Monthly Archives: April 2010

Q: Why was BP drilling in 5,000 ft of water?

A: Because we demanded it, you and I. “It” being a reasonably inexpensive, plentiful and secure supply of petroleum products, gasoline in particular. We don’t like gas lines or $8.00 per gallon. We really don’t like gas lines and $8.00 … Continue reading

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Offshore Safety Factoids

MMS’s Annual SAFE Awards Luncheon is usually held in conjunction with the mammoth oil industry trade show, the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The SAFE Awards honor those companies with exemplary safety and environmental performance during the previous year. The … Continue reading

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More Health Care Reform Surprises: 1099s

Our nightmare future is starting to look more like Brazil (1985) than Red Dawn (1984). Or maybe it’s starting to look more like 1984. This, from a post by Chris Edwards at Cato@Liberty… Costly IRS Mandate Slipped into Health Bill … Continue reading

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HuffPo: ‘Global Warming Causes Volcanoes’

Huffington Post blogger DK Matai’s bio claims him to be “an engineer turned entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist with a keen interest in the well being of global society”. If this guy is an engineer, then I’m Lady Gaga. Did you … Continue reading

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Barney Fife and Bovine Teats

It’s a truism in the oil business: When it comes to solving a problem, one’s intelligence is proportional to the square of their distance from the problem. For those who barely squeaked through Intermediate Algebra, that means that Congress and … Continue reading

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‘Global Warming Causes Earthquakes.’ Sure it does.

In a CNN commentary entitled Is the Earth Striking Back?, journalist and author Alan Weisman opines on the relationship between Anthropogenic Global Warming and a recent spate of powerful earthquakes: As [the glaciers] flow off the land, we are warned, … Continue reading

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Please pray for the missing eleven. Last night, April 20 about 10 p.m. CDT, an explosion a

Please pray for the missing eleven. Last night, April 20 about 10 p.m. CDT, an explosion and fire erupted on the Deepwater Horizon, a semisubmersible drilling rig owned by Transocean Ltd., and contracted to BP Exploration & Production, Inc. Of … Continue reading

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A Rational Look At Climate Science

Oxford University’s Tim Palmer is a professor of climate physics. Interviewed for an article in Sunday’s Guardian, “Feel free to doubt climate change: just don’t deny it”, he touched on climate skepticism, “denialism”, and a topic not often broached by … Continue reading

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Keeping Mother Gaia Safe From Warming Skeptics

Individuals who made Freedom of Information inquiries of the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit have come under police scrutiny, including interviews to determine their political beliefs, scientific qualifications, and details regarding computer usage, according to an article in … Continue reading

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Monster Chiller Horror Global Warming!

This headline/subhead in The Guardian (UK) reminds me of the plot of a really bad 1950s monster movie: Global warming monitoring needs to find ‘missing heat’, say scientists Further study on oceans needed before hidden heat ‘comes back to haunt … Continue reading

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