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Wholesome Toys For Modern Kids}

May 26th, 2017

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Though pedal cars have been a popular children’s toy for over a century, they have several decidedly modern design features. Pedal cars have a durable design, utilize green energy, and focus on children’s development rather than strictly on mindless entertainment. These fun and classic toys are sure to please kids and the adults who love them.

As so many of today’s real car manufacturers are turning their attention to greener fuels for the cars of the future, the kids’ pedal car has always been foot-powered. Though battery-operated versions have been available for the past several decades, it is truly the original, non-motorized version of the pedal toy that has been beloved by generations of children. These cars were ‘green’ before it was cool. This foot-powered mode of children’s transportation presents a valuable lesson for young children about the value of self propulsion.

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Many have noted the pedal car’s values in early childhood education. Unlike many of today’s toys, the pedal toy does not need batteries, and it comes with no prescribed manner of play. There is so much media attention today over video games and other children’s toys that do not require any sort of creativity. Pedal cars, on the other hand, encourage creative play, motor skill development, and other versatile skills that are imperative for children to develop at a young age. Unlike many of today’s toys, pedal cars have not only entertainment value, but also educational value. For parents looking to reduce their children’s exposure to the commercial world, full of cartoon characters and cheap plastic toys, pedal cars make a sensible, back-to-basics choice.

Today, a backlash is developing against overly-modernized toys that require little thought, if any, from kids, as well as cheap plastic cars that are regarded as completely disposable. Unlike many of today’s toys, some of which can’t even be passed down to a younger children before they are broken, pedal cars are made in durable steel and meant to last through the generations. Pedal cars, though first made over a century ago, currently remain on the forefront of this revolution towards more wholesome, educational and fun toys for children.

Not only are pedal toys educational, but they are also a great opportunity to get your kids exercising outside. The media is constantly talking about children’s lack of exercise, and today more children are overweight than ever before. Toys like pedal cars can help reduce the epidemic of childhood obestity, providing a safe way to exercise that is a lot of fun for your kids. Unlike battery-powered ride on toys and electronic forms of entertainment, such as video games, a pedal car promotes healthy exercise from a young age.

The choices for children’s toys seem nearly endless. When toy shopping, look for the toys that are best for your child. Pedal cars provide child-driven exercise, opportunities for creativity and motor skill development, and a less-commercialized style that is built to last. When it comes down to it, why wouldn’t you want your child to have a simple, timeless toy that inspires creative play and exercise?

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Wikinews interviews former Salt Lake City mayor and 2012 presidential candidate Rocky Anderson

May 26th, 2017

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Former Salt Lake City mayor and human rights activist Rocky Anderson took some time to discuss his 2012 U.S. presidential campaign and the newly-created Justice Party with Wikinews reporter William S. Saturn.

Anderson served as mayor of Salt Lake City for eight years (2000–2008) as a member of the Democratic Party. During his tenure, he enacted proposals to reduce the city’s carbon emissions, reformed its criminal justice system, and positioned it as a leading sanctuary for refugees. After leaving office, Anderson grew critical of the Democratic Party’s failure to push for impeachment against President George W. Bush, and for not reversing policies on torture, taxes, and defense spending. He left the party earlier this year and announced that he would form a Third party.

Anderson officially established the Justice Party last week during a press conference in Washington D.C.. He proclaimed “We the people are powerful enough to end the perverse government-to-the-highest-bidder system sustained by the two dominant parties…We are here today for the sake of justice — social justice, environmental justice and economic justice.” The party promotes campaign finance reform and is attempting to appeal to the Occupy Wall Street movement. It is currently working on ballot access efforts, and will hold a Founding Convention in February 2012 in Salt Lake City.

Among other issues, Anderson discussed climate change, health care, education, and civil liberties. He detailed his successes as mayor of Salt Lake City, stressed the importance of executive experience, and expressed his views on President Barack Obama and some of the Republican Party presidential candidates. He spoke in depth about former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, with whom he worked during the 2002 Winter Olympics, and fellow Utahan, former governor and U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Jr..


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  • 3 The GOP race
  • 4 Public policy and the state of democracy
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4 Positive Aspects Of Professional Commercial Cleaning Services In Honolulu}

May 23rd, 2017

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If you run a commercial establishment in Honolulu like retail shop, health center, office, educational institution or manufacturing unit, you need to keep it clean and healthy for your visitors as well as employees. An uncleaned workplace gets deposited with dirt, grime and allergens over time. It not only spreads diseases but also keeps your employees unhappy and creates a bad impression on your visitors. When visitors enter into your commercial building, the first thing that comes to their notice is how spotless or clean it is. If it looks soiled and dirt filled, they may not like to come back again, hurting your business image. Professional commercial cleaning services are offered by specialized professionals to maintain the cleanliness of your commercial unit and make it look perfect at all times.

When your business in Honolulu is in need of building a more efficient atmosphere for working employees and adding to its rate of production, the ultimate solution can be found in professional commercial cleaning services. Not many of you think of them having a great impact on your Honolulu business but using these cleaning services wont let you feel worried about the daily wear and tear that leaves your office desks, carpets, furniture and rugs soiled. Sometimes, dust, moisture and odor and stain problem in your commercial unit cant get managed properly by regular cleaning services. Be it is the job of treating any bad odor problem or deep cleaning your office carpets, flooring or rug, you can depend on professional commercial cleaning services in Honolulu to handle it in the best possible manner.

What are the Positive Aspects of Professional Commercial Cleaning Services in Honolulu?

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The first aspect is they leave a great cleaning effect on your Honolulu business. It means whoever walks into your workplace, he/she will feel great to have a perfectly clean atmosphere. You may use regular cleaning staff but may not be able to get the cleaning effect that professional cleaning services can ensure you. They include the latest tools, techniques and products to deliver superior results in commercial cleaning in Honolulu every time.

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Professional cleaning services in Honolulu come with options of floor cleaning, window/door cleaning, rug cleaning, bathroom, cleaning and many other things that will help your commercial place look completely clean. They are executed with perfect attention of professionals and without any chance of overlooking your own cleaning needs. As a result, you can expect to see your floor shining, windows looking spotless and everything else appearing as great as possible.

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Professional commercial cleaning services in Honolulu can be customized to your budget, requirement and time. It means you can have the cleaning services in Honolulu office in holidays, weekends or at anytime around your convenience. You will have the option to use them for daily cleaning, weekly cleaning, bi-weekly, monthly or long-term cleaning. And they can be made to focus on blinds, upholstery, floors, bathrooms, windows or any other preferred areas of your workplace. Your business organization in Honolulu has its own specifications for professional cleaning services. It may be comparatively smaller in size and may not need a comprehensive cleaning as other local businesses do. A customized solution and schedule of commercial cleaning service in Honolulu will save your time as well as money.

4. Healthy and Productive Work Atmosphere

With professional cleaning, you can make a healthy and safe work environment for your employees. Each of them will feel happy to work in a spotless environment. It will add to their work productivity and make them enjoy their work too. When you have professional commercial cleaning services to work on your special needs, the work environment will turn out to be pleasant and effective for your employees.

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PM John Howard’s nuclear push causes alarm

May 23rd, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2006

Wikinews Australia has in-depth coverage of this issue: Australian nuclear debate

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has announced he wants a “full-scale nuclear debate”, and three of his senior federal government frontbenchers – Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, Resources Minister, Ian Macfarlane, and Environment Minister Ian Campbell – have all suggested Australia, which has around 40 per cent of the world’s known uranium reserves, should consider enriching uranium – a step in processing that would allow it to be used as reactor fuel as well as for nuclear weapons.

However there is strong opposition for nuclear power in the Australian community. The Australian Greens have rejected the Prime Minister’s assumption that nuclear power might be ‘desirable’ for Australia. The Greens say they challenge Mr Howard to show “true leadership on climate change and nuclear non-proliferation.

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said Mr Howard was “playing politics” by floating the idea and testing public opinion before developing a government position.

“Instead of pandering to US President George Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair – the two most unpopular leaders in the world today – Prime Minister Howard should demonstrate real leadership and put some authenticity into the government’s response to climate change and terrorism,” Senator Milne said. “Nuclear power and nuclear proliferation are a threat to both.”

Senator Milne challenged advocates of nuclear power to explain what they will to do about nuclear waste, how large a public subsidy they are prepared to pay to prop up nuclear power, and why the Sustainable Development Commission was wrong when it recommended last month against expanding nuclear power in Britain.

“Australians have already had to subsidise uranium mining companies to clean up after mines have closed, while last week’s Budget papers revealed that ANSTO can’t estimate the cost of decommissioning the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor,” Senator Milne said. “When will advocates of nuclear power admit that it is too slow, too expensive and too dangerous to be a solution to climate change? Nor is there any safe way to dispose of the waste. It is not even safe to transport, a concern supported by the head of the International Energy Agency…” said Senator Milne in a media release.

“Instead of turning to nuclear power, Australia should ratify the Kyoto Protocol, invest in renewable energy, adopt a national energy efficiency target and improve public transport.

“Several studies examining options to achieve deep cuts in Australian greenhouse emissions all show this goal can be achieved, cost effectively, without resorting to nuclear power,” said Senator Milne in a media release.

Greens leader Bob Brown says the Prime Minister is sending a message of approval for Indonesia to become a nuclear power. “Australia and our region are essentially nuclear-free. Mr Howard is abandoning that security to grab uranium profits and facilitate an Australian role in nuclear enrichment,” Senator Brown said. “This robs Australia of its moral strength to argue against Indonesia resurrecting the Soeharto plan for 12 nuclear reactors and to advance its interest in Russian-built floating nuclear power stations.”

“This will make our region much less secure for the next generation of Australians,” Senator Brown said. “John Howard has talked up regional terrorism. Now he is promoting nuclear power proliferation in our neighbourhood. At best his logic is faulty, at worst he is taking Australia into a future unnecessarily menaced by the nuclear threat,” Senator Brown said.

Labor MP Kelvin Thomson says John Howard’s push towards nuclear power generation could heighten the risk of a terrorist attack. “The problem with nuclear power is that more of it that is around, the easier it is for terrorists to get access to it and I’m not satisfied that in this day and age we can be absolutely certain that terrorists can’t access it,” Mr Thomson said.

Mr Thompson said the Government should be focussing its interest on “much safer and environmentally-friendly” abundant renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power. Mr Thomson said Australia was a potential world-leader in solar power. “Surely you exhaust all the other alternatives first before you say let’s go down the nuclear road,” he said.

“The problem with nuclear power is that more of it that is around, the easier it is for terrorists to get access to it,” he said. “I’m not satisfied that in this day and age you can be absolutely certain that terrorists can’t access it.”

Union leader Bill Shorten, a federal Labor candidate at the next election, believes the issue is unpopular with the electorate. A survey in 2005 found 47 percent of Australians supported nuclear power and 40 percent opposed it.

Professor Frank Muller from the University of New South Wales, said the framework to manage nuclear power needs to be put in place first. He says it could take decades before a nuclear power plant could operate. “So it actually takes even longer to provide a greenhouse benefit than it does to build a power plant,” he said. Professor Muller says nuclear power stations are expensive to build, and safety is a major issue.

Opposition environment spokesman Anthony Albanese said: “John Howard’s nuclear fantasy is Australia’s nightmare,” Mr Albanese told reporters. “Intractable problems with nuclear energy when it comes to economic costs, safety, disposal of waste and contribution to nuclear proliferation remain up to some 50 years.”

Mr Albanese said that if Mr Howard was serious about nuclear power he should say where a nuclear power plant would be built, and where the waste it produced would be stored. “If he’s so confident that nuclear energy is safe… I’m sure he’ll have coalition MPs volunteering to have a nuclear reactor in their electorate and to store their waste in the electorate,” he said.

Mr Albanese said the current Labor policy remained opposed to nuclear energy in Australia.

Australian treasurer enters nuclear debate

May 23rd, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Wikinews Australia has in-depth coverage of this issue: Australian nuclear debate

Peter Costello, Australian treasurer and the man most likely to succeed Prime Minister John Howard as Liberal party leader has thrown his support behind a nuclear power industry in Australia.

Mr Costello said that when nuclear power generation becomes economically viable, Australia should pursue its use. “If it becomes commercial, we should have it. That is, there’s no in-principle objection to nuclear energy” Mr Costello said.

Mr Costello said that nuclear energy was clean and safe, provided waste was dealt with. “Nuclear energy is an efficient form of energy. Provided you deal properly with the waste, then it’s safe,”

“It has much less greenhouse emissions than coal.” Mr Costello said.

Long time environmentalist and Labor party member for Kingsford Smith, Peter Garrett said that the government were only discussing nuclear energy to cover up its inaction on climate change.

“When really, when you look seriously at what is going on here, Australia needs to make a decision about why we are not addressing climate change and find those necessary alternatives that will make up the energy mix” he said.

Mr Garrett said that it was a “farce” that PM Howard leaves the US and suddenly becomes pro-nuclear. “It’s more than hypocritical, it’s a farce for the Prime Minister to come back from America and suddenly become born again for nukes” he said.

Federal Environment Minister, Ian Campbell rejected Mr Garrett’s claims that the government has ignored climate change and renewable energy, but said that nuclear power needed to be considered. He denied that the debate on nuclear power is a cover-up.

“We need to look at all of the options, not have this false debate about renewables versus coal or coal versus nuclear” he said.

“We need everything and we need to do it very well and that’s how we will secure Australia’s future.” Mr Campbell said.

The federal opposition’s environment spokesperson, Anthony Albanese said today that Mr Howard’s viewws were stuck in the past and were not in the best interests of Australia.

However, Mr Albanese said Mr Howard’s views were retrospective and not in Australia’s best interest.

“This is classic John Howard whether it be the GST, whether it be the extreme industrial relations agenda, or whether it be this nuclear fantasy which will become Australia’s nightmare – John Howard always returns to the past” Mr Albanese said.

“For John Howard to say that there hasn’t been a debate on nuclear energy would suggest that he went to sleep in the 50s and he’s just woken up.”

Mr Albanese claims that the high cost and safety concerns surrounding nuclear energy outweighed any benefits. “The problems of cost, safety, waste disposals and nuclear proliferation in the climate of terrorism are more acute today than they’ve ever been.” he said.

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May 22nd, 2017

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Let’s face it: anti-aging products are NOT inexpensive – geez, occasionally they aren’t actually REASONABLE! Sure, we want the most recent plus largest skincare products, however, you shouldn’t need to SPEND a billion to check like a mill.Here are 10 wallet-friendly ideas to consider from The Anti-Aging Analyst:1) ALWAYS Ask for SamplesTake it from the test QUEEN and do not be shy: TRY before you BUY. I mean, how do they anticipate you to shell out hundreds of $ for a product whenever you don’t know when you’ll absolutely love it? Some plastic stores like Sephora perfect about this – they make you a little trial test of the cream you are curious in. While you won’t get enough product to see spectacular results, you will get a thought when you dig the odor, consistency plus feel. Visit your fave plastic countertop at the division stores plus ask for samples. (OK, occasionally this depends on the feeling of the clerk, however, keep trying.) 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Oil company BP to pay for Gulf of Mexico spill

May 22nd, 2017

Monday, May 3, 2010

The British oil company BP has said it will pay the cleanup costs from a severe oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a statement on its website posted earlier today, BP pledged to take responsibility for cleaning up after the Deepwater Horizon oil well ruptured, adding it would pay what it called “legitimate and objectively verifiable” compensation for claims of damage or injury.

“We are responsible, not for the accident, but we are responsible for the oil and for dealing with it and cleaning the situation up,” said BP chief executive Tony Hayward on the TV show Good Morning America, claiming the company was not at fault for the collapse of the oil rig itself, whose equipment was provided by another company, Transocean.

Transocean spokesman Guy Cantwell responded by saying: “We will await all the facts before drawing conclusions and we will not speculate.”

The Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20 and killed eleven workers. The cause of the disaster is not known.

Murray Hill on the life and versatility of a New York drag king

May 22nd, 2017

Monday, November 19, 2007

Drag—dressing in the clothing atypical of your born gender—in recent years has found mainstream success. Films such as Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar have prominently featured drag performers. But they have all focused on men in drag as women.

Murray Hill is a comedian, emcee and performer. He is also a drag king. Called “The Hardest Working Middle-aged Man in Show Business”, The New York Times christened him “the current reigning patriarch of the downtown performance community.” He is seemingly everywhere, emceeing a bingo night at the now closed, Jimmy Fallon-backed Mo Pitkins’ House of Satisfaction on Avenue A, or hosting the Polyamorous Pride Day in Central Park. Hill has become a legend in New York’s “anything goes” counterculture theater scene who is beginning to find mainstream success; which would be a first for a drag king.

David Shankbone’s examination of New York City‘s culture has brought him to the whip’s end of a BDSM dungeon, on the phone with RuPaul, matching wits with Michael Musto, grilling Gay Talese, eating dinner with Augusten Burroughs and quizzing the bands that play the Bowery Ballroom. In this segment he talks to downtown legend Murray Hill, former New York City mayoral candidate and comedian, on the last night of Mo Pitkins’ House of Satisfaction.


  • 1 Murray Hill the performer
  • 2 Murray Hill the person
  • 3 Drag as performance art for women
  • 4 The gay community and drag artists
  • 5 Drag queens and drag kings: the differences
  • 6 The direction of New York downtown culture
  • 7 Sources

Adventure Travel Planning

May 22nd, 2017

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Travelling is really a wonderful experience, it helps us relieve from stress and allows us to relax and enjoy ourselves away from our work. But don t get too excited, before you can actually go on vacation, it needs thorough planning before you can actually enjoy.

Do you know why planning is a very important thing if you want to go on adventure travel? Carefully read through this paragraph to know why. First of all, if you plan to go on hiking to an unknown area, you should see to it that all of your paraphernalia are complete and intact including boots and other safety materials. And before setting of to unknown remote areas make sure to contact at least one tour guide that knows very well the local language so that you and your team won t have any problems communicating with the locals, in case they don t know how to speak English.

Are you aware that an adventure travel is more expensive as compared to an ordinary vacation? Yes of course, here are the reasons why is this so. First of all, there are few only a little number of people these days who are expert in the field of adventure travel thus they can demand the price they want to guide you to your adventure travel, but they will do all the planning, and guide you through correct and safe route and book you a safe and comfy place to stay during your whole travel adventure. And these people are really in high demand nowadays so this is the reason for the high prices. And we all know that in remote areas transportation is really difficult to find. Hence, you need to plan each and every single detail ahead of time. And you can do this all online and it might be helpful if you research a little bit about the place where you will have your adventure travel.

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It might help if you ask your friend or some family members who are also into adventure travel because they might give you some useful information regarding the place you are about to go.

Before going on traveling you need to know or ask yourself what type of traveling do you want to experience. Most of the people today, want to relax in a high class hotel and just stay there and relax in order to help them relieve from the everyday stresses they encounter in their work place. On the other hand, some individuals or families really want to go on adventure travel like hiking, caving, zip line, exploring the forest and many more.

The first choice is the easier one to do because hotels are very accessible and you can easily book online for reservation. While adventure travel is really a challenging one, as mentioned earlier you really need to do planning ahead of time in order to plan each and every detail of the adventure travel you are about to experience.

Just follow these simple guidelines, for sure you will really enjoy your adventure travel. If you haven t planned yet, then go on planning you adventure travel now!

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Final US manufacturer ceases production of lethal injection drug; executions delayed

May 21st, 2017

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The sole United States manufacturer of a key component of lethal injections announced Friday that it will cease production of the drug, contributing to shortages and delaying executions.

Sodium thiopental, the first of a three drug cocktail used in 34 states to render the prisoner to be executed unconscious, was manufactured in Italy until Italian authorities stated that they would only license the manufacture if it was used for medical purposes and not, crucially, for executions.

In a statement, the company, Hospira, said that they have never condoned the use of their drug, marketed as ‘Pentothal’, in executions, and that they could not “prevent the drug from being diverted to departments of corrections for use in capital punishment procedures”.

The move means that the United States is without a viable supplier for sodium thiopental. Although many European countries manufacture the drug, which is primarily used in Europe as an anæsthetic, no manufacturer has been found that is willing to supply it for use in conjunction with the death penalty, the abolition of which has been lobbied by the EU since 2008.

The shortage means that executions in California and Oklahoma have been delayed, with Texas’ last remaining stocks of the drug due to expire in March, weeks before two scheduled executions. These delays are likely to be prolonged as the legal process of drawing up new drugs to be used for injections is lengthy. Pentobarbital, an alternative which used at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland, is used for lethal injections in Oregon, and has started to be used by Oklahoma.

Hospira’s decision caused mixed reactions throughout the medical community, with the American Society of Anesthesiologists stating Monday that sodium thiopental is an “important and medically necessary anesthetic agent” that is a “first-line anesthetic in many cases”, citing geriatric and cardiovascular conditions, among others. It said that, although they disagree with the death penalty, “we also do not condone using the issue as the basis to place undue burdens on the distribution of this critical drug to the United States. It is an unfortunate irony that many more lives will be lost or put in jeopardy as a result of not having the drug available for its legitimate medical use.”

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