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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.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

5 July - iGoogle

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All Things Considered - NPR
Fear Of Fires Fizzles Some July Fourth Fireworks Fun

American Water Intelligence
Woonsocket WTP, RI

Harrisburg O&M
Air France pilots 'lost control'
Technical failure and human error led to the loss of an Air France flight over the Atlantic in June 2009, according to the final report into the...  

Goal-line system set for go ahead
Blog of Rights - ACLU
Courts Should Stop Jailing People for Being Poor
Sales pinch? 6 Apple stores for all of China

Apps crashing? Apple's App Store to blame, says developer

Judge to rule on George Zimmerman bond Thursday
The judge overseeing the Trayvon Martin case in Florida will announce Thursday whether he will grant bond to George Zimmerman, a court official said.  
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
CCPA's National Office is moving!
Carbon Farmers of Australia
Removing animals from the land to make way for trees. Carbon Farming gone mad?

Carbon Farming Newsletter - June 2012
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Carbon Forum North America 2012

The Climate Stewardship Acts
Circle of Blue water news
The Stream, July 5: Africa’s Shrinking Glaciers

The Stream, July 4: Controversy Continues Over Laos Dam
Amol Rajan: This celebration is far more important than my own
Common Dreams

OxyContin For Kids: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Daily Bell

Alexa Is Nuts: Our Best Days Are Now
As Commandos Raid Tampa, US State Dept Demands Power to Declare War? 17290
VIDEO: Is Ron Paul Actually Winning the Delegate Count? 15473
If the Euro Ends, So Will the World as We Know It? 10233
Mike Sparks on 'Why James Bond Is Real' 10228
New Book: Solar Cells 23,000 Times Worse for Environment Than Carbon Dioxide 10225
Hey, Rand Paul ... Welcome to the Internet Reformation 8975
Fed Lies Unravel ... Bank Board Gave US$ 4 Trillion in Loans to Its Own Institutions 8453
Rand Paul Endorses Mitt Romney, Shows Us the Difference Between Father and Son 7090
Forty Million Houses in the US That No One Needs? 7006
Ron Paul: Energizer Bunny of US Politics for Good Reason
Democracy Now!
Woody Guthrie at 100: Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg, Will Kaufman Honor the "Dust Bowl Troubadour"

Climate Disasters' Toll Worsened by Sustained Attacks on Public Sector, Science and Regulation
( Alarmism seeking....what exactly ?  )
Lifeguard Saves Life, Loses Job: DNews Nuggets
When a Florida lifeguard saves the life on a swimmer outside his designated zone, he's fired.  
EPA Water Science

2012 Beach Grants
Food and Water Watch
food consumer

Dirtying Up Our Diets
By Dr. Mercola Asthma, hay fever, eczema, food allergies, lupus, multiple sclerosis and other immune- mediated afflictions are all on the rise...  
Guardian UK

Air France plane crash investigators' report due
Report may blame both human error and technical malfunction for disaster that killed all 228 people on Rio to Paris flightFrench investigators are...  

Iran 'ready to fire missiles at US bases'

Gulf Oil Disaster: Dangers – Fact or Fiction | Nicolas Minacapelli ...
ABOVE THE LAW: No Charges To Be Filed Against Ex-Commerce Secretary For Bumper-Car Episode In Los Angeles
Inside Facebook
Facebook updates page insights to make reach metric more accurate, include mobile
Coat Eggs in Mineral Oil to Keep Them Fresh Longer [Food]

The Scrollwork Desktop [Featured Desktop]
New Israeli Deputy PM Undercuts Strategy of Pressure on Obama

Sniping In The Press: Disarray, Lack Of Direction On Display From Romney’s Foreign Policy Team
It's a boson:" Higgs quest bears new particle (Reuters)
Steve Munro
The Missing Half of OneCity

OneCity Plan Reviewed
WikiLeaks Begins Release Of 2.4 Million Emails Linked To Syrian Officials

Employers Added 176,000 Jobs In June, Survey Says
New Scientist
One-Minute Physics: Why the Higgs is the missing link

Infertility may increase risk of mental disorders
News 24
Approved tax law gives Sars upper hand
Legislation allowing the taxman to search business premises without a warrant is expected to come into operation within the next three months.  

Suspect questioned for conning elderly
Obama Conspiracy Theories
Commenting on “natural born citizen”

Voeltz case dismissed with prejudice
Open Channel

Teen son in 'the box': California rejects limit on solitary confinement
By Susan FerrissCenter for Public Integrity At the first-ever congressional hearing on the subject of solitary confinement, Sen. Dick Durbin of...  
 Open Secrets
Capital Eye Opener, July 5: FCC Ad Disclosure Finish Line, Santorum's Political Nonprofit and Romney Loses a Fundraiser

Center for Responsive Politics Closed to Observe Independence Day

Nothing To See Here. Taliban Porn And Pakistani Reaction
Ex-FBI Employee Claims She Saw Angels at Flight 93

The Ones We’ve Lost: The Student Loan Debt Suicides
Payvand Iran News
Photos: "Hafez" opera puppet show goes on stage in Tehran

Iran fires missile at 'sea target' in missile war game
Pesticide Action Network
Guest Blog: Declaring independence from Monsanto & Co.

Reality-checking the Farm Bill in CA
Philippines News
Cebu Pacific Air to offer in-flight Wi-Fi with OnAir

Philippines US start joint naval exercise
Political MoJo | Mother Jones
We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 4, 2012

Corn on MSNBC: Romney's Barclays Tie-Up
 Politics Security Secrecy
Schneier on Security: On Securing Potentially Dangerous Virology ...

Constructive Criticism

Clear the Clutter
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
Award for The Independent's Science Editor Steve Connor

An idea thought up on a rainy weekend
Science Daily
Printable, electrically conductive gel with unprecedented electrical performance synthesized

Urban athletes show that for orangutans, it pays to sway
Scientific American
Young Brains Lack Skills for Sharing

Jaguars May Soon Get Critical Habitat in the U.S.
Star Online
Company fined RM60,000 for tampering with electric meter

DPM: Form 6 to be rebranded to raise image

Fire damages mobile home in Oak Hill
Made your 200-year plan yet? 3 other majorly long-term projects

Pop quiz: What would you do if you knew Alzheimer’s disease was in your future?
This Week in Science

The Sedimentary Life of Earthquakes
State committee head: Azerbaijani diaspora formed on scientific basis
If earlier the matter was organisation of Azerbaijani diaspora, now we are talking about the formation of the diaspora on a scientific basis  
USA Today
Patriotism, fireworks, hot dogs mark nation's 236th birthday

France-Brazil crash final report: Faulty data misled pilot
Unexplained Mysteries
Ex-FBI employee claims she saw angels

'Portals' found in Earth's magnetic field
Web MD

Are We Finally Outsmarting the MRSA Superbug?
Rates of drug-resistant staph infections seem to be on the decline in the community at large as well as in hospitals and nursing homes.  

Braces? At My Age?
Lifeguard sacked for saving drowning man sparks protest walk-outs

One-tonne King Pig laid to rest during funeral service in China
White House

Background on Military Naturalization Ceremony at the White House
An Independence Day Appeal

Are You A Spy, Russ Baker? (2003)
Zoe - It's our Nature
Fourth of July – Spanish Style
WikiLeaks Begins Release Of 2.4 Million Emails Linked To Syrian Officials

Employers Added 176,000 Jobs In June, Survey Says
An Ontario study of two drugs — one approved to treat wet age-related macular degeneration, and the other used off-label to fight the eye disease —suggests neither increases the risk of stroke or heart attack, adding to the debate over why both ...
by Community Team Posted: July 5, 2012 8:47 AM Last Updated: July 5, 2012 9:12 AM Health Canada is thinking of taking the growth of medical marijuana out of individual hands. (iStock) Health Canada is struggling to police its medical marijuana program, ...
Women who own cats are more likely to commit suicide, but it has nothing to do with the stereotype of a lonely "cat lady". Researchers from the University of Maryland found that women infected with the parasite T. gondii, which can be contracted while ...
The province still hasn't adequately cracked down on "high risk" employers and workers who repeatedly flout safety rules, the auditor general warned Wednesday. In a new report, auditor general Merwan Saher said he was forced to repeat several ...
Children who are spanked, hit, or pushed as a means of discipline may be at an increased risk of mental problems in adulthood — from mood and anxiety disorders to drug and alcohol abuse, new research suggests. Although it is well established that ...
A health-care worker in Edmonton has been charged for allegedly sexually assaulting two pateints, including a severely disabled patient. Investigators say the alleged assaults happened over the past two years at a long-term care home in Edmonton's ...
The link between the diabetes treatment drug Actos and an increased risk of bladder cancer continues to get stronger. Actos (pioglitizone) is a drug often prescribed to patients with type 2 diabetes in order to help regulate their blood sugar levels.
Teens' First-Time Substance Use Rises in Summer Months - Family Practice News Digital Network
School's out and the living is easy for teens come summertime, but a new government

Final report on Air France crash set to be released - CNN
Daily Galaxy
1st Dark Matter Bridge Discovered Linking Two Galaxy Clusters1st Dark Matter Bridge Discovered Linking Two Galaxy Clusters
DNA Dark-Matter Detector --"Will Observe Unique Signature Coming from Direction of Cygnus"DNA Dark-Matter Detector --"Will Observe Unique Signature Coming from Direction of Cygnus"
CERN Confirms New Particle --"We Know it Must be a Boson"CERN Confirms New Particle --"We Know it Must be a Boson"
"Galaxy" Fans: Geeks & Techies --We Need 5 Minutes of Your Time!"Galaxy" Fans: Geeks & Techies --We Need 5 Minutes of Your Time!
Black-Hole "Mine Field" Found in Distant Galaxy --Hundreds of 'Microblazars' Observed Black-Hole "Mine Field" Found in Distant Galaxy --Hundreds of 'Microblazars' Observed

To Do

And from the destruction--a shameful waste of otherwise sustainable renewable resources as well as the lives of heroes like the people of MAFFS #7--which only reduces our options in an era of fast-accruing climate change. Early Sunday evening, when the ...
Huffington Post (blog)
The stodgy National Renewable Energy Laboratory says that renewable energy like wind and solar can meet at least 80% of our electricity needs by 2050. (Note: most forecasts of renewable energy generation by "reputable sources" lowball it, by a lot).
Washington gridlock gives renewable advocates the upper hand in the growing battle to overhaul the country's energy policy.
Wall Street Journal
Fresh incentives to provide renewable energy for Japan are drawing private companies into the sector—but experts say the new measures will do little to lift electricity production.
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Human Habitat

Discover Magazine (blog)
Environment | Ecology | One of my major gripes with my friends in ecology is that there is a tendency to look at every problem through the lens of ecological models. Garrett Hardin, wh.
Uncovering the contribution of rare species to ecosystems is crucial to predicting the impacts of biodiversity loss. It seems that these species can be ecologically very different from their common relatives, but only in some cases.
Peninsula Daily
7/3/12 -10:50 PM. PORT ANGELES — After a week of deliberation, the three Clallam County commissioners reached consensus Tuesday on a letter addressing the state Department of Ecology's proposed water management rule for the Dungeness Valley.
MarketWatch (press release)
LANCASTER, N.Y., Jul 3, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- The Board of Ecology and Environment, Inc., (E & E) (NASDAQ:EEI) has declared a six-month dividend of 24 cents per share. This represents the 51st consecutive dividend since the Company ...
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Water Power

Washington Post
With three Olympics already under his belt, United States water polo captain Tony Azevedo is under no illusions — London is likely the 31-year-old Californian's last shot at a gold medal.
BBC News
A group of MPs say ministers must take urgent action to safeguard England's water resources.
Kansas City Star
Lee's Summit officials issued a mandatory water restriction notice today that prohibits lawn irrigation and other outdoor watering until further notice.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
As state Democrats scramble to better the chances for Gov. Jerry Brown s tax hike proposals, a bond measure to pay for much-needed local water projects is being moved to the back burner.
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