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    “We buy huge portions at the store and we bring them back in a big car to a big refrigerator, and we’re not eating it all,” said Dana Gunders, who wrote the NRDC report Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40% of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill. In addition, she said, a lot of edible food is discarded prematurely because shoppers misunderstand the purpose of sell-by or use-by dates stamped on food labels. Infant formula is an exception, but in most cases, the dates aren’t required by the government, and, according to the USDA, they aren’t a threshold for food safety. “They are...
    Note: Eat food after the sell-by date, America. It's good for you.
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    Once you assume a public office, your communications about anything having to do with your job are not your personal business or property. They are the public’s business and the public’s property, and are to be treated as no different from communications of like sensitivity. That something so obvious could have eluded Mrs. Clinton raises questions about her suitability both for the office she held and for the office she seeks.
    Note: Former AG on common sense and federal officials' documents.
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    If every car in America were electric and recharged using only renewables, the impact would be less than 2% of global emissions. Even the new Obama power-plant rules, which would be far more consequential, would prevent only 0.03 degrees Celsius of warming by 2100 (and then only if climate models predicting substantial warming are right).
    Note: Reality check for USA carbon.
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    when he was asked about his disparaging remarks about Mexicans in his announcement speech, Mr. Trump managed to make a discussion and immigration policy all about him. With Mr. Bush, who has written a book on his immigration policy, and Mr. Rubio, a co-author of a Senate immigration reform bill, Mr. Trump bellowed: “If it weren’t for me, you wouldn’t even be talking about illegal immigration.”
    Note: ego fixation
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    The real-estate mogul’s tell-it-like-it-is performance Thursday may turn unease among the Republican establishment about his candidacy to outright opposition. Mr. Trump acknowledged that a third-party run could result in Democrat Hillary Clinton winning the White House. “I fully understand,” Mr. Trump said. “I’m talking about a lot of leverage. I want to win as the Republican.” Mr. Paul, sagging in the polls, jumped on Mr. Trump’s stance to take a shot at the Republican leading most public-opinion polls. “He buys and sells politicians of all stripes,” Mr. Paul said. “He’s...
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