This is a fascinating article about how some stumps are stay alive by grafting their roots to other trees. In exchange for the energy derived from other trees, they provide water siphoned up at night when the other trees aren’t active. It’s not clear if the grafting happened before or after the tree was cut down.
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Kansas City as a national model, please. Last year 50K people were arrested in NYC for fare evasion because $2.75 is too expensive & public transport is necessary. Round 90% Black or Latino. Arrests alone cost taxpayers $87,500,000. There is a better, safer, fairer, cheaper way. https://twitter.com/deray/status/1203498364924506112
Kansas City is first major U.S. city to make public transit free https://www.curbed.com/2019/12/6/20998617/kansas-city-missouri-free-public-transportation?utm_campaign=curbed&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Gov commutes murder sentence after 20-some years.
Local DA immediately rearrests on 20-yr old shoplifting charge, arguing he was a "fugitive" while in prison.
Why? "For the victims!"
This DA just lost to a reformer. It's last-gasp nastiness.
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I think Huckabee is jealous that *he* doesn’t have a cow on twitter.
So Mike Huckabee filed a complaint with the Florida bar against a lawyer for his mild Twitter barbs (or even liking or retweeting other peoples’ Twitter barbs), and it’s thin-skinned whiny garbage for which he should be mocked ruthlessly
A small conservative news network is promoting bleach as a miracle cure and distributing it to Ugandans. Fronting the network is former Reagan advisor Alan Keyes: https://www.thedailybeast.com/alan-keyes-is-helping-sell-a-toxic-bleach-cure-miracle-mineral-solution-to-the-vulnerable-and-desperate
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