All Further Articles for 2014-03-26

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
WTF: Fox News Says Texas' Catastrophic Spill Is Just A Distraction Like Oreos For A Dieter So Build Keystone Already
Days after a barge spilled 170,000 gallons of especially heavy sticky oil, dubbed "the worst stuff you can dump in the water," into Galveston Bay, crews are scrambling to contain tar balls being pushed to shore by winds and tides, and biologists have found dozens of oiled birds from nearby, crucial bird habitats. With the spill occurring at the worst possible time - many wintering birds still there, many more en route north - environmentalists say that "we expect this to get much worse." Galveston Bay is just up the coast from where Keystone would end. The brilliant minds at Fox are so up for Keystone they found a jaw-dropping new way to dismiss Galveston, like all the debacles before it, as just "another impediment to growing out our fossil fuel industry." “Enough of the nonsense, these are all distractions (like) anybody who wants to lose five pounds has a box of Oreos in front of them. Just get rid of the Oreos, and you’ll be fine. Same thing. Do the pipeline.”
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Squeal: Hog Castrating Lady Wants To Be Iowa's Next Senator, and At This Point Why Not?
In the first ad in her Senate campaign to replace Iowa's retiring Tom Harkin, Joni Ernst - "Mother, Soldier, Conservative" - just up and gets to the nitty-gritty, smarmily boasting that she "grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm, so when I get to Washington I'll know how to cut pork." She's one of five GOP candidates. She's endorsed by Mitt Romney. She's wearing the biggest, weirdest, grimmest damn zombie smile you ever saw. As far as we can tell, this is a real ad. God bless participatory democracy.
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Giving Shelter
Citing U.N. estimates of 45 million people around the world displaced by natural disaster or war, the Austin start-up Reaction Housing has created the Exo, a cheap, portable, stackable, reusable "rapid response shelter." Inspired by an upside-down coffee cup in the wake of Katrina and launched at the recent 2014 SXSW conference, Reaction is raising money through an Indiegogo campaign in hopes of sending the first prototypes to Syrian refugee families.
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