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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.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

23 June - iGoogle

June's multi-colored eyesJune's multi-colored eyes (Photo credit: kakissel)
All Things Considered - NPR
Putting A Positive Spin On Negative Campaigning

American Water Intelligence
Yuxi Wastewater Treatment package, Yunnan Province
Los Tajos WWTP
Islamist wins Egyptian presidency
The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi is declared the winner of Egypt's presidential run-off, beating former PM Ahmed Shafiq with 51.7% of the vote.  
Greek PM cannot attend EU summit
  • China docks spacecraft manually
    China successfully carries out its first ever manual docking of a spacecraft, the Shenzhou-9, with another space module.
  • Bee swarm attacks Thailand monks
    Dozens of novice monks are taken to hospital, some in a serious condition, after an attack by a swarm of bees in northern Thailand.
  • Rio ends with corporates warning
    The Rio+20 summit ends with an agreement from world leaders that charities say represents a "missed chance" to tackle environmental problems.
  • Alan Turing's 'suicide' in doubt
    Alan Turing, the British mathematical genius and codebreaker, may not have committed suicide, as is widely believed, claims an academic.
  • Sumatran rhino born in captivity
    A Sumatran rhinoceros, one of the world's most endangered species, gives birth in Indonesia, the fourth recorded case of one being born in captivity.
  • Seagrass could help coral reefs
    Research headed by a Swansea University marine biologist offers a potential solution for endangered coral reefs around the world's oceans.
Blog of Rights - ACLU
Breaking the Addiction to Incarceration: Weekly Highlights
This Week in Civil Liberties (6/22/12) 
Again, Apple gets all the attention 
Tropical Storm Debby threatens Louisiana, Florida
Tropical Storm Debby crept up the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday, threatening to bring flooding and tornadoes to parts of the Gulf coast.  
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
BC can meet energy needs, reduce GHGs — but we need a major shift
SaskNotes: The Shield or the Sword? The Saskatchewan Labour Legislation Review 
Carbon  Farmers of Australia
Carbon Farming Newsletter - June 2012
Carbon Farming: “Show Me The Money” 
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Promoting Low-Carbon Innovation at Rio+20 
Circle of Blue - water news
U.S., U.K, and China Lead Foreign Land Investments In Agriculture and Finance
The Stream, June 21: How Much Water Does Fracking Use? 
Matt Chorley: I'll buy fruit in laybys when it starts raining cream
Common Dreams
Orwellian: NSA Can't Say If It Spies On You Because It Would Violate Your Privacy 
Daily Bell
Hey, Thanks For All You Do ... We Wouldn't Have a Website Without It!
Daily News Egypt
Daily News Egypt names senior staff
Pan-Muslim body may participate in UN Syria observer mission 
Democracy Now!
Dark Money: Will Secret Spending by a Group of Billionaires Decide the 2012 Election? (Pt. 1)
Torture in U.S. Prisons? Historic Senate Hearing Takes Up Solitary Confinement's Devastating Toll 
Endangered Sumatran Rhino Gives Birth
The birth was only the fourth in captivity for the species in more than a century.  
Why Didn't I Think of That? 
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
EPA - Water science
Final National Recommended Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Carbaryl--2012
2012 Beach Grants 
Food and Water Watch
Senate Passes Farm Bill
 food consumer
Healthy recipes: Moroccan Chicken Salad
Force Change
Justify the United States’ ‘Kill List’
Distribute Free Condoms to Students in New Jersey Public Schools 
FreakOut Nation
Egypt Tightens Security Ahead of Presidential Election Results - Businessweek
Tropical Storm Debby crawls offshore in Gulf - CBS News
Guardian UK
Turkey goes to Nato over plane it says Syria downed in international airspace
Foreign minister says Ankara will take incident to Nato and dismisses Syria's claim it did not know plane was TurkishNato is to meet on Tuesday at...  
Greek politicians to miss key EU summit 
Lake Charles Area Lawmakers Say Jindal Has Shown A Lot More Aggressive Side This Term
That Thing In The Gulf Is Now Tropical Storm Debby 
 Huffington Post
Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Declared Country’s New President 
* Wonder how that compares to Mr. No Change's promises
in-mind.org - Psychology for You
The dish on gossip: Its origins, functions, and bad reputation
 Inside Facebook
New this week on the Inside Network Job Board: High 5, King.com, Machine Zone and more
Yahoo Toolbar, How Hipster Are You, Smule, Dove sweepstakes, more on this week’s top 20 emerging Facebook apps 
DIY Chai Tea [DIY]
DIY Outdoor Kitchen [Weekend Project] 
Where are the Iran talks heading after Moscow?
Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Message to Iran’s Leaders: “Bend to the will of the people” 
Morsi named new Egyptian president (Washington Post)
 Steve Munro
Spadina Reconstruction News
Queen East Construction News (Updated June 20)

III-12-023: NRC Concludes its Review of FENOC'S Root Cause Analysis of Davis-Besse Shield Building Cracks
II-12-044: NRC Issues Order to Tennessee Valley Authority Regarding Falsified Documents During Watts Bar Unit 2 Construction 
New Scientist
Threatwatch: Taliban action risks Polio resurgence
Overtly 'girly' scientists alienate potential students
News 24
Zimbabwe humiliate Proteas
Zimbabwe have yet again humiliated the Proteas, this time cruising to victory in the tri-series T20 final at the Harare Sports Club.  
Egypt on alert as election result imminent 
Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi To Be Egypt's New President
'Who I Am': N.Y.C. Council Speaker On Politics, Faith 
Obama Conspiracy Theories
Having the last word
 Open Channel
Matt Sandusky: From staunch defender to possibly his father's most damning accuser
As a sequestered jury deliberates the fate of Jerry Sandusky, his adopted son is now saying he was one of former Penn State assistant coach's...  
Reuters: In the new Myanmar, the gulag endures
Open Secrets
Obama and Romney Tread Familiar Fundraising Ground in May
Disclosure day, GOP vs. IRS and more in Capital Eye Opener: June 21 
Vile, Abusive Bullying By NY Kids Causes Outrage
Who Should Be NDA's Prime Ministerial Candidate? 
 Payvand Iran
Iranian-American Rapper Shatters Stereotypes 
Pesticide Action Network
Senate passes good Farm Bill!
Senate Farm Bill voting underway — call now! 
 Philippines News
SC justices should submit to public interview in CJ screening
Political MoJo | Mother Jones
 Politics Security Secrecy
Psychology Today
Popular Reads this Week
Second Chances 
Code Breaker: Alan Turing's Life and Legacy, Science Museum, London
Here's one I won earlier: Europe's Inventor Awards celebrate our finest new ideas and their creators 
Science Daily
Lichen can survive in space: Space station research sheds light on origin of life; potential for better sunscreens
Predicting treatment response in central nervous system diseases: Simple way of avoiding dangerous side effects? 
 Scientific American
Why Does Exercise Make Us Feel Good?
Readers respond to "A Man-made Contagion" and Other Articles 
Shaleshock Media
Truth and Consequences of Fracking
 Star Online
Indonesian charge d'affaires summoned to Wisma Putra
Malaysian swap deal best, to beat people smugglers, says Aussie FM 
Man found dead in Travis Country park
Ozone warning in effect today 
How to beat the TED time limit: Fellows give 20-second TEDTalks
GMacGuffin's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
Do We Need A 'Circle Section' Registry To Prove Digital Ownership? 
This Week in Science
Why Does Exercise Make Us Feel Good?
Readers respond to "A Man-made Contagion" and Other Articles 
Iran-Iraq trade ties stand at $10bln
Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said the volume of Iran's trade exchanges with Iraq amount to approximately $10 billions, but...  
Russian "Zarubezhneft" says no progress on oil projects with Iran 
USA Today
NATO to meet on Syria's downing of Turkish plane 
Unexplained Mysteries
Woman with 'superhuman' sight discovered
Man crushed by 16ft cactus 
Web MD
FDA Rejects New Use for Blood Thinner Xarelto
The FDA has decided -- for now -- against allowing the new blood thinner Xarelto to be used to treat patients with blocked coronary arteries.  
Smartphone Addiction 
World's Ugliest Dog title goes to British hound Mugly
Grumpy Leon the Lemur has enough of rainy June and steals an umbrella 
 White House
Op-ed by President Obama: President Obama Reflects on the Impact of Title IX
Remarks by the President at the NALEO Annual Conference
A Surprise Ending on Watergate’s 40th Anniversary 
 Zoe - It's our Nature
When Religion Means Cruelty to Animals
Surgeons have removed a tumour from the mouth of a foetus, in what has been described as a "world first" procedure. After a scan at 17 weeks, mother Tammy Gonzalez said she "could see a bubble" coming out of her baby's mouth. Doctors said it was a very ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Americans oppose President Barack Obama's healthcare reform even though they strongly support most of its provisions, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Sunday, with the Supreme Court set to rule within days on whether the law ...
June 23, 2012|Amy Taxin, AP Sniff your way to love? Singles who have attended so-called pheromone parties haven't ruled it out. The get-togethers — which have been held in New York and Los Angeles and are planned for other cities — ask guests to submit ...
By Deborah Kotz, Globe Staff I get occasional migraines, and the only good thing about the throbbing pain, nausea, and depressed mood is the sense of euphoria that comes when the pain finally lifts. For some headache sufferers, however, the pain never ...
Magnetic toys are growing in popularity, but so is the accidental ingestion of magnetic elements among children. In a letter published in The Lancet, Doctors highlight the dangers of swallowing magnets and advise parents to take extra care that their ...
By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) - While US food companies are making healthier breakfast cereals for children, they're also aiming more ads for their unhealthiest products at kids, according to a report issued on Friday. The "Cereal Facts" study from Yale ...
The podium is prepared ahead of the arrival of Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney for an event in San Diego on March 26, 2012 in California. (Image credit: AFP via @daylife) Last week, Mitt Romney gave a speech in Orlando, ...
By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News The H5N1 bird flu virus could change into a form able to spread rapidly

To Do

Lansing State Journal
The debate over increasing Michigan's renewable energy requirements is starting to heat up faster than a solar panel on a cloudless summer day.
Daily Press
NEWPORT NEWS — An Ohio company is proposing to build an anaerobic digester — a renewable energy facility that would accept food and yard waste as well ...
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Given the importance of abundant amounts of energy for Americans, the federal government tends to subsidize all forms of energy ...
Energy Digital
A new report reveals the great potential of clean energy in America's future.
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Sacramento Bee
Python, wild boar and lion fish will be on the menu this weekend in Miami.
The goal is to raise awareness about how the animals impact South Florida's ecology -- and perhaps even generate an appetite for them. Haven Gastro-Lounge ...
Science Daily (press release)
How strong are the links in food webs? An experiment demonstrates that they're strong enough for a disturbance to propagate across four trophic levels and two ...
Port Huron Times Herald
The name's a bit of a mouthful: Sisters of Mary Reparatrix. Focus on that unusual last word: Reparatrix. It shares the same root with reparations or repair.
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Water Power

LIMA, June 23 (Reuters) - Peruvian president Ollanta Humalasaid on Saturday Newmont Mining would ensure ample waterfor towns near its proposed Conga ...
Sacramento Bee
A Massachusetts swimming pool where a woman drowned in murky water and her body went unnoticed for days has reopened.
Washington Post
The former director of a California water agency director has been charged with felony child abuse after a neighbor posted online video that shows him hitting ...
Park Rapids Enterprise
Thinking about going out on the boat this weekend and tossing back a six-pack of beer? Better reconsider that.
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