Jun 192011
Cooper Nuclear Power Station

June 19: The Cooper Nuclear Power Station is seen near Brownville, Mo. When the Missouri River reached 42.5 feet, or 899 feet above sea level Sunday morning, the Nebraska Public Power District issued a flooding alert for its nuclear power plant, Cooper Nuclear Station.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Several levees in northern Missouri were failing Sunday to hold back the surge of water being released from upstream dams.

Authorities said water — some of it from recent rain — began pouring over levees Saturday night and Sunday morning in Holt and Atchison counties, flooding farmland and numerous homes and cabins. A hole in the side of a Holt County levee continued to grow Sunday, deluging the state park and recreational area of Big Lake, a community of less than 200 people located 78 miles north of Kansas City.

Jud Kneuvean, chief of emergency management for the corps’ Kansas City District, said the Missouri River dipped by almost one foot after the Big Lake breach but that the water level started to rise again by Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Nebraska Public Power District issued a flooding alert Sunday for its Cooper Nuclear power plant near Brownville, Neb., as the Missouri River continues to rise. The declaration is the least serious of four emergency notifications established by the federal commission.

The Fort Calhoun Station, another nuclear plant along the river in eastern Nebraska, issued a similar alert June 6. That plant near Blair, Neb., has been shut down since April and will not be reactivated until the flooding subsides.

The corps said Sunday that the river level at Brownville, Neb., had surged about 2 feet from Saturday morning to Sunday morning. Water was flowing over a levee there and into farmland but the levee was being built up to alleviate that, said Jodi Fawl, spokeswoman for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

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From Char:

Another Nebraska nuke plant declares “Notification of Unusual Event” — Made at 4:02 am CDT this morning

A Notification of Unusual Event is the lowest and least serious of four emergency classifications established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear power plants.

Flooding precaution at southeast Nebraska plant along river

Jun 192011

NBC on Sunday decided to cut the words “under God” from the reading of the Pledge of Allegiance that accompanied the beginning of its coverage of the U.S. Open Golf Championship.

In fact, this happened twice during the show’s introduction.

~ Courtesy Mark Finkelstein with partial transcript:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, with liberty and justice for all.

Seconds later, the Pledge was repeated with even more words omitted:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, with liberty and justice for all.

How disgraceful.

Oh BTW, NBC issued an apology. — to those of you who were offended by it.Who gives a flyin’ fig?! Disingenuous pack of pigs! ~JP

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Jun 192011

via FOX Nation

:: ‘YOU ARE INSANE’ ::…Jon Stewart’s Combative Interview on ‘Fox News Sunday’ Stewart refers to polls that found that Fox News viewers are the most “misinformed” of news viewers. Below is an article written about the validity of such polls.

{WTG Warner!} Posted by Warner Todd Huston:

A poll conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org, a “project” run out of the University of Maryland, was the toast of the left-wingers last week for its finding that Fox News viewers were the most “misinformed” during the 2010 election cycle. Sadly, few of the news pieces on this poll mentioned that WorldPublicOpinion.org is funded in part by such far left-wing organizations as the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, the Ploughshares Fund, the United States Institute of Peace, and the George Soros-backed Tides Foundation.

~ I need to take a shower after visiting a Soros website. Follow the Soros Bucks…Read Warner’s entire article…

Jun 192011
jp digest

~ Click image to read story…My unique take on the news you will NOT see on MSM ~JP

{TRAITORS!} McConnell: Debt-ceiling deal may be for short-term

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican is suggesting a short-term increase in the nation’s borrowing limit unless there’s deal soon that includes changes to big entitlement programs.

Why Obama’s hometown has the highest gas prices in America

Think California has the highest gas prices in America? Think again. Chicago: the one party town wears that crown.


Obama’s chief campaign strategist is dismissive of the Republicans who want his boss’ job, saying they are eager to criticize the Democratic incumbent without offering substantive ways to help the country. David Axelrod says it’s too early to start sizing up the competition, but he took on the emerging field of candidates when asked to assess the GOP’ first major debate of the campaign season last Monday in New Hampshire. Republicans at that forum condemned Obama’s handling of the economy and pledged to repeal his health care overhaul.

Obama Team Targets 2012 GOP Opponents

Toll Roads, Bridges Targeted for Major Fare Hikes

{Maybe if they would stop selling our bridges & highways, they wouldn’t have to make it an endangered commodity}

Travelers and commuters feeling the pain at the pump should prepare for another financial hit — at the tolls. And the changes will not be gradual.

Weiner’s 2010 Tax Return Shows Bulging Deductions

Canada Gives the Bum’s Rush to Bill Ayers, Terrorist, Obama Pal, and ACORN Conspirator

Ayers, a self-described “small-c communist,” was barred Wednesday by the Canadian Border Services Agency

Aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone and released by AIR PHOTO SERVICE shows damaged Unit 4 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan.

TOKYO — A new report says Japan’s tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant was so unprepared for the disaster that workers had to bring protective gear and an emergency manual from distant buildings and borrow equipment from a contractor.

~ This is not a clickable image. It is to show the pecking order of Zetas…

Stratfor ~ Special Report: STRATFOR Source Doubts Los Zetas Chief’s Death in Mexico

According to El Nuevo Heraldo, Heriberto “El Lazca” Lazcano Lazcano {Name at the top of the heirarchy} was killed at approximately 2 p.m. local time June 17 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, on Avenida del Nino at the intersection with Lauro Villar. It was reported that the top leader of Los Zetas was killed during a running gunbattle involving Gulf cartel forces.

:: Like Father, Like Son ::

~ We thanks this family for their dedicated service!

~ I leave you with this special video regarding ‘Daddy’s Hands’…Thanks to PAN:

Jun 192011

Team Cee Lo Green – Everyday People ~ MY favorite performance of the night. But I got to rock this personally with Sly & family Stone on the left coast :) ~JP

~ For many, many years I wore a chain choker collar given to me by Sly. I then gave it to a Chicago musician friend named Lenny. What a Life :) It was GREAT growing up in the early 70’s! ~JP

Jun 192011

Team Adam Sings “With a Little Help from My Friends…

Casey Weston Sings “Black Horse in a Cherry Tree…

Curtis Grimes Sings “Addicted to Love Country Style…

Nakia is one of my favorites…

~ When I was very little I absolutely LOVED the Andrew Sisters. This performance by adorable sisters, Tori and Taylor Thompson Singing “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” made me smile…

BUT this girl is who I’d like to see win! Vicci Martinez Sings “Jolene”…

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~ Head Bangin’ to Bon Jovi

~ This one has 20,969,397 Hits ! Dad is ripping up job rejections letters!

~ Making Dad Proud ~ 8 Year Old Jonny Mizzone – Flint Hill Special – Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

Another bedroom practice of Earl Scruggs’s Flint Hill Special. Brothers Jonny Mizzone age 8 on banjo, Robbie Mizzone age 12 on fiddle, and Tommy Mizzone age 13 on guitar.

~ I leave you with my favorite 3,556,903 hits :)

Jun 192011

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A community came together to grant a homeless man his last wish. That dying wish was to see his dog one more time. It was a simple request, but one that meant the world to him in his final days.

People involved with the man’s last wish describe it as something they’ll never forget. Now that he’s gone, they’ll always cherish the memories of the man and his best friend.