Sixth-Grader’s Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists
"When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while snorkeling and fishing with her dad.Her project showed that the lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water. The results blew away professional ecologists. The invasive species has no predators on the Florida coast, so if they were to migrate upstream in rivers, they could pose a threat to the ecosystem.”Learn more from NPR.
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Is there hope for liberal television after all? Probably not, but for a brief shining moment one conservative rocked the epicenter of the lefty airwaves with such righteous force that HBO viewers are still trying to figure out if they should be terrified, impressed, or some combination thereof.Bill Maher’s audience actually applauded a conservative for laying out the facts! We’d have to check the Maher archives (and who has the time or stomach for that?), but that’s pretty darn rare on a show where conservative guests are usually booed back to the hotel room mini-bar to read their viewer hate mail.
"Liberals" and "Conservatives" are so absurd.
Literally every one on this panel was in agreement that Israel = Good, Palestine = Terrorists. And yet the Daily Caller writes as if it was shocking that “Maher actually agreed” with their guy. Well, yeah. Were you watching this show? Have you ever seen it before? Real Time, Maher, and his guests tend to be within the range of approved opinion from Commentary to National Review on Israel. Is this really shocking to anybody?
The left and right literally have to feign shock over how much they agree, like it’s some weird aberration.
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Environmentalists are calling passage of the ordinance historic, something that could galvanize other community activists. But the pipeline company is characterizing it as “illegal” and considering its next move.
Just prior to the council’s final vote, Tom Harding, vice president of the Portland Montreal Pipe Line Corporation, got up to say that he thinks the energy industry, and in particular his 70-year-old company, is being singled out by the ordinance. PPL has been in business for more than 70 years. It has a good safety record, Harding says, and a history of being generous to the community.
"I think it’s a sad day when science and facts are cast aside in the name of politics and popularity to begin the methodical process of shutting down the petroleum business in South Portland," Harding said.
[let that sink in]
Supporters say the Clear Skies Ordinance will not affect current operations in the city. But it will prevent the future uploading of Canadian and other crude in Portland Harbor to tanker ships for distribution. And that effectively restricts the way the company can can use its 236-mile-long pipeline between Maine and Montreal. PPL had expressed interest in using it to pump tar sands from Canada to Maine for export on the world market.
Company attorney Matt Manahan warned councilors that the ordinance is not legally defensible. “This ordinance, if passed, would clearly be preempted by federal and state law,” Manahan said. “There can be no doubt about that, and it’s a mistake to move forward with an illegal ordinance.”
Published on Sep 18, 2013
A presentation on a Public Bank for the city of Philadelphia. Excellent introduction to how a public bank can work for Philadelphia or any other municipality, county, university, or other public entity. The steps in the process of getting it started are also covered.
White Racism, Left Politics, and the Spectrum of Acceptable Opinion
Published on Jul 20, 2014
Glen Ford says that a recent Pew Research Center poll is revealing of what constitutes acceptable opinion in conventional Republican and Democratic politics