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Archive for November 26, 2011

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The prominent ridge of emission featured in this vivid skyscape is designated IC 5067. Part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive shape, popularly called The Pelican Nebula, the ridge spans about 10 light-years and follows the curve of the cosmic pelican's head and neck.       Pelican Nebula Close-up  Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh Explanation: The prominent ridge of emission featured in this vivid skyscape is designated IC 5067. Part ... Full Story

On This Day, November 27, 1095

On This Day, November 27, 1095

  Pope Urban II orders first Crusade On November 27, 1095, Pope Urban II makes perhaps the most influential speech of the Middle Ages, giving rise to the Crusades by calling all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land, with a cry of "Deus vult!" or "God wills it!" Born Odo of Lagery in 1042, Urban was a protege of the great reformer Pope Gregory VII. Like Gregory, he made internal reform his main focus, railing against simony (the selling of ... Full Story

The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy

The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy

          The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class's venality by Naomi Wolf US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed ... Full Story

New York becomes the Occupied Territories

New York becomes the Occupied Territories

          New York becomes the Occupied Territories As the US security state grows and civil rights and liberties erode, Osama bin Laden gets the last laugh Only two weeks before the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Associated Press has broken a story that reminds us of just how much America has changed during the last decade, and how the government - and as important, some of the country's most powerful corporations - ... Full Story

The GOP’s Oath To The One Percent

  The GOP’s Oath To The One Percent  By ThinkProgress War Room on Nov 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm One Oath to Rule Them All You’d think the oath that mattered most to our elected leaders would be this one: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of ... Full Story

The Real Scandal: The Endless Effort to Smear Climate

  The Real Scandal: The Endless Effort to Smear Climate Scientists By Climate Guest Blogger on Nov 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm This year has already witnessed multiple events that break climate records: the drought in East Africa, the worst drought in Texas’ recorded history, and record breaking storms and floods in the US south. Those events, anticipated by climatologists decades ago, should remind us that those who persecute and harass scientists, or mendaciously misrepresent their ... Full Story

Health Executives Receive Only Nine Months In Prison

Health Executives Receive Only Nine Months In Prison For Killing Three People   By Ian Millhiser Nov 22, 2011 at 9:50 am Last week, ThinkProgress reported on a Mississippi woman who received three years in federal prison because she lied on a series of forms in order to obtain $4,367 in food stamps she needed to feed herself and her two children. Meanwhile, this happened: According to U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis, the Synthes officials wanted to beat their competitors ... Full Story

GOP lies about the financial crisis

  How Lying About The Financial Crisis Enables The GOP's Misunderstanding Of The Occupy Movement November 22, 2011 3:45 pm ET — Alan Pyke Last night on Fox Business' Follow the Money, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) reiterated a pair of connected ideas that are very popular on the political right despite clashing with established facts. In the era of Occupy Wall Street, many elected Republicans and right-wing media figures hold two articles of faith: (1) The finance industry cannot be ... Full Story

The False Premise Of The Iran Debate

    The False Premise Of The Iran Debate November 23, 2011 1:19 pm ET — Walid Zafar Being a hawk means never having to say you're sorry. The Iraq war did not discredit the idea of war, but it certainly should discredit the people who strongly promoted it. In fact, it has in most circles. But among conservatives, such people still have the standing to be taken seriously when they promote another war based on false premises, exaggeration and lies. Although most of the ... Full Story

Call for Univ. California president to step down

Call for Univ. California president to step down

    Editorials Yudof Gets It Wrong Again By Becky O'Malley Wednesday November 23, 2011 - 11:07:00 AM The University of California bureaucracy is all over the Occupy scandal, now that it’s gone viral. Seldom have I experienced such a fast response to my online opinions—but University of California President Mark Yudof seems to have hopped to, with alacrity. Unfortunately, he's only made things worse. Last Wednesday I predicted that U.C. administrators ... Full Story

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