Sunday, August 1, 2010

New questions arise on dispersant use in oil spill - Yahoo! News

New questions arise on dispersant use in oil spill - Yahoo! News
other webjems: 73010/2003, a technician checking for a computer virus discovered what appeared to be child pornography on the computer of a contractor for the Security and Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, in Arlington, Va.The federal investigation of military workers was part of a broader effort initiated in 2007 under the code name "Operation Flicker." That project had identified more than 5,000 individuals who subscribed to child pornography websites./185k top secret holders//72910/Conservative special-interest groups are plotting to spend more than $200 million on the elections this fall.This movement has never relied on PACs or corporate cash to fund our campaigns -- and we never will. We made a choice to take on these special interests in Washington -- and now these groups are vowing payback this November./ukincops file: ## Suspected assault victim dies /
-RawFeNriS-: tarbaby/Suicides, Drug Use Wreck Overstressed Army number of soldiers committing suicide has increased since 2004, surpassing civilian rates in 2008. Use of prescription drugs has tripled in the past five years; prescription amphetamines use has doubled between 2006 and 2009. One third of soldiers take at least one prescription drug and 14 percent of soldiers are on some form of powerful painkiller. suicide rates in the Army are due in part to inadequate attention from leaders and fellow soldiers. Nearly a third are the result of drug or alcohol abuse. Of 1,038 non-combat soldier deaths between 2006 and 2009, the report found that 88 percent were due to high-risk behavior. Of that figure, 46 percent involved drug or alcohol use at the time of death and 20 percent were due to overdose.Nearly 80 percent of Army suicides take place in the United States, most typically among married 23-year-old, caucasian, junior-enlisted males who have deployed at least once, the "pervasive climate of prescription medication use in the Army" that is of most concern to the study's authors. "As we continue to wage war on several fronts, data would suggest we are becoming more dependent on pharmaceuticals to sustain the force. In fact, anecdotal information suggests that the force is becoming increasingly dependent on both legal and illegal drugs," it says. if a soldier tests positive for a controlled substance twice, there is a 90 percent chance he or she will test positive at least once more. The study says one soldier even tested positive 17 times and had been allowed to remain in the Army. /If You Block the Jail, You'll End Up In the Jail
Maricopa county Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a message to the people who intend to protest//new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which is being revised now for publication in 2013, could devalue the seriousness of mental illness and label almost everyone as having some kind of disorder.Citing examples of new additions like "mild anxiety depression," "psychosis risk syndrome," and "temper dysregulation disorder," they said many people previously seen as perfectly healthy could in future be told they are ill./Dutch brewer with a penchant for competition has laid claim to creating the world's strongest brew: a beer that is some 60 percent alcohol by volume dubbed "The End of History," was announced last week by a small brewery called BrewDog. Only 12 bottles were made, each housed inside a stuffed dead animal and sold starting at 500 pounds ($780) each.// 72810/“The Jewish domination of the media,” Stone professed, “there’s a major lobby in the United States. They are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f***ed up United States foreign policy for years.”Oliver Stone/BP to dump Hayward as CEO — only 3 years too late — but with immediate annual pension worth $900,000! - He's off to Siberia ... literally, switching jobs with Bob Dudley who headed Russian operations "before leaving in disgrace"/
Since, the start of the Obama regime, his tzars have done all they could to put us into a Depression to recapitulate the Roosevelt presidency of unemployment lines and government-sponsored make work. Liberals are now scrambling to dissociate themselves from the economic disaster being engineered in But, facts are facts and you will not be unchallenged when you try to distort them./BP PLC will reduce its contribution to U.S. coffers by roughly $10 billion due to a tax credit the company is claiming it incurred from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.//72710/Depending on who wants to host it — and how much they are willing to pay — the next-generation collider could potentially be built anywhere in the world protons were sent hurtling in opposite directions toward each other in a 17-mile (27-kilometer) tunnel below the Swiss-French border — the coldest place in the universe at slightly above absolute zero.CERN, or the European Organization for Nuclear Research, used powerful superconducting magnets to force the two beams to cross; two of the protons collided, producing 7 trillion electron volts. 10BE/Reuters) - Many men with low-risk prostate cancer get aggressive treatment, increasing the risk of serious side effects /Air pollution and asthma symptoms may increase suicide risk, two new studies from Asia suggest/ Colorado Personhood ad compares fetuses to slaves /Facebook is testing a "delete account" link that would be far easier to find, if not easier to execute./Plainclothes police severely beat the wife of a provincial official, mistaking her for one of many Chinese who petition government offices in the hope of redressing wrongs//72610/Among physicists and chemists, cold fusion—nuclear fusion at close to room temperature—enjoys a reputation about on par with creationism./Techno-utopians in the 1950s would have bet a lot of money that uranium and plutonium would have emerged as the most precious substances on the periodic table by now. Those elements seemed the only ones potent enough to replace oil and coal and meet our voracious appetite for energy. Indeed, they promised, in the catch phrase of the day, power "too cheap to meter."/noble gases, which reside on the East Coast of the periodic table, are its aristocrats—detached and aloof, never bothering to interact with the rabble of common elements that make up the vast majority of the world./Sarah Palin (perhaps "affirmiating" her position?), Newt Gingrich issued a statement last night opposing the proposed building of a mosque at the World Trade Center site. Gingrich took a break from his busy no-really-I'm-running-for-president-this-time-and-while-I-have-your-attention-have-you-bought-my-new-book-slash-movie? campaign to argue that the best way for Americans to be models of religious tolerance is to stop being tolerant./he had a Glen Beck shrine of clip outs in his house. Seriously, the amount of seriously disturbing ***** in his home was just insane. It was like some crazy idol worship the extreme right wing and some Libertarians. The ***** we all heard on the local news and if you ask local cops (I was working around a lot of law enforcement at the time) was insane. Worse than what hit the national news, that's for sure. Local right wing radio claimed that all those books were "planted there". Yea right.Convicted felon Byron Williams loaded up his mother's Toyota Tundra with guns, strapped on his body armor and headed to San Francisco on Sunday with one thing in mind: to kill workers at the ACLU and an environmental foundation./ "The damage to our national security caused by leaks like this won't stop until we see more perpetrators in orange (prison) jumpsuits," said Kit Bond, the Republican vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee./"many lawmakers and advocacy groups say the Obama administration is not being candid about the lethal effects of dispersants," so Amy Goodman interviewed Hugh Kaufman, a senior policy analyst at the EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response and a leading critic of the decision to use Corexit" who disclosed how the officials are lying about many things related to the catastrophe poisoning "millions of people."//72510/half a truth is ever the blackest of lies./another attempt by fiat money printing governments to create false confidence in their false money. All we can really trust in this lifetime is physical holdings of precious metals like gold and silver. We can't trust governments to be responsible with debt issuance, but we can trust physics to limit the gold supply./Hugo Chavez Sunday said his country will stop exporting oil to the United States if there is a military attack stemming from escalating tensions between Venezuela and Colombia.//72410/street lights are not free... the question is, do you want to pay real working Americans for those street lights or do you want to pay a sweat shop in China funded by tax cuts for the rich in America?/72310/on a more practical level, understanding fraud and the techniques used to commit white collar crimes can give investors insight into the integrity of the companies they invest in. Companies built on fraud tend to implode under the weight of their own lies, eventually –/Sam Antar is in my opinion an unmitigated pragmatist. By his own admission, he defrauded people knowingly and willingly. Then when faced with prison, he turned states evidence against his co-conspirators. Now he parlays all of this selfish behavior into a career as a "former felon". He now fights the good fight, not for the sake of the good fight, but because it is the only reasonable option left to him /closures the Obama administration forced on General Motors and Chrysler -- were based in part on race and gender, according to a report by Troubled Asset Relief Program Special Inspector General Neal M. Barofsky was appointed by Bush./MSNBC, was aghast at the edited video of Sherrod's speech. Carlson compared Sherrod to disgraced tea party leader Mark Williams and exclaimed, "It's every bit as hateful [as the New Black Panther video]. Look at that woman! I mean, aren't you ashamed?"/LARKSPUR, Colo.—A Colorado teen says a bear got into his empty car, honked the horn and sent it rolling into a thicket with the bear inside./Vital warning systems on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig were switched off at the time of the explosion in order to spare workers half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.being woken by false alarms, a federal investigation has heard./North Korea today threatened a "physical response" to planned military exercises by the US and South Korea this weekend,Kim Jong-il, is believed to hold a US$4bn slush fund in secret accounts in Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein./
1seer: sentenced to 18 months in prison after telling a woman that he was also JewishA Palestinian man has been convicted of rape after having consensual sex with a woman who had believed him to be a fellow Jew./LOS ANGELES—Despite occupying opposing roles in a good-cop/bad-cop dyad, LAPD officers Frank K. McGrew, 51, and Bob West, 36, have one thing in common: They're both extremely racist,/WASHINGTON—A study released Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency concluded that rivers should never smell like shit, noting that when naturally occurring waterways do reek of fecal matter there is "more than likely something wrong/those against the proposed change voiced their concerns Monday, warning the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don’t Tell" could soon lead to strong, strapping American soldiers engaging in mind-blowing homosexual intercourse right on the battlefield./WETUMKA, OK—Two weeks after their Feb. 1 wedding, Matt and Liz Kuchen, both 32, regret remaining virgins until marriage. "Why the hell did I wait?" Liz said Tuesday. "I could've been having mind-blowing sex with dozens of guys these last 15 years, and instead I spent them making little uptight speeches about how it'll be more special if I hold out."/WASHINGTON—According to the results of an intensive two-year study, Americans living below the poverty line are "pretty much fucked," Center for Social and Economic Research executive director Jameson Park announced/ Voyeur Concerned About Lack Of Sex In Neighbors' Marriagefrom The Onion - EDWARDSVILLE, KS—Viewed through the lens of binoculars, the Hobsbaums' seemingly happy relationship reveals far too little.//72110cont/Corexit 9527, contains an agent called 2-butoxyethanol, known to cause internal bleeding and kidney damage. For this reason, dispersants should never have been the primary tool to respond to an oil spill like the BP disaster. Within three weeks of the blowout, the company had dumped 300,000 gallons of Corexit into the ocean. By mid-July, the total had surpassed 1.8 million gallons./jailed for 3-1/2 years for his latest theft. William Jacques, 41, stole antique books worth 40,000 pounds ($60,750) from the Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library in London/egulator may identify as much as $30 billion of debt included in mortgage bonds that the companies can force sellers to repurchase, according to Joshua Rosner, an analyst who in 2007 predicted the collapse in the market for the securities.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency this month said it issued 64 subpoenas seeking loan files and other documents related to so-called non-agency mortgage securities bought by the two government-supported companies. Almost 38 percent of subprime mortgages contained in non- agency bonds are at least 60 days late, in foreclosure or already have been turned into seized property, according to Bloomberg data, which doesn’t cover liquidated debt./
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