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GULF AND OTHER OIL DISASTERS

Jul 29 09:07

Majority of spilled oil in Gulf of Mexico unaccounted for in government data

"That stuff's somewhere," said James H. Cowan Jr., a professor at Louisiana State University. His research has shown concentrations of oil still floating miles from the wellhead. "It's going to be with us for a while. I'm worried about some habitats being exposed chronically to low concentrations of toxins. . . . If the water's contaminated, the animals are going to be contaminated."

Jul 29 08:42

BP Escrow Fund is a Sham

Jul 29 08:14

US scientist says much surface Gulf oil 'dispersed'

Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said much oil had been "biodegraded by naturally occurring bacteria".

Jul 29 07:55

Mainstream Media Helps BP Pretend There's No Oil

I sent one text message to Bloomberg's Lizzie O'Leary, who's standing on Grand Isle, Louisiana, right now, asking how the beach looks. "Lower part past the barrier untouched with globs of oil that washed up last night," she said. By "untouched," she means by cleanup crews, and that "barrier" she's talking about is the one the press isn't allowed past. I sent another text to Drew Wheelan, who's also in Southwestern Louisiana, doing bird surveys for the American Birding Association, asking him how big the biggest tar mat on Grand Terre—the scene of those now famous horrifying oiled-bird photos—is. "20 feet by 15," he said. "But bigger ones submerged slightly."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a new reality show on A&E called "Billy the Exterminator", and while I don't think it will have the legs that "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has, last night they did a special show on the destruction in the Louisiana wetlands in which they went deep into the marshes on air boats and saw how bad the damage is. There is no way that the oil has simply "gone away" between the time they shot the episode and last night when it aired. I could see from the editing this one was rushed through post.

One rather interesting aspect is that the guy who was leading them around the marshes told Billy that they were under orders not to try to save any animals. They were supposed to call a special phone number with a GPS coordinate for the animal, and "eventually" someone would come de-oil the critter. Of course, the implication is that nobody ever shows up , and in any case the animal would be long gone by the time they do. Even though he was told he would get into trouble for it, Billy managed to save a raccoon and get it to a cleanup center.

But the point of all this is, the claims that the oil has just gone away is purely a political exercise to limit BP's financial liability in the case, and to save the Democrats in November.

Meanwhile, all of my readers are requested to send in photographs (preferably with a date and time stamp) of all the oil you can still see on the beaches and waters starting today and continuing until the oil really is cleaned up. Please report all instances where cameras are being blocked from approaching possible oil spills.

Jul 28 20:46

Obama to make $85 million from BP disaster

Obama to make $85 million from BP disaster
Submitted by admin on June 18, 2010 – 8:00
But according to this FSB report the largest seller of BP stock in the weeks before this disaster occurred was the American investment company known as Vanguard who through two of their financial arms (Vanguard Windsor II Investor and Vanguard Windsor Investor) unloaded over 1.5 million shares of BP stock saving their investors hundreds of millions of dollars, chief among them President Obama.
For though little known by the American people, their President Obama holds all of his wealth in just two Vanguard funds, ...which the FSB estimates will earn Obama nearly $8.5 million a year and which over 10 years will equal the staggering sum of $85 million.

Jul 28 10:45

Oil spewing from well near Louisiana marsh

Adding insult to the Gulf's injury, an oil platform hit by a tugboat early Tuesday is now spewing oil and natural gas near a Louisiana marsh area. Boom placed around 100-foot-high plume; tugboat hit well, officials say. While there was no estimate of how much oil was gushing, officials said the mile-long slick it created was small compared with the Gulf spill. The oil and gas is shooting up 100 feet into the air, officials said, as a private contractor was called in to try to cap the well. While small in size, the spill weighed heavy on locals. "We cannot catch a break," Deano Bonano, Jefferson Parish emergency management director, said in a note to parish officials.

Jul 27 15:30

A New Source? flyover 06.05.10.mov

This rig was toppled by Hurricane Ivan some 6 years ago. It still leaks today...

Jul 27 14:10

BREAKING: Barge crashes into oil well in Gulf, NEW 20ft High Oil Gusher (RAW FOOTAGE)

Activist Post

The US Coast Guard dispatched emergency teams Tuesday after a boat crashed into an oil well off the coast of New Orleans, reportedly sending crude spewing some 20 feet into the air.

The wellhead, located about 65 miles (104 kilometers) south of New Orleans, was ruptured when it was struck by a dredge barge being pulled by a tug.

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Jul 27 12:56

Growing Health Crisis in the Gulf

The combination of millions of gallons of oil and dispersants has made large areas of the Gulf toxic and dangerous, marine toxicologist Ricki Ott saying if she lived there with children she'd leave - based on her firsthand experience after the 1989 Prince William Sound, Alaska Exxon Valdez disaster and subsequent research, documented in her books titled, "Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill" and "Not One Drop - Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill."

Jul 27 11:38

Good News for BP: Boat Crashes Into Non-BP Oil Well, Creating New Gusher in the Gulf of Mexico

BP officials are high-fiving one another at their convenient well of good fortune. A new oil leak has sprung up in the Gulf of Mexico after a boat struck an oil well in the early morning hours on Tuesday. Now BP can say that the four million gallons of crude gushing into the Gulf is "not ours", limiting the amount they will have to pay in damages and clean-up costs.

Cleanup workers are currently booming off the area and the scene at sea has been taken over
Federal officials do not know who owns the well, but a contractor who handles wild wells is also on the way, Bonano said.

Jul 27 11:37

Rigel Well : Feds Explanation Of Sea Floor Leaks Don’t Add Up

BP Gulf Oil Spill Seeps Mapped In Google Earth – Feds Explanation Of Sea Floor Leaks Don’t Add Up
Posted by Alexander Higgins - July 26, 2010 at 7:13 pm -
Here is the smoking gun that proves either the newly found leaks aren’t coming from the Rigel Well or they are but only developed after BP capped the leaking well.
Consider this view of the Rigel Well and the BP Well in the Google Earth model.

Jul 27 11:06

Admiral Allen Says Gas Seep is from the Rigel Gas Field ... Did BP Accidentally Tap Into the Rigel Gas Field?

I have no idea whether or not FOSL is correct that a substantial interaction between the blownout BP will and the Rigel gas field has occurred. I have repeatedly noted that the oil gusher could make nearby natural seeps larger. And the crude from BP's well is 40% methane, while crude oil usually contains only 5% methane. Is this because of a naturally high methane content in the oil reservoir, or because BP accidentally tapped into the Rigel field while it was drilling?

It is better to raise the hypothesis that the BP oil well is interacting with the Rigel field and have it debunked - or confirmed - than not to discuss it at all ... especially since Thad Allen has raised the issue himself.

Jul 27 10:36

Barge crashes into oil well in Gulf of Mexico, new oil leak reported

The US Coast Guard dispatched emergency teams Tuesday after a boat crashed into an oil well off the coast of New Orleans, reportedly sending crude spewing some 20 feet into the air.

Jul 27 07:14

BP Oil Poisons the Gulf of Mexico's Food Chain

Shellfish in the Gulf of Mexico grow with drops of petroleum inside them, coyotes eat oil-soaked birds, and sharks suffocate when the oil coats their gills.

Oil droplets have been found beneath the shells of tiny post-larval blue crabs drifting into Mississippi coastal marshes from offshore waters, says Harriet Perry, director of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

Many kinds of fish and shore birds feed on those young crabs. And this is just one of the many examples of how the crude oil that began to spill Apr. 20 from British Petroleum's (PB) Deepwater Horizon well has already taken its toll on the Gulf's food chain.

Jul 27 00:02

Massive deadly Gulf poisoning warrants evacuations

Experts: Health Hazards in Gulf Warrant Evacuations
Thursday 22 July 2010
by: Rose Aguilar, t r u t h o u t | Report
When Louisiana residents ask marine toxicologist and community activist Riki Ott what she would do if she lived in the Gulf with children, she tells them she would leave immediately. "It's that bad. We need to start talking about who's going to pay for evacuations."
Kaufman and Ott both say the media need to follow the money. The reason why the EPA is covering this up, they say, is because the cost to BP would be astronomical. "The dispersants hide the oil," said Ott. "If you put dispersants in the water, you don't know how much oil was really spilled. Oil fines are based on how much oil was spilled, so it's all about money.""

Jul 26 13:46

TOXIC BLACK RAIN FALLING IN THE GULF

As to the likelihood of a toxic air plume of Gulf oil and dispersants being breathed by human beings ~ Scientific American explained on July 15, 2010: "Of course, sea spray and evaporating water will carry the oil and any chemical dispersants with them… And this polluted air and water vapor certainly will be carried to the near shore and left as an oily residue on everything from trees to electrical transformers… “If there’s oil in the water, it will be coming along with it to some extent,” says marine physicist Rick Luettich of the University of North Carolina.

Jul 26 09:35

Synchronicities, Sayonara to the Salad Days, and Sweet Crude Pasteurization for Mass Consumption

An extremely long journal entry detailing my thoughts about the Gulf Oil Disaster, with lots of rambling about my conflicting emotions as a consumer, dredged up while I helped my mom and sister pack up their stuff to leave their home on Florida's Gulf Coast.

The 15 page plus entry (with photos!) can be found here:

http://www.picassodreams.com/picasso_dreams/2010/07/kat-tales-requiem-...

Jul 26 08:10

BP Gulf Oil Spill Fishing Waters Reopened Despite Lack Of Testing Required By Federal Protocols

The Federal Government has decided to open over 26,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico affected by the BP Gulf Oil Spill.

The bottom line for those who don’t like to do a lot of reading is the fish samples that NOAA has collected from the area it has chosen to reopen are contaminated.

Jul 26 07:57

BP oil admits to Gas & Oil leaking from ocean floor 7km away from Drill well site

Jul 25 16:16

BP CEO to walk away with $18 million: report

BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward will collect a pay and pension package worth at least 11.8 million pounds ($18.03 million) when he steps down from his role at the company, the Times newspaper reported on Sunday.

The Times said Hayward will be giving up 546,000 share options and a maximum of 2 million shares in the company under a long-term incentive plan, now worth an estimated 8 million pounds.

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BP needs a bailout check.

Jul 25 10:26

You've Killed The Gulf Of Mexico

Jul 25 09:55

At least SIX ‘seeps’ found near Rigel methane deposits southwest of BP oil blow-out

Rigel is known to be a “highly successful” unproduced methane gas field.

The seeps were identified by the Joint Analysis Group and research vessel Thomas Jefferson.

Jul 25 07:58

Tampa Area Hotels Expecting To Be Screwed By BP

Top BP executives stepped out of a White House meeting last month promising to pay all legitimate claims for damages caused by oil gushing from its well in the gulf...

Jul 25 07:15

Researchers Confirm Subsea Gulf Oil Plumes Are From BP Well

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Through a chemical fingerprinting process, University of South Florida researchers have definitively linked clouds of underwater oil in the northern Gulf of Mexico to BP's runaway Deepwater Horizon well — the first direct scientific link between the subsurface oil clouds commonly known as "plumes" and the BP oil spill, USF officials said Friday.

Until now, scientists had circumstantial evidence, but lacked that definitive scientific link.

Jul 25 05:56

Revelations (video)

Despite the title, this is not religious. It is a micro-documentary about the Gulf Oil Disaster and how it will affect the United States and the planet.

Jul 24 23:48

Censored Gulf news: US health and refugee humanitarian crisis. Day 100

Censored Gulf news: US health and refugee humanitarian crisis. Day 100
July 24, 10:23 PMHuman Rights ExaminerDeborah Dupre'
Dr. Riki Ott, toxicologist and humanitarian, has advised that three tough choices exist for Gulf Coast residents: 1) Leave, 2) Stay and wear a respirator, or 3) Become painfully il. EPA whistleblower, Hugh Kaufman explained this week that the "dispersant," Corexit, is meant to cause internal bleeding and IntelHub reports today, on Day 100 of the catastrophe, that evidence of acid rain and human suffering due to chemicals has become so clear, it is logically impossible to discredit it, yet a media black-out continues, enforced by black ops.

Jul 24 22:24

BP OIL MASTERS, elite rulers above ALL law?

Monday, July 12, 2010
BP OIL MASTERS AND THE ART OF MASTERFUL DECEPTION
By Fahim A. Knight-El
This is what most Americans do not understand, BP functions as a sovereign government, it translate to mean that big oil answers to no one, but to their invisible Dynastic family bosses. The United States Congress and President Obama are deceptively giving the American people the impression that BP is answerable to the laws, rules, regulations and enactments of the United States Government (this is the furthest thing from the truth). BP makes the damn rules and their invisible tycoons are all sovereign and above all nations jurisprudence systems, what part of that doesn’t you understand?

Jul 24 16:29

Feds/BP Covering Up Lethality/Dispersal depth Of Corexit

EPA Whistleblower Says Federal Government Covering Up Lethality Of Corexit And Lying About BP Gulf Oil Spill Water Samples To Save BP Billions
Alexander Higgins - July 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm
HUGH KAUFMAN: Well, not only do you have airplanes flying and dropping them on the Gulf region, like Agent Orange in Vietnam, but a large amount of it is being shot into the water column at 5,000 feet to disperse the oil as it gushers out. And so, you have spread, according to the Associated Press, over perhaps over 44,000 square miles, an oil and dispersant mix. And what’s happened is, that makes it impossible to skim the oil out of the water....

Jul 24 08:00

Scientists Confirm Matt Simmons Claim by discovering 2 Giant Underwater Oil Spills

It's official -- the oil plumes USF scientists found deep underwater in the Gulf are definitely from the BP blowout. USF researchers said Friday they used chemical fingerprints to directly tie the clouds of oil to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Jul 24 07:55

BP tries to limit release of oil spill research

Faced with hundreds of lawsuits and a deep need for experts, BP has been offering some Gulf Coast scientists lucrative consulting contracts that bar them from releasing their findings on the company's massive oil spill for three years.

Some scientists say the contracts constrain academic freedom. A few signed the agreements, then changed their minds.

Jul 24 07:55

Scientists Confirm Underwater Plumes Are From Spill

Florida researchers said Friday that they had for the first time conclusively linked vast plumes of microscopic oil droplets drifting in the Gulf of Mexico to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

The scientists, from the University of South Florida, matched samples taken from the plumes with oil from the leaking well provided by BP. The findings were the first direct confirmation that the plumes were linked to the spill, although federal scientists had said there was overwhelming circumstantial evidence tying them to BP’s well.

Jul 23 20:37

Oil Rig’s Siren Was Kept Silent, Technician Says

The emergency alarm on the Deepwater Horizon was not fully activated the day the oil rig caught fire and exploded, killing 11 people and setting off the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a rig worker on Friday told a government panel investigating the accident.

The worker, Mike Williams, the rig’s chief electronics technician, said the general safety alarm was habitually set to “inhibited” to avoid waking up the crew with late-night sirens and emergency lights.

Jul 23 18:15

BP Hires Prison Labor to Clean Up Spill While Coastal Residents Struggle

the first few days after BP's Deepwater Horizon wellhead exploded, spewing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, cleanup workers could be seen on Louisiana beaches wearing scarlet pants and white t-shirts with the words "Inmate Labor" printed in large red block letters. Coastal residents, many of whom had just seen their livelihoods disappear, expressed outrage at community meetings; why should BP be using cheap or free prison labor when so many people were desperate for work? The outfits disappeared overnight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

Jul 23 17:38

BP Fish Oil Plus

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Jul 23 16:15

Parishes try to stop Coast Guard from moving protections

Parishes try to stop Coast Guard from moving protections
Friday, July 23, 2010 10:40 AM CDT
SLIDELL (AP) — Simmering distrust on the oil-coated Louisiana coast boiled over Thursday as local officials in coastal parishes mounted an effort to stop the Coast Guard from moving protective boom and other oil spill response equipment out of the way of Tropical Storm Bonnie.
"Nungesser said the parishes feared that if the boom was removed it would not be sent back."
"‘‘The Coast Guard has not stood up and made BP do anything unless we rant and rave,’’ said Nungesser, a frequent critic of the response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico."
"Nungesser called the boom movement ‘‘a failed attempt by the Coast Guard to help BP smuggle assets out of here unnoticed.”"

Jul 23 12:53

BP accused of trying to silence science on spill

The head of the American Association of Professors accused BP Friday of trying to buy the silence of scientists and academics to protect itself after the Gulf oil spill, in a BBC interview.

"This is really one huge corporation trying to buy faculty silence in a comprehensive way," said Cary Nelson.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, if Al Gore can get away with it..."

Jul 23 10:53

BP digitally alters press photo, confesses it's a fake

Amateurish use of Photoshop causes yet another BP embarrassment

by Wilson Rothman

MSNBC

It's been a long season of embarrassment for BP, but leaking oil isn't what the blogosphere is ripping the company for today. A site called Americablog spotted a press photo of BP's Houston command center, ostensibly taken on July 16. The image had quite visibly been Photoshopped — badly — to include more on-screen camera action.

Once word got out — the story was picked up by the Washington Post, where it was then spotted by the tech blog Gizmodo and others — BP 'fessed up. A spokesman admitted that the image was altered, said that a photographer had inserted shots where the TV screens were blank, and provided the original image.

Jul 23 09:11

We Are Not Special, and There Is No Happy Ending: The Blood-Drenched Darkness of American Exceptionalism

When we believe that America and Americans are unique and uniquely good in all of history, we will also believe that there is no problem we cannot overcome. Our political leaders tell us this fable time and again; many Americans are eager to believe it, in the manner of a damaged child who appeals to mysterious powers to vanquish the dangers lurking in the shadows of his room. We witness this mechanism in connection with a wide range of problems, even when those problems reach the catastrophic level.

Jul 23 08:57

Censored Gulf news: People bleeding internally, millions poisoned says 'EPA whistleblower'

"...we have dolphins that are hemorrhaging. People who work near it are hemorrhaging internally. And that’s what dispersants are supposed to do... Congressman Markey and Nadler, as well as Senator Mikulski, have been heroes... Mark Kaufman, EPA whistleblower, Democracy Now!

Jul 23 08:38

Technician: Deepwater Horizon warning system disabled

Long before an eruption of gas turned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig into a fireball, an alarm system designed to alert the crew and prevent combustible gases from reaching potential sources of ignition had been deliberately disabled, the former chief electronics technician on the rig testified Friday.

Jul 23 08:19

Troipcal Storm Bonnie threatens Florida

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, the map shows it missing Florida and hitting Louisiana.

Jul 23 07:29

BP Photoshops Another Official Image Terribly

Obviously there are bigger fish to fry when it comes to BP. But every time they fabricate an image like this, it undermines whatever little credibility they have left, along with all of the actual documentation of the massive undertaking this has been and will continue to be. It speaks to a company still more concerned with image than reality, in charge of repairing something so terribly broken that we can't afford to treat it with anything but total candor.

Jul 23 07:04

Big Storm to Hit Gulf of Mexico ... All Oil Relief Operations Will Be Suspended ... Cap Will Stay On, Unattended

The National Hurricane Center this morning forecasted a 70% chance that Invest 97, now just south of the Bahamas, would form into a tropical cyclone. Destination? The central Gulf. In his McBriefing yesterday, Kent Wells announced that instead of running and cementing the last liner into relief well 1, they had already run in a storm packer to temporarily seal the well and were preparing to shut down. Here's the storm track by computer model.

Jul 22 20:14

What If BP Had Never Spilt Oil In the Gulf of Mexico?

What if BP had the same incident in Nigeria? Would it take three months or more to stop the spill?

Jul 22 20:11

BP accused of 'buying academic silence'

The BBC has obtained a copy of a contract offered to scientists by BP. It says that scientists cannot publish the research they do for BP or speak about the data for at least three years, or until the government gives the final approval to the company's restoration plan for the whole of the Gulf.

It also states scientists may perform research for other agencies as long as it does not conflict with the work they are doing for BP.

And it adds that scientists must take instructions from lawyers offering the contracts and other in-house counsel at BP.

Jul 22 16:37

VIDEO: "Black Water" - BP version

BP-perpetrated, Doobie-Brothers-approved!

Jul 22 14:50

BP Cleanup Workers Gone Wild

Female oil wrestlers need, obviously, to be oiled. Plastic cups full of baby oil are being auctioned off, along with the right to rub their contents all over one of the thong-bikinied gals. "I hope there's no dispersant in that oil!" someone quips. The bidding before the first match starts at $10; it ends pretty quickly when some kid offers $100...

..."Let that oil gush! Let that money flow!"

More hope and change.

Jul 22 14:36

Gulf Storm Projection

Map..

Jul 22 09:25

Did BP Keep Drilling Even Though It Had Lost Control of the Oil Well Much Earlier?

[Mike Williams, the chief electronics technician on the Deepwater Horizon, and one of the last workers to leave the doomed rig] ... says going faster caused the bottom of the well to split open, swallowing tools and that drilling fluid called "mud."

"We actually got stuck. And we got stuck so bad we had to send tools down into the drill pipe and sever the pipe," Williams explained.

Jul 22 09:25

Matt Simmons Says Gulf Clean Up Will Cost Over $1 Trillion, Sees BP At $1, Says "We Have Now Killed The GoM"

Matt Simmons shares some startling revelations in his latest Bloomberg TV interview, in which he says none of the propaganda matters on TV 24/7 (photoshopped or not) as the ultimate clean up cost will likely be well over $1 trillion, and a result he is unconcerned about his BP short. He ultimately see the stock going down to $1.

Jul 22 08:51

Three of every four oil and gas lobbyists worked for federal government

Three out of every four lobbyists who represent oil and gas companies previously worked in the federal government, a proportion that far exceeds the usual revolving-door standards on Capitol Hill, a Washington Post analysis shows.

Jul 22 08:50

'People Are Getting Sick,' Cleanup Worker Says

"It's a lot thicker then you see on TV. It's a lot worse. It's everywhere. The smell is outrageous. People (were) getting sick all the time. They don't really tell you what it is, why people are getting sick, but they were MedEvac-ing people left and right," Bourgeois said. "I have personally dealt with headaches and feeling bad. It's a lot different then what you see sitting at the house."

Jul 22 08:22

Ships ready to leave leaky well as storm brews

Though the rough weather was hundreds of miles from the spill site and wouldn't enter the Gulf for at least a few more days, officials ordered technicians trying to plug BP's well to stand down because they needed several days to clear the area, where about 65 ships are tending to the spill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which means all the live feed ROV videos available to the public will shut down. Anyone are to wager whether they ever come back online again?

Jul 22 04:28

More Evidence Of Toxic Rain?

In the following video environmentalist John Wathen discusses some reports of toxic rain in the Gulf region. He also talks about his recent flight in the area and how he noticed his plane was coated with a thin oil sheen after he arrived back at the airport.

Jul 21 19:38

Florida Dengue Fever Outbreak Leads Back to CIA and Army Experiments

by: H.P. Albarelli Jr. and Zoe Martell,

With little fanfare on July 13, Florida officials released the findings of a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study conducted recently in the Key West area revealing that about 10 percent, or 1,000 people, of the coastal town's population are infected with the dengue fever virus.

Jul 21 18:11

BREAKING: Feds claim ‘seep’ 3 km away came from ANOTHER offshore oil facility

Jul 21 18:10

The Rupture

The Rupture

Tap into her arteries
As vampires, make her bleed
Grease the wheels of industries
Upon her blood we feed
Poke and prod and grope and squeeze
As her defenders plead
Well reasoned analyses
By no means guaranteed
A hunger we can’t appease
A thirst we won’t impede
Beneath the sword of Damocles
Let no one intercede
The rupture is upon us
Prepare now to meet thy god
Upon Earth within heaven
Our corruption we applaud
Corporation
Depredation
Exploration
Exploitation
Percolation
Estimation
Calculation
Laceration
Penetration
Consummation
Extrication
Complication
Deviation
Violation
Deformation
Inflammation
Detonation
Conflagration
Consternation
Accusation
Indignation
Explanation
Implication
Perturbation
Provocation

Jul 21 14:26

Ideas for Neutralizing FEMA Trailers

Since I first posted this several companies have popped up offering a similar service. I would like to think I had something to do with that.....=)

Jul 21 14:19

6'4" Cop Bullies 4'11" Videographer as She Videos a BP Worker Taken Away in Ambulance

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This lady will be our guest on the radio show tomorrow.

Jul 21 11:51

Censored Gulf news: Scientists call on Obama to stop chem-spray

July 20, 5:51 "PMHuman Rights Examiner" by Deborah Dupre'

Scientists and public demand ending human rights violations in Gulf of Mexico region.

Over 100 scientists and academic institution, research laboratory, conservation organization leaders plus human rights defenders from as far away as Norway and Greece signed the Scientists Consensus Statement on the Use of Chemical Dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico calling for the Obama Administration to immediately halt chemical aerial spraying in the Gulf region. A public petition to end dispersant use is also gaining momentum.

Non-consensual human experiementation

Jul 21 10:44

Sea floor leaks

Jul 21 10:25

ROV Driving Through Clouds of Gas and Oil

Webmaster's Commentary: 

About 3 minutes into the video...

Jul 21 09:41

Senior EPA Analyst: “Government [Agencies] Have Been Sock Puppets for BP In This Cover Up”

We have people, wildlife—we have dolphins that are hemorrhaging. People who work near it are hemorrhaging internally. And that’s what dispersants are supposed to do. EPA now is taking the position that they really don’t know how dangerous it is, even though if you read the label, it tells you how dangerous it is. And, for example, in the Exxon Valdez case, people who worked with dispersants, most of them are dead now. The average death age is around fifty. It’s very dangerous, and it’s an economic—it’s an economic protector of BP, not an environmental protector of the public.

Jul 21 09:29

VIDEO: Bubbles Visible in Underwater Cams

Jul 21 08:31

BP testimony: Officials knew of key safety problem on rig

BP officials knew about a problem on a crucial well safety device at least three months before the catastrophic April 20 explosion in the Gulf of Mexico but failed to repair it, according to testimony Tuesday from the company's well manager.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is a criminal offense, and the BP officials need to go to jail.

Jul 21 07:56

BP: A Long, Bloody History of Reckless Greed

British Petroleum, the company responsible for the worst single-source environmental catastrophe in U.S. history, has over its 100-year history caused a number of environmental and workplace disasters. But the harm BP has caused goes further. In the early 1950s, BP and the British government convinced the U.S. to overthrow the democratic government of Iran - an action that has had disastrous consequences for Iran, the U.S., and the Middle East to this day.

Jul 20 22:39

Job losses in Gulf region could reach 100,000 or more

A July 19 report by Moody’s Analytics estimates that as many as 100,000 jobs and $7.4 billion could be lost in the Gulf region as a direct result of the BP oil spill. These numbers represent the high end of the estimated impact of the BP oil spill in the Gulf, according to the company.

Jul 20 11:53

FLASHBACK - ROV films oil leak coming from rock cracks on seafloor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is from June, before the well was capped.

Jul 20 11:31

Top Expert: There Were No Natural Seeps Within 3 Kilometers of Blown Out Well

Berkeley engineering professor Bob Bea has very little confidence in what’s been said publicly about the seeps.

He’s troubled that we’re just now hearing about seeps three kilometers away, because a survey of the seabed conducted before BP drilled its well didn’t indicate anything like that.

Jul 20 10:20

BP's Scheme to Swindle the "Small People"

BP committed fraud in furnishing oil-spill-response data required to obtain a permit to enable them to drill the MC 252 location. The reality is they were not prepared to handle or control a blowout and resulting oil spill of this magnitude. Simply put, they lied.

"BP, in their haste to cut corners and save money in the completion process on the well location at MC 252, exhibited willful neglect in their duties to complete the well safely, which led to the blowout and explosion that killed 11 people. Eleven souls that will never come back. Eleven families with mothers and fathers and wives and children. Children who will never see their fathers again.

"This neglect and loss of life constitutes negligent homicide and all involved should be arrested and charged as such."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This scenario will never happen. BP, with its monied, political clout, will never really pay the real compensation the families here deserve, and will never do the real remediation the Gulf needs to heal.

The taxpayers will wind up footing the bill, while BP executives are laughing all the way to the bank.

Jul 20 09:58

BP's Incentive: To Not Capture All the Oil.

hile they have every incentive to get the well killed, BP also has every incentive to not capture 100% of the well flow until they do. As soon as they do capture all the flow, then a real, measurable number will be in front of the public, and that's the last thing BP wants, since that number will then be used to extrapolate environmental damage, hence per barrel fines that will likely run to the tens of billions anyway. What bewilders me is why the government is letting them get away with it. Where is the Coast Guard, Steve Chu, the EPA, and the new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management? Where is the White House? Where is the main stream media? Are industry bloggers the only ones who are asking these questions?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The questions raised here indicate what many have known for some time; BP is totally in control here, not the US government.

Jul 20 09:41

Is experimental well cap making disaster worse?

Oil and gas started seeping into the Gulf of Mexico again Sunday night, but this time more slowly, and scientists aren't sure whether the leaks mean the cap that stopped the flow last week is making things worse.

Jul 20 09:21

Oil lies becoming more preposterous

"I have worked with air, steam, and hydraulic leaks up to the 4,500 PSI (pounds per square inch) range," Landau wrote. "They were claiming wellhead pressures of up to 70,000 to 100,000 pounds per square inch. Now, they are claiming pressures of 6.5-7K PSI."

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