Much like our Healthcare Debate in the US, Kenya is undergoing a rigorous debate for a referendum on a new Constitution.
|By: Chuckie Corra Saturday June 12, 2010 9:42 am|
|By: RH Reality Check Tuesday May 25, 2010 6:39 am|
Anti-choice organizations may guilt people into adopting a feel-good term like “pro-life,” but they haven’t succeeded in getting Americans to support their broader agenda.
Written by Amanda Marcotte for RHRealityCheck.org – News, commentary and community for reproductive health and justice.
|By: jamess Wednesday May 19, 2010 5:00 pm|
But wait in both those stories the Percentage Number of Oil Recovered, was based against the initial estimate of the Amount of Oil Leaking daily, 5000 Barrels.
1000 / 5000 = 1/5 = 20%
2000 / 5000 = 2/5 = 40%
But I thought this “baseline” figure of 5000 barrels a day, was a gross underestimate by a Factor of at least 10?
So wouldn’t that change the math to at least:
1000 / 50,000 = 1/50 = 2.0%
2000 / 50,000 = 2/50 = 4.0%
Not such a rosy scenario, when the updated [rough] estimate numbers are used — No wonder BP resisted releasing those Videos. It makes their overly-optimistic sleight of hand, all that much harder to pull off.
4% vs 40% … which “success story” would you rather sell?
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday May 13, 2010 6:13 pm|
The broken oil pipes of the sunken Deepwater Horizon are pouring 70,000 barrels of oil into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico daily, according to a scientist who analyzed the video of the pipe released by BP. At 42 gallons per barrel, that’s 2.9 million gallons of oil every day, or the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez every four days.
|By: captjjyossarian Friday April 2, 2010 7:36 am|
NPR’s Talk of the Nation has set it’s sights on Social Security cuts as the solution to the nations growing debt “problem”.
|By: Leo W. Gerard Thursday March 18, 2010 5:39 pm|
Fussing about whether U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd’s financial reform legislation contains an independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency is like worrying about whether you’ll lose your tool shed as a conflagration consumes your home. Preserving the economy requires limiting, regulating and exposing derivative trading. That’s because derivatives – those credit default swaps – took down Wall Street — not consumer loans.
|By: Chuck Freeman Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:00 am|
t seems like some primal perfectionism is dominating my being. I’m not dealing well with the brokenness of the world. My meager efforts don’t seem to effect much change. Somedays I despair that I can’t fix it all. Saviour complexes suck!
|By: Robert Naiman Monday December 28, 2009 1:28 pm|
The government of Egypt is taking a hard line against international solidarity efforts in support of civilians in Gaza, , blocking peace marchers from the U.S., Canada, and Europe from even approaching the Egyptian border with Gaza and blocking an aid convoy that has the support of the Turkish government from entering Egypt at Nuweiba. Meanwhile there is largely a U.S. press blackout of these striking developments.
|By: EdwardTeller Tuesday October 13, 2009 3:31 pm|
Imagine listening to National Public Radio back in 1963 – I know NPR didn’t exist until 1970 – and hearing this favorable report:
“Throughout Georgia, young White men are forming vigilante groups to end interracial relationships between Negro men and White women.”
|By: Leen Wednesday July 15, 2009 5:56 am|