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Japan restarts reactor despite nuclear power concerns

November 1, 2011 by legitgov

Japan restarts reactor despite nuclear power concerns 01 Nov 2011 Officials have restarted a reactor in southern Japan after a monthlong shutdown despite strong public opposition to nuclear power since the country's March 11 Fukushima disaster. Kyushu Electric Power Co. says it restarted the reactor at the Genkai plant late Tuesday. It shut down Oct. 4 because of a steam condenser problem. About 40 of Japan's 54 reactors remain halted, mostly for regular inspections but some because of damage from the March events.

Israel warns West: Window of opportunity to thwart Iran nuclear program is closing

November 1, 2011 by legitgov

Israel warns West: Window of opportunity to thwart Iran nuclear program is closing --Envoys renew diplomatic push to counter Tehran's [alleged] nuclear ambitions in Foreign Ministry lobbying drive that began in mid-September 01 Nov 2011 Israeli ambassadors in Western countries have been instructed to inform high-ranking politicians that the window of opportunity for imposing effective sanctions on Iran is closing, as part of a renewed diplomatic offensive aimed at using new sanctions to stop Tehran from [allegedly] developing a nuclear bomb. The Foreign Ministry campaign, which began in mid-September, seeks to convince the United States, European Union member states and other Western countries to impose the sanctions immediately because Iran is continuing to develop its nuclear program. [How about sanctions on Israel for already *having* nuclear weapons?]

Herman Cain waived confidentiality: accuser's lawyer

November 1, 2011 by legitgov

Herman Cain waived confidentiality: accuser's lawyer 01 Nov 2011 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain went on the offensive today against allegations that he sexually harassed two women more than a decade ago. Joel Bennett, the lawyer for one of the accusers, who is a married federal employee who lives in Maryland, told CBS News today that his client is telling the truth. Bennett said now that Cain is talking about specifics, the confidentiality agreements may no longer be binding. "I think the National Restaurant Association ought to waive the confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions and let the two women, if they choose to do so, come forward and tell their stories so that it can get a complete public airing," Bennett said.

Rick Perry uses fake Occupy Toronto quote in speech to discredit protesters

November 1, 2011 by legitgov

Rick Perry uses fake Occupy Toronto quote in speech to discredit protesters 01 Nov 2011 Rick Perry's fumbling, stumbling campaign to win the Republican presidential nomination can add another gaffe to its growing roster: the Texas governor is the latest conservative to ridicule a fake quote in a satirical Globe and Mail piece in an effort to discredit the Occupy Wall Street protesters. At an appearance in New Hampshire last week, Mr. Perry, struggling to regain momentum in the race, made reference to the quote, which he said was sent to him by his son. "This was in Toronto," he told the crowd before paraphrasing the fabricated quote in an Oct. 21 Globe and Mail essay by freelancer Mark Schatzker. The piece was clearly labelled satire.

US fears uncoordinated Israeli strike on Iran

November 1, 2011 by legitgov

US fears uncoordinated Israeli strike on Iran --Washington concerned Israel will mount military operation against Islamic Republic, State Department official says. US consequently putting greater pressure on Security Council to impose harsher sanctions on Iran 31 Oct 2011 Fearing an uncoordinated [and insane] Israeli attack against Iran, the United States is working on several levels to pressure the UN's Security Council into imposing harsher sanctions on Iran, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday. A senior US State Department official said there was growing concern among Obama administration officials ahead of an IAEA report set to be published in November indicating considerable progress in Tehran's [alleged] development of its military nuclear program. [Meanwhile, nearly every nation on earth fears USociopaths and Israel launching more wars for Exxon Mobil and BP.]

AP: Top climate scientists predict grim future of more extreme weather, higher costs

November 1, 2011 by legitgov

AP: Top climate scientists predict grim future of more extreme weather, higher costs 01 Nov 2011 For a world already weary of weather catastrophes, the latest warning from top climate scientists [Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] paints a grim future: More floods, more heat waves, more droughts and greater costs to deal with them. A draft summary of an international scientific report obtained by The Associated Press says the extremes caused by global warming could eventually grow so severe that some locations become "increasingly marginal as places to live."

Abbreviated CLG Newsletters and Updates Due to Power Outage

November 1, 2011 by legitgov

Abbreviated CLG Newsletters and Updates Due to Power Outage By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 05 Nov 2011 I FINALLY got power back - nearly *eight days* after the storm! OF COURSE, I don't have the Internet, because AT&T 'lost' all my data and has to 'rebuild' my connection! 04 Nov 2011 Still no electricity -- one week later! 03 Nov 2011 Still no electricity -- day six! 02 Nov 2011 Still no electricity -- day five. The governor of Connecticut, Dannel P. Malloy (D-Deranged) has announced that CL&P (the main power company) will be restoring power to *businesses* first! Estimates are that some of us may have to wait *twenty days* for power restoration, as temperatures are in the 20s and 30s here! 01 Nov 2011 CLG readers: I have had no electricity since Saturday, due to the snowstorm that hit the Northeast on the 29th of October. I apologize for not being able to acknowledge those who recently donated to CLG, following the notice sent Friday. 'Officials' are 'unsure' when power will be restored. Let me take this opportunity to observe that if the billions -- yes, *billions* -- spent on air conditioning US troops in Afghanistan (so the CIA/US mercenaries can secure their opium and gas pipelines) were spent on upgrading US infrastructure, people wouldn't have to sleep in houses with no heat when it's 20 degrees outside.

Herman Cain accused by two women of inappropriate behavior

November 1, 2011 by legitgov

Herman Cain accused by two women of inappropriate behavior 31 Oct 2011 During Herman Cain's tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO. The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association. The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures.

Nearly 40 arrested at Occupy Austin

October 31, 2011 by legitgov

Nearly 40 arrested at Occupy Austin 30 Oct 2011 5:17 a.m.: Additional arrests were made shortly after 2 a.m., bringing the total number to 38. Police Chief Art Acevedo, who arrived at City Hall around 4 a.m. to talk to remaining occupiers, said that most were charged with criminal trespass and would likely be released soon. Earlier: Police officials confirmed that about 20 members of the ongoing Occupy Austin demonstration were arrested outside City Hall earlier this morning and charged with criminal trespass.

$100 million payout for retiring CEO

October 31, 2011 by legitgov

$100 million payout for retiring CEO 31 Oct 2011 Nabors Industries CEO Eugene Isenberg is stepping down, and he's taking $100 million with him. Isenberg will be replaced as CEO of the oil and gas drilling firm by Nabors President Anthony Petrello but will remain as the firm's chairman of the board. According to an April SEC filing, Isenberg is contractually entitled to a $100 million payment in the event that he is fired or that the firm otherwise makes a change in control. Isenberg, or presumably his estate, would have been paid the money even in the event of his death. [General Strike: November 28, 2011! --The only thing we have left is our labor. This is what we must withhold. Posted by www.legitgov.org Extend your Thanksgiving weekend by refusing the austerity measures to be imposed on the vast majority by the corporate, military and financial oligarchy! General Strike, Monday, November 28, 2011!]

NTC taps engineer who lived in U.S. for decades as interim leader

October 31, 2011 by legitgov

NTC taps engineer who lived in U.S. for decades as interim leader 31 Oct 2011 Libya's National Transitional Council elected Monday an engineer who lived in the United States for more than three decades to serve as acting prime minister of the transitional government [following the US-backed coup]. Abdurrahim El-Keib won the job with a bare majority, gaining 26 votes from the 51 NTC members present. El-Keib, an NTC member representing Tripoli, has been a member of the Libyan opposition.

Tenn. protesters defy curfew a 3rd time

October 31, 2011 by legitgov

Tenn. protesters defy curfew a 3rd time 30 Oct 2011 Occupy Wall Street protesters chanted slogans, danced to stay warm and defiantly protested into the early hours Sunday near Tennessee's Capitol building, squaring off for the third consecutive night against state authorities. "Whose plaza? Our plaza!" about 50 demonstrators chanted early Sunday in defiance of an official curfew. Capitol police sporadically made their rounds and a state trooper occasionally walked past the protest in the pre-dawn hours, but authorities signaled no immediate attempt to make arrests as law enforcement agents had done on the two previous nights.

US cuts off UNESCO funding after vote to admit Palestine

October 31, 2011 by legitgov

US cuts off UNESCO funding after vote to admit Palestine 31 Oct 2011 The United States said on Monday it had stopped funding UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, following its vote to grant Palestine full membership. US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters the United States had no choice but to halt funding because of US laws passed in the 1990s, saying Washington would not make a planned $60 million transfer that was due in November.

Homeland Security and Dept. of Safety Issue Nearly 2400 Photo IDs for Voting Since July 1

October 31, 2011 by legitgov

Homeland Security and Dept. of Safety Issue Nearly 2400 Photo IDs for Voting Since July 1 31 Oct 2011 The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced Monday that as of Oct. 24, it had issued 2,385 forms of photo identification for voting purposes since a new law went into effect making on July 1 photo IDs for voting purposes available at no charge. The number of photo IDs issued for voting purposes includes original photo identification cards (for voters who had never been issued a driver license or photo ID and were not already in the Department's database) and non-photo driver licenses converted into photo driver [WHY is the *Department of Homeland Security* involved with voting issues?]

Report: Cain accused of inappropriate behavior by two women

October 31, 2011 by legitgov

Report: Cain accused of inappropriate behavior by two women 31 Oct 2011 The campaign of presidential candidate Herman Cain has criticized a news report alleging that Cain displayed inappropriate behavior to two female employees in the 1990s, saying the news media has started "to launch unsubstantiated personal attacks on Cain." At least two female employees of the National Restaurant Association complained of inappropriate behavior from Cain when he led the organization, POLITICO reported Sunday night.

NBC confirms one Cain accuser received cash settlement

October 31, 2011 by legitgov

NBC confirms one Cain accuser received cash settlement 31 Oct 2011 NBC News has confirmed that one woman received a settlement from the National Restaurant Association after complaining about inappropriate sexual conduct by Herman Cain. NBC News is not disclosing the name of the woman nor characterizing who she is. Despite being the chief executive officer of the National Restaurant Association, he said he was unaware of any settlement with the accusers, though he didn't deny it.

CIA, Other Spy Agencies Spent $54.6 Billion In Secret For 2011

October 30, 2011 by legitgov

CIA, Other Spy Agencies Spent $54.6 Billion In Secret For 2011 28 Oct 2011 Congress appropriated a whopping $54.6 billion for classified intelligence operations in 2011, an increase over the previous two years. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper -- whose office was created after the 9/11 attacks to oversee the government's 16 intelligence agencies -- made the disclosure in a dry news release Friday. The top line number represents the aggregate amount of money lawmakers doled out for the National Intelligence Program's black budget last year.

Conn. Governor Declares State of Emergency; More Than 820,000 Without Power In Historic Storm

October 30, 2011 by legitgov

Conn. Governor Declares State of Emergency; More Than 820,000 Without Power In Historic Storm 30 Oct 2011 Connecticut residents woke Sunday to a devastated landscape of downed power lines and fallen trees frighteningly reminiscent of the days following Tropical Storm Irene two months ago. More than 820,000 customers were without power statewide, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the extent of the outages was worse than than Irene, which cut power to 767,000 power company customers. Malloy has asked President Obama to declare Connecticut a disaster area so that it can qualify for federal assistance.

US Quietly Assumes Military Posture in Africa

October 30, 2011 by legitgov

US Quietly Assumes Military Posture in Africa 28 Oct 2011 The United States is playing a growing role in Africa's military battles, using special forces advisers, drones and tens of millions of dollars in military aid to combat a growing and multifaceted 'security threat.' Once again, the focus is Somalia, the nation that was the site of America's last large-scale military intervention in Africa in the early 1990s. The United States is providing intelligence and training to fight militants across the continent, from Mauritania in the west along the Atlantic coast, to Somalia in the east along the Indian Ocean.

Western Companies See Prospects for Business in Libya

October 30, 2011 by legitgov

Western Companies See Prospects for Business in Libya 29 Oct 2011 The guns in Libya have barely quieted, and NATO’s military assistance to the rebellion coup that toppled Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi will not end officially until Monday. But a new invasion force is already plotting its own landing on the shores of Tripoli. Western security, construction and infrastructure companies [mercenaries and corpora-terrorists] that see profit-making opportunities receding in Iraq and Afghanistan have turned their sights on Libya. Entrepreneurs are abuzz about the business potential of a country with huge needs and the oil to pay for them.

At least 17 killed in Kabul bomb attack

October 30, 2011 by legitgov

At least 17 killed in Kabul bomb attack 29 Oct 2011 At least 17 people were killed in central Kabul on Saturday when a suicide bomber struck a vehicle in a military convoy, according to officials. Five troops and eight civilians were killed in the attack, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said. Afghan officials said four Afghans, including two students, were also killed. Among the dead was Master Corporal Byron Greff, a Canadian, according to the Canadian Expeditionary Force Command. It was not immediately clear whether he was included in the ISAF-provided figure.

Storm Leaves More Than 2 Million Without Power

October 30, 2011 by legitgov

Storm Leaves More Than 2 Million Without Power 31 Oct 2011 Residents in many towns across the Northeast found themselves without power on Sunday after an unusual autumn storm dumped record amounts of snow. More than 2.3 million customers from Pennsylvania through New England had no electricity, according to reports, as the region was lashed by surprisingly high winds and snowdrifts. In Manhattan, tree branches snapped under the weight of wet snow, piling up along 5th Avenue and toppling across and obstructing the walkways of Central Park.

U.S. Planning Troop Buildup in Gulf After 'Exit' From Iraq

October 30, 2011 by legitgov

U.S. Planning Troop Buildup in Gulf After 'Exit' From Iraq --Plans under discussion for months 30 Oct 2011 The Obama administration plans to bolster the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq this year, according to officials and diplomats. After unsuccessfully pressing both the Obama administration and the Iraqi government to permit as many as 20,000 American troops to remain in Iraq beyond 2011, the Pentagon is now drawing up an alternative. In addition to negotiations over maintaining a ground combat presence in Kuwait, the United States is considering sending more naval warships through international waters in the region.

Afghan soldier kills 2 US-led troops

October 29, 2011 by legitgov

Afghan soldier kills 2 US-led troops 29 Oct 2021 The US-led NATO force says a man dressed in Afghan army uniform has shot dead two foreign troops in southern Afghanistan. "Two International Security Assistance Force service members were killed today in southern Afghanistan when an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform apparently turned his weapon on Afghan and coalition forces," AFP cited a brief statement released by the Western military contingent on Saturday. The military force said the shooter was also killed in the incident.

'US no authority to challenge Iran Navy'

October 29, 2011 by legitgov

'US no authority to challenge Iran Navy' 29 Oct 2011 A senior Iranian naval commander says the Americans are not in the position to comment on Iran's presence in international waters and the country's naval fleets will continue to sail the high seas. Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Saturday that all countries can be present in international waters based on global regulations. "Their (US) reaction to Iran's presence in international waters is as if Iran's Army has never sailed the high seas," Fars News Agency quoted the Iranian commander.

U.S. Vets, Suffering From Unemployment and Homelessness, Support Occupy Protests

October 29, 2011 by legitgov

U.S. Vets, Suffering From Unemployment and Homelessness, Support Occupy Protests 29 Oct 2011 Scott Olsen, the 24-year-old two-tour Iraq veteran whose skull was fractured by a rubber bullet or tear gas canister fired by police during an Occupy Oakland protest, has become a symbol for the Oakland, Calif., protests and put a spotlight on veterans' solidarity with the Occupy movement...  Chapters of Iraq Veterans Against the War have engaged in Occupy movements across the nation as representatives of the organization. They say they are part of the 99 percent and share the sentiments of the movement.

Police In Riot Gear Remove 'Occupy SD' Protesters

October 29, 2011 by legitgov

Police In Riot Gear Remove 'Occupy SD' Protesters --Occupy San Diego Protesters Removed For Unlawful Assembly 28 Oct 2011 A legion of officers in riot gear cleared Occupy San Diego protesters out of their unauthorized urban squatters' camp at Civic Center Plaza early Friday, arresting dozens of activists who refused to cooperate with the predawn expulsion. The dismantling of the downtown tent community, deemed an unlawful assembly by the city, began about 2 a.m. and lasted roughly 45 minutes, according to San Diego police.

US support for Afghan war hits new low

October 29, 2011 by legitgov

US support for Afghan war hits new low 28 Oct 2011 A recent poll suggests that American public support for the US war in Afghanistan has hit a new record low. According to the CNN/ORC poll, only 34 percent of the American public supports the ten-year-old war in Afghanistan. The new figure is one point less than the previous all time low of 35 percent. The poll shows that about 63 percent of Americans oppose the war, and that 57 percent say it was not a mistake to send military forces to Afghanistan in October 2001, only weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US.

Generators taken from NY anti-Wall St protesters

October 29, 2011 by legitgov

Generators taken from NY anti-Wall St protesters --NY protest loses generators a day before first snow due --Analysts say Bloomberg's strategy simple - 'no violence' [LOL! Someone should tell the NYPD.] 28 Oct 2011 Anti-Wall Street protesters' plans to camp in a New York park throughout the city's harsh winter were dealt a blow on Friday when the fire department confiscated generators and fuel because they 'posed a danger.' With the first snow forecast to fall on Saturday, the Occupy Wall Street movement against economic inequality lost the generators that had been powering heat, computers and a kitchen in the Lower Manhattan camp they set up six weeks ago.

Japan's Fukushima plant dismantling needs over 30 yrs

October 28, 2011 by legitgov

Japan's Fukushima plant dismantling needs over 30 yrs --Subcommittee of Atomic Energy Commission called for removal of melted nuclear fuel rods to start within 10 years 28 Oct 2011 Japan will likely need more than 30 years to dismantle the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, the Atomic Energy Commission said on Friday, underscoring its prolonged challenges after the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. A massive earthquake and tsunami in March knocked out cooling functions at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (Tepco) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing fuel rod meltdowns and [massive] radiation leakage into the atmosphere.

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