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2008-08-09 03:00:14

By Mokhiber, Russell FOR EIGHT DAYS, IBM could not get a contract with the United States government. On March 27, 2008, Robert Meunier, the debarring official at the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), suspended IBM. The issuance of an $84 million contract to IBM was imminent. Evidence of wrongdoing - IBM allegedly had secured protected source selection information from an EPA employee - was significant enough for Meunier to act. Many in the white-collar defense bar say that Meunier...

2006-01-27 12:28:50

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland, Europe's biggest per capita consumer of potatoes, is weighing a proposal by German chemicals group BASF to grow varieties that have been genetically modified to resist disease. BASF asked the Environment Protection Agency this week to approve a field trial of several strains of GMO potato that are resistant to blight, the cause of the Irish potato famine that killed one million people and forced two million to leave the island in 1845. Today, the Irish...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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