“the oil isn’t degrading as hoped”


(is that “DUH” or “d’Ope!”)


The latest batch of tape recordings of Richard Nixon have shown him to be a foul-spirited bigot.

400 Hours and Counting


Study finds: Teens with own cars have more crashes.

By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer   – Fri Sep 25, 1:04 pm ET

Dementia Risk Seen in Players in N.F.L. Study

By ALAN SCHWARZ NYTimes   Wednesday September 30, 2009


“The Iranians consider the presence of about 140,000 U.S. troops in a neighboring country as a threat to their national security.”

see full post US Says on home page

(well, as of 10.3.09, this article is very hard to track, which highlights my concerns about the way our whole history can be re-written, erased, written over in cyber space. I finally found the article on one site, so I’m pasting it here, just in case “they’re” trying to hide it:

“US military says it shot down Iranian unmanned aircraft last month over Iraqi territory”

BAGHDAD (AP) – U.S. jets shot down an Iranian unmanned surveillance aircraft last month over Iraqi territory about 60 miles northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Monday. A U.S. statement said the Ababil 3 was tracked for about 70 minutes before U.S. jets shot it down “well-inside Iraqi airspace” and that the aircraft’s presence over Iraq “was not an accident.”

An Iraqi official said the Iranian aircraft went down near the Iraqi border town of Mandali. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

The Ababil is believed to have a maximum range of about 90 miles and can fly up to 14,000 feet. It is primarily designed for surveillance and intelligence-gathering.

U.S. officials have frequently accused the Iranians of supplying weapons, training and money to Shiite extremist groups opposed to the U.S. military presence and to the U.S.-backed Iraqi government.

Iran has denied links to militant groups inside Iraq and says the instability in this country is a result of the U.S. “occupation.” The Iranians consider the presence of about 140,000 U.S. troops in a neighboring country as a threat to their national security.”



“a growing number of studies… have suggested that nighttime light is disruptive to the body” (in AARP Oct. 2008).

see full post, Let the Dark Shine,  on home page


Oil prices hit new record of $101.32 on concerns over supplies

SINGAPORE (AFP) – World oil prices hit a new record of 101.32 dollars a barrel on renewed concerns over global crude supplies, dealers said Thursday.
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People Blamed For Water Woes in West

By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON – Human activity such as driving and powering air conditioners is responsible for up to 60 percent of changes contributing to dwindling water supplies in the arid and growing West, a new study finds.

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Study: False statements preceded war

By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press Writer 46 minutes ago 1.22.08 WASHINGTON – A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Elephants die earlier in zoos

A new study comparing wild, captive and working elephants has found that living in zoos can significantly shorten the animals’ lives.

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Study Reveals Doubt on Drug for Cholesterol

By ALEX BERENSON Published: January 15, 2008 A clinical trial of a widely used cholesterol drug has raised questions both about the medicine’s effectiveness and about the behavior of the pharmaceutical companies that conducted the study, cardiologists said Monday… The House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is investigating the delay, said in a statement Monday that the negative results added to suspicions that the companies had deliberately sat on their findings from the study, which was known as Enhance.

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