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LompocDem's Journal
LompocDem's Journal
May 3, 2017

Does anybody remember 'Three Days of the Condor'?

I just watched this movie again for maybe the twentieth time and it forced a sudden realization about the IC that the writers of the movie then may have known. We all know how the CIA has intervened and subverted fledgling democracy's where the ROA is perceived, in their thought, as a plus for American business entities. Is this administration so corrupt that Russian influence via blackmail and moles they have fostered in this administration are actually in control but are failing with their prime objective of dividing and then eventually conquering at this moment? What is their long term goal and who will be targeted for silencing when the shit eventually hits the fan because of Putins reliance on those tactics. Is POTUS and America in danger of another November 22, 1963 attack not from within like I believe happened then but from our arch enemy at that time? Random thoughts because of Rum and Coke, and a great movie!

May 2, 2017

Rachel and her reference to Santa Barbara and Earth Day

I was a 16 year old surfer when Platform A had its blowout. Santa Barbra channel crude, which is very toxic, and contains very high levels of SO2. So high that the California Coastal Commission somewhere around 1987 refused permitting of the transfer of crude oil extracted from the federal lease in the Santa Barbara channel by pipe to the Chevron processing facility at Mariposa Reina unless the crude was scrubbed of SO2 prior to reaching land. These regulations are still in place to this day. Back then Chevron's response was to anchor a SO2 scrubbing vessel offshore to scrub the SO2 before the crude hit the shoreline via pipeline. In 1969 the residents of Carpinteria, where Platform A was less than 2 miles offshore of a popular beach called 'The Jelly Bowl' had no idea of the danger that the crude oil extraction imposed on us. Me and several friends surfed in the muck because the winter waves were too good to ignore. We were never informed of the toxicity of crude oil at the time. This oil spill event, http://www.sbcountyplanning.org/energy/information/1969blowout.asp and the aftermath is why we Californians have a voice in limiting offshore oil extraction efforts to the point that the decline and absolute restrictions of acquiring and developing new and existing federal leases to operate in the Santa Barbara Channel. https://thinkprogress.org/how-a-massive-oil-spill-in-1969-changed-everything-c4da7ecd5038?gi=8f0a914c9b17

This is home to me, any federal assault on my states restrictions on oil and gas extraction is an act that will not be tolerated!

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