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EU Record-High Pollution, Despite Environmentalism
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Sep 9, 2014, 10:25 PM

European Union (EU) member states enforce the toughest environmental regulations in the world and promote green energy resources. Nevertheless, a United Nations (UN) eco-report claims that carbon emmissions over Europe has surged to record highs. 

According to the Houston Chronicle, "Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. The heat-trapping gas blamed for the largest share of global warming rose to global concentrations of 396 parts per million last year, the biggest year-to-year change in three decades, the World Meteorological Organization said in an annual report."

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Obama to Fund and Train ISIS Allies in Syria
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Sep 9, 2014, 09:40 PM

President Barry Obama believes that the best way to "degrade" the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is to fund and offer military training to their radical Islamist allies in Syria. 

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, administration officials said Tuesday."

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Stripper Alleges Sexual Assault by Cowboys' Jerry Jones
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Sep 9, 2014, 08:46 PM

An Oklahoma-native stripper, Jana Weckerley, is filing a lawsuit against NFL Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. She alleges that he sexually assaulted her in a bathroom.

According to the Houston Chronicle, "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, 71, has been accused of sexual assault by a former exotic dancer. Jana Weckerly, 27, from Ardmore, Okla., and her attorney, Thomas Bowers, filed suit against Jones on Monday."

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Peking U. Hires Pro-Democracy Activist Paul Gillis
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Sep 9, 2014, 08:15 PM

BEIJING:  When Professor Paul Gillis is not occupied with teaching Maoist accounting principles at the Peking University Guanghua School of Management, he can be found in Hong Kong igniting pro-democracy protests that demand British sovereignty return to the city.

CNN reports that, "Activists in Hong Kong are gearing up to challenge Beijing over political freedom in Asia's premier financial center with a series of protests starting Tuesday."

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Study Shows Yale Students are Psychotic
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Sep 9, 2014, 01:01 AM

A team of psychologists has conducted a scientific study to prove that Yale students are prone to 'criminal psychotic' tendencies.

The New Zealand Herald reports that, "Volunteers, told they were taking part in an experiment on learning, were led to believe they were administering an electric shock to a man, dubbed the "learner" who had to memorise pairs of words."

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Green Iguana Owner Urges Charlie Crist Come Out of Closet
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Sep 8, 2014, 11:53 PM

Rick Calderoni, owner of the Green Iguana, a gay bar in Tampa Bay, feels disgruntled that his friend, Charlie Crist, refuses to disclose his sexual preferences for gay men, while he hits the campaign trail running for governor of Florida as a Democrat.

According to the Broward/Palm Beach Times, "The rumors about Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and the Green Iguana just wouldn't go away. The story goes that the Florida governor frequented the Green Iguana, a bar in Tampa, back in the early 1990s when he was just starting his political career. He was less careful back then, people say, and during his partying at the Green Iguana, he was openly gay."

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To Evade Obama Taxes; GE Moves to Sweden
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Sep 8, 2014, 10:22 PM

President Barry Obama has drawn a "red line" against U.S. corporations trying to evade paying U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters to different countries. Accordingly, GE Appliances has just been sold to Electrolux, a Sweden-based corporation.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said Monday. The acquisition is the largest ever for Stockholm-based Electrolux, ranked as the world's second biggest home appliance maker after U.S. rival Whirlpool."

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WBRS 100.1 FM Interviews Dallas Blog Reporter
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Sep 8, 2014, 09:17 PM

BEIJING:  David Libang Huang, a news host and reporter for WBRS 100.1 FM radio in Waltham, Ma., broadcast an interview with the Dallas Blog's Tom McGregor last Saturday.  

According to WBRS 100.1 FM. "[FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEW] Dallas Blog Reporter in China Tom McGregor published his very first novel “Drilling Dialogues.” What is his book about? What motivated him to start writing novels? And what is his opinion about China?"

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Houston Chef Builds Steak Factories in China
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Sep 8, 2014, 08:44 PM

BEIJING:  Tony Yip, a Hong Konger, moved to the United States of America in 1990. He searched for his pot of gold in the U.S. as a chef and enjoyed some success working for his grandmother, who owned Dong Ting restaurant in Houston, one of the city's top fine dining restarants before it closed a few years ago.

Afterwards, Tony, who likes to call himself, 'Y-not,' headed to Las Vegas to work the Strip. He was involved with opening and operating a number of famous restaurants in the city, but then the financial crisis 0f 2008 struck and his bright future began to dim.

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US State Defends Jen 'No Gravitas' Psaki on Twitter
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Sep 5, 2014, 01:23 AM

U.S. State Department spokeswoman has assigned he colleagues to launch a Twitter War against Fox News Bill O'Reily, because he said that she has "no gravitas."

The Daily Caller reports that, "A State Department spokeswoman attacked Bill O’Reilly Thursday for saying another State Department spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, looks “way out of her depth,” following days of mixed messages and incoherent statements from the State Department."

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