Louisiana seafood distributor Dean Blanchard, with recently found oil taken from a nearby marsh. © Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera
By Dahr Jamail
As oil, sickness and contamination persist, Gulf residents and lawyers file thousands of lawsuits against the oil giant.
“If you got caught humping another woman – [if] you’re both naked and caught in the act – you’d want BP to explain to your wife how it didn’t happen.”
This colorful analogy was proposed by Dean Blanchard, a seafood distributor on Grand Isle, Louisiana, to explain oil giant BP’s continuing machinations to evade liability in the aftermath of the April 2010 disaster.
By Captain America
Global Research Editor’s Note:
We bring to the attention of our readers this provocative review of the strategic and corporate interests behind 9/11 including Wall Street, the Texas oil companies and the defense contractors.
The statements in this article are corroborated by numerous studies, books, news articles and research reports published since September 2001.
In the course of almost ten years, Global Research has conducted a detailed review and analysis of the 9/11 attacks, focusing on their broad implications as well as their historical significance. See our 9/11 and the War on Terrorism Dossier.
Posted in 911, Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged 911 qui bono, banksters, civil liberties, class war, Energy, federal reserve, heroin trade, human rights, isreal, military contractors, muslim baiting, oil wars, twin towers rental
By Rady Ananda
June 20 UPDATE: On June 17, the NRC published another Event Report by Fort Calhoun. A hole in the floor (caused by what?) has led to flooding, threatening the pumps. “Flooding through this penetration could have impacted the ability of the station’s Raw Water pumps to perform their design accident mitigation functions.”
About 5 million* acres in the US corn belt have flooded, which will spike the cost of gas and food over the next several months. Worse, several nuclear power plants sit in the flooded plains. Both nuclear plants in Nebraska are partly submerged and the FAA has issued a no-fly order over both of them.
On June 7, the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant filed an Alert with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after a fire broke out in the switchgear room. During the event, “spent fuel pool cooling was lost” when two fuel pumps failed for about 90 minutes.
On June 9, Nebraska’s other plant, Cooper Nuclear Power Station near Brownville, filed a Notice of Unusual Event (NOUE), advising it is unable to discharge sludge into the Missouri River due to flooding, and therefore “overtopped” its sludge pond.
Posted in Energy, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Nuclear Weapons/Energy
Tagged biotechnology, cooper nuclear power station, corn price doubles, corn shortage, economics, Energy, Environment, fort calhoun nuclear power station, genetic contamination, midwest floods, nuclear power crisis, pollution
A poster at The Agonist, Joaquin, published an elegant and important analysis this weekend. His tightly packed, brief post made three key points. We’re headed for an ugly future with nuclear power based on shortages and future fuel cycles more volatile than those imploding and exploding in Japan. Governments, the nuclear industry, and the media are avoiding this issue entirely. As a result, the rulers and technocrats who got us to the latest meltdown cannot be trusted to make any more decisions about energy needs. (Image)
“The truth is, there is a big fat lie that the nuclear power industry and the media are foisting on the public and that has not changed.” Joaquin
“What is it”, the big fat lie, Joaquin asks.
Posted in Environment, Nuclear Weapons/Energy
Tagged breeder reactor, corporate media, Energy, fukushima, future nuclear power, hydrogen explosion, japan, MOX, nuclear power, peak nuclear, reprocessed, thorium, uranium
The Japanese disaster at Fukushima is a human tragedy of striking proportions. As many as ten thousand citizens may be dead in the general catastrophe, with many more at risk for radiation poisoning at levels yet to be determined. The fact that Japan is a highly organized and wealthy nation in no way diminishes the intensity of the losses and pain experienced by the victims. (Image)
Political and economic implications will emerge rapidly. As the whole world watches, the Japanese experience creates windows of opportunity to learn how to avert future meltdowns at nuclear ticking time bombs placed throughout Europe, the United States, India, and China.
Posted in Environment, Region: Asia
Tagged california, diablo canyon, disaster, Energy, Hosgri Fault, japan, nuclear, planning, Shoreline Fault, trade
By Modern Survival Online
There are tons of good downloads in the Survival Database Download section of this website. For this article – I have selected 10 that everyone should have either printed and put away, or placed on a USB drive – or better yet both.
By Michael Collins
This analysis looks behind the scenes at how the ban on offshore drilling was lifted and what that had to do with the ultimate prize for big oil, the American Power Act. It focuses on the current administration. That in no way implies that the problem originated in January 2009. The out sized and destructive influence of the oil monopoly has been with us for since the 1870’s.
Banning Offshore Drilling
In 1969 a Unocal oil rig off the coast of Santa Barbara, California began leaking oil. The extent of the leak, damage to wildlife, and the shoreline caused considerable outrage. The state of California banned offshore drilling shortly after the leak. In 1980, Congress banned offshore drilling in most federally controlled waters. President George H.W. Bush reluctantly banned off shore drilling in 1990 for California, Florida, Oregon and Washington and in the North Atlantic. Continue reading
Look at all the purdy colers....
By Richard Volaar
Jason Anderson, Aaron Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Stephen Curtis, Roy Wyatt Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Gordon Jones, Blair Manuel, Dewey Revette, Shane Roshto, and Adam Weise
Eleven names have been lost in the shuffle and pabulum of a media that represents capitalism on steroids – fascism by any other name. More on these names in a moment.
Before anyone goes off half-cocked thinking that I believe BP, or capitalism, is entirely to blame for this monumental disaster, refocus your thinking — over here, at the bunny.
Posted in BP oil Gulf, Energy, Environment, NWO, Obama and Company, Resistance
Tagged bp oil spill, earth's enemies, Energy, human greed, oil company greed, profit paradigm, revolution
Armed with a caravan, solar laptop and toothpaste made from washed-up cuttlefish bones, Mark Boyle gave up using cash
By Mark Boyle
Posted in Economy Economics, Environment, Food & Farming, Housing, Human Rights Civil Liberties
Tagged economics, Energy, native human, natural living, off the grid, resources, tribalism
By Moisés Naim
Oil is a curse. Natural gas, copper, and diamonds are also bad for a country’s health. Hence, an insight that is as powerful as it is counterintuitive: Poor but resource-rich countries tend to be underdeveloped not despite their hydrocarbon and mineral riches butbecause of their resource wealth. One way or another, oil — or gold or zinc — makes you poor. This fact is hard to believe, and exceptions such as Norway and the United States are often used to argue that oil and prosperity can indeed go together.
Posted in Economy Economics, Energy, Environment, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, NWO, War and Peace
Tagged corpo-gov, corporatism, corruption, Energy, human rights, Land Rights, oil, oil wars, politics, resource wars