Thursday, March 23, 2023

What will our great-grandchildren be capable of? Not much evidently...

The format of books just won’t interest them. Social media, video games, and quick online videos are all tough competition for the experience of reading a paper-and-ink book. Kids need adults to help them slow down a bit and set aside time to read, but parents - for the most part these days - think it's someone else's job to teach and care for their kids.
Kids who don’t like to read probably haven’t experienced the joy of getting lost in the magic of a story or learning something new about a favorite topic. So reading may feel like a lot of work for no particular reason.
Also - at the core of the problem is this - They’re struggling with basic reading skills. The process of learning to read isn’t easy, and some kids have more trouble with reading than others. 
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This is the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. A truly impressive and influential institution. It is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. 
The Museum's board has decided to ban sketching in the museum. Seriously. They banned it. Ya can't do it anymore. Go ahead. Tell me the world isn't getting more and more fucked up every day.
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Shirley Temple pictured in 1949 at the age of 21. She could not 
translate her stellar success as a child star into a film career as 
an adult and retired from the movie industry
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Another one bites the dust. Chevrolet announced Wednesday that production of the Camaro will end in January of next year. The move follows Dodge's plan to discontinue the Challenger at the end of 2023 and replace its V8 muscle car models with a vehicle based on the all-electric Charger Daytona SRT concept.
The current sixth-generation Camaro has been on sale since the 2016 model year and has fallen to a distant third behind the Challenger and Ford Mustang in the "pony car" sales race. Chevrolet, along with the rest of the General Motors brands, is working toward having an all-electric passenger car lineup by 2035.
The brand hasn't said if an internal combustion engine successor to the Camaro is in the works, but it did recently announce a $854 million investment in new V8 engines for its trucks and SUVs.
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This may be a bit too obtuse...
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A California assembly member has introduced legislation that would ban processed food items that contain potentially harmful ingredients that are used in several brands of fruit cups, chewy candies and cookies and cakes.
Under Assembly Bill 418, Red Dye No. 3, as well as titanium dioxide, potassium bromate, brominated vegetable oil and propylparaben would be outlawed in the manufacturing, distribution or sale of foods in the state. The bill cites academic studies that link those ingredients to an increased risk of cancer in animals and negative impacts to children's behavior and the immune system and reproductive systems in rats.
"Californians shouldn't have to worry that the food they buy in their neighborhood grocery store might be full of dangerous additives or toxic chemicals," said Assembly member Jesse Gabriel, a Democrat. "This bill will correct for a concerning lack of federal oversight and help protect our kids, public health, and the safety of our food supply."
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Tomatoes contain a wide array of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including alpha-lipoic acid, lycopene, choline, folic acid, beta-carotene and lutein. Tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, and vitamin K. They are also a very good source of copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E and phosphorus. 
One medium whole tomato contains around 22 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 1 gram of protein and 6 milligrams of sodium. It also provides 40 % of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, 20 % of the RDA of vitamin A, 2 % of the RDA of iron and 1 % of the RDA of calcium.
Just in case you were wondering about that.
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Someone you know and love 
deserves
something special like this: 

Click on the picture above for information on this specific item.
 
You can find something nice for your Mom, your wife, 
your daughter or your girlfriend right here: 
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Here are some facts regarding our veterans: 16 million Americans served in World War II. The youngest of WW2 veterans will be 95 this year (if they enlisted in 1945 at age 17). At age 112, Richard Arvin Overton is the oldest verified World War II veteran. We are losing 372 WW II veterans per day. There are still about 496,77 veterans from WWII living.
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I may like to think of myself as some kinda street-smart 
badass, but this is how I  will always identify myself. 

Well I came across a child of God, he was walking along the road
And I asked him tell where are you going, this he told me:
Well, I'm going down to Yasgur's farm, going to join in a rock and roll band.
Got to get back to the land, set my soul free.
We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.
Well, then can I walk beside you? I have come to lose the smog.
And I feel like I'm a cog in something turning.
And maybe it's the time of year, yes, and maybe it's the time of man.
And I don't know who I am but life is for learning.
We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.
By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong,
And everywhere there was song and celebration.
And I dreamed I saw the bombers jet planes riding shotgun in the sky,
Turning into butterflies above our nation.
We are stardust, we are golden, we caught in the devil's bargain,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.
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Footage of antiquated Soviet tanks reportedly being transported across Russia has raised questions about high equipment losses faced by Moscow's forces fighting in Ukraine.
The open-source Conflict Intelligence Team reported that Russian battlefield losses are so high that Moscow is resorting to using seven decade-old armored vehicles to make up the shortfall.
The Tbilisi-based research group shared undated video it said showed T-54 and T-55 tanks being taken westwards by train from the town of Arsenyev in Russia's far eastern Primorsky Krai region.
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5 comments:

  1. "Californians shouldn't have to worry that the food they "steal" in their neighborhood grocery store might be full of dangerous additives or toxic chemicals," said Assembly member Jesse Gabriel, a Democrat.FIFY

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  2. obtuse? no. an idea transcends death. and i am surprised that the epa has not declared tomatoes illegal for all the chemicals in them. But the day is young.

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  3. A bit obtuse, but the idea never dies even if the man does.
    We need to make sure that we pass the idea of liberty and freedom to our youth and that they understand that some things are worth fighting and/or dying for.

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  4. "Californians shouldn't have to worry that the food they buy in their neighborhood grocery store might be full of dangerous additives or toxic chemicals," said Assembly member Jesse Gabriel, a Democrat.

    submit the words "a Democrat" were wasted.

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  5. More Russia running out of armaments bullshit.

    Try this
    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2023/03/23/why-hypersonic-weapons-change-everything/

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