The 2018 #FarmBill expires today, with no replacement introduced yet in committee, nor an extension of this measure authorized. Not only are #SNAP and #CropInsurance in limbo, so too is funding for various projects impacting life in #RuralAmerica. Among those projects: funds for #Missouri and 17 other states to reduce and control #FeralHog populations.
Game 160: Cincinnati Reds (81-78) @ St. Louis Cardinals (69-90) [Friday, September 29, 2023; 7:15 PM CT] https://www.rawchili.com/3089136/
#FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #WalkableCities #StrongTowns #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #PublicTransportation #AutofreiMO #MO #KansasCityMO #Joplin #JeffersonCity #Columbia #StLouis #KCMO #JoplinMO #ColumbiaMO #StLouisMO
#Missouri #FarmersUnion is among the #agriculture groups hopeful to see a bill enshrining #RightToRepair nationwide come up in Congress. MFU members highlighted the recently introduced bill as part of the National Farmers Union's Fly-In earlier this month to Washington.
A handful of Southwest #Missouri counties saw improvement in this week's #DroughtMonitor update, but that was countered by increased dryness in the #Bootheel, Northwest, and just west of #StLouis.
VIDEO: Explosives Drop Steel Trestle Missouri River Bridge https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/explosives-drop-steel-trestle-missouri-river-bridge/62568?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Bridges #Demolition #Infrastructure #Missouri
Thanks to Farah Daou, Manasvi Verma's essay, "A Journey Through My Microbiome: An Immigrant’s Perspective on a Changing Gut" has been translated into Italian!
Check it out: 🧪
“You see a guy who hasn’t played all game with a neck roll on you stay away from that dude “:Mahomes Mic’d Up from The Bears game https://www.rawchili.com/3086975/
Vouchers - regardless of the specific law type - divert $ to private &/or for profit schools.
Consider todays headlines in #Missouri & add
Church attendance down, including rural Catholic Churches
Billions controlled by the Vatican without transparency
Catholics & the Federalist Society expand control into US govt
Taxpayer MONEY distribution replaces tithing & Vatican use of wealth
Religious or Profit distribution = it’s all about greed & $$
OUR TAXPAYER $$
Two determined Central #Missouri farmers locked into a bidding war last week over a 115-acre parcel of prime #farmland outside #MaltaBend. 15 minutes later, a #CarrollCounty farmer prevailed with the winning bid of $34,800 per acre, shattering the record for highest farmland sale price.
#RealEstate #Auction #Agriculture
#Missouri #transgender healthcare providers stop treating trans youth. The state law permits treatment to continue for trans youth already receiving it at time of passage, but providers are shutting it down, citing fears of future litigation https://missouriindependent.com/2023/09/26/as-missouri-providers-halt-transgender-care-for-minors-some-feel-duped-by-legislative-deal/
Residents of Pomfret, #Vermont, have had it. They're closing a road through town because leaf-peepers stop in the middle of it.
One of the few overnight womens' shelters in #Worcester is closing due to lack of funds.
@GottaLaff House Republicans are anti Military - no funding
Senate Republicans are anti Military - refuse to stop Tuberville & 11 voted against Brown to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Both #Missouri Senators voted no even tho there are approx 180k military families in MO
Hawley is up for reelection in 2024
America deserves Better
Beautiful historic churches to visit in Kansas City, Missouri
“In the video, I am taking a flame thrower to cardboard boxes representing what I am going to do to the leftist policies and RINO corruption of the Jeff City swamp,” Eigel said in a statement to The Star on Monday. “But let’s be clear, you bring those woke pornographic books to Missouri schools to try to brainwash our kids, and I’ll burn those too - on the front lawn of the governor’s mansion.”
#Republican candidate for #Missouri governor vows to burn #books | The Kansas City Star https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article279475914.html
In Folge der transfeindlichen Gesetzgebung in #Missouri, die #trans Healthcare für allem für Minderjährige verbietet, und für Erwachsene einschränkt sollte es für bereits bestehende Hormontherapien Ausnahmen geben. Allerdings wurden gleichzeitig die Regeln für Haftbarkeit so verändert, so dass Behandlungszentren für trans Healthcare schließen. Die Patient*innen wird die Möglichkeit genommen sich weiter behandeln zu lassen.
Conservative legislators in at least nine additional states are urging their state libraries to follow suit and disaffiliate."
All of the big 3 companies have not reached an agreement and put out statements saying they're "disappointed", trying to lead us to believe that they've put forth a fair deal.
A targeted strike by the United Auto Workers has begun, including Ford Michigan assembly plant in Wayne, the Stellantis owned Jeep plant in Toledo Ohio, and the GM plant in Wentzville Missouri. The strike plan starts with calling upon only 3 plants to strike and will increase the amount of strikes if bargaining isn't going well.
There will also be a solidarity rally with UAW president Shawn Fain and US Senator Bernie Sanders tonight in Detroit. #UAW #UAWStrike #UAWOnStrike #Union #Strike #Solidarity #Ford #FordMotorCo #Michigan #WayneMichigan #Stellantis #Jeep #Ohio #Toledo #GM #GeneralMotors #GeneralMotorsCo #Missouri #StLouis #WentzvilleMissouri #Cars #Detroit #ShawnFain #BernieSanders
The #UnitedAutoWorkers went on #strike early Fri at #FordMotorCo.'s #Bronco plant in #Wayne, #Stellantis NV's #Jeep Wrangler plant in Toledo & a #GeneralMotorCo. plant in Missouri as a deadline set by the #union to reach new contracts expired.
Months after becoming the subject of an #antitrans #media #circus, a #Missouri #Pediatric #Clinic providing #MedicallyNecessary #GenderAffirming #Healthcare for #transgender #youth is officially closing
A view of the general store at Twin Bridges near West Plains, Missouri during the autumn fall season. This is part of the Ozarks.
#photography #buyintoart #AYearForArt #missouri
Today we visited the Disney Family Farm in Marceline, MO. Walt Disney grew up in this town, and in this barn (constructed to Walts blueprints) people use Sharpies to sign their names and leave messages to Walt. Outside you can see the sun setting over the farm and barn. #disney #disneyfamilyfarm #waltdisney #barn #sunset #sky #farm #tourist #roadtrip #view #explore #wanderlust #Missouri #MO
SURPRISE GEOMAGNETIC STORM: Forecasters did not see this coming. A "stealthy #CME" hit Earth yesterday and remained connected to our planet's magnetic field for more than 13 hours. The resulting #geomagnetic storm sparked #aurora photographed in the #USA as far south as #Missouri and #Nebraska. https://spaceweather.com for more.
Photo: Iceland's Jónína Óskarsdóttir
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate
Yarl went to the wrong house to pick up his younger brothers.
Ahh, more BS from #Missouri that will kill children. And in my "liberal" enclave no less.
I found a post I had made during the year 2022 (Translation below).
🤬#Missouri judge ruled ban on gender-affirming health care for minors can take effect Mon…means next wk health care providers prohib from providing gender-affirming surgeries to children. Minors who began puberty blockers or hormones before Mon will be allowed to cont. meds, but other minors won’t have access to drugs.
Some adults also lose access to gender-affirming care. Medicaid no longer cover treatments for adults, state won’t provide surgeries to prisoners #LGBTQ https://apnews.com/article/transgender-health-minors-missouri-196d873aa5a5b8b05b0af18f0e653a16
#USNews picks of the day (continued):
➡️ @universalhub - Independent local news service for Boston
#5yrsago #Missouri voters kill the state’s anti-union law with a massively successful ballot initiative https://www.governing.com/archive/gov-missouri-unions-ballot-primary-janus.html
#1yrsago A modest proposal to fix #contracts https://pluralistic.net/2022/08/10/be-reasonable/#i-would-prefer-not-to
Have you heard about #MOTUS bird tracking? Tiny devices are placed on migratory birds which ping stations throughout north and Central America. Fascinating!
We’re attending a webinar hosted by #MissouriRiverBirdObservatory + US fish and wildlife. They hope to launch a large Wood Thrush study in 2024.
Learn about MOTUS: https://motus.org/
Support ($) project: https://mochf.org/wood-thrush-motus-tagging-project/
Geselbracht, Raymond H., ed. "The Civil Rights Legacy of Harry S. Truman." Truman State University Press, July 1, 2007.
James Jr., Rawn. The Double V: How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military. Bloomsbury Press, Reprint edition, March 25, 2014.
Executive Order 9981 states:
“It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.”
Although Harry Truman never fully shed his racist heritage, he achieved a historic milestone as the president of the United States by committing the government to the pursuit of civil rights for Black Americans, marking the first such dedication since Reconstruction.
While some critics argue he could have done more and others felt he went too far, Truman's time in the White House showcased remarkable personal growth and political courage, especially when considering his upbringing and the prevailing climate of the era.
Harry Truman wrote:
“Discrimination is a disease, we must attack it wherever it appears.”
Through his efforts as President, he did his part to improve the opportunity of Black Americans to lead successful lives with basic guarantees of freedom.
“The military was the only institution in all of America—because of Harry Truman—where a young Black kid, now 21 years old, could dream the dream he dared not think about at age 11. It was the one place where the only thing that counted was courage, where the color of your guts and the color of your blood was more important than the color of your skin.”
In 1998, on the 50th anniversary of Executive Order 9981, General Colin Powell, who would later become America's first Black secretary of state, reflected on the profound impact Truman's decision had on his life:
Executive Order 9981 is as one of the highlights of Truman's eight-year tenure, representing a courageous choice that put him at odds with the Southern wing of his party on various civil rights matters. As postwar American society progressed, the armed forces served as a crucial example for desegregation and equal opportunities for Black Americans.
Nine years later, upon accepting a human rights award, Truman stated:
“Let’s make sure we preserve the greatest inspiration we can give the world, the liberties and the rights we profess through one of the most wonderful documents in the world – the Constitution of the United States.”
When he sought reelection in 1948, Harry Truman aimed to compensate for the loss of Southern support by appealing to Black American voters. He emphasized his executive actions despite congressional resistance and pledged to champion the civil rights agenda 'with every ounce of strength and determination I have.'
Ultimately, it took six contentious years to achieve the desegregation of America's armed forces.
The United States Army was the most resistant and, in 1954, was the last military unit to fully integrate.
By 1947, Black Marines were compelled to choose between retirement or accepting the role of stewards, with change progressing slowly within the Marine Corps. However, a notable shift occurred in 1949 when Black and White recruits began training together. In response to losses in the Korean War, the Marine Corps gradually integrated units in 1952.
The United States Marine Corps staunchly defended its segregated practices at the time of Truman's 1948 executive order. During World War II, Black Marines underwent training at Montfort Point, a segregated facility in North Carolina. After the war, the Marine Corps experienced a significant reduction in personnel due to demobilization.
Despite Forrestal's viewpoint, there existed a significant disparity between Navy policy and actual practice. The majority of Black Americans in the Navy continued to serve as stewards and messmen. However, in 1949, Wesley A. Brown became the 1st Black American to graduate from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. His graduation marked a historic moment as he became the 1st Black officer in the Navy.
In the Navy, Secretary James V. Forrestal declared:
“Effective immediately, all restrictions governing the types of assignments for which Negro naval personnel are eligible are hereby lifted. In the utilization of housing, messing and other facilities, no special or unusual provisions will be made for the accommodations of Negroes.”
The desegregation efforts in the Air Force marked a swift and extraordinary overturning of racial policies in the history of the U.S. military. In several bases located in the Jim Crow South, the Air Force disregarded local segregation laws, establishing integrated housing, schools, stores, and recreation facilities for airmen and their families.
Meanwhile, W. Stuart Symington, the first Secretary of the Air Force, wholeheartedly supported President Truman's initiative, leading to the Air Force becoming the first fully integrated branch of the military. The Air Force made remarkable progress, with the number of integrated units doubling between June and August 1949, as reported by December of the same year.
Curtis Bolton, a former member of the 24th Infantry Regiment and a prisoner of war for three years, expressed,
“I know that we fought as well as any other unit did, and the information has been distorted and stories too that are not true... I would like for the records to reveal and tell the true story of the 24th."