BP Oil Gusher

(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

(AP) – In Gulf oil spill ‘war,’ cleanup foot soldiers threaten mutiny

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

(Infowars) – Video: BP’s Oil Hits Florida Panhandle – Video Link 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 HerePart 2Part 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

(AsiaTimes) – BP-style horrors coming your way – Read More Here

(WRH) – Oil’geddon

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

Gaza News

(PressTV) – Israel delays decision on Gaza blockade

Senior Israeli cabinet ministers on Wednesday failed to conclude their first meeting to vote on a proposal that could ease the flow of goods into the strip. Read More Here

(Salon) – Democrats demand flotilla “terrorists” be denied entry into U.S.

In case you thought a reasonable debate was still possible surrounding Israel’s botched raid of a humanitarian flotilla, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York held a press event in Times Square today to prove you wrong. A half-dozen elected Democrats called on the State Department to ban every flotilla participant from entering the United States. Read More Here

(Naharnet) – Israel Warns Lebanese, Iranian Activists against Sending Ships to Gaza

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said attempts by Lebanese and Iranian activists to break the blockade of Gaza “would be seen not just as a provocation and a breach of law, but as a hostile act because the ships and their cargo are from enemy states.” Read More Here

(TodaysZaman) – Video shows brutal killing of Turkish-American youth by Israeli commandos – Read More Here

(CriminalState) – White House Correspondent Helen Thomas—A Casualty of Zionist Duplicity

Zionist operatives ambushed veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas, a friend and a great American. When they won, America lost.

When reviewing the unedited video of her “interview,” what you see is a rabbi rephrasing her answers to a question about Israel. Her response: “They should get the hell out of Palestine.“ The United Nations long ago endorsed that stance.

It was not Thomas but the rabbi that offended the Jewish community. Language cited as “anti-Semitic” came not from her but from responses that the rabbi restated as leading questions. She simply spoke the truth: Jewish settlers should leave the occupied territories and, as she rightly said: “go home. Read More Here

(AsiaTimes) – Gaza still waiting for relief

Under intense international pressure, Israel declared last week it would ease its crippling blockade on Gaza by permitting an additional but limited number of daily items, including food, into the coastal enclave. Read More Here

(GoonSquad) – Video: A Season in Hell – Life in Gaza

An ongoing 60+ year nightmare visited upon the indigenous Palestinians by eastern European and Russian land thieves, which got kicked into high gear after the 9/11 false-flag. While the world was nervously scanning the skies, looking for another MOSSAD hijacked plane slamming into a skyscraper, Israeli land thieves went on a stealing and killing spree in Occupied Palestine. Continue reading

MSM: Haiti Gets a Penny of Each U.S. Aid Dollar

(CBSNews) – Only 1 cent of each dollar the U.S. is spending on earthquake relief in Haiti is going in the form of cash to the Haitian government, according to an Associated Press review of relief efforts. Continue reading

What’s Really Going On In Haiti? – Chuck Baldwin

People of goodwill everywhere are rightly sympathetic to the plight of hundreds of thousands of innocent Haitians in the aftermath of the terrible earthquake that rocked the island country. Private donations and volunteer efforts are pouring into Haiti from all over the globe–especially from the United States. This is a good thing, right? So, why am I troubled? Continue reading

A Haiti Disaster Relief Scenario Was Envisaged by the US Military One Day Before the Earthquake

(MichelChossudovsky) – A Haiti disaster relief scenario had been envisaged at the headquarters of US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in Miami one day prior to the earthquake. Continue reading

Ex-minister warns of US ‘takeover’ of Haiti

(MorningStar) – Haiti’s former secretary of state for national defence and human rights activists has warned against the militarisation of quake relief efforts as Washington confirmed that it had 12,000 US troops deployed in or around Haiti. Continue reading

MSM: Obama complains about “fat-cat bankers”

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama complained about “fat-cat bankers” and sharply criticized Wall Street banks for paying out big bonuses to executives in a television interview to air on Sunday. Continue reading

Herding the Sheep – Washingtons Blog

Financial insider and commentator Yves Smith wrote an essay last week entitled “MSM Reporting as Propaganda” arguing that the government has been using propaganda to make people think that things are getting better, no one is angry, and – therefore – no one should get upset: Continue reading

MSM: Bailout May Cost $23.7 Trillion – Barofsky

(HuffingtonPost) – The federal government has devoted $4.7 trillion to help the financial sector through its crisis, a level of assistance equal to about one-third of the overall U.S. economy, a watchdog report said Monday. Continue reading

Inspector General: Treasury Secretary Forced Banks to Surrender Ownership Interest to Government

In a new report, Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), reveals that then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and key federal regulators forced the nation’s nine largest financial institutions to take billions in taxpayer bailout dollars in October 2008, threatening that if the banks refused, the government would take their stock shares anyway. Continue reading

MSM: Study – Bernanke, Paulson misled public on bailouts

(WATimes) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. misled the public about the financial weakness of Bank of America and other early recipients of the government’s $700 billion Wall Street bailout, creating “unrealistic expectations” about the companies and damaging the program’s credibility, according to a report by the program’s independent watchdog. Continue reading

Why They Call It Fall

So now it turns out that the whole Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) was a flop or more likely a scam. Remember Bush Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson telling us last September that credit markets had locked up, and then, after half of the $750 billion that he extorted out of Congress was handed out to Wall Street firms, new President Barack Obama justifying the spending of the second half of the money because we needed to “get the banks lending again”? Continue reading

MSM: The Real Reason Americans Are Angry – It’s The Big Government, Stupid

(NYPost) – It’s been a hilarious August, watching media supporters of President Obama’s health care package puzzle over the obscure motivations of the noncompliant Americans rallying against it. Continue reading

Video: Kucinich – the Federal Reserve is paying banks NOT to make loans to struggling Americans!

(C-SPAN -July 21, 2009) – U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio, 10th District) questions Neil M. Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, about interest payments made to banks that keep their TARP funds and other government (taxpayer) bailout money with the Federal Reserve, instead of making loans to struggling Americans (the original intent of the TARP, remember?) The Fed makes generous interest payments to the banks for “parking” their “excess reserves” at the Fed. Continue reading

MSM: Israel admits white phosphorus use

(Al Jazeera) – Israel has admitted to using white phosphorus during its war on the Gaza Strip earlier this year, but says it did so in accordance with international law. Continue reading

Report: Israeli Drones Targeted Civilians During Gaza War

Human Rights Watch released a report today on the Israeli military’s use of drone-launched missiles during the war against the Gaza Strip. The report details multiple instances of Israel targeting civilians and suggests that the nation was not living up to international legal standards with respect to verifying the nature of its targets. Continue reading

Resignation of David M. Walker, the most important economic indicator of things to come: The Fall of Rome

Since the global financial meltdown seems to be the main concern with our corporate world, let’s begin with this topic. Continue reading

While workers’ wages fall – Obama administration rejects limits on bankers’ pay

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it opposed any government-imposed limits on the salary and bonuses of the CEOs and other top officials of major banks that have received trillions of dollars in federal handouts and guarantees over the past eight months. Continue reading

Treasury Secretary’s Secret Talking Points Reveal That Banks Were Forced to Surrender Ownership Stakes to Government

Last October, then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson ordered nine banks that the Treasury Department described as “healthy” financial institutions to surrender ownership interests to the government or else face regulatory action that would force them to surrender ownership interests to the government, according to an internal Treasury Department document. Continue reading

Humanitarian Aid Worker: Torture Only Stopped When I Pretended I Was In Al Qaeda

Lakhdar Boumediene worked for a humanitarian relief agency – the equivalent of the Red Cross in the middle least (the Red Crescent). Continue reading

FEMA Web Page Shows Martial Law Exercise With Foreign Troops

http://www.fema.gov/media/fact_sheets/nle09.shtm

The above is a link to FEMA.GOV website page that details the upcoming nationwide training exercise in July 2009. This is directly cut and pasted the full text below from the site. Continue reading

MSM: Examiner Editorial – Get ready for Obama’s coming hyperinflation – 4-29-09

Santayana’s maxim – those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it – has grown threadbare from heavy use. But it unavoidably comes to mind this week, as President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill blithely put the final touches on the chief executive’s proposed 2010 federal budget. Continue reading

Video: Fed Inspector General Claims She Does Not Know Where Trillions Went

Rep. Alan Grayson asks the Federal Reserve Inspector General about the trillions of dollars lent or spent by the Federal Reserve and where it went, and the trillions of off balance sheet obligations. Inspector General Elizabeth Coleman responds that the IG does not know and is not tracking where this money is. Continue reading

Obama’s leap to socialism

President Obama showed his hand this week when The New York Times wrote that he is considering converting the stock the government owns in our country’s banks from preferred stock, which it now holds, to common stock. Continue reading

MSM: Stiglitz Says White House Ties to Wall Street Doom Bank Rescue

(Bloomberg) – The Obama administration’s bank- rescue efforts will probably fail because the programs have been designed to help Wall Street rather than create a viable financial system, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said. Continue reading

21st Century Internment Camps: Disaster relief or civil rights disaster?

On January 22, 2009, the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act (NECEA) [1] was submitted to Congress for consideration. It was introduced by Congressman Alcee L. Hastings of Florida, a man who, in 1989, became only the sixth federal judge in the history of America to be removed from office by the Senate for corruption and perjury. Continue reading

Gaza Aid Prevented by U.S.

The United States (U.S.) Patriot Act is preventing Save The Children Norway from rebuilding schools in Gaza. The organization is in despair. Continue reading

MSM: Wells Fargo Assails TARP, Calls Stress Test ‘Asinine’

Wells Fargo & Co. Chairman Richard Kovacevich criticized the U.S. for retroactively adding curbs to the Troubled Asset Relief Program, which he said forced the bank to cut its dividend, and called the administration’s plan for stress-testing banks “asinine.” Continue reading