BP Oil Volcanoes

(CNN) – Analysts Say Americans Too Dumbed Down to Understand Obama’s Oval Office Speech – Read More Here

Video: Grande Isle Beach – Video Link Here

(PaulWatson) – BP Aware Of Cracks In Oil Well Two Months Before Explosion

BP was aware of cracks appearing in the Macondo well as far back as February, right around the time Goldman Sachs and BP Chairman Tony Hayward were busy dumping their stocks in the company on the eve of the explosion that led to the oil spill, according to information uncovered by congressional investigators.

The Mining and Mineral Services agency released documents to Bloomberg indicating that BP “was trying to seal cracks in the well about 40 miles (64 kilometers) off the Louisiana coast,” according to the report. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Health expert: BP running Gulf like a ‘prison warden’

An environmental health advocate declared that the reported four hours of training given to Gulf clean-up workers are insufficient, and ripped into BP for “endangering the health of people.”

“BP should not be running the Gulf region like a prison warden, and we’ve got to stop that,” said Monique Harden, co-director and attorney at the New Orleans-based Advocates for Environmental Human Rights Read More Here

(MailOnline) – British pensioners will pick up the bill for BP gusher – Read More Here

(ConsortiumNews) – Prudhoe Bay, BP’s Other Ticking Bomb

Nearly 5,000 miles from the oil-spill catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, BP and its culture of cost-cutting are contributing to another environmental mess in the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s north shore, according to internal BP documents and more than a dozen employees interviewed over the past month. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Waking America From the BP Nightmare – Read More Here

(Guardian) – BP engineer called doomed rig a ‘nightmare well’

BP took measures to cut costs in the weeks before the catastrophic blowout in the Gulf of Mexico as it dealt with one problem after another, prompting a BP engineer to describe the doomed rig as a “nightmare well,” according to internal documents released Monday. Read More Here

(IrishCentral) – Fears that BP oil spill may reach Irish coastline

Gulf Stream could ferry damaging oil slick to Ireland’s west coast Read More Here

(June 17) – Video: Lindsey Williams Returns to Update Us About Toxic Gases Spreading into Florida on Alex Jones Tv

Pastor Lindsey Williams returns to talk with Alex about the BP oil gusher. On June 10, Williams told the Alex Jones Show that toxic gases coming from the BP oil gusher pose a threat to residents of the Gulf States. Continue reading

Economy

(IND) – China’s gold rush ‘will be stampede by 2020’ – Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Stocks Soar, but Many Analysts Ask Why

The unemployment rate remains locked in a range that recalls the economic doldrums of the early 1980s. Housing is stuck in a ditch, with foreclosures rising. And consumers are still reluctant to part with the little cash they do have. Read More Here

(NorthJersey) – Cash-strapped states using income audits to get funds

State audits on income and sales taxes for the smallest businesses as well as out-of-state inquiries on operations in other states are on the rise, accountants say. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – There Are No New Taxes Coming In America…. Except The Massive One That Will Sock The Economy In The Gut – Read More Here

(ContrCostaTimes) – Chiang: Worst yet to come for California budget crisis

State Controller John Chiang said Monday the worst of California’s budget crisis is still to come. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – State Debt Woes Grow Too Big to Camouflage

California, New York and other states are showing many of the same signs of debt overload that recently took Greece to the brink — budgets that will not balance, accounting that masks debt, the use of derivatives to plug holes, and armies of retired public workers who are counting on benefits that are proving harder and harder to pay. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Eighteen Million, Out in the Road

How cold and callous can we become? When, as a society and as a nation, we can undergo a massive earthquake under our very feet and before our very eyes, how can we just ignore its victims? Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Video: Tent Slums Spring Up in America

Concentrations of homeless people are nothing new in America, but recent BBC and Los Angeles Times reports depict a rising trend of shanty slums, such as a “city” of newly homeless people living in tents near the Ontario airport in Los Angeles. View Video Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Workhouse Nation – The Plight of Mass Unemployment in America. What are the Causes? Read More Here

(WickedLocal) – Bay State foreclosures up 13.8 percent

Completed foreclosures in Massachusetts fell 19.6 percent in February, compared to January, but were 10.4 percent higher than in February 2009, according to data released Thursday morning. Also, foreclosure deeds jumped 13.8 percent to 2,058 in the first two months of the year from 1,809 during the same period in 2009, the Warren Group reported. Read More Here

(CBS2Chicago) – Report: 20,000 Illinois Teachers Could Lose Jobs

9,800 Teachers Are Already Out, Many More Layoffs Are Planned Read More Here

(AP) – IN could see new wave of foreclosures

The number of Indiana mortgages that were 90 days or more overdue jumped to its highest level in more than a year in January, a statistic that has many fearing a surge of home foreclosures in 2010. Read More Here

(FortWorthBP) – Commercial real estate to see ‘storm’ of foreclosures

The 2010 Tarrant County commercial real estate market looks to be similar to 2009 with one big difference according to local foreclosure expert George Roddy Sr.: a ‘closing window of opportunity.’ Read More Here

HRW slams Obama’s rights records

(PressTV) – Human Rights Watch has blasted US President Barack Obama’s change in “rhetoric” rather than “policies” as US transfers more Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Europe. Continue reading

Environmental Coverup: Radioactive Groundwater Contamination in the Chesapeake Bay

Not far from the political wheeling and dealing, hidden from view outside
Washington, DC, one of the most stunning cover-ups in environmental criminal history quietly gurgles below our feet. For outside the awareness of nearly 17 million residents exists a total news blackout of nuclear power plants that have leaked radioactive chemicals into the groundwater of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Continue reading

MSM: Heavily armed law enforcement teams will scatter across the Bay Area this weekend

(ContraCostaTimes) – Armed officers in full battle gear will be scattered throughout the Bay Area this weekend, rescuing hostages, fighting bank robbers and quelling terrorism at the Oakland Airport, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, the NASA Ames Research Center and 22 other high profile sites. Continue reading

Foreign Cops Take Part in “Domestic Terrorism” Drill in California

Earlier in the week, Chris Matthews attempted to portray Stewart Rhodes of the Oath Keepers as a paranoid conspiracy nut for suggesting the presence of foreign troops in the United States. Continue reading

Water Wars: Corruption! Collusion! Scandal!

The world is immersed in a dark bureaucratic nightmare, while lulled by the dream of a green sustainable future. This can be best illustrated by the Hegelian Dialectic, when simplified, is described as Problem > Reaction > Solution, wherein a Problem is created with an ulterior motive, a Reaction is provoked as a result of the Problem, and a predetermined Solution is then implemented. Continue reading

Video: Employees protest vaccination orders

(Fox) –  St. Petersburg General Hospital lab assistant Pat Putman has already received a seasonal flu vaccination and will also get the H1N1 flu shot when it is available. Continue reading

Conspiracy theory or hidden truth? The 9/11 enigmas…

Richard Gage, AIA has been a practicing San Francisco Bay Area architect for more than 20 years, and is a registered member of the American Institute of Architects. Most recently he worked on a $400M mixed-use facility in Las Vegas NV. But he is also the founder and CEO of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, now numbering over 800 A/E’s, calling for a new investigation into the destruction of all 3 WTC high-rises on 9/11. Continue reading

Bush tortured children, and America yawns

At an Amnesty International conference a few years ago, I had the honor of attending a talk by Clive Stafford Smith, a British attorney who represents some of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Continue reading

Video: Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Speech at the Columbus Ohio Tea Party

Keynote speech at the Ohio Rally for State Sovereignty, August 1, 2009. Continue reading

Obama Considers “Military-civilian” Prison System for Suspected Terrorists

“The Obama administration is looking at creating a courtroom-within-a-prison complex in the U.S. to house suspected terrorists, combining military and civilian detention facilities at a single maximum-security prison,” the Associated Press is reporting. Continue reading

Three Good Reasons To Liquidate Our Empire – And Ten Steps to Take to Do So

However ambitious President Barack Obama’s domestic plans, one unacknowledged issue has the potential to destroy any reform efforts he might launch. Think of it as the 800-pound gorilla in the American living room: our longstanding reliance on imperialism and militarism in our relations with other countries and the vast, potentially ruinous global empire of bases that goes with it. Continue reading

Obama Ignores Torture – Helen Thomas

Secrecy is endemic in all governments. It goes with the turf, especially if their leaders hope to hide illegal or immoral behavior, such as torture of foreign prisoners. Continue reading

MSM: Australian town bans bottled water

(Telegraph) – A remote town in south-eastern Australia has become the first place in the world to ban bottled water. Continue reading

MSM: White House Weighs Order on Detention

(WTimes) – Obama administration officials, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, are crafting language for an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely, according to three senior government officials with knowledge of White House deliberations. Continue reading

MSM: Detainee claims to have lied under CIA torture

(AFP) – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, an accused top Al-Qaeda operative and self-confessed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, claimed to have lied under torture by the CIA, according to government transcripts released Monday. Continue reading

Barack Bonaparte – ‘Soft Power’ and Personal Charm

When the European conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt as part of his quest for world domination, he told the people: You will be told that I came to destroy your religion; do not believe it … I have more respect than the Mamelukes for your God, His Prophet, and the Koran and many more sweet words besides. Continue reading

MSM: Judge’s ruling could reveal Gitmo secrets in late July

(CNN) – The U.S. government cannot collectively seal its records in more than 100 cases involving the indefinite detention of suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, a federal judge ruled Monday. Continue reading

Video: US violated Geneva Conventions, Bush Iraq commander says

The head of the US Central Command, General David Petraeus, said Friday that the US had violated the Geneva Conventions in a stunning admission from President Bush’s onetime top general in Iraq that the US may have violated international law. Continue reading

MSM: Condoleezza Rice approved ‘torture’ techniques

Condoleezza Rice, President George W. Bush’s Secretary of State, personally approved a CIA request to use “waterboarding” and other harsh interrogation techniques. Continue reading

Video: Disgraced commander calls out Cheney for ‘scapegoating’ Abu Ghraib soldiers

A Senate report revealed that former President George Bush and top-ranking officials in his administration approved harsh interrogation techniques that were later used in prisons at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. Former Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski claims soldiers convicted in the Abu Ghraib torture scandal were victims of scapegoating and had been merely obeying orders. Continue reading

It’s official: Red Cross report says Bush Administration tortured prisoners

US interrogators attached detainees to collars like dogs and used their leashes to slam them against walls, forced them to stand for days wearing only diapers, and tied detainees necks with towels and threw them against plywood walls, according to accounts in a secret 2007 report issued by the Red Cross to be printed in a New York magazine and leaked on Monday. Continue reading