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CA Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers

CA Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers

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A 2012 ProPublica investigation of more than 700,000 injection wells across the country found that wells were often poorly regulated and experienced high rates of failure, outcomes that were likely polluting underground water supplies that are supposed to be protected by federal law. That investigation also disclosed a little-known program overseen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that exempted more than 1,000 other drinking water aquifers from any sort of pollution protection at all, many of them in California.

Those are the aquifers at issue today. The exempted aquifers, according to documents the state filed with the U.S. EPA in 1981 and obtained by ProPublica, were poorly defined and ambiguously outlined. They were often identified by hand-drawn lines on a map, making it difficult to know today exactly which bodies of water were supposed to be protected, and by which aspects of the governing laws. Those exemptions and documents were signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown, who also was governor in 1981.

Why Aren’t Nicaragua’s Children Fleeing to the United States?

Stacy Summary: Here is a map of the locations from which the children at the border are arriving. Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Where are the children of Nicaragua asks this blogger.

Why Aren’t Nicaragua’s Children Fleeing to the United States?

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The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) presented in Nicaragua on May 19, 2014, its Regional Report on Human Development for 2013-2014 on security matters and classified Nicaragua as “atypical” because of its low rates of homicide and robbery. Juan Pablo Gordillo, adviser on security at the Latin American Regional Services Center of the UNDP, said that, “The case of Nicaragua is an important achievement at the regional level,” adding that because Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, it breaks the myth that poverty causes violence. Nicaragua’s homicide rate dropped to 8.7 per 100,000 inhabitants. Honduras, with 92 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, has the highest murder rate in the world. El Salvador has 69, Guatemala 39, Panama 14.9 and Costa Rica 10.3 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.

Speaking in San Salvador at a regional conference on community policing, Nicaraguan National Police spokesman Commissioner Fernando Borge said that the proactive, preventative, community policing model of Nicaragua’s police has helped make Nicaragua one of the safest countries in Latin America. He described “a model of shared responsibility, that of person-family-community” which shapesall the areas of police work. In 2013, out of each 100 cases reported to the police, they have been able to resolve 79. This compares to the almost complete impunity for crime, especially politically motivated crime, in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

The problem of the children migrants is blowback from US policy in the 1980s when our government trained and funded Salvadoran and Guatemalan military and police to prevent popular revolutions and more recently when the US supported the coup against President Manuel Zelaya in Honduras. Those countries were left with brutal, corrupt armies and police forces whereas Nicaragua, with its successful 1979 revolution, got rid of Somoza’s brutal National Guard and formed a new army and a new police made up of upstanding citizens.

Your thoughts on the argument presented? I know the US hates Daniel Ortega and seemed at one point on verge of overthrowing him; but I don’t know enough about the region to add any additional insight to the above post. If you have any insider info, leave it below.

UBS Warns Everything Is Overpriced, Prepares For Sell-Off

The world’s largest wealth manager is “concerned about valuations” across “the full spectrum of assets.” Equity markets are “stretched,” all of it, not just social-media and biotech stocks. Fixed-income and credit markets have become “quite rich.” They’re “very worried” about “the lack of liquidity” that could wreak havoc during the expected sell-off. Fasten your seatbelts.

Read….. UBS Warns Everything Is Overpriced, Prepares For Sell-Off 

Front page of Washington Post this morning: “2 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza clash”

Owen Jones BBC Question Time Tells Truth About Gaza

From 2012, the story says the same:

Comic Leo Kearse: dancing with David Icke and giving intelligence to the British police

 

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“I worked on stuff for the Middle East. I can’t really talk about it.”Read my latest daily blog in full here

• SO IT GOES – John Fleming’s Blog

MailOnline – PETER HITCHENS: Ignoring repeated and increasingly urgent warnings from Moscow, the EU – backed by the USA – sought to bring Ukraine into its orbit.

Ignoring repeated and increasingly urgent warnings from Moscow, the EU – backed by the USA – sought to bring Ukraine into its orbit. It did so through violence and illegality, an armed mob and the overthrow of an elected president.

You’d have cars speeding up as he crossed the road-Anglo Tapes

Anglo Bank official and stock broker pal’s sinister conversation on Morgan Kelly the only economist to call it as it was and is. Every year still we pay billions in interest for the loans extended to us by the EU to prop up shysters like this with NO reprieve from the EU who forced the deal upon us.(To prop up their own shyster class).

After criticising the quality of Kelly’s research into the Irish banks, he says: “Jaysus, it was unbelievable because here was a guy, who was, who was, using the Irish Times, using his platform as a professor in UCD, eh, to chip away confidence in the banking sector. And he hadn’t done any research. He was just making wild pronouncements, y’know?””I mean, the amount of inaccurate reporting and sabotage is just frightening, y’know?” the stockbroker responds, adding: “It’s frightening.”The Anglo man asks the sinister question as to why Kelly “hasn’t been told”.Responding to this, the stockbroker exclaims how in other countries, “you’d have fellows like him up for treason”, to which the man at Anglo suggests that ordinary citizens might take decisive action of their own.“Ah, you would. In France now, y’know, basically you’d have cars speeding up as he crossed the road, y’know?” he jokes. -
Anglo banker and a leading Dublin stockbroker (Still practicing).
Sunday Independent – Anglo Tapes

Max Keiser Talks To UK foreign secretary Philip Hammand About Britain’s Gold

As we’ve contended for 10 yrs., when the geopolitical kaka hits the fan (like now) the winner will be Gold. Guess who gave all their’s away?

I Guess We Know What UK Tabloid Press Thinks…

Degrowth Solutions: Half-Farmer, Half-X

The Status Quo is terrified of a world devoid of debt-serf “middle class” consumers.

When people say they want solutions, they’re actually seeking only a specific kind of solution, one that leaves everything they have now intact but guarantees them more of something: more security, more healthcare, more education, more money, etc.,but at no cost or inconvenience to themselves.

Anything that fits these parameters isn’t a solution; it’s magic. Magical thinking and magical fixes are endlessly appealing precisely because they don’t require us to change anything or work at anything outside our comfort zone.

In the real world, solutions change core values and processes. If they don’t, they’re not real solutions. Fake fixes come in various types: cosmetic band-aids, alleviation of the symptoms while the disease continues unchecked, public-relations relabeling of the problem so it appears to go away via semantic trickery, and so on.

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