Daily Archives: January 31, 2013

Deaths After Storms Rake South, Take Aim at East


AssociatedPres

Published on Jan 31, 2013

A massive storm front punches across the Southeast and then heads across the densely populated Eastern seaboard, leaving behind damaged structures and at least 2 deaths. (Jan. 31)

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Noam Chomsky – Imperial Grand Strategy


fakegjfkler

Published on May 12, 2012

Noam Chomsky talk “Imperial Grand Strategy”

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Investing in America’s Future


energy

Published on Jan 15, 2013

Investing in America’s Future. As we rebuild our economy, one industry is investing in America’s future: oil and natural gas.

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China’s Toxic Sky – In Focus – The Atlantic

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Virtual clean air.  A bright video screen shows images of blue sky on Tiananmen Square during a time of dangerous levels of air pollution, on January 23, 2013 in Beijing. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/01/chinas-toxic-sky/100449/
Jan 30, 2013
Since the beginning of this year, the levels of air pollution in Beijing have been dangerously high, with thick clouds of smog chasing people indoors, disrupting air travel, and affecting the health of millions. The past two weeks have been especially bad — at one point the pollution level measured 40 times recommended safety levels. Authorities are taking short-term measures to combat the current crisis, shutting down some factories and limiting government auto usage. However, long-term solutions seem distant, as China’s use of coal continues to rise, and the government remains slow to acknowledge and address the problems. * Starting with photo #2, a four-part set of these images is interactive, allowing you to click the photo and ‘clear the air’, viewing a difference over time.

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Scholars Assess Damage to Legacy of Timbuktu


VOAvideo

Published on Jan 30, 2013

It has long been considered one of the wonders of Africa — Mali’s fabled city of Timbuktu, with historic architecture and extensive libraries, many containing documents found nowhere else. Now, the mayor of Timbuktu says Islamist militants fleeing the city have left a trail of destruction. VOA’S Jeff Seldin takes a closer look at just how much may have been lost.

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Drone Wars & Online Terrorism: Google chairman warns of cyber horror


RussiaToday

Published on Jan 30, 2013

Identity theft, cyber-hostages, online terrorism – it’s not a plot of a new science fiction bestseller, but a forecast given by the Chairman of Google. Eric Schmidt warned that our virtual lives are becoming as vulnerable as our real ones – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/1qadli

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Shell faces damages over Nigeria oil spill – YouTube


AlJazeeraEnglish

Published on Jan 30, 2013

Energy giant Shell has been found partly responsible for oil leaks that caused environmental damage in the Niger Delta region. A court in the Netherlands dismissed four out of the five charges but ordered the company to pay compensation to one Nigerian farmer. Al Jazeera’s Simon McGregor Wood reports from The Hague.

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The Legal and Ethical Case Against Drones


MoyersandCompany

Published on Jan 30, 2013

Vicki Divoll, a former general counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and former deputy legal adviser to the C.I.A.’s Counterterrorism Center, and Vincent Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, talk to Bill Moyers about legal, ethical, and judicial issues involved in U.S. unmanned drone attacks and whom they target. Warren and Divoll express their concern over U.S. citizens placed on the “hit list,” as well as an alarming lack of policy disclosure by the government.

“There’s plenty of evidence that lots of people are suspected of doing lots of things,” Divoll tells Bill. “That doesn’t mean we [should] shoot them from the sky. Warren notes, “There’s no judicial oversight for how they determine who they’re going to kill and who they don’t want to kill.”

Watch the whole conversation this weekend on Moyers & Company, check local listings: http://billmoyers.com/schedule/

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