'Tick mops' hailed as good news for landowners and ramblers

Yet another use for our woolly friends!

A scheme that uses sheep to control the numbers of ticks on Scottish moorlands has been welcomed by landowners and charities.

(link) [STV]

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Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

Tone deaf doesn't begin to describe this dude...

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), a leading advocate of shrinking entitlement spending and the architect of the plan to privatize Medicare, spent Wednesday evening sipping $350 wine with two like-minded conservative economists at the swanky Capitol Hill eatery Bistro Bis.

(link) [Talking Points Memo]

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Michigan Woman Faces 93 Days in Jail for Planting a Vegetable Garden

Ah, the joys of private property ownership in the land of the free...

It just doesn't get more ridiculous than this. Julie Bass of Oak Park, Michigan -- a mother of 6, law-abiding citizen, and gardener -- is facing 93 days in jail after being charged with a misdemeanor. Her crime? Planting a vegetable garden in the front yard.

(link) [TreeHugger]

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