Daily Archives: August 31, 2012

2012: Something Is Going On!? – NASA debunks concerns – 3 videos

2012 Something Is Going On!

Everything Changes On Earth 12 21 2012

NASA Debunks Wacky 2012 Claims .. video

2012 myths and wacky claims debunked by a real expert, know doubt the nut jobs will think this is yet another government cover story.

US: Drought threatens crops – millions may go hungry

Millions Go Hungry as Congress Considers Food Stamp Cuts and Drought Threatens Crops

Thursday, 23 August 2012 10:26 By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

Nearly one in five Americans could not afford the food they or their families needed at some point in the past year, and now anti-poverty advocates are pressing Congress to abandon proposed food stamp cuts as a historic drought threatens to drive up food prices across the country.

A Gallup poll released this week shows that 18.2 percent of Americans did not have enough money to buy the food they or their families needed at least once during the past year. In 15 states, at least 1 in 5 Americans polled in the first half of 2012 reported struggling to pay for food during the past 12 months.

Little has changed since 2011, when 18.6 percent of Americans reported struggling to afford food, but proposed food stamp cuts in Congress and the worst drought in half a century could soon make matters worse.  [Read more]

Guyana: Amerindians and mining

Guyana: Amerindians and mining

Posted By Stabroek staff On August 19, 2012- Editorial |

While events in Linden were commanding public attention, the National Toshaos Council Conference was held in Georgetown between August 6 and August 10.  In previous years it has generated greater public interest because there was no news on the scale of the troubles in the mining town to obscure its proceedings. This year, however, not a great deal emerged about it, although last week, the Region 7 Toshaos released a statement relating to their concerns about the way in which it was conducted, while Toshao Solomon Lewis of Kurutuku subsequently had some comments to make on the subject as well.

They all were of the view that they were not accorded sufficient time to raise their issues, although the Toshaos from Regions 1 and 9 were given extra time to talk about the support they were receiving from the government. This is not the first time this kind of complaint has been heard; accusations about government-managed sessions have been made in relation to the previous conferences as well.  [Read more]

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