Long Distance Motorcyclist IronBoltBruce Rides Through 1,534 Miles of Fracking Ecocide in 22 Hours

Fracking Ecocide

A record-holding endurance motorcycle rider and biker activist experiences first-hand what America is sacrificing to maintain the myth of energy independence and other false promises of natural gas hydraulic fracturing.

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Tuesday 2 September 2014 marked the end of 5 days and 3,755 miles in the saddle for me. My two-wheeled trek began with what the Iron Butt Association should certify as my 55th IBA ride and 22nd Bun Burner GOLD 1500. The BBG1500 requires a documented ride of at least 1,500 miles in 24 hours or less, and in this case I covered the 1,534-mile distance from Miami Beach Florida to Del Rio Texas in 22 hours and 1 minute.

At 8:07am ET Thursday 28 August 2014 I logged a gas receipt in South Beach to mark the start of my ride up the Florida Turnpike through Orlando to I-75 North, then west on I-10/I-12/I-10 through the Panhandle, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana into Texas, where from San Antonio I continued west on US-90 arriving in the border town of Del Rio at 5:08am CT the next morning.

As a Native Texan exiled in South Florida, I have ridden deep into the heart of the Lone Star State and back again many times. And like many times before, the weather was warm and dry from end to end so I rode the entire stretch with my face in the wind. But unlike any rides of the past, this time riding mostly lidless and always shieldless from SoBe to South Texas exposed me to more than just sunshine and starlight:

Hidalgo – my 1999 Harley-Davidson FXDS – has a stock 4.9 gallon fuel tank which requires me to stop and refuel every 2 to 3 hours. And at almost every pit stop from Okeechobee on, I had to take my faded blue bandanna and wipe off a thin film of some kind of gunk that was collecting on my shades. What was coating my sunglasses and no doubt entering my lungs I can’t say, but when I typed “substances found “ into a search box Google quickly added “suspended in the air”

https://www.google.com/search?q=substances+found+suspended+in+the+air

… and when I typed “pollutants in “ Google’s recommended completion was “the air”:

https://www.google.com/search?q=pollutants+in+the+air

The air was different – and so was the sky. I’ve ridden west into more sunsets over Louisiana than I care to count, but the skies over Hammond around 7:00pm that Thursday simply did not look like they used to. The sky was still basically blue, the sparse clouds basically white, and the sun setting behind them basically yellow with pink glows and red radiants – but the colors were all softer or milkier than, and the clarity and contrast not as sharp as, they used to be. I can’t really put into words what I saw or why it seemed different, but the the impact of pollution on sky colors may explain it:

https://www.google.com/search?q=pollution+impact+on+sky+colors

By the time I rode across the Sabine River bridge into Sweet Mother Texas the sun was completely down and the light of a crescent moon somewhat obscured what might otherwise have been a star-filled night sky. But after crossing over the backbone of the ongoing fracking ecocide that is the Eagle Ford Shale Play, I was reminded once again that what filled the cool night air was not starlight:

http://stories.weather.com/fracking

The beard on my chin is about 4 inches long and normally white with a touch of gray in color. But after completing my ride and checking into single-star accommodations on the Del Rio US-90 strip, the beard I saw on my soot-covered face in the mirror was as black as asphalt! It took a whole bottle of motel shampoo, most of a bar of motel soap, and several minutes of scrubbing to get all the sticky tar-like goop out of my matted whiskers. When I was finished, the rinse water in the sink looked as nasty as backed-up sewage. And thinking about what the lining of my lungs looked like has made me mad enough to march:

http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

I know it takes oil to keep my Harley on the road. But if we have to poison the land we love, pollute the air we breathe, and condemn our grandchildren to life in a Mad Max ecological wasteland to produce it, I’d rather ride a horse.

IronBoltBruce

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Eating Cheerios Doesn’t Make You Healthier, It Just Makes General Mills Wealthier (g1a2d0076c1)

EATING CHEERIOS DOESN’T MAKE YOU HEALTHIER, IT JUST MAKES GENERAL MILLS WEALTHIER
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 76: Communication 1 IronBoltBruce’s Kleptocracy Chronicles for 1 Dec 2011 (g1a2d0076c1)
How many examples of greed and corruption must you see before you act?

Our corporations are lying to us, America. They sell us happiness and health, they deliver anything but, and they’re getting away with it. Why? Because in many cases they’ve paid politicians and “lobbied” bureaucrats to twist the rules to where it is legal to lie – or at least legal to hide the truth. Here is one example from many:

Unless you’re one of the few Americans with the wisdom and discipline to throw their TV out the window, you’ve probably seen commercials like this one wherein GMO cereal king General Mills claims that “Cheerios, made from all grain natural oats, is the only leading cold cereal clinically proven to lower cholesterol.”

That claim may be legally true, but it is patently false for the following reasons:

1. Cheerios may be “made from all grain natural oats”, but it also “made from” many other ingredients. The Cheerios website assures us that “All Cheerios cereal varieties have at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving”, but omits the fact that a “serving” is 28 grams:

http://tinyurl.com/bmzgmbc

And what’s in the other 20 grams? This article will give you some idea. Pay special attention to the commentary regarding genetically modified corn starch and trisodium phosphate (TSP), which is a cleaning compound:

http://tinyurl.com/c279cx6

2. As we reported earlier, in the USA “natural” has no regulated meaning with respect to food or food labels. Consequently, General Mills can legally refer to the oats in Cheerios as “natural” regardless of any genetically engineered origin. The truth is that General Mills “…continues to use genetically-modified (GM) ingredients in its cereal products, as well as corn syrup, artificial flavors, and artificial colorings – all of which wreak havoc on health…”:

http://tinyurl.com/25ohlnv

3. The part about Cheerios being “the only leading cold cereal clinically proven to lower cholesterol” uses the “leading” adjective to avoid challenges from cereals that might be healthier but not as well known. And the “clinically proven” phrase that provides the claim’s sole source of credibility refers to a study “conducted by Provident Clinical Research, a for-profit institute that gets paid by General Mills and other manufacturers to design, implement, and analyze tests that will always shine a bright light on the product in question.”

http://tinyurl.com/7govsfn

http://tinyurl.com/crmugt8

Even the FDA found the claims based on that study to be suspect:

http://tinyurl.com/c27v85f

The opening sentence in this General Mills press release (propaganda piece) reads “Research presented today at the Experimental Biology Meeting revealed Cheerios can help lower cholesterol by 10 percent in one month.”

http://tinyurl.com/c66cxue

This is another cleverly-worded deception. General Mills doesn’t directly claim that “Cheerios can help lower cholesterol”, but rather states that was “revealed” by “research”, which as we just explained was tainted. The fact that tainted research was presented at some “Experimental Biology Meeting” sounds auspicious but means nothing. And once the lie is unleashed, the distortion of the truth becomes pandemic. They’ve even got Lance Armstrong lying for them, and the lie goes unretracted even after he knew about the FDA warning letter:

http://tinyurl.com/6qfz6re

http://tinyurl.com/7azlt2p

General Mills doesn’t care about your health. General Mills only cares about their wealth.

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SHOW ME WHAT KLEPTOCRACY LOOKS LIKE! THIS IS WHAT KLEPTOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!

Kleptocracy [klep-TOK-ruh-see]: A government or state in which those in power exploit national resources and steal; rule by a thief or thieves. See also the United States of America where, as Goethe said, “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Want documented examples of the corporate greed that corrupts our government and fuels the Revolution? Find dozens here, with more to come:

http://corporategreedchronicles.com

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IT IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT OF THE LAST 14 U.S. PRESIDENTS, 7 HAVE BEEN DEMOCRATS AND 7 HAVE BEEN REPUBLICANS.

Our Kleptocracy-controlled media focuses on America’s two-year election cycles as if who wins or loses in the swinging of the pendulum was a matter of life or death, when in fact even at the Presidential level it makes no more difference than the outcomes of Monday Night Football, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Hillbilly Handfishing or the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor. U.S. elections are staged primarily to give Sheeple the illusion of control so they will (a) vent their frustrations and expend their energy, emotions and resources supporting or attacking the Puppet on the Left hand or the Puppet on the Right, and consequently (b) never recognize and challenge the common omnipotent Puppetmaster.

There was no real change in 2008. There was no real change in 2010. There WILL be real change in 2012, but it won’t be coming from tele-brainwashed couch potatoes, manipulated voter lists, rigged voting machines or predetermined ballot counts. It will be coming from us…

The 99 Percent

http://corporatecriminalsexposed.com

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I AM NOT ANONYMOUS. I AM AN AMERICAN.

I am not just a Consumer. I am a Citizen. I will no longer be labeled Left or Right, Liberal or Conservative, Demopublican or Republocrat, and I will no longer follow the bought and paid for political Puppets who exploit those labels. I am the People, and I am coming for the Puppetmasters. I am part of the 99 Percent, and here are my demands:

1. End the Fed.
2. Reverse Citizens United.
3. Repeal PATRIOT Act.
4. Expose 9/11 Truth.
5. End Profit Wars.
6. Refund Taxpayer Trillions.
7. Imprison the Kleptocrats.
8. Single Term Limits.

Or, if these demands are not addressed promptly:

1. Regime Change.

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POLITICAL LABELS

“Democrat”, “Republican”, the parties of the system;
Puppets both, for sale their votes, no character or wisdom.

“Liberal”, “Conservative”, for change or status quo?
Pick either one, the change is none, all charlatans and whores.

Far “Left” we place the Anarchists, Libertarians claim far “Right”;
Yet both decry the government: False continuum brought to light.

For oil, “We” bomb their mud huts, strip them bare, then offer “Aid”;
And fake their retribution as pretext – a false flag raised.

Unarmed hundred thousands killed by weapons of “Defense”;
While rights are lost for “Freedom” sake – on profit, all depends.

With stroke of pen, the “Patriot” Act, and patriots’ gifts are taken;
Then “Citizens United” leaves our citizens forsaken.

We protest loss of liberties, put “World Wide Web” to use;
Cloudmark Authority censors us for “messaging abuse”.

They label us to finger-point. With labels, “They” deride us.
Their labels keep us all at bay. For with labels, “They” divide us.

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SAIC Banks Billions from Top Secret America, Millions to Put DHS in an Asylum (g1a2d0074c1)

SAIC BANKS BILLIONS FROM TOP SECRET AMERICA, MILLIONS TO PUT DHS IN AN ASYLUM
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 74: Communication 1 IronBoltBruce’s Kleptocracy Chronicles for 29 Nov 2011 (g1a2d0074c1)
How many examples of greed and corruption must you see before you act?

The Terrorism Industrial Complex a.k.a. “Top Secret America” may sound like tin foil hat conspiracy to some, but many of you will remember it as the name of an extensive investigation by the Washington Post, whose editors’ intro says: “[This] is a project nearly two years in the making that describes the huge national security buildup in the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks… When it comes to national security, all too often no expense is spared and few questions are asked – with the result an enterprise so massive that nobody in government has a full understanding of it. It is, as Dana Priest and William M. Arkin have found, ubiquitous, often inefficient and mostly invisible to the people it is meant to protect and who fund it.”

http://topsecretamerica.com

Short of storming the Beltway, the American people may never learn just how much of their money has been pillaged, plundered and simply wasted in the name of “national security” since 9/11, but our research suggests it could easily be an amount that exceeds not only the billions in bailout bucks given to the Banksters since 2008 but the trillions paid to the War Profiteers since 2001. In fact, just as the money being squandered on militarily useless F-22 and F-35 fighter jets will probably exceed our $1.3 trillion federal deficit (see our previous reports), the often untraceable trillions poured into the post-9/11 “too big to fail”, “war on terrorism”, “homeland security” and “black ops” troughs by our corporate-owned politicians and well-lobbied bureaucrats might easily approximate our $15 trillion national debt.

http://www.usdebtclock.org

One of the hundreds of “security contractors” feeding at those troughs is SAIC – formerly Science Applications International Corporation. Headquartered in McLean VA, SAIC is “a Fortune 500 scientific, engineering, and technology applications company working in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health”. The company’s 46,000+ employees serve the Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal government agencies. SAIC had revenue of $11.1 billion for its fiscal year 2010.

http://tinyurl.com/d4vd3uz

Since 1995 SAIC has contributed over $3.8 million to political campaigns, split evenly between Democrats and Republicans, with Barack Obama and John McCain being the top recipients. That amount is eclipsed by the more than $24 million they’ve invested in lobbying since 1997. And over that same period, SAIC’s penalties for federal contractor misconduct have far exceeded their pay-to-play payola: SAIC paid a $24.9 million settlement for rigging bids on General Services Administration (GSA) contracts, $5 million to the Air Force for false claims and defective pricing, and all told over $32 million for a dozen different instances of government fraud, ethics and other violations. Of course, all their penalties and payola combined is chump change compared to the more than $63 billion in defense, security and other federal contracts SAIC has bagged over the past ten years.

http://tinyurl.com/c68db7n

http://tinyurl.com/cwuk6wc

http://tinyurl.com/coczcbn

Apparently its all forgive and forget at the GSA, because just last week they awarded SAIC a $5 billion telecom systems contract – forgiving their history of bid-rigging, and forgetting that the City of New York recently demanded a $600 million refund on the botched and corruption-riddled “CityTime” system that SAIC installed for them.

http://tinyurl.com/bowbm2a

http://tinyurl.com/3toghua

http://tinyurl.com/ceulphp

SAIC will also be getting at least a $90 million bite out of the $4 billion or so that’s been budgeted to relocate the Department of Homeland Security to what was once St. Elizabeths Hospital, an insane asylum. Conceived in the Mad Hatter days of Bush-Cheney, the megabucks DHS relocation boondoggle is yet another fiscal insanity that has continued unaffected by any imagined wave of “Change” in 2008. SAIC’s piece is to implement a “secure and scalable” IT infrastructure.

http://tinyurl.com/n9f8hz

http://tinyurl.com/d8g79de

Why SAIC would be trusted to provide DHS with a “secure” anything for their new 4.5 million square foot Ministry of Truth facility is a mystery to me. After all, it was only a few weeks ago that they acknowledged the theft of tapes containing the confidential personal information of 4.9 million Tricare military beneficiaries that were allegedly sitting in the car of one of their employees.

http://tinyurl.com/cxj2735

Anyway… False flag op or not, there can be no debate that since 11 September 2001 trillions of taxpayer dollars have been spent to beat the boogeymen, real or contrived. Has it been worth it? Do you think Americans are “safer” today than we were ten years ago? If so, has any security gained been worth the cost, and the personal privacy and freedoms lost?

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SHOW ME WHAT KLEPTOCRACY LOOKS LIKE! THIS IS WHAT KLEPTOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!

Kleptocracy [klep-TOK-ruh-see]: A government or state in which those in power exploit national resources and steal; rule by a thief or thieves. See also the United States of America where, as Goethe said, “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Want documented examples of the corporate greed that corrupts our government and fuels the Revolution? Find dozens here, with more to come:

http://corporategreedchronicles.com

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IT IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT OF THE LAST 14 U.S. PRESIDENTS, 7 HAVE BEEN DEMOCRATS AND 7 HAVE BEEN REPUBLICANS.

Our Kleptocracy-controlled media focuses on America’s two-year election cycles as if who wins or loses in the swinging of the pendulum was a matter of life or death, when in fact even at the Presidential level it makes no more difference than the outcomes of Monday Night Football, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Hillbilly Handfishing or the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor. U.S. elections are staged primarily to give Sheeple the illusion of control so they will (a) vent their frustrations and expend their energy, emotions and resources supporting or attacking the Puppet on the Left hand or the Puppet on the Right, and consequently (b) never recognize and challenge the common omnipotent Puppetmaster.

There was no real change in 2008. There was no real change in 2010. There WILL be real change in 2012, but it won’t be coming from tele-brainwashed couch potatoes, manipulated voter lists, rigged voting machines or predetermined ballot counts. It will be coming from us…

The 99 Percent

http://corporatecriminalsexposed.com

###

I AM NOT ANONYMOUS. I AM AN AMERICAN.

I am not just a Consumer. I am a Citizen. I will no longer be labeled Left or Right, Liberal or Conservative, Demopublican or Republocrat, and I will no longer follow the bought and paid for political Puppets who exploit those labels. I am the People, and I am coming for the Puppetmasters. I am part of the 99 Percent, and here are my demands:

1. End the Fed.
2. Reverse Citizens United.
3. Repeal PATRIOT Act.
4. Expose 9/11 Truth.
5. End Profit Wars.
6. Refund Taxpayer Trillions.
7. Imprison the Kleptocrats.
8. Single Term Limits.

Or, if these demands are not addressed promptly:

1. Regime Change.

http://ironboltbruce.com

###

POLITICAL LABELS

“Democrat”, “Republican”, the parties of the system;
Puppets both, for sale their votes, no character or wisdom.

“Liberal”, “Conservative”, for change or status quo?
Pick either one, the change is none, all charlatans and whores.

Far “Left” we place the Anarchists, Libertarians claim far “Right”;
Yet both decry the government: False continuum brought to light.

For oil, “We” bomb their mud huts, strip them bare, then offer “Aid”;
And fake their retribution as pretext – a false flag raised.

Unarmed hundred thousands killed by weapons of “Defense”;
While rights are lost for “Freedom” sake – on profit, all depends.

With stroke of pen, the “Patriot” Act, and patriots’ gifts are taken;
Then “Citizens United” leaves our citizens forsaken.

We protest loss of liberties, put “World Wide Web” to use;
Cloudmark Authority censors us for “messaging abuse”.

They label us to finger-point. With labels, “They” deride us.
Their labels keep us all at bay. For with labels, “They” divide us.

http://ldrlongdistancerider.com