Food scraps can be powerful starters for organic garden produce.
In what is surely the most customer-antagonistic move of the new Windows regime, Steve Thomas at Microsoft posted a TechNet article on Saturday stating categorically that Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows 8.1, starting in May. Call this the “let them eat cake” approach to support for Microsoft’s flagship operating system. Continue reading
If you’re an employee of a chain store and you see a shoplifter, don’t confront them. It’s been proven again and again and again and again that no matter how noble your intentions are, you can be fired from your job. As KDFW FOX 4 News reports, this is exactly what happened to one Kroger grocery store manager in Arlington, Texas. Continue reading
Coincidence Or Accident? Microsoft Security Essentials Bug Rendering XP Machines Hamstrung Like A Virus
Since its release back in 2009, Microsoft Security Essentials has become a respected anti-virus / anti-malware solution. Even I, someone who never went out of their way to run such a solution, used it from the get-go due to its solid design and effective scanning. The fact that it was a cost-free solution sure didn’t hurt, either. As it is today, though, there are many out there starting to wonder if MSE is all it’s cracked up to be. And Microsoft has backed away from the product as of late it seems as well. Continue reading
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.
The Department of Water Resources said it is increasing water allotments from the State Water Project from zero to 5 percent of what water districts have requested. The State Water Project supplies water to 29 public agencies serving more than 25 million Californians and irrigates nearly a million acres of farmland. Continue reading
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally have been arrested in a makeshift encampment in South Texas.
They were found in an undeveloped patch of scrub near an abandoned tennis club. They were camped under tents and huts camouflaged with mesquite branches and cacti. Some told authorities they had been there sleeping on pieces of cardboard with little food or water for at least a week. Continue reading
AUSTIN — Texas taxpayers will pay the legal defense fees for Gov. Rick Perry, who is under criminal investigation for allegedly illegally withholding state money from the Travis County District Attorney’s office.
KVUE News and the Austin American-Statesman reported Sunday that Perry had hired well-known Austin lawyer David Botsford to represent him. The hiring came as a grand jury was about to begin reviewing Perry’s actions. Continue reading
Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, announced Friday that U.S. soldiers will be deployed to the Eastern European country as part of a NATO expansion plan in response to Russia’s involvement in the crisis in Ukraine.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Siemoniak said that the U.S. and Poland will formally announce the deployment of troops next week and said that it is a sign that America is shifting its foreign policy priorities from Asia to Europe. Continue reading
A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck Mexico’s capital and Pacific coast, shaking buildings, shattering windows and sending residents fleeing into the streets.
There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) says the earthquake’s epicentre was 36 kilometres north-west of Tecpan, near the Pacific resort of Acapulco in Guerrero state. Continue reading
First arrest in Connecticut for unregistered ‘assault rifle’, the Bundy standoff situation and how the mainstream is spinning it, The Tactical Report, various calls.
Today I bottled my first batch of Kombucha tea! I want to write down this process so in 15 days when those bottles have finished fermenting I can see if they taste good or not and if they do not I can change what I did and if they taste wonderful I can keep on doing it the same way!
First a friend of mine brought me over a SCOBY (or a Kombucha Colony), she has been making her own Kombucha Tea since 2008. Her SCOBY was very thick so she peeled it apart and poured enough tea in it (starter tea) to cover it and then drove it to my house!!! Continue reading
By 2005, at least 80 percent of towns with a population between 25,000 and 50,000 people had their own SWAT team. The number of raids conducted by local police SWAT teams has gone from 3,000 a year in the 1980s to over 50,000 a year today.” Continue reading
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured.
The Sherpa guides had gone to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche struck an area known as the “popcorn field” for its bulging chunks of ice at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp, where he was monitoring rescue efforts. Continue reading