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Six reasons to always buy organic – The Method – Medium

Six reasons to always buy organic – The Method – Medium

Writing for the National Review, Julie Kelly recently attacked the organic industry by calling it a scam. Such an attack on their bottom line prompted a quick response from the Organic Trade Association. Executive director Laura Batcha called the article divisive, insisting that “People choose organic because they know it makes a difference”.

When should you unfriend someone on Facebook? | The Conversation

To the very best of my recollection, I have unfriended just one person for vulgar and racist ranting in a discussion on my timeline even after I asked him to stop.

On the other hand, I have been un-friended 3 people for my science-based positions when I wrote about why I disagreed pseudoscientific posting.

And I have also been unfriended by approximately 4 maybe 5 people for my politics but then again one of those people in particular who unfriended me because of politics it was in just debating him here on FaceBook I gained at least 11 or 12 new FB friends I would have never otherwise ever known so, on the whole, it’s been a positive experience for me thinking and speaking out loud.

When should you unfriend someone on Facebook?

The nature and ethics of “fake news” has become a subject of widespread concern. But, for many of us, the issue is much more personal: What are we to do when a cranky uncle or an otherwise pleasant old friend persists in populating our news feeds with a stream of posts that can run deeply contrary to our own values?

Just As Dumb As The Eric Trump Character Is Portrayed On SNL

Eric Trump might very well be as stupid and naive as he is portrayed on SNL. What a fucknozzle (a word I picked up from physicist Brian Cox’s Twitter; definition: A person or entity who is a complete waste of time if they weren’t so unintentionally funny, delusional or lying).

Eric Trump Defends Dad’s ‘Pocahontas’ Slur, But Twitter Claps Back Hard

Some people just don’t get it. Eric Trump seems to be one of them. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s second son desperately tried to defend his daddy for calling Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” during an event that was supposed to honor Native American World War II veterans.

Senate GOP tax bill hurts the poor more than originally thought, CBO finds – The Washington Post

Senate GOP tax bill hurts the poor more than originally thought, CBO finds

The Senate Republican tax plan would give substantial tax cuts and benefits to Americans earning more than $100,000 a year, while the nation’s poorest would be worse off, according to a report released Sunday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Why Incompetent People Often Think They’re Actually The Best – Vox

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

Maybe you’ve experienced this at school or work before: Dealing with someone who thinks he’s much better at his job than he really is. This can not only be really annoying, but it can lead to disaster as a group project is made much more difficult by someone’s unchecked ego.

Most Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong | The New York Times

Most Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong

Beyond that, claiming it was the “first Thanksgiving” isn’t quite right either as both Native American and European societies had been holding festivals to celebrate successful harvests for centuries, Mr. Loewen said. A prevalent opposing viewpoint is that the first Thanksgiving stemmed from the massacre of Pequot people in 1637, a culmination of the Pequot War.

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