All Further Articles for 2013-03-29

Friday, March 29, 2013
So Your Groundwater's Poison and Your Tap Water's On Fire. Not to Worry: Fracking Chemicals Are Trade Secrets You Don't Need To Know About
A judge in Wyoming has denied a lawsuit by environmental groups asking that the lists of chemicals in fracking fluids be made public, ruling those lists are trade secrets. Soooo: Never mind that toxins have already shown up in Wyoming tap water, an accident there last year contaminated groundwater, an accident in Pennsylvania spewed a quarter million gallons of toxic and possibly radioactive wastewater, a blowout in Texas, already worried about carcinogenic dust and groundwater, just destroyed a fracking site, etc etc. What, you think it's your water? Let the companies keep their secrets.
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'Leading the Targeted Killing Revolution': Weapons Maker General Atomics Gets Punk'd
Some clever bugger in the UK has punked weapons manufacturer General Atomics by cloning their website and offering some rather more useful information about the company's role in the global targeting killing campaign operated by US and British forces. General Atomics is making enormous profits from the futile, perpetual 'War on Terror'. The families and communities ripped apart by its products have been less fortunate. [...] Download 'Living Under Drones' a recent report demonstrating the effectiveness of our products.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Willie: People Are People
Here's the ever-cool Willie Nelson and his contribution to the gay marriage debate, of which he says, "It's ridiculous (this) is something we're having a conversation about in this day and age." Texas Monthly has more from the 79-year-old Nelson, who once covered the song “Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly Fond of Each Other." "I've known straight and gay people all my life. I can't tell the difference...But I'd never marry a guy I didn't like."
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