did-you-kno:

There is one scroll within the Dead Sea.  Scrolls that contains a guide to a treasure.  It is named the Copper Scroll and it lists 64 underground hiding places around Israel that contain treasure for safekeeping.

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dendroica:

DEP: Oil and gas operations damaged water supplies 209 times since end of ’07

Oil and gas operations have damaged Pennsylvania water supplies 209 times since the end of 2007, according to official determinations compiled by the Department of Environmental Protection that the agency is preparing to release for the first time.

State environmental regulators are planning to post the information on DEP’s website this month, but an early version of the spreadsheet was provided to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in response to an open records request.

The spreadsheet lists the 209 affected water supplies by county, municipality and the date regulators concluded that activities related to oil or gas extraction were to blame for contaminating or diminishing the flow to a water source.

The document does not disclose property owners’ names or addresses and it does not detail which companies that were deemed responsible for the damage, what caused the disruptions or what pollutants were found in the water….

“There are 209 contamination cases since 2008, which is a lot, in my book, especially when you are talking about somebody’s drinking water supply,” said Steve Hvozdovich, the Marcellus Shale coordinator for the environmental group Clean Water Action.

The DEP spreadsheet reveals that oil and gas operations have affected water supplies in nearly every region where drilling occurs, from the shale gas sweet spots in northeastern Pennsylvania to the traditional oil and gas patch in the state’s northwest corner. DEP found that drilling activities damaged water supplies in Bradford County 48 times – the most of any county – followed by Susquehanna County (35 times), McKean County (24 times) and Forest County (17 times).

DEP’s southwest regional office issued the fewest water impact determinations of the three regional offices that oversee the industry. It found drilling activities caused water supply problems 13 times in six years: eight times in Indiana County, twice each in Washington and Westmoreland counties, and once in Fayette County.

The rate of problems has stayed flat in recent years following a surge in cases between 2008 and 2009 as shale gas extraction increased in the northeast region and methane trapped in shallow rock layers escaped into groundwater through flaws in some new wells there.

(via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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micdotcom:

America, we know you hate Congress, but this makes no sense

Americans don’t show their political anger through passion. They show it through apathy.
Only 7% of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress according to a Gallup poll released last month. That’s the lowest it’s been since Gallup started asking in 1973 — meaning it might be the lowest it’s ever been.
And it’s worse for Democrats | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

America, we know you hate Congress, but this makes no sense

Americans don’t show their political anger through passion. They show it through apathy.
Only 7% of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress according to a Gallup poll released last month. That’s the lowest it’s been since Gallup started asking in 1973 — meaning it might be the lowest it’s ever been.
And it’s worse for Democrats | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

America, we know you hate Congress, but this makes no sense

Americans don’t show their political anger through passion. They show it through apathy.

Only 7% of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress according to a Gallup poll released last month. That’s the lowest it’s been since Gallup started asking in 1973 — meaning it might be the lowest it’s ever been.

And it’s worse for Democrats | Follow micdotcom

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green-berret:

This is my human. Though there are many like it, this one is mine

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truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

thepeoplesrecord:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Remember that time the U.S. shot down an Iranian civilian airliner over Iranian airspace, killing all 290 on board, including 66 children, and then refused to apologize for doing it?

"I will never apologize for the United States. I don’t care what the facts are. I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." — Vice President (and then-presidential candidate) George H.W. Bush, commenting on the downed airliner, 8/2/1988

That quote makes me sick.

This happened in 1988 while Ronald Reagan was president. Just another in a long list of awful things that Reagan was responsible for.

growlbadkitty:

<3  
“In collaboration with the state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division, Denver and Pueblo police forces conducted sting operations on 20 dispensaries in the two cities sending underage people as undercover agents into the dispensaries to buy weed. They were all IDed and when they failed to prove their over-21 status, every single dispensary turned them away.”

pussysista:

Don’t change your mind halfway through

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