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Saturday, February 24, 2018

A domesticated cow has surprised Polish naturalists by spending the winter living with a herd of wild bison in the primeval Bialowieza Forest. The cow "chose freedom" by running away from a farm late last autumn, and has been seen lingering on the fringes of a herd of some 50 bison in the forest on the Belarusian border, Poland's TVN24 news portal reports. Ornithologist Adam Zbyryt was the first to spot the cow. He made the news in November when he told TVN24: "it's not unusual to see bison near the Bialowieza Forest, but one animal caught my eye. It was a completely different light-brown shade from the rest of the herd. Bison are chestnut or dark brown". Dr Kowalczyk told TVN24 that this is the first time he has seen a cow join a bison herd. "She is not very integrated with the group, as bison act like one organism and she stands out." He added that the herd had probably saved her from the wolves that prowl the edges of the Bialowieza Forest through the winter. read more

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Alec Ross has selected Denizens Brewing Co. co-owner Julie Verratti as his running mate for lieutenant governor. Though Ross's choice creates a ticket of candidates who have never been elected to public office, he believes the pair's previous government experience and business knowledge will convince Democratic primary voters to choose them... He said her combination of small business experience and activism led him to choose her as his running mate. Whoever emerges from that crowded Democrat field will face off in November against Republican incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan, who remains popular in the state. read more

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Police on Wednesday were trying to piece together how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked a massive search on a snowy New York mountainside ended up six days later in California, confused and still in ski clothes. Toronto firefighter Constantinos "Danny" Filippidis told investigators he doesn't know what happened after he was reported missing Wednesday, Feb. 7, from Whiteface Mountain during an annual ski trip with colleagues. The search ended Tuesday when Filippidis turned up in Sacramento, California, some 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) west of the Adirondacks. "At this point, we want to assist Danny in getting back the last six days of his life," said New York State Police Maj. John Tibbitts. read more

Many of America's cities are struggling. Once-strong communities have experienced post-industrial collapse, rampant unemployment, and brain drain. Crumbling infrastructure, the opioid crisis, and a host of lesser pathologies have contributed to instability and frustration among citizens and leaders. In the face of these challenges, the available policy solutions often seem unsatisfactory. Some people say we need a new federal fix -- a renovated set of Great Society programs, perhaps, or a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. It may be that fresh answers can be found among the "localists" -- intellectual and wonkish conservatives and liberals who have found, at least when it comes to problems, some common ground. Inspired by such writers as Wendell Berry, Jane Jacobs, and Wilhelm Röpke, localism generally asserts that federal oversight is usually too heavy-handed, uniform, and cronyist to serve local communities well. read more

Angus Deaton, the Nobel-prize winning economist, recently reiterated his belief that on the whole the world is getting better – if not, as he accepted, everywhere or for everyone at once. Perhaps that comes as no surprise, but the idea that the world is getting better in regards to poverty is actually a deeply unpopular view. Ask most people about global poverty, and chances are that they'll say it is unchanged or getting worse. A survey released late last year found that 92 per cent of Americans believe the share of the world population in extreme poverty has either increased or stayed the same over the last two decades. There are a number of cultural and psychological explanations for the persistence of such pessimism. Bad news makes for good headlines, and tends to dominate media coverage. Psychologically, people tend to idealize the past, and recall dramatic and unusual events more easily than steady long-term trends. They may also use pessimism as a means of virtue signalling. read more


This bill can be tracked here: flsenate.gov

It is a great idea which probably won't be implemented :(.

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