limpyhobbler's Journal - Archives
Roughly 55 percent of the brine injected into Ohio wells comes from “out of district,” and probably from Pennsylvania, where officials recently banned the dumping of brine in that state’s streams.
David Hill, who owns the Devco well and is president of Byesville-based oil and gas company David R. Hill Inc., said it’s common to see trucks with Pennsylvania plates.
“We have to get rid of this water responsibly,” he said.
State inspectors have issued 378 violations at injection wells since 2001 for problems, including spills, leaking tanks and pipes, and wastewater pooled within spill-prevention areas.
“We’ve done over 1,000 investigations since the early ’80s,” Tomastik said. “Most of the contamination was surface contamination.”
Racism in the NYPD Seeped onto Facebook
DEC 6, 2011
Some New York police officers really didn't like being assigned to Brooklyn's West Indian American Day Parade, so much so that they vehemently vented their frustrations on Facebook ...<snip> The racism in some of the Facebook posts seems pretty blatant, but we'll let you judge for yourself:
"I say have the parade one more year, and when they all gather drop a bomb and wipe them all out."
"Welcome to the Liberal NYC Gale,” said another, “where if the cops sneeze too loud they get investigated for excessive force but the ‘civilians’ can run around like savages and there are no repercussions."
"Why is everyone calling this a parade. It’s a scheduled riot."
"Bloodbath!!! The worst detail to work."
They can keep the forced overtime," adding that the safety of officers comes “before the animals.”
It looks like her name is Nicole Kelley, not Nicole Lynn, so I dunno what's up with that, but whatever.
What she said could be offensive to people in any country, in this case it is the Philippenes.
She is kind of young. If she's never traveled outside the US before to a lower-income company, that is pretty much a natural reaction that alot of people would have, if they weren't warned ahead of time what to expect. It's very different there than in the US.
What she said was rude and it just seems like she was experiencing some culture shock, and didn't think before she spoke.
But then she tried to cover up by saying here facebook was hacked.... whatever who cares.
Here is the break down:
“I hardly made it to Manila and we already attended a ridiculous tv show."
- Judgement:That's not racist.
"So annoying!!! These people want to touch you and be with you all the time!!"
- Judgement: That's accidental racism. It comes off as racist but it was an accident. She was pointing out a cultural difference.
"I can’t understand a word they say. I can’t wait to go back home."
- Judgement: That's more xenophobic than racist. You kind of almost feel bad for her but not too much, because what was she expecting. I think it comes off as a little racist.
"This country is so dirty and noisy. I’m scared to eat!!! What a mess."
- Judgement: Not racist. This is "Accidentally Offensive to the Philippenes".
"On a lighter note I don’t see any real competition. Will keep you updated my loves."
- Judgement: This demonstrates than she is insane.
Final Judgement: This is not a racist, this is just an ignorant *****.
It's weird, I can't stand to be around those kind of people that seem like they get joy out of watching people suffer.
Remember them cheering during the presidential debate about someone dying because they were uninsured?
Or when they cheered about the record number of executions in Texas?
Anyone who would cheer for that is a sick disgusting person.
Being a Republican is a personality flaw. Dems that enable Republicans are part of the problem too.
Nobody has suggested that DHS took part in the two conference calls organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
OK nobody has suggested it, but has anybody denied it?
Was DHS or other federal agency on the conference calls with the Mayors?
Also were they on the calls with the police chiefs?
Does anybody keep minutes of the phone conference meetings?
How often are the meetings, when are they, are they open to the public?
Will they be recorded and aired on C-SPAN?
Can we see the notes and have the full list of participants?
Or is it a secret for some reason? Is it a secret for "security reasons"?
This is not to suggest there is any sinister plot.
Also this is not to suggest the absence of a sinister plot.
If the mayors and police chiefs are having meetings about how to handle illegal assemblies, whether the federal government was at the meeting or not, the meetings should be public.
That would be the best way to dispel conspiracy theories.
Sen. Franken is supporting the IP ACT and/or SOPA just to try to stop people from seeing the Stuart Smalley movies, even if it means the end of the internet as we know it. What is he trying to cover up?
NEW YORK--(ENEWSPF)--November 30 - Thursday, December 1, activists from Pennsylvania to NYC stand in solidarity with Egyptians working for freedom by protesting the manufacturers and financial backers of US Tear Gas manufacturer Combined Systems, Inc. (CSI). The Egyptian army and police rely on tear gas, bullets and weapons from abroad. In NYC and across the country, members of the Occupy Wall Street movement have endured similar acts of violence with chemical weapons. The protests at the plant in Jamestown and in NYC aim to expose and shame the businesses and institutions in our country that are aiding in the repression of the grassroots democratic movement in Egypt.
Combined Systems Incorporated, located in northwest Pennsylvania, is one of the main suppliers of such "less-lethal" weapons to the Egyptian state; their tear gas canisters have littered the streets of Cairo. CSI and their allies in the U.S. State Department, who must approve the sales of their weapons to foreign governments, are complicit in crimes against humanity. They have consistently facilitated the repression of grassroots democratic movements not only in Egypt, but also in the U.S. itself, as well as in Tunisia, Greece, Palestine, Yemen, and other places.
OWS call to action:
It really makes it alot easier. That way we don't have to guess who's racist and who isn't.
Thanks again a-holes!!!
In response to
Josh Holland makes a good point in his article. Naomi Wolf went overboard and connected a lot of dots that shouldn't have been connected.
But still there are some important questions that need to be raised.
When DHS was established, most people thought it was to protect us against terrorists.
What is DHS's expertise in crowd control? What representatives from the federal government were on these conference calls? What is the role of the federal government in crowd control and suppression of these assemblies?
Wolf tried to give an explanation for why the federal government has a direct incentive to silence the Occupy protests, and how they would be able to act on that, based partly on Rep. King's committee chairmanship. Like Holland pointed out, Wolf wasn't really able to demonstrate it and she came off looking nutty as a result.
But asking the question is not nutty at all and I hope that other journalists and elected officials are going to observe and report on the federal role in crowd control and suppression of peoples rights to speech and assembly.
Mayor Quan did us a favor actually when she reported that she had participated in the conference call. Otherwise we might not have know about it at all.
I think Josh Holland may be not paranoid enough when he says:
"I don’t find it in the least bit surprising that law enforcement officials communicate with each other, and such communication is in no way an assault on local communities’ autonomy. Every day professionals dealing with similar issues get on conference calls, send messages to list-servs or otherwise talk shop – it’s just part of our “interconnected world."
That's fine. But if all the police chiefs and/or mayors are on the call, they all get the same advice, all hear the same talking points, it is bound to influence their actions, and sometimes in negative, dangerous ways.
I got the impression, around the time of some of the big sweeps and evictions, around the time of the Oakland general strike, that the police and governments in these cities were all sort of spouting the same talking points. They claimed the protests had changed, a new group of people had taken over the protests, scary people, anarchists, anti-semites, foreigners, illegal immigrants, drug addicts, dirty homeless people.
Of course they did that because they knew from opinion polling that the Occupy movement was fairly popular with the American people. So in order to justify the impending brutal crackdowns, they had to claim the the movement had been hijacked. They would be evicting the occupiers to save them from themselves, because the movement had been hijacked.
We can probably never know exactly what is said on those coordinating phone calls. But I don't want the Federal Government coordinating the actions of local police to help them suppress political speech.
Furthermore, Holland says
"Mayors in a handful of cities, responding to local political pressures, decided to break up their local occupations — decisions that were announced to the press well in advance — and were advised as to how best to do so.."
I really don't think mayors were simply responding to local political pressures in deciding to break up the occupations. If they get on a conference call, the subject of which is how to break up occupations, they are going to hear a bunch of BS propaganda on there.
Also on these phone calls, the chiefs and mayors would have been advised which physical crowd control tactics to use. Thus pepper spray, tear gas, rubber bullets.
Clearly they did not get on the conference call and hear "We should go easy on the protesters, they make a lot of good points. Let's loosen the laws up a little bit to help them out."
If the mayors and police chiefs just want to communicate with each other to share information, then why is "Police Executive Research Forum, PERF" coordinating the call, and what is their role in it? What federal agencies were represented on the calls? Were the tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullet manufacturers and suppliers on the call as well, to ensure that extra supplies could be shipped out right away if needed? We will never know the answers to any of these questions of course. After all it is a matter of national security and you don't need to know. There is no transparency in this at all. Why shouldn't all these calls be recorded and made public? If they are as innocuous as what PERF and others claim, go ahead and publish the transcripts on the internet. I'm betting they can't, "for security reasons".
So yes Naomi Wolf did not succeed it showing a connection between federal involvement and the brutal actions of local police. On the other hand a healthy dose of paranoia is appropriate when considering this issue. Federal agencies should not have a role in coordinating crowd control and evicting political protesters from public parks.
Of course there is a much needed role for the federal government to help coordinate local law enforcement for counter-terrorism. That's very real. But it's wholly inappropriate to use those channels of communication to discuss what is the best way to crack down on non-violent domestic political dissent.
DHS was pretty much created in a moment of panic when we were all scared of another big terrorist attack. Some people warned that we were opening a door for a domestic security police state. Let's all pay attention to these trends.
The ten most recent threads posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums.
Hello! hello? Anyone home?
All heart and no cattle...
Wash Post Media Critics accuse Al Jazeera network of supporting ousted elected leader Morsi
By Leopolds Ghost
Snowden journalist set to make "biggest" disclosure yet
By Leopolds Ghost
Operation American Spring has taken the first step in its goal to remove Obama from office
Hi, No Elephants
By Leopolds Ghost
Sorry I've been Out Of Touch Lately.
By Leopolds Ghost
Impeachment is the only cure for the Supreme Court
The ten most recommended threads posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums in the last 24 hours.
Use the tools below to keep track of updates to this Journal.