DALLAS — The first fracking trial in Texas opens in Dallas today. Bob and Lisa Parr of Wise County are suing Aruba Petroleum for property and personal damages which the couple claims they have suffered as a result of Aruba’s fracking operations. The Parr property was surrounded by natural gas frackers in 2009. The Parrs charge that frackers have so polluted their air and water as to destroy their right to peacefully enjoy their home and property and properly care for their pets and livestock, some of whom have died as a result of the fracking pollution, according to the complaint against Plano, Texas-based Aruba Petroleum.
Judges Guilty of violating their sworn duty do not have the right to sit on the bench in any court in judgement of anyone, whether Supreme Court judges or those in charge of lesser courts. The cozy relationship some U.S. Supreme Court judges have with corporate big shots may not make those judges guilty of bribery, of accepting bribes, but sometimes the activity can grow so egregious it is impossible not to prosecute judges, and not only take them off the bench, but send them to jail.
U.S. Supreme Court judges Antoin Scalia and Clarence Thomas have violated their sworn duty to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest (attending Koch brothers’-sponsored events, among other questionable activities); but even their scandalous ethical shortcomings pale compared to those of former barrister Mark Ciavarella. A former Pennsylvania juvenile court judge, Ciavarella was sentenced to 28 years in prison for taking bribes to send juveniles to a for-profit detention facility. Put on your puke bib for this one.
Prosecutors said that Ciavarella accepted nearly $1 million from a developer who built the prison facility.
Scientist Barry Trower has announced that the telecommunications industry, with the cooperation of governments around the world, is violating the Nuremberg treaty by allowing human experimentation on a global scale.
Signed by all the nations of the world, the Nuremberg Treaty forbids human experimentation. The treaty states that no human being will be experimented upon without his or her consent, and before giving consent, one has the legal right to understand all of the implications, health problems and future health problems, and one has the legal capacity to say, “No.”
The dangers of microwave technology – which is used in cell phones, wi-fi, cordless telephone and other wireless mechanisms – are well known by scientists. Nevertheless, microwave emitters have been allowed to proliferate on a previously unimaginable scale.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it is watching the adult population until 2015, the children’s population from 2009. Barry Trower says the he WHO is watching to see how many cancers, how many illnesses, how much neurological damage occurs.
Halliburton is guilty of criminal destruction and a whole lot more. The Department of Justice announced Thursday that Halliburton had agreed to plead guilty to criminally destroying evidence in the investigation of the BP Gulf oil spill in 2010. Halliburton signed a cooperation and guilty plea agreement. It will pay $200,000, the maximum fine, and will undergo three years of probation. The company with long-standing ties to former vice president Dick Cheney, Halliburton had previously made a voluntary $55 million contribution to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, according to ThinkProgress.org.
Here is a letter one person posted following a story from stopsmartmeters.org in which 57 local governments in California voted to refuse the “smart” meter. Some people have also built cages around their analog meter to prevent the installation of a so-called “smart” meter.
NOTICE OF NO CONSENT TO TRESPASS AND SURVEILLANCE, NOTICE OF LIABILITY
Dear Southern California Edison and all agents, officers, employees, contractors and interested parties,
Smart meters are
not smart. When a smart meter burns a man to death in Calif., does anybody outside of his immediate family and neighbors notice? Does anybody outside of those close to him notice then that smart meters are not smart one bit, that they are criminally stupid, that they have ZERO benefit for the people whose homes they are burning and frying with electromagnetic energies that have been proven to cause cancer? The following summarizes a story from stopsmartmeters.org.
The clever naming of
Smart Meters doesn’t prove they are smart or even safe. A mass body of scientific evidence exists to show increases in cancer and other adverse health effects in people exposed to pulsed radio frequency/microwave radiation such as that emitted by smart meters.
Website www.bioinitiative.org documents more than 2,000 research studies showing the negative health effects of radio frequency/microwave and electromagnetic radiation. Fifty two scientists and physicians from around the world have signed a document refuting the safety of so-called smart meters. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has called for a moratorium on smart meters in homes and schools based on the documented health hazards of radio frequency/microwave radiation of smart meters. The World Health Organization has categorized radio frequency radiation as a Class 2B carcinogen. Did anyone ever ask you if it was ok to put something that causes cancer on your house and radiate you with it all day?
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) reports that whistleblowers throughout the Gulf of Mexico have revealed that British Petroleum’s use of Corexit (which is banned in BP’s home country, England) has caused devastating, long-term health effects for human beings and decimated ocean life. (Visit whistleblower.org)
GAP writes: “Our report – relying on over 25 whistleblowers from the region – concludes that the use of dispersant by BP and the federal government actually made the long-term effects of the spill on the Gulf and its residents worse, creating environmental and public health hazards on an incomprehensible scale.”
Wells Fargo scams Customers. Wells Fargo was ordered by a federal judge in May 2013 to pay $203 million for a checking scam. The class action case accused Wells Fargo of imposing excessive overdraft fees and of misleading its customers in order to collect on more overdrafts. The bank stands accused of processing purchases from the largest to the smallest rather than in chronological order in order to trigger more overdraft fees, which were excessive anyway, at $25-$35 a pop.
Lawyer Richard McCune, who represented about one million current and former Wells Fargo customers in California, said, “Wells Fargo was profiting off its most vulnerable customers, and this (decision) holds the banks accountable.”
The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced today that thanks to donations from thousands of concerned supporters, a hard-hitting ad against the Pebble Mine – featuring NRDC Trustee Robert Redford – just appeared in The Washington Post. The NRDC is now calling for more support to run the ad in more media outlets to build pressure on President Obama to stop the disastrous project.
The ad asks President Obama to prevent the destruction of Alaska’s spectacular Bristol Bay by stopping the disastrous Pebble Mine.
The ad had an impact inside Washington, according to NRDC sources at the White House, in the EPA and on Capitol Hill.
According to NRDC, “The mining giants have launched a blitz of disinformation, whitewashing their monstrous project and attacking the EPA. They’re hoping to freeze the White House into inaction.”