Posted on Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:49 am#1
First up, a riveting read on Virginia Farmers [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
For years, Virginia farmers could count on tobacco as a crop that grew well and demanded high prices.
But over the years, tobacco consumption has decreased - and the costs to farmers to buy and grow tobacco plants have stayed high.
At the same time, American appetites for hummus have increased, and a nearby factory requires ever more chick peas to make their product.
A new variety of chick peas has been developed at a Virginia university. This strain allows the plant to thrive in the humid local climate. Some farmers think that satisfying America's taste for hummus could revive the area's agricultural fortunes.
Jane O'Brien talks to farmers to determine whether chickpeas will replace tobacco as Virginia's cash crop.
Posted on Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:47 pm#2
lmao sharp. that was great
this could be a start of a new thread though. next time i come across something and just think 'why the **** did i just read this' will post here.
Posted on Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:00 am#3
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"Richie said that the woman believed she and Weiner were in love -- saying "I love you" to each other -- and that she believed his marriage to Huma Abedin was a "facade for political reasons." He said that Weiner spoke about Abedin to the woman "very briefly."
But the most licentious detail Richie provided was Weiner's alleged premature ejaculation during phone sex
with the anonymous woman.
According to Richie, the woman said Weiner would orgasm in under a minute and she therefore did not enjoy their sexual phone conversations."[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
for those of you who don't know, Anthony Weiner is a former Congressman from NY, who is running for mayor of New York City
Posted on Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:59 am#4
Kate Middletons parents take a taxi!!! [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
A London cab driver has described her shock at being asked to pick up the Duchess of Cambridge's parents from the hospital where the royal baby was born.
Tracey Mitchell, from the Isle of Dogs, east London, picked up Carole and Michael Middleton from St Mary's Hospital in west London on Tuesday.
She said when she was told who she would be picking up her "jaw nearly hit the floor".
She drove the Middletons to Kensington Palace.
"I had no idea I was picking them up," she said.
Once she had found out who she was picking up, she said waiting for them was "a mad-mad 10 to 15 minutes of my life".
'Bewildered by it'
"It is unbelievable," she added. "Not in a million years would I have ever thought I'd be picking up someone like that."
"If I knew, I would have done something with my hair, put my make-up on and made myself a bit more presentable," she said.
Tracey Mitchell drove the cab that picked up Catherine's parents
"I was bewildered by it all."
She was asked if she overheard their conversation.
"I didn't really hear anything, which was a shame.
"Carole took a call and Michael looked quietly across the view of Hyde Park," she said.
"Once they got out at the end, I congratulated them on the arrival of their grandson. They said 'thank you very much'.
"They were lovely people. They seemed really nice and pleasant," she added.
She said the first thing she did afterwards was phone her husband to say "I can't believe what I've just been part of".
"My husband was laughing," she said. "He thought it was hysterical."