Malice In Blunderland ,Obama ,BP and Goldman Sucks,Pirates of the Caribean IV, the Black Spot

From the people that brought you Climategate and Global Warming and the Carbon Tax ,and two illegal wars ,its Gulf War III(Mexican standoff) starring as Big Gov. Barak “the Joker” Obama ,as the plucky young black president, and starring BP as Big Business,the dastardly face of British Imperialism, and his love interest played by Goldman Sachs completes the love triangle ,also starring US Congress as the whores of Port Washington and the US lobby groups as the evil red coats, all set in a backdrop of Oil, Lies and Environmental disaster in the Caribean!
Pirates of the Caribean ,IV, the Black Spot .

THE STORY SO FAR….

Big Business (BP)with the aid of Goldman Sachs and Big Government (the Joker Obama) with the help of the whores of Port Washington(US Congress) ,tell Big Lies and make Big Mess and hand the people a Big Bill and leave Big trail of death and destruction. The red coats(US lobbyists) have taken the city of Port Washington and Goldman Sachs reveals herself to be the personification of the “Kraken” ,a giant vampire squid that can drag whole countries down into a deep dark financial abysss
Not happy with 2 illegal quagmire wars and a ruined economy and running up a big national debt ,protecting active peadophiles ,and protecting war criminals ,and bailing out incompitant bankers  ,Big government and big business are determined to ruin the environment and kill off large parts of life on Earth. Meanwhile the mass conned-sumers ,taxed to death ,scrape together thier last pennys ,thier usefullness over,they will be left to fend for themselves and die off. Big government  can only help the stricken flagship “Wall Street” as it has been holed below the waterline by its own weapons and desperately needs bailing out…..meanwhile the whores of Port Washington will NOT help the taxpaying people, they spend all day servicing the red coats ,even though the ALL THE MONEY IS THE TAXPAYERS!!

MEANWHILE IN REALITY

BP’s offshore oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, crude oil has been hemorrhaging into ocean waters and wreaking unknown havoc on our ecosystem — unknown because there is no accurate estimate of how many barrels of oil are contaminating the Gulf.

Though BP officially admits to only a few thousand barrels spilled each day, expert estimates peg the damage at 60,000 barrels or over 2.5 million gallons daily. (Perhaps we’d know more if BP hadn’t barred independent engineers from inspecting the breach.) Measures to quell the gusher have proved lackluster at best, and unlike the country’s last big oil spill — Exxon-Valdez in 1989 — the oil is coming from the ground, not a tanker, so we have no idea how much more oil could continue to pollute the Gulf’s waters.

The Deepwater Horizon disaster reminds us what can happen — and will continue to happen — when corporate malfeasance and neglect meet governmental regulatory failure.

NO SUPRISE TO ME, AS I SAID THIS IS THE NORMAL BEHAVIOUR OF A REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY , THEY ARE NOTORIOUSLY CORRUPT AND THEY CONTINUALLY START WARS. ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION IS JUST AN EVERYDAY EVENT .HITLER WAS VOTED INTO POWER BY A REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY ,SO WAS G.W.BUSH TWICE!! FYI SWITZERLAND HAS BEEN A DIRECT DEMOCRACY ,AN ANARCHIST STATE, SINCE 1848 ,IT HAS NEVER BEEN AT WAR SINCE .ICELAND IS A DIRECT DEMOCRACY ,IT VOTED NOT TO BAILOUT BANKERS AND ARRESTED THEM INSTEAD …….BUT THAT’S DIRECT DEMOCRACY FOR YOU

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/libertarian-vs-authoritarian-todays-real-politic/

 WHAT IS THE US REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT DOING?

You can be sure the government is doing everything it can to collect as many brown envelopes stuffed with cash from all the lobby groups it can.It will continue to cover-up for its corporate partners/masters and protect the guilty and make the taxpayer foot the bill. ….and the people and the environment can rot.

This response is NOT a “Democratic” or “Republican” response. It is a Big Government response, its how respresentative democracy “works”, Democrates and Republicans are just the two sides of the same coin.

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/elected-dictatorship-posing-as-democracy/

EPA criminal investigator Scott West spent thousands of hours investigating alleged crimes committed by BP — that would have resulted in felony charges — but President Bush’s DoJ abruptly shut his investigation down, sheltering BP executives from prison.

TODAY NEITHER THE GOVERNMENT OR BP ARE RELEASING THE FACTS

BP withholds oil spill facts — and government lets it

BP, the company in charge of the rig that exploded last month in the Gulf of Mexico, hasn’t publicly divulged the results of tests on the extent of workers’ exposure to evaporating oil or from the burning of crude over the gulf, even though researchers say that data is crucial in determining whether the conditions are safe.
Moreover, the company isn’t monitoring the extent of the spill and only reluctantly released videos of the spill site that could give scientists a clue to the amount of the oil in gulf.
Toby Odone, a BP spokesman, said the company is sharing the data with “legitimate interested parties,” which include government agencies and the private companies assisting in the cleanup. When asked whether the information can be released publicly, he responded, “Why would one do it? Any parties with a legitimate interest can have access to it.”

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/05/18/94415/bps-secrecy-keep-facts-on-gulf.html#ixzz0pMqzekEo

U.S. COAST GUARD THREATENED CBS NEWS CREW WITH ARREST FOR FILMING OIL SPILL DISASTER; COAST GUARD SAID THAT THEY WERE ACTING UNDER AUTHORITY OF BRITISH PETROLEUM; “THIS IS BP RULES. IT’S NOT OURS.”
Kelly Cobiella reports that a CBS News team was threatened with arrest by Coast Guard officials in the Gulf of Mexico who said they were acting under the authority of British Petroleum.
http://cryptogon.com/?p=15552

Limits on access to oiled waters, coast frustrates journalists
By Laura Maggi, The Times-Picayune
May 28, 2010, 8:33PM
Southern Seaplane owner Rhonda Panepinto said her husband called the BP Command Center on Tuesday for permission to fly photographer Ted Jackson over Grand Isle, so that he could take pictures of the impact of the spreading oil from the Deepwater Horizon well. But the plane company was told by a BP contractor that media flights weren’t allowed in the restricted air space established by the Federal Aviation Administration
http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/05/limits_on_access_to_oiled_wate.html

THIS  IS FASCISM

Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.
Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator of Italy (1922-1943)

REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS DO NOT CARE ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH ,THEY CARE ABOUT PUBLIC CONTROL!!

The U.S. government suppressed health information after 9/11. For example, as Newsday noted in 2003:
In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, the White House instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to give the public misleading information, telling New Yorkers it was safe to breathe when reliable information on air quality was not available.

That finding is included in a report released Friday by the Office of the Inspector General of the EPA.

Because the government lied about the health risks involved, many heroic first responders didn’t use any real precautions, and so have gotten sick and died. And see this.
The same thing appears to be happening in connection with the Gulf oil spill.

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/health-in-the-21st-cenutry-is-killing-us/

WHAT IS BIG BUSINESS DOING ABOUT THE SPILL?

You can also be sure that big business is making as much money as it can on this incident. Scooping up as much oil as it can ,while it trys everyway possible to block possible avenues to be sued! It will suppress information and protect themselves and thier shareholders……and the people and the environment can go to rot. 

Rig Survivors Felt Coerced To Sign Waivers
by Joseph Shapiro
May 6, 2010 Hours after they had been rescued, workers who survived an explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico were asked to sign form letters about what they had seen and whether they had been injured.
Lawyers for the oil rig’s owner, Transocean, requested that workers who had survived the blast sign the form in the wake of the April 20 blowout on the Deepwater Horizon. This was hours before the workers had been allowed to see their families.
 Now some of those survivors say they were coerced and that the forms are being used against them as they file lawsuits seeking compensation for psychiatric problems and other injuries from the blast
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126565283

 Oil Spill Clean-Up Workers Getting Sick
Many of the fishermen who signed up to work for BP cleaning up the oil signed contracts that forbid them from talking to the press. Perhaps for that reason, reports of illnesses have been somewhat slow to emerge. Last week, the wives of some of the fishermen spoke out publicly about the symptoms their husbands were experiencing.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gina-solomon/oil-spill-clean-up-worker_b_589227.html

NOT HAPPY WITH LOOTING AMERICA AND BANKRUPTING GREECE THROUGH FRAUD ,GOLDMAN SACHS CASHES IN ON DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT …..AND COMMITS FRAUD

Independent Oil and Gas Producers sue Goldman Sach’s and BP subsidiaries for conspiracy to defraud
By: Kelly Thomas
More than 80 independent Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas oil and gas producers have filed lawsuits alleging that Goldman Sachs subsidiary J. Aron & Co. and British Petroleum subsidiary BP Oil Supply Company conspired with SemGroup to defraud them and convert millions of dollars worth of the producers’ crude oil and gas that was delivered to SemGroup prior to the company’s 2008 bankruptcy.

It will be interesting to see ,who gets handed the clean up bill (the taxpayer?) and who gets sued for compensation for loss of income from the fishing and tourist industries (no-one? OR the taxpayer again in the form of government compensation) 

MEANWHILE ……. the owner of the exploded oil rig has made $270 million off the disaster, and nine other shocking, depressing facts about the oil spill. 

Other things you should know ,but probably don’t. In no particular order, here are 10 things about the BP spill you may not know and may not want to know — but you should.

1. Oil rig owner has made $270 million off the oil leak

Transocean Ltd., the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig leased by BP, has been flying under the radar in the mainstream blame game. The world’s largest offshore drilling contractor, the company is conveniently headquartered in corporate-friendly Switzerland, and it’s no stranger to oil disasters. In 1979, an oil well it was drilling in the very same Gulf of Mexico ignited, sending the drill platform into the sea and causing one of the largest oil spills by the time it was capped… nine months later.

This experience undoubtedly influenced Transocean’s decision to insure theDeepwater Horizon rig for about twice what it was worth. In a conference call to analysts earlier this month, Transocean reported making a $270 million profit from insurance payouts after the disaster. It’s not hard to bet on failure when you know it’s somewhat assured.

2. BP has a terrible safety record

BP has a long record of oil-related disasters in the United States. In 2005, BP’s Texas City refineryexploded, killing 15 workers and injuring another 170. The next year, one of its Alaska pipelines leaked 200,000 gallons of crude oil. According to Public Citizen, BP has paid $550 million in fines. BP seems to particularly enjoy violating the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, and has paid the two largest fines in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s history. (Is it any surprise that BP played a central, though greatly under-reported, role in the failure to contain the Exxon-Valdez spill years earlier?)

With Deepwater Horizon, BP didn’t break its dismal trend. In addition to choosing a cheaper — and less safe — casing to outfit the well that eventually burst, the company chose not to equip Deepwater Horizon with an acoustic trigger, a last-resort option that could have shut down the well even if it was damaged badly, and which is required in most developed countries that allow offshore drilling. In fact, BP employs these devices in its rigs located near England, but because the United States recommends rather than requires them, BP had no incentive to buy one — even though they only cost $500,000.

SeizeBP.org estimates that BP makes $500,000 in under eight minutes.

3. Oil spills are just a cost of doing business for BP

According to the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, approximately $1.6 billion in annual economic activity and services are at risk as a result of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Compare this number — which doesn’t include the immeasurable environmental damages — to the current cap on BP’s liability for economic damages like lost wages and tourist dollars, which is $75 million. And compare that further to the first-quarter profits BP posted just one week after the explosion: $6 billion.

BP’s chief executive, Tony Hayward, has solemnly promised that the company will cover more than the required $75 million. On May 10, BP announced it had already spent $350 million. How fantastically generous of a company valued at $152.6 billion, and which makes $93 million each day.

The reality of the matter is that BP will not be deterred by the liability cap and pity payments doled out to a handful of victims of this disaster because they pale in comparison to its ghastly profits. Indeed, oil spills are just a cost of doing business for BP.

This is especially evident in a recent Citigroup analyst report prepared for BP investors: “Reaction to the Gulf of Mexico oil leak is a buying opportunity.”

4. The Interior Department was at best, neglectful, and at worst, complicit

It’s no surprise BP is always looking out for its bottom line — but it’s at least slightly more surprising that the Interior Department, the executive department charged with regulating the oil industry, has done such a shoddy job of preventing this from happening.

NO SUPRISE TO ME!! THIS IS HOW GOVERNMENT “WORKS”!! YOU GIVE POWER TO ONE PERSON ,THEN YOU ONLY HAVE TO BRIBE ONE PERSON. (If it was YOU , how big a suitcase of money buys your principles? , or what dark secret would you want to keep hidden?…and that’s it your thiers!!)

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/government-it-may-not-be-reliable-but-at-least-its-consistant-consistantly-corrupt/

Ten years ago, there were already warnings that the backup systems on oil rigs that failed on Deepwater Horizon would be a problem. The Interior Department issued a “safety alert” but then left it up to oil companies to decide what kind of backup system to use. And in 2007, a government regulator from the same department downplayed the chances and impact of a spill like the one that occurred last month: “[B]lowouts are rare events and of short duration, potential impact to marine water quality are not expected to be significant.”

The Interior Department’s Louisiana branch may have been particularly confused because it appears it was closely fraternizing with the oil industry. The Minerals Management Service, the agency within the department that oversees offshore drilling, routinely accepted gifts from oil companies and even considered itself a part of the oil industry, rather than part of a governmental regulatory agency. Flying on oil executives’ private planes was not rare for MMS inspectors in Louisiana, a federal report released Tuesday says. “Skeet-shooting contests, hunting and fishing trips, golf tournaments, crawfish boils, and Christmas parties” were also common.

Is it any wonder that Deepwater Horizon was given a regulatory exclusion by MMS?

It gets worse. Since April 20, when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, the Interior Department has approved 27 new permits for offshore drilling sites. Here’s the kicker: Two of these permits are for BP.

But it gets better still: 26 of the 27 new drilling sites have been granted regulatory exemptions, including those issued to BP.

5. Clean-up prospects are dismal

The media makes a lot of noise about all the different methods BP is using to clean up the oil spill. Massive steel containment domes were popular a few weeks ago. Now everyone is touting the “top kill” method, which involves injecting heavy drilling fluids into the damaged well.

But here’s the reality. Even if BP eventually finds a method that works, experts say the best cleanup scenario is to recover 20 percent of the spilled oil. And let’s be realistic: only 8 percent of the crude oil deposited in the ocean and coastlines off Alaska was recovered in the Exxon-Valdez cleanup.

Millions of gallons of oil will remain in the ocean, ravaging the underwater ecosystem, and 100 miles of Louisiana coastline will never be the same.

6. BP has no real cleanup plan

Perhaps because it knows the possibility of remedying the situation is practically impossible, BP has made publicly available its laughable “Oil Spill Response Plan” which is, in fact, no plan at all.

Most emblematic of this farcical plan, BP mentions protecting Arctic wildlife like sea lions, otters and walruses (perhaps executives simply lifted the language from Exxon’s plan for its oil spill off the coast of Alaska?). The plan does not include any disease-preventing measures, oceanic or meteorological data, and is comprised mostly of phone numbers and blank forms. Most importantly, it includes no directions for how to deal with a deep-water explosion such as the one that took place last month.

The whole thing totals 600 pages — a waste of paper that only adds insult to the environmental injury BP is inflicting upon the world with Deepwater Horizon.

7. Both Transocean and BP are trying to take away survivors’ right to sue

With each hour, the economic damage caused by Deepwater Horizon continues to grow. And BP knows this.

So while it outwardly is putting on a nice face, even pledging $500 million to assess the impacts of the spill, it has all the while been trying to ensure that it won’t be held liable for those same impacts.

Just after the Deepwater explosion, surviving employees were held in solitary confinement, while Transocean flacks made them waive their rights to sue. BP then did the same with fishermen it contracted to help clean up the spill though the company now says that was nothing more than a legal mix-up.

If there’s anything to learn from this disaster, it’s that companies like BP don’t make mistakes at the expense of others. They are exceedingly deliberate.

8. BP bets on risk to employees to save money — and doesn’t care if they get sick

When BP unleashed its “Beyond Petroleum” re-branding/greenwashing campaign, the snazzy ads featured smiley oil rig workers. But the truth of the matter is that BP consistently and knowingly puts its employees at risk.

An internal BP document shows that just before the prior fatal disaster — the 2005 Texas City explosion that killed 15 workers and injured 170 — when BP had to choose between cost-savings and greater safety, it went with its bottom line.

A BP Risk Management memo showed that although steel trailers would be safer in the case of an explosion, the company went with less expensive options that offered protection but were not “blast resistant.” In the Texas City blast, all of the fatalities and most of the injuries occurred in or around these trailers.

Although BP has responded to this memo by saying the company culture has changed since Texas City, 11 people died on the Deepwater Horizon when it blew up. Perhaps a similar memo went out regarding safety and cost-cutting measures?

Reports this week stated that fishermen hired by BP for oil cleanup weren’t provided protective equipment and have now fallen ill. Hopefully they didn’t sign waivers.

UNFORTUNATELY IT SEEMS THEY DID

Oil Spill Clean-Up Workers Getting Sick
Many of the fishermen who signed up to work for BP cleaning up the oil signed contracts that forbid them from talking to the press. Perhaps for that reason, reports of illnesses have been somewhat slow to emerge. Last week, the wives of some of the fishermen spoke out publicly about the symptoms their husbands were experiencing.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gina-solomon/oil-spill-clean-up-worker_b_589227.html

Specifically, marine toxicologist Ricki Ott writes:
Local fishermen hired to work on BP’s uncontrolled oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico are scared and confused. Fishermen here and in other small communities dotting the southern marshes and swamplands of Barataria Bay are getting sick from the working on the cleanup, yet BP is assuring them they don’t need respirators or other special protection from the crude oil, strong hydrocarbon vapors, or chemical dispersants being sprayed in massive quantities on the oil slick.

Fishermen have never seen the results from the air-quality monitoring patches some of them wear on their rain gear when they are out booming and skimming the giant oil slick. However, more and more fishermen are suffering from bad headaches, burning eyes, persistent coughs, sore throats, stuffy sinuses, nausea, and dizziness. They are starting to suspect that BP is not telling them the truth.

Oil cleanup workers report illness
Some fishermen hired by BP to mop up the gulf spill report nausea and breathing troubles after contact with oil and dispersant. A congressman calls for mobile health clinics to treat them.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-oil-workers-sick-20100526,0,4604887.story

Fishermen Report Illness From BP Chemicals
Toxicologist Says Chemicals Harmful, Can Lead To Death
http://www.wdsu.com/health/23615203/detail.html

Louisiana Fishermen Helping in Spill Cleanup Report Getting Sick

FOXNews.com

Some Louisiana fishermen affected by the massive oil spill in the Gulf — including some hired by BP to help in the cleanup — are reporting cases of debilitating headaches, burning eyes and nausea, and some industry and public officials are pointing the finger at chemical dispersants as the cause
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/05/25/louisiana-fishermen-reportedly-getting-sick-cleaning-gulf-bp/Biden

9. Environmental damage could even include a climatological catastrophe

It’s hard to know where to start discussing the environmental damage caused byDeepwater Horizon. Each day will give us a clearer picture of the short-term ecological destruction, but environmental experts believe the damage to the Gulf of Mexico will be long-term.

In the short-term, environmentalists are up in arms about the dispersants being used to clean up the oil slick in the Gulf. Apparently, the types BP is using aren’t all that effective in dispersing oil, and are pretty high in toxicity to marine fauna such as fish and shrimp. The fear is that what BP may be using to clean up the mess could, in the long-term, make it worse.

On the longer-term side of things, there are signs that this largest oil drilling catastrophe could also become the worst natural gas and climate disaster. The explosion has released tremendous amounts of methane from deep in the ocean, and research shows that methane, when mixed with air, is the most powerful (read: terrible) greenhouse gas — 26 times worse than carbon-dioxide.

Our warming planet just got a lot hotter.

SO WHO WILL PAY THE CARBON TAX ON THIS ONE? WHAT ABOUT THE CARBON TAX ON THE ICELANDIC VOLCANO? OH ..AND HOW BIG IS THE US MILITARY’S CARBON FOOTPRINT IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN? EVER GET THE FEELING THAT CARBON TAX IS A COMPLETE CON?!

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/planet-medea-and-fake-environmentalism/

10. No one knows what to do and it will happen again

The very worst part about the Deepwater Horizon calamity is that nobody knows what to do. We don’t know how bad it really is because we can’t measure what’s going on. We don’t know how to stop it — and once we do, we won’t know how to clean it up.

BP is at the helm of the recovery process, but given its corporate track record, its efforts will only go so far — it has a board of directors and shareholders to answer to, after all. The U.S. government, the only other entity that could take over is currently content to let BP hack away at the problem. Why? Because it probably has no idea what to do either.

Here’s the reality of the matter — for as long as offshore drilling is legal, oil spills will happen. Coastlines will be decimated, oceans destroyed, economies ruined, lives lost. Oil companies have little to no incentive to prevent such disasters from happening, and they use their money to buy government regulators’ integrity.

Deepwater Horizon is not an anomaly — it’s the norm.

Daniela Perdomo is a staff writer and editor at AlterNet. Follow Daniela on Twitter. Write her at danielaalternet [at] gmail [dot] com.

WARNING BP’S CURE MAYBE WORSE THAN THE SPILL. IT  COULD MEAN THE END OF GULF OF MEXICO AS WE KNOW IT!! BUT BIG PROFITS FOR BP AND GOLDMAN SACHS!!!

Oil spill threatens ‘total destruction’
Fri, 28 May 2010 17:12:02 GMT

The British Petroleum oil spill is threatening the entire eastern half of the North American continent with “total destruction,” reports say.

An ominous report by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources warned of the impending disaster resulting from the British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico, calling it the worst environmental catastrophe in all of human history, the European Union Times reported.

Russian scientists believe BP is pumping millions of gallons of Corexit 9500, a chemical dispersal agent, under the Gulf of Mexico waters to hide the full extent of the leak, now estimated to be over 2.9 million gallons a day.

Experts say Corexit 9500 is a solvent four times more toxic than oil.

The agent, scientists believe, has a 2.61ppm toxicity level, and when mixed with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, its molecules will be able to “phase transition.”

This transition involves the change of the liquid into a gaseous state, which can be absorbed by clouds. The gas will then be released as “toxic rain” leading to “unimaginable environmental catastrophe” destroying all life forms from the “bottom of the evolutionary chart to the top,” the report said.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=128113&sectionid=3510203

AND GUESS WHAT ,SUPRISE SUPRISE, THE TENTACLES OF THE VAMPIRE SQUID GOLDMAN SACHS ARE ALL OVER THIS AS WELL.

Media ignores Goldman Sachs’ ties to Corexit dispersant

In a recent New York Times’ article “Less Toxic Dispersants Lose Out in BP Oil Spill Cleanup”, journalist Paula Quinlan questions why BP is using the 100 % toxic, 54 percent effective dispersant Corexit to clean up the oil when twelve other dispersants proved more effective in EPA testing. BP is not considering or testing other dispersants because the company’s attention is focused on plugging the leak and otherwise containing the spill, Pack said.    “That has to be our primary focus right now,” he said. 

Nalco spokesman Charlie Pajor said the decision on what to use was out of his company’s hands. He also declined to comment on EPA comparison tests, saying only that lab conditions cannot necessarily replicate those in the field. “The decision about what’s used is made by others — not by us,” he said.

Quinlan only looks at part of the picture.  She associates BP’s investment in Nalco and oil industry representation on the board as the main reasons that Corexit was used instead of Dispirsit, which EPA testing shows to be twice as effective and a third less toxic.  Yes, BP is hedging its losses with the profit it will make with its investment in Nalco, but who else benefits? 

Follow the money…and the money goes to Goldman Sachs and friends.  Instead, Quinlan (or her editor) goes after Exxon. 

But BP’s investment in Nalco is the token diversion.  The real players are Goldman Sachs and their fellow Sexually Inadequate Masters of the Universe, the Blackstone Group and Apollo Management.

From Nalco’s website:

2003

USFilter and Ondeo Nalco enter into a strategic partnership providing equipment, chemicals and service to industrial customers.

The Blackstone Group, Apollo Management L. P. and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners buy Ondeo Nalco.

Nalco Company, a recognized symbol of strength around the world, unveils new logo.
Never mind item three, the logo change executives consider one of the three most important events in Nalco’s 2003 history, hence its prominence on the Nalco corporate history webpage.  Look at item number two.
If for no other reason that Goldman Sachs is newsworthy, I think that their $4.3 billion purchase of Nalco in 2003 would be worth mentioning, especially in light of their short trade on TransOcean.  The shorts are another missing item in the business section of The Times, as is any information on Goldman’s role in the 9-11 put options on American and United for that matter.  “All the lies that are fit to print…” on their banner would be more apropos. Seems someone is treating the demon children at GS with kid gloves.

THERE IS A MORE EFFECTIVE AND LESS TOXIC DISPERSANT , BUT LESS PROFITABLE!!!!

`Bruce Gebhardt, president of the company that manufactures Dispersit, U.S. Polychemical Corp., said BP asked for samples of his company’s product two weeks ago. Later, he said, BP officials told him that EPA had wanted to ensure they had “crossed all their T’s and dotted all their I’s” before moving forward.

Gebhardt says he could make 60,000 gallons a day of Dispersit to meet the needs of spill-containment efforts. Dispersit was formulated to outperform Corexit and got EPA approval 10 years ago, he said, but the dispersant has failed to grab market share from its larger rival.

“When we came out with a safer product, we thought people would jump on board,” he said. “That’s not the case. We were never able to move anyone of any size off the Corexit product.”

He added, “We’re just up against a giant.”

As for Goldman Sachs, I find it interesting that they have such a large stake in Nalco.  It might be just another coincidence, like their short on TransOcean.  I also question why the article singles out Exxon, which helped found the company that was bought out by Goldman Sachs, Apollo and the Blackstone Group.  Why are the profits that Goldman Sachs is receiving from the sale of these toxic dispersants not part of the article?  How much will GS lose if BP stops using Corexit?  Is this not more relevant than Exxon?

Chairman of Goldman Sachs International Was – Until Last Year – Also Chairman of BP

Peter Sutherland is the quintessential flexian.

According to his September 2009 bio:

Peter Sutherland is chairman of BP plc (1997 – current). He is also chairman of Goldman Sachs International (1995 – current). He was appointed chairman of the London School of Economics in 2008…. Before these appointments, he was the founding director-general of the World Trade Organisation. He had previously served as director general of GATT since July 1993 [and was] chairman of the Board of Governors of the European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht) 1991-1996.

Sutherland resigned as BP’s chairman in 2009, but apparently still serves in various key capacities.

Sutherland is managing director – as well as chairman – of Goldman Sachs International (Goldman Sachs International is the very powerful subsidiary of the Goldman Sachs Group, of which Lloyd Blankfein is CEO). Sutherland is also an Advisory Director of the Goldman Sachs Group itself.

And he was is European Chairman for the Trilateral Commission.

He has, at various times, attended meetings of the Bilderberg group.

He is also one of the chief financial advisers to the Vatican.

As if that is not enough, Sutherland also serves in the following capacities (click on “Read Full Background”):

Mr. Sutherland served as an Attorney General of Ireland and also served as European Commissioner from 1985 to 1989 where he was responsible for competition policy…. He serves as the Chairman of British Petroleum, BP Amoco PLC and United Kingdom. From 1989 to 1993, he served as the Chairman of Allied Irish Bank. …. He serves as a Non-Executive Director of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson. He serves as a Director of Goldman Sachs International. He has been Member of Supervisory Board at Allianz SE since January 2010 and serves as its Member of International Advisory Board …. Mr. Sutherland served as a Non Executive Director of BP Plc since July 1995. He serves as a Member of Foundation Board of World Economic Forum. He served as an Independent Non Executive Director of National Westminster Bank PLC since January 2001. He served as an Independent Non Executive Director of The Royal Bank Of Scotland Plc from January 2001 to February 6, 2009…. In addition, he serves on the board of Allianz, Koc Holding A.S. and is a member of the advisory board of Eli Lilly…. He served as a Director of LM Ericsson Telephone Co since 1996, Ericsson SPA since 1996 and Investor AB since 1995. He served as a Non Executive Director of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc from January 2001 to February 6, 2009.

Sutherland is – literally – like Lloyd Blankfein and Tony Hayward rolled into one. But unlike Blankfein and Hayward, he has also held numerous powerful governmental and quasi-governmental positions.

MEANWHILE THE POLLUTION CONTINUES

Video of the underwater oil plume.  The blowout continues despite the insertion of the tube.  The force is incredible.
http://www.picassodreams.com/picasso_dreams/2010/05/media-ignores-goldman-sachs-ties-to-corexit-dispersant.html

Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Under the Gulf
Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given.
“There’s a shocking amount of oil in the deep water, relative to what you see in the surface water,” said Samantha Joye, a researcher at the University of Georgia
The plumes are depleting the oxygen dissolved in the gulf, worrying scientists, who fear that the oxygen level could eventually fall so low as to kill off much of the sea life near the plumes.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/us/16oil.html

THE POLLUTION IS GETTING WORSE AND ITS SPREADING!!!

BP Death Clouds Already Onshore! Benzene-3400ppb & Hyrdrogen Sulfide-1200ppb TOXIC AIR ALERT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGxGVGiD3yk&feature=player_embedded

14 June 2010 — BP Oil Spill:Toxic Gases Spreading Inland, Scientist Says Move Out of Gulf…EVACUATIONS F THE GULF REGION ARE COMING, FEMA WILL OPEN ITS ONE-WAY DOORS.
Gases such as Hydrogen Sulfide, Benzene, Methylene Chloride, and other toxic gases pose a greater risk to human health than the presence of oil washing up on Gulf of Mexico beaches. The allowable levels of Hydrogen Sulfide and Benzene according to the EPA are 5-10 parts per billion and 0 respectively.The EPA reported the level detected in the Gulf at almost 1,200 PPB for hydrogen sulfide and 3400 PPB for Benzene during the month of May. The amounts pose a serious and even fatal health risk to people and animals.
For some official level reports on these deadly gases click below
http://www.infowars.com/may-levels-of

A QUESTION WE MUST ASK OURSELVES. How bad could this go? We are just at the beginning. Consider death and debilitating illness caused by the following, simple exposure to the crude oil and make-up, or the chemical dispersant, the close proximity to the ‘burn-off’ of such ‘contained’ areas, the fumes and toxic vapors being given off ‘naturally’ at the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Also consider the unseen GIANT PLUMES of oil snaking their way through the depths of the ocean, poisoning all marine life on their way to everywhere. What about the marshlands, deltas, swamps and low lying areas dependent on the waters for their survival. I mean the animals AND the people. Food intake, let alone money for the fisherman, will be 0. All of these things, and much more, ARE ALREADY HAPPENING. Many will be hungry.

Video Credit To BabyJustWin:
http://www.youtube.com/user/BabyJustWin

AND SO DO THE LIES…….CAN I ASK , DO YOU THINK OIL IS MADE FROM FOSSILS?  AND IT WILL RUN OUT ? AND THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE NEEDS OIL (HYDROCARBONS) TO WORK?  ITS ALL LIES FOR PROFIT!!!!!

The SIMPLE TRUTH is the first cars where BUILT FROM HEMP and ran on HEMP OIL. The Diesel engine is designed to run on plant oil NOT HYDROCARBONS. Hemp grows like a weed (because it is a weed) needs NO FERTILISER and fixes nitrates in the soild, SO 30% OF ARGOCULTURAL LAND(which is normally left Fallow ,so it can regain nitrates) IS AVAIABLE FOR HEMP PRODUCTION WITHOUT LOOSING 1 FOOT OF FOOD PRODUCTION!!!!

Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, ‘grown from the soil,’ had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel; Popular Mechanics, 1941.
 
Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine, designed it to run on vegetable and seed oils like hemp; he actually ran the thing on peanut oil for the 1900 World’s Fair. Henry Ford used hemp to not only construct cars but also fuel them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Ar_AvtMdc

SO THE PETROL ,HYDROCARBON, ENGINE CAN VANISH TODAY AND TOMORROW WE ALL WILL STILL BE DRIVING, WE WILL JUST BE DRIVING DIESEL ENGINED CARS

Titan’s surface organics surpass oil reserves on Earth

 13 February 2008
Saturn’s orange moon Titan has hundreds of times more liquid hydrocarbons than all the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth, according to new Cassini data. The hydrocarbons rain from the sky, collecting in vast deposits that form lakes and dunes.
MUST OF BEEN A LOT OF DINOSAURS AND OTHER ANCIENT BIOLOGY WALKING AROUND TITAN  IF HYDROCARBONS ARE A “FOSSIL” FUEL!!!!

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/the-oil-crisis-what-oil-crisis/

BIG GOVERNMENT CONSPIRING WITH BIG BUSINESS IS THE NORM ,IN A FASICIST BUSINESS MODEL (aka CORPRATISM) BUSH AND BP

The Bush Adminstration’s Department of Justice Sheltered BP Executives From Criminal Probe
by Bill Lindner

EPA criminal investigator Scott West spent thousands of hours investigating alleged crimes committed by BP — that would have resulted in felony charges — but President Bush’s DoJ abruptly shut his investigation down, sheltering BP executives from prison

Tensions between the Obama administration and the scientific community over the Gulf oil spill are reportedly escalating — prominent oceanographers are accusing the government of failing to conduct an adequate scientific analysis of the damage and of allowing BP to obscure the true scope of the spill. It’s not the first time the government has protected BP and its executives.
To Scott West, the special agent-in-charge at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Criminal Investigation Division who was probing alleged crimes committed by British Petroleum (BP) and the company’s senior officials in connection with a March 2006 pipeline rupture at the company’s Prudhoe Bay Operations in Alaska that spilled more than a quarter million gallons of crude — the second largest spill in Alaska’s history that went undetected for nearly a week — BP reportedly stands for ‘beyond prosecution.’
West spent thousands of hours investigating the alleged crimes committed by BP and figured his investigation would result in felony charges against BP and the company’s senior executives who ignored warnings from dozens of BP’s employees who worked at the Alaska facility. West, who spent nearly two decades in the EPA’s criminal division, was told the pipeline would rupture six months before it happened.
Before being able to bring felony charges against BP and its executives, President Bush’s Department of Justice (DoJ) abruptly shut down his investigation in August 2007 and gave BP a ‘slap on the wrist’ for serious environmental crimes that should have sent some BP executives to prison.
West transferred from San Francisco to Seattle in the summer of 2005. In Seattle, West was introduced to Chuck Hamel, an oil industry watchdog credited with exposing weak pollution laws at the Valdez tanker port in the 1980s prior to the Exxon Valdez spill and the electrical and maintenance problems associated with the trans-Alaska oil pipeline operated by BP.
BP failed to inspect corroded pipeline for eight years
Hamel was the defacto spokesperson and protector of dozens of BP Exploration Alaska (BPXA) whistle-blowers who routinely leaked him documents, pictures and inside information about the BP’s poor safety and maintenance records at its Prudhoe Bay operations. Hamel also operated the now defunct Anwrnews.com which was the clearing house for the whistle-blower’s complaints and an archive showcasing numerous documents related to BP’s shady operations and reckless pursuit of profits.
Before the corroded Alaska pipeline burst, BP failed to take steps to inspect it for eight years and ignored and or retaliated against employees who suggested that the company do so. BP wanted its employees to keep their mouths shut and their head down because nobody at BP wanted to hear about it. BP ignored those who predicted a major oil spill, and their negligence was — and still is — criminal.
In March 2006 the corroded pipeline burst. The leak went undetected for nearly a week because detection equipment, as BP employees had warned, malfunctioned. For about five days, oil spewed from a hole in the pipeline about the size of a pencil eraser. The leak was discovered when an oilfield worker was surveying the area.
The leak was determined to be caused by ‘severe corrosion.’ BP was forced to shut down five oil processing centers in the region for almost two weeks, leading to a spike in gas prices.
West and his team worked with the FBI, the DoJ and Alaska state environmental and regulatory officials, launching a probe into the circumstances behind the spill. As the investigation progressed, it became clear that ‘very senior people in BP’s London headquarters were aware of what was going on with regard to the corrosion in the pipeline and did nothing.’ The investigation was one of the top two cases being investigated by the EPA’s criminal division in 2007.
Plenty of evidence would have led to felony charges
West would not identify the executives, but two DoJ officials — speaking anonymously due to the issues surrounding the recent explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico that led to the current oil crisis — identified John Browne, BP’s then-president and chief executive, and Tony Hayward, who headed BP’s production and exploration division.
West faced setbacks because he couldn’t use the information he and his investigators obtained from the employees that claimed BP officials knew about the pipeline corrosion prior to the spill. Sources would not allow their names to be used because they feared retaliation from BP and losing their jobs. West had to get a grand jury to subpoena them to testify.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Anchorage convened a grand jury to hear witness testimony and to subpoena witnesses and documents from BP. 62 million pages of documents were turned over.
The investigation continued into 2007, and by June of that year, prosecutors were discussing the evidence pertaining to BP’s alleged crimes. There was plenty of evidence that would have lead to felony charges.
As noted in a previous article, BP has a criminal history of creating environmental crises. In October 2007, in what West calls a package deal, BP settled all of its major criminal cases. BP also plead guilty to a felony for the Texas City refinery explosion that killed 15 people and entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the DoJ, where the company admitted that it manipulated the propane market. More details of their settlements and the fines can be found in this article from TruthOut.
A Major oil company with strong political connections
Many of the BP executives responsible for the management failures that led to criminal charges and settlements are still employed at BP, and some have been promoted to the highest levels of the company.
In November 2007, BP formally entered a guilty plea in federal court in Alaska and was sentenced to three years probation. Bush’s DoJ, under Michael Mukasey’s leadership would not disclose why they decided to consolidate all of BP’s pending criminal cases.
After his investigation into BP was shut down, West’s tenure at the EPA was tumultuous. The agency tried firing him because he continued being outspoken about the case. West retired from the EPA in October 2008. Two days after retiring, West reportedly became a whistle-blower himself.
West took his complaints about the way BP’s case was handled to the nonprofit organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). In a two-page statement West issued in October 2008, West stated that he never had a ‘significant environmental criminal case shut down by the political arm of the Department of Justice.’ He also wrote that he never had a case declined by the Department of Justice before being able to fully investigate the case.
West said the case against BP Alaska involved a major oil company with strong political connections. He felt that continued investigation would have led to criminal culpability involving a number of senior BP officials and to felonious behavior by BP.
BP failed to implement spill prevention technology and violated Federal laws
In response to West’s claims, the EPA issued a statement claiming that the EPA, FBI, DOT and DoJ prosecutors concluded that further investigations were unlikely to be fruitful. The DoJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility concluded that federal prosecutors acted appropriately.
But, last year, the DoJ filed a civil suit on behalf of the EPA against BP Exploration Alaska over the March and August 2006 oil spills in Prudhoe Bay. The complaint seeks maximum penalties from BP, alleging the company failed to implement spill prevention technology and violated federal clean air and water laws.
The state of Alaska also sued BP for violating environmental laws. Alaska claimed it lost as much as $1 billion in revenue due to the 2006 oil spills. The suit alleged that the spills, along with BP’s work to repair a severely corroded pipeline significantly reduced oil production for more than two years.
Despite its plea agreement, it appears that BP is still scrimping on safety and maintenance. Last November, a pipeline at BP’s Prudhoe Bay oil field ruptured. Alaska officials said the rupture was due to an ice buildup inside the pipeline that caused it to burst under pressure.
Lo and behold, criminal and civil investigations were announced immediately, led by West’s former colleagues at the EPA’s criminal division and the FBI. BP’s political connections remain strong. More information on how Bush’s DoJ sheltered BP executives from criminal probes can be found here.

 Global Research Articles by Bill Lindner
http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19290

That finding is included in a report released Friday by the Office of the Inspector General of the EPA.

Because the government lied about the health risks involved, many heroic first responders didn’t use any real precautions, and so have gotten sick and died. And see this.
The same thing appears to be happening in connection with the Gulf oil spill.

And based on air monitoring conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a Louisiana coastal community, those workers seem to be correct. The EPA findings show that airborne levels of toxic chemicals like hydrogen sulfide, and volatile organic compounds like benzene, for instance, now far exceed safety standards for human exposure.
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US BIG GOVERNMENT. REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY PROTECTING THE PEOPLE

There is no excuse for sick people. BP and the federal agencies charged with worker safety know that the risks of working on a hazardous waste cleanup are extraordinarily high and that it will take a concerted effort to keep workers safe and healthy. Further, it will take an equally extraordinary effort by BP and the federal government to protect public health in coastal communities downwind or downstream from the toxic stew in the Gulf.

Yet I don’t see either BP or the federal government taking sufficient–or any–action to prevent human tragedy in the form of acute and likely long-term illnesses from its uncontrolled leak.
http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2010/05/just-like-911-bp-spill-responders-are.html

REMEMBER AGENT ORANGE?

“Perfectly Safe: It Just Kills Plants … ”
Agent Orange and the Third Generation
By SUSAN GALLEYMORE

September 30, 2005: a Brief was submitted to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York against 36 U.S. chemical companies. The summary by Jonathan Moore states:

The lawsuit…seeks to hold accountable the chemical companies who manufactured and supplied Agent Orange to the government. Contrary to government specifications, the product supplied to the government contained an excessive and avoidable amount of poison…[D]ioxin…was present in the herbicides supplied to the government only because these chemical companies deliberately and consciously chose to ignore then existing industry standards and produce a herbicide that contained excessive and avoidable amounts of dioxin. The presence of the poison dioxin had no military necessity…chemical companies…knew that the more herbicide they produced the more money they would make and the faster they produced it the more they could sell to the government….[T]hey ignored industry standards….

That lawsuit was unsuccessful.

http://uruknet.com/?p=m66475&hd=&size=1&l=e

I AM SURE THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE UNSUCCESSFUL LAWSUITS IN THE FUTURE

YOUR REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/governments-traitors-terrorists-and-drug-dealers/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/uk-government-blackmailed-into-war-blair-covers-mps-paedophile-ring-and-the-dunblane-massacre/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/pastors-of-muppets-and-masters-of-puppets-and-other-paedophiles/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/09/a-list-of-child-sex-offenders-inside-the-british-government/

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7 Responses to Malice In Blunderland ,Obama ,BP and Goldman Sucks,Pirates of the Caribean IV, the Black Spot

  1. As for BP’s safety track record, as far as I can remember, wern’t they rather blaize about their succession of helecoptor crashes?

    • cuthulan says:

      Hi Marion , sorry for a very late response,been very busy recently. But you are very right ,the saftey records for North Sea Oil exploration is abysmal. Helicopters falling out the sky and oil rigs catching fire , all to save on profit margins. BUT in the North Sea its not just BP that is incompitant.
      Piper Alpha was a North Sea oil production platform operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd.[1] The platform began production in 1976,[2] first as an oil platform and then later converted to gas production. An explosion and resulting fire destroyed it on July 6, 1988, killing 167 men,[3] with only 59 survivors. The death toll includes 2 crewmen of a rescue vessel.[4] Total insured loss was about £1.7 billion (US$ 3.4 billion). At the time of the disaster the platform accounted for approximately ten percent of North Sea oil and gas production, and was the worst offshore oil disaster in terms of lives lost and industry impact.[5]
      The Kirk of St Nicholas in Union Street, Aberdeen has dedicated a chapel in memory of those who perished and there is a memorial sculpture in the Rose Garden of Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen. Thirty bodies were not recovered
      BUT when the people decide mto act ,companies have to comply. The Boycott of Shell because of thier plan to scrap the Brent Spar at sea caused immense finacial damage. In Germany alone they lost more money in 1 week than the whole cost of scrapping the Brent Spar properly!!
      Brent Spar
      In the face of public and political opposition in northern Europe (including a widespread boycott of Shell service stations, some physical attacks and an arson attack on a service station in Germany), Shell abandoned its plans to dispose of Brent Spar at sea

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