Excessive PFAS Levels in Freshwater Fish

Chemical Free Life

You may want to think twice before serving up a dinner of freshly caught fish these days. Freshwater fish have been found to be contaminated with dangerous levels of the PFAS* chemical known as “PFOS”. In fact, a new study by Environmental Working Group (EWG) scientists found that consumption of just a single serving of freshwater fish per year could be equal to a month of drinking water laced with the PFAS forever chemical “PFOS” at high levels that may be harmful…

Lab testing

“The researchers analyzed data from more than 500 samples of fish fillets collected in the U.S. from 2013 to 2015 under monitoring programs by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Rivers and Streams Assessment and the Great Lakes Human Health Fish Fillet Tissue Study.”

PFAS in feshwater fish map

Results

“The median level of total PFAS in fish fillets was 9,500 nanograms per kilogram, with a…

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Carcinogenic Formaldehyde Uncovered in Popular Beauty Products

Chemical Free Life

Formaldehyde* has recently been uncovered in numerous beauty products in the U.S. In fact, the Washington State Department of Ecology found 26 of 40 different beauty product samples tested contained formaldehyde in amounts that can be harmful to humans. Formaldehyde is present in nail polishes, hair-smoothing products, body wash, and various makeup products. According to researchers, formaldehyde is included in beauty products to prevent bacterial growth. In most cases, cosmetic manufacturers add ‘methylene glycol’ or another chemical to release formaldehyde.

Background

The Washington State Department of Ecology tested 40 different cosmetics for formaldehyde, the products tested did not list formaldehyde as an ingredient in the product on the label. Products were purchased from Walmart, Target, Dollar Tree, and Fred Meyer.

Key findings:

  1. Formaldehyde was found in seven out of 10 skin lotions, nine out of 10 leave-in conditioners, and all 10 hair styling gels.
  2. Hair styling gels and…

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Food Additive Titanium Dioxide Linked to Colon Cancer: Study

Chemical Free Life

Over the past several years, we have published a number of scientific studies linking the nanoparticle food chemical “titanium dioxide” to serious health outcomes, many linking the additive to complications with the digestive system. Now, the results of a new scientific study reveal why that may be so.  Scientific researchers have now demonstrated that food-grade titanium dioxide, which is used as a white pigment/coloring additive in everything from toothpaste to candy to dairy products, accumulates in colon cells, causing what may be permanent damage–including colon cancer*.

Study overview

The scientists set out to investigate the ability of cells to restore cellular alterations in cell granularity, molecular fingerprints of nuclei acids, proteins and lipids, ROS production, possible interaction with the cell nucleus, DNA damage, antioxidant enzymes activity and cytoskeleton architecture after a 24-hour of titanium dioxide exposure was removed from cell cultures.

“Using electron microscopy, the researchers…

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Food Dye Red 40 Triggers Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Study

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Before you decide to dive into those holiday cookies, cakes and other pastries colored with bright red dye, you might want to consider this: Long-term consumption of FD&C Red 40 (Allura Red) food dye* can be a potential trigger of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Researchers using experimental animal models of IBD** found that continual exposure to the red food dye harms gut health and promotes inflammation.

This is not the first time researchers have sounded the alarm about synthetic food dyes like FD&C Red 40. Not long ago we published a study that demonstrated a risk of colitis and IBD for some people, triggered by synthetic food dyes. Now, scientists have demonstrated that Red Dye 40 directly disrupts gut barrier function and increases the production of serotonin, a hormone/neurotransmitter found in the gut, which subsequently alters gut microbiota composition leading to increased susceptibility to…

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What’s in the Democrat’s 1.7 TRILLION dollar omnibus spending bill?

WINTERY KNIGHT

I heard that the Democrats are trying to pass a huge “omnibus” spending bill, and I thought it would be useful for us to take a look at it. Who does this “omnibus” bill help? And will it cause inflation to continue to rise?

This is from Daily Wire:

And according to The Heritage Foundation, the omnibus bill they may not have time to read is packed with woke pet projects. Among them are a number of LGBTQ projects — from pride centers to museums — and “anti-racism” initiatives, according to a thread shared on Twitter on Tuesday.

What followed was a list of the “woke agenda” projects — along with their respective price tags and which areas of the country stood to benefit from omnibus money.

$1.2 million for ‘LGBTQIA+ Pride Centers’; $1.2 million for ‘services for DACA recipients’ (aka helping illegal aliens with taxpayer funds) at…

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PONSETT’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (1953)

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Cowboy SantaBalladeer’s Blog’s Christmas Carol-A-Thon 2022 rolls along with Ponsett’s Christmas Carol. Back during 2013’s Carol-A-Thon I reviewed The Trail to Christmas (1957), Jimmy Stewart’s television adaptation of this particular radio play.

Stewart was basically cannibalizing a script from his own radio show, The Six-Shooter, on which that Old West version of A Christmas Carol, titled Ponsett’s Christmas Carol, first aired in 1953.

So here it is in its original radio format:

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Lawsuit: Pet Food Contaminated with PFAS and Titanium Dioxide

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A class action lawsuit against pet food manufacturer J.M. Smucker, was filed last month alleging that the company misleadingly labels 9Lives, Kibbles ‘n Bits and Meow Mix cat foods as being “healthy”, despite the presence of titanium dioxide in the pet foods* and identified PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) on the packaging**.

The lawsuit claims that the pet food manufacturer “knew or should have known that titanium dioxide is unhealthy and raises health risks from various sources…” and that Smucker “sells pet food containing titanium dioxide and PFAS, abusing the public’s trust and failing to inform consumers of the implications of consuming the toxins.” (source)

Ten states now prohibit PFAS in food packaging. Similar legislation is likely to follow in 2023.

*Pet food makers use titanium dioxide to whiten poultry- or fish-based products and avoid a grey appearance. The chemical is also used to make items ‘appear’ like…

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Business owners ‘shaking their heads’ as Boston gives free crack pipes to addicts: ‘All of us are suffering’

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Elizabeth Heckman

As Boston stands behind its decision to hand out drug paraphernalia to addicts, business owners like Gerry DiPierro have suffered the consequences, with critics arguing that the policy only exacerbates drug addiction.

The owner of DiPierro Construction joined “Fox & Friends First” on Friday to discuss how the move has hurt his business, located on the nicknamed “methadone mile,” an area with rampant drug use and homelessness.

DiPierro said giving free pipes to users of meth and crack has resulted in vandalism and property damage at his business.

“The last few weeks, between my trucks, the front of my building, I’ve had my glass broken three or four times. … All of us are suffering,” he told Todd Piro, adding a nearby pizza restaurant and other businesses were targeted. 

SEN. CORY BOOKER LEADS LASTMINUTE PUSH FOR COCAINE SENTENCING REFORM

Why are we giving them pipes and ketamine? It’s like giving them a needle. I can give you 100 needles they pick up all the time here. What’s it doing? It just makes this the central zone to come to get everything,” he said.

The city’s stated goal is “harm reduction” and trying to transition intravenous drug users away from needles.

Boston’s Democratic Mayor Michelle Wu, with support from Massachusetts Democratic Gov.-elect Maura Healey, have defended the move in order to “stop communicable diseases” from needle sharing.

Democratic City Council Member Michael Flaherty spoke out against the move, saying, “The people over there, the people that are struggling, they need treatment and recovery, and they need mental health services. We should not be enabling those poor souls that are down there.”

DiPierro said he believes the city is “going down the wrong road” and business owners like him are “shaking their heads.”

“They’re not taking a step back and actually getting to the root of the problem. And I think this is just going to get worse,” he said.

“I think that what’s happening is everybody is coming here from all over just to get crack pipes and their drugs. The drug deals are very rampant here right now,” he continued.

“The homeless are more dispersed, but the drugs and the drug dealers, the incidents are more rampant because they’re having to either break into the businesses or steal to get the money.”

Earlier this year, the White House denied that federal funding, directly or indirectly, pays for crack pipes in safe smoking kits.

Fox News’ Molly Line contributed to this report.

Elizabeth Heckman is a digital production assistant with Fox News.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/business-owners-shaking-heads-boston-gives-free-crack-pipes-addicts-us-suffering?intcmp=tw_fnc

Artificial Sweetener Aspartame Linked to Anxiety: Study

Chemical Free Life

Researchers conducting scientific animal studies have now linked the synthetic sweetener Aspartame to anxiety. In addition to producing anxiety in the mice who consumed aspartame, the anxiety effects extended up to two generations from the males exposed to the sweetener.

The takeaway for scientists: Aspartame exposure produces changes in the expression of genes regulating excitation-inhibition balance in the amygdala, a brain region that regulates anxiety and fear. The researchers found that mice consuming aspartame in drinking water at a dose equivalent to approximately 15% of the FDA-approved maximum DIV for humans showed robust, dose-dependent anxiety. Extrapolation of the findings to humans suggests that aspartame consumption at doses below the FDA recommended maximum daily intake may produce neuro-behavioral changes not only in aspartame-consuming individuals, but also in their descendants. Thus, human population at risk of aspartame’s potential mental health effects may be larger than current expectations, which only…

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WEF Wants To Slaughter Millions of Pet Cats and Dogs To Fight Climate Change

The People’s Voice Published December 9, 2022355,223 Views

The World Economic Forum has recently launched a controversial new initiative that will have animal rights activists up in arms.

The World Economic Forum is now calling for millions of cats and dogs worldwide to be slaughtered in an effort to reduce the “carbon pawprint” they produce as a result of eating meat.

The WEF, which has ordered mainstream media outlets to begin pushing the narrative, wants to introduce an international policy that would require the majority of pet owners to euthanize their animals.

https://rumble.com/v1zvd5y-wef-wants-to-slaughter-millions-of-pet-cats-and-dogs-to-fight-climate-chang.html

Who Is Purposely Sabotaging Power Plants All Over America? (and why was this blog post linked on Drudge?)

TWO PLUS TWO EQUALS FOUR

The Drudge Report linked a blog post by a blogger / author not normally featured in mainstream news.

End Of The American Dream – Dec 08 2022

by Michael

Someone has been attacking power plants all over the country, and federal authorities are trying to determine who it is. In recent days, we have seen significant sabotage on both the east and west coasts, and so it can’t just be one individual that is responsible. During the first eight months of this year, there were a total of 106 attacks on the electrical grid in the United States, and that represents the highest number ever recorded in a single year. Hopefully authorities will be able to get to the bottom of this mystery, because winter will soon officially begin. If power goes out in your neck of the woods for an extended period of time during the months ahead, what…

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“Breaking News…Emergency shutdown of Keystone pipeline due to leak… Do you have a fuel plan?”

Environmental Photographer of the Year winners

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The winners of the 2022 Environmental Photographer of the Year have been announced. Winners were chosen based on the powerful communication of real environmental issues affecting our planet.

Fast Fashion is Killing Marine Life Photo

 

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Go HERE to see the other winners.

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Elon Musk Company Investigated for Animal Welfare Violations

FIREPAW, Inc.

Elon Musk’s medical device company Neuralink, is under federal investigation for potential animal welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and death.

“…current and former Neuralink employees say the number of animal deaths is higher than it needs to be for reasons related to Musk’s demands to speed research…..On several occasions over the years, Musk has told employees to imagine they had a bomb strapped to their heads in an effort to get them to move faster…One employee…wrote an angry missive earlier this year to colleagues about the need to overhaul how the company organizes animal surgeries to prevent “hack jobs.” The rushed schedule, the employee wrote, resulted in under-prepared and over-stressed staffers scrambling to meet deadlines and making last-minute changes before surgeries, raising risks to the animals…In all, the company has killed about 1,500 animals, including more than 280…

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Biden admin sides against Native Americans in crackdown on oil leasing near Indigenous site

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Thomas Catenacci

The Biden administration is expected to soon finalize a rule banning oil and gas leasing near a Native American historical site despite heavy opposition from local Indigenous leaders, who say the administration’s rule would prevent them from collecting royalties on their land.

The rule, which the Department of Interior (DOI) announced in November 2021, would implement a 20-year moratorium on federal oil and gas leasing within a 10-mile radius of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park located in northwest New Mexico. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said the rule, which would amount to a withdrawal of 336,000 acres of public lands from mineral leasing, would protect the environment and “rich cultural legacy” of the region.

“We’re not destroying anything — we are Native Americans ourselves. Nobody is destroying the park,” Delora Hesuse, a Navajo Nation citizen who owns allotted land in the Greater Chaco region, told Fox News Digital in an interview. “The oil companies sure aren’t destroying the park. And they have new technology.”

“It just seems like they are listening more to the environmentalist people,” she continued.

BIDEN DEPT. OF INTERIOR RELEASES NEW NAMES OF FEDERAL LANDS DEEMED ‘RACIST AND DEROGATORY’

An image showing ancient ruins in Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The Biden administration has proposed a ban on oil and gas leasing within 10 miles of the site for 20 years.

An image showing ancient ruins in Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The Biden administration has proposed a ban on oil and gas leasing within 10 miles of the site for 20 years. (Providence Pictures/PBS via AP)

Hesuse represents a group of Navajo citizens who own land that has been allotted to them by the federal government for generations and which is often leased to oil and gas drilling and exploration companies. The group opposes the Biden administration rule, saying it would prevent them from collecting much-needed royalties on the land they’ve held for decades.

While the administration has stated the rule wouldn’t impact Indian-owned allotments, blocking federal land leasing would ultimately block development on non-federal land, according to Hesuse and other local stakeholders including Navajo Nation leadership. 

BIDEN ADMIN OFFICIAL HIT WITH ETHICS COMPLAINT FOR ROLE IN FEDERAL OIL LEASING PAUSE

“In reality, the rule would have a devastating impact because the indirect effects would make the allottee land worthless from the standpoint of energy extraction,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer wrote in a letter to President Biden in November slamming the proposal.

“To maximize full extraction of the product, a horizontal lateral crossing of two to four miles of subsurface may be required,” they added. “Due to the cross jurisdictional land status in Navajo Eastern Agency, a proposed horizontal lateral may need to cross federal land.”

The Navajo Nation Council also condemned the proposal, saying it would instead support a five-mile radius, a compromise backed by industry. Council Delegate Mark Freeland said families from the allotted land areas were “ignored” by the DOI.

BIDEN SUSPENDS ALASKA OIL, GAS LEASES IN ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

In addition, the board of county commissioners of San Juan County, New Mexico, passed a resolution in April stating that it “strongly opposes” the Biden administration proposal. The resolution noted the rule would make it impossible for owners of individual Indian allotments to drill for and extract minerals since pipelines must cross federal land below the surface.

“It is really going to make an impact on the allottees if they follow through with the withdrawal of federal lands and public lands around Chaco Canyon,” Hesuse said.

Hesuse noted that the Navajo community is extremely impoverished and that oil and gas revenues are critical for sustaining many individuals.

Navajo Nation leaders and citizens have argued the Biden administration ignored them when moving ahead with the 20-year proposal.

Navajo Nation leaders and citizens have argued the Biden administration ignored them when moving ahead with the 20-year proposal. (iStock )

There are currently 53 Indian allotments located in the so-called 10-mile buffer zone around Chaco Canyon, generating $6.2 million per year in royalties for an estimated 5,462 allottees, according to the Navajo Nation. In addition, there are 418 unleased allotments in the zone that are associated with more than 16,000 allottees.

“We are very poor. It’s like living in a third world. No help from the government, no help from the tribe,” Jean Armenta, another Navajo citizen with allotted land, told Fox News Digital. “A lot of us don’t have electricity or running water.”

“I’m for drilling, I’m for drilling,” she added. “People need the money.”

NAVAJO NATION CONSIDERING LEGISLATION TO LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Armenta and Hesuse both criticized Haaland for prioritizing the requests of environmentalists over Indigenous people. Navajo leaders have also accused DOI leadership of failing to properly consult with Navajo allottees on the proposal.

President Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland during a White House event on Oct. 8, 2021.

President Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland during a White House event on Oct. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

“Assistant Secretary Newland, BLM Director Stone-Manning and leadership from both of their teams have visited Navajo Nation multiple times to meet with allottees, Navajo leaders and community members,” DOI spokesperson Melissa Schwartz told Fox News Digital. “The public has also had the opportunity to provide comments.”

“We are deeply committed to engaging with the diverse stakeholders on this process as well as the larger Honoring Chaco Initiative, facilitated by the BLM,” she continued.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION UNVEILS OIL AND GAS DRILLING PLANS, GUTTING TRUMP-ERA FRAMEWORK

Last week, the DOI issued guidance to bolster the role of tribes in federal land management. Despite this guidance, the administration hasn’t publicly acknowledged the proposed five-mile buffer zone compromise proposed by the Navajo Nation Council.

“This administration talks a good talk about consulting with the tribes,” Kathleen Sgamma, the president of the Western Energy Alliance, told Fox News Digital in an interview. “But when the tribes pass legislation offering a compromise to the federal government, the federal government has ignored it.”

Sgamma’s group represents companies with active drilling projects in the Chaco region.

BIDEN ADMIN SETTLES WITH ECO GROUPS TO BLOCK MASSIVE OIL DRILLING LEASES

“We provide a source of livelihood in an impoverished area,” she continued.

“These are people that own these minerals and are property owners,” she said. “When you have the federal government infringing on Navajo property owners, it’s hard to say that this administration is committed to environmental justice.”

There are currently 53 Indian allotments located in the so-called 10-mile buffer zone around Chaco Canyon, generating $6.2 million per year in royalties for an estimated 5,462 allottees, according to the Navajo Nation.

There are currently 53 Indian allotments located in the so-called 10-mile buffer zone around Chaco Canyon, generating $6.2 million per year in royalties for an estimated 5,462 allottees, according to the Navajo Nation. (iStock)

Overall, New Mexico is among the most fossil fuel-rich states in the nation — it produced the second-most crude oil and was a top-ten natural gas producer last year, according to the Energy Information Administration. The state also has 9% of U.S. proved crude oil reserves and 6% of proved natural gas reserves, making it a major contributor to total energy supplies.

The New Mexico energy industry is responsible for about 100,000 jobs and has an economic impact of $12.8 billion per year, according to the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association.

“Over 100,000 of my fellow New Mexicans are employed by the oil and gas industry, which also supports our public education system through royalties and taxes,” Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-N.M., told Fox News Digital in a statement.

“The Biden administration prefers freezing permits, political gimmicks, and putting up roadblocks to domestic energy innovation instead of promoting affordable, reliable, and clean energy, and American families are the ones who will bear the burden.”

Thomas Catenacci is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-admin-native-americans-crackdown-oil-leasing-indigenous-site

Wordless Wednesday . . . Kiss flower

It’s War: Apple moves against Twitter, helps CCP, so Musk vows to air skeletons and maybe move into smartphones

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By Jo Nova

The cannons are all swinging around to point at Elon Musk. The former darling of the left is holding Kryptonite ? today he encouraged people of different political views to engage in civil debate. He also promised to drop ?The Twitter Files? soon, showing exactly how Twitter suppressed free speech, saying ?The public deserves to know what happened?.

Twitter, after all, may have affected the 2020 US election by protecting Hunter Biden and the FBI. It also may have protected Big Pharma by suppressing bad news on vaccines and good news on cheap antivirals. There is a body count in this free speech debate? and Elon Musk recognises the gravity of the situation.

This is a battle for the future of civilization. If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead.

In reply to this dangerous free speech concept new signups at Twitter are at an all time high, but Apple has withdrawn advertising on Twitter. To which Elon Musk asks ?Do they…

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Nearly All Skincare Labeled “Natural” Contains Allergens, say dermatologists

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We have published pieces in the past warning consumers about the unregulated use of the term “natural” on packaging by manufacturers of food and personal care products. We have published similar warnings about the plethora of ingredients in so-called “natural” skincare products that have led to an increase in consumer allergic reactions. Now, a team of dermatologists have examined the ingredient lists of 1,651 products on the U.S. market, including lotions, soaps and moisturizers, and revealed that the vast majority of skincare products labeled “natural” contain ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. More specifically, nearly 90 percent of the personal skin care products studied contained at least one of the top 100 most common allergens known to cause contact dermatitis*.

Study overview

Researchers examined product ingredient lists from the websites of three US retailers and checked them against the American Contact Dermatitis Society online database that lists…

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Reckless Antibiotic Use in Beef Sold by Fast Food Giants, Grocery Chains, Walmart

Chemical Free Life

A new investigation has revealed that suppliers of beef to McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Kroger grocery chains and Walmart are sourcing meat from US factory farms that use antibiotics linked to the spread of dangerous superbugs. More specifically, unpublished US government records obtained by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the Guardian show factory farms producing beef for meat packing firms Cargill, JBS, and Green Bay are risking public health by still using antibiotics classed as the “highest priority critically important” to human health (HP-CIAs)*. A warning from the World Health Organization (WHO) states that such drugs are so essential to human medicine and that their use in livestock farming should be stopped. The HP-CIA drugs are often the last line or one of limited treatments available for serious bacterial infections in humans. The overuse of such antibiotics means they can become less effective.

“Antibiotic resistance is one…

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Alarming Manatee Deaths Prompt Calls for Endangered Status

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The deaths of almost 2,000 manatees in Florida’s coastal and inland waterways over the last two years has provoked an alliance of environmental groups to demand an urgent reclassification of the species to officially endangered.

The advocates, led by the non-profit Center for Biological Diversity, insist the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) made a critical error in 2017 by prematurely downgrading the status of the giant aquatic mammals from endangered to merely threatened*.

The alliance, which includes Harvard Law School’s animal law and policy clinic, the Save the Manatee Club and Miami Waterkeeper, has petitioned the interior secretary, Deb Haaland, and FWS director, Martha Williams, for the change. (source)

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“With Florida’s manatees dying by the hundreds, it’s painfully clear that the 2017 federal decision to down-list the species was scientifically baseless.

“The Fish and Wildlife Service now has the opportunity to correct its mistake and protect…

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Shopping safety reminder

MANATEE AWARENESS MONTH!

ROLLING HARBOUR ABACO

West Indian Manatee, Bahamas (BMMRO / Charlotte Dunn / Keith Salvesen)

MANATEE AWARENESS MONTH: BAHAMAS? WE GOTTEM!

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Manatees are apex ‘gorgeous marine mammals’. Gentle, inquisitive, brave, long-distance-but-rather-slow-swimming, grass-grazing miracle ur-elephant descendants. They never made it out of the sea in the Miocene epoch.

West Indian Manatee, Bahamas (BMMRO / Charlotte Dunn / Keith Salvesen)

Incongruous in a world of fast sharks, snappy ‘cudas, large whales and leaping dolphins, they contentedly mooch around the seagrass beds. No one in the world has ever objected to or dissed a manatee. They bring only delight to the sea-world, and offer only charm to mankind.

Manatee Awareness Graphic (Peppermint Narwhal)

West Indian Manatee, Bahamas (BMMRO / Charlotte Dunn / Keith Salvesen)

In the past, I’ve written about the small number of manatees that inhabit the turquoise inner waters of the Bahamas. They were carefully recorded with individual identifying features – usually nicks in the paddle, or scarring. Usually they were named and, where possible, fitted with a tracker. Their friendships and amorous hook-ups were noted. Despite a 16-month birth cycle, manatee-lets were born. Then Dorian struck, and the situation for manatees (as…

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Instead of Killing Stray Dogs, the Authorities Should Build Animal Shelters. They Are Homeless Animals, Not Wild !

World Animals Voice

Instead of killing stray dogs, the authorities should build animal shelters

Read the article via this link:

Saving animals | Shehr | thenews.com.pk

Regards Mark

In relation to my stray animal campaigning work in the Balkans, I have always argued that current money spent killing strays should instead be put into NO KILL sterilisation and vaccination / health check issues for all strays By sterilisation, over a period of short time, you will see stray numbers REDUCING, not increasing.

Rounding up and killing strays is a very good but very ineffective way for authorities to present the image to0 the public of them ‘doing something’; when in fact they are killing and killing, but not seriously addressing the real issue as it should be addressed.

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Hot Rollers are Making a Comeback Here are 5 Expert Approved Sets Just in Time for Holiday Giving 🎁

Woman wearing hot rollers

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By Audrey Noble

These old-school hair tools impart lasting volume and big, bouncy curls.

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

As the saying goes, there’s nothing new under the sun—and that is certainly true for hot rollers. They have been used for decades to boost volume and create glamorous curls, but like many “old-school” beauty trends, TikTok has given them a resurgence. There are a myriad of reasons why hot rollers have made a comeback, and one of them is versatility. Whitney Eaddy, a celebrity hairstylist and the founder of Juices & Botanics, explains that these styling tools are suitable for virtually all hair types, textures, and patterns. “It’s really about finding the right roller that best suits your hair,” Eaddy notes. StyleSeat hairstylist Kamara Brown agrees and adds that preparing your strands—before introducing rollers into the mix—will ultimately lead to the best result. Ahead, we explain exactly how to use hot rollers and share several expert-approved sets you can purchase right now.

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How to Use Hot Rollers

According to Eaddy, it’s best to begin with a smooth, blown-out base; those with textured hair or tighter waves or curls, on the other hand, should get strands into a straightened state. From there, part your hair exactly how you’re going to wear it. “This makes it so much easier to achieve your desired style without moving the hot rollers,” she says. Brown adds that it’s more difficult to create a part once you add heat to hair—so be sure to do this first.

Next, apply a heat-protective serum or spray. “Like with any other hot tool, it is easy to experience damage with hot rollers,” Eaddy explains. Then, it’s time to roll up your strands. Grab a roller and, holding it vertically (doing so results in soft, loose curls, notes Eaddy), roll your hair in the direction you want your waves to fall. Your desired result should inform their placement: The looser the curl, the higher up you’ll need to position the rollers.

How to Set Your Curls

It’s critical to let the hot rollers sit for 15 to 20 minutes, allowing the pieces to fully cool while they are in your hair sets that wave in place. Before you finish with a hairspray, Eaddy suggests pinning the curls with single-prong clips if your hair is still a touch warm post-roller removal. This will further set the look and lead to a longer-lasting style. Now that you know how to use hot rollers, you’re likely interested in a brand-new set (the one from your teens probably isn’t up to the task). Ahead, we asked Eaddy and Brown to share the best hot rollers on the market—discover their picks below, and you’ll quickly realize that today’s models have made major strides.

Related: The Best Heat Protectant Sprays, Serums, and Creams for Every Hair Type

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Credit: Courtesy of Ulta Beauty

InfinitiPRO By Conair Jumbo Ionic Roller Set

$49.99, ulta.com

Those with thicker strands should turn to the InfinitiPRO By Conair Jumbo Ionic Roller Set, shares Eaddy; the oversized rollers size hold more hair in place.

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T3 Voluminzing Hot Rollers Luxe

$129.99, amazon.com

“This T3 set is probably the most luxurious one on the market,” says Eaddy. Made with the brand’s HeatCore technology, the base distributes heat evenly via two temperature settings (opt for the lower one if your hair is fine—it’s gentler on your scalp). The set comes with eight rollers in two sizes; each one has cool grips, so you don’t have to worry about burning your fingers as you place them in your hair.

hot rollers on solid background

Credit: Courtesy of Ulta Beauty

Conair Xtreme Big Curls Hairsetter

$34.99, ulta.com

If you’re looking for looser curls, try the Conair Xtreme Big Curls Hairsetter. “This set creates big curls and waves and smooth volume using soft ceramic-flocked rollers and gentle heat,” Eaddy says.

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BaBylissPro Nano Titanium Hot Rollers

$69.99, ulta.com

According to Eaddy, the BaBylissPro Nano Titanium Hot Rollers work well on fine hair. And with six rollers in three different sizes (that’s 18 pieces total!), you’ll be able to create a myriad of looks. Best of all, each roller has a velvet finish, which ultimately adds volume to finer strands, she explains.

hot rollers on solid background

Credit: Courtesy of Amazon

Conair 20-Roller Compact Setter

$19.99, ulta.com

This set boasts 20 rollers and clocks in under $20, making it the ultimate budget option. Brown particularly enjoys this model because the rollers come with coordinating rods, and everything can be organized into a convenient carrying case. You also get three different roller sizes—small, medium, and large—which create a mix of curl patterns. Without a doubt, this is the best value set out there.


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History and Meaning Behind Veterans Day

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October 12, 2022

Veterans Day is observed everyyearon November 11. This year, the 11th day of the 11th month is a Friday. Learnthe true meaning of Veterans Day and its important history—as well as 10 ways toshow vets how you appreciate the sacrifices that they havemade.

When Is VeteransDay?

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States, observed officially onNovember 11, regardless of the day of the week on which itfalls.

What Does Veterans DayMean?

Veterans Day is an important day set aside to honor and show appreciation forALLwho have served in the United States military—in wartime or peacetime, living, ordeceased.

“We can’t all be heroes; someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.”
RoyRogers

In Canada, November 11 is calledRemembrance Day. This day, which is more similar toMemorial Daythan Veterans Day, honors veterans who have…

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Thank You Veterans: Wild police chase video salutes World War II veterans

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Straight from the Horse's Heart

Source: By Gary Gastelu as published on  Fox News

Travis Pastrana and Black Rifle Coffee Company honor America’s heroes…

Pastrana and Carapetyan are professional rally and off-road racers. (Black Rifle Coffee Co.)

Travis Pastrana is honoring America’s veterans by chasing a World War II veteran around a Texas town in a police car. But it’s all for fun, and a good cause.

The racing and stunt driver teamed up with Black Rifle Coffee Co. for a new promotional video celebrating Veterans Day.

The spot was shot on the streets of Boerne, where the veteran-owned coffee and lifestyle brand is based.

Pastrana plays Sheriff Pastrami, who is driving his Subaru Brat police car in hot pursuit of Hank, a World War II veteran portrayed by fellow off-road racer “Texas” Dave Carapetyan. Hank stole a modified Jeep Wrangler to take on a joyride after getting an unusual prescription from his doctor.

The…

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USMC Birthday / Veterans Day 2022

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The Marine Corps birthday has been commemorating on November 10 every year since 1775,  the year of establishment of Continental Marines. Every year the cake cutting ceremony with the conventional ball follows.

Saluting the U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Corps Birthday Cake

Sketch of the original Tun Tavern

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Veterans Day

On November 11th, we pause to reflect on the history of this great Nation and honor all those who fought to defend it. Originally titled “Armistice Day” and intended to celebrate the end of World War I, “the war to end all wars,” Veterans Day allows us to give thanks to veterans past and present, men and women from all walks of life and all ethnicities, who stood up and said, “Send me.” We recognize your sacrifices, your sense of duty and your love for this country.

Thank you – To ALL our veterans!

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Remember The Little Rascals…

Full Moon Faery Wish.

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🌝Full Moon Faery Wish.
Upon ye evening of a full Moon, magic be in the air as the Moon shall be full and bright.. and ye Celestial beings shall be out all night
💫Tonights Beaver full Moon brings with it a magical faery wish, and here it be..
As darkness does fall upon us, ye must go outside and stand neath the full Moons golden glare.

🌝 And, in your hands you’ll have an old empty handbag, one that you can zip up to close. Or you can use a make up bag.
As you face the Moon, hold the open empty handbag up towards ye full Moon.

🌝 Say out the words “fill it up”

You can ask for all your hearts desires be it good luck, be it good health, be it what ever you desire. Ask the moon to fill it up..

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Democrats Fight to KEEP Using Toxic Chemicals, Pressure EPA to Ease Off Regulations

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Most adult Americans understand that anything equated with money and power eventually becomes weaponized by U.S. politicians on both sides of the aisle, and toxic chemicals are no different.  This time there is an interesting twist, however:  The Democratic party in the U.S. is currently running under the banner of “improving public health and the environment”, yet prominent Democrats are urging the White House and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ease off on regulating some toxic chemicals known to harm both public health and the environment.* The Democratic politicians have written letters of support to both the White House and the EPA for the continued use of the toxic chemicals; the support is on behalf of the chemical industry, the agricultural industry and the building industry. The toxic chemicals in question range from notorious substances under intense scrutiny to lesser-known disinfectants including Formaldehyde,** the weed-killer Atrazine***…

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