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News the “Liberal” Media skipped for June 9, 2008
This week’s wrap-up has nine stories that were passed over by the "liberal" media. Also we update the cell phone story with videos!
Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Benjamin Peake minimizes the sacrifices our troops make
Peake speaking on May 24, 2008, at the Disabled American Veterans’ 19th Annual Department Convention in Fairbanks, Alaska along with Alaska Senator Ted Stevens questioned the prevalence of the condition among the returning troops.
“I worry about labeling all these kids coming back,” he said. “Just because someone might need a little counseling when they get back, doesn’t mean they need the PTSD label their whole lives.”
The following day at Quinhagak, Alaska he again expressed his sentiments that PTSD and TBI are inconsequential conditions. He equated most cases as the equivalent of what a high-school football player might have experience in getting his “bell rung.”
Bush: US ‘learning as we go’ in Iraq and Afghanistan
General Electric remains skeptical of carbon dioxide role in driving climate change
General Electric’s multi-million dollar "Ecomagination" ad campaign paints the company as a concerned environmental steward but CEO Jeffrey Immelt admitted to Forbes magazine in 2005 that it is little more than a sales pitch.
NASA Inspector General Report Confirms Political Appointees Suppressed Climate Data
Court forces release of climate report four-years past its due date
The report concludes droughts in the U.S. West and stronger hurricanes will likely result from hunam-induced global warming. The report was created to allow government agencies and Congress to have one document to refer to when making policy on climate change.
United States Has Lost Its Science Leader Position Says Top Scientists
They “sharply criticized the diminished role of science in the United States and the shortage of federal funding for research, even as science becomes increasingly important to combating problems such as climate change and the global food shortage.”
Some U.S. Soldiers Launch Major Initiative To Convert Iraqi Muslims To Christianity
“Such fundamentalist Christian proselytizing DIRECTLY violates General Order 1A, Part 2, Section J issued by General Tommy Franks on behalf of the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) back in December of 2000 which strictly prohibits ‘proselytizing of any religion, faith or practice,’ said Mikey Weinstein, a former Reagan administration White House counsel, former general counsel to presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, former Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG), and founder and president of the government watchdog agency The Military Religious Freedom Foundation.
Conservative Republican Bush Administration Refused to Sign Global Treaty Banning Cluster Bombs
Cluster bombs are munitions that eject a many smaller submunitions, “bomblets.” They are designed to cover a wide area. Many of the bomblets remain unexploded and a hazard to civilians long after a conflict has ended. Because the unexploded bomblets look like toys, children are often the victim of being maimed or killed by them.
News of Senator John McCain
Update: Are Cell Phones Safe?
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News the “Liberal” Media skipped for June 2, 2008
This week’s wrap-up has six stories that were passed over by the "liberal" media
Federal Bureau of Investigation Has "War Crime File"
Tufts University Researchers released a report estimating that doing nothing about global warming will cost the U.S. $3.8 trillion annually or 3.6 percent GNP
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules against the conservative Republican Bush administration and rules that the oil and gas industry must comply with the requirements of the Clean Water Act
New Department of Energy Report Says Drilling in ANWR Would Reduce Crude Oil Price Only 75 Cents Per Barrel
USDA plans do to away the annual survey of national pesticide use
"If you don’t know what’s being used, then you don’t know what to look for," said Charles Benbrook, chief scientist at The Organic Center, a nonprofit in Enterprise, Ore. "In the absence of information, people can be lulled into thinking that there are no problems with the use of pesticides on food in this country."
Eliminating the program "will mean farmers will be subjected to conjecture and allegations about their use of chemicals and fertilizer," said Don Lipton, a spokesman for the American Farm Bureau. "Given the historic concern about chemical use by consumers, regulators, activist groups and farmers, it’s probably not an area where lack of data is a good idea."
Pesticide companies also rely on the program when they’re looking to reregister agricultural chemicals, said Beth Carroll, a senior stewardship manager with Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
Are Cell Phones Safe?
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