US Red Cross Spent 25% Of Haiti Donations on Itself: Report

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US Red Cross Spent 25% Of Haiti Donations on Itself: Report

A report says the American Red Cross had a huge surplus in internal expenses during its relief works in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

A report released earlier this week by a U.S. Republican Senator has questioned the reliability of the American Red Cross, one of the most respected non-profit institutions in the United States.

ANALYSIS: Haiti 6 Years After Its Devastating Earthquake

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley conducted a year long investigation resulting in a 300-page document that has revealed the organization had a huge surplus in internal expenses during its relief efforts in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

At least 25 percent of the US$487.6 million went to management, general expenses and fundraising, as well as program costs and a contingency fund, according to the report. The information contrasts with what the ARC has repeatedly told the public, which is that 91 percent of its funding is used on relief efforts and…

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Transport of nuclear waste is hazardous: accidents happen.


antnuke-relevantHow much radiation is OK in an emergency? By Rebecca Moss, The New Mexican, 19 June 16   New guidelines proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would significantly increase the amount of radiation that people can ingest in the days and years following a radiological accident — levels far higher than existing limits set by the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974.

Watchdog groups, academics and even some EPA officials worry the change could severely compromise public health……..

radiation-truckNew Mexico’s highways pose concerns under the new EPA proposal because truck transportation of nuclear waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad will resume if the now-shuttered underground storage facility reopens, as planned, by the year’s end. When operations restart at the waste site, which has been closed since a radiation leak in February 2014, U.S. 62-180, Interstate 25, Interstate 40 and U.S. 285 would once again be used to…

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Jewish mentality: Rabbi calls for jewish terrorists to poison Palestine’s water

Jewish mentality: Rabbi calls for jewish terrorists to poison Palestine’s water

Palestinians decry rabbi’s call to poison West Bank water

MEMO | June 19, 2016

The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has denounced a Jewish rabbi’s permission for settlers to poison water sources in Palestinian areas in the occupied West Bank as “an order to kill”.

Rabbi Shlomo Mlma, chairman of the Council of Rabbis in the West Bank settlements, has issued an advisory opinion in which he allowed Jewish settlers to poison water in Palestinian villages and cities in the West Bank.

According to the Israeli anti-occupation organisation “Breaking the Silence”, the call for poisoning Palestinian water aims to push the Palestinians to leave their villages and pave the way for settlers to take over their lands

June 20 Energy News


Science and Technology:

¶ The Linthal hydropower plant is the world’s biggest pumped-storage facility. It works as a battery, using water to store electricity as potential energy. The plant’s operating mechanisms are mostly underground, reducing environmental and wildlife impact. [Industry Leaders Magazine]

The Linthal plant is located above a narrow Swiss valley. Image credit: GE Reports / Tomas Kellner The Linthal plant is located above a narrow Swiss valley.
Image credit: GE Reports / Tomas Kellner

¶ University of Iowa researchers are working with a California-based startup company to make clean energy from sunlight and any source of water. They have created a small solar-powered device that can be placed in any type of water, even including seawater or wastewater. []

¶ The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft set off from New York’s JFK airport, embarking on the transatlantic leg of its flight around the world to promote renewable energy. The flight is expected to take about 90 hours before landing at Spain’s…

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Germany’s Energy Transition Overwhelmingly Popular, despite Deniers

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Above, 8 second snip from a Fox News report showing typical anti-renewable energy propaganda.
I show this as comic relief in my presentations, and it’s always good for a laugh..
(full clip here if you’re interested)

A quick look Fox reporter  Shibani Joshi’s wikipedia entry shows that she is married to Joshi Rahul Advani, “a principal at Energy Capital Partners”, a firm that,  according to its website,focuses on investing in the power generation, midstream oil and gas, electric transmission, environmental infrastructure and energy services”.
Wow, who could have imagined that?

Since we haven’t been at war with Germany in 60 years, many Americans, especially Fox News viewers, don’t know where it is, so in my presentations,  I always put up a map to show that Germany is a small, cloudy, northern European country at about the same latitude as Labrador, Canada.


Since Germany bashing continues to be a…

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The US Is Sleepwalking Towards A Nuclear Confrontation

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Zero Hedge“The US Is Sleepwalking Towards A Nuclear Confrontation”

“The United States is sleepwalking towards a nuclear confrontation with Russia. It is astounding in its stupidity this approach. What’s going on is an effort by the US military and by NATO officials to extract as much money as possible out of Eastern Europe, to continue financing weapons and generally extract military spending out of Europe.

The neocons have a very stiff ideology of world domination. Basically they took over the US government because it’s the largest and most vulnerable democracy in order to realize their insane dreams of world domination.”

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96% Of Votes Not Counted; But Election Is ‘Decided’? Returning To Scene Of Crime

I also want to ask my so-called fellow reporters at the AP how you can call an election and say 96% of the vote have been counted when 96% of the votes have not even been received by the voting officials.””

Returning to the Scene of the Crime: The California Primary

Here We Go Again

In Saner Thought

We have returned to the worthless debate on the ownership of guns…..the same debate we have with every attack and/or massacre…….the same waste of time ….time after time (not a Cindy Lauper song)…..

Of course I will be labelled whatever the mental midget class call people the disagree with them…apologist, bleeding heart, liberal, or my favorite, political correct.

So before the inevitable stupidity starts let me say my views right now….

I am against the ownership of assault weapons…..they are not needed for protection if so then the idiot holding it is a terrible shot then I suggest a shotgun…..they are not used for hunting….and if someone just gets off on shooting them then join the Army they will let these idiots play with them as much as they like.

There even those that agree with me……

Nate Bethea served as an infantry officer in the US Army from 2007…

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Islamophobia; Should America Take Down Statue Of Liberty?

There is no asterisk at the end of the iconic poem etched into our Statue of Liberty.

“Give me your tired, your poor…” doesn’t end with “except Muslims” or any other blanket xenophobic prohibition.

But, sadly, many of our politicians are acting like it does, whether it’s through calling for all Muslims to be deported or not letting those fleeing war and persecution into our country.

That’s why today, World Refugee Day, we all need to stand up for the basic human rights of the most vulnerable individuals of our time.

Watch and share our latest short film on the Syrian Refugee Crises and fight against bigotry and hate!

There are 4.8 million Syrian refugees due to the violent and bloody civil war. And the only US plan is to take in .2% or 10,000 of them- and we haven’t even come through on that promise yet. Meanwhile, countries like Canada, with fewer resources, have taken in over 27,000 refugees in just the last six months.

This is shameful.

Watch the film, share, and take action today to remind politicians what America is supposed to stand for!

In Solidarity,

Robert Greenwald, President
Brave New Films

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