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Oklahoma Passes Bill to Protect Fracking Despite OGS Earthquake Report Breaking News,Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 23, 2015   Geologists with the Oklahoma Geological Society (OGS) have confirmed that the increase seismic activity within the state is directly correlated to “injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production.” With 2.5 earthquakes a day of 3 or higher on the Richter scale, Oklahoma has seen an increase of seismic activity 600 times greater than was observed 7 years ago. In 2014, 585 magnitude 3 or greater earthquakes were recorded; which is a dramatic rise from 109 in 2013. According to a recent report,…

McConnell Fast Tracks Bill to Save NSA Spying as We Know It Breaking News,Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 23, 2015   June 1st is the day when the Patriot Act as we know it comes to a grinding halt – or is revised to the extent that the government sees fit. This date is looming over the heads of the legislation’s supporters who are now coming out to push forth buffering laws that could keep the National Security Agency (NSA) spying programs in tact even if the Patriot Act falls to the wayside. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought a bill to Congress that aims to keep…

Media Damage Control: Elizabeth Warren, Obama & the TPP Breaking News,World

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 22, 2015   The Senate Finance committee (SFC) is considering fast track for the trans-pacific partnership (TPP) and give President Obama the authority to “present trade deals that Congress can endorse or reject, but not amend.” To his critics, Obama claims opponents “have their facts wrong. I would not be doing this trade deal if I did not think it was good for the middle class. When you hear folks make a lot of suggestions about how bad this trade deal is, when you dig into the facts, they…

Republican ‘King For a Day’ Federal Budget Requires Creative Math Skills Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 19, 2015   The Republican budget proposal requires the use of Common Core mathematics to even it out which is ironic because traditionally Republicans are against creative educational techniques. This is because tax breaks that are allowed but not enforced was included in the budget. This adds undetermined imaginary money to the equation. The tax breaks included but not in effect are: • Corporate research • School teachers out-of-pocket expenses The House requires these forgotten tax breaks be renewed and collected in order to help balance the budget. Republican…

Democrats & Republicans Push One Marijuana Bill to Legalize It All Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 12, 2015 Senators Rand Paul, Kristen Gillibrand and Cory Booker joined parents and patients to introduce the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (CARERS) which would “extend the principle of federalism to State drug policy, provide access to medical marijuana, and enable research into the medicinal properties of marijuana.” This bill hopes to reclassify marijuana from a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), to a recognized medicinal plant. This downgrading would place marijuana among opioid narcotic pain relievers (ONPR) and in the same group…

CNP Senator Inofe’s Snowball: Diversion From Koch’s Climate Scientists Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 27, 2015   Senator Jim Inofe, has made the media turn on its head for pulling an unusual stunt while speaking to his peers in the Senate. Inofe “tossed a snowball on the Senate floor as part of a speech expressing skepticism about the reality of climate change.” The senator said: “Do you know what this is? It’s a snowball. It’s just from outside here, so it’s very, very cold out, … very unseasonable. We hear the perpetual headline that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, but…

Why Funding Matters: The ‘Witch Hunt’ for Big Oil’s Climate Deniers Weather

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 26, 2015   Roger Pielke, professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado (UC) is under investigation by the US Congress, as explained in his blog post: “[Congressman Raul Grijalva] and his staff, along with compliant journalists, are busy characterizing me in public as a “climate skeptic” opposed to action on climate change.” Pielke has been a proponent supporter of climate change as man-made, supported President Obama’s carbon regulations and wrote a book “calling for a carbon tax”. The professor posted the accusation provided to him: “Prof. Roger…