Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Release of Methane Is Under Way

Because you deserve a break today, try rocking your skull with the entire stream of The Big To-Do!

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Nothing to see here folks. Please keep walking towards the cliff. Free teabags at the bottom.

Study Says Undersea Release of Methane Is Under Way -
"Climate scientists have long warned that global warming could unlock vast stores of the greenhouse gas methane that are frozen into the Arctic permafrost, setting off potentially significant increases in global warming.

Now researchers at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and elsewhere say this change is under way in a little-studied area under the sea, the East Siberian Arctic Shelf, west of the Bering Strait."
Move along, move along. It is only a major food source that is being depleted. Did I mention the free teabags?

t r u t h o u t | Growing Low-Oxygen Zones in Oceans Worry Scientists:
"Washington - Lower levels of oxygen in the Earth's oceans, particularly off the United States' Pacific Northwest coast, could be another sign of fundamental changes linked to global climate change, scientists say."
At lease Jesus loves you.... even though you are a big douchebag... hey, free teabags!

Humans must be to blame for climate change, say scientists - Climate Change, Environment - The Independent:
"Climate scientists have delivered a powerful riposte to their sceptical critics with a study that strengthens the case for saying global warming is largely the result of man-made emissions of greenhouse gases.

The researchers found that no other possible natural phenomenon, such as volcanic eruptions or variations in the activity of the Sun, could explain the significant warming of the planet over the past half century as recorded on every continent including Antarctica."
Gotta eat something with our teabags.

Humans driving extinction faster than species can evolve, say experts | Environment | The Guardian:
"For the first time since the dinosaurs disappeared, humans are driving animals and plants to extinction faster than new species can evolve, one of the world's experts on biodiversity has warned."

I remember when I had hope in this guy.

Dr. Marcia Angell Tells Bill Moyers: Obama Gave Away The Store. Too Little, Too Late. | Crooks and Liars

Honestly, at this point, I don't even care whether or not this crappy healthcare bill passes. I see so many serious problems with it, and I simply do not have any trust in the integrity of the Obama administration and the commercially-sponsored Congress to fix them.

The only reason I can see for supporting the bill is political - and no, I don't think that's an insignificant reason. (I'd guess it's the only reason Wendell Potter still supports it.) However, as Dr. Marcia Angell points out, the bill is such a confusing mess, what are the odds that its passage will work in the Democrats' favor? It's a complete and utter crap shoot, and for that, I blame the consistent lack of leadership from the top. I have never been so disgusted with the political process in my entire life:

From Bill Moyers Journal:

BILL MOYERS: So, has President Obama been fighting as hard as you wished?

MARCIA ANGELL: Fighting for the wrong things and too little, too late. He gave away the store at the very beginning by compromising. Not just compromising, but caving in to the commercial insurance industry and the pharmaceutical industry. And then he stood back for months while the thing just fell apart. Now he's fighting, but he's fighting for something that shouldn't pass. Won't pass and shouldn't pass.

What this bill does is not only permit the commercial insurance industry to remain in place, but it actually expands and cements their position as the lynchpin of health care reform. And these companies they profit by denying health care, not providing health care. And they will be able to charge whatever they like. So if they're regulated in some way and it cuts into their profits, all they have to do is just raise their premiums. And they'll do that.


Coulda just stopped after 'unwilling'.

Senate Democrats Unwilling To Fight Widely-Opposed GOP Nominee To Legal Services Corporation


Moving on from the do-nothing pussies to the hammer slinging assholes:

Fiction or Fo'Realz. You never know with FAUX News.

Fox 5 anchor delivered false report to help Jack Bauer | Raw Story

Including McCain!

McCain's DADT Support Letter Signed By A Bunch Of Dead Guys

Burnett, I swear to god. Don't do it.

Sarah Palin talking to networks about television show on Alaska - Yahoo! Canada News


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