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Glass Ceilings, Maternal Instincts and Humanitarian War

Glass Ceilings,  Maternal Instincts and Humanitarian War

by Patrick Devlin I found out that we as a people (meaning Democratic party operatives) have finally broken through the glass ceiling with the nomination of Hillary Clinton to be their party’s candidate for president in 2016. And, we all know that America is woefully tardy when it comes to electing women candidates in primaries for presidential elections. Enlightened nations got the decades jump on the good ‘ol USA on this score – Golda Meir was the Prime Minister of Israel in the 1970’s, Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the UK in the 1980s and Angela Merkle is […]

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Teen Scientist Receives Glowing Review of Science Project about Glowing Seaweed

Teen Scientist Receives Glowing Review of Science Project about Glowing Seaweed

by Patrick Devlin A Canadian teen has shamed the Canadian Government by exhibiting greater concern for her fellow Albertans than the state when, as part of a science fair project, she demonstrated that imported seafood found in local grocery stores has dangerously high levels of radiation. Bronwyn Delacruz, a sophomore at Composite High School in Grande Prairie Alberta, using a $600 Geiger counter that her father bought for her, found higher levels of radiation than are considered to be safe by the International Atomic Energy Agency in store bought seafood products. Delacruz tested over 300 samples of edible seaweed found […]

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Muslim Leaders Issue Fatwah against Critter Killers

Muslim Leaders Issue Fatwah against Critter Killers

by Patrick Devlin The Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI), Indonesia’s highest Islamic clerical body, has issued a fatwah (a religious decree) outlawing the illegal poaching and trafficking of the country’s endangered wildlife species and the wanton decimation of wildlife habitats in the island nation. The religious council deemed illegal hunting of threatened wildlife to be “unethical, immoral and sinful.” Over the course of the past 20 years vast swaths of Indonesian forests have been leveled by lumber interests to make room for palm oil plantations and other agricultural development. The destruction of the nation’s forests has threated the habitat of […]

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Royal Dutch beats US government in environmental shell game

Royal Dutch beats US government in environmental shell game

Royal Dutch Shell has received initial approval from the US government to begin the process of oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska. The US Department of interior has granted approval to the oil extraction company to begin the process of “top hole drilling” in Alaska’s costal waters even though the company has failed to receive approval for a required “oil spill containment system”. The Obama appointed head of the Department of Interior Ken Salazar said he was not sure if Royal Dutch Shell will begin oil extraction this year or in 2013. The company’s vice […]

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links 04.14.12

links 04.14.12

Charter Schools Spend More On Administration, Less On Instruction Than Traditional Public Schools: Study “…looking at charter and traditional public schools in Michigan, where both receive about the same operational funding, researchers found that charter schools actually spent more per-student on administration and less on instruction than non-charter public schools…” – Huffington Post “The Stupidest Idea I Ever Heard” The Irrationality of the Case against Iran’s Nuclear Program “…President Obama has informed the Iranians they have one “last chance” to avoid attack. They must suspend higher uranium enrichment, close down the Fordow enrichment facility, and “surrender” their stockpile of uranium […]

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mayor slays bankster-gangster dragon with a single blow

mayor slays bankster-gangster dragon with a single blow

Standing in stark and courageous contrast to lawmakers and police authorities elsewhere, the mayor of a small Spanish town has, in the face of the worldwide economic depression and mafia style drug criminality, decided to grow marijuana to in order to eliminate his town’s crushing bank debt and, at the same time, reduce the violent crime associated with drug prohibition. Spain has an enlightened approach to marijuana use that allows citizens to cultivate cannabis for medical and recreational use but which strictly prohibits the sale and distribution of marijuana. Residents in the village of Rasquera, in Spain’s Catalan region, have […]

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links 01.01.12

links 01.01.12

President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Into Law – American Civil Liberties Union : President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today, allowing indefinite detention to be codified into law. As you know, the White House had threatened to veto an earlier version of the NDAA but reversed course shortly before Congress voted on the final bill… Science News : Groundwater dropping globally – Satellites find supply falling mostly due to agriculture. Groundwater levels have dropped in many places across the globe over the past nine years, a pair of gravity-monitoring satellites finds. This trend raises concerns that farmers […]

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