Monthly Archives: July 2010

How to Kill an Industry (Hello, $8 Gas!)

Imagine if the government required automobile drivers to purchase liability insurance against the Worst Case Accident: totalling a 2010 Maybach Laundalet with four newly-minted orthopedic surgeons aboard. Worst case liability: $50 million or so. With a $50 million liability insurance … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Excrement did *not* hit the fans! #rsrh

Link: BREAKING: Excrement did *not* hit the fans! #rsrh “Everybody’s a music critic.”

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Since when is the BP #oilspill a ‘natural disaster’? #rsrh

Link: Since when is the BP #oilspill a ‘natural disaster’? #rsrh Do people even pay attention to what they write?

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Deepwater Well Design 101, by Shell Oil. In which Shell throws BP under the bus. Very prof

Deepwater Well Design 101, by Shell Oil. In which Shell throws BP under the bus. Very professionally, of course.

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Sec. Salazar "sees light at the end of the tunnel". | #rsrh Uh, try closing your mouth, dude.

Link: Sec. Salazar “sees light at the end of the tunnel”. | #rsrh Uh, try closing your mouth, dude.

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Sen. Kerry acts rationally, makes conservative point. #rsrh

Link: Sen. Kerry acts rationally, makes conservative point. #rsrh Said point being that the wealthy have the assets and the wherewithal to avoid taxation when they think those taxes are excessive. And that means that lower tax jurisdictions, a/k/a “tax … Continue reading

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Oil Majors Develop $1B Rapid Response System

Link: Oil Majors Develop $1B Rapid Response System Nearly all offshore operators currently belong to a non-profit spill equipment consortium, Clean Gulf Associates. Through CGA, they jointly own the skimmers, boom, dispersant & planes that are mobilized first in the … Continue reading

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The Nonsensical Moratorium

Link: The Nonsensical Moratorium As if the only people hurt by the moratorium are the hourly workers. “You hourly guys, we feel your pain. As for the rest of you — the small business owner, the entrepreneur, the boat owner, … Continue reading

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Lt Gov Scott Angelle introduces Gov Bobby Jindal at Wednesday’s Rally for Economic Survival

Lt Gov Scott Angelle introduces Gov Bobby Jindal at Wednesday’s Rally for Economic Survival at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA.

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One dead in massive Chinese oil spill.

Link: One dead in massive Chinese oil spill. A pipeline?

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