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Scientists Ask Governor Rick Scott For Meeting To Talk Climate Change

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 13:33

Miami Herald July 16, 2014 by Mary Ellen Klas

TALLAHASSEE -- In an effort to push Gov. Rick Scott into the debate on climate change, 10 prominent scientists from the state’s top universities on Tuesday asked for an opportunity to explain to him the impact human-induced global warming will have on Florida.

Washington State Says Marijuana Brownies OK But No Lollipops

Submitted by adminx on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:44

REUTERS July 17, 2014 by Victoria Cavaliere

(Reuters) - Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put the drug in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules.

Washington became the second U.S. state to allow recreational sales of marijuana to adults on July 8 when its first retail stores opened under a heavily regulated and taxed system approved by voters in 2012.

Net Neutrality Comments Top One Million

Submitted by adminx on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:35

THE HILL July 17, 2014 by Julian Hattem

The Federal Communications Commission has received more than 1 million comments on its plans for new regulations on Internet service providers.

As of noon on Thursday, FCC special counsel Gigi Sohn reported that the commission had gotten 1,030,000 comments, either through its online site or over email.

NOAA: Climate Change Is Getting Worse

Submitted by adminx on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:22

THE HILL July 17, 2014 by Laura Barron-Lopez

Changes in the earth's climate are increasing at a steady rate, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warned Thursday in a new report.

Greenhouse gas emissions, sea levels, global temperatures and super storms all are trending upward, NOAA said.

LEAH REMINI TALKS ABOUT SCIENTOLOGIES CHURCH SHUNNING...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:58

Leah Remini and her family did a brave thing. They turned their backs on something that had been an integral part of their lives for decades, all because they felt that it was no longer the right thing to do.

Ordinarily, this is the kind of choice and behavior that is applauded by almost everyone. But Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology. Why is that a big deal?

SCIENTOLOGY ACCUSED OF FINANCIAL SLEIGHT OF HAND TO AVOID PAYING IN HUMAN SLAVERY LAWSUIT...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:33

 

In April, we told you the story of how Scientology had found itself tangled up in one of the most remarkable human slavery lawsuits ever adjudicated in the United States.

POLYGAMIST WIFE ESCAPES TERROR OF CULT LEADER IN MEMOIR, ‘THE WITNESS WORE RED’

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:09

The Witness Wore Red is a riveting, harrowing tale of Rebecca Musser, who fled a polygamist cult and their leader, Warren Jeffs.

Raised in the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints (FLDS), a sect of the Mormon Church, Musser shares the sexual and emotional abuse she suffered since childhood and the forced marriage to 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs in her late teens.

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