Archive for May, 2012

Can We Feed The World?

Opinion by Mark Kneubuhl – (May 21, 2012) On his blogpost earlier today, Marc Gunther wrote a piece entitled, Big and Small Questions About Food, based on a recent presentation by Jonathan Foley, the director of the Institute of... Read more

What You Need To Know About Sushi

By Mark Kneubuhl- (May 20, 2012)  A couple of decades ago the average American may have thought Sushi was another Far Eastern discipline, teaching meditation and brick-breaking techniques. Today, the word Sushi is part of the American vernacular; with... Read more

Conversationalist Aren’t Chosen, They’re Made!

By Mark Kneubuhl – ( May 19, 2012)   I’ve caught a lot of Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish) and believe it is one of the best tasting cooked fish our oceans have to offer.  They can grow over six feet and... Read more

Playing Political Ping-pong with the Environment

By Mark Kneubuhl – (May 18,2012)  Yesterday, an article posted on the conservative website The Daily Caller, made headlines of the U.S. Federal government spending $70 billion on “climate change activities” since 2008, “coincidentally” the year Barrack Obama took... Read more

If You Like Politics, You Gotta Love Texas!

Comment by Mark Kneubuhl – (May 17, 2012)  How could you not like Texas.  Its name conjures up images of cowboys on the range while California actor, John Wayne is revered and Yale graduate/Cowboy/New England descendant, George W. Bush... Read more

The Oceans Are Toast: What About Air Pollution?

Comment by Mark Kneubuhl – (May 16, 2012)  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Tuesday that for the period from May 2011 to April 2012, the nationally averaged temperature was 55.7 degrees, 2.8 degrees higher than the 20th... Read more

Sharks and Groupers Survive in Dwindling Water

Compiled by Newsbyrd Staff – (May 15, 2012)  There are dozens of high quality websites that post scores of articles about the state of our planet’s environment. These are read, skimmed, scanned, reposted, rewritten and regurgitated several times within... Read more

Obama vs The-Guy-Who-Might-Beat-Obama

Opinion by Mark Kneubuhl – (May 14, 2012)  I’m suspicious about voluntary polls in this presidential election. These are the pop-up variety we often experience when surfing the Web and land on an article about Romney, Obama or both.... Read more

Flowers for Mum

Prefix by Mark Kneubuhl – (May 13, 2012) Mother’s Day When I was growing up families were like a 6-pack of beer; uniform, orderly and consistent. Today, families are more like an exotic cocktail one might purchase at a... Read more

Global Warming: Deniers vs Skeptics

By Mark Kneubuhl- (May 12, 2012)  In terms of the science, I don’t think there are many true global warming “deniers” out there anymore; just more lobbyists who are supported by skeptics and special interest.  Glen Beck still claims... Read more