(AmericanFreePress) – In a series of events which has caused wide notice and a storm of protests, the government of Mexico, through its consulate in New York in the United Nations, has announced it will begin patrolling the New York City borough of Staten Island to “safeguard” its nationals there.
The actions of Mexico come after a series of incidents the Mexican government terms “bias attacks.”
Ironically, these so-called “hate crimes” have been perpetrated by blacks and Asians, indicative of rising tensions between various ethnic groups in the U.S. The Catholic Examiner and NBC New York both reported the Mexican government’s intention to mount surveillance, patrol and police in and around the Staten Island community of Port Richmond, which in recent years has seen a large influx of Mexican illegal immigrants. Continue reading →
“Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris system] within the next 10 years”
(SteveWatson) – A biometrics research and development company is set to roll out iris recognition technology across an entire city in a move that it claims will create a real life Minority Report society where anyone taking a train or shopping in a department store will have their eyes scanned by hi-tech sensors.
Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI), based out of headquarters in New York, has announced that it will use the technology to begin creating what it claims will be “the most secure city in the world” in Leon, one of Mexico’s largest cities. View More Here
(RevoltOfThePlebs) – If you look beyond the barebacked illegal alien scaling a barbed wire fence, you’ll discover a trail of dead that leads all the way back to Mexico City. There you’ll find President Felipe Calderon—chillin’ like a villain—with a motley wrecking crew of CIA operatives, Latin American drug lords and an assortment of corporate henchmen from such infamous organizations as Halliburton, DynCorp and SYColeman. Look beyond them, and you’ll discover a trail of cash that leads all the way back to Wall Street and Washington D.C.
Mexico is going through some big changes, but not the kinds of changes contained in any of Calderon’s political speeches. The Mexican President is working off blueprints drafted by the Anglo-American establishment. By the time they’re through, you won’t recognize the place. It may not become a suitable place to live, but it will certainly be a plunder friendly environment for rich carpetbaggers (the people Obama likes to call “The Titan’s of Industry”) intent on exploiting all of Mexico’s vast natural resources. But—of course—you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, and that’s precisely what Calderon and his staff of short order cooks are frying up in Hell’s kitchen. Continue reading →
(AP) – President Felipe Calderon said Wednesday that Mexico’s cartels in many cases have moved beyond drugs as their main money-earner and are even trying to supplant the government in parts of the country.
Speaking at an anti-crime conference, Calderon said gangs are imposing fees like taxes in towns they dominate, extorting money from both legitimate and unauthorized businesses.
“This has become an activity that defies the government, and even seeks to replace the government,” he said. “They are trying to impose a monopoly by force of arms, and are even trying to impose their own laws.” Continue reading →
(Salon) – Mexican soldiers fought late-night gunbattles with gangs who forced citizens from their cars and used the vehicles to block streets in a city across the border from Texas.
The Nuevo Laredo city government posted messages on Facebook warning citizens to stay indoors as the battles erupted at several intersections Wednesday night. City officials on Thursday said they could not immediately confirm witness reports that several gunmen were killed. Continue reading →
(KurtNimmo) – A video posted on YouTube reveals the extent of the narco violence on the U.S.-Mexico border. “We heard machine guns, 9mm pistols, grenades, everything,” a note posted with the video explains. The gunfire occurred in Reynosa, Mexico, across the border from McAllen, Texas, on July 11. Continue reading →
Video: BP OIL SPILL HEALTH EMERGENCY! DIRE! MUST BE WATCHED! Corexit Being Sprayed From Coast Guard Planes! – Video Link Here
(RawStory) – Residents outraged: BP dumping oily waste in Gulf landfills – Read More Here
(StPetersburgTimes) – In the Panhandle, the ‘Summer of Oil’ seems endless
If the wind is blowing in from the Gulf of Mexico, she said, “the oil smell is often very strong, too strong to be outside.” Read More Here
(CNN) – Video: Gulf toxicologist – Shrimpers exposed to Corexit “bleeding from the rectum” – View Video Here
(8NewsNow) – BP’s Environmental Mess in Nevada
New figures show BP Oil is falling short of what it promised it could do to clean up spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico. BP told federal regulators it would be able to collect nearly half a million barrels of oil each day in the event of a spill, but has managed to gather a mere 900 barrels per day since the spill began 77 days ago.
The Gulf might seem like a long way from Nevada, but our state has also been on the receiving end of BP promises, and they didn’t work out well either. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Government Trying to Sweep Size of Oil Spill Under the Rug, Just As It Tries to Sweep the Economic Crisis, 9/11 and Everything Else Under the Rug
As I previously pointed out, the Gulf oil spill is very similar to 9/11, because – in both cases – the responders helping with rescue and clean up were getting sick … but were told they don’t need any safety gear. And see this.
In addition, the government is keeping scientists away from “ground zero” of the oil spill and – for that reason – scientists cannot accurately measure the size of the oil spill. Read More Here
(BPSlick) – Video: Citizen Journalist Denied Access to Alabama Beach
While the Obama administration continues to say the national policy is that no American journalist can be restricted from access to oiled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, contractors for the British Petroleum oil giant seem not to have gotten the word.
BP executives must be thinking that since they broke the Gulf, they now own it.
Will the press and the American people and the administration stand for it? Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – As CNN is now reporting, the U.S. government has issued a new rule that would make it a felony crime for any journalist, reporter, blogger or photographer to approach any oil cleanup operation, equipment or vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone caught is subject to arrest, a $40,000 fine and prosecution for a federal felony crime.
CNN reporter Anderson Cooper says, “A new law passed today, and back by the force of law and the threat of fines and felony charges, … will prevent reporters and photographers from getting anywhere close to booms and oil-soaked wildlife just about any place we need to be. By now you’re probably familiar with cleanup crews stiff-arming the media, private security blocking cameras, ordinary workers clamming up, some not even saying who they’re working for because they’re afraid of losing their jobs.”Continue reading →
A film by Bryan Law and Dan Dicks “United We Fall” is a documentary about the North American Union that is being developed right now between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. For years this topic has been debated in the news and in political circles as being a possible future for North America. In recent years, the mood has shifted and a rift is developing between those who want a Deeply Integrated North American Community, and those who wish to retain their national sovereignty. This film takes a look at both sides by interviewing both insiders and activists who have been at the heart of this heated debate. The film also looks to the broader agenda of building a world government and its implications. Featured Interviews: Robert Pastor (Council on Foreign Relations), Allan Gotlieb (Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg) Herbert Grubel (Creator of the “Amero”) Luke Rudkowski (We Are Change) Dan Dicks (Press For Truth) Vijay Sarma (Political Activist, Independent Journalist) Dr. Andrew Moulden (Canadian Action Party) Richard Syrett (Talk Radio Host) Continue reading →
See Also: (June 30) – Video: Alex Jones Tv – Banks Financing Mexico Gangs Admitted in Wells Fargo Deal – Video Link Here
(Bloomberg) – Just before sunset on April 10, 2006, a DC-9 jet landed at the international airport in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, 500 miles east of Mexico City. As soldiers on the ground approached the plane, the crew tried to shoo them away, saying there was a dangerous oil leak. So the troops grew suspicious and searched the jet.
They found 128 black suitcases, packed with 5.7 tons of cocaine, valued at $100 million. The stash was supposed to have been delivered from Caracas to drug traffickers in Toluca, near Mexico City, Mexican prosecutors later found. Law enforcement officials also discovered something else. Continue reading →
In this edition, Gary blows off some steam taking a look at Obama’s agenda at the Toronto G20 Conference as protesters burn police cars. He also sits down with Kurt Wallace to discuss the NullifyNow.com national tour. Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center also joins Gary on this edition to talk about states rights. Nina delivers the details on the recent Supreme Court decision, Janet Napolitano’s remarks about un-securing the border, and the Obama’s Internet kill Switch. As always we’ll take a dip into the Mailbag, and brand a new Enemy of the State. 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
Corexit 9500, four times more toxic than crude oil, is one of the most poisonous dispersants ever developed, and is up to 20 times more toxic than other dispersants, and only half as effective.
When Corexit 9500, with its 2.61 ppm toxicity level, is combined with the warm waters of the Gulf much of it will transition into a gaseous state that will be absorbed into clouds, to be released as toxic rain upon all of the Eastern United States: All without any effective or real objections from the Obama administration. Video Link Here
(TheIntelHub) – Gulf oil spill: Could ‘toxic storm’ make beach towns uninhabitable? – Read More Here
(IntoTheAshes) – Gulf Coast Toxicity Syndrome
There are effects from the oil spill that you can see, like oil washing ashore, and those that you can’t, like when oil compounds break down and go airborne. What is unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico is truly a nightmare of epic proportions. Read More Here
(SilverBearCafe) – VIDEO: The BP “Gulf Syndrome”: Benzene and Corexit Poisoning
Video: Welcome to the Oil Polluted Beaches of Florida
Oil “tar balls” far as the eye can see in Destin, Florida, and yet the beaches remain open and kids play in the toxic sludge. – View Video Here
(NaturalNews) – The Coming Gulf Coast Firestorm: How the BP oil catastrophe could destroy a major U.S. city – Mike Adams
It’s hurricane season in the Atlantic, and that means Mother Nature could be whipping up fierce storms and sending them charging into the Gulf Coast any day now. In a normal hurricane season, that’s bad enough all by itself… remember Katrina? But now there’s something even more worrisome in the recipe: There’s oil in the water.
So what happens when a Katrina-class hurricane comes along and picks up a few million gallons of oil, then drops that volatile liquid on a major U.S. city like Galveston or New Orleans?
Now, before we pursue this line of thinking any further, let’s dismiss the skeptics out there who think oil can’t drop from the sky because oil doesn’t evaporate. Actually, if you look at the history of hurricanes and storms, you’ll find thousands of accounts of lots of things that don’t evaporate nonetheless falling out of the sky. The phrase “raining cats and dogs” it’s entirely metaphor, you know: There are documented accounts of all sorts of things raining down from the sky: Fish, frogs, large balls of ice, and so on. Continue reading →
(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 →
(KurtNimmo) – If you live in southern Arizona now is the time to move if you can. Mexican drug runners and executioners armed with automatic weapons now control three counties stretching from the border to Phoenix.
“We are outgunned, we are out manned and we don’t have the resources here locally to fight this,” admitted Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu during on news conference last week in Casa Grande. “We are three counties deep. How is it that you see pictures like these, not American with semi and fully automatic rifles. How is that okay?” View Videos Here
(SteveWatson) – MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski admitted on air this morning that she was repeating White House talking points she had been advised to include in the channel’s news programming regarding the ongoing BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Video Link Here
(NaturalNews) – What’s clear about the BP oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico is that the independent journalists are doing a better job of asking the really tough questions than the mainstream media. Sure, CNN, Fox and others are bringing some attention to the matter, and they’ve done some solid reporting on it, but they haven’t yet found a way to ask the deeper questions like why the U.S. government seems to be colluding with BP to cover up the truth about the spill. Continue reading →
(Infowars) – Progressive William Rivers Pitt has lost patience with the Obama regime and with British Petroleum (Enough of This Crap, June 15, Truthout). To break through the news blackout that BP maintains over the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill, he wants a hundred thousand Americans to “just show the hell up down there and demand access.” Continue reading →
(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 →
(MyEyewitnessNews) – Memphis Mayor, A C Wharton is back from Mexico. Wharton went to Mexico, to discuss trade opportunities south of the border. Wharton said as a result of the trip, he has appointed a team to look at how fostering the Mexico-Memphis relationship could create jobs. Wharton said he would like Memphis to be a one stop shop, where Mexican products come in, and get distributed across the United States.
Wharton said Mexican leaders were well versed on what is happening in the Bluff City. “They knew how many Mexicans lived in the area, how much spending power they had, they had studied us,” added Wharton.
Mexico is the United States second largest trade partner. Wharton said when the I-69 International Highway is built from Canada to Mexico it will run through Memphis. “This could become the breaking point. The brains of the I-69 connection, that’s why Memphis is a logical place,” said Wharton. Read entire article
(BorderlandBeat) – Two men shot earlier this week could be the result of the ongoing battle between Mexican drug cartels now spilling over deep into Arizona, officials say.
Pinal County investigators say an area known as the smuggling corridor now stretches from Mexico’s border to metro Phoenix. Continue reading →
Reports have been coming out of the Gulf for days about British Petroleum blocking access to beaches and animal-cleaning stations, in some instances using private Blackwater-style mercenaries to do so. Journalists as well as citizens have been thwarted in their attempts to see for themselves the extent of the damage being done by the runaway Deepwater Horizon disaster. Read More Here
(OpEdNews) – BP and Halliburton’s Role in the Gulf Oil Disaster– Well Casing Horror Story
Right from the beginning, it was reported right away– that Halliburton’s job was to cement and seal the well casing. But I misunderstood what that meant. I took it to mean that Halliburton’s job was to seal the connection between the well-head and the top of the pipe that was drilled 18,000 feet into the ground. Wrong. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Video: BP Admits That – If It Tries to Cap the Leak – the Whole Well May Blow Up
As I previously noted, oil industry expert Rob Cavner said that BP must “keep the well flowing to minimize oil and gas going out into the formation on the side” – Video Link Here
(Truthout) – Documents, Employees Reveal BP’s Alaska Oilfield Plagued By Major Safety Issues
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.
According to internal BP documents obtained by Truthout, and after interviewing more than a dozen employees over the past month, the Prudhoe Bay oil field, in a remote corner of North America on Alaska’s north shore, is in danger. Read More Here
(SilverBearCafe) – BP Oil Spill: A Slippery Slope to FEMA Detention Camps?
Is there a covert government plan to forcibly evacuate up to 50 million people from the Gulf Coast and move them into FEMA trailers somewhere in Missouri and elsewhere because of the oil spill? Some of the nation’s survivalists are convinced that the Obama administration is plotting just such an operation. Last week, Greg Evensen, a former Kansas state trooper and a regular on the “Patriot” movement talk circuit, appeared on the Internet radio show “Shattering the Darkness” to warn listeners that government is moving to evacuate basically everyone from the coast of Texas to Cape Cod. Evensen says the move will come after these areas become uninhabitable due to an “oversaturation of benzene” from the chemical dispersants BP is using to try to clean up the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. Read More Here
(EndOfTheAmericanDream) – Benzene And Hydrogen Sulfide: The Real Dangers From The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill? – Read More Here
(TheAmericanNightmare) – THE GREAT ABYSS – AN..ENTIRE..CONTINENT..BURNING
What we are about to explain is not at all hard to understand.
It involves every one of the oil and natural gas wells that have ever been drilled within each and every state in Continental America (hereafter referred to as “inland” wells). Read More Here
(WSWS) – Gulf oil disaster: a trillion-dollar corporate crime
The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is a corporate crime whose magnitude almost defies comprehension. The eventual cost—combining damage to complex Gulf and coastal ecosystems, wiping out of the fishing and tourism industries, and long-term health consequences for the population of the region—is likely to total over $1 trillion. Read More Here
(LATimes) – Obama’s speech: There’s a pipe spewing a gazillion gobs of oil into the gulf, so let’s build more windmills – Read More Here
(TimesColonist) – BP ignored warnings on Gulf well: investigators
BP knew its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico was a “nightmare” in the days leading up to its fatal April 20 blowout, congressional investigators said yesterday, but the company “appears to have made multiple decisions for economic reasons that increased the danger of a catastrophic well failure.” Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Mr. President, can BP arrest Our Journalists? – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Are Americans ready to get rid of oil yet?
To get an idea of how grave is the White House worried over the public dissatisfaction with President Obama’s handling of the oil spill, consider that he launched two surges in Afghanistan, dragged Obama care across the finish line. Video Link Here
(ZeroHedge) – Power Blackouts And Water Shortages Threaten Florida
Some bad news for our Tampa Bay/Mons Venus-based (yes, they do have WiFi) readers: globalresearch.ca notes that Florida “faces severe fresh water shortages and power blackouts if the thick crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster clogs sea water intakes at the largest seawater desalinisation plant in the United States Read More Here
(AlJazeera) – Steele Accuses Obama of Exploiting Oil Spil For Political Gain
Steele said the US president’s actions demonstrated his inability to lead Americans out of a disaster and showed an “appallingly arrogant political calculus”.
He said Obama should instead focus on providing what he called “real and honest solutions” to those affected by the spill. Read More Here
(WashingtonExaminer) – BP Was Founding Member of ‘Cap-and-Trade’ Lobby – Read More Here
(McConnell) – McConnell: Obama Concerned With Taxing Americans, Not Plugging The Leak
Most Americans are baffled by all this. The crisis as they see it is a broken pipe at the bottom of the ocean, miles-long oil slicks, and threatened coastlines. The first thing they want to know is what the administration plans to do to plug the leak, clean up the oil, and mitigate the spill’s effects on the livelihoods of those affected.
And yet day after day, as the oil continues to flow, what we hear about from the administration is how tough they plan to be with BP and now, apparently, how important it is that we institute a new tax that will raise energy costs for every single American but which will do nothing to plug the leak Read More Here
(Business&MediaInstitute) – Video: Psycho Talk – MSNBC’s Schultz Calls for Obama to Act ‘Like a Dictator’ — Twice
Earlier in the day, Schultz had made a similar call, but he was more animated as he explained he wanted to see the administration follow through with its “boot-on-the-neck” response and called for Obama to “kind of” act like a dictator. [Emphasis added] Video Link Here
(CNBC) – Video: Ron Paul Defends Obama on BP Oil Spill, And Himself on Owning Gold
Ron Paul tells it like it is: Obama is not to blame for the BP oil spill; the people responsible for such an accident should be completely responsible for cleaning it up. Paul also discusses his $1.5 million in gold stocks, , a day after two staff writers for a Washington newspaper were stunned that a politician has the audacity to walk the talk and actually put his money where his mouth is. Continue reading →
(Coast2Coast) – According to Richard C. Hoagland, insider sources in BP and in U.S. Government say that there is a Gas Bubble 15-20 Miles across 10+ feet high near BP’s oil well head in Gulf of Mexico. It may cause an explosion with Apocalyptic proportions in weeks or months. The pressure at the well is 100.000 PSI and when the Gas explodes it will be like Mt. St. Helens going off underwater. It will create a Cloud of Death and a Tsunami Wave traveling at 400-600 MPH sinking all Vessels around the area as well as drive all hazardous materials including the Oil inland. Continue reading →
(JohnDotyJr) – Oil Disaster Will Be End of Life As We Know It
This is it. It’s over. Get ready for the most insane year of your life. 5 years. 10 years. One day you will look back at your life right now and think about how easy it was, how innocent. We are on the cusp of total collapse, right at the precipice. Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – Obama Using Oil Spill To Push Nightmare Green Economy Agenda
The Obama administration is using the crisis in the Mexican Gulf to sell it’s nightmare agenda for a so called “green economy”, a push for initiatives that have, according to its own government, led directly to catastrophic economic failure in Spain. Read More Here
(ValdezLink) – Do you know the 10 Experimental Chemicals used during the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup? – Read More Here
(GoldSeek) – Has BP Tapped The Fires of Hell?
There is one crisis that greatly overshadows all of them: the seabed irruption in the Gulf of Mexico. We won’t even pretend any longer that there is a market “angle” to this story. In fact, the markets are a sides show, and politics a droll burlesque, in comparison to the geophysical dreadnought taking shape in the Gulf. Because it could eventually threaten all life on this planet, there may be no “investable issues” here. Read More Here
(ManticoreGroup) – Audio: SUNDAY NIGHT LATEST ON OIL SPILL
Here’s the newest Veritas Special Report (with James Fox). Recorded just an hour ago…
1. BP is now spraying dispersants at night and on top of populated areas.
2. BP is using Wackenhut as their security company to harass/threaten the media.
(WashingtonsBlog) – As I noted Tuesday, there is growing evidence that BP’s oil well – technically called the “well casing” or “well bore” – has suffered damage beneath the level of the sea floor.
The evidence is growing stronger and stronger that there is substantial damage beneath the sea floor. Indeed, it appears that BP officials themselves have admitted to such damage. This has enormous impacts on both the amount of oil leaking into the Gulf, and the prospects for quickly stopping the leak this summer.
(UCAR) – Ocean currents likely to carry oil along Atlantic coast – Read More Here
(NewsHerald) – Pensacola closes marina as oil breaches bay – Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – From the Ground: BP Censoring Media, Destroying Evidence – Read More Here
(MarketOrcale) – BP Oil Disaster Could Hit Europe Via the Powerful Gulf Stream Current – Read More Here
(TPM) – Boehner: Government–i.e. Taxpayers–Should Help Pay For Oil Spill – Read More Here
(RawStory) – Human rights group: BP discouraging crews from using respirators
BP’s logic seems to be that if the oil cleanup doesn’t look dangerous then it must not be. The oil company has told workers not to wear respirators because it’s bad for public relations, according to one human rights group. Read More Here
(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – Governor: National Guard staging for “effort to evacuate” communities impacted by oil spill – Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Video: Black Waves Hitting The Beach
A short video of new, heavy oil hitting the state beach on Grand Isle. The number of oiled birds is on the rise, and Bottle-nosed Dolphins are swimming through the oil View Video Here
(BeforeItsNews) – Red Alert! “Rumor Possible” Troops ‘Invade’ Grand Isle Louisiana – First Step in Coastal Evacuation? – Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – John Boehner Shows His True Colors: American People Will Pay for BP Clean-up
House Minority leader and corporate bankster stooge John Boehner said he thinks taxpayers should help pick up the tab for the clean up. “I think the people responsible in the oil spill — BP and the federal government — should take full responsibility for what’s happening there,” Boehner said at his weekly press conference, according to TPM Muckraker (emphasis added). Read More Here
(Rense) – Vatican Official Tied To BP, Goldman Sachs
‘News unfolding from the oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico has linked media censorship to investment bankers at Goldman Sachs (GS) stewarding the Vatican’s wealth, and increasing evidence that the explosion was intended. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Why Did The U.S. Refuse International Help on The Gulf Oil Spill? – Read More Here
(Rense) – Oil Volcano Pressure Too Strong For Containment
It has been estimated by experts that the pressure which blows the oil into the Gulf waters is estimated to be between 20,000 and 70,000 PSI (pounds per square inch). Impossible to control.
What US Scientists Are Forbidden To Tell The Public About The Gulf
What you are about to read, is what the scientists in the United States are not allowed to tell you in great fear of the Obama administration. Read More Here
(Rense) – Gulf Oil Blowout ‘Could Go Years’ If Not Dealt With – F. William Engdahl
(Rense) – Toxic Gas Concentrations Said Coming From The Blowout
Note – These figures and this information remains unconfirmed but comes from several different sources and is worth considering. It is hoped that independent citizens will gather air samples and send them to labs…probably foreign labs are best…to get them analyzed.
Toxic and carcinogenic gasses being released from the BP wellhead area into the gulf and into the atmosphere: Read More Here
(Telegraph) – The Gulf of Mexico spill is releasing twice as much oil as initially estimated, it was disclosed today, as David Cameron refused to bow to City demands to defend BP.
Latest estimates indicated that the oil’s flow could exceed 40,000 barrels a day – some 1.68 million gallons.
Experts accused BP of making a “fatal miscalculation” in failing to realise the extent of the leak earlier on, saying that inaccurate calculations had prevented them from getting to grips with the problem.
The news threatens to further destabilise BP’s share price, which has dived in response to Barack Obama’s “aggressive” rhetoric against the company.
BP’s chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg has been called to the White House for an emergency meeting next week, as the transatlantic row sparked by the spill continues to escalate. Fulll article here
(BeYourOwnLeader) – As a result of the demise of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America, the NAFTA trilateral relationship has suffered. This has forced many of the SPP’s objectives to be funneled through various bilateral initiatives. Mexico’s drug war is also serving as a catalyst for more North American cooperation and integration in areas of border security, law enforcement and the military. Canada is being encouraged to further engage and commit itself alongside the U.S. in helping Mexico. Continue reading →
See Also: (CNN) – Obama to use Gulf oil spill for energy agenda push – Read More Here
Also: (CNN) – Video: Filmmaker Spike Lee States the Obvious: BP in Cahoots with Government – View Video Here
(EconomicCollapseBlog) – It is incredibly hard to put into words the absolute horror that is happening in the Gulf of Mexico right now. The millions of gallons of oil that have gushed into the Gulf of Mexico and BP’s efforts to fight the massive leak are turning the Gulf into a lifeless toxic stew of oil and chemicals. The damage caused to wildlife in the Gulf by this spill will be incalculable. Entire species are at risk of being wiped out. Scientists are telling us that the primary dispersant being used by BP ruptures red blood cells and causes fish to bleed. Continue reading →
See Also:(ComingDepression) – BP Oil spill covered up; will Florida evacuate? –Read More Here
Also: (Ind) – Oil spill creates huge undersea ‘dead zones’ –Read More Here
(AP) – Independent scientists and government officials say there’s a disaster we can’t see in the Gulf of Mexico’s mysterious depths, the ruin of a world inhabited by enormous sperm whales and tiny, invisible plankton.
Researchers have said they have found at least two massive underwater plumes of what appears to be oil, each hundreds of feet deep and stretching for miles. Yet the chief executive of BP PLC — which has for weeks downplayed everything from the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf to the environmental impact — said there is “no evidence” that huge amounts of oil are suspended undersea. Continue reading →
(SOTT) – Is It Raining Oil In Florida? This Is Just The Beginning
As early as May 9 it was announced that FEMA evacuation protocol for forest fires in and around Tampa, Florida could be activated at a moment’s notice in the event of the oil slick approaching Florida’s coastline. One proposal is to undergo a ‘controlled burn’ of surface oil in the Gulf to prevent the oil reaching Florida’s coast. This would result in highly toxic fumes blowing ashore. In fact, toxic fumes have already been reported elsewhere as Gulf residents complain of breathing difficulties and nausea: Read More Here
(Nola) – Oil spill hearings: BP didn’t test mud prior to critical pipeline procedure, driller testifies – Read More Here
(AlterNet) – Ten Things You Need (But Don’t Want) To Know About the BP Oil Spill
How the owner of the exploded oil rig has made $270 million off the disaster, and nine other shocking, depressing facts about the oil spill. Read More Here
(Truthout) – Why Isn’t BP Under Criminal Investigation? – Jason Leopold
Like previous BP-related disasters in Alaska and Texas, evidence has emerged that appears to show BP knowingly cut corners on maintenance and safety on Deepwater Horizon’s operations, which, according to blogger bmaz, who writes about legal issues at Emptywheel, could amount to criminal violations of the Clean Water Act. Additionally, because people were killed, BP and company officials could also face prosecution for negligent and reckless homicide. Read More Here
(Buzzflash) – Smart Pig: BP’s OTHER Spill this Week – BP’s Alaska Operation – Greg Palast
How does BP get away with it? The same way the Godfather got away with it: bad things happen to folks who blow the whistle. BP has a habit of hunting down and destroying the careers of those who warn of pipeline problems. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – BP Suspends “Top Kill” For Second Time After Trying Two Junk Shots. Less Than 10% of Injection Fluids are Staying Inside the Leaking Pipes
As I reported yesterday, the “Top Kill” attempt to stop the oil flow using mud had failed, and BP would now try to use a “junk shot” to close the leaks in the pipe using various debris.
The New York Times is now reporting that the junk shot approach is not going well: Read More Here
(NASA) – NASA Satellite Spots Oil at Mississippi Delta Mouth – View Image Here
Video: TOP KILL Fails – Gulf oil spill BOP Blown A Huge Hole – Video Link Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Third Giant Underwater Oil Plume Discovered – Read More Here
(TimesOnline) – BP used cheaper casing on oil well to save money, Congress papers show
The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig that precipitated the vast Gulf of Mexico oil spill came after the well was capped with a relatively cheap type of casing, BP papers have revealed.Read More Here
Marine scientists have discovered a massive new plume of what they believe to be oil deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico, stretching 22 miles (35 kilometers) from the leaking wellhead northeast toward Mobile Bay, Alabama. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Gulf of Mexico oil spill: clean-up boats recalled after crews suffer health problems
All 125 commercial fishing boats helping oil recovery efforts off Louisiana’s Breton Sound area have been recalled after four workers reported health problems, officials said. Read More Here
(WSWS) – Lies and evasions in defense of BP
The White House press conference Thursday, the first held by President Barack Obama in nearly ten months, was devoted to presenting his administration as an active crisis manager in the Gulf oil catastrophe, rather than a handmaiden for BP, the giant oil company whose profit drive is responsible for the worst ecological disaster in US history. Read More Here
(WSWS) – “Top kill” has yet to stop Gulf oil flow
On Thursday afternoon, BP admitted that the success of its latest attempt to stem the flow of oil from the ocean floor, the so-called “top kill,” was in doubt. The effort to blast thousands of gallons of heavy mud directly into the Deepwater Horizon rig’s failed blowout preventer one mile beneath the water’s surface was suspended early Thursday morning so that BP could analyze data, company spokesmen said. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – BP’s oil gusher in the Gulf: Spin terminology explained (satire) – Mike Adams
What exactly is a “junk shot?” How about “top kill” or an “undersea plume?” The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is introducing the world to all sorts of fascinating words and phrases from the world of Big Oil. Some of them can be a bit confusing, so as a public service to NaturalNews readers, I’ve published a short dictionary that provides the real meaning behind many of these new terms. Read More Here
The British Petroleum oil spill is threatening the entire eastern half of the North American continent with “total destruction,” reports say.
An ominous report by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources warned of the impending disaster resulting from the British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico, calling it the worst environmental catastrophe in all of human history, the European Union Times reported.
Russian scientists believe BP is pumping millions of gallons of Corexit 9500, a chemical dispersal agent, under the Gulf of Mexico waters to hide the full extent of the leak, now estimated to be over 2.9 million gallons a day.
Experts say Corexit 9500 is a solvent four times more toxic than oil.
The agent, scientists believe, has a 2.61ppm toxicity level, and when mixed with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, its molecules will be able to “phase transition.”
This transition involves the change of the liquid into a gaseous state, which can be absorbed by clouds. The gas will then be released as “toxic rain” leading to “unimaginable environmental catastrophe” destroying all life forms from the “bottom of the evolutionary chart to the top,” the report said. – Source: PressTV
The Picture Obama and BP Don’t Want You to See
Photo taken from a commercial jet over the Gulf of Mexico. This is what they dont want you to see. The big picture, oil as far as the eye can see…
Video: The Red Phone Has Rung
Hon. James David Manning, PhD speaks about the British Petroleum oil spill and says the red phone is going to ring again. Recorded on Friday, 28 May 2010 – Continue reading →
See Also: (BostonGlobe) – Mass. Senate passes crackdown on illegal immigrants –Read More Here
(Infowars) – My reaction to the Arizona State law aimed at curtailing the endless flood of illegals crossing that state’s southern border, was initially one of apprehension — upon further reflection however, if this law were well crafted and properly implemented it would not only be constitutionally sound, but it would force the federal government to enforce it’s Article IV, section 4 constitutional mandate. That mandate being, ”… The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; …” This type of legislation by states would push the federal government to act on their long neglected responsibility, the enforcement of US border law. Continue reading →
See Also: (ATS) – *UPDATE* BP has NEVER shown us the main leak! Until now… – View More Here
Also: (KurtNimmo) – Obama’s Fairy Tale: Feds in Charge of Oil Disaster Response – Read More Here
(AlterNet) – It’s been 37 days since BP’s offshore oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, crude oil has been hemorrhaging into ocean waters and wreaking unknown havoc on our ecosystem — unknown because there is no accurate estimate of how many barrels of oil are contaminating the Gulf.
Though BP officially admits to only a few thousand barrels spilled each day, expert estimates peg the damage at 60,000 barrels or over 2.5 million gallons daily. (Perhaps we’d know more if BP hadn’t barred independent engineers from inspecting the breach.) Measures to quell the gusher have proved lackluster at best, and unlike the country’s last big oil spill — Exxon-Valdez in 1989 — the oil is coming from the ground, not a tanker, so we have no idea how much more oil could continue to pollute the Gulf’s waters. Continue reading →
(ALIPAC) – North Carolina Becomes 18th State Pushing Arizona’s New Immigration Law
The home state of Americans For Legal Immigration PAC’s (ALIPAC) President William Gheen has joined the rapidly growing list of states that are rushing to follow Arizona’s lead of cracking down on illegal immigration with state laws. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Feds Declare Terror Alert on Texas Border
Narco-terrorists, Mara Salvatrucha hit teams, kidnappers and slave traffickers cross the US-Mexico border with increasing frequency. Ranchers are murdered and cops robbed and assaulted at gunpoint. Millions of people enter the country illegally and drain state resources and fill the welfare rolls and prisons. Mexican military helicopters violate the sovereignty of the United States at will. Read More Here
(Trib) – Look at Mexico’s laws
These misguided Americans who believe we are racist toward illegal migrants ought to read the regulations and restrictions imposed by other countries. Read More Here
(AlexJones&AaronDykes) – Video: Director Admits ‘Machete’ Went Too Far; ‘Race War’ Scenes to Be Cut; State is Funding Film
Director Robert Rodriguez admits some scenes in his upcoming film ‘Machete’ were ‘too real’ to include in the final release, following media scrutiny of Texas film tax incentives and criticism about a possible ‘race war’ message
Alex Jones responds to the admission by director Robert Rodriguez that some scenes in the racially-incendiary film ‘Machete’ proved ‘too real’ in light of recent events relating to the illegal immigration issue. Video Link Here
(USAToday) – Activists blast Mexico’s immigration law
Arizona’s new law forcing local police to take a greater role in enforcing immigration law has caused a lot of criticism from Mexico, the largest single source of illegal immigrants in the United States.
But in Mexico, illegal immigrants receive terrible treatment from corrupt Mexican authorities, say people involved in the system. Read More Here
(AmericanFreePress) – ‘The United States of Arizona’ – Jim Traficant
Our 50 states are to be the United States of America. One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. And, to continue the freedoms we enjoy, our nation must be secured, protected from potential enemies and threats from within—and—without. Quite frankly, those lofty yet pragmatic goals and ideals are not possible without a secure border.
There is no national security without a secure border. Every military strategist knows that. I introduced legislation onto the House floor to secure our borders by relocating troops from overseas to our borders. My legislation provided 10,000 soldiers to be strategically placed and assigned to all our borders, both north and south. Continue reading →
(WSWS) – White House Admits BP Disaster Worst Spill in US History
After downplaying for weeks the significance of the Gulf Coast oil spill, the White House admitted on Monday that the Deepwater Horizon disaster constitutes the worst oil spill in US history. The admission from the White House comes as the Obama administration continues to insist that the response to the oil spill remain in the hands of BP. Read More Here
(TomDispatch) – BPing the Arctic? Will Obama Allow Shell Oil to Do to Arctic Waters What BP Did to the Gulf?
Bear with me. I’ll get to the oil. But first you have to understand where I’ve been and where you undoubtedly won’t go, but Shell’s drilling rigs surely will — unless someone stops them. Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (Politico) – Obama biggest recipient of BP cash
While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years. Read More Here
(Cryptogon) – Transocean Will Make $270 Million from Insurance Payout on Destroyed Oil Rig
The rig that blew up was over-insured by $270 million. Fascinating coincidence!
Hmm. Did BP hold dead peasant insurance on the rig workers who died? Read More Here
(Cryptogon) – Civil Fine in Gulf Spill Could be $4,300 a Barrel
A clause buried deep in the U.S. Clean Water Act may expose BP and others to civil fines that aren’t limited to any finite cap — unlike a $75 million limit on compensation for economic damages. The Act allows the government to seek civil penalties in court for every drop of oil that spills into U.S. navigable waters, including the area of BP’s leaking well. Read More Here
(SkyTruth) – BP / Gulf Oil Spill – 39 Million Gallons And Growing
The MODIS / Terra satellite image of the Gulf taken yesterday (May 24, 2010) is a relatively cloud-free look at the ongoing oil spill in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Areas covered by oil slick and sheen are marked with a solid orange line. View Image Here
(BP) – Live feeds from remotely operated vehicles (ROV) – Live Feed Here
(BusinessInsider) – Based On The BP Live Cam, It Looks Like The Leak Just Got A LOT Worse
Blogger Monkeyfister has been watching the BP Live Cam all week and commenting on strange disruptions and gas explosions.
His account suggests the situation is worse than BP is letting on, and it’s deteriorating: Read More Here
(Rense) – BP = “Benzene Pullutants” – A Short Benzene Toxicity Primer – How to Stay Healthy – A. True Ott, PhD
What is unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico is truly a nightmare of epic proportions. Untold millions (if not billions) of gallons of raw crude oil, mixed with natural gas has been spewing (not spilling) into the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico for over a month. All efforts to plug the massive leak have ended in abject failure. Sadly, the “mainstream media”is failing to accurately report the substantial health risks the massive oil geyser is posing to all coastal residents.
Raw crude oil is naturally loaded with a petrochemical called benzene. Unfortunately, several regulatory agencies (e.g., the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], and the International Agency for Research on Cancer) classify benzene as a confirmed human carcinogen (CHC). In other words, benzene causes cancer and other chronic disease states.1 This paper will review the dangers of benzene exposure, and offer solutions to help detoxify the body following exposure –either via the air, or by sea water, or rain and precipitation in contact with the skin. Read More Here
(CNN) – Video: Anderson Cooper – Clean Up Effort Only Seems To Be Going On When The Cameras Are Rolling!!! – Continue reading →
(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