Threat of global warming sparks U.S. interest in geoengineering It’s come to this: Climate-conscious policymakers are beginning to contemplate the possibility of playing God with the weather in the hope of slowing global warming.
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Interest-group spending for midterm up fivefold from 2006; many sources secret Interest groups are spending five times as much on the 2010 congressional elections as they did on the last midterms, and they are more secretive than ever about where that money is coming from.
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But if you’re taking on a powerful and organized establishment you have to be a hierarchy. The Montgomery bus boycott required the participation of tens of thousands of people who depended on public transit to get to and from work each day. It lasted a year. In order to persuade those people to stay true to the cause, the boycott’s organizers tasked each local black church with maintaining morale, and put together a free alternative private carpool service, with forty-eight dispatchers and forty-two pickup stations. Even the White Citizens Council, King later said, conceded that the carpool system moved with “military precision.”Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/10/04/101004fa_fact_gladwell?currentPage=1#ixzz11F1gIrBT
Song of the Day: “So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Yuh” Bad economic news? It could be worse!