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Olympic Bid A No Win Situation for Obama

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Copenhagen to support the bid of their home town Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Their efforts mirrored those of the President Brazil to support the winning bid of Rio de Janeiro. In the end, Chicago’s proposal failed to gain the support of…

The Cost of Fighting Global Warming Less Than You Think

Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, Princeton professor and NY Times columnist gets to the bottom of of the Right Wing’s claim that we can’t afford to fight Global Warming. From Krugman’s piece in the NY Times: Some of them still claim that there’s no such thing as global warming, or at least that the…

British Prime Minister Apologizes for Treatment of WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing

Editor’s NOTE: This item about the British government’s mistreatment of the German Enigma code-breaker because he was gay, sent to my by a friend in northern California, Jeffrey Taylor, who is a Techie for Equality. Number10.gov.uk The Prime Minister has released a statement on the Second World War code-breaker, Alan Turing, recognising the “appalling” way he was treated…

A Global Warming “Oops” Moment or a National Security Risk?

While the Register’s Orange Punch bloggers are always pretty quick to highlight any information that declares Global Warming to be a hoax or something based on flawed science, it’s always good to get information from other resources.  In this case, the Department of Defense courtesy of a page one story in yesterday’s New York Times.…

Solar: Innovative Way To Save Schools Money

The OC Register’s Fermin Leal reported yesterday on the Santa Ana Unified School District’s effort to assist in the battle against global warming and rising energy costs. Santa Ana school adding solar power system Saddleback High may soon produce up to 70 percent of the electricity it needs. SANTA ANA – Saddleback High School will…

oh Those Poor Canadians…

While Obamacare is referred to regularly, in derogatory terms, to the Canadian healthcare system by Americans who continue to insist we have the best healthcare in the world, the blog Sadly, No! documents how we do compared to our neighbors to the North. But let’s not let facts get in the way of the established…

First Lunar Landing: 40 Years Ago Today

“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” — Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969 Fourty years ago today, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to land on the moon. They landed at 20:17 UTC (13:17 PDT) on July 20 with about 25 seconds of fuel left. Watch CBS Videos Online Six hours and fourty minutes later at…