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The Year In Review for 2013

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Facebook users are faced with a new link on their pages promoting them to “See Your 2013 Year in Review: Look back at your 20 biggest moments from the past year.” The problem is, as usual with new technology, programming code is choosing those big moments for…

Tropical Storm Forms in Gulf of Mexico: Hurricane Watches Issued

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Good thing National Weather Service employees are considered “essential” and won’t be furloughed during the government shutdown. Aircraft reconnaissance now shows that a tropical disturbance in the southern Gulf of Mexico has intensified into a tropical storm, which is expected to continue to strengthen into Hurricane Karen. Tropical storm and hurricane watches are now in…

Citizens Fight Off Plan to Turn Mobile Alabama Into A Tar Sands Mecca

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By Julie Dermansky – It took a while for the Alabama public to understand that their state is being transformed into a tar sands Mecca. Proposals for rail and pipeline transport and tar sands storage facilities were first presented in 2010, and by 2012, most were rubber stamped with no public input. But in 2013,…

Residents Call on City of Mobile to Pass Tar Sands Free Resolution

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Mobile area residents are calling on the Mobile City Council to pass a resolution to protect the health, safety and economic well-being of local residents and natural resources by keeping tar sands oil out of the city. Tar sands oil, also referred to by industry as “bitumen” or “heavy crude,” must be diluted with highly…

Pipe Trade Unions Picket Tar Sands Pipeline Company in Mobile

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By Glynn Wilson – The United Association union and associated pipe trade locals along the Gulf Coast and in Mobile, Alabama, called a picket on Plains Southcap LLC last week for using out-of-state, non-union labor and substandard contractors and pipe in the early construction of a controversial oil pipeline planned through the watershed of the…

Climate of Uncertainty: Planning for the Hoax Apocalypse

By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – Deniers and doubters of global warming, frequent bedfellows with haters of the government, have the government to thank for opportunities to make money off global warming. The accursed feds concluded years ago that the earth really is running a temperature and that the main cause is human activity…

Unsuitable Conduct: Separate Messages at Gulf Restoration Council Meeting

Don’t believe everything you see on Teevee – By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – Feeding frenzy of suits. That could have been the caption on a picture from a downtown Mobile hotel where the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council staged its first meeting on December 11. Federal law created this council to preside over…

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to Hold First Public Meeting in Mobile

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold its first public meeting at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Alabama on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Established by the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourism, Opportunities Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (a.k.a. the Restore Act), the council will develop and oversee implementation…

A Memorial Day For the Daily Newspaper?

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson We come together today to honor those who died in war defending American freedom. But perhaps we need to start a new memorial day or at least include a new category — for those who are about to be out of a job when the daily newspaper dies. Many…