Category Archives: science & technology

Who Wrote the “Monsanto Protection Act Rider” into HR 933, Section 735?

HR 933 is a bill to keep the government running. However, in legalese below you will see gobbledygook terms that may mean next to nothing on the surface. However, Monsanto got some people in Congress to enable them to have … Continue reading

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How to save $100 billion per year (via IPPNW peace and health blog)

The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War offer a way to save $100 billion per year. It is time to cut spending on nuclear weapons development. Nuclear weapons should be outlawed. Bruce Blair of Global Zero has just … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole. Does the Dept. of Defense Know Where their Money Goes?

Possible Gold Mine of Untracked Money in DOD The accounting practices of the Department of Defense are so ridiculous that it should be a Saturday Night Live Skit.  This assessment comes from the DOD’s own Inspector General! Here are some … Continue reading

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Oil Executives Say they Need Subsidies while getting $100/barrel of Oil

Is it a joke? 5 Oil Executives appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to explain why they still want $2.1 billion/year subsidies from the U.S. government. This does not make sense since in 2005 when oil was $55/barrel, the oil … Continue reading

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Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plants Show U.S. Danger of Nuclear Power

Will the NRC come clean about how much radiation is seeping into the United States? Could American nuclear reactors withstand similar catastrophes as Japan’s Fukushima plants? What needs to be done to insure the safety of U.S. reactors, especially those on or near earthquake fault lines? Continue reading

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Ways to Help Japan

The People of Japan need worldwide relief to assist them in recovering from the recent earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters. Here are ways to help Japan. Continue reading

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Senator Lautenberg Proposes modest Gun Legislation says Gail Collins of the NYT

Gail Collins wrote a compelling column in the NYT called Utah’s Gun Appreciation Day Ms. Collins has a terrific sense of humor and can make you laugh even if the news is horrible. It is truly mind-boggling that 4-year Utah … Continue reading

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President Obama Highlights Importance of Education to Win the Future of America

President Obama gave his State of the Union Speech Tonight, 1/25/11 and urged Americans to Win the Future “We do big things. From the earliest days of our founding, America has been the story of ordinary people who dare to … Continue reading

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Good Regulations and Good Policies

The Good, the Bad and the Stupid Is everything in life always good or always bad or always stupid? No, of course not. Yet, the new Manipulative Talking Points (MTP) coming from the mouth of GOP wordcrafter Frank Luntz on … Continue reading

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Redwing blackbirds drop from sky in Arkansas, Kentucky and Louisana

What caused 5,000 Redwing blackbirds to suddenly die and fall from the sky shortly before midnight on 12/31/2010? This story has captured many people’s interest around the world. It is bizarre and true and seems to be right out of … Continue reading

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