Most of our news media are full of empty calories…no-nutrient-news.

Here’s a bit of Frugal Dad‘s post about our news-starved nation, my emphasis added, so you’d be very clear about where I found it  (I promise to get off the nutrients metaphor)
Too many of us eat meals while watching intentionally fake (Fox) or “editorial” style fact-starved 10-second bites of non-journalist news —this means, especially, so-called nightly news on old-school network teevee, and hourly network-sourced radio news, and even some hinky stuff on the newly subtly  censored NPR (that raving liberal outfit with the trillion dollar taxpayer’s budget – *snort/lol* –   )     …please read on:
Posted on November 22, 2011 by

“… I’ve always advocated for critical consumption, and what could be more important than an awareness of the sources of our families’ daily info and entertainment diets? And today, most of our media is [sic] controlled by one of six companies. Check out Frugaldad’s infographic on the state of media consolidation in the U.S.”

Media Consolidation Infographic

Source: Frugal dad

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Save your gut – And your butt

note the sources and read more…far too many antibiotics, slow-toxins like food coloring and injected fats and sugar and fully hydrogenated fats and and and … until not much of real taste or real food is left…just mega, barren calories… learn how to eat…google Mark Bittman, his blog and books can teach you to fix real food, real fast, real tasty, not pricey. Real food is so fabulous! People love it…and they’ll love you for it.

Conglomerate American Food Infographic



Source: Frugal dad


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Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie Occupy Wall Street, Perform (VIDEO)

There’s a video on the site

“…Seeger joined in the Occupy Wall Street protest Friday night, replacing his banjo with two canes as he marched with throngs of people in New York City’s tony Upper West Side past banks and shiny department stores.
The 92-year-old Seeger, accompanied by musician-grandson Tao Rodriguez Seeger, composer David Amram, and bluesman Guy Davis, shouted out the verses of protest anthems as the crowd of about 1,000 people sang and chanted.
They marched peacefully over more than 30 blocks from Symphony Space, where the Seegers and other musicians performed, to Columbus Circle. Police watched from the sidelines. …”

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: The Fracking Industrys War On The New York Times — And The Truth

read the article for facts, facts, facts –not simply a rant…
“Superb investigative journalism by the New York Times has brought the paper under attack by the natural gas industry. That campaign of intimidation and obfuscation has been orchestrated by top shelf players like Exxon and Chesapeake aligned with the industry’s worst bottom feeders. This coalition has launched an impressive propaganda effort carried by slick PR firms, industry funded front groups and a predictable cabal of right wing industry toadies from cable TV and talk radio. In pitting itself against public disclosure and reasonable regulation, the natural gas industry is once again proving that it is its own worst enemy. …”
Mr. Kennedy acts as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Riverkeeper. He also serves as Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council and as President of the Waterkeeper Alliance. At Pace University School of Law, he is a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at the Environmental Litigation Clinic in White Plains, New York. Earlier in his career Mr. Kennedy served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City.

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Using one long circular to knit a small circumference

“How to knit small circumferences
using one long circular needle

If you understand the concept of knitting with two circulars it is easy to switch over to using one long circular to knit a small circumference. The two techniques are very similar (same basic concept) and which you use will likely depend on the circulars you already own or your budget for buying new circulars. …”

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Brookes Column of Leaves Knitted Scarf Pattern

See this on Ravelry for all the info, photos.

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Smoking Hot Needles: Curve of Pursuit is over …

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