big oil subsidies

If Republicans are concerned with the budget, drop Big Oil subsidies

It makes no sense.  Actually, it makes absolute sense to those that seek the truth or are slightly educated.  If America’s fiscal health was really that important to Republicans and Democrats, there would be no oil subsidies. It’s a big one, about $40 billion a year in subsidies, tax breaks and loop holes.  And guess [...]

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How Corn Syrup Made America Fat

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) continues to lead the way to obesity in America. The government continues to subsidize it and farmers continue to grow it as a cash crop. It’s fertilizer is harmful for consumption and produces entire dead zones in our water ways. The government subsidizes a crop that is the leading cause [...]

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2012 Election

My Vote for the 2012 US Presidential Election

If it was an option, would you vote this way? Maybe it would send a message.

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Obama campaigns to fast-track Keystone Pipeline in Oklahoma

“Today I’m directing my administration to cut through the red tape, break through the bureaucratic hurdles, and make this project (Keystone Pipeline) a priority.” Obama said this while standing without a tie at a podium that was surrounded by rows of green and copper-colored piping segments. It’s campaign time for President Obama and he and [...]

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Fracking

EPA announces Dimock, PA’s water safe of fracking chemicals

Last Thursday, the EPA announced that Dimock, PA’s water was safe to drink. But was it really safe? Is the EPA putting people’s health in jeopardy? The EPA refused to release the test results to the public or the media, so Water Defense and Josh Fox went to Dimock ourselves and obtained the test summaries directly [...]

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Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street Protestor Head Smashed into Window by NYC Police

As the 6 month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement creeps into early morning Sunday, more arrest stories start to surface.  Some are initially exaggerated, but some are serious.  José, a #OWS protestor, had his head smashed into a storefront door window during an arrest by NYC police officers. In the video at 3:50 you [...]

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Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street Girl has Seizure During NYC Police Arrest

On the 6 month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, occupy protestors swarm the streets of NYC and congregate again in Zuccotti Park.  NYC police officers raided the park, cleared out the protestors and arrested a few in the end.  Around midnight on Saturday night, early Sunday morning Cecily McMillian was running through the [...]

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Pink Slime

Guess what? You are eating Pink Slime fake meat!

Gerald Zirnstein first coined the term “pink slime” in a memo to his bosses at the USDA when he advised them to not allow these trimmings in human food. As we know, the USDA is an organization that is easily persuaded by lobbyists and big business, like all of US government. His boses told the scientists, hired [...]

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keystone pipeline

Senate Rejects GOP Amendment to Build Keystone Pipeline

The Senate rejected the Republican Highway Bill amendment Thursday that would have ignored the Obama administration’s decision to postpone the Keystone Pipeline. Construction would have started immediately as part of the Highway Bill. Fifty-six senators voted in favor of the amendment — four short of the 60 required for approval. There is a clear division [...]

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Whale and Dolphin Slaughter in Denmark

Whaling in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic has been practiced since about the time of the first Norse settlements on the islands. It is regulated by Faroese authorities but not by the International Whaling Commission as there are disagreements about the Commission’s competency for small cetaceans. Around 950 Long-finned Pilot Whales (Globicephala melaena) [...]

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