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October 28, 2013
11:30 // 9 months ago

VIDEO: 60 Minutes airs damning report on what really happened in Benghazi

poorrichardsnews:

Tonight, 60 Minutes interviewed a security officer who was present the night of the Benghazi attack.  The details of what really happened that fateful night are chilling and incredibly important for every American to hear. 

The report is about 15 minutes long, but I highly encourage you to watch in its entirety. 

Here’s the video:

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The White House has repeatedly downplayed Benghazi as a “phony scandal,” but tonight’s report further underlines the necessity for a special prosecutor to investigate the White House and the State Department’s repeated dismissal of the warning sings and refusal to send help the night of the attack.  America must know why. 

This ‘60 Minutes’ report last night was phenomenal. Love Logan’s work and what was covered was really compelling, important information on the Benghazi debate. Also: They didn’t even mention Hillary Clinton’s name in the segment. 

10:30 // 9 months ago
October 27, 2013

Listen to Russell Brand speak here. While he may be known as a comedian or may be naively perceived as an un-intelligent person, he knows what he’s talking about in this clip. He also pretty much calls for revolution in this interview:

"By 2020, the labor reduction effect of digitization will cause social unrest and a quest for new economic models in several mature economies. A larger scale version of an "Occupy Wall Street"-type movement will begin by the end of 2014, indicating that social unrest will start to foster political debate."

13:30 // 9 months ago
October 24, 2013
16:16 // 9 months ago
October 23, 2013

White House denies events described on Senator’s Facebook page

  • Sunday Sen. Dick Durbin (D) claimed that a member of the House GOP told President Obama that he “cannot even stand to look at [him],” asking his supporters how Democrats could honestly work with such disrespectful people.
  • Wednesday White House spokesman Jay Carney denied Sen. Durbin’s claim, telling a White House reporter that he’d personally spoken with a participant in the meeting referenced by Durbin, and that what the Senator describes “did not happen.” source
17:33 // 9 months ago
15:50 // 9 months ago
October 22, 2013
15:32 // 9 months ago
October 21, 2013
positive-press-daily:

IKEA: Residential Solar Panels To Go On Sale At Stores In Britain

Swedish flat-pack furniture giant IKEA will start selling residential solar panels at its stores in Britain, the first step in its plan to bring renewable energy to the mainstream market worldwide.
The company started selling solar panels made by China’s Hanergy in its store in Southampton on Monday. It will sell them in the rest of Britain in coming months, it said.
A standard, all-black 3.36 kilowatt system for a semi-detached home will cost 5,700 British pounds ($9,200) and will include an in-store consultation and design service as well as installation, maintenance and energy monitoring service.
"In the past few years the prices on solar panels have dropped, so it’s a really good price now," IKEA Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard told The Associated Press. "It’s the right time to go for the consumers."
The solar panel investment will be paid off in about seven years for an average home owner in Britain, Howard said.
"If you are going to be in your house that long, your energy will be free after seven years," he said.
Some retailers in the U.S., including the Home Depot and Lowe’s, already sell solar panels. But in other parts of the world, consumers often have to research a myriad specialist firms before making a purchase. [x]


Pretty neat, but still expensive for the largest of populations, the world’s middle class.

positive-press-daily:

IKEA: Residential Solar Panels To Go On Sale At Stores In Britain

Swedish flat-pack furniture giant IKEA will start selling residential solar panels at its stores in Britain, the first step in its plan to bring renewable energy to the mainstream market worldwide.

The company started selling solar panels made by China’s Hanergy in its store in Southampton on Monday. It will sell them in the rest of Britain in coming months, it said.

A standard, all-black 3.36 kilowatt system for a semi-detached home will cost 5,700 British pounds ($9,200) and will include an in-store consultation and design service as well as installation, maintenance and energy monitoring service.

"In the past few years the prices on solar panels have dropped, so it’s a really good price now," IKEA Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard told The Associated Press. "It’s the right time to go for the consumers."

The solar panel investment will be paid off in about seven years for an average home owner in Britain, Howard said.

"If you are going to be in your house that long, your energy will be free after seven years," he said.

Some retailers in the U.S., including the Home Depot and Lowe’s, already sell solar panels. But in other parts of the world, consumers often have to research a myriad specialist firms before making a purchase. [x]

Pretty neat, but still expensive for the largest of populations, the world’s middle class.

(via exclusively-positive-press)

11:30 // 9 months ago
The only reason we went into Iraq, I tell people now, is we were looking for somebody’s ass to kick. Afghanistan was too easy.
Oh great. A former Bush aide says in Peter Baker’s new book “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House.”
9:30 // 9 months ago
October 17, 2013
National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander and deputy director Chris Inglis have formalized plans to leave the intelligence organization within the next six months. Inglis will depart first, and is expected to step down from his post by the end of 2013. Alexander expects to make his exit early next year, likely by March or April. There is no word yet on who will replace either official.(Photo via Center for Strategic and International Studies) source

National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander and deputy director Chris Inglis have formalized plans to leave the intelligence organization within the next six months. Inglis will depart first, and is expected to step down from his post by the end of 2013. Alexander expects to make his exit early next year, likely by March or April. There is no word yet on who will replace either official.(Photo via Center for Strategic and International Studies) source

14:20 // 9 months ago