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INTERNET GATEKEEPERS: THEIR MISSION? ELECTION MEDDLING

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 REMEMBER THIS DATE:  NOVEMBER 6, 2018
Author,
Chuck Frank

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Dear readers.  It makes no difference whether a person is right or left when it comes to freedom of the press, or of speech. That is not the issue.  Many know the famous case explaining that people have the right to speak what they want, however they do not have the right to…”yell, fire in a crowed theater.”  It is obvious that even I, being as outspoken as I am with regard to politics and ideas, would never endanger hundreds of people in a theater by falsely yelling fire.  Yet, if I did, there would be a stampede and people could die and I would go to jail, maybe for life.

     Well, today there are a few people in our world, and a very select group in Silicon Valley who are yelling fire and are endangering the world and the people’s play book that was penned by the founders and it is called the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  These same people who are yelling fire are on a mission to undermine the most sacred and basic freedoms that a nation could ever have and that is freedom of expression with regard to speech, the press, and religion.  This is America’s cornerstone which was laid so that these key freedoms would  act as a protection against tyranny. Yet, people who are not free, wish for a time when they would have similar protections as America, but they do not.  It is because powerful armed forces prevent that society from choosing unalienable rights.

     Now then, what if a nation such as ours is exploited to where less freedom and great bondage’s surface for the sake of an ideology that limits the free social interchange between people on the internet where censorship rules because of a second or a third party?  This kind of meddling and tampering then becomes like watching the Super Bowl while looking at only commercials and not seeing the endgame, but all the while, millions of dollars are going to the players and the owners of the two teams.     

   Well, everybody, we’re now in the Internet/Gatekeeper Super Bowl and there are no referees.  So as a nation, America as we know it will fall if “we the people” allow the icons of the internet to succeed. There is a clear and present danger when the free flow of information, ideas and opinions are blocked and censored by biased persons who are in control and not neutral  So what is the danger?  Just ask someone who may still be alive today who saw the book burnings in Germany and saw those persons who were shipped in trains off to the Nazi concentration camps and the gas chambers.  Let us never forget that Red China under Mao had its own massacres of a different kind where 70 million people were murdered and to this day China does not have a free flow of ideas and speech and this fact is getting worse everyday.

     Are we not the remnant that fled the kings of old and still adheres to that same eternal calling which chooses wisdom and not the wide road to destruction but the narrow road to freedom which had been established upon that rock in 1620 in the small town of Plymouth Massachusetts?  Let not that rock be moved lest the foundation of America falters, and if it be, how great would be the fall.

“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost

Black Farmers bring suit against the State of Georgia for Voting Rights violations

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THE COWTOWN FOUNDATION INC.

COREY LEA

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615 308 7787


THE BATTLE LINES HAVE BEEN DRAWN AS BLACK FARMERS CHALLENGE THE STATE OF GEORGIA AND SECRETARY OF STATE BRIAN KEMP OVER VOTING RIGHTS FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS IN PREDOMINANTLY BLACK COUNTIES AND PRECINCTS IN GEORGIA.


August 21, 2018


 Black Farmers from south Georgia filed suit against the State of Georgia and Secretary of State Brian Kemp alleging violations of section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, among several claims. The Black Farmers assert that the State of Georgia and The Secretary of State have failed to enforce federal laws and maintain uniformity of legal issues among all the counties that make up the state. In particular, the state and secretary have been alleged, to what amounts to putting on a charade, political gerrymandering. It is without question that the state and secretary knows counties must have preclearance from the Department of Justice or the United States District Court in Washington, D.C. before the counties can shut down polling locations or precincts in predominantly African American counties or precincts.

 However, this will be a showdown of epic proportions. Also named in the petition are The National Republican Committee, The National Democratic Committee, The NAACP, The ACLU, The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, The State Republican Committee and The State Democratic Committee. The Black Farmers are united and have been fighting the USDA for years on similar civil rights issues. An interesting correlation has been drawn by the farmers and the history of questionable stances on civil rights issues by now Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue as former governor of the State of Georgia and his continued stance of denying Black Farmers the right to be heard at the administrative level.


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Corey Lea
Executive Director
TheCowtownFoundation.org.

Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440% in Half Decade, Adding to Dry Regions’ Water Woes

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Source:  desmogblog

Shale drilling and fracking often occurs in areas already suffering from water stress. Credit: Duke University.

By Sharon Kelly 

Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke University study concludes. The amount of wastewater from fracking rose 1,440 percent during that period.

Over the same time, the total amount of water used for fracking rose roughly half as much, 770 percent, according to the paper published today in the journal Science Advances.

Previous studies suggested hydraulic fracturing does not use significantly more water than other energy sources, but those findings were based only on aggregated data from the early years of fracking,” Avner Vengosh, professor of geochemistry and water quality at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, said in a statement. “After more than a decade of fracking operation, we now have more years of data to draw upon from multiple verifiable sources.”

The researchers predict that spike in water use will continue to climb.

And over the next dozen years, they say the amount of water used could grow up to 50 times higher when fracking for shale gas and 20 times higher when fracking for oil — should prices rise. The paper, titled “The Intensification of the Water Footprint of Hydraulic Fracturing,” was based on a study conducted with funding from the National Science Foundation.

Even if prices and drilling rates remain at current levels, our models still predict a large increase by 2030 in both water use and wastewater production,” said Andrew J. Kondash, a PhD student in Vengosh’s lab who was lead author of the paper.

More Water than Oil

The shale industry has been heavily focused on amping up the amount of fossil fuels it can pump per well by drilling longer horizontal well bores and using more sand, water, and chemicals when fracking (which raises the costs per well and, as DeSmog recently reported, raises risks of water pollution).

But the water use and wastewater production per well have been growing even faster than the per-well fossil fuel production, the researchers found, labeling the water demand and wastewater growth “much higher” than the oil or gas increases.

The researchers studied data from over 12,000 oil and gas wells representing each of the major shale-producing regions in the U.S.

Their findings are particularly troubling news for arid areas like the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, where underground water supplies are already taxed by residential and agricultural demand, and where fights over water use are brewing.

On average, a Permian Basin well used 10.3 million gallons of water in 2016, according to a San Antonio Express-News investigation earlier this year — more than double the average per-well demand just a few years ago.

A Waterfall of Waste

The wastewater problem has attracted the eye of industry analysts, particularly in the Permian.

One of the biggest risks facing operators today is the issue of produced water,” wrote Ryan Duman, a Wood Mackenzie senior energy analyst, describing how in parts of Texas and New Mexico, wells can produce up to 10 gallons of wastewater for every gallon of crude oil. “The sheer volume of water is unprecedented.”  READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE HERE.

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