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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, July 11, 2012

11 July - iGoogle

English: Lance Armstrong at the Tour of FlandersEnglish: Lance Armstrong at the Tour of Flanders (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
All Things Considered - NPR
Homeless Rural Vets Find A Place To Call Home
'Vultures' Swoop In For Deals In Debt-Ridden Spain

American Water Intelligence

Melamchi Water Supply Project, Kathmandu

Spanish PM announces fresh cuts
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announces new austerity measures including a 3% rise in VAT, as thousands of miners protest against big...  
UN 'to protect Goma from rebels'

BP Corexit Gulf of Mexico

Disease-ridden Fish, Eyeless Shrimp, Mutated Sea Life – Welcome ...

Blog of Rights - ACLU

Ohio Governor John Kasich Stops Second Consecutive Execution
Abortion Ban Plays Politics with Women’s Health


MTV, Comedy Central, other Viacom channels go dark for DirecTV


Extreme heat roasts the Western U.S.
Another blast-furnace day awaits the U.S. desert Southwest on Wednesday, the second day of an excessive heat warning for the region.  
Odor diverts flight, sickens plane crew

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Dark Side of Investment Agreements: Video
CCPA's National Office is moving!
Under One Roof unites Ottawa-based progressive groups with shared office spaces and facilities, and fosters an environment of interaction, collaboration and movement for social change. For more information, visit www.underoneroof.ca.

Carbon Farmers of Australia

Soil Carbon baseline ALERT
Now you can afford to increase soil carbon

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Carbon Forum North America 2012

Circle of Blue - water news
Droughts Hit World’s Agricultural Regions: Without Water, U.S. Corn Crop Faces Setbacks


Archie Bland: Cameron would do better not to take sides in future

Common Dreams
Suds and Grub! Come Trash White Trash and Other Losers Who Can't Afford Health Care! Fun For All! Except Them Of Course!

Daily Bell
Merkel and Hollande - Best in the World

Democracy Now!
Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, on the Struggle to Win - and Now Protect - Voting Rights in U.S.
Oakland City Council Seeks to Cut Goldman Sachs Ties After Bank Profits from Lowered Interest Rates


y NewsSettings


Mysterious Vortex Spotted in Titan's Atmosphere
A vast swirl has been detected over the Saturn moon's south pole, believed to be caused by the onset of winter.  
Caribbean Crustacean Named for Bob Marley

EPA Radiation News

EPA Region 7 Tribal Program Awards Grants to Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri for Water Monitoring, Radon Protection

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

Food and Water Watch

Farm Bill In Progress: The House’s Turn

food consumer
New Studies on 3 Important Nutrients

By Dr. Mercola   Your body not only depends on nutrients in the food you eat, but is actually composed -- atom-by-atom, molecule-by-molecule...  
Healthy Recipes: Chilled Roasted Tomato Soup

force change

Protest Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Alligator Backpack

FreakOut Nation

Dem lashes back: Freedom and Equality go hand in hand
Domestic violence is the number one crime issue in S.C., Nikki Haley vetoes funding, calls it a “distraction”

Guardian UK

Taliban commander: we cannot win war and al-Qaida is a 'plague'
Interview: senior Taliban commander admits insurgents must seek settlement with other political forces in AfghanistanOne of the Taliban's most...  


Don’t Eat Your Dog – Or, The Moral Case For Free Enterprise
The Washington Post Wants You To Know This Race Is Deadlocked…

Inside Facebook

New Facebook platform industry hires: GraphEffect, Nanigans, Shoutlet


Acknowledging You Suck Is the First Step to Greatness [Mind Hacks]
Spend the Summer Learning to Build, Hack, and Make Things at Maker Camp [Video]


Beyond Nuclear Denial
on a planet still overstocked with city-busting, world-ending weaponry, in which almost 67 years have passed since a nuclear weapon was last used, the only nuke that Americans regularly hear about is one that doesn’t exist: Iran’s. The nearly 20,000 nuclear weapons on missiles, planes, and submarines possessed by Russia, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, China, Israel, Pakistan, India, and North Korea are barely mentioned in what passes for press coverage of the nuclear issue.
Iran's disarmament conference: The power of logic
Iran's disarmament conference: The power of logic ... Nuclear Energy for all, Nuclear Weapons for None” disarmament conference in Tehran ...


Mr. Romney's Financial Black Hole (New York Times)
Questions mount over Jackson Jr.'s absence (Mike Lillis/The Hill)

Steve Munro

The Fate of OneCity

In Scranton, Pa., City Workers Sue Over Having Wages Slashed
'Hard Questions' Remain In U.S.-Pakistan Relations


New Scientist

Can fracking contaminate drinking water?

News 24
Cosatu declares wage dispute

Cosatu, which claims to represent over 58% of the country's public servants, says government is negotiating in bad faith.  

Obama Conspiracy Theories

Collette v. Obama: transferred
The F.L.A.W. (updated)

Open Channel

DNA links Occupy protest scene to 2004 murder
By Shimon Prokupecz and Jonathan DienstNBCNewYork.comOfficials have linked forensic evidence from the 2004 murder scene of a Juilliard student to...  
NBC News: 'Fake pharmacies' profiting on scarce drugs?

Open Secrets

Capital Eye Opener, July 10: June Fundraising Roundup, AAN Steps Up 2012 Game and a Party Where Mullets Are de Rigueur


'The Underachiever'


Overcoming Obstacles
The Chinese got cahones’

Payvand Iran News

Israel behind assassinations of Iran scientists: book
Camp Ayandeh, Day 4: A Look Into the Iranian History Workshop

Pesticide Action Network

Guest Blog: Declaring independence from Monsanto & Co.
Reality-checking the Farm Bill in CA

Philippines News

DOJ forms panel to probe Gatdula others in ambush of NBI exec
US singer cites Davao project

Political MoJo | Mother Jones

Corn on MSNBC: Right-Wing "Social Welfare" Money May Tip Senate

Politics Security Secrecy

Psychology Today

When Escapism Is Good
Family Matters

Satellite News
NASA Expands Consideration to Poindexter family on Loss of life of Former Astronaut

Former NASA astronaut and space shuttle leader Alan "Dex" Poindexter passed away while on holiday with his family September 1 in Pensacola, Fla. An...  
2012 Research and Technology Studies Resume at JSC


Higgs? Done. So what's the next Big Bang?

Science Daily

Weight gain after quitting smoking higher than previously thought
One smart egg: Birds sense day length and change development

Scientific American

Do the Math: Why No Ranking System Is No. 1
In 1951 Kenneth Arrow, a mathematical economist, proved that there can be no optimal ranking system that also satisfies certain fairness criteria. Thus, the controversy lives on, keeping raters and rankers in business by continually tweaking and tailoring their systems to fit specialized needs.
( Now think about how that applies to a school system based on rank criteria for funding )
How to Use the Golden Ratio to Take Better Pictures

Shaleshock Media

Truth and Consequences of Fracking
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Developing Road Preservation Local Law and Road Use Agreements

Star Online

Rais: Malaysia needs social media council


More rain in the forecast today


6 great things microbes do for us
Young musicians who’ve shared a stage with their idols


ACTA Failure Inspires The Most Clueless Column Ever

This Week in Science

A Long Collapse
Dissecting Wnt/Fz Interaction


Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Iran safe from sanctions
World powers have been at enmity with Iran for 32 years and they have "vaccinated" Iran against sanctions. Sanctions cannot harm Iran, Ayatollah...  

USA Today

Ohio freight train's derailment causes blast

Unexplained Mysteries

'Frankenstein' mummies found in Scotland

Web MD
Diet Secret: Small Pieces of Food More Filling

Call it the cut-up-food-diet: We feel full faster, and eat less later, when our food is served in small pieces.  
Breastfeeding Fights Obesity


Bouncing tyre smashes through BP sign after travelling down motorway
Grey squirrel disguises itself as a red squirrel - but 'furry ears' a giveaway

White House

Remarks by the First Lady at a Campaign Event


A Businesslike Approach to the Federal Mess
Ben Franklin on Justifiable Assassination

Zoe - It's our Nature

Shark Fin Soup Off Menu at Official Dinners in China
Cutting up food into smaller pieces may help people control their weight more easily because they are more satisfying to eat than one large piece with the same number of calories, according to a new study presented at a conference this week.
WASHINGTON — Shortly after his partner died in 1986, Cornelius Baker found out he was HIV-positive. While AIDStook the lives of thousands in the US, Baker was fortunate enough to receive steady healthcare. At age 50, he still lives a relatively healthy ...
(RTTNews) - Infants who repeatedly come into contact with dogs and cats during the first year of their life are less likely to suffer from respiratory tract symptoms or infections, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics on July 9.
The New York City Health Department has detected West Nile virus in some Staten Island mosquitoes, myFOXny reported. The virus turned up for the first time in the borough this season. The health department says it has increased surveillance activity in ...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia (CNN) -- The World Health Organization, in conjunction with the Cambodian Ministry of Health, will conclude that a combination of pathogens is to blame for the mysterious illness that has claimed the lives of more than 60 children ...
(CNN) - Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want you to be prepared for a big event many of us will experience: a wedding day! The CDC put up a tongue-in-cheek blog post this week with a wedding season survival guide.
Nation Newsday New York > News Print Aa Obama orders health insurance for gov't seasonal firefighters Published: July 11, 2012 7:16 AM By REUTERS President Barack Obama has ordered his administration to offer health insurance to seasonal firefighters ...
The billionaire philanthropist Melinda Gates, a practising Catholic, h
 Daily Galaxy
MIA: Where are the Milky Way's Missing Orbiting Dwarf Galaxies?MIA: Where are the Milky Way's Missing Orbiting Dwarf Galaxies?
News Update: New Research Says 2010 NASA Finding of Arsenic-Based DNA InconclusiveNews Update: New Research Says 2010 NASA Finding of Arsenic-Based DNA Inconclusive
Dwarf Galaxies --"The Cosmic Equivalent of Viewing Ancient Greece Live, Today"Dwarf Galaxies --"The Cosmic Equivalent of Viewing Ancient Greece Live, Today"
Image of the Day: Violent Glowing Blob 100-Billion-Miles Wide Cloaks Massive StarImage of the Day: Violent Glowing Blob 100-Billion-Miles Wide Cloaks Massive Star
Have the Odds of Finding Life on Mars Increased? --The August 5th "Curiosity" Science-Lab LandingHave the Odds of Finding Life on Mars Increased? --The August 5th "Curiosity" Science-Lab Landing

To Do

The Hill (blog)
The renewable fuel standard (RFS) for transportation fuel is becoming another proxy battleground between Republicans and Democrats in the renewable energy debate, as the parties demonstrated Tuesday during a House Energy and Commerce ...
For Immediate Release Potential for bio-based isobutanol and derivatives, including jet fuel, from cellulosic biomass.
MarketWatch (press release)
WOODRIDGE, Ill., Jul 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. announced today that it has raised $104 million in its Series E financing round. Elevance produces high performance ingredients for use in personal care products, ...
Iowa City Press Citizen
University of Iowa engineering student Zach Carter says with his graduation nearing, he would like to find work in the renewable energy industry. And hopefully, he says, that job will be in Iowa.
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Human Habitat

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
Students in UW-Madison's School of Human Ecology will have a new dean to go along with a new building when classes begin in fall.
A new study published in the journal BMC Ecology contrasts with earlier research that concluded tourism had no immediate, negative effects on penguins. "To some extent, all human activities appeared to affect penguins, as we always recorded a heart ...
Economic Times
Western Ghats sites have been declared as World Heritage but without any additional restrictions on development as suggested by the Western Ghats Ecology Experts Panel - something states such as Karnataka and Kerala have been complaining about ...
Ashland Daily Tidings
Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project will unveil interpretive signs from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the Lithia Swim Reservoir at the corner of Grant Street and Glenview Drive.
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Water Power

Will middle New Zealand's suspicion of the Treaty of Waitangi outweigh its suspicion of the government's asset-sales? That's the political question that John Key has to address as the controversy over Maori customary rights to water-usage unfolds.
Washington Post (blog)
MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to rule Wednesday in a case in which a small town with three times as many cows as people is seeking greater authority to protect its water supply.
LONDON (Reuters) - Copper was flat on Wednesday subdued by worries about a global slowdown following a weak start to the U.S. corporate earnings season and amid protracted sovereign debt problems in Europe,
MarketWatch (press release)
"The therapeutic benefits of alkaline water with a low-acid diet bring significant relief for many patients with reflux disease," says Dr. Koufman. A pioneering laryngologist, Dr. Koufman has made it her professional mission to connect the dots between ...
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