Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate: Focus on Covid-19

March 15, 2020 DNC debate

The most recent Democratic Party debate occurred on March 15, 2020 in the insulated studios of CNN. The debate was moved to Washington, D.C. at the last minute due to the incipient Covid-19 crises affecting cities across the United States. Beginning on March 12th, many federal institutions, including museums, libraries, schools, universities, stadiums, theatres, and food venues announced a two-week […]

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Amazon-owner strikes at low-wage workers twice in a week

Boas strangle their victims

Recently the Amazon owner, Jeff Bezos, slashed twice within a week upon those working in recent acquisitions: Whole Foods, and the Washington Post. The Express is a daily publication by the Washington Post that was distributed free throughout the Metro area. On weekday mornings, one could pick up a paper for free at the Metro station. Leftover stacks would be […]

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Female thought leaders and martyrs defend the Earth

https://stopgetrees.org/eucalyptus-plantations-in-brazil-lead-to-assassination-of-local-activist/

Globally women have made strides over the past century. More women are now leaders around the world than ever before, and yet often women are still marginalized. For instance, in grassroots organizations and alternative news media, women still do the brunt of the work often with significantly less recognition and reward. In the United States, a record 128 women are […]

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Part 2: How much radiation from Fukushima Daiichi: Censorship of information leads to speculation

plastic bag containment

The big question foremost on people’s minds with regard to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011 is how much radiation has leaked out of the plant into the environment? Unfortunately due to government secrecy and industry-protectionism, the quality of information is often filtered and the details obscured. According to the Greenpeace documentary video “Fukushima: Living with Disaster” much […]

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Hawaii legislation and homelessness: the good, the bad, the ugly

When can these encampment be zoned safe

The State of Hawaii is paradise, if you have money to spend. The population of the state in 2017 was 1,427,538 people, but it is decreasing at the rate of 3 people per day. This is after accounting for births and new move-ins. Over a five year period an estimated 37,000 people have left, mostly for the mainland. Invisible people […]

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Pelosi defends Obamacare at Town hall

CNN Town Hall May 15, 2017

At the CNN Town Hall on May 15, 2017 House Leader Nancy Pelosi talked about healthcare. View video here: http://tinyurl.com/kmhjwyg.   Veteran congresswoman Nancy Pelosi spoke out in support of the Affordable Care Act (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act PPACA/ACA) at a town hall sponsored by CNN last Monday in Washington, D.C. At the town hall in Washington, D.C. moderated by […]

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Hanford Nuclear Reservation Wants to Become a Park – Part 2

Map from Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to assess potential environmental effects of conveying approximately 1,641 acres of Hanford Site land to the Tri-City Development Council, the DOE-recognized Community Reuse Organization (CRO)

In Part 1 of this report the history of Hanford and the legislation supporting a new National Park, with sections of it slated for privatization are described. In Part 2, the issue with toxic pollutants entering groundwater, along with other objections are covered. Map from Public Comment Period Fact Sheet – EA-071215 – Draft Environmental Assessment for Proposed Land Conveyance […]

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Comparing Radiation Therapy with exposure levels: Doing the math

250 mSv level

When the oncology team informs you that you need to receive adjuvant therapy for cancer treatment, it sounds scary–really scary, especially if it is mixed with periodic chemotherapy—and it comes after several major surgeries. Usually the cancer patient is told it will help ensure that mutant cells, which are vulnerable to things like radiation, are destroyed. The goal is to […]

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