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'Green News Report' 4/17/14
  w/ Brad & Desi
One year since West, TX disaster; New 'habitable' planet!; Air pollution in poor areas; Record warm March; PLUS: 'Bombshell' study: CA drought caused by global warming...
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The Climate Is Invading the Earth! To Battle Stations!
If only the climate was a person that could be defeated with guns -- the world might finally take the threat that climate change now poses with the seriousness it deserves....
'Green News Report' 4/15/14
  w/ Brad & Desi
GNR Special Coverage: The UN Inter- governmental Panel on Climate Change Report on Mitigation: costs, risks, and opportunities. Is it too late avoid climate catastrophe?...
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'Conservative' RW 'Legal' Blogger Defends Freeloading Nevada Rancher
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Sunday News Shows Fail to Mention U.S. Senate CIA Torture & Detention Report
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NSA Knew About, Exploited Internet Open Source Bug for Years
What part of "national security' does the National Security Agency not understand?!...
Destroying America: 'Obamacare' Kills Another Business
Free medical clinic in rural Arkansas to close doors after health insurance reform law leads to lack of customers...
'Green News Report' 4/10/14
RW Heartland Institute says 'climate change will be good for you!'; Russia threatens natural gas supplies to Ukraine, Europe; PLUS: Attack of the Tumbleweeds! (No, really!)...
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Study: CNN, Fox 'News' FAIL on climate; CNN looks for plane, finds ocean of garbage; PLUS: Energy co. receives record fine for 85 years of toxic waste (& couldn't be happier about it)...
Christie's E-Cig 'Sin Tax' Due to 'Public Health' Concerns?
After slashing anti-smoking programs, 'conservative' Christie admin offers absurd reason for massive new tax, but NJ Star-Ledger ain't buyin' it. And neither are we...
Judge to TX Repubs: Turn Over the Docs!
Courts rules TX legislators must provide email related to passage of polling place Photo ID restrictions which may prove discriminatory intent of the GOP law...
'A New Kind of Liberty' for the Kochs and Anyone Else Who Can Afford to Buy It
Have the rightwing judicial activists on the Supreme Court made you feel freer yet?...
NATIONWIDE STUDY FINDS ALMOST NO VOTER FRAUD
Just 10 cases of in-person impersonation in all 50 states since 2000...
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DOJ PROBE SOUGHT AFTER VA ARREST
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Arrest in VA: GOP Voter Reg Scandal Widens
'RNC official' charged on 13 counts, for allegely trashing voter registration forms in a dumpster, worked for Romney consultant, 'fired' GOP operative Nathan Sproul...

ALL TOGETHER: ROVE, SPROUL, KOCHS, RNC
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'Fired' Sproul Group 'Cloned', Still Working for Republicans in At Least 10 States
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The GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal reveals insidious nationwide registration scheme to keep Obama supporters from even registering to vote...

CRIMINAL ELECTION FRAUD COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST GOP 'FRAUD' FIRM
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And, in related news, Obama forces GM's CEO to step down in advance of federal auto-industry bailout for Detroit
Can we put one and one together here please?...
By Brad Friedman on 3/29/2009 8:51pm PT  

Tesla Motors revealed its all-electric Model S sedan last week in Los Angeles. At half the price of its Roadster model, which was $109,000, the Model S will be priced at $49,900 after tax credits ($57,400 before such credits). "After factoring in savings on gas," Tesla points out, that's "comparable to a $35,000 Ford sedan," the New York Times reports. A blog item from the Times describes the Model S as "sleek, sporty and sexy."

Tesla hopes the price tag will come down to "less than $30,000," as the price "will presumably go down as the technology improves." They plan the manufactured version to get 300 miles to a single charge, with a 45-minute recharge time.

While the company has raised millions from private investors, they need still more to be able to set up a production plant, which they plan to do in Southern California. But, for the moment, they are waiting on federal loan programs, as the credit market has otherwise locked up, according to the Times.

In the meantime, Detroit's big three automakers are also asking for federal funds and, in advance of President Obama's announcement of plans for the auto-industry, he has reportedly demanded that GM's CEO step down. So let's add one plus one here...

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With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen...
By Desi Doyen on 3/26/2009 12:46pm PT  

IN TODAY'S REPORT: Democrats undermine Obama's climate legislation; the EPA steps up and gets stepped on? PLUS: Worldwide Blackout & more volcanic "fallout" for Bobby Jindal...All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen...
'20th Anniversary' Disasta in Alaska Edition!
By Desi Doyen on 3/24/2009 12:02pm PT  

IN TODAY'S REPORT: Today we're gonna party like it's 1989...in Alaska...because it's the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster in Alaska; and the 20th anniversary of the eruption of Alaska's Mount Redoubt, now blowing up again (and in Bobby Jindal's) face; and the 20th anniversary of the global agreement to save the ozone layer, thus saving Alaska, and everywhere else in the world...PLUS: Poo and Pee Power gives "bio-gas" a whole new meaning...All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen...
By Desi Doyen on 3/19/2009 12:27pm PT  

IN TODAY'S REPORT: Whatever happened to "DRILL, BABY, DRILL!"???; Cities help homeowners go solar & make cash; PLUS: Sarah Palin's new war on wildlife! All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen...
The St. Paddy's Day Edition!
By Desi Doyen on 3/17/2009 11:50am PT  

IN TODAY'S REPORT: We're not just "wearin' the green", we're bein' it!; The "Filthy Fifteen" list is out, is your state on it?; Australia declares a natural disaster after an oil spill!; PLUS: RNC Chair Michael Steele joins the Flat Earth Society! All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen...
By Desi Doyen on 3/12/2009 11:37am PT  

IN TODAY'S REPORT: Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen...on ice; Obama's EPA reverses the Bush EPA again... and AGAIN; American wilderness loses by two votes in the House; PLUS: Mr. Jones goes to Washington! All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen...
By Desi Doyen on 3/10/2009 12:20pm PT  

IN TODAY'S REPORT: Obama's carbon cap-and-trade plan may get capped...by Democrats; The Environmental Protection Agency decides to protect the environment; ATTN: Disinfo wingnut on the move!; PLUS: The British slimed minister...All that and more, in today's rather lively Green News Report!

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With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen...
By Desi Doyen on 3/5/2009 1:00pm PT  

IN TODAY'S REPORT: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls on America to lead the way to a global green economy ... Happy birthday to the hybrid-electric car ... Obama vows to return science to the Endangered Species Act ... and a Republican governor proposes taxes on free water!

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With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen...
By Desi Doyen on 3/3/2009 11:39am PT  

IN TODAY'S REPORT: March begins with a march on the Capitol Hill power plant; California and China want for water; John Kerry challenges George Will to a green fight in the schoolyard!

The creator of Buzz Flash, Mark Karlin, says the Green News Report is "exciting and informative," and adds: "Brad and Desi dare not to bore! BuzzFlash listens to every Green News Report." Thanks Mark!

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With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen...
By Desi Doyen on 2/26/2009 11:51am PT  

IN TODAY'S REPORT: Obama tells 'em in Congress: "It all begins with energy" ... Cool green innovations you may want to buy soon ... and flushing old-growth trees down the toilet --- literally!

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With Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen
By Desi Doyen on 2/24/2009 12:00pm PT  

It's another edition of the Green News Report on the web!

TODAY: The "Obama Effect" on the world, CA water woes, BP's pollution problem, and credit that melts in your landfill, not in your hands...

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With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen...
By Desi Doyen on 2/19/2009 12:51pm PT  

It's our second edition of the Green News Report on the web! Both of us are still celebrating by still getting over colds.

In today's report we discuss hamburger Hummers, killing killer whales and pushing back at wingnut anti-environmental disinfo experts (yes, we're talking to you, Rush, Fox and friends!)

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With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen...
By Desi Doyen on 2/17/2009 4:37pm PT  

It's our premiere edition of the Green News Report on the web!
So we celebrate by both of us having a cold!

In today's report we discuss the green in the massive stimulus bill, the undoing of last minute Bush administration EPA regulations, birds flying north for the winter, and dirty nuts!

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EPA Allows Cruise Ships to Dump Toxic Waste One Mile Off Shore...
By Brad Friedman on 12/22/2008 10:47am PT  

With an apparent hat-tip to Saddam Hussein's post-Gulf War strategy, George W. Bush continues his scorched earth policy on the way out the door. Earlier this month his EPA announced a new last-minute rule allowing mining companies to dump their waste into mountain streams. Last Friday, he continued to take his dump on America, by issuing a permit to allow cruise ships to dump "untreated graywater" --- including oil, grease, metals, pesticides, viruses, fecal coliform bacteria from human sewage, medical and dental waste, detergents, and cleaners --- just one mile off shore of coastal U.S.A.

"A large cruise ship on a one-week voyage can generate one million gallons-which would fill 33 large swimming pools-of graywater," say Friends of the Earth in a press release issued last week (posted in full below) following the EPA announcement.

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By Brad Friedman on 12/10/2008 2:59pm PT  

I suspect GM's stock price would shoot back up upon such an announcement, and there would be unprecedented anticipation for how Apple's co-founder, the visionary Steve Jobs, might bring the same type of innovation to the American automobile industry that he brought to the computer and communications and music industry.

Would it be enough and in time to save them? That I couldn't tell ya, but it'd be just about the best chance they'd have, I'd venture.

While I'm focused on this point, allow me to link back to my recent article asking why Congress hasn't asked GM about their popular, fully-electric car, the EV1, before trying to give them billions of dollars.

The company introduced the EV1 in California in 1996, before killing it inexplicably three years later and, literally, shredding every last one of the much-sought-after vehicles. Several excellent comments left by readers on that article, also look into the related mystery of Texaco having purchased the patent for the second generation battery for the car. The purchase occurred at nearly the same time as the EV1 was taken off the market. The new battery technology is said to have had a superbly long life on a single charge. The purchase effectively took the battery off the market --- has it been heard from since?

Texaco itself was purchased by Chevron just days after they'd bought the rights to the battery in 2000. At the time of the purchase, as coincidence would have it, Condoleeza Rice was on Chevron's board, and Andy Card was GM's VP of Government Relations, according to Wikipedia, where he served until he was selected as George W. Bush's Chief of Staff. Prior to that, from '93 to '98, Card had been President and CEO of the American Automobile Manufacturers Assoc. (AAMA), representing GM, Ford and Chrysler. All just coincidences, of course.

But back to the main point of this item...If Steve Jobs is disinclined to leave Apple, the company he co-founded, in order to take the reins as CEO of the floundering GM, then I suppose I could revise the headline of this piece to read instead:

How to Save the American Automobile Industry in Three Words:
'The Apple iCar'

Just sayin'.

UPDATE 12/11/08: Looks like a few others were having the same idea just about the time that I was, and in a bit more detail...

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