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Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant Leaking Tritium Into Biscayne Bay

March 9th, 2016

Via: Miami Herald: A radioactive isotope linked to water from power plant cooling canals has been found in high levels in Biscayne Bay, confirming suspicions that Turkey Point’s aging canals are leaking into the nearby national park.

Wealthy Republicans Planning to Run Third Party Candidate to Stop Trump

February 27th, 2016

Some other flunky Republican-as-3rd-Party candidate would simply take votes from Trump, making it more likely that Clinton would win. These guys don’t think that their candidate will have a snowball’s chance in Hell of winning. In other words, these Republicans would rather have Clinton for President than Trump, and they’re working to make that happen. […]

Dripping Blood, a Severed Arm, & 67 Tons of Cash on a CIA Plane

February 24th, 2016

This is a good one. Via: Mad Cow Productions: When the ground crew at Harare International Airport comes out to refuel the plane, they’re horrified to see blood dripping down the fuselage. The plane’s crew dismisses it. Its led by two Americans, who claim they hit a bird earlier. Somebody calls the cops. … Stacked […]

Petrofascism: The Koch Brothers’ Dirty War on Solar Power

February 16th, 2016

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — Via: Rolling Stone: After decades of false starts, solar power in America is finally poised for its breakthrough moment. The price of solar panels has dropped by more than 80 percent since President Obama took office, and the industry is beginning to compete with coal […]

‘Australian IS Jihadist’ Is Actually a Jewish American Troll Named Joshua Ryne Goldberg

September 12th, 2015

Via: Sydney Morning Herald: A young Jewish American man has been charged with pretending to be an Australian-based Islamic State jihadist after a FBI joint investigation with the Australian Federal Police based on information provided by Fairfax Media. Joshua Ryne Goldberg, a 20-year old living at his parents’ house in US state of Florida, is […]

GMO: “Independent Expert” Was Actually Paid $25,000 by Monsanto

August 24th, 2015

Via: GM Watch: In what appears to be an exercise in damage limitation, an article in the journal Nature has disclosed that Kevin Folta, a plant scientist at the University of Florida, received a US$25,000 grant last year from Monsanto. Monsanto noted that the money “may be used at your discretion in support of your […]

First Almost Fully-Formed Human Brain Grown in Lab, “For Military Research”

August 19th, 2015

Via: Guardian: An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, claim scientists from Ohio State University. The team behind the feat hope the brain could transform our understanding of neurological disease. Though not conscious the miniature brain, which resembles that of a five-week-old foetus, could potentially be useful […]

Doctor Who Practiced Alternative Medicine Murdered

July 2nd, 2015

Via: News-Press: The killing of a popular Estero doctor has left family and friends puzzled and saddened. The body of Dr. Teresa Ann Sievers, 46, was found Monday morning at her Jarvis Road home after she didn’t arrive at work. “We don’t know anything but that she was murdered,” said Sievers’ sister, Annie Lisa, 52. […]

America’s Trailer Parks: The Residents May Be Poor But The Owners Are Getting Rich

May 24th, 2015

It’s harvest time. Via: Guardian: It’s an unusual but potentially lucrative investment: billionaire Warren Buffett is heavily invested, and his and others’ success is prompting ordinary people to attend Mobile Home University, a ‘boot camp’ in trailer park ownership. Related: Wall Street’s Hot New Financial Product: Your Rent Check

Robotic Strawberry Harvesters

April 27th, 2015

Via: Tampa Tribune: A company backed by strawberry growers in Florida and California is developing a high-tech robot that can pick and package berries in the field. Harvest CROO Robotics has already spent $1 million on a prototype automated picker. Research is continuing, and the company working on a more advanced model to harvest strawberries […]

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