Yes, doctor, I got a story to tell and I need to tell it now. I’m serious, this is serious…this is very, very serious, so serious I don’t know how to stress the seriousness of it except to say, I’m serious, and yes, I need to talk to you alone. I’ll only talk to you. Just you, and I’m serious… You. No, lock the door, … Continue reading Admit Me To The Ward Now, Please…
While many, myself included appreciate that the Macondo Well is “effectively dead,” considering the claims that no oil has been leaking from the site since mid-July it is a bit anti-climactic. Many bloggers, myself included have been far more focused on the cleanup activities or lack thereof, the oil still washing up on the beaches and permeating the Gulf, the dying sea life, the increasing … Continue reading The Problem with Sandcastles
Over the past five months, Gulf Coast residents have been treated to a number of decisions with direct impact on their lives. They weren’t asked to give input at the time these decisions were made. They weren’t asked how they thought it might affect their future. The decisions occurred above their heads and most times, without their knowledge, but they are the ones now paying … Continue reading Changing Course in the Gulf: Bad Lessons in Money and Politics Pt. 3 – The Obama Administration and Business as Usual
From the Times-Picayune: BP’s blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is not yet plugged for good, and work on what’s been touted as the permanent solution will need to continue, the federal government said Friday. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man for the spill response, said during a news conference Friday that crews must move forward drilling the relief … Continue reading Relief Well to be Completed After All…Static Kill Not So Successful
I have this dream where people are just honest about what’s going on, where scientists work together, where Governments and corporations take a look at a problem, inform the public, clearly state what is happening and spell out in clear detail why they are making the decisions they make. If this article is correct, there is definite reason for stalling the completion of the relief … Continue reading More Worries about the Casing inside the Well?
Well, well, well…it appears all is not well in Macondo-ville after all… According to most mainstream media outlets the Static Kill worked out just fine, in fact, they are now even debating the actual need for completing the relief wells. Cue Thad Allen, circa August 3rd when talking about any possibility of not completing the relief wells to finally seal the Macondo: “There should be … Continue reading Did the Status Kill Work? Dissenting from the Company Storyline…shared opinions
From the St. Petersburg Times, via Mother Jones: 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. The reaction that USF announcement received from the Coast Guard and the National … Continue reading Your government does not have your best interest at heart in the Gulf…surprised?
Ever since the Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20th and the Macondo Well started gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the fight began on three fronts; the well had to be sealed, the oil had to be cleaned and the story had to be controlled. The Government had to come up with the narrative, find the storyline that painted everyone in the best light, or … Continue reading Let the New Narrative Fly On…
1. Locals worry Gulf oil spill will hurt them twice 2. Obama energy advisor won’t say if BP to face criminal negligence charges 3. Plugging the WikiLeak: US Government frustrated by lack of options 4. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu marks 100 days with 100 projects 5. Coast Guard and Obama Administration betrays the people and country it is sworn to protect 6. Gay marriage … Continue reading Headlines: Gulf Coast and Beyond…
So, anyone out there want to place any odds on those relief wells? According to an article on NPR, the wells could have two possible uses. Yes, BP can pump mud and/or cement through them to permanently seal the Macondo well from the bottom, done, over, complete. Or, they can be used by BP and/or another company to extract the 4 billion dollars of crude oil that is suspected to … Continue reading A quick bet?