Friday, May 26, 2017

Another look inside that parked car

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fight for Montana

Why Middle East Peace Starts in Saudi Arabia

Whistleblower: The Obama Administration Knowingly Let MS-13 Members Come Into US

President Trump at NATO: Defends American Taxpayers

Fact Check: Did the Global Seed Vault Flood Because of Global Warming?

On Friday, May 19, the Guardian and Wired ran stories claiming that melting permafrost had put the Global Seed Vault at risk. Their claims boiled down to the following:

  • Melting permafrost had flooded the facility because of record-warm winter temperatures.
  • Water in the entryway caught facility managers by surprise and endangered the seeds.

But these reports weren't quite right. Popular Science then published a piece explaining that the reported worse-than-ever flooding was actually somewhat routine. According to the article:

  • Water seeps into the entryway every year, according to Cary Fowler who spearheaded the vault's creation.
  • The front of the facility was designed to divert water runoff, and the seed storage is uphill of the tunnel entrance.
One reason the initial story caught on so quickly is that it plays into a key misconception about the Seed Vault: that it was designed and commissioned purely to combat the future effects of global warming.

In fact, the seeds in the Seed Vault preserve 881,473 different types of plants from 233 countries in order to backstop the loss or failure of local seed banks....

We've allowed mass sexual abuse of underage English girls. Muslims to be radicalised in Syria and come back to Britain. Enough is enough.

California Farmer Faces $2.8 Million Fine For Plowing His Own Field

Surveillance Programs Won’t Be Reauthorized Until Questions on ‘Unmasking’ Are Answered

When people who don't want insurance aren't forced to buy it any more, the media calls this "losing insurance"

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Melania Trump speaks Italian with hospitalized children in Rome

President Trump and First Lady Melania Arrive in Brussels Ahead of NATO Summit

Trump Approval Pops to 48%

President Trump and Pope Francis Meet, Express Hope For Peace

Robbing Peter to pay Paul for CA pensions