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Audio from SFO air traffic ppl after the crash

Posted on July 6th, 2013 at 23:11 by John Sinteur in category: News


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Daily CEO Pay Now Exceeds the Average Worker’s Annual Salary

Posted on July 6th, 2013 at 21:08 by John Sinteur in category: Robber Barons

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In 1965, the average CEO made 20 times the average worker. Now the ratio is 273 to 1, meaning the average CEO makes in a day what their workers make in a year.


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Icelandic lava tubes

Posted on July 6th, 2013 at 16:38 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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Lava tubes are natural conduits through which lava travels beneath the surface of a lava flow, expelled by a volcano during an eruption. They can be actively draining lava from a source, or can be extinct, meaning the lava flow has ceased and the rock has cooled and left a long, cave-like channel. Lava tubes are formed when an active low-viscosity lava flow develops a continuous and hard crust, which thickens and forms a roof above the still-flowing lava stream. Tubes form in one of two ways: by the crusting over of lava channels, and from pahoehoe flows where the lava is moving under the surface.

The lava tube cave known as Buri, is situated in Leitahraun-lava field on Reykjanes peninsula. The eruption that formed the Leitahraun-lava field was massive and therefore the lava tube cave Buri is massive.

Buri is probably the most prized of all the Icelandic lava tube caves. Bjorn Hroarsson vulcanospeleologist discovered Buri the 7th of may 2005 and that find was considered one of the more remarkable discoveries in Speleology in Iceland for the last 1000 years. Buri is over one kilometer long and has a great width but is difficult to trek.


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Texas Lawmakers Too Busy Targeting Abortion Providers to Deal With Exploding Fertilizer Plants

Posted on July 6th, 2013 at 12:15 by John Sinteur in category: News

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In the two and a half months since an explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer storage facility left 12 first responders dead and at least 200 people injured, two things have become clear. The disaster could have been avoided if the proper regulations had been in place and enforced—and state and federal agencies don’t appear to be in a hurry to put those regulations in place or enforce them.

Texas, whose lax regulatory climate has come in for scrutiny in the aftermath of the West explosion, went into a special session of its state legislature on Monday to push through an omnibus abortion bill designed to regulate 37 abortion clinics out of existence. But the 2013 session will come to a close without any significant action to impose safeguards on the 74 facilities in the state that contain at least 10,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate.

Lawmakers in Austin have a handy excuse for punting on new fertilizer regulations: That would be intrusive. State Sen. Donna Campbell, the Republican who helped to shut down Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster of the abortion bill on procedural grounds, told the New York Times that lawmakers should be wary of monitoring chemical plants more closely because there’s “a point at which you can overregulate.”


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  1. I think sticking their noses into women’s personal regions is highly intrusive also, but that’s just me. Support abortion! That bastard may turn out to be a uselss legislator!

  2. @Sue – Indeed

“Crap. I Really Hope America Doesn’t Listen To This Dude.” — The U.S. Government, Probably

Posted on July 6th, 2013 at 9:59 by Paul Jay in category: News

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Isn’t it funny how the U.S. government selectively choses when to become outraged about information leaks? Watch MSNBC TV reporter Chris Hayes break down a very important aspect of the NSA scandal. Stay tuned until the last minute to see him completely, perfectly, and wonderfully nail the reason why America needs to care about this issue.


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  1. American greed and arrogance helps the terrorists. It’s been proved over and over again.

  2. @chas: well they’re acting in self-interest, or covering up stuff that they did in their interest. That’s rational and what the rest of the world should expect.