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Jason Rennie
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The fact that we need a video like this right now is absolutely disgusting.
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Some pokemon fun:
- one ball, ten candies
- five pokemon in gyms simultaneously
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Millions of US citizens will be living, for the forseeable future, in conditions we generally associate with the 3rd world.
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Wondering if you're the only one noticing that it's been getting warmer lately?

According to this detailed review, even the 1981-2010 period of record is inaccurate in terms of indicating climate (recent years are 1.2 degress F warmer!)
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Christianity's MO:

Fight a war against progress
Lose that war against progress
Claim credit for that progress
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Nice discussion of how subtle imbalances can build-up in relationships.
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No wonder I was dripping sweat while playing indoor tennis tonight. The dew point at 9pm according to my weather station was 73F!!! At the end of September in Boston!!! The smoothed average high temperature for my weather station for Sept 27 (based on 2010-2016) is 69.7F. Boston (KBOS) tied a record high temperature (86F) set in 1933.

http://qwone.com/~jason/weewx/seasonal.html
https://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KBOS/2017/9/27/DailyHistory.html
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Want to know what the future of agriculture looks like? Look to the Netherlands: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming/
Two recent astonishing articles about agriculture:

First, the linked article about Maria's effect on Puerto Rican agriculture. Apparently Maria destroyed everything. Everything. Every plant, every tree was destroyed. All the cows and other animals were scattered or killed. The article told a particularly heartbreaking story of an 80 year old coconut farmer looking at his broken trees and greenhouses with dead saplings, saying "these trees take ten years to grow. I will not see another harvest in my lifetime."

But for all that, the article claims that in the long run Puerto Rican agriculture will come back stronger. They will get insurance and disaster relief money. The destroyed farms were painfully inefficient, and the new ones will be built better. It is rather astonishing to reflect that in the long run maybe an agricultural system is better off for being destroyed, even in a total way like this one.

Pair this article with another one about Hollands' fantastic agricultural output:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming/

"One more reason to marvel: The Netherlands is a small, densely populated country, with more than 1,300 inhabitants per square mile. It’s bereft of almost every resource long thought to be necessary for large-scale agriculture. Yet it’s the globe’s number two exporter of food as measured by value, second only to the United States, which has 270 times its landmass."

The key, as the article describes, is a system of Silicon Valley style innovation:

"The brain trust behind these astounding numbers is centered at Wageningen University & Research (WUR), located 50 miles southeast of Amsterdam. Widely regarded as the world’s top agricultural research institution, WUR is the nodal point of Food Valley, an expansive cluster of agricultural technology start-ups and experimental farms. The name is a deliberate allusion to California’s Silicon Valley, with Wageningen emulating the role of Stanford University in its celebrated merger of academia and entrepreneurship."

Somehow thinking about growing food allows you to more food, better. Somehow I didn't think that was true about food. You plant it, it grows, but its about effort and space, not thought. But apparently this isn't true.
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To quote my kids: "Oh my G". Did the "leader of the free world" really just say these things?
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Kind of scary. The "alt-right leader describes his ideal society" is downright jaw-dropping.
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