Longest Walk Northern Route 2008 Ute Country photo by Brenda Norrell
The Longest Walk: We Shall Continue Route Schedule (Draft)
Feb 11: Ceremony on Alcatraz-Walk Pier 33 to San Rafael 19 miles
Feb. 12: Larkspur to Vallejo 25 miles
Feb. 13: Vallejo to Vacaville Junction
Mind-boggle of the week: USDA buys pork from JBS The Washington Post reports that the USDA has committed about $5 million of bailout funds to buy 1.8 million pounds of pork products from the Brazilian meatpacker, JBS. The bailout funds were supposed to help U.S. commodity producers who lost sales because of the tariff disputes with China. JBS is the biggest meat seller in the U.S. It employs 73,000 people here. Maybe the USDA thought it was an American company? Globalization in action…
Source: Food Politics by Marion Nestle » Mind-boggle of the week: USDA buys pork from JBS
The defense ministers of France and Germany have declared that their plan to produce a new joint fighter can now begin. The project is part of an ambitious new defense strategy.
Source: Germany and France announce next-generation fighter jet project | News | DW | 06.02.2019
While our headlines obsess over the mercurial Donald Trump, recoiling at his tweets and deciphering his tortured syntax, we’d do better to focus on the North Korean leader, writes Stan Grant.
Source: Forget Donald Trump and his tweets — North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has a pattern and a plan – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Humans, it seems have an infinite ability for unconditional love that is only met and occasionally exceeded by our infinite ability for self-delusion to appear to be cooler or neater than everyone else. As the ranks of American hunters dwindle, millennials like the chef Wade Truong are taking up the tradition, seeking a direct connection to what they eat.
Trump has successfully started a new nuclear race for us to blow ourselves up while abandoning EU to Russian threats The claim comes after the U.S. withdrew from a weapons control treaty, but some experts say it may be a bluff, because Moscow cannot afford an arms race.
A former Army captain recounts her work in Afghanistan alongside two teams of Green Berets — one open-minded and mission-oriented, the other prone to sexism and insularity.
Go Stacy go! She represents a repudiation of the idea that Democrats must downplay “identity” to appeal to the country at large.
Welcome to century 21 Sabarimala Temple has been the site of violent protests and riots by men over whether women of childbearing age could set foot inside.