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Karl Grossman is a professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury and host of the nationally syndicated TV program Enviro Close-Up.

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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 20, 2020
Trial to Be Scheduled on National Nuclear Laboratory Impacting Neighbors A trial is to be scheduled on lawsuit charging radioactive discharged from Brookhaven National Laboratory causing cancer and other illnesses in nearby communities. This follows settlements with two groups of plaintiffs.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 9, 2020
FDR's Last Speech -- An Extraordinarily Articulate Plea for Peace "The work, my friends, is peace. More than an end of this war, an end to the beginnings of all war." These were the words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the speech he would never give. It was scheduled to be made on the radio to a Jefferson Day Dinner on April 13, 1945. But he died on April 12th, a day after reviewing and making several changes in the final draft.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 18, 2020
Robocall Scourge We are being subject to a scourge of robocalls. Robocall Index reports 58 robocalls were made in the U.S. in 2019, up from 48.7 billion in 2018. In New York, a bill -- which passed its State Senate last year -- is pending in the State Assembly. The "Robocall Prevention Act" provides that a robocall can only be "made with the prior express consent of the called party." That's an ideal remedy and should go national.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 11, 2020
The Woodward Interview of Trump "Trump's Agreeing to Talk to Woodward Shows Downside of Never Having Read a Book in Entire Life," was the headline of a satirical piece this week by Andy Borowitz of The New Yorker. Bt I think the prime reason why he went for an interview by Woodward is because as a con man he figured he could con even a great investigative reporter.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 27, 2020
Science and Scientific Vested Interests There is science -- and then there is scientific vested interests. There is a major push for making science the basis for governmental decision-making. But what about the push by some scientists to politically further areas of science and technology that they favor. Science might be objective -- but that doesn't mean all scientists are.
Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station cooling tower (4183), From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 27, 2020
Multi-Million $ Nuclear Corruption in Ohio The U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI last week charged the speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives and four others in a $61 million scheme to use $1 billion in ratepayers money to keep two decrepit nuclear power plants operating. And, said the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, David DeVillers: "This is by no means over. We are going to continue this investigation."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 13, 2020
Statue of Racist Robert Moses Should be Removed While protests against police brutality have swept the nation following the murder by a police officer of George Floyd in Minneapolis -- and also demands that statues honoring figures linked to racism be removed -- a focus in the New York Metropolitan Area has been the statue of Robert Moses, long the public-works czar in New York.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 2, 2020
A Highly Aggressive U.S. "Defense Space Strategy" The United States "must be capable of winning wars that extend into space", asserts a just-released "Defense Space Strategy" report. It is the first space-strategy document issued by the U.S. since President Donald Trump, after declaring that the U.S. must achieve "dominance in space", signed a measure this past December authorizing establishing a Space Force.
Trump to officers: 'Please don't be too nice' with arrestees During a speech to law enforcement on July 28, President Trump said .please don't be too nice. to suspects who are arrested. Subscribe to The Washington ..., From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 28, 2020
Trump Incites Police Violence Arrogance by police often mirrors the individuals above the cops. Trump's involvement in inciting police violence needs to be fully recognized.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 18, 2020
U.S. Seeks "Hundreds or Even Thousands" of Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missiles The U.S. is seeking to acquire "volumes of hundreds or even thousands" of nuclear-capable hypersonic missiles that are "stealthy" and can fly undetected hypersonic missiles. Why so many? A Pentagon official is quoted in the current issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology as saying "we have to be careful we're not building boutique weapons. If we build boutique weapons, we won't -- we'll be very reluctant -- to use them."b
Star Wars, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 29, 2019
Turning Space Into a War Zone -- U.S. Space Force Established President Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act that establishes a U.S. Space Force -- despite the Outer Space Treaty that designates space as a global commons to be used for peaceful purposes.
US Space Force: Here's what we know (CNET News) President Trump has directed the creation of a Space Force, a new branch of the armed forces. Trump announces Space Force, America's military presence in ..., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 19, 2019
Trump Space Force Moves Forward Both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have passed a $738 billion military policy bill that gives Trump is sought-for Space Force as he moves for what he terms "American dominance in space."
Flight of the Starlings: Watch This Eerie but Beautiful Phenomenon | Short Film Showcase We know a lot of factual information about the starling--its size and voice, where it lives, how it breeds and migrates--but what remains a mystery is how it flies .., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Killing Birds in New York -- U.S. Plan The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services arm has put together a plan titled "Reducing Bird Damage in the State of New York" which includes a "preferred alternative" that involves continuing its both "non-lethal and lethal bird management techniques." The "lethal techniques" may include the use of shooting, live capture and euthanasia, avicides" and "nest/egg destruction." Many bird species are involved.
oil rig, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 15, 2019
Trump Push for Offshore Oil Drilling The Trump administration is pushing for offshore oil drilling although it is regularly disastrous -- and unnecessary amid a worldwide glut of oil. The Trump drive is strongly opposed by coastal states and environmental organizations.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Darth Trump's Push to Turn Space Into a War Zone Beginning to fill in his declaration of last year about turning space into a war zone and establishing a U.S. Space Force, President Trump was at the Pentagon last week promoting a plan titled "Missile Defense Review." The New York Times headline on the scheme:: "Plans Evoke 1983 'Star Wars' Program." Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, called it "provocative and destabi
Trump supporter accosts reporters at rally A Trump supporter cursed at reporters at a rally in Florida. CNN's Jeremy Diamond says this is something that has occurred at other rallies., From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 16, 2018
Hate Fueled By Trump The main source of hate in the United States is what Professor Warren Goldstein, who chairs the History Department at the University of Hartford, accurately describes as the "violent, hateful rhetoric comes overwhelmingly from one side only and from its padron, Donald Trump. Period."
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 8, 2018
Vested Interest, Self-Interest -- Keys To How Things Happen or Don't Happen Vested interest, self-interest are keys to how things happen and don't happen. Take the story of the effort on Long Island to ban the mass release-of helium-filled balloons that cause enormous harm to marine life. It was fought by something called The Balloon Council, which has succeeded in stopping similar efforts elsewhere, but it became law nevertheless in Long Island's Suffolk County.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 29, 2018
50th Anniversary of the End of Annual Police Raid on Gay Communities on Fire Island Fifty years ago what had been an outrageous annual tradition on New York's Long Island--a police raid on gay communities on Fire Island--came to an end. It took gay men taking their changes with juries of residents of eastern Long Island's Suffolk County and a prominent, feisty, rough-and-tumble Suffolk attorney, Bendict P. Vuturo.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Trump Administraton Pushes Hard for Space Force The Trump administration is pushing hard on its scheme to create a Space Force and for "American dominance in space."
President Trump & the First Lady's Trip to Europe, From FlickrPhotos
(38 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 22, 2018
Was Trump's Day in Helsinki A Day of Infamy Moment Will Donald Trump's performance at Helsinki be a "day of infamy" as CNN anchor Chris Cuomo declared? Will it be a turning point in his presidency -- bringing him down like Senator Joseph McCarthy was brought down?

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