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Cops Bust Up Knit-In, Make Arrest At Vermont Gas (VIDEO)

Far from hanging banners from the roof and locking themselves to the front doors by the neck, five women took seats in the lobby of Vermont Gas this week and proceeded to knit until, they said, they would be permitted to voice their dissent with Vermont Gas officials.

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Maggots Found In Michigan Prison Food Twice In One Week (VIDEO)

Proving that last week’s incident was no anomaly, maggots have been found in a second Michigan prison’s mess hall within the last five days, this time in the food itself.

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Climate Change To Wreak Havoc On Great Lakes Region (VIDEO)

As the planet continues to swing past the tipping point toward the opposing end of the environmental pendulum, while climate change both becomes more frequent and intensifies, it’s hard to imagine any portion of the globe remaining unscathed, let alone unchanged. Now, according to PHYS.ORG, results from the National Climate Assessment prove the Great Lakes region is no exception.

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Inmates Ill After Maggots Found On Michigan Prison Meal Line (VIDEO)

Turns out everything you’ve ever heard about prison food is true.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Challenges Politicians To Campaign For Communities (VIDEO)

True to his word, Green Party U.S. Senate candidate Chris Wahmhoff chose to spend his 36th (and second annual) birthday behind bars Tuesday, but for all the right reasons.

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App Aims To Shame Chinese Polluters, Allows Citizens To Track Pollution (VIDEO)

An interesting new weapon has just been offered the Chinese people — information. A new app is out which shames corporate polluters by tracking pollution.

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Interactive Oil Rail Line Map Unveiled Ahead Of Week-Long Protests (VIDEO)

No method for transporting crude oil is worth the devastation it can cause (and the cost it can create) when accidents occur.

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Tornado Tears Through North Dakota Oil Patch, Pummels ‘Man Camp’ (Video)

The tornado wound its way through an oil workers’ ‘man camp’ Monday night, pulverizing 15 trailers in the western North Dakota oil patch along U.S. Highway 85 around 9:50 p.m. (EST).

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Nebraska Residents Allege TransCanada Lobbying County Planning Commission Over Pipeline Regulations In Closed Meeting

Citizens are concerned about Big Oil’s infiltration of closed-door county meetings.

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Oil & Gas Industry Averages 20 Spills A Day For 2013 — And That’s Not All! (VIDEO)

An EnergyWire analysis released May 12 concluded that the U.S. gas and oil industry was liable for at least 7,662 spills of various nature and devastation in 2013 alone, averaging roughly 20 spills per day.

It gets better. Those numbers do not even include data from one of the nation’s highest natural-gas producing states — Louisiana.

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Grounded Petrol Tanker Threatens Galapagos (VIDEO)

A stranded ship, the Galapaface I, has been declared an emergency by Ecuador, lest its contents damage the ecosystem of waters where it is stranded.

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If rules are bent or changed and Manning is transferred, the Pentagon could free itself from the rock and a hard place it’s found itself in with Manning ever since Chelsea appeared.  Image: justgrimes

Pentagon May Transfer Chelsea Manning For Gender Treatment In Unprecedented Move (VIDEO)

If rules are bent or changed and Manning is transferred, the Pentagon could free itself from the rock and a hard place it’s found itself in ever since Chelsea announced her intentions to transition.

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Clueless John McCain Tells Americans The NSA Is Just ‘Something You’ve Got To Accept’ (VIDEO)

Is privacy a thing of the past? One time presidential hopeful Senator John McCain feels so.

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The Surprising Reason Why A Chicago Restaurant Hasn’t Taken Out The Trash In Two Years (VIDEO)

Anyone who’s ever waited tables knows how much waste a typical restaurant can go through — even your average diner knows how much waste can be left on your own plate from time to time.

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Bigoted Director Of “American Family Association” Compares Gay People To Leeches (VIDEO)

Bigoted Director Of “American Family Association” Compares Gay People To Leeches (VIDEO)

Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association (AFA) and host of talk radio program “Focal Point“ on American Family Radio, Bryan Fischer, compared gay activists and “the gay lobby,” as he put it Wednesday on his program, to leeches, only one day after publicly lamenting that America has […]

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KKK Forms Neighborhood Watch In Pennsylvania

KKK Forms Neighborhood Watch In Pennsylvania

A campaign for a KKK neighborhood watch program is picking up steam.

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This Congressman Denies Constitutionality Of The Civil Rights Act

Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) tells constituents at a Florida town hall meeting that the Civil Rights Act may not be ‘100 percent’ constitutional.

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Childish Michigan Republicans Withhold Money And Refuse To Repair Roads In Democratic Districts

Childish Michigan Republicans Withhold Money And Refuse To Repair Roads In Democratic Districts

Had enough of potholes lately? This might be of interest. According to a story in Crains Detroit Business, at the end of March, Republicans in the Michigan state legislature are keeping a tight fist on road repair funds in Democratic districts, intentionally punishing Democrats for voting against Republican legislation that […]

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