Carbon nanotubes with Obama's face.
Carbon nanotubes with Obama's face.
Nevada passed a law letting people abandon children at hospitals without fear of prosecution. And then people began abandoning their teenagers . . .
One father left his four daughters and five sons, the oldest being 17.
His one-year-old daughter was the youngest of the 34 children abandoned between 13 September and 14 November, according to Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services.
The results sent shockwaves through the energy industry and state and federal regulatory agencies.
Sublette County is the home of one of the nation's largest natural gas fields, and many of its 6,000 wells have undergone a process pioneered by Halliburton called hydraulic fracturing, which shoots vast amounts of water, sand and chemicals several miles underground to break apart rock and release the gas. The process has been considered safe since a 2004 study (PDF) by the Environmental Protection Agency found that it posed no risk to drinking water. After that study, Congress even exempted hydraulic fracturing from the Safe Drinking Water Act. Today fracturing is used in nine out of 10 natural gas wells in the United States.
Michael McGowan used his position as an air marshal to lure a young boy to his hotel room, where he showed him child porn, took pictures of him naked and sexually abused him.
And when Brian "Cooter" Phelps wanted his ex-wife to disappear, he called a fellow air marshal and tried to hire a hit man nicknamed "the Crucifixer."
Since 9/11, more than three dozen federal air marshals have been charged with crimes, and hundreds more have been accused of misconduct, an investigation by ProPublica has found. Cases range from drunken driving and domestic violence to aiding a human trafficking ring and trying to smuggle explosives from Afghanistan.
Dan Savage is very, very sharp. And the religious douchebag here is desperately, desperately lying.
If Obama was watching The Wire carefully, he could learn a lot about foreign policy from two of the major characters from the first three seasons, Avon Barksdale and his cohort, Stringer Bell. While Avon was always willing to go to war for territory and fight over pride, Stringer was more pragmatic, realizing that war was bad for business. Like Obama, Stringer was willing to negotiate with his enemies, including Proposition Joe and Marlo Stansfield. Rather than war with other drug dealers over territory, Stringer built an alliance of hustlers from both the east and west side to share a common package and economic interest.
Obama could take Stringer's role and avoid wars unless they are absolutely necessary, negotiate with countries previously hostile to the US and build alliances with other countries. He should not however be shady and conniving, the characteristics which led to Stringers death.
The report cited two unnamed advisers to President-elect Obama. The report said Clinton's office would only say that any decisions on the appointment would be up to the president-elect.
Noting this here for later use.
It's about the sex. That's how they scared the little old ladies on their front porches.
Now, I know we live in an erotophobic culture and anything that is about sex -- especially gay sex, which is what gay marriage acknowledges -- is going to deliver an erotophobic result. But how appropriate is it to apply the same standards in reverse? No one talks about marriage between a man and a woman with the not-so-subtle subtext of wondering aloud, "Is she gonna be on top, or is she going to just lie there and take it? Will she take it up the butt? And how, exactly, are they going to make babies? Will they then expose their children, and other people's children, to their sexual practices to indoctrinate them into heterosexuality?"
No, because it's inappropriate, distasteful and ridiculous. Kind of like how ridiculous it was when Reverend Ted Haggard would crusade against gay rights at the White House and then call up a hooker to get a little dick in his gay-bashing mouth when he was off the clock.
The State Department has been looking into whether Blackwater employees shipped weapons hidden in shrink-wrapped pallets from the companies headquarters in North Carolina to Iraq. No criminal charges have been filed in the case.
But according to one official, the department found that Blackwater shipped 900 weapons to Iraq without the paperwork required by arms export control regulations.
The actual plan implemented looks to be even more progressive than originally promised.
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In my opinion, the plan won't be totally effective until we eliminate the insurance companies completely.
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Formaldehyde is considered a probable human carcinogen by the EPA and is also a known allergen.