Houston’s problem is they are saving a lot of money because of all those electric cars they bought. Ha!
King Leopold II was the king of Belgium from 1865 to 1909. He is relatively unknown in the U.S., probably because the U.S. and Belgium never went to war against each other. But he is still some kind of criminal – and if not a war criminal, he is certainly guilty of enslavement. From 1885 to 1908, the people of the Congo were enslaved and forced to work at rubber plantations. Slaves were brutally punished if they did not make their quota. People died of murder, disease, exhaustion, and starvation. One form of punishment was to remove a slave’s right hand. It has been estimated that roughly 10 million people died during king Leopold’s colonizing reign of terror. After 1908, power over the Congo was taken from king Leopold II and granted to another area of the Belgian government due to international outrage. Unfortunately, slavery – in more subtle forms – still continued for decades.
I’ve never heard of this. And why would they wait until now to pass it? They could’ve done this years ago.
The law will ban insurance plans in the state from covering abortion. The law will force women and employers to purchase a separate “abortion rider” if they would like the procedure covered. This includes cases of rape and incest. It is supposed to take effect in March.
According to EcoWatch, the U.S. experienced its second-best quarter on record for installations of solar photovoltaic equipment. 930 Megawatts (MW) were installed from July to September. The highest rate of installation was the 4th quarter of 2012.
Solar is the second-largest source of new electricity capacity in the U.S. this year.
…from Astrologerpegs Blog