Monthly Archives: June 2010

Amount of #oilspilled from 40 yrs of shallow water drilling blowouts: 1,500 barrels

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"Worst #oilspill in history." Hardly.

Link: “Worst #oilspill in history.” Hardly. Valdez, it ain’t. This spill is affecting lots of lives and lots of livelihoods, but some of the worst damage has been deliberately inflicted: witness the news media’s hysterical coverage, keeping crowds away from … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s legislature has voted to nationalize 11 oil rigs owned by H&P.

Link: Venezuela’s legislature has voted to nationalize 11 oil rigs owned by H&P. Making Maxine Waters proud! You go, Hugo!

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Scientists predict above-average Gulf ‘dead zone’

Link: Scientists predict above-average Gulf ‘dead zone’ Dead zone results from fertilizer runoff & stimulation of algae growth. Thanks, corn-based ethanol! The size of the dead zone is always compared to a NE state; this year New Jersey wins the … Continue reading

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Obama’s Stacked Deck

It’s the Chicago way. When President Obama named the members of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, he left little to chance. Although the Executive Order which created the Commission allowed that its … Continue reading

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Scientists predict above-average Gulf ‘dead zone’

Link: Scientists predict above-average Gulf ‘dead zone’ Dead zone results from fertilizer runoff & stimulation of algae growth. Thanks, corn-based ethanol! The size of the dead zone is always compared to a NE state; this year New Jersey wins the … Continue reading

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For the Soccer-loving Progressive in Your Life #p2 #tcot

Link: For the Soccer-loving Progressive in Your Life #p2 #tcot And who doesn’t *heart* DPRK football? As we all know, football (or what the American capitalist running dogs call “soccer”) was invented by Dear Leader as a small boy on … Continue reading

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A Little Perspective on the BP Spill

The New Orleans Superdome is pretty big. According to an article this week in the Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), the amount of oil spilled from the BP Macondo well so far would fill up one-seventh (1/7th) of the volume of … Continue reading

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Meet Jeff Landry (R CAND LA-03)

Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District is Southeastern Louisiana: it stretches from St. Bernard Parish and Plaquemines on the east, through the Bayou Country near Houma, to the  sugar cane fields of New Iberia.  Now, LA-03 is Ground Zero for the BP … Continue reading

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BP: Observations and Ruminations

I’m no apologist for Big Oil. As a resident of South Louisiana, I’ve seen the mess that was left behind when they left for greener pastures. The simmering animosity between the “majors” and us “independents” goes back generations. They also … Continue reading

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