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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, July 13, 2012

13 July - iGoogle

Himalayas @ Golf Club, KatmanduHimalayas @ Golf Club, Katmandu (Photo credit: SouthAsiaGolf)Catherine crabapple trees in bloom, bordered b...Catherine crabapple trees in bloom, bordered by tulips, primrose and grape hyacinth. The West Colonnade, designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe and Thomas Jefferson, can be seen in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Monte PaternoMonte Paterno (Photo credit: Wikipedia)A Helicopter Brings a Fresh Work Shift to the ...A Helicopter Brings a Fresh Work Shift to the Site of Clean - Up Operations Following a Massive Oil Spill Into the San Juan River Crews Worked Round the Clock at This Log Boom in Monument Valley Utah, 10/1972 (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)View of Kathmandu from Swayambhu hillView of Kathmandu from Swayambhu hill (Photo credit: Wikipedia)GMZ Sentence Vocabulary (first version)GMZ Sentence Vocabulary (first version) (Photo credit: newdavich)Carbon History and FluxCarbon History and Flux (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Measuring soil carbonMeasuring soil carbon (Photo credit: glbrc.communications)Little River Landcare Group - Machinery Conver...Little River Landcare Group - Machinery Conversion Field Day (Photo credit: feral arts)Exciting real estate investments in central Fl...Exciting real estate investments in central Florida ... yeah, I think I'm ready for that! (Photo credit: Ed Yourdon)Syria 1121 - International Day in Solidarity w...Syria 1121 - International Day in Solidarity with the Palestinian People (Photo credit: pdxjmorris)CNN's 'anniversary'CNN's 'anniversary' (Photo credit: James Sarmiento (old account))All Things Considered - NPR
Between Touchdowns And Triple Jumps, Politicians Are Popping Up On Sports TV
Report: Violence Against West Bank Palestinians Is Up
American Water Intelligence Project
Melamchi Water Supply Project, Kathmandu

Syria 'atrocities' shock Annan
UN and Arab League envoy for Syria Kofi Annan says he is "shocked and appalled" at reports of mass killings in the Syrian village of Tremseh.  
Circumcision a right, says Merkel
BP Corexit Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon
Disease-ridden Fish, Eyeless Shrimp, Mutated Sea Life – Welcome ...
Blog of Rights - ACLU

Microsoft's next Office: How, when will it arrive?
Does an app store's size matter if content is the killer app?
Drought stretches across America
Authorities have declared more than 1,000 counties disaster areas as the worst drought in a quarter-century spreads across the U.S.  
240-yard-long tunnel underneath border
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
CCPA-NS 5th Annual Fundraiser: Dinner and an Evening with Armine Yalnizyan
Carbon Farmers of Australia
Australian Government shifts on Additionality?
Soil Carbon baseline ALERT
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Carbon Forum North America 2012
June 2012 Newsletter
Circle of Blue - water news
The Stream, July 13: Big Water Discovery in Namibia


Common Dreams
Totally Mad
Daily Bell
Mainstream Media Lacks the Vocabulary to Explain What's Going On**

Democracy Now!

Stolen Car Found 42 Years Later: DNews Nugget
The owner of a 1967 Austin-Healey is reunited with his car after the British roadster was stolen 42 years ago.  
Sun Fires X-ray Shot at Earth, CME on the Way
EPA Radiation News
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 News
Final National Recommended Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Carbaryl--2012
2012 Beach Grants'
Food and Water Watch
Farm Bill in Progress: House Ag Committee Farm Bill Fallout
Farm Bill in Progress: The House Ag Committee Mark Up
food consumer
Signatures wanted to petition White House to ban fluoridation
This food ingredient can damage your DNA
Force D.A.R.E. to Reformulate Ineffective Curriculum
Praise Urban Decay Cosmetics for Remaining Cruelty-Free
FreakOut Nation
States Will Incur Some Added Costs Even if They Do Not Expand Medicaid
Guardian UK
Syria: at least 200 killed in Hama province massacre, say activists
If confirmed, killings in village of Tremseh would represent single biggest massacre since uprising beganSyrian government troops and a pro-regime...  
Mont Blanc avalanche kills nine climbers
Obama Administration Guts Welfare Reform’s Work Requirements

Inside Facebook
Facebook career postings: new positions for growth in China and Russia, creative strategist, revenue forecasting and more
SimCity Social, SongPop, Chill, TripAdvisor and more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

Kristol on Ends Justifying Means
Should the Supreme Court Defer to Congress and Uphold the Defense of Marriage Act? (Damon W. Root/Hit & Run)
Steve Munro
Queen East Construction News (Updated July 12)
Spadina Reconstruction News (Updated July 5, 2012)
It's All Politics, July 12, 2012
How Obama Factors In States Voting On Gay Marriage
I-12-031: NRC Names New Senior Resident Inspector at Ginna Nuclear Plant
New Scientist
Passing the baton of life - from Schrödinger to Venter
Gel mixture lets you hide a secret message in goo
News 24
More power price hikes loom
Eskom has applied to raise electricity rates by 14.6% per year over five years, according to a confidential document.  
Hostage-taker shot dead
Obama Conspiracy Theories
Taitz files incoherent lawsuit
Open Channel
Analysis: Paterno could have been indicted if he had lived
NBC's Bob Costas says Joe Paterno's reputation can never fully recover from the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, and now the NCAA plans to step up...  
Report finds Penn State president, Paterno concealed facts about Sandusky sex abuse
Open Secrets
Capital Eye Opener, July 13: DISCLOSE Act 2.0, Ralph Lauren's China problem and Bay State antagonists hold their fire

'The Underachiever'
Nothing To See Here. Taliban Porn And Pakistani Reaction
Overcoming Obstacles
The Chinese got cahones’
Payvand Iran news
Former Iranian Minister Issues Rare Call For Nuclear Referendum

Pesticide Action Network
Buffer zones: Just common sense
Philippines News
Philippine Catholic Bishops Pastoral Letter on the New Evangelization
China urges Philippines not to escalate tensions
Political MoJo > Mother Jones
This Week in Dark Money

Politics Security Secrecy
The ANC equals corruption equation - Information Portal on ...

Psychology Today
Do You Have a Sixth Sense?
When Escapism Is Good
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...  

The truth about lying: it's the hands that betray you, not the eyes

Science Daily
Giving time can give you time
Nuclear weapons' surprising contribution to climate science
Scientific American
Clovis People Were Not Alone During Early Colonization of the Americas
Shaleshock Media

Star Online
Dr Ling acted on advice of Transport Ministry officials, court hears

Vaccaro named to Thorpe Award watch list
Health commissioner lowers estimate of implementing Obamacare
5 recently added entries in the Encyclopedia of Life
Detecting pancreatic cancer early: Q&A with 15-year-old Jack Andraka
Copyright Troll Evan Stone Loses Again; Sanctions Upheld For 'Staggering Chutzpah' In Abusing Subpoena Powers
Is The EU's Proposed Reform Of Music Licensing Doomed From The Start?
This Week in Science
Biofilms Up Close

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen reaffirm commitment to peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Ambassadors Robert Bradtke of the United States, Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, and Jacques Faure...  
Georgian FM to visit Armenia
USA Today
Freeh report blasts culture of Penn State
Syria activists: Regime killed scores in village
Unexplained Mysteries
UFO abduction sparked military probe
Study: atheism in US has a low retention rate
Web MD
Food Journal: Write It Down, Shed More Pounds
If you want to lose weight, you need to eat less. And if you want to eat less, it helps to write it down.  
You Can Hide Your Lying Eyes
Rock fan Teresa in danger of biting off more than she can chew
White House
Statement from Press Secretary Jay Carney on Small Business Jobs Bill
President Obama Nominates Mark A. Barnett to Serve on the U.S. Court of International Trade
Obama, Bradley Manning, and the Politics of Gay Marriage
By Kathleen Doheny FRIDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- If you are trying to lose weight, adopting three key strategies will boost your chances of success, new research suggests. Keep a food journal, avoid eating out often and don't skip meals.
Does Anxiety Accelerate Aging? - PsychCentral.com
By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Phobic anxiety or fear-related anxiety attacks are relatively common among middle-aged women. A new study suggests the condition may be associated with premature aging. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital ...
By Sarah N. Mattero, Globe Correspondent Mosquitoes infected with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have been detected in the state for the first time this year, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said Wednesday. The mosquito samples were ...
By Sharon Begley | NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Cynthia Craig was diagnosed with postpartum depression eight years ago, she told her family doctor she felt anxious about motherhood. She wondered whether she had made a catastrophic mistake by quitting her ...
By Kim Painter, USA TODAY Fan pan: For folks without air conditioning, an electric fan may seem like a life-saver in a steaming summer like this one. But a new research review shows fans may do more harm than good when the temperature soars above 95 ...
Jim Fisher, a Vietnam veteran, was trying to buy his youngest son his first car. But when he was asked for his Social Security number, he hesitated and said he couldn't remember it. He couldn't remember his birth date either.
Partial breast removal surgery to treat cancer is not likely to be a one-time operation, according to many breast cancer experts and a study released Thursday. One in five women who opt for partial breast removal, or breast-conserving surgery, ...
(AP) DENVER - An autistic man lived on a few frogs he caught and roots as he wandered
Documents conflict on when Romney left Bain - Detroit Free Press
Syria activists: Regime killed 
 Daily Galaxy
 Supernova Alert! Astronomers Developing Explosion Predictors Supernova Alert! Astronomers Developing Explosion Predictors
Image of the Day: Glowing Black-Hole Illuminated Galaxy!Image of the Day: Glowing Black-Hole Illuminated Galaxy!
"Big Bang or the Big Bounce?"  --New Science Points to a Continuum"Big Bang or the Big Bounce?" --New Science Points to a Continuum
New 5th Moon of Pluto Discovered --"Like Nested Russian Dolls"New 5th Moon of Pluto Discovered --"Like Nested Russian Dolls"
NASA Scientists Insert a 500-million-year-old Gene in Modern BacteriaNASA Scientists Insert a 500-million-year-old Gene in Modern Bacteria 

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Renewable Energy Holdings Plc sold 11 percent of Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd., an Australian developer of technology to generate power from the sea, as the British company winds itself up after posting losses.
Mariano Rajoy's pledge to tax utilities and power consumers signals Spain is planning to raise cash from renewable energy for the first time, a blow to an industry already struggling with subsidy cuts.
Baltimore Sun
Renewable energy sources are the answer to power outages.
Financial Post
More than US$250-billion was invested in renewable energy projects globally last year, an increase of more than 20% from 2010.
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Science Codex
"Fracking" stories about shale gas extraction hit the news daily, fueling a growing conflagration between environmental protectionism and economic interests. Otherwise known as hydraulic fracturing, fracking has become a profitable venture thanks to ...
Access Washington
LACEY – The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has issued significant water right permits to the city of Lacey. These are part of a package that ensures the cities of Lacey and Olympia and the Nisqually Tribe have enough water to accommodate ...
Every year brings new waste dumps and drain sumps with toxic substances, and their number is increasing steadily, as waste utilization is still a pending issue in the country. Manufacturers blame science, which cannot offer cost-efficient technology of ...
Ecology Global Network
First of 5 videos in which ABCNews interviews climatologist Dr. Michael Mann, author of "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines."
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Deseret News
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco, the city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags, has a new target in its health-conscious,
A new study being done by the Department of Energy may provide some of the first solid answers to a controversial question: Can gas drilling fluids migrate and pose a threat to drinking water?
Sacramento Bee
A central Florida woman suffered from dehydration after being stuck in her car for three days after accidentally driving into a water-filled ditch.
msnbc.com (blog)
Many areas of New Delhi are facing acute water shortages, The Associated Press reports, a repeated annual phenomenon during summer when taps go dry as demand rises. The Times of India reported on July 11 that levels in 84 reservoirs monitored by ...
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