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Westboro Baptist Church to picket Heath Ledger's U.S. memorial services

January 23, 2008

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I’m not usually one to post celebrity news, preferring as I do news with more substance. But pretty much anything the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas does grabs my attention. And the nominal ringleader (now that the founder, Rev. Fred Phelps, is getting too old to picket effectively), Shirley Phelps-Roper has announced that her […]

EPA politics and California

January 23, 2008

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The Bush administration must hate the state of California with a passion bordering on fanaticism. First the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the Department of Energy declares most of southern California a National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor. Then the EPA ruled against California and 16 other states in their request to waive federal requirements on […]

The Weekly Carboholic

January 23, 2008

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The World Future Energy Summit is taking place this week in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Conference topics include solar and wind power, clean transportation, carbon, waste-to-fuel conversion, biofuels, geothermal and other energy sources. There’s also an exhibition where 214 corporations, NGOs, media groups, financial institutions, and government organizations are showing off their latest “future […]

CIA: Hackers have shut down power grids outside the U.S.

January 23, 2008

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The CIA announced today that there had been several successful hacks into city power grids by criminals trying to extort money out of the city. When the city(ies) refused, the hackers successfully caused multiple cities to go dark. Upon hearing this, I was amazed about two things. The first was that the CIA would release […]