Sunday, April 26, 2009

informationliberation Weekly News Digest (04/20/09 - 04/24/09)

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Friday April 24th, 2009

Tons of released drugs taint US water
In this photo taken on Feb. 26, 2009, aeration basins are seen in operation at the Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wilmington, Del. Scientists took samples from the Delaware River nearby and ...

Cops can now 'take all your stuff'
There have been some terrible miscarriages of justice due to proceeds of crime legislation in other countries. Whether Canada will do better remains to be seen. To the surprise of at least on...

13-year-old's school strip-search case heads to Supreme Court
(CNN) -- The case of a 13-year-old Arizona girl strip-searched by school officials looking for ibuprofen pain-reliever will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The justices in January ac...

Cops Raid School Bus In Drug Sting Which Leaves Children In Tears
RED CREEK - The superintendent of the Red Creek school district is investigating complaints by students, parents and the Civil Liberties Union of Central New York that a physical search of several students for drugs might have been too intrusive...

Psychotic Cop Caught On Tape Detaining News Reporter
El Paso, TX 7 News reports 'An 7 crew covering a crash on I-10 on Monday unwillingly became part of the news. Motorists stuck in traffic witnessed veteran journalist Darren Hunt and photojournalis...


Tuesday April 21st, 2009

The Green Agenda
We all want to be wise and careful stewards of the beautiful planet we call home. However, certain aspects of the modern green movement that is permeating every segment of our society are not about pr...

US declares greenhouse gases are threat to public health
The statement issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency is expected to pave the way for new regulations of cars, power plants, building sites and factories by identifying carbon dioxide and five other gases as pollutants...


Monday April 20th, 2009

Revealed: Antarctic ice growing, not shrinking
ICE is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap. The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indi...

Obama may fire pollution particles into stratosphere to deflect sun's heat in desperate bid to tackle global warming
President Barack Obama is considering a radical plan to tackle global warming by firing pollution particles into the stratosphere to deflect some of the sun's heat. The controversial experiment wa...

Scientists weigh geoengineering in global warming battle
Not every crazy idea, say dropping out of Harvard to start a software firm, is a bad one. But you don't have to be Bill Gates to place your bets that way. Consider atmospheric geoengineering — pumpin...

'White rain' mystery baffles Flintshire town
A MYSTERY white substance that fell on parts of a town in Flintshire has left residents baffled. People in Connah's Quay are at a loss to explain the so-called 'white rain', which has been likened ...

Jackie Chan says Chinese people need to be 'controlled'
The actor told a forum on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, whose attendees included Wen Jiabao, the Chinese prime minister, he was not sure 'freedom' was necessary. Chan, 55, whose latest mov...



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