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Why the unarmed Russian plane did his dumb fly by we were doing simulated engagements. That's the rest of the story.
 
#TAUNTING   #PROVOCATIVE  
Russian Fighter Jet taunts  Navy Warship for 90 minutes
Conservative Byte http://conservativebyte.com/2014/04/russian-fighter-jet-buzzes-navy-warship/
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.
In the first public account of the incident, the officials said the Russian Fencer made 12 passes, and flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level.
The U.S. warship issued several radio queries and warnings using international emergency circuits, but the Russian aircraft did not respond.
"This provocative and unprofessional Russian action is inconsistent with international protocols and previous agreements on the professional interaction between our militaries," said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.
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Deb wells, like her style.
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So true.
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Concerning. Donald Trump
Is there anyone who cares what he thinks. If I were Trump I would fire my PR firm or at least take their advice if you want to be taken serous.
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Shave the BAD HAIR, FOR STARTERS...TAKE IT FROM THERE.THEN, WE'LL TALK BRAIN TRANSPLANTATION... THE ONE YOU'VE GOT, NEEDS TO GO!!!! From there, we'll see.. oh, and as of now, NO, I REALLY DON'T CARE WHAT THIS MORON THINKS..
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Usually exports are for money. I guess there are know buyers in the USA? I wonder if the golf courses are green and all the million dollar homes are still plush green.
 
California drought: Why farmers are 'exporting water' to China

While the California state legislators is mulling over how to move around money from its designed purpose (housing, education, renewable energy) to feed starving farmers and farm workers, the unscrupulous amongst us, watch their fellow farmers struggle while they use massive amounts precious water to grow alfalfa for export to China.

While historic winter storms have battered much of the US, California is suffering its worst drought on record. So why is America's most valuable farming state using billions of gallons of water to grow hay - specifically alfalfa - which is then shipped to China?

The reservoirs of California are just a fraction of capacity amid the worst drought in the state's history.

"This should be like Eden right now," farmer John Dofflemyer says, looking out over a brutally dry, brown valley as his remaining cows feed on the hay he's had to buy in to keep them healthy.

In the dried-up fields of California's Central Valley, farmers like Dofflemyer are selling their cattle. Others have to choose which crops get the scarce irrigation water and which will wither.

"These dry times, this drought, has a far-reaching impact well beyond California," he said as the cattle fell in line behind his small tractor following the single hay bale on the back.

"We have never seen anything like this before - it's new ground for everybody."

California is the biggest agricultural state in the US - half the nation's fruit and vegetables are grown here.

Farmers are calling for urgent help, people in cities are being told to conserve water and the governor is warning of record drought.

But at the other end of the state the water is flowing as the sprinklers are making it rain in at least one part of southern California.

The farmers are making hay while the year-round sun shines, and they are exporting cattle-feed to China.

The southern Imperial Valley, which borders Mexico, draws its water from the Colorado river along the blue liquid lifeline of the All American Canal. It brings the desert alive with hundreds of hectares of lush green fields - much of it alfalfa hay, a water-hungry but nutritious animal feed which once propped up the dairy industry here, and is now doing a similar job in China.

"A hundred billion gallons of water per year is being exported in the form of alfalfa from California," argues Professor Robert Glennon from Arizona College of Law. "It's a huge amount. It's enough for a year's supply for a million families - it's a lot of water, particularly when you're looking at the dreadful drought throughout the south-west."

Manuel Ramirez from K&M Press is an exporter in the Imperial Valley, and his barns are full of hay to be compressed, plastic-wrapped, packed directly into containers and driven straight to port where they are shipped to Asia and the Middle East.

Japan, Korea and the United Arab Emirates all buy Californian hay. The price is now so high that many local dairy farmers and cattle ranchers can't afford the cost when the rains fail and their usual supplies are insufficient. But they have to buy what they can.

Cattle rancher John Dofflemyer certainly sees it as exporting water abroad - he resents the fact hay is sent overseas.

Hay trucks are a common sight heading north up the road from the Imperial Valley - despite the high prices, the cattle farmers have to buy what they can.

Even with recent rains in northern California there's still a critical shortage of water. Drought is often an excuse for politicians to build dams or reduce environmental controls, but it's no long-term fix. Fixing the trade deficits and doing the right thing is the fix.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26124989
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Well, you could put it in the hands of scientific reason but .... <>
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Another by Deb Wells that I've always admired.
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When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
~ Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

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Happy Birthday, +anjelina adden!
Happy Birthday anjelina adden
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63 years young:-) 
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Who's screwing up the country now, Congress and who its in the house? Libertarians couldn't do a worse job.
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Hy gump.
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No man hits a woman.
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Not only a Man ,  Human also. :) thats a state of ignorance.
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