Friday, March 10, 2017

More clean up for Flint and for a very good reason. Air borne gases can mix with water and become suspended in that water as an aqueous solution.

March 10, 2017
By ABC12 News Team

Richfield Township (WJRT) - There was a large fire (click here) at a big farm in Genesee County on Friday. It is now out after being contained at around 11 a.m.

A big bang woke up Richfield Township residents shortly before 7 a.m.

“Over 20 explosions I think. It rattled the the windows of the house this morning. At first I thought it was maybe a dump truck door slamming or something like that,” said James Jones.

Neighbors believe it was as many as 30 explosions at Hunt Farms, a 120 acre piece of land near Richfield and Henderson roads. Those sounds were followed by large flames and an endless stream of thick, black smoke filling the sky.

“My wife looked out the window and saw all the smoke. We live about a mile and a half away. I called 911,” said Dick Risch.

Hunt Farms has been around since the 1950's and is well known across Mid-Michigan as a grower of soybeans, corn and wheat. A longtime employee says this fire could put the farm's legacy in jeopardy.

“It’s melting the barn down. It's bad. Tractors, planters, semis, everything we were prepping for spring is gone,” said Alex Qualman, employee at Hunt Farms....

Flint, Michigan is in Genesee County. I don't want stupid stuff happening for the citizens of Flint, Michigan.

March 9, 2017
By ABC12 News Team

Fint (WJRT) - You'll see crews (click here) out by the Flint River in about two weeks as they begin to clear out trees and other vegetation.

The area between Harrison Street and East 5th Avenue in Downtown Flint will become a work area for next few months.

By products from the former manufactured gas plant along East Boulevard settled in the river over the last century and Consumers Energy wants to get them out.

"We inherited the problem, we're going to do the right thing and leave it better than we found it," Area Manager Kevin Keane said.

He presented the details of the project to the community Friday, including a warning that once the contaminated soil is removed, it may smell.

"The sediment odor is a lot like roofing tar or moth balls," Keane explained.

"I did not know that that was part of this. So that's new information," said Rebecca Fedewa.

She runs the Flint River Watershed Coalition (click here) and her son goes to school near where the project will be taking place.

"I remember when we had the smell from the compost piles Downtown and how that ended up wafting up. The River just kind of served as a conduit for that smell, hoping that's not going to be what happens again this time," Fedewa said....

Does Trump or Bannon have access to these investigative units? Cheney was always spending time with young agents.

No data breaches? No altered files? No mischief by Russia or China?

March 10, 2017
By Scott Glover, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz

Washington - Somewhere in the halls (click here) of the J. Edgar Hoover building in Washington, a closely held number of FBI agents face the daunting task of determining how the Russian government sought to manipulate the US presidential election.

It's a case that's been the subject of endless speculation in Washington and beyond.

But to those tasked with getting to the bottom of the allegations and innuendo, it's just another "standard counterintelligence investigation," as one highly placed US official put it. Add to that the freshly assigned task of determining how a huge cache of what appear to be authentic CIA documents ended up on the WikiLeaks website.

Welcome to the super-secret world of the Counterintelligence Division, home to the spy catchers of the FBI.... 

What is good for the goose, isn't good for the gander?

Republicans are lined with double standards. Republicans use Congress to further their politics instead of proceeding with impeachment.

The US House has multiple grounds to begin impeachment yet they cower in the corner hoping it will all go away. The US House is still attempting to force the computer technician that handled the Clinton server to cooperate in still yet ANOTHER investigation after he was given immunity by the FBI. Hillary Clinton's emails were brought before the public as if scandelous when communications between Ms. Abeerdeen and Mr. Weiner were discovered on a personal computer belonging to Mr. Weiner. Comey, having been advised by Justice to hold the information until the election was over proceeded to  turn the election on it's head displacing enough voters to end the victory of Hillary Clinton and many in the down ballot. YET, Mr. Trump is deleting his Twitter communications and NOTHING HAPPENS.

Oh, the House is worried. Ya think. CONCERNED. Chaffetz is concerned. Do you realize the venom used against Hillary Clinton as a Secretary of State and then US Presidential Candidate, but, this time Chaffetz is only concerned. More like SCARED of TRUMP.

"UNCLEARED" individuals may have had access to the Clinton server. But, Trump tweets on  Twitter with impunity, secure or not.

Chaffetz, "Prosecute them!" Hm.


I have to state that? I really have to state the obvious about Trumps' Twitter account!

Presidential Records - National Archives - 44 U.S.C. (United States Code or US Code) Chapter 22 (click here)

National Archives Welcomes Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014 (click here)

What's the problem Chaffetz? Inconvenient or far too scary to imagine!

March 11, 2017

President Donald Trump (click here) is famous for reaching out to people using his favorite social media tool — Twitter. However, there have been several instances when he deleted a tweet just because of petty spelling errors.
However, two congressmen, Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), have decided to act upon the president’s habit of deleting tweets and have expressed concerns by sending a letter to Don McGahn, White House counsel. The letter also highlights the issue of Trump administration’s habit of not keeping a track of his tweets, which leads to a nontransparent use of social media.
According to Presidential Records Act, tweets and messages sent from Donald Trump’s personal account and his official @POTUS account are likely to be presidential records, therefore, they must be preserved and kept track of.
“It has been reported, however, that President Trump has deleted tweets, and if those tweets were not archived, it could pose a violation of the Presidential Records Act,” reads the letter.
The commander-in-chief has deleted his tweets several times due to spelling errors.
Just hours after assuming office, he posted a tweet informing people how honored he was with his new position. Tragically, the statement was marred with a spelling mistake....