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Thoughts on Thistle

Have you ever really looked at a thistle plant? Take off the “invasive” and “shouldn’t be there” glasses, and for a moment turn on curiosity. Thistle design is amazing, the leaves are deeply lobbed with sharp spines covering the edges and tops of the 3D leaves, that make it impossible to touch from above.

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UK becomes the first G7 country outside Asia to ratify the articles of agreement of the AIIB

Take Note of the horrific 21st century developments:
World recession rages on to devastate the emerging markets of South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia!

Never-ending wars since 9/11 2001 and the “War On Terror” policy was legislated!!

Even the Western alliance is fractured and bickering among themselves with negative interest rates, austerity, deflation, rising poverty, unemployment, misery!!!

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Puerto Rico: Health centers face bleak future

An extraordinary need for publicly subsidized health services amidst an unprecedented economic crisis is putting Puerto Rico's federally funded community health centers in jeopardy, according to a new report.A higher proportion of Puerto Rico's population — nearly 1 person in 10 — depends on community health centers for their care, as compared with 1 in 14 on the mainland.

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Fracking plays active role in generating toxic metal wastewater, study finds

The production of hazardous wastewater in hydraulic fracturing is assumed to be partly due to chemicals introduced into injected freshwater when it mixes with highly saline brine naturally present in the rock. But a Dartmouth study investigating the toxic metal barium in fracking wastewater finds that chemical reactions between injected freshwater and the fractured shale itself could play a major role.