(Esquire) – BP’s Other Toxic Legacy: ‘Decades of Misery’ for Gulf Health – Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Louisiana residents report oil-spill related illnesses
“We’re getting sick down here. People are losing their voices; our noses are running and our eyes are crying all the time,” said Dean Blanchard, operator of a Grand Isle, Louisiana-based shrimp distribution company. “I went down to Bourbon Street in New Orleans and the urine on the cement smelled better than the air does down here.” Read More Here
(LibertyJuice) – Over 2,000 Skimmers Available In US That Obama Refuses To Use – Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Video: Financial Links To Big Oil Of Judge Who Overturned Gulf Oil Drilling Ban – Video Link Here
(IntelHub) – Jack McLamb: BLM Involvement aboard Deepwater Horizon?
According to Alex Jones, during a commercial for his LIVE Infowars broadcast, he spoke with officer Jack McLamb, who passed on some startling information. Read More Here
Pic: Latest photo of the Oil Slick. It now covers MOST of the Gulf – View Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Where is the Oil Spill?
Largest environmental disaster in U.S., and possibly world history Read More Here
(DrMercola) – Video: Just a Few Things BP Does NOT Want You to Know… – View Video Here
(Infowars) – BP Thinks Safety but not in the Gulf – Rob Dem – Read More Here
(C4L) – Video: Too Much Government in the Gulf – Ron Paul – View Video Here
(IntelHub) – Air tests from the Louisiana coast reveal human health threats from the oil disaster
The media coverage of the BP oil disaster to date has focused largely on the threats to wildlife, but the latest evaluation of air monitoring data shows a serious threat to human health from airborne chemicals emitted by the ongoing deepwater gusher. Read More Here
(EconomicCollapse) – Why Has Barack Obama Refused To Accept International Help To Clean Up The Oil Spill In The Gulf Of Mexico? – Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Nations rethink offshore drilling
‘No one on earth is free from the impact of this disaster’ Read More Here
(PressTV) – New Gulf oil leak figure: 100,000 bpd
“This document raises very troubling questions about what BP knew and when they knew it,” Reuters quoted Markey as saying. Read More Here
(Guardian) – Deepwater Horizon worker claims oil rig leaking weeks before explosion
Oil worker told the BBC’s Panorama programme that both BP and Transocean, who owned the rig, were informed of the leak Read More Here
(NatGeo) – “Ominous” Pre-Katrina Conditions Now in Atlantic
The warm ocean temperatures and weak winds recorded this past May were similar to those of May 2005—the year that spawned Hurricane Katrina. – Read More Here
(June 21) – Video: The Watson Report – BP Oil Spill – Criminal Negligence or Deliberate Sabotage?
In this special video report for Prison Planet.tv members, Paul Joseph Watson analyzes the evidence for both criminal negligence and deliberate sabotage of the BP oil well and explores who is benefiting from the oil spill, both financially and politically.
Given the multitude of alarming examples of foreknowledge, motivation for sabotage, and clear evidence of deliberate malfeasance and negligence, state authorities in Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi need to immediately launch a mammoth criminal investigation into the role of BP, Halliburton and the federal government in causing the oil spill disaster, as well as their continuing cover-up of the true nature of the crisis, in addition to their efforts to block local authorities as well as foreign companies from helping to both stop the oil leak and clean up the devastation it has caused.
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(Freedom4um) – Oilpocalypse Now Take I
This is really the bottom line. We have an event in the Gulf which has now stretched on for more than 5 weeks which is emptying toxins into the ocean and the atmosphere at a cataclysmic rate. In looking at the problem I am trying to anticipate its likely effects and consequences.
Looking at the Gulf Oil catastrophe how does that affect the planetary system? Our oceans have been called the cradle of life and much of life on earth remains dependent on those oceans. If you disrupt the ocean system you disrupt, indirectly, life everywhere. The gushers have not yet been stoppered and there is currently no realistic prospect that they will be anytime soon. Read More Here
(DemocracyNow) – Video: Renowned Marine Biologist Carl Safina on the BP Oil Spill’s Ecological Impact on the Gulf Coast and Worldwide
As we continue our discussion on the BP oil spill, we turn to its long-term ecological impact. Carl Safina, the founding president of Blue Ocean Institute, warns the ecological fallout from the spill may be felt across much of the world. Video Link Here
(Muckety) – BP collects billions in U.S. government contracts – Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – BP Commands Government to Strangle Off Media Coverage of Oil Gusher
On Saturday, the Associated Press reported that the government is strangling off access to areas of the Gulf of Mexico impacted by what is now admitted to be the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
“The Associated Press, CBS and others have reported coverage problems because of the restrictions, which officials say are needed to protect wildlife and ensure safe air traffic,” the AP reported. “A CBS news story said one of its reporting teams was threatened with arrest by the Coast Guard and turned back from an oiled beach at the mouth of the Mississippi River.” Officials said the denial of access was under “BP rules.” Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – BP top kill method fails as cleanup workers are hospitalized from vapors
BP officials have announced today that the “top kill” effort to stop the Gulf oil leak has failed. Unanticipated problems doomed the project, which involved trying to pump tens of thousands of gallons of mud, shredded rubber tires and other “junk” into the hole to try to halt the outflow of oil. Read More Here
(EnviroWonk) – 10 Largest Oil Spills (The Valdez Doesn’t Make the List)
The Exxon Valdez, the tanker responsible for the worst oil spill in American history, has come back into the news this week, as the Supreme Court finally decides the price that Exxon will pay for ruining the fishing industry in Alaska. But it will likely surprise you to know that the Valdez spill was actually only the 34th largest oil spill in history. Read More Here
(IPSNews) – More Deepwater Disasters on the Horizon?
Despite a federal moratorium on offshore oil drilling, new permits and controversial environmental waivers for oil rigs continue to be granted, sparking criticism from policymakers and environmentalists. Read More Here
(WSWS) – More revelations point to criminality of BP, Transocean
New revelations continue to emerge demonstrating the criminal negligence of BP and rig owner and operator Transocean in the lead-up to the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon. Read More Here
(Reuters) – BP fails to plug oil well with ‘top kill’
BP Plc (BP.L) said on Saturday the complex “top kill” maneuver to plug its Gulf of Mexico oil well has failed, crushing hopes for a quick end to the largest oil spill in U.S. history already in its 40th day. Read More Here
(RawStory) – Energy expert: Nuking oil leak ‘only thing we can do’
As the latest effort to plug the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico meets with failure, the idea of nuking the immediate area to seal the oil underground is gaining steam among some energy experts and researchers. Read More Here
Video: Corexit Is Killing The Gulf
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(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
(May 24) – Alex goes off on BP and says it was an inside job to grab more land. Continue reading
As we look back and this year comes to an end we find two plus years of failure. Even government admits to 1-1/2 years of negative growth – a sorry record after having poured trillions of dollars into the economy. The recent 3rd quarter results supposedly broke that record. If it did it was the result of government stimulus and Fed monetization. If you look back further you will find a stock market that rallied 54% just to reflect the highs of 1999. House prices have decline to 1990s levels as well. Both markets, which were bubbles, next year will fall again. Americans opened their markets to products of Communist China’s slave labor and China became the world’s biggest exporter. Via free trade, globalization, offshoring and outsourcing, transnational conglomerates have stolen America’s destiny and handed it to China. This is what corporatist fascism is all about. Continue reading
A leading member of the Icelandic parliament called Monday night for the country to declare a debt moratorium and stop attempting to pay the $6 billion which the British and Netherlands governments are seeking to extort from Iceland with the help of the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission in Brussels. Continue reading
For a long time people have been asking why Americans are not up in arms, screaming and shouting about their fast disappearing liberties along with the continuous passage of legislation that they vehemently oppose, from the banker bailout, to the cap and trade bill, to Obamacare. Well now they are screaming and shouting – and if the momentum continues to build, this rebellion could the spark to ignite the second American revolution. Continue reading
Tent cities springing up all over America are filling with the homeless unemployed from the worst economy since the 1930s. While Americans live in tents, the Obama government has embarked on a $1 billion crash program to build a mega-embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, to rival the one the Bush government build in Baghdad, Iraq. Continue reading
Tent cities springing up all over America are filling with the homeless unemployed from the worst economy since the 1930s. While Americans live in tents, the Obama government has embarked on a $1 billion crash program to build a mega-embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, to rival the one the Bush government built in Baghdad, Iraq. Continue reading
We have a situation socially similar to that of the early 1990s, only this time it is twice as bad. Blue-collar workers know they won’t get their high paying jobs back, because our transnational elitist conglomerates have stolen them. They not only took our jobs, they took our dignity as well, and are hiding their profits offshore depriving our Treasury of badly needed revenue. Unemployment will continue to deteriorate thru to the end of the year and next year will only hold its own. That is going to see the rebirth of the militia movement in America. Continue reading
(Bloomberg) – President Barack Obama proposed raising about $190 billion over the next decade by outlawing three offshore tax-avoidance techniques used by U.S. companies such as Caterpillar Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co. He also would make it riskier for Americans to stash money in tax-haven banks. Continue reading
The Congress, at the behest of corporate lobbyists, wrote into legislation the rules that permitted companies to offshore jobs, reduce real wages, and permit risky financial practices. Therein lies the root cause of this crisis. Continue reading
Surprisingly, Colmes was very fair and allowed Jones to make his points with almost zero interruption. Continue reading