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Rhiannon12866

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Hometown: NE New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Serious Snow Country :(
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Washington considers nation's first carbon emissions tax

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington could become the first state in the nation to impose a direct tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and natural gas.

A ballot measure before the state Legislature would create a carbon tax of $25 per metric ton of fossil fuel emissions burned in Washington, while reducing taxes.

Lawmakers have until the end of the session on March 10 to enact Initiative 732, offer an alternative proposal or automatically pass the carbon-tax measure to voters in November as written. It's not clear whether lawmakers will approve an alternative by the end of the session.

The grass-roots group Carbon Washington — which gathered more than 350,000 signatures to qualify the initiative — says a carbon tax is the best way to reduce emissions and tackle global warming. It says the tax encourages people and businesses to switch to cleaner energy by making fossil fuels more expensive.


Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/4c28e307967b438e959b87558dc97e4d/washington-considers-nations-first-carbon-emissions-tax
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Feb 29, 2016, 01:43 AM (0 replies)

This pup's story choked me up, reminds me of my Barney.

I grew up with a blond cocker like very this, so when one came up for adoption on the "Pet Connection" segment of the local news, my mother called me and I called the number before the show was even over. They said he needed "a special home" because he was 10 or 11, had been used at a "commercial kennel" for his entire life, had never lived with people and was not housebroken. We went to meet him at his foster home the very next day and I was lucky enough to be chosen to adopt him. His amazing foster mom had done such wonders with him, but the real credit goes to Barney who, despite everything, had the best temperament and I was fortunate to have had him for eight wonderful years. I will always be grateful that he found me... I just had to post this to say that, sometimes, there are happy endings.

My Barney


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Feb 29, 2016, 12:13 AM (0 replies)

Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump

Source: CNN Politics

(CNN)New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offered a surprise endorsement to Donald Trump, saying there is no one better prepared to lead the country in the Republican 2016 race.

"I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States," the New Jersey Republican told reporters at a press conference in Texas.

"The best person to beat Hillary Clinton on that state last night is undoubtedly Donald Trump," Christie added.

Trump and Christie appeared on stage together the day after a rough debate performance where the real estate mogul faced off against Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/26/politics/chris-christie-endorses-donald-trump/index.html



Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Feb 26, 2016, 02:04 PM (88 replies)

The Daily Show: Exclusive - Kirsten Gillibrand Extended Interview - July 1, 2015

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/extended-interviews/m1g7q0/exclusive-kirsten-gillibrand-extended-interview

Terrific interview, discusses her efforts to pass health care for 9/11 first responders. Jon tries to get her to "name names" of those who are opposed to this.

I'm also very proud to say she was previously my congresswoman here in NY-20.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jul 3, 2015, 12:08 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Exclusive - NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Extended Interview - July 1,2015

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/extended-interviews/m1g7q0/exclusive-kirsten-gillibrand-extended-interview

Terrific interview, discusses her efforts to pass health care for 9/11 first responders. Jon tries to get her to "name names" of those who are opposed to this.

I'm also very proud to say she was previously my congresswoman here in NY-20.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jul 3, 2015, 12:06 AM (0 replies)

Quiz: What's Your Summer Song?

p.s. It says you need to put in your email address to get your result, but I didn't and I got my song anyway.

http://poststar.com/quiz/quiz-what-s-your-summer-song/html_f3429904-4be0-5b65-9723-5093a170a90b.html
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Jul 2, 2015, 04:40 AM (28 replies)

A Big Solar Burp Pelted Earth Last Night

THE SUN IS throwing a fit. For the second time this week it has launched massive chunks of itself at us—from 93 million miles away.

Don’t be offended: This is all part of the normal solar weather cycle. Every so often, turbulence on the sun’s surface erupts, shooting radiation and ionized particles earth-ward. When it’s bad, it can fry satellites, and take them offline, disrupt the electrical power grid and expose astronauts and airline passengers to harmful radiation.

The solar storm that reached us yesterday turned out smaller than expected, causing no-known damage. But, if you were lucky, it did treat you to celestial nighttime light show.

Solar storms are what create the aurora borealis—the ethereal colored lights sometimes seen dancing in the night sky, especially at high altitudes.

But catching auroras from solar storms remains largely a matter of luck. Despite almost 200 years of working on solar storm predictions, scientists still have but a few hour’s warning that a storm’s a brewin’. And they have just a few minute’s warning about how intense it will be. So often people who spy the auroras have no idea they’re coming until they’ve arrived.

http://www.wired.com/2015/06/6-24-solar-storm/



An aurora captured by NASA astronaut Scott Kelley from the ISS, June 22, 2015. He sent this image out with a tweet: "The red curtain of an #aurora closes on another day. Good night from @space_station!#YearInSpace" NASA
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jun 26, 2015, 02:47 AM (6 replies)

Dannemora guard charged with promoting prison contraband

Police say arrest follows investigation of June 6 breakout by Matt, Sweat

PLATTSBURGH — A guard from the Clinton Correctional Facility has been arrested for his alleged role in aiding the escape of two inmates from the maximum security prison in Dannemora on June 6.

Gene E. Palmer, 57, of Dannemora appeared in Plattsburgh Town Court late Wednesday on felony charges of promoting prison contraband and two counts of tampering with physical evidence. He also is charged with official misconduct, a misdemeanor.

He was held on $25,000 bail pending his formal arraignment Thursday night.

At the court's request, he turned over his multiple weapons stored at his home to a relative. Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie was concerned for Palmer's mental health and asked that he be detained. Palmer's lawyer Andrew Brockway asked the judge to release Palmer on his own recognizance because his wife is sick, but the judge said due to the nature of the charges Palmer should be held.

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/CNN-reports-Dannemora-prison-guard-arrested-6347695.php



Gene E. Palmer, 57, of Dannemora appeared in Plattsburgh Town Court late Wednesday, June 24, 2015, on felony charges of promoting prison contraband and two counts of tampering with physical evidence. He was held on $25,000 bail pending his formal arraignment Thursday night. (Keshia Clukey/Times Union)
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Jun 25, 2015, 05:37 AM (0 replies)

Senator Al Franken on The Daily Show - June 22, 2015 - Extended Interview

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/extended-interviews/wb5h9x/exclusive-al-franken-extended-interview

Great interview! He was absolutely the Al Franken we remember and loved!
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 24, 2015, 11:31 PM (12 replies)

Sixfold increase in US earthquakes may be caused by injection wells, say scientists

Since 2009 the earthquake rate in the United States has more than sextupled. Two studies released this week by teams at the University of Colorado and Stanford University may show why.

From 1973 to 2008, the United States experienced an average of 21 earthquakes a year of magnitude 3.0 or higher. From 2009 to 2013, there were 99 a year, and in 2014, it jumped to 653 a year.

What changed?

Two studies released today, one in the journal Science Advances and the other in Science point to the same answer: wastewater disposal wells.

These studies arrive on the heels of the Oklahoma Geological Survey's announcement two months ago that it is “very likely that the majority of recent earthquakes, particularly those in central and north-central Oklahoma, are triggered by the injection of produced water in disposal wells.”

More: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0619/Sixfold-increase-in-US-earthquakes-may-be-caused-by-injection-wells-say-scientists



A new study ties high-rate injection wells like this salt water disposal well in Colorado to an enormous increase in the rate of earthquakes.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jun 21, 2015, 01:19 AM (8 replies)
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