30 Nov '16, 9am

via @BreakingDefense

via @BreakingDefense

Now that conferees have hammered out a 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, the House and Senate must vote on the final product. They may want to read this before casting their votes. Read on. The Editor. Buried in the fine print of the defense authorization bills is a $50 billion earmark for an obscure facility in South Carolina. The facility, called the Mixed Oxide Facility or “MOX” , is a classic example of a good idea gone awry. Initially estimated to cost $1 billion to $2 billion, MOX is now estimated to cost $50 billion. On top of that, the Russians have just withdrawn from the arms control agreement on which MOX is based. So why is Congress funding this? Mark Cancian The program began in 2000 to fulfill a U.S. executive agreement with Russia . Under the agreement both countries would dispose of 34 metric tons of excess — and highly dangerous — weapons plutonium....

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2016/11/the-50-billion-earmark...

Tweets

via @BreakingDefense

breakingdefense.com 29 Nov '16, 7pm

The elephant missing from this limited peak into the bill is the “requirements” decision – what is it we will buy in quant...

2016 The North Face 50 Mile Championships Live ...

irunfar.com 29 Nov '16, 11am

You are here: Home / Races / 2016 The North Face 50 Mile Championships Live Coverage 2016 The North Face 50 Mile Champions...

OPEC agrees to cut 1.2 million barrels a day, p...

grist.org 01 Dec '16, 10pm

OPEC agrees to cut 1.2 million barrels a day, pleasing U.S. oil companies. For the first time in eight years, OPEC — you k...

Daylight Saving Time – Whys And Why Nots https://t.co/XFsxQAe8Np

Daylight Saving Time – Whys And Why Nots https:...

hackaday.com 28 Nov '16, 3pm

We recently went through our twice yearly period of communal venting called adjusting for daylight saving time (DST), or B...

Introduction to data structures and time comple...

rubyflow.com 01 Dec '16, 10am

× The Ruby and Rails community linklog Made a library? Written a blog post? Found a useful tutorial? Share it with the Rub...

Selling via Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) – Statu...

thefinance.sg 29 Nov '16, 2am

Ok, I know I haven’t been writing for quite some time. Truth be told – I have been really busy at work and whatever spare ...

Boom Technology and Richard Branson to dramatically cut your travel time with launch of s...

Boom Technology and Richard Branson to dramatic...

luxurylaunches.com 23 Nov '16, 12pm

New York to London can now be a weekend trip for you with supersonic flights set to dramatically cut your travel time. All...

Introducing Lange & Söhne’s limited edition Lange 1 Time Zone in honey gold via Luxurylaunches ...

Introducing Lange & Söhne’s limited edition Lan...

luxurylaunches.com 29 Nov '16, 2pm

Lange & Söhne recently celebrated a milestone anniversary with a very special watch. The 25th of October marked the 22nd a...

Cross-border #solar: Denmark gets 50 MW of Germ...

pv-magazine.com 29 Nov '16, 12pm

Cross-border solar: Denmark gets 50 MW of German tender with bids of 5.38 euro cents/kWh 28. November 2016 | Applications ...

Singapore fans criticised for Malaysian celebs'...

tnp.sg 28 Nov '16, 8am

It is not unusual for some fans to go to extremes to please their favourite stars. They shower their idols with lavish gif...

UK Climate Diplomacy Staff Cut Again as Post-Brexit Links to Trump and US Deniers Strengthen

UK Climate Diplomacy Staff Cut Again as Post-Br...

desmogblog.com 26 Nov '16, 12am

With Donald Trump set to become the President of the United States, the international climate change political scenery has...

#NEWS: Denmark crowned World Cup winners for the first time

#NEWS: Denmark crowned World Cup winners for th...

pga.org.au 27 Nov '16, 7am

Denmark won the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf for the first time as Søren Kjeldsen and Thorbjørn Olesen claimed a thrilling...

Runners: It's time to say bye bye to BMI

Runners: It's time to say bye bye to BMI

runnersworld.com 27 Nov '16, 10pm

Give someone the true gift of health with Bicycling’s Get Someone Riding starter pack ! In the study, the researchers pull...

Cross-border solar: Denmark gets 50 MW of Germa...

pv-magazine.com 28 Nov '16, 3pm

Cross-border solar: Denmark gets 50 MW of German tender with bids of 5.38 euro cents/kWh 28. November 2016 | Applications ...

2030 Champions Brings Together Business and Government to Cut U.S. Food Waste

2030 Champions Brings Together Business and Gov...

wri.org 17 Nov '16, 7pm

Food loss and waste is one of those challenges that is just as local as it is global. Every corner of the earth wastes foo...