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More Havoc as Category 3 Maria Plows Northward

More Havoc as Category 3 Maria Plows Northward ·  September 22, 2017, 12:19 PM EDT
Above: Electricity poles and lines lay toppled in Humacao, in northeastern Puerto Rico, in the wake of Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017. AP Photo/Carlos Giusti.Hurricane Maria continued its destructive rampage on Friday morning, bringing torrential rains and high winds to the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos Islands. Heavy rains from the hurricane also continued to affect Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and were spreading into the southeast Bahamas. Satellite imagery on Friday morning showed that Maria remained well-organized, with a large area of very intense thunderstorms surrounding a huge 45-mile-diameter eye. Even though the eye had become cloud-filled, the Hurricane Hunters detected no change in Maria’s intensity, with the pressure holding nearly steady at 958 – 960 mb, and the surface winds maintaining a high-end Category 3 velocity, 125 mph. The Hurricane Hunters reporte…

Hurricane Harvey, 25,000-Year Storm

Hurricane Harvey, 25,000-Year Storm: Enhanced or Caused by Climate Change?Friday, September 22, 2017 By Bruce MeltonClimate Discovery | News Analysis  font sizePrint 

John Pilger: Killing: The American Way

SEP 22, 2017
Killing: The American WayA napalm strike during the Vietnam War. (manhahi / CC BY 2.0) One of the most hyped “events” of American television, “The Vietnam War,” has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, “They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam War in an entirely new way.” In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its “exceptionalism,” Burns’ “entirely new” Vietnam War is presented as “epic, historic work.” Its lavish advertising campaign promotes its biggest backer, Bank of America, which in 1971 was burned down by students in Santa Barbara, California, as a symbol of the hated war in Vietnam. Burns says he is grateful to “the entire Bank of America family,” which “has long supported our country’s veterans.” Bank of America was a corpora…