Daily Archives: June 15, 2022

Skyrocketing Fuel Prices Affect Farmers In The Midwest As Planting Season Approaches – YouTube

Mar 12, 2022

aTrippyFarmer and the crew are back to bring you more farming adventures. In this episode, Andy gets to enjoy the daily increase in fuel prices in his local area. Andy and Chris work on a project that has needed fixing for ages… A group of Pigeons has taken up residence inside of their biggest grain bin, and Andy has had enough of their antics. After scaling into the bin with all of his supplies, Andy goes to work on repairing the infrastructure that has allowed the birds to freely enter the grain bin. They certainly enjoy having free-reign on 40,000 bushels of corn. Andy tightens down the hatches within the bin, so this issue should be alleviated. Andy also explains his finger injury into detail. After that, Andy and Chris move onto another project that has been put off for too long. Andy, the soybean planter guy, accidentally broke off a tile-inlet cover last Spring, but the crew had not gotten around to fixing it. They make quick work of that issue. To end the video, Andy talks about the skyrocketing fuel prices and its effect on a farm’s budget and decision-making. These added costs don’t spell disaster for farmers, but that isn’t to say that they won’t influence the farming practices that people choose to use. The real issue is in the fertilizer market, but only time will tell on that subject. Thanks for watching!

High gas prices impact local farm production

Mar 16, 2022

Many farmers are feeling the pressure of rising gas prices, which is also affecting how much consumers are paying at the grocery store.

Increased gas prices are impacting Idaho farmers

Mar 22, 2022

For many farmers, tractors are needed to prep the soil, plant seed, and harvest. To operate the tractors diesel fuel is needed on a daily basis.

“Without fuel, this tractor is just a sit and wait,” said Neil Durrant, 4th generation farmer at Big D Ranch in Meridian.

Like many Americans, Durrant is feeling the pinch at the pump, but on a bigger scale. His biggest tractor holds 200 gallons of diesel and needs to be filled up daily, the farmer said. In 2021 it cost around $400 to fill it up: today it has doubled to $800, Durrant said.

“It doesn’t seem like it’s going to get any better, so going into the summer and fall when we start harvesting, prices are going to be high.”

Big D Ranch harvests corn, wheat, sugar beets, hay, peppermint, and pinto beans. The tractors are needed at the farm for almost every process, meaning fuel is needed from start to finish. “We are feeling it really bad here on our end, but those costs are going to be carried on to the consumer and they are going to feel it when they go to the grocery stores,” Durrant said.

If gas prices don’t take a steep decline, Durrant said consumers should expect an eight to ten percent increase in some goods at grocery stores. “Corn is probably one of the most, and that goes into the dairy, and you see that on the beef side and the milk that you are buying in the store,” he said.

Durrant said as he and many farmers start planting, they worry about another issue heading into the season, Idaho’s drought.

“We don’t have enough water to grow the crop,” Durrant said. “Those 100 acres I have been farming, I might only have enough water to farm 50 of it.”

Durrant hopes that consumers are aware of the issue and are prepared to see the price of goods increase.

‘We are trying to produce the best crop out there so that when you go home tonight you have something on your dinner plate that is not costing you an arm and a leg, but with that comes costs, and when costs go up, we’ve got to pass those costs onto consumers,” he said.

WATCH: Rep. Liz Cheney says Trump ignored pleas to stop Jan. 6 violence | Jan. 6 hearings

Jun 9, 2022

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming said in her opening remarks of the first Jan. 6 committee hearing June 9 that former President Donald Trump’s intention as the violence unfolded “was to remain president of the United States, despite the lawful outcome of the 2020 election.”

The hearing June 9 was the first of several planned by the Jan. 6 committee in the coming weeks. In the year since its creation, the committee has conducted more than 1,000 interviews, seeking critical information and documents from people witness to, or involved in, the violence that day.

Cheney added that the committee learned that Trump “oversaw and coordinated” a seven-part plan to overturn the presidential election despite advisors being aware Trump had lost. Despite that, Cheney said, the president embarked on a campaign to spread the lie that the election had been stolen.

“Over a series of hearings in the coming weeks, you will hear testimony, live on video, from more than half a dozen former white house staff in the trump administration. All of whom were in the west wing of the white house on January 6th. You will hear testimony that ‘The president did not really want to put anything out, calling off the riot or asking his supporters to leave.’ You will hear President Trump was yelling and ‘really angry’ at advisers who told him he needed to be doing something more. And aware of the rioters chants to ‘hang Mike Pence,’ the president responded with this sentiment: ‘Maybe our supporters have the right idea, Mike Pence deserves it.'”

How Wyoming Voters Are Reacting To Rep. Liz Cheney’s Seat On The Jan. 6 Committee

Jun 13, 2022

As the House January 6 committee’s second public hearing into the Capitol riot gets underway, Rep. Liz Cheney’s participation in the investigation is dividing her constituents in Wyoming as she prepares to face a Trump-backed challenger in the state’s Republican primary. NBC News’ Jon Allen reports from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

CUNY Graduate Center Commencement – Lucia Gaia Green-Weiskel, PhD, Political Science

The Graduate Center, CUNY

Streamed live on Jun 9, 2022
Commencement of the CUNY Graduate Center celebrating the Classes of ’20, ’21, and ’22 at Barclays Center on June 9.

Coastal Louisiana struggles with housing crisis after Hurricane Ida

Jun 15, 2022

The Atlantic hurricane season started June 1, but people in southeast Louisiana are still recovering after being hit last year by one of the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the state. Communities correspondent Roby Chavez went back to visit the rural, coastal areas where Hurricane Ida’s 150 mile-per-hour winds left behind a housing crisis.

Chicago 1968: An Epochal Moment in American Cultural and Political History (2018)

Jun 15, 2022

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Protest activity against the Vietnam War took place prior to and during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.In 1968, counterculture and anti-Vietnam War protest groups began planning protests and demonstrations in response to the convention, and the city promised to maintain law and order. The protesters were met by the Chicago Police Department in the streets and parks of Chicago before and during the convention, including indiscriminate police violence against protesters, reporters, photographers, and bystanders that was later described by the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence as a “police riot”.During the evening of August 28, 1968, with the police riot in full swing on Michigan Avenue in front of the Democratic party’s convention headquarters, the Conrad Hilton hotel, television networks broadcast live as the anti-war protesters began the now-iconic chant “The whole world is watching”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_De… 1968 Democratic National Convention was held August 26–29 at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Earlier that year incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson had announced he would not seek reelection, thus making the purpose of the convention to select a new presidential nominee for the Democratic Party.[1] The keynote speaker was Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii.[2] Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine were nominated for president and vice president, respectively. The most contentious issues of the convention were the continuing American military involvement in the Vietnam War and voting reform, particularly expanding the right to vote for draft-age soldiers (age 18) who were unable to vote as the voting age was 21. The convention also marked a turning point where previously idle groups such as youth and minorities became more involved in politics and voting.The convention of 1968 was held during a year of riots, political turbulence, and mass civil unrest. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in April of that year inflamed racial tensions to an unprecedented level. King assassination riots in more than 100 cities followed and marked the end of the civil rights movement.[3][4] The convention also followed the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy on June 5.[5] Kennedy’s assassination derailed the convention, paving the way for Humphrey. Both Kennedy and Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota had been running for the Democratic nomination at the time. The Humphrey–Muskie ticket would be defeated in the presidential election by the Republican ticket of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew. A grand jury charged eight defendants with conspiracy, crossing state lines with intent to incite a riot, and other federal crimes following the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The defendants became known as the Chicago Eight: Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale, Rennie Davis, David Dellinger, John Froines, and Lee Weiner.[73] During the trial, the case against Bobby Seale was declared a mistrial, and the Chicago Eight then became the Chicago Seven. Demonstrations were held daily during the trial, organized by the MOBE, the Young Lords led by Jose Cha Cha Jimenez, and the local Black Panther Party led by Chairman Fred Hampton. In February 1970, five of the seven defendants were convicted of crossing state lines with intent to incite a riot, and all were acquitted of conspiracy. Froines and Weiner were acquitted on all charges.While the jury was deliberating, Judge Julius Hoffman sentenced the defendants and their attorneys to jail terms ranging from two-and-a-half months to four years for contempt of court. In 1972, the convictions were reversed on appeal, and the government declined to bring the case to trial again.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Democratic_National_Convention

Bernardine Rae Dohrn (née Ohrnstein; born January 12, 1942) is a retired law professor and a former leader of the left-wing radical group Weather Underground in the United States. As a leader of the Weather Underground in the early 1970s, Dohrn was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list for several years. She remained a fugitive, even though she was removed from the list. After coming out of hiding in 1980, Dohrn pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of aggravated battery and bail jumping.Dohrn had graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1967. During the 1980s, she was employed by the Sidley & Austin law firm. From 1991 to 2013, Dohrn was a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University School of Law. She is married to Bill Ayers, a co-founder of the Weather Underground.


Footage shows Republican congressman giving Capitol Hill tour to Jan 6 attacker

Jun 15, 2022

Video has emerged showing Republican congressman Barry Loudermilk giving a tour of Capitol Hill to a January 6 attacker a day before the attack. The video emerged during one of the hearings that have been on-going now for a week probing what another congressman described as an ‘attempted coup’. Loudermilk previously denied he led the unofficial tour, then said he only led a few families with children before admitting he took over a dozen people through the government’s buildings. The video shows him leading a small group past security checkpoints, as a member of the group he led took photos behind him then joined Trump supporters the next day in the assault on the Hill Man who attacked Capitol was given tour of building by Republican day before riot Trump thought he would get away with it. The US Capitol attack hearings prove that’s not true

Biden to Visit Saudi Arabia After Vowing to Treat Kingdom as a “Pariah” for Human Rights Vio lations

Jun 15, 2022

President Biden’s formally announced plan to visit Saudi Arabia next month is a dramatic reversal of earlier promises to treat the Arab nation as a “pariah” in light of its repeated human rights violations. Calls are growing for Biden to hold the Saudi government accountable for the brutal murder and dismemberment of American resident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. But as he faces domestic anger over rising fuel prices, Biden seems to have declining leverage with one of the most oil-rich countries in the world and the top weapons client for the U.S. “The Biden administration has succumbed to the pressures of defense industries and the foreign government lobbyists to continue what are very profitable arms sales,” says Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Democracy for the Arab World Now, founded by Khashoggi.