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Americans are already suffering from the economic "shell shock" associated with the AIG bailout, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), schemes in Washington to collectivize the nation’s healthcare system, “cap-and-trade” proposals that practically tax the air we breathe, and a seemingly endless roster of costly government programs. Now, with the federal government facing a projected $1.4 trillion deficit for 2009, yet another "bill" is going to be dropped in the lap of the taxpayers: the costs of cleaning up the environment.

An article published by the BBC has shocked both sides in the global-warming debate because it quotes scientific research that disproves the claims of climate-change fearmongers.

e-Tron-apThe e-Tron electric concept car caught everyone’s attention last month at the Frankfurt auto show. How could it not? The car has 313 horsepower, an impressive 3,319 pounds-feet of torque — yes, 3,319 pounds-feet of torque, and a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack weighing 1,036 lbs. And, it will go from 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds.

Are chemicals in our environment masculinizing girls and feminizing boys? A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that this is the case, and one of the latest studies has linked exposure to a substance known as bisphenol A, or BPA, with aggressive behavior in girls.

DNAAs advances in the field of genetics continue at a dizzying pace, one calls to mind the words of St. Bernard of Clairvaux in the twelfth century: “Hell is full of good intentions or desires.”

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