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    Flying Squirrels Found to Fluoresce

    Professor Jon Martin of Northland College in Ashland WI has published in the Journal of Mammalogy his observations that flying squirrels' abdominal and pectoral fur glows pink under UV radiation.
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    Actually, in the first seven months of 2019, the...

    Actually, in the first seven months of 2019, the US Treasury received $59 billion from tariffs... an increase of 75% compared to the same period in 2018.

    The bigger fiscal picture: despite...
  3. Do you mind if the method would involve...

    Do you mind if the method would involve petrochemicals and solvents?
  4. Wisconsin Ginseng Growers Loss is Ontario's Gain

    Regarding trade negotiations with China, President Trump tweeted "I am in no hurry, but things look good."

    Maybe not so good in Marathon County, WI, where 170 ginseng growers have seen Chinese...
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    Further to NewGig's suggestion of letting the...

    Further to NewGig's suggestion of letting the yard go to weeds, it might be a good idea to contact the State Weed Commissioners, to determine which weeds are considered to be noxious.
  6. Marksmanship is highly regarded in Switzerland. ...

    Marksmanship is highly regarded in Switzerland. Compulsory military service for all able-bodied males results in near-universal firearms training in the vast majority of Swiss households. I...
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    I have seen this in the northwoods of WI also. ...

    I have seen this in the northwoods of WI also. Often a more permanent structure is built on the site later.
  8. A couple friends of mine have "security cameras"...

    A couple friends of mine have "security cameras" inside their home/apartment, so when they are away they can see a live video of what is going on at home (usually nothing).
  9. Canada is not without mass shootings and gun...

    Canada is not without mass shootings and gun violence. On a total basis and a per capita basis there is much more gun violence in the US.

    Canadians (Entre Amis) have a long-standing interest in...
  10. I would be at a loss to provide a simple...

    I would be at a loss to provide a simple cause-and-effect explanation for the problem of gun violence in the US.

    One factor is there are more guns ("the tool of the day") than there are people...
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    Welcome, Mark. I am curious about a couple...

    Welcome, Mark.

    I am curious about a couple things.

    Do you share your indoor space with anybody, or a companion animal of some kind? (I have a wife of 20 years and a hearing-impaired cat. They...
  12. Household Debt Increased for the 19th Quarter

    "You load 16 tons and what do you get?
    Another 3 months older, and deeper in debt."
    -- with apologies to Tennessee Ernie Ford


    The trend continues. American households' debt balances have...
  13. From Wikipedia's item on "Gun Violence": Gun...

    From Wikipedia's item on "Gun Violence":
    Gun violence is violence committed with the use of a gun. The United States has the 11th highest rate of gun violence in the world, and by far the highest...
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    Awesome! Reminds me that back in the 1980s I was...

    Awesome! Reminds me that back in the 1980s I was lent a bicycle in the Netherlands, and I visited the Openluchtmuseum and other points of interest in the Arnhem vicinity.
  15. Gun Violence Continued: Ritchie German with shotgun, handgun and handcuffs...

    It sounds like the guns belonged to the brother of Ritchie German, 33, from the Chippewa Falls area.

    On Saturday German used a handgun to shoot 3 family members in the head: his mother, 66, with...
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    Not woolsmart. These wool socks are from...

    Not woolsmart. These wool socks are from Extrawide Sock Company, and they are called
    Loose Fit Stays Up Solid Merino.

    They are composed of 72% merino wool, 27% nylon, 1% Spandex.

    (Amazon...
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    Hey, Gardnr! Breathe easy now. Speaking as...

    Hey, Gardnr!
    Breathe easy now.

    Speaking as a retired guy, "Loose Fit" black Wool Socks are an amazing deal. Maybe they cost a lot up front... $16 a pair at Abelman Clothing (in Bessemer MI...
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    The Gilroy Garlic Festival ended very badly this...

    The Gilroy Garlic Festival ended very badly this year. The festival site was fenced, and there were metal detectors at the gates. But a shooter got in by cutting the fence, and reportedly used a...
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    Lisa Borders style, rather epicine and...

    Lisa Borders style, rather epicine and individualistic...
    http://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/arts/lisa-borders-ceo-of-times-up-anti-harassment-group-resigns.html
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    I harvested about 12 oz of Early Italian Purple...

    I harvested about 12 oz of Early Italian Purple Garlic, and bagged it in a repurposed onion bag. In separate storage I am saving 7 of the largest bulbs, which I plan to divide into individual cloves...
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    @rosarugosa, Dinner tonight was grilled...

    @rosarugosa,

    Dinner tonight was grilled T-bone, baked potato, and steamed purslane, with a locally produced red wine (grape and currant juice, I believe). The flavors of each item followed one...
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    Another freebie is purslane Portulaca oleracea ...

    Another freebie is purslane Portulaca oleracea

    Linked recipe is for steamed purslane. http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Steamed-Purslane-2492390

    Caution: make sure you are harvesting purslane and...
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    @ Gardnr I appreciate your skeptical comment...

    @ Gardnr

    I appreciate your skeptical comment about "70%" reimbursement by Medicaid. I don't have the article in front of me any more, but that is what it stated. I wonder if 70% was specific to...
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    On the continuum of Disrespectful Behavior the...

    On the continuum of Disrespectful Behavior the highest intensity behaviors are:
    Violent Behavior
    Unwanted Physical Contact
    Physical Intimidation
    Verbal Threats (are we there yet?)

    I see a news...
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    This morning I read about two more hospital...

    This morning I read about two more hospital bankruptcies.

    In Philadelphia, Hahnemann Hospital, 496 beds, founded 1842, a teaching hospital affiliated with Drexel University, will close in...
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