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Nuclear Plant Near Oswebo Ny Shut down AGAIN for the third time in over a month (salon) For the third time in just over a month, a storm on Lake Ontario forced the James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power plant. In a report filed with federal safety regulators, the reactor operators say they h.....- 10/30/2007 4:50:41 PM
What about the Nuclear WASTE? Scientists Tell Bush To Dump His Nuclear Waste Plan (salon) Amidst all the rosy scenarios for nuclear energy that PR firms are churning out daily, the issue of what happens to nuclear waste remains. Do we store it at each site? (Comanche Peak does that now). O.....- 10/30/2007 4:49:31 PM
Breazeale Nuclear Reactor at Penn State Continues to Leak Radioactive Water After 2 Weeks. (salon) More than two weeks after a minor leak of "slightly radioactive water" was reported at Penn State's Breazeale nuclear reactor on Hastings Road, the reactor is still leaking, a university spo.....- 10/30/2007 4:36:20 PM
Davis-Besse Nuclear Plant worker found guilty of hiding information about Worst Corrosion Ever Found (salon) TOLEDO -- Jurors have found one of two former Davis-Besse nuclear plant workers guilty of hiding information about the worst corrosion ever found at a U.S. reactor. David Geisen, the former engineerin.....- 10/30/2007 4:34:19 PM
Camped Out to See Congress- You? No, People Who Lobbyists Pay To Get a Seat (salon) Passers-by might think that the people camped out at dawn to ensure a seat in a Congressional committee hearing are a shining example of democracy in action. In fact, chances are that they are a perfe.....- 10/30/2007 4:21:44 PM
Arrogant Bush Says Congress is *Wasting Time* Because They were Trying to End His War of Adventure (salon) Oh, and it seems he also doesn't like oversight and investigations into what has happened under his administration. Booo-hoo. President Bush lashed out at Congress today, the third time he has done so.....- 10/30/2007 4:08:15 PM
Lawsuit to Get TxDot to STOP Using Texas Taxpayer Money to Propagandize Us for TollRoads Continues (salon) And, as a bonus, did you think that you'd still be able to drive fast on I-35? Nope. TxDOT wants to LOWER the speed limit. So not only will the road be crappier but slower so that maybe you'll decide .....- 10/30/2007 2:03:05 PM
Routine Texas Traffic Stop in Royse City-WITH SEVERED HUMAN HEADS IN THE TRAILER!!!!!!! (salon) Very weird story. Police stop this rig and the man warns them that there are severed human heads in the back, because he drives contract for a Little Rock, Arkansas company who was getting them back f.....- 10/30/2007 1:56:30 PM
Turkey Attacks Iraq with helicopter rocket attacks. (salon) Other countries trying to get them to stop, but of course, it's a little, um, hypocritical when you have a president that believes he doesn't have to have the approval of Congress and a WAR declaratio.....- 10/30/2007 1:32:17 PM
I Never Used to Watch Baseball on TV Before HD (salon) BORING! My television was a good enough size but baseball on tv always seemed like someone trying to watch water boil on the stove, without being able to see the bubbles. The problem, for me, has been.....- 10/30/2007 1:21:03 PM
Burger King's Horrible *Torture the King* Commercial (salon) Pic from which has nothing to do with torture but I think is a hilarious Separated at Birth pic. I think I saw this during the World Series games. Basically, it was truculant women striding into a bac.....- 10/30/2007 1:16:33 PM
*Revival of the Hunt for Subsidies*-What Nuclear Power Plants REALLY are (salon) or shall we call them corporate welfare handouts at the expense of taxpayers.But the 2005 Energy Act drastically changed the landscape and reduced the economic risk. So would some kind of tax on carbo.....- 10/30/2007 1:06:47 PM
UN Tells US to either prosecute or release Guantanemo Bay Suspects (salon) Good. Somebody needs to. Scheinin also welcomed his recent invitation by the U.S. government to Guantanamo to observe proceedings before military commissions.In the report, Scheinin called for the abo.....- 10/30/2007 1:02:29 PM
Clinton Channels Mukasey and Won't Say Clearly State Her Views ON Whether She Will Vote For Him.. Update: NOW she has (salon) Um. Waterboarding is torture, even if Mukasey won't say so. And the President is not above the law, even if Mukasey says he is. Why should there be even ONE Democrat who will vote for him, given those.....- 10/30/2007 12:27:51 PM
AT&T's Communities of Interest-How They Deliver The World for Bush (salon) They even wrote up a white paper on it- it's like the old commercial for some shampoo that went "And I told 2 friends, and they told 2 friends...." or, perhaps, more recently, like TSA's dan.....- 10/30/2007 11:40:34 AM
Somervell Democrats had a constitutional amendments meeting last night (salon) Pretty good. Ron Hankins went over, open discussion style, each one of the 16. Most of them I think I will vote yes on, ESPECIALLY the one that will require a recorded vote on most votes from the Texa.....- 10/30/2007 10:20:41 AM
Texans, Take Back Your State! 61-Percent of Texas Voters Did NOT Vote for Rick Perry!!! (pstern) Government of the People, By the People, For the People!  Rick Perry was reelected Governor with only 39-percent of all votes!  Perry and his legislative dogs are still hungry for profits. The signifi.....- 10/30/2007 12:37:36 AM
Joelle Ogletree (Glen Rose, TX) To be on Dr Phil on Thursday and Friday (salon) I wondered why in the world someone left a comment on the post made here a couple of months ago about Joelle Ogletree, not so much because the poster thinks that Ogletree is dragging Glen Rose thr.....- 10/30/2007 4:37:58 AM
Gov. Perry Now is Lobbying for Prop. 15 on TV and Radio!!! (pstern) I wondered why in the world someone left a comment on the post made here a couple of months ago about Joelle Ogletree, not so much because the poster thinks that Ogletree is dragging Glen Rose thr.....- 10/29/2007 11:14:10 AM
16 Proposed Constitutional Amendments are Nothing More Than a Scam Against Texas Taxpayers! (pstern) What we need is honest and unbiased representation without ongoing special interest motivations!!! Election Day voting is November 6th.[Early voting begins the week of October 22nd]Who do these propos.....- 10/28/2007 11:27:44 AM
Heh! Rice to Turkey- *Find Your Own Country to Occupy!* (salon) from Tom Burka"We were here first," said Rice, explaining that Turkey would have to deal with incursions by Kurdish terrorists in some other way, saying that "Iraq is already taken.&quo.....- 10/25/2007 11:55:38 PM
*Your World, Delivered*- AT&T's Unfortunate Marketing Slogan (salon) from Tom Burka"We were here first," said Rice, explaining that Turkey would have to deal with incursions by Kurdish terrorists in some other way, saying that "Iraq is already taken.&quo.....- 10/25/2007 9:04:03 PM
Proposed Amendment 15: A Noble Attempt to Wipe-Out Cancer, or Just Another Political Scam? (pstern) Time again to fool the voters?Remember when Perry lobbied for the amendment to eliminate "frivolous" medical malpractice lawsuits?  We were told that it will make health care more affordable.....- 10/25/2007 9:08:37 PM
AT&T (We Illegally Spy on You) Wants to Buy DirecTV? Glad I Have Dish (salon) I've written here before not only about how the telecoms colluded to break the law with Bush, but AT&T has also censored the internet. Too much power in one company. And now there's a rumour they .....- 10/25/2007 9:24:48 AM
If the US can have friggin military bases in other people's countries, then can Ecuador have one here? (salon) I've often wondered the same thing. The United States would throw a FIT if we were somehow required to quarter other people's military in our own country, but have no problem doing it in at least 70 c.....- 10/25/2007 9:18:03 AM
Turkey Follows Bush's Example and Bombs Iraq (salon) What a world! Bush opened a pandora's box of evils when he decided that bombing other countries doesn't require the consent of Congress (is there REALLY such a semantic difference between air strikes .....- 10/25/2007 9:14:05 AM
Texas Railroad Commissioners (RRC) are Doing Nothing (salon) Don't forget Dale Henry is running for Railroad Commissioner.from Bill GordonRe: WFAA News 8 Report, Part III, October, 22, 2007 “States decision on gas blast questioned” (A continuing investigation o.....- 10/25/2007 9:06:00 AM
Iraqi Government to Revoke CPA Law That Gives Immunity to Blackwater et al (salon) While the State Department under Rice is trying to just make Blackwater play nice, Iraqi Government IS Not Playing.  The Iraqi government has decided to formally revoke the immunity from prosecution g.....- 10/24/2007 12:09:49 PM
Don't BURN anything today! Red Flag Grassfire Warning for Central Texas till 7:00 pm (salon) It's pretty windy here in Somervell County and,. although we aren't on that warning, we have our own high wind warning. So be careful.The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning late Wednes.....- 10/24/2007 12:06:35 PM
Hey, Big Spender! Bush, No Conservative He, Biggest Spender Since LBJ! (salon) Tell me something I don't already know. The Republicans in power don't bat an eye about throwing our tax money down the toilet with nary an accounting for any of it. But it's amusing to see these numb.....- 10/24/2007 11:46:54 AM
Should taxpayers pay 25 BILLION DOLLARS to bailout the Nuclear Energy industry? (salon) Tell me something I don't already know. The Republicans in power don't bat an eye about throwing our tax money down the toilet with nary an accounting for any of it. But it's amusing to see these numb.....- 10/24/2007 10:51:04 AM
McCullagh's Law of Politics-As Politicians Gut Constitution, Threats of Do This Or Die Increase (salon) Actually, here's the entire thing, which I laugh at, but is funny only in a truthful, morbid way.As the certainty that legislation violates the U.S. Constitution increases, so does the probability of .....- 10/24/2007 10:13:31 AM
Time Magazine on Who Really Owns the Roads? (Or the Sellout of Infrastructure to Private-Public Partnerships) (salon) The deals, common in Europe for decades, got jump-started in the U.S. in 2005 when Chicago enriched its treasury by $1.8 billion by selling a 99-year lease of the Chicago Skyway to Spanish roads opera.....- 10/24/2007 10:07:05 AM
Is the love affair between Hillary Clinton and the Media over yet? (joe) It seems that the media just keeps pushing Hillary Clinton, whether we think she is any good or not and if you question them they point to polls. Polls that they take after talking about her being the.....- 10/24/2007 10:23:46 AM
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Toll Roads in Texas (salon) Yes. Turf (Texans Uniting for Freedom and Reform), represented by attorney David Van Os, have filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop construction on anything you'd have to pay to drive on. Why shoul.....- 10/24/2007 9:59:15 AM
Recruited Into the Military- The Daily Texan Wonders How Many Students from UT and Austin High Schools (salon) Since the war in Iraq began four-and-a-half years ago, poll numbers show Americans increasingly in opposition, yet most of the public seems to be mesmerized by a sense of indifference and uncertainly......- 10/24/2007 9:47:41 AM
Trans Texas Corridor- Bell County, Texas Group Tells TxDOT-NIMBY (salon) How about fixing up and widening I-35 instead of taking blackland farms?The group from Bell County formed the Eastern Central Texas Sub-Regional Planning Commission, and they spent about three hours v.....- 10/24/2007 9:43:15 AM
Heh! Jay Rockefeller's Voice Mailbox is Full (salon) Seems I am not the only one that doesn't like his big sloppy wet kiss to telecom companies who have broken the law. I'm either going to send a fax or try calling again later to express my extreme diss.....- 10/24/2007 9:28:24 AM
Speaking of Corporate Welfare Handouts-Should Taxpayers Subsidize Nuclear Power Plants? (salon) I mentioned yesterday that I'm always a little surprised when I hear somebody vehemently argue against any welfare for people living in this country while not batting an eye while his or her taxes go .....- 10/24/2007 8:36:21 AM
Bribery WORKS! Telecoms Find Big Payments to John Rockeller Bring Them Immunity from Illegally Spying on Americans (salon) Again, another system of justice for YOU and ME and one for the Corporations that Break the Law. One would think that the Senators who are elected to office and swear to uphold the Constitution actual.....- 10/23/2007 1:22:17 PM
Indian News Editor at Cleburne Times-Review Outraged by Outsourcing (salon) Interesting to see the viewpoint of someone whose family nationality is Indian. India doesn’t have a minimum wage, unemployment benefits or workman’s compensation. So why would a business owner pay al.....- 10/23/2007 1:16:14 PM
I don't believe that crap about Mikal Watts Quitting for his Children (salon) It kind of falls into the same category as "I need to step down to spend more time with my family" shortly before somebody gets indicted or because they are embarrassing to someone or becaus.....- 10/23/2007 12:47:11 PM
Cheney Back to Publicly Being President Again? What, is Bush Off on a Bender? (salon) I saw a snip of Cheney war-mongering about Iran the other day and thought not just "Here We Go Again" but Why is HE doing all this drumming up war instead of Bushie boy? I've always thought .....- 10/23/2007 12:36:49 PM
So. Dumbledore of Harry Potter Fame.. is Gay. (salon) A quick confession, first. I've never read one of the books nor watched any movies because they seemed like children's stories to me. I have heard they are not, but they just haven't been as interesti.....- 10/23/2007 11:52:29 AM
Heh. TSA Asked San Diego Passengers To Smuggle Fake Bombs On Plane (salon) A quick confession, first. I've never read one of the books nor watched any movies because they seemed like children's stories to me. I have heard they are not, but they just haven't been as interesti.....- 10/23/2007 11:34:52 AM
Chet Edwards Condemns Democrat For Personally Attacking War-Mongerer Bush (salon) Chet Edwards demanded an apology from Pete Star, who said Republicans were sending troops to Iraq to "get their heads blown off for the president's amusement". He said it was a personal atta.....- 10/23/2007 11:28:11 AM
My Texas Republican Cousin (salon) I was in Houston over the weekend at a conference and decided to stop by to visit with a cousin I haven't seen for a few years. It was a great visit and surprisingly, we talked politics even though sh.....- 10/23/2007 11:10:24 AM
How to Vote on Those 16 Proposed Constitutional Amendments (pstern) I've been asked quite a bit to re-post this one, so here it is...How to Vote on Those 16 Proposed Constitutional Amendments  Election Day voting is November 6th.[Early voting begins October 22nd]Who d.....- 10/22/2007 1:01:56 PM
Mistrial declared in Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development case (joe) When the jurors were being polled about their verdict, three of them said that the verdict was read incorrectly. When the judge sent them back to the jury room they ended up sending a note out saying .....- 10/22/2007 12:54:47 PM
RNC Executive Committee unanimously recommend taking half of the delegates away for 5 states (joe) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Party leaders on Monday recommended punishing five states for shifting their nomination contests earlier, moving to strip New Hampshire, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan.....- 10/22/2007 12:44:41 PM
The Property Tax Cut and Other Legislative Fairy Tales (pstern)  Usually fairy tales don't come true.  Well, I told you so.    Last year when Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, House Speaker Craddick and various other elected officials, e.g., Rep.Jimmie Don Aycock,  &.....- 10/22/2007 10:55:08 AM
Toll Roads: Biggest Scam Going! (pstern)  Texans falsely are being promised...  Toll  R  a  i  n  b  o  w  s  !!!   Painting False "Rosy" Pictures of Toll Roads Doesn't Help Anyone but Profiteers NO ONE in power has addressed the R.....- 10/20/2007 9:55:26 PM
CNN makes me sick (joe) Here we are on a Saturday night and what does CNN have running? An attack on Al Gore and Global Warming...they spent an entire hour trying to talk about the top 10 things he is wrong about in the movi.....- 10/20/2007 9:25:02 PM
New York and Los Angeles are 'highly vulnerable' to rising seas (joe) BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Cities around the world are facing the danger of rising seas and other disasters related to climate change.Of the 33 cities predicted to have at least 8 million people by 201.....- 10/20/2007 3:35:07 PM
RNC Chairman call it quits (joe) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mel Martinez, the public face of the Republican National Committee as its general chairman, announced Friday he was stepping down from his post after serving only 10 months."I .....- 10/19/2007 8:01:35 PM
75 year old lady smashes Comcast office with hammer (joe) BRISTOW, Va. (AP) -- She was fined and got a suspended jail sentence, but Mona Shaw says she has no regrets about using a hammer to vent her frustration at a cable company."I stand by my actions .....- 10/19/2007 5:43:50 PM
Police Allegedly Hang Quadriplegic Man (joe) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jury cleared four Pasadena police officers accused of pulling a quadriplegic man out of his wheelchair and slinging him over a concrete wall to search him, but ordered the city t.....- 10/19/2007 5:40:28 PM
Women Send Panties to Myanmar in Protest (joe) BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Women in several countries have begun sending their panties to Myanmar embassies in a culturally insulting gesture of protest against the recent brutal crackdown there, a cam.....- 10/19/2007 5:37:34 PM
Air Force forgets to disarm Nuclear Weapons - Explanation #1 (joe) Ok so the Air Force admitted today that Nuclear Weapons were indeed armed and flown from the Minot Air Force base in North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana on Aug 29-30, 2007. Strangely.....- 10/19/2007 5:31:08 PM
The Real Deal on Those Upcoming Proposed Constitutional Amendments (pstern)  [Early voting is October 22nd]Who do these proposed amendments REALLY benefit? Why have a constitution at all if every year you are going to change it with another bunch of amendments?  During the pa.....- 10/19/2007 1:50:59 PM
Mukasey as AG Nominee Doesn't Think There Should be Any Limits on Bush Spying on Americans (salon) Sigh. The Senate Dems, most of them, voted with Republicans to give the Attorney General, who would be THIS man, the position to be the one that would oversee Bush's spying program. Several times duri.....- 10/19/2007 11:01:30 AM
Ooops, Mortar Shell Damages Wall and People in Iraq in Supposedly Blast-Resistant EMBASSY (salon) {window.open('http://media.mcclatchydc.com/smedia/2007/10/18/19/734-20071018-USIRAQ-EMBASSY.large.prod_affiliate.91.jpg','','width=920,height=800,scrollbars=1,toolbars=0,location=0,status=0,menubar=0,.....- 10/19/2007 10:53:43 AM
Republican FCC Commish Martin Wants to Quickly Give Media Outlets Propaganda Rights! (salon) When you start saying *media consolidation*, some people's eyes glaze over. What does it really mean?One rule likely to be eased bars a company from owning both a newspaper and TV or radio station in .....- 10/19/2007 10:48:50 AM
Darwin Yeary of Weatherford, Texas-Letter to the Editor (salon) As you read this, remember that the FCC is trying to do a quickie endrun to do media consolidation, that is, giving the corporations who ALREADY own media outlets, not only more of a percentage of the.....- 10/19/2007 10:40:14 AM
Attorney General Mulkasey Will Not Denounce Torture-WHY Would He Be Our AG, Again?????? (salon) Won't say IF waterboarding is torture. Here, what do YOU think?Bill Richardson calls on him to answer the Torture Question or WITHDRAW (and certainly Dems shouldn't vote for him)GUTHRIE CENTER, IA-- I.....- 10/19/2007 10:17:18 AM
When both Democrats AND Republicans Gut the Constitution, What's the Difference? (salon) I've been ANGRY about Bush's illegal spying on Americans for a long time, ANGRY about Congress passing that abysmal bill before their, um, VACAY, in August that urinated on the 4th amendment, and ANGR.....- 10/19/2007 9:50:37 AM
Chet Edwards votes to override Bush (Chair) Chet Edwards voted with the children of America today in an effort to override the President's veto of the enhanced SCHIP program. Although there were not enough votes to override the veto, Chet did t.....- 10/19/2007 2:41:47 AM
No Toll Roads! (pstern) Toll Roads:  Biggest Scam Going!   Texans falsely are being promised...  Toll  R  a  i  n  b  o  w  s  !!!   Painting False "Rosy" Pictures of Toll Roads Doesn't Help Anyone but Profiteers N.....- 10/18/2007 4:06:04 PM
Time to Vote-Out Rep. Patrick Rose (pstern) Republican in Democratic Drag!  Rep. Patrick Rose is NOT such a great guy or leader as you first may think.Question:   When is a rose not a rose, not a rose?Answer:      When the rose is Patrick Rose .....- 10/18/2007 2:58:54 PM
Boom! Port Arthur, Texas Pipeline Explosion (salon) Port Arthur officials are still urging residents near an overnight pipeline explosion to stay indoors and turn off outside ventilation.The Union Carbide-Dow Chemical pipeline exploded about 2 a.m. Thu.....- 10/18/2007 11:20:57 AM
Rick Perry-Auditioning with Guiliani to be VP? Why not Romney? (salon) Port Arthur officials are still urging residents near an overnight pipeline explosion to stay indoors and turn off outside ventilation.The Union Carbide-Dow Chemical pipeline exploded about 2 a.m. Thu.....- 10/18/2007 11:15:25 AM
Yet ANOTHER City, Plano, Texas, Suspends Atmos Request for Rate Hike (salon) On the one hand, the Texas Railroad "Never Met an Oil and Gas Company We Can't Pander To" Commission aka RRC approved an $11 million rate increase for all Atmos Mid-Tex residential customers.....- 10/18/2007 11:06:30 AM
Devon Energy About To Go to 10 Acre-Spaced Horizontal Drilling Wells (salon) Saw this via the Weatherford Democrat. I guess this means the sky will start being lit up like Christmas trees and the Milky Way will be harder to see.In Parker County, Devon, which bought a portion o.....- 10/18/2007 10:56:16 AM
National Park Service Wants the Land Jerry Patterson Wrongly Wants to Sell to His Texas Cronies (salon) If YOU gave a land donation to a state with the provision that they should, IF they have to sell it, do so ONLY to Texas State Parks and Wildlife OR National Park Service, and then you found out that .....- 10/18/2007 10:31:17 AM
Border Fence Covered By Machine Guns? Wackos Out in Force (salon) South Texas Chisme on that border patrol case in El Paso. Now, Republicans in Congress want to get involved in that case. What is this, Terry Schiavo time all over again? It strikes me as pretty pecul.....- 10/18/2007 10:20:58 AM
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