Recap. On August 4th, 4.5 - 5 million cubic meters of toxic sludge burst from the tailing pond at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine near Likely, BC (map) and into Polley Lake. Polley Lake levels are rising, threatening another disaster. The government has approved Imperial Metals pumping the toxic sludge from Polley Lake into nearby Quesnel Lake via Hazeltine Creek.
You know how to whistle, don't you? The post Historian Explains Lauren Bacall’s Cool: ‘She’s Got That It Factor With A Capital I’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
At least one of the pictures depicted in the mailer is of gang members in Mexico. The post Senate Primary Candidate’s Anti-Immigration Mailer Features Images Of Tattooed, Menacing Men appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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The man who could find the funny in the unfunniest things. The post Can Your Friends Do This? Remembering Robin Williams appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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Michael Peroutka, winner of the Republican primary for a county council seat in Anne Arundel County, Maryland A miasma of anti-science, anti-evolution, racist, homophobic, secessionist thinking has clearly fogged the brains of Republican voters in Anne Arundel, which is the home county of Maryland's capital, Annapolis, and also home to the U.S. Show More Summary
Hippety Hopper. This Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon was released on November 19, 1949.
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Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem -- Don't Blame The Dynamite from episode 211 of The Muppet Show.