OK Health Care Freedom Amendment, State Question 756

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Helen

Maumelle, AR

#64081 Mar 26, 2014
Packing Heat wrote:
Simple question for you Karen Janbaz!
A person wants to f*ck.
Needs another person to f*ck.
Chooses f*cker.
F*ck can commence between the F*cker and F*ckee.
Now the question is...
why should either the F*ckee or the F*cker have any right to demand a third party to pay for their Birth Control?
How is the third party involved in the said f*ck?
Damn ignorant liberal retards should get their damn faces stomped into the center of their skulls!
Of course... You don't believe in personal responsibility?
Ok, got it.
Nasty vulgar hypocrite who is socially unacceptable.

How does this fool live with himself?

The only thing that would live with him is another old goat.
Flo

Maumelle, AR

#64082 Mar 26, 2014
""why should either the F*ckee or the F*cker have any right to demand a third party to pay for their Birth Control?""

Why would either the person who hit my car from behind or myself have any right to demand a third party pay for the repair of either car?

Car insurance is so demeaning.
Lisa

Maumelle, AR

#64083 Mar 26, 2014
Conservitive

A pearson who is reseved and is a carefull thinker who is scared to take risks and usuly makes descions based on what they think keeps them safe. though people like this may be perceived to make smart descions and show good common sense they tend to be dumber then people who may have more radical thinking.in a political sense a conservitive is someone who either has raceist values or does not want to pay taxes.Republicans have historcly been racist(even though they were formed on anti-slavery) and againts the middle class and poor so hence the term "conservitive"or "conservitive values"has been used to describe the republican party or right wing.

Conservitive values are large in the south where there is a lot of racism and republicans.(when the civil rights movement became a success in the 60'alot of the south started to become republican since they wanted to hold on to their racial values)
Dr Jones

Maumelle, AR

#64084 Mar 26, 2014
Conservitive

Some one who stays trapped in traditional values. a politician who beileves in the idea that goverment should stay out of peoples lives and let the "invisble hand" control the market.Most conservitives arent true to their roots though these days they often want to make racial policys and try and stop civil right movements when they shouldve just listen to Adam smith the founder of their idealogy and stay out of those things unless they are trying to help the civil right movement. ironiclay although theyve been racsists since the 60,s they were founded on a anti-slavery platform.Psycologists have determed people who think conservitiely arent that smart.
conservitive thinker:some one who holds on to traditional values and is afraid to break away from his style of thinking.

conservitive president:Herbert Hoover cut taxes so much the country went into the the great depression well. He didnt know that something like that would happen.

conservitive president:Ronald reagan his supply-side economics or reaganomics sent the country into the biggest rescion since the depresion in the 30,s.

neo-conservitive president:George bush pretty musch the same as any other conservitive but beilieves in pre-emptive warfare sortive like reagan did but more drastic.
Ace

Maumelle, AR

#64085 Mar 26, 2014
Conservative

If used in a non-political sense, "conservative" simply means "not much."

I'd like a large popcorn with a conservative amount of butter, please.
Bud

Maumelle, AR

#64086 Mar 26, 2014
Conservative

A non argument used by people, egged on by talking heads. Often used in place of an intelligent point.
JAG

Maumelle, AR

#64087 Mar 26, 2014
Conservatives

. A large portion of conservatives are Republicans.

Sadly, All conservatives are biased and blindlly accuse liberals and other people they don't like of being "un-american" or not committed to protecting our country from terrorists.
Justice

Maumelle, AR

#64088 Mar 26, 2014
The conservative politcal commentator started attacking liberal policies, but his facts were not very good.
Jenks

Maumelle, AR

#64089 Mar 26, 2014
Conservatives

People who, under the pretext of religion and false "moral truths" perpetuate their greed and gain in a free-market system by exploiting the poor and working to extinguish as many civil liberties as possible. They also typically label pacifists and intellectuals as "freedom haters" and other ridiculous bullshit.
Conservatives are just Nazis without armbands. They wear ties instead of Swastikas but they hate Jews and blacks and homosexuals openly.
Maddy

Maumelle, AR

#64090 Mar 26, 2014
Conservative

1. One who believes in "traditional values" but rejects any debate challenging the conservative definition of what said values are. Conservatives claim to value limited government, but are willing to expand government without limit in order to impose their personal morality on all others.

2. A liberal when it comes to the economy. Though individuals are barred from making various personal choices, businesses may do whatever they want with no repercussions.

3. One who is quite familiar with the concept of "Majority Rules" but is unable to understand the concept of "Minority Rights" (the premise that bars the majority from voting to restrict the rights of the minority).

4. An individual who claims to value the constitution above all else, but in reality is willing to suspend all amendments for any reason related to national security (except for the 2nd).

5. A black-and-white thinker. Conservatives think largely in absolutes, ignoring the various social, cultural, and economic nuances that define an issue.

1. Conservative view: Gay marriage is wrong because the Bible says so and I value the Bible as my personal guiding force. You, a male, may thus not marry your male partner.

2. Conservative view: Though same-sex couples are destroying America, oil speculators may drive up gas prices for their own personal profit; whatever that may do to the economy.

3. Conservative view: George W. Bush won 51% of the vote in 2004. Republicans now have a "mandate" to do whatever they want without considering the opinions of the remaining 49% of Americans.

4. Conservative view: You can be held indefinitely if deemed a potential terrorist without being charged or provided a lawyer, regardless of what the constitution says. A father may keep his loaded handgun within reach of his toddler because of what the constitution can be construed to say.

5. Conservative view: Our schools are underperforming. It must be the teachers. Pay them less.
Joyce

Maumelle, AR

#64091 Mar 26, 2014
Conservative

Most often members of the Republican Party in America.

Most often known as f*cking nuts by the rest of the world.

Ohh, look at me! I'm a tree huggin, baby clubbin liberal! I can read and write! I care about people!

- conservative negative ad on liberals.
Joyce

Maumelle, AR

#64092 Mar 26, 2014
Conservatives

People whose political philosiphy is based on falsities. There are three kinds of conservatives. The first ones are the rich powrful people. They are conservatives because they are out of touch with the problems in society. Then there's religious conseratives, who ironically think that Jesus wants them to f*ck the world up. The third group is the "blue-collar" conservatives who have no idea what conservatism really is; they just follow the first two groups blindly.

Examples of the three conservatives' groups:
Group 1: see George W. Bush
Group 2: see Catholic Church
Group 3: see red states, hicks, and rednecks
Dr Jones

Maumelle, AR

#64093 Mar 26, 2014
Richter magnitudes Description Earthquake effects Frequency of occurrence

Less than 2.0 Micro Microearthquakes, not felt. About 8,000 per day

2.0-2.9 Minor Generally not felt, but recorded. About 1,000 per day

3.0-3.9 Very Light Often felt, but rarely causes damage. 49,000 per year (est.)

4.0-4.9 Light Noticeable shaking of indoor items, rattling noises. Significant damage unlikely. 6,200 per year (est.)

5.0-5.9 Moderate Can cause major damage to poorly constructed buildings over small regions. 800 per year

6.0-6.9 Strong Can be destructive in areas up to about 160 kilometres (100 mi) across in populated areas. 120 per year

7.0-7.9 Major Can cause serious damage over larger areas. 18 per year

8.0-8.9 Great Can cause serious damage in areas several hundred miles across. 1 per year
9.0-9.9 Extreme Devastating in areas several thousand miles across.

1 per 20 years

10.0+ Epic Never recorded.
Extremely rare (Unknown)
Dr Jones

Maumelle, AR

#64094 Mar 26, 2014
Last 7 days of earthquakes, Oklahoma Geological Survey
Updated 2014-03-27 01:50:01.775364 UTC

Earthquake times are listed in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) CST is UTC -6 hours and CDT is UTC -5 hours. Latitude and longitude uncertainties are listed in kilometers.

Origin Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Magnitude
2014-03-26 14:58:47.725000 36.803 +/- 2.5 -97.663 +/- 2.1 5.0 +/- 0.0 2.2 ML OGS
2014-03-26 14:24:20.789000 35.894 +/- 0.7 -97.291 +/- 1.1 5.0 +/- 1.7 2.7 ML OGS
2014-03-26 08:39:30.192000 35.893 +/- 0.9 -97.293 +/- 1.2 5.0 +/- 1.7 2.2 ML OGS
2014-03-26 07:52:28.434000 35.765 +/- 1.0 -97.455 +/- 1.9 3.6 +/- 2.4 1.7 ML OGS
2014-03-26 04:39:09.005000 36.137 +/- 1.1 -96.829 +/- 1.4 5.8 +/- 5.4 2.1 ML OGS
2014-03-26 03:06:41.798000 35.898 +/- 0.9 -97.287 +/- 1.3 4.6 +/- 2.1 2.2 ML OGS
2014-03-26 00:08:49.850000 35.777 +/- 0.8 -97.458 +/- 1.3 4.5 +/- 1.2 2.0 ML OGS
2014-03-25 20:52:17.064000 34.838 +/- 6.2 -96.096 +/- 5.5 5.0 +/- 0.0 2.6 ML OGS
2014-03-25 17:50:56.774000 35.558 +/- 0.7 -97.228 +/- 0.8 6.8 +/- 1.2 2.4 ML OGS
2014-03-25 16:57:40.601999 35.868 +/- 1.6 -97.281 +/- 2.7 5.0 +/- 0.0 2.0 ML OGS
2014-03-25 16:28:35.715000 35.890 +/- 0.8 -97.274 +/- 1.0 4.9 +/- 1.8 2.4 ML OGS
2014-03-25 15:11:29.071999 35.579 +/- 1.4 -97.408 +/- 1.1 4.1 +/- 3.0 2.0 ML OGS
2014-03-25 15:11:19.390000 35.578 +/- 0.8 -97.413 +/- 1.0 5.2 +/- 2.3 1.8 ML OGS
2014-03-25 14:31:57.999000 35.950 +/- 1.2 -97.388 +/- 1.4 3.1 +/- 2.8 2.1 ML OGS
2014-03-25 14:01:19.123999 35.743 +/- 0.7 -97.556 +/- 0.9 6.0 +/- 1.1 3.2 ML OGS
2014-03-25 12:59:45.017000 35.372 +/- 2.3 -96.507 +/- 1.7 3.6 +/- 3.2 1.8 ML OGS
2014-03-25 11:13:42.722000 35.563 +/- 0.8 -97.222 +/- 1.1 5.4 +/- 1.9 2.4 ML O
Dr Jones

Maumelle, AR

#64097 Mar 26, 2014
about 12 hours ago 2.7 magnitude, 5 km depth
Guthrie, Oklahoma, United States
a day ago 2.6 magnitude, 5 km depth
Ada, Oklahoma, United States
a day ago 3.4 magnitude, 6 km depth
Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
2 days ago 2.8 magnitude, 7 km depth
Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
2 days ago 2.7 magnitude, 5 km depth
Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States
4 days ago 2.5 magnitude, 5 km depth
Enid, Oklahoma, United States
4 days ago 3.3 magnitude, 5 km depth
Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States
4 days ago 2.9 magnitude, 5 km depth
Enid, Oklahoma, United States
4 days ago 3.0 magnitude, 5 km depth
Enid, Oklahoma, United States
4 days ago 2.5 magnitude, 5 km depth
Guthrie, Oklahoma, United States

Map data ©2014 Google Imagery ©2014 TerraMetrics

Quakes

4 days ago 2.8 magnitude, 5 km depth
Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
4 days ago 2.7 magnitude, 5 km depth
Guthrie, Oklahoma, United States
5 days ago 3.0 magnitude, 6 km depth
Haysville, Kansas, United States
5 days ago 2.8 magnitude, 8 km depth
Haysville, Kansas, United States
5 days ago 4.0 magnitude, 4 km depth
Guthrie, Oklahoma, United States
Dr Jones

Maumelle, AR

#64098 Mar 26, 2014
Oklahoma has experienced a major increase in earthquakes in recent years, including one biggie that damaged 200 buildings — and measured 5.6 magnitude — in November 2011. Swarms of quakes have continued in 2013.

ARE THE EARTHQUAKES RELATED TO OIL AND GAS DRILLING?

Several scientists have suggested that disposal wells, used to dispose of waste from some oil and gas drilling operations — including hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”— could be the cause of the recent spike.

More than 10,000 underground injection wells were active in Oklahoma as of January 2013, data from the state Corporation Commission show. About 6,000 of these wells are a type of injection well used for enhanced oil recovery, says the commission’s injection well manager Charles Lord.

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The remaining 4,400 are disposal wells used to store drilling waste, Lord says. Most of these disposal wells store waste between 10,000 and 20,000 feet underground.

Source: Oklahoma Corporation Commission | Download Data

WHO ARE THESE SCIENTISTS AND WHAT HAVE THEY FOUND?

A report issued last year by the U.S. Geological Survey found that most of these new earthquakes have taken place near active injection wells. Geophysicist William Ellsworth, the lead author of the report, wrote that it is completely plausible that the high water pressure often used in wastewater injections could nudge previously dormant faults out of their “locked” positions. The quakes, he wrote, are “almost certainly manmade.”

Scientists at Columbia University came to a similar conclusion after studying a rare 4.0 earthquake that took place in Ohio in 2011. The findings prompted state officials to enact broad new regulations and halt the use of any injection wells near faults. Regulators also shut down injection wells in Arkansas that same year following a cluster of quakes there, including one that measured 4.7 on the Richter scale.

University of Oklahoma seismologist Katie Keranen, who has studied a 5.6 earthquake that hit Oklahoma in November 2011, found the link between the “zone of injection” and the seismic activity “compelling.” There are three deep injection wells within two-and-a-half miles of that quake’s epicenter, according to Energy Wire.

None of these reports have claimed to have absolute proof that the two are linked. In other words, there is no scientific certainty surrounding the phenomenon.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which regulates oil and gas activity in the state, points to that fact to explain its current “wait-and-see” approach. To date, Oklahoma does not have any regulations regarding injection wells and fault lines. Spokesman Matt Skinner says the commission is “keeping an open mind” about the recent and ongoing research.

IF THERE IS A CONNECTION, WHAT CAN BE DONE?

The National Research Council‘s list of best practices for drillers and disposal well operators includes investigating any potential disposal site’s history of earthquakes and its proximity to fault lines. Some states, like Ohio, are doing just that, and are forbidding any deep injection wells near fault lines.

Cliff Frolich, the Associate Director of the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, says such moves are smart policy. He also suggests that companies look for new ways of disposing of wastewater altogether.“If disposal is causing earthquakes you can find a different way of dispose of it,” he said.”You can dispose of the stuff in a different well, or you can even take it to a fluid treatment plant.”

Of course, he added, such processes are costly and therefore companies’ willingness to do that will depend largely on what states require of them.
Lisa

Maumelle, AR

#64099 Mar 26, 2014
Regulator Votes to Adopt New Rules for Disposal Wells in Earthquake-Prone Region
MARCH 13, 2014 | 3:51 PM
BY JOE WERTZ
CommentEmail
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission at the March 13, 2014 meeting.
JOE WERTZ / STATEIMPACT OKLAHOMA
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission at the March 13, 2014 meeting.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt new data monitoring and reporting rules for operators of disposal wells in central Oklahoma’s earthquake-prone Arbuckle Formation.

These are the first formal state regulations that address oil and gas-related earthquakes. The rules require operators in the Arkbuckle to record daily injection pressure and volume measurements, and turn the data over to the commission if requested.

Previously, operators were only required to record monthly measurements. State, federal and university scientists say limited data from disposal well operators has hampered their efforts to study how the wells, which are used by the oil and gas industry, could be linked to Oklahoma’s so-called earthquake “swarm.”

Several peer-reviewed studies have concluded that waste fluid injection into disposal wells is likely responsible for increased earthquake activity in Oklahoma, including the November 2011 quake that struck near Prague. The most recent study, which was published March 10 in the Journal of Geophysical Research and suggested the November 2011 quake — Oklahoma’s largest — was triggered by a cascade of smaller quakes triggered by a nearby disposal well.

The study’s principal author, Danielle Sumy, says more real-time data will help researchers build better seismic models and study how fluid injection causes faults to slip.

“It’s a matter that we really need to look into more carefully,” she says. Ultimately, Sumy says state officials need to “understand the level of pressure that’s it’s OK to inject at before it needs to be shut off.”

Disposal wells are suspected of triggering earthquakes in at least a half-dozen other states, but while Oklahoma’s November 2011 quake is likely the largest ever linked to oil and gas-related waste water injection, the state’s regulatory response has been more passive than other states’, StateImpact reported in May 2013.

The Corporation Commission in September 2013 ordered a disposal well operator to reduce injection pressure and volume after a series of quakes rumbled near Marietta in south-central Oklahoma’s Love County. Recently, the agency has denied permits for disposal wells over earthquake concerns, Commissioner Dana Murphy says.

The new disposal well monitoring rules have to be approved by the Oklahoma Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin before they’re formalized.
Bud

Maumelle, AR

#64100 Mar 26, 2014
""The new disposal well monitoring rules have to be approved by the Oklahoma Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin before they’re formalized.""

As long as the Ho and her minions are screwing Oklahoma, there will be NO regulations.

Get rid of them.
Famous Last Words

Maumelle, AR

#64101 Mar 26, 2014
Earthquakes No Danger to Cushing Oil Hub, Republican Energy Officials Say
JANUARY 21, 2014 | 3:46 PM
BY JOE WERTZ

JOE WERTZ / STATEIMPACT OKLAHOMA
Crude oil tank farm in Cushing, Okla.
The Cushing oil hub is crowded with hulking oil tanks, miles of pipeline and countless pumps, compressors and other equipment used to ferry around the roughly 80 million barrels of crude stored there.

Oklahoma has experienced a swarm of earthquakes, which seismologists say might be triggered by disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry, and it’s not hard to imagine the havoc a little earth-shaking might have on the high-profile oil hub.

But the biggest threat to Cushing is still tornadoes, not earthquakes, the Journal Record‘s D. Ray Tuttle reports.
Joyce

Maumelle, AR

#64102 Mar 26, 2014
The decision was made before all the quakes began,,,now I will worry about Cushing

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