How could it NOT be dysfunctional as WE chose to elect a rabid dysfunction state legislature

clip_image002…How could it NOT be dysfunctional as WE chose to elect a rabid dysfunction state legislature…

Was there a genuine bidding process for was this “pay-back” to $upporter$…???

clip_image002…Was there a genuine bidding process for was this “pay-back” to $upporter$…???

Let’s be honest …regardless… of who is President any time profit oriented corporate individuals are place in charge of any “public” regulatory agency “WE” outhit to be concerned

...Let’s be honest …regardless… of who is President any time profit oriented corporate  individuals are place in charge of any “public” regulatory agency “WE” outhit to be concerned…

 

Under President Trump, a former chemical industry scientist is shaping the E.P.A.’s toxic chemical policy. Is public health at risk?

Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:04 AM EDT

 

For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has struggled to prevent an ingredient once used in stain-resistant carpets and nonstick pans from contaminating drinking water.

The chemical, perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, has been linked to kidney cancer, birth defects, immune system disorders and other serious health problems.

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hedge bet against pending future decreases in the amount of water

…It is as hedge bet against pending future decreases in the amount of water the Colorado River can actually provide…

 

Decades after it was first proposed, Southern Nevada Water Authority is still pushing for a pipeline to send rural groundwater to the Las Vegas area. But others are questioning whether the project is really needed.

WRITTEN BYDaniel Rothberg

PUBLISHED ONs Oct. 12, 2017

 

IN 2015, ALBUQUERQUE delivered as much water as it had in 1983, despite its population growing by 70 percent. In 2016, Tucson delivered as much water as it had in 1984, despite a 67 percent increase in customer hook-ups. The trend is the same for Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, said longtime water policy researcher Gary Woodard, who rattled off these statistics in a recent phone interview. Southwestern cities boomed during these decades, yet water demand fell far below projections. Efficiency and conservation worked better than water managers could have hoped.

“Everyone assumed that water demand was proportional to population,” said Woodard, a former University of Arizona professor who works for the water resource consultants Montgomery & Associates.

In the 1980s, before increased efficiency and conservation efforts, cities across the West saw an immediate need to secure reliable water resources for future growth. This thinking in part was what drove the Southern Nevada Water Authority, which serves the Las Vegas area, to propose in 1989, a 250-mile pipeline that would pump billions of gallons of rural groundwater to Las Vegas. Farmers, ranchers and local officials near the targeted groundwater basins in rural northern Nevada called it a “water grab.”

The pipeline was never built, and Las Vegas, which gets 90 percent of its drinking water from the Colorado River, never experienced a water shortage. The opposite happened. As population boomed in the early 2000s, Southern Nevada pulled less and less Colorado River water from Lake Mead.

Decades later, Southern Nevada Water Authority is still actively pursuing the pipeline, despite legal challenges from a diverse coalition of ranchers, tribes and environmental groups. In a new round of state engineer hearings last week, opponents are again pushing to limit the scope of the water authority’s groundwater rights.

They believe that the project would undermine the area’s environment. And they often find themselves asking the same question: Las Vegas grew, and its per capita demand decreased without the $15 billion pipeline, first proposed decades ago. So how necessary is it?

While that may well be … it is the “reality” WE are willing to accept …So what does that say about us…???

clip_image002…While that may well be … it is the “reality” WE are willing to accept …So what does that say about us…???

Does anyone honestly know or have the full unabridged “story” on the Las Vegas shooting & will WE ever get the full unabridged disclosure & transparency of this event or will WE remain content with a similar “polished” version of the event like we accepted for Sept 11th 2001, under George W Bush…???

…Does anyone honestly know or have the full unabridged “story” on the Las Vegas shooting & will WE ever get the full unabridged disclosure & transparency of this event or will WE remain content with a similar “polished” version of the event like we accepted for Sept 11th 2001, under George W Bush…???

Videos continue to be uploaded to YouTube by the thousands of people who were present at the Las Vegas shootings of October 1st, whether in the line of fire or staying in the hotels of the Las Vegas Strip.

 

This video was uploaded by Benjamin Franks on October 21st and it’s a valuable document of the events that night, both on the ground and on TV. It was taken from the MGM Grand hotel with a viewof the Hooters Hotel and Casino across the street at 115 East Tropicana Avenue. We see no less than fifteen ambulances assembling in front of Hooters,as Franks and his friend’s voices areheard off-camera describing the medics bringing out stretchers and removingseveral bodies from inside that venue. The camera angle is very wide, so it is difficult to see exactly what’s happening. If their observations are correct, that there was shooting at Hooters, this would confirm the testimony of Gio Rios.

 

We see several more ambulances racing to other afflicted areas. At one point, toward the back of the camera frame, we see many ambulances similarly lining up behind the concert venue on Reno Avenue. The Tropicana hotel is seen in the upper center right and the Luxor hotel and Mandalay Bay are seen in the upper right corner of the frame.


The footage here is raw and uncut, with two off-camera voices trying to determine what’s happening. As far as they’re concerned, the center of activity is Hooters but then they notice ambulances going to other locations and figure that there must be "two locations." A live TV news broadcast describes the shooting at the Harvest 91 music festival and initially "two suspects, “then "multiple scenes."

 

Video: (58 mins): ..Las Vegas Casualties at Hooters as Seen from MGM Grand

…Trump has made it abundantly clear he does not lie … he & his staff provide “alternative facts”…

…Trump has made it abundantly clear he does not lie … he & his staff provide “alternative facts”…

Trump Continues to Attack a Black Congresswoman on Twitter Even After the White House Was Caught for Lying About Her

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Trump claimed that the black lawmaker was ‘killing the Democrat Party." READ MORE»