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    05/28/16

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    Our decade plus at Jennie Rogers is at an end. I teared up a bit at the slide show of all the students through the years. Here are
    the Ungs kids with their amazing kindergarten/2nd grade teacher Kelly Brown.

    05/26/16

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    bowieandstones:

    “I am against nature. I don’t dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay.”

    Happy 75th Birthday, Bob Dylan!

    Born Robert Allen Zimmerman, Bob Dylan has been an influential singer-songwriter, artist and writer for over five decades.

    05/24/16

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    05/23/16

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    papermagazine:

    The heroic Home Depot employee who dared to wear an “America Was Never Great” hat to work says she expects to be fired from her job of two years

    05/20/16

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    Outdoor practice at Jennie Rogers for the handful of Dawgs that do not also play baseball. After next Thursday, they will be no Ungs children at JRE for the first time in a long time. It goes so fast!

    05/20/16

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    modbeatnik:

    Jean Shrimpton photographed by David Bailey, 1962

    05/20/16

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    Sherwin Linton:

    I did this routine frequently in 1958 at The Rail Inn Tavern on Central avenue in Minneapolis.. As you look at the photo the customers at the bar were like “Ho Hum. here he goes again. Some goofy guy with outlandish cowboy boots dancing up and down the bar playing a guitar upside down. He better not spill my pitcher of beer”.

    05/20/16

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    05/20/16

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    05/19/16

Trivial things like bee extinction can’t get in the way of our industry-friendly EPA

Tom Philpott, writing in Grist, on the crazymaking consensus that Obama echoed this week in the WSJ, that there is TOO MUCH regulation in the United States.

Echoing this classic right-wing talking point seems an odd move in the wake of Wall Street meltdown, the Upper Big Branch mining disaster, and the BP oil spill — all directly related to excessive de-regulation. And let’s not forget the sad saga of the EPA’s attempts to reckon with clothianidin, the agrichemical giant Bayer’s blockbuster pesticide that the EPA’s own scientists think may be harming our extremely fragile honeybee population.

As many of you know, I keep bees, and it is a more-than-occasionally futile endeavor. This big infographic at the, ah, dailyinfographic.com (is there another word for these things?) leaves me with mixed emotions. Slightly relieved that it is not (entirely) my own incompetence that is holding me back. But appalled at the numerous threats–pests, pesticides, weather, radiation, and stress from overworking–interacting together in evil synergistic combinations, to drive the honeybee to extinction.

The video below comes from Tom Theobald, a Colorado beekeeper, the recipient of a leaked EPA memo. He is a new personal hero of mine.

You really should take the time to watch it.

Oh, well, it’s only bees. Just another species. Only a third of our food supply.

Next time anybody tells you there’s TOO MUCH regulation, show them this video.

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