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British Petroleum’s plan to drill in the Gulf of Mexico again was approved by the Obama administration. It was their first oil drilling plan approved for the Gulf since the huge oil spill the company caused in 2010. Their newly approved plan calls for the drilling of four exploratory wells about two hundred miles from the Louisiana coast, but they still need to acquire a number of permits also in order to proceed. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is the new agency responsible for reviewing oil drilling plans and permits, and several weeks may be required to further review BP’s permit applications. The proposed BP wells would require drilling at about 6,000 feet...... see more on
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In yet another example of how almost every major terror event is accompanied by a security drill focused around the same scenario, Oslo police were conducting a bombing exercise at a location near the Oslo Opera House just 48 hours before a terrorist blast hit a government building in the Norwegian capital.
According to the translated version of an Aftenposten report, “Anti-terror police fired explosive charges at a training center in Oslo, two hundred meters from the Opera, but forgot to notify the public.”
The exercise occurred on Wednesday and revolved around anti-terror units attacking a disused building at the edge of Bjørvika pier with bombs and firearms.
“The men lowered themselves down from the roof and in through the window that had just been blown out, while they fired hand their weapons,” states the report, noting that the exercise was “dramatic,” produced “violent bangs,” and was watched by spectators at the nearby Opera House.
A video of the drill that accompanies the story shows police scaling the side of a building with an explosion going off below them before they enter the window and start firing.
Police had to publicly apologize today for not informing the public about the exercise.
Although it’s too early to judge the nature of this exercise, the fallback of a drill, which gives the state an excuse should any evidence of complicity in the real attack emerge, has been evident in previous major terror events, including both 7/7 and 9/11.
In the case of the London bombings, a consultancy agency with government and police connections was running an exercise for an unnamed company that revolved around the London Underground being bombed at the exact same times and locations as happened in real life on the morning of July 7th, a “coincidence” many skeptics of the official story have dismissed as a statistical impossibility.
Paul Joseph Watson
July 22, 2011http://mobil.aftenposten.no/article.htm?articleId=3569108 VIDEO AT LINK!!!!!... more
Watch the video. Then think to yourself: the almost exact same oil spill that happened in the Gulf Coast today also happened in 1979. Same failed equipment, same corporate greed, same failed techniques, same failed response, same environmental disaster. Somethings just don’t change. http://www.grabi.co.cc/index.php/novosti/off/28624-1979-gulf-coastWatch the video. Then think to yourself: the almost exact same oil spill that happened... more
This is an album of deft and clever combinations that soothe and then surprise the listener, as exquisite jazz chords and chromatics give way to drill and bass rasps and glitchy repetition, before falling luxuriously back into a pleasing bath of strings or mellow guitar. Bitbasic presents music that plays on the tensions between heavily quantized, truncated sound and free style playing; indulging in a playground of cut ups and programming. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/jazz/395-bitbasic-This is an album of deft and clever combinations that soothe and then surprise the... more
Shell Oil is ready to drill in the Arctic Ocean this summer and asked a federal appeals court Thursday to rule quickly on a challenge by environmentalists concerned about the risk of a major spill after the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
Kathleen Sullivan, an attorney for Shell, said the company has spent at least $3.5 billion on Alaska operations in the past few years as it prepares for exploratory drilling set for July in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.
"Shell has waited years to recover its investment," Sullivan told a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland. "We're ready to go."
"I'm sure Shell would like to win," replied Chief Judge Alex Kozinski.
But a coalition of environmentalists and Native Alaska groups who are challenging the drilling plans told the court the federal Minerals Management Service failed to consider the potential threat to wildlife and the risk for disaster before it approved the Shell project.
Christopher Winter, an attorney for the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, said the Interior Department agency "simply ignored key aspects" about the possible effects of drilling operations on bowhead whales, including interruption of feeding patterns.
David Shilton, a Justice Department lawyer representing the minerals service, responded by saying studies have shown noise from drilling has only a "temporary and minor" effect on the whales, whose population is healthy and has been increasing.
Deirdre McDonnell, the attorney for the Native Village of Point Hope in Alaska, the lead petitioners in the case, argued that Shell had not made adequate plans to deal with an emergency, such as a major spill.
The Shell plan, for example, "doesn't say what happens if the drill ship is disabled or has sunk," McDonnell told the judges.
She also said government did not consider the cumulative impact of drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
Sullivan argued, however, the government must consider the facts at hand rather than "speculative" future impact and Shell has made extensive plans that include dealing with "the remote and infinitesimal likelihood of a spill."
READ MORE AT LINK....Shell Oil is ready to drill in the Arctic Ocean this summer and asked a federal... more
They found an area in the Gulf of Mexico that contains over 1 billion barrels of oil. An amazing find.They found an area in the Gulf of Mexico that contains over 1 billion barrels of oil.... more
November 24, 2008--A mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) underwater, this alien-like, long-armed, and--strangest of all--"elbowed" Magnapinna squid is seen in a still from a video clip recently obtained by National Geographic News.
Filmed by a Shell oil company ROV (remotely operated vehicle) on November 11, 2007, the squid was at the Perdido oil- and gas-development site in the Gulf of Mexico.
The video is evidence of how, as oil- and gas-industry ROVs dive deeper and stay down longer, they are yielding valuable footage of deep-sea animals.
Some biologists have even formed partnerships with oil companies, allowing scientists to share camera time on corporate ROVs--though critics worry about possible conflicts of interest.November 24, 2008--A mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) underwater, this... more
LOS ANGELES—Some 5 million Californians promise to drop to the ground, cover their heads and hold onto furniture Thursday as if an earthquake had just struck.
Don't worry, it's not real. But because earthquakes are a big threat to California, the state is starring in a mock quake disaster drill billed as the largest in U.S. history.
The exercise is based on a hypothetical magnitude-7.8 temblor that ruptures the southern San Andreas Fault -- an event scientists call the "Big One." Such a quake would cause 1,800 deaths and $200 billion in damage, researchers estimate.
The state's previous simulated quake catastrophes were smaller in scale, with the leading actors mainly first responders and cities testing their emergency preparedness. The drill Thursday is more of an ensemble cast, with governments, schools, hospitals, churches, businesses and residents promising to do their part.LOS ANGELES—Some 5 million Californians promise to drop to the ground, cover... more
The sheer incompetence, block-headedness, and arrogance of this mantra is mind-boggling. At a critical time in history, when the planet and the future of our country is at stake, the GOP has adopted a neanderthalic position on our energy policy.
No more gimmicks. No More Lies. No more stupid, backwards plans that are shortsighted, futile and destructive to our land.
We need to look forward to a clean, powerful energy future.
Vote Obama this November!The sheer incompetence, block-headedness, and arrogance of this mantra is... more
To pass the legistlation to many's new opinion drilling and nuclear for the GOP and the democrats get some incentives for solar and wind energy. Somethings moving through congress we might not all like all of the deal, but things ARE happening people!!!!To pass the legistlation to many's new opinion drilling and nuclear for the GOP... more
The Army says it's critical to saving the lives of wounded soldiers. Animal-rights activists call the training cruel and outdated.The Army says it's critical to saving the lives of wounded soldiers.... more