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100% Renewable Energy Is Feasible and Affordable, According to Stanford

Stanford University researchers say each state in the union could move to 100 percent wind, water and solar power by 2050 using only technology that’s ...

Lake Michigan 90 Percent Covered In Ice, Equals Highest Level Ever

(CBS) — After having a meltdown early last week, Lake Michigan is now just over 90 percent covered in ice…

Gay and lesbian troops perform in drag on American military base

(The Week) – Six gay and straight service members applied some of their finest makeup and lip synced to “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” …

More than 100 Navy sailors who responded to Fukushima suffer unexplained illnesses

(CBS Balitmore) - “When you’ve got a nuclear power plant that’s melting down, how can you not expect health risks to come from that?”

West Virginia Ranks Last for Well-Being. Again.

(National Journal) - A new survey of state-by-state well-being in the U.S. has more bad news …

Kansas bill would allow spanking that leaves marks

(Yahoo News) - A Kansas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow teachers, caregivers and parents to spank children hard enough to leave marks.

When Emily Was Sold for Sex

(The New York Times) – …there are hundreds of thousands of runaways out on the streets. These are our kids, in danger. Shouldn’t they be ...

Today’s the Day Atlanta Could Lose One-Quarter of Its Trees

(Slate) – Believe it or not, the forecast for the Deep South’s impending icy apocalypse just got worse.

Some Western Md. Residents Want To Form Their Own State

(WJZ) — Fed up with high taxes and gun control, some people want to break away and go it alone.

Ice Expert Predicts Lake Superior Will Completely Freeze Over This Winter

(CNSNews.com) – Lake Superior hasn’t completely frozen over in two decades.

Bottle released by Massachusetts scientist in 1956 found

(Boston.com) – He could still read the words, “Break This Bottle,” so he pried off the rubber stopper…

U.S. Postal Service Announces Giant Ammo Purchase

(InfoWars) - Post Office joins other federal agencies stockpiling over two billion rounds of ammo.

Wall Street Journal investigates last April’s rifle attack on an electric power station

(NPR) – Was an attack last April on an electric power station near San Jose, Calif., the work of vandals or something far more dangerous?

The PTSD Crisis That’s Being Ignored: Americans Wounded in Their Own Neighborhoods

(Pro Publica) – …when researchers started screening patients there for post-traumatic stress disorder in 2011, they assumed they would find cases…

Scenes from a militarized America: Iowa family ‘terrorized’

(WaPo) - When critics (like me) warn about the dangers of police militarization, this is what we’re talking about.

Federal Emergency Alert System easily taken over by hackers

(WaPo) - U.S. officials have warned for years that the prospect of a cyberattack is the top threat to the nation …

Students film feminist porno in Columbia University library

(Campus Reform) - Feminist students filmed porno to fight “gender tension” at Columbia.

Long-Shot Bill Would Allow NH Voters To Vote ‘None Of The Above’

(AP) — Sponsor Charles Weed, D-Keene, says voters should have the chance to express their dissatisfaction with all the candidates for a given office.

US Cattle Herd Lowest Since 1951

(AP) - The lingering effects of drought across the Great Plains in recent years have led to another decrease in the U.S. cattle herd.

Nearly Half of America Lives Paycheck-to-Paycheck

(Time) – … 44% of Americans are living with less than $5,887 in savings for a family of four.

Coast to coast in a Tesla Model S, using only free Superchargers

(San Jose Mercury) – “Electric cars are normal; they are not oddities,” the retired professor of biochemistry said.

Destiny Hoffman served 154 days for a 48-hour sentence

(News and Tribune) - Charges against a Jeffersonville woman who spent five months in jail for a 48-hour sentence are expected to be dropped …

Predator Drone Sends North Dakota Man to Jail

(Forbes) - … a North Dakota farmer has the dubious honor of being the first American sentenced to prison with the assistance of a  Predator drone.  

Backyard shooting ranges are legal in Florida

(Miami Herald) – Man fires practice shots into “a target that had three cans … and a picture of a zombie holding a screaming woman.”

The States of Our Union … Are Not All Strong

(Politico Magazine) – A ranking of all 50, from fabulous to failed.

Scott Walker To Propose Nearly $1B In Tax Cuts In Wisconsin

(Breitbart) - Governor Scott Walker will propose $800 million in tax cuts Wednesday evening …

What Is This Bombogenesis And Why Is It Dumping Snow On Us?

(NPR) – Certain air masses mix together to form an “extratropical surface cyclone” — or, as in this case, a “bomb” of a storm.

The Great Marijuana Experiment: A Tale of Two Drug Wars

(Rolling Stone) – As Washington and Colorado create rules and regulations for selling legal  marijuana, in many other cities across the country pot arrests are ...

Fighting Microbes and Questionable Policies

(OHS Canada) – Studies offer conflicting evidence on the effectiveness of flu vaccines.

Number of Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents on Food Stamps Doubles

(Breitbart) - The number of Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) receiving food stamps zoomed from 1.7 million to 3.9 million between Fiscal Year 2007 and Fiscal Year 2010.

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