Monday, July 19, 2010


UPDATED 7/20/10 - See below

As of last Thursday BP claims to have plugged the leaking well. This could be good news except have they really stopped it?

According to oil industry insider and former energy adviser to President George W. Bush there is in fact another massive hole seven miles from the BP leak which is pouring up to 150,000 barrels per day into the gulf: VIDEO LINK

Also there is evidence of leaks from a fracture in the sea floor: VIDEO LINK

This article postulates that all of this is in fact a calculated attempt by BP to limit its liabilities by hiding the real damage done through the use of dispersants as well as keeping reporters and scientists away from the spill and subsequently polluted areas:

BP’s Strategy to Limit Liability in Regard to Its Gulf Oil Gusher

This strategy includes, but is not limited to, intentionally underestimating the rate of flow of oil that’s being released into the Gulf of Mexico, prohibiting independent measurement of the BP oil gusher by unbiased third party scientists and engineers, the excessive and unprecedented use of dispersants (both on the surface and underwater), systematically and intentionally collecting as small an amount of oil as possible from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and controlling and restricting media access to the areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil gusher.


As McClatchy has reported, it’s been obvious from the start that BP has looked at the oil spill through the lens of legal risk, not
reputational risk – BP moved quickly to hire all the best oil spill experts, to make sure they couldn’t testify against the company in coming litigation. They’re not really concerned about the truth; they’re more concerned about ensuring the complete destruction of the proof!
In fact BP as launched a program of buying up scientists to work on their defense team: VIDEO LINK

And what of the dispersants, what are the consequences of their use? VIDEO LINK

Now today we hear of a new strategy supposedly to seal the well which they call a Static Kill.

But what is the motive in that maneuver?

Kenneth Feinberg, who manages BP's 20-billion-dollar compensation fund, said capping the well would allow compensation claims to move forward more quickly as the extent of the damage becomes clearer.

He urged fishermen, oyster collectors and hotel owners and other businesses to come forward with claims, including emergency payments to cover the first six months of damages.

Residents face a tough choice: whether to accept compensation from the fund or pursue legal action against BP or the other companies involved.

"I'll be much more generous than any court will be, and at the same time you won't need to pay lawyers' costs," urged Feinberg.

"I'll be much more generous than any court will be..."

Give me a break, so far the payouts they have given equal little more than $3,000 per claim!
The company said it has made payments totaling $207 million to settle claims for damages. Almost 116,000 claims have been submitted and more than 67,500 payments have been made.

The Gulf way of life and culture are being destroyed and taken over by a Police State run by BP. Video Link

If the cork holds, if the sea floor doesn't blow out, if, if, if, this is one small victory, but the damage is done, BP has put up a smoke screen, and with the full cooperation of the US Government and the National Gaurd is hiding its true liabilities and quite literally getting away with murder!

UPDATE 7/10/20:

EPA Whistleblower Accuses Agency of Covering Up Effects of Dispersant in BP Oil Spill Cleanup

BP trying to legally ‘contaminate’ Gulf scientists: report

Gulf oil disaster could destroy over 100,000 jobs

Oil-spill victims on Grand Isle post protest

BP Oil Poisons the Gulf of Mexico's Food Chain


Sunday, July 11, 2010

As the Gulf Fills With Oil...
Obama Administration Twiddles Its Thumbs

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Who's in Charge?
As an unprecedented amount of oil fouls the Gulf of Mexico, research scientists and ocean experts say the Obama administration's efforts to discover the magnitude of the damage are surprisingly uncoordinated.

If the government's higher estimates are accurate, the BP oil blowout already is the world's worst accidental oil spill ever.

Despite a spill that may already total more than 150 million gallons of oil, however, neither federal officials nor BP has mounted a speedy, focused inquiry to understand its impact.

The result:

-There's no comprehensive strategy for scientific inquiry in the Gulf. Therefore, there's no central system for organizing the research, sharing information or avoiding duplication.

-Two and a half months after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank, little is known about the present location of the plumes of oil and dispersants, where they're heading or how toxic the brew will be to creatures in its path.
[editor's note: this is a leak, not a spill! It will only be a spill when the leak has stopped!]
Shrimpers Poisoned by the Dispersant/Oil Mixture

BP Medical Unit leader first claims they are looking at long term health studies of the Exxon Valdez responders then admits there are no such studies available.

BP and Coast Guard Finally Admit Mysterious Second Pipe in BOP

1,500 square mile Methane dead zone discovered - entire area surveyed so far

Despite concerns that the integrity of the well and BOP are compromised...

BP intends to put a cap on the well to stop 100% of the flow.

My questions regarding that procedure are:
What will they do if they remove that cap and the well pipe and the second pipe, which some reports claim has shot up through the BOP, come shooting out?

Do they know the volume of oil coming out and at what pressure?

If not, how can they be sure they can remove the oil and natural gas fast enough so as not to apply back pressure to the system which we know is already leaking into the rock strata and up through the sea floor?

With pressures estimated by some to be far beyond our technical capabilities, how will they do this?

What will they do in the event of a hurricane or even a storm with high seas?
Oil Slicks reach Miami

Loop Current predicted over leak site by July 15th

Dispersant/Oil mix penetrates cells and organs of organisms swimming through it

No test available for dispersants in sea food - currently the testing is for oil only!

Arsenic levels on the rise in the Gulf

Oil Slick at Mississippi Barrier Islands


Monday, July 05, 2010

it's official

The silver lining, here, is that maybe a bunch more media whores will become frightened enough to start doing their jobs, whether or not it gets them fired.

Of course, the truth is: It's too lethal to be near the spill at all. They should be evacuating the whole Gulf Coast and forcing cleanup workers to wear respirators and hazmat suits.


Sunday, July 04, 2010

Sixth Great Extinction

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The Sixth Great Extinction is just around the corner.

Hedge your bets, will it be by the Death of the oceans?
or will it be beat to the punch by a Mega-Volcano
or by an Asteroid Impact?


Saturday, July 03, 2010

It's Making Me Sick!


If Only...

he hadn't ended up in disgrace...

[click photo for a surprise]