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Thursday, May 23, 2013

British security chiefs meet over Islamist attack (via AFP)

Britain's national security chiefs met on Thursday as counter-terrorism police investigated the murder of a soldier who was hacked to death in a London street by two suspected Islamist extremists. The suspects were shot by police after the gruesome attack and spent the night in separate hospitals under…


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On the value of consensus in climate communication

On the value of consensus in climate communication (via Skeptical Science)

Posted on 22 May 2013 by John Cook After our Quantifying the Consensus paper was published, with the subsequent, extensive media coverage, Harvard law professor and climate communicator Dan Kahan posted an emotional blog post (he characterised it as a "haughty outburst"). He questioned the value of…


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UK 'Tea Party' surges, pressuring Tories and Cameron

UK 'Tea Party' surges, pressuring Tories and Cameron (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage arrives in Westminster, London, May 3, after a successful night in the local council elections. David Cameron’s Conservative Party is being exposed by a surging UKIP demanding lower taxes.(Stefan Rousseau/AP…


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A Rough Guide to the Jet Stream: what it is, how it works and how it is responding to enhanced Arctic warming

A Rough Guide to the Jet Stream: what it is, how it works and how it is responding to enhanced Arctic warming (via Skeptical Science)

Posted on 22 May 2013 by John Mason Barely a week goes by these days in the Northern Hemisphere without the jet stream being mentioned in the news, but rarely do such news items explain in detail what it is and why it is important. As a severe weather photographer this past 10+ years, an activity which…


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With civil unions, Bisbee, Ariz., joins gay-rights revolt against red states

With civil unions, Bisbee, Ariz., joins gay-rights revolt against red states (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Tom Horne (l.) celebrates his victory in the race for Arizona attorney general in 2010 in Phoenix. Horne threatened to sue Bisbee, Ariz., if it didn't amend a statute allowing same-sex civil unions in the town. Bisbee released the new ordinance Tuesday.(Ross D. Franklin…


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Grants From USDA Cover Up To 25% Of Renewable Energy Project Costs (Deadline Extended)

Grants From USDA Cover Up To 25% Of Renewable Energy Project Costs (Deadline Extended) (via Clean Technica)

The US Department of Agriculture announced their Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant application recently. These grants can pay for up to 25% of the eligible costs of a renewable energy project. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of funding and implement your renewable energy and…


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Anti-Gay Hate Group, "Family" Research Council: Obama’s order to ‘embrace homosexuality’ drove rise in military sexual assaults

‘Family’ group: Obama’s order to ‘embrace homosexuality’ drove rise in military sexual assaults (via Raw Story )

A right-wing “family” group announced to its members on Tuesday that President Barack Obama is responsible for the growing number of sexual assaults in the military, specifically calling out his “policy on homosexuality” and the repeal of the military’s ban on LGBT people serving openly. “…


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China Announces 2016 Emissions Cap Proposal!

China Announces 2016 Emissions Cap Proposal! (via Clean Technica)

This article was originally published on RenewEconomy. China, the world’s biggest polluter, is proposing to set a cap on greenhouse gas emissions as early as 2016 in a move that is being hailed as a potentially transformative step in the fight against climate change. According to news reports from…


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Batcrap Crazy Circus Clown, Glenn Beck: ‘The American people have just been raped’ by Benghazi, IRS scandals

Beck: ‘The American people have just been raped’ by Benghazi, IRS scandals (via Raw Story )

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Wednesday compared the U.S. government to “rapists” over recent so-called scandals, from the Internal Revenue Service’s practice of scrutinizing conservative groups to last year’s terrorist attacks in Benghazi. In a bizarre rant on his radio show, Beck…


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Relocating Renewables Could Save Europe Billions

Relocating Renewables Could Save Europe Billions (via Clean Technica)

Power generation solutions provider Siemens has analysed the electrical power producing systems located across Europe and found “considerable potential for optimisation, especially in connection with plans to expand power generation from renewable energy sources.” The primary manner in which this…


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Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes to allow states to label genetically engineered foods

Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes to allow states to label genetically engineered foods (via Raw Story )

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday offered an amendment to the Senate’s major farm bill that would allow states to require labels on genetically engineered foods. “Today we have an opportunity with this amendment to affirm once and for all that states do have the right to label food that…


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Tesla Pays Off Government Loan 9 Years Early

Tesla Pays Off Government Loan 9 Years Early (via Clean Technica)

Tesla Motors announced late in the day yesterday that it has now completely paid back its Department of Energy loan. It also noted that it is the only American car company (of any kind) to have fully repaid the US government. It’s been somewhat sad and somewhat hilarious watching anti-EV (i.e. pro…


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Anti-abortion leader faces criticism after comparing rape to car accidents

Anti-abortion leader faces criticism after comparing rape to car accidents (via Raw Story )

Right to Life president Barbara Listing said Wednesday that women should purchase additional health insurance if they feared being raped, because the sexual crime was like a car accident. “Nobody plans to have an accident in a car accident, nobody plans to have their homes flooded. You have to buy…


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Stephen Colbert: John ‘MC Tangerine Dream’ Boehner is right about IRS scandal

Colbert: John ‘MC Tangerine Dream’ Boehner is right about IRS scandal (via Raw Story )

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the difficulty he is currently facing when so many scandals are wracking the Obama administration at once. Trying to choose which scandal to report on at any given time, Colbert said, “is like trying to pick…


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Jon Stewart asks Bill O’Reilly: Do you get ‘sexual’ thrill from bashing Obama?

Stewart asks O’Reilly: Do you get ‘sexual’ thrill from bashing Obama? (via Raw Story )

During Wednesday night’s episode of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart confronted his Fox News frenemy Bill O’Reilly over the intensity of their focus on the Obama administration’s recent scandals, asking if there’s some kind of “sexual arousal” or “joy” in the Fox offices over…


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Maddow: Will ‘weather weapon’ talk finally drive GOP away from Alex Jones?

Maddow: Will ‘weather weapon’ talk finally drive GOP away from Alex Jones? (via Raw Story )

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow questioned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ assertion that a “weather weapon” deployed by the U.S. government caused the massive tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma on Monday. She questioned whether this, at last, would be…


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Anti-Renewable North Carolina Bill Defeated!

Anti-Renewable North Carolina Bill Defeated! (via Clean Technica)

As solar and wind power grow, rich but out of date industries such as the coal and nuclear industries are beginning to quiver. Naturally, with buildings full of money, they’re also fighting back and paying others to fight back. They’re struggling to survive. One way they are doing so is by attacking…


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South Carolina governor appointed white supremacist to steering committee


South Carolina governor appointed white supremacist to steering committee (via Raw Story )

The Southern Poverty Law Center on Wednesday accused South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley of appointing a white supremacist to her steering committee. In February, the Republican governor announced she had formed the committee to explore her re-election options. Roan Garcia-Quintana of Greenville was listed…


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GOP Lawmaker & Full-Fledged MORON Thinks IRS Leaked Mitt Romney's Tax Info To Harry Reid




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Tornadoes, storms, and superstorms – yes, it’s global warming.

Tornadoes, storms, and superstorms – yes, it’s global warming. (via Red Green & Blue)

Yesterday, I wrote Yes, global warming IS giving us bigger, more devastating tornadoes, in response to the horrific devastation in Moore, Oklahoma. And the usual jerks came out, accusing me of everything from being a retard to being a despicable liberal using the bodies of dead children to push my…


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Anti-Islamist protests flare following London attack

Anti-Islamist protests flare following London attack (via AFP)

Police arrested two people as they tried to quell anti-Islamist disorder following the brutal murder in London of a man, believed to be a soldier. A 43-year-old man was arrested in Braintree, east of London, late on Wednesday after reportedly walking into a mosque with a knife shortly after news broke…


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Pope Francis calls on Christians to accept the good works atheists perform

Pope Francis calls on Christians to accept the good works atheists perform (via Raw Story )

Citing biblical scripture from the Gospel of Mark, Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned those who sought to drive a wedge between atheists and believers. “The Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord, and He does good and all of us have this commandment at heart:…


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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Republicans To Blame For IRS Tea Party Scandal

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Widespread Greenland Melting A Sign of Things to Come

Widespread Greenland Melting A Sign of Things to Come (via Climate Central)

By Michael D. Lemonick Follow @MLemonick When 97 percent of Greenland’s ice experienced at least some melting in July 2012, scientists wondered if it was a one-time phenomenon. Now a new study in Geophysical Research Letters indicates it is a sign of things to come and by 2025, there is a 50-50 chance…


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Making Sense of the Moore Tornado in a Climate Context

Making Sense of the Moore Tornado in a Climate Context (via Climate Central)

By Andrew Freedman Follow @afreedma The devastating tornado that ripped apart Moore, Okla., on Monday now joins the ranks of America’s strongest twisters on record, coming almost exactly two years after a similarly extreme and deadly tornado struck Joplin, Mo. In trying to make sense of the tragedy…


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Limiting Methane Leaks Critical to Gas, Climate Benefits

Limiting Methane Leaks Critical to Gas, Climate Benefits (via Climate Central)

By Climate Central Knowing how much methane is leaking from the natural gas system is essential to determining the potential climate benefits of natural gas use. Our extensive review of the publicly available studies finds that a pervasive lack of measurements makes it nearly impossible to know with…


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Obama Administration's War On Press Freedom (@SamSeder & @ggreenwald)

Glenn Greenwald explained the Obama Justice Department's sweeping surveillance of journalists, President Obama's atrocious record on press freedom, how the Wikileaks prosecution theory is now being used to criminalize all investigative journalism, the parallels between the Nixon and Obama Administration on press freedom and how the Obama Administration is codifying the rogue policies of the Bush era.

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Oklahoma Deserves Better Than Inhofe and Coburn (VIDEO)

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