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  • EPA Settles with Westward Seafoods for Violating Federal Clean Air Rules in Dutch Harbor, Alaska

    04/20/2017 8:12:40 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    epa.gov ^ | April 20, 2017 | Suzanne Skadowski
    Westward Seafoods will conduct two mitigation projects to offset its excess emissions of nitrogen oxides or NOX pollution. EPA estimates that the company’s failure to operate pollution controls for two years resulted in nearly 105 excess tons of harmful NOX emissions. NOX is composed of highly reactive gasses which form quickly from fuel burning emissions from cars, trucks and buses, and power plants. Breathing air with high levels of NOX can cause or aggravate respiratory diseases, particularly asthma.
  • Alcoa Corp. moving headquarters back to Pittsburgh

    04/19/2017 7:48:34 PM PDT · by Rabin · 20 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Apr 19, 2017 | Len Boselovic
    Alcoa is returning its headquarters from New York back to its location on the North Shore. Alcoa, relocated its headquarters from its hometown to New York in 2006, is coming home. The 129 …
  • Engie sells stake in UK's NuGen Westinghouse project to Toshiba

    04/15/2017 9:21:13 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Utilityweek, UK ^ | Sunday, 16 April 2017 | staff
    Engie has announced the sale of its 40 per cent stake in the Moorside new build nuclear project to development partner Toshiba for around ¥15.3 billion (£110 million). The French firm invoked a contractual right to offload its share in the event of a default, after Toshiba’s subsidiary Westinghouse, which was due to supply three of its AP1000 reactors for the project, filed for bankruptcy protection in the US last week. //Snipp// Toshiba reported an operating loss of $4.97 billion and a “goodwill impairment" loss of $6.4 billion due to Westinghouse, which snowballed after the 2015 acquisition of CB&I Stone...
  • USS CARL VINSON STRIKE GROUP DEPARTS SINGAPORE FOR WESTERN PACIFIC

    04/08/2017 9:24:24 PM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies
    Redrightrepublic ^ | April 8, 2017 | Staff
    USS CARL VINSON, At Sea – Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, has directed the Carl Vinson Strike Group to sail north to report on station in the Western Pacific Ocean after departing Singapore April, 8. The 3200 Man, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, two Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer and USS Michael Murphy. A Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain. The Strike Group was headed to Australia after leaving Singapore, now re-routed to the Western Pacific, off North Korea, as part of the Third Fleet Forward initiative.
  • THAAD Will Not Protect South Korea (Comment 2 of 9)

    04/05/2017 9:34:30 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    koreaexpose ^ | MARCH 30, 2017 AT 8:43 AM | Jon Paul
    THAAD makes the use of NK weapons less certain of success, therefore, it acts as a deterrent. Whose interest does it serve to remove THAAD? China and North Korea. So when you argue to remove a deterrent, keep in mind that you are arguing in favour of those needing to be deterred. Do any South Koreans want to be ruled by the system used in the North? This seems doubtful. So the logic compels us to ask why some South Koreans would want to argue in favour of North Korea’s having weapons against which the South has no credible deterrent...
  • Scalia Confirmation Hearing Day 1

    04/02/2017 9:51:57 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    c-span ^ | AUGUST 5, 1986 | staff
    Antonin Scalia responded to questions from committee members about his views regarding such topics as federal-state relationships, the Constitution, death penalty, abortion, national security versus individual rights, original intent, independent agencies versus executive branch agencies, court disciplinary structure, legislative veto, bill history, economic deregulation, affirmative action, committee reports, and executive privilege.
  • $2.5 Million EPA Grant to Improve Air Quality in Cache Valley, Idaho

    03/21/2017 7:24:26 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    newsroomamerica ^ | March 13, 2017 | Suzanne Skadowski
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that $2.5 million in Clean Air Act Targeted Airshed grant funds will be awarded to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to help improve air quality in southeastern Idaho's Cache Valley… to reduce air pollution caused by wood stoves, road dust and motor vehicles in the valley. said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt “We’re pleased that Targeted Airshed grant funds will be available to help support the community's ability to take action on air quality issues and develop meaningful local solutions.”
  • FALSE: Jeff Foxworthy — 'You May Be a Muslim'

    03/20/2017 10:04:45 PM PDT · by Rabin · 21 replies
    http://www.snopes.com ^ | 3/19/17 | Staff
    Jeff Foxworthy follow on .. 1. If you grow and refine heroin for a living, but morally object to the use of liquor, You may be a Muslim. 2. If you own a $3,000 machine gun and a $5,000 rocket launcher, but can’t afford shoes, You may be a Muslim. 3. If you have more wives than teeth, You may be a Muslim. 4. If you wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon to be unclean, You may be a Muslim. 5. If you think vests come in two styles, Bullet-proof and suicide, You may be a...
  • Sand dunes but no beach; a Martian breeze

    03/13/2017 9:28:11 PM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    oilpro ^ | 22 hours ago | Brian Ricketts
    Despite the obvious similarities between Martian and Terrestrial dunes, one in-depth analysis has led a couple of researchers (Gary Kocurek and Ryan Ewing, see below) to suggest that there are also important differences.
  • JUDGE WHO WILL RULE ON TRUMP TRAVEL ORDER WON ACLU ‘LGBT AWARD’

    02/09/2017 8:46:14 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com | ^ | February 8, 2017 | staff
    Friedland won the State Bar of California's 2013 President's Pro Bono Service Award, and the 2009 ACLU of Southern California’s LGBT Award,” reported the Times. The ACLU honored her for her representation of a gay-rights group in a state challenge of Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage... represented Equality California in Pickup v. Brown, successfully defending a California law that bans state-licensed mental health professionals from using ‘gay conversion’ therapy (or ‘sexual orientation change efforts’) on minors,” said the backgrounder.
  • Trump denounced nuclear arms treaty in phone call with Putin

    02/09/2017 7:38:52 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 February 2017 | Julian Borger
    Thomas Countryman, former assistant secretary of state raised the possibility of New Start’s extension last month …Steven Pifer, former senior state department official, argued that if the US walked out of New Start now, it would give Russia a strategic advantage… James Jay Carafano, under the existing “New Start” Russia now has functioning production lines producing new nuclear weapons to replace the old...New Start really got the US nothing while it allowed Russia free space to upgrade”
  • AREVA AND NORTHSTAR JOINT VENTURE, FOR DECOMMISSIONING ACQUIRED NUCLEAR FACILITIES

    02/04/2017 9:10:42 PM PST · by Rabin
    areva ^ | February 01, 2017 | Staff
    Washington, D.C., February 1, 2017 – ADP is designed to contain all decommission U.S. nuclear energy sites … to accelerate decommissioning of shutdown nuclear power facilities through a complete and permanent transfer of ownership of the asset, including used nuclear fuel, from utility owners to an entity who is an expert in decommissioning and used fuel management, Sam Shakir, CEO of AREVA Nuclear Materials. //Back-snip// http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/239819-new-questions-about-clinton-foundation-russian-nuclear Clinton Foundation donors sold one of the largest uranium mining companies in America to a Russian nuclear agency in a deal signed off by the State Department during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of...
  • Lines in the sand

    01/22/2017 11:39:14 PM PST · by Rabin · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 1847 | Martin David Robinson
    In the sand he drew a line...
  • Report: CIA set up task-force in 2016 to investigate possible Russian funding of Trump's campaign

    01/15/2017 7:12:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 91 replies
    business insider ^ | Jan. 14, 2017, 11:25 AM | Natasha Bertrand
    US counterintelligence task force established by the CIA Director John Brennan in 2016 to investigate a recording was apparently passed by “one of the Baltic States” alleging Russian funding of President-elect Donald Trump's presidential campaign… The task force included the FBI, the Treasury and Justice Departments, the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Agency (NSA), “SNIPP” A “dossier” created by an opposition research project funded by anti-Trump Republicans teamed with Clinton Democrats circulated by Sen. John McCain of Arizona Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada and later presented by the intelligence community, to Trump,...
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special (1967) - Vietnam USO show w Raquel Welch

    12/25/2016 11:54:21 PM PST · by Rabin · 13 replies
    BING ^ | 1967 | STAFF
    The domino theory. The draft. Our Sons and daughters. Gov can do good or evil indeed, it will never be our friend.
  • Local opposition to dismantling of Japanese fast (breeder) reactor

    12/23/2016 10:24:06 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    world-nuclear-news ^ | 19 December 2016 | WNN Staff
    Monju (Image: JAEA) A meeting was held today between representatives of Fukui prefecture to discuss the fate of the Monju reactor. The 280 MWe Monju FBR started up in 1994 but following sodium leakage problems operated for only 205 days… it restarted in May 2010 (but) has not operated since refuelling equipment fell into the reactor vessel during a refuelling outage later that year. The Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has not yet permitted the reactor to restart… the NRA determined that operator JAEA was not competent to operate the reactor.
  • Japan overtakes China as world’s largest holder of U.S. Treasuries

    12/16/2016 9:20:23 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    japan-news ^ | December 16, 2016 | staff
    China’s U.S. Treasuries declined to the lowest in more than six years. Japan overtook China as America’s top foreign creditor. The two nations account for 37 percent of America’s foreign debt holdings.
  • Maker of seized military vehicles in Hong Kong confident deal with US military won’t be affected

    11/30/2016 10:04:28 PM PST · by Rabin · 8 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | NOV 30, 2016 | Staff
    The US Marine Corps – Singapore Technologies (ST) Kinetics and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) – to "supply" 13 Terrex series armored personnel carriers, SIAC noted the military vehicles are now impounded in a stand-off between Beijing and Singapore but it won’t affect its deal with the US military. . . The US Marine Corps has commissioned the developer and manufacturer of the Terrex series military vehicles –– to supply 13 units this year for testing, in a contract worth US$121.5 million. They have been shifted to the Hong Kong customs depot at the River Trade Terminal, “which is a...
  • Dow 19,000 is no cause for celebration

    11/22/2016 6:48:36 PM PST · by Rabin · 14 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Nov 22, 2016 | Chuck Jaffe, (opine)
    The Dow is the Kardashian of indexes — a celebrity benchmark, famous because it’s known rather than because of what it does. Every round number on the index hits the news cycle hard, largely because there is so little real news out there. In early November, nine straight down days on the S&P 500 the first nine-day losing streak in 36 years — as if that was somehow meaningful. Tuesday’s headlines included a 13-day winning streak for the Russell 2000, its longest win streak in more than 20 years. The Russell benchmark gained roughly 15% during that stretch — an...
  • Soldier Missing From Korean War Identified (Hunt) (Montini: After 65 years, a soldier lost in Kor

    11/12/2016 9:05:21 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    He was a kid, really, barely 18, but he and his brother joined the army to stop the communists. And that is did. At last, he will be brought home to Arizona, 65 years later. PFC Dan Hunt was with a UN force in a month long slug-fest, along Heartbreak Ridge, a just north of what is now the Demilitarized Zone. Dany was wounded in the head by shrapnel during the fighting. His CO told Daniel that he didn’t have to go back, He was treated, and he returned to his unit. He was wounded again, this time in the...