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    pantslessprogressive:

A friend who works at PBS just emailed this image to me, adding, “This is how I feel every freaking day.”
[NOTE: If you know the original source, please message me so I can give credit.]

    pantslessprogressive:

    A friend who works at PBS just emailed this image to me, adding, This is how I feel every freaking day.”

    [NOTE: If you know the original source, please message me so I can give credit.]

    (Source: pantslessprogressive, via think4yourself)

    — 3 years ago with 548 notes
    #fox news  #cnn  #pbs  #technology  #news 
    Worst things about the Republicans budget in handy infographic form
To go with the previous post:
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The President has made clear that the current plan as proposed by  congressional Republicans is not acceptable. Add your name to a petition to be given to House Republicans.

    Worst things about the Republicans budget in handy infographic form

    To go with the previous post:

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    The President has made clear that the current plan as proposed by congressional Republicans is not acceptable. Add your name to a petition to be given to House Republicans.

    — 3 years ago with 6 notes
    #GOP  #Republicans  #budget cuts  #center for american progress  #class war  #economy  #government shutdown  #news  #politics  #religion  #tax cuts to the wealthy  #tea party  #news  #government shutdown 
    Michael Steele: “there’s nothing wrong with a government shutdown”
 Anyone  think the Republicans aren’t building up to the “big reveal” next week?  There will be a government shutdown because… [something here] is the  Democrats fault.

“I  personally think there’s nothing wrong with a government shutdown. I’ve  been an advocate for it over six, seven months now for the  simple  reason it is the shocker. It is the reality check that the  spenders  need to have, that those who are trying to chart a different  course  need to have, whether they are Republicans or Democrats in the   Congress.
 “Republicans  right now have an opportunity to put down  some bright-line markers  here on spending. I hope they do. I haven’t  seen it yet. I’m hoping  that we will see it in the next week.”
 – Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, today on ABC’s Top Line

It is amusing to hear Steele complain about ‘the spending’ and ‘the spenders’ when what the Republicans are defending happen to be their spending priorities (the wealthy) — priorities that they need everyone who’s NOT wealthy to pay for.

    Michael Steele: “there’s nothing wrong with a government shutdown”

    Anyone think the Republicans aren’t building up to the “big reveal” next week? There will be a government shutdown because… [something here] is the Democrats fault.

    “I personally think there’s nothing wrong with a government shutdown. I’ve been an advocate for it over six, seven months now for the simple reason it is the shocker. It is the reality check that the spenders need to have, that those who are trying to chart a different course need to have, whether they are Republicans or Democrats in the Congress.

    “Republicans right now have an opportunity to put down some bright-line markers here on spending. I hope they do. I haven’t seen it yet. I’m hoping that we will see it in the next week.”

    Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, today on ABC’s Top Line

    It is amusing to hear Steele complain about ‘the spending’ and ‘the spenders’ when what the Republicans are defending happen to be their spending priorities (the wealthy) — priorities that they need everyone who’s NOT wealthy to pay for.

    — 3 years ago
    #class war  #economy  #news  #politics  #conservatives  #GOP  #government shutdown  #Michael Steele  #Republicans  #right-wing  #tea party 
    "Spent fuel rods have to be cooled for anywhere between five to 10 years before they’re safe enough to be taken out of these pools and put into dry cast storage."

    What’s the deal with spent nuclear fuel?

    Wow. 5 to 10 years to cool?

    — 3 years ago
    #news  #japan  #nuclear emergency  #fuel rods  #fukushima  #maddow 
    "Petraeus tells House lawmakers that he’ll recommend some combat troops leave Afghanistan this July. No detail on how many."
    National Journal’s Yochi J. Dreazen (via nationaljournal)
    — 3 years ago with 5 notes
    #news  #politics  #military  #afghanistan  #petraeus  #troop withdrawal 
    And now it’s snowing in Japan
Members of the Japan Self Defense force walk through the snow-covered  ruins of Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, days after the area was devastated  by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 16, 2011. (via producermatthew)
NPR / AFTERSHOCKS: There have been nine earthquakes of 5.0 magnitude or above today in the  same region struck by last Friday’s massive, 9.0 temblor, the U.S. Geological Survey reports. The hardest quake today registered 6.0.
BBC 1507/ BEWARE THE IODINE PEDDLERS: The Associated Press reports that the nuclear scare is proving to  be a  sales bonanza for traders in iodine, face masks and radiation  meters.  This is particularly the case in Russia, where people have  painful  memories of the false securities given in the wake of the  Chernobyl  disaster. “It is a pity that certain businessmen are trying to  profit  on the situation,” Olga Shekhovtseva, an Emergencies Ministry   spokeswoman in Russia’s Primorsky region, told AP.
BBC /1446 THE MISSING: The mayor of Ishinomaki, in the devastated Miyagi prefecture, has told Kyodo the number of missing in that town alone is likely to reach 10,000. 
CNN / THE DISPLACED: [9:15 a.m. ET Wednesday, 10:15 p.m.  in Tokyo] The governments in Iwate, Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures have asked the Japan Prefabricated Construction Suppliers &  Manufacturers Association to build almost 33,000 homes to temporarily  house those displaced by the quake and tsunami, Kyodo News service  reports. At least 430,000 people are staying in shelters across eight  prefectures, according to Kyodo.
CNN / THE RADIATION IN THE WATER: [6:48 a.m. ET Wednesday, 7:48 p.m.  in Tokyo] Tests revealed traces of radiation in tap water in Fukushima city,  80 kilometers (50 miles) from the Daiichi nuclear plant, the local  government said Wednesday. The Fukushima prefecture’s nuclear department  said amounts of radioactive cesium and iodine that are not harmful to  the human body were found in water samples taken at 8 a.m. Wednesday (7  p.m. ET Tuesday). Government officials said the traces found are  connected with the nuclear plant. A measurement of the tap water supply  taken later in the day found no traces of iodine or cesium.

    And now it’s snowing in Japan

    Members of the Japan Self Defense force walk through the snow-covered ruins of Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, days after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 16, 2011. (via producermatthew)

    NPR / AFTERSHOCKS: There have been nine earthquakes of 5.0 magnitude or above today in the same region struck by last Friday’s massive, 9.0 temblor, the U.S. Geological Survey reports. The hardest quake today registered 6.0.

    BBC 1507/ BEWARE THE IODINE PEDDLERS: The Associated Press reports that the nuclear scare is proving to be a sales bonanza for traders in iodine, face masks and radiation meters. This is particularly the case in Russia, where people have painful memories of the false securities given in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster. “It is a pity that certain businessmen are trying to profit on the situation,” Olga Shekhovtseva, an Emergencies Ministry spokeswoman in Russia’s Primorsky region, told AP.

    BBC /1446 THE MISSING: The mayor of Ishinomaki, in the devastated Miyagi prefecture, has told Kyodo the number of missing in that town alone is likely to reach 10,000.

    CNN / THE DISPLACED: [9:15 a.m. ET Wednesday, 10:15 p.m. in Tokyo] The governments in Iwate, Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures have asked the Japan Prefabricated Construction Suppliers & Manufacturers Association to build almost 33,000 homes to temporarily house those displaced by the quake and tsunami, Kyodo News service reports. At least 430,000 people are staying in shelters across eight prefectures, according to Kyodo.

    CNN / THE RADIATION IN THE WATER: [6:48 a.m. ET Wednesday, 7:48 p.m. in Tokyo] Tests revealed traces of radiation in tap water in Fukushima city, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the Daiichi nuclear plant, the local government said Wednesday. The Fukushima prefecture’s nuclear department said amounts of radioactive cesium and iodine that are not harmful to the human body were found in water samples taken at 8 a.m. Wednesday (7 p.m. ET Tuesday). Government officials said the traces found are connected with the nuclear plant. A measurement of the tap water supply taken later in the day found no traces of iodine or cesium.

    — 3 years ago with 21 notes
    #news  #aftershocks  #displaced  #earthquake  #fukushima  #japan  #missing  #nuclear emergency  #radiation  #search  #snow  #tsunami 
    "The site is effectively out of control. In the coming hours there could be further catastrophic events which could pose a threat to the lives of people on the island."
    Guenther Oettinger, EU commissioner for energy, on the unstable nuclear plant in Japan. (via msnbc)
    — 3 years ago with 7 notes
    #news  #japan  #nuclear emergency  #fukushima  #catasttrophic events  #tsunami  #earthquake 
    Pentagon: Some Troops In Japan Given Potassium Iodide

    producermatthew:

    No United States service members currently conducting relief missions in Japan are showing symptoms of radiation poisoning, but some crew members are being given Potassium Iodide tablets as a precaution, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

    Additionally, the Pentagon said US forces in Japan are not permitted within 50 miles of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant without special authorization.

    (Information via Reuters)

    (Source: matthewkeys)

    — 3 years ago with 13 notes
    #news  #japan  #potassium iodide  #u.s. service members  #u.s. forces  #military  #fukushima  #nuclear emergency 
    latimes:

California Department of Public Health officials have opened a phone hotline to address concerns about local radiation exposure in the aftermath of the nuclear power plant crisis in Japan. The number is (916) 341-3947. The Times’ interactive map shows the likelihood of fallout radiation in Hawaii and Los Angeles.

    latimes:

    California Department of Public Health officials have opened a phone hotline to address concerns about local radiation exposure in the aftermath of the nuclear power plant crisis in Japan. The number is (916) 341-3947. The Times’ interactive map shows the likelihood of fallout radiation in Hawaii and Los Angeles.

    (Source: Los Angeles Times)

    — 3 years ago with 543 notes
    #japan  #california  #nuclear fallout  #nuclear emergency  #news  #deptartment of public health  #phone number  #fukushima 

    @martyn_williams: TEPCO has released video shot from SDF helicopter on March 16, 4pm, of Fukushima reactors

    — 3 years ago with 6 notes
    #tepco  #japan  #fukushima  #video  #helicopter  #nuclear emergency  #news 
    "Just in: US Homeland Security Chief says passengers, cargo arriving to the United States from Japan will be checked for radiation - Reuters"
    — 3 years ago with 2 notes
    #news  #japan  #cargo  #united states  #radiation  #nuclear emergency 

    Weiner spars with Hannity, Bachmann in shouting match over budget

    Weiner said it was “ironic” that Bachmann called him out on not knowing fact from fiction.

    — 3 years ago with 1 note
    #anthony weiner  #michelle bachmann  #news  #politics  #sean hannity  #fox news 
    "All 185 Democrats voted against the NPR measure, along with 7 Republicans. 228 GOP members voted in favor."
    — 3 years ago with 2 notes
    #news  #politics  #npr  #vote  #defund