Daily Archives: August 2, 2014

Expert: Hollywood Portrayal of Ebola-Like Pandemic Not Realistic


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Published on Aug 2, 2014

We all know Hollywood movies are not real, but how accurately is the impact of a deadly pandemic — including those spawned by Ebola-like viruses — depicted? VOA’s Deborah Block puts the question to an infectious disease expert.

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DN! Copenhagen LEAK: Plan to Incinerate Africa

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Leaked Internal UNFCC Document: Global Temperatures Will Rise by More than 2 Degrees Celsius

A leaked internal document from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change states that current targets on emissions reductions from countries around the world will cause global temperatures to rise above two degrees Celsius. According to the UNFCCC document, current emissions reduction targets could lead to a three degree Celsius rise. We speak to French journalist Jade Lindgaard.

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Water Toxins Force State of Emergency in Toledo


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Published on Aug 2, 2014

Toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie fouled the water supply of Toledo, forcing officials to issue warnings not to drink the water and the governor to declare a state of emergency. (Aug. 2)

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Raw: US Doctor With Ebola Arrives in Atlanta


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Published on Aug 2, 2014

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An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday. (August 2)

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These key facts omitted from Obama’s climate plan


RT America

Published on Aug 2, 2014

The US Bureau of Land Management has a program in which it leases coal-rich land to mining companies out west and grants them the right to mine there. The problem is, this coal-leasing program isn’t accounted for in President Obama’s climate plan, even though experts estimate his administration has leased about 2.2 billion tons of coal. This program adds tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Moreover, the US gets well below market value for the coal since there is often only one bidder per project, allowing mining companies to big on the leases at very low costs.

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Noam Chomsky (2014) “US Politics Are Now Pure Savagery!”


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Published on Jan 17, 2014

Noam Chomsky: U.S. Politics Are Now ‘Pure Savagery’
Date – January 8, 2014

Author and activist Noam Chomsky said that the congressional controversy over extending unemployment benefits is evidence that American politics has descended into madness.
“The refusal to provide very minimal living standards to people who are caught in this monstrosity — that’s just pure savagery,” Chomsky said during an interview with HuffPost Live. “There’s no other word for it.”
Chomsky is a leading American intellectual known at first for his academic work in the field of linguistics. He has since become an influential activist and progressive political thinker. HuffPost will be publishing excerpts from its interview with Chomsky over the next week.
Republicans pursued food-stamp cuts last year, and blocked a deal to extend unemployment benefits during budget negotiations in December. On Tuesday, a handful of Republicans joined Senate Democrats to advance a bill reinstating the benefits for three months, but the agreement faces an uphill battle in the GOP-controlled House. There are currently about three people seeking a job for every job opening in the United States.
Chomsky said that recent economic doldrums, however, are not isolated phenomena, but rather the product of decades of economic policies pursued by American elites. Some of the major changes included the signing of World Trade Organization treaties, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the deregulation of major industries, he said.
“The general and very severe problem of the economy that’s staring us in the face … that has nothing to do with bad apples in Congress,” Chomsky said. “These are deep structural problems having to do with, in effect, the neoliberal assault on the population, not just of the United States but of the world, that’s taken place in the past generation. There are areas that have escaped, but it’s pretty broad.”
Chomsky told HuffPost that corporate interests dominate the policy agenda of the Democratic Party, and cited conservative scholar Norm Ornstein’s observation that the Republican Party has “drifted off the spectrum” and no longer functions as a serious parliamentary entity.
“It used to be said years ago that the United States is a one-party state — the business party — with two factions, Democrats and Republicans,” Chomsky said. “That’s no longer true. It’s still a one-party state — the business party — but now it has only one faction. And it’s not Democrats, it’s moderate Republicans. The so-called New Democrats, who are the dominant force in the Democratic Party, are pretty much what used to be moderate Republicans a couple of decades ago. And the rest of the Republican Party has just drifted off the spectrum.”

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Noam Chomsky (2014) “Bush and Blair Should Be Tried”


The Chomsky Videos

Published on Aug 2, 2014

Full Interview — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqzOn…

Date – May 19, 2014

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