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Alternate Realities Roundup 03/29

by Eric S. Peterson
- Posted // 2013-03-29 -

While President Barack Obama has squared off against the NRA in seeking gun regulations at home, he’s agreed with the organization in helping to have the United States stall a global treaty regulating the $70 billion international arms trade.

Top of the Alty World

“Strange Bedfellows: While Urging Gun Laws at Home, Obama Joins NRA to Weaken U.N. Arms Treaty”—Democracy Now!

Meanwhile, investigators have found NRA literature at the home of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza.Mother Jones

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell takes out op-ed in New York Daily News touting fracking, without disclosing his job as a consultant to the industry.—ProPublica

Walmart controls 25 percent of the nation’s grocery-market shares, a tight grip advocates worry is increasing unhealthy eating in poor rural and urban areas of the country.—AlterNet

In an effort to crack down on house parties, Boston police are posing on social media sites as “punk” kids looking to know where the house concerts are at, sometimes with hilarious results.—Slate

Top of Alty Utah

Community leaders including a Republican state senator called for tax increases to meet future transportation- and education-funding needs.—KUER

Google now has live UTA updates available for Salt Lake City smartphone users.—Salt Lake City Weekly

Gov. Gary Herbert is expected to make a decision on the controversial Snake Valley water pipeline issue soon.—KCPW

Tenants of a low-rent artist’s collective complain of Salt Lake City Police handcuffing, detaining and interrogating tenants, all for the sake of investigating possible violations of operating without a business license.—Salt Lake City Weekly

Supporters of same-sex marriage far outnumbered those in attendance at a rally in support of traditional marriage held at the Capitol this week.—Q Salt Lake

Rantosphere

In a Utah Political Capitol editorial, Eric Rumple of Alliance for a Better Utah criticizes a bill passed this session that lets lawmakers sidestep the expertise of the Utah Transportation Commission in funding road projects.

"HB377 mandates that $4,500,000 go to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development “for transportation infrastructure acquisitions and improvements that have a significant economic-development impact within the state.” That’s it? Nothing more specific about how the money is to be used? With criteria this vague, just about anything, anywhere, that’s a transportation infrastructure could be funded. Does anyone but the Governor have to concur about what constitutes “significant economic development”?—Utah Political Capitol

The Long View

Rolling Stone looks at the shameful legacy of California’s “Three strikes laws” that have imprisoned thousands with life sentences for nonviolent crimes.

“Despite the passage in late 2012 of a new state ballot initiative that prevents California from ever again giving out life sentences to anyone whose "third strike" is not a serious crime, thousands of people – the overwhelming majority of them poor and nonwhite – remain imprisoned for a variety of offenses so absurd that any list of the unluckiest offenders reads like a macabre joke, a surrealistic comedy routine. Have you heard the one about the guy who got life for stealing a slice of pizza? Or the guy who went away forever for lifting a pair of baby shoes? Or the one who got 50 to life for helping himself to five children's videotapes from Kmart? How about the guy who got life for possessing 0.14 grams of meth? That last offender was a criminal mastermind by Three Strikes standards, as many others have been sentenced to life for holding even smaller amounts of drugs, including one poor sap who got the max for 0.09 grams of black-tar heroin.”—Rolling Stone

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Posted // March 30,2013 at 15:42

Should not the title of this be Ed Rendell Backs His Own Pocket Book.

WE THE PEOPLE need to send Ed and all local officials that have anything to do with Poisoning are ground and water a message stop worrying  get to love Jail.

SAFE DRINKING WATER RUNNING OUT FASTER THEN YOU THINK WORLD WIDE.

Hydraulic Fracturing a Danger to us All.

Why would anyone think we have water to waste.

Some one forgot to tell all about all the poison chemicals that this ungodly Lisa Jackson gave a green light to put in are ground and water.
And help the Industry, so to they will never have to disclose all the poison chemicals they have used.

Only the wicked in mind Leaders in this Nation and around the world would let anyone Pipe Pollution into the ground to get gas in return from the Ground. Most all scientist have know this for many years that this will end safe drinking water for all that are in the area of where they are fracturing, in which Millions of Gallons of Dangerous Poison Chemically Treated Water are forced underground to break up rock and free gas. We need regulations from GODLY People that will stop  10,000 wells a year drilled using hydraulic fracturing to free and make the Dangerous Poison Chemicals underground into gas. The primarily affect will be unsafe drinking water and many will become sick. THE HEALTH OF MANY WILL DETERIORATE because of A Few Wicked Greedy Leaders. Those who have made these decisions do not know Jesus Christ. Soon He will say i know you not. They belong in jail soon it will be hell for them. What sick in mind would let or want anyone to put Dangerous Poison Chemicals underground or into the ground anywhere.

The wicked are trying to sell and tell all if it is not near your home or land it is safe. This is the biggest ling of horse manure. Do they think most of  We The People are that dumb or that most Americans lack any intelligence at all. What ever is put on or in the ground makes it way to our underground Aquifers, Rivers, Lakes and the Oceans. Every Scientist on Earth knows this and most all that have made it to eighth grade in school.

So why would any Leader with a good healthy mind ever say or want this?

Vote any wicked that has anything to do with this out of office they work for WE THE PEOPLE. Then need to go to jail. Soon it will be not jail but Hell. Revelation 11:18

United We Stand In GOD We Trust

The Lord's Little Helper
Paul Felix Schott

P. S.

Wicked Leaders telling their friends as long as you can cover it up and it will not get back to me it is ok with me. Are you sure we will not go to jail for making money by Polluting the ground and water. Of course not we make the laws to fit our needs not the health and welfare of others or as they used to say We The People. Its now the Wicked Leaders and rich Rule. Till our Lord GOD comes!

Solar Energy the way to go.
Many States Are and are Banning Fracking.

Archimedes and Albert Einstein
These two are at the top of the list of the World’s Greatest Scientists,
Viewed by Scientist around the World.


Sad that for the last 25 years or so of every teacher asked no matter what
Grade k through 16. At least 80% of them did not know Archimedes. Even sadder 90%
of them could not tell you what one of the most Brilliant Scientist to ever
live on Earth. Won the Nobel Prize for.


It was for the work Albert Einstein did to show the World it could get
Free Energy, Electric from the SUN. (THE PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT).
There is enough Energy from our SUN to power all are needs and more.

 

 
 
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