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Garden Globe! My new project bc I need a creativity break from tweeting to 45!

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/making-a-garden-globe.htm

They say to use colored glass … this one looks like a mirror.
Guess I’ll be smashing mirrors and stuff I find at my recycling place!
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Mae West Autobiography – she was/IS awesome!

Here’s her autobiog. pdf

She started really peaking in her career at 30+ yrs old!

In 1933 she was one of the largest box office draws in the US …
AND by 1935 was the highest paid woman, and second highest paid PERSON!
(just under Wm Rand. Hearst)

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Criminal Activities of Exec Branch by Presidential Administration

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The ugly truth behind shark fin soup! Heartless greedy scum – this must stop!

Shark fin soup is cruel and wasteful. Fins removed, the animals are thrown back into the water to die slowly and painfully.

Finning is not only inhumane; it allows sharks to be caught in unsustainable numbers. Apex predators, sharks play an essential role in marine ecosystems. Shark finning endangers their survival—and that of the species that rely on them. In addition, shark fin has been shown to contain dangerous levels of mercury.

Bill Clinton signed the Shark Finning Prohibition Act of 2000 (SFPA), which banned finning on any fishing vessel within United States territorial waters and on all U.S.-flagged fishing vessels in international waters. Additionally, shark fins could not be imported into the United States without the associated carcass.

Shark finning is the cruel process of capturing a shark, removing its fins, and dumping the rest of the animal back into the ocean to die painfully.

Finning involves slicing fins off live sharks and tossing the wounded animals overboard, where they sink to the bottom and, unable to swim and pass water over their gills, suffocate, die of blood loss, or get eaten by other predators.

“It’s without doubt, the worst act of animal cruelty I’ve ever seen,” says celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay in his television documentary on the shark fishing industry.

Balloon sinuplasty – Wikipedia

Source: Balloon sinuplasty – Wikipedia

Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure that ear, nose and throat surgeons may use for the treatment of blocked sinuses. Patients diagnosed with sinusitis but not responding to medications may be candidates for sinus surgery.[1][2][3][4] Balloon technology was initially cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration[5][better source needed] in 2005 and is an endoscopiccatheter-based system for chronic sinusitis. It uses a balloon over a wire catheter to dilate sinus passageways. The balloon is inflated with the goal of dilating the sinus openings, widening the walls of the sinus passageway and restoring normal drainage.

Here’s how global warming leads to colder winters in the Northeast – ThinkProgress

Source: Here’s how global warming leads to colder winters in the Northeast – ThinkProgress

By Jeremy Deaton

Early this week, record cold blasted the Northeast, as Boston, Massachusetts saw a high of 10°F, and nearby Worcester saw the temperature top out at just 1°F. Meteorologists say this is just the beginning of a lengthy stretch of freezing weather.

Paradoxically, frosty winter temperatures in some areas have been linked to rising temperatures around the globe. Climate change is distorting weather systems, yielding colder winter weather in parts of the world, including much of the United States. One reason for this phenomenon is a weakening of the polar jet stream, the air current circling the Arctic.

The polar jet stream. CREDIT: NASA
THE POLAR JET STREAM. CREDIT: NASA

The jet stream is the result of the difference in temperature between colder northern latitudes and temperate southern latitudes. Warm air from the equator is colliding with cold air from the Arctic, and a ribbon of powerful winds runs the length of the collision. Ushered along by the rotation of the Earth, this air current is moving west to east at speeds upwards of 200 miles per hour.

The jet stream is strongest in the winter months when the temperature difference between north and south is greatest. Cold air is denser than warm air, so when the difference in temperature is greater, the difference in density is also greater, and the barrier between cold air and warm air is firmer. Think of cold air and warm air like vinegar and oil, which are kept distinct by their different densities.

Climate change is weakening the jet stream by reducing the difference in temperature between cold, northern air and warm, southern air. As the Earth warms, it’s not warming evenly. The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet, meaning it is growing closer in temperature to more southern latitudes. As a result, the barrier between cold and warm air is growing weaker, and the jet stream is going wobbly.

Instead of forming an even ring around the Arctic, the jet stream is now twisting and contorting, allowing the polar vortex, the mass of cold, dense air over the north pole, to reach its tendrils further south, chilling large parts of the United States and Europe. Think of the jet stream as a fence around the polar vortex. Climate change is letting the polar vortex break out of the fence.

The jet stream (pink), divides cold, Arctic air (blue) from warm air at lower latitudes (orange). Under normal conditions, the jet stream forms a firm barrier around the Arctic a). But as the Earth warms, it’s growing more wobbly (b), allowing cold air to reach further south (c). CREDIT: Fred the Oyster
THE JET STREAM (PINK), DIVIDES COLD, ARCTIC AIR (BLUE) FROM WARM AIR AT LOWER LATITUDES (ORANGE). UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS, THE JET STREAM FORMS A FIRM BARRIER AROUND THE ARCTIC A). BUT AS THE EARTH WARMS, IT’S GROWING MORE WOBBLY (B), ALLOWING COLD AIR TO REACH FURTHER SOUTH (C). CREDIT: FRED THE OYSTER

Just as changes to the jet stream are allowing cold, Arctic air to reach further south, they are also allowing warm equatorial air to reach further north, fueling more unusual weather across the globe, both hot and cold. Last February, for example, the mercury reached 76°F heat in New York City at the same time that it dipped to 35°F in Southern California, all thanks to a squishier, wavier, wobblier jet stream. As the planet warms, the problem is likely to get worse.

Once the polar vortex breaks out of its pen, it takes a while to get it back in. The current spate of unusually cold weather could last several weeks, meteorologists warn, chilling much of the Eastern United States. So bundle up. Winter is going to be around for a while.

 

 

If warm air in the Arctic pushes cold air into the U.S., how can climate change be real? – The Washington Post

Source: If warm air in the Arctic pushes cold air into the U.S., how can climate change be real? – The Washington Post

Christopher Steele dossier is made public | Awake Post Truth

Christopher Steele dossier is published by Buzzfeed 2017/01/10 In June 2016, it was revealed that the Democratic National Committee website had been hacked by Russia. Fusion GPS a commercial research and strategic intelligence firm based in Washington D.C. hired Orbis Business Intelligence, a private British intelligence firm, to look into any Russian connections. The investigation was undertaken by Christopher Steele, a retired British MI6 officer. Steele delivered his report as a series of memos, starting

Source: Christopher Steele dossier is made public | Awake Post Truth

https://awakeposttruth.com/10th-january-2017-christopher-steele-dossier-is-published-by-buzzfeed/

Gwen’s Take: Of truth, myth and cherry trees | PBS NewsHour

Source: Gwen’s Take: Of truth, myth and cherry trees | PBS NewsHour