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  • Stage set for November ballot duels over clean-energy plans

    06/26/2008 9:49:43 AM PDT · by twistedwrench · 10 replies · 46+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | June 26, 2008 | John Howard
    Two major ballot initiatives, each emphasizing the need for clean power and renewable energy amid the public's rising concerns over greenhouse gases, will confront California voters in November. On their face, they appear to be straightforward environmental proposals. But all is not what it seems. One initiative is being bankrolled by the nation's largest purveyor of vehicular natural gas. And though it's being sold as an environmentally friendly initiative, the measure's sponsor--as well as other energy purveyors--presumably could make millions of dollars if it is approved by voters.
  • Kennedy’s Comrade: Hunting a KGB Mole in the Democratic Party

    10/23/2006 2:07:13 PM PDT · by Fedora · 262 replies · 19,433+ views
    Original FReeper research | 10/23/2006 | Fedora
    Kennedy’s Comrade: Hunting a KGB Mole in the Democratic PartyBy Fedora With thanks to those who helped Profile of an Agent In 1999, espionage author Christopher Andrew revealed that Soviet archives smuggled by defector Vasili Mitrokhin described an unnamed KGB agent recruited from California Democratic Party circles in the 1970s: Though [Gus] Hall tended to overstate the influence of undeclared members of the CPUSA within the Democratic Party, there was at least one to whom the [KGB’s] Centre attached real importance during the 1970s: a Democratic activist in California recruited as a KGB agent during a visit to Russia. The...