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Africa, Being Alone, and Anaconda: WORLD NEWS GLOBAL HEAT WAVE July 23 | Temperatures in July have broken heat records around the world A global heat wave is setting records and causing deaths across the world. The National Weather Service issued warnings regarding the high temperatures to nearly 35 million people living in hot climates this week. In the U.S. alone Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana are experiencing record-breaking temperatures, reaching up to 100F. ___ Japan experienced over seven straight days of temperatures that exceeded 100 degrees in areas near the city of Kyoto, breaking all known records for the city. The high temperatures have led to over 44 deaths in Japan, comparing the rescue efforts in the flooded regions of the country. As of Thursday, over 2,500 Japanese citizens were hospitalized due to the heat. __ The excessive heat has also sparked what has been labeled an epidemic of wildfires in countries like Sweden, where high temperatures and a prolonged drought caused 49 fires. Temperatures in Scandinavia typically reside around the 60s and 70s this time of year, but reached 90 degrees this past week. ___ Earlier this month, an Algerian city broke the record for the highest temperature ever in Africa, hitting 124.3 degrees F. Meanwhile, in Quebec, more than 90 people have been killed this month due to extreme heat.

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America, Apparently, and Donald Trump: TUESDAY, DEC 19, 2017, 4:30 PM Dollar General: The Store for Rural America's "Permanent Recession" BY PETER FUNT Share У Tweet Reddit Ju StumbleUpon @ Email Print OLLAR GENERAL DOLLAR GENERAL The Dollar General Corporation, an American chain of variety stores, is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn. (Image: bogleech: berniesrevolution: IN THESE TIMES There are 14,321 Dollar General stores in America. It’s a chain that many shoppers have never heard of, yet it has more stores than Starbucks. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Dollar General company is worth $22 billion—far more than the nation’s largest grocery chain, Kroger, which has five times the revenue. Sadly, however, Dollar General is thriving because, as the Journal puts it, “rural America is struggling.” The chain builds stores where folks are down on their luck, where 20 percent of customers receive government assistance, and where even Walmart won’t bother doing business. I phoned several Dollar General stores and learned that none sells fresh meat or produce; the grocery aisles feature mostly canned and frozen goods. Many products, such as soft drinks, come in mini-sizes to keep unit prices low. And few locations had newspapers for sale. Maybe that’s just as well, because headlines these days report that the stock market is remarkably high and unemployment is surprisingly low. But for rural America, news like that doesn’t hit home. Things are looking up in Donald Trump’s America, except, of course, where they are not. The administration’s proudest accomplishment is a tax bill that benefits millionaires and billionaires. The Joint Committee on Taxation finds that the Senate version of the bill would increase taxes on all Americans making less than $75,000 a year. As Paul Krugman summarizes in the New York Times: “Everything this president and this Congress are doing on economic policy seems designed, not just to widen the gap between the wealthy and everyone else, but to lock in plutocrats’ advantages, making it easier to ensure that their heirs remain on top and the rest stay down.” In rural America, where about 46 million people reside, employment and economic growth have not recovered from the last recession at a pace seen elsewhere in the nation. Childhood poverty—perhaps the most critical metric in determining a population’s well-being—is considerably higher in rural areas than in urban centers. The crisis facing rural America is rooted in the fact that peak-level employment related to natural resources, such as mining and logging, is never coming back. Rural America is mired in a permanent recession. Its problems are difficult to correct because of a sprawling landscape, scattered government support structures and what often seems to be federal indifference. Many among the predominantly white rural population voted for Trump in 2016—a sign, perhaps, of utter desperation rather than considered opinion. But according to recent reporting by Politico, Trump now intends to make the most sweeping changes to federal safety net programs in a generation, using legislation and executive actions to target recipients of food stamps, Medicaid and housing benefits. (Continue Reading) When tens of millions of people–both rural and suburban–are forced to use Dollar Tree and Dollar General as grocery stores because Wal-Mart is too expensive, it’s safe to say the middle class is truly dead. I was in shock moving out here to the pacific northwest and never seeing Dollar General anymore. Apparently there might be at least a couple here in Oregon, hours from us. Everywhere I previously lived from the east coast to the midwest, you were never more than 10 minutes from a dollar general as well as dollar tree. At Dollar Tree everything is $1, but that obviously puts some limitations on the quality and variety of goods. At Dollar General things can be up to $20, but we’re talking $20 for a whole office desk you put together. $5 for a pair of shoes. $3 for a nicer microwaveable meal than the stuff you’ll find at Dollar Tree. It was literally almost THE ONLY store within a 40 minute drive in the small Iowa town we were last living, too, exactly the situation this article talks about. That town had one other source of groceries, which was very small, and its prices jacked up because it knew a lot of people had no other choice.

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Funny, Today, and Watch: This zebra used to reside in the bathroom and always watch you pee. He was aptly named 'Piss Zebra', today i put googly eyes on him.

This zebra used to reside in the bathroom and always watch you pee. He was aptly named 'Piss Zebra', today i put googly eyes on him.

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Easter, God, and Lay's: HAPPY ISHTAR 4biddenknowledg DONT EAT THE EGGS Easter was originally the celebration of Ishtar, the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility and sex. Ancient Egyptians ( KHEM) believed in a primeval egg from which the sun god hatched. Alternatively, the sun was sometimes discussed as an egg itself, laid daily by the celestial goose, Seb, the god of the earth. Hinduism makes a connection between the content of the egg and the structure of the universe: for example, the shell represents the heavens, the white the air, and the yolk the earth. The Chandogya. Upanishads describes the act of creation in terms of the breaking of an egg. In the Zoroastrian religion, the creation myth tells of an ongoing struggle between the principles of good and evil. During a lengthy truce of several thousand years, evil hurls himself into an abyss and good lays an egg, which represents the universe with the earth suspended from the vault of the sky at the midway point between where good and evil reside. In China, there are several legends that hold a cosmic egg at their center, including the idea that the first being or certain people were born of eggs. For example, the Palangs trace their ancestry to a Naga princess who laid three eggs. The cosmic egg, according to the Vedic writings, has a spirit living within it which will be born, die, and be born yet again. Certain versions of the complicated Hindu mythology describe Prajapati as forming the egg and then appearing out of it himself. Brahma does likewise, and we find parallels in the ancient legends of Thoth and Ra. All of these doctrines are thousands of years before the Bible. 4biddenknowledge

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Marriage, Memes, and Oh My God: You know what? Ma loves you too tight. You're hugging me So so much. You're hugging me too long! Facts forgreys HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS ABOUT TONIGHTS EPISODE OF GREYS ANATOMY. CONTAINS SPOILERS. • • • • • • HOLY CRAPPPPPPPPPPPP Okay, to start off Jessica Brooke Capshaw was so flipping adorable (as usual lol)!!!!! Just wanted to get that out there!! I'm so happy to see Alex back in his (navy) blues operating again!! I just really want Meredith to get back in too😣 The mom of the boy shouldn't have yelled like that at Jo. How was she to know that the estranged husband was abusive to her and her son?! She brought him into the room thinking that he was still included in their family. That wasn't her fault and I hated watching her beat herself up for it. I could see that that man's presence really upset Jo though. I could see that it reminded her of her own abusive and unhappy (for lack of a better word) marriage. It killed me seeing her like that. If the father had not donated his kidney, I would have liked to have seen the kidney go to the boy and not back to the mom. It would have made the most sense, and I'm sure that that's what the mom would have wanted too. HAHAH CROSS WILL FOREVER BE MY FAV INTERN LMAO THAT GUYS HILARIOUS Arizona and Eliza's conversations throughout the entire episode were soooooo freakin adorable!!! Outside when Arizona and Eliza were talking, what Arizona was saying about not wanted to pretend to hate her and not wanting to have to sneak around anymore reminded me of an old Slexie scene where Lexie tells Mark that she's "dating Anne frank" and that she "doesn't want to sneak around anymore and she wants to tell the Germans to kiss her ass". 😰 slexiefeels AND THEN AND THEN AND THEN OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD 👩🏼‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️👩‍❤️‍👩👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 THE KISS IT WAS SO PASSIONATE I CAN ALREADY TELL THAT THEYRE GONNA BE SUCH A GREAT COUPLE OMG I CANT EVEN I SHIP ARILIZA SO HARD AND I HOPE THEY RISE!!!!!! I'm just nervous about when Jackson, Richard and Maggie find out that they'll treat her the way that everyone treated April last episode. IM STILL STICKING WITH MY PREDICTION FROM LAST WEEK THAT RICHARD WILL GET TO KEEP HIS JOB AS THE RESIDENCY DIRECTOR AND THAT ELIZA WILL BECOME THE CHIEF OF ORTHO!! I'm calling it now!!! – those were my thoughts on the ep!
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