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Shale riches helping South Texas
towns help pay for upgrades

Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer Hiller

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/25/2014 1:41:03 PM

SAN ANTONIO — South Texas communities seem to have come to the same conclusion: The Eagle Ford is here and they’ll be dealing with it for the long term. Although no one anticipated the oil boom or was able to plan for it, communities have started devoting more money to long-term planning. McMullen County Judge James Teal joked this week at the Eagle Ford Consortium’s annual conference that if he had known the Eagle Ford would have been so big, he would have “probably kept my job in oil and gas.” But given the historic boom-bust cycle in Texas, Teal and

      


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Shale riches helping South Texas
towns help pay for upgrades
Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer Hiller    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/25/2014 1:41:03 PM     Post Reply
SAN ANTONIO — South Texas communities seem to have come to the same conclusion: The Eagle Ford is here and they’ll be dealing with it for the long term. Although no one anticipated the oil boom or was able to plan for it, communities have started devoting more money to long-term planning. McMullen County Judge James Teal joked this week at the Eagle Ford Consortium’s annual conference that if he had known the Eagle Ford would have been so big, he would have “probably kept my job in oil and gas.” But given the historic boom-bust cycle in Texas, Teal and

   

 

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Police in south suburbs issue
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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/25/2014 1:33:30 PM     Post Reply
Police have issued an alert after seven women were attacked since March in the south suburbs of Park Forest, Matteson and Richton Park. The alert says authorities are not sure all the attacks are connected but that police in all three towns are working together on the cases. A $500 reward is being offered for information on any of the incidents. The most recent attack occurred early Thursday morning when a 34-year-old woman was sexually assaulted near the Metra train station in Matteson, police said. The woman was walking on the Old Plank Trail from her home in Park Forest

Where will calorie labels appear?
Not just menus
Associated Press, by Mary Clare Jalonick    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/25/2014 11:04:15 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON- Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? The food industry is closely watching the Food and Drug Administration to see which establishments are included in the final menu labeling rules, which are expected this year. The idea is that people may pass on that bacon double cheeseburger if they know that it has 1,000 calories. But non-restaurant establishments have lobbied hard for exemption, and the rules have been delayed.

Pick Up Your Jaw: New Evidence
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Independent Journal Review, by Justen Charter    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/25/2014 10:59:43 AM     Post Reply
Evidence has come to light linking former DHS watchdog Charles Edwards to a White House agenda. Sec of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has put Edwards on leave, after a Senate Oversight Subcommittee revealed that, “The employee was too cozy with senior agency officials and delayed or classified some critical reports to accommodate President Barack Obama’s political appointees.” Edwards was the former Deputy Inspector General of The Dept of Homeland Security. This graph from DHS shows the duties of a Deputy Inspector General: [Graph] As you can see Edwards was required to handle a lot of responsibility. The Senate report also

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T.W. Shannon rally brings GOP
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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/25/2014 10:10:32 AM     Post Reply
The large and enthusiastic crowd at the Green Country Event Center in east Tulsa liked them a lot. Those at the campaign rally shouted their approval when one of Shannon´s friends, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, said he was glad to be back in the United States after spending time in Washington, D.C. The crowd roared when Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked if "we can abolish the IRS" and "repeal every word of Obamacare." It turned giddy over the appearance of former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, wearing a sequined University of Oklahoma T-shirt and talking a mile a

   

 

  


 
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Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 10:10:17 PM     Post Reply
This is the forgotten landscape of post-GFC America. A time when it was cheaper to abandon old factories than attempt to sell them, and where suburb-sized buildings sit forgotten and desolate. An intrepid explorer began visiting these eerie haunts after becoming obsessed with a terrifying computer game. Jonny Joo, 23 visits the derelict malls, stations and towers because they remind him of Silent Hill - a psychological horror game which was made into a film. It inspired him so much that he is now about to release his first book titled Empty Spaces which will feature 116 images. The professional

Putin calls the Internet a ‘CIA project’
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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 9:45:17 PM     Post Reply
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia’s biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company’s shares plummeting. The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, which opposition activists — barred from national television — have used to promote their ideas and organize protests. Russia’s parliament this week passed a law requiring social media websites to keep their servers in Russia and save all information about their users for at least half a year. Also, businessmen close to Putin now control Russia’s leading social media network, VKontakte.

Chicago Public Schools Now
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Are Signed Up for Welfare
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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/24/2014 9:30:38 PM     Post Reply
Last week, parents of children enrolled in Chicago Public Schools received a recorded phone message encouraging them to sign up for low-cost health insurance and food stamps: “Currently there are 68,000 children in the Chicago Public Schools that are not enrolled in free or low-cost health insurance and SNAP also knows as food stamps,” the recording, obtained by The Daily Caller, says. *“Your child may be one of them. To find out more about your eligibility call the Children and Family Benefits Unit at 773-553-KIDS.” *The Chicago Public Schools website explains the Children and Family Benefits Unit (CFBU) “works to

CA State Senators Undergo Ethics Training
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The California Senate decided to take time out from its normal working routine and conduct a long-needed review of what constitutes ethical behavior. Two state senators have been charged with crimes by the FBI and another has been convicted of perjury. Scott Raecker, CEO of the Josephson Institute of Ethics conducted the meeting, aided by attorneys Lance Olson, Charles H. Bell, Sr. and John Panneton. Senate leader Darrell Steinberg said: While there is no ethics class, as I´ve said many times, that teaches the dangers of gun running or taking money in envelope, that´s not really what this session was

Oregon County Orders Incinerator:
Stop Using Aborted Babies to Generate Power
Breitbart Big Government, by Dr. Susan Berry    Original Article
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Marion County, Oregon commissioners approved an order Thursday to stop an incinerator from using aborted babies to generate power. The order states that the incinerator must stop accepting medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure aborted babies are not among the substances burned to produce electricity. As Breitbart News’ Warner Todd Huston reported earlier on Thursday, authorities in Victoria, British Columbia revealed that the remains of aborted babies are disposed of in the United States and sent to a facility that burns waste to provide electric power for Oregon residents. According to the Associated Press, pro-life Marion County

   

 

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Whether a woof, ruff, yip, or yap, dogs bark dozens, if not hundreds, of times each day. Imagine if every pet canine in the U.S. -- all 83.3 million of them -- congregated. The chorus would be a postal worker´s nightmare. Dogs sound off in almost any situation. Maybe the doorbell rang, or a stranger approached, or a bird fluttered nearby. Even with little to no obvious stimulation, dogs can bark incessantly. Behaviorist and biologist Raymond Coppinger once observed a dog that barked for seven hours straight, even though no other canines were within miles. Because dogs bark repetitively and



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