This is happening right now. We need you to write your Senators, and tell them to oppose Sen. Grassley’s amendments to the farm bill that would put corporate farming interests before the public interest.
“No matter where the conference is held, we expect that agencies remember that they’re spending the taxpayer’s money and not theirs. They should use that as their guiding principle when they’re negotiating rates, booking entertainment and filling swag bags.”
POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian speaks at the Ploughshares 2013 Nuclear-Free Legacy Society Luncheon.
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The Army apparently has a new stealth aircraft but not in the way you think. A Department of Defense Inspector General Report found that one of its C-12 Huron aircraft (like the one pictured above) was “missing” and not showing up on an official inventory list. The plane was being used to take Army VIPs to important meetings, such as “a ceremony and event sponsored by the Confrerie des Chevaliers Du Tastevin, an international society of Burgundy wine enthusiasts.” More info at the WaPo. Photo from the DOD IG Flickr page.
Hard to think of anything today other than the devastation in Oklahoma. This photo from the Goddard Space Center shows the storm system that created yesterday’s F-4 tornado. Notice how tight and compact it is.
Thanks so much for being part of our amazing growth in the last year. We just feel so:
You’ve helped us spread our investigations into government waste and conflicts of interest to entirely new audiences and you’ve gotten involved by the tens of thousands by signing petitions and sending letters to your members of Congress.
We just want to say:
“Today, a row of chin-up bars stands beside a grassy mound topped with a manhole cover bearing the words, “WARNING DO NOT FILL.” This is the only visible reminder of Hadnot Point Well No. 602, in which one 1984 test found levels of the carcinogenic gasoline additive benzene at 76 times the allowable federal limit.”
Those carcinogens were part of the what could be the largest water contamination in U.S. history. Nearly one million Marines and their families used contaminated water for drinking and cooking for over 30 years. Only now is the clean up finally coming to an end.