Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Queensway Bay

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Monday, April 29, 2013

The $1 pound cake from SuperDollar

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That shrimp burrito got hella sabor!

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

One photographer's journey inside Iran - The Big Picture - Boston.com

One photographer's journey inside Iran - The Big Picture - Boston.com

A young worker walks through the light of a stained glass window in the Tehran Bazaar. Under Khomeini Iranians were actively encouraged to produce large families. By 2009 nearly 70% of all Iranians were under 30, but the country is reportedly the least religious in the Middle East. Instead of the "armies for Islam" Khomeini had called for, the youthful population is now seen as the biggest threat to the deeply unpopular regime. (Amos Chapple)# - See more at: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/03/one_photographers_journey_insi.html#sthash.bnbNLd6E.dpuf
 A young worker walks through the light of a stained glass window in the Tehran Bazaar. Under Khomeini Iranians were actively encouraged to produce large families. By 2009 nearly 70% of all Iranians were under 30, but the country is reportedly the least religious in the Middle East. Instead of the "armies for Islam" Khomeini had called for, the youthful population is now seen as the biggest threat to the deeply unpopular regime. (Amos Chapple)#

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Michael Shermer: Why people believe weird things

UPDATED: Woman Found Shot to Death on Cherry Ave. One Block From January Murder

UPDATED: Woman Found Shot to Death on Cherry Ave. One Block From January Murder: murder
crime shooting
UPDATED: Woman Found Shot to Death on Cherry Ave. One Block From January Murder

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UPDATED THURSDAY 8:18AM | The woman shot and killed Tuesday night was identified Wednesday as 31 year-old Samantha Hollins of Long Beach.

"A motive for the shooting is unknown, no suspect information is available, and the investigation remains ongoing," said a press release from the Long Beach Police Department.

Should Plastic Bags Be Banned? | Radio Boston

Should Plastic Bags Be Banned? | Radio Boston
Donna Dempsey 

Don’t believe the
hype: Plastic bags are the better option at checkout
By Donna Dempsey

Critics of plastic bags often rely on scare tactics because
the science doesn’t support their assertions. When reused, recycled, or
disposed of responsibly, plastic bags are the environmentally-preferable option
at checkout.

First I’d like to address
pollution – fodder for those banning plastic bags. Plastic bags make up a
fraction of one percent of the waste stream—so banning or taxing this one
product is not going to impact litter or help the environment. The renowned
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute found zero increase in the amount of plastic
bags in the ocean over the past two decades, even though we’ve been using
plastic bags more and more. That said, the American Progressive Bag Alliance
takes litter very seriously—which is why we advocate for expanded recycling
programs and education.

Plastic bags are 100 percent
recyclable and recycling rates have grown dramatically in the past decade.
Because of innovation and the plastic bag industry’s commitment to producing an
environmentally-friendly product, plastic bags and films can be recycled into
everything from more bags to swing sets and park benches. With these developments,
the plastic bag manufacturing and recycling industry supports 400 jobs in
Massachusetts alone – and more than 30,000 nationwide.

Advocates of bans on plastic bags also avoid the science on
paper and “reusable” bags, both of which are far worse for the environment than
plastic and leave a much larger carbon footprint on the earth . Let’s take
paper bags first.

After a review of the life cycle analysis literature, a
University of Oregon chemistry professor this year found that paper bags
consistently require more resources to produce and are responsible for more
greenhouse gases than plastic bags. Moreover, paper bags take up seven times as
much space as plastic bags. That means seven times as many trucks on the road
transporting the same number of bags.

If paper bags aren’t the
answer, what about “reusable” bags? For starters, since nine out of ten people
reuse plastic shopping bags as garbage bin liners or lunch bags, plastic bags
are not single use but in fact multi use bags. In contrast, market data show
that eight out of nine “reusable” bags are never actually reused. In fact, most
“reusable” bags are not even made of natural fibers; they’re really just
another type of plastic bag, except that unlike American-made plastic
bags—which come from natural gas—these bags are often made in China from
foreign oil.
Moreover, reusable bags have been proven to harbor dangerous
bacteria like E. coli and fecal coliform. In fact, an Oregon girls’ soccer team
was infected with the norovirus after eating food from a germ-laced reusable

Meanwhile reusable cotton bags when actually reused, need to
be reused 131 times to be a greener option than plastic, according to a U.K.
government study.

We welcome consumer choice and are merely asking that policy
decisions be based on facts – not mistruths.


Donna Dempsey is a spokesperson for the American Progressive
Bag Alliance, founded in 2005 to represent the United States’ plastic bag
manufacturing and recycling sector, employing 30,800 workers in 349 communities
across the nation.
The APBA promotes the responsible use, reuse, recycling and
disposal of plastic bags and advocates for American-made plastic products as
the best environmental choice at check out—for both retailers and consumers.

Red chRed chardard

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Friday, April 26, 2013

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Sliced zucchini

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Vegetables ready...

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

The birds love it!

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Birds love it!

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Court Rules 10 Cent Charge for Paper Bags Not a Tax - Long Beach, CA Patch

Court Rules 10 Cent Charge for Paper Bags Not a Tax - Long Beach, CA Patch:

Mike Ruehle

10:33 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013

If that is the thinking of the Second District Court of Appeals, why doesn't California just double the existing state tax on gasoline to help cover the cost of public transportation, providing education materials and promoting the use of public transportation? Heck, if that's all that is needed to impose a tax that does NOT require voter approval, crank up the gasoline tax to resolve the deficit and put everyone but government emplolyees out of work.

Mike Ruehle

3:03 am on Friday, March 1, 2013

Oops, spoke too soon. California regulators just decided (without voter approval) today to raise everyone's gasoline taxes 10%. That's another $1.5 million per day taken out of taxpayers pockets. Looking forward to California's Second District Court of Appeals to declare the gasoline tax to be a cost of maintaining roads and bridges and not really a tax after all.

By the church, tonight http://goo.gl/kxXne

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Flowers by the church

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Stirring, once again

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Sunset Yesterday 19:24

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Oil that skillet(or wok)!

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Weeds on a hill after sundown (*¯︶¯*)

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Thai Green Curry Paste

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Long Beach below

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Conn. cancer patient fights marijuana loophole - CBS News

Conn. cancer patient fights marijuana loophole - CBS News

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Monday, April 22, 2013

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I gave that dish some fish sauce. Dishes love fish sauce ;-)

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