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REPORT: VA'S SHINSEKI SAYS HE'S NOT QUITTING AMID DYING VETERANS CONTROVERSY...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:17

President Barack Obama takes seriously the allegations that veterans died waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital, Carney said, reiterating that the VA's inspector general is conducting an independent probe into the allegations.

"The President remains confident in Secretary Shinseki's ability to lead the department and take appropriate action," Carney said, repeating the White House response this week to two veterans groups' calls for Shinseki's ouster.

Shinseki said Tuesday that is "very sensitive to the allegations" coming from the Phoenix probe.

"I need to let the independent IG (inspector general) complete his investigation," he told the Journal.

A CULT IS TRYING TO RECRUIT BOB DYLAN FANS...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:06

It seems that the cult's obsession with Bob stems from a rambling, 1985 interview he did with SPIN, which was so fucking crazy I assumed they must have made it up themselves. But I looked into it, and it turns out it's legit. Here's some weird stuff he said about "the messianic thing":

"The messianic thing has to do with the world of mankind, like it is. This world is scheduled to go for 7,000 years. Six thousand years of this, where man has his way, and 1,000 years when God has his way. Just like a week. Six days work, one day rest. The last thousand years is called the Messianic Age. Messiah will rule. He is, was, and will be about God—doing God’s business. Drought, famine, war, murder, theft, earthquake, and all other evil things will be no more. No more disease. That’s all of this world."

Florida Finds Itself in the Eye of the Storm on Climate Change

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 09:15

New York Times May 7, 2014 by Coral Davenport

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Scenes of street flooding, like this one on Alton Road in Miami Beach in November, are becoming increasingly common (Angel Valentin for The New York Times)

HEARTBROKEN FATHER CLAIMS HIS MARRIED DAUGHTER, 32, WAS 'DRIVEN TO SUICIDE' BY A 'DEATH DANCE CULT LEADER" WHO MADE HER HIS 'SEX SLAVE AND PLIED HER WITH MIND-BENDING DRUGS"

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 23:46

A married woman from Florida was allegedly driven to commit suicide by a 'cultish' Japanese dancer who made her his 'physical and sexual slave and plied her with drugs', her devastated family claimed today.

Food Truck Now Sells Marijuana-Infused Fare

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 22:41

Fox News May 6, 2014 by Sky McCarthy

It seems with pot-infused fare popping up everywhere, it was only a matter of time before it started hitting the road.

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Climate Change Is Here And Action Needed Now, New White House Report Says

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 14:27

CNN Politics Tuesday May 6, 2014 by Kevin Liptak, Jethro Mullen and Tom Cohen

Washington (CNN) -- Climate change is here and will only worsen. Get used to more flooding, wildfires and drought, depending on where you live. Cities and states across America already are spending lots of money to respond.

Uncontrollable Ice-Melt? Uncorking East Antarctica Could Yield Unstoppable Sea-Level Rise, Simulations Show

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:14

Science Daily May 5, 2014

The melting of a rather small ice volume on East Antarctica's shore could trigger a persistent ice discharge into the ocean, resulting in unstoppable sea-level rise for thousands of years to come.

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New research finds that the melting of a rather small ice volume on East Antarctica's shore could trigger a persistent ice discharge into the ocean. (Credit: M. Martin/PIK)

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