Washiungton Post – by Michael Laris
A group of East Coast states wants to help overhaul the way America pays for its decaying roads, and it’s starting with Monopoly money.
Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire are proposing pilots to figure out how they might charge motorists a fee for the miles they travel — rather than taxing their gas, as state and federal officials do today. Continue reading “East Coast states want to tax drivers’ travel, not their gas”
RED BANK REGISTER, AUGUST 7, 1929 Page Seven
BATHERS MUST HAVE TAGS
If You Haven’t Got a Tag You Can’t Bathe at Bradley Beach
Beachfront restrictions were invoked at Bradley Beach last week when more than 10,000 tags were issued to summer residents, property owners and hotel proprietors for the accommodation of their guests. Continue reading “1929 Original Newspaper —-4th Paragraph (Page Seven) New Jersey”
As leading artists and executives in the music industry, we are adding our voices to the chorus of Americans demanding change.
Music always has been celebrated communally, on dancefloors and at concert halls. But this life-affirming ritual, like so many other daily experiences—going to school or church or work—now is threatened, because of gun violence in this country.
Continue reading “An Open Letter from the Music Industry to Congress: Stop Gun Violence Now”
The New Jersey E-ZPass Group has awarded Xerox an eight-year contract to enhance its E-ZPass® System customer support. Xerox will provide a state-of-the-art customer service center, violations processing, and financial back-office services for the New Jersey E-ZPass System.
Once fully operational, drivers will be able to contact support representatives through phone, e-mail, fax, a mobile application, web and online chat functions. Additionally, all customer correspondence will be presented in a single, dynamic dashboard, allowing agents to view past customer information and tailor the support as needed. Continue reading “Xerox to Help New Jersey E-ZPass Enhance Customer Experience, Simplify Operations”
Bloomberg – by Sam Grobart
A lot of people like meat. But the world’s appetite for animals comes with significant costs, both moral and environmental. From animal welfare to greenhouse gases, our history of large-scale, industrial animal farming just isn’t sustainable.
That’s why researchers are working on new meat alternatives. No, not Tofurky. Insects. Deep-fried and eaten whole or ground up into a versatile powder, this protein source eaten in other parts of the world for millennia may find its way onto American menus in the next decade. Continue reading “Making a Steak Without the Cow”
USA Today – by Haya El Nasser, March 30, 2007
The Census Bureau turned over confidential information including names and addresses to help the Justice Department, Secret Service and other agencies identify Japanese-Americans during World War II, according to government documents released today.
Documents found by two historians in Commerce Department archives and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library confirm for the first time that the bureau shared details about individual Japanese-Americans after Japan’s Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Continue reading “Papers show Census role in WWII camps”
Foreign Affairs – byDavid G. Victor, M. Granger Morgan, Jay Apt, John Steinbrune, March/April 2009
Each year, the effects of climate change are coming into sharper focus. Barely a month goes by without some fresh bad news: ice sheets and glaciers are melting faster than expected, sea levels are rising more rapidly than ever in recorded history, plants are blooming earlier in the spring, water supplies and habitats are in danger, birds are being forced to find new migratory patterns.
The odds that the global climate will reach a dangerous tipping point are increasing. Over the course of the twenty-first century, key ocean currents, such as the Gulf Stream, could shift radically, and thawing permafrost could release huge amounts of additional greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Such scenarios, although still remote, would dramatically accelerate and compound the consequences of global warming. Scientists are taking these doomsday scenarios seriously because the steady accumulation of warming gases in the atmosphere is forcing change in the climate system at rates so rapid that the outcomes are extremely difficult to predict. Continue reading “Council on Foreign Relations 2009: The Geoengineering Option – A Last Resort Against Global Warming?”
New York Times – by Ben Sisario
For Dolly Parton’s latest tour, the security procedures include not just the usual pat-downs and bag checks at the door, but also two dogs trained to sniff out bombs and firearms wherever the singer performs.
“There are certain artists,” said Steve Martin, Ms. Parton’s longtime agent, “who take security very seriously.” Continue reading “New Reality After Orlando Attacks: Dogs, Metal Detectors and Searches at Public Gatherings”
BOSTON (CBS) — Fenway Park played host Sunday to a multi-agency counterterrorism exercise that included simulated explosions and gunfire.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karyn Regal said the drill sounded and looked real, with reports of active shooters and bombs, bomb-sniffing dogs called to the scene, and people running from the park with hands in the air. Those fake victims filling the ballpark Sunday were volunteers. Many had fake blood smeared on their faces or limbs to make the scene look and feel as real as possible. Continue reading “Terror Drill Held At Fenway Park”
This is from Friday, June 10, 2016. Just a couple of days before Orlando.
The Guardian – by Amanda Holpuch
Former CIA director David Petraeus and retired US army Gen Stanley McChrystal are part of a new veterans initiative to reduce gun violence.
The Veterans Coalition for Common Sense launched on Friday at an event in Washington DC. The group’s goal is to push lawmakers to enact more legislation to prevent gun tragedies while adhering to the gun ownership rights protected by the second amendment. Continue reading “David Petraeus and other veterans launch group to reduce gun violence”
An entire West Virginia town built to support the National Security Agency’s surveillance operation is up for sale, with bids starting at $1 million.
Sugar Grove Station, also known as ‘Spy Town,’ was built to house intelligence analytical staff, and sits in what is known as the ‘National Radio Quiet Zone,’ where cell phone and radio use is strictly limited by law. The last staffers were moved from the site in 2015. Continue reading “‘Spy Town,’ the West Virginia community built to house NSA staffers and where cell phone use is restricted by law, is up for auction starting at $1Million after it was abandoned last year”
A simulated “large-scale terrorist attack” will be staged at Fenway Park this weekend.
On Sunday, the Boston Police Department, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, the US Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center and Fenway Park will practice and prepare for an active shooter situation. Continue reading “Fenway wants volunteers for mock ‘wide-scale’ terror attack”
Washington Post – by Juliet Eilperin
RIM OF CEDAR MESA, Utah — For centuries, humans have used the red sandstone canyons here as a way to mark their existence.
First came archaic hunter-gatherers who worked in Glen Canyon Linear, a crude geometrical style dating back more than 3,500 years. Then about 2,000 years later, early ancestral Pueblo farmers of the Basketmaker period used more subtle lines to produce a man in headdress. A little more than 700 years ago came their descendants, who used the same kind of hard river stone to make drawings of bighorn sheep and a flute player in the ancient rock. Continue reading “A major Native American site is being looted. Will Obama risk armed conflict to save it?”
NCPR – by Zach Hirsch
Right now there’s national conversation about civil rights for transgender people. In the North Country, many schools and workplaces are figuring out how to help everyone feel included. But according to activists in Plattsburgh there’s a long way to go.
Outside a church where a brainstorming session was about to start Wednesday evening, Jamie Young from Plattsburgh lit a cigarette. She started transitioning from male to female back in the 1980s, and now she’s comfortable being herself. But she said her family still doesn’t fully accept her; they still refer to her as “him.” “And there are people like that, where you can debate them until you’re blue in the face, and you’re always wrong and they’re always right,” Young said. Continue reading “Activists outline LGBTQ priorities in Plattsburgh”
Geoengineering Watch – by Dane Wigington
Willful blindness to the criminal actions of your country is not patriotism, it is tyranny. Any that are living under the delusion that our government is in any way concerned about them, their lives, or the lives of our brothers and sisters in the US military, are unimaginably disconnected from reality. The public has been very successfully programmed by the power structure controlled corporate media to blindly support the actions of the criminal cabal that masquerades as legitimate government. This public programming must be broken down if we are to have any chance of salvaging what remains of Earth’s life support systems. Continue reading “Betrayed – 100 Years Of US Troops As Lab Rats”