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Wall Street Lobbyists Literally Writing Bills In Congress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, Wall Street, Citigroup, Dodd-Frank, lobbying, regulation )

- 1792 days ago -
Not only is Congress punting rulemaking to captured and compromised regulators, Wall Street lobbyists are now actually drafting the bills. "Wall Street writes its own laws" used to be a useful polemic, now it's a statement of fact.
Protections Against Foodborne Illnesses Have Stalled
Health & Wellness  (tags: CDC, contamined food, food illness, health, wellness )

- 1820 days ago -
According to a report released in 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), every year one out of six people in the United States (roughly 48 million people) will suffer from a foodborne illness.
Fuel Cells Are the Cutting Edge in Green Home Power
Green Lifestyle  (tags: americans, ecology, environment, fuel cells, efficiency, energy, sustainable )

- 1821 days ago -
The availability of this product marks the first time in America that fuel cell technology has become available to individual consumers
'Worse Than Syria'? Civil War in Iraq 'Has Already Started'
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, conflict, corruption, death, government, middle-east, politics, society, violence, world )

- 1817 days ago -
Though receiving little international attention, the situation is putting Iraq on verge of "total collapse".
'Things Could Get Ugly': Fracking Set to Escalate US Water Wars
Environment  (tags: animals, climate-change, CO2emissions, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, energy, environment, Frackiing, globalwarming, habitatdestruction, nature, politics, pollution, protection, water )

- 1817 days ago -
FracFocus shows that between January 2011 and September 2012, the 25,450 wells in its database used 65.8 billion gallons of water, or the amount of water 2.5 million Americans use in a year.
World Leaders Lack Political Will to Make Progress at Climate Negotiations in Bonn
Environment  (tags: animals, climate, climate-change, CO2emissions, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, energy, environment, globalwarming, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, nature, oceans, politics, pollution, protection, Sustainabililty, trees, water, we )

- 1816 days ago -
"The climate talks in Bonn this week produced an atmosphere of good feeling among delegates, but not enough clarity about how countries will respond more aggressively to the urgent threat of climate change..."
16-Year-Old Girl Arrested and Charged With a Felony For Science Project Mistake
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, school, student, science project )

- 1817 days ago -
No one was hurt. Nothing was damaged. The criminalization of school kids has gone too far.
N.R.A. Leader Warns of Rising Cost of Senators -- Andy Borowitz
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, HUMOR, politics, society )

- 1816 days ago -
The days are over, he said, when "you could buy a Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for little more than pocket change." **Humor**
Principal Fires Guards, Expands Arts and Sees Test Scores Soar
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, crime, culture, education, ethics, family, police, politics, safety, school, society )

- 1817 days ago -
Who would've thought kids would learn better without police breathing down their necks?
Solar Plane Takes Off on Historic Coast-to-Coast Flight
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, discovery, energy, investigation, NewTechnology, research, scientists, solar plane )

- 1817 days ago -
A solar-powered airplane that can fly day and night without using a single drop of fuel embarked on an unprecedented flight across the United States today (May 3).
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