Sunday, April 8, 2018

The Bo$ton Globe's Morning Pi$$

Trickling down on you:

"Please stop peeing in Walden Pond, researchers beg" by Martin Finucane Globe Staff  April 05, 2018

A new study suggests climate change could pose trouble for picturesque Walden Pond and one way to stave it off could be asking swimmers to resist the urge to urinate, which provides nutrients to microorganisms that can choke the pond.

It will be “prudent to further reduce the flow of anthropogenic nutrients to Walden Pond under the warmer, wetter conditions that most climate models project for New England during the 21st century,” said the study, which was published in the journal PLOS One.

Oddly enough, they are embroiled in controversies regarding fake news!

(And speaking of fake news, this curiously-timed piece of propaganda -- as John Bolton takes over tomorrow -- can fall right in with the Gulf of Tonkin, babies being thrown out of Kuwaiti incubators, Iraq's non-existent WMD, and the recent joke that has become of Skripal. You aren't fooling anyone anymore. 

UPDATE: "Some opposition activists in Douma posted photographs of people wearing gas masks saying that government forces are shelling the town with poison gas....." 

Talk about a telegraph! 

What a FARCE!

Btw, remember last year? Talk about fake news!)

The study suggested that swimmers be asked to refrain from urinating in the pond and that perhaps a swimming pool could be constructed as an alternative swimming spot.

Interesting, but what is the purpose? 

The pool would have to be just as big as the pond to accommodate all the swimmers, and am I to understand that the pool would then be functioning as a toilet? 

Are there not bath houses or porto-potties by the beautiful pond? 


“Swimmers are probably the largest source of such nutrients now, and demand for the beach facilities is likely to increase in a warmer future. Swimmer-education programs or construction of a separate swimming pool facility nearby to relieve pressure on the lake might therefore be advisable,” the study said.

That's the problem, the pressure. That's why they are peeing in the pond, and I can't see demand increasing after this story.

Thank God I never go swimming. 

Of course, I doubt this regarding the elite for whom the Globe is of and for. I don't imagine they are swimming there.

Curt Stager, a professor of natural sciences at Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, N.Y., who led the research, said even tougher measures, such as banning swimming, would be even better, to keep the pond from becoming murky.

Oh, so THAT is the REAL PURPOSE behind this AGENDA-PUSHING PROPAGANDA STREAM that is LAUGHABLE!! To keep from swimming entirely. 

“That would be ideal for the sake of the lake. I think it would be a tough sell for the public,” he said, noting that people love to swim there and, for some, it’s a family tradition. 

That may now change.

As the climate changes, the water is expected to get warmer, which will favor algae that make the water murkier. The warmth also helps more phosphorus, a key nutrient for the algae, escape from the sediment at the bottom, he said.

“Phosphorus is a fertilizer. You put it on a crop, the crop grows better. . . . You put it in a lake, the algae grow better,” he said.

Yeah, forget the corporate runoff of pesticides and fertilizers  the poisons raining down in the air, the huge dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico from the stuff, etc, etc, The real problem is you peeing in the pond, something human beings have been doing for thousands of years. I'm not saying you should let fly; however, this inane and absurd agenda-pushing article is nothing more than a straw man.

Also see: "Supermarkets around the region that have experienced a dearth of strawberries this month because of inclement weather conditions in California. Last summer, strawberry season was behind schedule locally. Cloudy skies and cooler climes slowed the growth of the berries in Massachusetts, with many farmers reporting harvest delays of more than a week at the time....."

Same this year but you are to forget all that.

Yeah, I am starting to turn red!

The other problem with the warmer temperatures is that it will lure more people seeking relief from the heat to the pond, “and a certain percentage of them pee,” he said. Previous studies have found that half the phosphorus in the lake in the summer comes from human urine.

Not once word of mouth carries this around.

Although the warming can’t be stopped, people’s behavior can be changed. “It’s controlling what you can,” Stager said. “The good news is it’s been holding steady. The scary part is they’re going to have to work harder to keep it that way” because of climate change.

Nothing in my Globe about yesterday's snowfall that was still on the ground this morning, nor did I ever see anything about the Yankees home opener that was delayed.

Related: "It could be the loneliest job in New England, a position that requires long nights recording brutally frigid gusts atop the region’s highest mountain, shoveling through endless snowdrifts, and typing up weather bulletins for a publication called Windswept. It may also rank among the most dangerous, given the frequent lightning strikes, intense winds, and the need to venture outside as much as a dozen times a night to tend to often ice-encrusted meteorological instruments. Brush up your resume.... " 

Maybe you should be brushing up yours!

The research, which was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, also looked at sediments deposited as far back as 1,800 years ago to see what effect past climate changes had on the lake and “anticipate what the future might hold,” he said.

Oh, yeah, GOVERNMENT GRANTS and all, whatever! 

If you don't say they want, no more money!!!!!

The sediments suggested that during a warming period about 1,000 years ago, the pond levels dropped. If that happens in the future, it could make things even worse, said Stager. “People that know the lake have noticed the levels are pretty far down,” he said. “If you drop the level even more, you have a smaller volume of water. If you have the same number of people peeing in it, that’s more phosphorus per unit volume.”

He told us more people would be swimming in it, and if so then the temperature of the lake is going to rise as the pee to water ration is increased even more. Right? 

Oh, what a deadly web we stream when we drop an agenda-pushing steaming swirly, or something to that effect..

The 64-acre pond in Concord was immortalized by Henry David Thoreau, who wrote about communing with nature and himself in his book “Walden.” Thoreau is considered a forefather of the American environmental movement.....

Ah, the agenda-pu$hing pre$$ citing another "movement."


You wouldn't be any better going to the beach.

"A closely watched lawsuit involving Nathan Carman, the young Vermont man at the center of investigations into the murder of his wealthy grandfather and presumed death of his mother, returns to a New Hampshire courtroom next week..... Nathan Carman, the Vermont man at the center of separate investigations into the murder of his wealthy grandfather and disappearance of his mother, tried Tuesday to paint his aunts as possible suspects in the slaying, an assertion their lawyer called “horrific nonsense.” Carman, 24, representing himself during a probate court hearing in Concord, N.H., said his aunts had a “substantial motive” to murder his grandfather, John Chakalos, a developer who left behind a $44 million estate when he was shot to death in 2013 in Connecticut. Carman also said, referring to allegations that he left his mother, Linda, behind on a sinking boat, “even if you were to believe that, that’s not a crime.”

Should have stayed on land.

Along with the piss, here is a spoonful of elitist $h!t for you:

"Food delivery right to your dorm door: How some campus dining halls are competing with GrubHub
By Janelle Nanos, Globe Staff April 05, 2018

There was a time when the only sure thing about college dining was packing on the freshman 15. A typical dinner meant mystery meat or soggy pasta, then hours goofing off around a communal table. If dining halls were where memories were made, the recollections aren’t of urgency or good food.

But a funny thing happened from those generations to now.

What, like elite $hit-$hoveling "journalists" forgetting the basic rules of grammar? 

You don't start a sentence with the word but, especially in a "report," even if it is considered some sort of writing style where the reporter is talking to "you."

Health-conscious students raised on restaurant food are being plied with quinoa bowls and gourmet coffees prepared by cafeteria chefs and baristas. Quality not being enough, schools are taking things further, offering Starbucks-style apps for students to order ahead, grab-and-go gourmet meals to reheat in rooms, and cafeteria food delivered right to dorms.

Which explains why Kelsey Bishop, a finance and entrepreneurship major at Boston College, thinks it’s entirely normal to sit in her morning Financial Policy class and tap her order into an app for a veggie omelet for pickup at the school’s Hillside Cafeteria.

She isn't paying attention to the professor?

The senior will use the app again to skip the line and order soup a few hours later. And sometimes picking up food can seem like too much work, so after late nights out, she and her roommates will tap their phone and, voila, breakfast is delivered from the dining hall to her dorm — like room service in a four-star hotel, minus the linen-draped tray.

You don't start a sentence with the word and, either.

BC is hardly alone on the frontiers of dining convenience. From Amherst to Cambridge, there are gourmet-to-go meal cases and online ordering for the dining hall grill stations. Last week, there was even a campuswide ruckus at Harvard when a glitch in the software system left students unable to preorder their grilled cheese sandwiches.

Harvard elites eat grilled cheese, huh? 

At least they are educated in the finer aspects of software and its incessant glitches unless its an ATM machine (there is an exception to every rule, of course).

At Boston University, a school-sanctioned startup called Stoovy Snacks is taking on GrubHub, its distinguishing factor simply is that its couriers are BU students with campus ID cards, meaning they can cover the “last mile” and make deliveries directly to students’ doors.

“Any other food delivery can come to the lobby, but they can’t get past security. We’re offering door-to-door service,” said Aaron Halford, a Boston University sophomore who started the business last fall, inspired in part by his own lethargy. “I think there are a lot of wealthy, lazy kids that don’t want to go down the elevator to pick up food,” he said.

They don't want to work, either.

I'm going to call it the Bo$ton Globe from now on because it is full of nothing but elite $upremaci$m -- and that is fine. They are simply satisfying the demands of their shrinking readership.

Put plainly, the national trend for simple, on-demand meals doesn’t stop at the campus green.

Universities facing budget shortfalls or pushback over tuition hikes are increasingly looking to dining halls as a way to generate revenue, according to the Hechinger Report,  a nonprofit media outlet covering inequality in education. The average school charges $4,500 for a meal plan for an academic year, or about 70 percent more per day than if students bought and prepared their own meals. But those numbers can go much higher: Wellesley College’s mandatory meal plan costs $7,442, or about $10 per meal.

OMG, this polished and puffed up turd from the Bo$ton Globe is ALL ABOUT GOUGING THE KIDS so the looting universities can MAKE MONEY! That is the PURPO$E of the POS!!!

Students who do that math and realize that they can find cheaper alternatives threaten to upend those profit margins. So being able to compete with a rising tide of quick delivery options not only keeps those dollars on campus, but is increasingly important to universities’ bottom lines.

I was told it “shows kids they are loved and [that they] really care about them,” and the program is so popular, its future is now in doubt (says Shemkus, the Globe correspondent!).

What is more is there to say before digging in, kids? 

It ain't about good food, your health, or students at all!! 

It's always the same old fare coming from the Globe's menu!!

Also see: The hidden crisis on college campuses: Many students don’t have enough to eat

Globe must have missed that WaPo meal!

“You have to try to keep up with everything going on and be attractive to students, and most of what they’re doing is ordering on their phone,” said Elizabeth Emery, the head of dining services at Boston College. “We’re benchmarking not by what other universities are doing, but at restaurants and quick casuals in the Boston area.”

Emery introduced on-demand ordering on campus last year and now handles about 200 mobile orders a day (she lured students into using the app by only offering smoothies through the service). She recently teamed up with a student startup to offer deliveries from dining halls; students pay a $5 delivery fee.

Emery says the tech taps into students’ natural digital habits. “We know students are ordering Ubers to go from Upper campus to Lower campus” — a distance of less than three-quarters of a mile — and are increasingly placing meal orders from outside restaurants, she said. “There is so much competition out there from Uber Eats and Amazon. And Whole Foods is now offering grocery delivery.”

For universities who are feeding sizable populations, like the 22,000 students and faculty served daily at UMass Amherst, new ordering technology can help manage the production of its kitchen staff.

“The millennial and Gen Z [student] wants convenience with everything,” said Ken Toong, executive director of UMass Amherst’s network of dining services, which is testing on-demand ordering. He anticipates that delivery will be introduced in the next few years and says getting creative with offerings can lead to new revenue streams.

Did you ever notice that pee comes with $hit?

Take, for example, the recent introduction of UMass Fresh dinners. Toong realized that 11,000 of the school’s students live off campus and weren’t buying dinners on site. So he looked to trends like Blue Apron meal kits and began offering heat-and-eat meals — think locally raised lemon-roasted chicken with honey glazed carrots and mac and cheese on the side — through the meal plan. The dinners typically cost about $10 and can serve two people, he said. They now sell between 75 to 100 meals a day.

The university also has introduced holiday meal kits, selling boxes stuffed with locally sourced fixings for Thanksgiving and other holidays that can feed a small army for $99.95.

Sorry, cafeteria is closed. Now finish your plate.

These innovations reflect a growing emphasis on convenience, and succeed in that they “keep funds on campus and keep the community engaged,” said Patti Klos, board president of the National Association of College and University Dining Services, who also oversees the dining operations at Tufts University.

The $chools are money hungry!

Yet even as schools push to create new offerings, they still must contend with an onslaught of startups.

“So many college campuses are really food deserts. My sister at University of Michigan would have to shop at Walgreens for groceries,” said Mackenzie Barth, cofounder of Spoon University, a website targeting the college-age foodie. “There are so many options, and there’s a higher bar now. It’s really important for universities and dining halls to focus on technology to basically play that game with college students. If they’re not there, they’re not going to pay attention to it.”

The food industry sees the student demographic as a key market, said Josh Evans, chief revenue officer for the meal kit company Chef’d, which in 2017 partnered with Spoon University, owned by Food Network parent Scripps Networks, to create a line of meals targeting the dorm-room diner. They now serve more than 300 campuses nationwide.

It's trendy with the kids, and why this pos article was a front page feature!

Further expansion could potentially siphon off a significant portion of meal plan revenue.

Evans said finding a way into the college market came with its own lessons. The original idea to send a week’s worth of food to students for $150 was upended when the company realized its boxes contained far more than a typical mini-fridge could hold. So it dropped the price to $49 and now focuses on recipes that meet students’ demands for constant snacking (apple pie overnight oats are a favorite). Kits sold to the 18- to 22-year-old age group now account for 10 percent of overall sales. “It’s a huge focus for us,” Evans said.

The company hopes to partner with universities to offer meal kits through meal plans, a concept that parallels Blue Apron’s own recent announcement that it would begin selling kits in grocery stores. And it’s seeking partnerships with back-to-school registry sites to enable parents and grandparents to buy subscription plans for students as graduation gifts. “If a grandparent signs up a student for a Spoon U meal kit, that’s a whole new set of buyers,” Evans said.

Such deliveries can lead to a whole new set of ancillary issues. The recent uptick in meal kit deliveries, said Tom Clarke, the system manager at Boston College’s mailroom, has meant his team must flag perishable items and send out e-mails reminding students to pick them up before they spoil. “We throw it away if it starts leaking,” he said.

Bishop, the BC senior, is often on the receiving end of those e-mails and says finding deals on meal kits has allowed her to opt for a lower-cost meal plan.

And having the flexibility to eat on her own terms is worth every penny. “After a while, you get sick of eating salads,” she said.

You know what I get sick of?


(Sorry, I don't talk with my mouth full)

Did you see who they got to clean up the place?

"The Bridge program has also become a safe space in an increasingly unstable time for immigrants. There are many students with Temporary Protected Status, TPS, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status, DACA, both programs with uncertain futures. TPS allows immigrants who cannot be safely repatriated to their countries because of civil disruptions or natural disasters to live and work in the United States legally. DACA grants qualified undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States before the age of 16 renewable work permits, along with stays of deportation. Since last fall, the Trump administration has ended TPS for thousands of immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The DACA program continues to be a political football, with immigrants’ lives twisting in the balance....."

Here is something you can kick around: I didn't see any Asians, did you, and did you see what they found in the garbage?

"In this post-Parkland moment, a high school senior whose school was shot up has all the power. If corporate America sticks with him, the anti-gun movement truly has staying power....."

Already starting to fade, but the teachers are behind you as that "movement" begins to stink of a destabilization campaign (no defamation intended, but they are shouting ‘‘Where’s our money?’’ amid a rebellion of educators in Republican-led states across the country). They are calling it the "education spring" and it is spreading like a Kansas wildfire

Apparently, Ma$$achu$etts teachers don't have any guts. It's one mind f**k after another after another after another (part of the tribe, huh?) over here. Too bad you will miss the polished turd they served for lunch.

Federal judge upholds Mass. assault weapons ban

What would piss the Globe off even more is the mob of people that were on the town common Saturday protesting that decision. They filled the whole thing up, far from the handful of pathetic antiwar protesters that show up every week. It actually lifted my spirits as it flew in the face of all the agenda-pushing sh!t that spews from the Globe.

"Local Facebook group liberates large lobster from Roche Bros." by Steve Annear Globe Staff  April 06, 2018

Members of a Boston neighborhood Facebook group who rallied around a plan to liberate an oversized lobster living in a tank at a local Roche Bros. Supermarket successfully delivered the clawed creature back into the Atlantic Ocean late Friday afternoon.

Speaking of liberation, "the protests have changed the international conversation to one on the image of Gaza as a prison, with Israel as its jailer."

Yes, image is so very important to the jew$paper (so keep the defiance of international law and Israel's racism quiet, will you?)

RelatedPalestinian journalist killed under Israeli fire in Gaza

My Jewi$h war pre$$ and its "reporters" don't seem very troubled by it. Nor does the Globe editorial staff, Congre$$, or this settler slumlord administration led by Dump. Even the protests are staged and scripted Jewish nonsense (for the imagery's sake, of course) that also feeds into the pre$$ narrative of Jewish supremacism. The Jews are leading the protests for the Palestinians they are oppressing! Wow! 

It's sort of like what the U.N. did in Yemen, separating the cause of the misery from the image of humanitarianism, because ‘‘the two things need to be seen separately, independently of the fact that there is a war. There are humanitarian obligations.’’ 

(Did you see who is in bed with them?) 

Btw, did you know that according to my pre$$, the overstating the capability of the Patriot missile defense system is a tradition dating back to the 1991 Gulf War?! I suppose one might even call them fake news!

No wonder the Indians are buying from Russia now!

The idea to free the large crustacean, which had been named “Larry,” an apparent reference to the muscular “Larry the Lobster” character from the Nickelodeon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” began last week after Courtney Childress happened upon him while on a trip to the grocery store in West Roxbury.

Childress, 30, said Larry, his bulbous claws clamped shut by rubber bands, was front and center in the tank by the store’s seafood section.

But it wasn’t just Larry’s unusual size that caught her eye — the smaller, more-likely-to-be-sold lobsters surrounding Larry all seemed to be cowering in the far reaches of the tank, she said, as if they feared the larger occupant’s commanding presence.

“I noticed he was taking up the whole tank, and all the little lobsters were really scared of him,” she said. “One tried to walk by him and he did this claw smash, and was clearly being like, ‘Get back to your corner.’ ”

So he was acting like an occupying bully, huh? 

The Palestinians ain't lobsters, either!

Childress said she asked the clerk about Larry and was told he had been in the tank since around Valentine’s Day. She felt as though Larry’s size was making living conditions uncomfortable for both him and his roommates.

Childress snapped a photo of the scene, which showed Larry seemingly ostracized by his piled-up peers. She then posted the picture to the neighborhood Facebook group Tuesday, and asked members if they’d be interested in freeing him.

“Anybody have $150 to jail break this 8 lb lobster,” she wrote. “My heart’s breaking for this situation to end, whatever the resolution is.”

The query elicited an immediate response, with some people joking that they should buy Larry and cook him up, and others saying they would pitch in to cover the cost of purchasing Larry so someone could let him go in the ocean.

“Let’s buy him and set them all FREE,” one particularly enthusiastic commenter wrote.

Another said, “I too have noticed him . . . and felt bad. I’m in if anybody finds out about a viable solution to save this big guy.”

Many suggested donating Larry to an aquarium, or checking whether Larry could survive in the wild if let go.

By Thursday, as residents continued to discuss Larry’s fate, Childress had passed the duties of organizing Larry’s escape to Karen Kane, a second member of the Facebook group who promised to purchase the lobster Friday afternoon and reunite him with the harbor along with others. Pictures forwarded to the Globe and posted on Universal Hub, a local blog, showed Larry’s journey from store, to box, to oceanfront views.....

They aren't worried about their privacy, huh?


That item so out there one can only say filler. 

At least the pee will be diluted once it drains from the pond and into the river before heading out to sea (might be what is causing the oceans to warm, hmmm?).