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Hydraulic Fracturing & Earthquakes Linked since 1990

Within the United States, injection of fluid into deep wells has triggered documented earthquakes in Colorado, Texas, New York, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Ohio and possibly in Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mississippi...most are associated with water-flooding operations for the purpose of secondary recovery of hydrocarbons.

http://pubs.usgs.gov/bul/1951/report.pdf

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1951 - Prepared in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency

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CA Senate Committee Approves Bill to Require Vaccinations for ALL School Children - Even Private

Vaccines have been all the talk lately this year, sparking intense debate in all social circles regardless of political bent. This largely stemmed from the outbreak of measles which occurred at Disneyland this past January. For a few weeks it seemed like everyone from your favorite quasi-libertarian politician to your high school Facebook friend you haven’t actually seen in real life in twenty years had something to say about the issue.

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Rand Paul’s Internet Army

Welcome to the front lines of the battle for your Facebook news feed.

By TOM BARTLETT

Vincent Harris wants details, and he’s not getting them. The 26-year-old political consultant is quizzing two Facebook guys who’ve showed up at the Austin headquarters of his media firm, and all he’s getting back is a pat lecture about the value of social networking for online campaigns.

Harris and the dozen staffers gathered in his company’s conference room don’t exactly need to be convinced: This is what they do. And by the time the 2016 presidential campaign is over, these twentysomethings expect to be paid millions of dollars for doing it well. They already spend all day everyday on the digital front lines, producing content—videos, graphics, games—tailored specifically for Facebook, tallying likes and clicks, dissecting what caught fire and what fell flat. They already get why Facebook matters. What they want to know is how to crack the code.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/04/rand-paul-2016-social-med...

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NYC City Council Speaker Wants Cops to Stop Arresting People for Petty BS

NYC City Council Speaker Wants Cops to Stop Arresting People for Petty BS
April 21, 2015 | By John Surico

Between 2001 and 2013, according to an analysis by the New York Daily News, nearly 2.7 million New Yorkers were issued criminal summonses for publicly consuming alcohol, urinating in public, riding a bicycle on the sidewalk, being in a park after dark, failing to obey a park sign, littering, or making unreasonable noise. Hundreds of thousands of them had to appear in court for these seven minor offenses, waiting on a line that can stretch the length of a city block just to stand in front of a judge, plead guilty, and pay a fine. Yes, your honor, I pissed outside.

But if City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has her way, this dreary, daily routine of the New York criminal justice system may be a thing of the past. On Monday, the Daily News and other local outlets reported her office is busy scripting a proposal that would decriminalize those seven offenses, which according to the News, have made up roughly 42 percent of all summonses issued between 2001 and 2013. A City Council spokesperson said the category of offenses would essentially shift from criminal to civil—an idea put forward in the Speaker's State of the City address in February.

People who are caught drinking outside or pissing in an inappropriate place are currently allowed to mail in a guilty plea and a fine, but under Mark-Viverito's plan, you'll also be able to pay fines for five other minor offenses that way. Also, failure to pay won't result in a warrant being issued for your arrest; rather, you'd be hit with a default monetary judgment. That's a big deal, given that there are reportedly 510,000 open arrest warrants related to these crimes. (Jumping a subway turnstile, which the Council Speaker spokesperson said the office is also looking into, led to over 25,000 arrests last year, making it one of the city's leading causes of jail time.)The Speaker's proposal caps off what has been a week's worth of reform news from New York, as Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that he is seeking a citywide summons reform package too. But while his proposal is focused on fixing what happens inside the courthouse—the way you're notified of your court date, how long it takes to resolve a case, etc.—the Speaker's proposal goes beyond that by seeking to cut down on the number of arrests, which disproportionately affect minorities.

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House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests

Wired: On Wednesday the House of Representatives voted 307-116 to pass the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, a bill designed to allow more fluid sharing of cybersecurity threat data between corporations and government agencies. But privacy critics say it also threatens to open up a new backchannel for surveillance of American citizens, in some cases granting the same companies legal immunity to share their users’ private data with government agencies that include the NSA.

“PCNA would significantly increase the National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) access to personal information, and authorize the federal government to use that information for a myriad of purposes unrelated to cybersecurity,” reads a letter signed earlier this week by 55 civil liberties groups and security experts that includes the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, Human Rights Watch and many others.

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Does Neighbor’s Anonymous Note Criticizing Kid Cross the Line?

An Arizona dad was recently blasted by his neighbor for being “inconsiderate.” The behavior so offensive that a person living near his family threatened to call the police? Letting his son run around in the backyard and — wait for it — laugh a lot.

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Record 51 million immigrants to the US in 8 years

Wow, Absolutely astonishing! 51 Million immigrants in 8 years equaling 82% of US population Growth!

Legal and illegal immigrants will hit a record high of 51 million in just eight years and eventually account for an astounding 82 percent of all population growth in America, according to new U.S. Census figures.

A report from the Center for Immigration Studies that analyzed the statistics said that by 2023, one in seven U.S. residents will be an immigrant, rising to one in five by 2060 when the immigrant population totals 78 million.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/census-record-51-million-immigrants-in...

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Sophia’s Story: One Family’s Fight For a Happily Ever After

Hi folks! The Learn Liberty YouTube channel today released a powerful vid about a little girl in Ohio who has uncontrollable seizures. I watched it and was very moved. I guess Ohio doesn't have a medical marijuana law, and their governor opposes it. At the end of the vid there's a link you can click on to sign a petition to help make CBD legal. They are needing 25,000 sigs, and only have 8,811 atm, so I figured I would share Sophia's story here. Please take the time to watch, and please help by signing the petition. Thanks folks!

Kel

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