Fold in. Cancer expert tells how treatment can be problem. Max Wicha is coming to Pittsburgh today to deliver a startling message.
Standard cancer treatments not only often fail to eradicate cancer, but can make it worse. That argument isn't coming from a fringe proponent of alternative medicine, but from the founder of the University of Michigan's Comprehensive Cancer Center and a pioneer in research on why cancers recur and spread to other parts of the body. The reason breast cancer and other malignancies often return aggressively after treatment is that when tumor cells die under assault from chemotherapy and radiation, they give off substances that can reactivate a special set of master cells known as cancer stem cells, Dr. Taubman Scholar Dr. Max Wicha: Some cancer treatments increase cancer stem cells. Ann Arbor, Mich. -- Cancer drugs designed to curb the growth of blood vessels that feed tumors have been found to increase the number of cancer stem cells in breast tumors in mice, according to a new study authored by Taubman Institute Senior Scholar Dr.
Max Wicha. That suggests a possible new explanation for why the drugs Avastin and Sutent don't lead to longer cancer survival rates in humans. The researchers treated mice with breast cancer using Avastin and Sutent, both of which work by stopping the growth and formation of blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. Games of the generation: Brenna’s trend-tracking life-eaters. What were the games of the current generation?
VG247′s staff pick their highlights of the past eight years ahead of the PS4 and Xbox One launch. Today, Brenna lists games that obsessed her while embracing generational trends – both good and bad. Swedish babies nap outside in freezing temperatures. When my first child was just one month old, I took her out in the dead of winter in our wooden sled. She fell asleep immediately, bundled up stiffly in her puffy snowsuit, and stayed asleep, even after I brought her back inside and put her on a pillow, for hours.
A brand new mom, I was tempted to leave her in the sled pulled up onto our porch, but didn’t dare. My husband, whose former girlfriend happens to be Swedish, I know, told me that Swede parents often put their babies outside to sleep on even the coldest of winter days. “Sleep,” I thought, looking at our baby, who looked as if she was in a coma. “Are we sure she’s just sleeping?” Why developing vs. developed is now meaningless. Hans Rosling says the average woman in the world now has 2.5 children and we are "entering the age of Peak Child. " In the 1960s, the world was divided into "developed -- or Western" and "developing"Hans Rosling says the division was relevant in terms of wealth, education and life expectancyBut he says since then, there has been a shift -- with most countries in the middleThe old mindset has not kept up with the new reality and needs changing, Rosling says Editor's note: Hans Rosling is an Edutainer at the Gapminder Foundation, which he co-founded.
He is Professor of Global Health at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and a medical doctor who has also been a regular speaker at TED talks. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely his. » The secret of education Early Retirement Extreme. If you're new here, this blog will give you the tools to become financially independent in 5 years. The wiki page gives a good summary of the principles of the strategy. The key to success is to run your personal finances much like a business, thinking about assets and inventory and focusing on efficiency and value for money. Not just any business but a business that's flexible, agile, and adaptable. Conversely most consumers run their personal finances like an inflexible money-losing anti-business always in danger on losing their jobs to the next wave of downsizing.
Can microorganisms develop a resistance to nano silver comparable to antibiotic resistance development? Hi, I would not be surprised about microorganisms that acquired resistance to nano silver comparable to antibiotic resistance development. Many resistance loci (genes or gene clusters) are on mobile genetic elements, such as transposons or plasmids. As soon as there is selection pressure, you will enrich for such bugs... Bacteria adapt and evade nanosilver's sting. Researchers from UNSW have cautioned that more work is needed to understand how micro-organisms respond to the disinfecting properties of silver nano-particles, increasingly used in consumer goods, and for medical and environmental applications. Although nanosilver has effective antimicrobial properties against certain pathogens, overexposure to silver nano-particles can cause other potentially harmful organisms to rapidly adapt and flourish, a UNSW study reveals. This result, published in the journal Small, could have wide-reaching implications for the future use of nanosilver as an antimicrobial agent with biomedical and environmental applications.
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