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Greentech Grid ~ Former Duke CEO Jim Rogers: The US Grid Will Be a ‘Blank Sheet of Paper’

Rethinking the 20th century utility company model ... from a former CEO who started in the 20th century ...

Former Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers predicts that nearly every single power plant operating today -- aside from some hydro and perhaps a few nuclear plants -- will be replaced by the middle of the century. He called it a “blank sheet of paper” that opens up the possibility of a major transformation for utilities.

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Kasich gets likely deciding 'yes' vote on Medicaid expansion, amid GOP drama

Chrissie Thompson, reporting for the Bucyrus DailyTelegraph: "So Batchelder has made permanent replacements for both Amstutz and Rosenberger, according to GOP caucus spokesman Mike Dittoe. The state representatives both were expected to vote against Kasich’s request. In their place are Rep. Ross McGregor, R-Springfield, who says he plans to vote in favor of the governor’s plan, and Rep. Jeff McClain, R-Upper Sandusky, who is the required replacement for Amstutz as vice chairman of the House Finance Committee. McClain told The Enquirer he plans to vote against the proposal.

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Glen Greenwald: Obama, Congress and Syria


But what makes the celebratory reaction to yesterday's announcement particularly odd is that the Congressional vote which Obama said he would seek appears, in his mind, to have no binding force at all. There is no reason to believe that a Congressional rejection of the war's authorization would constrain Obama in any way, other than perhaps politically. To the contrary, there is substantial evidence for the proposition that the White House sees the vote as purely advisory, i.e., meaningless.

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Greg Palast: THE CONFIDENTIAL MEMO AT THE HEART OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/larry-summers-and-the-secret-end-game-memo

"When a little birdie dropped the End Game memo through my window, its content was so explosive, so sick and plain evil, I just couldn't believe it.

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Huff Post: British Launch Criminal Investigation Into David Miranda Files

Huff Post: British Launch Criminal Investigation Into David Miranda Files

LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - British police said on Thursday that documents seized from the partner of a journalist, who has led coverage of Edward Snowden's leaks about U.S. and British electronic spying, were "highly sensitive" and, if disclosed, could put lives at risk.

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