Barbecue: History Channel ~~ The word “Barbecue” originated in West Indies ~~15th Century


Barbecue has become popular American cuisine, but the technique originated before its European settlement.

Marijuana helped this Vet with his PTSD

Petitioning Barack Obama, U.S. Senate

Allow veterans to discuss medical marijuana with VA doctors

Petition by Sean Kiernan
Rancho Santa Fe, California

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AlterNet … the Environment and Republicans

10 Most Absurd Reasons We’ve Arrested Small Children

Aaron Cantú, AlterNet

From throwing Tootsie Rolls to burping, small children have been arrested for totally normal misbehavior. READ MORE»


The FBI’s Response To Another Killer Cop Set Free? More Surveillance of Protestors

By Keegan Stephan, AlterNet

FBI gives ominous press conference detailing their monitoring of #BlackLivesMatter. READ MORE»

How about monitoring corrupt enforcement officials


See How Close Oil Drilling Will Get to Arctic Whales This Summer

Emily J. Gertz, Take Part

The region where Shell plans to sink wells is home to polar bears, walruses, seals and other wildlife. READ MORE»


Pipeline Spews 21,000 Gallons of Oil Along California Coast

Anastasia Pantsios, EcoWatch

Four-mile-long oil slick fouls some of the state’s most beautiful coastline at Refugio State Beach. READ MORE»


Tiny Plastic Microbeads Are Being Banned in States Across the Country for ‘Causing Mega-Problems’

By Ari Phillips, Nation of Change

Microbeads are meant to exfoliate your skin, but they also kill wildlife, pollute oceans and endanger human health. READ MORE»


Shell CEO Admitted He’s Not Familiar with Company’s Arctic Oil Spill Response Plan

By Kyla Mandel, DeSmogBlog

Van Beurden faced shareholder backlash at annual general meeting as key investors questioned high risk and high cost of Arctic drilling. READ MORE»


Past 12 Months Tied for Warmest on Record

By Andrea Thompson, Climate Central

Of the 15 warmest years on record, 13 have occurred in the 21st century, with 2015 on track to be among the hottest. READ MORE»


U.S. Taxpayers Subsidizing World’s Biggest Fossil Fuel Companies

By Damian Carrington , Harry Davies, The Guardian

Shell, ExxonMobil and Marathon Petroleum got subsidizes granted by politicians who received significant campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry, Guardian investigation reveals. READ MORE»


As Chipotle Goes GMO-free, Monsanto’s Worst Fear Is Coming True

By Jonathan Latham, PhD, The Ecologist

Chipotle’s decision may compel other food brands to follow suit. READ MORE»


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