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Cyberwar Is War, White House Said– but NYT Didn’t Notice

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Posted on 06/01/2012 by Steve Rendall For the second time this week, the New York Times has published a revealing report on a secret, legally questionable Obama administration program, but failed to include independent legal analysis of the controversial program. Tuesday’s Times report on the White House’s drone assassination program included no critical analysis of the thorny legal issues raised by the program. Surely independent legal experts would have something to say about the  program at large, but particularly about such details as the White House’s bizarre definition  that counts any military-aged male found in the vicinity of a bombing target…read more

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School Budgets Pass, Students Continue to Lose

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-singer/school-budget-cuts_b_1545883.html   The New York Times reported that school budgets in New York State were overwhelmingly approved this May. But the headline, “New York School Budgets Were Approved At A High Rate,” was misleading. That is because districts were forced to make severe cuts in educational services by the Cuomo administration before submitting budgets to voters for approval. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/nyregion/99-percent-of-ny-school-budgets-meeting-tax-cap-pass.html This year was the first year that school districts had to limit costs and with them property tax increases to 2%. Ninety-two percent of the districts kept within this guideline either…read more

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A New York “foreclosure mill” law firm celebrates Halloween by mocking those who lose their homes

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What the Costumes Reveal 1 2 3 4 5 6 Photos from a former employee of the law firm of Steven J. Baum: Two Steven J. Baum employees mocking homeowners who have been foreclosed on. By JOE NOCERA Published: October 28, 2011 On Friday, the law firm of Steven J. Baum threw a Halloween party. The firm, which is located near Buffalo, is what is commonly referred to as a “foreclosure mill” firm, meaning it represents banks and mortgage servicers as they attempt to foreclose on homeowners and evict them from their…read more

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Flooding in Nebraska Threatens Nuclear Power Plants

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From: The Progressive By Matthew Rothschild, June 22, 2011 The sight of a nuclear power plant in Nebraska surrounded by the rising waters of the flooding Missouri River is cause for alarm, to say the least. Just 19 miles from Omaha, the Fort Calhoun plant had been warned back in October by the NRC that it had inadequate flood plans in place, and that flooding could cause damage to the plant’s core. Even as the water levels have risen all around the plant, its operators claim there’s no problem. “This…read more

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