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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pennsylvania will soon become the 12th Republican-led state to expand its Medicaid program in accordance with the Affordable Care Act at a time when conservatives across the country are downplaying their opposition to the law.

On Thursday, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will announce that it had granted a waiver and reached agreement with the state to provide health care coverage to 500,000 low-income residents through private insurance. The waiver will make Pennsylvania the 27th state, plus the District of Columbia, to accept federal Medicaid dollars. read more

A man has been walking naked through the streets of Topeka, Kansas, which to the surprise of some residents is not illegal in the state. "Unless someone is exposing themselves or a sexual organ to gratify or arouse someone other than themselves, it's really not anything against the law," said Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones. Several photos of the man have popped up on Twitter. read more

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ThinkProgress: For each power source -- wind, solar, oil and gas, nuclear, and coal -- the data on bird deaths is gathered from different advocacy and industry groups, academic institutions, and government sources. Because estimates vary so widely on solar, wind, and oil, U.S. News included both low-range and high-range estimates for how many birds are killed by those electricity sources. Either way, the results show that even with high-range estimates for renewables compared to low-range estimates for fossil fuels, fossil fuels are responsible for far more bird fatalities than solar or wind. Note the chart ...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The entire right wing universe (including Drudge Report) is now screaming about this post by, yes, the Dumbest Man on the Internet again, claiming that anonymous sources told him officer Darren Wilson suffered an "orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket" in a struggle with unarmed teenager Michael Brown: BREAKING REPORT: Officer Darren Wilson Suffered read more

Monday, August 18, 2014

St. Louis local news is reporting that the Attorney for the Ferguson store, Jake Kanzler said the the Ferguson store owner, nor any store employee called the police to report any shoplifting of cigars, but, rather, a customer called the police. read more



It is estimated that 25% of electricity in Kansas could be provided by rooftop solar panels.[2]


Wind power accounted for 19.4% of the electricity generated in Kansas during 2013.[12]


The Grain Belt Express Clean Line is a 700-mile overhead, high voltage direct current transmission line that will deliver 3,500 megawatts of low-cost wind power from Kansas to Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and states farther east. The Grain Belt Express Clean Line will give Kansas the ability to move a domestic energy source to market and enable $7 billion of new, renewable energy projects to be built in Kansas. In addition to the new wind farm investments, the Grain Belt Express Clean Line project will cost approximately $2 billion with around $1 billion of investment in Kansas. In December 2011, the Kansas Corporation Commission unanimously approved Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC as a public utility in Kansas.

I can't wait to shoot one of them down.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-08-28 07:45 PM | Reply | Flag:


Deer Trail residents will vote on offering licenses to shoot down unmanned aircraft that dare enter their airspace. Sales already number in the hundreds, with no signs yet of a drone invasion.

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