Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Moo Money! Cost of a gallon of milk going up 50 to 60 cents in March

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When I heard that the price of milk was going up this year I assumed it mostly had to do with California’s drought.

It wasn’t a crazy assumption, however. California leads the nation in milk production. But the following article gives another reason why we can expect a gallon of milk to cost more by March:

“Dairy analysts estimate store milk prices could go up 60 cents in March, reaching their highest ever.

"The cupboards are dry," said dairy economist Mary Ledman.

Blame cheese. Short supply pushed cheese to a new peak in January, going from $1.80 to $2.36 a block. That jump is driving the March increases for "fluid milk."

Moreover, in early 2013, farmers responded to higher feed costs by cutting back on herd growth. Coupled with growing international appetite, especially from China, that's led to tighter supplies and higher prices.

But not every fridge will feel the pinch. Some stores may choose to eat the 30-cent increase in farm level milk prices occurring from January to March. In other areas, families could see their milk bills going up 50 to 60 cents a gallon.

The average price for milk was $3.50 in December, according to the most recently available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Brian West, a spokesman for the Publix supermarket chain based in the Southeast, said the store expects milk prices to rise in the next few months.

Supplies will shoot up soon after the new batch of calves are born and cows reach peak milk production 60 days later. After that, milk prices should begin to taper, falling 20 percent through December, said dairy analyst Jerry Dryer.

The current California drought, however, is the bad news. Without relief, production of alalfa, a key feed for cows, could be curbed, pushing up milk prices even higher in late 2014 and early 2015, said Ledman.

Dry fields now, dry cereal bowls later. (via NBC News)

Time for me to walk on down the road…

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Restaurant features rocking robots with hot humans!

                                        Good Day World!

All the world’s a stage, and robots are playing a bigger part in it, working alongside employees in factories and labs.

So it may make sense that drones and droids are joining their human creators in some of mankind’s oldest art forms, performing in front of audiences from the United States to the nightclubs of Japan.

But there’s scientific value to the acts, too, and stage-ready robots — including fire-breathing carnival acts, and chatty humanoids who’ve entertained audiences from Abu Dhabi to Vietnam — are aiding researchers who want to build robots people find less, well, robotic.

(Read the whole story here)

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Satanism Gone Mainstream? It Appears that Way

Satanist Monument

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Satan still gets his due in the 21st Century.

It use to be difficult to find news stories about satanic practices, covens, and witchcraft.

It’s practically mainstream now. Case in point:

Satanists Unveil Statue for Oklahoma Capitol

Here’s a recent case of devil-worshippers admitting they’re murderers, with at least 22 victims. 

A teen Satanist in a Pennsylvania prison claims she has killed nearly two dozen people in different parts of the country, according to a report in a local newspaper.

"When I hit 22, I stopped counting," Miranda Barbour said in an jailhouse interview with local newspaper the Daily Item in Sudbury. She added in the interview that ran on Saturday that she just wanted to be honest.

Barbour, 19, has been charged with the murder of a man allegedly lured to a rendezvous through Craigslist.

Here’s a link to an article which asserts:

Why American Christians Love Satan

“Just like their historical forbears, American believers like to blame bad things on the devil. But what if he’s just a convenient way to hide from the truth?

In America, much like God, Satan works in mysterious ways. Just how mysterious depends on who you talk to.

For instance, a good number of Christians became convinced that Satan made an appearance at last month’s Grammy Awards. While Christians detecting Satan’s presence at large music gatherings is hardly novel, the fact that Satan showed up right smack in the middle of a performance by Katy Perry and Juicy J. caused this particular sighting to be deemed more buzzworthy than most.

Some evangelicals even speculated about whether or not Perry, while singing “Dark Horse,” had enacted an ancient satanic ritual, one that had actually summoned the Prince of Darkness to join her on the Grammy stage.”

Time for me to walk on down the road…

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Driving deaths while impaired on pot are increasing

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I don’t mean to harsh your Sunday high, but there’s something I want to talk to you about: the dangers of driving while flying high on marijuana.

Let’s start off with the fact that driving while impaired by alcohol, and or drugs, is simply stupid. There’s no other way to put it.

As medical marijuana sales expanded into 20 states, legal weed was detected in the bodies of dead drivers three times more often during 2010 when compared to those who died behind the wheel in 1999, according to a new study from Columbia University published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Cannabinol, a remnant of marijuana, was found in 12.2 percent of those deceased drivers during 2010, (up from 4.2 percent in 1999). Pot was the most common non-alcoholic drug detected by those toxicology screenings.

On the other hand, a separate study - also based on FARS data - found that in states where medical marijuana was approved, traffic fatalities decrease by as much as 11 percent during the first year after legalization. Written by researchers at the University of Colorado, Oregon and Montana State University, the paper was published in 2013 in the Journal of Law & Economics.

Proponents of marijuana think it’s unfair that state’s are taking THC levels right after accidents because pot can be detected in the blood for one week after consumption, which could lead to chronic consumers being wrongly arrested.

My whole point is driving impaired on anything is beyond stupid…it’s criminal. I have nothing against marijuana or alcohol when used properly and safely.

Time for me to walk on down the road…

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Case for Reincarnation: Meet James Leininger

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 I’ve got a story for you today that will either reinforce your belief in reincarnation, or you’ll call the amazing facts in this story coincidental and write them off.

Your choice. Here’s the story:

James Leininger (photo) was not yet 2 years old when he began to have terrible nightmares. His parents knew he would outgrow them, but his screams frightened them.

When they would come to his bedside, they often found him on his back, kicking his legs in the air and thrashing his arms - as if he were trying to escape from an imaginary box. He would also yell some garbled words that his parents could not understand.

When he was three, his Mom heard the words more clearly. "Airplane crash. On fire! Little man can't get out!"

James had played with toy airplanes but he had never fantasized about them crashing or burning. He wasn't exposed to war movies on television or in the cinema. His parents were puzzled. The boy's nightmares seem to have started shortly after his father took him to visit a Dallas flight museum, containing some vintage aircraft, when the boy was just 18 months old. But why?

As his fascination with airplanes continued, so did his nightmares. His parents bought him more toy model airplanes to play with, thinking he would soon find other interests. They noticed that when he approached his toy sit-down airplane, he would perform a walk-around inspection before he got in - just like a real pilot. Once his mother gave him a model with what appeared to be a bomb on the underside. When she pointed this out to her son he immediately corrected her, telling her it was a "drop tank."

"I've never heard of a drop tank ... I didn't know what a drop tank was" said Andrea Leininger.

When James was a little more than three years old, his parents decided to take him to a therapist who specialized in treating troubled children. Almost immediately his nightmares started to diminish. James was encouraged to talk about the things he remembered just before bedtime, when he was relaxed and sleepy. It was then that his surprising story started to be revealed.

Among the amazing things little James told his parents was that he was a pilot and flew a Corsair airplane. According to James, "They used to get flat tires all the time." He also recalled being assigned to a ship called "Natoma" and that he had been "shot down" by the Japanese in the battle of Iwo Jima! He further recalled that he had served with a buddy named "Jack Larson."

All of this was too much for his parents to comprehend so they decided to see if this story had any factual basis. Almost immediately James' father, Bruce, found that a Corsair was indeed a type of airplane used in the Pacific during WWII and that it did have a reputation for blowing tires when it landed hard! He later found the record of a small aircraft carrier, Natoma Bay, that was in the battle of Iwo Jima! But the most remarkable fact was that there was a pilot named Jack Larson who served on the Natoma Bay. In fact, Larson was still alive and living in nearby Arkansas.

About this time James began to draw pictures of his airplane and of being shot down. The fact that he was both drawing and talking about these memories seemed to eliminate his nightmares.

Bruce quickly contacted Jack Larson and was informed that the only pilot shot down from the crew of the Natoma Bay was named James M. Huston Jr., who had received a direct hit and crashed in a ball of fire. Bruce says it was then that he believed his son had a past life in which he was this same James M. Huston Jr.

"He came back because he wasn't finished with something."

The Leiningers wrote a letter to Huston's sister, Anne Barron, about their little boy. Now she believes it as well. In all there are over 50 distinct memories that have been validated in this exceptional case of reincarnation.

"The child was so convincing in coming up with all the things that there is no way on the world he could know." (By Gary Vey, viewzone.com)

Time for me to walk on down the road…

 

 

 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Waiting for Justice: Will another angry white man get away with killing a black teenager?

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 In some ways the mainstream media has downplayed the case of Michael Dunn, the man who senselessly murdered a teenager because he didn’t like his “Thug music.”

The similarities between this trial and the Travyon Martin/George Zimmerman trial are apparent. Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law has turned the state into a shooting gallery where whites shoot blacks and get away with it, claiming they felt threatened.

Some legal experts say Dunn will not be able to successfully invoke the Stand Your Ground Law defense, but his lawyer sure is trying. If Dunn gets off on some technicality there’s going to be open warfare in Florida. The sanctioned killing has to stop.

The latest news story on the trial

“Jurors resumed deliberations Thursday in the trial of a white Florida man who shot and killed a black teenager after an argument over loud rap music.

Michael Dunn, 47, a software engineer, claims he acted in self-defense when he fired ten rounds at an SUV with four teens inside while parked at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station. His shots killed Jordan Davis, 17, of Marietta, Ga.

Dunn is charged with first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder for the November 2012 shooting. His case, which has attracted international attention, has been compared to that of George Zimerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

But experts say the defense team in Dunn's case faces a much bigger uphill battle than Zimmerman's attorneys did.” Whole story here

Time for me to walk on down the road…

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Backstory: The Real Men in Black

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Ever since the early 1950s, long before the first "Men in Black" movie hit the silver screen in 1997, men dressed in identical black suits, hats and sunglasses, claiming to be government agents, have reportedly shown up in black cars at the homes or offices of people who reported UFO sightings.

According to those who were paid these unwelcome visits, the MIBs threatened or harassed the eyewitnesses into staying quiet about their UFO encounters.

This website profiles 10 accounts of encounters with Men in Black. Here’s the first recorded encounter:

1947: Harold Dahl reported seeing a group of UFOs while he was on a boat in Washington's Puget Sound. Soon after, he said, he was approached by a black-suited individual who threatened him and his family if he ever talked again about the UFO sighting.

Go here to see the rest.

Time for me to walk on down the road…

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Senator Feinstein & husband set to make millions off taxpayer dollars!

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Today we’re going to look at a case of corruption involving Senator Diane Feinstein and her husband Richard Blum.

Here’s the backstory: the US entered into a contract with a private firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house U.S. Post Offices. The estimated amount from the sales is $19 billion.

The way the deal is set up a regular real estate commission will be given to a private company that’s handling the sales. The company’s name is CRI, and it’s owned by none other than Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum.

The thing is most voters and the government people who approved the deal did not make the connection between Feinstein and Blum. The upshot of this underhanded deal is Feinstein and Blum stand to make between $950 million to $1.1 billion dollars!

What really irritates me is all those properties were paid for with tax payer money. To add to this stinking scenario the money – minus real estate commissions – is going to the U.S.P.S  an organization so poorly managed that it lost $117 billion dollars in 10 years.

My question is why hasn’t the mainstream media picked this up? How does a U.S. Senator get away with organizing such a sweet deal under the public radar? Have we become so elitist that there’s no longer any fear of government oversight?

It’s no coincidence that these two public crooks have different last names; It’s merely a feeble attempt at avoiding transparency in these kinds of transactions.

This information has been verified at http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/blum.asp

and, at TruthofFiction.com. Use it as you see fit.

Time for me to walk on down the road…

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Justin Bieber doing prison time? I doubt it with his money

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How does a snot-nosed Canadian punk become an idol in America?

I’ll never understand what Justine Bieber brings to the table that millions follow him on social media sites, buy his records, and go to his concerts.

Throw in the fact that he thinks he can do whatever he wants wherever he’s at, and you have the making of a monster.

I always considered him a piss poor white boy imitation of Michael Jackson (golden glove anyone?). Here’s a random sampling of what Bieber boy has been up to in the last month. He’d make any mother proud wouldn’t he? NOT!

Justin Bieber charged with assault in limo driver case

Justin Bieber arrest: DUI and drag racing charges dropped in drastic U-turn

Justin Bieber Had Pot, Pills in His System During DUI Arrest: Toxicology Report

Justin Bieber Flagged by Customs Because of Criminal Charges

I know he has – I’ll put this lightly – a RABID FOLLOWING, but it doesn’t mean he’s a great person. It means he’s a pretty boy adored by countless girls in North America, and can sing like a bird with Tourette's syndrome!

But Bieb also has plenty of people in the states who are sick of his spoiled antics:

Deport Justin Bieber petition tops 100,000; White House must respond

Can you see President Obama banning the Bieb from our shores?

Perhaps the thing that bothers me most is the fact that the criminal justice system in the United States and Canada favors the wealthy. The following article may lead you to think there’s a chance Bieber will get in trouble for breaking multiple laws…but don’t bet the bank on it!

Justin Bieber could face federal prison time and a hefty fine if the Federal Aviation Authority finds he interfered with the flight crew aboard a private jet, according to authorities.

Last week, NBC News exclusively obtained a law enforcement report that said Bieber and his father had been “extremely abusive” to a flight attendant during a flight from Canada to New Jersey on Jan. 31, forcing her to take refuge in the cockpit.

“The captain of the flight stated that he warned the passengers, including Bieber, on several occasions to stop smoking marijuana,” said the report.

The captain also stated he needed to request that the passengers stop their harassing behavior toward the flight attendant and after several warnings asked the flight attendant to stay with him near the cockpit to avoid any further abuse.”

According to multiple law enforcement sources, the leased Gulfstream IV on which Bieber, his father and 10 friends traveled to Teterboro, N.J. was so full of marijuana smoke that the pilots were forced to wear oxygen masks.” Full story here

Time for me to walk on down the road…

Monday, February 10, 2014

‘The Monuments Men’ movie opens to mixed reviews

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 The “The Monuments Men” movie was released this weekend to mixed reviews.

The movie was hailed by some:

“The Monuments Men” movie review: Clooney brings home a thrilling wartime drama 

 

 Panned by others:

The Monuments Men” has landed with a thud and a splutter at the Berlin film festival.

And, still others tried to apologize for the film’s weaknesses:

“This is not a terrible movie. It's just not consistently good enough to get excited about. It's the kind of film that you'll stumble across on TV, watch for a few minutes thinking, "This is all right, I don't know why everybody was so hard on it," then change the channel.”

What’s the movie about?

I put together this collection of articles and videos that will tell the whole story – something the movie didn’t have time to do.

My research drills down into the entire story while leading up to the last days of the war.

It was Adolf Hitler’s dream to have his own museum – The F├╝hrermuseum  which was slated to be in the Austrian city of Linz under the name the Linz Collection.

It was going to be a huge museum complex housing all of the world’s great art. That art was bought, confiscated and outright stolen by Hitler’s henchmen, before and during WW II.

The Americans and their allies spent years recovering the stolen and confiscated art from throughout the world. The discovery process is still going on today!

Time for me to walk on down the road…

Sunday, February 9, 2014

California Meat Recall: 8.7 million pounds of diseased & unsound animals discovered

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I’ve got a story for you that will help you become a vegetarian if you aren’t already one!

Nearly 9 million pounds of meat products has been recalled by a California company that processed "diseased and unsound animals," according to federal regulators.

The meat from the Rancho Feeding Corp. of Petaluma, Calif., was processed without proper inspections and was considered unfit for human consumption, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday on its website.

The recall listed beef carcasses and boxes with the establishment number "EST.527" in the USDA inspection mark, the agency said. In addition, the boxes carry a case code number ending in "3" or "4." The recall said distribution lists would be posted at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Full story here

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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