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RE: “MIT climate scientist receives frenzy of

RE: “MIT climate scientist receives frenzy of hate mail”

That climatologists are now the target of ideologically driven abuse from climate denialists whose carefully packaged preconceptions are endangered by inconvenient facts is hardly surprising. These attacks are of a piece with similar responses from conservatives in other spheres who feel their world-views are under attack, as in the case of a teenaged girl in Rhode Island who successfully sued to remove a prayer banner from her public school's wall, and who's been receiving threats of ... Full Story

The shame of Guantanamo

The shame of Guantanamo

It has been 42 years since I was at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Strange how no one adds the “Cuba” any more. It was a small U.S. enclave at the edge of a hostile foreign country, a country that did not want us there. Not much has changed in that arena for the last four decades. The major problem for my aircrew was the short distance between the end of the runway and the fence demarking the “border” between the U.S. Navy and Cuba. It made for a difficult approach at night at an unfamiliar ... Full Story

The Ron Paul candidacy

The Ron Paul candidacy

  Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has created a great deal of controversy with his libertarian views. He has caused much turmoil both in the conservative camp and among liberals. It appears however, that only liberals are willing to talk about his views. The fact that so many of his views are also espoused by true liberals illustrates how the far right is sometimes nearly indistinguishable from the far left. Several respected liberal writers have taken up the issue, but the ... Full Story

POGO criticizes defense spending

          Obama’s and Panetta’s Spending Plan Reassures Defense Contractors, But What About Taxpayers? Statement of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta may have said a lot of the right things today when outlining the need to rein in military spending—they’ll get no argument from us on the need to move beyond the Pentagon’s out-of-date Cold War mentality. But beyond the ... Full Story

Death Threats for Climate Scientists

Death Threats for Climate Scientists

            MIT climate scientist receives frenzy of hate mail Prominent MIT researcher Kerry Emanuel has been receiving an unprecedented "frenzy of hate" after a video featuring an interview with him was published recently by Climate Desk. Emails contained "veiled threats against my wife," and other "tangible threats," Emanuel, a highly-regarded atmospheric scientist and director of MIT's Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate program, said in an interview. "They were ... Full Story

Eagles Just Out of Condors’ Long Reach in 3-1

  BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Colorado Eagles defeated the Bakersfield Condors, 3-1, as Kyle Jones stopped 41 of 42 shots to pick up his 16th win of the season. The victory gave the Eagles a weekend split of the series in Southern California. Just like Friday night, one team controlled much of the play in the first period, but this time it was the Condors out-shooting the Eagles, 16-5. However, it was Colorado that once again got the game's first goal when Alex Penner found Aaron Slattengren ... Full Story

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