(NaturalNews) – A diet including unlimited amounts of junk food can cause rats to become so addicted to the unhealthy diet that they will starve themselves rather than go back to eating healthy food, researchers have discovered.
In a series of studies conducted over the course of three years and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, Scripps Florida scientists Paul Johnson and Paul Kenny have shown that rats’ response to unlimited junk food closely parallels well-known patterns of drug addiction — even down to the changes in brain chemistry.
“What we have are these core features of addiction, and these animals are hitting each one of these features,” Kenny said.
In their first study, the researchers fed rats on either a balanced diet or on the same diet plus unlimited access to junk foods purchased at a local supermarket, including processed meats and cakes. Within a short time period, the rats on the junk food diet began to eat compulsively and quickly became overweight. Continue reading →
(RawStory) – A Republican state house candidate from northern Florida is standing by her proposal to build internment camps for undocumented immigrants that would “collect enough illegal aliens until you have enough to ship them back.”
Marg Baker, who’s one of three GOP candidates running for the nomination for Florida’s 48th district, made the announcement earlier this month at a meeting of the 9-12 Project, Glenn Beck’s political activist group.
“We can follow what happened back in the ’40s or ’50s [when] I was just a little girl in Miami and they built camps for the people that snuck into the country,” Baker said.
“Because they were illegal, they put them in the camps and they shipped them back,” Baker said, to applause.
Her pronouncement “stunned” the district’s Republican incumbent, Peter Nehr. Full article here
(SFGate) – Just as Oakland became the last of the Bay Area’s three airports to install full-body scanners at security checkpoints this week, a new scandal has erupted.
The TSA has insisted all along that these machines cannot capture, store or transmit images of travelers’ naked bodies.
According to a CNET report, another federal agency, the U.S. Marshall’s service, admitted that it had actually stored over 30,000 images recorded by a full-body scanner used at a Florida courthouse.
EPIC also discovered that the TSA actually specified to manufacturers that the machines have the ability to send and store images. The TSA says that these functions are only for testing and training and insists on its web site that the airport body scanners are delivered to airports with storage and recording functions disabled. Read More Here
(NewsBusters) – White House Enacts Rules Inhibiting Media From Covering Oil Spill – Read More Here
Film: Crude – MUST SEE – Documentary shows hazards of oil contamination on Humans
If anyone has not yet seen the documentary “Crude” I highly suggest you do so. The film highlights the plight of the Equadorian people and their fight against big oil for the contamination of their land and water. Most of the indigenous peoples are suffering and dying due to oil conamination, a possible parallell to the future of our gulf states.
(OEN) – Can it rain oily compounds in the Gulf of Mexico? Yes! Chris Landau geologist & meteorologist
Do not let your kids eat the hail or drink the rainwater. It is likely to contain some benzene and cyclohexane. Can it rain oily compounds? The short answer is it certainly can. It is also not complex to work out which chemical compounds will be coming down in our rainwater. It is those with a similar boiling point and freezing point to water. It is those that are not too heavy, that are similar to that of air at 1.2 kg per cubic meter. They should be able to rise easily to upper atmospheric levels. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – What Mainstream Media is Not Telling You about the Gulf Oil Cleanup
What surface oil dispersant for oil spills is so toxic and ineffective it has been banned in England for a decade? The one that British Petroleum (BP) is using now in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s loaded with 2-butoxyethanol, which kills marine and wetland wild life while causing serious lung problems to humans! Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – BP, Homeland Security, and Cops Work Together to Deny First Amendment
The father of fascism, Benito Mussolini, defined fascism as corporatism. “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power,” said Mussolini. Read More Here
(IntelHub) – DHS Works Hand in Hand with BP Security and Local Police
Over the past month there has been numerous reports of BP security intimidating journalists and blocking access to certain areas, including refineries as far away as Texas. We now have documented evidence that not only BP security, but local police and DHS have taken part in “police state” tactics against reporters, denying them their first amendments rights and threatening them with arrest. Read More Here
(FemaleFaust) – This Interview With Tony Hayward May Make You Sick
(USAToday) – U.S. report: BP spill likely to reach Florida Keys, Miami
NOAA forecasts that the coastlines most likely to be hit by oil – 81% to 100% — extend from the Mississippi River Delta to the western panhandle of Florida, where tarballs have already washed ashore. It says other areas of Florida are much less likely to be affected. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Overwhelmed by Oil and Toxic Pollutants: The Destruction of an Entire Coastline
For the people of the Gulf and the region – watching some of the most toxic pollutants known to man, being sprayed to disperse one of the most toxic pollutants known to man, unleashed as a result of man’s fallibility, in a near-global addiction to consumerism – it must be an environmental apocalypse now. One dispersant Corexit 9500, is four times as toxic as oil, and also disrupts the reproductive systems of organisms. Read More Here
Video: Republicans Block Investigative Power for Oil Spill Commission – Continue reading →
(TheIntelHub) – California Notified Of Gulf Evacuation Plans
A well-placed source in California told WMR that the California Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) has been briefed by its counterpart agencies in the Gulf coast states that there are plans to conduct a mass evacuation of millions of Gulf coast residents due to the catastrophic environmental and public health effects of the BP oil disaster.
CEMA officials have been briefed on the planned evacuations by counterparts in the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Read More Here
(Examiner) – Investigation reveals possible criminal activity connecting Obama to BP oil spill
The new line of defense employed by the Obama Administration to deflect criticism of its lackadaisical handling of the BP oil spill is to launch a criminal investigation of the company.
Perhaps this is the best thing that could happen. Such an investigation would, of course, uncover all of BP’s connections to the Democratic Party and Barack Obama, who were the single largest beneficiaries of BP campaign contributions over the last 10 years. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Gulf of Mexico Presents Unprecedented Toxicity Problems – Read More Here
(SalemNews) – FEMA Plans to Evacuate Tampa Bay Area In Place?
FEMA has plans to evacuate the Tampa Bay area in the event of a controlled burn of surface oil in the Gulf of Mexico, or if wind or other conditions are expected to take toxic fumes through Tampa Bay, according to a report by Maryann Tobin in the Hernando County Political Buzz Examiner. Tobin has been a freelance writer for more than twenty years, writing for local publications in New York and Florida. Read More Here
(CNN) – Video: Average Lifespan Of Clean up Crews Working Near Dispersants is 51 – Video Link Here
(Bloomberg) – Alex to Become Hurricane as Swells Reach Gulf Spill
Tropical Storm Alex, the first named system of the Atlantic hurricane season, strengthened today over open waters, forcing the evacuation of rigs in the Gulf of Mexico while pushing swells toward the worst U.S. oil spill. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Florida Governor Urges Vacationers To Swim In Toxic Sludge
Florida Governor Charlie Crist is apparently more worried about the state’s economy than the health of vacationers and residents.
Crist told CBS on Saturday the water is safe and people shouldn’t worry. “It is safe,” Crist declared, “there isn’t a toxic nature to it that is detrimental to anybody. It is much more of a nuisance than anything else at this point.” Video Link Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – CLEAR Water Tests Positive for Oil, Officials “Only Doing Visual Assessments”, “What You Can’t See May Be More Dangerous”
Sit down. Get ready. Your life has begun to change. It will never be the same again. This gulf disaster is changing everything. Read More Here
(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – G4: Corexit/oil eats through boat hulls, kidneys (PHOTOS/VIDEO) – Read More Here
(AP) – Florida Panhandle tourism tanks as more spilled oil hits beaches – Read More Here
(AP) – Hurricane watch for Mexico, US as Alex strengthens
Hurricane watches were in effect Monday for a stretch of Gulf coast in southern Texas and northern Mexico as Tropical Storm Alex gained strength and appeared on track to become a Category 3 hurricane before it makes landfall later this week. Read More Here
(FemaleFaust) – Pensacola Reopens Beaches Against Advice – Hundreds Sickened
Well, well. The surf boiling like acid — oil making a massive landfall — perhaps it isn’t safe to go in the water, you think? Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Methane and Martial Law in the Gulf of Mexico
Earlier this week Reuters reported on a massive amount of methane discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. Texas A&M University oceanography professor John Kessler said methane gas levels in some areas are “astonishingly high.” Kessler recently returned from a 10-day research expedition near the BP oil gusher. Kessler’s team measured both surface and deep water within a 5-mile (8 kilometer) radius of BP’s destroyed wellhead. “There is an incredible amount of methane in there,” Kessler told reporters. He said the level may be as much as one million times the normal level. Read More Here
(DailyPaul) – Halliburton Buys Oil Clean Up Company just 10 days before spill
Does a company that both builds oil rigs and cleans up oil spills have any motivation to prevent oil rig disasters?
That’s the question some people in business and politics are asking themselves after Halliburton’s purchase of an oil clean-up company 10 days before the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and launched the worst oil spill in US history. Read More Here
Claims problems and mixed messages from the Gulf oil spill unified command structure has local leaders from Pensacola to Plaquemines Parish fuming as the Gulf comes under what some call a ‘tarball attack.’ Read More Here
(MI2G) – Gulf Oil Gusher: Danger of Tsunamis From Methane?
A new and less well known asymmetric threat has surfaced in the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher. Methane or CH4 gas is being released in vast quantities in the Gulf waters. Seismic data shows huge pools of methane gas at the location immediately below and around the damaged “Macondo” oil well. Read More Here
(OilPrice) – Government Insiders: Get Ready for the Gulf “Dead Zone” – Wayne Madsen – Read More Here
(TheFoundry) – Feds Continue to Block Oil Spill Cleanup
If there were ever a time to pull out the Ronald Reagan quote “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help,” it would be here and now with this oil spill. Either no one’s in charge or everyone is. Either way, it’s not working and is creating needless delays that waste valuable time to suck up the oil and protect our coastlines. Read More Here
(ScienceBlogs) – Gulf Oil Spill Disaster: Spawn of the Living Dead for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna?
A recently published study, intended to provide data to commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico so they maximize their catch of Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus albacares, whilst avoiding bycatch of critically endangered Atlantic (Northern) Bluefin Tuna, Thunnus thynnus, suggests that the Deepwater Horizon oil leak may devastate the endangered Atlantic bluefin population, causing it to completely collapse or possibly go extinct. Read More Here
(Twawki) – Obama to make $85 million from BP disaster?
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. Read More Here
(June 23) – Video: Group Urges Obama to Stop Blocking Gulf Relief Efforts – Alex Jones – Part 1 Here – Part 2 – Part 3
(MiamiHerald) – Oil plumes invade a dark, mysterious world at Gulf’s floor
At the dark and cold bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, rich and strange forms of deepwater life proliferate — and may be vulnerable to oil plumes from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. Read More Here
(SouthernStudies) – TILT: The illness afflicting workers exposed to BP’s oil disaster?
Workers cleaning up the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico have reported suffering from flu-like symptoms that may be the consequence of exposure to chemicals in the oil as well as the petroleum-derived solvent being used to disperse the spill.
The illness — marked by headaches, fatigue, upset stomach, and problems with memory and concentration — has been dubbed toxicant-induced loss of tolerance, or TILT. People suffering from TILT lose the ability to tolerate exposures to household chemical products, medication or even food, Dr. Claudia Miller of the University of Texas Health Science Center told WOAI TV: Read More Here
(Reuters) – Methane in Gulf “astonishingly high”: U.S. scientist
As much as 1 million times the normal level of methane gas has been found in some regions near the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, enough to potentially deplete oxygen and create a dead zone, U.S. scientists said on Tuesday. Read More Here
Our oceans vegetative life, converts the majority of our atmospheric carbon dioxide to oxygen. Contaminating our oceans with oil will disrupt this cycle of life. One gallon of oil contaminates 250 gallons of water. Transoceanic drilled into prospect name “Kodiak” in the area of Mississippi Canyon 771, in 4,986 feet of water with an estimate oil reserve of near 12 billion barrels. Should this reservoir of oil be released all at once, quickly, or gradually into the oceans, then most life on the planet earth will eventually diminish due to lack of breathable oxygen. Read More Here
(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – Video: *BREAKING* Florida waters test positive for dissolved oil; Researchers “Suspect it’s a lot” – Video Link Here
(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – CDC advises “Everyone, including pregnant women” to avoid areas affected by spill; Expert says crude oil contains “some of the most toxic chemicals that we know” – Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Video: Rogers Sees Emerging Hurricane Threat in Gulf of Mexico
Matt Rogers, president of Commodity Weather Group, talks about the outlook for a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico and the potential impact on efforts to clean up BP Plc’s oil leak. Rogers talks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “InsideTrack.” Continue reading →
(WashingtonsBlog) – Coverup: BP Has the Technology to Accurately Measure the Amount of Leaking Oil – Read More Here
(MotherJones) – Destruction of Wildlife: More Dirty Details From My BP Mole – Read More Here
(Globe&Mail) – Gulf spill plays havoc with real estate
Phone calls from retirees have dried up, and fears mount over foreclosures by people thrown out of work Read More Here
(RawStory) – BP yanks containment cap after problem, oil flows unimpeded into the Gulf
“Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says an underwater robot bumped into the venting system. That sent gas rising through vent that carries warm water down to prevent ice-like crystals from forming in the cap. View More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Toxic Rain Falls in Louisiana
While the corporate media concentrates on Joe Barton’s apology to BP and Tony Hayward taking off to attend a yacht race around England’s Isle of Wight, people on the ground in Louisiana — what BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg called the “small people” — are beginning to experience the result of millions of gallons of oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico.
It is now raining oil — and we can assume the highly toxic dispersant Corexit 9500 — in River Ridge, Louisiana. The following video purports to document the oil rain: View More Here
(SilverBearCafe) – Gassed in the Gulf (Parts I & ll): New Gulf War Syndrome
The petro-chemical-military-industrial complex is gassing Gulf Coast residents with poisonous Benzene and Corexit dispersant at dangerously high levels in the largest U.S. domestic military operation to date. The military and FEMA are engaged in Emergency Plans for 36 urban areas from Texas to Florida due to the unstoppable Gulf oil volcano the size of Mt. Everest, as WMR reports, indicating evacuations. Some people are advised to relocate now. Read More Here
(EconomicCollapse) – Does The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Mean That The U.S. Is Headed For Gas Lines, Higher Food Prices And A Broken Economy? – Read More Here
(TheMarketFinancial) – Are We to Believe Gulf Doomsday Talk?
Will the oil gusher in the Gulf eventually destroy all marine life, as oilman Matthew Simmons asserts, or will the disaster instead be contained once BP’s relief well comes online sometime in July or August? Simmons, a peak-oil proponent and no stranger to controversy, has been warning that a second well cannot alleviate the problem because most of the oil, now estimated to flow at around 60,000 barrels per day, is coming not from the well bore but from innumerable ruptures in the sea bed around the Deepwater Horizon site. Because of this, he says, there are only two possible options: allowing the well to run dry — a process that would take 30 years and destroy the Gulf of Mexico and the ocean; or nuking the site, melting the fissured seabed into a glassy cap. Read More Here
(MiamiHerald) – Oil plumes invade a dark, mysterious world at Gulf’s floor – Read More Here
(Examiner) – North America faces years of toxic oil rain from BP oil spill chemical dispersants
When you pour more than a million gallons of toxic chemical dispersants on top of an oil spill, it doesn’t just disappear. In this case, it moves to the atmosphere, where it will travel hundreds, if not thousands of miles from the site of the BP oil spill, in the form of toxic rain.
(PrisonPlanet) – Ten Stories In The News That The BP Oil Spill Is Overshadowing
The mainstream media is running a 24 hour news cycle focusing purely on the BP oil spill, a disaster, as we have shown, that is being intentionally hyped in order to sell cap and trade legislation and moves to nationalize big business. Read More Here
(Kotaku) – Video: Unreal Engine Puts BP Oil Spill Into Perspective
Initial estimates had the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico at 25,000 barrels a day. This clip, made using the same engine that powers many of today’s biggest games, shows how much oil that really is. Video Link Here
Oil Gusher Doom Details Here
Here are the facts about the oil spill that have not been heard anywhere in point form:
Dr. Bill: oil volcano is a giant reserve of magna, ocean floor has been raising around the world 13′ ft a day, that is why there are so many earthquakes and volcano eruptions. This oil is going to keep refilling. Gas burps are lethal and will kill everyone. 79 exercises ready for evacuations. The disbursements heat the ocean and create major hurricanes. BP cut corners and put the wrong pipes down. The company should be seized. 2-2.5 millions gallons a day is leaking. Most dangerous? Volcano super tsunami may occur driven by steam. 80 to 200 feet high, 50 miles inland, clear across Florida. 400-600 miles per hour. 100’s of millions of tons of methane exist in this volcano. 40% of U.S. oil production will cease if tsunami occurs. This could happen by July or up to 2 years. Listen to the weapons that the US have! They have weapons that are a 1000 years ahead of any country that can stop this oil gusher. The plan is to massively reduce the world population…Get out of the Gulf Of Mexico NOW..At least 100 miles inland..
Conspiracy or not? You decide..
U.S. Scientist Warns Impact of Methane Gas as Result of Gulf Oil Spill – More Here..
How The Ultimate BP Gulf Disaster Could Kill Millions – More Here..
(ABCNews) – Video: BP Oil Spill – Against Gov. Jindal’s Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard
Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state’s oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor’s wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore. Video Link Here
(IfItWasMyHome) – Map: Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster – View Here
(JohnDotyJr) – Relief Wells Are Useless, We Can’t Stop This Oil Gusher
BP and their affiliated and unaffiliated spokespeople are hilarious. For the public, at least. Maybe that’s their plan. They’ve decided that the situation is so hopeless that they will just put on a big comedy show for us with several acts. Behind closed doors, one can only imagine what happens when the facade ends. What are they talking about? What sort of contingencies and strategies are they actually considering? Surely they are not this naive, this ignorant. It makes no sense. So, the only logical conclusion we can come to is that they are entertaining us. So Maybe we should thank BP for their humorous sideshow. Read More Here
(AP) – Gulf oil full of methane, adding new concerns
The oil emanating from the seafloor contains about 40 percent methane, compared with about 5 percent found in typical oil deposits, said John Kessler, a Texas A&M University oceanographer who is studying the impact of methane from the spill.
That means huge quantities of methane have entered the Gulf, scientists say, potentially suffocating marine life and creating “dead zones” where oxygen is so depleted that nothing lives. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Corporate atrocities against nature may ultimately destroy human civilization – Mike Adams
What’s most striking about the present BP oil catastrophe is not that it is an aberration but rather part of a dangerous pattern of mankind’s propensity to destroy nature. To destroy life in a large region of an ocean isn’t even new: The world already has over two hundred “dead zones” where fish can’t live because the ocean water has no more oxygen left thanks to the runoff effects of man-made chemicals. Read More Here
(NYPost) – $7-a-gallon gas?
President Obama has a solution to the Gulf oil spill: $7-a-gallon gas.
That’s a Harvard University study’s estimate of the per-gallon price of the president’s global-warming agenda. And Obama made clear this week that this agenda is a part of his plan for addressing the Gulf mess.
So what does global-warming legislation have to do with the oil spill? Read More Here
(SOTT) – Fueling War: Pentagon Still Buying Most of Its Oil and Gas from BP – Read More Here
(WPost) – Even after BP oil spill, fundraising events were hopping
Lobbyists for BP hosted at least 53 fundraising parties for lawmakers and candidates in recent years — four of them since the explosion and oil spill at a BP-run oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a watchdog group’s analysis. Read More Here
(FloridaOilSpillAW) – Video: 50 mile oil ‘patch’ just south of Florida Keys by June 19: Forecast
Latest HYCOM-GFS oilspill forecast shows a large stretch of oil approximately 15 miles south of the Florida Keys, near Marathon and Big Pine Key by this weekend. Video Link Here
(FloridaOilSpillAW) – CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: “Billion potential barrels of oil” under BP’s ruptured well; “Thing could really explode” expert says – Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Video: BP Tells Cleanup Workers They’ll Be Fired If They Wear Respirators
We’re repeating the same catastrophe in the Gulf. You see pictures of people wearing regular clothes who are wading in and scooping oil off the water. Hundreds, maybe thousands of people, are going to get sick unnecessarily. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Did the BP Oil Well Really Blow Out in February, Instead of April?
The Deepwater Horizon blew up on April 20th, and sank a couple of days later. BP has been criticized for failing to report on the seriousness of the blow out for several weeks.
However, as a whistleblower previously told 60 Minutes, there was an accident at the rig a month or more prior to the April 20th explosion: Read More Here
(June 17) – 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 →
Video: Wayne Madsen Reports BP Orders Press Away from Gulf via Janet Napolitano on Alex Jones Tv
Alex talks with investigative journalist Wayne Madsen about Obama administration corruption and the BP Gulf oil scandal. Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3
(Truthout) – How Bush’s DOJ Killed a Criminal Probe Into BP That Threatened to Net Top Officials
Mention the name of the corporation BP to Scott West and two words immediately come to mind: Beyond Prosecution. Read More Here
(Null&Void) – Toxins Developed By Exxon Used To Extenuate Effects of Gulf Oil Spill
As of May 10th, over 250,000 gallons of COREXIT 9500A, a chemical known as a ‘dispersant,’ – designed to break down substances like oil into smaller, less visible particles – has been dumped into the ocean at the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
According to a fact sheet released by the Food & Water Watch group, while dispersants like COREXIT 9500A may break down surface oil particles easing the eye and minimizing contact with oil for a select few animals, they actually encourage oil exposure deeper in the water column to various marine life, including fish, oysters, and eggs – many organisms sold as food commodity around the world. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Gulf Oil Spill: Government Remains Blind To Underwater Oil Hazard – Read More Here
(SOTT) – Nightmare scene as oil smothers Louisiana wetlands – Read More Here
(WDSU) – Video: Fishermen sick from clean-up work in gulf
Gary Burris, a fisherman in coastal Louisiana, has become severely ill from inhaling fumes during response work following the Deepwater Horizon disaster and claims many more have become sick but hesitate to come forward for fear of losing their only remaining source of revenue. Continue reading →
(Examiner) – Oil slick enters Gulf loop current, tar balls found in Florida Keys
NASA satellite imagery on Monday shows that the rapidly expanding oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico has entered a powerful current known as the Loop Current, which flows through the straits of Florida and along the eastern seaboard as far north as North Carolina before heading out into the Atlantic. The entrance of the oil slick into the Gulf Loop Current is what officials fear will be a catastrophic event. Read More Here
(NCoal) – Officials Find Tarballs Along Key West Shores
Yesterday Coast Guard personnel discovered two dozen tarballs on Key West shores. They’re in the process of testing them to see if they came from the Gulf of Mexico’s growing oil disaster.
If so, it could determine the oil has been in the gulf’s loop current for at least the last several days. Scientists have feared that once the oil gets into the loop current that it could gravely damage South Florida’s coral reefs and wildlife. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – The Responses to the Gulf Oil Spill and to the Financial Crisis Are Remarkably Similar … And Have Made Both Crises Much Worse
The Gulf oil spill and the financial crisis were both caused by excessive risk-taking by industry giants and the “capture” of politicians and regulators by the corporate behemoths.
Moreover, the response to the Gulf oil spill and the financial crisis are remarkably similar. Read More Here
(AP) – Video: Politicians, Scientists Fear Spreading Oil Slick
New video released by BP shows oil and gas erupting from its crippled blowout preventer safety device on the ocean floor. Meantime Interior Secretary Ken Salazar acknowledged his agency had been lax in overseeing offshore drilling activities. Continue reading →
(Reuters) – A national business lobbying group on Friday joined 20 U.S. states in a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system.
The joint lawsuit led by Florida and now grouping 20 states was filed on March 23 by mostly Republican attorneys general.
It claims the sweeping reform of the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system, pushed through by Democrats in the U.S. Congress after months of bitter partisan wrangling, violates state government rights in the U.S. Constitution and will force massive new spending on hard-pressed state governments. Continue reading →
(OilPrice) – The Cover-up: BP’s Crude Politics and the Looming Environmental Mega-Disaster – Wayne Madsen
WMR has been informed by sources in the US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Florida Department of Environmental Protection that the Obama White House and British Petroleum (BP), which pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign — more than John McCain or Hillary Clinton–, are covering up the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and working together to limit BP’s liability for damage caused by what can be called a “mega-disaster.” Read More Here
(Independent) – Million gallons of oil a day gush into Gulf of Mexico
Interviews with surviving Deepwater Horizon rig workers show how explosions led to what may be the world’s worst oil spill Read More Here
(MiamiHerald) – Officials prepare for oil spill reaching Florida’s west coast – Read More Here
(MiamiHerald) – As oil wells went deeper, safety measures didn’t get tougher
As companies ventured into deeper and deeper water to drill for crude, they employed the same safeguards that had failed under far less stressful conditions at lesser depths. Read More Here
(BrassCheckTV) – Video: Oil company business as usual: Shell Oil – corporate criminals – Video Link Here
(Uruknet) – British Petroleum’s oil spill is latest crime in a criminal history
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is uncovering some dirty details, plans are underway to try and cap the spill. There are new allegations surfacing that say President Barack Obama and oil company British Petroleum are masking the severity of the oil spill. Wayne Madsen says that President Barack Obama is just helping out the same people that contributed to his campaign in 2008. View Video Here
(EarthObservatory) – Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Observed From the International Space Station – View Pic Here
(Inquirer) – New scale of disaster looms in Gulf of Mexico
Concern grew Sunday that the US Gulf coast is facing a whole new level of environmental disaster after the best short-term fix for a massive oil spill ran into serious trouble. Read More Here
A BP insider, providing information to OpEdNEws.com, reports that scientists and engineers, fearing the worst, have envisioned a worst case scenario, “It could very well be that the entire Gulf and the East coast of Florida could become dead zones, with no aquatic life at all.”Read More Here
(PressTV) – BP dome fails to stop oil leak
British Petroleum (BP) has failed in its first attempt to contain oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico with a metal box as crystallized gas fills the structure. Read More Here
(McClatchyDC) – Video: Since spill, feds have given 27 waivers to oil companies in gulf
Since the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig exploded on April 20, the Obama administration has granted oil and gas companies at least 27 exemptions from doing in-depth environmental studies of oil exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico. Video Link Here
Video: Southern Boys Show US Government How to Clean Up Oil With Hay! – Video Link Here
(MediaConsortium) – Weekly Mulch: Slick of Oil Industry Cash Gummed up Regulatory Works
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is worse than anyone thought, and the crisis will likely go on for months. British Petroleum (BP) is tripping over itself to say it’ll cover the costs of the clean-up, yet before the spill, the company spent its time and money pushing back against government regulation and safety measures. Read More Here
A German biologist says that efforts to clean oil-drenched birds in the Gulf of Mexico are in vain. For the birds’ sake, it would be faster and less painful if animal-rescue workers put them under, she says. Studies and other experts back her up.
“Kill, don’t clean,” is the recommendation of a German animal biologist, who this week said that massive efforts to clean oil-soaked birds in Gulf of Mexico won’t do much to stop a near certain and painful death for the creatures Read More Here
(Guardian) – Chevron wins access to film-maker’s Amazon pollution footage
Crude, released last year, focuses on the 17-year legal battle between Chevron and 30,000 Ecuadorians who say their land, rivers, wells, livestock and own bodies were poisoned by decades of reckless oil drilling in the rainforest. Read More Here
(AP) – Oil spill may endanger human health, officials say
With a huge and unpredictable oil slick drifting in the Gulf of Mexico, state and federal authorities are preparing to deal with a variety of hazards to human health if and when the full brunt of the toxic mess washes ashore. Read More Here
(GreenPeace) – BP working hard to keep the damage hidden – Read More Here
(WSWS) – The Gulf oil spill: An American Chernobyl
With each passing day, the scale of the disaster unleashed by the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico increases. Somewhere between 5,000 (the official estimate) and 25,000 (the estimate of some scientists) barrels of oil is surging into the Gulf every day. Before it is over, millions, if not tens of millions of gallons of oil will be washed up on America’s wetlands and shorelines. Read More Here
(AP) – Another week at least of unabated Gulf oil geyser
Another week of oil pouring from the seafloor. That is the best-case scenario for the Gulf Coast, where dead sea turtles washed ashore and a massive rust-colored slick continued to swell from an uncontrolled gusher spewing into the water. Read More Here
(WSWS) – BP oil spill threatens environmental catastrophe on US Gulf Coast
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is turning into one of the worst environmental disasters in US history, likely devastating local economies throughout the region and potentially the East Coast of the United States. Efforts to contain the spill have so far been ineffective, hindered by poor weather, while capping the leak at its source could take months. Read More Here
(RawStory) – BP CEO: ‘It wasn’t our accident’ but we’ll clean spill; Liability waivers were ‘misstep’ – Read More Here
(TimesOnline) – BP warned of rig fault ten years ago
BP faces fresh questions over the cause of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill after it emerged that problems with the type of equipment that led to the disaster were first reported a decade ago. Read More Here
(AL) – Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill
A single fire boom being towed by two boats can burn up to 1,800 barrels of oil an hour, Bohleber said. That translates to 75,000 gallons an hour, raising the possibility that the spill could have been contained at the accident scene 100 miles from shore. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Oceanographer “Cannot Think Of Any Scenario Where The Oil Doesn’t Eventually Reach The Florida Keys”
As I explained in detail yesterday, the oil spill may be carried by the “loop current” to Florida:
How could the oil get all the way from Louisiana to Florida, where the Gulf Stream flows?
As Discovery explains: Read More Here
(PressTV) – Iran offers to help contain US oil spill
The National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) has offered to assist the US in efforts to prevent an ecological disaster caused by the spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More Here
(CBSNews) – Gulf Oil Slick Just Miles From Louisiana Coast Line
With shifting winds, hope is fading as the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is about to reach Louisiana’s coast. As Mark Strassmann tells us, many are preparing for the worst. Continue reading →
(EconomicCollapse) – At a time when the American economy is already reeling like a drunken sailor, the United States is being hit by what seems like an endless parade of horrible disasters that threaten to push the fragile financial system over the edge. The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that is now destroying not only the the entire economy of the Gulf Coast but also the entire way of life for hundreds of thousands of people is getting all the headlines right now, but it is far from the only major crisis that has hit the United States recently. The old saying, “when it rains it pours”, is certainly applicable to the United States right now. Already faced with some of the biggest economic problems in a generation, America is also being forced to deal with horrifying natural disasters, rapidly growing environmental nightmares and agricultural problems that could end up being absolutely unprecedented. So why do so many bad things keep happening to the United States? Does there come a point when the economic damage from all of these disasters just becomes too much? After all, how many body blows can the “biggest economy in the world” take and still remain standing? Continue reading →
(IBM) – SPSS, an IBM (NYSE: IBM) Company, today announced that the Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice selected IBM predictive analytics software to better understand, predict behaviors and properly assign rehabilitation programs for the state’s juvenile justice system.
More than 85,000 youth enter the juvenile justice system in Florida each year for varying degrees of offenses – from drug abuse to robbery or property crimes. As each youth enters the system for a different reason and with varying backgrounds, the best program for positive rehabilitation is very specific – what may work for one juvenile may not work for another. The goal of the collaboration with IBM is to apply analysis to predict the best programs and rehabilitation for each juvenile offender based on their crime and background. Continue reading →
(RawStory) – Passions were ablaze at a Tax Day Tea Party event held on the steps of the old Florida Capitol, with protesters holding signs that read, “We vote with bullets,” “Fire Congress,” “9/11 was an Inside Job” and “Return to the Constitution.” Continue reading →
(KurtNimmo) – Yet another poll reveals the obvious — large numbers of Americans oppose Obamacare. “A Mason-Dixon poll of Florida voters released over the weekend offers the dose of cold water Democrats may need to temper their expectations on health care’s electoral impact,” writes Politico. – Continue reading →
(ZeroHedge) – Video: ECU Group’s Philip Manduca “We Are At A Tipping Point” And The Only Thing That May Save The Euro Is A Collapse Of The US
For once, some actually good insight from a CNBC guest. Philip Manduca, Head of Investment of the ECU Group, discusses Greece and the very severe implications of what the final outcome will look like. “Trichet said the Greeks are crooks, and they’ve been lying about the numbers. There is a deeply embedded corruption within the Eurozone. Combined with the endemic European socialism and there is just no way you are going to get spending cuts and tax raises and maintain a GDP that makes any sense of the percentage aspect of debt to GDP. So the whole show is wrong. This is an intractable situation, this is going to continue on and on. The onle hope for the Eurozone, and the Euro as a currency, is that sameone takes the spotlight soon, and that may be the United States.” Watch the rest as Philip’s perspective is spot on…Not to mention that he sees gold as the only alternative to the fiat bonfire soon to engulf the western world. – Video Link Here
(MarketWatch) – Goldman Sachs’ Hu may join China central bank
Fred Hu, an investment banker with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is likely to take up a senior post at China’s central bank after formally stepping down from the Wall Street firm in April, the state-run China Daily said Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Read More Here
(SeattleTimes) – Columbia Center misses mortgage payment
The owner of the Northwest’s tallest building, the 76-story Columbia Center, missed a mortgage payment this month, providing fresh evidence of the troubles facing downtown Seattle office landlords. Read More Here
(WTNH) – Marlin Firearms closing, 265 laid off
Employees at Marlin Firearms in North Haven just got word late Thursday afternoon that they will be losing their jobs in the next 18 months. Read More Here
(MailOnline) – Economic power grab by EU: Plan to control Britain’s economy as Europe bails out Greece
European leaders have launched an audacious bid to create an ‘economic government of the EU’ – even as they were forced to go cap in hand to the International Monetary Fund for a £20 billion bailout of debt-stricken Greece. Read More Here
(SunSentinel) – Florida unemployment hit record 12.2 percent in February
Florida’s unemployment hit 12.2 percent in February, the highest rate on record, soaring past even the rates recorded in the 1973-1975 recession, the state work force agency said Friday Read More Here
(SJ-R) – State Police plan massive layoffs, HQ closures
The Illinois State Police will lay off more than 460 troopers and close five regional headquarters by this fall, acting State Police director Jonathon Monken said Tuesday. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Florida says several states to file healthcare lawsuit
Florida’s attorney general will file a lawsuit with nine other state attorneys general opposing the healthcare legislation passed by Congress, a spokeswoman said on Monday. Read More Here
(DowJones) – Health-Care Stocks Up After House OK’s Obamacare
Health-care stocks led the stock market higher Monday after the U.S. House Sunday approved a historic health-care overhaul designed to bring health insurance to 32 million more Americas while subjecting U.S. industries to a dramatically redrawn and newly regulated marketplace. Read More Here
(LewRockwell) – The Politics of Obammunism
The Obammunist’s socialized health care legislation promises to cut Medicare spending by hundreds of billions of dollars while increasing Medicare spending by hundreds of billions. At least half of all Medicare enrollees vote Republican; almost all Medicaid enrollees vote Democrat. This is why the Obammunists are so euphoric today. Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Income Redistribution: New Taxes for Health Care Help Obama ‘Spread the Wealth Around’
President Barack Obama said on the campaign trail in October 2008 that he wanted to “spread the wealth around.” With Obama on the verge of signing sweeping health-care overhaul legislation, he’s about to do just that. Read More Here
(WakeUp1776) – Stopping Obamacare Rests With the States
Title says it all. And it doesn’t stop with Obamacare. We need to use the states to take back state sovereignty overall. We need to revive how our nation was shortly after the first revolution – a strong union of thirteen separate and individual states. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Obamacare: Names to Remember Come November
Below is a list of votes cast last night in the House on Obamacare at gunpoint and a takeover of one fifth of the economy by the federal government. Remember the names come the November mid-term elections. Vote them out of Congress. Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – 15 New Taxes The Democrats Just Foisted On The American People – Read More Here
(MakeItEightEh) – Why does the U.S. Healthcare Bill remind me of Logan’s Run?
Don’t be fooled…the U.S. healthcare bill, if made law will end up killing more people than it will save. Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – Virginia Calls Health Bill Unconstitutional, Files Suit
Attorney General: “At no time in our history has the government mandated its citizens buy a good or service” Read More Here
(CNSNews) – Obamacare To Cost American Families $15,200 A Year
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 219-212 on Sunday night to socialize health care in the United States, making the government the paymaster of, and giving it sweeping regulatory authority over, the U.S. health care industry which represents one-sixth of the U.S. economy. Read More Here
(CNSNews) – Health Care Legislation: Here Come the Lawsuits
The American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative civil liberties group, says it is preparing to file a federal lawsuit challenging the “flawed” health care package that passed the House 219-212 on Sunday night. Read More Here
(CanadaFreePress) – Health Care Mandate to Be Enforced by IRS ‘Bounty Hunters’
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will see its largest expansion since withholding taxes were first enacted during WWII to enforce the glut of new tax mandates and penalties included in the Democrats’ latest health care plan, according to Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) Read More Here
Our Illegitimate, Fascist Socialist Federal Government
The House of Representatives has signed the Senate health insurance takeover bill and Obama will now sign it. There is an intention to make some amendments to this bill, but in essence it will remain the same. Read More Here
(InvestmentWatch) – Obamacare is the democrats synonym for “new taxes”
It is part of Obama’s plan to have his hands on our money in my opinion .Because the IRS is now in charge of punishing those who think they can opt out, the IRS also ordered a record number of assault weapons for their employees, any correlation? Read More Here
(SelfOwnership) – Health Care Bill Worse than 911
“The 911 tragedy will pale in comparison to the damages that our country will experience as a result of the passage of this government take over of our health care industry,” I said. “Way more people will die as a result of this bill than died in 911 and the wars that followed it.” Read More Here
(WSJ) – Regulators seized five banks in Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington, lifting the total number of failures this year to nine as financial institutions struggle with loan defaults and a weak economy. Continue reading →
Civilian youth Police caught roaming the streets during a Christmas parade in St. Petersburg, Florida. We are Change Tampa confront them with questions. When we ask them they are extremely secretive about their association with the local police department and try to hide their badges and jackets that clearly say POLICE on them. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – As critical for ocean life as coral reefs but less well known, seagrass beds around the planet are also in sharp decline, according to a study conducted by researchers from Australia, Spain and the United States, and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Continue reading →
(MSNBC) – WASHINGTON – The cascade of bank failures this year surpassed 100 on Friday, the most in nearly two decades. And the trouble in the banking system from bad loans and the recession goes even deeper than the number suggests. Continue reading →
Police and media outlets in Florida are hysterically characterizing the placement of Obama Joker posters as some kind of assault on the people of Clermont, creating “victims” and leading to demands for arrests and criminal charges, a shocking indictment of the state of free speech and the evisceration of the first amendment in America. Continue reading →