Tuesday, October 26, 2010

D.C. rally boldly blasts Obama as 'fraud'


A rally today at the U.S. Capitol pulled no punches in declaring President Barack Obama an "imposter" and "fraud" who should resign before a constitutional crisis of his own making rips apart the nation.
The rally was called by Philip Berg, a Pennsylvania attorney who runs the ObamaCrimes.com website and was the first to sue over allegations Obama is constitutionally ineligible to occupy the Oval Office.
"The main thrust of the rally," Berg told WND, "was to get out the continuing message that Obama is a phony, a fraud, an imposter, and [his eligibility to serve as president] is the biggest hoax committed against the U.S. in 234 years."
Berg believes there is enough evidence, both hard and circumstantial, to justify an investigation into whether or not Obama is a "natural-born citizen" as required by the Constitution to serve as president. Berg is looking for a court with "the guts" to demand Obama provide proof of his eligibility.
Berg told WND that though the crowd, which he estimated at a couple of hundred, was smaller than anticipated, he still considered the event a success – in part, because of what he hopes it will inspire.
"The feedback we received was that the attendees are going to go back and spread the word," he said. "Groups of six or so are planning to get together at intersections with signs that read, 'Where's the birth certificate?' At rush hour, those six people can get the message out to thousands."
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mexico: 13 dead in massacre at Ciudad Juarez party - Yahoo! News

Reverse of the Great Seal of the United States.Image via WikipediaAmnesty! Amnesty! Amnesty? This is what the White House and our so called fearless Chief Obama wants to bring to the United States of America? Opening the Borders so that more of these crime waves can enter into our very own Country.

America needs to wake up to these hardcore facts. The borders are supposed to be there for a very good reason. The more the Elites allow New World Order ways of thinking integrate into America. The more this Violence will creep in on this Free Nation that has been secure from this junk for over 200 years.

What many don't understand yet is the opening of the borders. Mexico will not be part of the U.S. Nor, will Canada. Instead what they have will move right here on our soil creating more of what we see in the news today in Mexico on U.S. soil 

Are you for Amnesty? This type of news below is what you want to come here? Really?

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – Gunmen stormed two neighboring homes and massacred 13 young people at a birthday party in the latest large-scale attack in this violent border city, even as a new government strategy seeks to restore order with social programs and massive police deployments.
Attackers in two vehicles pulled up to the houses in a lower-middle-class Ciudad Juarez neighborhood late Friday and opened fire on about four dozen partygoers gathered for a 15-year-old boy's birthday party.
The dead identified so far were 13 to 32 years old, including six women and girls, Chihuahua state Attorney General Carlos Salas told reporters at a news conference at the crime scene. The majority of the victims were high school students, a survivor said.
Relatives of the victims gathered outside prosecutors' office, some weeping laments, some shouting demands for justice. All asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals.
"Why, my God, why," shouted the mother of Daniel Figueroa, 16, after she identified her son's body.
"I want to be dead, with my daughter," the mother of a 19-year-old woman killed in the attack told a reporter. "This cannot go on. We want justice, even though nothing can bring her back."
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Iran restricts social sciences seen as 'Western' - Yahoo! News

Coat of arms of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ...Image via Wikipedia If you really think about what Iran is doing here. The Christian Church should have also done this exact same thing years ago
Except of course women's studies and human rights. Women deserve to have rights here in America.

Persia Islam? There is no rights for women.  Yet, being they didn't it should be something the entire church should be looking into today. Each one of these subjects has changed so much in the past decades in America, yet Islamic subjection will most likely get away with this even right here in the states.

Hmmm? Go figure.

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has imposed new restrictions on 12 university social sciences deemed to be based on Western schools of thought and therefore incompatible with Islamic teachings, state radio reported Sunday.
The list includes law, philosophy, management, psychology, political science and the two subjects that appear to cause the most concern among Iran's conservative leadership — women's studies and human rights.
"The content of the current courses in the 12 subjects is not in harmony with religious fundamentals and they are based on Western schools of thought," senior education official Abolfazl Hassani told state radio.
Hassani said the restrictions prevent universities from opening new departments in these subjects. The government will also revise the content of current programs by up to 70 percent over the next few years, he said.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

US To Sell $60B In Advanced Arms To Saudi - Politics News Story - WSOC Charlotte

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The Obama administration notified Congress on Wednesday that it plans to sell up to $60 billion in advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia in one of the largest-ever single U.S. arms sales, a deal intended to counter the rising influence of Iran.
State Department and Pentagon officials told lawmakers that the sales that will include 84 new F-15 fighter jets, upgrades to 70 existing Saudi F-15s, 190 helicopters and a wide array of missiles, bombs and delivery systems, as well as accessories such as night-vision goggles and radar warning systems. The sale, first revealed in September, has been in the works for months and is designed to strengthen the defense forces of Saudi Arabia, a longtime U.S. ally, and counter Iran as a regional power in the Persian Gulf. "This proposed sale has tremendous significance from a strategic regional perspective," said Andrew Shapiro, the assistant secretary of state for political and military affairs who announced the deal. "It will send a strong message to countries in the region that we are committed to support the security of our key partners and allies in the Arabian Gulf and broader Middle East," Shapiro told reporters. "And it will enhance Saudi Arabia's ability to deter and defend against threats to its borders and to its oil infrastructure, which is critical to our economic interests."
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mexican hit men stalk U.S. - Washington Times

A small fence separates densely populated Tiju...Image via Wikipedia Why do we need the Borders Protected. Below are just a few of the disturbing issues happening Right now in the news. If you really thing Amnesty is the answer you may want to click on each article below. Know the Truth. By the way, Be-heading people is an Islamic thing. If you don't agree you may want to read the Quran yourself.

 See the full article at the link.
Drug-smuggling gangs in Mexico have sent well-armed assassins, or "sicarios," into Arizona to locate and kill bandits who are ambushing and stealing loads of cocaine, marijuana and heroin headed to buyers in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security has warned Arizona law enforcement authorities.
In a memo first sent in May but widely circulated since, the department said a group of "15, very well-equipped and armed" assassins complete with body armor had been sent into the state to identify, locate and kill the drug thieves, who are thought to be independent operators.
"We just received information from a proven, credible confidential source who reported that a meeting was held in Puerto Penasco, in which every smuggling organization who utilizes the Vekol Valley was told to attend," the memo said. "This included rival groups within the Guzman cartel."
Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera heads what formally is known as the Sinaloa Cartel, which smuggles multi-ton loads of cocaine from Colombia through Mexico into the United States. One of the most powerful and dangerous drug gangs in Mexico, it also is known as the Guzman cartel and has been linked to the production, smuggling and distribution of Mexican marijuana and "black tar" heroin.

Beheadings Hit New Mexico

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) – Investigators are looking into the discovery of what is reported as a decapitated body last week near the Red Rock chapter house in northwestern New Mexico.
An FBI spokesman won’t confirm details of the crime, saying only that an investigation is continuing.
The Gallup Independent, citing “several people near the scene” who had knowledge of the situation, reports that the corpse was headless.
The body was found Oct. 7 on a small hill above the chapter house, which is located southwest of Gallup. The area was littered with empty beer cans and bottles.
Navajo Nation police are assisting with the investigation.
Click on the Headlines to read the full articles.

Tijuana Ripped By Beheadings

October 14th, 2010 (14) Posted By Pat Dollard.

A forensic expert looks at a bag containing a human head with a written message on it outside the newspaper Frontera in Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) – A rash of decapitations and other gruesome killings have hit Tijuana since Mexican President Felipe Calderon visited the border city last week and called it a success in his drug war.
The most recent killing occurred just before midnight Tuesday when motorists found a decapitated body underneath a bridge on a road leading to the beachside neighborhood of Playas de Tijuana, according to a police report Wednesday.
Reporters at the scene saw a rope hanging from the bridge, suggesting the man had been hung from his feet but was too heavy and plunged into oncoming traffic.
The discovery came a day after two other beheaded bodies were found hanging from their feet in Tijuana.
Police said they were still conducting forensic tests on the body found Tuesday and had no immediate comment on the identity of the man or the circumstances of his death.
Earlier Tuesday, police found a human head inside a bag in another Tijuana neighborhood, but it did not belong to the body found underneath the bridge.
According to police reports, at least 16 people have been killed in the city since Sunday – a surge from the normal rate of about two homicides a day.
Some resident feared the cartels were trying to send a message just as the city is trying to promote itself to the outside world. Calderon last week inaugurated “Innovative Tijuana,” a two-week festival featuring discussions on aerospace, auotomotives and other industries that drive the city’s economy. Former Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to give a speech about the environment as part of the festival Thursday.

Illegal Immigrant Arrested In Phoenix’s First Cartel-Style Beheading – With Video

October 12th, 2010 (13) Posted By Pat Dollard.

This Phoenix beheading was a violation of the enemy’s ROE, both down there, and up here. You don’t behead for personal beefs. Cartel guy, under cover in some fashion as a day laborer, got drunk and in a beef with another day laborer. Day laborer got beheaded. Dude’s in as much trouble with the cartel as with the law here. He violated the ROE, and brought heat down.

Arizona Republic:
Chandler police are investigating the bizarre case of a man who was stabbed, decapitated and left in a pool of blood in a central city apartment.
One man has been arrested and police are seeking three more suspects in what may the city’s first beheading. Chandler is a Phoenix suburb.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Third Massive Earthquake to Hit Tonga this Week


Third Massive Earthquake to Hit Tonga this Week

The Island nation of Tonga has been hit by another earthquake early this morning. The quake registered a 5.8 coming on the heels of two strong quakes on October 12th. The early quakes registered a 6.1 and 5.5 magnitude on the 12th. There was no Tsunami alert from the earlier quakes.
As of this writing no Tsunami alert has been registered for the Island nation and surrounding islands. There is a high possibility that the status will change. Residents of Tonga, Samoa and surrounding islands are prepared for such disasters. Several Tsunami alerts have been registered this year.
There was no reported damage or injuries from the October 12th quakes.
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Friday, October 15, 2010

The Weakening Of The United States National Defenses By President Obama - Tea Party Nation

Large stockpile with global range (dark blue),...Image via Wikipedia The picture on the right show which countries have nuclear missiles with Global Reach. If we loose ours guess what happens?
As I read through all this. I was actually surprised that so many other haven't realized this since it's been all over the news the past couple of years. I have to totally agree. Obama seems to want America Weak for some reason. Only God knows why.

Click the link to see the rest of the story.

In just the past week President Obama has made this country look week on defense. This is where he has made the United States look weak:

1. His new nuclear weapons strategy,

2. The banning of certain terms from the national Security Document,

3. The nuclear weapons treaty signed with Russia,

4. If the US is attacked with chemical or biological weapons that the nuclear option is off the table for retaliation.

The combination of all of these together make this country look weak to it's enemies around the world. You need to look strong to your enemies to prevent attacks against this country and its people here and abroad around the world. President Bush kept this country safe from attack for 8 years after 9/11 there was no attack on US soil. President Bush took the fight to the terrorists. In just president Obama's first year in office there were to attacks in this country which were the shooting at Fort Hood and the Christmas Day bomber. These were small attacks but it shows that terrorist do not fear president Obama in what he might do as they Feared president Bush. I fear that before President Obama is out of Office there will be a big attack on US soil. I pray this doesn't happen by I do fear it more as he weakens our national defenses.

In his nuclear weapons strategy which will reverse 65 years of US nuclear weapons policy. This will lessons the deterrence factor that US has by having the nuclear weapons. By lessoning its deterrence factor it allows the US to be more vulnerable to attack by nuclear states and soon be nuclear states or would be nuclear states. His idea for doing this is to keep terrorist from acquiring nuclear weapons is naive at best. This will not stop countries like Iran from trying to squire nuclear weapons or halt North Korea from continuing to build its nuclear arsenal.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Biggest Tax Hike Ever? It Depends on Who You Ask - FoxNews.com

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Is America headed for its biggest tax hike since World War II?
The answer, nonpartisan fiscal watchdogs say, is yes -- but with a big "if" and a few caveats.
If Congress returns after the Nov. 2 midterm elections and does nothing, allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire, then New Year's Day will usher in the nation's biggest tax increase since the end of World War II, according to Bill Ahern, spokesman for the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax monitoring group.
“If nothing happens in Congress -- and that is a possibility -- and all the tax cuts are allowed to expire, the median American family will see a smaller paycheck and a tax increase of $1,540 on January 1,” Ahern said.
And that could be just a start.
“If there is total gridlock, then there will be additional tax breaks that will expire not connected to the Bush cuts,” he said, noting that if this happens, then Americans' taxes would grow higher. Among those are the “patch” to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), the estate tax and a host of temporary tax cuts the Obama administration implemented as part of the stimulus package.
“Not patching the AMT would cost an additional $70 billion” to taxpayers, Ahern said.
Expiration of Bush Tax Cuts: How It Will Affect You
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REALITY REPORT #65 - Child Abduction because of Patriot Association


http://RTR.org | http://RealityReport.TV | In this edition of the Reality Report Gary reports from Gatlinburg, Tennessee and gives an update to the developing story regarding the child abduction of an associate of Oath Keepers. Nina delivers this weeks headlines, including the team up between the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Department of Homeland Security, how Obama's Muslim Outreach program is going global, and the who is casting a Town Hall meeting with Obama. Gary sits down with the director of the Mountain Madness Film Festival, Duane Langley to talk about this years festivities. We also give you a sneak peek at a special interview from William and Gary's new movie, "Enemy of the State: Camp FEMA 2" with Oath Keepers Founder, Stewart Rhodes. We find out what you think in the mailbag, and brand a new Enemy of the State.
Duane Langley: Mountain Madness Film Festival - http://blip.tv/file/4237398 1st Amendment Rally Thursday 10/14http://RTR.org/event/982

http://RealityReport.TV | http://rtr.org | In this edition of the Reality Report, the brutal video about what could happen if you don’t reduce your carbon footprint is broken down in the Rant. We the People Foundation Chairman, Bob Schulz, joins Gary Franchi for a special interview to respond the the recent allegations by Time Magazine that he "has reached the brink of calling for war." They also talk about the upcoming Liberty Walks on October 24th. Angie Ress sits in for Nina this week. She talks about the lengths the NYPD is going to to keep terror out of the city, how the Army may be taking control of what you watch on TV, and why the FBI could soon be watching your every move on the internet. All of this plus a dip into the Mailbag to reveal the shocking answers to the previous Question of the Week, and a new Enemy of the State.
Bob Schulz: On the Brink of Calling for War? - http://blip.tv/file/4208846
Bob Schulz: The National Liberty Walk - http://blip.tv/file/4208829
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What Would a Palestinian State Look Like?

(en) Palestine Location (he) מיקום פלסטיןImage via Wikipediahttp://blogs.cbn.com/jerusalemdateline/archive/2010/09/20/what-would-a-palestinian-state-look-like-again.aspx

What Would a Palestinian State Look Like?

Be sure to see the link for the rest of the article.
The current peace negotiations are consuming the headlines.& U.S. Envoy George Mitchell is beaming that the parties are getting down to the "core issues" far sooner than he dreamed. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is pinning her reputation on the success of the talks. President Obama seems convinced that solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will lead to a peaceful and stable Middle East.
But far less attention is being paid to what a future Palestinian state might look like: the state that's meant to live "side by side with Israel in peace and security."
Today, three items provided clues to the answer.
First, Jerusalem Post Palestinian affairs correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh reported in Monday's paper that the Palestinian Authority affirmed the death penalty for land sales to Israelis.
In case you didn't know, if a Palestinian Arab is caught selling land to an Israeli Jew, he can be executed. Selling land to Jews is considered an act of "national treason." In fact, when an Arab sells land to a Jew in Israel, the contract often includes additional money so the Arab seller can safely leave the area and establish residency in another country. He knows if he stays, his life is in danger. In fact, if you look on the Mount of Olives today, a large Israeli flag flies over one house. It's not far from where thousands of tourists come to overlook the city of Jerusalem. The Arab who sold the building to its Jewish residents was killed for his "crime."
According to Toameh's article - the PA - the future governing body for this proposed Palestinian state, "... on Sunday reaffirmed the death penalty for any Palestinian found guilty of selling land to Israelis.  The decision came in response to a ruling by a Palestinian court according to which such acts were only a 'minor offense.' PA Prosecutor-General Ahmed al-Mughni appealed against the ruling to a higher court, arguing that the sale of land to Israelis was a 'major offense' punishable by death. The appeal was accepted."

 See the rest at the above link.

Now for those that just don't seem to grasp what is going on with the state of Israel today. Note a chapter written from the Bible over 2000 years ago. Are we actually seeing these Prophecies happening right in front of our eyes? Not just that. Is the Christian Church awake enough to realize what is happening?

1 Thessalonians 5

The Day of the Lord
 1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
Various Exhortations
12 And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. 15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies. 21 Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.

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15 of 33 miners free in smooth rescue in Chile - Yahoo! News

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SAN JOSE MINE, Chile – One by one, the miners trapped for 69 days in a dungeon that could have been their tomb climbed into a rescue capsule and made a smooth ascent to the surface Wednesday, greeted by the embraces of loved ones, cheered by joyous Chileans and watched by a captivated world.
The anxiety that had accompanied the careful final days of preparation broke at 12:11 a.m., when the stoutest of the men, Florencio Avalos, emerged from the missile-like chamber and smiled broadly after his half-mile journey to fresh air.
By midday, 15 men had been pulled from the mine in roughly 12 hours, including the oldest and youngest among the trapped. The effort was methodical and free of any significant problems, and on track to finish before sunrise Thursday.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Family Farm Ordered to Destroy 50,000 Pounds of Cheese | Hartke Is Online!

 You know its a sad day in America when out own Government feels they have nothing better to do than to take away a families income for absolutely no reason.
I mean this is just Cheese. The same thing many generations have had and enjoyed for so long, is now something that the Government wants to get rid of?

Be sure to click the link for the full story.


Reality? Reason?

Nah, We’ve got Regulatory Authority!

by Guest Blogger, ©Doreen Hannes 2010
Morningland Dairy is the latest attempt by the FDA to fulfill the Healthy People 2020 objective to kill raw dairy. Morningland is owned by Joseph and Denise Dixon, who operate the cheese plant and make raw cheese from cows kept right on the property and managed by one of their eldest daughters. They have 12 children, 4 who still live at home, and they have been actively engaged in real food for decades.  They were caught up in the Rawesome Raid dragnet and many believe the questionable California Dept of Food and Agriculture tests on their cheese are the legal justification for the multi-agency guns drawn raid at Rawesome.

Farm’s Perfect Safety Record Matters Not to Authorities

Morningland Calf
Morningland Calf and Farmer's Daughter
In the thirty years of Morningland Dairy operations NO ONE has become ill from consuming their products. Yet they have been ordered by the Missouri Milk Board to destroy ALL of their cheese without actual tests being performed on the cheese stock. This is nearly 50,000 pounds of cheese, or approximately $250,000.
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More News From Todays World News.

Sheriff Plans to Build Armed Posse to Fight Illegal Immigration

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Well since the Government, News Media and our own President can't seem to think that Freedom is an important matter for Arizona, It good to see that at least someone has the guts to find people who will. Those who think it's all about race. I really feel sorry for you. It's people like you is the main reason we are in this mess.

Fact, Drug runners and Cartels are armed and very dangerous in all the border states down here. Fact. Child trafficking, and abuse is wide spread throughout the borders, let alone the countless murders of those home and land owners that also live down by the borders is at an all time high and continues.
Fact, It is not just those for Mexico coming across these borders. Millions come from Mid Eastern countries who are Islamic Radicals creating yet more terrorist cells Throughout all America, all by walking right through these borders with no fences or walls to stop them from coming in.

Fact the President and our Government and the News Media for some reason is totally ignoring every one of these and convincing many more to ignore all this as well. We live in America. If you want to remain a Free Nation. You may want to wake up to these facts. You may even have to stand up and fight for it. Like so many others have had to do in the past.

It's nice to see someone who actually will.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Sheriff Plans to Build Armed Posse to Fight Illegal Immigration

Updated: Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010, 8:42 PM MDT
Published : Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010, 8:42 PM MDT
PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he's still planning to build an armed volunteer posse to fight illegal immigration.
Currently, unarmed volunteers help Arpaio with his immigration sweeps and crackdowns.
But soon, Arpaio plans to build a volunteer posse that will be armed with weapons and gear.
Their main job will be to enforce immigration and smuggling laws.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Posse Program
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

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 Voting time is here. So I will be sharing more things to help you decide what you and who you are voting for. I found this site. Thought it would be a good choice for resources. Let vote with our brains this time and not just change. Who actually knew what change they have planned anyway.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Kyiv Post. Independence. Community. Trust - World - European Union to Hungary: Don't let toxic sludge hit Danube


European Union to Hungary: Don't let toxic sludge hit Danube
An aerial view of the broken dyke of a reservoir containing red mud of an alumina factory near Ajka, 156 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. AP

European Union to Hungary: Don't let toxic sludge hit Danube

2 days ago at 21:04 | Associated Press
KOLONTAR, Hungary (AP) — Hungary opened a criminal probe into the toxic sludge flood Wednesday and the European Union urged emergency authorities to do everything they can to keep the contaminated slurry from reaching the Danube and affecting half a dozen other nations.
Hundreds of people had to be evacuated after a gigantic sludge reservoir burst Monday at a metals plant in Ajka, a town 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Budapest, the capital.
At least four people were killed, three are still missing and 120 were injured as the unstoppable torrent inundated homes, swept cars off roads and disgorged an estimated 1 million cubic meters (35 million cubic feet) of toxic waste onto several nearby towns.
It was still not known Wednesday why part of the reservoir failed. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said authorities were caught off guard by the disaster since the plant and reservoir had been inspected only two weeks earlier and no irregularities had been found.
National Police Chief Jozsef Hatala decided to take over the probe because of its importance and complexity, police spokeswoman Monika Benyi told The Associated Press, adding that a criminal case had been opened by the country's top investigative body into possible on-the-job carelessness.
The huge reservoir, more than 1,000 feet (300 meters) long and 500 yards (450 meters) wide, was no longer leaking Wednesday but a triple-tiered protective wall was being built around its damaged area. Interior Minister Sandor Pinter said guards have been posted at the site to give an early warning in case of any new emergency.
The red torrent has already reached the Marcal River but it was not clear Wednesday how far down the river it had spread. Emergency workers were pouring 1,000 tons of plaster into the water to try to bind the sludge and keep it from flowing into the Danube, 45 miles (72 kilometers) away.
The Hungarian Water Regulation Authority estimated Tuesday it would take the sludge about five days to reach the Danube, one of Europe's key waterways. South of Hungary, the Danube flows through Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Moldova before emptying into the Black Sea.
Hungary's National Rescue Service said engineers considered diverting the Marcal into nearby fields but decided not to, fearing the damage from the diversion would be too great.
Workers were also extracting sludge from the river and using plaster and acid to neutralize the toxic chemicals. Initial pH measurements showed the sludge had an extremely alkaline value of 13 after the spill, the service said.
The European Union said it feared the toxic flood could turn into an ecological disaster for several nations and urged Hungarian authorities to focus all efforts on keeping the sludge from the Danube.
"It is important that we do .... everything possible that it would not go, that it would not endanger the Danube," EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik told the AP in Brussels. "We have to do this very moment everything possible ... (to) limit the extent of the damage."
Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/world/detail/85287/#ixzz11n7btM00
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