Sunday :: Jan 22, 2012

A few interesting news links and a movie review!

by Oly Mike

Well, the snow is melting, the power is coming back on in the Puget Sound region and the sky was blue yesterday afternoon. The snow was really pretty for a day. then it was really wet and sloppy for a few days. Now it's gone.

Here is a news report from Study Finds that Childhood Leukemia Rates Double Near Nuclear Power Stations hmmm... that doesn't sound good. I think the jury is in on nuclear power. TEPCO buried the Fukushima nuclear reactors and the industry, but the fallout from the experiment with "cheap" nuclear power will be with us for a long time. Frontline just came out with program - Nuclear Aftershocks. Haven't seen it yet, but Frontline usually does a good job, so plan to watch that one.Courtesy UK Tar Sands - Wiki Commons is a good reference site for all things energy. Particularly good for keeping track of ... oil prices! I haven't spent a lot of time on the site, but it seems pretty technically sound, non-partisan. If/when I will draw from I am sure I will be cherry picking for the information and stories that have a progressive edge.

Obama to Grant Banks Robosigning Immunity in Showdown With Breakaway AGs from OpEdNews.

U.S. AG Eric Holder, DoJ Head Lanny Breuer Linked To Banks Accused Of Foreclosure Fraud - another one from OpEdNews.

I think posting one of these requires the posting of the other for context. The revolving door between industry, government, and the nexus of goals is more clear when you see the two stories together.

Finally - a movie review. Margin Call

My review: wow, see it.

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