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Name: Martin Johnson
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Current location: Charlottesville, VA
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The EPA has to stop ignoring the Clean Water Act. Trump derailed them for 4 years, and it must be

hard to get back on track, but it's time they did. This article is about the Arizona state Department of Environmental Quality, but the EPA is supposed to monitor state environmental decisions. Good to see that someone is contesting the Arizona DEQ's decision in this case. Native Americans have always received the short end of the stick, as have all minorities. The rule of law is supposed to apply equally regardless of race, color or creed.

Xi considers Canada a minor player on the world stage. In other words, Canada is neither a military

threat, nor aserious economic power. Beneath China's notice in the new Chinese World Order. Australia was the first to be designated that inferior status. Xi seems to have a Trumpian disdain of allies that he deems beneath his notice. He will live to regret that.

Warning! Totalitarian dictatorial authoritarian takeover in process. Please follow instructions and

avoid independent thinking. Prepare to surrender total autonomy over your personal freedom, and dedicate yourself selflessly to the mission of your new owner. You no longer have a life independent of your employer and his enrichment. Get used to it or leave.

A heartbeat cannot be detected at a such an early stage. It's an electric signal, not a heartbeat.

A 6-week-old embryo does not have a heart. A 9-week-old fetus has an actual heart, with four chambers. What is detectable at or around six weeks is essentially communication between a group of what will eventually become cardiac cells.

While I alway avoid calling attention to myself when law enforcement officers are in view, and put

on my most polite demeanor in their company, I totally respect the way Mr. Walker handled himself during this encounter with two hostile cops who tried to intimidate him verbally and physically. The best point made here, IMO is that cops need better training in the law and in the civil rights of all citizens. Cops need to learn that if someone give them the finger they need to ignore it and go on with their duties. In other words, they need to grow up and be professionals. Cops are way too concerned with forcing people to respect them, and far too sensitive to the slightest suggestion that they are not respected as all-powerful supreme beings. If Mr. Walker was an African American, he probably would have suffered far worse doing the encounter because cops become very upset when people of color refuse to kiss their ass.

It is no secret that law enforcement in some jurisdictions has a macho bias against domestic

abuse complaints. Utah fits the bill, but it happens all over the world. Men protecting men. It's about time this was addressed.

The right wing is a mere shadow of their former self. They are just robots repeating the same

idiocies, and reacting with knee-jerk precision to any progressive idea that aims to help the US survive in the 21st Century. I doubt they understand what they stand for anymore. "Oil good! Electricity bad! Air and Water don't need help to stay clean. What good are they anyway? Trees bad! Bulldozers good! Home-cooking bad, McDonald's good! Voting bad, Republicans good! Guns good, students bad! Police good, citizens bad!"
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