College students are making global warming a moral issue. Here's why that scares people. The Pope plans on delivering an encyclical on climate change this summer and it has American conservatives freaking out.
The Heartland Institute, a leading anti-environmental "think tank," has even dispatched a crack team of deniers to Rome to dissuade His Holiness. Why Isn't Fox News Covering Florida "Voter Fraud" Story? Hint: It Involves The GOP. Army to Congress: Thanks, but no tanks. By Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston HERLONG, California (CNN) - If you need an example of why it is hard to cut the budget in Washington look no further than this Army depot in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada range.
CNN was allowed rare access to what amounts to a parking lot for more than 2,000 M-1 Abrams tanks. Here, about an hour's drive north of Reno, Nevada, the tanks have been collecting dust in the hot California desert because of a tiff between the Army and Congress. The U.S. has more than enough combat tanks in the field to meet the nation's defense needs - so there's no sense in making repairs to these now, the Army's chief of staff Gen.
Raymond T. If the Pentagon holds off repairing, refurbishing or making new tanks for three years until new technologies are developed, the Army says it can save taxpayers as much as $3 billion. Why is this a big deal? But guess which group of civilians isn't inclined to agree with the generals on this point? Congress. That's right. Rep. Why I, a Former GOP Senator, Will Vote for Obama - The Made in America Movement. The Koch Brothers War On Renewable Energy Is Killing Jobs and Destroying Our Air. It is hardly deniable that the Earth’s climate is warming at an alarming rate, and it has prompted most countries in the developed world to look to renewable energy as a means of staunching greenhouse gas emissions as well as reducing their dependency on fossil fuels.
Even America, the backward nation addicted to and lusting for more fossil fuel use, has crept ever so slowly to catch up to the rest of the world’s use of renewable energy with a burgeoning movement toward wind and solar power that creates jobs, saves consumers’ money, and reduces pollutants. A Rise in Wealth for the Wealthy; Declines for the Lower 93% An Uneven Recovery, 2009-2011 By Richard Fry and Paul Taylor.
CIA Ghost Money: Karzai Confirms U.S. Gives Funds To Afghan National Security Team. KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that his national security team has been receiving payments from the U.S. government for the past 10 years.
Karzai confirmed the payments when he was asked about a story published in The New York Times saying the CIA had given the Afghan National Security Council tens of millions of dollars in monthly payments delivered in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags. During a news conference in Helsinki, Finland, where he was on an official visit, Karzai said the welcome monthly payments were not a "big amount" but were a "small amount," although he did not disclose the sums. He said they were used to give assistance to the wounded and sick, to pay rent for housing and for other "operational" purposes. The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)
Photo: Name Withheld; Digital Manipulation: Jesse Lenz The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze.
Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s the heart of Mormon country, where religious pioneers first arrived more than 160 years ago. NSA Surveillance Much Broader Than Realized, Agency Can Spy on 75% of Internet Communications. By Charlie Connell firstname.lastname@example.org | Aug 21, 2013 10:15 AM EDT The National Security Agency has been logging hundreds of millions of contact lists from email and instant messaging accounts that it obtained while they were transmitted over the Internet.
(Photo : Wikipedia) In what seems to be a recurring story for the last two months an article in the Wall Street Journal reports that the National Security Agency's surveillance reach was even broader than they had acknowledged publicly; the NSA has the capacity to spy on 75 percent of U.S. Internet traffic. Both current and former officials spoke with the Wall Street Journal and said that while the NSA is attempting to monitor email communications that either are sent from or sent to a foreign address it is likely that many domestic emails will also be retained. When the NSA gathers data between U.S. citizens it is supposed to be discarded.
The Texas Senate barred women from bringing feminine hygiene products into the Senate Chambers Friday — provoking a social media uproar and an exceptionally swift retraction of the policy. Why ban the humble tampon or pad from entry? Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst claims the decision was made because feminine hygiene products could presumably be thrown at lawmakers, who debated Friday about sweeping new restrictions on abortion in Texas.