Wednesday, October 31, 2012

‘Misinformation’ sent to thousands of DuPage voters -

To the best of my understanding, York precinct 112 is voting on November 6th at the YORK TOWNSHIP OFFICE ON MEYERS ROAD, just as we have in recent elections.

Only early voting is at a different place.

All the best, if you work and vote for it,


Political Polling Is No Longer Meaningful

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Romney's Hurricane "Relief Effort" Was as Fake as Ryan's Soup Kitchen Photo Op

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: With George W. Bush, the United States endured the indifference of "compassionate conservatism." Romney and Ryan have distilled the notion down to cynical photo ops.

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Why Hasn't George W. Bush Campaigned for Romney?

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Bill McKibben: Name Storms After Oil Companies, the Ones Most Responsible for Climate Change

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An Ordinary Story of Extraordinary Bravery, Brought to You by Union Labor

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Oakland Police Chief Filtered Out Occupy Email

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Poll: Democratic Senate Candidates Lead in Ohio, Florida and Virginia

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Glenn Beck's Latest Historically Incorrect, Moneymaking Enterprise: Blue Jeans

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Paul Ryan's Pregnant Pause

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Political Polling Is No Longer Meaningful

Salvatore Babones, Truthout: The truth is that we have no idea who is ahead in the presidential race. Opinion polling has entered uncharted territory as response rates have plummeted.

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Danny Glover | Why Chavez Won Again

Danny Glover, Foreign Policy in Focus: The Venezuelan election has shown that the majority of its people have a clear notion of justice and how it can be achieved. It is now time the United States to look at its alliance with the elites of Latin America and say: This is not just.

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Silences Louder Than Their Words: Effective Economic Policies Neither Candidate Advocates

Richard D. Wolff, Truthout: Neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama even mentions six alternative economic policies that, deployed together, would reduce unemployment, increase workers' real earnings and decrease the federal deficit.

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Survival and Dignity in an Afghan Winter

Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence: Among Afghanistan's ongoing burdens of destitution and war, temperatures are now dropping again. With an estimated 400 Afghan people displaced every day by a US-initiated war, the desire for warm blankets and warm clothing will certainly be greater than the supply.

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The Breast Cancer Donor's Dilemma: Time to Revolt?

Ellen Leopold, Truthout: A streamlined fundraising model shorn of cause marketing, overpaid executives and false promises might be a godsend to committed donors disenchanted with the wasteful and often misleading tactics of pink-ribbon crusaders.

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What Does Romney's Campaign of Lies Say About Our Country?

Dave Johnson, Campaign for America's Future: Policies based on lies lead to disasters. A population that has been primed to believe things that are not true is a population that can be herded into outrageous actions. If Romney is elected based on a campaign of lies, what will be left of us?

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The Electoral College: Another Front in the War Against Labor

Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks, The Daily Take: Historically, the Electoral College was established to protect cheap labor, such as slavery. Today, it's still about preserving cheap labor in America, and it's still all about giving more power and influence to the barons of the cheap-labor states.

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The Faces of Resistance Mock San Francisco's Newspaper of Record

Scott Johnson, Truthout: Protesters arrested at a Columbus Day march fear the San Francisco Chronicle's single-source reporting may sway potential jurors before their November trial.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: 25 Americans Are Dead From Meningitis Outbreak, and More

In today's On the News segment: 25 Americans are dead and another 344 are sickened by a growing meningitis outbreak; Hurricane Sandy's death toll has now topped 55 Americans; the Eurozone unemployment in September hit an all-time record high of 11.6 percent; and more.

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Frankenstorms and Climate Change: How the 1% Created a Monster

Chris Williams, Climate & Capitalism: As climate change continues, the effects will only increase, leading to more extreme weather events. Not because we don't have answers to prevent that from happening and derive our energy from sources other than fossil fuels, but because it's simply too profitable to change.

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Has Romney Changed His Mind About The PTC?

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Has Mitt Romney Changed His Mind About The Wind Energy PTC?
by Laura DiMugno, Oct. 30, 2012 email the content item print the content item
The wind energy production tax credit (PTC) has become a key wedge issue in the 2012 presidential campaign - especially in Iowa, the No. 1 state in the U.S. for wind energy jobs and No. 2 in the nation in installed wind power capacity. Until now, both President Barack Obama [read more]
NextEra Energy Dedicates 400 MW Wind Energy Complex In Colorado
by NAW Staff, Oct. 30, 2012 email the content item print the content item
NextEra Energy Resources held a dedication ceremony this week for the company's Limon I and II Wind Energy Centers. The 400 MW facility, located about 90 miles southeast of Denver, comprises two 200 MW projects that are spread across more than 55,000 acres in Colorado's Arapahoe, Elbert and Lincoln counties. [read more]
Smart Grid To Play Large Role In Renewable Energy Integration
by NAW Staff, Oct. 30, 2012 email the content item print the content item
The market for smart grid technologies that help integrate renewable energy sources will grow from $3.8 billion this year to just under $13 billion in 2018, finds a new study by Pike Research. However, the time horizons for the widespread commercialization of these technologies vary widely, the report notes. Demand [read more]
Wood Group To Build Met Towers For 7.2 GW Offshore Wind Energy Zone
by NAW Staff, Oct. 30, 2012 email the content item print the content item
Wood Group says it has been awarded a contract worth 17 million British pounds to fabricate, install, commission, operate and maintain two weather monitoring stations for one of the U.K.'s largest offshore wind farm developments. The company says the masts will collect vital wind data that will be used to [read more]


Suzlon In Talks With Lenders To Restructure Debt
by NAW Staff, Oct. 30, 2012 email the content item print the content item
India-based wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Group has initiated discussions with its senior secured lenders and plans to restructure its debt with a maturity period of 10 years under the corporate debt restructuring (CDR) mechanism, including a two-year moratorium on principal-and-interest payments on term debt. "The company has, in consultation with [read more]
President Clinton Endorses Michigan's Renewable Energy Ballot Initiative
by NAW Staff, Oct. 30, 2012 email the content item print the content item
Michigan's proposal to increase its renewable portfolio standard from 10% by 2015 to 25% by 2025 has gained some high-profile support: Former President Bill Clinton has endorsed the ballot initiative. Called Proposal 3, the initiative would require 25% of the state's electricity to come from wind, solar, biomass or hydropower [read more]
Alignment Supplies Launches New Measurement Apps
by NAW Staff, Oct. 30, 2012 email the content item print the content item
Alignment Supplies Inc. says it has launched three new measurement program applications for the ALiSENSOR Level geometric measurement system: Multi Values, Spindle Parallelism and Spindle Perpendicularity. The Multi Values app is designed to enable users to record live data and multiple values from an ALiSENSOR Level unit. In addition, it [read more]
Power Begins Flowing At World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm
by NAW Staff, Oct. 29, 2012 email the content item print the content item
DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar have announced that the first power has been produced at the London Array Offshore Wind Farm, a 630 MW offshore wind project located in the Thames Estuary that, when completed, will be the world's largest offshore wind farm. The project began construction in March 2011, [read more]
Goldwind Reports Q3 Net Loss, 7.6 GW Backlog
by NAW Staff, Oct. 29, 2012 email the content item print the content item
Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has reported a net loss of RMB 33.6 million for the third quarter. According to financial firm Jefferies, Goldwind's revenues for the third quarter were RMB 2.46 billion, which represents a 42% drop from the third quarter of last year but a 38% increase over [read more]
Puerto Rico's First Commercial-Scale Wind Project Enters Operation
by NAW Staff, Oct. 29, 2012 email the content item print the content item
Pattern Energy's 95 MW Finca de Viento Santa Isabel wind project has officially entered operation in Puerto Rico. The project, which comprises 44 Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, is Puerto Rico's first commercial-scale wind farm and the largest wind project in the Caribbean, according to Pattern Energy. The project was originally [read more]
GL Renewables Completes Design Assessment For Wind Turbine Gearbox, Opens New Office
by NAW Staff, Oct. 29, 2012 email the content item print the content item
After completing an A-Design assessment, GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has awarded Chongqing Wangjiang Industrial Co. Ltd. a statement of compliance for its new 2 MW wind turbine gearbox model. The component certification process comprises the design assessment, the evaluation of manufacturing and installation processes, internal quality management and prototype [read more]
George W. Bush Presidential Center To Be 100% Powered By Wind Energy RECs
by NAW Staff, Oct. 29, 2012 email the content item print the content item
Renewable energy retailer Green Mountain Energy Co. has announced that the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which will house the George W. Bush Institute and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, has purchased 100% wind energy to power its campus. Green Mountain Energy will provide over 4.7 GWh [read more]
Windreich Group Secures Grid Connection For Offshore Wind Project
by NAW Staff, Oct. 29, 2012 email the content item print the content item
The Windreich Group - which comprises British Wind Energy GmbH and TenneT TSO GmbH - has signed an agreement for the production of a temporary grid connection for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. Subsequently, the wind farm will be connected to the already commissioned grid connection - called BorWin2 - [read more]
Gamesa To Launch Two New Wind Turbine Platforms, Lay Off 20% Of Its Global Workforce
by NAW Staff, Oct. 28, 2012 email the content item print the content item
Spain-based Gamesa plans to launch two new wind turbine platforms: a 2.5 MW onshore model and a 5.5 MW offshore model, the company said this week when releasing its 2013-2015 strategy. Gamesa also said it will continue to develop its 7 MW to 8 MW offshore wind turbine platform and [read more]
New System Aims To Mitigate Wind Farm Interference With Radar, Air Traffic
by NAW Staff, Oct. 26, 2012 email the content item print the content item
Saab Sensis Corp. and Aveillant say they will provide a technical demonstration of a system designed to solve the problem of wind turbine interference with radar systems, including air traffic. The companies say the program will demonstrate that clutter-free ATC surveillance data from non-cooperating targets can be produced using Aveillant's [read more]
EDF Renewable Energy Commissions Kansas Wind Project
by NAW Staff, Oct. 26, 2012 email the content item print the content item
With Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on hand, EDF Renewable Energy and KCP&L dedicated the 100.8 MW Spearville 3 Wind Project this week. The wind farm is located in Ford County, Kan., 17 miles northeast of Dodge City. EDF Renewable Energy (formerly enXco) developed and built the project, which comprises 63 [read more]
CanWEA Elects New Members To Board Of Directors
by NAW Staff, Oct. 26, 2012 email the content item print the content item
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has elected new members to its board of directors. Adarsh Mehta, director of development at Acciona Wind Energy Canada, has been involved in the wind industry for the past 14 years. She joined Acciona in 2010 and was previously elected to the CanWEA board [read more]
Vestas Reaches 3 GW Of Wind Energy Capacity In Italy
by NAW Staff, Oct. 26, 2012 email the content item print the content item
Vestas says it has reached 3 GW of installed wind energy capacity in Italy, which represents 40% of the country's total installed base, according to the company. Vestas has been active in the Italian wind energy market since 1998. The company has sold, installed and serviced nine generations of turbines, [read more]

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