Not good at all.

Savannaah river site on lockdown.

The Savannah River Site confirmed the facility is experiencing a “security event” at the site’s H Area; however, the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is calling the event a “lockdown.”

As of now, no one is allowed in or out of the facility and site barricades are closed off to incoming traffic.

According to a source on the site, a bomb-sniffing dog alerted on a vehicle in the area around 2:38 p.m.

Savannah River Site issued a press release stating “a potential security event is in progress that has triggered emergency response activities at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site,” and the release is “being sent to you as part of our emergency response organization information process.”

SRS also stated there is no indication of a “consequence beyond the Savannah River Site boundaries,” and the Site will provide further information when it becomes available.

The site’s H Area is the location of H Canyon, the only hardened chemical separations facility still operating in the U.S. The primary mission of the H-Canyon Complex is to dissolve, purify and blend-down surplus highly enriched uranium from both within American borders and materials that come from other countries.

I know people who live in the area.  I know the area well.  It is beyond pale that this is what our government does.
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Letter to Editor PREDICTED COLORADO EPA SPILL One Week Before Catastrophe=> So EPA Could Secure Control of Area – The Gateway Pundit

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Last Wednesday, a small EPA-supervised work crew inspecting the Gold King mine accidentally knocked a hole in a waste pit, releasing at least three million gallons of acidic liquid laden with toxic heavy metals. (ABC)

This letter to editor, posted below, was published in The Silverton Standard and The Miner local newspaper, authored by a retired geologist, one week before EPA mine spill. The letter detailed verbatim, how EPA officials would foul up the Animas River on purpose in order to secure superfund money. If the Gold King mine was declared a superfund site it would essentially kill future development for the mining industry in the area. The Obama EPA is vehemently opposed to mining and development.

The EPA pushed for nearly 25 years, to apply its Superfund program to the Gold King mine. If a leak occurred the EPA would then receive superfund status. That is exactly what happened.

The EPA today admitted they misjudged the pressure in the gold mine before the spill – just as this editorial predicted.

The letter was included in their print edition on July 30, 2015. The spill occurred one week later.
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Reddit commenter states what most of us feel whether we like or dislike what the Donald is saying.

ciabattabing16

Because over time our entire political system has become a complete joke. It’s completely based on money. And these are just the popular mantras, but after 30 something years on this planet, I’ve decided they’re true, but for specific reasons.

No one involved in the White House or on the Hill has an actual “job” like they used to when the country was founded. Being a Senator or a Rep used to be be something else you did, not the only thing you did. You didn’t get paid a livable salary to come to DC, and you didn’t spend all year (minus vacations) in the city, you were at home, in your home state, doing your job. You ran a store, you were a farmer, a doctor, a butcher or some shit. Entire lifetimes are spent in office…why? How is that reality? Every single one of them is a millionaire…how does that represent anyone? How can they possibly relate to a huge swath of the country? The districts at a state/local level are absolute dogshit, carved up literally block by block in some arbitrary fashion that negates the effectiveness of being represented in the first place. And the term “middle class” is completely meaningless. There is no definitive line that says ‘above this, you are middle class, but above this, you are rich’. It’s an impossible to define completely meaningless term that does nothing but make everyone feel like a unique and special snowflake…the “average american citizen” snowflake. 40% of our income, out of the gate, goes directly to the Government. In addition to all the consumption taxes we pay (sales tax, property tax, gas tax, estate tax, capital gains tax, and on, and on, and on), and yet these idiots aren’t even marginally close to HALF of a balanced budget.

They trundle out on tv, radio, in the paper, and talk about taxes, about nonsensical political moving and shaking, about topics that seem to “matter” but realistically make zero difference. Major headlines are made for bills about personal rights, privacy, and a slew of other things, and then completely negated by riders on other bills under the radar, piece by piece, until the people that paid for the influence get what they originally wanted anyways. The entire voting populace, which is what, a third of the eligible voters that are alive and mentally coherent at any given November, are given the illusion of having a say, when it doesn’t matter. They call, they put Facebook posts up, they put signs and banners on, send stupid emails, write letters…’we’re making a difference!’. No, you’re not. You’re killing time, like knitting, but more social, and you don’t have something to show for it later.

It’s a COMPLETE joke. An absolute circus. Our country exists still solely by accident, and by the forward motion created in WWII by becoming one of the largest economies and military powers in the world. And with each generation, we become more entitled, less creative, less hard working, and more egocentric than the generation before. It’s a fucking shit show, and these asshats get on TV and talk about jobs, the economy, and the ‘good ol American dream’.

So I love Trump. I fucking love him. I wish he was actually going to run all the way to the White House instead of just fart around until the primaries like he usually does. I wish he’d take shots and get on TV and give press conferences drunk off his ass. I wish he’d tell reporters to go fuck themselves. I wish he’d treat International diplomacy like it was an episode of what’s his show where he got to say “You’re Fired”. I LOVE that he pisses off all the politicians on both sides, because he’s different than the good old boys (and gals) that come up year after year after year. How can he possibly be worse than what politician after politician after politician does in office? What’s he going to do, piss off an ally by spying on them? Inflame enemies by attacking their countries with remote controlled planes? Spend more money than we have? Pass laws for things with good intentions, like healthcare for people who don’t have it, without considering some of the gigantic gaping holes in getting it out there…like a working website to sign up for it in the first place? Sit on his ass and do nothing while OPM has the biggest leak of clandestine and TS information in the history of mankind? Bail out gigantic banks instead of busting them up after they fucked around and lost billions of dollars and screwed over half of the globe? Have the most non-secretive affair ever? Then lie about it and spend a million man hours talking about who he did or did not fuck instead of governing? Cause gas lines and shortages, fail to rescue hostages from a shithole by piss poor planning? Invade a country and blow it to shit without figuring out how to get back out of said country, after we just did the same thing 40 years prior?

Seriously…how the fuck could Trump be WORSE than the parade of human turds in suits that march into the Capitol and White House every day, every year? He can’t. He can’t possibly. But the sheer fact that he’s universally hated by every one of those lying out of touch idiots makes me want to vote for him as King let alone President. Go Trump.

via [Serious] Redditors who want Trump to become president, why? : AskReddit.

I love it when Tingles gets field dressed on tv.  Carly will move forward.  She, like Trump are not professional politicians.  I don’t know what the future holds, but the GOP made a terrible mistake by not having all of the candidates onstage during their first debate.  Streamlining occurs very quickly when you have transparency.

 

Pinnocchio didn’t lie as much.

About 367,000 Texans will lose their individual health insurance policies next year when Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas stops offering its Blue Choice preferred provider organization plans.

The insurer said it would still offer a health maintenance organization plan in every county in the state. Fewer doctors and hospital systems are willing to accept HMO patients.

PPO plans generally allow customers a wide choice of physicians and hospitals. An HMO uses a narrower network, managed by the insurer, of health care providers who are willing to work for lower rates.

The Richardson-based insurer started notifying customers and agents of the change this week, noting that it paid out $400 million more in claims last year than it collected in premiums.

“We felt like losing $400 million is not sustainable,” said Dr. Dan McCoy, the company’s chief medical officer.

He said the change would not affect PPO coverage in group markets offered through employers.

Last year, commercial in>surers dealt with millions of new customers receiving subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Many insurers were off in their calculations of how much care those customers would receive, and insurers in several states have notified regulators of significant premium hike requests for 2016.

“Insurers as a group found this was a population more expensive than anticipated,” McCoy said.

He also faulted the high cost of medical care.

“Clearly, we’re concerned about the escalation in health care costs. I’m concerned every day about the rising cost of health care,” McCoy said.

In June, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas said it would seek a 19.97 percent premium hike for next year’s plans. Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, a sister of the Texas company, asked for a 51.6 percent premium hike in May. Both companies are owned by Health Care Services Corp. of Chicago.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas raised premiums more than 9 percent in 2015.

Instead of a big rate hike in 2016, the company decided to drop its PPO plan on the individual market. Premium hikes to cover the higher-than-anticipated costs would have been spread across all its individual plans offered on HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange.

“This would have raised the rates so much for all our other plans that most people wouldn’t be able to afford them,” the insurer said in a notice sent to customers Thursday.

McCoy said the company could not comment until October about 2016 premiums for the HMO plan or any others that will be offered in the individual market.

About 148,000 individuals who started PPO plans before March 2010 will still have that option in 2016, the company said.

Original post: About 367,000 Texans will lose their individual health insurance policies next year when BlueCross BlueShield of Texas stops offering its Blue Choice PPO (preferred provider organization) plans.

The Richardson-based insurer started notifying customers and agents of the change this week, noting that it paid out $400 million more in claims last year than it collected in premiums.

“Losses that high are unsustainable, and we have adjusted our offerings – as many insurers have – to be sustainable in the new market reality,” the company said in a letter to insurance agents.

The insurer said it would still offer an HMO (health maintenance organization) plan in every county in the state via the Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare.gov website. Fewer doctors are willing to accept HMO patients.

The change does not affect BlueCross Blue Shield of Texas PPO plans offered by employers. And about 148,000 individuals who started PPO plans before March 2010 will still have that option in 2016, the company said.

via BlueCross BlueShield of Texas to drop individual PPO plans in 2016.

One in Every Ten Young Adults Calls Stewart, Colbert Most Trusted News Source.  This is just beyond scary.  These are voters.

More than one in ten (11 percent) young adults (ages 18-29) say they trust “The Daily Show” or “The Colbert Report” the most to provide them with accurate information about politics and current events—an amount nearly double that of Americans overall (6 percent). More young adults trust Stewart or Colbert’s shows than public television (8 percent) or MSNBC (5 percent); the shows ranked fourth in trustworthiness behind CNN (24 percent), broadcast network news programs (19 percent), and Fox News (19 percent).

Young adults are more likely than any other age group to place the most trust in Stewart or Colbert—just 6 percent of Americans ages 30-49, four percent of 50-64 year olds, and one percent of Americans 65 and older report turning to these programs for the most accurate news.

Florida Keys Man AssClown Arrested For Plotting To Use Weapon Of Mass Destruction.  They are reporting that the manchild comes from a very hard working family.  Let me guess, a mama’s boy raised in the religion of peace.  We Latinos have them as well except that they grow up to work for the cartels when mama is enabling them.  It’s not just the religion of peace.

A South Florida man, charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in Key West, appeared in court Tuesday.

Harlem Suarez, a/k/a “Almlak Benitez,” 23, of Stock Island, faced a judge with his mother. He is being held in federal detention and will have a hearing next Monday where his attorney will ask for a bond so he can get out of lock up.

A 15-page criminal complaint says Suarez wanted to carry out an attack in South Florida on July 4th to kill large numbers of people.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he was posting extremist rhetoric on his Facebook page which promoted the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a foreign terrorist organization.

The complaint states, “Review of the publicly-accessible portion of the Harlem Suarez Facebook page revealed Suarez claimed to be from Key West, Florida, and listed his “likes” as: “Jihadist,” “Extraordinary Prayer for ISIS,” and “Prayers for ISIS: Weapons of our Warfare.”

Suarez came to the attention of the FBI after a person contacted the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in April and said that someone named Almlak Benitez tried to friend him on Facebook and recruit him to join ISIS.

At that point, undercover agents made contact with Suarez.

The criminal complaint states Suarez told an undercover FBI informant that he wanted to make a “timer bomb.”

“Suarez discussed wanting to conduct a terrorist-style attack on or about July 4th, possibly in Marathon, Florida, or on South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, or both,” states the complaint.

The criminal complaint also says that Suarez made a recruitment video for ISIS at a Homestead hotel and pledged his allegiance to the group.

The feds say “…Suarez described multiple attack plots, each causing mass casualties, and claimed that ISIL had advised that viable targets are ‘cartoons, police and military.’ When questioned on specifics about these potential targets, Suarez advised (investigators) that anyone is a good target.”

Investigators say Suarez said he followed ISIS and even discussed how he wanted to travel to Syria but never heard back from the group.

The FBI says Suarez wanted to recruit Muslims at a Miami mosque and made a recruitment video on behalf of ISIS at a Homestead motel. The feds say in part of the video Suarez said the following.

“American soil is the past, we will destroy America and divide it in two, we will rais (sic) our black flag on top of your white house and any president on duty…”

Suarez bought galvanized nails, which were to be hidden in a backpack and remotely detonated by cell phone, states the complaint. It also says Suarez planned to bury the bomb at a public beach in Key West and detonate it.

According to CBS4’s Jim DeFede, Suarez planned on testing his bombs inside a small garage.

On Monday, July 27th, Suarez took possession of an inert explosive device and was arrested.

“The top priority of the Department of Justice is to protect the security of the American people.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, in collaboration with the FBI, works tirelessly to advance this mission by continuing to thwart home-grown acts of terrorism,” stated U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer.

Suarez is  charged with knowingly attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against a person or property within the United States.

Suarez lives with his parents and attended Key West High School but did not graduate.  CBS4’s Jim DeFede spoke with neighbors who said that Suarez’s mother is very nice.

It’s amazing to me what the twits in this world have time to do.  Had I not graduated from school at this asshat’s age, my mother would have had me scrubbing floors on my knees at home until I begged to go back to school.  Why is this adult manchild still living at home?  Where is he getting funding to continue his tattoo work?  Hard working nuturing parents or over protective parental units enabling their village idiot special snowflake?

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