Daily Archives: July 29, 2022

‘Biggest fear’ has come true as Russia cuts gas supplies to Europe

Jul 26, 2022

Russia’s state-owned gas company Gazprom said it would cut flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany in half, to just 20% of its capacity. A US official said the move was retaliation for western sanctions, and that it put the West in “unchartered territory” when it comes to whether Europe will have enough gas to get through the winter. #CNN #News

Republicans Punish Veterans After Getting Out Maneuvered By Manchin, Schumer

Jul 28, 2022

The Democrats announced a plan full of popular provisions, and Republicans responded by blocking a bill to help U.S. war veterans suffering the after-effects of toxic fumes. “Truly shameless stuff,” says Chris Hayes.

African Exploitation Videos Are Big Business on Chinese Social Media

Jul 29, 2022

The recent BBC documentary “Racism for Sale” pointed a powerful spotlight on the popular Chinese “blessing video” business that is both highly exploitative and very profitable. These videos feature Africans and people from other developing regions, often including children, conveying messages that are often demeaning.

In the weeks following the release of the documentary, most of the attention on this issue was focused on culprit, a 26-year Chinese man by the name of Lu Ke, and people’s shock in Malawi and other African countries where these videos were filmed.

But Viola Zhou, a Hong Kong-based reporter for the online technology magazine Rest of World, looked into the business behind these videos and how the social media platforms, advertisers, and content creators are all making huge profits.

SHOW NOTES: Watch Racism for Sale on the BBC’s YouTube channel. Read Viola Zhou’s report: Racist videos about Africans fuel a multimillion-dollar Chinese industry

Soil Food Web School Case Study: Sustainable Services Idaho | Todd Harrington

Aug 1, 2022

In this Soil Food Web School case study we’ll see how Todd Harrington and Sustainable Services in Idaho transformed pastures to have a 136% crop yield! ✅ Get 50% our Soil Regen Restoration Training for a limited time! 👉 https://bit.ly/3vpqPTZ

Soil Food Web Consultant Todd Harrington discusses his work with Sustainable Services Idaho, reporting increases in yields as high as 136%. From pastures to alfalfa, potatoes, and beans, the biological methods set up by SSI produced remarkable results.

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The Soil Food Web School’s mission is to empower individuals and organizations to regenerate the soils in their communities. The Soil Food Web Approach can dramatically accelerate soil regeneration projects by focussing on the soil biome. This can boost the productivity of farms, provide super-nutritious foods, protect and purify waterways, and reduce the effects of Climate Change. No background in farming or biology is required for our Foundation Courses. Classes are online & self-paced, and students are supported by highly-trained Soil Food Web School mentors.

Over the last four decades, Dr. Elaine Ingham has advanced our knowledge of the Soil Food Web. An internationally-recognized leader in soil microbiology, Dr. Ingham has collaborated with other scientists and with farmers around the world to further our understanding of how soil organisms work together and with plants. Dr. Ingham is an author of the USDA’s Soil Biology Primer and a founder of the Soil Food Web School.

00:00 Intro to Todd Harrington 02:09 Case Study – Sustainable Services Idaho 18:18 Sustainable Services Idaho Results

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The Benefits of Space Station Research and Development on This Week @NASA – July 29, 2022

Jul 29, 2022

The benefits of space station research and development, refining the architecture for the Mars Sample Return mission, and test firing a solid-rocket booster for our mega Moon rocket … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!

Producer: Andre Valentine Editor: Lacey Young Music: Universal Production Music Credit: NASA

Prison Health Expert Warns Monkeypox Could “Dramatically Increase” Behind Bars, Calls for CD C Action

Jul 29, 2022

The first case of monkeypox behind bars was reported in Chicago this week, and health experts are warning that jails could accelerate the spread as they are dangerously unprepared to combat against a virus that spreads through close physical contact. We speak with Dr. Homer Venters, the former chief medical officer for New York City’s Correctional Health Services, whose new op-ed for The Hill is headlined ”CDC must act to prevent monkeypox explosion in prisons.”

Behind the Scenes of the Senate Climate Bill & What Finally Pushed Joe Manchin to Make a Deal

Jul 29. 2022

President Biden is hailing a Senate bill negotiated by Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer as “the most significant legislation in history to tackle the climate crisis.” While it faces hurdles before passage, the so-called Inflation Reduction Act would invest $369 billion into renewable energy and other measures to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Leah Stokes, a professor of environmental politics who advised Senate Democrats on the legislation, says that while the bill is not perfect, it represents a major step forward. “We just do not have another decade left to wait if we really want to be on track to cut carbon pollution in half this decade,” says Stokes.

Before the deal even emerged, six congressional staffers were arrested Monday on Capitol Hill as they held a nonviolent civil disobedience protest inside the office of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, urging him to reopen negotiations on the bill. We speak with Saul Levin, one of the staffers who was arrested, and discuss the role the action had in pushing the bill forward. “Our lives depend on passing climate policy this year,” says Levin. “We hope that this had an impact.”

CEOs buy 50,000 Mega Millions tickets for employees

Jul 27, 2022

Raising Cane’s Co-CEO AJ Kumaran tells CNN New Day that the company spent $100,000 on 50,000 Mega Million lottery tickets for its employees. Nobody won the jackpot, so Kumaran says they are doing it all over again. #CNN #News

Survivor compares Kentucky flooding to a ‘nuclear bomb’ | NewsNation Prime

Jul 28, 2022

Clay Nickles, who survived the flooding, told NewsNation it looks like a nuclear bomb went off in eastern Kentucky.

Flooding In Kentucky Leaves At Least 8 Dead, Homes Underwater

Jul 29, 2022

Across Kentucky, the depth of destruction from historic flash floods is coming into focus, and officials fear the death toll will continue to rise. NBC’s Maggie Vespa reports for TODAY on the devastation and Weekend TODAY’s Somara Theodore has the latest on the forecast.