Lenore Skenazy: Z Kids Eating Z Food (Creators Syndicate)
You can tell a person's age by his teeth. No, not by whether they're missing or yellowed (or, if they're really old, wooden!). They key is what the teeth are sinking into. "Generation Z" - the little nippers born after 1995 - have already established different eating patterns from the rest of us.
Cabbage consumption varies widely around the world: Russia has the highest annual per capita consumption at 20 kilograms (44 lb), followed by Belgium at 4.7 kilograms (10 lb), the Netherlands at 4.0 kilograms (8.8 lb), and Spain at 1.9 kilograms (4.2 lb). Americans consume 3.9 kilograms (8.6 lb) annually per capita.
Alan J was first and correct with:
Of course, a murder of crows...
The Googles are coy on this one, but it might Germany.
Oddly, we sent a bunch of our cabbage to Canada.
The marine layer was lingering at the top of the mountain ridge that separates our valley from the Napa Valley - when it's that far inland we can expect much cooler temps and big winds. Both are true so far today.
Without consulting the Web-thing, I'll go with Russia... Why? Cuz in all the cultural writings about the 'Rodina' I've perused cabbage is featured prominently in its collective diet - that and black bread... lots of black bread.
My fa-vo-rite book on the Russian people is one I avidly read in the early 70's when a young Army medic... Hedrick Smith's 'The Russians' Ol' Hedrick was the New York Times Moscow Bureau chief at that time and his work, though dated politically, is still considered to be the very best observation of the Russian people's soul. I highly recommend it... (I might just re-read it now that I've been prompted, it's that good. And it's why I totally understand how Putin and his Kleptocracy can exist there and why the common Russian just loves him to pieces. Seriously...)
'In Case You Wanted To Know' Moment - The reason why that young Army medic (me) read 'The Russians' was despite the fact that 'The Great Southeast Asia Debacle' was ongoing, he was still a well-programmed 'Cold Warrior' (as all were, pretty much, in the 'Green Machine' then). He had also previously read Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War' learning, "If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles"... So, he wanted to know 'The Enemy'... it's as simple as that.
"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting" - Sun Tzu c. 6th century BCE... Hmmm... Humanity has seldom achieved that level of martial excellence in the subsequent 27 centuries, dontcha think?
'BTW' Aside - I will assert that 'The Art of War' is quite possibly the singular work that is required reading at every military academy around the world. Yeah, it, too, is that good... still, after 27 centuries.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
CBS on the East coast, opens the night with a RERUN'Mom', followed by a RERUN'2 Broke Girls', then a RERUN'Scorpion', followed by FRESH'Crap From Cleveland'.
CBS opens the night early on the left coast with FRESH'Crap From Cleveland', followed by a RERUN'Mom', then a RERUN'2 Broke Girls', followed by a RERUN'Scorpion', then pads with local crap.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Saunders, and Ron Suskind.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Zach Quinto, Juliette Lewis, and SWMRS.
NBC begins the night on the East Coast with a FRESH'American Ninja Warrior', followed by FRESH'Crap From Cleveland'.
NBC begins the night early on the left coast with FRESH'Crap From Cleveland', followed by a FRESH'American Ninja Warrior', then a RERUN'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Chris Pine, Joanna Lumley, and Troye Sivan.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Simon Pegg, Maren Morris, and Atom Willard.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/28/16) are Baron Davis, the Soft Moon, and Car Seat Headrest.
ABC starts the night on the East Coast with a FRESH'The Bachelorette', followed by a FRESH'Crap From Cleveland'.
ABC starts the night early on the left coast with FRESH'Crap From Cleveland', followed by a FRESH'Bachelorette', then pads with local crap.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Christina Applegate, Mike Piazza, and the Last Bandoleros.
The CW fills the night with the movie '10 Years'.
Faux fills the night with a FRESH'So You think You Can Dance'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Fugitive', followed by the movie 'Gran Torino', then a FRESH'The Making Of The Mob: Chicago'.
[6:00AM] NATURE'S WEIRDEST - SEASON 1 - Episode 3 (02-001)
[7:00AM] NATURE'S WEIRDEST - SEASON 1 - Episode 4 (02-002)
[8:00AM] NATURE'S WEIRDEST - SEASON 1 - Episode 5 (02-003)
[9:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 1
[10:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 1-Blackberry's
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 5-Remember Me
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 6-Legacy
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 7-Reunion
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-The Last Outpost
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Where No One Has Gone Before
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Lonely Among Us
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Justice
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-The Battle
[7:00PM] MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR (1981)
[9:00PM] CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS - SEASON 1 - Episode 2
[9:30PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 3
[11:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 4
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 5-Remember Me
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 6-Legacy
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 7-Reunion
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-The Last Outpost
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Where No One Has Gone Before
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Lonely Among Us (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'OC Social', then a FRESH'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'Odd Mom Out', another 'Odd Mom Out', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-T-Pain Wears Shredded Jeans and a Printed Shirt
[6:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Aubrey Plaza Wears a Velvet Off-the-Shoulder Gown With Flowers in Her Hair
[7:00AM] RUN FAT BOY RUN
[9:15AM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[11:30AM] AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY
[1:30PM] RUN FAT BOY RUN
[3:45PM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Immigrant Song
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Celebration Day
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Kids Are Alright
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Join Together
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Magic Bus
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Acid Queen
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-I'm Free
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-We're Not Gonna Take It
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Christmas
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-I'm a Boy
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Immigrant Song
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Celebration Day
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Kids Are Alright
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Join Together
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Magic Bus
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Acid Queen
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-I'm Free
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-We're Not Gonna Take It
[3:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Christmas
[3:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-I'm a Boy
[4:00AM] HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] The Writers' Room-Dexter
[6:30AM] I Know What You Did Last Summer
[9:00AM] The Abyss
[3:00PM] Cape Fear
[9:00PM] Jaws 2
[11:30PM] Jaws 3
[1:45AM] The Abyss
[5:45AM] The Approval Matrix-WorstPeopleEver (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'John Carter', followed by a FRESH'12 Monkeys', then the movie 'The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe'.
Paul McCartney once wrote a letter to Prince asking for donations to help create the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, which the Beatles legend formed in 1996. The same letter recently sold at auction for nearly $15,000.
The two-page, hand-written correspondence was signed "Paul McCartney" and sold at Boston's RR Auction for $14,822.
"Dear Princely person," the letter begins. "Hi there! I know how hard it is to always be getting letters that ask for some favour or another, so it was not easy for me to accept the job of Lead Patron for a Performing Arts School to be located in my home town, Liverpool. But, you guessed it! I did agree to do it, so now I'm writing to 'friends and all good people' to try and interest them in the scheme."
McCartney later added, "A donation from you would be a great boost to the project, and I know your involvement in some way, would be a thrill for everyone concerned. Hope you didn't mind me writing this, it's so long since I've written letters I feel like I'm back at school myself. Anyway, one of these days you'll have to come and teach a class some moves!!"
In this July 16, 2016 picture bassist Roger Glover, left, and Singer Ian Gillan, right, of the British rock band "Deep Purple" perform on stage of Auditorium Stravinski during the 50th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland,.
Photo by Anthony Anex
Medical marijuana dispensaries can now legally open in Hawaii, but not one is ready to do so.
The state Department of Health said none of the state's eight dispensaries was approved to open by July 15, the first day they were allowed by law.
One big hurdle is the state hasn't certified a lab to test the dispensaries' products.
"On the dispensary front, they're all doing their best to open their doors with as diverse a product line to serve all of the many needs of the patients and all the qualifying conditions that are out there," said Chris Garth, executive director of the Hawaii Dispensary Alliance. "Until those products can be tested in a clinical capacity, no dispensary will be able to open their doors, no matter how perfect their product is."
The state hasn't yet received any applications from interested laboratories, said Janice Okubo, spokeswoman for the Department of Health.
Attorneys for former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson argued Friday that her sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes should be tried publicly with a jury trial, after his team moved to transfer the suit to a New York federal court, which would keep the proceedings private.
Carlson filed her suit in New Jersey Superior Court, leading attorneys for Ailes to argue she was trying to circumvent the arbitration clause in her contract, which requires workplace disputes to be resolved in a New York-based arbitration, the New York Timesreported. Attorneys for Carlson responded by accusing Ailes of "judge shopping," arguing that the clause applies to suits against her employer, Fox News, and Carlson is only suing Ailes.
"After invoking jurisdiction of the New Jersey federal court and filing a motion there, Mr. Ailes decided that he doesn't like the judge assigned to this case and he illegally is attempting to judge shop by now seeking to move the lawsuit to another jurisdiction," Carlson's attorney, Nancy Smith, said in a statement. "We feel confident that the law will not allow such maneuvering."
In requesting to move the case, an attorney for Ailes accused Carlson's team of attempting to "game the system."
From left, actor Mark Rylance, actress Ruby Barnhill and director Steven Spielberg pose for photographers as they arrive at the premiere of the film 'The BFG' in London, Sunday, July 17, 2016.
Photo by Vianney Le Caer
This time, it's not iconic old-growth redwood groves facing the ax along California's northern coast, but the trees that are slated for logging are nearly as environmentally important, conservationists contend.
Last week, Cal Fire-the state's forestry and fire protection agency-approved a controversial timber harvest plan that allows a company to log 100-year-old second-growth redwood trees along a 330-acre stretch of the Gualala River on the Sonoma County coast.
Environmentalists say logging the region's mixed second-growth redwood and Douglas fir trees-especially stands located so close to the banks of the river-could have cascading effects on the health of the ecosystem and could set a precedent for granting future logging efforts in sensitive habitats statewide.
Now, Friends of Gualala River and Forest Unlimited have threatened a lawsuit, claiming Cal Fire's approval of the timber harvest plan violates state rules meant to protect forests in critical watersheds.
"This is really the largest logging plan proposed within a floodplain on the north coast since the state put in new rules specifically to protect this type of habitat," said Peter Baye, a coastal ecologist with Friends of Gualala River. "Cal Fire has basically granted the plan and given exceptions here that sets a bad precedent moving forward."
A man who has appeared on Fox News as a guest "terrorism analyst" was sentenced to 33 months in prison on Friday on charges that he fraudulently claimed to have been a CIA agent for decades, U.S. prosecutors said.
Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement.
U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III also sentenced Simmons to serve three years of supervised release, to forfeit two firearms and $176,000 in criminal proceeds, and to pay restitution.
Simmons had appeared on Fox News, a unit of 21st Century Fox and the top-ranked U.S. cable television news network, as an unpaid guest analyst on terrorism since 2002.
A grand jury indicted him in October for portraying himself as an "Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer" for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973 to 2000.
The group of leaders with Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climb Colombier pass during the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160 kilometers (99.4 miles) with start in Bourg-en-Bresse and finish in Culoz, France, July 17, 2016.
Photo by Christophe Ena
Having a range of different plant and animal species helps guarantee the health of the Earth, but a study Thursday suggested that biodiversity may be declining beyond safe levels.
On 58 percent of the world's land surface, which is home to 71 percent of the global population, "the level of biodiversity loss is substantial enough to question the ability of ecosystems to support human societies," said the report in the US journal Science.
Researchers at University College London based their study on data from hundreds of international scientists, crunching 2.38 million records for more than 39,000 species at more than 18,000 sites in the world.
They sought to estimate how biodiversity has changed over time, particularly since humans arrived and built on land.
Areas most affected included grasslands, savannas and shrublands, followed by many of the world's forests and woodlands, said the report.
A sharply increasing number of veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces have developed sleep problems, with researchers tying a large portion of the jump to the also rising prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Researchers at the University of South Carolina found the number of veterans with sleep disorders went up six-fold during the last decade, while PTSD has become three times as common during the same time, they report in a new study published in the journal Sleep.
Combat experience and other mental disorders have also helped push the number of sleep disorders among veterans up, but the increased rates are concerning regardless of the specific cause, they say.
For the study, researchers analyzed medical data on all 9.78 million veterans who sought healthcare from the Veterans Health Administration between 2000 and 2010, of whom 93 percent were men and 751,502 were diagnosed with a sleep disorder.
The most common sleep disorders diagnosed were sleep apnea and insomnia, which made up 47 percent and 26 percent of all diagnoses. The overall number of disorders diagnosed is a six-fold relative increase in total prevalence during the decade-long study period.
Activists carry a prop during a protest march by various groups, including "Black Lives Matter" and "Shut Down Trump and the RNC," ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 17, 2016.
Photo by Adrees Latif
A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein's rule, has become a UNESCO world heritage site, Iraqi authorities said on Sunday.
Fed by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the marshlands of Mesopotamia are spawning grounds for Gulf fisheries and home to bird species such as the sacred ibis. They also provide a resting spot for thousands of wildfowl migrating between Siberia and Africa.
Saddam Hussein, who accused the region's Marsh Arab inhabitants of treachery during the 1980-1988 war with Iran, dammed and drained the marshes in the 1990s to flush out rebels hiding in the reeds.
After his overthrow by the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, locals wrecked many of the dams to let water rush back in, and foreign environmental agencies helped breathe life back into the marshes.
The marshes, which covered 9,000 square kilometers (3,500 square miles) in the 1970s, had shrunk to just 760 sq km by 2002 before regaining some 40 percent of the original area by 2005. Iraq has said it aims to recover a total of 6,000 sq km.
After months of prerelease debate, Sony Picture's female-led "Ghostbusters" reboot arrived in theaters as neither a massive success nor the bomb some predicted, as the much-scrutinized film opened with an estimated $46 million in North American theaters, second to the holdover hit "The Secret Life of Pets."
"The Secret Life of Pets" stayed on top with $50.6 million in its second week, according to studio estimates Sunday.
But all eyes were on Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters," which resurrects the 1984 original with a cast of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Sony, noting it was the best opening for a live-action comedy in more than a year, called the result "a triumph." Audiences, which broke down 46 percent male and 54 percent female, gave it a solid B-plus CinemaScore.
Among new releases, "Ghostbusters" had the weekend largely to itself. The true-story crime drama "The Infiltrator," starring Bryan Cranston, supplied a counterprogramming option from the usual summer fare, and took in $5.3 million. Woody Allen's 1930s Hollywood drama "Cafe Society" opened in limited release with $355,000 in five theaters.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final three-day domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "The Secret Life of Pets," $50.6 million ($4.4 million international).
2. "Ghostbusters," $46 million ($19.1 million international).
3. "The Legend of Tarzan," $11.1 million ($22 million international).
4. "Finding Dory," $11 million ($36.5 million international).
5. "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," $7.5 million ($2.1 million international).
6. "The Purge: Election Year," $6.1 million ($3.6 million international).
7. "Central Intelligence," $5.3 million ($10 million international).
8. "The Infiltrator," $5.3 million.
9. "The BFG," $6.7 million ($2.9 million international).
10. "Independence Day: Resurgence," $3.5 million ($16.2 million international).
Andrea Czerny, employee of the Attica Zoological Park, holds baby jaguars Lucky, left, and Jucky inside the park in Spata, east of Athens, Saturday, July 16, 2016. The two jaguars who are nearly five weeks old, were born in the zoo and both will be staying there until their transfer to another park.
Photo by Yorgos Karahalis
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