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North Dakota Pipeline Leaks Crude Oil, 3Mn Gallons Of Fracking Byproduct – 23 January 2015

RT logoNearly 3 million gallons of saltwater and an as yet unknown amount of crude oil have leaked from a northwest North Dakota pipeline into a creek that feeds into the Missouri River. Officials have called the leak the largest of its kind in state history.

The leak in the 4-inch saltwater collection line, owned by Summit Midstream Partners LP and operated by subsidiary Meadowlark Midstream Co., was discovered earlier this month and was reported to the state on January 7, according to Reuters.

The pipeline, about 15 miles north of Williston, will be out of commission for an undetermined amount of time, Summit said.

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Fukushima Operator To Miss Toxic Water Clean-Up Deadline, Suspends Till May – 23 January 2015

RT logoTokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said it won’t be able to process the radioactive water stored at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant by March, as the operator had promised earlier. The company’s president said the delay is due to technical problems.

We took the promise with the prime minister very seriously, but we cannot fulfill our commitment. The problem of toxic water is the biggest source of concern for the local residents and we are extremely sorry to be unable to keep our word,” said TEPCO’s president, Naomi Hirose at a meeting with Takayuki Ueda, the Japanese Agency for Natural Resources and Energy commissioner, as quoted by Kyodo news agency on Friday.

“At our current pace we will complete it by mid-May,” he added.

TEPCO has been battling the contaminated water problem since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was damaged following an earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. The catastrophe was the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

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John Ward – Revealed: Why Neoliberal Hegemony Is As Much To Do With Ageing Up As Dumbing Down – 23 January 2015

JohnWAGEING EUROPE: When Alexis Tsipras triumphs on Sunday, analysts should appreciate the size of his achievement

This is a revealing table:

ukagedemo71-11ptnetIt shows, that, in the UK:

1. 45 years ago, there were 30% more young idealists

2. Today versus 45 years ago, there are 28% more cautious child-rearers Continue reading

Web Encryption Leads To ‘Unethical’ Spy Practices – Ex-GCHQ Chief – 23 January 2015

RT logoThe increased use of encryption technologies, particularly in everyday services such as email, will lead spy agencies to commit “ethically worse” behavior, such as hacking individual computers, a former GCHQ boss has warned.

Speaking at the London School of Economics (LSE), Sir David Omand said increasingly secure encryption technologies, which currently allow users to message and email in private, mean agencies are unable to intercept mail, and could be forced into more direct spying methods.

Following evidence leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, both GCHQ and its US counterpart were found to be spying on millions of people’s private data. The revelations caused public outcry, leading to calls for web firms to make data more secure.

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PayPal, Google Join Apple In Crimea Exodus – 23 January 2015

RT logoThe newest part of the Russian Federation, the Crimea peninsula is now cut off from PayPal and Google products and services, as sanctions forbid US companies from providing services to the region.

“Unfortunately, currently we are not able to provide our services to the clients in Crimea. We apologize for any related inconveniences,” a PayPal spokesperson told TASS.

All PayPal and Google Adsense accounts registered in Crimea will be frozen starting February 1, 2015. However, Crimean residents have been complaining on social networks the service stopped over a week ago, TASS reports.

The payment system lets users make internet money transfers free of charge, and is a subsidiary of eBay.

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Jon Rappoport – Deflated Balls And Shrinkage – 23 January 2015

jon7The Patriots deflated their balls and experienced shrinkage, yet they won handily. This suggests, at the very least, an alternative lifestyle.

The Colts favored bigger balls…they lost.

Shall we therefore conclude that emasculation and feminization triumph?

In the other playoff game, Russell Wilson, a devout believer, wins against Aaron Rodgers, who says God doesn’t care who comes out on top in football.

This sets up a Super Bowl showdown: God (Russell Wilson) vs. deflated balls and shrinkage (Tom Brady).

Or: traditional religion vs. the social engineering of men. Continue reading

Mapping New World: Rosetta Reveals First Results Of Host Comet Probe – 23 January 2015

RT logoThe ESA has released an unprecedented close-up view of comet 67P and a description of its surface features. An intricate picture, delivered by the Rosetta space mission, raises new questions about the origins of the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet.

Initial results from seven of Rosetta’s 11 science instruments, which collected data during the approach to and upon arriving at Comet 67P last August, were published in a special edition of the journal Science, the European Space Agency (ESA) said in a Thursday press release.

READ MORE: ‘Rotten eggs & horse pee’: Rosetta probe sniffs comet 67P…and it stinks!

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