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Thank You Exxon: Mayflower, Arkansas' New Oil Lake

LeakSourceNews·Published on Apr 7, 2013


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Russia buries beaten journalist

AlJazeeraEnglish·Published on Apr 11, 2013

The funeral has taken place of a Russian journalist who died five years after a brutal attack during which he suffered brain damage.Mikhail Beketov was among the first to raise alarm about the destruction of Khimki forest during a highway construction project. He had suspicions that local officials were profiting from the project.Beketov died on Monday in hospital. His attackers were never identified.Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Moscow.

"Starve The Beast, Don't Join The Military" - War Veteran

wearechange·Published on Apr 10, 2013

Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran, Popeye talks about his experiences with Veteran Affairs and some of the mistreatment that happened to himself and to others. Due to unsanitary equipment and procedures, the Miami VA hospital put numerous veterans health and lives in danger. Popeye also talks about problems with Veterans Affairs in general and a solution to the crisis we're seeing our country in.

Popeye runs the website http://www.FederalJack.com and is also the host of the radio show, Down The Rabit Hole.

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Golden Cage: US blows $800k per Gitmo inmate each year

RussiaToday·Published on Apr 10, 2013

Follow RT's day-by-day timeline on Gitmo hunger strike http://on.rt.com/5mn2oe
Guantanamo's hunger strike has passed the two-month mark - and its got psychologists and lawyers deeply worried. One prisoner of 11 years who's refusing food even tried to kill himself last month. His lawyer says the inmate was taken away by ambulance - his condition's unknown. U.S. officials are telling attorneys whether their hunger-striking clients are being force-fed. Officially, 42 inmates are protesting, but their lawyers say it's many more. Demonstrations are planned on Thursday across the U.S. in support of the Guantanamo inmates, and to push for the notorious facility to be shut down. But, as Gayane Chickakyan reports, the Pentagon's only pumping more cash into keeping it open.

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There be no meals-on-wheels.
Blue Angel's wings get clipped.
Bridges do fall, and unemployment pay stalls.
But there's no sequestration at GIT.

Fully Functional Wooden Motorcycle

- Fortunately, if you have a fender-bender just about any tree limb will get you back in the road again. You will need a 'termite rider' on your motorcycle insurance policy, however.

Trends in male and female mortality rates from 1992–96 to 2002–06 in 3,140 US counties

Women’s health and children’s health

April 3, 2013 at 3:59 pm
Austin Frakt

The following is a guest post from Bill Gardner, a psychologist who studies the mental health service system for children. Bill is an American living in Canada and a professor of pediatrics at Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia) and the Ohio State University. Bill blogs at Inequalities, and you can follow him on Twitter at @Bill_Gardner.

There is a frightening graph in a recent article in Health Affairs by David Kindig and Erika Cheng. Kindig and Cheng looked at trends in male and female mortality rates from 1992–96 to 2002–06 in 3,140 US counties. What they found was that female mortality rates increased in 42.8% of counties (male mortality rates increased in only 3.4%). The counties are mapped below: red means that female mortality worsened. You can see a strong regional pattern: just about every county showed had worsened female mortality in several southern states, while no county showed such decline in New England. There are many questions about what explains this pattern. For example, did healthier women migrate out of the south from 1992 to 2006? Nevertheless, the map depicts a shocking pattern of female hardship, primarily in the southeast and midwest.

When I look at the graph, however, I am concerned not just about the women, but also about their children. The mental and physical health of mothers is a key determinant in children’s growth and development. What the map shows is that America has regions of communities with high concentrations of women experiencing substantial hardship. When women are not able to maintain their own health, how well can they nurture their children?


Swedish Judge Supports Assange

NTDTV·Published on Apr 4, 2013

Assange who is fighting extradition to Sweden.

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Julian Assange - seen here in London's Ecuadorian embassy where he has claimed diplomatic asylum - has a new voice of support.

The Wikileaks founder is fighting extradition to Sweden in connection with sexual assault allegations which the Australian says are trumped up charges.

But on Wednesday Stefan Lindskog, a senior Swedish judge, expressed his support for Assange saying he was right to mistrust the state.

{Stefan Lindskog, Swedish Supreme Court Judge}:
"It is sometimes necessary to view the different authorities of the state as heads of the vicious hydra"

Lindskog went on to say that in leaking confidential government files Assange has acted for the 'greater good'.

{Stefan Lindskog, Swedish Supreme Court Judge}:
"He will be thought of as a person who made public some pieces of classified information to the benefit of mankind"

Supporters of Assange fear that if extradited to Sweden, the freedom of information campaigner would then be extradited to the U.S. to face charges over leaking sensitive government information.

The Swedish government is reported to have spent nearly five million US dollars on a surveillance operation - watching the Ecuadorian embassy in case Mr Assange steps outside.

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Media Grounded: No-fly zone over Arkansas oil spill to censor news coverage?

RussiaToday·Published on Apr 4, 2013

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has imposed an indefinite no-fly zone over an area in Arkansas recently affected by an oil spill. It's sparked concern that the Exxon Mobil oil company may be trying to keep the TV cameras away from the scene. RT's Marina Portnaya reports. READ MORE here http://on.rt.com/gt0j6d

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- And they now say ''FUCK YOU'' with impunity.........

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” ~George Orwell, 1984

ExxonMobil Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Ruptures in Arkansas as Obama Ponders Fate of Keystone XL

democracynow·Published on Apr 1, 2013

ExxonMobil continues its cleanup efforts after a ruptured pipeline sprayed thousands of barrels of crude oil from Canada across a central Arkansas subdivision, forcing nearly two dozen homes to evacuate. The 20-inch so-called "Pegasus" tar sands pipeline burst late Friday near Mayflower, Arkansas, creating what the Environmental Protection Agency is categorizing as a "major spill." The incident is refueling calls for the Obama administration to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would deliver tar sands oil from Canada to refineries in Texas. "It's almost as if nature was trying to send a message that it might be best to just leave this stuff underground in Canada where it's been safely for the last few million years, instead of trucking it, piping it, training it hither and yon across the countryside," says Bill McKibben, co-founder and director of 350.org. He is author of "eaarth: Making A Life On A Tough New Planet."

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Motorville by Patrick Jean
from Iconoclast 6 days ago not yet rated


The map of an american city goes on a quest across the world to find oil in order to feed its body, made of streets, highways and freeways.

Directed and animated by : Patrick JEAN patrick-jean.com
Sound design : David KAMP davidkamp.de/

All the vector map data used in this film is (c) OpenStreetMaps and its contributors, and is licensed under a Creative Commons license, just like the film itself.
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