Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety Government Panel, House Committee Energy & Commerce, Energy and Environment, August 19, 2010: Continue reading
(WashingtonsBlog) – As you might have heard, scientists are finding gigantic under oil plumes from the BP spill, including one that is more than 22 miles long, more than a mile wide and 650 feet deep.
On Thursday, Dr. Ian MacDonald and and Dr. Lisa Suatoni testified to a Congressional subcommittee that the oil will stay toxic, and will not degrade much further, for decades. MacDonald is an expert in deep-ocean extreme communities including natural hydrocarbon seeps, gas hydrates, and mud volcano systems, a former long-time NOAA scientist, and a professor of Biological Oceanography at Florida State University. Suatoni has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale, and is Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Oceans Program.
Dr. MacDonald told Congress that the oil has already degraded, emulsified and evaporated about as much as its going to, and it is going to very resistant for further biodegradation. The oil will be in the environment for a long-time, he said, and the imprint of the BP discharge will be detectable “for the rest of my life” (he’s 58, and the average lifespan for American men is about 76; so that’s some 18 years).
Dr. Suatoni told Congress that oil which goes into low-oxygen zones will remain in a full toxic form for decades. Continue reading
(OldThinkerNews) – Dr. R. Swinburne Clymer was in many ways a man ahead of his time, and most certainly controversial. He was attacked by the medical establishment for connecting diet with disease and mental health in his 1917 book Dietetics. Dr. Clymer received his medical degree in 1902 from the College of Medicine and Surgery in Chicago and began practicing Osteopathy. Accusations of fraud surround Dr. Clymer’s career, including this 1923 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association which claims that, “Our records fail to show that this man was ever regularly graduated by any reputable medical college.” What Clymer had to say more than likely had something to do with the denouncement that he received from the medical establishment.
Though Dr. Clymer may be surrounded with controversy, his 1958 book Your Health and Sanity in the Age of Treason exposes toxic food additives and fluoride with documentation – the majority of which are mainstream scientific studies – that can be verified many times over. What makes this book unique is the fact that Dr. Clymer was one of the first to point out that statements by the elite indicated that these toxins were to be deliberately released “…for the mental deterioration and moral debasement of the mass…” Read More Here
(WeAreChange) – The video below features WeAreChange Edmonton taking action and informing the public about poison in the water. Continue reading
(PaulWatson&Matt Ryan) – Alex Jones is launching a new campaign to inform the public about the toxic chemical fluoride being added to tap water across the country. While EPA scientists and workers are calling for an end to water fluoridation, the government is doing everything in its power to continue and even increase the amount of toxic chemicals being added to public water supplies. Continue reading
(NaturalNews) A new animation video from The Story of Stuff Project, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Free Range Studios deals a devastating blow to the chemical industry with a straightforward, hard-hitting and entertaining look at the toxicity of cosmetics and personal care products.
Narrated by Annie Leonard, who also narrated the hugely popular Story of Stuff animations, this new cosmetics animation takes aim at the toxic cosmetics industry, exposing how many popular brand-name products contain cancer causing chemicals. Continue reading
After the destruction of their homes and forced expulsion from South Mitrovica in Kosovo in 1999, the Roma people were displaced to temporary UN camps at the foot of mountains of toxic lead waste.
Ten years later, families are still there suffering from chronic lead poisoning. Continue reading
(NaturalNews) One of the side effects of chemotherapy is, ironically, cancer. The cancer doctors don’t say much about it, but it’s printed right on the chemo drug warning labels (in small print, of course). If you go into a cancer treatment clinic with one type of cancer, and you allow yourself to be injected with chemotherapy chemicals, you will often develop a second type of cancer as a result. Your oncologist will often claim to have successfully treated your first cancer even while you develop a second or third cancer directly caused by the chemo used to treat the original cancer.
There’s nothing like cancer-causing chemotherapy to boost repeat business, huh? Continue reading
(TheAustralian) – A FORMER pilot for Australia’s largest airline claims he was paralysed in mid-flight because of “aerotoxic syndrome” – exposure to toxic engine fumes on airliners, The Sunday Telegraph reports.
Campaigners say that poisonous chemicals leaking into the aircraft cabin cause symptoms ranging from dizziness, hallucinations, memory loss and fatigue to seizures and even paralysis.
Passengers are also thought to be affected, but campaigners say the symptoms are often confused with jetlag, so few complain.
A blood test is being developed in America to detect evidence of low-level exposure – a key step in proving that aerotoxic syndrome is a genuine illness. Full article here
(ThePeoplesVoice) – The BP Gulf Oil Gusher Represents: An Historic Failure of Government And Industry, A Tragic Violation Of The Public Trust And Social Contract
For all of us who live on and near the Gulf Coast of Mexico, we exist in a state that alternates between exasperation and incredulity, between anger and grief, between shock and awe at what this oil spill has come to represent. Where do we start? How do we begin to express our collective disillusionment with so many instances of betrayal and letdown? As well as the relentless falling short of what used to be considered reasonable expectations of government and corporate social responsibility. Read More Here
(Youtube) – Video: More Evidence Of BP Corexit Chemical Rain Blowing Into Fort Worth Texas
This video was taken on July 3rd, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas, just after the first few days of rain we received here from Hurricane Alex. I just planted a lemon tree, a lime tree and a blueberry tree, so I’ve been working in the yard a bit and keeping an eye on things. View Video Here
(OnlineJournal) – Schlumberger’s secret “smoking oil rig” document
Hours before the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Schlumberger engineers detected an increase in gas pressures as BP sank a bore to an unprecedented depth of 35,055 feet below sea level. It is clear that their warnings about an impending disaster were ignored by BP supervisors and the evidence of BP’s criminal malfeasance sits in a secured room at Schlumberger’s offices in Tulsa. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – New BP Data Show 20% of Gulf Spill Responders Exposed to Chemical That Sickened Valdez Workers
In an under-the-radar release of new test results for its Gulf of Mexico oil spill workers, BP PLC is reporting potentially hazardous exposures to a now-discontinued dispersant chemical — a substance blamed for contributing to chronic health problems after the Exxon Valdez cleanup — among more than 20 percent of offshore responders.
BP’s new summary of chemical testing, posted to its website this week after a nearly monthlong absence of new data, also makes notable revisions to the company’s public characterization of the health risks facing Gulf workers. The oil giant now describes the government as a partner in developing the program for monitoring cleanup crews. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Video: Toxicologists Say Corexit Invades Cells and Allows Oil to Penetrate Cells and Organ Systems
As I have previously noted, Corexit is toxic, is less effective than other dispersants, and is actually worsening the damage caused by the oil spill.
Now, two toxicologists are saying that Corexit is much more harmful to human health and marine life than we’ve been told.
Specifically Gulf toxicologist Dr. Susan Shaw – Founder and Director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute – dove into the oil spill to examine the chemicals present.
Dr. Shaw told CNN: Continue reading
(Nexus) – Despite damning evidence on fluoride toxicity, bureaucracies and multinationals continue to pollute our drinking water and mess with our physical and mental health
Extracted with permission from his 1987
self-published booklet The Dickinson Statement: Continue reading
(FoodOnline) – Coming soon from Cargill: Genetically-modified omega-3 oils
Cargill To Introduce Industry-First Healthy Oil Innovation, Clear Valley® Omega-3 Oil Made From Canola And Flax Seed, At IFT Food Expo Read More Here
(MailOnline) – The toxic truth about mega-farms: Chemical fumes, distressed animals and poisoned locals driven from their homes and worse
So what kind of ghastly chemical plant did the Brouses live next door to in Minnesota? in fact, the facility that was slowly poisoning this hapless family (and thousands like them across America) was a dairy farm. Not, however, a dairy farm as you might imagine, with cows chewing the cud or roaming freely in the fields.
This one was called a CAFO – a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation – a ‘mega-farm’ where cows by the thousand live on concrete and rarely get to see the sun, where they never actually graze, where their lives are shortened from round-the-clock milking. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Conventional prostate cancer treatments increase risk of blood clots by 250 percent
A recent study published in The Lancet Oncology has found that men with prostate cancer are twice as likely as healthy men to suffer a blood clot, and those with the disease who undergo certain conventional treatments are at an even greater risk. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Busted: Wyeth Used Ghostwriters To Place Over 40 “Scientific” Articles In Medical Journals
Documents unsealed as part of a lawsuit against drug giant Wyeth Pharmaceuticals reveal that the company used ghostwriters to prepare at least 40 medical journal articles promoting the use of its hormone-replacement drug Prempro. Read More Here
(WashExam) – Drug lobby showers money on its hero Harry Reid
No scalp would be as treasured by Republicans this fall as that of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. And no incumbent is receiving as much air support from the drug industry as is Reid, who championed a health care bill that pads drug company profits. Read More Here
Numerous residents from Shasta County have reported multiple tests to the Shasta County Air Quality District that reveal a mass contamination of both aluminum and barium. Aluminum in free form is very toxic to eco-systems and human health.
Residents of the county believe that the source of contamination is from geo-engineering/chemtrail programs that allegedly have been deployed on a mass scale during the past few years. Despite many attempts from concerned residents to get the office to look into this, no action has been taken to date to address this issue. Continue reading
(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
…or just very very angry. Maybe sad. I was all three…. Read More Here
(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
Video: Apocalypse Oil Rain And Its Toxic Consequences – Video Link Here
(AP) – Report: Toxins found in whales bode ill for humans
Sperm whales feeding even in the most remote reaches of Earth’s oceans have built up stunningly high levels of toxic and heavy metals, according to American scientists who say the findings spell danger not only for marine life but for the millions of humans who depend on seafood. Read More Here
(Yahoo) – BP bets on Kevin Costner’s oil cleaning machine – Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – 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
(CNN) – Video: First Amendment Has been Suspended
As BP makes its latest attempt to plug its gushing oil well, news photographers are complaining that their efforts to document the slow-motion disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are being thwarted by local and federal officials—working with BP—who are blocking access to the sites where the effects of the spill are most visible. View Video Here
(Reuters) – Oil invades more wetlands as surf pounds Gulf coast
Tropical storm Alex slowed oil spill clean-up and containment work in the Gulf of Mexico and drove more petroleum into fragile Gulf wetlands and beaches on Thursday, with any permanent fix to BP Plc’s ruptured deep-sea well still several weeks away. Read More Here
(AP) – Video: FEMA Trailers in Gulf Can ‘Hurt Innocent People’
Media reports reveal the FEMA trailers used to house people following hurricane Katrina are reportedly making a second appearance in Louisiana. High levels of formaldehyde were found in some of the trailers and linked to possible health risks. Continue reading
(ActivistPost) – Several recent headlines indicate that food prices will continue their swift climb upward. These troubling new reports show that agriculture production and stored grains are critically low and experts are now predicting food shortages.
Look at a few of today’s mainstream headlines: Drought threatens global rice supply in the India Times; VA farmers say heat taking toll on crops, Associated Press; Severe food shortage follows lack of rainfall in Syria; and, finally, Corn prices bolt as USDA downsizes crop estimates, which states that, “Commodity professionals were caught off guard Wednesday by a U.S. Department of Agriculture report showing 1 million fewer acres of corn planted this year than earlier projected, and almost 300 million fewer bushels of corn in storage.” And these articles don’t begin to address crops being damaged by the toxic rain from the Gulf oil disaster. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Should BP nuke its leaking well? – Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – BP, Obama and the Gulf – A Disaster Foretold
To some extent the reaction to the oil disaster is a Rorschach’s test for one’s political loyalties. What is disregarded is that this is a crisis neither for the Republicans nor the Democrats. It is more likely a crisis for a mode of governance that has become more than cosy with remarkably powerful super corporations. The flag the corporation flies (in this case, the Union Jack) is only relevant for jingoistic feints. But these are not consequential. In the confines of the White House and in the chambers of Congress, once the television cameras are off, the lawmakers and the lawbreakers shake hands, transact money and go along with business as usual. Read More Here
(Examiner) – Whistle blower to testify on oil spill worst fear:BP deliberately sinks oil with Corexit as cover up
Testimony before a Senate investigative panel this week is expected to reveal what many have suspected about BP all along; they don’t care about the environment, the animals that are dying, and the lives that are being destroyed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
In a shocking interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on June 29th, Allegiance Capitol Corporation V.P. Fred McCallister said that BP is deliberately sinking oil with the toxic chemical disbursant Corexit, to hide the size of the oil spill. By sinking the oil before it can be collected, BP won’t have to pay fines on it. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Video: Allegations Emerge BP Is Dumping Sand To Cover Oil – View More Here
(SHTFPlan) – Toxic Beaches: Blisters on Mouth, Sore Throats, Lung Problems; Danger to City Water Supplies; Gov Approves Decontamination Centers
Nunez says that Florida officials, fully aware of the prior day’s incident involving sick beach goers, have actually deemed the beaches safe in Pensacola by changing the red danger flags on the beach to yellow, with Beach Patrol reportedly saying that they have everything under control. Read More Here
(BPFeeds) – Image Feed Here – (video feeds provided by BP)
(ActivistPost) – Goldman Sachs: The Pirates of Poison in the Gulf
Illinois-based Nalco Corporation is responsible for the Corexit 9500 chemical dispersant highlighted by experts as being 4 times more toxic than the oil that is flowing into the Gulf. Scientists in congressional hearings added that the dispersant is more toxic than other similar dispersant on the market. Naturally, whenever a major disaster takes place — especially when major, society-altering solutions are being offered — one needs to follow the trail of money and power to see who benefits. Sure enough, a casual search of Nalco’s Web site reveals their company history; it leads right to the doorstep of Goldman Sachs. Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Senate Panel Moves to Lift Cap on Oil Spill Damages
BP Plc would have unlimited financial liability for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill under a measure approved today by a Senate panel to scrap a $75 million limit under a 20-year-old law. Read More Here
(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.
BP’s oil spill-fighting dispersant of choice is Corexit 9500. It has been banned in Europe for good reason. Corexit 9500 is one of the most environmentally enduring, toxic chemical dispersants ever created to battle an oil spill. Add to that the millions of gallons of oil that have been burned, releasing even more toxins into the atmosphere, and you have a recipe for something much worse than acid rain. Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – U.S. govt. poisoned its own citizens during Prohibition
In a dark but little-known chapter of U.S. history, the federal government ordered the poisoning of alcohol supplies to deter and punish those who sought to flout Prohibition-era bans. Read More Here
(BBC) – Tea and coffee ‘protect against heart disease’
Drinking several cups of tea or coffee a day appears to protect against heart disease, a 13-year-long study from the Netherlands has found. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Pain drugs abuse requires urgent action: CDC
Emergency room visits tied to the abuse of prescription painkillers have jumped 111 percent over a five-year period, an alarming increase that threatens the American public health system, U.S. government researchers said on Thursday. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Aerotoxic syndrome – Toxic airline cabin air could be making you sick – Mike Adams
Have you ever flown on an airplane and later become mysteriously ill? Maybe you developed a headache, had trouble breathing or experienced severe brain fog? These symptoms (and many others) just might be the result of breathing toxic fumes that regularly circulate throughout many commercial airline cabins. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – FDA reverses position on BPA in plastics, now admits concern over the chemical
Following its 2008 declaration that the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is a safe additive in food and beverage plastics, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received criticism from consumer advocacy groups and others for neglecting scientific evidence that indicated the contrary. The agency reluctantly agreed to review its position and recently reversed its position, declaring that it now has concerns about the safety of BPA. 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
(Infowars) – Appearing on the Alex Jones Show earlier in the week, pastor Lindsey Williams said that gases — Hydrogen Sulfide, Benzene, Methylene Chloride, and other toxic gases — pose a greater risk to human health than the presence of oil washing up on Gulf of Mexico beaches. Williams said the EPA is not reporting on the amount of gases escaping from the BP oil gusher. However, the second video below suggests the EPA has released data on the amount of Hydrogen Sulfide and Benzene in the air in Louisiana. Video Link Here
(Bloomberg) – U.S. Gives BP 48 Hours to Boost Containment Capacity – Read More Here
(OpEdNews) – B.P, Halliburton and Transocean have unleashed Armageddon and now there is no stopping it
Senator Bill Nelson has told us how bad it is.
This is our worst nightmare. The oil industry has killed the Gulf of Mexico. Read More Here
(NannyStateLiberationFront) – Obama Issues Executive Order Mandating “Lifestyle Behavior Modification”
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is fond of saying, “You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.” Well, the Obama Administration certainly has not let the British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil rig crisis go to waste, using it as a smokescreen to silently assault and further diminish American citizens’ personal freedom. Read More Here
(KSL) – Massive cleanup effort underway after oil leak in Red Butte Canyon
A massive effort is underway to clean up the damage left behind when a Chevron pipeline leaked up to 21,000 gallons of oil into Salt Lake City waterways Saturday. Read More Here
(OilSpill) – Oil Spill Crisis Map – Read More Here
(RevolutionRadio) – MARTIAL LAW ALERT: Gulf Coast Evacuation Scenario Summer/Fall 2010
SoCal Martial Law Alerts (SCMLA) has been in existence for a year and a half and this is our first MARTIAL LAW ALERT.
We have withheld putting out information on the Gulf oil spill for a variety of reasons, but there is now enough evidence for us to put together a fairly clear picture of what really happened, what may result and to warn people who live in the area.
THE SITUATION: Read More Here
(FemaleFaust) – BP’s Dispersants Are Used Already —- For GM Crops
Corexit EC9527A is 30-60% 2-Butoxyethanol by weight. 2-B ( I will use the abbreviation 2-B ) is a main ingredient in many fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides ( especially Roundup ), insecticides, fuels, fungicides, cosmetics & leather treatment , and oddly enough, it is commonly used for ” handling ” oil spills – Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Video: Frightening Assessment of BP Blowout on Ratigan Show
Simmons remarks that this is the biggest blowout in the “history of the world.” For a rig the size of an aircraft carrier it took 2 days to “melt it down”, he said. Continue reading
(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
How The BP Catastrophe May Devastate Europe Read More Here
(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
(NaturalNews) – After weeks of silence on the issue, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally decided to go public with the list of ingredients used to manufacture Corexit, the chemical dispersant used by BP in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. There are two things about this announcement that deserve our attention: First, the ingredients that have been disclosed are extremely toxic, and second, why did the EPA protect the oil industry’s “trade secrets” for so long by refusing to disclose these ingredients until now? Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – There are a great many reasons to love America. For one thing, Freedom of Speech remains largely intact in the USA (although the FDA has struck a serious blow to the principle with its ongoing censorship of free speech about nutritional supplements). We also have a diverse culture of people who are by and large friendly people. This was brought home to me recently when I was traveling through the Gulf Coast region, talking to people on the street about the BP oil spill. Virtually everyone was friendly, and I found I could walk right up to all sorts of people — from the country fisherman in Biloxi Mississippi to the street-drumming entertainers in New Orleans — and they were all happy to chat. Continue reading
(WashingtonsBlog) – Liveblogging Top Kill – Read More Here
(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
The private, foreign International Monetary/Banking Cartel controls its puppets in Washington as it controls its oil company executives. And everything the Cartel does is anti-life, there are absolutely no exceptions; and their pretended Gulf oil clean-up is a glaring case in point.
Instead of cleaning up the unprecedented catastrophe created by the Cartel’s mega-corporations (Halliburton, Transocean, and British Petroleum), these very same companies are purposely killing our Gulf of Mexico, under the pretense of cleaning it up. Continue reading
(CNN) – Anderson Cooper with Purdue University professor Steve Wereley – May 13 – Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – FDA finally sued over its illegal suppression of raw milk – Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Bodies of pregnant women polluted with chemicals found in consumer products
Every pregnant woman’s body is probably contaminated with multiple toxic substances, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Washington Toxics Coalition, the Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center and the Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition. Read More Here
(MailOnline) – NHS spending on ‘chemical cosh’ child-calming drugs soars by 60% to £31m
NHS spending on ‘chemical cosh’ drugs to treat hyperactivity has soared by two-thirds to £31million in just four years, new figures revealed yesterday.
Nearly 750,000 prescriptions are now being doled out every year for Ritalin and similar drugs – most of them to children.
The surge triggered concerns that children are being unnecessarily drugged as poor discipline is increasingly seen as a medical issue.
Teachers warned today that prescribing calming drugs was often cheaper and easier than ‘talking cures’ and parenting support. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Terminal cancer patients spend final days suffering from radiation therapy that does nothing
A new analysis just published in the journal Cancer concludes that a significant proportion of terminally ill cancer patients spend most of their final days and weeks subjected to grueling radiation therapy (radiotherapy). What makes this extra heartbreaking and downright outrageous is that irradiating dying cancer patients does absolutely nothing for the vast majority — except to cause more end-of-life suffering and to keep countless people in the hospital, instead of allowing them to die at home. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Third of plants and animals ‘at risk of extinction’
Population growth, pollution and the spread of Western-style consumption are also blamed for hitting plant and animal populations. Read More Here
(SFGate) – Caveat eater: Strawberries are about to get more toxic
Ever wondered exactly how powerful the biggest corporate lobbies are? In Washington, note that Republicans support suspected terrorists’ “right” to purchase guns, even while maintaining that no other part of the U.S. Constitution or the Geneva Conventions apply to them. And in Sacramento, a pesticide so cancer-causing that it’s often used specifically to create cancer in rats for medical experiments was just proposed for approval for use on the state’s strawberry crop. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Psychiatric Drugs Cause Rapid Weight Gain in Kids
A new study has confirmed that atypical antipsychotic drugs can cause rapid weight gain in younger patients, as well as increasing levels of triglycerides and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in their blood.
“We are very much afraid that this will lead to diabetes and metabolic syndrome,” researcher Christoph Correll said. Read More Here
(RawStory) – The chemicals BP is now relying on to break up the steady flow of leaking oil from deep below the Gulf of Mexico could create a new set of environmental problems. Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – If someone were to begin marketing toxic sewer sludge as “high-quality, nutrient-rich, organic” compost, he or she would likely be considered a crook and possibly sued for false advertising. Unfortunately, this is what the city of San Francisco and Synagro, “the largest recycler of organic residuals in the United States,” have begun doing to the people of San Francisco.
Most waste treatment facilities across the U.S. contract treatment and disposal responsibilities to Synagro. Because it is no longer permissible to dump toxic sewage directly in the ocean, most of it ends up being reused on farm fields as “fertilizer.” However, San Francisco is the first city to have launched an aggressive public relations campaign to trick its citizens into thinking that the toxic sewage is an organic compost. Continue reading
(ABCNews) – Flu shots suspended after kids hospitalised
The Western Australian Government has suspended all flu vaccinations for children under five while it investigates a spike in admissions to Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Millions drink toxic water in the USA, but it’s EPA-approved
It has been so long since the federal law regulating tap water has been updated that since 2004, more than one-fifth of the U.S. population has consumed tap water that the government classifies as toxic, but still approves for human consumption.
“People don’t understand that just because water is technically legal, it can still present health risks,” said Pankaj Parekh, director of water quality for the City of Los Angeles. Read More Here
(LaudyMS) – Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality in Hamsters
“This study was just routine,” said Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov, in what could end up as the understatement of this century. Surov and his colleagues set out to discover if Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of US soybean fields, leads to problems in growth or reproduction. What he discovered may uproot a multi-billion dollar industry. Read More Here
(AlterNet) – Food in the U.S. Is Still Tainted with Chemicals That Were Banned Decades Ago
Thirty-eight years after DDT was banned, Americans still consume trace amounts of the infamous insecticide every day, along with more than 20 other banned chemicals. Read More Here
(DukeHealth) – High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring
High fructose corn syrup, which is linked to obesity, may also be harmful to the liver, according to Duke University Medical Center research. Read More Here
(ABC) – WellPoint Routinely Targets Breast Cancer Patients
They had no idea that WellPoint was using a computer algorithm that automatically targeted them and every other policyholder recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The software triggered an immediate fraud investigation, as the company searched for some pretext to drop their policies, according to government regulators and investigators. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Big Brother doctors say patients don’t need to see their imaging test results
If you are an American, you probably assume that this is a free country. So if you agree to undergo imaging tests — which cost you or your insurance company hundreds and even thousands of dollars and may subject you to radiation — you have every right to see the results. Read More Here
(Guardian) – ‘Toxic stew’ of chemicals causing male fish to carry eggs in testes
Intersex fish, found across the US, result from a mix of drugs that mimic natural hormones, say scientists Read More Here
(AlterNet) – How the Top 5 Supermarkets Waste Food
In a nation where millions go hungry, some of the food supermarkets throw out could feed people in need. But not every grocery chain cares. Read More Here
(CNN) – Three-fourths of youth unfit for military service – Jack Cafferty
With the U.S. fighting two wars and threats like a potentially nuclear-armed Iran on the horizon, there is a very scary truth that needs to be addressed. Read More Here
(Independent) – Al Gore, the self-styled squeakiest-clean and deepest-green politician in American history, has some explaining to do this weekend. His environmental
organisation has taken money to raise awareness about the need for clean water from a controversial chemicals company.
Dow Chemical, the US firm, is sponsoring Life Earth events in 150 cities today. The event aims to raise money for clean water programmes. Research by environmental organisations has found dangerous levels of highly toxic chemicals in rivers, lakes and other water supplies close to several other factories owned by Dow and its subsidiaries in countries including the United States, Brazil and South Africa. Read More Here
(NPR) – As part of the bailouts of AIG and Bear Stearns, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York spent more than $70 billion to buy toxic assets the companies owned. Last week, prompted by a lawsuit filed by Bloomberg News, the Fed finally told the world exactly what it bought.
The Fed now owns loans to Hilton hotels in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Malaysia and Trinidad. It owns loans to the Miami airport, and the Civic Opera House in Chicago.
It also owned a loan to Crossroads Mall in Oklahoma City. Then, when the owners of the mall couldn’t make the payments, the Fed foreclosed. So now it owns the mall, which includes a Chick-fil-A and an AMC theater. Continue reading
(Uruknet) – Exclusive Pictures – Reader Discretion Advised, You May Find Some Images Disturbing – Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – The $650 million dollar payout in the 9/11 toxic dust settlement serves as a stark reminder amidst an attempted establishment purge of any questions surrounding what happened on September 11, that the government did indeed conspire to lie about 9/11 in the immediate aftermath of the attack. Continue reading
(CNBC) – March 4, 2010 – Continue reading
(CounterCurrents) – What would you say if you were told that airplanes were regularly spraying toxic aerosols in the skies above every major region of the world? That is exactly what a group of protestors were claiming outside of the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting that was held in San Diego from February 18-22. However, inside the convention center was a different story. Continue reading
(OnlineJournal) – As Susan Edelman reported in the NY Post’s billable billions, the legal battle of ailing 9/11 first responders for compensation at Ground Zero will bring literally billions in billable hours to defense lawyers. These fees could amount to half of the money payable to some 10,000 first responders and recovery workers from toxic injuries, whose suits could total some $4 billion. Continue reading