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19 January 2011 pm

Ok, so the House voted to repeal Obamacare. Big deal; those morons could vote to repeal evolution and gravity for all I care. But this does point out one huge difference between the Republicans and Democrats: the Republicans at least symbolically follow the whims of their idiot base whereas the Democrats actually push back against theirs.

But speaking of health care:

This is part of what HCR does.

Now of course, the House could have made important (and popular) tweaks to the bill, but that isn’t what they chose to do.

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See? I am not opposed to ALL religion. ๐Ÿ™‚

Science
Did you know that abandoned orange groves actually threaten the currently producing ones? Roughly speaking, diseases and insect infestation are taking hold in abandoned groves and are spreading to the tended ones:

Citrus producers in Indian River have begun a program to bulldoze and burn trees in abandoned groves. But it’s costly and depends on the cooperation of sometimes absentee owners.

This is the latest of many challenges for an industry that has long grown one of Florida’s most lucrative crops.

Adair says the past three decades have presented citrus growers with one new disease after another. The reason, he says, is globalization.

“What we did was, we very efficiently took citrus from another hemisphere, brought it into the United States, into Florida, and grew it as an exotic species,” he says. “We took it away from its natural enemies. And what we’re seeing right now is [that] all the natural enemies of citrus have found it here in Florida.”

Adair says he believes, given enough time and research, the industry will find a way to effectively control greening and canker.

However, he estimates that may take up to 10 years. Many in the industry may not be able to wait that long.

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January 20, 2011 - Posted by | biology, brain, economics, economy, health, health care, humor, republicans, republicans political/social, republicans politics

1 Comment »

  1. The answer to our healthcare issues can begin with healthy water.

    Comment by Philip | January 20, 2011 | Reply


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