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Confronting Climate Change

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:11

Harvard University  Office of the President April 7, 2014

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Dear Members of the Harvard Community,

United States Congress and Chinese Coal Plants Biggest Obstacles to Fixing Climate Change, Says Former President of Mexico

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:23

Harvard Business School April 15, 2014 by Carmen Nobel

Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón says the United States Congress and Chinese coal plants are the biggest obstacles to fixing climate change

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CLIMATE CHANGE: What The Science Tells Us

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 10:38 Book Review

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This is the book cover for Dr. Charles Fletcher's Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us. Credit: J. Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ

Donald Sterling Banned For Life By The NBA For "Deeply Disturbing" Comments

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:58

CBS News April 29, 2014


NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

Donald Sterling Profile Is Not A Pretty Picture

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:32

Boston Globe April 29, 2014 by Bob Ryan

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Clippers owner Donald Sterling sat coutside on April 4 in Los Angeles

I went to a pair of Donald T. Sterling’s lottery parties.

The Year Climate Change Closed Everest

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 21:06

The Atlantic April 28, 2014 by Svati Kirsten Narula

As the world heats up, the Himalayas are becoming more volatile

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Is The IPCC Government Approval Process Broken?

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:07

Huffington Post Blog April 27, 2014 by Robert Stavins (Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program)

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Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sun, 04/27/2014 - 13:31

"We have always wanted to have a President that would listen to every single American... Now we have one..." -Jay Leno


Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:52

The felonious convict was found guilty in 2000 by an Essex Superior Court jury in Massachusetts of three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 stemming from the assaults, which took place in locations throughout Massachusetts and during ski trips in Vermont. The victim told a baby sitter and a YMCA employee, who reported the abuse, O'Neill said...

Obama Responds to Alleged Racist Comments by Clippers' Don Sterling

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:13

CNN April 27, 2014 by Kevin Conlon and Shelby Lin Erdman

The racism controversy embroiling Don Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has reached half way around the world to Malaysia, where President Obama is on a diplomatic mission to Asia Pacific nations.

White House: Discrimination potential in Big Data use...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:59

President Barack Obama requested the review in January, when he called for changes to some of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs that amass large amounts of data belonging to Americans and foreigners.

The technology that enabled those programs also enables others used in the government and the private sector. The White House separately has reviewed the NSA programs and proposed changes to rein in the massive collection of Americans' phone records and emails.



Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sat, 04/26/2014 - 11:32

Ryan Hamilton, the Las Vegas attorney who is turning suing Scientology’s drug rehab network into a cottage industry, filed his fifth federal fraud lawsuit this week with another complaint against Narconon Fresh Start/Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Caliente, Nevada.
Meanwhile, Laura DeCrescenzo learned that Scientology is trying to get its hands on a computer stored in her garage, and we have numerous other filings regarding Hamilton’s other Narconon lawsuits...

Brain Washing...With the proper techniques, anyone can be taught to believe anything!

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sat, 04/26/2014 - 11:21

At least four people have died attempting to live on the light, according to the Seattle Globalist. In June, a British native attempted to give up eating and live only off "a nutritional source already embedded within our body/mind/Spiritual system" and film her transition. She gave up after about 45 days.


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