What passes for excitement in my part of the world

Hey, gang! It’s the Hay & Forage Expo!

The Nation’s Largest Hay and Forage Event™ returns to Southeast Minnesota for its 29th annual show.

The Hay & Forage Expo™ is slated to bring the latest hay and forage tools, technology and suppliers at its 2015 event location near Cannon Falls, Minn., June 24 and 25 on the Hernke’s, Inc. farm.

Minnesota is one of the nation’s top five alfalfa producing states along with California, South Dakota, Idaho and Iowa. “This is a great location for the Hay & Forage Expo,” says Matt Jungmann, Penton Farm Progress national events manager. “The show site is located with direct access off U.S. Hwy 52 and farmers will find it very easy travel to and attend the event.”

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Just so you know…

In case you’re interested in attending a performance by the dance and music troupe Shen Yun, you might want to know one little tidbit: they’re a collection of Chinese Falun Gong expatriates, and the music, while in Chinese, is a little bit religious.

OK, a lot religious. And not the fuzzy well-meaning kind of religious, but the dogmatic anti-science kind.

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The Ferguson law enforcement system was worse than I ever imagined

I’ve been reading the Ferguson report. It’s a horror. Every page documents an appalling violation of the whole purpose of having a police force: these people weren’t there to serve and protect, they were there to skim off as much cream from the community as they could. This wasn’t a police department, it was a racist extortion racket, oozing corruption.

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Maybe if they talked about the existence of stars…?

At 5pm Pacific time tonight, BlogTalkRadio will have a discussion between Alan Boyle, Seth Shostak, and Don Lincoln on Aliens! Shostak is the SETI guy, whose latest book is Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Lincoln is a physicist who has written Alien Universe: Extraterrestrial Life in Our Minds and in the Cosmos.

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