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2021-09-22 Most Farmland Used To Feed Livestock

Ourworldindata.org quote: << There is also a highly unequal distribution of land use between livestock and crops for human consumption. If we combine pastures used for grazing with land used to grow crops for animal feed, livestock accounts for 77% of global farming land. While livestock takes up most of the world’s agricultural land it

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2021-09-21 Sugar, Coffee Yields Cut By Climate Change

Sugar and coffee yields were slashed by climate change, report warns. https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/sugar-coffee-climate-crisis-agriculture-b1921993.html I’m glad I don’t drink coffee.

2021-09-13 Trump And National Debt

The debt during Trump was the third highest ever. << Economists agree that we needed massive deficit spending during the COVID-19 crisis to ward off an economic cataclysm, but federal finances under Trump had become dire even before the pandemic. >> https://www.propublica.org/article/national-debt-trump

2021-09-03 FTC Adopts Right To Repair, Etc.

FTC formally adopts Right To Repair platform. This applies to electronics, not just tractors. https://www.vice.com/en/article/k78xbn/ftc-formally-adopts-right-to-repair-platform

2021-08-27 Mayor ++ Gets Court To Stop Texas Anti-mask Mandate

The mayor of San Antonio and others have taken Gov. Abbot to court and received a decision that blocks the governor’s anti-mask mandate order. After the mandate went into effect some school districts went ahead and made masks mandatory and the governor threatened to take them to court. That goes against common sense – masks

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2021-08-22 Affordable Housing For Millenials

My comment to a Vox video I’m a boomer and I faced the same problem for forty years. This is nothing new. Here a few miles from Disneyland the housing prices rose faster than a single income wage earner could get a better job, and that was the way it was since the 1970s. So

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2021-08-22 Housing Complaints Should Be Jobs Complaints

This video complains about how the zoning restrictions prevent millennials from buying affordable housing. That’s not the way I see it. https://youtu.be/0Flsg_mzG-M My comment: I’m a boomer and I faced the same problem for forty years. This is nothing new. Here a few miles from Disneyland the housing prices rose faster than a single income

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2021-08-20 More On Antivaxxers

More replies to antivaxxers. Ms. Busby says she lives in Orange, CA. But Zaba says Idaho. Tina Marie Busby The antivaxxers are making money upon the deaths of innocent people who fall for their lies. The antivaxxers kill many to make money by lying to others that they are trying to save lives. There is

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2021-07-23 No More Big Oil To Blame For Suppressing Your Invention

David Cowlishaw It has been more than ten years since that article was written / published, but there still hasn’t been a “water powered car.” So what has been your excuse? You used the excuse that the “oil barons” took this invention and made it disappear. I know this for a fact. In the next

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2021-07-21 Waiting lines at Superchargers

Peter Shieh That should be monitored by Tesla through the usage data. When there is high usage, they should add more Supercharger stations. If the usage is seasonal, they should deploy a portable Supercharger station. Tesla has adapters that allow it to use charging facilities other than Tesla’s. One example is using RV parks with

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