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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.

Friday, June 15, 2012

15 June - iGoogle

june garden lookbackjune garden lookback (Photo credit: knitting iris)
Lance Armstrong at the 2005 Tour de France.Lance Armstrong at the 2005 Tour de France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 22:  Activists dress...BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 22: Activists dressed as doctors pretending to resuscitate a corpse killed by dioxin and genetically-modified food participate in a demonstration against the agricultural industry on January 22, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Tens of thousands of demonstrators, including farmers and animal-rights activists, protested against industrial farming techniques, the use of genetically-modified seeds and animals, mass animal husbandry and corporate interest lobbying. The demonstration comes in the wake of a nation-wide dioxin scandal that led to the quarantine of 6,000 farms. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
LEGO Store Calendar June 2010 - FrontLEGO Store Calendar June 2010 - Front (Photo credit: TooMuchDew)
 Black Agenda Report

American Water Intelligence
Catskill-Delaware O&M
St. Clair O&M, MI

Greece poll 'euro versus drachma'
Greek centre-right leader Antonis Samaras says Sunday's election is a choice between the euro and the drachma, as parties hold final rallies.  
Brotherhood anger at Egypt ruling

Blog of Rights - ACLU

A Lifeline for DREAMers
Ban on Arming Domestic Drones: Let’s Draw a Line in the Sand


Nissan turns two Jukes into loudest mobile DJ station

Finger amputations caused by children's stroller prompts recall

Reports of amputations and smashed fingers have prompted federal officials to recall a popular stroller sold in the United States.  
Obama administration to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Green investments will boost economy and set us on path to climate justice

Carbon Farmers of Australia

Global Warming good for soil carbon traders
Could you be on the Positive List?

Center for Climate and Energy

Circle of Blue - Water news
Global Gold Rush: The Price of Mining Pursuits On Water Supply
The Stream, June 15: New Delhi Faces Water Crisis

Water customers threatened with debt collectors if they discount bills in protest at overcharging

Melbourne's water authorities have confirmed they will take action against customers who refuse to pay an overcharge for the Wonthaggi plant, including those who underpay their bills as a protest at the average $177 fee.

City West Water managing director Anne Barker said in extreme cases water supplies may be restricted to customers who refuse to pay bills.

Councils on carbon tax 'hit-list'

Carbon tax
SEVERAL Victorian councils have been added to the "carbon tax hit list", naming big polluters that must pay for their emissions from July 1.


Donald MacInnes: When offal is used as a tool of repression
Lisa Markwell: It's worth it to spare the torment of a 'no hair day'

Common Dreams

Rats Leaving the Ship

Daily Bell

Bank of England Proposes More Counterfeiting
Any Rabbits Left in the Hat?

Daily News - Egypt

Daily News Egypt names senior staff
Pan-Muslim body may participate in UN Syria observer mission

Democracy Now!

Overcoming Corporatism: Nader on 2012 Race, Wisconsin Recall, Attack on Pensions & the Supreme Court
A Judicial Coup in Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood-Controlled Parliament Dissolved, Military Gains Power

 We Don’t Need No Education

Bones in Bulgaria May Be of John the Baptist

Experts say a knuckle bone and other remains are probably those of the beheaded saint.  
Hitchhiking Adventures of Pre-Columbian Yeast

EPA - Radiation

EPA to Hold Citizen Science Workshops in New York and New Jersey; June 19 in New York City and June 20 in Edison, New Jersey
Statement on Passing of Peter Lord, Environmental Reporter for Providence Journal

EPA - Water science

Final National Recommended Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Carbaryl--2012
2012 Beach Grants

Food and Water Watch

Corporations, Universities and You
To Truly Fix Food System, the Farm Bill Should Restore Fair Markets

Stand up to ag gag law

food consumer
New study hints drinking sugar-sweetened soda boosts heart risk

By David Liu PhD. Wednesday June 13, 2012 (foodconsumer.org) --  A new study in the March 12, 2012 issue of the journal Circulation suggests...  
California Firm Recalls Raw Stuffed Chicken Product

Force Change

Protect Family and Friends of Lawyer from China
Ask Moscow to Allow Gay Pride Parades

FreakOut Nation

GOP spokesman in Arizona states there’s nothing derogatory about calling a woman a bitch

Guardian UK

Egypt's supreme court dissolves parliament
Highest court also rules army candidate can remain in election race in moves denounced as a coup by Muslim BrotherhoodTwo days before the second...  


Obama? In Touch? Seriously?


Mcconnell Donors

Inside Facebook

Page management platform Hearsay Social partners with media companies to help marketers with content curation
Facebook hires: interns, event marketing, user operations, client partners, analysts, software engineers and more


MiHome Brings the Gorgeous MIUI Interface to Android, No Rooting or ROMs Required [Android Launchers]


A Catholic Backlash Against Sharia Hysteria?


McCain says casino mogul is putting 'foreign money' into 2012 campaign (Justin Sink/The Hill)
Rahm Emanuel: Reduce pot penalties (Tim Mak/Politico)

Steve Munro

So You Want To Be A Transit Commissioner


Neil Munro, Of Daily Caller, Interrupts President During Rose Garden Address
Know The Enemy: Scientists Use Genetics To Get Ahead Of Malaria


II-12-043: NRC Schedules Public Meeting June 28 in Atlanta to Discuss Proposed Uranium Deconversion Facility in New Mexico
12-073: NRC Moving Forward on Risk-Informed Regulatory Framework

New Scientist - online news

Enterprise makes a voyage into history
North Carolina tries to outlaw climate models

News 24
Gauteng has fulfilled mandate - premier

Gauteng has fulfilled its mandate of building a more prosperous society, Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says.  
US defence chief salutes gay troops

Obama Conspiracy Theories

Birther headlines

Open Channel
Reuters: How S. African telecom allegedly bribed its way into Iran

ReutersA woman walks past a Jahannesburg bus shelter bearing an for South Africa's MTN Group.By msnbc.com staffEfforts to tighten international...  
Air Force eyes pressure vests in F-22 oxygen deprivation problem

Open Secrets

Congress' 2011 Personal Financial Records Released
New OpenSecrets Feature: Top Lobbyist Donors


Mehdi Hassan (1927-2012), R.I.P.


China confirms forced abortion case after uproar

Celebrate Social Media Day with Paper.li

What does social media mean to you? That's what we'd like to find out! Mashable's 3rd annual Social Media Day is just around the corner and...  
Paper.li Platform Enhancement

Payvand - Iran

Pesticide Action Network

Big News! Welcome PAN's new Executive Director
Driftcatching with Iowa farmers

Philippines News

Filipino teenager hangs on to lead
Three Arabiya TV Reporters Disappear in Philippines

Political MoJo | Mother Jones

Obama's DREAM Act Game-Changer
This Week in Dark Money

Politics Security Secrecy

Work on Secrecy Bill Delayed in South Africa Over Dispute ...
How Samsung kept the secret on the Galaxy S3's design and features

Psychology Today

The Power of Dads

Satellite News
NASA's THEMIS Satellite Sees a Great Electron Escape

When scientists discovered two great swaths of radiation encircling Earth in the 1950s, it spawned over-the-top fears about "killer electrons" and...  
Jeff Adams – Real Estate Investing


Brutish? You have to hand it to the Neanderthals after all
Europe's oldest known paintings discovered

Science Daily

No Earth impact in 2040: NASA releases workshop data and findings on asteroid 2011 AG5
New surgery may reverse hand paralysis

Scientific American

Triple-Bond: Boron Joins Elite Chemical Club

Shaleshock Media

Save Riverdale Volunteers Forced To Leave: On-The-Scene Coverage
Twelve Day Blockade Ended; Supporters Say the Story is Not Over
Star Online
M'sia allows qualifications of 820 institutes from China
Haze worsens, rainfall unlikely in next few days 
Armstrong’s long-time coach declares innocence
Commission to judicial conduct agency: Give us your records 
It’s OK to eat alone: Q&A with Susan Cain
Misbehaving beautifully: Meet TEDGlobal guest host Sarah Caddick in our Q&A 
Patent Holder Sues Basically Anyone Who Offers Recipes Or 'Meal Planning' Online
Newspaper Puts Reporter On Leave For Posting Link To Article About His Employer On Facebook 
This Week in Science
Spin Recovery 
Number of Iranian-funded companies in Turkey tops list once again
The number of Iranian-funded foreign companies in Turkey rose for the fifth consecutive month this year, according to the Turkish Union of Chambers...  
Kazakhstan allows Russia to resume Baikonur launches - PM 
USA Today
Egyptians fear government instability as elections loom 
Unexplained Mysteries
US man contracts plague after bitten by a cat
Frogs get married in Indian town 
Web MD
How Housework Can Hurt a Relationship
WebMD reports on a new study showing that unfair division of housework can strain a couple, especially in women who feel unequal to their mate.  
Fruit May Help Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy 
You rang mallard: Ducks take over bell ringing duties from shy swans
 White House
Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event
Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Singh of India
The tenth annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is winding down in Yokohama, Japan. But stem cells have been in the news in this hemisphere, too. Here's a brief round-up of links from around the Web.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who take vitamin D and calcium supplements may live a bit longer than their peers, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that older adults who were given vitamin D and calcium supplements were 9 ...
A 10-year old girl with portal vein obstruction had her quality of life drastically improved by receiving a successful transplantation of the first biologically tissue-engineered vein grown from the patient's own stem cells. According to the results ...
'Sexting' Common Among Teens: Survey - U.S. News & World Report
FRIDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens send and receive sexually explicit photos on their cellphones and have little to no awareness of the possible mental health, social or legal consequences of doing so, a new study warns.
FRIDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Graphic warning labels on cigarette packages boost the likelihood that people will think about the health risks associated with smoking, a new study has found. The study included 200 current smokers who were randomly ...
By Jill Lawlessraphael Satter on June 15, 2012 Her images of uninspiring school meals — one consisted of two croquettes, a plain cheeseburger, three slices of cucumber and a lollipop —drew international attention. The blog, set up about six weeks ago ...
You may have felt it, but now a scientific analysis of stress over time offers some proof that there's more stress in people's lives today than 25 years ago. Stress increased 18% for women and 24% for men from 1983 to 2009, according to researchers at ...

Obama administration to allow certain illegal immigrants to work - San Jose Mercury News
As Egypt Readies for Presidential Runoff, Has the Military Junta Already Won? - TIME

Daily Galaxy

To Do

The Australian
SUBSIDIES for rooftop solar panels will cost consumers about $2.3 billion over the next year as the combination of a federal government solar subsidy program ...
CORRECTED-Renewable energy grows despite financial crisis ... On the one hand, global non-hydro renewable energy generation has grown by 10 percent ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
For the 10th consecutive year, Colorado-based companies Renewable Choice Energy and Planet Bluegrass are reducing the environmental impact associated ...
Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level ...
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Human Habitat

Western Farm Press
With a rise in wildfires predicted in many parts of the country, researchers say controlled burns and other treatments to manage this risk should be stepped up.
MarketWatch (press release)
LANCASTER, N.Y., Jun 14, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Ecology and Environment, Inc., (E & E) (NASDAQ:EEI) reported consolidated revenues for ...
USC Upstate
But those who know Dr. Roël, easily recognize his combined passion for science, the Watershed Ecology Center, and USC Upstate as having squarely placed ...
Berkeley Daily Planet
This summer, the Ecology Center's Farmers' Markets will increase access to fresh, healthy foods by moving its South Berkeley market to the historic Lorin District.
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Water Power

Wall Street Journal (blog)
Mike LucasWatts Water Technologies Inc, a public company that settled an FCPA case, sued its law firm and said the sanctions were a direct result of the firm's ...
Baltimore Sun
One way to measure the new play at Single Carrot Theatre is to observe that "Foot of Water" has a set design containing a pool of water that seems to be about ...
Sacramento Bee
The City of Sacramento has issued its first %22Spare the Water%22 alert of the year.
Herald Sun
WATER customers have been threatened with debt collectors if they try to reclaim excess charges by "discounting" their bill payments.
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