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civilization government

Pay No Attention

Pay no attention to those concerned for your health, the Government is watching out for you.

“There is no one federal agency that specifically regulates the radioactivity brought to the surface by oil-and-gas development,” an EPA representative says. In fact, thanks to a single exemption the industry received from the EPA in 1980, the streams of waste generated at oil-and-gas wells — all of which could be radioactive and hazardous to humans — are not required to be handled as hazardous waste.

Ok, there is a reason for this. The government is not hiding anything.

In 1988, the EPA assessed the exemption — called the Bentsen and Bevill amendments, part of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act — and claimed that “potential risk to human health and the environment were small,” even though the agency found concerning levels of lead, arsenic, barium, and uranium, and admitted that it did not assess many of the major potential risks. Instead, the report focused on the financial and regulatory burdens, determining that formally labeling the “billions of barrels of waste” as hazardous would “cause a severe economic impact on the industry.” Effectively, the EPA determined that in order for oil-and-gas to flourish, its hazardous waste should not be defined as hazardous.

Say that again?

Effectively, the EPA determined that in order for oil-and-gas to flourish, its hazardous waste should not be defined as hazardous.

It’s hazardous, but it’s not? What the hell?

One day in 2017, Peter pulled up to an injection well in Cambridge, Ohio. A worker walked around his truck with a hand-held radiation detector, he says, and told him he was carrying one of the “hottest loads” he’d ever seen. It was the first time Peter had heard any mention of the brine being radioactive.

The first time. Typical of the American Corporation. And here we have it. They know it’s radioactive and they are letting it go everywhere.

In an investigation involving hundreds of interviews with scientists, environmentalists, regulators, and workers, Rolling Stone found a sweeping arc of contamination — oil-and-gas waste spilled, spread, and dumped across America, posing under-studied risks to the environment, the public, and especially the industry’s own employees. There is little public awareness of this enormous waste stream, the disposal of which could present dangers at every step — from being transported along America’s highways in unmarked trucks; handled by workers who are often misinformed and underprotected; leaked into waterways; and stored in dumps that are not equipped to contain the toxicity. Brine has even been used in commercial products sold at hardware stores and is spread on local roads as a de-icer.

And they are not reporting the risks.

“They’ve known about this since the development of the gamma-ray log back in the 1930s,” says Stuart Smith, referencing a method of measuring gamma radiation. A New Orleans-based lawyer, Smith has been trying cases pertaining to oil-and-gas radioactivity for 30 years and is the author of the 2015 book Crude Justice. In Smith’s first case, in 1986, a six-month-pregnant Mississippi woman was sitting on the edge of her bathtub and her hip cracked in half. Tests showed the soil in her vegetable garden had become contaminated with radium from oil-field pipes her husband had cleaned in their yard. “They know,” Smith says. “All of the big majors have done tests to determine exactly what risks workers are exposed to.”

Her hip cracked in half. No, nothing strange here.

Keep supporting the use of oil and gas. It’s jobs. We get to work while we are poisoned.

Source article – Rolling Stone

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civilization science

It’s Here

So several years ago one was called a Conspiracy Theorist for saying that they are messing with the atmosphere. Now they are openly funding “research” for doing just that.

**BOULDER, COLORADO—**The top climate change scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said he has received $4 million from Congress and permission from his agency to study two emergency—and controversial—methods to cool the Earth if the U.S. and other nations fail to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

David Fahey, director of the Chemical Sciences Division of NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, told his staff yesterday that the federal government is ready to examine the science behind “geoengineering”—or what he dubbed a “Plan B” for climate change.

Fahey said he has received backing to explore two approaches.

One is to inject sulfur dioxide or a similar aerosol into the stratosphere to help shade the Earth from more intense sunlight. It is patterned after a natural solution: volcanic eruptions, which have been found to cool the Earth by emitting huge clouds of sulfur dioxide.

The second approach would use an aerosol of sea salt particles to improve the ability of low-lying clouds over the ocean to act as shade.

And of course, they don’t like the term “geoengineering”. It seems that it is not a “neutral” enough word. It reveals too much of what is actually occurring I guess.

But in a sign of how controversial the topic is, Fahey recommended changing the nomenclature from geoengineering to “climate intervention,” which he described as a “more neutral word.”

So you just might want to listen to the so-called conspiracy theories; more likely than not you will find some truth in them.

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civilization religion

Can’t Help Myself

What is it about people’s faith when something bad or tragic happens? You always here about these kind of things “testing” someone’s faith. “Why did this happen to me/us?” “How could God allow this?”

What kind of God do they think they have?

You believe in God and an existence defined by someone else heavily dependent on ideas; not experience. Does this God promise that nothing bad will happen to you? How much of a child are you?

I thought it was about Heaven anyway. Why you concerned about this life?

It seems that your God messes with your mind.

My God is inescapable. There is no place you can be where it is not. There is no thing you can see that is not an expression of God. The resolution of evil rests with you. You are the evil. You defined evil in relation to life and love.

Evil is against life. Civilization is against life. We live evil.

It is hard on the self to live evil. You perceived separation from life into a realm inside your head grows to deal with the cognitive dissonance of your life. You define the condition as one that is normal for the human species. You create systems of thought that support the normality of “that’s just the way we are” to help deceive yourself.

You find how easy it is to tell yourself lies.

Easier still to believe them; and to build on them.

Soon, you have no thoughts other than those provided from outside yourself.

You and the machine are one.

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civilization government

Is it Capitalism?

Photo by Jordan Opel on Unsplash

You see a good amount of information on the problems and viability of capitalism. That is the best that we can do, it appears, as far as finding a root cause problem of the existence we are creating. If you subscribe to the ideas that people need food, shelter, and clothing then there is a desire to figure out why some have so, so much and others barely are able to feed and clothe themselves.

A ‘rational’ conclusion would then be the economics or the methodology of the “social science concerned with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services” of our created existence.

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civilization conscious

Glimpses

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You have only one “You” to give. “You” are not your life. Your heart reveals life is “You”. The many and the one.

We can’t accept it. For mind has grown and sees no way out of the box we have called ‘life’. Light still shines dimly from the heart cause we were taught to keep it quiet. We’re afraid to open it cause of the riot, but that’s just more of the training that’s been going on. Babylon, Persia, Maya, Aztec, China, Rome, England, USA, it goes on and on.

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civilization

Progress or Atrocity

https://intercontinentalcry.org/the-baka-peoples-dont-want-to-be-sacrificed-for-conservation/

The quotes below come from the article found in the above link. The example here is just one of the most recent of numerous incidents over the years. Other examples are easy enough to find.

“Civilized” people like to think of themselves as ‘refined’ and ‘above the fray’ right? Or at the very least, developed and polite and ‘not an animal’. So what does it say about a ‘civilized’ people who destroy a group of people’s way of life in order to establish a WWF park?