FEAR OF A BERNIE SANDERS PRESIDENCE: HOW THE SILLY ELITE MEDIA CREATES PHONY STORIES TO DODGE REAL ISSUES...

Sep 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Stop pretending Jerry Brown is going to run. Dumb horserace journalism is an attempt to not cover real issues Paul Rosenberg SALON.COM (Credit: AP/Reuters/Max Whittaker/Charlie Riedel/Evan Vucci) As if Joe Biden weren’t enough for them, the establishment media has found a new distraction to keep them from talking about Bernie Sanders and his surging issue-based campaign, which now has an army of 200,000 volunteers. The distraction is California’s Gov. Jerry Brown, who has given absolutely no sign of interest in running—in fact, he ruled it out in January 2014. He’s also 77, and would easily be the oldest president ever elected, if he were to change his mind, run and win. But Michael Kinsley at Vanity Fair and Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post have both written pieces pushing for Brown to run,...

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FEAR OF BERNIE SANDERS PRESIDENCY: HOW THE SILLY ELITE MEDIA CREATES PHONY STORIES TO DODGE REAL ISSUES...

Sep 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Stop pretending Jerry Brown is going to run. Dumb horserace journalism is an attempt to not cover real issues Paul Rosenberg SALON.COM   (Credit: AP/Reuters/Max Whittaker/Charlie Riedel/Evan Vucci) As if Joe Biden weren’t enough for them, the establishment media has found a new distraction to keep them from talking about Bernie Sanders and his surging issue-based campaign, which now has an army of 200,000 volunteers. The distraction is California’s Gov. Jerry Brown, who has given absolutely no sign of interest in running—in fact, he ruled it out in January 2014. He’s also 77, and would easily be the oldest president ever elected, if he were to change his mind, run and win. But Michael Kinsley at Vanity Fair and Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post have both written pieces pushing for Brown to...

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HOW HENRY KISSINGER HELPED CREATE OUR “PROLIFERATED” WORLD...

Sep 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] How Henry Kissinger Helped Create Our “Proliferated” World   By Greg Grandin, TomDispatch | VIA TRUTHOUT The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard Nixon was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In the early 1970s, the Shah, sitting atop an enormous reserve of increasingly expensive oil and a key figure in Nixon and Kissinger’s move into the Middle East, wanted to be dealt with as a serious person. He expected his country to be treated with the same respect Washington showed other key Cold War allies like West Germany and Great Britain. As Nixon’s national security adviser and, after 1973, secretary of state, Kissinger’s job was to pump up the Shah, to make him feel like he truly was the “king of kings.” Reading the diplomatic record, it’s hard...

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THIS GUY BUILT HIS OWN TINY HOME FOR LESS THAN $500 USING SALVAGED MATERIALS...

Sep 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Michaael Kenned Hogan, INHABITAT   Everywhere you look these days, some high-end designer is coming up with a pricey way to put all kinds of luxury options into the tiniest of spaces. Some tiny homes available on the market cost more than a standard size home. But that’s not the way Scott Brown sees the tiny house movement. Rather than try and trick out a tiny space with granite countertops and fancy appliances, Brown went the old-fashioned route — and found a lot of recycled materials to incorporate into this tiny, low-cost home.   Using salvaged materials and a few gifted items — like a sweet woodstove — he built this little home for under $500. The home is only 83 square feet and sits on 20 acres of land that Brown’s friend...

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7,500 AFFORDABLE FLOATING HOMES COULD HELP FIGHT LONDON’S CRIPPLING HOUSING CRISIS...

Sep 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] by Lidija Grozdanic, INHABITAT These prefab floating houses are meant to populate disused spaces along 50 miles of waterways in London. Complemented by 150 hectares of “bluefield” space in the docklands and marinas, this conceptual design aims to bring 7,500 affordable homes to the British capital. The project was designed in collaboration between Baca Architects and Floating Homes Ltd and is among the 100 shortlisted entries at the New Ideas for Housing competition which addresses Greater London’s housing crisis. The entry, named “Buoyant Starts” aims to provide high-quality, prefab floating homes at an affordable price and engage the underused water spaces of the capital. The second concept called Innovation Licence focuses on providing one-off building permits for projects that don’t comply with London’s current planning policy. The architects claim that the Innovation Licence...

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THE THIRD RECORDED GLOBAL CORAL BLEACHING EVENT MAY BE UNDERWAY...

Sep 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   A marine biologist assesses the bleaching at Airport Reef in American Samoa. This image is available for free use to communicate about the global bleaching event. Image: XL Catlin Seaview Survey By Andrew Freedman CLIMATE PROGRESS Coral reefs around the world — from Hawaii to the iconic Great Barrier Reef, eastward all the way to the Bahamas and beyond — are in jeopardy of being severely damaged or even dying because of a dangerous spike in ocean temperatures, scientists say. Conditions are so dire that, provided coral bleaching soon spreads from the Florida Keys to the Bahamas, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expected to declare as soon as two weeks from now that the third global coral bleaching event is here. There’s already evidence of coral bleaching in three major...

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BOEHNER’S EXIT LEAVES HOUSE REPUBLICANS WITHOUT ADULT SUPERVISION...

Sep 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Terrance Heath  AMERICANS FOR A SAFE FUTURE House Speaker John Boehner is like the ineffectual substitute teacher whose presence barely keeps an unruly class in line, and whose exit ensures that chaos will ensue. Boehner’s exit leaves a chaotic House GOP without adult supervision. On Friday, Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that he would resign from Congress, after 25 years, effective on October 30. Though Boehner was apparently deeply moved by meeting Pope Francis and hearing the pontiff address a joint session of Congress, and there was some speculation that it was Boehner’s tipping point, Boehner himself suggested that he’d just had enough of trying to keep the most radical members of his caucus in line. Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Boehner slammed the hard-line conservatives who were cheering his resignation, as “false prophets”...

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THE BIGGEST ONGOING DISASTER IN THE U.S. YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OF...

Sep 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] by Jen Hayden   DAILY KOS Incredible video of a sinkhole, located south of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, swallowing whole trees: Tim Murphy at Mother Jones described the sinkhole at Bayou Corne as “the biggest ongoing disaster in the United States you haven’t heard of.” One night in August 2012, after months of unexplained seismic activity and mysterious bubbling on the bayou, a sinkhole opened up on a plot of land leased by the petrochemical company Texas Brine, forcing an immediate evacuation of BayouCorne’s 350 residents—an exodus that still has no end in sight. Last week, Louisiana filed a lawsuit against the company and the principal landowner, Occidental Chemical Corporation, for damages stemming from the cavern collapse.Texas Brine’s operation sits atop a three-mile-wide, mile-plus-deep salt deposit known as the Napoleonville Dome, which is sheathed by...

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ENHANCED HUMANS PHARMACEUTICALS GROW BRAIN-LIKE TISSUE FROM STEM CELLS TO RESEARCH AUTSM...

Sep 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]  In Brief The gold rush is on for autism treatments based on a stem cell technique that won the Nobel Prize three years ago. The Breakthrough Pharmaceutical company Roche is working with Harvard’s Stem Cell Institute to use “brains in a dish” which are grown from cells developed from skin. One study starting later this year will use the technique to test a drug approved for people with autism. The Implications Previously, it’s been difficult to test autism drugs because doctors can’t take biopsies from patients’ brains. The fact that brain-like tissue can be grown without embryonic stem cells make them much easier to obtain. Google is targeting autism spectrum disorders as well, using its database of 10,000 genomes of people with cancer to get a better idea of the biological origins of...

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Bernie Sanders Calls Out the Hypocrisy in Obama’s Climate Policy...

Sep 28, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] In a letter, Sanders and several fellow senators urge the president to stop drilling in the Arctic. By Andrew Emett / Nation of Change  VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: Glenn Russell/Free Press While continuing to focus on the campaign trail, Sen. Bernie Sanders has not forgotten his duties as a sitting U.S. Senator. On Friday, Sanders and 11 fellow senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to cease Shell’s oil drilling in the Arctic. Although the president has stated goals for controlling climate change, Sanders and his fellow senators have pointed out the utter hypocrisy in the Obama administration’s current policy. In May, the Obama administration conditionally approved to allow Shell to begin drilling for oil off the coast of Alaska in the Arctic waters of the Chukchi Sea. A pristine marine...

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DESPITE ALL-CLEAR FROM EPA, NEW STUDIES SHOW LINGERING CONTAMINATION AFTER ANIMAS RIVER SPILL...

Sep 28, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Climate by Natasha Geiling CREDIT: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley Water flows down Cement Creek just below the site of the blowout at the Gold King mine which triggered a major spill of toxic wastewater, outside Silverton, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.   On September 2, the EPA released data showing that water and sediment samples taken from the San Juan River — whose largest tributary, the Animas River, was tainted with three million gallons of toxic wastewater from the Gold King Mine spill earlier this summer — had returned to pre-spill levels. On September 16, during a hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy reiterated those findings. But a spate of recently released studies paint a less positive picture of the river’s return to health. According to Al...

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NO MORE ARCTIC DRILLING ATTEMPTS FOR SHELL...

Sep 28, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] by Samantha PageCLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Jim Paulin Shell has announced it will discontinue oil exploration in the Arctic Sea, for now.   The Arctic drilling season has come to an end, and with it, Shell’s hopes of striking oil in the Chukchi Sea. Royal Dutch Shell announced Monday it would stop oil exploration in the environmentally sensitive region, 140 miles off Alaska, for the “foreseeable future.” The company received permits from the Obama Administration this year to conduct exploratory drilling, despite massive protests from environmentalists. The exploration has been unsuccessful, the company said. “Shell continues to see important exploration potential in the basin, and the area is likely to ultimately be of strategic importance to Alaska and the US,” Marvin Odum, director of Shell Upstream Americas, said in a statement. “However, this...

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HOUSE VOTES TO KEEP EPA FROM CONSIDERING COSTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE...

Sep 28, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] by Samantha Page CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty The House passed a bill Friday that prohibits agencies from considering the social cost of carbon in permit applications. Climate change costs an incredible amount of money. Whether it is deaths during heat waves, reconstruction after a superstorm, or even lost revenues at ski slopes, rising temperatures and increased extreme weather events are costing the economy. In fact, Citibank reported earlier this year that it will cost $44 trillion worldwide by 2060 to mitigate the costs of climate change under the business as usual scenario. But efforts to include those costs in permitting projects just took another hit, when the House voted to pass the RAPID Act, a bill intended to streamline permitting processes. Tucked into the bill is language that will prohibit...

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SPRAWL COSTS THE U.S. $1 TRILLION ANNUALLY...

Sep 27, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] THE DIRT   by Liz Camuti Not only does sprawl increase the distance between people’s homes and jobs, a new study by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate found that it also costs the American economy more than $1 trillion annually. These costs include increased spending on infrastructure, public services, and vehicles. The most sprawled-out American cities spend an average of $750 on infrastructure per person each year, while the least sprawled cities spend closer to $500. Compared with smart growth communities, which are denser, walkable developments, sprawl typically increases per capita land consumption 60-80 percent and motor vehicle travel by 20-60 percent. The study found that sprawl also affects about two-thirds of city expenses, “by requiring longer road and utility lines, and increasing travel distances needed for policing, emergency response,...

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THE MOST PROFOUNDLY EVIL CRIME COMMITED BY EXXONMOBIL TO DATE...

Sep 27, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   JACQUELINE MARCUS FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT (Photo: JW Randolph)From the time I was a teenager, I’ve wrestled with the question of good and evil. The question led me to the study of philosophy and literature. When I was sixteen years old, I began reading the Russian authors, starting with Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment.   Naïve, I sided with Alyosha Karamazov, a saintly loving monk—a man who, despite the despicable things that humans do to one another, held faith in the goodness of God, and in the idea that humans are fundamentally good, but they do evil things in a state of ignorance. This idea that evil is committed in a state of ignorance goes back to Plato’s definition of wrongdoing, a concept that St. Augustine accepted, only he referred to the Higher Good...

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A RACIST WAKE-UP CALL

Sep 27, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   By John Kiriakou, OtherWords | Op-Ed I worked proudly with Muslim CIA officers in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. I used to think most Americans understood that Muslim Americans are patriots, too. Ahmed Mohamed’s recent ordeal proved how wrong I was. He’s the 14-year-old who was recently interrogated, arrested, and suspended from his Irving, Texas high school for bringing a clock he made as an engineering project to class. The school said it looked like a bomb. Ahmed had wanted to impress his teachers. Instead, he exposed their racism and became an instant celebrity. Ahmed, by all accounts, is a gifted student with a flair for engineering and science. He reportedly showed the clock to each of his instructors until one of them, his English teacher, advised Ahmed to put it...

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THESE AUTHORS SPENT YEARS FINDING OUT WHY THE 1.5 MILLION U.S. FAMILIES LIVE ON $2 A DAY...

Sep 27, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]  By Marcus Harrison Green, YES! Magazine | Interview (Image: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)If she did not make plasma deposits twice a week at a donation center in Tennessee, Jessica Compton and her family would have no income. If not for a carton of spoiled milk, Modonna and Brianna Harris’ refrigerator would be barren.  The Harris and Compton families’ stories are just two accounts of devastating poverty documented in sociology professors Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer’s book, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. The book, released in September, documents the rise of 1.5 million American families, including 3 million children, who subsist on as little as $2 per person per day.  It reads like a Dickens novel. Edin and Shaefer spent years immersed in the lives of financially deprived families, combing...

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COULD THESE TWO ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES BE THE ANSWER TO EACH OTHER?...

Sep 27, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] By Gabriella Mulligan, Ensia | Report Sanergy hosts a marketing event in a Kenyan community to generate demand for the company’s produce – low-cost, hygienic sanitation centers that provide developing countries with a solution to the long-standing problem of sanitation. (Photo: Sanergy) Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from, and often epitomizes, many of the environmental challenges faced by the developing world. Two challenges – safe sanitation and sustainable fuel – are receiving increasing attention, with both included among the Sustainable Development Goals slated for launch by the United Nations later this month. As the development community works to solve them, the seed of an idea is beginning to sprout that the two could provide solutions to each other. The Sanitation Crisis More than 4.1 billion people around the world lack access to hygienic sanitation, according...

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A GARDEN GROWS IN A SUPERFUND SITE...

Sep 26, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] A Garden Grows in a Superfund Site Floating landscaping is bobbing along Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. (Photo: Courtesy GrowOnUs) Sep 26, 2015 Sarah McColl has written for Yahoo Food, Bon Appetit, and other publications. She’s based in Brooklyn.   Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, a nearly two-mile stretch of stagnant water, has been known to emit a foul aroma in summer detectable from blocks away. But on a late September evening, the famously polluted site can be a surprisingly enchanting place. A three-quarter moon is mirrored in its oil-streaked surface, a sailboat is moored near shore, overturned canoes lay ready on the banks, and a garden alive with purple coneflower, wild indigo, and bulrush floats at the 7th Street Basin. To get there, you just might have to pass two feral cats, a man in a...

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A CALIFORNIA GARDEN IN THE FOURTH YEAR OF THE DROUGHT...

Sep 26, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] by Martha Ture DAILY KOS The hummingbird zooms in over the fence about 7 every morning, while I’m watering.  It’s a male Anna’s hummingbird, identifiable by his iridescent rose gorget. He hovers a foot above the hose spray, singing his high-pitched rusty gate greeting, hangs for a few seconds in front of me, and then rises and soars away to a branch in the madrone tree.  I raise the hose and lay some water drops on the leaves for him and return to the arithmetic watering of each garden bed.  In order to approach maximum water efficiency and minimize water waste, I’ve worked out a method for watering in this fourth year of drought in California. I put the moisture meter’s sensor down into the root zone of each row and planter box....

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What To Do with Lost Spaces Under NYC’s Elevated Bridges, Highways, Subway Tracks, and Rail Lines?...

Sep 26, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Susan Chin  METROPOLIS MAGAZINE Broadway and Flushing Avenue under the elevated JMZ subway line in Brooklyn.  Photo by Krisanne Johnson for the Design Trust for Public Space This past summer we released a study that recommends the transformation of neglected public spaces beneath New York City’s nearly 700 miles of elevated bridges, highways, subway tracks and rail lines. The Design Trust for Public Space partnered with the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) on this study in 2013. Together, we discovered millions of square feet beneath and along this massive infrastructure network—most of it outside of Manhattan. Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities took into consideration innovation, versatility, and environmental sustainability. Ideas focus on creating attractive, less noisy, well-lit and maintained spaces. Our goal is to maximize public use of  “el-spaces,” as we call them,...

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FOREST LOSS AND LAND DEGRADATION FUEL CLIMATE CRISIS...

Sep 26, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   By Tim Radford, Climate News Network     Agriculture and land use changes, such as in Indonesia, represent the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. (GIZ) This Creative Commons-licensed piece first appeared at Climate News Network. LONDON—The planet’s forests have dwindled by 3%—equivalent almost to the land area of South Africa—in the last 25 years, according to a new assessment by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. While the planet continues to lose its forests—albeit at a slower rate—through felling, burning or being turned into farmland, another UN study predicts that the economic cost of degraded agricultural land in the form of lost ecosystem services now amounts to up to US$10 trillion a year. Within 10 years, 50 million people could have been forced to abandon their homes and livelihoods to become migrants. If all...

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TODAY’S U.S.-CHINA ANNOUNCEMENT IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE TO DATE FOR BATTLING GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE...

Sep 26, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]  ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE Today’s joint announcement by President Obama and President Xi represents the second time in two years the leaders have met to make significant climate commitments. Last year’s meeting focused on setting aggressive goals that reflect each country’s unique situation. This year’s meeting moved decisively to implementation commitments intended to deliver these results. The message is clear: the time for talking about climate is over. The two largest economies and emitters must lead in action. The commitments by the countries are sweeping and perhaps the greatest cause for hope yet in international attempts to address global warming—especially looking forward to COP21 in Paris this upcoming December. Among the outcomes are the creation of the world’s largest carbon market, market reforms within China that will help support accelerated renewables development, redoubled support...

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THE MOST OBSCURE SPECIES COULD BE KEY TO SAVING THE PLANET...

Sep 26, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Scientists are starting to examine the role the tiniest critters play in preserving ecosystems. An earworm on an ear of corn. (Photo: Flickr)= Richard Conniff is the author of The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth and other books. TAKE PART DAILY Odd bits of recent wildlife news, mostly about very small and obscure species, have lately left me thinking about a game called Jenga. If you happen never to have played it, here’s how it works: The game consists of small wooden blocks, and you start by assembling them into a tower, with each level consisting of three blocks laid horizontally and the layers arranged crisscross to one another. On each turn, a contestant removes one block and places it on top, the point being to...

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HOW TO FIX OUR BROKEN WORLD – IN 17 BULLET POINTS...

Sep 25, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] MOTHER JONES Here’s why you should care about the United Nations’ newest heap of jargon. —By Tim McDonnell A boy with his goat in Bangladesh, one of the countries where the rural poor are most vulnerable to climate change. Probal Rashid/ZUMA As the United Nations convenes in New York this week for its 70th General Assembly, one of the most prominent items on the schedule is to formally sign off on its brand-new Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs, which have been in the works for a few years, are basically a to-do list for all the world’s governments from now until 2030. They’re also a seemingly impenetrable pile of diplo-jargon. “If you were to pick up the document, your first reaction could be that it’s a lot of ‘blah blah blah,'” said Peter...

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VOLKSWAGEN’S EMISSIONS CONSPIRACY MAY HAVE KILLED AT LEAST 4,000 PEOPLE WORLDWIDE...

Sep 25, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Kevin Drum Mother Jones How many people did VW’s NOx defeat device kill? Over the weekend I did a rough estimate and figured that over the past six years VW’s excess NOx emissions probably killed about a dozen people in Southern California. Since then I’ve slightly revised my spreadsheet to account for an error, which increases my estimate to about 17 people killed. My figuring was based on: 50,000 cars sold in Southern California between 2009-2014 3,800 excess tons of NOx over six years 0.0044 deaths per ton of NOx VW sold 500,000 altered cars in the US and 11 million cars worldwide, so this extrapolates to about 170 deaths in the United States and about 3,700 deaths worldwide. The number of cars sold is a solid figure, and as near as I can...

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SUNDAY NIGHT’S “TOTAL SUPERMOON ECLIPSE” WILL BE AS STUNNING AS IT SOUNDS – BUT IT WON’T BE THE END OF THE WORLD...

Sep 25, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] The so-called “Blood Moon” will be a wonder — so long as you don’t think Jesus return will accompany it VIDEO Scott Eric Kaufman  SALON.COM   Sunday night’s “total supermoon lunar eclipse” will be as stunning as it sounds — but it won’t be the end of the world The sky on Sunday night and early Monday morning (September 27th-28th) will feature a so-called “total supermoon lunar eclipse,” two rare events that will be coinciding for the first time since 1982. A “supermoon” is simply the name for a full moon that coincides with its perigee, i.e. the closest point in its orbit with Earth. As the moon’s orbit is elliptical, its closest daily distance varies over the course of the year, which means so too does its appearance in the night’s sky....

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HERE’S WHAT JOHN BOEHNER SHOULD DO BEFORE HE LEAVES...

Sep 25, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Bill Scher  AMERICANS FOR A SAFE FUTURE Speaker John Boehner resigned, presumably, to save the government from another shutdown. Now he can pass a bill to keep the government open — while also maintaining funds for women’s health clinics including Planned Parenthood — by relying on Democratic votes to make up for Republican refuseniks. But Boehner set his resignation date for October 30th, not September 30th. He’s giving himself an extra month. That means he can try to pass still more things with the help of Democrats. Of course, Boehner is not a closet liberal. But he has long tried to pass compromise measures that would help his party appear like people interested in responsible governing, only to be thwarted by those in his caucus who are not. Now is his chance to...

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JEB BUSH: THE POPE SHOULDN’T DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE BECAUSE “HE’S NOT A SCIENTIST”...

Sep 25, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] “Put aside Pope Francis on the subject of any political conversation.” Marina Fang Associate Politics Editor, The Huffington Post   WASHINGTON — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said he disagrees with Pope Francis’ call to fight climate change and thinks the pope should not delve into the issue because he “is not a scientist.” “He’s not a scientist, he’s a religious leader,” Bush said, according to a video posted by the Democratic opposition research group American Bridge. Speaking to reporters at a campaign stop in Bristol, Virginia, the GOP presidential hopeful continued to stress his opposition to President Barack Obama’s climate policies and promoted his view that focusing on economic growth is more important. Bush said he respects the pope’s opinion and that the pope “is not wrong,” but he believes Francis should...

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