Monthly Archives: June 2011

New Jersey Lawmakers Vote to Ban Fracking | Truthout

The New Jersey Legislature passed a bill on Wednesday that would place a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, a controversial natural gas drilling technique commonly called “fracking.” via New Jersey Lawmakers Vote to Ban Fracking | Truthout. I’m sorry, but … Continue reading

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The mindless hysteria of right-wing sheep – War Room – Salon.com

Politics makes people stupid even in good times. Fear provokes irrationality. Given the parlous state of the U.S. economy, it’s no surprise that the national conversation has grown shrill. Even so, the level of vituperation and unreason comes as a … Continue reading

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‘War on terror’ set to surpass cost of Second World War – Americas, World – The Independent

‘War on terror’ set to surpass cost of Second World War – Americas, World – The Independent.

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Twelve Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil | Truthout

In the past 20 years, the US economy has grown nearly 60 percent. This huge increase in productivity is partly due to automation, the internet, and other improvements in efficiency. But it’s also the result of Americans working harder—often without … Continue reading

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Overworked America: The Great Speedup | Truthout

After a sharp dip in 2008 and 2009, US economic output recovered nicely to near pre-recession levels—we did better than most of our fellow G-7 economies. But not so American workers: Far more people here lost their jobs, and fewer … Continue reading

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10,000 Nuclear Experiments on Hold as Wildfire Closes US Lab | Common Dreams

10,000 Nuclear Experiments on Hold as Wildfire Closes US Lab | Common Dreams. How can mankind survive?

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The End Times | Common Dreams

I think the Christian End Times movement (the message of my Jehovah’s Witness tract), the growing buzz over the Mayan calendar prediction (we shift into a new age on Dec. 21, 2012 . . . you can even order end-of-world … Continue reading

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Obama Loses His ‘Constitutional Law Professor Hat’ | Common Dreams

At a press conference this week, NBC correspondent Chuck Todd — presumably under strict orders not to ask about Newsweek’s Princess Di cover — questioned the erstwhile legal scholar about whether he felt the War Powers Resolution, which forbids the … Continue reading

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Time to End the Chemical War Against Superweeds | Common Dreams

One of the main ingredients of Roundup, as well as several other herbicides, is a chemical known as glyphosate. Numerous studies covered in the report associate exposure to glyphosate with cancer, birth defects and neurological illnesses (including Parkinson’s). Alarmingly, lab … Continue reading

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Court Upholds Endangered Species Act Protection for Polar Bears | Common Dreams

June 30 – A federal judge today upheld a May 2008 decision that polar bears throughout their range should be protected as a “threatened” species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The listing was the result of a 2005 petition … Continue reading

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