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Archive for January, 2012

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

Middle Class, RIP; the new face of poverty

Middle Class, RIP; the new face of poverty

    The great economic divide in America finds its roots in politics, in unrestrained capitalism, if you will, and in unrestrained money for politics. The following articles explain some causes and effects. Some questions for you to think about as your read this. Before you do,  look at this graph from Moyers and Company; The Triggers of Economic Inequality. Be sure to roll your cursor over the triangles to see what action to place at these critical junctures. Does ... 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 ... 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 ... 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, ... 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 ... Full Story

The other presidential candidates

Buddy Romer - Republican From The Brad Blog Roemer Exclusion from GOP Debates Just Latest Example of Corporate Media Electoral Manipulation Former LA Governor's powerful indictment of unrestricted corporate money in politics shut out of national debate... by Ernest A. Canning In the latest tracking poll released out of New Hampshire, the Suffolk University/7 NEWS poll , TX Governor Rick Perry receives 1% support from 500 likely voters in the Granite State. Former LA Governor and ... Full Story

Friday the 13th Certainly Unlucky for Eagles in Loss

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors doubled-up the Colorado Eagles, 4-2, in the first game of a weekend set between the teams.  The Condors, who entered the game with the worst record in the league, got two goals from their power play, which also entered the game as the worst in the league, as they were able to take advantage of odd rebounds all night long. Colorado jumped out to an early lead when Patrick Cey capitalized on an odd-man rush by putting home a Jake Marto rebound ... Full Story

Lady Spartans Silence Lions

Lady Spartans Silence Lions

Berthoud Girls Basketball Bests Lyons 43-15 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   Thanks to a dominating performance on both sides of the floor, the Berthoud High girls basketball team reduced the roar of the Lyons Lions to a mere purr on Thursday night at the Berthoud High gym with a commanding 43-15 win. “We were just doing the right things, playing the way we’re supposed to play,” said Berthoud High Head Coach Randy Earl after his team’s 28-point victory. The Lady ... Full Story

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