Mae West

It's the birthday of actress and playwright Mae West, born in Brooklyn, New York (1893). She became famous for her quippy innuendoes and double entendres. Some of her more notable quotes include: "A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up." "Between two evils, I like to pick the one I haven't tried before." "I … Continue reading Mae West

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DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC Response from President Barack Obama The White House, Washington Dear Kenneth: Thank you for writing. The Arctic is a unique and fragile environment where the ocean sustains both people and wildlife, and I have acted to protect some of its most important areas. I have made Alaska’s Bristol Bay off-limits to … Continue reading DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Cannabis: The Most Important Vegetable on the Planet

http://wakeup-world.com/2015/08/02/cannabis-the-most-important-vegetable-on-the-planet/ Cannabis: The Most Important Vegetable on the Planet 7 Comments 2nd August 2015 By Carolanne Wright Contributing Writer for Wake Up World “If cannabis were discovered in the Amazon rainforest today, people would be clambering to make as much use as they could of all of the potential benefits of the plant. Unfortunately, it carries with it … Continue reading Cannabis: The Most Important Vegetable on the Planet

MATA HARI

It's the birthday of the Dutch dancer and spy Mata Hari, born Margaretha Zelle in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (1876). She attended a teachers college and then married an army officer, Captain Rudolph MacLeod, in 1895. They lived in Java and Sumatra for a few years, and that's where she picked up her eventual byname. "Mata Hari" is … Continue reading MATA HARI

NEW HARVARD STUDY ON PESTICIDES AND BEES

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2015/07/pesticide-found-in-70-percent-of-massachusetts-honey-samples/ Pesticide found in 70 percent of Massachusetts’ honey samples Harvard study says it's among class of pesticides implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder More than 70 percent of pollen and honey samples collected from foraging bees in Massachusetts contain at least one neonicotinoid, a class of pesticide that has been implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), … Continue reading NEW HARVARD STUDY ON PESTICIDES AND BEES