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That last one’s an easy target; livestock take up about three-quarters of the world’s agricultural land. And livestock production is also a major source of greenhouse gases, accounting for about 15 percent of emissions caused by human activity….
But no one had run the numbers on bugs as livestock, until now.
The bugs in question are mealworms, actually larvae of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio molitor. Mealworms are no strangers to Americans; they’re common in nature, often used as fishing bait, and sold in pet stores as food for reptiles and fish. But most people don’t consider snacking on the wriggling tan larvae themselves.
December 19, 2012
Zoological observations of the strange American flora and fauna found on the Acela Express by Frank Bruni, Times columnist and fellow traveler:
I once took a long train ride with Grover Norquist. This wasn’t intentional. We found ourselves next to each other on the line to board an Acela from Washington, D.C., to New York, and we fell into a conversation, by which I mean that he did a great deal of talking, in that faintly maniacal way of his, while I presented a captive audience. He continued to talk as we walked along the platform and was still talking as we entered the train, so it was more or less unavoidable that we sit together. Besides which, I was genuinely fascinated, which is a very different adjective from amused.
November 27, 2012
On the Howl Page of a leading organ of the MSM in progressive Poughkeepsie, Eli cries out for help:
Men and male energy are dangerous. Men are violent. They rape and beat women. (More than one rape a minute in the U.S.) Men take us to war. Men glorify violence (just watch the NFL). Men run the government. Men run the corporations. Men run the military. Religious men oppress and often kill women (look at the Taliban). The men of Hamas oppress Palestinian women. The men of Israel oppress all Palestinians (men, women, and children).
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online