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If  you find yourself pregnant in a republican state seriously consider leaving. 
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The United States is the only advanced economy in the world with a rising maternal mortality rate.
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So this bit here struck me: 
"Ice near the outer edge of the pack absorbed some energy from arriving waves but also focused the remaining energy into pulses that could strike deeper into the pack, lifting it as the waves rolled beneath. The rise and fall strained ice to the breaking point. Once broken, the smaller ice chunks allowed the largest waves to pass almost unhindered and attack solid ice farther in. The ice went from blocking almost all the wave energy to none at all within just one hour. The process happened so fast, in fact, that Collins calculated waves were destroying the pack at a rate of over 16 kilometers of ice an hour."

When most people think of arctic sea ice they think of melting and/or freezing like what happens in  your freezer making ice cubes and those same ice cubes floating in a glass of water on the counter or in the sun. There's also mechanical forces at work on the arctic ice pack from wave action that previously didn't play a significant role. 

Broken ice absorbs much more heat from the sun than sheet ice because even a thin skim of water on ice lowers it's albedo. That it turn leads to much more rapid melting of the ice pack as a whole. 
The biggest waves seen in northern sea ice show how this vital cover can be crushed much faster than expected ;
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There are more good quotes than I can repeat here in this article. Here's a sample: 

"Republicans have made it absolutely clear, have openly declared it over and over and over again, they consider liberals such as Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and now Hillary Clinton to be the enemies of America, worse than Hitler or Stalin they say, worse than ISIS, the literal Anti-Christ of their religion who will usher in the end of the world – and they have said so, in those exact words, openly, publicly, so many times that it’s impossible to make an accurate count.

Hell, that was Obama’s biggest mistake, he thought Republicans were reasonable people who would compromise for the good of the country – and it took him damned near six years to realize they have become bitter raging fanatics, birthers, truthers, gun waving, bible thumping government haters, who were fully willing to burn down the entire nation just to stick it to him."

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"No, Morris and those like him are right now attempting to paint Hillary Clinton as more Republican than Republican. It’s deliberate and you can tell because Morris specifically didn’t mention certain things, such as: Abortion, Climate Change, Minimum Wage, Income Inequality, Marriage Equality, Education, and etcetera.

Morris and his friends are not trying to make conservatives hate Hillary Clinton, obviously there’s no need for that.

They’re trying to make liberals stay home."

That's going to be the 2016 elections. Endless repeats of I'm normally a democratic voter but ....... followed by a totally bullshit attack on the democratic party nominee aka Hillary Clinton. 

http://www.stonekettle.com/2015/04/the-romney-strategy.html
Nine Reasons to Reject Hillary That was the title of a hit piece in The Hill yesterday. Dick Morris: 9 Reasons to Reject Hillary Dick. Dick Morris. Oh, Dick Morris. Sure. You remember Dick Morris, right? Why of course you d...
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science statement on climate change:

"The scientific evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now, and it is a growing threat to society. Accumulating data from across the globe reveal a wide array of effects: rapidly melting glaciers, destabilization of major ice sheets, increases in extreme weather, rising sea level, shifts in species ranges, and more. The pace of change and the evidence of harm have increased markedly over the last five years. The time to control greenhouse gas emissions is now." (continues)
http://www.aaas.org/news/aaas-board-releases-new-statement-climate-change

Not one single republican presidential aspirant agrees with this statement. All of them, every one, has been bought off by coal and oil interests. 
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So this is happening in my town. It could be the start of a trend. 
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Or How To Get Men To Do Yoga in one lesson. ;~)
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My new ride. I picked it up this morning. Yuba Mundo 4.3. For such a giant bike it's amazingly light and nimble. 

#cargobike   #cycling  
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Cool bike, although it looks like it would be hard to pop a wheelie on it!
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Caught between the falling price of solar panels, wind turbines, and energy conservation and the rise of electric vehicles fossil fuel companies are severely overvalued.

If you have investments in oil and coal get out while you still can. If your state or nation is dependent upon oil and coal revenues you may be in trouble. 
 
Originally published on RenewEconomy by Sophie Vorrath Fossil fuel companies should be factoring in the risk of a climate change-driven ‘black swan event’ – such as the sudden and complete transformation of the global energy market, or a decision to cap…
Originally published on RenewEconomy by Sophie Vorrath Fossil fuel companies should be factoring in the risk of a climate change-driven ‘black swan event’ – such as the sudden and complete transformation of the global energy market, or a decision to cap global emissions – as part of their basic business strategy, a new report has found. The enormity of
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+John Poteet I think that GM was forced to wait for better battery tech to be developed, along with inexpensive computerized controls. None of the battery tech that long ago was good enough, and there was no way to predict which tech to develop further.
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Louisiana imprisons more of it's people than any other government body in the world. It has the highest rate of imprisonment in the world and it refuses to pay for it's higher education program. 

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82% cuts: LSU prepping for bankruptcy -- Gov. Jindal and legislature have destroyed Louisiana's higher education system

"Louisiana's higher education community is facing an 82 percent funding cut if no extra state money is found."
LSU and many other public colleges in Louisiana might be forced to file for financial exigency, essentially academic bankruptcy, if state higher education funding doesn't soon take a turn for the better. Louisiana's flagship university began ;putting together the paperwork for...
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+Daniel J. Stern Take that back. Shit can be composted. I doubt even maggots will touch JIndal. 
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Welcome to Monday. This'll cheer you up. Unless your partner knits; then it will scare the heck out of you. 

http://sadetsyboyfriends.tumblr.com/page/7
Dedicated to the wretched creatures abused for economic gains by their Etsy girlfriends.
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Are you a Paranoid and Gullible man? Do you find that your rants about chemtrails are interfering with your love life? Use these simple tips to get your romantic relationships back on track. 

#chemtrails   #poe   #humor  

Source: screencapped from: http://harddawn.com/chemtrails-related-erectile-dysfunction/
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This is an amazing video of mechanized, automated, railroad track laying equipment. This is a perfect example of how automation can speed up production and eliminate the need for hundreds of workers. 

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That is a pretty impressive railroad track-laying machine.
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It's actually relaying existing track, following the old rails, but it seems like you could use it for new track. If they can use GPS to guide tractors in the field, it should work here. 
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The celebration of ignorance by republicans has got to stop. It brings down the whole of the United States. 
 
#Antiscience Republican Gov. Scott Walker #Wisconsin
Internal correspondence obtained by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism confirms discussions about the possible dismantling of the bureau and a reorganization that would move researchers into other agency divisions. Critics, both inside and outside the agency, say such a reorganization would rob the state of impartial science that should guide critical natural resource management decisions.
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If you just added me to your circles and are wondering why I'm not circling you back right away.... It's because I can't have 4,000 people in my stream. If you're brilliant in comments and don't post I'll still circle you. If I've circled you and you're not much interested in my posts no biggie; leave me out of your stream.

I am a pessimist. If your world-view is unicorns-shitting-rainbows block me now. 

Anybody left? Good, we can get to work because optimists don't seem able to make a roof that doesn't leak or a foundation that sits above the water table instead of under it. Optimists build cruise ships that flop over and sink when holed. Optimists design economic structures that collapse like a house of cards in a slight breeze. 

We have to build a better world than the optimists will let us build. A world that expects that rain falls at inconvenient times and deals with it. A world that deals with climate change and ecological overshoot. A world that deals with people as we find them instead of as we wish them to be. 

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This is an area of Bidwell Park where people hold weddings, parties and outdoor festivals of various sorts. Parking is extremely limited so if there is a larger event you may want to consider bicycling or car pooling. There is a large lawn area, picnic benches, plenty of shade trees, a botanical trail, cork grove, redwood trees and a wading area in Big Chico Creek. Public bathrooms are adjacent to Cedar Grove lawn and the bridge. Upsides: lots of interesting things to see within a short walk of the parking area. Good shade in the summer. Downsides: Poison oak!! Stay on the trails/paths in wooded areas with underbrush. Limited parking for events like the Endangered Species Faire. Ride your bike if you can.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I actually really enjoy shopping at this particular Trader Joe's. I've been in other TJs locations but this particular store has a great staff plus I run into my friends here. I really love a few of the items I can only get here. In particular I enjoy the Pain Pauline wheat bread and the TJs brand Mediterranean Hummus. Those two items are just better quality than I can get anywhere else. I would also suggest Puttanesca pasta sauce; it's pretty good. Good quality at a great price.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Don't. Just. Don't. A had a bacon cheeseburger $6.69, regular fries $2.99 and regular drink $2.19 for $12.88 all told with tax. The burger was small, expensive, and the guy who wrapped it smashed it. The cheese on the burger had to be the worst cheese I've ever had in my life including soy cheese. The bacon on the burger was miniscule. The onions cut into 1/2 inch squares instead of thin sliced. The order of fries was pretty big but not crisp at all. Served in a brown paper bag with a paper cup for some inexplicable reason. I was one of eight customers in the place at 8 pm on a Saturday night and the service was still surly. The music was too loud and the patio tables where I retreated to try and escape the music were dirty. All eight or ten empty patio tables; dirty. I drove past five good taco joints and a pizza place because I wanted a burger and some clown posted a good review the rat. I will never, ever, set foot in a Five Guys burger place again.
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I eat here a few times a year. The food is good and the service is excellent. The atmosphere is warm and friendly like a neighborhood place instead of upscale and artsy which I tire of at sushi places. I always get a chirashi sushi which is always a bit different but generous and very good. I don't even know if it's on the menu; I just ask for it. The people I go with tend to get various salads and rolls which I've tried which are well made and presented. Great place.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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I drop by Cyclesport once in a while when I'm searching for a part that I don't want to order online. The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Prices on items I've purchased were always good.
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My last visit was with a party of 9 relatives. The food was fantastic. The service staff had no problem with our large party and easily handled a few special requests. The beer, of course, was great. This was the first time I've been seated on the patio at the Sierra Nevada taproom and I really enjoyed it. As long as the weather is co-operating this seating option is good enough that a special request or patio reservation might be a great option on a warm afternoon.
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Simply the cheapest, fastest way to get a good meal in downtown Chico. You'll get a better sandwich than Subway for less and you'll get it faster.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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