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  • It must stop now: The media can’t allow Trump to make this election about Bill Clinton

    05/24/2016 9:25:53 AM PDT · by McGruff · 160 replies
    SALON ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sean Illing
    Donald Trump has fired his first shots of the general election campaign. Predictably, they have nothing to do with anything that matters. In a new video released on Instagram, Trump features audio interviews with women who’ve accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault. Against the backdrop of shadowy audio clips, the accompanying text asks if Hillary Clinton is “really protecting women.” We hear the voices of Monica Lewinsky, Kathleen Wiley, and a clip from a 1999 Dateline interview with Juanita Broaddrick. Near the end, as the sound of Hillary Clinton’s cackle fades, the words “Here we go again” flash on the...
  • TRUMP DROPS 'R' WORD ON CLINTON

    05/18/2016 2:50:42 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 239 replies
  • Bill Clinton Confirms "Wants Economic Role" In Hillary's Administration

    05/17/2016 1:15:37 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May 17, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Is this why stocks are slipping? Following Hillary's hint last night that she would like to put her husband in "charge of revitalising the economy, because you know he knows how to do it," Bill confirmed the farce this morning, admitting he has asked for an "economic role" in his wife's adminstration. As Yves Smith so eloquently noted, after having institutionalized the neoliberal economic policies that have enriched the 1% and particularly the 0.1% at the expense of everyone else, Hillary Clinton wants to give the long-suffereing citizenry an even bigger dose. Good luck America.
  • Bill Clinton Trashes Obama: 'Awful Legacy of the Last Eight Years'

    03/21/2016 2:43:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 97 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 21, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    At an event today in Spokane, Washington, Bill Clinton called for putting "the awful legacy of the last 8 years behind us and the 7 years before that where we were practicing trickle down economics."
  • It’s Still Bill Clinton, but the Old Magic Seems Missing

    01/28/2016 8:39:06 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    NYTimes ^ | PATRICK HEALY
    Bill Clinton came to the vote-rich city of Mason City on Wednesday night and recounted his wife's life experiences, recited her policy ideas, and ripped into the Republicans a bit. But what Mr. Clinton used to do so well -- and what Hillary Clinton needs, only days before the Iowa caucuses on Monday -- was nowhere to be found: a polished, piercing critique of an opponent, in this case Bernie Sanders. At an event in Las Vegas last week, Mr. Clinton, 69, looked smaller and his voice seemed weaker than in past campaigns, and people had to strain to hear...
  • Hillary Clinton Reverts to Previous Stump in Final Days Before Iowa Caucuses

    01/28/2016 4:32:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2016 | by Amy Chozick
    Fresh off a fund-raiser with Jon Bon Jovi in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton will return to rural Iowa on Thursday for a whirlwind schedule of events across the state in the final days before Monday's caucuses. Caution is the word of the day for Mrs. Clinton. She has organizing events in Newton and Keokuk, and she will meet with Every Child Matters, an education advocacy group in Newton. But don’t expect her to veer off script. (She has not taken questions from the reporters covering her campaign since Dec. 3.)
  • Bill Clinton, the Subdued Spouse, Makes His Campaign Debut

    01/05/2016 1:54:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 4, 2016 | By PATRICK HEALY
    EXETER, N.H. — Eight years after aggressively defending his wife during her first presidential campaign, Bill Clinton was unusually understated and subdued on Monday during his first solo swing back in New Hampshire for Hillary Clinton, restraining himself even in the face of taunts from Donald J. Trump. Sticking mostly to descriptions of Mrs. Clinton’s policy positions and biography, the former president made only glancing references to her opponents, saying that some were “kind of scary” but not naming names. He also suggested that he would not thrive politically today because he was not “mad at anybody,” an implicit jab...
  • Like old times, Bill Clinton joins the campaign trail in New Hampshire

    01/05/2016 1:45:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Michael A. Memoli
    Bill Clinton's political muscle memory took him down a well-worn path Monday in New Hampshire: the rally in Nashua, the lunchtime mingle in Manchester and the afternoon town hall in Exeter. Like the snow flurries on one of the coldest days of winter so far, Clinton's Arkansas twang was so familiar in the hamlets of the Granite State that it seemed to signal that the time to pick a president is near again. Asked about the repeated assertions by Republican front-runner Donald Trump that Clinton's history of sexual indiscretions was "fair game" in the campaign, he demurred. "There's always a...
  • Wasserman Schultz Warns Trump, Republicans: Attack Bill Clinton At Your Own "Peril"

    12/29/2015 4:47:23 AM PST · by simpson96 · 112 replies
    Rea Clear Politics ^ | 12/27/2015 | Staff
    [video at link] "I think that Donald Trump or any candidate on the other side of the aisle would raise Bill Clinton as somehow a negative, to their peril. I think every poll I've ever seen shows that if President Clinton were a candidate tomorrow he'd be reelected. He presided at that time over the longest period of sustained prosperity up to that point. Finished his term very popular and continues to be one of the most admired elected officials, and former elected officials, and men in the world."
  • GOPe: Ted Cruz is Too Slick. And a Narcissist.

    12/28/2015 8:30:04 AM PST · by Isara · 61 replies
    Erick on the Radio ^ | December 28, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    My friend Alex, a prominent Republican political consultant, emailed a group of us this morning to make sure we read Curt Anderson’s attack on Ted Cruz in the Politico before we tuned into the Sunday shows.Like my friend Alex, Curt Anderson is a Republican political consultant. He worked for Haley Barbour at the RNC. He’s worked for Mitch McConnell, Elizabeth Dole, and John Thune. He worked for Mitt Romney in 2008, then he worked for Herman Cain in 2011, who accused Curt wrongly of leaking the sexual harassment stories after Curt left to work for Rick Perry. Again, wrongly. In...
  • Washington Post: Even Rubio’s Supporters Don’t Know What He Believes

    12/20/2015 12:01:59 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 19 replies
    Restate ^ | December 19, 2015 | Streiff
    Earlier this evening, we reported on the woofing the Rubio campaign was doing to everyone within earshot of how they were going to demolish Ted Cruz by developing the narrative that he was some sort of unprincipled opportunist who would say whatever it took to win votes. According to the Washington Post, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% has a much bigger problem. His supporters don’t know what he believes. From the story Marco Rubio wants to unite later by staying vague now. It is a habit with Rubio, a candidate aiming at moderate and conservative voters who often seems to...
  • Bill Clinton: How we can fight childhood obesity

    06/30/2015 9:15:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Bill Clinton and Nancy Brown
    In the early 1990s, fried foods, carbohydrates and desserts dominated Marybelle's high school lunch choices. Vending machines lined the school hallways, offering sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks. With limited healthy options, Marybelle unsurprisingly developed habits that led to high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Today, it's a different story for her son, Bobby, who's in the seventh grade, and his generation. Bobby started an afternoon fitness club at his middle school and volunteers in his school garden. The school's food service director ensures that students are served fresh fruits and vegetables. Bobby has motivated his mom to give up soda,...
  • Clinton was too busy to do favors for foundation donors, husband says

    06/10/2015 5:07:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10, 2015 | BY JONATHAN ALLEN
    Bill Clinton gave one of his lengthiest rebuttals yet on Wednesday of allegations that his wife Hillary Clinton, now running for president, gave favorable treatment to donors to the family's charities while she was U.S. secretary of state. "No one has ever asked me for anything," he said of the foundation's donors in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. Clinton said he did not know whether foreign governments, companies and other foundation donors were seeking anything in return beyond supporting philanthropy. "And I don't think Hillary would know, either," he said. "She was pretty busy those years. I never saw...
  • Bill Clinton Might Stop Giving Paid Speeches If Hillary Wins The White House

    06/10/2015 4:24:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2015 | By MATTHEW CLAIBORNE
    At the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Denver, the former president said that he will likely stop giving paid speeches if Hillary Clinton is elected president. "No. I don't think so," Clinton said in an interview with Bloomberg TV when asked about staying on the paid speaking circuit were his wife to win. "Because once you get to be president, then you are just making a daily story." But Clinton added that he would not stop speaking publicly altogether: “I will still give speeches on things I’m passionate about.”
  • Bill Clinton Hung Out With a Former Redskins Cheerleader at the Belmont

    06/08/2015 2:08:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 8, 2015 | BY: Brent Scher
    Former President Bill Clinton acquainted himself with the former cheerleader ambassador for the Washington Redskins—known to most in the liberal community simply as the Washington Football Team. Kirby Parkhomenko served as cheerleader ambassador for the team through last season and also is a staffer at Ready for Hillary. Hillary Clinton has called the team name “insensitive” in the past, and has said that “there’s no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation’s capital.”
  • Bill Clinton pens letter to foundation donors

    05/29/2015 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2015 | By ANNIE KARNI and KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Former President Bill Clinton is pushing back against the controversies swirling around his family’s foundation and vexing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. “It’s the political season in America, so the purpose and impact of the efforts your support makes possible has largely been ignored in recent coverage of the Foundation,” Clinton wrote Friday morning in a 1,178-word letter to donors and supporters of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Clinton’s only concession to the spate of bad news was that the foundation will “continue to look for ways to improve our reporting systems so that we can operate as accurately,...
  • State Department gave hasty approval to Bill Clinton speeches when wife led agency

    05/12/2015 4:29:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | May 12, 2015 | By LISA LERER And STEPHEN BRAUN
    State Department officials gave speedy and sometimes only cursory consideration to potential conflicts of interest when approving former President Bill Clinton's lucrative speeches to global companies and foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, an Associated Press investigation has found. Again and again, the ethics office responsible for vetting his appearances hurriedly signed off on them, even in cases where questions had been raised about the behavior of organizations hiring Bill Clinton to appear. It approved at least 330 requests for the former president's appearance at speeches, dinners and events. More than 220 of those were...
  • Capital Journal Daybreak: Clinton Takes Hit in WSJ Poll, Free Trade, More

    05/05/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 5, 2015
    Hillary Clinton‘s stature has been battered after more than a month of controversy over her fundraising and email practices, but support for her among Democrats remains strong and unshaken, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. In just seven weeks, a period in which Mrs. Clinton formally began her presidential campaign, the share of people with a negative view of her jumped to 42% from 36% in last month’s survey, and only a quarter of registered voters said they viewed her as honest and straightforward, down from 38% last summer. But she remains highly regarded among Democrats, with 76%...
  • Bill Clinton Underage Sex Lawsuit Shocker!

    01/05/2015 2:52:59 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    The National Enquirer ^ | January 5, 2015 | ENQUIRER STAFF
    Bill Clinton has been identified in a sex lawsuit involving underage girls – and the sleazy scandal threatens to blow up his wife Hillary’s bid to be president! --snip-- “While it’s been reported that the two men were friends, Bill’s name is all over the legal papers, which are chock-full of sordid claims about Epstein,” a source told The ENQUIRER. The documents filed in Florida’s Palm Beach Circuit Court, are part of a legal dispute between Epstein and lawyers Scott Rothstein and Bradley Edwards. Meanwhile, having her horndog husband named as a friend of a sexual felon is the latest...
  • Monica Lewinsky's on Twitter: '#HereWeGo'

    10/20/2014 9:51:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By ERIN DOOLEY
    In May, Monica Lewinsky vowed to speak out in order "to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past." Now she seems to be doing just that -- on Twitter. Just months after Lewinsky’s personal revelations were made public in a Vanity Fair interview, she sent her first tweet this morning.
  • Bill Clinton: Hillary does not have brain damage

    05/14/2014 2:17:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 104 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Lesley Clark, McClatchy
    Former President Bill Clinton says his wife works out daily and is “still quicker than I am” when it comes to mental acuity, denying an assertion that a fall in 2012 left Hillary Clinton sicker than she’s admitted. “If she has brain damage, I must be in really bad shape because she’s still quicker than I am,” he said. “There’s nothing to it.”
  • Bill Clinton Defends Hillary on Benghazi

    05/14/2014 10:01:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 14, 2014 | BY ANDREW RAFFERTY
    Former President Bill Clinton defended Hillary Clinton's actions as Secretary of State following the 2012 attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, saying his wife "did what she should have done." "In my opinion, Hillary did what she should have done. She impaneled a very high level review committee," Clinton said Wednesday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation 2014 Fiscal Summit. “They looked into what was wrong, they gave 29 recommendations,” he added. “She took them and started implementing them and they established the fact that, whether it was right or wrong in the past, secretaries of states never were...
  • Maureen Dowd: The Comeback Vegan

    09/05/2012 5:06:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | September 5, 2012 | By MAUREEN DOWD
    I remember the first time I realized that Barack Obama was not going to be another Bill Clinton. Everyone assumed that the Secretariat from Illinois was the natural heir to the Secretariat from Arkansas. But Barry was only out of the gate for a day in 2007 before it became apparent that, while the senator had a bouquet of talents and several virtues that Clinton would never possess, he was not quite Bill’s match as a political natural. After running last time as the stake in the heart of the dysfunctional, draining and seemingly indestructible Clinton dynasty, Barry has had...
  • Obama Counts on Clinton to Help Sway Independents

    09/05/2012 4:53:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 5, 2012 | By Carl Hulse
    Former President Bill Clinton intends to try to rebut Republican arguments against the re-election of President Obama in a major speech at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, saying Mr. Obama has taken steps to turn around an economy left in shambles by Republicans. “In Tampa, the Republican argument against the president’s re-election was pretty simple: We left him a total mess, he hasn’t finished cleaning it up yet, so fire him and put us back in,” Mr. Clinton will say, according to excerpts from his remarks released by the party. “I like the argument for President Obama’s re-election a...
  • Bill Clinton slams Romney 'misleading' welfare ad

    08/08/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/7/2012 | MAGGIE (THE BIGOT) HABERMAN
    Bill Clinton, after steering clear of the flap over Mitt Romney using him in an ad in which he accused President Obama of trying to "gut" the 1996 welfare reform act, responds tonight with a statement rapping the Republican:  "Governor Romney released an ad today alleging that the Obama administration had weakened the work requirements of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act. That is not true.  "The act emerged after years of experiments at the state level, including my work as Governor of Arkansas beginning in 1980.  When I became President, I granted waivers from the old law to 44 states...
  • 2 presidents for price of 1: Obama, Clinton to headline trio of campaign fundraisers in NYC

    06/04/2012 2:30:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 4, 2012
    NEW YORK — President Barack Obama sought to take advantage Monday of the fundraising prowess of former President Bill Clinton, the most reliable deliverer of Democratic dollars, despite their history of testy relations and differences on campaign tactics. Tied with his likely Republican challenger in the polls and facing a summer of economic uncertainty that could pull the United States back toward recession, Obama needs the help. Obama campaign bundler and billionaire investor Marc Lasry was holding an exclusive reception Monday night, followed by a gala at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. The evening was to conclude with an event dubbed “Barack...
  • MIT’s Freaky Non-Stick Coating Keeps Ketchup Flowing

    05/24/2012 8:58:13 AM PDT · by bkopto · 41 replies
    Fast Coexist ^ | 5/22/2012 | Austin Carr
    When it comes to those last globs of ketchup inevitably stuck to every bottle of Heinz, most people either violently shake the container in hopes of eking out another drop or two, or perform the "secret" trick: smacking the "57" logo on the bottle’s neck. But not MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith. He and a team of mechanical engineers and nano-technologists at the Varanasi Research Group have been held up in an MIT lab for the last two months addressing this common dining problem. The result? LiquiGlide, a "super slippery" coating made up of nontoxic materials that can be applied...
  • POLITICAL MEMO Hardly a Close Ally, Clinton Teams With Obama to Raise Cash and Votes

    04/29/2012 8:32:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | by Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — Four years ago, Barack Obama wrested control of the Democratic Party after portraying Bill Clinton as a symbol of small-ball ambition and outdated politics. Now, as president, Mr. Obama is turning to his Democratic predecessor for help as Republicans breathe down his neck. Privately, Democrats portray the evolving alliance as more utilitarian. “Once Obama’s out of office, I doubt they’ll take family vacations together,” said a former Clinton aide who has also worked for Mr. Obama and asked not to be named to avoid offending either man. “But Clinton thinks it’s critical for the country that he gets...
  • Bill Clinton to appear at fund-raiser with Obama on Sunday

    04/28/2012 3:51:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | April 28, 2012 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton will appear Sunday alongside President Barack Obama at a fund-raiser for Obama's re-election effort, a campaign official told CNN. The fund-raiser will take place in Virginia at the home of former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe. More than 500 supporters will attend a reception with the two presidents, and 80 will attend a dinner at the house, the campaign official said. Tickets for the reception started at $1,000 a person and tickets for the dinner were $20,000 a person.
  • Clinton surpasses $75 million in speech income after lucrative 2010

    01/24/2012 8:31:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/24/12 | Robert Yoon
    Washington (CNN) - Former president Bill Clinton enjoyed his most lucrative year ever on the speaking circuit in 2010, capping a decade of paid speaking events that has earned him $75.6 million since leaving office in 2001, according to a CNN analysis of federal financial records. Clinton received $10.7 million for 52 paid speaking engagements last year, a sizable increase from the 36 paid speeches he delivered in 2009 for a total of $7.5 million. The most the former president had previously earned in one year was in 2006 when he earned $10.2 million for 57 events. His 2010 speaking...
  • Bill Clinton Going on bill O'Reilly Show this Coming Week

    12/17/2011 12:49:15 AM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    EW ^ | December 16, 2011 | James Hibberd
    Former president Bill Clinton will appear as guest on The O’Reilly Factor for the first time. Fox News announced that Clinton will make his first official appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s program since Factor launched 15 years ago.
  • We Need a Slick Candidate to Beat Barack Obama the Gaffe Machine?

    06/28/2011 3:25:03 AM PDT · by Son House · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | June 24, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I read today a piece written by a friend of mine named Michael Ledeen. I've quoted Michael Ledeen on this program before. He's a noted scholar and think tank thinker, and he's done a lot of thinking for a lot of different think tanks. He's been associated with I think Heritage and a number of them. Now, what he's primarily known for in recent years has been championing the cause of the Iranian people against the oppression that they face each and every day. He's always been a staunch supporter of the United States military, keen observer, if you...
  • Source of 30-mile oil spill in Gulf puzzles officials

    03/22/2011 5:44:35 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 32 replies
    Times-Picayune ^ | 03/22/2011 | Mark Schleifstein
    Emulsified oil, oil mousse and tar balls from an unknown source were washing up on beaches from Grand Isle to West Timbalier Island along the Gulf of Mexico, a stretch of about 30 miles, and it was still heading west Monday afternoon, a Louisiana official said. The state is testing the material to see if it matches oil from last April's BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. Oil spill response workers under the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard and state officials were scrambling to block more of the material from coming ashore. ES&H Corp. has been hired to oversee the cleanup....
  • Bill Clinton pushed Meek to quit Florida race

    10/28/2010 4:10:04 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/28/2010 | Ben Smith
    Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week — and nearly succeeded. Meek agreed — twice — to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of national stardom. Meek, a staunch Clinton ally from Miami, has failed to broaden his appeal around the state and is mired in third place in most public polls, with a survey today showing him with just 15 percent of the vote....
  • Online radio debate between Sungenis and Slick (vanity)

    07/06/2010 4:34:50 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 10 replies
    CARM ^ | June 6, 2010 | Vladimir998
    This is a very interesting and spirited debate. Quite honestly Sungenis is taking Slick to the cleaners, but Slick does a very good job of representing the irrational, ahitorical, everyman-is-a-pope-so-you-can-make-it-up-as-you-go-along Evangelical theology that is so common and popular these days.
  • Slick Elena? Kagan evades questions on abortion memo

    06/30/2010 11:37:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/30/10 | Byron York
    Before the Senate Judiciary Committee a short time ago, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan appeared reluctant to admit that she wrote a 1996 Clinton White House memo aimed at altering a key medical group’s opinion of whether partial birth abortion is medically necessary. The memo, reported yesterday by National Review, has caused a stir in conservative circles because it appeared that Kagan, then a White House policy aide, put words in the medical group’s mouth in order to soften its position on the controversial procedure. But when Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch brought the subject up with Kagan, he had a...
  • White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick)

    This was written by Grace Slick, who based the lyrics on Lewis Carroll's book Alice In Wonderland. Like many young musicians in San Francisco, Slick did a lot of drugs. She saw lots of drug references in Carroll's book, including the pills, the smoking caterpillar, the mushroom, and lots of other images that are generally trippy. She noticed that lots of children's' stories involve a substance of some kind that alters reality, and felt it was time to write a song about it.
  • Giant green algae slick heads towards China

    06/22/2010 11:04:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/10 | AFP
    BEIJING (AFP) – A massive floating expanse of green algae is heading towards China's east coast, potentially threatening wildlife and the region's tourist industry, state media reported on Tuesday. The algae bloom covered 200 square kilometres (80 square miles) and was about 13 kilometres (eight miles) offshore and floating towards the coastal city of Jiaonan in Shandong province, Xinhua news agency said. The local branch of the State Oceanic Administration, which monitors marine conditions, is sending boats in a bid to clear the algae, it said. Algae blooms are typically caused by pollution in China and suck up huge amounts...
  • Solving the Gulf Oil Slick problem.

    06/07/2010 11:20:57 AM PDT · by brycemax · 7 replies · 42+ views
    BP caused the oil slick, but there's plenty of blame for its spread to go around! In addition a simple fix could have stopped this from getting to the point it has! NOT: The author requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the cartoon within this thread. Thanks.
  • Florida: Just 10 Days Until Oil Slick Impact?

    05/19/2010 2:20:55 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 815+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | Gregory White
    Florida: Just 10 Days Until Oil Slick Impact? Gregory White May. 19, 2010, 3:26 PM Florida will have 10 days to prepare for its first contact with the oil coming out of the Deepwater leak, according to the press conference we're following live here. It will take 10 days for the oil to reach Florida, after it is in the Loop Current, according to the Deepwater Horizon live blog They are also noting that the, "Loop current changing day to day. Over flights show that light sheen is moving slowly with loop current." That sounds ominous. Here is an up...
  • Not Just the Slick: Oil Plume Found Below Gulf's Surface

    05/14/2010 7:36:52 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 38 replies · 852+ views
    AOL News ^ | 5/14/2010 | Gregory Mone
    ince the Gulf of Mexico oil spill began three weeks ago, most eyes and cameras have been focused on the widening, orange slick. But now, as experts argue that the flow rate could far exceed the government's estimate of 210,000 gallons a day, a team of independent scientists studying the water in and around the disaster zone have found another problem: stores of leaked oil lingering beneath the surface in long, stringy filaments and snowflake-like collections. "It doesn't float right up on top as you would think," Raymond Highsmith of the National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology tells AOL...
  • Simple Method For Gathering Oil Slick

    05/13/2010 4:14:12 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 27 replies · 900+ views
    YouTube ^ | May 13, 2010 | CWRoberts
    The simple method is usually the most effective. K.I.S.S. -- Keep It Simple Stupic Simple Oil Gathering Just Might Work
  • Here's Why They Can't Plug That Gulf Oil Leak [INFOGRAPHIC]

    05/01/2010 7:01:33 AM PDT · by blam · 119 replies · 5,455+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-1-2010 | Henry Blodget
    Here's Why They Can't Plug That Gulf Oil Leak [INFOGRAPHIC] Henry Blodget May. 1, 2010, 8:54 AM The Times-Picayune put together an excellent infographic of what's happening a mile below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. It illustrates why everyone's having such a hard time plugging the leak. Here's the top half of the graphic. Click for the full version:[snip]
  • Oil slick poses political peril for Obama

    04/30/2010 12:45:49 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 38 replies · 918+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Apr 29, 2010 | Joseph Curl
    The rapidly expanding environmental catastrophe caused by the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana is presenting a growing political challenge to the Obama White House, with Mr. Obama and his aides at pains to defend the response and forestall comparisons to the Hurricane Katrina crisis. Nine days after British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew apart and began spewing 5,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, a massive oil slick is set to wash ashore on the southern coast Thursday evening and, experts say, could dwarf the damage caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 26, 2010 [Devotional]

    04/26/2010 4:28:48 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Email ^ | 4/26/10 | Joel Osteen
    He's Working in You Today's Scripture "…He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6, NIV). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Sometimes when God is doing a work in our lives, things can get a little uncomfortable. We may encounter people who are hard to get along with or have circumstances that seem beyond our control. When this happens, instead of complaining, getting sour, or trying to change everything around you, why don't you look deep inside and say, "Lord, thank You for doing a...
  • LIVE THREAD- State of the Union - 27 January, 2010

    01/27/2010 4:41:04 PM PST · by SE Mom · 2,518 replies · 98,741+ views
    27 January 2010
    The president is scheduled to give the State of the Union address at 9 PM eastern.
  • Tall tales from a president's speech

    09/17/2009 5:17:01 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 3 replies · 365+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 18, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
      You lie? No. Barack Obama doesn't lie. He's too subtle for that. He ... well, you judge. Herewith three examples within a single speech — the now-famous Obama-Wilson "you lie" address to Congress on health care — of Obama's relationship with truth. (1) "I will not sign [a plan]," he solemnly pledged, "if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future. Period." -SNIP- Every Congress is sovereign. Nothing enacted today will force a future Congress or a future president to make any cuts in any spending, mandatory or not. Just look at the supposedly automatic...
  • Armies of N.Korean Kids 'Were on Stand-By for Clinton'

    09/10/2009 3:45:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 1,176+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/10/09
    Armies of N.Korean Kids 'Were on Stand-By for Clinton' When former U.S. President Bill Clinton took off from Pyongyang in early August after winning the freedom of two American journalists, he left 40,000-50,000 North Korean children and juveniles despondent. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il had prepared a special performance of the "Arirang" mass calisthenics show for Clinton, which was to be attended by an audience of 100,000 Pyongyang residents, North Korean sources say. Kim reportedly asked Clinton three times to watch the show, but the former president changed the subject each time. On the day, the 40,000-50,000 children and juveniles...
  • Bill Clinton: Make college campuses greener

    08/13/2009 6:13:29 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 576+ views
    WGN ^ | 08/13/09
    Bill Clinton: Make college campuses greener August 13, 2009 7:51 PM | No Comments Former President Bill Clinton spoke about the environment today in Chicago, offering his reputation, his folksy wit and his foundation's Rolodex to university and college presidents seeking green technologies to retrofit their campuses. Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment Summit at the Palmer House Hilton today (Tribune / Abel Uribe) Clinton spoke to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment, some 250 university presidents and top managers looking to green up their campuses, train students for a...
  • Bill Clinton pushes Harlem as small business hurts

    08/12/2009 4:06:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 824+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 12, 2009 | By Michelle Nichols
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton launched a free guide on Wednesday to the New York City neighborhood of Harlem where authorities say more than one third of small businesses have closed amid the U.S. recession. The "Zagat Spotlight on Harlem" highlights 323 restaurants, nightspots, shops and attractions in the northern Manhattan neighborhood with food, decor and service ratings based on feedback from customers. "Small businesses have been the lifeblood of the Harlem economy," said Clinton, whose foundation is headquartered in Harlem. "Today many of them are struggling, as businesses are all over America, with the recession."...