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  1. The Disease Killing Oranges

    Ricke Kress is the president of Southern Gardens Citrus. You may not know those names, but there’s a decent chance you’ve ingested the fruits of their labor since the company manages two and a half million orange trees and squeezes those oranges for some of the largest juice companies. But like many orange growers, Kress has a big problem. His orange trees are suffering from a disease known as citrus greening. And even after chopping down hundreds of thousands of trees, growers can’t seem to stop it. So the latest plan is to alter the DNA of oranges. Will consumers stand for an orange that isn’t quite an orange anymore? Kress insists says that “the consumer will support us if it’s the only way.” The debate (even among growers) is heated, and how we handle the orange situation could have a big impact on the future…

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Pope: “Who am I to judge?”


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Brooke Baldwin talks with Rev. James Martin about the Pope’s new comments on gays and women.

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Giant Panda Cam Launches in China


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Pandaphiles everywhere just got a whole lot more to obsess over.

Right when you thought you couldn’t get enough of cute and cuddly pandas — whether they are sneezing, being cared for by their Mom, or simply sleeping — get ready for the world’s newest panda cam.

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, located in the Sichuan province in Southwest China, has just launched a live internet stream of its panda bears. (Click here to watch.) The substantial undertaking, done in collaboration with China Network Television (CNTV), features footage from 28 cameras in 5 different locations. Additionally, control rooms have been built on the base to observe where the panda action may be, to ensure there’s never a dull moment on the cam.

The research facility was established in 1987 with 6 pandas. As of 2008, the population had grown to 83, giving you more than…

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Grassroots participation starts. . .NOW!


 

$2,250,000.00/month


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Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, earns $2.25 million per month, every month. That is $13,400.00/hour for an average month of 168 hours. Alfonso Soriano, left fielder for the Chicago Cubs, earns $100,000.00 for each game or an average of $33,333.00/hour for the average three-hour game. I can’t play big-league baseball, but I’ll bet that I could perform Dimon’s duties as well as he does for 30 days. I would be happy to replace him for 30 days, draw his $2.25 million salary and then resign.

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“Billie Holiday – Love Me or Leave Me (Okeh Records 1941)”


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Love Me or Leave Me” is a U.S. popular song from the 1920s. The music was written by Walter Donaldson and the lyrics by Gus Kahn. The song was introduced in the Broadway play, Whoopee!, which opened in December 1928. Ruth Etting‘s performance of the song was so popular that she was also given the song to sing in the play Simple Simon, which opened in February 1930.

Billie’s accompanied by Emmett Berry tp; Jimmy Hamilton cl & ts; Hymie Schertzer as; Babe Russin ts; Teddy Wilson p; Albert Casey g; John Williams b; J C Heard ds. Record August 7, 1941. Okeh Records (31004-1)

This suspense is killing me
I can’t stand uncertainty
Tell me now I’ve got to know
Whether you want me to stay or go

Love me or leave me
Or let me be lonely
You won’t believe me
I love you only
I’d rather be lonely
Then happy with somebody else
You might find the nighttime
The right time for kissing
But nighttime is my time
For just reminiscing
Regretting
Instead of forgetting with somebody else

There’ll be no one
Unless that someone is you
I intend to be independently blue

I want your love
But I don’t want to borrow
To have it today
To give back tomorrow
For your love is my love
There’s no love for nobody else

(bridge)

There’ll be no one
Unless that someone is you
I intend to be independently blue

I want your love
But I don’t want to borrow
To have it today
And to give back tomorrow
For your love is my love
There’s no love for nobody else

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