Monthly Archives: February, 2012

$1 trillion to replace U.S. water pipes

Much of the US’ water supply pipes are reaching the end of their life, and must be replaced.  The cost of replacing them though, will top more than $1 trillion from 2011 to 2035, water experts estimated.  In the report titled:  Buried No More, Confronting America’s Water Infrastructure Challenge” by the American Water Works Association …

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CA bill would allow nurses, midwives to perform early abortions

Insanity at its best.  As usual, we have a Democrat senator who has come up with the hairbrained idea by introducing a bill that would allow nurses and midwives to perform early abortions in California.  State Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) wants non-doctors to be allowed to perform aspiration abortions during the first trimester.

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N.Y. Threatens to Remove License of Anti-vaccine Attorney

In New York Patricia Finn is an attorney who handles vaccine rights cases, and she is being targeted by the Ninth Judicial District, which is threatening to strip her license to practice law and file criminal charges against her.  She has built a reputation for helping parents to protect their children from vaccines that are …

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Immigrants ‘have to earn £35,000’ to settle – from 2016

Migrant workers in the UK will need to earn at least £35,000 to qualify for settlement according to the Home Office.  Home Secretary Theresa May said starting in April 2016, it would help cut the number of non-Europeans and their dependants granted settlement each year from 60,000 to 20,000.  The new pay threshold means that …

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The Dangers of Statin Drugs: FDA Issues Warning

For once someone is listening and studying the reports.  On Tuesday the FDA raised safety concerns about the popular class of cholesterol-fighting drugs called statins, warning that patients taking the drugs may face a “small increased risk” of higher blood sugar levels and of being diagnosed with diabetes.  On Tuesday the agency said it plans …

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Occupy London camp at St. Paul’s evicted

On Tuesday in London 20 people were arrested as bailiffs and riot police dismantled an encampment of Occupy London protesters outside St. Paul’s Cathedral.  Most of the protestors left on their own, with no trouble, but one group used scrap lumber to create a circular barricade, The Guardian reported. It was eventually dismantled.

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Obama to remind autoworkers that bailout worked

President Barack Obama is most likely going to remind autoworkers that automakers have made a comeback and that one factor is the government bailout of the industry.  Today he will speak at a United Auto Workers conference in Washington.  He also plans to pour it on, that his GOP critics including White House challengers — …

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Government wasting ‘tens of billions’ of dollars annually on duplication, overlap

The 2012 report from the GAO shows that dozens of areas of government is wasting tens of billions of dollars annually.  Nearly every department of the executive branch has room for improvement.  There are 51 areas in which there are recommendations for 130 actions,  follows a 2011 GAO report that showed 81 areas and 176 actions …

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TransCanada agrees to new oil pipeline project

So they’ve come up with a way to bypass the Obamanut.  The Canadian company that wanted to build the oil pipeline from Alberta Canada to the gulf coast has come up with a new plan that won’t need Obama’s okay.  The part of the pipeline will start being built in the US, thus not needing …

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Canadian father arrested and strip searched after daughter draws picture of gun

You may have thought you had heard everything, until you hear this story.  In Ontario Canada, a 26 year old father was doing his usual thing, picking up his children from school, as he had done many times before.  Today though, was different as he was met by police, arrested, as was his wife, and …

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