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Glenn Greenwald tweet on Sandra Fluke

Must be surreal to have your sexual mores nationally impugned 3 straight days by **Rush **Limbaugh

Posted by Canuckistanian | Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:39 PM (3 replies)

Virginia Supreme Court Rejects Subpoenas of Climate Scientistsí Emails

Today, the Virginia Supreme Court rejected Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelliís Civil Investigative Demands (CID) -- essentially subpoenas -- that would have required the University of Virginia (UVA) to turn over emails and other private correspondence among former university climate scientist Michael Mann and dozens of his colleagues.

Since April 2010, Cuccinelli, who does not accept climate change science, has repeatedly attempted to use his power as attorney general to access the scientistsí correspondence -- including emails, research drafts and even handwritten notes -- through the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act.

Good! Glad to see that Cucinelli has been shut down. This was an outrageous attempt to harass scientists working on climate change research.
Posted by Canuckistanian | Fri Mar 2, 2012, 01:24 PM (3 replies)

Leak exposes how Heartland Institute works to undermine climate science

The inner workings of a libertarian thinktank working to discredit the established science on climate change have been exposed by a leak of confidential documents detailing its strategy and fundraising networks.

DeSmogBlog, which broke the story, said it had received the confidential documents from an "insider" at the Heartland Institute, which is based in Chicago. The blog monitors industry efforts to discredit climate science.

The scheme includes spending $100,000 for spreading the message in K-12 schools that "the topic of climate change is controversial and uncertain - two key points that are effective at dissuading teachers from teaching science", the documents said.

Posted by Canuckistanian | Wed Feb 15, 2012, 05:34 PM (6 replies)

Romney and Gingrich Do Who's on First

Posted by Canuckistanian | Sun Feb 5, 2012, 10:07 AM (1 replies)

Electro-Motive plant shut by U.S. owner

The company that owns the locked-out Electro-Motive plant in London, Ont., has decided to close the plant permanently.

Progress Rail Services Corp., a subsidiary of U.S. construction equipment conglomerate Caterpillar, announced "it is regrettable that it has become necessary to close production operations at the London facility," in a release on Friday.

The company locked out 450 workers from the facility on Jan. 1. Costs were the main factor in the dispute, with the company pushing certain employees to take a 50 per cent pay cut.


You might remember that this is Caterpillar, who wanted to slash unionized wages by 50%. The union said |Hell, NO| and drew their line in the sand.
So Caterpillar closed the factory and is moving the jobs to Muncie, Indiana, where the wages will be LESS than half.

Oh, and did I mention that Caterpillar is one of the most PROFITABLE corporations in the world right now, with over a billion dollars earnings in the past 3 months?
I heard a radio interview with an economist who said "Caterpillar hates unions more than they hate profits"

And yes, that's Stephen Harper, our glorious leader in 2008, announcing a $5 million TAX BREAK for Caterpillar when the plant was taken over by Caterpillar.
Posted by Canuckistanian | Fri Feb 3, 2012, 07:36 PM (30 replies)
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