In that sense they are very reliable.
TROMSOE, Norway US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a first-hand look Saturday at the way a warming climate is changing the Arctic, opening the region to competition for vast oil reserves.
Experts here estimate the value of the Arctic's untapped oil alone -- not including natural gas and minerals -- at $900 trillion, making it a huge prize for the five countries that surround the Arctic if they can reach it.
And with climate warming opening up some 46,000 square kilometres (18,000 square miles) a year that had once been bound in ice, the region is expected to burst open, not just with oil exploration but with East-West trade along a more accessible northern route.
Returning from a tour of the Arctic coastline aboard a Norwegian research trawler with scientists and government officials, Clinton told reporters that she learned "many of the predictions about warming in the Arctic are being surpassed by the actual data."
OK so polar ice melting due to climate change is "opening the region to competition for vast oil reserves" ?
In related news, Alcoholic's wife leaves him, freeing up more time for him to hang out drinking under the bridge.
They attack the pillars that support a liberal society in order to destroy it.
That's why they constantly attack unions, science, education, intellectuals, and the media.
We might take a lesson from the RW-ers in that regard as it seems to be a pretty effective tactic.
Presented for your enjoyment. Please enjoy this bit about socialists. I hadn't seen it until just now even though this was on TV a couple months ago.
In the 1960s, Dolores Huerta organized in the fields -- spearheading a national boycott of grapes and lettuce, and making decent pay and working conditions a reality for thousands of farmers. After receiving a Medal of Freedom Tuesday at the White House, Huerta spoke with Ray Suarez.
I know since Occupy started last fall I've been getting into reading alot more. Picking up some stuff I used to read when I was younger and also some new stuff.
I've read most of this:
Also been reading magazines alot.
I imagine Occupy has had this effect on alot of people so I bet it's been good for people who sell books. Even though I try I get most of mine used or from the library.
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http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/11/14/367772/kasich-oil-gas-most-ohio-donations/According to new report from the nonpartisan Common Cause, however, the oil and gas industry may have provided Kasich with plenty of reasons not to walk away. Kasich has taken $213,519 in contributions from the oil and gas industry, the most of any Ohio politician.
Following are the total contributions that members of the Republican-controlled Ohio General Assembly received from March 2011 through this January from the political action committee of Chesapeake Energy, or from lobbyists for Chesapeake. All are Republicans unless otherwise noted.
David Hall, Holmes County (Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee chair, Finance Committee member) - $16,500
House Speaker William G. Batchelder, Medina - $8,500
Christina Hagan, Stark County - $7,500
Cheryl Grossman, Columbus area (Finance Committee member) - $7,000
Timothy Derickson, Southwest Ohio, (Finance Committee member) - $2,350
Anne Gonzales, Columbus area (Finance Committee member) - $2,000
Andy Thompson, Southeast Ohio - $1,350
Jim Buchy, Southwest Ohio - $1,250
Al Landis, Southeast Ohio - $1,250
Matt Huffman, Lima (majority floor leader - $1,000
Terry Boose, Norwalk - $1,000
Rex Damschroder, Northwest Ohio - $1,000
Ron Amstutz, Wooster (Finance Committee chair) - $1,000
Jim Butler, Dayton area - $1,000
Craig Newbold, Eastern Ohio - $500
John Adams, Sidney (majority whip) - $500
John Carey, Southern Ohio (Finance Committee member, no longer in the legislature) - $300
Margaret Ann Ruhl, Mount Vernon - $300
Casey Kozlowski, Ashtabula County - $250
Senate President Tom Niehaus, Southwest Ohio - $11,500
Keith Faber, Western Ohio (president pro tempore) - $6,000
Cliff Hite, Northwest Ohio - $5,750
Dave Daniels, Southern Ohio (no longer in the legislature) - $3,500
Troy Balderson, Southeast Ohio - $3,000
Tim Schaffer, Central Ohio - $2,500
Gayle Manning, North Ridgeville - $2,000
Tom Patton, Strongsville - $2,000
Shannon Jones, Southwest Ohio - $1,000
Jason Wilson, Eastern Ohio (Democrat, no longer in the legislature) -$1,000
Lou Gentile, Steubenville (Democrat) - $1,000
Jimmy Stewart, Athens area (no longer in the legislature) - $500
Bob Peterson, Southern Ohio - $500
Joe Schiavoni, Youngstown area (Democrat, assistant minority leader) - $300
In case anybody has some free time and feels like rising up to defend clean water, etc. ...