Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Iran Deal Underscores Need to Abandon Nuclear Energy as a Power Source

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Nearly two years ago, I wrote about how the GOP presidential candidates were saber-rattling over “Iran’s nuclear program”, completely devoid of any self awareness as they simultaneously complained about rising gas prices without connecting the two events… not now, not in the eight years it was happening under President Bush (side note: gas prices have been […]

 
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November 25, 2013
Posted in: Energy Independence, Environment, fake scandals, General, Middle East

A Quick Thought on the Wildfires & Floods As We Pause For a Week.

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Hey folks. Sorry to say M.R.S. is going to have to take a sabbatical this week. Fortunately, there wasn’t much new to report in the news last week. If I had to write anything about this past week, it would be about the massive deadly floods that have been reigning/raining down upon Middle-America all last week […]

 
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August 12, 2013
Posted in: Environment, Global Warming, Rants

Yes, Even Late May Snow Is Evidence of Climate Change (aka Global Warming)

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It’s as inevitable as the sunrise and twice as predictable: a freak Late-May snowfall causes Right-Wingers to declare that it is PROOF that “Global Warming is a hoax”, and gee, don’t all us “environmental wackos” feel foolish? Of course, not once does it occur to these “authorities” in the Meteorological Sciences that “freak” weather events are EXACTLY what […]

 
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May 27, 2013
Posted in: Environment, Global Warming, myth busting

State Dept Says Modified Keystone Would Have Negligible Impact? (updated)

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Last May, after the original Keystone XL Pipeline proposal had been rejected by the Obama Administration, TransCanada submitted a new modified proposal for a shorter, more direct route for the same pipeline to pipe saturated tarsands “oil” from Alberta, Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. After a ten-month review, the U.S. State Department released a preliminary report on Friday concluding that the revised […]

 
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March 4, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, myth busting

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Outrage for… More Outrage.

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There was no shortage of things to talk about this week, with the a record-setting blizzard hitting the North-East, GOP feux-outrage over the use of “drones” as part of a secret National Defense policy where the government asserted it can kill anyone overseas deemed a threat to National Security… even United States citizens. And, of course, Tuesday […]

 
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February 11, 2013
Posted in: Environment, General, Global Warming, Healthcare, Politics, Rants, Seems Obvious to Me, War

Mugsy’s Predictions for 2013. Fight, fight, fight.

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Well, as the cliche’ goes: “It’s that time of year again” for my annual “Predictions” edition of Mugsy’s Rap Sheet, when we look back at how well I did last year, a little schadenfreude examining just how badly the so-called “psychics” did, and ending with my own predictions for the coming year. My own record (with all […]

 
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December 31, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Environment, General, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Taxes, Unconstitutional, War

Why Would Anyone Vote for Someone With This Record (Romney)?

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This past week, I’ve listened incredulously to reports that President Obama’s lead over Governor Mitt Romney has continued to shrink following Romney’s impressive first debate performance despite his embarrassing second debate humiliation and VP Biden also being seen as “the winner” in his debate performance. Team Romney is 1-for-3 (and likely 1-for-4 tonight), and “fact checkers” have not been kind to Romney’s […]

 
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October 22, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, myth busting, Politics, Taxes, War

10 Things You WON’T Hear Mentioned at the Republican Convention This Week

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As you know, the GOP will be holding its Presidential Convention & Cross Burning Clambake all this week in Tampa Bay. Well, not ALL week, because for the second convention in a row, the first day of the RNC Convention will be canceled due to a hurricane lashing the pavilion. In 2008, religious morons “prayed for rain” to disrupt the […]

 
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August 27, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, General, Global Warming, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Middle East, Politics, Predictions, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, voting, War

Some rants: JobsJobsJobs, Oil, Hypocrisy and My Integrity (UPDATED)

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There was so much going on last week, that I couldn’t pick a single topic to focus on. First off was (of course) the dismal jobs report for May released last week. Republicans were quick to pounce on the disappointing figures, pointing to it was “PROOF!” that President Obama’s economic policies are a failure. Also, […]

 
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June 4, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Jobs, Money, Politics, Rants, Taxes

100 years later, Titanic would of been okay because icebergs that far South are now extremely rare

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Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] This Sunday will be the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the North Atlantic on April 15th, 1912. The tragic story of the sinking of the world most luxurious ocean liner is […]

 
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April 14, 2012
Posted in: Environment, Global Warming

The Truth About the Keystone XL Pipeline: Few jobs, higher gas prices, eco disaster (updated)

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Frequent readers of M.R.S. already know how I feel about the proposed “Keystone XL pipeline” and the absurd level of hyperbole from Conservatives regarding the supposed windfall of jobs it would produce along with its ability to bring down gas prices, while downplaying the environmental consequences. With the deep pockets of BigOil and oil tycoons […]

 
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March 23, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, myth busting, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me

So much stupid (part 2). The Kingmakers, Global Warming denied and the key is not Keystone

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Continuing from Monday, there was plenty of stupidity to report last week. A man that had no business even being in Afghanistan was overextended to the point tragedy. And there was the stupidity of a Media that inflicts John McCain upon us for yet one more Sunday show appearance to critique the man he lost to. Do […]

 
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March 21, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Infrastructure, myth busting, Politics, Religion