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My journey with AIDS...and more!: College sports governing body slams Penn State post-Sandusky, Paterno

The NCAA has handed down its sentence on Penn State University’s football program, as outlined in this news release: By perpetuating a “football first” culture that ultimately enabled serial child sexual abuse to occur, The Pennsylvania State University leadership failed to value and uphold institutional integrity, resulting in a breach of the NCAA Constitution and [...]

DeSmogBlog: New Shill Gas Study Published by SUNY Buffalo Institute With Heavy Industry Ties

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When does a study on the unconventional shale gas industry become a "shill gas study"? The quick answer: when nearly everyone writing and peer reviewing it has close ties to the industry they're purportedly doing an "objective" study on.

The newest kid on the block: a recent study published by SUNY Buffalo's Shale Resources and Society Institute, titled, "Environmental Impacts During Shale Gas Drilling: Causes, Impacts and Remedies."

The four co-authors of the "study" all have backgrounds, directly or indirectly, in the oil and gas industry: Timothy Considine and Robert Watson: A professor emeritus at . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: New Shill Gas Study Published by SUNY Buffalo Institute With Heavy Industry Ties

DeSmogBlog: Coal-Powered PAC Runs Harassment Campaign Against Climate Scientist Michael Mann

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by Brad Johnson, cross-posted with permission from ThinkProgress.

A coal-industry astroturf group is running a public campaign to harass Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann for his “radical agenda” of climate science. The Common Sense Movement/Secure Energy for America Political Action Committee (CSM/SEAPAC) has established a website asking people to criticize the Penn State Speakers Forum for allowing Michael Mann to speak about the climate change challenge. “Join us in calling on the administration to disinvite the disgraced academic,” the group says on its Facebook page.

On the webpage, CSM/SEAPAC . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Coal-Powered PAC Runs Harassment Campaign Against Climate Scientist Michael Mann

Five of Five: Hijacking Penn State

As if the tragedy at Penn State wasn’t bad enough in and of itself, people with unrelated axes to grind are now using it to get attention. 1. A spokesman for an anti-gay hate group blames gay men and homosexuality for the alleged sexual assault(s) a… . . . → Read More: Five of Five: Hijacking Penn State

BigCityLib Strikes Back: C’est La Vie

David Warren on the sexual predators at Penn State: Here, to my mind, is the interesting thing. The background condition of human life is such, that the sexual abuse of minors, and sexual immorality more generally, keeps happening. Children have been… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: C’est La Vie

My journey with AIDS...and more!: Pig Penn

Very puzzling, but markedly less infuriating than the sexual abuse and cover-up scandal shrouding Penn State University, is the thoughtless, pigskin-headed response last night by student mobs to the sackings of the university president and, much more o… . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: Pig Penn

Five of Five: Quote of the Day

“I grieve for the children and their families, and I pray for their comfort and relief. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.” – Joe Paterno” After learning that he… . . . → Read More: Five of Five: Quote of the Day