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  • 5 ethanol plants cited for pollution

    10/12/2010 7:41:51 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    wahpeton daily news ^ | 10-12-10 | ap
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The push to produce more ethanol in Minnesota has come with a cost to the environment. Five ethanol plants in Minnesota have paid nearly $3 million in the past year for violating air and water quality standards. For example, Buffalo Lake Energy in Fairmont was fined for producing ethanol without a wastewater treatment system permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Another plant illegally discharged wastewater into a creek. Several have failed to regularly monitor emissions and discharges.

    10/01/2010 7:40:08 PM PDT · by curth · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 22, 2010 | Meredith Jessup
    Reporting from Guatemala City, Danilo Valladares of the Inter-Press Service (IPS) notes that there will be one more barrier for Guatemalan immigrants in their trek to the United States. In addition to dodging dangerous drug traffickers and immigration officials, the latest obstacle is emerging: a wall between Guatemala and Mexico. According to the head of customs for Mexico’s tax administration, Raul Diaz, the Mexican border state of Chiapas is constructing a wall along the country’s southern border with Guatemala, along the river Suchiate which divides the countries. Diaz says the purpose of the wall is to prevent the passage of...
  • UFT Employee says teachers union fired him for trying to unionize workers

    08/30/2010 2:56:34 PM PDT · by TexasBarak · 3 replies
    The New York Post ^ | august 13, 2010 | Tom Topousis
    In a move of stunning hypocrisy, the United Federation of Teachers axed one of its longtime employees -- for trying to unionize the powerful labor organization's own workers, it was charged yesterday. Read more:
  • Pro-life activists to challenge new (illegal?) fence around Washington, DC, Planned Parenthood

    06/01/2010 7:59:15 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 16 replies · 555+ views
    Jill ^ | 05/28/2010 | Jill Stanek
    Planned Parenthood at 1108 16th Street NW in Washington, DC is the abortion mecca-mill where pro-lifers by the hundreds pray and protest during the annual March for Life every January, for instance in 2009.... But here's how the front of that PP looks today, 3 weeks after it suddenly posted a fence, gate, and "Private Property: No Trespassing" sign: Now Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition will challenge what appears to be PP's flagrant attempt to deny the bothersome 1st Amendment rights of pro-lifers. Mahoney (pictured left) has applied for a permit to protest to hold a prayer...
  • Anger counselor who pulls gun on marshal gets jail

    06/26/2010 9:03:21 AM PDT · by epithermal · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/25/10 | AP
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former priest and anger-management counselor who pulled a gun in a traffic dispute on two men who happened to be U.S. Marshals has been sentenced to a year in prison. Fifty-seven-year-old Jose Luis Avila of Annandale pleaded guilty earlier this year in U.S. District Court to assaulting a federal officer. In January, Avila was driving by the marshals near his home. He honked his horn because he believed they were standing in the road. When he thought one of the marshals made an obscene gesture at him, he pulled out a loaded handgun. The 12-month...
  • David Axelrod: Alvin Greene Doesn’t Appear To Be “Legitimate”

    06/14/2010 2:27:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1,297+ views
    Mediaite ^ | June 13, 2010 | Glynnis MacNicol
    It’s probably safe to say that South Carolina Senate Dem primary winner Alvin Greene will not be hearing from anonymous senior administration officials out to offer him a cushy job in exchange for him dropping out of the race. Instead, I imagine the White House (and many others) are hoping the press will do their dirty work and solve the strange mystery of how Greene — a totally unfunded, unknown — won the SC primary last week. When asked this morning on Meet the Press whether he thought Greene was a “legitimate candidate” David Axelrod did not pull many punches....
  • Proposal: LA City Should Close Down Tax-Funded Tokyo Rep. Office Due to Tough Japan Immigration Laws

    05/17/2010 6:37:52 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Japanese Immigration Service ^ | 18 May 2010 | AmericaninTokyo
    I propose to the City of Los Angeles that they cease and desist from operating an expensive, representative business office in Tokyo, Japan, paid for totally by the tax dollars of Los Angeles residents, in the most expense office and staff-salary location in the world.The City of Los Angeles--whose budget is controlled by the City Council, currently maintains a representative office here in downtown Tokyo, through a representative agency. It can be assumed that the taxpayers of Los Angeles are funding this office (to the tune perhaps of at least US$300,000 a year) in a) a country which blatantly has...
  • Irony report: Was CNN 'tea-bagged'? Network's decline follows rise of grass-roots America

    04/10/2010 7:28:20 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 38 replies · 1,645+ views
    WND ^ | April 9, 2010 | Drew Zahn
    In a year when America's tea party activists have been surging, cable news networks that slam the grassroots movement have been dying in the ratings. Is it merely coincidence? As widely reported, 2010's first quarter ratings for cable news networks were released earlier this month. Compared to the numbers in 2009, Fox News Channel, frequently reported as a favorite of the tea partiers, actually gained 3 percent over last year's numbers, but MSNBC, whose left-leaning commentary has been far more critical of the movement, has dropped 15 percent of its audience. Even more startling, however, is the ratings freefall...
  • Broke state (California) declares April ‘financial literacy month’

    05/01/2010 8:24:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 473+ views
    Tax Dollars ^ | 4/30/10 | Teri Sforza
    Broke state declares April ‘financial literacy month’posted by Teri Sforza, Register staff writer April 30th, 2010, 3:00 am We hooted recently over the Orange County Business Council’s new Web site,, which targets the “distractions” elected officials pursue at the expense of more important public business. CaliforniaSquirrel would like to call your attention to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 147 (acr 147, Lieu & Niello), which declares April 2010 as Financial Aid and Literacy Month “to raise public awareness about the need for increased financial literacy.” Irony alert! Irony alert! “The California Legislature giving us advice on financial literacy?” practically screeches,...
  • Spike Lee Owes Reparations

    05/01/2010 3:12:59 PM PDT · by TigerBait · 32 replies · 1,421+ views
    So Spike goes on NBC's WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE last night. Hilarity we watch Spike turn several shades of grey as he comes to terms with the fact that: *His great grandpa worked in a CONFEDERATE Colt pistol factory, that was burned down by Sherman. * He almost certainly has white blood. * His ancestors not only had 40 acres and a mule, they had 80 acres and a mule by the 1870 census. *His third cousin twice removed was a fine southern lady living in Texas. Now I have a soft spot for Spike, and his...
  • Military Contractors Would Make A Killing With Reid’s “Immigration Reform” Plan

    05/01/2010 8:45:16 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 516+ views
    Fire Dog Lake ^ | 29 April 2010 | Jon Walker
    What struck me about Harry Reid’s outline for immigration reform besides the weird, almost medieval, militant framing, like “Further Fortification of America’s Border,” is how some large group of military contractors are set to make a killing at the taxpayer’s expense if this bill ever passed: As a result of this proposal, the Border Patrol will also receive substantial upgrades in technology—including: 1) clear and secure two-way communication capabilities among all border patrol agents conducting operations between ports of entry; 2) use of Department of Defense equipment at the border; and 3) increases in the number of sport utility vehicles,...
  • (VIDEO) Napolitano: It’s “Unfair” to Ask Me If Arizona’s Border With Mexico Secure…

    04/27/2010 6:01:27 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 42 replies · 881+ views
    Isn't she the head of HOMELAND SECURITY? Good grief, what are we paying her for?
  • Flat-headed cat, the world's least known feline, is now endangered (by bio fuel plantations)

    03/27/2010 7:52:19 AM PDT · by llevrok · 35 replies · 1,548+ views
    Mother Nature Network.Com ^ | 3/23/10 | Bryan Nelson
    If you believe the myth that all cats hate getting wet, then you've yet to meet the flat-headed cat. With webbed feet and a streamlined head perfectly adapted for speed in the water, these strange felines not only like the water, they practically live in it. They are also recognized as the world's least known feline. And unfortunately, they may remain mysterious. According to National Geographic, a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE has indicated that the flat-headed cat's habitat is rapidly being transformed into vast biofuel plantations. Native to the swampy peat forests of Thailand, Malaysia and...
  • Affordable Health Care, Found in a Place You Hadn’t Thought Of (Mexico!)

    03/25/2010 9:36:24 AM PDT · by AuntB · 38 replies · 585+ views
    PR-Inside ^ | Mar. 24, 2010 | PR-Inside
    A flag announcing an incoming e-mail flashed ¨inexpensive hip replacement.¨ The usual urge to take care immediately of all inquires has the responsible people opening it right away. We read: “Gabriel, let me thank you for the gracious hospitality offered by you and Travel For Care. My wife has decided to have her surgery in Oregon. This is her wish and I must see to it. You have offered a very attractive alternative to this incredibly expensive and, no doubt, equal quality service. I shall contact you in the future for any of my needs. Thank you, Will” Will’s wife...
  • Irony: Supporters of Taliban, al Qaeda Worried Rusty is Interfering in "Free Speech"

    03/18/2010 11:01:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 117+ views
    THE JAWA REPORT - blog ^ | March 18, 2010 12:45 PM | By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D.
    Note: Excerpting doesn't do this blog entry justice. Click on the link and read the whole thing. # March 18, 2010 Irony: Supporters of Taliban, al Qaeda Worried Rusty is Interfering in "Free Speech" SNIPPET: "Various members of the website also have online and real world associations with several indicted terrorists. For a time the Revolution Muslim website became the official propaganda outlet for convicted felon Shiekh Adbullah al-Faisal. Al Faisal was convicted of soliciting murder of Jews and American. Revolution Muslim labes pro-democracy Muslims as "apostates". Which is a big deal since traditional Islam supports the killing of apostates."...
  • EPW Hearings Postponed Due to Weather

    02/10/2010 12:52:02 PM PST · by RedMominBlueState · 3 replies · 153+ views
    EPW HEARINGS POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER February 9, 2010 Posted Matt Dempsey EPW HEARINGS POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER UPDATE: The following Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearings have been postponed due to inclement weather this week: - The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, will hold a hearing entitled, "Collaborative Solutions to Wildlife and Habitat Management." - The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing entitled, "Global Warming Impacts, Including Public Health, in the United States." Once the hearings are rescheduled, information will be posted at
  • NOAA: Blizzard Rearranges Climate Change Announcement

    02/09/2010 5:43:33 AM PST · by crosshairs · 41 replies · 901+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/8/10 | Louise Radnofsky
    As D.C. continued to dig out from Snowmageddon and is keeping an eye on another storm system, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was busy making a climate change announcement. NOAA, part of the Department of Commerce, is going to be providing information to individuals and decision-makers through a new NOAA Climate Service office. “More and more, Americans are witnessing the impacts of climate change in their own backyards, including sea-level rise, longer growing seasons, changes in river flows, increases in heavy downpours, earlier snowmelt and extended ice-free seasons in our waters. People are searching for relevant and timely information...
  • J.D. Salinger in Purgatory (Political Cartoon)

    01/29/2010 5:05:02 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 68 replies · 2,795+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 01-29-2010 | Steve Breen
  • Obama Scoffed At McCain's Spending Freeze Proposal During Campaign (VIDEO)

    01/25/2010 8:47:27 PM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 1,342+ views
    Huffington Post | 11/25/2009 | Sam Stein
    t didn't take long for the critics to come out in force -- and on YouTube -- against the Obama administration's just-leaked plan to propose a three-year freeze in discretionary, "non-security" spending as part of the upcoming budget. Some Democrats scoffed at the idea, calling it the wrong approach during a time of deep economic recession. Republicans depicted it as a political gambit destined to be shot down by a non-compliant Congress. One particularly tough attack, however, was delivered in Obama's own words -- in the form of a video compilation showing the president scoffing at just such a proposal...
  • Western Race Hatred Laws: Keep the Caucasians Down

    12/17/2009 9:50:11 PM PST · by B-Chan · 43 replies · 1,703+ views
    Pravda ^ | 10 Dec 2009 | Stanislav Mishin
    Throughout the totalitarian West, the Marxist internationalist elites, while busily flooding their countries with tens of millions of third worlders, have introduced specific measures to keep the native populations down and in check. These measures have come in the form of hate crimes laws. The laws state that a crime is not just a crime if we can find a deeper motive, such as hate of a specific race, sex, religion or sexual orientation. Thus the Lords of Humanity have given themselves the power of God to know what is inside the hearts of men. In practical terms, what this...