Wednesday, June 25, 2008

In the News: Jun-25

No end seen on reliance on oil, fossil fuels - 25 Jun 2008 at 2:50pm - WASHINGTON -- World energy demand will grow 50 percent over the next two decades, oil prices could rise to $186 a barrel and coal will remain the biggest source of electricity despite its effect on global warming, government experts predict.

Senators: Don't move Guantanamo to Kansas - 25 Jun 2008 at 2:16pm - In a Senate-wide appeal, two Kansas senators released a letter Wednesday urging fellow lawmakers to abandon a bipartisan idea to move at least some Guantanamo detainees to Fort Leavenworth, an Army base in their state.

More offshore drilling does little at the pump: EIA - 25 Jun 2008 at 1:37pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Allowing oil drilling in U.S. offshore waters that are now closed to energy exploration would do little to lower gasoline prices paid by consumers, the government's top energy forecaster said on Wednesday.

Iran nuclear issue can be solved diplomatically: U.S. - 25 Jun 2008 at 1:19pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush believes the Iran nuclear issue can be solved diplomatically, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said on Wednesday.
The only sort of "diplomacy" GWB understands is threatening the other party with military action until they either submit to his will, or decline to submit, thus "necessitating" military action.

Queen Elizabeth II strips Mugabe of knighthood - 25 Jun 2008 at 12:45pm - Queen Elizabeth II has stripped Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe of his honorary knighthood.
And, in other stripping news....

Man leaves Ga. jail naked, gets arrested again - 25 Jun 2008 at 12:25pm - Sometimes, it's better to look like a jailbird than sport a birthday suit.

Iraq, U.S. making progress on security pact: Talabani - 25 Jun 2008 at 1:05pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraq and the United States are making progress in completing a security pact for U.S. forces to stay in the country after 2008, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said on Wednesday after meeting U.S. President George W. Bush.

Report: Climate change linked to national security - 25 Jun 2008 at 10:06am - Global warming is likely to increase illegal immigration, create humanitarian disasters and destabilize precarious governments in political hot spots, all of which could affect U.S. national security, according to an assessment by U.S. intelligence agencies.

Bomb in Qaeda bastion in Iraq kills 3 U.S. troops - 25 Jun 2008 at 8:24am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed three U.S. soldiers and an interpreter in a region of northern Iraq where U.S. and Iraqi forces are battling al Qaeda, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.

Thought for the day:
Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion; rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science. -Gary Zukav, "The Dancing Wu Li Masters"


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