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Worldwide Weather Crisis

August 12, 2010


Is the record-shattering heatwave that has been blamed for the death of thousands in Russia somehow related to the devastating flooding in Pakistan? Are these disasters happening more frequently — and are they a result of global warming? Sometimes these connections can clearly be observed and understood. At other times they are more complex, taking […]

Earth’s Upper Atmosphere Suffers Record Collapse

August 8, 2010


Well, this doesn’t sound good: NASA just announced that the Earth’s thermosphere, an upper layer of the atmosphere, collapsed. It’s the biggest contraction in 43 years and scientists have no idea what’s going on. I don’t feel safe anymore. John Emmert, lead author of the paper that announced the finding, reassures all of us with: […]

Chinese make Giant OPTIMUS PRIME out of recycled junk

July 15, 2010


I guess the guys in China felt they had to try and keep up with Japan and their gigantic robot creations, and built themselves an enormous Optimus Prime of their own. Standing 32-feet tall, and residing just North of the Bird’s Nest at Beijing’s Olympic Park, the giant Transformer might not be as tall as […]

Senate expected to pass unemployment extension next Tuesday

July 14, 2010


Following a month of delays and deliberation, the U.S. Senate is expected to  vote on Monday, July 19 to determine the future of a federal unemployment extension package. The new aid would extend benefits to approximately 2.1 million people who have been without unemployment checks after being out of work for longer than six months. […]

Accidents blamed on faulty Toyota Vehicles are found to be actually “Driver Error”

July 13, 2010


(Toyota representatives examined a crashed Toyota Prius in March in Harrison, N.Y.) The U.S. Department of Transportation has analyzed dozens of data recorders from Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles involved in accidents blamed on sudden acceleration and found that the throttles were wide open and the brakes weren’t engaged at the time of the crash, people […]

Unemployment benefits still in limbo, will a worthy Republican Senator please stand up?

July 12, 2010


The 2010 Unemployment Extension Bill is just one item on a large agenda that Congress is facing as they return from their extended July 4th holiday today.  Hopefully the debates will bring bring a turn around and the extension gets passed instead of leaving the unemployed worker stranded without benefits again. The impossible obstacles that […]

President Obama comments on Republicans blocking unemployment extensions

July 6, 2010


Washington, D.C. (Jul 6) – President Obama lashing out at Senate Republicans regarding unemployment extensions on Saturday, referred to the situation as “using their power to hold this relief hostage.”  The President also mentioned the jobs report released last Friday as a somewhat positive sign being, the economy is actually creating jobs, just not enough […]