GULF OIL DISASTER

Aug 23 14:39

Dispersants Cause Gulf Fish to Absorb More Toxins and then Make It Harder for the Fish to Get Rid of the the Pollutants Once Exposed

Louisiana State University fish toxicologist Kevin Kleinow has found that the dispersants used in the Gulf increase the amount of toxins the fish absorb and then, once exposed, makes it harder for the fish to get rid of the toxins through normal biological processes.

Aug 23 11:12

Where Did BPs Oil Spill Go?

Then, hungry for dramatic TV footage to support Barack Obama's announcement, that the BP – or, as he preferred, 'British Petroleum' – oil spill was 'the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced', news networks descended on their town. They quickly found what they were looking for: shocking images of Pensacola's famously white beaches thickly-coated with sticky, black crude oil and apparently beyond salvation. The apocalyptic message was reinforced in doom-laden interviews with locals. 'It's damn near biblical. This place is done for!' lamented 36-year-old Kevin Reed, whose family have swum and sunbathed in the area for generations. His anguish was understandable. Yet, as I saw this week, nothing could be further from the truth.

Aug 23 10:53

Mississippi Shrimpers Refuse to Trawl, Fearing Oil, Dispersants

The U.S. state of Mississippi recently reopened all of its fishing areas. The problem is that commercial shrimpers refuse to trawl because they fear the toxicity of the waters and marine life due to the BP oil disaster.

Aug 23 08:27

EPA demands less-toxic dispersant

The Environmental Protection Agency informed BP officials late Wednesday that the company has 24 hours to choose a less-toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to government sources familiar with the decision, and must apply the new form of dispersants within 72 hours of submitting the list of alternatives.

The move is significant, because it suggests federal officials are now concerned that the unprecedented use of chemical dispersants could pose a significant threat to the Gulf of Mexico's marine life. BP has been using two forms of dispersants, Corexit 9500A and Corexit 9527A, and so far has applied 600,000 gallons on the surface and 55,000 underwater.

Aug 23 08:19

Oil is here to stay Gulf park estates Ocean Springs Ms

Aug 23 08:19

Oil in Oyster Bayou

Aug 23 08:02

BP Spill Oil Already Entering the Gulf Food Chain

The recent discovery of trace amounts of oil in blue crab larvae has left experts forecasting dire news for the Gulf ecosystem. It’s evidence that the oil from the spill loosed from the Deepwater Horizon explosion has already begun working its way up the food chain — where it could be fatal to animals who ingest it.

Aug 23 07:50

BP Gulf Cover-Up Exposed

Dr Robert Bea, a top scientist on Pres. Obama's Gulf team has just confirmed our previous story below, stating BP drilled an undisclosed second well, which could even now be leaking unseen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More confirmation that there are two wells that have been shown on the ROV cameras, the blown-out well "B" and the now seen capped well "A".

Aug 23 07:41

Portions of the Gulf are So Toxic that Dolphins, Fish, Crabs, Stingrays and Other Animals are "Trying to Crawl Out of the Water"

On Friday, Inter Press Service reported:

Danny Ross, a commercial fisherman from Biloxi… said he has watched horseshoe crabs trying to crawl out of the water, and other marine life like stingrays and flounder trying to escape the water as well. He believes this is because the water is hypoxic. …

David Wallis, another fisherman from Biloxi… [said] “I’ve seen crabs crawling out of the water in the middle of the day. This is going to be affecting us far into the future.”

This has been a common occurrence since BP started spilling oil into the Gulf.

Aug 23 02:02

How Has it Come to This?

The scene is post-apocalyptic. Under a grey sky, two families play in the surf just off the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana. To get to the beach, we walk past a red, plastic barrier fence that until very recently was there to keep people away from the oil-soaked area. Now, there are a few openings that beach goers can use. The fence is left largely intact, I presume, for when they will need to close the beach again when the next invasion of BP’s oil occurs.

Aug 22 11:34

Divers find seafloor near beaches “COVERED” in “brown residue” from MS to Florida — KIDS swimming around “GIANT POOLS of oily tar balls” big as watermelons

Since July, “Heavy sheen and persistent clouds of dingy brown water washing up in pockets” from the Perdido Pass near Pensacola, Florida to Mississippi is staining the white sand. A recent snorkeling trip along Fort Morgan found the bottom just offshore covered in a fine layer of brown residue,” Raines reports.

Aug 22 11:00

Ed Overton slips up -- Reveals storms can AEROSOLIZE weathered oil and SPREAD IT AROUND

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which means the toxins are being drawn up into the weather systems over the gulf, then to rain down on our food crops across the great plains!

Aug 22 10:19

MSNBC: Hydrocarbons flowing "into the FORMATION" is "THE DOOMSDAY SCENARIO"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And again, looking at this video of the oil flowing out of the destroyed well, from before July 15th, it is possible to read the X coordinate of the ROV and confirm we were then being shown well "B", whereas the videos of the capped well are being taken at the earlier abandoned well "A".

Aug 22 10:15

ALL 8 tests find submerged oil in MS waters — one near public beach; Coast Guard looked and “did not find any”

Aug 22 10:13

Toxic Contamination: Gulf Oil May Not Degrade for DECADES

As you might have heard, scientists are finding gigantic under oil plumes from the BP spill, including one that is more than 22 miles long, more than a mile wide and 650 feet deep.

On Thursday, Dr. Ian MacDonald and and Dr. Lisa Suatoni testified to a Congressional subcommittee that the oil will stay toxic, and will not degrade much further, for decades. MacDonald is an expert in deep-ocean extreme communities including natural hydrocarbon seeps, gas hydrates, and mud volcano systems, a former long-time NOAA scientist, and a professor of Biological Oceanography at Florida State University. Suatoni has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale, and is Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council's Oceans Program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BP is working overtime to limit its liability here, and the Federal Government is letting them get away with it!

Aug 22 10:06

THE GULF IS STILL LEAKING - DID BP SWITCH THE WELL SEEN ON TV? (UPDATED)

Aug 22 10:01

“THE REAL DOOMSDAY SCENARIO” is a compromised FORMATION and uncontrolled flow to seafloor: Bob Cavnar on MSNBC

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the X coordinate in the well video. That is well "B" we are seeing pour oil into the gulf, not well "A" which is the capped well!

Aug 22 09:36

And Now: The Stealth Obama Ocean Grab

It's not enough that the White House is moving to lock up hundreds of millions of acres of land in the name of environmental protection. The Obama administration's neon green radicals are also training their sights on the deep blue seas. The president's grabby-handed bureaucrats have been empowered through executive order to seize unprecedented control from states and localities over "conservation, economic activity, user conflict and sustainable use of the ocean, our coasts and the Great Lakes."_

Aug 22 09:32

Activist: Gulf fishermen being held responsible for toxic seafood

The US government, and even President Obama himself, have said that Gulf seafood is safe to eat in the wake of the massive BP oil spill.

But an admission from the federal government that it hasn't been testing Gulf seafood for toxic heavy metals, and news that fishermen are being forced to sign waivers making them liable for toxins in their catch, suggest not everyone is convinced of the safety of Gulf seafood.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Could the US government and BP possibly punish the victims - and the American people - any more ruthlessly than make fisherman sign waivers of responsibility for the toxicity of the seafood, and let that seafood into the American food chain?!?

Aug 21 21:39

Oil in Gulf “VERY RESISTANT to further biodegradation” — “Full toxic form for decades”

Aug 21 21:37

Feds provide further evidence that the FORMATION has COLLAPSED around BP’s Macondo well

Aug 21 21:30

Oil will not degrade for DECADES!

On Thursday, Dr. Ian MacDonald and and Dr. Lisa Suatoni testified to a Congressional subcommittee that the oil will stay toxic, and will not degrade much further, for decades. MacDonald is an expert in deep-ocean extreme communities including natural hydrocarbon seeps, gas hydrates, and mud volcano systems, a former long-time NOAA scientist, and a professor of Biological Oceanography at Florida State University. Suatoni has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale, and is Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council's Oceans Program.

Aug 21 19:43

Oil coming ashore, Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Residents living in DeSoto Landing say they've never seen this black mess before. They believe the stained sand covering their beautiful white beach is a sign the oil spill is far from over. "I thought maybe it was a small stretch but I started looking east and west and it went on forever."

Aug 21 10:26

Mississippi Shrimpers Refuse to Trawl, Fearing Oil, Dispersants

The U.S. state of Mississippi recently reopened all of its fishing areas. The problem is that commercial shrimpers refuse to trawl because they fear the toxicity of the waters and marine life due to the BP oil disaster.

"We come out and catch all our Mississippi oysters right here," James "Catfish" Miller, a commercial shrimper in Mississippi, told IPS. Pointing to the area in the Mississippi Sound from his shrimp boat, he added, "It's the only place in Mississippi to catch oysters, and there is oil and dispersants all over the top of it."

Aug 21 10:21

BP's "Cloak of Silence": Geology is "Fractured", Relief Wells May Fail

"In other words, the geology beneath the seafloor is so fractured, with soft and unstable salt formations, that we may never be able to fully kill the well even with relief wells. Instead, the loss of containment of the oil reservoir caused by the drilling accident could cause oil to leak out through seeps for years to come. See this and this for further background."

Aug 21 09:30

Are We Witnessing the Death of Our Planet?

Howard Beale
Activist Post

It seems that we are witnessing the death of our planet right before our very eyes. The extreme weather, Gulf oil disaster and use of deadly dispersants, to decades of agrichemical and synthetic medicines leeching into water ways, and general human pollution resulting in having to now map the North Atlantic Garbage Patch (not to be confused with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch) -- has resulted in major breaches to our interdependent life system.

Here are a few recently-reported disturbing indicators that our life support system may be nearing critical condition:

Aug 21 07:51

NOAA forced to admit that 75% of oil still in Gulf... while testifying before congress

Aug 21 07:50

Feds say FORMATION may have COLLAPSED around outside of wellbore

Aug 21 07:45

WARNING: Feds admit NO testing for MORE TOXIC bioaccumulating metabolites of PAHs

Aug 21 07:44

FDA admits NOT testing for MERCURY, ARSENIC, or other TOXIC HEAVY METALS in crude oil

Aug 21 07:42

NOAA says amount of METHANE not made public... because it can't be skimmed

Aug 21 07:41

EXPOSED: Feds admit NOT using BP's thick, black crude for testing

Feds admit NOT using BP's thick, black crude for testing -- Irrelevant light, sweet crude used instead
Aug 21 07:39

Engineer who worked for BP: Geology around blow-out is “FRACTURED” and “could keep leaking for YEARS”

Aug 21 07:30

“My concern” is that “the Gulf seafood industry WON’T BE THERE” says top oceanographer (VIDEO)

Aug 21 07:27

Fisherman Forced To Release BP From Liability For Contaminated Seafood

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feds admit they are NOT testing fish in the oiled areas of the gulf, and now Fisherman are being told that they must accept all legal liability fore the safety of the fish they catch and sell. THIS is what Fascism is all about; government (the US) and corporations (BP) working together against the general population (YOU)!

Aug 21 06:08

New guidelines could rule out many oil claims

Curt Anderson
Associated Press

A flower shop in Florida that saw a drop-off in weddings this summer is probably out of luck. So is a restaurant in Idaho that had to switch seafood suppliers. A hardware store on the Mississippi coast may be left out, too.

The latest guidelines for BP's $20 billion victims compensation fund say the nearer you are geographically to the oil spill and the more closely you depend on the Gulf of Mexico's natural resources, the better chance you have of getting a share of the money.

Aug 20 20:59

Feds finally admit NO testing of seafood if it's been in oiled water

Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety Government Panel, House Committee Energy & Commerce, Energy and Environment, August 19, 2010:

Edward Markey, (D-MA) Subcommittee Chairman.

Vicki Seyfert-Margolis, Senior Adviser Food and Drug Administration -- Science, Innovation, and Policy.

"WE HAVE SO FAR TESTED IN ABOUT 500 ANIMALS" - Donald Kraemer, Acting Deputy Director Food and Drug Administration, Food Safety.

Aug 20 17:20

Attention Gulf Coast Residents: Testing the Water

Testing the Water is a grassroots movement of concerned citizens is dedicated to ascertaining the true magnitude of health risks associated with exposure to oil and chemical dispersants in the Gulf waters through independent laboratory testing. Our citizen's coalition supports the advocation of the Precautionary Principle when it comes to Environmental Protection & Safety.

Aug 20 16:20

Feds admit formation may have collapsed around bottom of wellbore

Collapse of formation surrounding wellbore may be blocking bottom of annulus, not cement. …

Aug 20 13:46

NOAA Retracts Report That Majority Of BP Gulf Oil Spill Oil Is Gone

NOAA Retracts Report That Majority Of BP Gulf Oil Spill Oil Is Gone
Posted by tips - August 20, 2010 at 4:25 am
NOAA Scientists Retracts Findings That Oil From BP Gulf Oil Spill Has Vanished From Gulf
BP oil spill: US scientist retracts assurances over success of cleanup
NOAA’s Bill Lehr says three-quarters of the oil that gushed from the Deepwater Horizon rig is still in the Gulf environment while scientists identify 22-mile plume in ocean depths

Aug 20 09:31

Scientific proof that the Deepwater oil plume is over 20 miles long

The actual existence of the plume was in some doubt until a team of researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution provided incontrovertible proof. The researchers managed to catch up with the plume about three miles southwest of the original blowout location, then used a remote-controlled submarine and an underwater spectrometer to figure out its dimensions. They were able to study the plume for ten days in June before Hurricane Alex forced them from the area. It's still not known whether this was the only plume or whether others formed, and the team said at a press conference today that they would be unwilling to commit themselves either way on that point.

Aug 20 09:29

Get your Deepwater Oil Spill warning signs HERE!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I want one for my office wall! :)

Aug 20 09:17

22-Mile Oil Plume Found in Gulf

Scientists have detected an underwater plume of oil the size of Manhattan, according to the Wall Street Journal. The findings, published yesterday, further undermine the Obama administration’s optimistic view that most of the Deepwater Horizon oil has already disappeared.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Optimistic view?" It was a flat out @#%ing LIE for the sake of the November elections! Look at this story. Obama has declared the crisis fixed by fiat! Nothing more to see here, people; move along and don't forget to vote Democratic in November!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 20 09:14

Giant Underwater Plume Confirmed—Gulf Oil Not Degrading

Many scientists had predicted that oil-eating bacteria—already common in the Gulf due to natural oil seeps—would process much of the crude leaked from BP's Deepwater Horizon wellhead, which was capped July 15. (Read more about how nature is fighting the oil spill.)

But new evidence shows that a 22-mile-long (35-kilometer-long), 650-foot-high (200-meter-high) pocket of oil has persisted for months at depths of 3,600 feet (1,100 meters), according to a team from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts.

Aug 20 09:12

Invisible oil plume could be dangerous to marine life

The oil is there, at least 22 miles of it. You just can’t see it.

Aug 20 09:06

Toxic Oil Found Deep on Gulf Seafloor?

Weeks after the U.S. government claimed that the "vast majority" of oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill has been taken care of, oil has possibly been found deep on the Gulf seafloor, scientists announced this week.

Aug 20 09:04

Grim News from the Gulf: Invisible Plumes and Bleaker Estimates

The latest estimate, writes Randy Rieland at environmental hub Grist, is that "only 10 percent of the oil that gushed out of the Deepwater Horizon well was 'actually removed from the ocean.'" That's one of the more "pessimistic" estimates thus far, and comes from an oceanographer at Florida State University. It's also "wildly at odds with what the feds have been saying--that as much as 75 of the oil is gone."

Aug 20 09:03

Commerce Secretary Exaggerates Obama Administration’s Aid for Gulf Oil Spill

Earlier this week Commerce Secretary Gary Locke descended on Louisiana to announce a $30.7 million grant for a coastal restoration project near Port Fourchon. He called the funding a sign of the “administration’s commitment to help the Gulf Coast’s economy and environment recover in the wake of the BP oil spill.”

There was just one problem — funding for the project was approved months before the oil spill. And according to the state agency in charge of coastal restoration, there was no action even necessary by the Department of Commerce for the project to progress.

Aug 20 07:52

The Art of Mass Deception – Part 1 Ballistic Analysis of DWH & Riser wreck.

BP’s attempts to spin the disaster into an art form through the mass media and paid advertisement are all part of BP’s Charade. The failing Static Kill on the “wrongly” capped well (Macondo A) is just one of the “broken steps”. The return of BP Zombie Well by Fintan Dunne aptly described the multiple failures in trying to kill the wild well. Is there more to it? Did BP drill one or two wells? Apparently the wells were drilled outside their approved period of exploration. Despite what it seems Well B was not drilled at its proposed location. Instead after plugging well A, DWH drilled on an unreported location which blew on 20th April 2010. Were regulations contravened?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More confirmation that two wells are in play on those ROV TV cameras!

Aug 19 22:01

Top Oil Expert: Geology is "Fractured" ... BP is Using a "Cloak of Silence", Refusing to Share Even Basic Data with the Government

The geology is fractured.

Usually, the deeper you drill, the more pressure it takes to fracture rock. This is called the "fracture gradient".

But when BP was drilling this well, the fracture gradient reversed. Indeed, BP lost all pressure as it drilled into the formation.

WB: Is it possible that this fractured, subsea salt geology will make it difficult to permanently kill the oil leak using relief wells?

Bea: Yes, it could. The Santa Barbara channel seeps are still leaking, decades after the oil well was supposedly capped. This well could keep leaking for years.

Aug 19 19:00

BP accused of withholding 'critical' spill data

The company that owned the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is accusing BP of withholding critical evidence needed to investigate the cause of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, according to a confidential document obtained by The Associated Press. BP called the claims a publicity stunt.

The new complaint by Transocean follows similar complaints by U.S. lawmakers about difficulties obtaining necessary information from BP in their investigations.

Aug 19 14:35

Researchers say they saw 22-mile hydrocarbon plume in Gulf

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution said they detected a plume of hydrocarbons in June that was at least 22 miles long and more than 3,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, a residue of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

According to the institution, the 1.2-mile-wide, 650-foot-high plume of trapped hydrocarbons provides at least a partial answer to recent questions asking where all the oil has gone as surface slicks shrink and disappear.

Aug 19 12:46

Major study proves oil plume that's not going away

A 22-mile-long invisible mist of oil is meandering far below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, where it will probably loiter for months or more, scientists reported Thursday in the first conclusive evidence of an underwater plume from the BP spill.

The most worrisome part is the slow pace at which the oil is breaking down in the cold, 40-degree water, making it a long-lasting but unseen threat to vulnerable marine life, experts said.

Earlier this month, top federal officials declared the oil in the spill was mostly "gone," and it is gone in the sense you can't see it. But the chemical ingredients of the oil persist more than a half-mile beneath the surface, researchers found.

Aug 19 12:18

Oil Dispersants have made BP disaster catastrophic

Aug 19 10:36

BP accused of withholding 'critical' spill data

In a sternly worded letter to BP's attorneys, Transocean said the oil giant has in its sole possession information key to identifying the cause "of the tragic loss of eleven lives and the pollution in the Gulf of Mexico," and that the company's refusal to turn over the documents has hampered Transocean's investigation and hindered what it has been able to tell families of the deceased and state and federal investigators about the accident.

Aug 19 09:50

FLASHBACK - Al Jones: Fish kills cause concern in Sound

What’s going on in the Mississippi Sound?

A couple of fish kills occurred along the beaches of Pass Christian and Long Beach this week with reports of dead stingray, flounder and crabs.

Aug 19 09:50

FLASHBACK - Thousands of dead fish discovered

- Tens of thousands of dead fish washed ashore between Fort Monroe and Grandview Island Beach in Hampton Wednesday morning.

John Bull with the Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VMRC) told WAVY.com the fish are a result of a commercial fishing spill.

Aug 19 09:49

FLASHBACK - Not BP? Hundreds of dead fish & crabs wash up just before FL Seafood Fest; Fishermen ask DISPERSANTS? Officials blame OXYGEN levels

[F]ollowing an unexplained fish kill in St. Joseph’s Bay… Officials called the emergency meeting at the park to address concerns about rumors of large oil sheens sighted off St Joseph’s Bay, and whether there was any correlation with a fish kill in the same vicinity.

[D]ead fish and crabs began washing up along the shoreline by the hundreds. In addition, anonymous reports started coming in of a brown sludgy material sighted six miles offshore [Feds now say seaweed]…

Aug 19 09:48

FLASHBACK - Fairhaven, MA: Dead Fish Wash Ashore In Thousand

Aug 19 08:47

Blaylock Wellness Report: BP Crisis Spotlights Dangers Of Volatile Chemicals To Your Health

As with all modern disasters, getting to the truth is not an easy task. First, people along the Gulf Coast were told that BP and the EPA had placed benzene monitors along the Alabama and Florida coasts, and that there was no indication of any VOCs. A senior reporter from WEAR-TV, an ABC affiliate in Pensacola, was unable to find any air-quality monitors in that area.

Several studies have found there is no threshold for carcinogenesis — that is, a level of benzene exposure at which lower levels are nontoxic. It appears that benzene is toxic at all levels and with chronic exposure — especially in people with certain genetic weaknesses — cancer is likely to develop.

Symptoms from VOCs are many times mistaken for other forms of illnesses, but generally they include headaches, dizziness, nausea, eye irritation, coughing, shortness of breath, nasal irritation, and multiple chemical sensitivity. Some of the gases have an odor, but others are odorless.

Aug 19 08:34

Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill

Gina M. Solomon, MD, MPH; Sarah Janssen, MD, PhD, MPH

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico poses direct threats to human health from inhalation or dermal contact with the oil and dispersant chemicals, and indirect threats to seafood safety and mental health. Physicians should be familiar with health effects from oil spills to appropriately advise, diagnose, and treat patients who live and work along the Gulf Coast or wherever a major oil spill occurs.

Aug 19 08:28

FLASHBACK - MSNBC: "Scientists starting to voice concerns about methane being at levels that will kill millions"

Aug 19 08:27

FLASHBACK - Oil Expert Cavnar: "They know this well can't be shut in for a long period of time"

Aug 19 08:25

FLASHBACK - 42,000 Claims On Hold Or Being Adjusted Downward By BP

Aug 19 08:24

FLASHBACK - Oil Gulf Air "Unsafe"

Aug 19 08:16

BP, Feds don’t know what’s causing pressure drop: “We’re concerned about the vital signs of this well. We continue to be concerned about the vital signs.”

We’re trying to do two things while the evaluation of alternatives is going on. We have the opportunity to develop more vital signs for the well, one of them being to remove all foreign objects — all foreign liquids from the current well, flush it, and fill it with seawater, so we have exactly the same density of material inside and outside the BOP that will allow us to do an ambient pressure test to see if there’s any kind of pressure, a rise or fall related to something other than what we believe now to be the gas bubbles that are escaping and causing the drop in pressure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is what I think happened.

The MMS paperwork for the Macondo well complex indicates two wells were drilled. Early in the year, the "A" well was drilled, but ran into trouble and was abandoned. Then the "B" well was drilled, which resulted in the destruction of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and the massive blowout.

We know that the pipe and well casing for well "B" was destroyed in at least one location about 1000 feet below the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. This was the reasn for the failure of the first "Top Kill" procedure.

CNN reported on two other potential leaks at 9,000 feet and 17,000 feet.

Therefore, it made no sense to try to cap the well July 15th, much less to claim a success, unless BP pulled a fast one and switched the ROV camera back to the abandoned Well "A", and capped that for the benefit of the TV audience. This ia borne out by the navigation data for the ROVs which show the ROV camera showing the cap located well away from the blown out Deepwater Hporizon well "B", at the location for well "A".

Click for larger image

Click for larger image So, what I think happened is that under the cover of Tropical Depression Bonnie, the ROV and some ships were moved over from Well "B" to well "A", which they figured could be easily capped for the V audience. But remember, well "A" was abandoned after it ran into trouble, so I think the pipe and casing for well "A" is also damaged, and BP wasn't prepared to deal with both well being blown out below the surface.

Aug 19 07:48

“REALLY IMPORTANT” to note that “oil mixed with dispersants is MORE TOXIC than just oil alone” says Valdez expert

[There] is concern about how poisonous dispersants are… “What’s really important is oil mixed with dispersants is more toxic than just oil alone… and now we have dispersants on an unprecedented scale put into the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico,” [Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council executive director Mark] Swanson said…”

Aug 19 07:46

Spike Lee: “I really think that THIS IS GOING TO BRING ABOUT THE DOWNFALL of the United States of America”, it’s all about greed — “The BP’s been running things”

SPIKE LEE: You see these commercials, these PSA commercials, they run day and night. They say, like — well, we’ll decide if you have a legitimate claim. That’s like the — the insurance companies deciding down here. Very few people got their money. So, for me, Keith, what — the threat between the first documentary when the levees broke and this one, “If God is Willing, Da Creek Don’t Rise” is greed — is all about greed. And I really think that this is going to bring about the downfall of the United States of America because we have people in office appointed and voted in and people in big business positions who only care about the dollar bill and there are people get harmed, people die. They say that’s the cost of doing business. …

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I absolutely agree with him.

Aug 19 07:40

BP administrator dismisses state “I’m watching on TV — The beaches look fabulous”

Senate President Jeff Atwater on BP claims czar Ken Feinberg:

“Ken Feinberg was quoted today saying that ‘I’m watching on TV. The beaches look fabulous.’”

“These remarks came as he seemed dismissive of Floridians who are seeking financial relief.”

“Understanding the serious problems facing Floridians along the Gulf takes more than watching television, and our beaches are not the only place in Florida facing the threat.”

Aug 18 16:31

Fisherman Demand Real Representation, Instead are Blamed for Causing, “Bad Press”

This is absolutely disgusting. These fisherman have had their lives destroyed and when they finally had a platform to voice their concerns, they were not only mocked but actually BLAMED for destroying the fishing industry. Who do the representatives at the town think they are kidding? The use of toxic dispersant in the Gulf has poisoned the fish, and wrecked havoc on the fishing industry. Speaking out against this is not only important, it is the RIGHT thing to do whether it hurts your industry our not.

Aug 18 14:52

BP stock now trading below closing price on day wellhead was ‘capped’

Aug 18 14:49

USF scientists find oil spill damage to critical marine life

Far from being gone, the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster appears to still be causing ecological damage in the Gulf of Mexico, according to new findings from University of South Florida scientists.

And scientists from the University of Georgia said the amount of oil that remains in the water could be 70 to 79 percent of the more than 4 million barrels of oil that escaped into the gulf.

Aug 18 14:41

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: BIO-ACCUMULATION of chemicals that MUTATE GENETIC MATERIAL will continue for years in Gulf oysters, shrimp and crab

[P]olycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)… include mutagens and probable carcinogens… these chemicals accumulate for years in invertebrates. The Gulf provides about two-thirds of the oysters in the United States and is a major fishery for shrimp and crab.

Aug 18 13:58

Non-stop plumes emanating from seafloor

Aug 18 13:52

Head of Navy tours Gulf, shocked by amount of oil

“Wow, what are we in sir?” — Fisherman responds “Kind of looks like a UFO underwater, don’t it?”

Aug 18 10:57

Underground leak source in Hammond remains unidentified; EPA plans visit today

BP has a crude oil pipeline and a finished product pipeline that carries gasoline and diesel fuel in the area, Novak said.

Aug 18 09:59

Seafloor covered in oil 40 miles south of Panama City, FL - HEADING EAST

Aug 18 09:59

Fishermen find oil and dispersants on Mississippi shrimping and oyster grounds

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government lied to you. The US Government is willing to let you and your children eat poisoned food for the sake of upcoming elections and BP's profitability! What does it take to get you angry?

Aug 18 09:55

Most of BP oil still out there? Scientists say so - Disaster in the Gulf - msnbc.com

Two new scientific reports Tuesday raised fresh fears about the environmental fallout from the world's worst offshore oil spill and questioned government assurances that most of the oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico was already gone.

Aug 18 09:45

Matt Simmons was right! Amateur Sleuth finds documentary evidence of second, mystery well which may still be leaking

Aug 18 09:35

Nearly 80pc of Gulf spill oil still in water: experts

Nearly 80 per cent of the oil spilled from a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico is still in the gulf, US scientists have estimated, challenging a more optimistic assessment by the US government earlier in the month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now the whole world knows the US Government is lying about the Gulf Oil Disaster the same way the USSR lied about Chernobyl!

Aug 18 09:32

Gulf oil spill still a threat to seafood, JAMA study indicates

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill still poses threats to human health and seafood safety, according to a study published Monday by the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association.

The report comes two days after President Obama and members of his family swam in the Gulf at Panama City Beach and ate fish caught there, and hours after this year's commercial shrimping season officially kicked off along the Louisiana coast.

Federal officials disputed the new report and said ongoing testing is aggressive and sufficient to protect public health.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First off, it is already news around the world that Obama;s swim did not take place in the gulf itself, but at a private beach (possibly even a pool) inside a sheltered bay. Based on that deception, one should not accept the origins of the fish taco at face value, and even if they found a few safe fish for the President to eat, that does not prove the toxicity or lack of same for fish elsewhere in the Gulf. It's pure PR and as I noted further down, Obama is apparently willing to let Americans eat poisoned food for the sake of a few more votes in November.

Aug 18 09:29

Toxic oil levels found in key Gulf breeding zone, scientists say

Scientists have found evidence that oil has become toxic to marine organisms in a section of the Gulf of Mexico that supports the spawning grounds of commercially important fish species.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama lied when he declared the Gulf "Open for Business". He staged a fake swim photo=op, not actually in the Gulf, to sell everyone on the idea that the gulf waters are safe to swim in and the food is safe to eat. He did that, not for the benefit of the people of the Gulf, but to help his huge campaign donor BP and to try to make the issue vanish from the public awareness in time for the November Elections.

In other words, Obama has no problems letting you eat poisoned food for the sake of a few more votes!

Monsters do not come any more obvious than this!

Aug 18 08:49

BP plan for relief wells calls the 'C' and 'D'

Most of this file is technical crap that doesn't make sense to us regular people, but look at the very first page. BP filed with the government to call the relief wells "C" and "D." If there never were a Well B why would the two relief wells hop a letter to become C and D? One more piece of circumstantial evidence.

Aug 18 08:42

WJLA's Doug McKelway Reports on Liberal Oil Spill Rally

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And got suspended...

Aug 18 08:20

Gulf Shrimpers Find Oil In Reopened Fishing Areas. Governnment Says "Shut Up". Sierra Club Alleges Areas Were Solely Reopened to Limit BP's Liability

"We've got shrimpers out there saying there is oil out there," Miller said. "We had a meeting Wednesday night where we had over 150 shrimpers... who are saying there is oil out there and these underwater plumes are varying in size and shape. This stuff is obviously moving around out there."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Real patriots will eat those shrimp! Real Americans LOVE the taste of petroleum in their food!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 18 07:54

While officials claim most of the oil from America's worst-ever spill has disappeared, fishermen hired by BP are still finding tar balls—and being instructed to hide their discoveries.

Reporting his findings to his supervisor, a private consulting company hired by BP, the reply, according to his logbook came back: "Told—no reporting of oil or tar balls anymore. Don't put on report. We're here for boom removal only," referring to the miles of yellow and orange containment barriers placed throughout the Gulf.

Aug 18 07:49

Scientists Say as Much as 79% of Oil Remains in Gulf of Mexico

A group of scientists says as much as 79 percent of BP Plc’s leaked oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico, challenging an Obama administration assessment that the crude is largely gone or rapidly disappearing.

Most of the oil that leaked from BP’s Macondo well from April 20 to July 15 is still beneath the water’s surface, five scientists including Samantha Joye, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia in Athens, concluded in a memo made public yesterday. The researchers say they drew upon the U.S. government’s study while reaching different conclusions.

“One major misconception is that oil that has dissolved into water is gone and, therefore, harmless,” he said in a statement released yesterday. “The oil is still out there, and it will likely take years to completely degrade. We are still far from a complete understanding of what its impacts are.”

Aug 18 07:37

Everything Is A Lie: The Deliberate Intent To Deceive People Is At An All Time High

From pollution to politics, the era of deception and duplicity has reached new heights and hijacked almost every form of media in the world. In the last frontiers for truth such as the internet, disinformation operations are in full swing to discredit and destroy any semblance of authentic and factual information available to the public.

How many more lies will people around the world accept as truth? Some say a global awakening is taking place, but at what cost? Will it take the destruction of most of the earth and its resources before people are enlightened?

The escalating media and political reports are so far fetched, cunning, and so beyond reality, it's as if each is trying to top the other with one sinister plot after the next. To demonstrate the outright lies by national governments and the media, let's take three examples from the last year alone, including the H1N1 scandal, airport body scanners and the BP oil disaster.

Aug 17 20:35

Et Tu Obami, Stabbing the Gulf Coast in the Back?

By crafting this illusion of safe beaches, safe food, safe air, the President, BP, the Coast Guard and all the other prostituted government agencies are going to sucker God knows how many unknowing American men, women and children into poisoning, sickening or perhaps even killing themselves through cancers or organ failure by swimming, eating and breathing toxins that the former are callously trying to cover up for various underhanded motives. This is yet another stab in the back by Orwellian Obama and his gang of coverup artists, the very people who are supposed to be protecting us, while a criminal corporation, you know who, clearly the Alpha Dog here, calls the main shots. Obama has reaally deepened his bad Karma here, tooling his own daughter in an attempt to get other parents to expose their daughters to the lurking hazards in the Gulf. Et tu, Obami?

Aug 17 18:57

USF scientists find oil spill damage to critical marine life

The oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is still in the Gulf of Mexico and is causing ecological damage, according to new findings from the University of South Florida.

USF marine scientists conducting experiments in an area where they previously found clouds of oil have now discovered what appears to be oil in sediment of a vital underwater canyon and evidence that the oil has become toxic to critical marine organisms, the college reported Tuesday.

Aug 17 14:58

MSNBC: Feds getting "tremendous pushback from scientific community" over disappearing oil

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Finally the corporate media is willing to call BULL BISCUITS at the lies of the administration.

Aug 17 14:56

More on USF report: Newborn fish “ingesting pure oil”; Organisms showed a “strong toxic response” scientists say

CNN has another article on the report by University of South Florida researchers, “Initial findings from a new survey of the Gulf conclude that dispersants may [may?? see following sentence] have sent the oil to the ocean floor, where it has turned up at the bottom of [Desoto] canyon within 40 miles of the Florida Panhandle.”

“The dispersant is moving the oil down out of the surface and into the deeper waters” a marine microbiologist at USF told CNN.

David Hollander, a chemical oceanographer at USF, talked to CNN about shining ultraviolet lights on the ocean floor, “All of a sudden, it turns out to be a constellation of little dots.”

Aug 17 14:52

Tests show "gap" in "well column" causing drop in pressure

Aug 17 14:51

3 minutes of hell: Constant, powerful seepage from ocean floor (Aug. 17)

Aug 17 14:47

The Government Lies to the American People About the Safety of Gulf Seafood

The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) just announced:

For the seafood to pose a health risk, the food would have to be heavily contaminated with oil, and would therefore have a strong odor and taste of oil.

That is patently untrue.

As I pointed out in June:

Crude oil contains such powerful cancer-causing chemicals benzene, toluene, heavy metals and arsenic.

Aug 17 14:26

Report Finds 79% of Oil Remains In Gulf

Contrary to what the media is telling you, a report from the Georgia Sea Grant and the University of Georgia released yesterday says that a whopping 79% of the oil from the Gulf oil spill still remains in the waters there. The report concludes that the media is way off in their estimates — they are saying that a mere 25% of the oil remains..

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Aug 17 13:49

New Fed Guidance: Seafood Safety Following the Gulf Oil Spill

For the seafood to pose a health risk, the food would have to be heavily contaminated with oil, and would therefore have a strong odor and taste of oil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if you believe that, I have some of Saddam's 'nookular' bombs to sell you!

Aug 17 10:45

Corexit Is Being Sprayed at Night, Even Now (According to BP Vessel of Opportunity Workers and Others)

The government and BP have said that no dispersants have been sprayed in the Gulf since the well was partially capped on July 15th.

However, local residents have been saying for weeks that Corexit is still being sprayed.

Admiral Allen wouldn't unequivocally deny this allegation as of August 9th.

Aug 17 10:31

FLASHBACK - Fractured Seafloor Around BP Well Seeping Oil (RAW ROV VIDEO)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reminder that thew wells themselves are not the only problem.

Aug 17 10:26

THE GULF IS STILL LEAKING - DID BP SWITCH THE WELL SEEN ON TV?

According to documents filed by British Petroleum with the US Minerals Management Service, there are two wells in the area of the spill. The first well, Well "A", was drilled early this year, ran into troubles, and was abandoned. Then Well B was drilled, which resulted in the explosion which destroyed the Deepwater Horizon. (

There is a typo on page 10 of the MMS PDF regarding the Y coordinate for well B. The Y coordinate is correctly printed on page 3 and page 11. You will see that the dyslexic person who typed out the report switched a '1' and a '4' on page 10. Please be aware of this because otherwise it will lead to a lot of confusion!!)

Aug 17 10:25

Gulf Fishermen Debate Whether to Risk Selling Seafood Again

No oil has leaked from the broken Gulf well since July, and the federal government is reopening some waters for fishing. But some fishermen are split over whether to start trawling the waters again when there may be a risk of seafood being contaminated with oil and dispersants.

Aug 17 10:14

Obama`s Gulf Swim Was Fake

As for Obama's swim, on August 16, the London Independent reported that Obama and his daughter, Sasha, swam in a private Panama City Beach, FL beach off Alligator Point in St. Andrew Bay, not part of the Gulf.

Reporters were banned, no TV video permitted. "So....only the White House photographer was allowed to capture proceedings. The official picture was intended to provide evidence that the region's beaches are back to normal."

Aug 17 10:03

Censored Gulf news: Spike Lee, Sandra Bullock exposing fascist lies and deceit next targets?

Pensacola News Journal reports in "Military Notes" that employees of Eglin Air Force Base are digging up sea turtle eggs. Contrary to most news reports claiming that there is no oil and Gulf waters are safe for swimming and to eat the Gulf seafood, the remarkable turtle initiative is "to protect the hatchlings from toxic oil remaining in the Gulf." (See link below) This is more consideration than given to Gulf Coast pregnant women's unborn or children, the most susceptible to the toxins.

Aug 17 10:01

When University Scientists Found Underwater Oil Plumes, the Government Said Shut Up, Don't Tell Anyone ... and Then Tried to Discredit Them

NOAA has repeatedly denied the existence of underwater oil plumes (see this and this), calculated the spill to be only 5,000 barrels a day, and buried core data on the oil spill.

Now, university scientists have revealed the NOAA used strong-arm tactics to try to silence any information on underwater plumes.

Aug 17 10:00

NOAA Hoarding Key Data On Oil Spill Damage

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is hoarding vast amounts of raw data that independent marine researchers say could help both the public and scientists better understand the extent of the damage being caused by the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In most cases, NOAA insists on putting the data through a ponderous, many-weeks-long vetting process before making it public.

In other cases, NOAA actually intended to keep the data secret indefinitely. But officials told the Huffington Post on Tuesday that they have now decided to release it -- though when remains unclear.

BP, incidentally, gets to see all this data right away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

NOAA, it needs to be remembered, is already mired in a Climategate scandal in which at least 5 satellites intended to prove global warming have been revealed as over-stating measured temperatures by as much as 10-15 degrees F.

Aug 17 09:55

Much Oil Remains in Gulf, Researchers Estimate

Researchers at the University of Georgia said Monday that more than three-quarters of the oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon drilling-rig explosion could still be in the Gulf threatening fisheries and marine life, disputing government statements that much of the oil had been safely dispersed.

Aug 17 09:55

Top Scientists vs. Feds: Up to 80 PERCENT of BP’s crude remains in Gulf — Submerged oil can’t evaporate

The major media outlets are reporting today that a group University of Georgia scientists, which includes Dr. Samantha Joye, says around 3/4 of BP’s oil is still in the Gulf of Mexico. Five days ago we reported on similar findings by a Florida university, “150 million gallons remain”; USF professor says 75 percent of oil has yet to be found. Thankfully, today’s news appears it will have a greater impact.

The Associated Press reports, “Five Georgia scientists who reviewed the data said Monday that instead of only 26 percent of the oil remaining, as a federal report said earlier this month, it’s actually closer to 80 percent.”

Aug 17 09:52

*BREAKING* New report reveals ocean floor covered in crude oil just 40 miles from Florida coast and heading east

CNN reports, “Researchers at the University of South Florida have concluded that oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill may have settled to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico further east than previously suspected — and at levels toxic to marine life… Plankton and other organisms at the base of the food chain showed a ‘strong toxic response‘ to the crude.”

Aug 16 21:47

Gulf oil traces spread east on sea floor, researchers say

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill may have settled to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico further east than previously suspected and at levels toxic to marine life, researchers reported Monday.

Initial findings from a new survey of the Gulf conclude that dispersants may have sent the oil to the ocean floor, where it has turned up at the bottom of an undersea canyon within 40 miles of the Florida Panhandle. Plankton and other organisms showed a "strong toxic response" to the crude, according to researchers from the University of South Florida.

Aug 16 21:37

Ga. scientists: Gulf oil not gone, 80 pct remains

Georgia scientists say their analysis shows that most of that BP oil the government said was gone from the Gulf of Mexico is still there.

Earlier this month federal scientists said that only about a quarter of the oil remained and the rest was either removed, dissolved or dispersed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

White House: 75 percent of spilled Gulf oil gone

Obama lied. The gulf died. The fishermen cried.

Aug 16 16:01

“Purple looking jelly stuff, three feet thick, floating all over, as wide as a football field” says former BP cleanup worker

Mark Stewart, a third generation fisherman from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and BP vessel of opportunity worker, reports “purple looking jelly stuff, three feet thick, floating all over, as wide as a football field and tar balls as big as a car.”

Aug 16 15:18

dead fish all over the east coast, lack of oxygen from gulf disaster

Aug 16 15:05

Gulf fishermen: oil tainted our waters, our trust

Some U.S. Gulf Coast fishermen say they have caught crabs with black-stained gills and others report seeing fish and marine life gathering strangely on the sea surface following the massive BP Plc oil spill.

They fear these abnormalities could point to a lasting and potentially devastating impact on their fishing grounds and livelihoods from the world's worst offshore oil accident, and they say BP and the government may be downplaying the issue.

Aug 16 13:41

Uncovering the Lies That Are Sinking the Oil

Two days after Walker's announcement and in response to claims from state and federal officials that Gulf Coast waters are safe and clean, fishermen took their own samples from the waters off of Pass Christian in Mississippi.

The samples were taken in water that is now open for shrimping, as well as from waters directly over Mississippi's oyster bed, that will likely open in September for fishing.

Commercial fisherman James "Catfish" Miller, took fishermen Danny Ross Jr. and Mark Stewart, along with scientist Dr. Ed Cake of Gulf Environmental Associates and others out and they found the fishing grounds to be contaminated with oil and dispersants.

Aug 16 13:14

Fisherman and Families know Gulf Seafood is unsafe, DEMAND Dispersants stop being sprayed!

“Fishermen do not want to lose our credibility or deliver contaminated seafood to market and make people sick.” – Kathy Birren

“While President Obama and state officials claim that the Gulf is ‘open for business,’ these fishermen say the spraying of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico is ongoing and they’re concerned that seafood pulled from impacted waters is unsafe for eating.”

Aug 16 13:09

'floornado' Ocean Intervention ROV 2

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The release of methane seems to be increasing.

Aug 16 12:29

Relief Wells Delayed ... New Tests Show "Gap" in Oil "Well Column" Causing Loss of Pressure ... Does the Government Have ANY IDEA What It's Doing?

Aug 16 11:17

Gulf Shrimpers Find Oil In Reopened Fishing Areas. Governnment Says "Shut Up". Sierra Club Alleges Areas Were Solely Reopened to Limit BP's Liability

"We've got shrimpers out there saying there is oil out there," Miller said. "We had a meeting Wednesday night where we had over 150 shrimpers... who are saying there is oil out there and these underwater plumes are varying in size and shape. This stuff is obviously moving around out there."

[William Walker, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources] "If you are not going to validate what you are saying through accepted scientific protocol and approaches, then quit talking about it without any evidence what you are saying is true," Walker said.

In other words, shut up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, reality is what the bought-and-paid-for scientists say it is!

Aug 16 07:57

President goes for a swim in the Gulf – or does he?

The official picture was intended to provide evidence that the region's beaches are back to normal. Yet it soon emerged that the private beach on which it was taken, off Alligator Point in St Andrew Bay, north-west Florida, isn't technically in the gulf.

Aug 16 07:38

EPA defers hearing on hydraulic fracturing

The New York Times and Catskill Mountainkeeper have reported that the EPA’s last hearing on fracking, held in Canonsburg, Pa., in July drew over 1,200 people without a hitch. Unfortunately, the follow-up, all-day hearing that had been scheduled for last Thursday at the Oncenter Complex Convention Center in Syracuse, NY, was cancelled last Tuesday.

This was after Onondaga Country officials expressed “concern” that they were not given enough time to ready security in anticipation of “rallies” and “protests” at the event.

Aug 16 07:30

The BP Cover-Up

BP and the government say the spill is fast disappearing—but dramatic new science reveals that its worst effects may be yet to come.

Aug 16 07:29

Assumption well still blowing wild near La. 70

An exploratory oil and gas well continued to blow wild, keeping six families out of their homes and shutting down one business along a two-mile stretch of Louisiana Highway 70 in Assumption parish.

Aug 16 07:28

Congress lists BP failures.

Aug 15 18:48

Two more fishermen exposed: “I started to vomit brown, and my pee was brown… non-stop diarrhea unlike anything I’ve ever experienced”

Thursday Jamail reported on two commercial fisherman that were “slammed with exposure” to toxic chemicals on August 5 at the Dauphin Island Marina in Alabama.

Aug 15 13:53

Plankton Cause Hurricanes! Urgent Action Required!

When people say that we understand the unbelievably complex climate system well enough to project scenarios out a hundred years, I point out that new things are being discovered every week. The latest scientific finding is that plankton cause hurricanes. I know it sounds like a headline in The Onion, but there it is.

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Aug 15 12:00

Is Gulf Seafood Safe?

The FDA and NOAA say that Gulf seafood is fine. President Obama ate a fish taco yesterday made with Gulf fish.

So does that mean Gulf seafood is safe to eat?

I had hoped - for the safe of the Gulf fishermen and the entire Gulf economy - that the answer was yes. But after digging a bit, I'm not so sure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember, when Obama went to the G20, the USSS took along all the food and water the President and his family would consume during the three day trip. They took along the White House cooking staff. Does anyone think they were not as careful with the fish taco?

Aug 15 10:23

Obama's swim in the Gulf waters. Fact or Fiction?

The White house releases a photo. From the photo one cannot tell where Obama and daughter are actually swimming. There just together in some water, somewhere. But is it Gulf water? You know; water that is contaminated.

Strangely enough all the accompanying photographs or video scenes were taken at Alligator Point, Florida.

The highly anticipated dip was away from the media’s view. The Obamas swam in Saint Andrew Bay off of Alligator Point, technically not the Gulf, according to maps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, for all we know that photo of Obama and his daughter was taken last time they came out here to Oahu for a vacation!

At the very least we know the USSS would not allow Obama into water that had not been chemically tested to make sure it was safe.

Aug 14 14:51

So keep your shirt on Obama to swim in oil-ravaged Gulf waters

President Obama won't take shirt off in front of cameras to swim in oil-ravaged Gulf waters
BY James Fanelli
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Saturday, August 14th 2010, 2:51 PM
The leader of the free world's eye-candy abs are off limits to the public. President Obama vowed to take a swim in the oil-soaked Gulf on Sunday but out of sight from the press and shutterbugs....After press members said pictures of him swimming would be a good thing, a smiling Michelle Obama interjected by saying, "No, it's not."

Aug 14 13:51

Obama declares Gulf Coast 'open for business'

President Barack Obama declared Gulf Coast beaches clean, safe and open for business.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my @#%$ing relief. Really. Just imagine it!

Aug 14 12:41

BP Scum, “Dont Believe” tests that show oil, Major Coverup Continues

BP has even gone as far as DENY tests that show that oil IS surfacing near Orange Beach. This company is actively involved in one of the greatest cover ups of our time. The situation defies logic, people are clearing filming oil, yet BP, playing the part of god, has publicly stated that the disaster is reaching its end.

“BP keeps telling us there is no oil, to skim or otherwise, and we keep telling them there is,” said Orange Beach Coastal Resource Manager Phillip West. “We’re skimming it.” Press – Register

The extent of the cover up is hard to imagine. The culprits include the White House, BP management and of course the infamous Admiral, Thad Allen. Stephen Lendman, reporting for Rense.com, had this to say in regards to the cover up and the censorship of free speech.

Aug 14 11:02

USF says government tried to squelch their oil plume findings

USF says government tried to squelch their oil plume findings

Aug 14 10:18

Reader Photos - plants dying in Florida

Aug 14 09:18

Dispersants Hearing: NOAA admits Gulf seafood not tested, yet says toxins may BIOACCUMULATE!

Larry Robinson, assistant secretary of Commerce for oceans and atmosphere/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

OUR SEAFOOD TESTS ARE FOR OIL — AND IT’S WHAT IS DISPERSED OIL – OUR PROTOCOLS ARE NOT SPECIFICALLY LOOKING AT DISPERSANTS OR THE BYPRODUCTS OF DISPERSANTS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Never test for something you don't want to find (before November)." -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 14 09:03

CNN: Plumes of oil “RESTING ON BOTTOM” hit Gulf beaches — Feds, BP still deny finding submerged crude (VIDEOS)

Aug 14 09:01

WKRG: “More than 15 miles of sugar white sand has turned ugly brown” as submerged oil washes ashore; One BP ‘cleanup’ crew

BP has drastically cut its oil response crews….sending thousands of workers home. The oil giant says there’s no oil out there but will respond in a timely fashion. …

“Just lie upon lie,” [says resident].

Aug 14 09:00

Obama mortgages the Gulf of Mexico to BP

Tying the disaster fund directly to Gulf oil revenue has obvious political advantages for the company, as the Journal pointed out, "because it could make the administration and BP partners of sorts in developing the Gulf." It would forestall measures such as the bill passed by the House of Representatives last month effectively banning BP from new offshore drilling in the Gulf, because such a move would then threaten the stream of revenue for the disaster fund.

The White House never considered commandeering the assets of the corporate criminal, instead allowing BP to retain control of the disaster site through a series of failed attempts to shut down the oil leak. It has persistently downplayed the possibility of prosecution of any executives from BP or its partners in the well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All of this is pretty predictable, in light of the fact that BP was one of the most significant contributors to Obama's presidential campaign!

Aug 14 08:57

NOAA’s top oil spill scientist is “NOT SURE where” they put evidence of plumes to be used against BP… “So many samples” to keep track of

USF turned its samples over to NOAA, expecting to get either a shared analysis or the samples themselves back…. [USF marine science dean William] Hogarth said, they’ve received neither.

NOAA’s top oil spill scientist… said, because NOAA has collected so many samples over the past three months, when it comes to the samples from USF’s trip in May, “I’m not sure where they are.”

Aug 14 08:33

"Yeah, yeah... Sure, sure, it was the weather that killed those fish! The weather! Yeah, yeah,,, sure, sure!" -- BP

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And of course the real culprit is (drum roll, please) HUMAN-CAUSED GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!

Aug 14 07:51

“NOAA won’t begin checking for submerged methane gases”; Top scientist says “It seems crazy”

Samantha Joye, professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia… is puzzled why NOAA won’t begin checking for submerged methane gases in the deep waters of the Gulf… “It seems crazy,” she said. “There is no reasonable explanation as to why it’s not being done. It just doesn’t make sense.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sure it makes sense. If there is massive amounts of dissolved methane (and there really has to be, when you think about it) and that Methane is what is killing all the sea life along the eastern seaboard (which it is known to do), then this would be an election killer for the incumbents. So of course NOAA (already scandalized by using flawed satellite data to bolster the case for a carbon tax on us all) is not going to carry out investigations which will produce results nobody wants before November!

Aug 14 07:42

Feds announce ANOTHER blow-out preventer may be added to wellhead

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You mean that well you have been telling everyone for the last several days is statically killed (even though there are still thousands of pounds pressure at the well head)?

Aug 14 07:39

Florida University Draws Ire of NOAA for Gulf Research

USF officials aren't the only ones who have drawn the ire of NOAA.

Samantha Joye, professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia, had a similar experience when she started talking about what she and others had discovered underwater.

"We felt like our wrists were slapped a little bit when we came forward and talked about the plumes,'' Joye said. "NOAA wanted a vetted, concrete story. We felt we had a concrete story. The plumes were real; the data was very solid.''

Aug 14 07:38

EOC Director: Fish kill after oil washes up, “ALL the crabs are crawling up on the bank”; “Dying everywhere” says fisherman

WLOX reports after “hundreds of tar balls and patties washed up on the beach near Lakeshore Road” Thursday night, the Hancock County, Mississippi Emergency Operations Center Director said, “If you walk along the pier, you’ll see small dead fish. You’ve got some speckled trout that’s dead through here. All the crabs are crawling up on the bank and I just kind of wonder why.”

He isn’t the only one wondering about this “unusual occurrence.” “Something is killing them. It wasn’t killing them before this oil got here. And now they’re dying everywhere,” a fisherman who didn’t want to be identified told WLOX.

Aug 14 07:25

BP officials “DON’T BELIEVE” mayor’s tests that prove oil is surfacing in local waters

“BP keeps telling us there is no oil, to skim or otherwise, and we keep telling them there is… We’re skimming it,” the Orange Beach Coastal Resource Manager said.

A BP spokesman told the Press-Register that company officials “don’t believe what the mayor’s crew is finding is oil.”

“City officials said samples collected last week from local waters tested positive for the presence of hydrocarbons, but BP rejected those findings… An invitation to jointly collect samples on Thursday was turned down by a local BP official,” the article reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We don't see it and we don't smell it, and you can't make us, nyah, hyah, nyah!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 14 07:23

Oil expert: BP admits “4,200 psi on the well when it’s supposed to be dead”; “They are indeed communicated to the reservoir below”

In actuality, this “static kill” did nothing that BP and Allen said it would do. Certainly the well is not dead or “static”… The fact that they’re getting pressure now tells me that they are indeed communicated to the reservoir below…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, this is just more "make believe the problem is fixed for the elections" propaganda.

Aug 14 07:08

Top Gulf scientist contradicts Feds, says Oil from BP’s gusher “some of the crudest stuff I’ve ever seen”

NOAA says the oil from BP’s blown-out well is a light crude that biodegrades quickly.

However, a top marine scientist in the Gulf now contradicts the government’s claim.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Aug 13 15:46

Florida – Much Worse Problems Than the Oil Spill

Media coverage of the oil spill’s effect on the Gulf focusing on tourist income lost by the waterfront towns – with footage of empty beaches, restaurants and T-shirt shops – dominates the news. Interviews with devastated business owners are heart rending. But they always end with references to somehow hanging on until “things get back to normal.”

Trouble is, things are not going to “normalize.” Not for the Panhandle of Florida, and probably not for the rest of the state, either.

Projections suggest that Florida can expect oil all along its west coast, and possibly throughout the Keys and up the east coast as well. Yet even before BP’s well began spewing crude, pressures within the state’s economy were building. It was an explosive situation awaiting a match.

Aug 13 14:12

BP OIL SPILL ...WE FOUND THEIR MISSING OIL & COREXIT FILLED BLUE CRABS! MIRROR THIS & PASS ON.....

Aug 13 14:11

Friday the 13th Part II: Even larger plumes seeping from seafloor

Aug 13 13:28

Days After Tar Balls Hit New York Beach Massive Fish Kills Stretch From New Jersey to Massachusetts

Now massive fish kills in the North East stretching from NJ to NY and Massachusetts and in all locations life long residents say they have never seen anything like this.

Are these all just coincidence?

The similarities and the timing between these events and the events occurring throughout the Gulf of Mexico should prompt officials to take a closer look and find the real cause of these incidents.

Instead we see Massachusetts officials declaring the fish kill was due from lack of oxygen within hours without doing any tests and NJ officials ignoring reports of tar balls on the beaches.

Aug 13 13:27

Dead Fish Washing Up Everywhere Due to BP Oil Spill and Dispersants

Of course, separate and apart from its oxygen-depleting properties, Corexit is itself toxic to fish. Given that even seagulls won't touch the fish that are washing up today, the fish should be tested for Corexit poisoning.

Aug 13 12:46

BP's blown-out well not yet killed; relief well to permanently seal well will be finished

BP's blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is not yet plugged for good

Aug 13 10:53

UV Light Reveals Hidden Sand Contamination from the Gulf oil disaster

Aug 13 10:48

Hundreds of Thousands of DEAD FISH on NEW JERSEY SHORE AUG 12 2010

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Even the birds won't eat those fish!

Aug 13 10:44

Hey Thad Allen - More Oil And Tar On Pensacola Beach August 11 2010

Aug 13 08:00

The BP Cover-Up

BP and the government say the spill is fast disappearing—but dramatic new science reveals that its worst effects may be yet to come.

Aug 13 07:59

The BP oil-methane-dispersant-drilling fluids disaster

Huge volumes of methane from the well along with toxic dispersants used to break up the oil could do vast damage

Aug 13 07:58

BP downsizes Miami oil spill operations center

With no oil to fight in South Florida, BP has begun downsizing its Miami operations center and is giving up one high-rise office near Brickell Avenue.

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Any Florida readers with photos of oil on the beaches, please send them in!

Aug 13 07:56

BP: Dispersing Oil or Criticism?

BP and Corexit manufacturer Nalco claim the chemical reduced damage from the spill, and was as harmless as dish soap.

But dispersants do not lessen the amount of oil in the environment. Rather, they break oil into tiny drops that have different, but not necessarily fewer, toxic properties. After more than three months, the fundamental question lingers: Did Corexit do more harm than good?

Aug 13 03:32

Will BP Skip the Relief Well, Declare Mission Accomplished, and Abandon Ship Without Permanently Killing the Oil Leak?

I'm beginning to wonder whether BP keeps on doing one confusing procedure after another, and keeps on saying that the well has been capped, hoping that everyone stops paying attention so that BP can just pack up its bags and slink away while people aren't paying attention.

Relief wells are the best hope for permanently capping the well. But it is possible that BP has messed up the well so badly that the relief wells will fail.

As Cavnar notes, BP has already taken down or blurred most of its underwater camera feeds. BP might just declare "mission accomplished" and skip the relief wells, leaving a ticking time bomb which will pollute the Gulf for years to come.

Aug 12 15:48

Tax collector files claim with BP for loss of bed taxes

Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson has filed a claim with BP for loss of tourist development tax revenues following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill...

Aug 12 12:52

yet another oil well blowout in Louisiana

Aug 12 10:45

Officials deny dispersant use, residents beg to differ

When reached for comment, Lt. Cmdr. Dale Vogelsang, liaison officer with the United State Coast Guard, told The Log he had contacted Unified Command and they had “confirmed” that dispersants were not being used in Florida waters.

“Dispersants are only being used over the wellhead in Louisiana,” Vogelsang said.

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From Transcript of Thad Allen's Aug. 9 briefing with reporters

Thad Allen: We have not used dispersant since the capping stack was put on. I believe that was the 15th of July. ... But I would tell you, there are no dispersants being used at this time.

Admiral, your pants are on fire!

Aug 12 10:39

Will BP Skip the Relief Well, Declare Mission Accomplished, and Abandon Ship Without Permanently Killing the Oil Leak?

All was right with the world. Except, it wasn't. Day before yesterday, Adm. Allen announced they were going to start a "pressure test", babbling about the annulus and raising the ominous spectre that they are still actually communicated to the reservoir. Wells confirmed that fear in the afternoon, admitting that they indeed had 4,200 psi on the well when it's supposed to be dead. At the seafloor, the well should have no more than 2,200 psi on it, and conceivable less, if the hydrostatic of the mud in the closed well had overcome reservoir pressure. Then it got really confusing. Wells said that it wouldn't hold 4,200 psi because of "bubbles" leaking out of the wellhead, implying that they are pumping on it to keep it there, but that they're going to "test" it by relieving pressure. ??

Aug 12 09:48

Dead Fish Everywhere!

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Did Obama and BP just contaminate most of America's food sources?

Aug 12 09:19

THE GULF IS STILL LEAKING - DID BP SWITCH THE WELL SEEN ON TV?

Evidence is starting to surface that BP has pulled a fast one and has changed the well being shown on TV.

According to documents filed by British Petroleum with the US Minerals Management Service, there are two wells in the area of the spill. The first well, Well "A", was drilled early this year, ran into troubles, and was abandoned. Then Well B was drilled, which resulted in the explosion which destroyed the Deepwater Horizon.

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Updated graphics of well head camera data.

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Aug 12 09:11

DOJ gags scientists studying BP disaster.

Hooper-Bui’s depictions of samples confiscated by US Fish and Wildlife officials and expeditions blocked by local law enforcement is consistent with the steady stream of reports about obstruction, censorship, and confusion under BP’s private army of contractors. A full and open scientific assessment of the effects of the BP disaster is crucial for the health of the ecosystem and the residents of this American jewel.

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So even though the official story is that the crisis is over, the US Government and BP are still preventing access to the area by scientists unless they sign a confidentiality agreement that they will not share what they find with the public!

Sound like the crisis is over to you?

Me neither.

Aug 12 01:26

BP Is Hiding Dead Animals to Avoid Fine of $50,000 Per Dead Animal (and the Bad Publicity)

BP has been trying to hide dead birds and other sealife.

Fox News reports that BP is trying to keep animal carcasses away from public view:

Local Gulf Coast residents and those monitoring turtles say that BP is removing carcasses at night to hide them from the public:

Aug 11 19:41

Feds confiscate independent LSU scientists’ samples because project not approved by BP, others

Linda Hooper-Bui, Louisiana State University Department of Entomology Associate Professor, writes in The Scientist, “My PhD student’s ant samples were taken away by a US Fish and Wildlife officer at a publicly accessible state Wildlife Management Area because our project hadn’t been approved by Incident Command.”

What is the Incident Command? Hooper-Bui continues, “[It's] also called the Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Command — which is a joint program of BP and federal agencies, such as the Coast Guard…”

Aug 11 19:20

BP nears deal to continue drilling in Gulf of Mexico

The deal with the White House would allow BP to guarantee its $20bn (£13bn) clean-up fund against revenues from its operations in the Gulf, which account for approximately 10pc of its oil and gas business.

If the deal were to be agreed – it remains one of a number of solutions being discussed – it would all but guarantee BP’s future in the Gulf, despite efforts by certain members of the US Congress to force the company away from US shores.

Aug 11 19:08

BP Links Compensation With Continued Oil Production In The Gulf

P has managed to link the fate of its $20 billion oil spill victims compensation fund with its continued ability to pump oil from the Gulf of Mexico. The voluntary trust agreement negotiated with the Department of Justice is not with the British-based multinational, or even with BP America, but with a fairly remote subsidiary, BP Exploration & Production Inc. (BPEC) -- a Delaware corporation that operates BP's Gulf oil leases.

So if BP's drilling revenues from the Gulf suddenly vanished, so, presumably, would the compensation fund, said Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's Energy Program.

Aug 11 16:17

Dead Fish Washing Up On NJ's Delaware Bay Beaches

Tens of thousands of dead fish have washed ashore along the Delaware Bay in southern New Jersey.

State environmental and wildlife officials say it's not yet clear what killed the fish, which appear to exclusively small menhaden, also known as peanut bunker.

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"WE KILL THE FISH SO YOU CAN CATCH THEM EASIER! WE'RE BRITISH PETROLEUM!"

Aug 11 11:30

Has the Oil Well Really Been Capped?

Everyone is saying that the well has been capped.

I hope so.

But even the government's spokesman, Thad Allen, isn't saying that it's been capped.

Aug 11 09:58

FLASHBACK - William 'Bill' Phillips on Oil and Gas

Did you know that the United States does NOT have any big oil companies. It's true: the largest American oil company, Exxon Mobil, is only the 14th largest in the world, and is dwarfed by the really big oil companies -- all owned by foreign governments or government- sponsored monopolies -- that dominate the world's oil supply.

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William Phillips, a lobbyist and former staffer to Senator Ted Stevens, died with Stevens in the recent Alaska plane crash.

Aug 11 09:51

The Gulf BLUE PLAGUE is Evolving

According to the ER nurses, in the southern Mississippi and Louisiana areas there have been more than 600 cases of what their staffs have appropriately named the "BP flu". The vast majority of these "flu" cases are with those people who are working along the coast, as well as further offshore, on boats; and those who live along the southernmost areas along the Gulf of Mexico. One might initially think - based on mainstream media reports - that these flu-like symptoms are nothing to be overly concerned about. This is not a matter of 'take two aspirins and call me in the morning'. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Aug 11 09:23

Gulf Coast Fishermen Challenge US Government over Dispersants

Commercial Fishing communities in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida have united to demand that local, state, and federal agencies force BP to discontinue the use of toxic dispersants and conduct better testing before reopening fishing waters.

"We need to get our government to get a handle on this situation and shut down our fishing waters until they test for dispersants, and get the use of dispersants stopped unless they can prove to us they are not harmful," Kathy Birren, a spokesperson for commercial fishermen in Florida, told Truthout, "We are seeing fish kills. They [US Government and BP] are covering this all up."

Aug 11 08:38

The Gulf BLUE PLAGUE is Evolving

According to the ER nurses, in the southern Mississippi and Louisiana areas there have been more than 600 cases of what their staffs have appropriately named the "BP flu". The vast majority of these "flu" cases are with those people who are working along the coast, as well as further offshore, on boats; and those who live along the southernmost areas along the Gulf of Mexico. One might initially think - based on mainstream media reports - that these flu-like symptoms are nothing to be overly concerned about. This is not a matter of 'take two aspirins and call me in the morning'. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Aug 11 07:49

Gov. Jindal declares “state of emergency” for storm; Some state agencies preparing for “possible evacuation”

Governor Jindal Declares State Of Emergency For Louisiana, Gov Monitor, August 10, 2010:

Governor Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency for the State of Louisiana in preparation for Invest 94, which if upgraded, would become Tropical Storm Danielle. …

Department of Environmental Quality is working with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a plan to provide air monitoring services as quickly as possible should the storm impact Louisiana. …

Aug 11 07:42

BP oil spill evidence to be collected by suspects

Key evidence on one of the world's worst oil spills could soon be in the hands of the leading suspects as BP and partner contractors are set to start salvaging the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

The US government is leading what could become a criminal investigation into the disaster. But it does not have the technical expertise to gather evidence some 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

Transocean, which leased the rig to BP, is expected to take charge of the salvage operations.

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This is absolutely unbelievable.

There are capable companies internationally with the expertise to make this happen in an honest and responsible way; why are they not being called upon here?!?

What is it that they, and the American public, are not supposed to see?!?

Aug 10 16:11

A Run for the Canadian Border

Marin Katusa, Chief Energy Strategist
Casey Research

The Gulf of Mexico disaster has changed U.S. priorities, costs, and energy supply sources for years to come. But the fact that the U.S. needs energy isn’t changing anytime soon, and as mass sources of green energy are still a while away, the most likely alternative might be the most surprising one.

With US$15 billion invested annually in offshore drilling in the United States, the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico means that this money is getting ready to migrate elsewhere. And it is the Athabasca oil sands of Alberta, Canada, that are number one on the list.

Aug 10 15:47

Plant damage in Minnesota

Aug 10 14:45

BP Denies St. Petersburg Resort's $1.7 Million Claim

Some beachfront hotels said BP has turned down their claims for relief from the oil spill disaster, even though others in the Bay area have already received money...

Aug 10 13:51

"it’s more cost effective for ya’ll to sink the oil"

Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Even When It's Not Out of Sight)
Monday 09 August 2010
by: Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld
To the representatives’ request to have someone explain to him why BP would not want to clean up the oil, Blanchard angrily obliged:“Because it’s more cost effective for ya’ll to come at night and sink the son-of-a-bitch! When the oil’s coming around, they call ya’ll, they tell ya’ll where the oil’s at, and the first thing ya’ll do is tell them to go the other way, ya’ll send the planes, and ya’ll fucking sink it! [Spray dispersants from the air]...Ya’ll are putting the oil on the bottom of my fishing grounds! Ya’ll not only messing me up now, ya’ll are messing me up for the rest of my life! I ain’t gonna live long enough to buy anymore shrimp!”

Aug 10 12:47

When University Scientists Found Underwater Oil Plumes, the Government Said Shut Up, Don't Tell Anyone ... and Then Tried to Discredit Them

"I got lambasted by the Coast Guard and NOAA when we said there was undersea oil," USF marine sciences dean William Hogarth said. Some officials even told him to retract USF's public announcement, he said, comparing it to being "beat up" by federal officials.

The USF scientists weren't alone. Vernon Asper, an oceanographer at the University of Southern Mississippi, was part of a similar effort that met with a similar reaction. "We expected that NOAA would be pleased because we found something very, very interesting," Asper said. "NOAA instead responded by trying to discredit us. It was just a shock to us."

Aug 10 10:00

Tropical weather shuts down Gulf well-killing operations

Drilling on a relief well expected to intercept the crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of this week has been suspended because of a tropical disturbance in the Gulf, BP spokeswoman Elizabeth Adams said Tuesday.

Aug 10 09:52

Disappearing Oil and Gulf Seafood: Passing the Sniff Test

The Feds now say, as reported by the NYT, that 76% of the mess has either been picked up on the beaches, skimmed from the surface, captured by the containment process or burned off. (I suppose breathing this stuff in the air as particulates is “perfectly safe.”)

At the risk of seeming a “Chicken Little” I’d like to point out that even if the reports of this “great disappearing” are true what is left is something on the order of 50 million gallons of crud in the Gulf or about the same as 5 Exxon Valdez spills.

So, while BP, the Government and our happy-go-lucky news media are fighting for places on the “where did all the oil go” bandwagon I see no cause for celebration.

Aug 10 09:50

A massive crime compounded by a massive cover-up

The administration is promoting claims that most of the oil erupting from the leak has either been contained or evaporated, with only a quarter posing a continued threat to the region.

The claim, advanced in a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and promoted by the National Incident Command in the Gulf, is simply the latest in a long record of lies and falsifications. From the beginning, the policy of both BP and the Obama administration has been to cover up the true size and scope of the oil spill. It was NOAA which provided the claim in the days immediately following the April 20 blowout that only 5,000 barrels per day were spilling into the Gulf, and continued to drastically underestimate the size of the spill throughout the crisis.

Aug 10 09:49

GOVERNMENT ASSISTED BP IN COVERING UP EFFECTS OF SPILL

Another disturbing twist in the Gulf Oil Crisis saga is the media blackout which occurred in late May/early June. BP set up clean-up camps along the gulf coast to remove oil and tar from beaches. During this period reporters were forbidden to talk to cleanup workers--either on or off the clock--or suffer a possible $40,000 fine or Class B felony charge. I started to see videos crop up in alternative news outlets showing Blackwater-type guards forcing news reporters away from the area. I was shocked (mainly because it was allowed) to see mainstream media regular Anderson Cooper discussing the 65 feet distance required between the media and the cleanup response areas (including beaches and vessels) without permission from the Port of New Orleans.

Aug 10 09:45

CNN - Deed fish washing up on Massachussetts shores!

Experts say a lack of oxygen may be to blame for killing scores of fish off the Massachusetts coast.

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Apparently these fish had been dead for days... locals say they have never seen anything like it. The "Experts" (same ones who told you that you were to blame for global warming) claiming lack of oxygen 'might' be to blame. Given the dead fish in Biloxi, and the fact that this has never happened before, I think the gulf oil disaster is a likely factor.

Aug 10 08:53

The Crime of the Century: What BP and US Government Don’t Want You to Know

Environmental activist Jerry Cope has spent the last few weeks traveling along the Gulf Coast and experiencing firsthand the contamination in the air and water. In an article published on Huffington Post, Cope argues that instead of celebrating the allegedly vanishing oil, we should be concerned about the disappearance of marine life in the Gulf. He describes the Gulf as a “kill zone” and looks into where the marine animals have gone, given that BP has reported a relatively low number of dead animals from the spill.

Aug 10 08:39

TOXIC OIL RAIN IN IOWA ? - More plant damage

Aug 10 08:36

Toxic Rain In Miami From Gulf Oil Leak Plants Trees Dying

Aug 10 08:35

BP Oil Spill Is Corexit Having an Effect on Plants and Wildlife

Aug 10 08:34

BP Oil Spill: Is Corexit Having an Effect on Plants and Wildlife?

Aug 10 07:48

BP Won't Fully Fund Escrow Account Until End Of 2013

BP and the Justice Department announced today that BP has made its first contribution into the $20 billion escrow fund which will pay claims related to the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

BP's first payment was $3 billion.

Aug 10 07:17

The Government is Dealing with the Oil Spill Like the Soviets Dealt with Chernobyl

The bottom line is that the government's entire response to the oil spill is to try to cover it up, just as the Soviets tried to do with Chernobyl, and just as the U.S. government has done with the financial crisis, torture, 9/11, the anthrax attack, and every other crisis.

Aug 10 06:51

USF Says Government Pushed Them To Hide Their Oil Plume Findings From The Public

A month after the Deepwater Horizon disaster began, scientists from the University of South Florida made a startling announcement. They had found signs that the oil spewing from the well had formed a 6-mile-wide plume snaking along in the deepest recesses of the gulf...

Aug 09 14:51

Matt Simmons Has Died: BP critic and oil expert Matt Simmons dies a Mysterious Death.

BP critic and oil expert Matt Simmons dies of heart attack. Simmons was proponent of peak oil. Another report states Simmons drowned at home, which will skew autopsy tests for poisons

Aug 09 14:08

Breaking Gulf news: Land Surveyor proves Simmons right. TV well sham.

In a series of four short videos (below), the unidentified land surveyor presents official BP public documents that he downloaded, compared to "live coverage" revealing the TV illusion. He explains in layman's terms what has transpired using BP surveyor maps and documents.

According to the public documents, not only are there the two wells Matt Simmons has insisted exist. The documents also reveal that the plan since the beginning of the operation has been to abandon both wells.

Simmons stated in July, "There is no way BP would not know they were misleading everyone," and, "They would have to be deaf, dumb, and blind and they're not. These are smart guys."

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"WELL-GATE" GOES VIRAL!

Aug 09 13:42

BP Disaster = Catastrophic Climate Change?

The entire 'river of warm water' that flows from the Caribbean to the edges of Western Europe is dying due to the Corexit that the Obama Administration allowed BP to use to hide the scale of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster.

The approximately two million gallons of Corexit, plus several million gallons of other dispersants, have caused the over two hundred million gallons of crude oil to mostly sink to the bottom of the ocean. This has hidden much of the oil, with the hopes that BP can seriously reduce the mandated federal fines from the oil disaster.

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