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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: One Ring, Many Hats "Yesterday Hillary Clinton made the big announcement we all knew was coming. She's going to join the all-female cast of Ghostbusters." ---Conan O'Brien "Rand Paul announced...Show More Summary

Corvallis, Oregon, 1977

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

According to the information Oregon State University included with this photo, it depicts the main building of the Corvallis division of Hewlett-Packard in 1977, which Hewlett-Packard apparently still occupies, though no longer focused on building handheld calculators, like it was at the time of the photo. We see a good variety of vehicles in the […]

Why Apple just bought 36,000 acres of forest land

Together with The Conservation Fund, Apple on Thursday announced its plan to acquire upwards of 36,000 acres of forest land in the eastern United States, in Maine and North Carolina to be precise. The purpose behind the purchase is that...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Oh! More Things I Know: Maine state senator Gus Grumpypants has withdrawn his Indiana-style "religious freedom" bill, so now our state is going to have to contend with religious discrimination continuing...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Brilliant Assessment, Guys I love pulling this column out of mothballs every year. Six years ago today a gaggle of retired military brass---three generals and an admiral---wrote a column they probably now regret and got it published in The Washington Post. Show More Summary

Islamic State withdraws from Yarmouk camp, Nusra remains: residents

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have largely withdrawn from a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus after expelling their main rival, several residents and a Palestinian official said on Wednesday.

Diplomatic Travel Blocks U.S.-Cuban Ties

Now that President Obama has decided to take Cuba off the list of state sponsors of international terrorism, the main hurdle to restoring full diplomatic relations centers on how much freedom U.S. diplomats will have to travel around Cuba and what the U.S. Show More Summary

Tennessee set to legalize medical use of marijuana oil to treat child seizures

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Cannabis oil used for medical purposes is on course to become legal in Tennessee after a bill passed on Monday evening aimed mainly at helping children with uncontrollable seizures. Legislators in the state house of representatives and senate unanimously passed a bill allowing limited use of the...

US President, Iraqi PM to Discuss Fight Against ISIL at White House

The fight against the Islamic State (ISIL) militant group will be the main issue of a meeting of US President Barack Obama with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi.

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Happy Update Last week we told you about how the fundy windbags at the Maine Christian Civic League were crowing that their prayers had prevented Maine Family Planning from reaching their $10,000 "Pledge-A-Picketer" fundraising goal. Show More Summary

China to overtake US as main cause for man-made global warming, experts say

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China is likely to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for UN-led action, according to Reuters. This shift may raise pressure on Beijing to claim its historical responsibility on climate change. [ more › ]

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Week Ahead Monday SpaceX makes history by launching a Dragon cargo pod destined for the Space Station and saving the reusable stage-1 rocket booster by landing it on a tiny platform in the Atlantic Ocean. Show More Summary

China to surpass US as top cause of modern global warming

OSLO, April 13 (Reuters) - China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for U.N.-led action, in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act.

ICYMI: Drastic Reduction in Food Stamp Use After Maine Begins Work Requirements

Maine has already seen a drastic reduction in the number of able-bodied adults with no children that are collecting food stamps from the state...

Duncan: New law must include early childhood ed, oversight of states

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the nation’s main federal education law, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that Congress needs to craft a modern version that stays true to the law’s intent: to create equal educational opportunity for all children.Read full article >>

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Yesterday's emails from the Rand Paul campaign: Bill – Tuesday I announced I'm running for President of the United States of America because I want to defeat the Washington machine. … we need your help today, right now, to help fuel our campaign to defeat the Washington machine. Show More Summary

China to probe state TV host for insulting Mao Zedong

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's main state broadcaster, CCTV, will investigate one of its anchors after a video of him insulting the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, went viral on social media sites.

When the World Went Pop

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A new exhibition at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis examines the global reach of a movement mainly associated with the United States.

Bill Would Dock Maine Lawmakers’ Pay When They Skip Work

Republican state lawmaker Linda Baker believes if you’re elected to serve the people you should show up. If they did this in Congress all those running around trying to be president would have lots of fines. Baker is offering legislation that would dock lawmakers’ pay when they have poor attendance records. “If legislators are not [...]

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… God Punks Fundies Comparatively speaking, Maine is not a particularly religious state. But we do have our fundamentalist windbags who run around like Chicken Littles spouting doomsday predictions that never happen and crowing about victories that quickly end up going Poof! in their faces like an exploding cigar. Show More Summary

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