Posts Tagged CA
by: Tyler Durden
August 8, 2012
In what can only be the strangest and most worrisome coincidence, the Shell refinery in Martinez has just issued a public “Shelter-in-Place” emergency alert:
RESIDENTS IN MARTINEZ. ARE ADVISED TO SHELTER IN PLACE. GO INSIDE. CLOSE ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS. TURN OFF ALL HEATERS. AIR CONDITIONERS AND FANS. IF NOT USING THE FIREPLACE. CLOSE FIREPLACE DAMPERS AND VENTS. AND COVER CRACKS AROUND DOORS AND WINDOWS WITH TAPE OR DAMPED TOWELS. MEDIA NEWS NETWORKS WILL CONTINUE TO CARRY UPDATED EMERGENCY INFORMATION. STAY OFF THE TELEPHONE UNLESS YOU HAVE A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY.
August 4, 2012
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July 31, 2012
Police Try to Buy Videos From Witnesses After Releasing Attack Dog on Families and Firing Rubber Bullets
by: Madison Ruppert
July 23, 2012
Police in Anaheim, California have a lot of explaining to do after attempting to buy the videos captured by witnesses after shooting people with rubber bullets and releasing an attack dog on a crowd including a mother and her child.
Trying to actually buy the video from the witnesses is, at least in my opinion, a novel tactic in the ongoing war on accountability.
The video (at the bottom of the post) is nothing short of disturbing as it shows police shooting seemingly wildly into a crowd which includes young children and, most troubling of all, it even shows police releasing a dog which heads straight for a mother and her child.
The mother was able to react quickly enough to get her child out of harm’s way but a bystander wasn’t so lucky. We see the dog clamp down on his arm in the video as he is struggling to break free from the jaws of the police attack dog while officers try to separate them.
The individuals gathered in order to protest the shooting – which they maintain was unjustified – of a young man at the hands of police.
The shooting occurred on Saturday around 4 PM in front of an apartment complex after a foot chase, according to Orange County Sergeant Bob Dunn, quoted by the Associated Press.
Dunn refused to even say why exactly they shot the man, instead opting to say that the details of the incident are currently under investigation by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
While the family of the man shot by police as well as neighbors all identified him as Manuel Diaz, Dunn could not initially confirm the individual’s name.
However, later the above linked story was updated in order to reflect that24-year-old Manuel Diaz was identified although there is still an investigation into what actually led the police to kill him.
The 16-year-old nice of Diaz, Daisy Gonzalez, informed the Orange County Register that her uncle probably fled because he had previous negative experiences with law enforcement.
“an angry group of people began yelling and throwing bottles at them.”
While the people did not look all too aggressive, they were referred to as “an unruly crowd” and the scene was described as “a near riot.”
From the clips published from eyewitness video, we cannot see anything of the sort. We only see cops shooting rubber bullets left and right at women and children, releasing an attack dog and families fleeing the chaos.
by: Carl Herman
July 22, 2012
The Los Angeles Times reported California’s Department of Parks and Recreation tried to hide $54 million in account surpluses while claiming a $22 million budget deficit would “force” 70 park closures.
Director Ruth Coleman resigned; second-in-command Michael Harris was fired.
This story is repeated in California state accounts to the sum of $600 billion in surplus assets; documented in the state’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
I e-mailed the two reporters to commend their work and invite reporting of the larger picture that similarly implicates CA Governor Jerry Brown, both parties’ “leadership,” and my very own two state representatives who chose “no comment” upon five weeks of my work to have them simply affirm this data.
92 percent of Americans want the FDA to label GMO foods – Sign this labeling petition if you’re one of them
Thursday, July 12, 2012
By: Ethan A. Huff
[NaturalNews] An overwhelming majority of Americans believe the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a legal responsibility to require proper labeling of foods containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). But to this day, the FDA refuses to comply with the demands of the American people, who it is supposed to represent, or with the law, which is why your help is needed to force this rogue agency to finally step up and do the right thing.
Based on a number of different polls conducted, anywhere between 90 and 95 percent of people living in the U.S. want GMOs to be labeled. According to the new GMO labeling campaign Just Label It!, 92 percent of Americans want to know whether or not the foods they buy contain GMOs, especially when these foods are being fed to young children.
“While our reasons for wanting to know what’s in our food may vary, what unifies us is the belief that it’s our right,” says the Just Label It! campaign about mandatory GMO labeling. “Without labeling of GE (genetically engineered) foods, we cannot make informed choices about our food.”
This is why Just Label It! has created an online petition addressed to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg that urges the agency to stand up for food transparency, and label GMOs. So far, more than 1.1 million people have signed this petition since it was first created just a few short months ago, and Just Label It! is now aiming to reach 1.2 million signatures as part of its next campaign goal.
You can access and sign the petition here: http://justlabelit.org/
Since March, more than 300,000 additional signatures have been gathered by Just Label It! (http://www.naturalnews.com/035223_GMO_labeling_petition.html), and several dozen new partner organizations have also joined in to support the initiative. (http://justlabelit.org/partners/)
If you have not yet signed the Just Label It! petition yourself, you can do so here: http://justlabelit.org/
You can also support local GMO labeling measures like California’s Proposition 37, a ballot initiative that will require GMO labeling on all food products sold within the state. If you live in California, or even if you live elsewhere and are interested in helping to build support for Prop. 37, be sure to visit: http://www.labelgmos.org/
You can read the full text of the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, which will be on November’s ballot, here: http://carighttoknow.org/content/read-initiative
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July 12, 2012
July 11, 2012
California is America’s most populous state and now it might be the hungriest.
A report released by the University of California at Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research shows that one in six Californians had trouble feeding themselves during the recession.
That means nearly 4 million people couldn’t buy food because of the troubled economy.
by: Susanne Posel
July 11, 2012
The California Senate has passed bill 21 – 16 that implements the financing for a high speed rail line across the Central Valley. The new law will require selling $4.5 in bonds to build this railway. They will also receive $3.2 billion in federal government stimulus.
The high speed railway will link to transportation lines.
Senator Joe Simitian said on the Senate floor: “I think high-speed rail makes sense in California … but we’re not being asked to vote on a vision today, we’re being asked to vote on a particular plan. Regrettably, the only conclusion I can come to today is that this is the wrong plan in the wrong place in the wrong time.”
Supporters of the bill claim that it would create jobs and promote public transit to protect the environment.
The high speed railway is the brainchild of America 2050, a non-governmental organization that supports Agenda 21 policies in the US. California Governor Jerry Brown and the California High-Speed Rail Authority “are to be commended on the revised 2012 draft business plan for high-speed rail, which cuts the project’s cost by $30 billion while making numerous improvements to previous proposals.”
Robert Yaro, co-chairman of America 2050 said: “Not only does this plan reduce the project cost substantially; it provides a new phasing strategy that will bring the benefits of high-speed rail to Californians more quickly.”
America 2050 claims that the railway will provide more trains to the growing population in California between San Francisco Bay and the Los Angeles Basin. They propose this endeavor is necessary to “close the gap” between Northern and Southern California.