Fagan Pennsylvania State University Introduction Augustus is arguably the single most important figure in Roman history.
Most oil in the USA is moved by pipeline, but construction of new pipelines to support a growing population is hampered by lawsuits and misguided public opinion. As this blog has explained, moving crude oil by rail car is more expensive and far more dangerous than moving it through a pipeline.
Moving crude by rail is more likely to result in leaks and accidents resulting in spills, while locomotives burn diesel and pollute the atmosphere hauling oil. True environmentalists would demand that oil pipelines be constructed to move Canadian oil to refineries in the USA, yet proposals like the Keystone pipeline are blocked!
Allow me to speculate why. More crude oil available to American refineries lowers the price of crude oil and gasoline, and there are powerful corporations whose profits would suffer.
They fund faux environmental groups to protest and file lawsuits to block pipelines to keep prices and profits high. Corporations fund environmental groups and the Democratic party who redirect progressive do-gooders to dead end pursuits.
Mass protests for universal health care or against wars may result in legislation that harms profits, so they divert "activists" to protest new pipelines and oil drilling in desolate Alaska instead. Propaganda is so widespread in the USA that seemingly intelligent people cannot think straight and support idiotic causes, like opposing pipelines!
This explains why oil spills from rail cars occur several times a year and rarely make national news, whereas any oil pipeline leak results in national headlines.
This blog has followed the obvious cover-up about whatever happened on October 1st last year in Las Vegas. Some police body camera footage was just released after a court battle. Most was obviously edited as segments last just a few minutes. Other footage shows officers being directed to turn off their bodycams.
Note this from that linked article: In the fourth she can only be heard.
Rows of Las Vegas police officers had assembled at the Mandalay Bay, but were told to wait before they could enter?
Was the crime scene being cleaned up? Were they instructed to turn off bodycams to avoid recording things overlooked by the cover-up team? No explanation was given, and our major media refuses to probe further. As I've stated before, it seems this was a law enforcement sting operation that went out of control.
The security guard knocking at the door spooked bad guys inspecting various automatic weapons being offered for sale, so they shot up the area to cover their escape.
Note this from one police bodycam: One man checks his phone. They compare notes about what has happened so far, pointing out bullet holes in the walls from when Campos was wounded.An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers.
DIR Atlas AUGUSTUS (31 B.C. - 14 A.D.) [Additional entry on this emperor's life is available in DIR Archives]. Garrett G. Fagan Pennsylvania State University.
Introduction Augustus is arguably the single most important figure in Roman history. The American Empire. By Wade Frazier. Revised July Purpose and Disclaimer. Timeline. Introduction. The New World Before “Discovery,” and the First Contacts.
Jump to 2nd Half of Blog. Jun 26, - Faux Environmentalist Cause Oil Spill. DOON, Iowa () — An estimated , gallons (, liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday.
BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County leaked oil into. Over the past two decades, state-building has developed into becoming an integral part and even a specific approach to peacebuilding by the international community.
Observers across the political and academic spectra have come to see the state-building approach as the preferred strategy to peacebuilding in a number of high-profile conflicts, including the Israeli-Palestinian, Bosnia, Iraq, and.
Black Victorians/Black Victoriana is a welcome attempt to correct the historical record. Although scholarship has given us a clear view of nineteenth-century imperialism, colonialism, and later immigration from the colonies, there has for far too long been a gap in our understanding of the lives of blacks in Victorian England.
Self-Guided Walking Tour of the Dennis and State Streets Historic District. By Peter Barr. Welcome to the Dennis and State streets Historic District, a neighborhood of privately owned homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places since