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Toxic chemicals released into CO waterways

June 27th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Colorado | Fort Collins | Greeley | Poudre River - (Comments Off on Toxic chemicals released into CO waterways)

849,610 pounds of toxic chemicals released into Colorado waterways

Industrial polluters released 849,610 pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado waterways in 2012, according to a report drawn from federal data.

The most prevalent chemical — nitrates — causes algae growth that leads to dead zones in rivers and streams.

 

Toxic chemicals released – see article here

 

 

Stock exchange = gambling and finally it’s being investigated!

June 18th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Political interests - (Comments Off on Stock exchange = gambling and finally it’s being investigated!)

Finally the Stock Market is being investigated.  With all the shenanigans on Wall St. it’s going to be interesting to see how this plays out.  For years the gambling and now, nano second trading has been going on and with any luck will stop.  This is not investing.  This is gambling no matter how you package it.  Trading high volumes of stock in minutes is betting on the markets.  Can someone please explain to these jokers what gambling is?  And, while you’re at it, explain what bribery is so our politicians can understand what’s so wrong with buying politicians…..when that investigation finally comes knocking!

 

Click here to see NY Times article and video

 

Lost in space but surely this can’t be?

June 6th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps - (Comments Off on Lost in space but surely this can’t be?)

Once again our government hard at work!  I had to call the IRS today to find out why (after OTR Foundation was approved for 501c3) we’re not showing on the website as an official 501c3. Appears they “lost” yes “fallen through the cracks again” our application and if I hadn’t phoned would have never been added. This is supposed to be done automatically after being approved. We were approved in April. So now they tell me it could take up to 8 weeks for it to appear on the master list. (more…)

Tipton’s Office on immigration reform

June 4th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Congressman Tipton | Pueblo - (Comments Off on Tipton’s Office on immigration reform)

Today we accompanied Fernanda Zaragoza & Gaby Morales to U.S Congressman Scott Tipton’s office to ask the question “Where does Congressman Tipton stand on immigration reform?”   We sat with his two staff members who couldn’t answer the question.  But with clipboard and pens they took notes and certainly looked like they cared.  However,  I wondered how you could work for someone and not know their position on such an important issue?  We asked a few more questions and then talked about how families are being torn apart yet congress is doing nothing about the issue.  We also brought up the issue that veterans are being deported after serving their country.  Does this sound right?  Again no real response came regarding this issue.  The staff told us they would get back to Fernanda on Monday with Congressman Tipton’s position on the subject.  We will let you know the response.

In the meantime Elizabeth Warren is hosting a question & answer conference call on June 10th 7:30 E/T.  I’ve posed a question… (more…)