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Archive for December, 2011

Fulfilling Orwell’s Prophecy

Fulfilling Orwell’s Prophecy

  Fulfilling Orwell's Prophecy: 15 Futuristic Films You Should See             By John W. Whitehead July 18, 2011             "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever."—George Orwell It has been over 60 years since George Orwell published his novel1984. Described as political satire, it is, in reality, a political ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Explanation: The dark, inner shadow of planet Earth is called the umbra. Shaped like a cone extending into space, it has a circular cross section most easily seen during a lunar eclipse. For example, last Saturday the Full Moon slid across the southern half of Earth's umbral shadow, entertaining moonwatchers around much of the planet. In the total phase of the eclipse, the Moon was completely within the umbra for 51 minutes.       The Umbra of Earth  Image ... Full Story

On This Day: December 15, 1791

On This Day: December 15, 1791

The Bill of Rights becomes law On this day in 1791, Virginia becomes the last state to ratify the Bill of Rights, making the first ten amendments to the Constitution law and completing the revolutionary reforms begun by the Declaration of Independence. Before the Massachusetts ratifying convention would accept the Constitution, which they finally did in February 1788, the document's Federalist supporters had to promise to create a Bill of Rights to be amended to the Constitution ... Full Story

Eagles Move Into Second Place

  WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - The Colorado Eagles defeated the Utah Grizzlies, 5-4, in a shootout, overtaking the home team for sole possession of second place in the ECHL's Mountain Division. It was another close contest between the evenly-matched teams in the first of three games in four days between them. Colorado came back from several deficits throughout the game and forced overtime by scoring a shorthanded goal late in the third period. The Eagles got off to a fast start with a ... Full Story

News from “The Nation”

  Investigative reporter Greg Palast, best known for uncovering the alleged fraud in Florida in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, followed the footprints of corporations such as BP and Exxon all over the world and uncovered the intricate connections between power, energy and resources. His new book, Vultures' Picnic, takes on corporate power in the energy industry. In this video, he talks to The Nation's John Nichols about his book and how investigative reporting is ... Full Story

The Daily Show: A must watch

The Daily Show: A must watch

                  December 13 The Florida Family Association opposes TLC's portrayal of Muslims, Newt Gingrich concocts a poverty-fighting plan and Lawrence Lessig wants to end Congressional corruption.   View Here:   "The Daily Show"

OpEd News: December 14

OpEd News: December 14

  OpEdNews Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be Fifty-seven provocative articles that you will not find in the main stream media. Is the president in danger, can we save the spirit of Christmas, and more. You may not agree with the writers, we don't,  but you will have food for thought. Read "A Dangerous Woman: Indefinite Detention at Carswell" to see what can happen. Think you are not a threat, read "10 Ridiculous Things that Make you a Terror Suspect." It these articles ... Full Story

On This Day: December 14, 1799

On This Day: December 14, 1799

First U.S. President George Washington dies On this day in 1799, George Washington, the man described by fellow soldier and Virginian Henry Lee as "first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen" dies at his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia. Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the second son from the second marriage of a colonial plantation owner, Washington rose to eminence on his own merit. His first job at age 17 was as a surveyor in the Shenandoah ... Full Story

Gardner Votes For Higher Medicare Premiums

Gardner Votes For Higher Medicare Premiums

    Press Release Representative Gardner Votes For Higher Taxes and Higher Medicare Premiums, Protects Billionaires This evening, Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) voted to force a $1,000 payroll tax hike on 2.5 million middle income Colorado families and raise Medicare premiums for seniors instead of ending tax breaks for billionaires. While voting for higher Medicare premiums for seniors in retirement, Gardner even voted against cutting his own Congressional ... Full Story

Gardner votes for Middle Class Tax Relief and Job

  Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted for legislation that will help create tens of thousands of new jobs, while also providing a tax holiday to those who need it most.   “This is a job-creating bill that extends a much needed middle-class tax holiday. It prevents doctors from being hit with a cut in Medicare reimbursement rates and reforms the unemployment insurance benefits program. Most importantly, however, this bill protects the Social ... Full Story

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