|The Predator UAV is made by General Atomics affiliate General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|English: Grey Butte Field, now used by General Atomics as an operational testing facility for their , outside El Mirage, California, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|President George W. Bush signs the Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2004 on October 1, 2003. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Millions of terrified Americans wake to life after Sandy
While the hurricane's 90mph winds registered as only a Category 1 on a scale of five, it packed 'astoundingly low' barometric pressure, giving it terrific energy to push water inland, said Kerry Emanuel, a professor of meteorology at MIT.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2225112/Superstorm-Sandy-devastates-East-Coast-leaving-Atlantic-City-underwater-16-people-dead.html#ixzz2AnzKTWl4
Mitt Romney In GOP Debate: Shut Down Federal Disaster Agency, Send Responsibility To The States http://huff.to/QOX2JO
After the storm... http://instagr.am/p/RaNwqPFuSX/
General Atomics lands $128M sole-source contract for continued operations and maintenance support of
#DHS drones: http://ow.ly/eEjvW
MUST READ: Four reasons to oppose
#drones: morality, consequences, spread to other countries & US national identity. http://m.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-need-a-rule-book-for-drones/2012/10/26/957312ae-1f8d-11e2-9cd5-b55c38388962_story.html …
Texas officials ink a $7.4M contract for a high-altitude spy plane.
@GWSchulzCIR reports: http://ow.ly/eEd78
( Keeping out farm labour and porous to gunrunners )
@propublica: Over 1 in 3 TX vets died from drug overdose, a fatal combo of drugs or suicide. Median age at death: 28 http://propub.ca/QGP9Yq
vets disability claims investigation by
@CIRonline cited in Congressional hearing http://veterans.house.gov/opening-statement/honorable-jon-runyan-4 …
Disabled troops returning from Iraq, Afghanistan face unexpected battle: Accessing disability benefit claims: http://ow.ly/eQOWB
#veterans waiting on a disability claim increased this week by more than 800. See our map: http://ow.ly/eHzKz
#soldier in combat zone is more likely to be raped by fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire http://ow.ly/ehYXn #video @ifiles
Jessica Valenti on Ending Rape Illiteracy | The Nation http://www.thenation.com/blog/170767/ending-rape-illiteracy …
Is a Citizens United Democracy a democracy at all? http://www.thenation.com/blog/170847/citizens-united-democracy-democracy-all …
Must-reading if you still believe 1st amendment involved: Jamie Raskin on 'Citizens United' & the Corporate Court | http://www.thenation.com/article/169915/citizens-united-and-corporate-court …
RELEASE: New poll shows Americans overwhelmingly support strong transparency & accountability reforms http://pubc.it/RiBOpg
Joseph Stiglitz: "Some Are More Unequal Than Others" &
#Romney Won't Do Enough to Fight Increased #Inequality http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/stiglitz-some-are-more-unequal-than-others/ …
Secret recording of a stop-and-frisk sheds light on practice that has put young people of color in
#NYPD's crosshairs: http://ow.ly/ev49Y
#Iraq being #gay, or even looking gay, can be a death sentence. Get more from @BBC on @IFiles: http://ow.ly/etCPa
Watch "The Price of Sex" on
@ifiles' #HalftheSky playlist for a look into the shadowy world of sex trafficking: http://ow.ly/eavGD
Republicans talk about Iran having nukes like they talk about their daughters having sex: "We can't let that happen."
Hospital worker fired allegedly for refusing to sign off on inflated Medicare coding http://bit.ly/T9pPMm
@ifiles, stories dealing with an issue that deeply divides American society – gay rights and religion: http://youtube.com/ifiles
#mustwatch video: United Methodists gathered in FL to decide future of church, official policy on homosexuality http://ow.ly/em386
EVENT: Meet nation’s most honored investigative reporting team: Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele. 10/17 in
Compelling response from secrecy expert
@saftergood to the Senate's newly published investigation of fusion centers: http://ow.ly/ectIm
Romney's Plans Would Trigger A War With Iran, Says Former Mossad Chief http://ow.ly/eKtHe
#TCOT #Teaparty #p2 #Twisters #LNYHBT #WAR #NRA
Must end "war on terror" paradigm-- Shifting Mood May End Blank Check for U.S. Security Efforts http://nyti.ms/S5l2uk
Don't Buy the Spin: How Cutting the Pentagon's Budget Could Boost the Economy | The Nation http://www.thenation.com/article/167811/dont-buy-spin-how-cutting-pentagons-budget-could-boost-economy …
Hold 'em accountable/ US sues Bank of America for $1B for mortgage fraud http://bo.st/TUsiFX
Non-disclosing advocacy groups have dumped more than $200M into 2012 presidential, congressional races: http://ow.ly/eNsP2
Who Created the Voter-Fraud Myth? : The New Yorker http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/10/29/121029fa_fact_mayer?mbid=social_retweet … via
Bob Herbert nails it --Voter Suppression Should Be A Bigger National Story/ http://www.demos.org/video/voter-fraud-should-be-bigger-national-story-bob-herbert-rachel-maddow#.UIdaVyb8Zyc.twitter …
Nineteen out of 20 federal agencies ignore FOIA requirements, despite Obama openness order http://bloom.bg/PbbQPO via
Group that helped kill ban on corporate $ in politics misled IRS on its political activities http://to.pbs.org/WDtlQE by
Get in-depth portraits of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in
@frontlinepbs's new film, "The Choice," featured on @ifiles: http://ow.ly/ewvpe
During GOP primary debate, Romney said federal disaster relief for tornado and flood victims is "immoral." WATCH: http://thkpr.gs/QOlfzR
This Nation story is moving/ Watch for new developments this week: Romney profited from auto bailout he opposed http://wp.me/p2H7Jj-2W4
What Romney’s moderation conceals--he sits atop the most extreme major US political party in history/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/harol
Inimitable Jim Hightower offers ideas to help Republicans Find Real Voter Fraud in America :) https://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/10/24-0#.UIwULr2oYpo.twitter …
Excellent Op Ed on why NY needs Fair Elections campaign finance reform http://bit.ly/VJrPNB
( Years ago Blue Girl Red State aka Global Citizen pointed up the tip given by Mr. Robinson in the Graduate : plastics [on YouTube ]. She also noted side effects of mimicking sex hormones in the human body. Don't worry about proliferation of humans in a time of sterility.)
What are the true social and environmental costs of coal power? Watch this excerpt from
@CIRonline's "Dirty Business." http://ow.ly/eImdy
@marketplaceapm: In Pennsylvania #fracking on college campuses gets the green light: http://mktplc.org/TI0xFp
As a kidney disease epidemic sweeps Sri Lanka, organ donors offer help. Watch
@Publici's video, featured on @ifiles: http://ow.ly/eEdlX
@fairwarningnews: Investigations intensify into #Massachusetts pharmacy linked to #meningitis outbreak http://ow.ly/eAOHx #FDA
Just because it's too good not to share, the
@Demos_Org report, Citizens Actually United: http://bit.ly/YaqDAn
@foodfor9billion: Our project http://cironline.org/projects/food-for-9-billion … & food timeline included in WFP's Top 10 Hunger Links http://www.wfp.org/stories/top-10-hunger-links#.UILS6Y5dC5w.twitter … via @WFP
@newshour: Compare countries' food situations w/ this interactive food map http://ow.ly/erfGy via @CIRonline
Report: “progress in reducing the proportion of hungry people in the world has been tragically slow”: http://ow.ly/erAag
The nation's salad bowl is facing serious challenges from climate change: Heat & Harvest from
@KQEDscience & @CIRonline http://ht.ly/e884c
CA's farmers may be on collision course with changing
#climate. Find out what's at stake for this $30B industry: http://ow.ly/el9kZ
( Have a look at their problems with water. Those are critical enough. Do you know how Saudi Arabia was transformed from plenty to desert ? Irrigation. )
How green zealots are destroying the planet: The provocative claim from a writer vilified for denying global warmingThe turning point towards some semblance of sanity in the great climate war came in November 2009 with the leak of the notorious Climategate emails from the University of East Anglia.
What these showed is that the so-called ‘consensus’ science behind Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) — ie the theory that man-made CO2 is causing our planet to heat up in a dangerous, unprecedented fashion — simply cannot be trusted.
The experts had, for years, been twisting the evidence, abusing the scientific process, breaching Freedom of Information requests (by illegally hiding or deleting emails and taxpayer-funded research) and silencing dissent in a way which removes all credibility from the scaremongering reports they write for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
(The IPCC is the heavily politicised but supposedly neutral UN advisory body which has been described by President Obama as the ‘gold standard’ of international climate science.)
Since Climategate, the scientific case against AGW theory has hardened still further. Experiments at the CERN laboratory in Geneva have supported the theory of Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark that the sun — not man-made CO2 — is the biggest driver of climate change.
Like what you see in supermarket produce section? Enjoy, b/c things may be changing there. Our collab w/
@KQED has more http://ow.ly/edRMU
@BBC reports that many cases of child sacrifice in #Uganda not being followed up by #police. Watch on @IFiles: http://ow.ly/eycot
@joannalin: #Florida schools set race-based math, reading goals; highest for Asian students, lowest for blacks http://sunsent.nl/R4QfNs
Have low-income students struggling in school? Give them added Adderall, doc says via
@nytimes #education http://nyti.ms/QaNRSx
The hidden costs of hamburgers. Revisited this great CIR rpt getting ready for today's
#ajstream show on child obesity http://buff.ly/PAboK4
Want to see how Romney’s Austerity Economics would work. Read this and weep. http://nyti.ms/RkOIkQ
This is news? RT
@NickKristof: Study finds chem industry spends hundreds of millions lobbying against safety regs http://bit.ly/RjTnUd
Modern supermarkets could lift millions of African farmers out of poverty – or ruin them.
@Foodfor9Billion reports: http://ow.ly/e5JWI
@WBUR Whole Foods agreed to buy leases for 6 Foodmaster locations, which will close by 11/30 as part of the deal http://wbur.fm/RkGVFc
The family-run nursery, founded in 1976, is one of the largest in the United States, and there’s a good chance the berries, nuts and citrus fruits eaten across the West began their journey to market as seedlings in Duarte’s 30 acres of greenhouses, labs and breeding stations.
The nursery’s owners have built a thriving business using state-of-the-art techniques to develop varieties adapted to the particular conditions and pests California farmers face.
These days, according to John Duarte, president of the nursery, that means breeding for elevated levels of heat and salt, which researchers say are symptoms of climate change – even if Duarte doesn’t necessarily see it that way.
“Whether it’s carbon built up in the atmosphere or just friggin’ bad luck,” he said, “the conditions are straining us.”
The cause of Duarte’s woes might be in dispute among farmers in California’s $31 billion agriculture industry. But the symptoms are clear. From the vast fields of fruits and nuts in the Central Valley to the wineries of Napa and Sonoma, the increasingly volatile weather is altering the fundamental conditions for growing food, California’s largest industry.
Farmers are in many ways at the front line of climate change. They conjure food from soil, sunlight and water – all of which are profoundly affected, scientists say, by climate change. Stresses have emerged across the state as water supplies tighten. Rain is coming at unexpected times. Winters aren’t getting cold enough. And salt from the rising ocean is making its way into Central Valley water.
Mitt Romney's Extremist Energy Plan | The Nation http://www.thenation.com/article/170786/mitt-romneys-extremist-energy-plan …
Are you a
#journalism #student interested in video? You should read this. http://ow.ly/em3TK #contest
Also, keep your eyes on the
#techraking movement. Lots of smart people getting behind it http://cironline.org/techraking
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@ifiles: In #Pakistan, an estimated 1.7 million people live as bonded laborers. Get more information: http://ow.ly/em3Jc #video
Severe Birth Defects Soar in Post-War Iraq http://truth-out.org/news/item/12371-severe-birth-defects-soar-in-post-war-iraq …
( Look at the uranium files and Depleted Uranium - it isn't. Poor Fallujah ! )
Judge explains: "How Mandatory Minimums Forced Me 2 Send More Than 1,000 Nonviolent Drug Offenders 2 Federal Prison" http://www.thenation.com/article/170815/how-mandatory-minimums-forced-me-send-more-1000-nonviolent-drug-offenders-federal-pri …