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Pumpkin the Calico Needs Help Saving Her One Good Eye
Health & Wellness  (tags: calico kitty, Pumpkin, needs eye surgery, Facebook Page, donations needed, pics )

Barb
- 5 days ago - catster.com
A crowdfunding effort will help with surgery to remedy an ulcer for this one-eyed rescue cat. Pumpkin is a sweet-faced Calico who was taken in as a rescue by her owner, Olivia Shaw, in Greensboro, North Carolina, a year ago.
Report: U.S.-Led Afghanistan Reconstruction Efforts Hampered By Corruption
World  (tags: Afghanistan reconstruction, High-Risk List, pentagon, SIGAR, Special Inspector General for Afghanista )

Judy
- 6 days ago - talkradionews.com
What will happen when international and American troops pull out of Afghanistan?
U.S. Taxpayers Help Fund Oil-Train Boom Amid Safety Concerns
Environment  (tags: Climate, U.S., Big Oil, Environment, Transportation )

Judy
- 6 days ago - reuters.com
"Look at the towns. All they're getting are more trains in their backyard and all the risk with no financial benefits"
Cheney & Rove Pin Torture On Their Old Boss - Why Is Amazing - YouTube   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bill of Rights, George Bush, Central Intelligence Agency, Constitution, National Security State, Dick Cheney, Torturers )

Judy
- 5 days ago - youtube.com
"Former President George W. Bush knew about and authorized the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, sleep deprivation and other controversial tactics, according to Karl Rove, Bush's former top political adviser.
New York State Bans Fracking
Environment  (tags: fracking, New York, fracking banned, Marcellus Shale, Propublica )

Judy
- 2 days ago - propublica.org
The ban makes New York, which holds large natural gas reserves in the Marcellus Shale, the largest and most significant region to bow out of the nation's energy boom because of concerns that its benefits may be outweighed by the risk.
Where Is All the 'Missing' Plastic? At the Bottom of the Ocean, Study Finds
Environment  (tags: Oceans, Water, Pollution, Environment, Plastics )

Judy
- 4 days ago - commondreams.org
'The deep sea floor could be the ultimate resting ground for the products of our disposable society,' researcher says
Billion Dollar Surveillance Blimp to Launch Over Maryland
Science & Tech  (tags: blimps, surveillance, JLENS, army, radar, Raytheon )

Judy
- 3 days ago - firstlook.org
"There's something inherently suspect for the public to look up in the sky and see this surveillance device hanging there"
Will Cuba Now Cash 55 Years' Worth of Guantanamo Rent Checks?
World  (tags: guantanamo, cuba, detainees, raul castro, obama administration, terrorism, primary sources )

Judy
- 3 days ago - news.vice.com
The US pays the Cuban government $4,085 annually in rent for the 45-square-mile naval base at Guantanamo Bay. Sort of.
Paul Wolfowitz and the Senate Torture Report
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wolfowitz, Iraq War, Senate Report, Bush administration, intelligence, torture )

Judy
- 1 day ago - counterpunch.org
To me, the details in the Senate report concerning the abuse of often totally innocent people are less damning than the evidence that a key reason for the torture was to produce "intelligence" that could be used to build the case for war on Iraq.
CIA Analysis: 'High-Value Targeting' Had Limited Effect Against Taliban
World  (tags: U.S., CIA, Pentagon, Drones, NATO, Coalition, HVT, High Value Targeting, Wikileaks Report, al Qaeda, Taliban, Counterinsurgency, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia )

Judy
- 3 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Raids, drone strikes and other military operations designed to capture or kill "high-value targets" in the Taliban have had little overall effect...according to a 2009 CIA analysis newly released by Wikileaks.
 
 
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