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No Children's Product Left Behind: the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008

January 31, 2009

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On August 14, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said of the new law “[t]his landmark law will strengthen our ability to prevent unsafe toys from being sold, remove from the shelves more quickly products that are found to be […]

Reality.org's new ad on the Washington Post a stroke of genius

January 27, 2009

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Clean coal does not exist, contrary to what coal giants Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, and the coal-industry group American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy (ACCCE) claim. The Reality campaign is trying to cut off the clean coal disinformation beast at the knees, and they deserve a great deal of credit for facing it head-on. But […]

Tom Hanks apologizes to Prop-8 Mormons, but shouldn't have

January 23, 2009

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Last week, actor Tom Hanks called Mormons who supported California’s Proposition 8 “un-American.” Today Hanks apologized. He shouldn’t have, because he’s right. Anyone who would support curtailing the civil rights of a minority group is un-American. Codifying discrimination in a state constitution or in the U.S. Constitution is un-American. And supporting people who aim to […]

EPA and ICE raid Executive Recycling (Update #2)

January 23, 2009

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Update #2: The Rocky Mountain News has an article on its website that actually has a little more information than the previous 9News-based reports did. It says, in part: Some competitors and watchdog groups believe Executive Recycling has been a knowing violator of the rules. Henry Renteria-Vigio, owner of Sheridan-based Next Generation Inc., a competitor […]

U.S. carbon emissions 20% greater than official estimates (corrected)

January 22, 2009

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The data in this post has been rendered out of date due to improved methodology and updated results posted here. The description below is valid, but the data is not. The role of the United States in climate disruption is far greater than most people realize. Not only does the U.S. emit more carbon dioxide […]

The Weekly Carboholic: GISS and NOAA expect 2009 to be hotter than 2008

January 21, 2009

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GISS and NOAA expect 2009 to be hotter than 2008 Great Lake rivers have dried up before, may again Mars’ methane proves nothing about Earth’s climate Climate disruption denial increases in 2008, but by how much? Xcel to test solar thermal at existing coal plant Warmer climate in Europe blamed for viral epidemic Last year, […]

Joseph Farah prays for Obama to fail

January 20, 2009

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“Pray Obama Fails.” That’s the title of Joseph Farah’s WorldNetDaily “exclusive commentary” on the inauguration of now President Obama. Farah’s logic, if we can call it that, is this: Obama wants to replace “self-governance and constitutional republicanism” with a country “based on the raw and unlimited power of the central state.” Riiiiiiight…. The kicker for […]