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Re: “Planned Parenthood endorses Hillary Clinton

Paying Top Dollar for Legislators, do you #FeelTheBern? The Sanders campaign has an office open in Little Rock now. 721 West 2nd 72201, corner of State and 2nd. If you want to get involved, call 501-517-1947.
You can also find events near you by visiting http://map.berniesanders.com

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Posted by Who ate my damn cookies?!! on 01/08/2016 at 12:59 PM

Re: “NBC poll puts Cotton up 45-40 over Pryor; Hutchinson up 48-39 over Ross

eLwood, I wouldn't exactly call Bill Halter a strong candidate...

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Posted by Who ate my damn cookies?!! on 09/07/2014 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Real people lose their vote thanks to Voter ID law

"c", no one has to buy alcohol or tobacco, have a bank account, or use plastic to pay for goods. You're trivializing voting by lumping it in with such luxuries.
Voting isn't a luxury--it's a right. And there is simply no data supporting the existence of the in-person voter fraud the "voter ID" laws purport to prevent. Telling the public that we need "voter ID" laws is like telling a patient that they have to amputate a leg to treat a non-existent brain tumor.

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Posted by Who ate my damn cookies?!! on 05/23/2014 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Health problems in Mayflower

Those following this story should check out this Al-Jazeera segment. Among their guests is a local from the Faulkner County Citizens Advisory Council: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/inside…

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Posted by Who ate my damn cookies?!! on 06/05/2013 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Health problems in Mayflower

spunkrat, the Democrats in our state were plenty silent when people began speaking out about the effects of fracking, and if any find Mayflower being soaked in benzene objectionable, they don't seem to be raising their voices beyond a whisper. Governor Beebe and Senator Pryor have been pretty quiet about Exxon's toxic mess as well, not to mention AG McDaniel hiring Witt O'Brien's, a firm notorious for assisting in coverups, to "investigate" the tar sands spill.
There is blame a-plenty to go around for both parties, sadly. They seem to be in love with the money that the world's largest corporation can throw around. As long as entities like ExxonMobil are considered "people" under our laws, they will find buying and selling influence to be quite easy.
Perhaps we should consider an amendment to our constitution banning corporate personhood. Move to Amend is a movement worth looking into: https://movetoamend.org/wethepeopleamendme…

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Posted by Who ate my damn cookies?!! on 06/05/2013 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Exxon report on pipeline break said to be nearing completion

Citizen1, the attorney general hired Witt O'Brien's, a firm notorious for assisting in coverups, to "investigate" the tar sands spill. Read on:
Witt O'Brien's describes itself as a "global leader in preparedness, crisis management and disaster response and recovery with the depth of experience and capability to provide services across the crisis and disaster life cycle."

But the firm's actual performance record isn't quite so glowing. O'Brien's has had its hands in the botched clean-up efforts of almost every high-profile oil spill disaster in recent U.S. history, including the Exxon Valdez spill, the BP Deepwater Horizon spill, the Enbridge tar sands pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River, and Hurricane Sandy.

Most troubling of all, Witt O'Brien's won a "$300k+ contract to develop a Canadian-US compliant Oil Spill Emergency Response Plan for TransCanada’s Keystone Oil Pipeline Project" in Aug. 2008.

Thus, if the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline inevitably suffered a major spill, Witt O'Brien's would presumably handle the cleanup. That should worry everyone along the proposed KXL route.

In July 2010, one of Enbridge's tar sands pipelines spilled over 1 million gallons of tar sands dilbit into the Kalamazoo River in an incident now known by close observers as the "dilbit disaster," the worst inland pipeline spill in U.S. history.

O'Brien's was hired for cleanup duties. A whistleblower later revealed that O'Brien's engaged in a literal cover-up on behalf of Enbridge.

An excerpt from the three-part investigation by NRDC's OnEarth magazine explains it in a nutshell:

On...September 6, [2010], Jason Buford, a representative from O’Brien’s Response Management...called a meeting...[and] said that, if they were going to meet deadline now, they needed to stop wasting time with small oil-clogged areas. He directed [a] crew to go through the woods, thin out oily debris, and mix mud into the remaining oil so that the EPA would clear the site.

The whistleblower was fired when he spoke out against O'Brien's demands to cover up oil and threatened to go to the press and government authorities.

“I want you to spread out the oil,” the whistleblower's attorney said to OnEarth in explaining O'Brien's demands in April 2012. “Rake it into the soil. Cover it with grass. Cover it with leaves. I want you to hide it -- to dupe the EPA and the (Michigan Department of Natural Resources).”

http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/04/13/arkan…

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Posted by Who ate my damn cookies?!! on 06/05/2013 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Health problems in Mayflower

The state's rosy proclamations about Lake Conway should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Witt O'Brien's, the firm the attorney general hired to "investigate" the tar sands spill. For all his pasteurizing over Exxon's toxic mess in Mayflower, Dustin McDaniel has failed to address these concerns:
Witt O'Brien's describes itself as a "global leader in preparedness, crisis management and disaster response and recovery with the depth of experience and capability to provide services across the crisis and disaster life cycle."

But the firm's actual performance record isn't quite so glowing. O'Brien's has had its hands in the botched clean-up efforts of almost every high-profile oil spill disaster in recent U.S. history, including the Exxon Valdez spill, the BP Deepwater Horizon spill, the Enbridge tar sands pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River, and Hurricane Sandy.

Most troubling of all, Witt O'Brien's won a "$300k+ contract to develop a Canadian-US compliant Oil Spill Emergency Response Plan for TransCanada’s Keystone Oil Pipeline Project" in Aug. 2008.

Thus, if the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline inevitably suffered a major spill, Witt O'Brien's would presumably handle the cleanup. That should worry everyone along the proposed KXL route.

In July 2010, one of Enbridge's tar sands pipelines spilled over 1 million gallons of tar sands dilbit into the Kalamazoo River in an incident now known by close observers as the "dilbit disaster," the worst inland pipeline spill in U.S. history.

O'Brien's was hired for cleanup duties. A whistleblower later revealed that O'Brien's engaged in a literal cover-up on behalf of Enbridge.

An excerpt from the three-part investigation by NRDC's OnEarth magazine explains it in a nutshell:

On...September 6, [2010], Jason Buford, a representative from O’Brien’s Response Management...called a meeting...[and] said that, if they were going to meet deadline now, they needed to stop wasting time with small oil-clogged areas. He directed [a] crew to go through the woods, thin out oily debris, and mix mud into the remaining oil so that the EPA would clear the site.

The whistleblower was fired when he spoke out against O'Brien's demands to cover up oil and threatened to go to the press and government authorities.

“I want you to spread out the oil,” the whistleblower's attorney said to OnEarth in explaining O'Brien's demands in April 2012. “Rake it into the soil. Cover it with grass. Cover it with leaves. I want you to hide it -- to dupe the EPA and the (Michigan Department of Natural Resources).”

http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/04/13/arkan…

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Posted by Who ate my damn cookies?!! on 06/05/2013 at 12:32 PM

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