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    US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

    US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter WASHINGTON — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declared in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in a memo released last month in support of the administration’s proposal to relax fuel mileage standards. The government released the memo online this month without fanfare. Growth of natural gas and other alternatives to petroleum has reduced the need for imported oil, which ‘‘in turn affects the need of the…

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    Blake Farenthold Blames 'F-Tards,' Me Too Campaign For His Downfall

    Blake Farenthold Blames ‘F-Tards,’ Me Too Campaign For His Downfall

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter WASHINGTON ― Four months after abruptly quitting Congress amid a sexual harassment scandal, former Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) still doesn’t think he did anything wrong. In fact, the former GOP lawmaker says he “took a bullet for the team” by resigning. He insists he’s right not to repay $84,000 in taxpayer money he spent on a sexual harassment settlement. He ripped the House Ethics Committee for not caring about facts. And he blames “f-tards” and the Me Too movement for driving him out of a job. Yeah, it’s a lot. And that’s just a…

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    The Placer County fire station.

    As Fire Seasons Intensify, California Homeowners Struggle to Stay Insured

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter A changing climate, increasingly destructive fires, and disappearing insurance policies have left homeowners wondering how much risk is too much. Sarah Fugate had already prepared a checklist for a moment like this one. Some of the items she grabbed were practical: a box of legal documents, a few external hard drives. Others were purely sentimental: a pair of leg warmers that she had worn to dance classes as a girl, the boutineer her husband had worn at their wedding. The air had grown thick since she’d seen the initial plume of smoke rise…

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    Spreading The Love Of Reading Around South London

    Spreading The Love Of Reading Around South London

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Book Pixies are roaming South London, spreading the love of reading. Inspired by Emma Watson’s Book Fairies worldwide initiative, Sam Young, the Librarian at Carshalton High School For Girls started the Book Pixies program. The Book Pixies are student volunteers who lead a community project that encourages people in their community to read and share stories. Books are either donated to or by the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and the Book Pixies redistribute them into the community. The Book Pixies will leave books in public places, maybe at bus stops, parks, outside primary…

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    BHC chicken in feud with franchisees over oil price

    Four water parks have substandard water

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter By Kim Jae-heun The water quality of the nation’s four largest water parks has failed to meet international standards of the World Health Organization (WHO) among others_ despite passing the domestic criteria_according to a government agency, Thursday. The result came after the Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) carried out inspections of Caribbean Bay, Ocean World, Woongjin Play Doci and Lotte Water Park. The WHO recommends a water park should not have more than 0.2 milligrams per liter of combined residual chlorine in its water. Combined residual chlorine is a substance consisting of chlorine that…

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  • Trump says ‘nothing to hide’ from Special Counsel Mueller

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump declared Sunday he had “nothing to hide” from the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and denied that his top lawyer had turned on him by cooperating with the probe. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon his departure from the White House in Washington, U.S., August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Trump, in a series of tweets, denounced the New York Times for a Saturday story saying White House Counsel Don McGahn has cooperated extensively with the special counsel, Robert Mueller.…

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    What are you watching? Readers recommend 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,' 'Antiques Roadshow'

    What are you watching? Readers recommend ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,’ ‘Antiques Roadshow’

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter There are so many terrific sitcoms, but if I had to pick one, it’d be NBC’s Friends. There are some episodes that make me laugh till I cry, even after seeing them several times.  The scene with Ross (David Schwimmer) trying to get his leather pants pulled back up in his date’s bathroom, with Joey (Matt LeBlanc) “helping” over the phone, still kills me.  And I love the example of the characters’ friendships lasting through arguments and rough patches. – Becky Nelson Everson, San Jose, Calif. I recently watched the movie So B.…

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    Paintings of Bodily Residue and Extra Long Tongues

    Paintings of Bodily Residue and Extra-Long Tongues

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Emily Furr, “Steel Pulse” (2018), oil on board, wood frame, 6.5 x 5.5 inches (all images courtesy of Sargent’s Daughters) Emily Furr, who is in her late 30s, received her MFA from Hunter College, New York, in 2018, nearly two decades after receiving her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia. Her debut exhibition, Emily Furr|Mother Lode, at Sargent’s Daughters (August 3 – September 9, 2018), consists of 13 oil paintings, the largest of which measures 14 1/2 by 13 ½ inches. According to the gallery press release: Furr’s work…

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    Korean families to meet after decades in temporary reunions | North Korea News

    Korean families to meet after decades in temporary reunions | North Korea News

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Seoul, South Korea – North Korea is set to host a temporary reunion of families separated by the Korean War, the first such event in almost three years. From Monday, a total of 93 people from the South and 88 from the North will be able to meet their family members for three days each.  For most, it will be the first meeting since the 1950-53 war. Nearly 20,000 people have participated in 20 rounds of face-to-face reunions since 2000. Given the nature of ties between the two countries, it could also be the…

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    Why a Peoples Vote would be a catastrophe for the UK

    Why a Peoples Vote would be a catastrophe for the UK

    RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter The campaign for a “Peoples Vote”, a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU keeps making headlines. Today, the founder of Superdry donated £1m to the campaign. Journalists are even speculating Labour may change direction and support it. The Liberal Democrats are probably still calling for it in between calling sex between two consenting adults a sin and missing vital Brexit votes. And people all across the political spectrum are joining the call, from momentum members on the left, centrists like Chuka Umunna and Anna Soubry, and Nigel Farage on the…

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