News for 2012-08-19

Sunday, August 19, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Insatiable Thirst Has BigOil Drilling Deeper Than Ever Before
As the world continues its addiction to oil, "ultra-deep" wells -- those drilled 1.5 km (4,500 feet) deep or more -- are now at historic levels with no signs of abating, Reuters reports . The players in the deepwater game include the big oil names of BP, Chevron and Royal Dutch/Shell, which...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Spate of Drone Strikes Pounds Pakistan
A series of U.S. drone strikes pummeled Pakistan this weekend. Corporate media reports say the dead were "local Taliban and fighters" or "suspected militants." On Sunday, two separate drone attacks hit the North Waziristan are of the country. The first hit two vehicles, killing at least seven. The...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Assange: 'The US War on Whistleblowers Must End'
Speaking to media and crowds below, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared on a low balcony of the Ecuadoran embassy in London on Sunday, his first public appearance since seeking refuge there two months ago, and said, "The U.S. war on whistleblowers must end." Assange was greeted by cheers from...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Beyond Super PACs: Nonprofit Millions Flooding Elections
While super PACs have received plenty of attention since the Citizens United ruling for flooding money into elections, a new investigative report shows how social welfare groups known as 501(c)(4)s "are pouring much of their resources" into elections.
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