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JUST Issued: No sooner did I get done posting this & off goes my weather radio:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 130 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 17 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

BIBB CHILTON DALLAS JEFFERSON PERRY SHELBY WALKER

IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA

MARION WINSTON

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

FAYETTE GREENE HALE LAMAR MARENGO PICKENS SUMTER TUSCALOOSA

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…

ALABASTER…ALICEVILLE… BIRMINGHAM…BRENT…CARROLLTON…CENTREVILLE…CLANTON… COLUMBIANA…DEMOPOLIS…EUTAW…FAYETTE…GREENSBORO…
HALEYVILLE…HAMILTON…HOOVER…JASPER…LINDEN…
LIVINGSTON… MARION…MOUNDVILLE…PELHAM…SELMA…SULLIGENT…
TUSCALOOSA… UNIONTOWN…VERNON AND YORK.

If there are ANY developments for breaking weather watch comments…~JP

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Oil Sands

A PF Find…

This June 25, 2008 photo shows an aerial view just north of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, where the world’s largest oil companies are building massive open pit mines to get at the oil sands. Plans have been made to strip and excavate an area in northern Alberta that’s the size of New York state. The region could yield as much as 175 billion barrels of oil. Daily production of 1.2 million barrels from the oil sands is expected to nearly triple to 3.5 million barrels in 2020. Overall, Alberta has more oil than Venezuela, Russia or Iran. Only Saudi Arabia has more. (AP Photo/Eamon Mac Mahon)

SALT LAKE CITY – Beneath the lush, green hills of eastern Utah’s Uinta Basin, where elk, bear and bison outnumber people, the soil is saturated with a sticky tar that may soon provide a new domestic source of petroleum for the United States. It would be a first-of-its kind project in the country that some fear could be a slippery slope toward widespread wilderness destruction.

With crude prices surging beyond $100 a barrel, and politicians preaching the need to reduce America’s reliance on foreign supplies, companies are now looking for more local sources. One Canadian firm says it’s found it in the tar sands of Utah’s Book Cliffs.

Alberta-based Earth Energy Resources Inc. aims to start with a roughly 62-acre mine here to produce bitumen, a tar-like form of petroleum, from oil-soaked sands. For decades, other Utah operators have used oil sands as a poor-man’s asphalt, and Canada has been wringing oil from the ground for years, but nobody has yet tried to produce petroleum from U.S. soil on such a scale.

And it could be just the beginning. The company has over 7,800 acres of Utah state land under lease, with plans to acquire more, and estimates its current holdings contain more than 250 million barrels of recoverable oil.

“This is not just a 62-acre project that will last seven years. We are looking at a 30,000-acre project that will destroy the environment in this area over many years,” said John Weisheit, a Colorado River guide and founder of the Moab, Utah-based environmental group Living Rivers.

Weisheit worries that shortsightedness and the rush to feed America’s insatiable appetite for oil could trump reason at the expense of other precious natural resources.

The Bureau of Land Management says Utah has an estimated 12 to 19 billion barrels of oil buried in its tar sands, mostly in the eastern part of the state, though not all of that would be accessible.

Weisheit says if Earth Energy is allowed to mine the land, he fears others may not be far behind.

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:: Crude Awakening ::

Alberta Premier tells U.S. that environmental toll from oilsands is a “myth”

WASHINGTON – Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach asked American business leaders Wednesday not to buy into the “myth” that oilsands production comes at too high an environmental cost, saying attempts to curtail it “don’t make sense.”

But he faced disbelieving protesters at every turn on the first day of his trade visit to the United States, including about 35 environmentalists who passed out flyers to guests arriving at a Canadian embassy reception.

The Other side…

Reference:

Lobbying U.S. Democrats

“If you don’t like the oil sands oil, what companies will do [in Canada] is build a bigger pipeline to the west coast and export it to China and India,” warned Nexen Energy lobbyist Dwain Lingenfelter, while attending the U.S. Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver in August 2008.

Alberta’s tar sands

While Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach is in Washington this week seeking to assure Americans that there are no environmental problems associated with dirty tar sands development, Canadian environmental organizations are going to court

Stelmach Goes to Washington; Controversial Kearl Tar Sands Project Goes to Court

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— News you WANT to read…Digital media & images- All in one spot!

~ Just Piper News Ticker… Look JUST to your right…

NOTE: When an image is present click on it for story…

:: Police Identify Suspect in Santa Monica Synagogue Bombing ::

— Japan Rattled by 7.1 On One Month Anniversary of Massive Quake, Tsunami…SENDAI, Japan — A strong new earthquake rattled Japan’s northeast Monday as the government urged more people living near a tsunami-crippled nuclear plant to leave, citing concerns about long-term health risks from radiation.

See our LIVE EARTHQUAKE MAP

photo: Scott R. Brandush~Sun-Times Media

— ST. JOHN — Our Lady of the New Millennium (nearly 34-foot-tall stainless steel statue ) arrived at its new temporary home Sunday in the parking lot of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

ALSO SEE:

– The Blaze Jesus Statue Set Ablaze in Minn.

— FSM by Gadi Adelman The Writing is on the Wall – It’s not that surprising that the media here in the west isn’t covering more of this story when it can be found in publications throughout Europe, but it’s another thing when you see it being reported by China.

ALSO SEE: — FOX Israel Delays Approval of East Jerusalem Housing…JERUSALEM – The Israeli government has put off final approval of 2,500 new apartments in contested east Jerusalem at the prime minister’s request, an official said Monday.

— CFP Obama’s Eligibility: The Big Con – Ordinary Americans could be forgiven for believing that the Democrat political effete elite and the main stream media (MSM) have been working in parallel to dismantle the Constitution and create a permanent left-wing, multicultural majority in the United States.

– FOX Report: U.S. Blocks 350 Suspected Terrorists…WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has prevented more than 350 people suspected of ties to Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups from boarding U.S.-bound commercial flights since the end of 2009, The Associated Press has learned.

– WSJ Budget Deal Targets Pieces of Health Care Law…The budget deal reached Friday would affect two initiatives contained in last year’s health-care law that were bitterly opposed by businesses, killing one outright and slashing funding for the other.

— By Warner Todd Huston ‘Educators’ Conference To Get You Racist White’s Minds Right Coming Soon…Alright you evil, rotten, racist, white oppressors, it’s time once again for the “White Privilege Conference,” this year to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 13 – 16. Come on out you white teachers so we can get your rotten minds right about how racist you are and so that you can go back to your students and let them know how racist they are.

– Gateway Pundit Posted by Jim Hoft If Wisconsin Is the Rule… Obama Will Lose 12 States He Won in 2008…In the 2008 election Obama took Wisconsin by 13.9% of the vote. In the 2010 election Republicans took several Wisconsin state offices in a wave election. (See Graph)

— The Blaze France Arrests Muslim Woman On First Day of Burqa Ban – PARIS (The Blaze/AP) — Paris police have detained a woman wearing an Islamic veil at a protest on the first day of France’s ban on the face coverings.

– Telegraph Russia wants ‘red button’ rights for US missile defence system

A top Kremlin official has told the United States Russia wants “red button” rights to a new US-backed missile defence system for Europe, a move that would allow it to influence the shield’s day-to-day operational use.

—> Bushehr plant to be connected to national grid within 3 months: MP…TEHRAN – MP Kazem Jalali of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has said that the Bushehr nuclear power plant will be connected to the national grid within three months.

— FSM The Arab Spring…In the months and years leading up to the beginning of World War Two, all the parties knew full well Hitler’s intention to start a war. When he struck a deal with Stalin to divide Poland, the die was cast. The invasion came in September 1939. Previously, diplomats had met with the Nazis to offer them the former Czechoslovakia and turned a blind eye to other provocative events.

– CNS Hillary Clinton to Address U.S.-Islamic Gathering in Washington…At a time of dramatic change in the Arab world, senior figures from more than 30 Arab and other Muslim-majority countries will be in Washington, D.C., this week for the annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum, the first to be held in the United States.

:: What Would Reagan Do? WWRD Labor Unions ::

RightChange.com releases the second episode of “What Would Reagan Do?” Featuring host Michael Reagan taking a look at the issues of the day and how his father Ronald Reagan set the tone for strong American Leadership. This episode takes a look at Wisconsin and contrasts how Reagan dealt with unions and how the current Obama administration is reacting.

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