Suggestions for Posts?

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24 thoughts on “Suggestions for Posts?

  1. Walrus & Carpenter says:

    “Meet the shellfish producer who breeds enough mussels and lobsters to feed Cornwall three times over : Gary Rawle’s Westcountry Mussels operation is the size of 70 football pitches, uses 300 miles of ropes and produces 1.5 million portions of moules marinières a year” https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/business/meet-shellfish-producer-who-breeds-1312735 Not only does his business in St Austell Bay, just 1.5 miles out at sea from the quaint harbour of Charlestown, famously immortalised in the BBC series Poldark, produce enough mussels for 1.5m portions of moules marinières, but his pilot nursery has bred a staggering 25,000 lobsters. Gary is also overseeing another UK first – helping the Cornish Seaweed company trial growing plants on ropes at another one of his sites, farther west at Porthallow.
    According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), about 70% of the world’s fish population is fully used, overused, or in crisis – and people’s desire for high-protein seafoods shows no signs of abating.

  2. Brusha Brusha says:

    Researchers at the University of Washington have designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/uow-pbd041218.php The research finding was first published in ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering.
    “Remineralization guided by peptides is a healthy alternative to current dental health care,” said lead author Mehmet Sarikaya, professor of materials science and engineering and adjunct professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Oral Health Sciences.

    • Ike says:

      “The war, therefore if we judge it by the standards of previous wars, is merely an imposture. It is like the battles between certain ruminant animals whose horns are incapable of hurting one another. But though it is unreal it is not meaningless. It eats up the surplus of consumable goods, and it helps to preserve the special mental atmosphere that the hierarchical society needs. War, it will be seen, is now a purely internal affair. In the past, the ruling groups of all countries, although they might recognize their common interest and therefore limit the destructiveness of war, did fight against one another, and the victor always plundered the vanquished. In our own day they are not fighting against one another at all. The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact. The very word “war,” therefore, has become misleading. It would probably be accurate to say that by becoming continuous war has ceased to exist. The peculiar pressure that is exerted on human beings between the Neolithic Age and the early twentieth century has disappeared and has been replaced by something quite different. The effect would be much the same if the three superstates, instead of fighting one another, should agree to live in perpetual peace, each inviolate within its own boundaries. For in that case each would still be a self-contained universe, freed forever from the sobering influence of external danger. A peace that was truly permanent would be the same as a permanent war. This–although the vast majority of Party members understand it only in a shallower sense–is the inner meaning of the Party slogan: WAR IS PEACE.”
      George Orwell, 1984

  3. Cassandra says:

    The Hayward fault centered below Oakland CA is a ‘tectonic time bomb,’ more dangerous than San Andreas according to a new USGS report. (LA Times) http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-hayward-fault-20180417-htmlstory.html (includes link to a USGS simulation of a magnitude 7 earthquake centered in Oakland on the Hayward fault).
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) HayWired earthquake scenario https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2018/3016/fs20183016.pdf “…The HayWired scenario team is building on engineering analyses to further explore the societal consequences of a M 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward Fault. These societal issues include: Impacts on information and communications technology (the “wired” in HayWired), especially given the relevance of Silicon Valley and the technology industry to the San Francisco Bay region’s and the Nation’s economies.”

  4. Brave New World says:

    “China Assigns Every Citizen A ‘Social Credit Score’ To Identify Who Is And Isn’t Trustworthy
    Country Determines Your Standing Through Use Of Surveillance Video, Plans To Have 600 Million Cameras By 2020” http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/04/24/china-assigns-every-citizen-a-social-credit-score-to-identify-who-is-and-isnt-trustworthy/
    “China’s behavior monitoring system bars some from travel, purchasing property” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-social-credit-system-surveillance-cameras/ “By 2020, China plans to give all its 1.4 billion citizens a personal score based on how they behave. Some with low scores are already being punished if they want to travel. Nearly 11 million Chinese are not allowed to fly and 4 million are barred from trains. Next week, the program will start expanding nationwide. The government says it is trying to “purify” society by rewarding people who are trustworthy and punishing those who are not, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy. So like the credit scores most Americans have based on how they handle their finances, Chinese citizens are getting a social credit score based on everything from whether they pay their taxes on time to how they cross the street to what they post online.”

  5. Ten Hut says:

    “We Love the Pentagon’s ‘Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure’ : It’s a hilarious—and infuriating—database of the government’s ethical shortcomings” http://warisboring.com/we-love-the-pentagon-s-encyclopedia-of-ethical-failure/
    U.S Department of Defense Standards of Conduct Office Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure, Revised September 2016 https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=802372
    Secretary of Defense Memorandum Ethical Standards
    http://ogc.osd.mil/defense_ethics/ethics_counselors/resources/dod_guidance.html

  6. Cripes says:

    “Want a favor from a member of Congress? Give him money. That was the advice Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and head of the Office of Management and Budget, gave to a group of some 1,300 bankers and lending industry professionals at a conference in Washington, DC.
    Mulvaney, a former South Carolina representative, said he would only meet with lobbyists who had donated to his campaign while speaking at the American Bankers Association conference on Tuesday, the New York Times reported. “We had a hierarchy in my office in Congress,” Mulvaney said. “If you’re a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you’re a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.” https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/25/17279244/mick-mulvaney-cfpb-lobbyist-donations-banks

  7. A Modest Proposal©️ says:

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Wednesday proposed raising the amount that low-income families are expected to pay for rent — tripling it for the poorest households — as well as making it easier for property owners to demand work requirements for those receiving federal housing subsidies. The move to overhaul how rental subsidies are calculated would affect 4.7 million families relying on federal housing assistance. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/04/25/hud-secretary-ben-carson-to-propose-raising-rent-for-low-income-americans-receiving-federal-housing-subsidies/?utm_term=.894c1d4f9929

  8. Tom Corbett says:

    BERLIN — Nearly 1.7 billion stars have been plotted in unprecedented detail with today’s (April 25) highly anticipated release of data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia spacecraft. https://www.space.com/40406-gaia-release-color-milky-way-map.html
    The new 3D map, which was unveiled here at the ILA Berlin Air Show, offers the best-ever look at the Milky Way — now in color — and promises to unleash hundreds of scientific discoveries about our galactic home and beyond. See also http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Gaia/Gaia_creates_richest_star_map_of_our_Galaxy_and_beyond

  9. HAR says:

    Judge: Bars are allowed to throw out Trump supporters https://nypost.com/2018/04/25/judge-bars-are-allowed-to-throw-out-trump-supporters/ …after the bar’s lawyer, Elizabeth Conway, pointed out that only religious, and not political, beliefs are protected under state and city discrimination laws, saying, “supporting Trump is not a religion” the plaintiff’s lawyer claimed the Make American Great Again hat was part of his client’s spiritual belief.

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