Texas 'Clean Coal' Will Finally Bring Twentieth Century Energy To America!
- A $2.2 billion "clean coal" plant in West Texas has received approval from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which means Texas is one step closer to harnessing the awesome power of sulfurous pollution rocks like steampunk Zeppelin pilots used to power their phonographs, in 1880. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "CLEAN" COAL. It's the same dirty coal that fills your lungs with soot; the same coal that is already powering half of America, and ruining everything. So hooray for Texas! It's nice to see that someone paid attention to the multimillion dollar "alternative energy is of the Devil" disinformation campaign funded by Big Polluters. Meanwhile, probably in Germany, people are powering entire cities with lunar ray panels constructed out of recycled pizza boxes. C'mon, America. [McClatchy]
Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav has been found guilty of multiple counts of rape and sexual assault, the end. [CNN]
The Vatican has created a "financial watchdog agency" charged with overseeing all of the Vatican's money laundering operations/child sex slave transactions. [NYT]