Catch The Spring Fishing Fever

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The New York Freshwater Fishing Guide has everything you need to reel in that really big one.


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

I can hardly wait to go fly fishing again. Have you been? Do you love it?


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Catch The Spring Fishing Fever

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The New York Freshwater Fishing Guide has everything you need to reel in that really big one.


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

I can hardly wait to get to go fly fishing again. Have you ever been? Do you love it?


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The Last Gasps of Rizzoli Bookstore

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“The Rizzoli Bookstore is now closed. I was there for the final minutes last Friday, along with the rest of the staff. We stood outside the building on West 57th street drinking champagne, smoking cigarettes, staring at the hired guns sent by the LeFrak family and Vornado Realty to start boarding us up at 7:30pm sharp.”


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

A brick and mortar bookstore, even one as gorgeous and historical as the Rizzoli Bookstore was, is less important than one online. You can’t have a wine and cheese book reading on Amazon. The end of an era, indeed.


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International forests

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“New: Watch the premiere of Showtime’s new show, Years of Living Dangerously, below.

The program enlists celebrities and scientists to uncover the stories of how climate change is impacting today’s society. The first episode follows Harrison Ford as he heads to Indonesia to observe the deforestation driven by palm oil plantations.”

- See more at: http://www.foe.org/projects/oceans-and-forests/forests#sthash.wlcBZdX5.dpuf


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

Episode one of "Years of Living Dangerously" is both fascinating and horrifying. It is a shock to see what is happening to our planet due to global warming.Will we be in time to stop the devastation? There are some who believe it is ‘God’s Will’ and all part of the Master Plan. Learn about a scientist who is attempting to explain this phenomenon in both religious and scientific language to bridge the gap between the two perspectives. 


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Wholesome Wave fosters strong linkages between local agriculture and under-served communities. Our goal is a more vibrant and equitable food system for all people.

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Wholesome Wave programs improve the accessibility and affordability of healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables. We reach over 28 states, working with more than 60 community-based organizations who manage nearly 400 farm-to-retail venues, and impact more than 3,200  farmers. 

Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

A prescription program for fruit and vegetables has been launched to fight obesity. There is also a ‘Double Value Coupon Program’ that is studying diet and shopping behavior.


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A SNAP Farm Stand? USDA Expands Access to Fresh, Local Food

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Under new guidelines, direct-sale farms can now apply for EBT card readers.


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

People who need nutritional assistance can benefit from being able to use SNAP at Farm Stands and to get healthy, inexpensive or free food in whatever ways that can be made available.


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Sesame stairs from Allgood Trio – Allgood

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Sesame from Allgood Trio is a new innovative system that ensures access for all, whilst providing a discreet and aesthetically pleasing solution for the building.


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

Every building needs to have access to everyone. The laws are getting stricter about this. Here is one fascinating solution, Sesame Stairs from Allgood Trio.


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10 American Foods that are Banned in Other Countries

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Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact that much of the food sold in the US is far inferior to the same foods sold in other nations. In fact, many of the foods you eat are BANNED in other countries.


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

How could anyone in their right mind eat any of the foods that are mentioned here?


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National Exhibition Will Fill US Billboards with Art

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ive American art museums and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) will mount a nationwide public art exhibition this summer. Art Everywhere will bring reproductions of some 50 artworks from the museums’ collections — chosen how else but through an online public vote — to billboards, subway platforms, train stations, and more, filling space usually reserved for advertising with art.


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

An opportunity for everyone to view and learn more about art thanks to the Art Everywhere US initiative, the five museums involved and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.


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Alison D. Gilbert – Google+

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http://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlisonDGilbert/posts


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

Works at Retirement, blogging and fly fishing

Attends Fly fishing lessons in my Colorado Dreams


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The Secret Life of a Food Stamp

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Food stamps turns 50 this year.  Since the program was written in to law, it’s become one of those government programs that gets a lot of attention from politicians on both the left and the right — especially recently.  The program has been growing furiously in the last 15 years — one in seven Americans is on food stamps today. That’s more than twice what the rate was in 2000.  Some of that can be explained by changing eligibility requirements and job-losses during the recession. But the fastest growing group of food stamp participants in the last few decades are people who have jobs and work full year-round.  And that suggests a deeper new reality. Even once the recession is fully behind us, could increased use of food stamps driven by low-wage jobs be a permanent fixture of the American economy?  


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

Food stamps are not exclusive to the unemployed and elderly any longer.


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3 Out Of 4 Food Shoppers Care About Sustainability In Their Supermarket Decisions

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Americans are strongly in favor of foods that are better for society and the environment. And they want to know if they’re eating GMOs.


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

It is good to know that so many Americans are concerned about the food they eat.


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The Psychology of Color [Infographic]

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An infographic that takes a creative and interesting look at how color is perceived and how it triggers certain thoughts and emotions.


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

Wonderful. I am a color enthusiast.


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Infographic: How to Use Google+ for Business

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If your business has an online presence, then Google+ is impacting your revenue. Love it or hate it, interacting with Google+ is an important piece of an online marketing strategy. As the second largest social platform (behind Facebook), it is important to integrate Google+ into your regular social marketing activity. For those new to the platform, here are some quick tips and best practices to get you started. 


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

For many business people, Google+ has overtaken Facebook in usage. It is viewed as more professional and to be taken seriously. Facebook has a less than professional aura.


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Will Ethiopian dam dry up the Nile?

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“Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (known as Gerd) is now about 30% complete.  Once completed, in three years, it will be Africa’s largest hydropower dam, standing some 170m (558ft) tall.”


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

These dam projects have many affects:
• Change or stop the flow of water
• Disrupt the natural food supply to indigenous peoples

• Supply hydroelectric power to far away and foreign places

• Destroy the lives of the people who have depended upon their local river for their livelihoods for ages
• People who depended upon the sea for livelihoods are forced to become agrarian. GMO growing is being introduced.

Will we be in time to prevent the complete destruction of the natural order of things? What do you think? I think it is already to late. 


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Raw Politics Drive Milk Wars

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‘Campaigning for Health, Justice, Sustainability, Peace and Democracy.’


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

"It’s nice to see that people are now advocating for their right rather than science," said Baylen Linnekin, executive director of Keep Food Legal, a group that describes itself as "the first nationwide membership organization devoted to food freedom-the right of every American to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and drink the foods of their own choosing."


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Organic Consumers Association

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‘Campaigning for Health, Justice, Sustainability, Peace and Democracy.’


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

TODAY’S STORIESStop Monsanto’s Attack on DemocracyChile Derails "Monsanto Law" That Would Privatize SeedsGMO Task Force Scheduled to Meet in April: Oregon’s Monsanto Protection Act under FireRoundup Toxicity May Impact Male Fertility: StudyKentucky Lawmakers Take Aim at Animal-Rights Videos at Factory FarmsRaw Politics Drive Milk WarsMy Interview with a Pediatrician Who Thinks Vaccines Are ‘Messing with Nature’The Hellish Monotony of 25 Years of IPCC Climate Change WarningsSprings Eternal: Hopes against Collapse, Hopes for ConsumingThe Truth about Fluoride Becoming More Widely KnownThe Joy and Resolve of a Movement Built on Creative ResistanceThis Week’s Newsletter: FDA Moves on Voluntary GMO LabelsElegy for a Country’s SeasonsNAFTA at 20: "a Vehicle to Increase Profits at the Expense of Democracy"Has a Plague Already Arrived? 205 Americans Die Each Day after Acquiring Superbug Hospital InfectionsProtecting the PollinatorsMercury Poisoning in Dentistry: Dentist Writes of Mercury’s Health Hazards in New BookWhat Immigration Reform Means for the Food SystemGlyphosate and CancerGolden Rice Myths by Dr. Michael HansenBrazil Seeks Ban on Monsanto Herbicide Due to Alarming Toxicity RisksFracking the USA: New Map Shows 1 Million Oil, Gas WellsMercury in Seafood: A Little ClarityPetitions for Snowden Encounter Officialdom in WashingtonMarijuana POWs in Colorado Could Soon Go FreeStanford Study on Raw Milk Digestibility: Conflicting InterpretationsOrganic Consumers Association Responds to FDA Push for Voluntary GMO Labeling and Safety ClaimsSurvey Finds Majority of Consumers Consider GMOs, but Where Are the Labels?A Few Significant Steps on Climate ChangePollinators & Pesticides: Heavy Costs


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Banana Coconut Chia Pudding

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By Rochelle Donnino. “Easy Peasy”, and yes yummy, very yummy. Couldn’t believe that something good for me could taste so good but it did. Here are some benefits of eating Chia.”


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

I love chia seed puddings. I have gotten out of the habit over the winter. But I definitely want to resume. They make great desserts and treats.


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The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color

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This seemingly simple area of study offers insights into all sorts of behavior–from attention to decision-making.


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

Fascinating article on the study of color from a scientific perspective. See my replies to the comments and please let me know what you think. 


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Social Media for Small Business : The Why and How

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GottaQuirk is a blog focussed on all aspects of digital marketing and is authored by the Quirk team.


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

I posted this because I love the graphic of all the social media icons placed together.


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