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minderella
17 days ago
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Eric says we’ll call him the maledictorian. .
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Neonicotinoid pesticides ubiquitous in Minnesota deer

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I'm a firm believer in the existence of an ongoing insect apocalypse, so I was dismayed - but not surprised - to read that neonicotinoids have been documented extensively in Minnesota deer:
The pesticides linked to bee, butterfly and pollinator deaths across the nation are being found in the organs of far more of Minnesota's wild deer, and in higher concentrations, than previously thought.

State biologists found neonicotinoids in nearly all — 94% — of deer spleens collected from road kill and sent in by hunters last fall. Alarmingly, roughly two-thirds of those deer had higher concentrations of the chemicals than a threshold found to potentially lower fawn survival and cause bone and genital deformities in a captive deer study.

After growing evidence that neonicotinoids contributed to massive die-offs of honey bees and other pollinators, the European Union quickly banned them.

North America, however, embraced them. They're now used on 98% of the corn, soybean, wheat and cotton growing on the continent, according to the DNR. They're also used in lawn care and common household products such as flea and tick prevention collars for pets.

The DNR's findings on Minnesota's wild deer spleens surprised researchers because deer taken in the thick woods of northern Minnesota were just as likely to have neonicotinoids in their systems as those taken among the vast corn and soybean fields of southern Minnesota. It isn't clear exactly how the chemicals are getting into the animals, whether it's through the water they drink or from directly eating treated seeds or plants.

"There was a little bit of a 'wow' factor when we found deer in the Boundary Waters with neonics," Carstensen said. "How does that happen? It's moving in ways we don't understand." 
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minderella
19 days ago
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Sigh.
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minderella
50 days ago
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Ssshhhhhh….. don’t give this Supreme Court any ideas.
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Visit your local creative reuse center to donate or discover used art supplies

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Visit your local creative reuse center to donate or discover used art supplies. This website offers a list of creative use centers in various cities around the U.S., so check it out to find one near you.

What exactly is a creative use center, you may ask?  — Read the rest

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minderella
60 days ago
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Jon Stewart shreds GOP over vote against vets: "If this is America first, then America is f*cked" (video)

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A fired-up Jon Stewart didn't hold back when he tore into Republicans today after the GOP blocked the "military burn pits bill" that would have given U.S. veterans expanded healthcare. "This is an embarrassment to the Senate, to the country, to the founders, and all that they profess to hold dear," the comedian and activist said. — Read the rest

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minderella
69 days ago
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Kenneth Copeland's Christofacist "Watchman Decree" is straight out of The Handmaid's Tale

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Who needs a government when you have The Watchmen running the show?

Kenneth Copeland, the 85-year-old bug-eyed megapreacher with hundreds of millions of dollars, private jets, and luxury cars, is behind Watchman, a group of people who have declared war against the United States by stating, "We have been given legal power from heaven and now exercise our authority." — Read the rest

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minderella
82 days ago
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Oooh, I wanna see the documentation for the legal power from Heaven. I’ve never seen god’s signature. I’m sure this was important enough to god that he probably didn’t sluff off the legal documents to one of his underlings. I mean, we’re talking about heaven giving the legal power, so it’s not like the whole thing was just a voice in some delusional person’s head. That would be wacky!!
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