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Can You Use Crowdfunding Sites To Give Money To Your Favorite Militant Group?

At least one crowdfunding site is willing to allow users to fund armed forces. On Wednesday night, Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku reported on a Crowdtilt campaign run by a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces that's raising money for theShow More Summary

Capital Journal Daybreak: The Iraq Enigma | Congress Has Little to Show for 2014 | Medicare, Social Security Disability Fund Headed in Different Directions

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

MoveOn Joins The Vermont Food Fight, Doubles The State’s Legal Defense

The non-profit organization MoveOn has joined the “Vermont Food Fight,” drastically increasing the state’s legal defense fund. Thanks to MoveOn, Vermont’s legal defense fund, which will be used to combat a lawsuit fighting Vermont’s new GMO food labeling legislation, has doubled. “It’s a $53,000 donation that we got from an organization called MoveOn.org,” Sarah Clark,

Wisconsin Republican Lawmaker Used Campaign Funds To Pay Lawyer In Sexual Assault Case

Republican lawmaker Bill Kramer used donor funds to pay an attorney $10,000 for his defense against sex assault accusations, according to a campaign finance report. State Rep.Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) has been charged with two felony counts of sexual assault. According to authorities, Kramer sexually assaulted a former political aide after a republican event in 2011. [...]

Open Thread: Rick Perry, Showboating Putz

First, the PSA: MoveOn sent me an email, soliciting funds for KIND.org — Kids in Need of Defense. So if the antics of Guv Goodhair and his media enablers infuriate you, there’s an outlet for you. Because nobody welcomes the Second Gilded Age as much as our Very Serious media betters and their financiers, [Read more...]

Email Of The Day - Eugene Delgaudio

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"Today, I'm launching Public Advocate's Religious Liberty Defense Fund. My team has crunched the numbers and Public Advocate needs to raise $30,000 by Thursday, July 31st just to maintain the critical campaigns we are already running. Show More Summary

DARPA Wants Wants to Fund Research into "Predatory" Bacteria

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced that it is soliciting proposals for research into whether living "predatory" bacteria could be used to treat humans or animals infected with biological agents such as plague, Q fever or tularemia. Read more...

First Look Media will fund appeal of Glenn Greenwald’s partner

First Look Media First Look Media announced Monday that the company is establishing a fund dedicated to the legal defense of the press and its allies across the globe — starting with a case related to one of the company’s most prominent...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, July 21, 2014

Jackson: Menendez's defense fund rises along with his prominence As he battles investigations into claims that he favored one wealthy donor, dozens more have helped Bob Menendez in that legal fight, adding $308k to his defense fund, according to disclosure forms released last week. Show More Summary

Civil Rights Groups Condemn Detroit Water Shut-Off to Poor

Responding to a widening water crisis in Detroit, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. on Friday sent a letter to city officials requesting an immediate moratorium on water...Show More Summary

Senate Approves Transfer Of Additional $351 Million To Israel To Fund Its Iron Dome Missile Defense System

The US Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee just approved the transfer of $351 million to Israel for the Iron Dome missile defense system — that will bring the appropriations this week for Israel to $621 million. There has been virtually no debate about such huge payments to another nation’s defense budget when cities and schools continue […]

Google Street View Discovers Staten Island Is Filled With Methane Leaks

It appears Google wants to save the Earth, perhaps so it can continue dominating it forever—Google Earth Outreach has teamed up with the Environmental Defense Fund to map out methane leaks in three cities around the country, using gas monitor-sporting Google Street View cars. Show More Summary

Google Earth, EDF Map Natural Gas Leaks

Google Earth Outreach and Environmental Defense Fund have partnered to map natural gas leaks under streets of Boston, Indianapolis and New York City’s Staten Island. Leaks like these rarely pose an immediate safety threat, but the leaking natural gas — which is mostly methane — has a powerful effect on the global climate, carrying 120 […]

Now Google Street View is mapping gas pipeline leaks

Experiments by Google, Environmental Defense Fund, and university scientists reveal the huge amounts of methane that leak from pipelines beneath some cities.

Google Street View cars have mapped methane gas leaks in big US cities

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Google's Street View cars aren't just useful for scouting out a locale in advance -- they might be saving the planet, too. The vehicles have just helped the Environmental Defense Fund publish methane gas leak maps for Boston, Indianapolis and New...

Do you live near a natural gas leak? Google Street View cars are finding out.

The Environmental Defense Fund has put the cars that Google Street View deploys to map routes, houses and commercial buildings to a new use: Mapping natural gas leaks. The EDF issued interactive maps on Wednesday that will pinpoint the size and location of thousands of natural gas leaks from distribution pipes that lie below Boston, Indianapolis […]

US Senate wants to double funds for Israel's Iron Dome

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Congress is showing tangible support for longtime ally Israel as Gaza militants fire rockets, backing a measure that would double the amount of money for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system.

MoveOn.org doubles Vermont’s anti-GMO legal defense fund

GMOS LEAD TO GREEN EGGS AND HAM?: Vermont’s anti-GMO legal defense fund is garnering national attention, including massive funding from liberal special-interest group MoveOn.org. By Bruce Parker | Vermont Watchdog A legal defense fund created to defend Vermont’s anti-GMO labeling law got a boost this week after liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org made a massive deposit,...

Gilbert Hernandez's limited-edition Harbringers cover, to benefit CBLDF (#SDCC)

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Going to San Diego Comic Con? Be sure and drop by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's booth (#1920) to pick up this special Harbringer issue with a Gilbert Hernandez cover (see the full art here, exclusive to Boing Boing!), with proceeds to support the CBLDF's excellent anti-censorship work. Read the rest

DARPA to Help Develop Memory Restoring Brain Implant

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is famous for funding the development of the Internet, stealth jets, and GPS. These days, the agency has been giving a lot more attention to the life sciences, and specifically to rehab medical technologies to assist soldiers coming home from battles. Show More Summary

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