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I still remember how the commenters at C&L called me “crazy,” “paranoid” and “unscientific” for saying the meltdown was a lot worse than they were telling us: TOKYO (AP) – The utility that ran the Fukushima nuclear plant acknowledged Tuesday its delayed disclosure of the meltdowns at three reactors was tantamount to a cover-up and […]

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An independent federal report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) found that the trade agreement between 12 countries would have only modest benefits to the U.S. economy and job growth. The report was mandated by US law as a final step before President Obama could send legislature to Congress for a vote. The highly anticipated report, […]

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So Rick Scott creates the bare-bones, “no such thing as climate change” government he wanted, and now he’s whining? Amid warnings of a potential Zika “disaster” in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday asked President Barack Obama for an extensive list of preparedness items from the federal government to fight the dreaded virus. In a […]

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The entire population of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, is fleeing in an evacuation ahead of a wall of flames now entering the city limits. The army and air force is heading to the province to help 80,000 people escape out-of-control wildfires that are filling the city with smoke. Alberta has called for an airlift […]

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ASHLAND, Ky. — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton promised help Monday for an area of Kentucky hit hard by job losses in the coal and steel industries. On the first day of a two-day visit to Appalachia dubbed her “Breaking Down Barriers” tour, Clinton touted her $30 billion plan to help coal workers and pledged […]

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Polar shift

It’s coming to an axis near you. Thanks, Republicans!

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I’ll update with details when I have them. Just in: Criminal charges coming Wednesday in Flint water crisis https://t.co/YvF52pHV5N — SPLC (@splcenter) April 20, 2016 UPDATE: I read somewhere later that the D.A. is doing this as a stunt, but we’ll see. 2ND UPDATE: Here it is. FLINT, MI – Felony and misdemeanor charges have […]

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I never like to read this: A leak at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state has prompted warnings of “catastrophic” consequences, as workers attempt to clean up more than eight inches of toxic waste from one of 28 underground tanks holding radioactive materials leftover from plutonium production. Alarms on the site began sounding on […]

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Flint, MI Mayor Karen Weaver was on my radio show Monday night, and I asked her about Governor Rick Snyder’s pledge to drink that city’s water for a month. COLMES: The governor of your state, Rick Snyder, said today that he was going to drink for a month, I guess to give people some comfort, […]

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I’ve said it before: These are the crimes for which I support the death penalty, because you destroy so much and put so many people at risk: A former co-owner and officer of Freedom Industries on Monday became the fourth official from the company to avoid being sentenced to any jail time, despite playing a […]

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