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More than 2,000 homes were evacuated from two small Utah communities on Friday as high winds whipped up a brush fire triggered by target shooters. REUTERS/Jeff McGrath Photograph: Stringer/REUTERS Thousands of families in Utah have been evacuated from their homes as winds continue to fuel a wildfire believe to have been sparked by target shooters. Residents of at least 2,300 properties in the northern part of the the state sought refuge Friday, as flames scorched a growing area around 40 miles south of Salt Lake City.
Dreifa Mills sits in a Welsh valley near Cwm Morgan, hidden up a narrow lane where the faint rush of river mingles with the rustle of foliage. So ensconced is the mill in the landscape that when owner Mike Godsell first saw it in 1978, it looked as if it was being eaten by woodland. Green moss crept over the red bricks and branches spread across the roof, while the 20ft water wheel stood motionless, like a stopped clock. "I saw this place and thought: 'It's rotting away and nobody seems to care.'
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Photo: http://www.un.org Women from all over Côte d'Ivoire gather to celebrate International Women's Day. Women have proven to be a powerful force in the fight against global hunger and poverty, especially in agriculture.
The Intel Hub December 27, 2011 Unconfirmed News Tip The Intel Hub has received multiple tips that indicate that Interstate 40 in Arkansas may be being used as a loading point for some sort of military operation that has been going on for a better part of a year. Eyewitness report: Not a trucker but regularly on the transportation hub of I-40 in Arkansas.
The U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will not be closing any time soon thanks to President Barack Obama’s approval of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a constitutional attorney who’s represented terrorism suspects told Raw Story this week in an exclusive interview. Even though President Barack Obama made closing Guantanamo one of his core campaign promises in the lead-up to the presidential election in 2008, that promise now appears to be “nearly impossible” to fulfill thanks to provisions in the new laws, Baher Azmy , legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, explained. As an attorney, Azmy represented Murat Kurnaz, a German who was detained by Pakistani authorities and sold to the U.S. for a bounty.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court decision in a case called Citizens United vs. FEC. The Saving American Democracy Amendment states that:
By Anthony Gregory / HuffPost / Dec 15, 2011 Today is Bill of Rights Day, the 220-year anniversary of this revered document’s addition to the U.S. Constitution in 1791. The Anti-Federalists had demanded a Bill of Rights to ensure that the federal government created in 1789 would not morph into the type of tyranny that the American colonists had resisted in the Revolution. It might seem like a difficult day to celebrate, however, as we consider the current state of liberties in our nation. With the militarization of police, the erosion of requirements for search and seizure, the presidential powers used as a blanket for deplorable detention policies, the raging war on drugs, invasive TSA “security” procedures and so much else, today’s governing principles at times seem to reflect the authorship of George Orwell more than that of James Madison.
A new look at U.S. Census data painted a stark picture of poverty. It showed nearly one in two Americans are now in poverty, or classified as low-income. Also, the war in Iraq officially ended after nearly nine years. Video And Transcript Below:
<img class="alignright wp-image-16153" title="50-US-Economy-Stats" src="http://c7.valuewalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/50-US-Economy-Stats.jpg" alt="" width="140" height="140" /> The Economic Collapse Blog does a terrific job of periodically putting together a compilation of the scariest data points about the US economy. Today is one such day, and the list of 50 economic numbers presented is indeed, as the author puts it, “ almost too crazy to believe “… Almost. As noted: “At this time of the year, a lot of families get together, and in most homes the conversation usually gets around to politics at some point.
On Thursday, December 8th, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a constitutional amendment to drive big money out of politics for good. He was not alone. Senator Mark Begich of Alaska joined him.
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Ben Kacyra , co-founder and CEO of Cyra Technologies and managing director of CyArk , discusses digital preservation of the World’s Heritage Sites through 3D laser scanning. The non-profit organization uses quick and precise 3D scanning systems to create high-resolution, digital models of historic sites through the creation of point clouds. These systems have the capability of gathering nearly 10,000 points per second, compared to a surveyor gathering only 500 points a day.
Charles Dharapak/AP Photo For over two years, crews have torn up the North Lawn of the White House just outside the West Wing for what the General Services Administration calls a "utility upgrade." But it seems everyone — including people who work at the White House — think something else is going on. One West Wing official told The New York Times last month that "It is security-related construction," adding "Even we don't know exactly what."
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Allahabad Museum, which is one of the four national museums in the country, has undertaken an exercise to document the existing flora and fauna in the Ganga and Yamuna river belt. The findings will then be compared with the existence of these varieties in the past and used to send a message, through interactive means, about the importance of preserving the rich natural heritage. Museum director Rajesh Purohit tol The Indian Express that the exercise has just begun. "We have just begun the documentation.