Environmental message of Tomorrowland fails to deliver

George Clooney Tomorrowland

This is not a movie review. In fact, we won’t be seeing this movie. It’s an account of disappointment for a movie that had the potential to promote the concepts of climate change but that failed on both levels: critically and at the box office. Tomorrowland had all of the right elements. Disney is promoting it. George Clooney stars in …

Northeast weather looks bad for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day Freeze

It’s considered by many to be the unofficial start of Summer. Memorial Day is known for barbeques, picnics, and travel. The Northeast United States may have a difficult time doing their traditional Memorial Day weekend activities as the weather appears to be anything but accommodating. Chilly air from Canada will effect everywhere from Pennsylvania up to Maine starting Friday when …

Mexico, Canada bully US over meat labeling law

Imported Canadian Livestock

The Republican Congress is taking measures to repeal a law that requires meat to be labeled with information about where an animal was born, raised and slaughtered. The reason: Canada and Mexico think it’s unfair and it’s costing them money. They’re also calling it discriminatory against imported livestock. As consumers, we should be outraged. There’s a reason that the law …

Another blogger folds to Monsanto

Monsanto Protests

At some point, one has to wonder if there really is money changing hands when it comes to Monsanto and bloggers. It seems unlikely, of course, but the number of bloggers who are miraculously “seeing the light” about Monsanto and becoming rabid supporters is starting to get ridiculous. Case-in-point: Manny Schewitz from Forward Progressives. This liberal blog has been on …

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Harriet Tubman wins support to be on the $20 bill

Harriet Tubman Twenty Dollar Bill

The first woman to be printed on an American $20 bill will be Harriet Tubman if a grassroots organization gets their way. Women on 20s released the results of their online poll of over 600,000 voters and declared that slave and abolitionist Tubman is the people’s choice to replace President Andrew Jackson as the face of $20. Irony would not …