Must Read- Oct. 8, 2013: Ethanol, Fat Letters from Schools, Truckers To Shut Down America
A semi truck along Interstate 70 near Booneville, Mo Image by MGN Online- KOMU Photos/ Anna Burkart
There is a hearing this week in MO to discuss increasing gasoline's ethanol blend from 10% ethanol to 15%.
- Committee holding public hearing on proposed rule change allowing E15 gasoline blend. (News-Leader)
- Missouri lawmakers consider rule to expand ethanol use. (Kansas City Star)
- Ethanol subsidies backfire as farm bill loom. (Talk Radio News Service)
There is a Kickstarter project called Tikker that counts down how long you will live. Some are calling it the death watch.
- The "death watch": gadget counts down how much time left until you die. (Express)
- Tikker- The wrist watch that counts down your life! (Kickstarter)
Truckers in DC:
Over 3,000 truckers plan to clog up D.C.'s I-495 and shut down the city.
- Truckers for the Constitution: Plan to slow D.C. Beltway, arrest Congress. (US News & World Report)
- Truckers plan 3-day slowdown on DC beltway. (USA Today)
- Ride for the Constitution on Facebook
Fat letters from School:
Schools have been talking the BMI of students and sending home "fat letters" to parents who have obese children. Some of those kids getting these "fat letters" are not event fat.
- Mom's outrage after sporty 11-year-old daughter is sent home with a letter from school calling her overweight. (Daily Mail)
September was childhood obesity month and schools in 19 states sent home these "fat letters."
- Fat Letters and annual weigh-ins questioned: should schools measure and report student's BMI? (Medical Daily)
- Rethinking public school "Fat letters" for students. (Time)
- Fat letters from school to parents are wrong. (CNN)
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