Thursday, October 22, 2009

Toxic Waters: Regulatory Absence Allows Chemical, Coal and Farm Industries to Pollute US Water Supplies

The Non-Profit and Honest Democracy Now with Amy Goodman provides more truthful facts about what is really going on in our country. Even a few conservatives watch it to get the whole truth.

For most homes, the use of carbon filters for water will reduce the amount of toxic stuff in most water supplies because the purification process is inadequate to refuse all toxins from large volumes of water.

Looks like President Obama also loves spying on Americans which seems to be necessary to catch native terrorists in our country. Perhaps the dangerous Far Right Wing can be jailed for sedition and corporate crooks can be caught before they steal too much from us.

Most in the Obama administration seem to be much more competent and honest than we saw in the last 8 years of stolen elections. They are also catching many more terrorists than Bush and will probably prevent another big attack experienced in 2001 where incompetence deliberate or not led to the attack. The Spy agencies did very well, but Bush/Cheney almost seemed to thwarting anyone doing anything. The Best FBI head was fired, all extra security at airports was removed, and the administration even allowed the hijackers who were stopped at the gate to proceed after being contacted. Some of their names were on the terrorist list:

Stealing about 4 percent of the votes by whatever method including taking Democrats off the voting rolls in 2000 and 2004, and compilers of precinct votes and crooked touch screen voting machines seems to enough to win elections in 2000 and 2004, but not in 2006 or 2008. The recount showed, if you read beyond the Front Page headlines, that Gore won in 2000 in spite of widespread fraud without even invalidating the 600 fraudulent overseas votes for Bush. Bush won by just over 500 votes.

Jim Kawakami, Oct 22, 2009,

* Toxic Waters: Regulatory Absence Allows Chemical, Coal and Farm Industries to Pollute US Water Supplies *

We speak to New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg about the latest in his investigative series "Toxic Waters," which examines the worsening pollution in the nation's water systems. Duhigg joined us last month to discuss how chemical companies have violated the Clean Water Act more than 500,000 times in the last five years, most without punishment. Since then he has written articles focusing on how coal-fired power plants and large farms are threatening the nation's drinking water.


* CIA Invests in Software Firm Monitoring Blogs, Twitter *

Wired magazine has revealed the investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency has invested in a software firm called Visible Technologies that specializes in monitoring social media sites, including blogs, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter and Amazon. Wired reporter Noah Shachtman writes, "America's spy agencies want to read your blog posts, keep track of your Twitter updates˜even check out your book reviews on Amazon."


* Read Amy Goodman's latest column *

"Trick or Treat for Climate Change"

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* New Book: Breaking the Sound Barrier by Amy Goodman, with a Foreword by Bill Moyers *

Amy Goodman breaks through the corporate media's lies, sound-bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles.

"Amy Goodman is a towering progressive freedom-fighter in the media and the world. Breaking the Sound Barrier is another expression of her vision and courage." ˜Cornel West

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* University of Alaska Scientist Rick Steiner Loses Federal Grant Funding After Criticizing Oil Industry *

University of Alaska professor Rick Steiner says he's lost his federal grant funding for being an outspoken critic of the oil industry. For years, Steiner has criticized what he considered irresponsible actions by the oil industry, beginning with the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Last week, a university lawyer rejected a claim to overturn a decision to pull Steiner's $10,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, known as NOAA. In its decision, a university lawyer wrote if a recipient of grant funding "uses his position and his time to, for example, advocate for or against a particular development project, the funding agency may have a legitimate concern."


* Headlines for October 22, 2009 *

US to Order Pay Cuts at Bailed-Out Firms
Dems Advance Repeal of Insurance Industry Antitrust Exemption

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