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Climate rule's winners and losers

President Obama announced rules Monday that he said would "end the limitless dumping of carbon pollution from power plants." (AP Photo) The Obama administration's 1,560-page rule setting the first limits on carbon emissions in the United States has big implications for the energy sector that could force major shifts in the energy sector. The rule seeks a 32-percent reduction in electricity emissions from 2005 levels by 2030, up from a 30-percent cut in the [...]

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Politically Correct Bot Will Correct You If You Say “Illegal Immigrant” on Twitter

There is a new bot running on Twitter that was created to inform people they mustn’t use the term “illegal immigrant” and they must say “unauthorized immigrant” or “undocumented immigrant”. Therefore, the Sentinel will use the terms “illegal alien” or “people here illegally”. The bot creators believe the terms are no longer socially acceptable so they are going to remind you if you use it on Twitter. It can be seen at @DroptheIBot. drop [...]

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Can trophy hunting actually help conservation? January 15, 2014Conservation This Week52 Comment

Can trophy hunting ever be a useful tool in the conservationist’s toolbox? On the surface, the answer would appear obvious. It seems as if the killing of an animal – especially an endangered one – for sport is directly contradictory to the goal of ensuring the survival of a species. The question has been asked again following the auction last Saturday night of the right to hunt an endangered black rhinoceros ( Diceros bicornis [...]

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David Harris Smith, assistant professor of communication studies at McMaster, poses for a photo with his latest project, hitchBot.

AP Photo/Stephan Savoia PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment told The Associated Press that someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair early Saturday, ending its first American tour after about two weeks. "Sadly, sadly it's come to an end," said Frauke Zeller, one of its co-creators. The kid-size robot set [...]

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“Smart Cities” to Spy on You in Ways Orwell Never Imagined

The Orwellian cities of the future being designed and imposed right this instant all over the world — so-called “Smart Cities” — will be watching you. In fact, they already are watching you. And unless humanity takes action soon to rein in its would-be omniscient rulers, the technological dystopia being erected all around you will ensure that governments and dictators know virtually everything about everyone — perhaps more than individuals know even about themselves. [...]

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Feds Spend $2.6 Million on Weight Loss Program for Truckers

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent more than $2.6 million giving truckers weight tips, including motivational phone calls while they drive. Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) is conducting the study, which claims truck drivers face a “growing health crisis.” “Drivers experience multiple roadblocks to health, including laws permitting long work hours and an isolating job structure that restricts physical activity and dietary choices,” according to the NIH grant . “Despite the [...]

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Planned Parenthood HACKED, They Will Be ‘Exposed to the Public’

With the almost daily dose of disgusting details surround the controversy over Planned Parenthood’s lucrative business of not only aborting babies but harvesting their organs for profit, it’s really not all that surprising that an intrepid group of hacktivists have set their sights on the abortion giant. Something tells me this merry band of anti-abortion hackers is going to be welcomed with open arms by millions of life loving American taxpayers. Here is the [...]

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New EPA Regulations Could Gut Millions Of Jobs For Black and Hispanic Americans

So, the EPA wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent of 2005 levels by 2025 . It’s part of the Obama White House’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), which is aimed at dealing with the immensely overstated threat we allegedly face from global warming. The president said that when his daughter, Malia, had an asthma attack, it became personal . The plan already has an estimated 300,000 jobs on the chopping block, and [...]

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Farm Accidents a Different Animal for First Responders

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. Accidents on farms can include heavy equipment, chemicals, and rough terrain. First responders got special training for how to tackle these dangerous situations. Jenny Spink grew up on a farm and was raised by two first responders. She says she saw the need to bridge the gap between those two worlds. "Farm-related accidents are so much more different from your typical car [...]

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ADHD: Psychiatric Epidemic or Hype?

“ It is to be expected that the existing criteria will be eased up more so that an increasing amount of people will be labeled as suffering from a ‘mental illness’ with all the dire consequences. ” - Dr. Marcel de Roos, psychologist The Nation By Dr. Marcel de Roos For teachers the perfect class is a concentrated, quiet and obedient one. Nowadays, when children stand out by what used to be called naughty, [...]

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Deep-sea mining looms on horizon as UN body issues contracts

Indonesia Jamaica Deep Seabed Mining KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners. But now, the era of deep seabed mining appears to be dawning fueled by technological advances in robotics and dwindling land-based deposits. Rising demand for copper, [...]

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School deploys sheep to ‘mow’ fields as cost cutting measure

LAWRENCE, N.J. – A New Jersey power company operating a solar plant that powers The Lawrenceville School recently found a good way to cut its maintenance costs at the 30-acre facility: sheep. Instead of shelling out $20,000 for landscape crews to come in to cut the grass under the site’s rows of solar panels, KDC Solar worked with the nearby Cherry Grove Farm to contract with 71 sheep to keep the grass groomed, NJ.com [...]

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Obama’s Illegal Aliens: Importing Deadly Third World Diseases

Even as exotic new diseases and nearly-eradicated old ones keep popping up across the nation, the Obama administration is unconcerned, or some would say, recklessly indifferent, to the public health threat that Third World illegal aliens pose to the American public. This isn't an observation from would-be GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump or some wild-eyed rube -- it's a devastating criticism that comes from two public health experts at the government's own Centers for [...]

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Now Obama Wants to Ban Dishwashers

Environmental standards had already made washing dishes hard enough . It so happens that in the last six months, a lot of people have suddenly discovered their dishwashers don’t work as well as they used to. The problem, though, isn’t the dishwashers. It’s the soap. Last July, acceding to pressure from environmentalists, America’s dishwasher detergent manufacturers decided to change their formulas. And the new detergents stink. A couple of months ago, Sandra Young from [...]

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