Clean Water Services runs wastewater treatment plants in Portland, Oregon. They’ve just received approval to turn sewer water into beer to serve at events in an effort to warm people up to the idea of recycling sewage. They will give the cleaned, recycled water to Oregon Brew Crew, who will then turn it into beer. The Resident discusses.
A bizarre PSA put out by lobby group AARP now being broadcast on television and radio stations across the country contains a bizarre subliminal message about martial law being declared in America after nationwide riots.
What pass for jokes at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner are, for the most part, failed attempts at comedy and commentary. Rarely do the assembled politicians and pundits employ humor for anything more than the appalling project of attempting to appear self-deprecating (as opposed to pompous) and good natured (as opposed to fiercely calculating).
But once in a great while a great moment occurs.
President Obama had one Saturday night, when he ruminated momentarily on the crude excesses of a certain former vice president.
“A few weeks ago Dick Cheney said he thinks I’m the worst president of his lifetime, which is interesting, because I think Dick Cheney is the worst president of my lifetime,” mused Obama.
Cheney, whose own presidential ambitions were dashed in the mid-1990s by disinterest and distrust on the part of his fellow Republicans, had to engineer his selection as George W. Bush’s vice president in order to secure the power he craved. But, once he had wedded his ambitions to the hapless “legacy” president, the second-in-command did indeed pull so many strings that he was understood by savvy Washingtonians as a virtual commander in chief.
Incredible drone footage shows the shocking extent of destruction across Kathmandu after the city was rocked by huge earthquake
- Images show huge cracks in roads, fallen monuments and flattened buildings after 7.8-magnitude quake hit Nepal
- Nepalese capital remains short on shelter, food, medicine and power and faces serious threat of disease outbreak
- Footage also shows man pulled alive from rubble after being trapped under collapsed building for the last two days
- Came as the death toll surpassed 4,000 this afternoon, with thousands injured and thousands more still missing
ALISON MUTLER, Associated Press
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former Romanian president has acknowledged approving the CIA’s request for a site in Romania, but said he would have refused had he known how it would be used.
Ion Iliescu, president from 2000 to 2004, suggested he believed Romania had hosted CIA “black sites” — prisons outside the U.S. where suspected terrorists were held and subjected to harsh interrogation.
Romanian authorities had long denied reports they hosted a CIA secret prison, but Iliescu said last week he approved a request for a site in 2002-2003. He was widely criticized for his remarks.
Australia: everybody must get vaccinated, except the Prime Minister’s daughters
2006: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to vaccinate his daughters
Meet vaccine refuser, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
by Jon Rappoport
April 26, 2015
We’re talking about Tony Abbott, who just ruled from on high that there are no more exemptions from vaccines in Australia.
No more conscientious objections, no more religious exemptions. Only the rare medical exemption, permitted by a doctor. And suddenly, every family who refuses vaccinations for their children will lose up to $15,000 per year, per child, in federal support money. Every family in Australia is eligible for federal money.
Tony has officially ripped away citizens’ right to choose. Australia is now officially a medical police state.
Back in 2006, Tony was singing a very different tune concerning his own daughters.
On November 9, 2006, news.com.au had the story: “Abbott rules…
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