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Republican National Contention

August 30, 2012 by Upside Downtrodden

It’s still Wednesday August 29th (in Hawaii)! Do you know where your podcast is? On this day in history back in 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans. Seven years later to the day, another disaster has threatened the Gulf Coast. No, we're not talking about Hurricane Isaac. We're talking about the Republican National Convention. Climate Change deniers have been "flooding" Tampa all week. Despite their efforts to "storm" President Obama with racist hate speech, Team Romney (and the "blowhards" that believe the lies they tell) have yet to see a "surge" in the polls. Good luck with your voter suppression tricks, GOP. The “pressure” is on. In other Hearing-That-News-Makes-Me-Feel-Sick-To-My-Stomach-News, Facebook recently forced us all to join Timeline. That was the final straw.    Read more

Public health preparedness in a time of budget cuts [The Pump Handle]

June 13, 2012 by ScienceBlogs

Last week, the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Administration held a hearing on the National Preparedness Report released earlier this year by the Federal Emergency Management Administration. Subcommittee Chair Gus Bilirakis noted in his opening remarks that it’s the start of hurricane season, and cited the response to Hurricane Irene and the Joplin tornado as evidence that preparedness in the US has improved since the days of September 11, 2011 and Hurricane Katrina.    Read more

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