Thursday, January 30, 2014

Grandmother Barred from 312 Miles of Pennsylvania for Peacefully Protesting Fracking | Alternet

How is this legal? Well, it is, or anyway, a judge has signed off on it. Whether or not it's constitutional, maybe we'll see. (Why is it always necessary for news media to inform us an individual is a "grandmother?" Seems a bit sexist.)

Grandmother Barred from 312 Miles of Pennsylvania for Peacefully Protesting Fracking | Alternet: Vera Scroggins, an outspoken opponent of fracking, is legally barred from the new county hospital. Also off-limits, unless Scroggins wants to risk fines and arrest, are the Chinese restaurant where she takes her grandchildren, the supermarkets and drug stores where she shops, the animal shelter where she adopted her Yorkshire terrier, bowling alley, recycling centre, golf club, and lake shore.

In total, 312.5 sq miles are no-go areas for Scroggins under a sweeping court order granted by a local judge that bars her from any properties owned or leased by one of the biggest drillers in the Pennsylvanianatural gas rush, Cabot Oil& Gas Corporation.
Obviously this is abuse and an out in the open display of might by private industry, in this case, Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation:

The ban represents one of the most extreme measures taken by the oil and gas industry to date against protesters like Scroggins, who has operated peacefully and within the law including taking Yoko Ono to frack sites in her bid to elevate public concerns about fracking.[italics mine] (Alternet)
The ban was, is, basically put into place by Cabot, not the judge, who clearly was the mere tool that enacted the formality of the ban. Kafka-esque, Cabot is not required (nor will they) to identify what lands Scoggins needs to avoid:



The temporary injunction granted on 21 October does not require Cabot to identify or map the lands where it holds drilling leases, putting Scroggins in the bizarre position of having to figure out for herself which areas were off-limits. (Alternet)




Utah School District Takes Student's Lunches From Them, Throws in Trash



Disgusting. I wonder at the staff who performed the action of literally taking a child's lunch from him or her and throwing it in the trash. I would have refused. Do these people have children? Do they want someone doing that to their kids?

School District Seizes Lunches From 40 Elementary Students in Debt: As many as 40 students at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City had their lunches—which they'd already received from the cafeteria—seized and trashed by school authorities because their parents were behind on payments.

According to Jason Olsen, a Salt Lake City District spokesman, the child-nutrition department realized some students' families had outstanding balances on Monday, but the department's manager wasn't able to notify the school until after lunch had been served on Tuesday. So the department did what any humane, understanding person would do: they snatched the meals from the children and threw them in the trash.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Water

Water, water, not everywhere . . .

Bought -- and withheld -- as a commodity, where Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has said that  "...access to water is not a human right":



The current Chairman and former CEO of NestlĂ©, the largest producer of food products in the world, believes that the answer to global water issues is privatization. This statement is on record from the wonderful company that has peddled junk food in the Amazon, has invested money to thwart the labeling of GMO-filled products, has a disturbing health and ethics record for its infant formula, and has deployed a cyber army to monitor Internet criticism and shape discussions in social media.(Global Research)
Water polluted, as West Virginia residents struggle with the pollution of their water due to a chemical spill:


Residents of Putnam County, W. Va., who thought their water troubles were over got some unwelcome news Friday morning: an order by the water company instructing them to avoid drinking and to limit contact with the water. Testing revealed higher levels of the leaked chemical than had been determined safe.
"I took a shower after they told me it was a green light," one resident said. "That's what made me mad."
Three hundred thousand residents had been under water restrictions since last Friday when a chemical used to clean coal leaked into the water supply. Residents couldn't shower or cook with it and had to drink bottled water.
Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta warned pregnant women to avoid drinking the water. (CBS News)
Freedom Industries, responsible for the pollution, declared bankruptcy, obviously in order to avoid taking fiscal responsibility for their actions.


 Water scare, due to dry winters in Oregon:
Three-Quarters Oregon in Severe Drought | KEZI: CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new report indicates that almost 75 percent of Oregon is in severe drought, and scientists are worried about this winter’s trends.
“Three of our wettest months are usually November, December, and January,” said Kathie Dello, the Deputy Director of Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University.“We’ve seen a dry November and December, and now we’re seeing a dry January.And now we’re starting to worry about it.”
The U.S. Drought Monitor released its latest numbers on Thursday, showing nearly 75 percent of Oregon is considered to be in severe drought, as opposed to less than 5 percent a year ago.
as well as California, where Governor Brown has declared a state of emergency:

The situation in most of California and northern Nevada is extremely dry, according to the most recent report Thursday from the U.S. Drought Monitor, a federal website that tracks drought nationwide. Almost 99% of California is considered abnormally dry or worse; almost two-thirds of the state is in extreme drought.2013 became the driest year on record in California; San Francisco had the least rain since record keeping there began during the gold rush of 1849. (USA Today.)



Monday, January 13, 2014

CNN crisis actor revealed - Denver Conspiracy | Examiner.com

CNN crisis actor revealed - Denver Conspiracy | Examiner.com: What was once thought to be a crisis actor, interviewed multiple times after the Boston Marathon bombings, appears to be a CNN Pentagon Correspondent posing as multiple different witnesses.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Blogger Regan Lee starts new year with UFO sighting - Orlando Paranormal | Examiner.com

Nice to see this from UFO researcher Jack Brewer, who interviewed me about my NYE UFO sighting. I appreciate the mention of Octopus Confessional!
Blogger Regan Lee starts new year with UFO sighting - Orlando Paranormal | Examiner.com: Regan Lee is no stranger to the paranormal community. She writes for 'UFO Magazine', is a columnist at Binnall of America and maintains several blogs, including 'Octopus Confessional' where she keeps a finger on the pulse of Big Brother.

For more on the UFO sighting, and what I think it might have been that I saw, see my UFO blog The Orange Orb.