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April 15, 2014
Let’s talk about weeds, not the one you might have in mind, I’m referring to those out of place, unwanted plants found all over the world. They are classified by three life cycles, annual, biennial and perennial. There are two types of weeds and I bet you didn’t know that. There are the grassy weeds whose leaves are narrow, upright and sprout only o... (Continue Reading)
April 26, 2013
Other holidays repose on the past.
Arbor Day proposes the future.
- J. Sterling Morton
In the United States, Arbor Day is typically celebrated on the final weekend of April. This year, it’s April 26. Cities throughout the United States and the rest of the world will celebrate the day by planting trees, and residents are encouraged to do the same. Many states observe Arbor Day at other times, but on the Arbor Day Foundation website, http://... (Continue Reading)
March 4, 2013
Yesterday, the Senate voted 51-49 on the Mikulski-Murray-Reid bill to replace the across-the-board automatic budget cuts (sequestration) of $85 billion for the current year, and reduce the deficit by $110 billion. The measure failed because under Senate filibuster rules, a simple majority is not sufficient and a 60-vote super majority is needed to pass most bills. The bill included: targeted cuts to defense and agriculture spending, increased revenue by clo... (Continue Reading)