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Patrick Murphy Leads Allen West By Nine Points: Dem Poll

Jennifer Bendery | Huffington Post | Updated: 10/01/2012 11:48 am EDT



WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is trailing his Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by nine points, according to a new Democratic poll. The poll, conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research on Sept. 26-27, found that 52 percent of those surveyed support Murphy, compared to 43 percent for West, a Tea Party favorite.

The margin widened even more among Independents: 58 percent said they backed Murphy versus 40 percent supporting the freshman Republican. The poll surveyed 401 likely voters in Florida's 18th District and has a margin of error of 4.9 percent.

"It's clear that with his extreme, offensive rhetoric and record, Allen West is turning off voters all across the spectrum," said Alixandria Lapp, executive director of House Majority PAC, which released the poll on Monday. The PAC is currently airing its second TV ad against West as part of a $1.5 million TV buy in the district.

A West campaign spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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- See also: (Uh, on 2nd thought -- never mind)

Meet Richard Hayes. He picks up Mitt Romney's trash.



Published on Oct 1, 2012 by afscme

Richard is a City of San Diego sanitation worker whose route includes Mitt Romney's $12 million oceanfront villa in La Jolla, Calif. This is his story.



''I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half.'' ~Jay Gould

Philadelphia Police Brutality



Published on Sep 30, 2012 by Gisela Valentin

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Army's Secret Cold War Experiments On St. Louis Residents



Published on Sep 25, 2012 by monkeyt033

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.


- Fasten your safety belts, because there are more exposures to come......

FYI: G3 Class Geomagnetic Storm in Progress



Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06
Serial Number: 294
Issue Time: 2012 Oct 01 0443 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6
Threshold Reached: 2012 Oct 01 0439 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0300-0600 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.
Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible.
Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.
Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/archive/current_month.html

See also:

http://www.n3kl.org/sun/noaa.html

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/SWN/index.html

Living Under Drones



Published on Sep 24, 2012 by bravenewfoundation

Since 2004, up to 884 innocent civilians, including at least 176 children, have died from US drone strikes in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan. A new report from the Stanford and New York University law schools finds drone use has caused widespread post-traumatic stress disorder and an overall breakdown of functional society in North Waziristan.

In addition, the report finds the use of a "double tap" procedure, in which a drone strikes once and strikes again not long after, has led to deaths of rescuers and medical professionals. Many interviewees told the researchers they didn't know what America was before drones. Now what they know of America is drones, death and terror.

Follow the conversation @WarCosts #UnderDrones

http://www.warcosts.com


- ''Surgical drone strikes'' are to surgery, as the FDA is to medical/pharmaceutical oversight. In both cases a lot of innocent people get killed for no apparent reason other than stupidity and/or greed. So if these so-called surgical drone strikes are killing innocent men, women, children and infants who are not terrorists, then why do we keep on calling them ''surgical''???

DARPA Drops The Bass To Extinguish Fire

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has created a bass cannon that can put out fires with sound.

c|net
by Christopher MacManus
July 16, 2012 4:38 PM PDT



A thing of the past? (Credit: DARPA)

Citing a lack of innovation in fire-extinguishing methods over the last 50 years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) last week revealed an ear-buzzing new method for putting out fires: blast it with fine-tuned frequencies.

Officially referred to as "acoustic suppression of flame," this simple yet potentially revolutionary method simply relies on two speakers playing a specific low frequency toward the fire.

The resulting acoustics increase air velocity, making it easier to alter the origin of the fire's combustion, also known as the flame boundary layer.

A DARPA statement says the specific sound "leads to higher fuel vaporization, which widens the flame, but also drops the overall flame temperature. Combustion is disrupted as the same amount of heat is spread over a larger area."



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The Waiting Room



The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film – using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voiceover – offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices.

The ER waiting room serves as the grounding point for the film, capturing in vivid detail what it means for millions of Americans to live without health insurance. Young victims of gun violence take their turn alongside artists and small business owners who lack insurance. Steel workers, taxi cab drivers and international asylum seekers crowd the halls. The film weaves the stories of several patients – as well as the hospital staff charged with caring for them – as they cope with the complexity of the nation’s public health care system, while weathering the storm of a national recession.

The Waiting Room lays bare the struggle and determination of both a community and an institution coping with limited resources and no road map for navigating a health care landscape marked by historic economic and political dysfunction. It is a film about one hospital, its multifaceted community, and how our common vulnerability to illness binds us together as humans.

http://www.whatruwaitingfor.com/


- I really don't think anyone should be trying to get answers to critical healthcare questions, from a guy who wants jet airplanes to be built with roll-down windows......

'High Value' Air Passengers May Get Fast-Track Passport Checks

UK Border Agency working on plans for priority passport lanes for rich travellers at Heathrow and other British airports

The Guardian
Tuesday 18 September 2012 14.57 EDT
Alan Travis, home affairs editor



Queues at Heathrow border control in June. Photograph:
Steve Parsons/PA


The UK Border Agency has disclosed that it is working on plans for fast-track passport lanes for rich travellers at Heathrow and other British airports so it can avoid a repeat of the two-hour queues witnessed this year. Brian Moore, the departing head of the UK Border Force, told MPs that "high-value" people who were considered valuable passengers by the airlines or valuable to the British economy would be given priority treatment at immigration control under the plans.

It would be an extension of a priority queueing system tried out this year at Heathrow, under which passengers from Australia, Canada, the US, New Zealand and other mainly "old Commonwealth" countries who do not need a visa to enter Britain would be fast-tracked.

Moore told the Commons home affairs select committee: "It is an idea that officials are discussing with port operators. It will then go back to ministers for them to consider whether and how it is going to be progressed. It is an idea that is being pursued."

Keith Vaz, the committee chair, pressed Moore as to whether it meant the super-rich would have a fast-track into Britain. Moore said it would cover people who were "valuable to the economy and were valued by the airlines". He said the move was intended to demonstrate that Britain was "open for business".

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- The culling has begun in earnest......

Russia Announces Enormous Finds Of Radioactive Waste And Nuclear Reactors In Arctic Seas

Bellona
Charles Digges
28/08-2012




Enormous quantities of decommissioned Russian nuclear reactors and radioactive waste were dumped into the Kara Sea in the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia over a course of decades, according to documents given to Norwegian officials by Russian authorities and published in Norwegian media.

Bellona had received in 2011 a draft of a similar report prepared for Russia’s Gossoviet, the State Council, for presentation at a meeting presided over by then-president Dmitry Medvedev on Russian environmental security.

The Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom confirmed the figures in February of this year during a seminar it jointly held with Bellona in Moscow. Bellona is alarmed by the extent of the dumped Soviet waste, which is far greater than was previously known – not only to Bellona, but also to the Russian authorities themselves.

The catalogue of waste dumped at sea by the Soviets, according to documents seen by Bellona, and which were today released by the Norwegian daily Aftenposten, includes some 17,000 containers of radioactive waste, 19 ships containing radioactive waste, 14 nuclear reactors, including five that still contain spent nuclear fuel; 735 other pieces of radiactively contaminated heavy machinery, and the K-27 nuclear submarine with its two reactors loaded with nuclear fuel.

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