In 2014, the Bakken celebrated its billionth barrel of oil delivered to market. This was a year in which many speculators expected US oil to surpass Saudi Arabia in output … Continue reading The Bakken Versus Saudi Arabia
My girlfriend recently got into “Himalayan pink salt,” which I first thought was simply a marketing scam for “unrefined” salt, as if refining salt were a bad thing. Now the gimmick has appeared at most grocery stores. I thought it important to advise readers that they should not buy this sketchy product.
The Himalayas go through some gnarly countries, and according to several German studies, Himalayan pink salt comes from Pakistani mines. The only reason its pink is because there is suspended iron oxide (rust) in the crystals, and it carries a variety of (unrefined and) undesirable chemicals, such as fluoride and polyhalite.
via NBC Nearly 25% of McCone County’s 1.700 residents are already over the age of 60, a bellwether for changes that will soon sweep across Montana. State projections show a … Continue reading Rural Aging Crisis
Many Western states are largely owned by the federal government. Its a massive victory for state’s rights that numerous governments are discussing a takeover of federal domains. Such a colossal … Continue reading Overlooked Report On Federal Lands Takeover
via Seattle Times Silicon Valley is pushing its way into every stage of the food-growing process, from tech tycoons buying up farmland to startups selling robots that work the fields … Continue reading Tech Investors Plow Money Into Future Farms
I blame long drives that are so common here, poor road conditions, and the large proportion of elderly drivers. via KRTV Although they finished among the 10 states with the … Continue reading Insurance Company Ranks Montana Among Worst Drivers
By now you’ve likely heard the story of the three snowmobilers who fell through the ice awhile taking a shortcut across not-so-solid Seeley Lake. One was rescued, the other two … Continue reading Falling Into Ice