News stories other than Malaysian flight 370

You would think that the cable media outlets believe the only thing worth reporting is the tragedy of the Malaysian flight 370. But there are other newsworthy stories; here is a snapshot of just some of them from Monsanto in South Africa to British Petroleum in Lake Michigan. And all points in between, for Friday, March 28, 2014, here is some news that you may not see covered on the front page of your morning paper.

British Petroleum says that it is doubling the estimate of the amount of oil that was spilled into Lake Michigan this week. By most accounts, it will be over 1638 gallons. The Environmental Protection Agency says that in all likelihood, this bill will cause a significant environmental impact. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-bp-oil-spill-lake-michigan-20140327,0,7519350.story

The student debt load widens and is now estimated that the rising college costs will shackle students to an additional $1 trillion in student loan debt. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/1-trillion-student-loan-debt-141440433.html

In a recent poll, 52% of Americans don’t like the merger between Comcast and Time Warner cable. Over half of the people that were polled believe that these types of mergers stifles competition are bad for customers. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/26/us-usa-antitrust-idUSBREA2P0BD20140326

Four years after the worst oil spill in United States history off the Gulf of Mexico, as a result of British Petroleum’s deep water horizon issue, scientists have learned that the toxic toll of that spill is far reaching and has a greater significance of monetary impact than they first thought. http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/25/4018828/a-um-study-finds-water-from-the.html

According to a recent study, legalizing marijuana does not lead to additional crime. Opponents of legalizing marijuana for years have said that the legalization of weed is a gateway to harder drugs and crime. A scientific study that was published on Wednesday, disputes that claim. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/03/26/no-legalizing-medical-marijuana-doesnt-lead-to-crime-according-to-actual-crime-stats/?tid=hpModule_ba0d4c2a-86a2-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394&hpid=z11

For those who think there is an immigration problem in the United States they are absolutely correct, but as it turns out it is little bit different than what you might expect. It seems there are more American people moving to Mexico and are Mexicans moving to America. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/world/americas/for-migrants-new-land-of-opportunity-is-mexico.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

If you play college athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, English skills and the ability to communicate may not be all that important. ESPN broke the story that not only were their bogus classes at the University but when the students had to write papers as a final exam. Sometimes those papers were will one paragraph long, poorly written and received in A. http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2014-03-26/unc-academic-scandal-term-paper-rosa-parks-african-american-studies-afam41-niang-oro-north-carolina-mary-willingham

In the world needs the United Nations slams the United States over torture and NSA spying. In a recent report of the United Nations criticized the United States saying that it jailed the homeless and sentence juveniles to lifelong sentences, the report went on to say that the United States needs to get a better handle and more oversight on NSA spying. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/3/27/us-human-rights-reportun.html

At least one senior military academic analyst is warning European countries, that in essence, it is staring down the barrel of his biggest war since 1945. According to some that biggest war could start in days as Russian forces amassed one 100,000 troops along the Ukraine border. http://www.news.com.au/world/a-rapid-russian-buildup-of-tanks-and-troops-with-tough-talk-from-president-vladimir-putin-raises-fears-war-with-ukraine-could-be-imminent/story-fndir2ev-1226867240935

In South Africa, Monsanto is forced to withdraw unsubstantiated advertising claims that prompt from the produce from genetically modified seed have benefit. http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/media/64-media-releases/454-monsanto-forced-to-withdraw-unsubstantiated-and-misleading-adver

All of these stories and more can be found on my new website listing hundreds of RSS newsfeeds. For those of us who love the news, but hate the torture of having to get there. You can follow these links and get all the news you want: http://whothehellisgeorge.weebly.com/news.html and http://whothehellisgeorge.weebly.com/news-ii.html

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About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and one congressional race. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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