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Health Care & Environment
11.16 How pesticide bans can prevent tens of thousands of suicides a year [how many thousands more die early from eating pesticide-laced food?]
11.15 The long read: The plastic backlash: what's behind our sudden rage – and will it make a difference? [the world wants to throw-up...]
11.15 Claws out: crab fishermen sue 30 oil firms over climate change [workers are waking-up...]
11.12 This Land is Your Land: The Zinke effect: how the US interior department became a tool of industry [behaving ignorantly again...]
11.11 Trump responds to worst fires in California’s history by threatening to withhold federal aid [behaving ignorantly again...]
11.11 Interior department sued for ‘secretive process’ in at-risk species assessment [behaving ignorantly again...]
11.11 Keystone XL pipeline: judge rules government 'jumped the gun' and orders halt [behaving ignorantly again...]
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US Politics, Policy & 'Culture'
11.17 As Energy for Medicare for All Explodes, Steny Hoyer's Plan Includes Waiting for Trump to Help Make Obamacare Better [Another who is unfit to be Democrat leader]
11.17 'A Staggeringly Bad Idea': Outrage as Pelosi Pushes Tax Rule That Would 'Kneecap the Progressive Agenda' [Unfit to be Democrat leader]
11.16 As 'Green New Deal' Demand Grows, Democrats Have Choice: Confront and Defeat Fossil Fuel Industry or Take Credit for 'Doomed' Planet [Two choices: Save life-on-Earth or help Republicans let it die?]
11.15 Democrats Won Big. Can They Go Bold, Too? [it's about suppressing the influence and leadership by Republican-like Democrats who counsel 'íncremental' (no) change, such as Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Shumer and Joe Biden]
11.15 Pentagon Officials Forced to Make Fewer Public Appearances to Avoid Provoking Trump [...by revealing Trump's huuuge ignorance]
11.15 REPUBLICANS USED A BILL ABOUT WOLVES TO AVOID A VOTE ON YEMEN WAR [if there are 'defense industry' profits to be made—including congress-critter insider-trading—and political 'donations' to be had, we mustn't stop killing innocent civilians!]
11.14 The Guardian view on Yemen’s misery: the west is complicit [WAR CRIMES]
Economics, Crony Capitalism
11.16 Amazon’s HQ2 Will Get a Tax Break Designed to Help the Poor [a Republican program that directly helps participating wealthy companies—but only helps workers if and when 'trickle-down' occurs.]
11.16 Trump doesn’t want to punish Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi. His new sanctions prove it. [George W. Bush made a similar immoral decision for the same oily reasons after 9-11, protecting Saudi defense contracts while facilitating the slaughter of poorer Arab "terrorists" in the region.]
11.15 The Earth is in a death spiral. It will take radical action to save us [fossil fuel burning, un-recyclable plastic production/use and methane gas release must cease ASAP.]
International & Futurism
11.17 Thousands gather to block London bridges in climate rebellion [We're losing WWIII because the enemy is invisible while we're like frogs slowly cooking. We aren't informed enough to be alarmed, but must get organized and motivated to fight back. We need a War Plan to ruthlessly pursue the fight of our lives!]
11.17 Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds [Climate catastrophe is increasingly likely without worldwide organization, funding and commitment to winning THE WAR AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING.]
11.15 Cuba to pull doctors out of Brazil after President-elect Bolsonaro comments [terms must be negotiated for fairness to Cuba's health professionals without disruption of healthcare for Brazil's poor]
11.14 'Appalling' Khashoggi audio shocked Saudi intelligence – Erdogan [Exposing a psychopath?]
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BGE Gets Fed Matching Grant for New SmartGrid Electric Technology
SOURCE: Office of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD 7th)
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company will receive the largest grant in a federal investment package to fund Smart Grid technology. The utility will be awarded $200 million to help fund a $451 million program to install 1.1 million digital meters and 400,000 in-home control devices and thermostats. This will enable dynamic electricity pricing and expand the utility's direct load control program, which will enhance grid reliability and reduce congestion.
The funding announcement was made by President Obama during a visit to Florida Power & Light Co.'s DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Fla. on October 27. The Center is the largest photovoltaic electricity facility in the U.S.
Overall, the federal government is making available $3.4 billion in government support for 100 projects aimed at modernizing the power grid. The projects include installing "smart" electric meters in homes, automating utility substations, and installing thousands of new digital transformers and grid sensors. The investment is part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, and will be matched by industry funding for a total public-private investment worth over $8 billion.
Youth Ice Hockey "Free Skate" on Sun., Sept. 13Boys and girls from 6 to 12 years of age may register for Baltimore Youth Hockey's recreational ice hockey program on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Reisterstown Sportsplex, Mitchell Drive, Reisterstown, and take part in a free skate, from 1:45 until 2:45 pm. Registration available in the ice rink lobby from 1-3 pm. Full hockey equipment required for the free skate. Hockey teams also available for boys and girls from 13 to 19 years of age. For more information, www.byhstars.org, or call 410-426-4242.
Md. State Police Announce Reward for Info about Gun Store Burglary(Woodbine, MD) – A reward is being offered to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of a Carroll County gun store earlier this week that resulted in the theft of more than 20 firearms.
Maryland State Police today received assistance from Metro Crime Stoppers, which is offering a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to arrests for the burglary at JC Arms that occurred between the hours of 11:30 p.m. on May 26 and 8:55 a.m. on May 27. The gun shop is located in the first floor of a two-story residence in the 7700 block of Woodbine Road, Woodbine, which is very near the line between Carroll and Howard counties.
A further inventory by the store owner found more weapons had been taken than originally thought. The stolen firearms include 11 AR-15 rifles, two H&K submachine guns, three .22 caliber pistols, three 9 mm Glock pistols, one .45 caliber Glock pistol, one Ruger .380 caliber pistol, and one .45 caliber Taurus revolver. Also stolen in the burglary were dozens of boxes of ammunition and firearm accessories.
No arrests have been made in this case. No stolen weapons have been recovered. The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information about this burglary is urged to contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. Phone calls are not recorded and callers may remain anonymous.
Persons with information may also call directly to State Police criminal investigators at 410-386-3053. Callers may also remain confidential and may talk with investigators on a non-recorded line.
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