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  • Inquiry: State 'fundamentally accountable' for Flint crisis [MI]

    03/23/2016 8:19:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 10:35 AM EDT | David Eggert and Mike Householder
    The state of Michigan is “fundamentally accountable” for Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis because of decisions made by its environmental regulators and state-appointed emergency managers who controlled the city, an investigatory task force concluded Wednesday. The panel, appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to review the disaster, said in a withering report that what happened in Flint is “a story of government failure, intransigence, unpreparedness, delay, inaction, and environmental injustice.” …
  • Flint should look to the city next door for the solution to safe drinking water

    03/13/2016 3:34:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/13/16 | Judi McLeod
    Burton never burdened their taxpayers for the switch over to PVC pipe, and in fact is saving local taxpayers $651,000 by switching over to water delivered by lead-free PVC pipes Purposely held back from the good residents of Flint, Michigan by Democratic Party politicians landing like crows to carrion on their city before Tuesday’s Michigan primary seeking to turn public anger to Democrat votes, this little gem: it’s not the water that’s the problem, but the archaic, rusted, lead-letting iron pipes carrying water into Flint homes that is. Nor did any rumpled-coat Detective Columbo have to go all the way...
  • 6 Cities In Michigan Have Even Higher Levels Of Lead Than Flint

    01/29/2016 10:07:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/29/2016 | Submitted by Carey Wedler via TheAntiMedia.org,
    As the nation rightly focuses on Flint’s ongoing water crisis, other cities in the state of Michigan face even higher levels of lead contamination. The alarming pervasiveness of potentially toxic drinking water extends across the United States.The Detroit News reports that “Elevated blood-lead levels are seen in a higher percentage of children in parts of Grand Rapids, Jackson, Detroit, Saginaw, Muskegon, Holland and several other cities, proof that the scourge of lead has not been eradicated despite decades of public health campaigns and hundreds of millions of dollars spent to find and eliminate it.”Of over 7,000 children tested in the Highland Park...
  • If the EPA "did their job" in Flint, why did their regional administrator just resign?

    01/23/2016 7:38:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    You may recall that reporters finally caught up with EPA chief Gina McCarthy in DC the other day and asked her about the situation in Flint, Michigan and the dismal (if not criminal) response of her agency. She informed everyone that, “we did our job.” That’s an interesting perspective, particularly in light of the fact that she just accepted the resignation of the Region 5 administrator who sat on reports of toxic water in Flint for months without telling anyone. (The Hill) The regional Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief responsible for Michigan is resigning amid charges that she did not...
  • How the WaPo whitewashed the Flint water disaster [What is this “EPA” of which you speak?]

    01/21/2016 7:29:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m one of those masochists who signs up for daily email alerts from several news services just to keep tabs on the stories I might miss on cable news. I get a couple of them from the Washington Post, one of which is the “Five Minute Fix.” These breaking news alerts provide not only a quick glance at the news of the day, but frequently a good look at how reporters at one of the nation’s largest newspapers view the news and choose to project it to the public. Last night’s Fix was a great example of the latter...
  • Flint Is Not a Republican Scandal [High levels of lead in its drinking water]

    01/21/2016 6:43:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/21/2016 | The Editors
    What we learned from Hurricane Katrina: No matter what happens, it's never the governor's fault. What we've learned from the contaminated drinking water in Flint, Mich.: It's always the governor's fault. A bit of background first. Flint has relatively high levels of lead in its drinking water, a cause for legitimate concern. This is a result not so much of the source of its drinking water, the Flint River, as of the city's failure to treat the water, which, without the proper additives, leaches lead and other contaminants from pipes. Prior to and separate from the current water crisis, Flint...
  • Flint water crisis: Email release do little to ease pressure on Michigan Gov. Snyder

    01/21/2016 5:01:03 AM PST · by DBCJR · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/21/16 | Berlinger
    Saying the people of Flint deserve the truth about the city's water, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has released more than 250 pages of his emails that relate to the crisis. But the document dump Wednesday did little to ease the predicament he finds himself in. With each passing day, the chorus for him to step down has grown louder because the water debacle unfolded under his watch. "So far, all roads lead to Lansing when it comes to accountability," Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, who represents the Flint area, said Wednesday. The emails help show, at least in part, how...
  • Obama Says if He Were a Flint Parent, He’d Be ‘Beside Myself’

    01/20/2016 2:46:48 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 33 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 20 JANUARY 2016 | NY TIMES
    DETROIT -- Commenting for the first time on the lead contamination in the drinking water of Flint, Mich., President Obama said Wednesday that he "would be beside myself" if he were a parent in the city. Mr. Obama said that in a White House meeting on Tuesday with Flint's mayor, Karen Weaver, "I told her that we are going to have her back, and all of the people of Flint's back, as they work their way through this terrible tragedy." The long-running crisis, which has poisoned dozens of Flint residents, at least, and left tens of thousands of others unsure...
  • Ted Cruz: Take Time to Honor Our Police on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    01/09/2016 4:17:29 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | January 9, 2016 | Ted Cruz
    On Thursday evening, Edward Archer approached Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett and proceeded to shoot at him 13 times. Friday morning, he professed to have done so in the name of Islam, and it's reported that he has pledged his allegiance to ISIS. This violent attempt to murder a law-enforcement officer is in keeping with ISIS's ongoing effort to attack those whose job it is to keep America safe, as we have seen in Fort Hood, Boston, and Chattanooga. Yet in the wake of another attack in the name of radical Islamic terrorism, it is unfortunate that we have already...
  • Why you should know what happened in Freddie Gray’s life - long before his death (lead paint)

    12/20/2015 5:04:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 12/18/15 | Janell Ross
    **SNIP** Then consider this: Lead paint exposure is a widespread national problem, concentrated most heavily in the nation's low-income communities. And government efforts to remove lead paint from public and privately owned housing remains woefully below levels that most child and environmental health experts think truly necessary to eliminate the issue. In fact, the nation's lead paint abatement programs are among those that experienced a budget cut due to sequestration and subsequent federal cost reduction efforts. And that happened even though some public health experts believe that concerted national efforts to reduce widespread lead exposure - such as removing lead...
  • Gun Deaths Drop Nationwide

    12/07/2015 1:40:25 AM PST · by wbarmy · 14 replies
    News Max ^ | 06 Dec, 2015 | Greg Richter
    Despite the spike in mass shootings in recent years, gun crime in America is actually decreasing overall, a Washington Post story notes, listing some of the reasons. The Post cites a Pew Research Center study showing 7 deaths by firearm for every 100,000 Americans in 1993, but by 2013, that rate had been cut to 3.6 per 100,000. Some of the reasons cited by the Post include: * More police on the streets. * Police use of computers to pinpoint areas where more patrols are needed. * Decreased alcohol use. * Less lead in the air from gasoline after passage...
  • National Poll – Donald Trump Continues To Increase Lead –

    10/14/2015 1:59:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-14-2015 | sundance
    The latest large scale poll sample from Morning Consult (pdf below) shows that Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina are now in a downward trend-line having had their moments of exposure and review. Conversely candidate Donald Trump now begins climbing even higher than previous polled results. (Via Morning Consult) […] Donald Trump retains a wide lead over the rest of the field, with 34 percent of the vote. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson clocks in second, at 20 percent, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) finishes at 9 percent. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former Hewlett-Packard CEO...
  • Trump Widens Lead In North Carolina – RNC Changes Rules To Benefit Jeb Bush – Battles Continue…

    09/29/2015 11:48:24 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-29-2015 | Sundance
    Posted on September 29, 2015 by sundance update-1Full Poll Data and Pdf below – North Carolina has recently been a focal point due to the GOPe (republican establishment) maneuvering the primary date/rules to support Jeb Bush. The GOPe road map is in a state of severe flux due to Donald Trump. Previous information on the RNC and Rule Changes – HERE PPP’s newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. […] Trump’s 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing from mid-August. His...
  • 'They're not going to get away with this': Anger mounts at EPA over mining spill

    08/10/2015 10:34:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Anger was mounting Monday at the federal Environmental Protection Agency over the massive spill of millions of gallons of toxic sludge from a Colorado gold mine that has already fouled three major waterways and may be three times bigger than originally reported. An 80-mile length of mustard-colored water -- laden with arsenic, lead, copper, aluminum and cadmium -- is working its way south toward New Mexico and Utah, following Wednesday's accidental release from the Gold King Mine, near Durango, when an EPA cleanup crew destabilized a dam of loose rock lodged in the mine. The crew was...
  • DONALD TRUMP Takes Huge Lead Over Scott Walker in Iowa

    08/01/2015 11:00:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/01/15 | Jim Hoft
    Just two weeks ago the liberal media and DC elites insisted his campaign was over after his attacks on John McCain. But they were wrong. Donald Trump opened up a huge lead over Governor Scott Walker in the latest Iowa poll. DONALD TRUMP Takes Huge Lead Over Scott Walker in Iowa Jim Hoft Aug 1st, 2015 9:06 am 26 Comments Just two weeks ago the liberal media and DC elites insisted his campaign was over after his attacks on John McCain. But they were wrong. Donald Trump opened up a huge lead over Governor Scott Walker in the latest Iowa...
  • Tales teeth can tell: Dental enamel reveals surprising migration patterns in ancient Indus civ...

    05/09/2015 6:20:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    University of Florida ^ | April 29, 2015 | Gigi Marino [Sources: John Krigbaum, George Kamenov]
    When tooth enamel forms, it incorporates elements from the local environment -- the food one eats, the water one drinks, the dust one breathes. When the researchers looked at remains from the ancient city of Harappa, located in what is known today as the Punjab Province of Pakistan, individuals' early molars told a very different story than their later ones, meaning they hadn't been born in the city where they were found... The text of the Indus Valley Civilization remains undeciphered, and known and excavated burial sites are rare. A new study, published in today's PLOS ONE, illuminates the lives...
  • Jamaican authorities seize 3,300 warheads

    11/30/2013 4:12:44 AM PST · by GregNH · 88 replies
    FoxNY ^ | 11/296/13 | Unknown
    <p>KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Police in Jamaica say authorities have seized 3,300 missile warheads and a machine to make missiles and bullets.</p> <p>Deputy Police Superintendent Steve Brown said Friday that custom officials discovered the weapons late Thursday aboard a ship at Kingston Wharf.</p>
  • Why Our Electronic Gizmos Inevitably Die

    01/28/2015 9:11:12 AM PST · by dennisw · 55 replies
    12/23/2014 | Robert X Cringely
    Almost ever electronic device made today except some for the military have solder joints that contain no lead. This is an effort to save our groundwater and our public health. The fact that the lead has been generally replaced with silver or bismuth, both of which are actually greater health risks than lead, well we’ll leave that one for Ralph Nader. The longer-term trend is toward all-tin connections, anyway, but they don’t work very well, either. Costs have gone up for computers with lead-free solder, mean time between failures (MTBF) has gone down (in this case down is bad) and...
  • Keeping the lead in: Efforts to thwart toxic ammo caught in political crosshairs

    12/21/2014 6:40:50 AM PST · by rellimpank · 17 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 21 dec2014 | Seth Tupper
    Lead is malleable. Some opinions about lead ammunition are not. That’s what critics of lead bullets and shells are finding as they advocate a switch to nontoxic alternatives such as steel. In a fight reminiscent of the climate-change debate, evolving evidence of threats to the environment, wildlife and humans from lead ammo and tackle is facing a firing squad of politicians and special-interest groups. Caught in the crossfire are hunters and anglers. So is the Environmental Protection Agency, a favorite target of rural-state lawmakers like U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who is a co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus. Thune...
  • Thune Prevents EPA From Regulating Lead In Ammunition For At Least Another Year

    12/10/2014 2:27:51 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    chadrad.com ^ | Dec 10, 2014 | Kevin Larsen
    South Dakota Senator John Thune, co-chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, has announced that the omnibus appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2015 includes an important provision championed by Thune preventing the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating lead in ammunition and fishing tackle for one year.
  • EPA agents raid ammunition company on alleged ‘environmental violations’

    03/30/2014 7:42:36 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:11 PM 03/28/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental Protection Agency and FBI agents raided the ammunition company USA Brass over alleged “environmental violations” early Thursday morning. NBC Montana was tipped off by witnesses that federal investigators were there until at least 4 a.m. on Thursday. Federal agents could be seen going through the company’s building and taking items to a truck parked outside. EPA lead criminal investigator Bert Marsden said that the agency was looking into alleged “environmental violations” by USA Brass. “We are investigating alleged violations of environmental law,” Marsden said on Thursday. “An investigation takes as long as it takes, and I can’t provide any...
  • Lead Smelters and Leftist Lunacy

    12/11/2013 8:16:38 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/09/2013 | James Simpson
    It was recently announced that our nation's last primary lead smelter, in business since 1892, the Doe Run facility in Herculaneum, Missouri, is closing its doors at the end of this year rather than meet costly new EPA regulations. On the heels of that announcement, there was widespread speculation that the closure would dry up the supply of lead needed for the manufacture of ammunition. The NRA reported that "it is the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore." Missouri has the largest lead deposits in the world, and this smelter is...
  • Lead Smelters and Leftist Lunacy

    12/09/2013 6:57:05 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/9/2013 | James Simpson
    .....So congratulations, EPA! Once again you have driven a domestic company out of business, costing American jobs in the process, only to add to the world's net toxic pollution load. This seems to be one thing the Obama administration excels at.
  • Ammo Price Surge Expected as EPA Regulations Close Lead Smelter

    12/02/2013 8:38:22 AM PST · by bigbob · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-1-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Because of heightened EPA regulations, Doe Run Company's Herculaneum lead smelter in Herculaneum, Missouri—the last U.S. smelter of its kind—is closing its doors on December 31, 2013. Once this happens, the lead for traditional ammunition will have to be imported, thus driving up the price for bullets, shotgun shells, etc. The Herculaneum smelter has been operating in the same location since 1892. And according to the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), "it is the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore," so once it closes, the only lead smelters left in...
  • Backdoor gun control is here: no lead means no bullets

    12/01/2013 9:49:24 PM PST · by servo1969 · 71 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | 12-1-2013 | LTC Allen West (USA, Ret.)
    I am one who steers very clear of tinfoil hat conspiracy theories. I often believe progressives plant stories in order to distract and disrupt, enabling them to pursue their true goals and objectives. That’s why I stress the importance of staying focused on the modern liberal socialist policies of the Obama administration, not the sideshow antics. However, as a former combat commander, I have been trained to look for trends. And I believe we’ve found a very disturbing one. it seems that back door gun control is in full effect in the United States. Why? Thanks to Obama’s Environmental Protection...
  • Last U.S. Lead Smelter to Close in December Due to EPA – Might Affect Ammo Production

    11/24/2013 6:24:22 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | 10/28/2013 | Dan Cannon
    According to the NRA-ILA, the last primary lead smelter in the United States will close down its operation in December. This means the US will lose its capability to produce lead ammo completely within its borders from the process of mining to production of commercial cartridges. Here is the press release from the NRA-ILA.
  • Back Door Gun Control Moves Forward

    10/29/2013 7:52:32 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 10-29-2013 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    There are numerous alarming reasons why the US government and the military have been buying up all the ammo. Here’s one of them. Obama and the EPA just shut down the last lead smelting plant in the US. They raised the EPA regulations by 10 fold and it would have cost the plant $100 million to comply. You can own all the guns you want, but if you can’t get ammo, you are out of luck. Remember when Obama promised his minions that he was working on gun control behind the scenes? Welcome to it. Now, all domestic mined lead...
  • End of an Era: Last U.S. Lead Smelter to Close in December

    10/27/2013 9:12:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 10/25/13 | staff
    In December, the final primary lead smelter in the United States will close. The lead smelter, located in Herculaneum, Missouri, and owned and operated by the Doe Run Company, has existed in the same location since 1892. The Herculaneum smelter is currently the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore that is mined nearby in Missouri's extensive lead deposits, giving the smelter its "primary" designation. The lead bullion produced in Herculaneum is then sold to lead product producers, including ammunition manufactures for use in conventional ammunition components such as projectiles, projectile cores,...
  • Some Points on California's Ban on Traditional Ammunition

    10/14/2013 9:38:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The good news: the ban does not extend to ammunition used for target shooting.The bad news: It extends to more than traditional hunting.    The bill applies to the taking of all wildlife.  From the bill: (b) Except as provided in subdivision (j), and as soon as is practicable as implemented by the commission pursuant to subdivision (i), but by no later than July 1, 2019, nonlead ammunition, as determined by the commission, shall be required when taking all wildlife, including game mammals, game birds, nongame birds, and nongame mammals, with any firearm. There is no exemption for self defense, protection of...
  • California One Signature Away from Statewide Ban on Lead Ammo

    09/17/2013 11:13:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 57 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 9-17-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Legislation that would completely ban lead ammunition from the state of California is sitting on Governor Jerry Brown's (D) desk, waiting for his signature to become law. California already has a lead ammo ban in eight counties, but the Democrat-dominated assembly wants to broaden the ban to cover the entire state. According to Fox News, proponents of the ban claim it will protect endangered species, like the condor. ********************** NRA lawyer Chuck Michel believes the danger posed by lead ammo to condors is overstated, as well: "These condors are flocking around... dump sites. They are vultures. They also congregate around...
  • Bill de Blasio opens a major lead in NYC mayoral race: poll

    08/29/2013 1:14:34 AM PDT · by South40 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/28/2013
    NEW YORK — With less than two weeks before the election, Bill de Blasio has surged into a significant lead in the city’s Democratic mayoral primary, according to a new poll. ((snip)) That’s a 15-point lead over Christine Quinn, the City Council speaker who had been considered the front-runner to replace outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Quinn, with 21 percent support, is now statistically tied for second place with former Comptroller Bill Thompson, who registered at 20 percent in the poll. The other contenders were trailing in single digits, including former Rep. Anthony Weiner (8 percent),
  • HuntForTruth.org Launches New Media-Rich Website Designed to Combat the Misleading Campaign to...

    08/03/2013 1:15:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | August 2, 2013 | NA
    HuntForTruth.org Launches New Media-Rich Website Designed to Combat the Misleading Campaign to Ban Lead Ammunition Throughout the U.S.To educate and assist lawmakers, regulators, hunters, recreational shooters and the general public about the efforts to ban lead ammunition nationwide, HuntForTruth.org has launched its new and improved website www.huntfortruth.org to make all updated facts about the lead ammunition debate available.This website incorporates extensive information regarding opposition to proposed lead bans while delivering the content in an engaging format including an interactive map, video, slideshows, social media, news feeds, wildlife info, a live eagle cam and a convenient method for opposing AB 711,...
  • Why Is Murder Down in Săo Paulo? The Answer is… [remvoing lead from gasoline]

    08/03/2013 1:02:50 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | August 2, 2013 | Kevin Drum
    By now, you've all read my story about the link between the decline of leaded gasoline and the decline of violent crime, right? Here's an update from an unexpected source: the state of Săo Paulo in Brazil. Obviously the United States isn't the only place that got rid of leaded gasoline, which means the United States isn't the only place that should have seen declines in violent crime. But other countries made the switch at different times, which means their declines in violent crime should also have taken place at different times. Rick Nevin has done a lot of work...
  • Getting the lead out, literally: U.S. Army plans switch to ‘green’ bullets

    07/24/2013 8:17:04 PM PDT · by dennisw · 63 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/24/2013
    The U.S. Army is taking the expression “get the lead out” quite literally and switching to lead-free, environmentally-friendly bullets. The Army’s Picatinny Arsenal is working on a “green” version of the M80A1 7.62 mm bullet, which troops are supposed to start being issued in 2014, according to an Army press release. The Army has been looking to “green” small caliber ammo for some time now. In 2010, the Army began switched to the greener 5.56 mm M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round. Ads by Google “The EPR replaces the lead slug with a copper slug,” said Lt. Col. Phil Clark, product manager...
  • Help Stop Hunting Ammunition Ban in CA (Lead Bullets)

    06/20/2013 7:59:32 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 11 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 6/20/2013 | NRA-ILA
    Members of the state Senate Appropriations Committee MUST hear your OPPOSITION Assembly Bill 711 would make California the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting.  This bill’s next stop is in the state Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, June 23, when it is expected to be brought up for a vote.   We need a strong voice of opposition to AB 711. The state Senators below are the key votes on the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Please contact each of them as soon as possible and respectfully ask them to OPPOSE AB 711.  Senator...
  • THANK YOU – School Board Gets Rid of Zero Tolerance After Boys Suspended for Using Pencils as “Guns”

    06/17/2013 9:58:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Finally! We have common sense in our public schools, at least in one Virginia school district anyway. After two boy were suspended for “using pencils like guns“, the Suffolk School Board decided to review their current weapons policy, which was a very strict zero tolerance policy which left no room for interpretation. According to 10News.com, Under the revised policy, school administrators can look at factors such as intentions of harm and whether the object is listed as a weapon to determine the punishment. Ordinary objects will not be considered weapons A local television station reports that school board members voted...
  • JACKPOT!… Obama Deputy Campaign Manager: I Attended White House Meetings With IRS Chief (Video)

    06/01/2013 7:08:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 104 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-1-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday, Stephanie Cutter, Deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, appeared on Jake Tapper’s show The Lead on CNN. During the segment Stephanie Cutter admitted she had attended meetings with then IRS Chief Douglas Shulman at the White House: “A couple of facts here that I think are important for us to stick by, number one, the only reason we know about these visits is because the president makes everything public. Number two, what we’re really looking at some of these visits… What we are looking at the number of times that Mr. Shulman was cleared into...
  • California Lead Ammunition Ban (AB 711) Goes to Assembly Floor

    05/11/2013 8:53:55 AM PDT · by Redcloak · 34 replies
    California Lead Ammunition Ban (AB 711) Goes to Assembly Floor Posted on May 11, 2013 Contact your state Assemblyman IMMEDIATELY Earlier this week, the California Assembly Appropriations Committee voted 11 to 5 to approve a proposed statewide lead ammunition ban for all hunting, Assembly Bill 711.  AB 711 would make California the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting.  This bill now goes to the state Assembly floor where it is expected to be brought up for a vote soon.  The NRA urges all hunters, recreational shooters and gun owners to actively oppose AB 711.  We...
  • California lawmakers weigh first statewide ban on lead ammo

    04/29/2013 4:50:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 28, 2013 | Associated Press
    In November, one of the oldest condors in Central California died from lead poisoning after being found with tiny bullet fragments and a .22-caliber slug in his gullet that he apparently swallowed with a mouthful of meat. The 9-year-old giant was one of the earliest released in a condor recovery program along the Big Sur coast. His death -- and the recent death of a golden eagle near Sacramento -- are being highlighted by health and environmental groups who want California to become the first state to impose a statewide ban on the use of lead bullets for hunting.
  • Obama to "regulate" inter-state gun sales, "limit" use of lead in ammunition

    01/29/2013 8:19:16 AM PST · by pabianice · 101 replies
    Fox News Channel | 1/29/13
    Breaking... Obama is tripling-down on gun control via executive orders. Sounds like the Class 03 FFL/C&R will be limited or abolished. Will seek to erase the limit on the EPA's regulating lead bullets. Here it comes, unless the Repubs do something.
  • Get The Truth About Lead Ammunition & The Misguided Campaign To Ban It

    12/04/2012 7:36:41 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Hunt for Truth
    California --(Ammoland.com)- To assist policymakers and to educate the public, hunting and recreational shooting organizations have launched a website to make the facts and science of the lead ammunition debate available. Policymakers and hunters are urged to register at the Hunt for Truth website and to subscribe to the Hunt for Truth email list to receive e-bulletins with the latest breaking news and information on the lead ammunition issue. www.huntfortruth.org Self-proclaimed environmental organizations are trying to prohibit the use of traditional ammunition consisting of lead core components in hunting and recreational shooting. They claim that some scavenging animals, like the...
  • Sweeping outdoor bill under fire over lead ammo

    11/26/2012 6:02:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 25 November, 2012 | Juliet Eilperin
    WASHINGTON — Making life better for fish and wildlife and the people who hunt them lies at the heart of the Sportsmen's Act of 2012, the bill that covers everything from habitat conservation to transporting bows through national parks, which is likely to be approved by the Senate on Monday. But though the bill enjoys broad, bipartisan support, some environmentalists are not happy with it. The bill ensures that lead can continue to be used in ammunition, which they say poisons some wildlife, and it specifically says that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot regulate components "used in shot, bullets...
  • Party Disparity in Polls and the impact on the difference...

    11/06/2012 1:25:12 PM PST · by Positive · 7 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/6/2012 | Self
    I just ran this little spreadsheet math to see if it would make me feel better. In today’s RCP table ABC News/Washington Post through Sunday and Pew Research through Saturday are outliers giving Obama +3. By clicking on the name of the ABC/WashPo line and scrolling to the bottom you will see that they used 35% Dems, 29% Republicans and 32% Independents. Here are some of my assumptions – 90% of Dims vote Řbama while 90% of Republicans vote Romney. In exhibit A I have 52.5% of Is voting Romney and 47.5% voting Řbama. (This Independent number is well within...
  • Romney Has Big Lead In My Poll

    08/27/2012 7:15:59 PM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/27/2012 | Dick Morris
    With all the conflicting polls and survey samples using registered — as opposed to likely — voters, I decided to conduct my own poll using the same methodologies I used so successfully for Clinton. On Thursday, August 23rd, I conducted a national survey of 500 likely voters through live telephone interviews. The poll finds Romney ahead of Obama by 50-43! — far, far different from the published polls. (The sample was 33% Democrat, 31% Republican, 11% black, and 8% Latino). Apart from the head-to-head vote question, my survey tracks with the others on most of its internals. Obama’s personal favorability...
  • Turns Out Eating Black Licorice Is Not Only Nasty, But Can Also Kill You

    08/24/2012 5:00:12 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 100 replies
    FoodBeast ^ | August 23, 2012 | Dominique Zamora
    In case you needed more reason not to eat the worst “candy” in existence, a recent batch of black Red Vines licorice from Union City, Calif. has just been found to contain dangerous amounts of lead. According to a recall issued yesterday, all one-pound bags of black Red Vines labeled “Best Before 020413″ should not be eaten and can be returned to their place of purchase for a full refund, after health officials found the batch to contain up to 13.2 micrograms of lead, or more than twice the state-recommended safe amount.
  • LHC Particle Soup Is the Hottest Thing Mankind Ever Made (CERN Scientists at work)

    08/15/2012 7:00:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Aug 14, 2012 2:20 PM | Mario Aguilar
    Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider say they just temporarily created the hottest man-made temperature by colliding two lead ions. According to a source working on the project, the collision sprung loose a plasma "soup" of sub-atomic gluons and quarks at an estimated temperature of 5.5-trillion-degrees Celsius. We won't know just how hot the plasma was for at least a few weeks because the measurements are very delicate and have to be converted to degrees. The consensus seems to be that it will shatter the previous record, which was about 4 trillion degrees.The craziest thing is that this might not...
  • Romney Gains Lead – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    07/31/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 7/31/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how polling has shifted gradually throughout July to a Romney lead. Tune in!
  • Solyndra-Linked Executive to Lead Pentagon’s Advanced Tech Agency

    07/11/2012 5:51:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Foundry ^ | 7/11/12 | Melanie Wilcox
    A venture capital executive with ties to defunct solar company Solyndra has been hired as the new chief of the Defense Department program heading up the Pentagon’s renewable energy push. Arati Prabhakar, a former partner at U.S. Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that backed Solyndra, has been named the new director of DoD’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Prabhakaker will administer DARPA’s roughly $3 billion budget, some of which will likely continue funding projects in renewable energy. While there is no indication that Prabhakar was involved with Solyndra during her time at USVP, her appointment to...
  • Scavenged Bullets Dooming Condors

    06/25/2012 5:28:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 25 June 2012 | Elizabeth Norton
    Enlarge Image In danger. The California condor is threatened by lead poisoning from bullets in scavenged carcasses. Credit: Joe Burnett Spreading its wings to a 3-meter span, flying at a speed of up to 96 kph, and living as long as 60 years, the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is one of the world’s most magnificent birds. It’s also one of the rarest. Only 22 condors were alive in 1982, due to poaching, habitat destruction, DDT poisoning, and shooting by cattle ranchers who mistakenly believed that the carrion-eating birds were killing young calves. An intensive captive breeding program has increased...
  • Wildlife groups sue US over lead bullets

    06/07/2012 4:47:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    AFP - ^ | 08 June 2012
    Seven US conservation groups on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the government of failing to regulate the use of toxic lead bullets in hunting. Lead bullets have been shown to fragment upon impact, leaving bits behind in carcasses that other animals scavenge. The practice can cause lead poisoning in species such as the endangered California condor, eagles, swans and more. A petition by 100 environmental groups to the EPA in March, asking for the agency to regulate the components of ammunition used in hunting under the Toxic Substances Control Act, was refused amid strong opposition...