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The discussion about Fracking and the oily truth- gasoline, natural gas, and oil production are toxic to people’s health

Fracking has become a big topic of discussion and controversy right this moment, as giant corporations work with whore-like politicians right here in Colorado, to ensure that OIL OIL OIL production will continue nonstop to produce all those consumer items that make some Fat Cats super rich off the rest of us. But what are the costs when the inevitable contamination of the environment occurs? Riki Ott lets us know just what has occurred post BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. See her Unfinished Business: The Unspoken Link Between Dispersants and Sick Children in the Gulf of Mexico ...Also, read about the Colorado woman pictured at the head of this commentary- Science Lags as Health Problems Emerge Near Gas Fields

Morons argue to replace National Weather Service with private companies

Like "accuweather" WHO GET THEIR DATA FROM NWS AND NOAA. Oh, and using NASA maintained satellites, NOAA maintained field workers at weather stations from north pole to south pole and all points in between, you know... The scientists who work at public expense for the public good. Who also have collected and analyzed the data about Global Warming. Must kill the messengers, then all that smog, the toxic fumes coming from the carbon-burning motors driving everything from cars to aeroplanes to electric generators will continue to poison us but we'll not know anything about it because the Big Brother Corporate Government won't let us. Real swell idea. Dumbshit TeaBags and RepubliKlan types are going to eat it up with a spoon though.

Capital is a Treasonous offense.

So now Britain got "Shell"ed in their own territory waters and the once-proud Royal Navy is facing the same kind of humiliation handed to the once-proud U.S. Navy in OUR territorial waters. Our navy got bitch-slapped by the British, told to scurry off and mind their own affairs and let the Grown Ups handle the mess. Turnabout being fair play, as Shakespeare said, but damn it the oceans don't belong to any nation any more than they do to any group of arrogant oil company scheiss-kopfen. They don't rightfully belong to the Human species either. As if the Big Pigs were going to Shell out any of the dividends to the rest of the world in the first second or last place. I bet the Murdoch puke-meister is breathing a sigh of relief that something came along to divert attention from his manipulations. No sense of even a little bit of gravedancing joy over it, though. The oceans provide the life of the planet, and destroying the food, water and air supply that supports the rest of us will destroy the Rich as well... but then, it'll destroy the rest of us along with them.

2 AM, time to piss off the Navy.

So this is the USN "crackerjack" work uniform blouse, from behind. Notice the two stars on a broad field of blue. That's, according to my brother the Sailor, symbolic. The stars stand for the two times the USN fought the Royal Navy, and won. The extra large field is to make room for more stars as needed. A wonderful imperial gesture, yes? "We are mighty, you shall obey us!"   Then there's BP. Which was founded as an adjunct to the Royal Navy and had the Royal Navy and even the U.S. Navy fight to secure their supply sources, which, surprise surprise surprise, none of which are actually in England. The propaganda bit they put out when they helped launch World War One, "That small nations might have the same rights as the Great Powers..." purest bullshit. Then as now, it was all about the Rich getting richer and using the blood and labor of the poor to do it. The kicker of it came down this past spring... when British Petroleum, that ol' devilish offshoot of the British Royal Navy, Bitch-slapped the U.S. Navy in American territorial waters. Guess you kids in Uncle Sams Canoe Club should take those stars off? May God have mercy on the next nation who is so unfortunate to discover that they, too, have United States and British oil buried under their sands. They'll be reduced to puppet dictatorships like Iraq and Kuwait and Nigeria and Ghana and Texas and Colorado have. There will be a top social layer of Kiss-Ass Experts like al Maliki and a vast underclass who will either be slaves to the Korporatisch Imperium or hunted, and their children as well, for the "crime" of being insurgents and resisting the Mighty United States and British Military. They'll be "free" do obey, conform, comply.

Dit Fromage!

Ah, photography and cheese, together again. In French. New concept, Calendar Girls posing with ... CHEESE! It doesn't translate very well, culturally, or didn't. "Say Cheese" becomes "Dit Fromage! Dit Fromage!" Warning, the webpage is in French. So for those right wing types who are still pissed off at the French for not just allowing McDonalds to take over their country... Too bad. You lost, EU won, get over it. So the French have taken up the American bastardization of what was French technology in the first place, photography. Maybe now the Americans will take up something more than a mere shadow of French raw milk cheese. Instead of cheese made from Pasteurized milk. Which doesn't make too much sense, since cheese is rotten milk in its beginning, why Pasteurize out the bacteria and fungi which make it if you're just going to put them back later? You know, that was the "beef" McDonalds AND the Texas Cattle Raisers and Breeders Association had with them? Not so much a really well-deserved bit of Anti-American cultural snobbery. But the French and everybody else in the EU demanded (How DARE those Foreign Sovereign Nations make demands of American CorporaFascist Rulers about doing business in their pipsqueak country which has been a nation for a thousand years longer than America?) that the milk and meat served come from EU inspected sources. That would include having EU approved inspections in "our" Meat Factory mass-produced Concentrated Animal Feeding Enterprises. Which are themselves a spectacularly bad idea and once (hopefully) American politicians grow enough balls to shut them the Hell down, it'll be a toxic waste disposal operation. In fact it already is. In a grim bit of Karma, the boson (very large aquifer) under the Permian Basin (where the Bush family has some really deep oil and gas wells that go BELOW the water level of the boson and where Bush has his ranch, now for sale, directly in the middle of the Permian Basin at Crawford) now has traces of the antibiotics from the CAFE raised animals in it. This boson is called "fossil" water because it's been developing ever since the Permian Basin was under a shallow sea, which hasn't been for the past 63 million years or so. Now the boson (until they fractured the rock above and to the side of it drilling for oil) HAD been feeding from water which took 10,000 years to percolate down through the limestone. Carbon filtering done Right, man. So people from the east slope of the Rockies, as far north as southern Kansas and as far westEAST (damn that was sloppy) as at least the Dallas area are paying extra for filtration and purification of what used to be the purest source of fresh water in America. So we don't have to drink the Bush family bullshit. Literally. The French and most of the rest of the EU didn't want any part of that kind of destruction visited on their people for the sake of

Contaminants in the runoff water

Seems they predate the Homeless Camping debate by at least a decade. One of the problems that was present when the City and County of Pueblo sued Colorado Springs for fouling their water, e-coli. Seems Colorado Springs and Springs Utilities reached a plea-bargain mitigating the judgment against the Springs by making necessary repairs to the sewage system. This includes that bad ol' StormWater that the right wingsters keep whining about. The wastewater treatment facilities were overwhelmed on several levels, not the least of which were the BlowHard Extremists like Douglas Bruce not wanting to pay their bills. Have their cake, eat it too, and then have somebody else pay for the cake. The sewer system including the Storm Drains, which funnel water off the streets, which in turn are coated with an oily residue from the exhaust fumes. More cars, more pavement, more pollution and all of it running into a sewage treatment system last upgraded in the early 1960s. 50 years ago. More streets, more infrastructure added on, and each year the cost of the labor and the materials needed to build and maintain that infrastructure increasing, yet Doug Bruce and his dumbass Zombie Followers insist on only paying the bills in 1972 dollars. And screaming that increasing the fees necessary to maintain that infrastructure and build new infrastructure to accommodate those victims of the Real Estate Scam of "Pure Rocky Mountain Spring Water" moving to town and making the water somewhat less pure. Lethally less pure. Some of the impurities in Fountain Creek before the confluence with Monument Creek keep the smelly algae that makes Monument stink so bad from growing. Also any other algae, insect larvae, and amphibian newts, efts and tadpoles. N-Nitrosodimethylamine, likely sources:Industry, cosmetics, toiletry products, cleansers; by-product of natural chemical reactions. That's the one Springs Utilities admits is beyond EPA and drinking water safety bounds. Chemicals they say are in "safe amounts" Barium, Bromodichloromethane Chlorodibromomethane Chloroform Fluoride Hexachlorocyclopentadiene Nitrates Radium, Combined 226 228 Sodium, Turbidity (muddiness) Uranium Chlorine Maloacetic Acids Trihalomethanes Coliform (bacteria) E-Coli (the coliform bacteria they're blaming on the Homeless People, before that it was the pigeons in Manitou Springs) Copper Lead A lot of the "possible sources of contamination" listed are Erosion of native deposits. Erosion hastened by destroying topsoil, uprooting native plants, GRADING FOR ROADS, COMMERCIAL AND HOUSING CONSTRUCTION, MINING, QUARRYING, DRILLING, TIMBER CLEARING, OFF-ROAD "RECREATIONAL" VEHICLE USE For instance, there's at least one defunct copper mine just outside Manitou Springs city limits that drains directly into Fountain Creek. When you pull ONE metal out of the earth, it's not in pure form, ever, is it, O Right Wing Mining Geniuses Who Think I Can't Possibly Know Anything? Nay verily. It is NOT pure and some of those impurities are other metals. Toxic metals like Uranium, White Arsenic, Sodium in many forms including Sodium Cyanide, Mercury, Lead, Copper, ooops that's one they INTENDED to pull out oopsie my bad. Petrochemicals, mountaintop removal for extracting ANY mineral including coal releases chemicals into the waters that have recently been shown to cause a hormonal mutation in small-mouth bass where the male fish develop with

BP strikes again.

Oil and Dispersant filled crabs showing up on the Gulf seafood market. BP is playing the jobs card here the same as they do on the Gulf. They're wanting to re-open "extraction" of the oil shale beds near Guffey and Florissant CO.. Park County... near the non-fiction town of Southpark. To do it they'll be basically mining the oil, taking rocks, crushing them and boiling the oil out. Using the really scarce water resources, every drop of which is claimed by people as far east as the Mississippi and all the way to the West Coast, Brownsville, and Mexico. The watersheds from here flow to everyplace lower than here, which means, everyplace in the Western two thirds of the United States. Which was why the Shale Oil enterprises were shut down before they could even get started back in 1974. We've got at least 8 candidates on the ballot who say that cost Colorado jobs. They neglect to mention the jobs which will be destroyed when the ecosystem is destroyed, when more water than is actually available is used for cooking the shale, and the runoff from it is going to be Toxic. BP and Exxon-Mobil are the biggest contractors wanting to do this. The ones who say their little Ooopsie Moments aren't destroying every non-Oil job in the gulf either, the ones Sarah Palin "Stood up to" in Alaska, the ones who the Government of Alaska "negotiated a tough settlement" with over Exxon Valdez, real tough, about a penny on the dollar worth of tough. Spill, baby, Spill. The same kind of "Tough Negotiations" that Tancredo, or Maes, perhaps, would do. Maybe have a bankrupt and imprisoned for life ex-Exxon employee held responsible for the rest of the money. Real tough... tough on the Non-Oil Corporation workers who will be displaced by such a disaster. Speculative? Until late this spring the Oil Spill in the gulf from Deepwater drilling was "speculation". Nothing to see, citizens, keep moving, nothing to see... Oh, and they've got Halliburton involved. Not surprising, Halliburton is the largest Oil Facility construction company in the world. Halliburton which cut loose its subsidiary Industrial Labor Services just before they broke my feet up. Neat little idea, subsidiaries. The CEO of ILS was taking out Social Security employee payments, the FICA tax, but not paying it to Social Security, nor of course the Employer Contribution. And got busted. So rather than the whole corporate umbrella, who were also beneficiaries of the scam, walked away from it unscathed. A very few financial officers of ILS actually did "hard time" -- three years at Club Fed, for their theft. Compare that to comment 15 about a person getting a Life Sentence for a different money fraud, a $750 hot check also perpetrated in Texas. Rich folks get all the breaks because they own the courts and the cops. Just like they own the Colorado judges, prosecutors and cops who will be responsible for deciding their liability when they do an Oopsie-moment in our water

Oil Company/TeaBag hypocrisy in Action

Just before ANOTHER Gulf coast oil rig explosion, and following the example of FOX News Demagogue Glenn Beck, the parent corporation of the Oil Rig in question bussed in employees of their company, Just Like Fox Did at Beck's Washing Tundy See lie-fest... to a "grass roots" political rally against making Oil Corporations actually use safety equipment and obey actual laws. It should be noted that this "grassroots" protest was coordinated by Fox News and their related Corporate Whores, to be an adjunct of Beck's Canned Nurnberg Rally. And in Typical Fox/Beck/TeaBag Hypocrite Fashion the ONLY industry and the ONLY people they give a Rat's Ass about are their Corporate Sponsors. The rest of the people in the region, whose livelihoods were devastated, and the people of the whole WORLD who are going to have to face the consequences of their Corporate Stupidity for decades, perhaps centuries, to come, well, we can all go fish. Oil Company Profits are supreme, Fox says so and we Peasants had better get used to it. The Story: ThinkProgress points out that both Mariner Energy and Apache Corp. were at a rally just yesterday to protest the Obama administration’s temporary moratorium on offshore drilling. ThinkProgress pulled the following from the Financial Times Companies ranging from Chevron to Apache bussed in up to 5,000 employees to the Houston convention centre to underline to Washington the industry’s contribution to the country. ... “I have been in the oil and gas industry for 40 years, and this administration is trying to break us,” said Barbara Dianne Hagood, senior landman for Mariner Energy, a small company. “The moratorium they imposed is going to be a financial disaster for the gulf coast, gulf coast employees and gulf coast residents.” and this administration is trying to break us, Yeah, right. Lying Bitch. By the way, I don't call most women "Bitch" and even have been known to call so-called Men "Bitches". Just, you know, throwing their stupidity back at them. They throw the grenade, I pick it up, pull the pin, and toss it back. But the Obama Administration extended their leases and granted them new leases, hardly the actions of somebody who is an Anti-Corporate Socialist as they paint him to be. When they break away from calling him other names they consider to be damning, like Black, African American, and Muslim. They have to break away from their Racist and Religious Bigotry to toss in the lie about him being Anti-Corporate. Which they're loath to do, as the Racist and Religious bigotry sells better to their intended audience. In case you didn't follow any of the links, what happened is right after this Pity Us For The Wealthy Are So Badly Victimized rally, another Oil Well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Something the Oil-Company controlled Media are reluctant to report.

BP Says “top-kill” worked, but drilling wells right next to it

Supposedly to ease the pressure. How about THIS supposition instead. BP trashed the ocean very thoroughly, the bottom-up killoff of marine life is in progress, the species that are being more than merely decimated provide the food for every other life form. There's an investigation supposedly happening in the area of the well collapse. An investigation BP has stalled for months by "fumbling" around "trying" to stop the oil. Knowing full well that in doing so they were stomping all around the Crime Scene. Which is what it IS. Even cutting out the obvious crime of destroying what looks like the damn how to put this? OK so I'll put it where a Far Right Profit-is-God Money Worshiper like Rush Limbaugh can understand. Economic crime in the theft of Trillions. Put a dollar value on what's going to happen to just the Seafood Industry. The fisheries are trashed and going to get worse. Rush was on the air just before the non-enforcement of existing regulations and cutting even those down to where they wouldn't make a difference... WHINING that regulations to protect some of the species that form the web of life in the sea would limit "Sport Fishing". And screaming like the bitch that he is about how "all those poor Fishing Boat outiftters and Fishing Tour providers were going to be losing money". Where's the concern for them NOW, on the far right? And that's just one small facet of fisheries management. The corals, not pretty rocks on the bottom but the living coral, the organisms that build the reefs. Endangered by a shrimping practice that was destroying the reefs, killing the living coral, and in a chain reaction, was killing off the shrimp. Not So? Read on... One of the processes was to promote the growth of organisms that the coral normally feed on. Some of which are to shrimp what anthrax is to humans. And of course the whole food web. Maybe food web is too complex for a Right Wing so-called "mind" to fathom.<<nautical joke. So we go with their more familiar linear Food Chain. Which goes straight up, never sideways and of course, never down. The part of the "bottom" supposedly magically regenerates itself, and placing one species on the "top" is kind of chauvinistic. Which affected every other aspect of the food linear "chain" including the Sport Fishermen that Rush boo-hooed about so much. Oh, that's right, it's Glenn Beck who does the fake crying. The process is just beginning, the vast majority of the oil is still in the water, combined with chemical dispersants... which are Toxic. Hidden away where most people won't see it. Trillions of dollars later they'll see it. And of course, in the Right wing so-called "mind" nothing that happens in the sea could ever possibly have any effect on the Food Chain web of life on land. According to their screed, events on LAND don't affect life on land. Just ask the bees, bats and frogs before they all

Bernie HerPin, Billionaire Propagandist Rush Limbaugh, have a lot in common

--Like business ties to BP. The USOC deal the City Council made was also a BP front.   Then there's their Anti-Worker ARROGANCE like this. Neither I nor Miss Johnnie can actually WALK anywhere. Both of us thrown to the wolves by the Corporatists, told that the medical treatments that could have kept us from becoming this badly disabled were “Too Expensive” and the Governments which THEY own, and are going to spend BILLIONS to stack with even more of their Greedy Political Whores, such as at local level our entire City Council, enforce that Corporate Welfare decision with "right to work" Slavery and "Tort Reform". My feet were broken by negligence on the part of Halliburton, who were making 4 times as much from my labor as I was paid, and wouldn’t pay so much as Workmans Compensation Insurance before the fact, fat chance they’d pay any of their bills for their Negligence afterwards. AP and other Tame Propaganda “news” sources for BP come off with an “aw, gee shucks, it ain’t that bad, look, the Seafood Industry isn’t suffering as bad (at one level) See, there’s these chefs who are proving the shrimps and such are safe to eat, don’t y’all worry your heads”. Not mentioning the massive hole the Bastards Punched into the Ecosystem. Miss Johnnie and I were in a cab going to the store. When I travel around town with her, because she can’t ride a bicycle anymore, it would be a choice of WALK which NEITHER of us can do, ride the Bus which doesn’t run on weekends or after 6 any other day, or take a cab. The Cabby is one of those Socially Inept types who feels he has to make his passengers listen to Rush Limbaugh spout his SHIT about how those Poor, poor misunderstood Rich BITCHES at BP are taking such a huge hit from all these Greedy Freeloaders who expect to Be Paid for the damage that BP did to their lives. The Billionaire Pussy Professional Liar claims he’s fighting for the “little people” who had invested their money into BP. Had to fix the code on it because everything from this point was in All Bold fonts. Why should THEY have to pay for the damages which were caused by the Business Practices, just because for years they’ve had a comfortable living off exploiting the workers not only in their own corporation but every ancillary and auxiliary industry around them? Claiming that they’re Being Punished By President “socialist” Obama, the one who has obviously Been Punked by the Oil Companies, Hell, he’s extending the wars Being Publicly funded for their Private Benefit. That somehow all the Corporate Welfare that has been funneled into their pockets and by extension HIS pockets is just their due reward. And the Taxpayers who have supported their Parasite Class for so long don't have any right to demand compensation when they break OUR ocean and OUR planet. Meanwhile “our”

Following Right Wing political theology

Faith based politics where you have to believe fervently the dogma handed down by the High Priests of Capital... But according to their gospels of greed, there has never actually been any revolution where wealth has been redistributed to the poor from the wealthy. In other words, the wealth has been transferred from one group of heavily armed rich thieves to another. Lateral instead of Vertical economic mobility. Thus, no real Socialist state or more importantly, Socialist Economy has ever existed, at least according to the Ayn Rand Theology. Yet somehow, it's the Communists and Socialists, the ones who never had their hands on the missing bread in the first place, who crashed the economy repeatedly over the past 500 years of straight-on Capitalism. For instance the Mortgage Crisis that immediately preceded the crash of the War-expense Bloated Debt Economy. Not the approximately ten trillion dollar difference in Budget surplus projected v the budget deficit Actual. Part of that went to Enron in a pyramid scheme. To end all pyramid schemes? Nay verily. Kenny Lay died, basically in jail, ready to make the trip to Club Fed where Rich Thieves spend a few months of "hard" time. Without the money and, importantly, without ever telling anybody who exactly was holding the cash. Bush and Cheney, Suspects Prime and Secondary, generously brushed aside any suspicion of their guilt in the matter and since they controlled the Justice department, so did the DoJ. But that's not the straw that broke the camels back. Nor was the massive War Budget, unfunded save for credit, issued against Future Taxes. By putting Future in front of the word Taxes GW and his merry band of thieves managed to say that they hadn't raised Taxes. The correct and true way to put it would be that they hadn't raised CURRENT taxes. Making War Profits basically untaxable granted the richest pigs in America virtually tax free existence. Massive tax cuts to the people who make all their money on the spending of Tax Generated money. A double gift of Corporate Welfare and Corporate Warfare. But it's the Socialists who never had their hands on the bread who are to blame. With the Mortgage Crisis, one of many investment scams that went wrong all at once, people who control less than a percent of the income in America are alleged to have brought the entire house of cards down. People, I'm capable of a LITTLE bit of math, m'kay? Which would you think, logically speaking, mathematically speaking, to be more likely, that people with full control of 95% of the wealth crashing the economy or the less than a percent "controllers"? According to the Right Wing Theology, it's obviously the < 1%. Up is black, east is sideways and Oceania has ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia. Oh, and the Weathermen who are alleged to have killed 4 people, including 3 weathermen.. Are the supremely violent ones, not the Big Pigs who kick open the gates of Hell and start scooping in

BP SnotMuffin Hayward to be replaced by American Face.

Not the "First Church of Christ" videographer who does the extremely hilarious, poignant and heavily politicized youtubes. Just a CEO who will patch their "Image" problem by putting up a straw-man who "you'd like to have a beer with" type. The first thought on MY automatically contrarian synaptic apparatus was "IMAGE" Problem? My God, they've poisoned the OCEAN, and they're worried about Bad Publicity? What the HELL are those freaks thinking? AP, who reported the Face Change Operation, earlier had expressed the notion that Hayward and by extension the entirely blameless BP corporation had been horribly maligned in the U.S. press because of "unfortunate gaffes" made by Hayward. The HELL they say. The dude is and always will be the True Nature of Mega-Capital expressed in the single persona of One Truly Arrogant Elitist Prick. The "unintended" slurs he made against the American people are the Corporate Mantra about ALL people who aren't Them. To be bluntly honest about how he's not very separate from the rest of the Parasite Class, there's a Mayflower-Yankee slur that's pretty all-inclusive, JNOKD as in "Mustn't play with the Irish/Italian/Puerto Rican/Black/Generally Lower Class children, they're Just Not OUR Kind, Dear". Snobbery is as important an element in the "upper" class level of Capitalism as actually having large amounts of mostly stolen money. The Local Corporate Sucks who look down at "the Homeless" PEOPLE should realize that their "betters" in the Capitalist Caste System look down their long noses at them and place them so far below their own Exalted Social Elite Stratosphere that the difference would be like that between an ant and a termite. Would this blatantly condescending publicity gesture wake them the Hell up? Not bloody likely. I can't empirically state, as a certainty, a scientifically proven fact, that it would make any difference if the Elitists actually WERE better than anybody else. One of those things that would be impossible to determine, since their Elite status is purely in their own minds, and worse yet in the minds of their sycophantic Capitalist followers, worshipers, disciples and wannabees.

According to “liberal” MSM, Hayward fired for not being P.C.

Nothing at all about being incompetent. No, it was his insensitive but, according to the now-official story line, unintentionally Snotty Snobbish remarks. The Anti-politically correct squad will of course react with their usual convulsive tantrums about anybody in the entire world criticizing them for being deliberately rude and otherwise acting in an uncivilized manner. I don't have to point out the Usual Suspects, I'll just look in their general direction and smile. They would be, and anybody can make an inference to match the implication, the titty-babies who scream as though being skinned alive, without anesthesia and using a dull pair of nail clippers, about being "denied liberty" if anybody scolds them for being Socially Retarded Animated Sphincters. The ones who led the charge against MoveOn and the New York Times for the latter publishing, under the same First Amendment The T.B.s say is violated by scolding their churlishness... Publishing an advertisement in their newspaper, using editorial discretion and using managerial discretion, as in "It's OUR newspaper, why can't we charge exactly what we choose to charge for any service we choose to provide?" and gave the MoveOn people the same deal they had recently given the Bush Administration and... the person the Rival News Organization screamed so loudly about the ad criticizing, Generally Betrays-us, aka King David Petraeus. Yeah. THOSE Socially Retarded Animated Sphincter Titty Babies. I'm sure this unsavory taunting of them for their arrogance and hypocrisy will be seen as a denial of their First Amendment rights to be rude, unsocialized and uncivilized. But, you see, I'm not turning loose a squad of Police State goon-squad types to beat them down for being rude and uncivilized, now, Am I? Just a gentle tsk-tsk'ing. I'd say that raises me several level above their organizations and management style automatically.

BP Private corporate “cops” given powers over American citizens…

The Texas City and Galveston county cops even gave BP's Private Security Pigs the photographer's home phone number. and that, allegedly, to satisfy Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force protocol. What about the Corporate Terrorism, destroying a huge chunk of the environment, directly, and the livelihood of every person dependent on that environment being sound and healthy? You know, EVERYBODY. Me, you, he and she and me and thee and we... there's not man jack of us in the entire world that isn't harmed by this. The deal about "life will survive, we won't necessarily save the planet, earth and life are going to be here long eons after we're extinct... the problem is how are we going to save Our Species?" comes to mind. And the "anti-terrorist" Security guards at the BP refinery, being photographed by a propublica reporter as part of the journalistic investigation that's apparently more thorough than Homeland InSecurity has made... the bastards are purely and simply Mercenary Terrorists. To pretend otherwise would be as absurd as saying that the Private Pigs really had some other reason for wanting the reporters phone number than being able to call him with threats, and, since BP is undoubtedly very cozy with whatever phone service the man uses, to track his whereabouts through his cell phone, something supposedly only cops who are Deputized by the PEOPLE (allegedly) to have those kinds of powers. Although, the Taxpayer owned, Privately run "justice" department doesn't give a rat's ass about any mandate from the people either.

Latest BP offer: Fire the employees who wear protective gear while cleaning up their toxins

Because it looks bad on television reports if people around the world see that their Toxic Waste is actually Toxic Waste. There's more to it than just threatening their (Temporary) Workers, those who are being forced to choose between risking their lives for the Good Image of BP and starving, losing their homes, money and eventually their freedom. There are unenforceable laws on the books in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida that make it illegal to be unemployed and in debt, and they're punishable by confinement at Hard Labor. Meaning, they'll be GIVEN, with no charge to the company, as Slaves, administered by BP affiliate corporations like WackenHut and Corrections Corporation of America. Private prisons built partly with Inmate Slave Labor by another Affiliate Corporation, Halliburton KBR. Seems the TeaBags and other Corporate Suck Groups back Governors Jindal, Crist, and Rick GoodHair (and probably the Alabama and Mississippi governors) to be able to annul and over-ride Supreme Court Decisions, like the ones which made the Vagrancy Laws and Debt-as-a-crime laws unenforceable. They're already using Texas and the other states' Prisoners, unpaid Inmate Slave Labor, pressed into working on the oil spill. And using Public Funded Police and courts as Private Enforcement of their "right" to censor reporting on the Real Story. The Horror Show story, not the commercials for Sea World showing happy, sparkling clean Healthy Pelicans and other marine animals being released onto a sparkling, pristine beach. Meanwhile, Lake Pontchartrain, staple of the non-Oil industries in Acadiana... contaminated. Those of you who have traveled east on I-10 recognize that as "that huge freakin' lake with the bridge over it" The link at the top is a video that was aired on Olberman and a petition to the President to actively enforce workplace safety laws over the objections of BP. As it looks now, the Chairman of BP is Bitch SlaPping the Obama administration and the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy. That SHOULD get even the far-right lunatic fringe on board, because the last time the British bitch slapped the U.S. Navy was during the war of 1812. (by American naming standards and by U.S. military tradition) Meanwhile Queen Bess2 addressed the UN and laid a wreath at the 9-Eleven monument. Maybe she should be publicly offered a plate of Fresh Caught Gulf Seafood. I hear the Sea Turtle Flambee is excellent. She could legally dine on Endangered Species for the first time in 50 years. Peasant under Glass excluded.

BP does not stand for “British People” (wouldn’t know by BBC whine though)

They're not the British People and nobody ever elected them to speak for or represent the British People. BBC runs a headline wherein they say it's "Taboo to say nice things about BP" But Probably the Bigger Problem is that there's really not all that much that one CAN say about them that's nice. For instance, now they're blocking animal rescue groups from removing sea-turtles from the Controlled Burn areas before they light the sea on fire, thus, burning endangered Sea Turtles ALIVE. That's.... not good. And this is just a guess, but I don't believe there's any way to MAKE it good. The video is on youtube. Mrs Windsor (Queen Bess2) might not like that kind of Bad Press, in fact I believe she won't. BP however, is one of her family's most profitable holdings. To have BBC, a publicly owned trust, insist that any criticism of BP is equivalent to slander against the entire British nation could fall squarely into the Royalist Notion that the King or Queen of any kingdom is in his or her very person That Nation. It's how a king or queen gets away with describing him/her self as "we".

Not yet a hurricane, probably won’t be, but Alex…

Tropical Depression Alex. If it stays out over the water it'll become a Tropical Storm, which for the purposes of the Oil S(l)ick is a moot reference. It might as well be a hurricane. And we're still in the "A"s. Haiti meanwhile has been pushed off the news. Well, they were pushed off long ago, by the Tiger Woods story among others.

The Governors of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida…

Are taking sides with the Oil industry above all others. What a surprise. The Oil companies can afford to eat the loss from a moratorium. Far better than WE can afford to eat oil. If they're so damned worried about "their" workers they should have compensated them better, provided them with better workplace safety and had a contingency plan for disasters. As it stands now, they've been taking the Corporate Welfare and putting it into the pockets of their major shareholders and their political servants. If they're worried about the lost wages of "their" workers, dip into some of that Corporate Welfare money and compensate "their" workers. Unless and until they do, they have no business bitching about anything. We, The People have been subsidizing the destruction of the water WE drink, OUR air, OUR food, for far too long and it's time the Corporate BigPigs put something back. The 5% at the top of the income scale, the Parasite Class, have more money than ALL the Working Class have combined.

And behold, a Star fell from the heavens onto the face of the seas.

And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. To be fair, the second picture isn't of the BP spill, it's the Ixtoxl spill. Which is the name of a MesoAmerican religious figure. And, yes, this one is for the Drill, Baby, Drill! Palin fans. Since she is a Lay Minister in a Pentecost church, something the Assemblies of God churches used to strictly prohibit, along with women wearing pantsuits. In my lifetime I've heard the AOG and others use the term "Whore of Babylon" to describe people who dress a lot more conservatively. Not that I think she's (very much) more of a candidate for that Exalted Dishonor, also from The Revelation to St John the Divine than many others. They called Nancy Reagan that when Ronnie dumped his first ol' lady for her. Just, you know, sayin' is all. And since both chez Reagan and chez Palin belong to a particularly strong blasphemy within Fundamentalism called Dominionism, which preaches that the world is Ours and we can do whatever the literal Hell we want with it. If you want to hear some truly retarded dominionist thinking tune in DumFox Noose Nutwerx and listen to Sarah and Hannity and Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, Bill Oh, Really? They're advancing the notion that it was the fault of Environmentalists. Everything ranging from "Oh, if those Environmentalists had simply allowed us to poison the waters flowing from the Great Divide by cooking Oil Shale, this wouldn't have happened (yet)!" to some really paranoid theories about sabotage. But, according to them, it's environmental protection legislation that caused the problem. Because they don't want to pay the Bill, baby, Bill! Or more importantly their Corporate Masters don't.

BP spends Billion Pounds advertising how much good they’re doing.

I saw the commercial once today already. Just that one instance on every for-profit network in America must have cost a pretty Billion. I didn't time it, perhaps if I looked it up on youtube or BBC? But there's not much point. It was much longer than your usual commercial. A thirty second slot at the Super Bowl costs $3 million on to be broadcast one time on one network. Granted that's in an exceptional circumstance. Typically, more people tune in to the Super Dooper Incredible Bowl to watch grown men hit each other and throw a ball around, than the number who would watch an inauguration or a state funeral of any president or ex-president. "News Stories" are considered to be in-depth if they last a whole minute. So the jackass CEO of BP is promoting through a pictorial essay a wondrous scene where BP is sponsoring all these sharply dressed volunteers in pristine clothing (Yeah, right! you go traipsing through any corner of a bayou for ten minutes and see how clean and photogenic your clothes and face are going to be) setting booms, giving birds a bath, and I would swear to the Lord God who made us all that some of those pictures of grateful animals being rescued were recycled from other oil spills. And not putting in images of those far more numerous animals that can't be saved. Telling us to Be Patient, Be Positive, Be Polite, Be Proud, Better Pray, (ahem) And no mention of the idea that BP is fighting not to minimize the ecological damage, but to keep their damned oil well going. Not to plug it, but to fix it so they can go merrily along syphoning oil from extremely dangerous places, syphoning money from everywhere, and those places that won't let them name their own extremely small fees for pumping the oil out from under the third world sands of the Local Political Entity, pumping the "Defense" departments of every NATO country especially ours for Corporate Welfare in the form of Murder, Threats of Murder, and Endless Occupations, using the blood and money of the "disposable people", those of us they only pander to in commercials like the current one, then relegating us to anonymity and irrelevance once they get their nasty Capitalo-Fascist way AGAIN. I might be wrong, but God-Damn if I'd apologize for overstretching, I'm pretty sure this commercial is being locally tailored for other nations as well. The closest the Capitalo-Fascists at BP and the boardrooms of all their fellow travellers in the Oil and Coal and Defense and other shadow-government Corporations have ever gotten to giving a shit about the opinions of the people they're robbing. And Killing. They're not just killing the animals and plants in the Gulf and everywhere else they'll have an Oopsie! Moment. The realization is growing that the oceans they're casually discarding for their profit and nobody else's, are an irreplaceable part of our food supply. As hough our species actually owned the food

Fox can now re-add climate change denial to their Daily Spews

BP of course. "Show me the oil" "Oil? What Oil?" (though the Republican governors of the Gulf states are shitting white about what's happening, their anointed mouthpieces at Fox still insist on downplaying it). But to the Nonexistent eco-disaster of the poisoning of the ocean (and a third of the waters of the world were turned to blood and all that lived within the sea died) (Did somebody ask for a religious perspective? No? Got one anyway didn't we.) We get to add the Nonexistent Climate Change that the Fox Propagandists loudly denounced especially this winter) is going to Not Produce twice as many named tropical storms and 75% more hurricanes this year than normal. In Fox-speak, this was Not Announced this morning by NOAA, who were set up and funded through such Liberal institutions as the Military and the Shipping Industry. Oh, and for a big bonus, these non-existent hurricanes won't be in the Gulf where the Other non-existent hurricanes never were either. This of course won't affect the non-existent environmental rescue operations that aren't going on all along the Gulf coast. Did somebody say "Katrina"? I don't even want to hear what Hume or Limbaugh or Palin or O'Reilly or the rest of the Professional Liars at Fox have to say. I used the word "Propaganda" although that's not entirely accurate. Propaganda is a Church (RCC) term that's Latin for planting seeds. They're not exactly planting. They're spreading the fertilizer. That's a more graphic and fitting analogy anyway. But they're good at it. Other people have to travel all the way to Egypt to swim in De Nile.

BBC Headline: BP to decide

BP to make decision on 'top kill' plan to stem oil leak uhh... Yeah. Like they're in a position to dictate terms. If they really ARE in a position to dictate terms then we, the people of the world, are well and truly screwed. (I was going to say "fucked" but then that would be potty mouth) I realize that "The Crown" has a large investment in BP as well as the BBC. They also have a large investment in the continuing occupation and attempted subjugation of Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Gaza and coming soon to a War Theatre near you, Iran. The term "calling the shots" almost applies, it's really an artillery term for the person who looks to see where the shells have hit and tells the cannoneers, essentially firing blind from their perspective (deaf, too) to adjust the angles of the gun-barrels to hit the targets more precisely. The "targets" being "Human Beings" a point that I compel myself to make at every opportunity. But who gets to "call the shots"? Either side could logically use "OUR Troops" as pawns in this as easily as they use them as Pawns in the War. Which, incidentally, is being fought on behalf of (mostly) the Oil Industry. It wouldn't bother me overmuch if the Emissaries of The Crown (Queen Bess2, speaking on behalf of British subjects) get all huffy and threaten to pull their part of NATO out of the Occupation. Not that they would do it any more than the behind-the-curtain puppetmasters in Washing Tundy Sea would. Plugging the hole is what needed to be done no later than a month and a half ago, before the well blew up. BP has been allowed to muck about pretending to try to stop the Killer Well but on their terms, which simply were that they would keep the bastard in production. Screw that. They need to call it a loss. The U.S. government needs to tell them "NO" to several issues, and never mind the Killer Wails that will come up from the mouths of the British and from the BP supporters here in America. No, you can't salvage the production of the well. No, you can't drill there again, ever. No, you can't keep your OTHER poison dispensaries working in OUR waters, the waters that really support the entire life-support Ecosystem of the planet, thus belong to Every Son or Daughter of Adam on the face of Earth. You no likey, we no givey damn you no likey. They've already got the Corporate Suck Morons in the Tea Party movement and their sponsors and organizers at Fox News uptight about raising the arbitrary cap on liabilities given to corporations. "Yes, we can do trillions of dollars worth of damage but our liability is limited at less than a tenth of a percent of that" $750 million, was it, or did I mentally add a digit? Either way it's obscenity. This arrogant attitude BP and The Crown are assuming is like a declaration of war. Not against

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