Earthquakes

A glacial landslide scar, all that remained of a previous piece of ice that had collpased, is believed to have triggered a new landslide that slammed into and triggered part of Nanda Devi glacier to collapse. When the rocky debris slammed into the Himalayan glacier’s much larger remnant, it sent rock and ice down a valley...

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  • February 8, 2021

“Quit being so emotional, Elaine, it’s not about the people, it’s about the money.” Mick Mulvaney to Elaine Duke, acting director of Homeland security in 2017. Of course, he did. Some news outlets stated that he was joking, where have we heard that canard before? If we have learned anything...

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  • July 12, 2020

“Quit being so emotional, Elaine, it’s not about the people, it’s about the money.” Mick Mulvaney to Elaine Duke, acting director of Homeland security in 2017. Of course, he did. Some news outlets stated that he was joking, where have we heard that canard before? If we have learned anything...

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  • July 12, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT), in support of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto’s (D. PR) gubernatorial campaign: Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto In a moment I’m going to ask you to support our efforts to ensure that Mayor Carmen...

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  • June 28, 2020

Sure, why not? Let’s just throw this at the wall, too, shall we? Gotta admit, it makes slightly more sense than saying atheism and gay pride parades cause earthquakes. Huffington Post: Speaking after more than a week of demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis,...

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  • June 5, 2020

The knuckledraggers are at it again.   LOCK HER UP.   Where are the emails?   Let’s subpoena Hunter.   This country is so divided and between the earthquakes, tornandoes in Nashville and coronavirus popping up all over, this is all the bums think about. Today is Super Tuesday.   It is all about putting...

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  • March 3, 2020

The most menacing glacier for coastal regions worldwide is the Thwaites glacier, aka the doomsday glacier, located in the active climate tipping point region of West Antarctica. Recently a new study found that Thwaites glacier’s marine extension’s underbelly is melting on all sides by warming ocean water. Researchers found that...

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  • February 24, 2020

Not to be overshadowed by Rick Perry’s proclamation that Donald Trump was chosen by God to “rule” over our country, convicted felon and end times pancake mix salesman Jim Bakker (yes, people still send him money) recently wondered why there was a big dip in earthquakes around the time of Donald...

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  • November 26, 2019

Received this e-mail from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Stephen Smith (D. WV) CBS News reports: “Elizabeth Warren endorses progressive House primary challengers as she rises in polls.” The challengers are Jessica Cisneros, running to unseat Henry Cuellar in TX-28 and Marie Newman, running against Dan Lipinski in IL-03. Warren also endorsed Stephen...

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  • September 11, 2019

You are out for a walk in an area that had volcanic or tectonic activity millions of years ago.  Now, it’s really pretty. the soil’s rocky so the trees are small, except for skinny pines,  and tiny wildflowers are still blooming over the rolling hills, although it’s almost June.   It snowed...

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  • July 8, 2019

Urban Shield is a militarized policing, weapons expo and SWAT training and competition held annually in the Bay Area since 2007. It is the brainchild of Alameda County's Sheriff Greg Ahern, funded through Homeland Security’s Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI). Not surprisingly, it has been the target of activists for about...

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  • February 23, 2019

When Rahm Emanuel became mayor, the city of Chicago was making lists of top green cities in America. During the election he pledged support to a community movement aimed at closing the polluting Fisk & Crawford coal plants. But after taking office, Emanuel significantly increased Chicago's use of fossil fuels...

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  • March 18, 2015

Yesterday Illinois was facing an environmental and economic crisis from fracking that was greenwashed by a Democratic Governor who told us regulation can make it safe. Voters were asked to choose between two pro-fracking candidates for Governor. Bruce Rauner won after many downstate voters decided they didn't like either choice...

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  • November 5, 2014

Illinois' most embarrassing Congressman, John Shimkus, faced an outraged backlash for pro-fracking statements he made on facebook. He's already well known as a climate change denier and conspiracy theorist on the fringe of the energy debate. Although there's a long tradition of coal mining in his district, fracking is very...

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  • September 19, 2014

The MoveOn.org Fracking Fighter petition to ban fracking in Illinois got off to a fast start! It's just shy of the first 500 signatures. The comments people add are fun to read so here are some of my favorites, with each signer's town instead of their name because internet trolls....

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  • January 24, 2014

An Illinois ban on fracking is inevitable. The question is whether it will happen before or after a major fracking disaster. The public comment period on Illinois' draft regulations ended January 3 with groups in potentially impacted areas repeating their call for a ban on fracking. A group of southern...

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  • January 13, 2014

On a dark and foggy night, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources held a public hearing in Effingham to take comments on proposed fracking regulation. It was less well attended than other hearings after being quickly rescheduled to December 16 due to a snowstorm. I'm not kidding about the fog....

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  • December 30, 2013
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