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Bruce Goren (Bruce N. Goren)
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Video Maven, Cat Whisperer, Fruit & Veggie Gardener, Sales & Marketing Tech Writer, Voiceovers, DSLR Photographer.
Video Maven, Cat Whisperer, Fruit & Veggie Gardener, Sales & Marketing Tech Writer, Voiceovers, DSLR Photographer.

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Trump finally puts an end to Hillary Clinton's dirty little war in Syria, originally funded by her covert arms deals based in Libya. What business is it of the USA to foment revolution and regime change anywhere in the world? Supporting the overthrow of the legitimate government of Syria was wrong from the get go, sure Assad is a scum bag, but we should mind our own business.

#CIA #HillaryClinton #Syria #Trump 

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Official UC Master Gardener Photo Contest

I entered one image each in four of the five categories and have two Finalists!

Please consider voting for my photos:

Last Meal of the Condemned - Creatures in the Garden category

Golden Raspberries - Incredible Edibles category

Access the voting survey here -- http://ucanr.edu/sites/2017MGConference/Activities/PhotoContest/

Thanks in advance . . .


BTW, my non-finalist images were:

2016 Rose Pruning Clinic - UC Master Gardeners in Action category

A 3D Lily - Outstanding Ornamental category

You can view them by clicking through to the All Entries page -

http://ucanr.edu/sites/2017MGConference/Activities/PhotoContest/All_Entries_106/

#PhotoContest #MasterGardener #UCANR 

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Sad news. Mission impossible, Space:1999 , Ed Wood, and of course Barbara Bain. RIP Martin Landau .

#RIP #MartinLandau

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I keep our Australian Fingerlime pruned down to about eight feet tall. Here is what the 2017 fruit load looks like just days before I expect the ripening avalanche to commence. Zoom in and try to count the fruit ! Based on last year's yield, this looks to me like around 30 pounds of fruit. Whole Paycheck gets nearly a buck per lime for these cuties. Any local San Francisco Top Chefs want to buy some of my Citrus Caviar on the hoof ? <GRIN>
#CRFG #Fruit #AustralianFingerlime #CitrusCaviar #FoodPorn 
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I keep our Australian Fingerlime pruned down to about eight feet tall. Here is what the 2017 fruit load looks like just days before I expect the ripening avalanche to commence. Zoom in and try to count the fruit ! Based on last year's yield, this looks to me like around 30 pounds of fruit. Whole Paycheck gets nearly a buck per lime for these cuties. Any local San Francisco Top Chefs want to buy some of my Citrus Caviar on the hoof ? <GRIN>
#CRFG #Fruit #AustralianFingerlime #CitrusCaviar #FoodPorn 
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A little GMO can save a lot of lives, introducing Golden Bananas.
". . .Micronutrient deficiency, often referred to as hidden hunger, occurs when intake and absorption of vitamins and minerals are too low to sustain good health and development. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 190 million pre-school children are deficient in one of the major micronutrients, vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) alone is responsible for almost 6% of child deaths under the age of 60 months in Africa and 8% in South-East Asia (WHO, 2011). . ."

#GoldenBananas #VitaminA #MicroNutrientDeficiency #VAD #GMO

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So, while he had cheating and larceny in his heart, and doping enhanced cells in his blood; regardless of having broken the rules and lost all his official recognition. . . the truth is he really was the greatest cyclist ever to compete. Still a fallen hero, but now with all the irony of an immortal asterisk in the history books. Doh !

#LanceArmstrong #Doping #EPO 

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Fascinating peek into the oddball mind of Ted Turner. I worked Master Control for CNN in 1981 and that video was not known to me at the time, and I'd have been the guy to push that button, so I wonder when it was produced? The band is playing in front of the old original CNN facility on Techwood Drive, and from the looks of it I'd say early '80's. We were in the basement, the studio was built over a filled-in swimming pool. I pushed the button to bring on the second network, CNN Headline News (CNN2) to compete with SNC (Satellite News Channel) and a few years later helped build CMC (Cable Music Channel).
EDIT - Hey +John Nemec, do you remember this?

#CNN #Doomsday #SignOff
CNN was not always the desolate wasteland of post-journalism; once upon a time, it was revolutionary, the place news changed from "something available once or twice a day in rationed amounts" to "something available at all times, whenever needed." And whatever the costs have been of the 24-hour news cycle, I will never forget how important it was to me during the first Gulf War, when missiles were landing next to my family, and I could stay next to it continuously, getting some reassurance that everyone was still okay from knowing which cities were being targeted.

But transmitting the news 24/7 is a serious responsibility - like switchboard operators, they were at the key junction of information, and had to be prepared to continue to transmit until literally the last second. In 1980, with nuclear annihilation a very real prospect, that "last second" was something we all had to think about.

Given that, knowing that Turner not only had a plan for final sign-off, but that the plan remains fully armed and prepped to this day, a video in their internal database with the bright red annotation "HFR (hold for release) till end of the world confirmed," makes me unaccountably happy. I do not think I could ever work a critical system like that without such a contingency plan in place, even if it made my team think I was mad, and every so often I would check on it to make sure it was still properly set.

If you're wondering, the final sign-off will be a band playing "Nearer My God To Thee." The actual video is available in this story, in all its low-def glory.

(ETA: The video seems to have been taken down from the story, but it's still findable on YouTube at https://youtu.be/z6f7j1E61sM . Thanks to +Christian Nalletamby​​ for finding it!)

h/t +A.V. Flox​​​​

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Scandalous ! Negative pricing, paying Arizona to accept our excess electrons is a bigger scam than the old Enron futures trading desk trick of taking capacity offline to jack up the price of gas fired peaker plant output. Meanwhile our rates keep going UP to support fat bureaucratic salaries while California has excess capacity; clearly supply and demand are totally out of whack thanks to deeply entrenched Utility/political self interests.

#NegativePricing #SolarPower #Enron #California #Arizona #ExcessCapacity

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Annie Haslam has an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a new recording, video and orchestral concert tour. I was totally infatuated with her back in the '70's , I even embroidered the Renaissance logo onto my backpack. Saw them perform live five or six times in the New York City area including the Carnegie Hall live album appearances.

#AnnieHaslam #Renaissance #Indiegogo
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