Posted by: Chuck | October 4, 2013

BREAKING NEWS – Attempted Breach at White House

Breaking News:Attempted Breach at White House; Capitol Was in Lockdown After Shots Fired –Pennsylvania Avenue Closed –Secret Service engaged in car chase after incident began at White House; shots then fired –Several police officers injured –‘There were already police cars going by before we heard the shots.’ –Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) –Congress was ordered to ‘shelter in place’ –House and Senate in recess –FBI, SWAT teams on premises; law enforcement descended on scene –Helicopter landed in front of Reflecting Pool near Capitol –’15 shots heard in rapid succession’ 03 Oct. 2013

Radioactive Wastewater From Fracking is Found In Pennsylvania Stream 02 Oct. 2013 In the state of Pennsylvania, home to the lucrative Marcellus Shale formation, 74 facilities treat wastewater from the process of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for natural gas and release it into streams. There’s no national set of standards that guides this treatment process — the EPA notes that the Clean Water Act’s guidelines were developed before fracking even existed…and scientists have conducted relatively little assessment of the wastewater to ensure it’s safe after being treated. Recently, a group of Duke University scientists decided to do some testing… As published today in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, they found high concentrations of the element radium, a highly radioactive substance. The concentrations were roughly 200 times higher than background levels. In addition, amounts of chloride and bromide in the water were two to ten times greater than normal.

Pentagon Spent $5 Billion on Weapons on Eve of Shutdown 01 Oct. 2013 The Pentagon pumped billions of dollars into contractors’ bank accounts on the eve of the U.S. government’s shutdown that saw 400,000 Defense Department employees furloughed. All told, the Pentagon awarded 94 contracts yesterday evening on its annual end-of-the-fiscal-year spending spree, spending more than five billion dollars on everything from robot submarines to Finnish hand grenades and a radar base mounted on an offshore oil platform. To put things in perspective, the Pentagon gave out only 14 contracts on September 3, the first workday of the month.

BP wins reprieve over Gulf spill payouts: U.S. appeals court 02 Oct 2013 BP Plc won a legal reprieve in its effort to force the administrator of a settlement related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to tighten standards in assessing claims, potentially sparing the oil company billions of dollars of extra costs. A divided 5th U.S. Circuit [Kangaroo] Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Wednesday directed U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, who in March had approved administrator Patrick Juneau’s evaluation methods, to take a fresh look at which claims are legitimate. The 5th Circuit also directed Barbier to halt payments on those claims that don’t meet stricter standards. [See also: BP accused of lying to govt during Gulf oil spill 30 Sept. 2013.]

Fukushima Leaks Radioactive Water Into Pacific 03 Oct. 2013 A new leak of highly radioactive water is believed to be flowing into the Pacific Ocean from Japan’s stricken nuclear plant after a storage tank overflowed. A Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) official said workers at Fukushima detected the toxic fluid dripping from the top of a tank when they were patrolling the site. Tepco estimates 430 litres of the water, which contains highly radioactive doses of strontium, has leaked outside a concrete barrier surrounding the tank.

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 Good people experience joy in life not because they do great things but because they do small ones with great love and care. God bless you.



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