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 By Liz Miller    News    November 5, 2016

Standing Rock Pipeline Protest is Flooding Facebook, but FB Doesn't Notice

The Water Protectors have called upon all friends and supporters to log onto Facebook and "check-in" at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The protestors, numbering in the thousands, are trying to...

 

IKEA Looks at Mushroom-Based Packaging

The flat-pack furniture giant IKEA has announced a move to a USA-made eco-friendly mycelium packaging to replace polystyrene. "We are looking for innovative alternatives to materials, such as...

 
 By Liz Miller    Science    November 3, 2016

New Green Energy Could Change the Way We Move

Wood pulp, a common waste material, could allow homeowners and communities to create their own energy by just walking around. UW–Madison associate professor Xudong Wang, graduate student Chunhua...

 

Trump Tweets Raise Money for Clinton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is well known for his frequent Twitter Storms. Now, a clever fundraising program on opponent Hillary Clinton's website is taking advantage of that...

 
 By Liz Miller    Opinion    October 20, 2016

Donald Trump Debates Like a Kid Who Didn't Do the Reading Assignment for School

What do you do when you are waiting outside the classroom door (or presidential debate) and suddenly realize that you didn't read the mandatory pages for today's discussion? This 10-step formula is fa...

 
 By Liz Miller    Opinion    October 20, 2016

Another Republican Senate Would Destroy the Constitution

Threatening to undermine the separation of powers that is fundamental to our free society, John McCain says that a Republican Senate would not confirm any potential Supreme Court Justices nominated by...

 
 By Liz Miller    Crime    October 11, 2016

Suspect in Officer Killings had Gang Ties, Previous Attempted Murder Charge

A suspect in the killing of two Palm Springs police officers was arrested about 1:30 am Sunday morning. John Felix, 26, was unarmed but wearing "soft body armor" when taken into custody. Felix is...

 
 By Liz Miller    Politics    October 1, 2016

#callseanhannity is a Twitter hit!

Thanks to his good friend Trump, FOX television host Sean Hannity seems to have found a new job: verifying America's fibbery. "I once ate a bear while flying an F16 nude. Don't believe me?...

 

Failed Governor Cancels Quarterly Economic Report

When Governor Sam Brownback began his great tea party tax experiment in Kansas, he championed a quarterly economic review as an accountability test of his vision. Now that his vision has failed...

 

Kings Under Parking Lots: Odd Habits of the British

Archeologists have found what may be the remains of King Henry I under a parking lot on the site of Reading prison. The discovery was made by a team exploring the location of the ruins of Reading...

 

68,000 lb Meteorite Unearthed in Argentina

Over the weekend, a work crew used a crane to hoist a 30-ton meteorite out of the Campo del Cielo (Field of Heaven) about 670 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the border between the...

 

Chinese Space Station Falling to Earth in 2017

China's first space station, the Tiangong-1 or "Heavenly Palace 1," is expected to fall back to Earth in 2017. The laboratory was launched in 2011 as part of China's ambitious plan to catch up with...

 
 By Liz Miller    Crime    September 26, 2016

Terrorist Clown Ring Arrested in Alabama

Flomaton, Alabama police have taken one adult and two juveniles into custody in connection with a threat that put four local schools under lockdown, and they may be able to link the trio to some of...

 

Trump Tax Plan Attacks Single Parents

If you are a single parent in America, don't vote for Donald Trump unless you want to pay more taxes. The latest incarnation of the Donald's tax plan could as much as double the tax bill for...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    September 20, 2016

Appeals Court Halts Dakota Access Construction Near Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Lands

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order that bars the Dakota Access Pipeline from working within 20 miles on both sides of the Missouri River at Lake Oahe. The Native American #NoDAPL...

 

Pipeline Explodes: State of Emergency Declared in Shelby County

More than 250,000 gallons of gasoline have spilled in Shelby County, Alabama, after a major fuel pipeline ruptured this week. The governors of both Alabama and Georgia have declared a state of...

 

Embracing Ignorance: 75% of Americans Can't Name 3 Branches of Government

A new survey on civic knowledge has found that only a quarter of adult Americans can name all three branches of our government. Nearly a third of Americans can't name even one of the branches. This...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    September 16, 2016

Armed Riot Police Arrest Pipeline Protesters, Journalists, and Medics

Tuesday, September 13. Unarmed Native American "Water Protectors" protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline were arrested today, along with journalists who were trying to cover the...

 

Trump Blackmailed by Putin, According to Former CIA Agent

Evan McMullin believes that America should be much more worried about presidential candidate Donald Trump's close ties to Vladimir Putin. The former CIA agent and former Republican is so concerned...

 

Oil Company Destroys Burial Sites in Holiday Sneak Attack

Tear gas and dogs were used by private guards to attack Native Americans trying to protect burial grounds from Labor Day weekend destruction by Dakota Access Pipeline bulldozers. Six people were...

 
 By Liz Miller    Crime    September 14, 2016

Affluenza Poster Boys Ryan and Ammon Bundy Still Having Trouble with Authority

District Court Judge Anna Brown is probably getting a bit exasperated with bad boy Ryan Bundy. Bundy, who is being held awaiting trial for the unlawful occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    September 12, 2016

Dakota Access: U.S Government Temporarily Blocks Construction

Protests across the country brought in a small victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their many supporters when the U.S. government promised to temporarily halt all construction on government...

 

Millions of Honeybees Die after Poorly Planned Zika Spraying

Millions of honeybees died within minutes after being sprayed with an insecticide targeting Zika-carrying mosquitoes. In their first aerial spraying in 14 years, Dorchester County used a product...

 

Mountain Bike Pedal Caused Rock Creek Wildfire in August

Investigators have announced that a pedal strike on the Lower Rock Creek trail at the California/Nevada border acted like a flint and steel fire striker that caused a spark and ignited grass nearby....

 
 By Liz Miller    Travel    September 2, 2016

US Navy Rescues Mariners from Uninhabited Island in Pacific

A pair of boaters were rescued from an uninhabited Pacific island by a U.S. Navy air crew on Friday after writing "SOS" in the sand. They had been stranded since August 19 on an island in Chuuk...

 

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