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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

18 January - iGoogle

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Is Pakistan heading for disaster in Balochistan?
Pakistan must end its policy of killings and kidnappings of Baloch people and recognise the importance of the region.

Uranium and Radon Contamination Not Always Linked to Mining

All Things Considered - NPR
Democratic Allies Battle For New Ohio House Seat
4,258 Miles Of Meat: Chef, Dad On A Quest For BBQ

American Water Intelligence

Phase 1 Southern Tunisia brackish water plants
Al Ghubrah

Blog of Rights - ACLU

ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Violence in Baca's L.A. County Jails
ACLU Client Scott Douglas on The Colbert Report


SOPA protest
Going dark means crazy day for anti-SOPA site owners

Mom claims in viral blog that disabled child denied transplant

Can a patient be rejected for a kidney transplant based on a developmental disability? A New Jersey mother alleges in her blog that this happened...

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Premiers meet to talk health care: it's time for leadership and vision
There’s no contest when it comes to CEO compensation

Carbon Farmers of Australia

Cap and Trade in India
Grazing Systems don’t work: Tell the Farmer of the Year

Circle of Blue - water news

Water Law: Public Trust May Be Fresh Approach to Protecting Great Lakes

Climate of Change
Ecology, Activism, Words and Poetry

I’ve come to realise that words are more important and powerful that I ever recognised before. I guess in many ways this should have been...


Archie Bland: The elder Kim who chose lifestyle over compromise
Andrew Grice: This could prove to be Ed's defining moment

Common Dreams

Gamely Fighting - And Turning A Profit On - the "Nuisance" of Dowry Deaths

Daily Bell

Another Failure for the Elites as the EU Sinks?
Premature Obituaries

 Daily News- Egypt

Army, 'foreign conspiracy' responsible for killings, says Mubarak lawyer
( The new head honcho is the chap who ran rendition work for the CIA : which would mean the wrong guy is on trial 
  • Omar Suleiman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    On 11 February 2011, Suleiman announced Mubarak's resignation and ... In
    1993, he became the chief of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service (EGIS). ...
    of keeping the name of the Egyptian head of Intelligence a secret known only to ...

    Egypt's Secret Police Promise to Serve a Skeptical Public

    Mubarak and his Interior Minister Habib al-Adly are being tried on charges of ordering violence against protesters during the winter uprising. If convicted, each could face the death penalty. But the scenes outside on the street are an uncomfortable reminder that each man's abuses may run deeper than those committed during the so-called revolution. "The process has been rubbish," says Morayef, on the court's failure to investigate regime crimes that pre-date the uprising. "And it will not expose the most serious legacy of Mubarak's time, which, for me, is torture. Under Mubarak torture shifted from being a tool that was used against political detainees to being the average investigative method."

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2089390,00.html#ixzz1jqoVXY1n 

Burning the evidence: In Egypt, the secret police are trying to keep their evil deeds secret forever ...

Now that Mubarak is out of power, there has been an attempt among Egypt's revolutionaries to establish a truth and reconciliation commission, which would expose the horrors so many Egyptians were subject to, and then forgive the criminals who worked inside their Interior Ministry.

  • Cables: FBI trained Egypt's state security 'torturers' | The Raw Story

    Feb 9, 2011 ... Egypt's secret police, long accused of torturing suspects and intimidating political
    opponents of President Hosni Mubarak, received training at the FBI's ... between
    the head of the SSIS, Egypt's secret police, and FBI deputy ...
Arab bank lends $26 mln for Africa development

Democracy Now!

Expansion of Indefinite Detention under NDAA Compounds Extradition Fears of WikiLeaks' Assange
Debating Tucson School District's Book Ban After Suspension of Mexican American Studies Program

Police Want 'Drive-By' Friskings

The NYPD is developing an infrared scanning device that may have a range of up to 82 feet.
New Mexico is Taking a Stretch

food consumer

New Scholarship available for Healthcare Students (PR)

Force Change

Don’t Place Electronic Bracelets on Students to Monitor Heart Rates, Exercise and Sleep Habits


Occupiers Descend on Congress – and the Supreme Court


BREAKING: Vitter Drops Support For SOPA/PIPA
Laura Ingraham And Erick Erickson Say It’s Time For Perry To Drop Out Of The Race

Human Rights Investigations

Responsibility to protect: the liberation of Sirte
According to NATO  figures, coalition aircraft delivered 415 key strikes on the town of Sirte between Sunday 28th August and Thursday 20th October...
Colonel Gaddafi captured and killed
التطهير الُعرقيّ والإبادة الجماعيّة والتورخا
The Role of Honor and Culture in Group-Based Humiliation, Anger and Shame 
Inside Facebook
Greeting cards, dating apps, Grooveshark, Microsoft, photos, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU
Predictions for Facebook Credits in 2012 
The Manual Photography Cheat Sheet Keeps You Familiar with All Your Camera's Different Settings [Cheat Sheets]
Daily App Deals: Get Quick Snap for iOS for Free in Today's App Deals [Deals] 
Another Empty Neocon Case For War
The Myth of “Isolated” Iran
Prosecutors aim new weapon at Occupy activists: lynching allegation (Kari Huus/msnbc.com)
DCCC chairman: Dems have put 76 seats in play (Josh Lederman/Ballot Box) 
Tarahumaras, Known For Running Great Distances, Are Facing A Food Crisis
Goldman Sachs Post $1 Billion 4th Quarter Profit 
News 24
All-out rescue in flood-stricken Limpopo
Almost 150 people have been airlifted from the roofs of submerged houses and others from trees where they'd been trapped, after torrential rain in...
NPOs demand audit of Lottery payments 
New Scientist
Obama rejects controversial Keystone oil pipeline
Astrophile: How to spot a dark-matter galaxy 
Obama Conspiracy Theories
Reader survey
Donofrio has made fools of you all 
Oddly Enough
The last huzzah?
You’ve got till tomorrow to pay up, pal… 
Open Channel
Stop pirating my stories about SOPA, or I'll have to support it
By Bob SullivanSOPA – Maybe I’m for it after all.I’m as adamant a supporter of Web free speech as you’ll find. And...
Wanted Women: Pakistani neuroscientist was on US 'kill or capture' list 
Open Secrets
OpenSecrets Blog PolitiQuizz: Farewell, Jon Huntsman
Dig into Presidential Candidates' Personal Financial Disclosures on OpenSecrets.org 
Payvand Iran News
Breaking the Embargo on NGOs in Iran
Neither War Nor Nuclear-Armed Iran 
Doctor Calls Police, Child Services on Mother Who Refuses to Vaccinate Son
Huaxi: The socialist village where everyone is wealthy 
Pesticide Action Network
Banner week in bee science: Zombie flies & poisonous 'planter exhaust'
Dow & Monsanto in deadly race on the pesticide treadmill 
Philippines News
Los Angeles makes condom use mandatory for porn actors
the stunner on the Corona defense team 
Political MoJo : Mother Jones
Romney Floats a Whopper About the Navy
Your Post-New Hampshire #FantasyGOP Update 
Politics Security Secrecy
Ten Must-Read National Security Blogs
How Apple's Organizational Structure and Policies Contribute to ... 
Psychology Today
 Satellite News
Jeff Adams – Real Estate Investing
Here are some insights provided by Mr. Jeff Adams, a leading real estate expert who is highly experienced in the real estate industry and who has...
Basic Steps for Real Estate Investors by Jeff Adams 
Science Daily
Saving dogs with spinal cord injuries
Ancient popcorn discovered in Peru 
Science RSS
UK scientists find 'lost' Charles Darwin fossils
The chips that are good for your health 
Scientific American
Dirty Dancing: Dung Beetles Get Down to Walk the Line
Boa Constrictors Listen To Loosen 
The Order of the Illuminati: Its Origins, Its Methods and Its Influence on the World Events
The Mysterious Connection Between Sirius and Human History 
We were ambushed, Bersih chief Ambiga tells Suhakam inquiry
Four killed in three-car accident in Kuala T'ganuU.S. EPA Radiation News
EPA and U.S. Department of Energy to Develop Renewable Energy on Previously Contaminated Sites; Two Sites in Buffalo Area Among Those to be Assessed for Renewable Energy Projects 
Focal Point: Does private water service make it harder to sell your home?
Perry blasts Obama rejection of Canadian pipeline 
Ten Percent
Blair, Straw & Miliband Escape Prosecution for Human Rights Abuses As Cameron Continues Torture Cover Up
Friday! 43 
This Week in Science
Structured Memories
U.S. EPA Water Science news
Notice of Final 2010 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan; Re-Opening Public Comment Period
Water Quality Criteria for Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution
( The Nitrogen Cycle is farming dysfunction where excess/petroleum based fertilizer is implicated in poisonous algal blooms and ocean dead zones : oxygen depletion

USA Today
Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline
Costa Concordia poses environmental risks 
Unexplained Mysteries
Sites go dark over SOPA and PIPA
Did the Portuguese discover Australia? 
War is Business
U.S. Military Manufacturers Move South Of The Border (Aggregated)
Qatar Welcomes Taliban Office (Aggregated)

Web MD
Breastfeeding: Breast Pumps, Nursing Bras, and Other Things That May Help
WebMD talks to experts about breast pumps, nursing bras, and other things that may be handy for moms who are breastfeeding their babies.
Raise Active Kids When You’re Inactive 
White House
New Report: States Moving Forward to Implement Health Reform’s Affordable Insurance Exchanges 
Capturing Carbon Dioxide to Create a Cleaner Environment
Russ Baker, Borders Books, San Francisco, 2010, on digging deep and making a difference.
Zoe -It's our Nature
Not Just Any Dragon; It’s the Water Dragon
Why We Should Kill Wolves!
Daily Galaxy
"The End of the World!" --The Day the Earth Passed Through Halleys Comet 24-Million-Mile Tail
Extreme Weather: Saturn's 1.5-Billion Square-Mile Storm --Wide as Earth
New Tech Reveals Unknown Galaxy Clusters with Billions of Stars Discovered --"The Tip of the Iceberg"
One-Light-Year Tall 'Ninjas' --The Molecular Clouds of the Carina Nebula
"Hubble V1" -- The Star that Unlocked the Observable Universe
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