Monthly Archives: February 2012

NRC: Iowa's Hero or Villain?

During Iowa’s debate over HF 561, an act relating to the permitting, licensing, construction and operation of nuclear generating facilities, it seems unclear whether the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is a villain or a hero. Proponents of nuclear power have … Continue reading

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The GOP, Corporate America, And The Powell Manifesto

Progressives and others have been going wild this week over a Rick Santorum remark denegrating college education, basing his statement on something that President Obama didn’t even say.  It is time for us to get over being shocked by every “crazy” … Continue reading

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Which Bills Beat The Funnel?

Thanks to CCI for this legislative update.  http://iowacci.org/ Which bills beat the funnel? Friday was the first funnel date at the Iowa statehouse – the date by which a bill must pass out of its first committee. Here is how … Continue reading

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This Week On The Fallon Forum

Monday – Thursday from 7:00-800 pm, join us for the fusion of politics and civility at 98.3 WOW-FM and on-line at 983wowfm.com.  Call (515) 312-0983 or (866) 908-TALK to participate in the conversation.  If you miss the show, you can … Continue reading

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Local TV Station Exposes Secret Group Known As “ALEC”

Investigation: Just Who Is Behind Voter ID? A Local television station in Omaha, KMTV,  investigated the ALEC connection to the proposed voter ID laws in Nebraska. Iowa is also part of the story.    ALEC has been called the most powerful … Continue reading

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Abortion Unavailable Or Banned In Nearly 90% Of US Counties.

I read the above line in a story on DailyKos Wednesday. It really got me. This is a procedure that is some cases is needed to save a woman’s life. This means that in all but only a sliver of … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday – LGBT Accomplishments Edition

I ran across a story this week that a theory by Alan Turing had been proven. As I read this article, it could have some significance in explaining the mechanics of evolution. (I may be wrong). We will have a … Continue reading

Posted in GLBT, Humor

SMRs and Iowa's Energy Future

During Iowa’s public discussion of nuclear power over the last three years, proponents have frequently mentioned Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) as the solution to some of the problems with nuclear power. That current nuclear technology is flawed, resulting in massive … Continue reading

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How The Republicans Plan To Steal The Election.

Trying to keep track of all the ways that Republicans have set in motion at state and national levels to win the 2012 election with a little cheat here and a big cheat there and whatever other maneuvers is an … Continue reading

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One Iowa Farmer’s Year In Afghanistan

Denise O’Brien, organic farmer and  advocate from Atlantic, Iowa, who co-founded the Women Food And Agriculture Network (WFAN) in 1997 and was its director for more than 11 years, is now a USDA advisor in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.  Check out her … Continue reading

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