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Originally posted on TIME:
Doctors Without Borders said the decision by senior U.N. personnel is a “shocking display of indifference” to refugees who could be exposed to waterborne diseases and epidemics. The aid group said it questions the U.N.’s commitment to meeting the needs of South Sudan’s most vulnerable people. It also criticized the unsanitary conditions at one of the U.N. camps.
Upcoming seasonal rains will endanger the refugees, and the group wants them moved to dryer grounds, it said.
The U.N. spokeswoman in South Sudan, Arianne Quentier, said the U.N. is aware of the dangers at the camp and that people are being moved out. She said more than 1,500…
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Texas congressman tells Attorney General Eric Holder he belongs ‘in jail’ as conflict heats up between Republican lawmakers and the Obama administration
Originally posted on Peace and Freedom:
- Holder defended his record before a hostile panel of GOP lawmakers who won’t let him forget that he was held in contempt of Congress in 2012
- The Justice Department had refused to turn over documents related to its scandal-plagued ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ gunrunning fiasco
- One Texas congressman refused to ask him any questions, saying that if the DOJ had held any other American in contempt, he would be sitting in jail
- Another representative got Holder’s goat by suggesting he didn’t treat the criminal contempt citation with the seriousness it deserved
- ‘You don’t want to go there, buddy!’ the attorney general snapped
In a stunning clash of two branches of the U.S. federal government, a Texas congressman told Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday that he should be ‘in jail’ instead of answering questions in a Capitol Hill hearing.
Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold refused…
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Originally posted on Nice Deb:
It’s all over the place, isn’t it? ‘Nuff said.
Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.
First off, we have a party to go to,we do. Nice Deb’s actual birthday was April 6th, but we’ll celebrate it in style today!
First off, a cake. I chose a double Dutch chocolate number with chocolate ganache icing and just a lil’ bit of rum for flavor.
Beverage? I thought some Kristal Brut would go nicely. Can’t go wrong with a classic, yes?
Our friend Debra…
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Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
Massive Turquoise Trade Network of Ancient Pueblos Revealed
April 09, 2014 08:35am ET
About a millennium ago, the ancestral Pueblo Indians in the Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico obtained their precious turquoise using a large trade network spanning several states, new research reveals.
In the new study, researchers traced Chaco Canyon turquoise artifacts back to resource areas in Colorado, Nevada and southeastern California. The results definitively show, for the first time, that the ancestral Puebloans — best known for their multistoried adobe houses — in the San Juan Basin area of New Mexico did not get all of their turquoise from a nearby mining site, as was previously believed.
What’s more, the study reveals the Puebloan people in the Moapa Valley of southern Nevada obtained some of their turquoise from as far away as Colorado and New Mexico, suggesting…
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Originally posted on CLINGERS... BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !:
Free Beacon ^ | 4/8/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 9:00:09 PM by Nachum
A two-decades-old battle between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has resulted in officials armed with machine guns surrounding the ranch and forcibly removing the owner’s cattle, according to the rancher’s family.
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