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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, September 13, 2012

13 September - iGoogle

 Sidebar search returns on water and environment at bottom

All Things Considered - NPR
Romney Criticizes Obama's Response To Libya Attack
American Water Intelligence

Anti-Islam film protests spread
Protests against an anti-Islam film made in the US are spreading, as angry crowds gather outside US embassies in the Middle East and North Africa.  
Pro-Europe parties win Dutch vote
  • Rover to 'drive, drive, drive'
    The Mars Curiosity rover has all but completed its commissioning phase and is ready to begin its detailed investigation of the Red Planet.
  • New monkey identified in Africa
    A new species of monkey has been identified in Africa, the second one in 28 years, say scientists.
  • Facebook friends get out the vote
    Research shows that a message to Facebook users showing which of their friends voted in a 2010 US election drove 340,000 more people to the polls.
  • 'Stem cell hope' for deaf people
    Researchers say they have taken a huge step forward in treating deafness after stem cells were used to restore hearing in animals for the first time.
  • Wildcats 'extinct within months'
    Numbers of pure Scottish wildcats have fallen to about 35 individuals and the species will be extinct within months, conservationists are warning.
  • Spacecraft batteries jobs hope
    Nuclear waste from Sellafield could be used for space exploration batteries, bringing skilled jobs to Cumbria.
Blog of Rights - ACLU
House Reauthorizes Warrantless Wiretapping Program
The Ultimate Injustice at Guantánamo: The Death of Adnan Latif
Super Mario Hungry Hungry Hippos munch marbles
Rocks, Molotov cocktails mix with tear gas at U.S. missions
The grounds around the U.S. embassies in Egypt and Yemen are filled with angry rock-throwing mobs. Police are trying to clear them out with tear gas.  
Teachers strike a test for Democrats
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
How affordable is a university education in your province?
Next Up: Calling young leaders in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon
Carbon Farmers of Australia
AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE, OI, OI, OI!!! Draft Conference Program announced!
Public risk perceptions and responses to climate change
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Carbon Forum North America 2012
New York develops tax incentives to increase solar energy capacity
Circle of Blue Water News
The Stream, September 13: Nevada Commission Endorses Major Pipeline Project
Steve Richards: Ed and Ed won't split – they know there's too much at stake
Natalie Bennett: This free-for-all won't solve the housing crisis
Common Dreams
Creature Comforts

Daily Bell
The Victims of 9/11 Should Not Be Forgotten

Democracy Now!
Whistleblower Brad Birkenfeld Rewarded Record $104M for Exposing How UBS Helped Rich Evade Taxes

NASA Vid: Bake Earth in 30 Seconds
1912climateNASA offers a climate time machine that takes viewers on a temporal tour of the past 130 years of temperatures.  
Interstellar Travel Is Hard, Why Bother?
EPA Radiation News
Superfund Job Training Program Provides Opportunities for Syracuse Residents at Hazardous Waste Cleanups; Many Graduates to Work on Cleanup of Onondaga Lake

EPA Water Science News
Final National Recommended Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Carbaryl--2012
2012 Beach Grants
Food and Water Watch
Keep Wall Street Out of Our Waterways
A Crooked Proposition: Toxic Tar Sands Oil May Find its Way to New England
food consumer
The Most Epic Drug Failure. Ever.
Thiazide-type diuretics less likely to cause cardiovascular outcomes in diabetes patients
Force Change
Make Apartments and Condos Smoke-Free

FreakOut Nation
Right-Wing Pundits desperately try to Blame ‘The Media’ over Romney’s remarks (forgets Mitt built that)
Paul Ryan joins in GOP competition for ‘top asshole’, bashes Obama over violence in Libya
Guardian UK
US ambassador killed in Libya - live updates
Follow the latest developments as anti-Islam film stirs violence in Libya and EgyptBrian Whitaker  
Romney win 'would wreck US name in Europe'
Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon
Chuck Norris Threatens “1000 Years Of Darkness” - Prison Planet.com
COVERUP AND DENIAL: America's Gulf Disaster Revisited | Global ...
Landry vs. Boustany: Only One Can Survive

Yemen Us Embassy

Inside Facebook
New Open Graph policy will help Facebook understand affinity
Loop Earbud Cords Over Your Ear for Improved Sound Quality [Earbuds]

Report: Long list of costs for Military Action Against Iran

Cairo, Benghazi and Obama Foreign Policy (Liz Cheney/Wall Street Journal)
Steve Munro
McCaul Street Construction
A Few Millimetres
Hurricane Isaac Boosts Claims For Jobless Benefits

Make Apartments and Condos Smoke-Free

New Scientist
Is this Richard III, England's last Plantagenet king?
Paying for healthcare benefits only the rich
News 24
It's caution, not panic: Mantashe
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has denied there was wide-spread panic over recent violent protests countrywide.  

Obama Conspiracy Theories
Taitz v. everybody else: Orly’s massive lawsuit

Open Channel
Evidence piles up that Bush administration got many pre-9/11 warnings
Author Kurt Eichenwald talks about what the White House knew leading up to the attacks and how they used the intelligence information in the months...  
In Florida, 1 in 4 blacks of voting age cannot vote because of felony conviction
Open Secrets
Capital Eye Opener, Sept. 12: Teachers' Strike Could Affect Dems' Cashflow, Pandora's Box, and More
Capital Eye Opener, Sept. 10: Drunk Driving in Congress, Obama's Cash Gains and More
Can The Congress Think Out Of The Box?
"Joseph Anton," He Told Himself, "You Must Live Till You Die."
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accuses the West of destroying Iran’s rain clouds
Land Grab: Utah Takes on the Federal Government
Payvand Iran News
Poll Shows Overwhelming US Opposition to Attacking Iran
Iranian officials meet to remedy currency fall
Pesticide Action Network
Ramping up the fight for our "right to know"

Philippines News
Miriam sees colleagues deliberate boycott of Puno probe
Manila seeks international recognition of West Philippine Sea
Political MoJo | Mother Jones
Responding to Embassy Attacks, Romney Goes the Full D'Souza
Politics Security Secrecy

Psychology Today
The Worry Cure
Overthinking It?
Richard III Leicester dig: Human remains had battle wounds consistent with the King’s death at the Battle of Bosworth
Scientific American
Cholesterol Confusion: Researchers Move Closer to Understanding Which Forms of Cholesterol Can Really Hurt Us
Are All Psychotherapies Created Equal?
Science Daily

Shaleshock Media
Blessing of the Waters

Star Online
MES: Aptitude test error won't affect UPSR results

Rain possible today and throughout the weekend, forecasters say


Yet Another Court Says You're Not 'Negligent' If Someone Uses Your Open WiFi To Infringe
The New Kremlinology: Decoding The Signals Of Future EU Copyright Enforcement Moves
This Week in Science

Afghanistan orders YouTube banned over anti-Islam movie
Afghanistan's government on Thursday ordered the banning of the YouTube site in its country, in an attempt to head off people from watching the...  

USA Today
Safety class is required for students to get parking

Unexplained Mysteries
Is it possible to implant memories ?
Web MD
3 Dead in Listeria Outbreak From Ricotta Cheese
Three people have died and 11 others are hospitalized after eating recalled Frescolina brand ricotta salata cheese contaminated with listeria...  
Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Wanes Fast
Parrot sets new world record for most basketballs slam-dunked in a minute
Britain's record-breaking 30,000 year old meteorite goes on display
White House
Readout of President Obama’s Telephone Call with President Karzai
RadioWHO: Russ Baker and David Feldman
WHO Favorites: Bill Hicks on War, Taxes, Media & Freedom
At least a dozen patients who underwent "incomplete" colonoscopies at the Lakeshore General Hospital were given falsely negative results and don't realize that they probably have colorectal cancer, a top gastroenterologist at the Lakeshore acknowledged ...
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as sardines and salmon and once touted as a way of staving off heart disease and stroke, don't help after all, according to a Greek study. Based on a review and analysis of previous clinical trials including ...
The Canadian Forces is increasing funding for treatment programs for mentally ill military personnel and veterans, a move the Opposition calls long overdue. Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced Wednesday his department will spend $11.4 million to ...
Who gets a flu shot and why? - Globe and Mail
Whether you will get a flu shot this year may not be determined by your age, how close you live to the nearest vaccine clinic or if you have children. It turns out your ethnic background may play a decisive role. New Canadian research published Monday ...
By Heather Colpitts, Langley Advance September 13, 2012 2:02 AM The Langley RCMP is on the lookout for five youths who physically attacked and robbed a cancer patient on a scooter late afternoon on Aug. 31. The police have put out information in hopes ...
TORONTO -- Animal health researchers are watching what appears to be mounting evidence of the spread of a potentially dangerous parasite in coyotes, foxes and other animals in Canada. That's a concern, they suggest, because the parasite, a tapeworm, ...
A young girl battling cancer has become an unwilling participant in a case that highlights a weakness in the province's privacy laws and the ease with which health-care workers can access a patient's medical records when they have no business doing so.
by Angela Ayles | September 13, 2012 @ 8:16 am | 0 A new study led by a team
 Daily Galaxy
The Rings of Jupiter -- Were They Disrupted by Comet Shoemaker-Levy in 1994?The Rings of Jupiter -- Were They Disrupted by Comet Shoemaker-Levy in 1994?
Spectacular Cloud of a Doomed Planet Found Plunging Toward Milky Way's Supermassive Black HoleSpectacular Cloud of a Doomed Planet Found Plunging Toward Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole
 "Dark Energy is Real: There's Now Clear Evidence" -- International Team of Astronomers "Dark Energy is Real: There's Now Clear Evidence" -- International Team of Astronomers
The New Fireball on Jupiter --"So Large and Bright that Amateur Astronomers on Earth Spotted the Flash"The New Fireball on Jupiter --"So Large and Bright that Amateur Astronomers on Earth Spotted the Flash"
Image of the Day: The Spectacular Vela Supernova RemnantImage of the Day: The Spectacular Vela Supernova Remnant

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The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
MARKET HARBOROUGH, England — Renewables Guide is on a mission to raise awareness of the benefits of heat pumps, not only to those homeowners who wish to make a positive contribution to the environment and lower their energy bills, but particularly ...
The UK's National Grid and Portugal's grid operator REN are working on a feasibility study for the project alongside Dublin-based renewable energy generator Mainstream Renewable Power. REN is 25 percent owned by China's dominant utility firm State ...
Sacramento Bee
12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Juhl Wind, Inc. (OTCBB: JUHL), the Leader in Community Wind Power is pleased to announce today that they are partnering with the Minnesota Vikings professional football team to provide renewable energy credits ("RECs"), ...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
We Energies and other Wisconsin utilities are getting average grades from a renewable energy advocacy group in ratings released this week. Renew Wisconsin announced a renewable energy performance report card that judges how utilities have performed ...
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Human Habitat

The Olympian
The state Department of Ecology has issued a draft cleanup order that spells out the final steps the city must take to get a clean environmental bill of health on the 1.23-acre site. While most of the heavy lifting occurred in 2008-09, including ...
Huffington Post
As I wrote in a previous blog, I attended the EMBO conference "Evolution in the Time of Genomics" in Venice this past May. At that conference, after my presentation (visible on YouTube), I had an exchange with Dan Hartl, a Harvard evolutionary ...
Dredging Today
Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) Director Ted Sturdevant has approved the city of Pateros's comprehensive update to its shoreline master program. Pateros's program will become part of Okanogan County's shoreline regulations and the state's ...
Santa Barbara Independent
Lake Baikal, known as the Sacred Sea of Siberia, is the subject of “Science for Everyone!” and is the first in this monthly series of talks hosted by UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) on Thursday,. Sept ...
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Water Power

New York Times
Portland, Ore., which never fluoridated its water supply and over time earned the distinction as the biggest city in the country to just say no, reversed course on Wednesday with a unanimous vote by the City Council to add fluoride beginning in early 2014.
San Jose Mercury News
Eleven homes remained without power and people were still relying on bottled water at Desert Mobile Home Park, better known as Duroville, Riverside County health department spokesman Jose Arballo said. He said much of the water has drained or flowed ...
New York Daily News
Chennai, Sep 13 — Hundreds of people from Tamil Nadu's Idinthakarai village, the epicentre of the protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), stood in the sea water Thursday to give expression to their anger at moves to load uranium ...
Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com
Enlarge Ken Stevens | ksteven2@mlive.com The view of Lake Michigan as a motorist would view it after driving around the curve past Beachwood Park in Muskegon. Photo taken on June 5, 2012. Photo available for sale please contact Ken Stevens at ...
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