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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.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

4 September - iGoogle

SenegalSenegal (Photo credit: Veronica Sparks)Flock on BBCFlock on BBC (Photo credit: Lloyd Dewolf)Memorial commemorating the first use of the Re...Memorial commemorating the first use of the Red Cross symbol in an armed conflict by Louis Appia and Charles Van de Velde (Photo credit: Wikipedia)All Things Considered - NPR
Under The Shadow Of Jets, A Syrian Town Presses On

When A Kickstarter Campaign Fails, Does Anyone Get The Money Back?
American Water Intelligence Project
Allentown, PA

Fulshear O&M

Record flight of Syria refugees
The UN says more than 100,000 Syrians fled their country in August - the highest monthly total since the conflict began - as the Red Cross...  

Most file-sharers 'are monitored'
  • Concern on Paterson green record
    Environmentalists have expressed fears that the reshuffle makes the government more likely to take decisions against the environment.
  • 'Magic carpet' can detect a fall
    Researchers demonstrate an optical fibre-based carpet that can detect falls and may even predict mobility problems.
  • Liberia forests handed to loggers
    More than 60% of Liberia's rainforest has been granted to logging companies in recent years, a report says.
  • 'Night shift' tigers dodge people
    Tigers in Nepal seem to be taking night shifts to better co-exist with their human neighbours, scientists have shown.
  • Senegal floods uncover artefacts
    Pieces of jewellery, pottery and iron tools dating back thousands of years are discovered in Senegal's capital, Dakar, after last month's severe floods, researchers say.
  • Fear over cat bug risk to humans
    Experts urge more research into a disease spread by cats as figures suggest 350,000 people a year in the UK get infected with toxoplasmosis.
Blog of Rights - ACLU
Torture with Impunity

Breaking the Addiction to Incarceration: Weekly Highlights

Upset! iPhone 4S surrenders U.S. crown to Galaxy S3
Release of 'No Easy Day' may ignite fight with Pentagon
The much-anticipated memoir of a Navy SEAL who helped kill Osama bin Laden hits bookshelves today, but the Pentagon isn't so happy.  

Thousands flee Syria as crisis worsens
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
A Sustainable Vision for Our Community: Alternative Municipal Budget for the Halifax Regional Municipality

Carbon Farmers of Australia Blog

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Carbon Forum North America 2012

July/August 2012 Newsletter
Circle of Blue Water News

The Stream, August 31: Hurricane Isaac Causes Shipping Headaches on Mississippi River
Simon Kelner: Bubbles are the new rock'*'roll, and I'm blown away

Tom Greatrix and Stephen Timms: Thousands of sick and disabled people face months of worry over this sorry test
Common Dreams
The Union Makes Us Strong

Israel's Policy of Displacement: An Infographic
Daily Bell
How Long Will the Dollar Remain the World's Reserve Currency?

THE PRAGMATIST: Santos's 'Kiss and Make Up' Approach Renews FARC Rather Than Colombia?
Democracy Now!
Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, on the Struggle to Win–and Now Protect–Voting Rights in U.S.

Near Where RNC Attendees Harassed a CNN Camerawoman, Alabama Delegate Discusses Black Support of GOP

Paul Ryan's Inflated Marathon Time: DNews Nugget
Paul Ryan misremembers his best marathon time -- by more than an hour.  

Organic Not Necessarily Better For You
EPA Radiation News
EPA Extends Public Comment Period on Plan for the White Chemical Corporation Superfund site in Newark, New Jersey

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

2012 Beach Grants
Food and Water Watch
Allentown’s Water Gambit: An Irresponsible and Risky Lease

food consumer
Aspirin may cut prostate cancer death risk
By David Liu, PHD Tuesday Sept 4,  2012 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that...  

To Lose Weight, Cut Down on Meat and Cheese
Save Staffordshire Terrier From Being Put Down

FreakOut Nation
They built that: The GOP’s mind boggling fact-free platform on gay marriage attacking ‘freedom’

Voters Say 2010 Election Full of Misleading and False Information
Guardian UK
Democrats gather in Charlotte for convention
Three-day convention begins in North Carolina as president faces tougher re-election amid concern over struggling economyDemocrats are assembling...  

Desert plight of Syrian refugees

New Orleans City Council To Meet On Isaac Power Outages Today
Inside Facebook
Top 25 Facebook Pages September 2012

Facebook to increase automated efforts to remove false Likes
( I tried a Twitter app to evaluate  Twitter 'Follows' just because I could. 15% fake, 20% dormant,65% valid. Not that I currently care )


Beyond the Post-NAM Spin

Dempsey discourages Israel strike against Iran, Shapiro and Netanyahu Quarrel

Democratic Platform Endorses Taxpayer-Funded Abortions (John McCormack/Weekly Standard)
Steve Munro

McCaul Street Construction
Syrian Rebel Leader Keeps Order On The Border

More Employers' Health Plans Include Benefits For Transgender People
New Scientist
Thalidomide maker apologises to those affected by drug

Photo time capsule aiming for orbit
News 24

iPad, iPhone data hacked of 12 million
A hacker group has claimed to have obtained personal data from 12 million Apple iPhone and iPad users by breaching an FBI computer.  

Obama Conspiracy Theories
Fact checking the Obots

Feds drop criminal investigation of Joe Arpaio
Open Channel

Medical equipment distributor files libel claim over report on fat-melting device
By Myron LevinFairWarning.orgA medical device distributor has filed a libel claim against FairWarning, the consumer group Public Citizen and...  

US ends investigation of terror detainees' deaths without charges
Open Secrets
Capital Eye Opener, September 4: Institutional Investors Target Aetna, Unions Battle Outside Spenders

Capital Eye Opener, August 31: Marriott For Romney, Ryan's Ad-Friendly Zinger and More
Justice Markandey Katju's Infinite Bluster 

Payvand Iran News
Photos: The Winds of Sistan

Iranian discus thrower Karamzadeh claims Paralympics silver medal
Russian Expert Predicts Obama Will Declare Martial Law in America by End of 2012

Jewish MSU Students’ Mouth Stapled Shut – Hate Crime
Pesticide Action Network
EPA pulls toxic apple pesticide. Finally!

IQs at risk: Boys beware!
Philippines News
Philippines urges Asean anew to take united stand on Spratlys dispute

Anti-RH solon loses temper shouts during argument over head count
Political MoJo | Mother Jones
Americans for Prosperity Chief: We Don't Know If $27 Million in Anti-Obama Ads Has Any Effect

Can an iPhone Keep Election Officials From Blocking Your Vote?
Politics Security Secrecy
DoD Security Policy is Incoherent and Unmanageable, IG Says ...

US-Israel Military Exercises Spawn Mixed Messages | Secrecy News
Psychology Today
Back to School

Highlights from August 25 to August 31

Q&A: Toxoplasma - what can be done?
Science Daily
HIV treatment use increases in the U.S.

Mass spectrometry makes the clinical grade
Scientific American
Congress Considering Bill to Allow Motorized Vehicles in Wilderness Areas

Why We Die [Interactive]
Shaleshock Media

Star Online
Downpour causes massive jams on several major roads in Klang Valley

Families of Batang Kali victims lose London court battle
Austin police investigate death near Zilker Park area

APD seeks public's help in missing person case
6 art installations by Candy Chang that make the viewer part of the piece

Hackers Get Personal Info On 12-Million Apple Users... From An FBI Laptop

Copyright Enforcement Bots Seek And Destroy Hugo Awards
This Week in Science
Mitochondrial Dynamics

Vibrating in a Crowd
Azerbaijani poets arrested in Iran released
Two Azerbaijani poets who were arrested in Iran have been released on Tuesday, a diplomatic source told Trend.  

TAP welcomes Greek cooperation to ensure project success
USA Today
Obama: 'Incomplete' grade on economy

Bahrain court upholds life sentences for activists
Unexplained Mysteries
Silence is spreading over the natural world

Zombie makes US presidential bid
Web MD
Asthma Drug Shown to Stunt Growth
Children with asthma who take inhaled steroids end up slightly shorter than their peers when they grow up, a government-funded study shows.  

Beyond Statistics: 2 Faces of West Nile Virus
Runaway bull causes pandemonium at Edinburgh Zoo

US casino cooks up 10ft wide world record breaking bacon cheeseburger
White House

Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event -- Toledo, OH

For Hayward, BP Stands for “Back in Play”

TVWho: Russ Baker on RT, with Syria Update
by John Bowman Posted: September 4, 2012 11:23 AM Last Updated: September 4, 2012 11:36 AM Do you buy organic produce or meat? Why do you pay more for it? (CBC)The research published yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that organic food ...
By Sue Schick You see TV commercials, magazine ads, and pamphlets in your doctor's office, all proclaiming the dangers of high cholesterol. But you feel healthy and have never worried about high cholesterol or heart problems.
TORONTO -- It could appear on your scalp. Or the sole of your foot. Under a fingernail. Or on a stretch of your back that is virtually impossible to see without a three-way mirror. Skin cancers can show up anywhere. And while we all should be keeping ...
Quebec's public health board says legionnaires' disease has claimed one more life in Quebec City, raising to 11 the number of people who have died from complications. As of Sunday, 169 people had been infected since July. On Friday, the public health ...
Children who are exposed to smoking in the womb are likely to have an increased risk for adolescent obesity, according to a study. And the risk is possibly related to subtle structural variations in the brain that create a preference for eating fatty ...
As president of the British Columbia Nurses' Union, Debra McPherson is the public face of a labour group that represents about 32000 nurses and health-care workers across the province. Currently, she is part of a team that is negotiating with the ...
More products that may contain potentially Salmonella-contaminated mangoes are being recalled. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning over “Ready Pac” Fruit Tray Bien and Super Fruit Medley products sold in western Canada – including ...
PTI / Toronto September 04, 2012, 17:45 DNA sequencing can recons
 Daily Galaxy
Origins of Supermassive Black Holes --Formed 13 Billion Years Ago (Holiday Feature)Origins of Supermassive Black Holes --Formed 13 Billion Years Ago (Holiday Feature)
"Could There be Life in the Universe Far Older Than Ours?" --Planetary Building Blocks After Big Bang Suggest: "Yes" "Could There be Life in the Universe Far Older Than Ours?" --Planetary Building Blocks After Big Bang Suggest: "Yes"
Image of the Day: Billions of Years of Mars' History Etched into Mount Sharp's LayersImage of the Day: Billions of Years of Mars' History Etched into Mount Sharp's Layers
"A New Species" of Strange Weirdly-Shaped Galaxies "A New Species" of Strange Weirdly-Shaped Galaxies
Image of the Day: Jupiter's Ganymede --Only Moon in Solar System with a Magnetic FieldImage of the Day: Jupiter's Ganymede --Only Moon in Solar System with a Magnetic Field
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