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Hillary vs Bernie re: supporter point of view

Hillary supporter, I was born into this world, I need to help make opportunity available to everyone so that we all have an equal chance at success.
Bernie supporter, I was born into this world I have a right to food shelter clothing education and healthcare. Someone needs to provide it for me.
On edit:
Who provides Bernie's free education?
Who pays for it?
Who has the knowledge to share with students
Who puts in the effort to become a professor?
Speak to that
That is what I am getting at
You never talk about that part



We just say pass a law and everyone else get in line
If you can't answer me without an insult how are you going to answer the rest of the electorate when they say the same thing I did?




Here is some current information about the oil spill near Santa Barbara that happened last Tuesday.

The below information was posted on the county intranet last evening. I am emailing ADMHS with the goal of keeping all informed of the incident response activities and to be available to answer, or seek answers for, any questions you may have.


Incident Update: Refugio Oil Spill
May 21, 2015
5:15 pm

Santa Barbara County staff continues to play a significant role in support of the Refugio Oil Spill. This update is intended to keep County employees updated regarding the incident.

The Santa Barbara County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is open in support of the Unified Command that is coordinating the overall response. Hundreds of responders from local, state and federal agencies are responding to the oil spill.

A proclamation that a local state of emergency exists was issued by the Office of Emergency Management; the Board of Supervisors will hear the matter at their meeting on May 26. Proclaiming a state of emergency is an essential step to secure additional resources.

Based on information of the pipeline flow rate and its elevation profile, the data on estimated worst-case scenario remains up to 2,500 barrels (105,000 gallons) of crude oil released from the pipeline. The current estimate remains approximately 500 barrels, which is approximately 21,000 gallons, migrated to the water.

Based on the Joint Information Center call volume, we have seen an increase in media interest, spreading to national and even international level of media interest.

There are currently 349 local, state and federal responders providing on-the-ground assistance. The United States Coast Guard has contracted with numerous organizations to assist with the response efforts including contracts with animal care clinics and animal rescue. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife reports 6 brown pelicans have been rescued and actively receiving care from the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. Also reported was the rescue of a sea lion now transferred to Sea World for ongoing care.

The Coast Guard reports 3 skimmers and 5 shoreline cleanup and assessment techniques (SCAT) teams to have been active today with 15 additional skimmers in route to assist. Skimmers are used to recover heavy weathered crude and emulsions. SCAT teams include people who have specialized training and knowledge in oil clean up. 4,500 feet of containment boom have been deployed and 3,800 crude gallons of oily mixture recovered. Clean up efforts have begun inside of the culvert. These efforts will effect temporary road closures during this work effort, including intermittent one-lane closures of HW 101.

Efforts continue to monitor the high volume of community members wishing to volunteer with the clean-up efforts. In order to ensure our public safety efforts, the community is urged to stay outside of the impacted areas which may present a health hazard. People wishing to volunteer may visit the following website to gather information: https://calspillwatch.dfg.ca.gov or call 1-800-228-4544. The Public Health Department has placed air monitors within the area to monitor for air quality and monitor safety. Water quality is also being tested. For safety precautions, people are asked not to try to rescue wildlife, but rather contact the Wildlife Care Network at 1-866-753-3619 to report effected wildlife. Coal Oil Point, located near UCSB has been closed to protect the snowy plovers currently nesting in this area.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) acts as a science advisor to the US Coast Guard and reported overflight data gathered today. NOAA reports that no black oil flow was seen today as was the case yesterday indicating that it has broken down, been captured or evaporated through natural dissipation. Widely scattered tar balls were seen toward the shore. The overflight team flew past UCSB and the Goleta Bay and though some oil was seen offshore, reported difficulty in identification of the source being from the spill or from natural seeps.

The county Office of Emergency Management will continue operations daily from 5:00 am through midnight with approximately 100 incident command staff activated. The Joint Information Center (JIC) can be reached by calling 696-1188. A JIC representative will remain on call overnight.

Press briefings will be held daily at 10:30 am and 6:15 pm. Information on these briefings and general updates can be found at www.refugioresponse.com

Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management Oil Spill Update


Wednesday May 20, 2015, 8:21 AM
Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management



Advisory: Oil Spill Update
Dear Nixle User,
EVENT NAME: Refugio Beach Oil Spill (This report may contain unconfirmed information)

DATE/TIME OF Report: 05/20/15 at 0800 hours

LOCATION: Refugio Beach, Santa Barbara County

IMPACT OF EVENT: MODERATE

SITUATION UPDATE:
• Unified Command:
• Federal On Scene Coordinator - USCG & EPA.
• State on Scene Coordinator - CA State Parks & CA Fish and Wildlife.
• The following State personnel are on scene: A Cal OES Fire Assistant Chief, A Cal OES Southern Region Coordinator, Department of Fish and Wildlife, OSPR Field Response Teams.
• The source of the spill was capped at approximately 1500 hours but a significant amount of oil reached the ocean at Goleta.
• The Refugio Beach campground was evacuated at the recommendation of the county Health Officer, and State Parks has offered other vacant state campgrounds nearby for those evacuated.
• Highway 1 and associated rail lines have been inspected and cleared for normal operations.
• OSPR has ordered a ban on fishing and the taking of shell fish in the spill area.
• Local Animal Rescue and environmental groups such as Clean Seas and the Environmental Defense Center are mobilizing to assist impacted wildlife.
• Initial estimate of cleanup time is 3 days.
• Per Cal OES Southern Region personnel:
• Approximately 4 miles of Refugio Beach was impacted by the spill.
• 20 barrels of oil were retrieved from the ocean and 100 barrels of oil were picked up at the spill site.
• The US Coast Guard is providing security on the water.
• Clean Seas conducted an overflight at 0630 hours.
• Three 65 foot vessels are cleaning oil off of the ocean and 6 vessels are corralling oil in the water.
• Pacific Petroleum is in the process of repairing the ruptured pipeline. ETA to be determined.
• On shore Patriot Services has 73 personnel conducting protective works for the following sensitive sites (in order of priority):
• 1. Bell Canyon
• 2. Tecolote
• 3. Gaviota

SITUATION:
• On 05/19/15 at 1243 hours the California State Warning Center received a report from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department indicating that a ¼ mile sheen was observed off of Refugio State Beach, near Goleta, Santa Barbara County.
• On 05/19/15 at 1510 hours the NRC reported that Plains All American Pipeline advised that crude oil was discovered to be coming out of a transmission pipeline at a Culvert under Highway 1. They estimated the release is greater than 500 barrels. Contractors responded to scene and the action line was shut in.
• The California State Warning Center conducted all appropriate notifications, including but not limited to local government agencies.

This report will be updated as information becomes available.
For full details, view this message on the web.






Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management Oil Spill Update


Wednesday May 20, 2015, 8:21 AM
Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management



Advisory: Oil Spill Update
Dear Nixle User,
EVENT NAME: Refugio Beach Oil Spill (This report may contain unconfirmed information)

DATE/TIME OF Report: 05/20/15 at 0800 hours

LOCATION: Refugio Beach, Santa Barbara County

IMPACT OF EVENT: MODERATE

SITUATION UPDATE:
• Unified Command:
• Federal On Scene Coordinator - USCG & EPA.
• State on Scene Coordinator - CA State Parks & CA Fish and Wildlife.
• The following State personnel are on scene: A Cal OES Fire Assistant Chief, A Cal OES Southern Region Coordinator, Department of Fish and Wildlife, OSPR Field Response Teams.
• The source of the spill was capped at approximately 1500 hours but a significant amount of oil reached the ocean at Goleta.
• The Refugio Beach campground was evacuated at the recommendation of the county Health Officer, and State Parks has offered other vacant state campgrounds nearby for those evacuated.
• Highway 1 and associated rail lines have been inspected and cleared for normal operations.
• OSPR has ordered a ban on fishing and the taking of shell fish in the spill area.
• Local Animal Rescue and environmental groups such as Clean Seas and the Environmental Defense Center are mobilizing to assist impacted wildlife.
• Initial estimate of cleanup time is 3 days.
• Per Cal OES Southern Region personnel:
• Approximately 4 miles of Refugio Beach was impacted by the spill.
• 20 barrels of oil were retrieved from the ocean and 100 barrels of oil were picked up at the spill site.
• The US Coast Guard is providing security on the water.
• Clean Seas conducted an overflight at 0630 hours.
• Three 65 foot vessels are cleaning oil off of the ocean and 6 vessels are corralling oil in the water.
• Pacific Petroleum is in the process of repairing the ruptured pipeline. ETA to be determined.
• On shore Patriot Services has 73 personnel conducting protective works for the following sensitive sites (in order of priority):
• 1. Bell Canyon
• 2. Tecolote
• 3. Gaviota

SITUATION:
• On 05/19/15 at 1243 hours the California State Warning Center received a report from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department indicating that a ¼ mile sheen was observed off of Refugio State Beach, near Goleta, Santa Barbara County.
• On 05/19/15 at 1510 hours the NRC reported that Plains All American Pipeline advised that crude oil was discovered to be coming out of a transmission pipeline at a Culvert under Highway 1. They estimated the release is greater than 500 barrels. Contractors responded to scene and the action line was shut in.
• The California State Warning Center conducted all appropriate notifications, including but not limited to local government agencies.

This report will be updated as information becomes available.
For full details, view this message on the web.






What is Red Nose Day? It is coming up May 21

Supposedly if you give to Red Nose Day you are helping kids in poverty.
I never heard of it before.

Coast Guard, Santa Barbara County Responding to Oil Slick on Ocean Off Refugio State Beach

http://ktla.com/2015/05/19/oil-slick-off-refugio-state-beach-in-santa-barbara-county-prompts-emergency-response/



Emergency officials and the U.S. Coast Guard were responding to an 4-miles-wide oil slick off the coast of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday.
Authorities were responding to an apparent oil slick in the ocean off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities were responding to an apparent oil slick in the ocean off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Multiple local news outlets reported a pungent smell from spilled oil on the popular beach about 20 miles west of downtown Santa Barbara.

U.S. Coast Guard crews were responding to an “unknown sheen” at Refugio, the guard’s Los Angeles/Long Beach office Twitter account stated.

The sheen was from a ruptured pipeline on the shore side that had been “secured,” the Coast Guard office later confirmed in a tweet.

County fire and emergency officials were responding to the 4-mile-wide of oil slick, the Coast Guard stated, saying it would oversee cleanup of the oil.

The Coast Guard also said in a tweet that Exxon was responding, but ExxonMobil spokesman Christian Flathman said the pipeline was not one of the company’s and the company was not responding. Flathman said he planned to contact the Coast Guard.

Houston-based Plains All-American Pipeline was later identified as the “responsible party.”

Coast Guard, Santa Barbara County Responding to Oil Slick on Ocean Off Refugio State Beach

http://ktla.com/2015/05/19/oil-slick-off-refugio-state-beach-in-santa-barbara-county-prompts-emergency-response/



Emergency officials and the U.S. Coast Guard were responding to an 4-miles-wide oil slick off the coast of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday.
Authorities were responding to an apparent oil slick in the ocean off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities were responding to an apparent oil slick in the ocean off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Multiple local news outlets reported a pungent smell from spilled oil on the popular beach about 20 miles west of downtown Santa Barbara.

U.S. Coast Guard crews were responding to an “unknown sheen” at Refugio, the guard’s Los Angeles/Long Beach office Twitter account stated.

The sheen was from a ruptured pipeline on the shore side that had been “secured,” the Coast Guard office later confirmed in a tweet.

County fire and emergency officials were responding to the 4-mile-wide of oil slick, the Coast Guard stated, saying it would oversee cleanup of the oil.

The Coast Guard also said in a tweet that Exxon was responding, but ExxonMobil spokesman Christian Flathman said the pipeline was not one of the company’s and the company was not responding. Flathman said he planned to contact the Coast Guard.

Houston-based Plains All-American Pipeline was later identified as the “responsible party.”

I like Hillary and I like Bernie.

But one thing I noticed. Bernie is talking about what he would like to see happen and Hillary is talking about what is likely to happen.
That is the difference to me. Hillary supporters seem grounded and see themselves as change agents. Bernie supporters seem to be helpless and drifting and hope Bernie gets in office to put some ground under their feet.
That's one reason why I support Hillary.

They don't support Hillary. Some say they

won't vote for her if she is the nominee.
But they demand that she run her campaign by their whims.

Breaking news: Russ Feingold just officially announced he's running again for the United States

Senate

Dear MoveOn member,

Breaking news: Russ Feingold just officially announced he's running again for the United States Senate.

Up until 2011, Russ Feingold was one of the most principled progressives in the U.S. Senate. On issue after issue—from his sole vote against the Patriot Act in 2001, to coming out early and strongly against the Iraq War, to being the leading voice for getting money out of politics—we could always count on Russ Feingold speaking out strongly for progressive values.

We need Russ Feingold back in the Senate working alongside Elizabeth Warren and other progressive champions now more than ever. Let's welcome him into the race by showing that we're ready to fight alongside him again
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