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TX GOP Slashes Funding For Agency Battling Wildfires, While Also Blasting Obama For Not Spending MoreSubmitted by Schnookums
Though he has accused the Obama administration of not doing enough to help Texas battle wildfires, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is poised to sign a bill that would cut money used to fight the fires.
Despite the fact that the administration has offered 26 different kinds of federal assistance to combat the fires, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) claimed that Obama is waging “a war on Texas.” After months of blaming the President for not doing enough, Reuters reported yesterday that Perry is poised to sign a budget that slashes funding for the state agency that is battling the wildfires.
16-year-old faces threats after challenging Bachmann to a debateSubmitted by simplecj
A high school student who challenged Michelle Bachmann to a debate is now facing death threats in response to her open letter.
Several media outlets reported on Myers' challenge. As a result, she said, people have threatened violence against her and threatened to publish her address online, the Courier Post reports. Myers' high school has also reprotedly received inquiries regarding Myers' letter.
"A lot of them are calling me a whore," Myers said of the online remarks against her. Added her father Wayne Myers: "I personally did not think there would be a reaction like actual stalking and the vitriol that's coming out."
George W. Bush racks up $15 million in speaking fees !Submitted by kennymotown
Although he withdrew from the public spotlight immediately after leaving office, President George W. Bush is now joining the ranks of former politicians on the speaking circuit.
Bush spokesman David Sherzer tells iWatch News that Bush has earned at least $15 million for nearly 140 paid speeches since he left office in Jan. 2009. That's an average of about $110,000 per speech. (iWatch News reports that his average fee is pegged between $100,000 and $150,000.)
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Red clover has the active ingredients of daidzein and genistein which actually help prevent the growth of cancerous tumors.Red clover has the active ingredients of daidzein and genistein which actually help... more
Like the smell of honeysuckles and the sweet nectar? Ever heard of Honeysuckle tea?
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Have you ever wanted to go to the land where cheddar cheese originated from! Well, this is a humorous tale about the bloggers trip to Somerset, England where she and her English gent stop off in the middle of nowhere to try some tasty delights (I mean, Guinness flavored cheese!) and have a laugh at this bonkers little tourist attraction.
A really cute tale about rural England, a fun adventure and the UK’s version of Route 66’s nutty attractions.
Blogger has an amazingly eclectic site with everything from beauty, fashion, diary style entries, poetry, life in the magazine world----this girl has everything. Already winner of the prestigious “Blog Of The Day Award” (some people take years to earn this—she’s only had her blog up 5 weeks!) and on top level blog rolls of awesome bloggers, this girl is amazing. A+++++Have you ever wanted to go to the land where cheddar cheese originated from! Well,... more
Seed balls have apparently been around the environmentalist movement for a while. But with the rise in planned building projects being put on hold for the economy, and vacant lots sitting around much longer, more citizens than ever are making seed balls to discreetly beautify public spaces.
I rather like this idea. I walk past a number of vacant lots in San Francisco every morning and I'd much rather see flowers than get dust and trash blown in my face.Seed balls have apparently been around the environmentalist movement for a while. But... more
The Native Village website does stories on Native Village youth and education. Each month this unique website puts out an issue of news about Native youth.
In the November 2008 issue, Native Village takes an extensive look at the Zaagkii Wings & Seeds Project in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The Zaagkii Project thanks and honors Native Village and its Editor Gina Boltz for the excellent story and all the work and effort that went into creating the impressive layout.
To contact Native Village staff or for more info, please email:
Native Village is a supporter of the Link Center Foundation:
This summer, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) youth and Marquette, MI teens built the first of dozens of butterfly houses and planted 26,000 native plants that help pollinators thrive.
The three-year project is important because bees are disappearing around the world at a shocking rate.
It's called Colony Collapse Disorder and the cause is unknown although human impact is suspected.
If all the world's bees disappear - all plant and human life will vanish in about 4 years.
The second biggest pollinator are butterflies - and that's why the Zaagkii Project is protecting butterflies and teaching youth about bees.
The Zaagkii Project contributors include the Marquette Community Foundation, the Negaunee Community Fund, the Negaunee Community Youth Fund, the M.E. Davenport Foundation, the Kaufman Foundation, the Phyllis and Max Reynolds Foundation, with assistance from the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum in Marquette and the Borealis Seed Company in Big Bay.
The Zaagkii Project was founded by the non-profit Cedar Tree Institute (CTI) in Marquette whose other environment projects have included wild rice restoration (Manoomin Project) and Earth Day hazardous waste collections (Earth Keeper Clean Sweep).
The Zaagkii Project is sponsored by the KBIC, CTI, Marquette County Juvenile Court and the United States Forest Service (USFS).
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community:
Rev. Jon Magnuson, Zaagkii Wings and Seeds founder & Executive Director of non-profit Cedar Tree Institute
CTI volunteer media advisor Greg Peterson:
Jan Schultz, Botany & Non-native Invasive Species Program Leader
USFS Milwaukee, WI
Terry Miller, forest botanist
Hiawatha National Forest
Deb LeBlanc, WestSide Plant Ecologist
Hiawatha National Forest
906-387-2512 ext. 19
Marquette County Juvenile Court:
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum
Monarch Author Lynn M. Rosenblatt
http://www.monarchbutterflyusa.com/Magic.htmThe Native Village website does stories on Native Village youth and education. Each... more
The Zaagkii Wings and Seeds Project is helping to save butterflies in northern Michigan thanks to Native American Teens and Marquette youth.
Founded by the non-profit Cedar Tree Institute, the three-year project involves teens building butterfly houses that offer protection and rest and planting over 26,000 native plants that are vital to reproduction of numerous pollinators.
The U.S. Forest Service says the project is a pollinator "success story."
The Zaagkii Wings and Seeds Project is the latest youth environment project founded by the non-profit Cedar Tree Institute in Marquette, Michigan in cooperation with the Marquette County Juvenile Court, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) and the United States Forest Service (USFS).
The Zaagkii Project contributors and sponsors include the Marquette Community Foundation, the Negaunee Community Fund, the Negaunee Community Youth Fund, the M.E. Davenport Foundation, the Kaufman Foundation, the Phyllis and Max Reynolds Foundation, the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum in Marquette, Mich. and the Borealis Seed Company in Big Bay, Mich.The Zaagkii Wings and Seeds Project is helping to save butterflies in northern... more