Experts: Multiple types of radioactive material constantly being emitted from LA gas blowout — “I’d be running like hell” — “We are getting higher and higher levels…it’s accumulating” — “Poisons spreading through entire San Fernando Valley” home to 2 million people — “Thousands getting sick… it really is a major, major disaster” (AUDIO)

Published: January 14th, 2016 at 5:02 pm ET


Follow up to: Radioactive material reportedly now being released from massive gas blowout in LA — Byproduct of Uranium — Expert: “A lot” has been detected… Very dangerous (VIDEO)

Interviews from Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy, Jan 13, 2016 (emphasis added):

Kevin Kamps,  Beyond Nuclear’s nuclear waste watchdog (8:30 in): “Another important thing that is very significant is that the radon is continually resupplied… Radon is going to be constantly generated by the uranium contained in the methane… So really you’ve got a chronic constant supply of hazardous radon gas coming out of this breach in California.”

Cindy Folkers, Beyond Nuclear‘s expert on ionizing radiation (16:00 in): “I’m absolutely astounded that they are not measuring for radon that I know of… I can’t believe that they’re not measuring for radon… [Radon] also decays to a number of what are called radon progeny which includes a number of short-lived radioactive substances, some of which are lead and polonium. Both of those can be very biologically damaging… There is question as to the kind of doses that they would be getting of radon, but it still is really very much a worry… I feel like — doing the research that I’ve done — that we are not getting the full story of what’s happening there.”

Richard Mathews, candidate for California State Senate who studied physics & astronomy at CALTECH (32:00 in): “People are really concerned about this, people are seriously getting sickThousands of people are getting sick from this — and it really is a major, major disaster… Methane floats away and spreads around the whole world… All the contaminants that are in with the methane are heavier than the air and that includes… benzene and toluene, hydrogen sulfide — all of those are heavier than air — they tend to stay close to the ground and move downhill. This is happening in the hills above the San Fernando Valley [home to nearly 2 million people] and so the poisons are all moving down into the San Fernando Valley and spreading through the entire San Fernando Valley… As the radon and other substances flow around, they are accumulating. They are not easily blown out of the valley, and we are getting higher and higher levels… The lead is going to be around for decades… The initial lead that you get is radioactive. This will be a continuing problem… It could spread through the entire San Fernando Valley… The damage that the radon does stays in your body… and shows up as cancer a decade after, maybe even 80 years later. So we really need to follow through.”

Terry Lodge, attorney (50:00 in): “You have a massive release, probably, of radon going on — and there may actually also be radium particulate… I’d be taking very rapid steps [if I lived in the area], I’d be running like hell. And the reason is, I suspect that there’s little by way of emergency anticipation — what could possibly go wrong? We have this vast underground storage facility… There are not radiation monitors… the problem is sort of the Three Mile Island problem… the radiation emission went way off the meter… there were no redundant rings, there was no monitoring certain distances outside the plant boundary. You don’t even have that at Porter [Ranch]… They don’t know how much radon is being dispersed… [Radon] can be concentrated by rainfall, concentrated by humidity, and inversions… There needs to be some type of soil sampling… air, and all that… So the problem is that radon is around in the Porter Ranch situation — nobody’s prepared for it. They’re not talking about it now — this may months into the crisis.”

Full interviews available here

Published: January 14th, 2016 at 5:02 pm ET


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  • Sickputer

    Published on Jan 11, 2016 environmental activist Erin Brockovich, together with Robin Greenwald from Weitz & Luxenberg, hosted a town hall meeting on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 for residents of Porter Ranch who have been affected by the gas leak at Southern California Gas Co.’s Socal Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility. At the meeting, Brockovich, Greenwald (see Erin Brockovich 19:40 into clip) and a meteorologist and doctor talked about testing and how it will develop over the next 3-4 weeks, update residents on the current status of the leak and how they plan to proceed with lawsuits they have filed against Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Sempra Energy.

    SP: Wonder how many of the hundreds of people at the meeting knew of the Sheldon Silver connection to Weitz and Luxenberg? Answer: Very few.

    Big New York law firm and former referral man who is now quite probably going to die in prison for influence infractions.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    Oregon brothers launch anti-Bundy fundraising campaign
    “…The campaign, founded by a pair of brothers from Oregon, is known as G.O.H.O.M.E, an acronym that stands for Getting the Occupiers of Historic Oregon Malheur Evicted.
    Brothers Zach and Jake Klonoski launched the fundraiser Sunday. They hope to convince Bundy and crew to leave by collecting money for groups whose mission is antithetical to the occupiers' beliefs. Recipients of the donations include a gun control campaign, a group that supports the wildlife refuge the occupiers want to privatize, an organization that has labeled Bundy and company as extremists, and the Native American tribe whose members claim the refuge as their ancestral land….”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    Furious Oregon Rancher Warns Mormon Rebel Bundy To Keep Off His Land
    “…However, on Wednesday the truth was revealed when the cattle rancher, Tim Puckett, told reporters that not only did he NOT want or ask Bundy to tear down the fence, he said ‘he is very upset’ and repaired the fence.
    “Puckett went on to say that
    “’They’re not coming onto my place no more. If they do, I’m gonna have to do something about it. I don’t want them going across my ground. I work with the BLM. I have no problem with them. The fence has not nor will ever affect my cattle operation. I am a good steward of the land. In no way do I feel that I am entitled to the refuge for grazing.” Puckett is likely also aware that the BLM land has been a refuge for 100 years and is culturally significant to Native Americans, and that ‘keeping cattle from walking over burial sites is immensely important.’…”

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Checkoff is Klonoski Legacy

    The late political scientist and Democratic Party leader would be pleased with the revived program
    July 11 2009

    Democrat trolls?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Seven sons..

    James Klonoski, longtime UO professor, Democratic leader, dies at 83

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Opportunistic politics..

  • irhologram

    Here ya go, PT. Here's the BLMs real agenda. They are acquiring and holding some 273 million acres of wilderness lands for Federal Development of Uranium mining and oil/gas development.

    Further complicating this issue is the likely sale of Canadian uranium mining company, U1, to Russia. Although they have backed out of Colorado, they have plans for Uranium mining in other states, including Oregon.

    The strong arming is because we import 90% of U.S, Uranium. Multinational investors are keen to mine our land because there are no royalties on uranium mining as there is for gas and oil…so it's more profitable. Federal agencies are in the process of legally obtaining the right to mine this wilderness BLM-secured land and many others.

    So PT, the BLM is hot to secure the Hammond's land for the federal government to MINE it's Uranium once it has gained the legal right, by changing the rules that have protected wild lands up until now…a change currently under way.

    PT thinks the Bundys and Hammonds only want to sell the land to foreign mining interests. The alternative outcome is that the government mines it, yet it is unconstitutional to do so. In the first case, mining is NOT what the town and the Hammonds say they plan, but we know for sure the motives of the BLM. The way PT sees it, it will be mined EITHER way. The way I see it, wilderness can be preserved.

    Learn about BLM's motives here:

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Things sound pretty ugly at the site, where the last attempt to stop the leak expanded a large crater that has exposed the wellhead and the control valves. According to the L.A. Times, crews began pumping slurry into the well on December 22. Unfortunately, the process only made the situation more unstable. The wellhead began to wobble and the crater grew to 80 feet long and 25 feet deep. "If the wellhead fails, the thing is just going to be full blast,"

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    Last year blowout in Texas
    "April 13, 2015

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    – See more at:

  • General User General User

    and ALL; tampering with climate data

    Seems that the data from Great Britain has been tampered with as well! Rounding up for the last few hundred years!, discovered in the last 5 years

  • irhologram Breaking Harney County Fire Chief Resigns FBI Caught Posing as Militia at Local Armory

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "Federal crimes may have been committed.

    Cool, I thought you were bringing up.. Executive Order 13603.
    Making totalitarian law that says the feds can take anything you've got.
    I think the super hoarder Mormons, probably be among the last to be bothered, considering how 'helpful' they are to Homeland Security, the NSA..etc.

    Obama Executive Orders Nationalizing Energy, Food, Water, Everything Else
    April 13 2013

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      One of the most frightening Obama edicts to come down the pike is Executive Order 13603 on “National Defense Resources Preparedness,” issued a little over a year ago, on March 16, 2012. This executive order is frightening because of its sweeping scope, explicitly declaring that the president and his designated Cabinet and agency heads have authority to commandeer and control:

      all water,

      all human and animal food,

      all transportation,

      all energy,

      all construction materials,

      all “health resources,”

      all farm equipment,

      all fertilizers,

      all fuels,

      … and much more.

      What should be particularly alarming to Americans is that Executive Order 13603 does not merely claim these powers during war time or during a “national emergency,” but explicitly and repeatedly states that these apply “in peacetime and in times of national emergency.” It further states that this “authority shall be used to promote the national defense, under both emergency and non-emergency conditions.”

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Obama is a totalitarian.
        Hillary waits in the wings.
        Trump, a child in a candy shop.

      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        Good evening CS
        Damn, I know I must have known this, but looks a bit different in your post my friend.

        That even scares me, and I carry, cause stuff with teeth like to eat
        And I don't feel like being the main course. A bunch of cats, 2 dogs, the dumb chickens, aren't so lucky, born without thumbs.

        What to do?

        "promote the national defense, under non-emergency conditions.”

        The new 'normal'?


        • Taffycat Taffycat

          I have been trying to teach that it started 16 years ago in 1999/2000 with the election/coup but am ignored or laughed at; for 16 years we have had a new government, follow the tracks like exe orders, our monies, so much to follow some get lost, the epa being armed,blah, blah, blah…everything I have has been hacked, my phone, my computer and techy stuff and my web-site; good night and good luck

        • Angela_R

          "The National Emergencies Act (Pub.L. 94–412, 90 Stat. 1255, enacted September 14, 1976, codified at 50 U.S.C. § 1601-1651) is a United States federal law passed to stop open-ended states of national emergency and formalize the power of Congress to provide certain checks and balances on the emergency powers of the President. The Act of Congress imposes certain "procedural formalities" on the President when invoking such powers. The perceived need for the law arose from the scope and number of laws granting special powers to the executive in times of national emergency.

          The H.R. 3884 legislation was passed by the United States 94th Congressional session and signed by the 38th President of the United States Gerald R. Ford on September 14, 1976"

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Whoa, Code, I thought Bill C's Executive Orders were bad.

        And so they declare the useless eaters their chattel, step by stealthy step.

        Welcome to the grand parade of lifeless packaging. (See old Genesis song.)

        Can't get the lyrics to copy, paste. Worth reading IMO and apropos here.

        • Sickputer

          The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
          By Genesis

          The last great adventure left to mankind"
          -Screams a drooping lady
          offering her dreamdolls at less than extortionate prices,
          and as the notes and coins are taken out
          I'm taken in, to the factory floor.

          For the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
          -All ready to use
          the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
          -just need a fuse.

          Got people stocked in every shade,
          Must be doing well with trade.
          Stamped, addressed, in odd fatality.
          That evens out their personality.
          With profit potential marked by a sign,
          I can recognise some of the production line,
          No bite at all in labour bondage,
          Just wrinkled wrappers or human bandage.

          The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
          -All ready to use
          It's the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
          -just need a fuse.

          The hall runs like clockwork
          Their hands mark out the time,
          Empty in their fullness
          Like a frozen pantomime.
          Everyone's a sales representative
          Wearing slogans in their shrine.
          Dishing out failsafe superlative,
          Brothere John is No. 9.

          For the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
          -All ready to use
          It's the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
          -just need a fuse.

          The decor on the ceiling
          has planned out their future day
          I see no sign of free will,
          so I guess I'll have to pay,
          pay my way,
          for the Grand Parade.
          for the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
          -All ready to use
          the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging…

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          I dont remember the president calling himself commander in chief when I was a kid…is it a new trend?

          A commander-in-chief is sometimes referred to as Supreme commander. The role of commander-in-chief derives from the Latin, imperator. In its modern use, the term first applied to King Charles I of England in 1639.

          Caesarism is a form of political rule that emulates the rule of Roman dictator Julius Caesar over the Roman Republic, in that it is led by a charismatic strongman whose rule is based upon a cult of personality, whose rationale is the need to rule by force, establishing a violent social order, and being a regime involving prominence of the military in the government.

          The powers of command-in-chief over the Canadian Forces are vested in the Canadian monarch. The current Canadian monarch, since 6 February 1952, is Queen Elizabeth II. The command in chief of Australia is vested in the Governor General as the Queen's representative

          George Washington was the first President to firmly establish military subordination under civilian authority. In 1794, Washington used his constitutional powers to assemble 12,000 militia to quell the Whiskey Rebellion—a conflict in western Pennsylvania involving armed farmers and distillers who refused to pay tax on spirits.

          commander in chief seems to be a personality cult figure who controls the peoples military and uses it to plunder foreign states or even the supreme commanders own people, for example if they arent…

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Beam me up Scotty, there's no intelligent life here!

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    Committee created by Ammon Bundy has asked him and his followers to leave
    Harney County Committee Of Safety Asks Occupiers To Leave

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Ya..but did it ever occur to you?
    They don't know what they're asking?

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    These Oregon militants care so much for their cause that they are taking turns going home to watch the pro-football playoffs.

    I am against stealing, murder, and destruction of Native American lands. Why are the occupiers paving new roads over the federal lands they do not own using federal equipment they have no permission to use?

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      No one owns the land ..P.
      It's only borrowed.
      That includes all races.
      Property rights.
      More lines in the dirt ..P.

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      Now they have commandeered an asphalt and/or concrete plant?

      My my, whoda thunk oathkeepers, LEO, EMT's, 3%er's and other simpletons would ever attempt such a feat. When did they learn all that surveying and construction prowess?

      Very impressive, where were they during Katrina/Sandy?

      OOps, I forgot, they were probably on their day jobs.

    • dunkilo

      The Constitution- Atricle 1 Section 8 clause 17 look it up….
      It put limits on how much land our grubment can own,its not much.. for naval bases and such.

      • dunkilo

        IF they get States permission that is:)

        • Angela_R

          I read your comments dunkilo, had already viewed Article 1 clause 17, so found the discussion confounding.

          I had understood from American relatives that some surface rights had been separated from mineral rights by private landowners, so I
          could not fathom how the Federal Government became involved.

          as I now research it appears that
          “The states voluntarily turned over their lands to national control. The Land Ordinance of 1785 and Northwest Ordinance created territorial government, set up protocols for the admission of new states, the division of land into useful units, and set aside land in each township for public use. This system represented a sharp break from imperial colonization, as in Europe, and provided the basis for the rest of American continental expansion through the 19th Century.[24]”

          more in next post

          • Angela_R

            "The Land Ordinance of 1785 was adopted by the United States Congress on May 20, 1785, and allowed Congress to raise money through the sale of land in the acquired via the 1783 Treaty of Paris after the end of the Revolutionary War."
            Source: Boundless. “Land Ordinances and the Northwest Territory.” Boundless U.S. History. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 18 Jan. 2016 from

            “The Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 founding states that legally established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution. On March 4, 1789, the Articles were replaced with the U.S. Constitution. The new Constitution provided for a much stronger national government with a chief executive (the president), courts, and taxing powers.”

            to be cont.

            • Angela_R

              I now note the following additional splicing:
              It appears that prior to the US Constitution of 1789, an excision had been performed and certain mineral rights had been removed by Congress on defined property, these details can be found under the heading 'Discussion' in the link below:


              Could entail quite a convoluted title search.……………………..

              • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                This 'shared' with the government situation is quite difficult.
                The thing about overgrowth of vegetation and what to do about it, is a hard call.

                For ranchers, wildfires mean lost rangeland
                Sept 15 2015


                Grazing isn't great.

                But neither is spraying chemicals.

                "Description: (Corrected) Treatment of known and newly discovered invasive plants using herbicide, manual, mechanical, biological and/or cultural treatments. Includes 1 non-significant forest plan amendment to allow use of aminopyralid (Milestone TM)."

                Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
                01/01/2015 to 03/31/2015
                Malheur National Forest


                • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose


                  Aminopyralid is of concern to vegetable growers, as it can enter the food chain via manure, which contains long-lasting residues of the herbicide. It affects potatoes, tomatoes, and beans, causing deformed plants, and poor or non-existent yields. Problems with manure contaminated with aminopyralid residue surfaced in the UK in June and July 2008, and, at the end of July 2008, Dow AgroSciences implemented an immediate suspension of UK sales and use of herbicides containing aminopyralid.[5]
                  Tomato plant affected by aminopyralid herbicide residue from contaminated manure, grown July 2008, Cheshire, UK. Note tightly curled leaves, which is a symptom of aminopyralid contamination.
                  Approval of aminopyralid was subsequently reinstated in the UK on October 6, 2009, as reported by the UK regulatory authority, the Advisory Committee on Pesticides.[6] The re-introduction was approved "with new recommendations and a stringent stewardship programme devised to prevent inadvertent movement of manure from farms".


                  Aminopyralid Residues in Compost
                  Winter 2011

                  "Several farmers and gardeners in Washington State lost most of their vegetable crops in 2010 due to the effects of aminopyralid herbicide residues that originated from composted dairy manure."

              • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                Convoluted is an accurate assessment, and don't forget enabling act addendums, written in to most every title. The real 'meat' of land use.

                From the Fed>state>county>township>development/er.

                Long list, the actual owner, may end up with only one redeeming value.


                The whole point, I do believe.

                • Angela_R

                  I wonder how the legal system works in the US when conducting Title Searches. In Australia the old parchment deed exchanged before computerisation, recorded the changes and exclusions. In some States that is no longer the case.

                  However, most people carried a mortgage and the deed was withheld as security by the Loan Company, so the buyer may not have sighted the records, so may have been ignorant of exclusions.

                  In fact, some people may have not been informed that they did not have freehold. Pastoral leases of 100 years, were sometimes purchased without the buyer being aware that an 'in fee simple' purchase was not procured.

                  Initially what was referred to as Crown Land, was distributed to the people as a Deed of Grant.

                  A Conditional Sale was undertaken and as long as conditions were met, for instance in some cases, land clearing, fencing and sundry other improvements, the land was passed across without any monetary consideration.

                  Certain mineral reservations were reserved to the Crown (Crown land in Australia, btw. is a term used for Public land). However, the next exchange, was between private parties who DID seek monetary compensation.

                  I am inclined to think that this may have been the initial transaction process in the U.S.

                  • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                    Yes Angela,
                    'A Conditional Sale was undertaken and as long as conditions were met, for instance in some cases, land clearing, fencing and sundry other improvements, the land was passed across without any monetary consideration.'

                    Similar to a 'Claim'. Can convert to 'Patent', for a modest fee, but may be restricted in actual 'rights'. Convoluted? Ya
                    Gov land at its best.
                    You get a title and taxes, buyer beware on all else. haha

                    Private land? Only in Amerika can we have 2 general rule sets:
                    Buyer Beware=screw you
                    Full Disclosure=careful, you can screw yourself

                    Texas is mostly private with good mineral rights, many folks have/had oil rights like 1 or 2 wells. Good is of course in the eye of the beholder, haha.

                    Huntington Beach, Calif. has/had oil rights on residential size land. Oil co's paid royalties to these people, even though it was 'slant drilling' from out in the ocean
                    being done.

                    You only have what you have in writing, and increasingly, less and less due to widespread mismanagement, corruption, moneyed interests, and combinations no one can figure out or fight against effectively. Convoluted is correct!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Show me them pavers..

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    For the people who keep casting the personal remarks to me:

    Don't you realize how petty and stupid you look when you haven't antying else to talk about but to just humiliate a 75 years old woman?

    I am against stealing and murder and for that your criticize me. And Code claims all people are psychopaths when there are only 1% who are psychopaths in the US.

    He/she just admitted that he/she is a psychopath him/herself and lives with just psychopaths surrounding him.

    Sometimes I have pity for this person until I have to listen to another horrible attack on me.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      How I know; I said, "hey, 45% of the insects died and 50% of the animals, all in the last 40 or 50 years, and all the children will be autistic within 30 years at the current rate, and theres 3 out of control nuclear meltdowns in Japan" and nobody cared. Then I said did you hear about the Dallas Cowboys shocker? and suddenly everyone was interested. Then I said, wow, its like everybody lacks empathy, like sociopaths, but I was quickly corrected by PT. Its only 1%, and Code is one of them. So thats how I learned I was a psychopath…

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    Signing off the looney bin. Worse than the boob tube.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Multiple types of radioactive material constantly being emitted from LA, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, St. Louis, Metropolis, Japan… With friends like "us", who needs a "them?"

    We need to be aware of our own desensitization in the face of constant exposure to this news of self destructive militarization and corporate colonization and try to not appear glib and turn on each other. It's a hard road. Peace

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Nothing better than a good looney bin!

    It's called Earth!

    Everybody racing around.. with no where to go… spinning their wheels… as those same wheels appear to be coming off the track.. as the world's pollution levels head off the charts… because of their quest for more precious..

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Nothing better….I found a great friend in a looney bin once. We talked for hours. Until the warden said it was time to put the old mirror back in the bin and suddenly my friend was gone forever. Damn I miss that guy though…I think we were soul mates.

      Only had one tiff. He said "you know youre a psychopath" but I shot back with "I know you are but what am I?" I know it was a mean retort but I didnt feel any guilt or remorse about it

      Anyway, he called me methane breath..

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

      You have to laugh sometimes, otherwise it is too sad. It reminds me of raising children. They have to always tell you what you are doing wrong. As if you don't already know. It's so important to let people extress their feelings. I used to tell my children. Well, you said it, and I've heard it, and now I don't want to have to hear it again. [At least not until another day] LOL

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The good old was much simpler.

    i am still finding my self throwing blocks everywhere though…some times I think I never left the first grade.

    Probably never really wanted to leave the first grade now that I think about it,,enjoyed laughing uncontrollably.

    It was a real loony bin! 🙂

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

      Maybe the militants will all go home for the Super Bowl and stay home. I'm afraid they're going to try to arrest someone and start a blood bath. How can it be peaceful if they try to arrest an elected official in order to kill them for treason. They say that it will be the decision of the community. But what community? The people who actually live in the area have already told them to go home. They've already decided that they want these delusional militants gone and no one wants new paved roads or people destroying the wildlife refuge. I wonder what they will tell the lawyer coming Monday and Tuesday night. They will probably tell her to go home and mind her own business and stop telling outside people they can and steal the land and destroy the Indian sacred places.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    They are old..and they won't be there very long..age has a way of tiring out the body and mind.

    They will probably wait them out..blood bath would be bad.

    Nobody wants that.

    This is a principle/making a point thing.

    Government needs to be careful on this one.

  • rogerthat

    Banning Fracking Isn’t Enough: How We Fight to Stop Pipelines, Compressor Stations and Gas Plants

    Sandra Steingraber | January 15, 2016

    • Angela_R

      The fight is everywhere Roger. 60% of the small island referred to as England is under exploration for shale gas and subject to fracking. Even the Hot Springs in Bath.

      and this is one proposal for waste:
      "Disposal of solid NORM waste in England and Wales will be to sites which have appropriate permits from EA to accept radioactive waste.

      At present these are: the Low Level Waste Repository near Drigg and Lillyhall in Cumbria; Clifton Marsh in Lancashire; and King’s Cliffe in Northamptonshire. The application for disposal
      of LLW to the landfill site at Keekle Head was refused by the local authority. The site operator appealed the decision and a public inquiry was held. The Secretary of State’s decision on the Planning Inspector’s report is expected in December 2013."

      Extract from:

      Don't know the outcome of the appeal.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    One of Sempra Energy's Board of Directors is KaThleen Brown, alumnus of Stanford Univ. and Fordham Univ.

    Brown is youngest sister to Calif. Governor Jerry Brown. Se spent many years with Goldman Sachs, and was a senior Exec. there. She was also Director of a BofA Private Banking group.

    It will be interesting to see how Governor Moonbeam, who used to Take a pro-environmental stance, handles this "state of disaster." Especially since So Cal Gas or Sempra execs. have stated the civil government has no righ to interfere with the So Cal Gas operations at Aliso Canyon.. It is said somewhere in the news So Cal Gas or Sempra opposes having their operations shut down, and that civil government has no right to interfere.

    Gas on I.G. Farben!

    They had better get this right. The welfare of millions is at stake. RE: the Farben analogy, this business at any cost stuff makes me sick.

    See PR Newswire online for news on Kathleen Bown's appt. to the Sempra BOD.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Is the San Fernando Valley now filling with some 21st Century version of Zyklon B?

    They had better figure this out soon. Also read somewhere in the news yesterday So Cal Gas had some insane plan to burn off the gas.

    That's pretty hard to believe, but after watching Ineptco. in action, I suppose anything is possible.

    I hope this blow the lid off the deep roots of corruption in the U.S. energy sector.

    What will it take?

  • koyaanisqatsi koyaanisqatsi

    ding, ding, ding…winner, winner chicken dinner goes to irhologram and let's not forget there's gold in them there hills …hear dey want to flatten the butte, scrape down the whole area and put in a solar farm as cover for strip mine.

  • irhologram

    An interesting twist IF the company U1 or any other multinational uranium mining interest does acquire U.S. Uranium Mining rights…is Obama's Executive Order that amends Executive Order 12425 and creates clandestine Interpol police power supremacy in the U.S.

    Steps up FBI infiltration of the Burns Armory a notch or two, I'd say… We will not even know the spooks are there. Ever.

    As former Fed prosecutor Andy McCarthy notes in National Review, "Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police force from the limitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files which, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, American law-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?" [source, Why Does Interpol Need Immunity From American Law?

    "Property and assets of international organizations, wherever located and by whomsoever held, shall be immune from search, unless such immunity be expressly waived, and from confiscation. The archives of international organizations shall be inviolable."

    • irhologram

      Dave Hodges details at the time of his scheduled interview with Ammon Bundy, two of his satellite connections involving several states went down, his wired phone service was messed with, his archives were wiped, and while on air live…text messages were sent from HIS cell phone… Meanwhile, "coincidentally," Bundy's phone service also went down.

      At 23 minutes into this second attempt, Bundy is finally able to go on air.

      Points made by Ammon Bundy: The Bundy group is 30 miles out of town. The government locked down Burns downtown. They fenced off the court building and schools, and stationed men at school and airport "to protect" the town. The result? It is causing fear.

      About 300 townspeople have visited the Bundy location, encouraged that they can now speak out, because if they did before, there was retribution. Area people have not been able to drill new wells for 5 years, Fish and Wildlife put up fences to restrict grazing rights. The issue of permits has been withheld or permits were ended in the middle of contracts. The courts have been used for land grab through prosecution, as in the Hammond's case.

      Wrongfully convicted because of court corruption in the first place, after serving complete sentences, the Hammonds were "Re-sentenced" by the 9th District Court of Appeals.


      • irhologram

        These new sentences of 4 years, 9 months and the other for 4 years are clear cases of double jeopardy. Dwight Hammond is 73 years old.

        When 100 ranchers on the Refuge said they didn't want to sell, The Refuge built a canal and diverted water that flooded 32 ranches and homes in a lake of water, forcing sale at diminished value. Then the Refuge drained the lake.

        Signature is pending for confiscation of Malheur County, adjacent to Harney County and twice the size of Yellowstone, that will displace 350-400 ranchers.

        All remedies have been sought to exhaustion through the courts, and through elected representatives, yet the corruption and violation of rights has gotten worse.

        Needs: We need people to help with county recording records, maps, surveying to identify who's using what to insure deeds to the land are in the people's hands. We need people to stand up to defend the rights of individuals. The Land and the Resources belong to the people…we need to protect it so that government doesn't claim it as their own, and so The People can produce. It's the key to economic recovery."


        • irhologram

          "In response to concerns of federal agencies intervening at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, The Pacific Patriot Network (PPN) and its associated organizations are releasing an Immediate Call to Action to secure a perimeter around the Wildlife Refuge, it's occupiers, and the citizens of Harney County.

          We wish to establish a safety perimeter of protection for the occupiers so as to prevent a Waco-style situation from unfolding during this peaceful occupation. The primary intention of this outer-ring is to bear witness to any aggressive action initiated by federal agencies or the occupiers, and to encourage an open dialogue towards a peaceful resolution. We will serve as a neutral third-party intermediary to prevent bloodshed."

 Citizens for Constitutional Freedom

          The Bundy group has reached out to Indian Councils to unite, but none have responded. The government has not communicated in any way…Bundy: "It's a lose/lose situation for them. The question…will have to go to the Supreme Court. The issue is whether this is territory or state, and they will loose. We are in a good position."

          Constitution: Article 1, Section 8 …17
          Territory: Article 4, Section 3 …2

          NOTE: Unfortunately, the constitution says the government can use the 10 square miles for limited purposes like military, yes, but one of those purposes is …in matters of international trade. Can the govt. land grab to sell Uranium rights to…Russia, et al?

  • stock here: In 2005/2006 I realized that something was very wrong in the world. I had an edge up on most folks, I had stopped watching TV in the 1990's, you simply cannot fight back against an endless slew of propaganda force fed to you on the TV.

    Then I studied all the varied forms of "what is wrong with society, government, the powers that be, environment". It took a lot of time. Finally around 2010/2011 I came to the conclusion that I don't need to know every little detail about everything that is messed up. In fact, doing so takes you away from things you need to be doing.

    Once you know enough to know that things are not right, you can just kind of keep an eye on the overall picture, and spend the time saved on doing what some would call "prepping". Amazingly some people don't even know what this word means.

    Others think this is a "crazy prepper" activity, but in reality what they call prepping now, is simply what your grandfather would be doing as "responsible living".

    I saw the comment below on a Global Warming article, and thought it hit home. Last fall I came to the conclusion that what I needed to focus on was "being more effective" with all activities that I decide to pursue. Indeed, whining to the choir is not effective, coined it I have.

    If you like this stuff, sign up as a follower. I might even think someone is listening…

  • earthsmith earthsmith

    Insatiable is their need in this instantaneous plastic society…puppets.
    It will be a beautiful ending

  • irhologram

    Not if you keep your head. Cool heads prevail.

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      Yes IR, a point most cannot comprehend.

      The 'freedom fighters' are no different than the forefathers.

      The point is intervention, between frustrated citizens and governing powers. A hope for peaceful resolution.

      Now the average ignorant public is confused, thinking 1 issue is the same and complete issue combined.

      Much to their loss, sadly.

  • DeadAhead

    When mothers eat three sizeable servings of fish each week during pregnancy it may benefit children’s brains for years to come, according to a large study in Spain. UNBELIEVABLE!

  • Approximately 67 individuals, most living in USA, hold
    over 50% of the world's wealth according to cbc radio news today. Most people are too busy working and generally tied up with day to day activities to do any more then survive. Thus the status quo remains due to time starvation tactics.
    Good luck fighting a cause. Want to read a complete study on plastic found in Mediterranean tuna?
    Hope you have $40.

    The L.A. gas leak handled just like Fukushima, BP oil spill and plastic in ocean.
    Minimize threat, mislead the public and please the stock holders.
    As you make your choices in life realize the system in place works for at least 67 lucky individuals and their entourage. Peace

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    Libertarian Fairy Tales: The Bundy Militia's Revisionist History in Oregon
    “After the 1870s, the story of Harney County ranching became a story of class warfare, as cattle barons such as French sought to expand and monopolize the range by destroying or incorporating smaller competitors. The underlying economics—and corrupt local governance—tended to favor the syndicate: Only well-capitalized firms, with many employees, had the resources to drive their cattle to the nearest railhead, hundreds of miles away, so small-scale ranchers often had no choice but to sell their cattle to the big operations (at whatever price the large operations chose to buy). Large firms could drive small ranches out of business, simply by refusing to buy from them. Of course, sometimes the big fish eating the little fish paid their own price: Hugh J. Glenn would be killed by a disgruntled employee, and Peter French, in turn, would be shot and killed in 1897 by a small-holder whose farm he had encircled as part of a long-running border dispute. But that was the old West….
    “There are many reasons why the government owns so much land in Harney County. Some of the land is of no value to anyone; the Army took all of it from the northern Paiute, but never found buyers for some of it. Sometimes it was always more profitable for individual ranchers just to use government land without buying it. And sometimes the land fell back into the federal government’s hands because the ranchers no longer wanted it…

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

      For all the infrastructure it built to make cattle ranching profitable (and the massive fraudulent handouts to well-connected and well-capitalized cattle corporations), the federal government enabled the great cattle empires of the 1870s only to watch them go belly up. But they were, of course, too big to fail: In a story as old as finance capitalism, the federal government bailed them out and bought back the land….
      “The story the Bundy brothers tell is mostly empty space, like the Western frontier of their imagination. And perhaps this is fitting. After all, what is American history if not a history of unspoken violence, told by erasure?”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    Kamala Harris calls armed Oregon standoff ‘obnoxious’
    California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a candidate for U.S. Senate, on Sunday sharply criticized the armed activists occupying a remote national wildlife refuge in Oregon, calling the protestors “crazy” and their actions “obnoxious.”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    Treat Oregon standoff with deadly seriousness of terrorism
    “…This isn’t a mere ‘occupation,’ as many media outlets have been too quick to call it, or a harmless “protest” by anti-government patriots.
    :It is criminal and it is terrorism. As defined by the FBI, terrorism is “the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” Let’s not mince words….’”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    Oregon standoff is armed grab of public land, not patriotism
    “This is an armed land grab. If he wants to compare guns with me, let it be known my ammo is the Constitution.”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    ‘Militia’ members should lose their right to bear arms
    “Neither ‘well-regulated,’ nor ‘militia’ would apply to the armed gangs that showed up in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014, or the Bundy Ranch in Nevada or the Malhuer National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
    “They illegally occupy government or private property, and have aimed their weapons at police and government officials who try to cope with them. These are crimes against the state and should be felonies. When convicted they should lose their right to bear arms and treated like what they are: A gang with guns.”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    ‘Thugs’ in Oregon thumbing nose at cherished rights
    “The right to protest has been turned on its head when armed citizens seize public property, look for a confrontation with authorities and circumvent due process of law. Some call these people terrorists. I call them thugs.”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    “…Now at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff in Oregon, we find men flouting unheroic, disruptive behavior and advancing disingenuous claims, all the while expecting mostly unsympathetic locals to provide snacks and drinks. These enemies of public land need to be rounded up and prosecuted.”

    • againstthegrain

      Do not let this s guy intimidate you PT. His tactics are bullying and motivated by partisan right wing politics. You are in the right. If the bundy bunch got the uranium rights to the preserve or any other federal land they would would sell them to the highest bidder foreign or otherwise just like with the sage brush rebellion in the 70s.

      People from the west know what is up. These type of people are govt welfare types supported by the koches. Every beautiful national monument or national park would be turned into a uranium strip mine if these people have theirs way. Little or no pristine beauty commons left in america. Teddy Roosevelt did this eith a purpose in mind.

      The bundys would build nuclear power plants on public land all over the west like their brothers in Utah are proposing.

      Part of what is going on

      • against, welcome to the party. You have one of those odd names that troll types often pick. I may be wrong.

        Personally I don't see my comments as bullying. I guess I am sick of seeing PT mucking things up so regularly, the conversation is really a lot better when she is not around that much.

        It is hard to get anyone focused on anything when 50% of the time is wasted with slap stick kick back commentary with PT, and then just the sheer preponderance of comments mucks the thread up so much….most new comers would be disgusted.

        • againstthegrain

          Wow. Just wow. I am from Oregon. I post 2 comments and it is insinuated that I am a troll because I have an opposing envirnmental viewpoint by what appears to be a bullying troll. I knew I should not post here. Enenews has degenerated a lot since the old days. Alternative view points are not tolerated by certain types here.

          • LOL, your first comment, out of the blue, was to call me a bully, and then your second was to call me a troll. That's pretty bold for someone who just showed up.

            Then you misrepresent why I insinuated that you might be a troll….due to your name style, not your viewpoint.

            Lots of people have issues with PT, I don't see anyone regularly on the same side of the argument as PT.

            I may be wrong about you as a troll, and I did say maybe, however I have never been wrong once I call a troll a troll. that said, you are welcome here but not if you are starting with attacks, and using twisted false argumentative tactics. Contribute or leave is the best advice.

            Wallpapering without expressing an opinion and summary is not to anyone heres benefit.

  • rogerthat

    Mon Jan 18, 2016
    Jesse Jackson says Flint residents 'betrayed' by water crisis

    …Some Flint residents sued Snyder, other officials, Michigan and the city on Jan. 7 in Genesee County court and are seeking class action status covering all residents.

    Other Flint residents late last year filed a federal lawsuit. Genesee County also has seen a spike of Legionnaires' disease resulting in 10 deaths that may or may not be related to the water crisis, state officials previously said.

  • A food lab testing for heavy metals and radiation, AND how to detox your whole body.

  • Praising truth. This thread not about Ammon Bundy armed takeover of federal land. Sure conversation can get off topic but purposely wallpapering thread with off-topic facts is not polite and is suspicious activity.
    Your totally burying my comment which frankly pisses me off.

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