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September 24, 2021

The Weekend Off – News You Missed

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Alaska

Christian Science Monitor – Using seawater for heating? Alaska aquarium takes the plunge.

In another sign of the global shift from fossil fuels toward innovative clean energy solutions, an Alaska aquarium has switched to a heating system that runs on seawater.

ADN.com – How one woman is helping ‘climate refugees’ face realities of relocation

When Anchorage immigration attorney Robin Bronen decided to pursue an advanced degree in climate change at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2007, she was most interested in what climate had done to her beloved Alaska landscape.

 AP – Man dumps non-toxic green dye into Alaska creek as a prank

Authorities say the green water flowing in the Ketchikan Creek that caused some panic and drew a response from multiple agencies was the result of a prank.

Nation

NYTimes – Charles Koch Says He Could Possibly Support Hillary Clinton

Charles G. Koch, the billionaire industrialist, suggested in an interview Sunday that he was open to supporting Hillary Clinton for president and said it was possible she would make a better president than her Republican rivals.

The Guardian – NSA releases email in dispute over Snowden ‘internal whistleblowing’

The National Security Agency has disputed Edward Snowden’s insistence that he made efforts to raise his concerns about its surveillance practices internally before he decided to go public.

Buzzfeed – Cruz And Kasich Announce They’re Making A Deal To Stop Trump

The Cruz and Kasich campaigns announced on Sunday that they are ceding key upcoming states to each other in an effort to stop Donald Trump from winning enough delegates to clinch the nomination.

International

NYTimes – Missing Mexican Students Suffered a Night of ‘Terror,’ Investigators Say

Municipal police officers encircled the bus, detonated tear gas, punctured the tires and forced the college students who were onboard to get off. “We’re going to kill all of you,” the officers warned, according to the bus driver. A policeman approached the driver and pointed a pistol at his chest. “You, too,” the officer said.

Reuters – Obama plans to end U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan by 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined a plan to withdraw all but 9,800 American troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year and pull out the rest by the end of 2016, ending more than a decade of military engagement triggered by the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

Vice News – The UN Climate Pact That Leaders Are Signing on Earth Day Isn’t Enough to Save the Planet

Officials from more than 160 countries will mark Earth Day by putting their signatures to the Paris Climate Agreement, the deal hammered out in December to keep global warming down to a manageable level. There will be dozens of grip-and-grin photos, a big, formal meal, and enough flowery speeches to raise carbon dioxide levels in the General Assembly hall by another couple of points.

 

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6 Responses to “The Weekend Off – News You Missed”
  1. mike from iowa says:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/04/29/unproductive-unfair-unfortunate-pentagon-official-scolds-house-benghazi-committee/

    Wingnut head weasel Trey Gowdy has ruffled major feathers at the Pentagon with his incessant demand for more and more witnesses and interviews in his failed attempt to nail HRC for any crime about Benghazi.

  2. mike from iowa says:

    Breitbart protege James O’Keefe and girlfriend are back to making videos-this time dressing as sexual predators and trying to gain access to college bathrooms to videotape men and women. Not sure what they hope to gain,maybe they think Planned Parenthood is recruiting fetal parts from college women.

  3. mike from iowa says:

    Would that Obama promised to get wingnuts out of America by the end of 2016.

  4. mike from iowa says:

    Wish he could/would issue executive order making right wing nut jobs disappear forever.

  5. mike from iowa says:

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined a plan to withdraw all but 9,800 American troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year and pull out the rest by the end of 2016,

    Be a neat trick if he can pull it off.

    • Ted Powell says:

      U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday …

      It should be noted that the article is dated Tue May 27, 2014 6:28pm EDT, almost two years ago. Has someone taken a really long “Weekend Off”?

      The phrase ” by the end of the year and pull out the rest by the end of 2016″ should have been a tip-off.

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