Alex talks to an officer from his home state of Texas about the Fusion Centers training police and new hires to be like the same military force that is over in iraq terrorizing iraqi citizens under a total police state run stystem. Continue reading
What really happened at the DHS-Chicago Terror Drill? Why did a Congressman attack two college students? Are U.S. skies going to be crawling with predator drones? Is President Obama calling for forced vaccinations in his latest Executive Order? Join us on this weeks edition as we uncover the answers to these questions. Plus, we have an exclusive interview with Mark Anderson of the American Free Press on the power of the alternative media. Continue reading
(NBCChicago) – Disaster. Mayhem. Panic in the streets.
Chicago could look a lot like a Michael Bay movie-in-action this weekend when massive emergency response exercise takes place in and around the city.
The Illinois National Guard says more than 50 local, state, federal and private agencies will participate in the drill to learn how to respond to disasters. The five-day training exercise will run from Sunday through Thursday, June 17.
Officials with the Illinois National Guard say the event is a “full-scale exercise” and residents can expect to see emergency responders throughout the Chicago area “look and acting” as if it were a real disaster mission. Read entire article
(CNN) – BP had three indications of trouble aboard the doomed drill rig Deepwater Horizon in the hour before the April 20 explosion that sank the offshore platform, congressional investigators reported Tuesday.
Witnesses reported the well was spurting liquid and pressure tests indicated “a very large abnormality” was occurring aboard the rig, according to a memo released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday afternoon.
The memo summarizes preliminary findings of BP’s own investigation into the disaster, which left 11 workers dead and uncapped an undersea gusher that has spewed crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for a month.
The well unexpectedly spouted fluid three times in the 51 minutes before the explosion and pressure on the drill pipe “unexpectedly increased” before the blast, the memo states. In addition, BP’s investigation “raised concerns about the maintenance history, modification, inspection, and testing” of blowout preventer, a critical piece of equipment that has failed to shut down the well. – Source: CNN
(OpEdNews) – The Department of Justice and congressional committees should open a preliminary inquiry about whether BP committed perjury in testimony before Congress. All video of the spill should be released publicly. Subpoenas should be issued for any information from within BP about its private estimates of the size of the spill and the dangers of the dispersants. Key BP personnel should be formally interviewed by investigators.
Two specific issues should be investigated: Read More Here
(ABC) – Video: Scuba Diver Describes Oil Spill From Underwater – Video Link Here
(RawStory) – US has approved 19 environmental drilling waivers since oil spill – Read More Here
(FDL) – Awful News From The Gulf: Explosions Collapse Seafloor At Deepwater Horizon Well Head
A series of explosions appears to have collapsed the seafloor and blown up the BOP at the well head. Oil and gas are billowing out of a depression in the seafloor where the BOP used to be at an exponentially greater rate than anything seen before. Read More Here
(ChannelNewsAsia) – BP launches PR fightback over oil spill
Under-fire oil giant BP launched a public relations fightback on Monday over the Gulf of Mexico rig spill, pledging up to 500 million dollars to study the impact and taking out major newspaper ads. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Oil Tax Increase By Congress Would Fund Federal Cleanup, Response To Oil Spills
Responding to the massive BP oil spill, Congress is getting ready to quadruple – to 32 cents a barrel – a tax on oil used to help finance cleanups. The increase would raise nearly $11 billion over the next decade. Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Wetlands cleanup may be impossible
“Just the compaction of humanity bringing equipment in, walking on them, will kill them,” said David White, a wetlands ecologist from Loyola University in New Orleans. Read More Here
Deepwater Horizon – Situation Map – See Map Here
(FreakOutNation) – Video: 24 Miles Of Louisiana Is Destroyed: “Everything In It Is Dead”
After the BP oil spill last month, BP speculated that the damage was minimal, relatively speaking. A picture is worth a thousand words as they say: Continue reading
(HuffingtonPost) – As the federal and congressional probes continue into the causes of the Gulf oil rig explosion, new information is coming to light about the failure of a key device, the blowout preventer, to shut off the gushing well, which could have prevented the growing catastrophe.
And new questions are being raised about the testing of the preventers. At today’s hearing before a House subcommittee, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., revealed that the blowout preventer had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system and had failed a negative pressure test just hours before the April 20 explosion. And at a hearing in Louisiana on Tuesday, the government engineer who gave oil giant BP the final approval to drill admitted that he never asked for proof that the preventer worked. Read More Here
(Oil-Price) – Use nukes to contain the oil spill
A leading Russian daily has come up with another option-nuke the spill. Though it sounds more like fiction and somewhat outlandish, the fact is that Soviet Russia had used controlled nuclear explosions to contain oil spills, on at least five different occasions. Read More Here
(McClatchy) – Video: Oil spill: BP had wrong diagram to close blowout preventer – Read More Here
(Examiner) – Dead Dolphins found on Gulf Shore as spill moves to threaten National Wildlife Refuge – Read More Here
(Rense) – Hay Was Used Successfully On The 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill – Read More Here
(McClatchy) – Alaska’s Murkowski blocks Senate on higher oil spill liability – Read More Here
(KSFY) – Tomorrow begins a two day terrorism response drill that will be held here in the city of Sioux Falls.
The National Guard, Sioux Falls Fire and other first responders will be taking part, simulating a response to an attack involving weapons of mass destruction.
If you think we’re safe because we’re in Sioux Falls, think about this: in 1995, before Timothy McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City Federal Building, one of his other targets had been the Sioux Falls Federal Building.
Sirens, soldiers and people in moon suits helping the sick and the dying. For the next two days, this is the grim scenario that will play out in Sioux Falls. The Times Square car bomb case seems a million miles away from here. Read entire article