Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In the News: Sep-23

Wordle: In the News: Sep-23

Carbon capture called 'sheer folly' - 23 Sep 2009 at 1:44pm - A report released Wednesday dismisses a technology that is a cornerstone of Canada's climate change policy as "sheer folly."

Senate Democrats propose surveillance law changes - 23 Sep 2009 at 12:40pm - WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, for a second straight day, frustrated Democratic lawmakers Wednesday by declining to say whether it backs their demands for more civil liberties safeguards in anti-terrorism surveillance and property seizures.

Complaint suggests NYPD misstepped in terror probe - 23 Sep 2009 at 10:34am - NEW YORK -- Police acting without the FBI's knowledge might have inadvertently helped blow the surveillance of a terrorism suspect and compromised a bomb plot investigation at a sensitive stage by questioning an imam about him, a criminal complaint suggests.

Obama wants worldwide end of fossil fuel subsidies - 23 Sep 2009 at 7:56am - WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is calling on the world to end massive government subsidies that encourage the use of fossil fuels blamed for global warming.

Reports: Justice reconsidering state secrecy - 23 Sep 2009 at 5:02am - WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is reconsidering government agencies' ability to use claims of state secrecy to block the release of information about controversial counterterrorism strategies like rendition and warrantless wiretapping, two newspapers reported Wednesday.

Thought for the day:
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world -J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)


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