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Attacks And Claims About Climate Change Heat Up The Truth-O-Meter

Submitted by adminx on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:45

PolitiFact May 29, 2014 by Amy Sherman

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In May, the White House released the National Climate Assessment, which concluded that South Florida is "exceptionally vulnerable" to risks from man-made climate change including rising seas, more extreme heat and dropping water supplies.

After Years of Gridlock on Climate Change, Obama is About to Play His Trump Card

Submitted by adminx on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:13

Newsweek May 30, 2014 by Pema Levy

Step aside, Keystone XL pipeline. There’s a new, bigger climate battle about to take over Washington.

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President Obama will use his executive authority to move forward on the most ambitious anti-global warming initiative of any U.S. president Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Nobody Is Neutral When It Comes To Net Neutrality

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 21:31

Scientiific American May 27, 2014 by Roni Jacobson

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The FCC has asked for comment on whether the Internet should be reclassified as a public utility to preserve net neutrality -- but the motion faces political and legal hurdles.


Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sun, 05/25/2014 - 21:43

 The couple says their two older daughters were "indoctrinated into a religious cult that promotes martyrdom and celebrates death," and that has caused them to experience "fantasies of suicide ideation and martyrdom." They didn't name the cult.


Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sun, 05/25/2014 - 21:30

It’s time for Sunday Funnies and another round of Scientology’s latest mailers and fliers sent in to us by our great tipsters.

We love these weekly snapshots of Scientology’s fundraising fever. They give us a real sense of how leader David Miscavige is trying to get more and more money from fewer and fewer people. The desperation is palpable...

Maggie Explains "Net Neutrality"

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 05/25/2014 - 09:23

c/net May 25, 2014 by Marguerite Reardon

Don't get what the Net neutrality debate is all about? CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains in Part I of her Ask Maggie column.

For more than a decade Net neutrality was an esoteric subject discussed only among telecommunications policy wonks; Washington, DC, lawyers; and the supernerdy.


Green Billionaire Prepares to Attack Anti-Science Republicans

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:36

CNN Politics May 22, 2014 by Peter Hamby

An environmental advocacy group backed by hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer is set to unleash a seven-state, $100 million offensive against Republican "science deniers" this year, a no-holds-barred campaign-style push from the green billionaire that could help decide which party controls the Senate and key statehouses come November.


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