Marathon Men: 5 hours of questioning + 1 dead Russian is not an Answer

program: 
Air Cascadia
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Wed, 03/26/2014
1, Officials from Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies are in Vancouver this week to support for a $110 million facility capable of handling as much as 380,000 barrels of oil per day. The facility would transfer oil arriving by rail from North Dakota to ships that would take it to refineries.
The Columbian newspaper (http://is.gd/e3dPqz ) reports at least 30 people testified during Tuesday's meeting of the Port's board of commissioners, with almost all concerned about safety and environmental risks. The testimony came a week after a majority of Vancouver City Council members opposed the project.
 
2, Senator Ron Wyden says he applauds the odious deal in which the Dept. of energy wins its coveted  Jordan Cove LNG export terminal.  But we should be looking at U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., wasting no time turning her new position as Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources into a soapbox for increased natural gas drilling and exports.
In her first set of hearings since taking over leadership of the committee from Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Landrieu contended that "increasing exports of liquefied natural gas will create thousands of high-paying jobs and support U.S. allies abroad."
 
1, The Obama administration said it will extend next week's deadline for Americans who have begun applying for private health insurance but have been unable to complete the process.
 
2, Rescue workers sifted through mucky rubble on Tuesday amid dwindling hopes of finding any more survivors from among scores of people still missing from a devastating weekend mudslide in Washington state that killed at least 14.
 
3, At this point in time, the CIA  seems to be Losing Friends in Congress .  Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s recent denunciation of CIA spying on her Intelligence Committee “suggests that criticism of the national security state has reached such a fever pitch that even its entrenched allies in Congress are starting to peel off.   Feinstein’s committee is considering whether to release a report on CIA torture and detention programs.
 
4, Omnivorous Banks Seek to Devour Detroit:   Activists are encouraging Detroiters to send a bankruptcy court their formal objections to state-appointed Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr’s plans to restructure the city. Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellerman, pastor of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and a key member of D-REM, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, said the banks are Detroit’s ultimate nemesis.
 
5, Microsoft’s recent lawsuit against a former employee accused of leaking trade secrets teaches us an important lesson: Your data is not your data.The Redmond-based software giant admitted in court documents to accessing the Hotmail and messaging accounts of a French blogger in order to determine who was sending him prerelease screenshots of Windows programs and other proprietary corporate information. Federal prosecutors have charged the sender,  with theft of trade secrets.   Microsoft’s power play should be a wake-up call to journalists and bloggers .  In other words:  think twice  the next time you use your Gmail account to report on an article about Google.
 
6, Ibrahim Todashev, 27, a Russian immigrant friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot and killed last May 22 in the middle of the night by the FBI at the violent end of a five-hour interrogation in his home in Orlando. Now the FBI, ten months later, is claiming that its agent was attacked by Todashev, and was justified in killing him. But a CounterPunch investigation raises grave questions about what happened in that apartment.
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