Monday, April 30, 2012

Breaking News Mon. April 30, 2012

Hello and good Monday to you! I'd like to thank ABHA for the following story! It's kind of odd that it's not on US news that I've seen yet. Or maybe it's not odd at all, just business as usual.

DutchSince: 4/27/2012 — Cloud of depleted URANIUM heading towards Hawaii and West Coast USA

Also, check out this must read article from RJ
Independent: Robert Fisk: The Children of Fallujah – the hospital of horrors - Special Report day two: Stillbirths, disabilities, deformities too distressing to describe - what lies behind the torments in Fallujah General Hospital?
...But the photographs are a damning, ghastly reward for such doubts. January 7, 2010: a baby with faded, yellow skin and misshapen arms. April 26, 2010: a grey mass on the side of the baby's head. A doctor beside me speaks of "Tetralogy of Fallot", a transposition of the great blood vessels. May 3, 2010: a frog-like creature in which – the Fallujah doctor who came into the room says this – "all the abdominal organs are trying to get outside the body."
This is too much. These photographs are too awful, the pain and emotion of them – for the poor parents, at least – impossible to contemplate. They simply cannot be published.

Much thanks to RJ at the Global Glass Onion, the Ozarker at Conflicted Doomer , and to Doug at 3Es News and David at ETF Daily, for their help today! These good friends help make this blog what it is so do, go by and help support their efforts and hard work.

Peak Oil and Energy News
CNNMoney: U.S. 'dirty oil' imports set to triple
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. imports of what environmentalists are calling "dirty oil" are set to triple over the next decade, raising concerns over the environmental impact of extracting it and whether pipelines can safely transport this Canadian oil.

ETFDaily: 4 Elements That Are Colliding To Increase Crude Oil Prices
EnergyBulletin: Peak oil review - April 30

GigaOM: Why solar will thrive in India: coal is a mess —India is struggling to add more electricity capacity for the country’s rapidly growing economy, but the domestic coal industry is an absolute mess, points out articles in the New York Times and the Economist this month. That situation means that India could possibly be one of the most high-growth solar markets in the world.
TheOilDrum: Improving horizontal well flow at Berri and Ghawar

Global Conflict
NYT: Chances of Iran Strike Receding, U.S. Officials Say - WASHINGTON — After a winter of alarm over the possibility that a military conflict over the Iranian nuclear program might be imminent, American officials and outside analysts now believe that the chances of war in the near future have significantly decreased.
Reuters: Exclusive: China mulls guarantees for ships carrying Iran oil - China is considering sovereign guarantees for its ships to enable the world's second-biggest oil consumer to continue importing Iranian crude after new EU sanctions come into effect in July, the head of China's shipowners' association said.

NYT: U.S. Official in Beijing to Discuss Chen Guangcheng - Amid intense secrecy, including a nearly blanket refusal to comment, the administration sought to negotiate over the safety of the dissident, Chen Guangcheng, who is said to be in American hands in Beijing — though it remained unclear late Sunday whether he was in the embassy, in a diplomatic residence or somewhere else.
CBSNews: China, US are likely bargaining over missing blind activist Chen Guangcheng

BBC: UK flats may be Olympic missile site -
The Ministry of Defence is considering placing surface-to-air missiles on residential flats during the Olympics.
An east London estate, where 700 people live, has received leaflets saying a "Higher Velocity Missile system" could be placed on a water tower.
A spokesman said the MoD had not yet decided whether to deploy ground based air defence systems during the event.
But estate resident Brian Whelan said firing the missiles "would shower debris across the east end of London".
WashintgonPost: Sudan declares state of emergency on border with south, day after arresting 3
FT: Aid worker found dead in Pakistan
LAT: Nigerian extremists open fire on Christians, killing as many as 20
NYT: Support From Islamists for Liberal Upends Race in Egypt
BBC: Deadly attack at Nigerian college - A gun and bomb attack at a university in northern Nigeria leaves at least 16 people dead and six seriously injured, the Nigerian Red Cross says.
Reuters: Iraq to get first F-16 jets in early 2014: official
BBC: Libya ex-minister 'dead in river'

BusinessInsider: Hillary Clinton Covered Her Mouth In The Famous Bin Laden Raid Photo Because A Helicopter Was 'Having Problems'

ExtinctionProtocol: U.S. deploys fleet of sophisticated stealth planes to air base in SW Asia 
CNNMoney: A cost of war: Soaring disability benefits for veterans - After more than a decade of continuous warfare, the cost of disability compensation for wounded veterans is surging to mammoth proportions.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expects to spend $57 billion on disability benefits next year. That's up 25% from $46 billion this year, and nearly quadruple the $15 billion spent in 2000, before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began.
"This is the cost of going to war," said Larry Korb, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress who served as assistant secretary of defense during the Ronald Reagan administration. "We've made so much progress in medicine [that] you're going to have a lot of people survive their injuries who didn't in the past."
About 4,500 U.S. troops were killed in Iraq and about 1,800 have been killed in Afghanistan. Some 633,000 veterans -- one out of every four of the 2.3 million who served in Iraq and Afghanistan -- have a service-connected disability, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(emphasis mine)

WSJ: US Takes a Bigger Role in Hunt for Kony
Reuters: Israel court puts 60-day hold on settlement razings

MSNBC: Report: Hundreds of Syrian soldiers defect 
UPI: Military to form new government in Egypt
VOA: Activists: Syria Bombings Intensify, Twin Blasts Kill 20 in Idlib


Care2: May Day: Occupy Wall Street Gears Up For Nationwide Strike
Bloomberg: Wall Street Tracks ‘Wolves’ as May 1 Protests Loom - The world’s biggest banks are working with one another and police to gather intelligence as protesters try to rejuvenate the Occupy Wall Street movement with May demonstrations, industry security consultants said.

RawStory: Banks cooperating with police to track ‘Occupy’ protesters
The nation’s largest financial institutions are preparing for the upcoming Occupy Wall Street’s May 1st demonstrations by communicating with police, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.
Brian McNary, director of global risk at Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, said that banks from America and overseas are working together to “identify, map and track” protesters across social networks in order for business meetings to avoid disruption.
ChicagoCBSLocal: Milwaukee Red Cross Told To Prep For Chicago Evacuation During NATO Summit

CHICAGO (CBS) – Is there a secret plan to evacuate some residents of Chicago in the event of major trouble during the NATO summit next month? CBS 2 has uncovered some evidence that there is. It comes from the Milwaukee area branch of the American Red Cross.
CBS 2 News has obtained a copy of a Red Cross e-mail sent to volunteers in the Milwaukee area.
It said the NATO summit “may create unrest or another national security incident. The American Red Cross in southeastern Wisconsin has been asked to place a number of shelters on standby in the event of evacuation of Chicago.”
According to a chapter spokesperson, the evacuation plan is not theirs alone.
“Our direction has come from the City of Chicago and the Secret Service,” she said.

Hacker News 
BBC: No grand deal with Murdochs - PM - The prime minister says he did not have any "grand deal" with the Murdochs to support their interests in return for them backing the Conservatives. 

Domestic Financial News
SFGate: Sen. Rand Paul blocks U.S.-Swiss bank data treaty 
Sen. Rand Paul is blocking an amendment to a U.S.-Swiss tax treaty, slowing Switzerland's handover of data on thousands of Americans with bank accounts hidden from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
IBTimes: How To Prevent Another US Bank Bailout
MoneyWatch: Week Ahead: The April jobs report  - Analysts expect 160K jobs created and unemployment at 8.2 percent -- why can't the economy do better?
FT: GM’s CEO Pay Gripe: $7.7 Million Isn’t Enough - Get your Kleenex ready – you’re going to need it when you read this sad story.
General Motors, fresh off a year when it posted a record $7.6 billion profit and regained the title of the world’s largest carmaker, was only able to pay CEO Dan Akerson $7.7 million, including a salary of $1.7 million and more than $5.9 million in stock-based awards paid out over time.
CNNMoney: The $7 trillion fiscal cliff - Congress has invented a new extreme sport: Skating on the edge of a $7 trillion fiscal cliff.
IBTimes: Apple Sidestepping Taxes? Try Telling The 26 Companies That Have Paid $0 Since 2008
ETFDaily: 25 Horrible Statistics About The U.S. Economy
NYT: Wal-Mart’s U.S. Expansion Plans Complicated by Bribery Scandal - In Los Angeles, a Wal-Mart building permit is getting a once-over. In New York, the City Council is investigating a possible land deal with the retailer’s developer in Brooklyn. A state senator in California is pushing for a formal audit of a proposed Wal-Mart in San Diego. And in Boston and its suburbs, residents are pressuring politicians to disclose whether they have received contributions from the company. All of it in the past week.
Zerohedge: Savings Rate Rises From 4 Year Low As Spending Tumbles, Income Boosted By Government Transfer Receipts
AdvisorPerspective: Chicago Fed: Economic Activity Decreased in March - According to the Chicago Fed National Activity Index, March economic activity decreased from February. This is the third consecutive monthly decline.
LifeInc: Americans expect to work longer, retire later

CuriousCapitalist: Spring Slowdown: Is the U.S. Economic Recovery Stalling? 
PoliticalCalculations: A First Look at Where GDP Will Be in 2012-Q2 - On 2 April 2012, we forecast that the U.S.' real GDP for the first quarter of 2012 would be $13,508.2 billion in terms of constant 2005 U.S. dollars. This value represents the midpoint of our projected forecast range for where GDP in 2012-Q1 would most likely be recorded.

MoneyWatch: How to tell if you're investing or gambling
FiscalTimes: Simon Johnson: Let ALL the Tax Cuts Expire
CNNMoney: Weak economic reports to weigh on U.S. stocks

CapitalSpectator: Is Personal Income Growth (Finally) Stabilizing? - For the second month in a row, personal disposable income (DPI) grew at a faster rate, advancing 0.4% in March—the best pace so far this year, according to today's update from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

CommonDreams: European, US Austerity Drive is Suicidal: Nobel Economist Stiglitz - Europe is headed down the same path that most Republicans -- and many Democrats -- are suggesting for the US: reductions in the public sector, cuts in benefits, slashing investments in infrastructure and education. Nobel Prize-winning U.S. economist Joseph Stiglitz speaking in Vienna, Austria Thursday night said that it's a suicidal path for Europe -- and that such a policy has never worked in any large country. Youth unemployment in Spain has been at 50 percent since the crisis in 2008 with “no hope of things getting better anytime soon,” said Stiglitz, who is a professor for economics at Columbia University.
MyBudget360: The cascading waves of debt implosion – 5 charts looking at debt leverage, velocity of money, and contagion impacts from the European crisis.
NYT: The Post-Cash, Post-Credit-Card Economy 

Global Financial News
Zerohedge: Don't Forget Portugal: MS Sees A Second Bail-Out By September With A Bail-In To Follow
Hosted: Government agency confirms Spain back in recession following 2nd quarterly contraction

MSNBC: The world's hottest real estate markets - Global real estate markets had a forgettable last year, with prices rising a paltry 0.5 percent, leading to gloomy forecasts for 2012. But over the past five years, prices have registered huge gains, sparking fears of an asset bubble and concerns over the impact of high household debt.
China tops the list with 5-year price growth of a whopping 110.9 percent
CBSNews: EU governments, desperate for cash, can't borrow - Voters in Europe are demanding an end to austerity budgets, but borrowing costs to fund spending remain too high 
ETFDaily: 22 Reasons TheSpanish Economy Is Heading Into A Great Depression
Zerohedge: Europe's "Dead Bank Walking" List And An ETA Until The Next Contagion Peak

Mineweb: Chinese firm has plans to revive Uganda's Kilembe copper/cobalt mine
TheDownwardSpiral: A Sucker Born Every Minute: The Franklin Mint Ripoff

ETFDaily: What’s Really Behind Utah’s Mock Earthquake Drill
Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul: Hot on the heals of House Bill 157, which legalizes the use of silver and gold bullion as currency, the state of Utah recently completed a joint mock emergency exercise between the state’s 400 national guard personnel and 48 guardsmen from the neighboring state of Wyoming.
CommodityOnline: Huge upside potential in Gold as COMEX speculative net longs hit record lows
NYT: European Stocks Drift Lower on Spanish Recession

M 5.1, south of Java, Indonesia
M 4.8, off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 
M 4.1, Dodecanese Islands, Greece
ExtinctionProtocol: Activity increases at Nicaragua’s Masaya Volcano- making noise like a jet engine - April 29, 2012 – MANAGUA – Nicaraguan Experts reported Sunday more seismic activity at Masaya volcano, about 20 kilometers south of Managua, with an increase in expulsions of sulfur gases, which keeps the disaster warning system in high alert. According to the report, a crack in the main crater causes higher emissions and a sound similar to a jet engine.
DesdemonaDespair: Photo gallery: Images from space track relentless spread of humanity

ExtinctionProtocol: Preview of the summer from hell? Moscow bakes in record high temperatures in the month of April

WashingtonPost: Wayward dolphin spends third day in California wetlands, monitored by wildlife ...
ArcticNews: Methane levels high above ESAS, March-April 2012 - Methane levels have been high above the East Siberian Arctic Shelf for both the months March and April 2012, as illustrated by the image below.  

MNN: Ice shelf in Antarctica has shrunk by 85% - Images taken by a satellite show that the Larsen B ice shelf decreased from 4,373 square miles in 1995 to only 634 miles today.

VancouverSun: Scientists' Arctic drilling plan aims to demystify undersea greenhouse gases
The oil and gas industry may be eyeing the energy riches under the Arctic Ocean, but scientists are even keener to start drilling in Canada's polar waters.
They say the Beaufort Sea, in the western Canadian Arctic, holds clues to several environmental mysteries of global significance — chief among them why so much methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is now seeping out of the sea floor.
WildlifeNews: Part 1 of a 3 part series in the Sacremento Bee: The killing agency: Wildlife Services’ brutal methods leave a trail of animal death
UPI: African antelope escapes Ohio safari
Ohio authorities used a tranquilizer gun to subdue an African eland antelope that escaped a safari resort, police said.
The 1,000-pound animal broke free from Kalahari Resorts' Safari Adventures Animal Park in Huron Township Friday, causing a scare for some local residents, The Lorain Morning Journal reported Saturday.
A resident near the resort called police after noticing the animal -- which is more than 5-1/2 feet tall at the shoulder -- standing behind his home.

NOC: Chesapeake Energy Well Blowout in Wyoming Causes Evacuation, Methane “Roared” for Days

ScienceDaily: Pacific islands on equator may become refuge for corals in a warming climate due to changes in ocean currents
MontrealGazette: Oil lobbyists approved Harper’s climate policy as ‘elegant’ approach
OTTAWA — The federal government asked the oil and gas industry last fall to review its foreign climate change policies, which were then approved by lobbyists as “an elegant” approach, reveals newly-released correspondence.
TreeHugger: The 10 Most Polluted Cities in the Nation
There's a pretty good chance you live in a city with air that's so polluted it's often unhealthy to breathe. Yes, you. 41% of Americans do. That's 127 million people. That's way too many.

Telegraph: Wind farms can cause climate change, finds new study  - Wind farms can cause climate change, according to new research, that shows for the first time the new technology is already pushing up temperatures.
CNN: Peru investigates mystery pelican deaths - Authorities in Peru are investigating the death of over 538 pelicans, along with other birds, on the northern coast of the country, the Peruvian ministry of production said Sunday.
The new environmental investigation comes on the heels of an incident earlier in April when 877 dolphins washed up dead on the same stretch of coast.
It was not immediately clear if the deaths were connected.
UPI: IEA warns of doubled CO2 emissions
Global greenhouse gas emissions will nearly double by 2050 under current policies unless urgent action is taken, the International Energy Agency has warned.

Issuing a stark assessment this week at a London environmental conference, the energy policy advisory group said failure to develop fossil fuel alternatives quickly will put the world on an irreversible course to a catastrophic long-term temperature increase of 6 degrees Celsius.
VancouverSun: Global warming speeds up rainfall cycle: study finds - Wet to get wetter and the dry to get drier, researcher says

HuffingtonPost: Flooding Spreads Invasive Species In Vermont, Iowa, Louisiana
Grist: Ask Umbra: Where’s the best place to ride out climate change?

AllGovNews: Insurers Prepare for Climate Change…Except in U.S.

America in Decline
WhistleBlower: NSA Domestic Spying Continues Under Obama
NSA Whistleblower Makes Explosive Disclosures
(Washington, DC) – On Monday, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower and Government Accountability Project (GAP) client William Binney continued publicly revealing massive domestic surveillance beginning under President George W. Bush in the aftermath of 9/11, and continuing rampantly under President Obama.
Kunstler: Elegy
I was never so glad to get out of a place than those hundred-odd square miles of soured American dreamland. I was driving too, along with everybody else, on the Dan Ryan Expressway (US I-94), and for about 20 miles or so, from Pullman to the West Loop, the traffic barely pulsed along, like the contents in the terminal portion of the human gastrointestinal tract.
TruthOut: You Are All Suspects Now. What Are You Going to Do About It? - John Pilger, Truthout: "You are all potential terrorists. It matters not that you live in Britain, the United States, Australia or the Middle East. Citizenship is effectively abolished. Turn on your computer and the US Department of Homeland Security's National Operations Center may monitor whether you are typing not merely 'al-Qaeda,' but 'exercise,' 'drill,' 'wave'…. What has changed is that a state of permanent war has been launched by the United States and a police state is consuming Western democracy. What are you going to do about it?"

NOC: In the Evening Hours, CISPA Gets Some New Features 
- “Under the amended bill, shared information can be used for the protection of national security, not just cyber security. Some opponents say this is too broad and fear it would be easy for the government to justify collecting private data even when unrelated to hacking or Internet security. CISPA faces a hard road in the Democrat-controlled Senate, where it must duke it out with cyber security bills backed by Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. The White House said this week that advisers would recommend that President Obama veto CISPA if it ever reaches his desk.”

NYT: Krugman: Wasting Our Minds - In Spain, the unemployment rate among workers under 25 is more than 50 percent. In Ireland almost a third of the young are unemployed. Here in America, youth unemployment is “only” 16.5 percent, which is still terrible — but things could be worse.
LegitGov: Homeland Security drones patrol Washington-B.C. border
NYT: Unexceptionalism: A Primer - TO achieve unexceptionalism, the political ideal that would render the United States indistinguishable from the impoverished, traditionally undemocratic, brutal or catatonic countries of the world, do the following:

Food and Water
CivilEats: Meet 2,4-D, a Pesticide Even Conventional Vegetable Farmers Fear

Why You Should Be Worried About the California Mad Cow Case
Move along, nothing to see here.
That sums up the USDA's public reaction to news that a downed California dairy cow was discovered to have contracted bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known as mad cow disease. The cow had an "atypical" case of BSE, one that likely doesn't come from BSE-infected feed, but rather from a genetic mutation, the agency insists.
TheChart: Are sugar substitutes worse than the real thing?  - Sweet tooth? You’re not alone. Sugary foods and beverages are delicious. But we’ve also learned they can be highly addictive and, too much of them, can take a serious toll on our health.
NYT: Amid Rural Decay, Trees Take Root in Silos  - EUDORA, Kan. — The sight is a familiar one along the dusty back roads of the Great Plains: an old roofless silo left to the elements along with decaying barns, chicken coops and stone homesteads.

Internet and Online Privacy News
DemocracyNow: CISPA Critics Warn Cybersecurity Bill Will Increase Domestic Surveillance and Violate Privacy Rights 
CNNWhatsNextBlog: How to hide from face-detection technology

Science and Technology
SingularityHub: Movie Theaters Ramp Up For The Next Big Thing: Satellite Delivery Of Digital Films
Reuters: New DNA testing may free convicted Colorado killer
IBTimes: Astronomers Discover New Planet, Gliese 667Cc, Capable Of Sustaining Life - "It´s the Holy Grail of exo-planet research to find a planet orbiting around a star at the right distance so it´s not too close where it would lose all its water and not too far where it would freeze," Steven Vogt, an astronomer from the University of California, said, reported the Telegraph. "It´s right there in the habitable zone -- there´s no question or discussion about it. It is not on the edge. It is right in there." 

MSNBC: Super-collider team discovers new subatomic particle
Excited neutral Xi-b baryon helps fill out physicists' picture of how quarks work
ANN: Genes shed light on spread of agriculture in Stone Age
MSNBC: Strange organism has unique roots in the tree of life
This protozoan is so unique, it belongs to a whole new kingdom, say researchers PopSci: New Primordial Protozoan Species Is Not in Any Known Kingdom of Life

Medical and Health Doctor has theory on why some kids wet the bed
DoctorTipster: Stroke Risk High In Patients Off Anticoagulant Therapy
ScienceDaily: Fight or flight: Violent teens may be following parents' lead - While it may be cute when a 3-year-old imitates his parent's bad behavior, when adolescents do so, it's no longer a laughing matter.
 RedditScience: A new study suggests that when we know a secret, we perceive ourselves as being physically burdened.
Vitals: 5 mind-bending facts about dreamsNYT: Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Cases Take Toll on Children
Reuters: As America's waistline expands, costs soar 

Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
CityFarmer: In Hawaii – first affordable housing project to have a USDA certified organic rooftop farm
CanadianDoomer: Upgraded My Washer

PreppingToSurvive: Survival Myth: Moss Only Grows on the North Side of a Tree

NYDaily: Hiker survives in Utah desert for 4 days with no food after breaking leg

CometCamper: Tiny Camper-Houseboat Eye Candy

WaldenEffect: Hardy Kiwi frost damage update
ModernSurvival: Sharpening Knives 101

Other News
CNN: RFK assassination witness tells CNN: There was a second shooter 
CNN: One answer to Secret Service scandal? Hire more women

TheAtlantic: Skateboarders in North Korea Crash Kim Il-sung's Birthday Celebration

NewsDay: 7 dead as vehicle flips on highway, falls into Bronx Zoo
MJPerry: Huge Gender College Degree Gap for Class of 2012 - The chart above shows the huge college degree gap by gender for the Class of 2012 (data here). Women will earn a disproportionate share of college degrees at every level of higher education this year, and the gender disparity is expected to increase over the next decade, so that by 2021 women will earn 148 college degrees for every 100 degrees earned by men, with especially huge gender imbalances for associate's degrees (179 women for every 100 men) and master's degrees (154 women for every 100 men). And the huge gender inequity in higher education is nothing new, women have earned a majority of college degrees in every year since 1981, see chart below.
WBRC: Man discovers he's a missing child
NOC: U.S. Nuns Face Vatican Rebuke for “Radical Feminism” on Church Teachings, Social Justice - “The Vatican has reprimanded the largest group of Catholic nuns in the United States, saying they have focused too heavily on issues of social justice, while failing to speak out enough on ‘issues of crucial importance,’ such as abortion and same-sex marriage. In a report issued last week, church leaders accused the nuns of promoting ‘radical feminist’ ideas and challenging key teachings on homosexuality and male-only priesthood.”
TruthOut: Jobs (and Your Tax Dollars) for Christians and Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Sofia Resnick, The American Independent: "If you want to help carry out the anti-abortion mission of the taxpayer-funded Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center, you have to be a Christian. It's right there on the Rapid City, S.D., center's volunteer application.... But that hasn't stopped the center from receiving federal funding and other forms of government support."
Today: Patrick Dempsey rescues teen after car crash
Spiegel: Ninety-Six Break-Ins Solved: German Police Identify Burglar by His Earprints - Criminals beware -- don't leave earprints. They are as useful to the police as finger prints.

HuffingtonPost: 'The B**ch Had Emptied My Mouth': Dumped Dentist Pulls All Ex's Teeth Out
CounterPunch: The Rise of Electronic Monitoring in Criminal Justice
Last week George Zimmerman joined an elite circle that includes Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Martha Stewart, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn-media figures who owe their freedom to electronic monitoring. For the rich and famous (as well as those who can raise $200,000 online) electronic monitoring, or more precisely, house arrest with an ankle bracelet means liberation from the vagaries of life with the ordinary folk behind bars. First used in U.S. courts in 1983 electronic monitoring is currently going viral in the criminal justice system. While in the early days, radio frequency technology dominated, most current systems are GPS-based, allowing near real time tracking.

CNN: GOP says Obama playing politics with bin Laden anniversary
CBSNews: Huffington: President's bin Laden ad "despicable"
AddictingInfo: Sarah Palin Claims Child Labor Laws Are Causing America To Fail
Before the establishment of child labor laws in America, children were exploited by industries. Industries took advantage of them by having them do jobs that were dangerous while paying them very little. A corporation could easily pay a child less to do the job of a higher paid adult. During the Great Depression, Democrats enacted child labor laws so that businesses would have no choice to hire unemployed adults and pay them fair wages. This helped lower the unemployment rate and gave children the opportunity to be kids and go to school to prepare for future employment as adults. But child labor laws are under attack today by conservatives who want to hand big business a cheap labor force, destroy the minimum wage, eliminate labor unions, and weaken public education.

Newt Gingrich suggested eliminating child labor laws during his failed run to capture the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Now, his biggest supporter, Sarah Palin, is claiming that child labor laws are making America fail.
DailyCaller: Pro-pot judge will be Gary Johnson's VP pick - Gary Johnson has picked California Judge Jim Gray, a prominent pro-marijuana legalization advocate, to be his running mate, The Daily Caller has learned.
CBS: Republicans prepare action against Eric Holder

TinfoilPalace: Over 1200 Dead Pelicans in Northern Peru, Same Region as Mass Dolphin Die-Off
TinfoilPalace: Autistic children being degraded in Barrie whats the real agenda
TheOilAge: Pentagon creates spy unit directed at Iran, China
TheOilAge: Ukraine struggles to complete Chernobyl containment shelter
HubbertsArms: Body of Libya's former Oil Minister has been found in the Danube River
HubbertsArms: Saudi Arabia has the ability to both undermine & safeguard the world's economy
SilentCountry: Humans urged to find new planets to live on
SilentCountry: Police State U.S.A.
DestinyCalls: Astral Travel
DestinyCalls: UFO's and the National Security State (1941-1973) Dolan

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