Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 6:45 am

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee (click here) area State Representative Alan Williams was quick to respond to the verdict in the Jordan Davis murder trial. 

Williams is the sponsor of House Bill 4003, a repeal of the Stand Your Ground law.

Williams' statement reads: “The tragedy of the Jordan Davis case reflects that here in Florida self defense laws must be changed. My thoughts and prayers remain with Jordan Davis family. As an advocate of repealing Stand Your Ground law in Florida, the impact of Stand Your Ground in Florida is significant given the number of tragedies that have occurred in the state, as in the highly publicized deaths of Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin. These tragedies have renewed the argument that this injustice in our laws makes ordinary citizens feel empowered to shoot first and ask questions later; boosting murder rates and justifiable homicides, and putting individuals that people too often presumed to be a threat in particular peril....

No respect for life, but, Chevron believes people can be bought off with pizza.

February 18, 2014
By Molly Born 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A northwestern Pennsylvania newspaper (click here) has identified a worker missing since last week's gas well explosion and fire in Dunkard, Greene County.
The Times Observer of Warren reported that friends held a candlelight vigil Thursday for Ian McKee, 27, originally from Warren but whose latest address is in Morgantown, W.Va.
Mr. McKee, an employee of Cameron International, a contractor to Chevron, was onsite when the gas well near Bobtown exploded last Tuesday morning, one of his friends told the Times Observer . Officials at a press conference Monday in Morgantown said they continued to search for the man, who is feared to be dead and has not been identified by the company....

Published time: February 19, 2014 00:53
RIA Novosti 

With one person missing and presumed dead (click here) in an explosion at a natural gas well in a small Pennsylvania town, the company responsible is now under fire after apparently apologizing to the local community by handing out vouchers for free pizza.

It took five days for emergency crews to safely extinguish a fire that was set by an explosion that shook the small town of Bobtown, located in the far southwestern corner of the state. The blast gave off a loud hissing noise that could be heard from hundreds of yards away.

One resident told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the explosion in a shale formation where Chevron Corp. has spent time fracking “sounded like a jet engine going five feet above your house.” John Kuis, 57, of nearby Dilliner said his dog started growling unusually at 6:45 a.m. on February 11 “then the house just sort of shock and there was a big loud bang.”...

This is the real side effect of hydraulic fracturing of Earth. It just is. There is no stopping it at this point.

By Alexander Smith

...The strongest in a series of ten minor earthquakes (click here) hit central Oklahoma on Sunday night, according to seismologists.
The quake was initially measured at magnitude 4.2 but was later downgraded to a 3.8, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
It was followed by three aftershocks between magnitude 3.0 and 2.7, taking the total number of earthquakes in the area to 10 since Friday.
The strongest of these quakes hit at 11 p.m. Sunday (midnight ET) about 7 miles southwest of Guthrie, a city of 10,000 people about 30 miles north of Oklahoma City....

Hydraulic fracturing is not a benign technology. It has permanent and irretrievable side effects. Those irretrievable side effects is what many scientists have been focusing on for some time now. The first analysis that aligned Fracking with earthquakes was in Texas. The earthquakes in Texas and other places in the USA have been increasing and the severity of them are becoming destructive.

Liquefaction on Kilmore St (Asher Trafford) in Christchurch, New Zealand.

This is what the USA has to look forward to now. There isn't any concrete structure that can stop the quakes and the increasing potential to liquefaction because the rock has been profoundly DISSOLVED. If the truth be known and logic applied, the very act of fracking by melting rock is itself liquefaction.

In addition to the act of liquefaction in the fracking of rock, there is the removal of gas pockets that act as shock absorbers to 'real' earthquakes. Now that the rock is melted and the shock absorbers removed the manmade earthquakes are going to be far more destructive. As the earthquakes progress and the land and rock above the melted rock meets with movement, it will increase a liquefaction state. 

I have one question. Just one. Now that governors believe they have solved their unemployment problems, where are those now employed going to live in the near future? 

This is the North American Craton. The most or was the most stable rock to the continent.

I am just waiting for the first fracking quake near a major city because then something will be done, but, it might be too late. And what is EPA's response? It is working to be sure water supplies are safe and the chemicals used by the petroleum industry are revealed.

Really? Is that all? What is the EPA's answer to manmade earthquakes? I think FEMA needs to get ready. Maybe the EPA and FEMA needs to meet with the USGS and find out what actually is a problem with melting rock. If USGS hasn't got a clue, there is plenty of evidence already and they need to stop looking the other way because 'the law' states this is all legal.

Kansas is in the southern end of the North American Craton. Earthquakes? Huh? It would seem as though the Obama Administration needs to assign this hideous form of extracting natural gas to an agency that can REGULATE it in a meaningful way. Earthquakes are only a concern of FEMA at this time. That isn't good enough. Those that believe this is a legal and benevolent method of energy have no appreciation for a sovereign nation.

February 17 
The Kansas City Star

Killer tornadoes, (click here) sizzling summers, treacherous ice storms. Barbara Scott was prepared for all that and more when she moved from Denver to Bluff City, Kan., a half dozen years ago.

But earthquakes? In Kansas?

“It’s like the earth just rolled under my house, raised it up and lowered it down,” she said of the quake that struck last month between Bluff City and Caldwell.

Further rattling Scott was the possibility that the earthquake was man-made, a byproduct of our lust for energy.

“We thought it might be the fracking,” she said. “We have so much of that going on down here.”...

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/11/4745445/shaking-kansas-with-an-increase.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/11/4745445/shaking-kansas-with-an-increase.html#storylink=cpy

Vitali Klitschko is a national hero. He is a boxer and admired by the Ukraine people.

Official Website of Klitschko (click here)

February 11, 2014
Kick off press conference 
Wladimir vs. Alex Leapai

WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBO mandatory challenger Alex Leapai met for the first time on Tuesday at a press conference in Oberhausen, Germany to kick off their April 26 clash.

Wladimir Klitschko: "I am impressed of Alex. He is very confident and has no self-doubt. This will be a very strong challenge which I am looking forward to."

"My brother Vitali is fighting for democracy in the Ukraine right now and I will fight with the same motivation as the demonstrants on the Maidan square against Leapai. And I will win, just as the Ukrainians will win their fight." 

Alex Leapai: "Klitschko is a great fighter, but he’s been knocked out before and he’s never fought anyone who can punch like me.".... 

When Mr. Klitschko told the demonstrators in Maidan Square to defend their positions, I am quite sure he anticipated a peaceful resistance. To the best of my knowledge from what I am reading, the demonstrators were unarmed (did not have guns) and intended nothing but a demonstration. Mr. Klitschko can speak to that reality better than I.

February 18, 2014 
...Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko (click here) urged the pro-Western demonstrators occupying Kyiv's Independence Square - also known as Maidan - to defend their positions. He warned women and children to leave the area.

Later, Klitschko met with President Viktor Yanukovych for talks, but the meeting failed to produce a breakthrough. Klitschko said the president demanded protesters "stop the standoff" and unconditionally clear the square.

He told the Ukrainska Pravda website that he brings "nothing good from the talks."...

...Biden told Mr. Yanukovych his government bears "special responsibility" to resolve the crisis.

Anti-government protests have been building for weeks, with activists calling for Mr. Yanukovych's ouster after he backed away from a trade deal with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia.

Protesters, some armed with clubs and wearing helmets and body armor, attempted to stand their ground in central Kyiv, hurling firebombs and stones at police as plumes of smoke billowed from burning tents and piles of tires and wood....

Vice President Biden needs to assemble a party to visit President Yanukovych and ask to mediate a clear understanding to the outcome of meetings on Wednesday. It would seem as though there are two separate reportings, each different, as to the outcome of the meeting with the demonstrators. I believe the first order of business is to establish a return to the 2004 USA Constitution which would mitigate the return of the Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

The current President Yanukovych has no appreciation of the resolve of the people of the Ukraine. They want to improve their economy and their quality of life. A dedicated interest by Vice President Biden can be effective. Russia has opened the flow of loan money as of yesterday to relieve some tensions, but, obviously it is not reaching the people in a meaningful way.

I think both Russia and the USA can have a voice in assisting the people of the Ukraine. The presence of the USA within any diplomatic relations in settling the tensions would be beneficial. Currently, the people of the Ukraine believe they are stranded in their ability to have international relations with The West. It isn't appropriate to have the people feel this desperate. 

I am sure the loans from Russia are invaluable to the country, but, the people want a more open society with connections to more countries than currently exist. There isn't anything the current President and his administration have to fear. He does have to end the aggressive stance of his police and stop killing people. The people shot received their wounds and deaths by the Ukraine police.


NATO and the US won't make in roads with Russia until the escalation at it's border stop.

If this was going at Russia's borders by Russia, Europe would never tolerate it. But, because Russia is the evil empire they have to tolerate the actions by the saints in Europe.

We went through this mess decades ago with the Cuban Missile Crisis. We know what the USA would do, why would NATO and the US expect any different reaction by another sovereign nation?

Interceptor missiles are Anti-Ballistic Missiles.

It is easy for NATO and the USA to point fingers at Russia over Assad, but, there are unresolved problems with Russia as well.

When Russia deploys their own interceptor missile shield with it's allies, no one better complain. Russian people have a right to safety in their homes, too. 

The ABM Treaty doesn't cover these particular missiles and as a result Europe has insisted they are at risk from attack and now use these missiles at the Russia border. 

The ABM Treaty was suppose to limit the intercontinental abilities and submarine launched missiles to insure the safety of the people of the USA and Russia. Hello? Now, the Russian people fact a danger the people of the USA don't face. It is called "The Balance of Power." The Balance of Power has been destroyed with these actions by Europe and the USA. The ABM Treaty still stands, but, now has holes in it for Russia. 

Presidents Obama, Putin Meet At G20 Amid Rising Tension (click here) 

NATO and the USA have no replacement for Assad's leadership. There would be a power vacuum in Syria and a potential for more ethnic hostilities. At this point the only actions that can take place are to bring humanitarian aid to the people. The reality is that within Syria there are militias that are numerous and unwilling to take up loyalties to any leadership. It is not Russia causing the problem any more than NATO. The real problem with the Syrian peace process is anarchy. 

Russia, NATO and the USA have figure head leadership that the people won't follow because of the fear they hold regarding the past. The people of nations such as Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Libya have to resolve their own problems. I don't know where any nation has the right to sell arms or any weapons to militia groups. Militia groups are not governments, they are anarchists. When that reality finally sets in there might be some progress made. Until that happens the United Nations has answers for the people and that should be respected and supported. 

And for those 'at the table,' Jordan needs help with the influx of refugees and the movement of chemical weapons out of Syria need to be on schedule.

15 November 2013 

NATO has resumed building a military base in Romania (click here) with the construction of an anti-missile shield to protect the European countries from the ballistic threats stemming from the restive Middle East, especially from rogue states like Iran, officials and experts in Bucharest told SETimes.

"Missile threats to alliance territory and populations are real and growing," NATO Deputy Secretary-General Alexander Vershbow said at the ceremony at Deveselu Air Base in southern Romania. "NATO's defence against these threats must be real, too. And it must be able to grow and adapt as the threat evolves."

"Romania has joined the NATO member states club which will ensure one of the most perfected solutions against the real threat which the ballistic missile represents," Romania's President Traian Basescu said at the ceremony....