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Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers
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War Gear Flows to Police Departments

War Gear Flows to Police Departments | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
Former tools of combat — M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, silencers and more — are ending up in the armories of local police departments, often with little public notice.
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US House votes to allow dumping of coal mining waste into streams | Under the Dome Blog | NewsObserver.com

US House votes to allow dumping of coal mining waste into streams | Under the Dome Blog | NewsObserver.com | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
Republicans said the bill to allow coal mining companies to dump waste into streams is part of an effort to stop the "war on coal." They also called it a "pro-growth jobs bill." Triangle Republican members of Congress Renee Ellmers, Howard Coble and George Holding voted for it, as did Rep. Mike McIntyre, a Democrat.
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No Austerity for Military Budget in 2014

No Austerity for Military Budget in 2014 | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
In an era of bipartisan agreement on austerity cuts to vital services and workers' benefits, military-industrial-complex spending will continue into the new year untouched.
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Cable Industry Finally Admits That Data Caps Have Nothing To Do With Congestion | Techdirt

Cable Industry Finally Admits That Data Caps Have Nothing To Do With Congestion | Techdirt | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
For years, the key rationale given by broadband providers for implementing data caps was that it was the only way they could deal with "congestion." Of course, for years, independent researchers showed that this was bogus, and there was no...
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Dad Calls Cops on Son to Teach Him a Lesson, Cops Shoot Son Dead

Dad Calls Cops on Son to Teach Him a Lesson, Cops Shoot Son Dead | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
A father's attempt to teach his son a lesson for taking his truck without permission ended in tragedy Monday after a local police officer shot the teenager dead.
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BP seeks to have Gulf Coast oil spill settlement payments suspended

BP seeks to have Gulf Coast oil spill settlement payments suspended | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
Attorneys cite report by former FBI director Louis Freeh which says Deepwater Horizon settlements plagued by problems
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Daily Kos: 15 things everyone would know if there were a liberal media

Daily Kos: 15 things everyone would know if there were a liberal media | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
Promoted from diaries by Susan Gardner .

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Sold as kids, their lives now converge

Sold as kids, their lives now converge | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
HAMMOND, Ind. - RaeAnn Mills bobbed a brush in a bottle of nail polish the color of a Barbie doll box. She took her sister's hand and smoothed a thin
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GOP Appointed Officials Black Out Detroit During Heatwave To "Send Them A Strong Message” (VIDEO) -

GOP Appointed Officials Black Out Detroit During Heatwave To "Send Them A Strong Message” (VIDEO) - | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
Heat wave caused the power outage in Detroit this week, right? Not so fast. It turns out that the cities Emergency Manager cut off the power intentionally.
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Florida man accused of ‘walking on wrong side of the road’ | The Raw Story

Florida man accused of ‘walking on wrong side of the road’ | The Raw Story | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
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15 Charts That Show The U.S. Isn't Over Racism

15 Charts That Show The U.S. Isn't Over Racism | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
On July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, officially banning discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It also ended racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and in general public facilities.

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China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientists

China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientists | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
Computer modelling showed intensification of US-bound Pacific storms, driven by fine aerosols from coal power plants and traffic
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US Border Agents Intentionally Stepped in Front of Moving Vehicles to Justify Shooting at Them

US Border Agents Intentionally Stepped in Front of Moving Vehicles to Justify Shooting at Them | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
An internal review of the US Border Patrol raises serious questions about the agency’s use-of-force policy.
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Border Patrol agents have intentionally and unnecessarily stepped in front of moving cars to justify using deadly force against vehicle occupants.

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Cost of an inmate phone call from Bay County Jail is $4.24 for connection plus 0.69 cents per minute

Cost of an inmate phone call from Bay County Jail is $4.24 for connection plus 0.69 cents per minute | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
Providing a means for jail inmates to communicate with their loved ones on the outside is a lucrative business for a Dallas-based company, which supplies phone services to jails throughout Michigan.
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Air pollution stretches from Beijing to Shanghai, as seen from space | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network

Air pollution stretches from Beijing to Shanghai, as seen from space | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
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A Mass Shooting Happened, But You Didn't Hear About It

A Mass Shooting Happened, But You Didn't Hear About It | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
A mass shooting happened on Wednesday, but you probably didn't read about it in the news. It happened at Al's Place, a barbershop.
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Why We Don’t Care About Saving Our Grandchildren From Climate Change | TIME.com

Why We Don’t Care About Saving Our Grandchildren From Climate Change | TIME.com | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
A new study shows that human beings are too selfish to endure present pain to avert future climate change. That's why we need win-win solutions now
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Why Have 1.5 Million Floridians Been Banned from Voting?

Why Have 1.5 Million Floridians Been Banned from Voting? | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
The struggle to protect the fundamental right to vote for people with a felony conviction is nothing new in this country, but has now reached a crisis level.
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Unspent Hurricane Katrina Recovery Funding Goes To Mississippi Convention Center Parking Garage

Unspent Hurricane Katrina Recovery Funding Goes To Mississippi Convention Center Parking Garage | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
Mississippi has not yet spent $872 million in federal recovery funding for Hurricane Katrina.
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CDC Threat Report: 'We Will Soon Be in a Post-Antibiotic Era' - Wired Science

CDC Threat Report: 'We Will Soon Be in a Post-Antibiotic Era' - Wired Science | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
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Contaminated haemophilia blood products - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Contaminated hemophilia blood products were a serious public health problem in the late 1970s through 1985. These products caused large numbers of haemophiliacs to become infected with HIV and hepatitis C. The companies involved included Alpha Therapeutic Corporation, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Inc., a unit of Rhone-Poulenc S.A., Bayer Corporation and its Cutter Biological division, Baxter International and its Hyland Pharmaceutical division .[1] Estimates range from 6,000 to 10,000 hemophiliacs in the United States becoming infected with HIV.[1][2]

Factor VIII essentially provides the missing ingredient without which hemophiliacs' blood cannot clot itself. By injecting themselves with it, hemophiliacs can stop bleeding or prevent bleeding from starting; some use it as many as three times a week.[3]

In 1981 concern was growing over an unidentified infectious disease associated with immune system collapse that would later become known as AIDS. In the U.S. it was found mostly in homosexual men and intravenous drug users, while in France doctors were finding it in a more diverse group of patients.[4] On July 16, 1982, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that three hemophiliacs had acquired the disease.[3]Epidemiologists started to believe that the disease was being spread through blood products, with grave implications for hemophiliacs who had routinely injected themselves with concentrate made from giant pools of donated plasma, much of which was collected commercially in U.S. cities that had many homosexuals, IV drug users and former prisoners, as well as in many rural prisons. [3] Without an accurate infection test, health officials had no way to determine how many plasma donors carried it.

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Pharmacuticals sold tainted meds for years, knowing they were tainted, killing thousands, yet never stopping in persuit of profits.  No one was ever charged.

 

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Health law's ailments can be cured by single-payer system

Health law's ailments can be cured by single-payer system | Rogues Gallery: Bad Policies, Bad Trends | Scoop.it
With the Oct. 1 rollout of a major facet of the Affordable Care Act on the horizon, you'll be hearing a lot about the glitches, loopholes and shortcomings of this most important restructuring of America's healthcare system in our lifetimes.
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