From the NSA to the Truth Fairy, here are the top 5 unfortunate stories in today’s news. [...]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
For 231 members of Congress, the basic idea of responsible waste management by the coal industry was too much. [...]
Reducing air pollution doesn’t involve the creation of a new cabinet department, starting new wars, or violating the Bill of Rights, but as you can see, it’s a much more deadly problem than terrorism. [...]
Need a reason to boycott Walmart? How about this: the corporation has fired 11 of its workers for organizing fellow workers to advocate for better pay and working conditions — a legally-protected activity. Dozens more have been punished by Walmart without losing their jobs.
Is that not enough? Do you need another reason to boycott [...]
If think you have hyperactive kids, well, much of that hyperactivity is probably a natural part of their childhood. If their active behavior isn’t appropriate to the setting, you might think about changing the setting.
There are some cases of hyperactivity among children, however, that are far outside the norm. There are children who consistently [...]
In reality, after his big speeches were done, Obama has been more listless than tireless in addressing the problem of climate change. [...]
Chaff is listed, but chemtrails are supposed to, according to the conspiracy theory that Tom cited, contain many more substances than just chaff. Besides, chaffing isn’t secret, and it isn’t illegal. [...]
Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency released a report on the ecological health of American rivers and streams. It’s the first survey of its kind – and the results are not good.
Among the findings:
- 55 percent of the sampled sites are in poor condition for aquatic life
- 40 percent of rivers and streams [...]
Barack Obama’s selection of Ernest Moniz as Secretary of Energy suggests that his idealistic comments about fighting climate change, in the State of the Union Address and his inaugural speech this year, were just more empty promises. [...]
They’ve closed the oyster beds in coastal Louisiana again. Once again, the cause is an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Companies that drill for oil routinely leave their old oil wells in place, putting a cap on the top and then walking away. One of these inactive well heads started spewing oil into [...]
Woke up this morning. You won’t believe what I saw: A hundred million bottles, washed upon the shore.
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