Remember when the Republican Party said it had to “rebrand” its message and they came out with their “Growth and Opportunity Project?”
The RNC’s Growth and Opportunity Project, an effort to take the existing party engine and give it a top-to-bottom tuneup, has solutions that include: A $10 million-dollar effort to better connect with minority communities…
That was in March.
This would be the speaker of the Republican party today:
Yo, GOP: Good luck.
This is happened yesterday:
Meanwhile, there’s this from today:
The Empire State building will be lit in the colors of the South African flag tonight and tomorrow in a tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Oh, brother (throws up arms, faces the ceiling and shakes her damn head):
The man in charge of the clean-up at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant says growing stores of contaminated water from the site will eventually have to be dumped into the sea.
In an exclusive interview with the ABC, the chairman of the Fukushima Monitoring Committee, Dale Klein, has also admitted there are likely to be more blunders and slip-ups at the plant in the months and years to come.
“I think the best word to use with Fukushima is challenging,” the former chief nuclear watchdog in the US said.
Since the 2011 earthquake and ensuing tsunami sparked the nuclear disaster, TEPCO has been pouring millions of litres of water onto Fukushima’s reactors to try and keep them cool.
That radioactive water is now being stored in tanks at the site but already thousands of litres have leaked into the Pacific Ocean.
Mr Klein says the biggest challenge for TEPCO is dealing with these ever-growing volumes of contaminated water being stored at Fukushima.
He believes that after the water is treated and stripped of most radioactive elements, it will be safe to dump into the Pacific.
Riiight. If you’ve been following this story like I have, you know TEPCO is just about the most incompetent company on the face of the Earth. That said, I smell a scandal brewing as in, 15 years from now, oops, what? We forgot to “strip” 95% of the radioactivity from that water?
So, the oil and gas industry thinks what citizens want — and vote for — doesn’t much matter:
A mandatory recount on Broomfield’s anti-fracking measure confirmed voters approved a five-year moratorium on the oil and gas drilling practice, but the future of the measure still hangs in the balance because of a lawsuit filed Tuesday night by a pro-fracking group. The suit alleges Broomfield did not correctly conduct the election.
Meanwhile, on the same day suit was filed against Broomfield for the way the election was conducted, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association brought suits against Lafayette and Fort Collins for fracking bans passed by voters in those communities.
Another reason to loathe these corporations who think the planet itself is theirs to be mined and sold off in bits and pieces for their private gain.