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BP's big coverup

And the Obama administration is totally in on it.

If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.

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It's just the latest stanza in the Wall Street shuffle -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kShTUmYRyCw

They run the show no matter who's in the White House.

They really are slow learners. I'm surprised the Obama administration hasn't "imbedded" those reporters already.

About 15 years ago, a C 130 from the portland Air Base went into the Pacific off southern Oregon / northern California.

Air Force did a whole lot of stonewalling about information on that crash and an apparent multitude of similar incidents.

A then young and very junior Oregon Senator, one Ron Wyden, placed a senatorial "hold" on all bills in the Senate containing any money whatever for the Air Force. That same boy wonder placed a "hold" on the confirmation of any promotions for Air Force officers, which. like those in other services, must be confirmed by the Senate.

In an amazingly short time, the Air Force released data on the Oregon C 130 crash and many similar C 130 crashes.

Coast Guard officer promotions must be confirmed by the Senate.

Coast Guard money; Homeland Security money, and DOT money for the FAA must also go through the Senate, and one Senator cal place a "hold" on consideration of any of those bills.

I can't fathom why Bill Nelson, whom I have actually met once back when he was a US REpresentative from Florida, didn't havea frank and heart to heart discussion with the Coast Guard Commandant; with Secretary Napolitano at Homeland Security, and Secretary LaHood at Transportation.

BP = Barak's Problem

The press should start taking advantage of the Internet: Put on record every moment of every encounter seeking permission to access the site, and post every rejection on YouTube and their own sites.

You sure Bush still isn't president? This is gonna be fascianting when Obama finds that ass to kick (if he ever does).

What a clown crew, just as bad as Bush.

It appears that the bloom is off the rose.

Every now and then I think of this film and I wonder why people aren't more outraged. Are some overworked, overwhelmed, have people given up, or are they simply not paying attention?

Remember the 1976 movie Network:


Howard Beale: I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's work, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV's while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone.' Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot - I don't want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad.
Howard Beale: [shouting] You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell,
[shouting]
Howard Beale: 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!' I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it:
Howard Beale: [screaming at the top of his lungs] "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!"

This obfuscation reminds me of George Bush.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=6891970&page=1

this could make anyone outraged, repeat show from 1979.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9A36A3GTcY

What we're staring at is the real dynamic that runs the world: a vast consortium of global corporations.
It's not about Wall Street versus Main Street. It's not about Goldman Sachs. It's about who really owns Goldman Sachs, and who really owns Wall Street. Who controls them?
The fringe websites reporting on the Bilderberg group's recent conference say that one decision was that Iran will be attacked within a year.
I began to look in the regular media - the media the globalists own - for any signs of the coming marketing campaign.
Just yesterday there was a story on Drudge saying Osama bin Ladin is now hiding in....wait for it....Iran. How convenient.

Your immediate reaction to my comment is probably to say, "What a tinfoil-hat wearing conspiracy nut." Of course that's how you should feel. That's the desired response they've drilled into you day after day when they're not dumbing you down with Lindsay Lohan.

Do not underestimate the power of propaganda. It really does work, especially in the hands of trillionaires.

This is not about ownership as much as control. It's not who owns the hoop that we have to jump through. It's not even who holds the hoop. It's about who controls the people holding the hoop. And the main thing is who controls the message that the hoop must be jumped through or else.

The Gulf is an excellent opportunity to realize that the entire Democrat-Republican, Wall Street-Main Street thing is a facade.
We are under the control of foreign bankers in international corporations. They order our government around like a bellhop. We've got to wake up and see the plot. This steady loss of freedom and wealth is preparing us for a loss of our sovereignty. Once I understood that, everything began making sense.

Can't help but notice how the administration is failing to update the now obviously understated daily flow estimates using age-old handwringing tactics. When you need to obfuscate, put a lawyer out there and have him explain how concerned you are and how helpful you are trying to be.

Let's just be sure the media keep the pressure on the President to make the appropriate displays of emotion. That should take care of this.

Jon Stewart on Comedy Central did an excellent piece on this 2 nights ago.

Anyone else find it odd that for weeks they've been saying that it's "only" leaking 10,000 barrels per day into the ocean, but now all of a sudden they're capturing 630,000 gallons each day which isn't even half of what's leaking, as they say they can ratchet it up to 1.17m per day once they get a tanker in place.

Let's do some quick math here:

an oil barrel holds 40 gallons.
630,000 / 40 = 15,750 barrels per day being captured right now
1,170,000 / 40 = 29,250 barrels per day that they estimate they can capture

That means, for the last 50+ days, there has been ~30,000 barrels of this crap spewing into the ocean; three times the Government and BP estimates.

If you think this isn't going to be one of the worst environmental disasters the world has ever seen, you aren't paying attention.

The next thing you know, the federal government will order the evacuation of Lousiana and Florida so people won't be able to see all the damage the oil has done to the beaches.

Somehow, we've evolved politically in this country to the point where government is the master of the people instead of its servant. The people have become so passive that they no long even bother to try to recognize what is going on. It's frightening, truly frightening.

MSFred, barrels of oil = 42 gallons

We are under the control of foreign bankers in international corporations. They order our government around like a bellhop. We've got to wake up and see the plot.

Say what? The golden rule is still in effect??

MSFred, barrels of oil = 42 gallons

So noted. Doesn't change the math a whole lot:

630,000 / 42 = 15,000 barrels being captured today

1,170,000 / 42 = 27,858 barrels per day estimated to be able to be captured, which they've also said is "greater than 90%", meaning "not 100%"

That means they are running at roughly 53% of capacity, with the remaining 47% of capacity gushing into the ocean along with whatever is blowing through that hole that is in excess of their capacity, or is bypassing the containment cap. Still far more than the B.S. estimates we've been hearing for the last two months.

Good call Fred, keep it up, the estimate is now up to 20K to 40K barrels a day, and that's before the cut that increased flow.

Thank you Bill McDonald.

Good writing. I would encourage you to put what you just wrote on a national blog:
http://firedoglake.com/
I have been reading that blog for several years and I believe that what you write and your input would resonate with them.


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