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Elizabeth Mack , Andy Henion – AFFORDABLE WATER IN THE US: A BURGEONING CRISIS

If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five years, to nearly 36 percent, finds new research by a Michigan State University scholar. Elizabeth Mack said a variety of factors, ranging from aging infrastructure to climate change to population decline in urban areas, are making residents’ ability to …

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We think better in green buildings, Harvard study shows

A study by the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University has shown that green buildings have a positive link to higher cognitive function for workers. The report notes that we “spend about 90% of our time indoors, and buildings have a unique ability to positively or negatively influence our health”. Twenty-four professionals such as architects, designers and engineers …

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A Just Cause – Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Tom Marino – 02.14.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks is shining a Spotlight on Congressman Tom Marino, who’s a lawyer, former District Attorney for Lycoming County, and a former United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He has brought his experience and knowledge to Washington D.C. to become a leader in the House of Representatives.

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Expat Files – 01.24.16

– I’ve lived all over Latin America both on and off the gringo tourist trail and much prefer the latter. Why not live off the trail where the locals truly like Americans and thus where the “gringo advantage” is alive and well? That said, some expats(especially the new, fresh, green lightly traveled variety) just love tourist trail locations. That’s why today we list 10 good and positive reasons why some might prefer to live with other gringos “ON the tourist trail”.

-Some of the so called “expert” expat retirement mags and rags as well as expat living blogs now tout “up and coming” Colombia as the “next” Costa Rica. After hearing today’s rant, you’ll still want to visit the place but probably won’t want to live or invest there. However, with Sofia Vergara as Colombia’s unofficial cultural ambassador (with every lonely heat gringo convinced she’s the Colombian girl next door) you can bet the gringos will come, no matter what the underlying facts might be.

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Derrick Jensen – Liberals and the New McCarthyism

It’s easy enough, some sixty years after the fact, for us to cluck our tongues at the cowardice and stupidity of those who went along with McCarthyism. It’s especially easy for liberals and academics to say that had they been alive back then, they would certainly have had the courage to stand up for discourse and to stand up for …

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Can You Say “Blowback” in Spanish?

They behead people by the hundreds. They heap headless, handless bodies along roadsides as warnings to those who would resist their power. They have penetrated the local, state, and national governments and control entire sections of the country. They provide employment and services to an impoverished public, which distrusts their actual government with its bitter record of corruption, repression, and torture. They seduce young people from several countries, including the United States, into …

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The Sickening Child Porn Crisis Infecting U.S. Government Agencies

Daniel Rosen, a senior State Department official arrested last month for soliciting sex online with a minor, was reportedly arrested again Sunday night in Washington, D.C., and charged with an earlier crime of voyeurism after police searched his cellphone. And he is only the latest in a long string of government employees to have been accused of crimes against children. Public records and reports …