The president continued his momentum off his previous two rallies, railing against potential general election rivals and slamming Democrats and culture war enemies on a myriad of issues – including the Academy Awards bestowing Best Picture Oscar to South Korean film 'Parasite.' … [Read more...] about MAGA Las Vegas! Donald Trump parades 14 of the Miracle on Ice team on eve of 40th anniversary of their victory at Sin City rally held to counter-program the Democrats’ Nevada caucus
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'As a woman who's been very aware of everything that has happened over the #MeToo movement and all of that, I'd say that he's probably the only celebrity who's expressed regret over what he had done and was willing to actually address it.' … [Read more...] about Louis C.K tells Israeli audience ‘I’d rather be in Auschwitz than New York City’ during his international comeback tour
Lichfield is a lovely cobbled market town with some interesting sights: a three-spired gothic cathedral, Erasmus Darwin’s house and Samuel Johnson’s birthplace museum. Beacon Park has 70 acres of beautiful gardens, and there is an excellent theatre, named after local Shakespearean actor David Garrick. Drayton Manor children’s theme park is a short drive away. … [Read more...] about Let’s go to … the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire
Although South American countries such as Brazil and Paraguay are expected to add 11m hectares to the global agricultural inventory between 2018 and 2027, in part by destroying the rainforests, agriculture’s footprint in the developed world is already decreasing, with “more land now being abandoned from agriculture than converted to it”, according to a recent study by the University of Minnesota. Already, as parliament has heard, a lot of British hill farmers are not being replaced when they retire. As a child in London, I heard my mother’s stories of growing up as the daughter of farmers on the Canadian Prairies. There was no Roundup weedkiller, though I’m sure my mother and her siblings, bent double to pick weeds from a field of mustard, would have appreciated it. For my own children, urbanites to their bones, their grandmother’s upbringing must be hard to conceive. Farming is retreating even from the imaginative capacity of most Britons. … [Read more...] about The end of farming?
In Cherry’s vision, all farmers would switch to no-till and the plough itself would become a relic. “Our whole civilisation depends on us having healthy soil. We can’t afford to treat it with disdain,” he told me. His mission meets plenty of resistance: many farmers don’t want to change methods on which they’ve always relied. Nor is no-till perfect. As the plough no longer buries the weeds, no-till farmers still have to spray pesticides. You therefore can’t be both an organic farmer and no-till, as you still have to use chemicals. (To be both is the holy grail, as one ecologically minded farmer put it to me). But to the conservationists, spraying glyphosate is a minor interference compared with the aggressive upheaval caused by ploughing. Cherry likes to quote Franklin D Roosevelt’s 1937 letter to state governors after dust storms and floods had caused irreparable harm across rural America: “The nation that destroys its soil, … [Read more...] about Field of dreams: heartbreak and heroics at the World Ploughing Championships