Is Your Drinking Water Safe?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has failed to notify farmers and other people living in watersheds contaminated with atrazine, a pesticide used heavily in the corn growing industry.

Wonder if Steve Bradbury from the EPA would be willing to drink the water in these contamined watersheds.

The Watering Hole: August 24 – Events in History

This was actually a very busy date. In fact so many events occurred on this date that I have problems picking one of significance.  Here are a few:

79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash.
410 – The Visigoths under Alaric begin to pillage Rome for three days.
1200 – John of England, famous for issuing the first Magna Carta, married Isabella of Angouleme at the Bordeaux Cathedral.
1215 – Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid.
1456 – The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
1814 – British troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings.

79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash. (The Katrina of the Roman Empire!) Continue reading