The Polluted Political Trail to Sierra Blanca

The Polluted Political Trail to Sierra Blanca

Sanders Family: Quid Pro Quo and the GOP Machine

By J. Eller @SDzzz  SandersGuide 2016 YouTube

The Polluted Political Trail to Sierra Blanca

Bernie Sanders is a 2016 presidential candidate claiming a strong anti-corporate, pro-environmental record.

This research began as a simple search to verify that claim.

As the search progressed, the man behind the curtain revealed himself in a story of environmental racism, political partnerships with major GOP operatives and a Texas tycoon, a famous lead polluter known as the King of Superfund Sites costing US taxpayers $4.4 billion.

This research touches on the history of Sierra Blanca, TX since it was the victim of an insider plot to make millions, possibly billions by dumping nuclear waste on a Latino community, 2.6 times below the state poverty level.

https://sandersguideblog.wordpress.com/

Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders are part of a twisting story that crisscrosses from a GOP mega-donor, to foreign policy with Mexico culminating with a former Goldman Sachs superstar.

As you read this, keep Sanders’ campaign focal points in mind;

wealth, corporations, corporate welfare, tax breaks, banks, investors, Goldman Sachs, Citizens United.

You’ll see it’s all here in a spider’s web of greed holding the hypocrisy together.

Is it just too “complicated”

for citizens to understand,

as Sanders says?

I don’t think so, we’re a pretty clever lot down here on the ground.

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Welcome to the Sunshine State

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This is what our government of Florida wants for Floridians and our visitors to our attractions.

Florida is built on sand.

This is what sand looks like after Fracking.

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Are you thinking, not in my town on my land?

Why do you think the new soccer stadium in Orlando, had to buy the land under the stadium?

Because Fracking companies will be fracking under all of our land!

What will protect our nuclear power plants from the fallout from fracking?

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The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 10-9 against the measure (SB 318)

However, these senators plan on keeping on bringing it up for a vote until it passes.

Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples.

Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R- Fort Myers,

Committee Chairman Tom Lee, a Bandon Republican

an of course Governor Rick Scott.

Notice all rich towns.

A House version (HB 191), filed by

Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, was approved in a 73-45 vote last month

http://flaglerlive.com/90952/fracking-bill-stall/

Bill To Ease Fracking in Florida Stalls In the Senate, But It Isn’t Dead Yet

FlaglerLive | February 26, 2016

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Who wants this? (Simon Fraser University)

A controversial bill about the regulation of “fracking” in Florida stalled Thursday in a key Senate committee but could return next week.

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 10-9 against the measure (SB 318), filed by Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples. Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R- Fort Myers, then moved to reconsider the bill, a procedural move that kept it alive.

Committee Chairman Tom Lee, a Bandon Republican who voted for the measure, said he is inclined to put it on the agenda for a meeting Tuesday. A House version (HB 191), filed by Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, was approved in a 73-45 vote last month

“It probably would be my tendency to re-agenda the bill, unless Senator Richter does not want to do that,” Lee said after the meeting. “But we would only hear the bill if there was some kind of compromise worked out that would change the outcome.”

The bill would set up a state permitting process for fracking, a method of drilling that involves injecting water, sand and chemicals underground to create fractures in rock formations, allowing natural gas and oil to be released.

Among other things, the bill would require companies to inform the state Department of Environmental Protection of chemicals they inject into the ground, although with some restrictions. Also, the bill would set aside $1 million for a study on the impact of fracking, with a temporary moratorium until the study is completed and the Legislature can act.

“A study removes the emotion and permits science to drive the issue,” Richter said. “I want science driving the issue.”

The bill is backed by the Florida Petroleum Council, Associated Industries of Florida and the Florida Chamber of Commerce. It is opposed by environmental groups and dozens of local governments that have approved fracking bans. Among the bill’s most-controversial provisions is that it would only allow the state to impose a ban.

“The citizens and local governments recognize … the bill’s intent is to pave the way for fracking in Florida in the future,” the group Floridians Against Fracking said in a statement after the vote.

Thursday’s discussion, which lasted more than two hours, included testimony from officials including Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Jon Steverson and Deputy Secretary Paula Cobb, who oversees regulatory programs. That part of the meeting centered on whether the state already has the authority to regulate fracking without passing the bill.

For instance, Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, asked Cobb if the department had ever denied a permit to drill a well, and under what circumstances. Fracking is widespread in other parts of the country, with critics alleging that it has effects such as contaminating water.

“Now, I can’t imagine anything worse than what I’ve heard about fracking,” Montford said. “So if we can deny it for (another) reason, why can’t we deny that same permit for information and data and scientific research that’s already been done on fracking?”

Cobb said the department would have to base any denial on specific criteria in the law.

“We as an agency can’t just deny a permit because we feel like it,” she said. “We have to follow the law.” And specifically in the oil and gas statutes, she said, “There is a requirement in that law that says we have to have valid reasons, based on permitting criteria, to deny those permits. And so how I would distinguish that framework from what we have with hydraulic fracturing is I don’t have anything specific in law today which would provide me with criteria to deny a permit.”

Montford noted that other states have had difficulties with fracking. “Can’t we rely on that information, that scientific data … to make a decision in Florida that we can deny this well permit?” he asked. “You don’t have that legal authority to do that today?”

“We don’t currently have in the statute … the ability to require a separate permit for this activity,” Cobb replied.

In debate, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, said the department was “tap-dancing” on the question.

Lee said he had similar questions but would give Richter the benefit of the doubt.

“Everybody who spoke against this bill asked for a ban,” Richter said. “A ‘no’ vote does not get you a ban.”

After the meeting, Sen. Darren Soto, an Orlando Democrat who has sought to pass a fracking ban, said opponents will try to prevent the bill from getting out of the Appropriations Committee.

“There’s a small chance this could come back, but it’s all but dead,” Sierra Club Florida lobbyist Dave Cullen said. “I don’t think the legislators have the stomach for this bill. Voters will remember fracking at the polls.”

–Margie Menzel, News Service of Florida

KKK’s newest leader

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KKK’s newest leader

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https://www.bing.com/search?q=chris+christie&filters=ufn%3a%22chris+christie%22+sid%3a%22b0e1b60a-3a0e-2125-a05f-c65315689f50%22&form=WNSGPH&qs=MB&cvid=08afe930f720426b81aba8f5c94c0ab5&pq=Chris%20Christy&nclid=23857C6060446BAB34822342410DA5A7&ts=1456670524060&elv=AEHsDe*RM!8YdErKOP8!B3uEdFUvloMUXafuW2RnOqso

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The KKK’s (ku klux klan) Newest Leader and his pet in training

Former KKK leader David Duke defends Donald Trump support in typo-riddled Facebook post:

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he ‘has the same positions’

Duke has long held anti-semitic views and supported white supremacy

and now supports Donald Trump for president.

BY Laura Bult /

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS /

Friday, February 26, 2016, 11:10 AM

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/kkk-leader-david-duke-trump-positions-article-1.2544763

Anaheim, California, a KKK stabbing video

Police officers said that as soon as the Klan members arrived, the counter-protesters attacked. Witnesses say

the KKK stabbing included one Klansman wielding a Confederate flag pole.

The Klan member allegedly used the decorative end of the flag pole to stab the attacker, although Anaheim police could not confirm whether the flag was an American flag or a Confederate flag.

http://www.inquisitr.com/2835170/california-kkk-stabbing-video-ku-klux-klan-brawl-at-white-pride-rally-stab-protesters-with-confederate-flag-pole/

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Patrick M @andendall 6m6 minutes ago

Welcome to today’s Stupid-party land.

The natural result of Myth beating Math

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A lot can go wrong for Republican elites in the next few weeks

This new poll is utterly devastating for Marco Rubio

by Andrew Prokop on February 26, 2016

http://www.vox.com/2016/2/25/11112928/rubio-trump-poll-florida?ref=yfp

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A lot can go wrong for Republican elites in the next few weeks of the primary.

But the absolute worst-case scenario for them is if

Donald Trump racks up a winning streak that culminates with him beating Marco Rubio in Florida.

Well, that’s exactly what’s on track to happen, according to a newly released poll by Quinnipiac — and it’s not even close.

Trump beats Rubio among likely Republican primary voters in Florida 44 percent to 28 percent, the poll shows. Ted Cruz comes in third with 12 percent, John Kasich is in fourth with 7 percent, and Ben Carson is in last with just 4 percent.

This result would be utterly devastating both to Rubio’s campaign and to the Republican Party’s chances of stopping Trump. Not only would Rubio be symbolically humiliated by losing his home state, but Trump would pick up a massive delegate haul, since Florida allots all its 99 delegates to whoever comes in first place.

Overall, it’s very difficult to see how Rubio can win the nomination if he loses Florida. And it’s very difficult to see how Cruz wins if Trump beats him in the South (as Super Tuesday polls currently predict). So even though Trump likely won’t technically have clinched a majority by the time Florida votes on March 15, a Trump win there would likely mean that’s the day the nomination is all but settled.

https://platosguns.com/2016/02/27/this-new-poll-is-utterly-devastating-for-marco-rubio-andrew-prokopvox/

A lot can go wrong for Republican elites in the next few weeks of the primary. But the absolute worst-case scenario for them is if Donald Trump racks up a winning streak that culminates with him beating Marco Rubio in Florida.

Well, that’s exactly what’s on track to happen, according to a newly released poll by Quinnipiac — and it’s not even close.

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/florida/release-detail?ReleaseID=2327

Florida for Hillary Clinton

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Florida Democrats making a liar out of me

and I could not be more pleased.

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59% of Floridian Women are for Hillary Clinton.

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33% of Floridian Women are for Bernie Sanders.

8% undecided.

59% of Floridian Men are for Hillary Clinton.

27% of Floridian Men are for Bernie Sanders.

14% undecided.

Florida’s governor has bought another victory

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Scott wins, Animals, Birds, Floridians, and Reptiles lose!”

Again!

Money talks in the Florida Government!

If you want to, for any reason,

(Destroy)

the beauty of Florida, bring along cash!

Florida Legislature moves bill forward

allowing state parks to be repurposed for hunting, grazing

Fri, Feb 19, 2016

http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2016/02/19/florida-legislature-moves-bill-forward-allowing-state-parks-to-be-repurposed-for-hunting-grazing

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A bill that would give the Florida Department of Environmental Protection the ability to allow

hunting, cattle grazing, timber farming and RV camping in Florida’s parks and preserves

was advanced by a Florida House committee, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

HB 1075 passed its final hurdle, the House State Affairs Committee, on Thursday.

Proposed by the DEP, the bill would

“consolidate state laws relating to land management and give the agency more flexibility as it attempts to manage the more than 13 million acres of land in the state’s control,”

according to the Times.

Environmentalists, mainly the Sierra Club of Florida, are concerned the bill gives DEP too much control by letting them decide if conservation land can now be used for recreation.

Environmental groups have been unhappy with the DEP since last year, when it proposed leasing land on the Myakka River State Park to ranchers for cattle grazing.

DEP Secretary Jon Steverson told legislators he wanted the park system to become

“self-sustaining”

because it only covers 77 percent of its $80 million budget.

Later documents showed DEP planned to have bid documents ready to send out to companies for timber harvesting and cattle grazing on some parks by the end of 2015.

“We think this is the case of the tail wagging the dog,”

says Sierra Club lobbyist David Cullen, according to the Times.

“By legislative fiat, it employs a small piece of the executive branch — that being DEP — to overturn what the members of the Cabinet and governor have done.”

Jeb Bush bought “America!”

Jeb Bush is running to be our next president.

To show the NRA, one of the backers of the Bush Family,

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that he agreed with the NRA, bought a gun.

Governor Rick Scott gave some choice Florida land to the Colt Manufacturing Company a couple of years ago.

http://www.colt.com/

And did so for next to nothing,

then Florida built a building for making and selling Colt weapons.

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The Florida Taxpayers paid the trip to get the Colt Company to relocate to Florida paid whatever Colt wanted to move to Florida.

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-hails-colt-plant-planned-osceola-county

The Colt Manufacturing Company backed out of the deal after the building was finished, leaving the taxpayers holding the bag, bills and building.

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Jeb Bush, an ex-governor of Florida, stating that he loves Florida, just bought a Colt 45 pistol.

If you were a citizen of Florida, would you buy anything from the Colt Company?

I think not, not if I had any pride in my state.

If I did buy a weapon from this company, I sure in heck would not tweet pictures of the thing, slapping Florida’s in the face!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/jeb-bush-tweets-picture-gun-captioning-america-article-1.2533849

GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush tweets picture of a gun with his name on it, captioning it ‘America’

BY Stephen Rex Brown /

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS /

February 17, 2016

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/jeb-bush-tweets-picture-gun-captioning-america-article-1.2533849