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Jefferson Parish, LA officials commandeer BP boats

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posted on May, 24 2010 @ 02:33 PM

Originally posted by 1SawSomeThings
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan oilfield consultant i know says that one of her mudloggers emailed her telling her that the "hush hush" secret was that there was a N Korean sub under the rig wreckage. When i asked her to clarify, she told me to drop it, that she couldn't say any more.

Mr. FurryTexan, did you see the 60 minutes segment about the guy who jumped off the burning rig 100+feet while covered in blood and severely injured? Rescued by fishermen? He has a compelling story that you guys need to listen to. I would drop the N. Korea BS. It's all about oilfield greed, and you and I have seen that in action (I've done my oilpatch tour as well).

[edit on 24-5-2010 by 1SawSomeThings]

by any chance, could you throw me a bone?

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 02:49 PM
There is so much bureaucracy and corruption that it is impossible to get anything done by the federal government. I say do what you have to do LA and after the fed gets done chasing their tail maybe they will jump in and help.

I remember when I was younger and I rented an apartment. Getting something fixed in my apartment by the landlord was like an act of congress (pun intended). Well after a while I had the repair man come and fix it without cooperation from the landlord and when it was done I had the repair company send him the bill. The landlord was pissed but he paid.

Lesson here is if your not getting cooperation and your state is getting ruined, take care of it and sort out the details later. I cant believe everyone is waiting on each other and just running in circles while the damage is being done. The citizens are ready to do all the friggen work but they are being turned away. Its almost as if the plan is to stand by and watch.

This is Katrina all over again!! When will we learn our tax dollars are being stolen and the crooks are living the high life with our money while disasters like this happen and every one just stands around. There is so much conflict of interest going on right now with this sorry ass BP oil company its retarded!

[edit on 24-5-2010 by Digital_Reality]

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 04:15 PM

Originally posted by nikiano
reply to post by incoserv

Thank God someone finally did something. I can't believe how long people were just sitting around llistening to BP say "we've got it covered."

Some guy from Alaska last week kept telling everyone that up in Alaska, Exxon did such a crappy job of cleaning up, that finally all the Alaskan fishermen had to take over. Seems like that's the only way anything is going to get done.

BP only cares about recovering their oil. That's it. They could care less about the people on the coast, or the marshes, or the wildlife. They care about recovering the oil. And THAT is why it's taken so long to plug this thing.

Notice that every "solution" that BP comes up with involves recovering the oil in ships, instead of just capping the well? Gee, I wonder why.

[edit on 23-5-2010 by nikiano]


Its hard for us to even conceive of putting profits and financial losses before mother nature herself, but for BP its just another day, another dollar. These people make billions and billions off of raping the planet, why should they suddenly turn into an environmental rescue company just because of a little spilled oil? After all, they've already lost enough money over this little blunder, they're more concerned with capping the $$$ losses than capping the oil. As sad as it is.... This is why we need renegades to take a stand and say "enough!"

The media is part of the problem, the oil companies are a major problem, and the government is definitely part of the problem. In my mind, the people are also part of the problem for believing all the nonsense they've been told by the aforementioned groups. People who sit and say ooohh....aaahhhh and look at pictures of the oil spill then go around complaining about it need to shut up and get their thumbs out of their asses and go DO SOMETHING. If we all work together, things like this wont be so catastrophic.

I'm putting my money where my mouth is. I cashed in my skymiles, and next month I'm flying to LA for a few weeks to visit family & do my part. Unlike most people who have been flocking there, I wont be expecting any paycheck, although I feel for those who are struggling or who have been out of work...I just want to feel less guilty about what mankind has done to this place we call home.

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 04:44 PM

Originally posted by DrJay1975
I find it odd that it was Jefferson parish that comandeered the boats. Nowhere in their jurisdiction is affected yet. If the spill had already made it to lake ponchartrain I would understand, but not sure why Plaquemines didn't get the boats.

Slidell might has well have taken the boats. Sorry, I live here and it doesn't make sense. Look at a parish map and look at the location.

What people are also missing is that these were the private citizens, the fisherman, etc... Not BP owned boats. Private citizens being told that they have to work for the government rather than a private company.

I applaud JP for trying to fight the spill, but there are other repercussions than just the environmental impact.

Grand Isle is under Jeff Parish jurisdiction. Caminada Pass is full of oil. That is why they took the boats.

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 05:17 PM
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan

by any chance, could you throw me a bone?

Here ya' go:

60 minutes survivor of rig fire

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 07:54 PM
BP is waiting for an environmental "Bail Out". If the gov't does it for the financials, why not us, they're thinking. It's the new normal!

Meanwhile the Government knows this, and won't call them on it, because that draws attention to the Wall St bailout, and hence cause self-damage...

BP and the Government are waiting for the other to blink.

Meanwhile, the oil flows. It's like a game of chicken!

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 09:19 PM
reply to post by 1SawSomeThings

Wow! That is an incredible, damning interview!

Will it make a difference?

I doubt it...

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 10:03 PM
reply to post by reactionarysubversive

Thanks for that link, I was just wondering to myself what "name brand" they went under here in Canada. Aparently they deal in natural gas here.

Something interesting I found on their website, an update from today:

Plans continue to develop a so called “top kill” operation where heavy drilling fluids are injected into the well to stem the flow of oil and gas and ultimately kill the well. Successfully killing the well may be followed by cement to seal the well. Most of the equipment is on site and preparations continue for this operation, with a view to deployment in a few days.

Seems like they are dragging their ass on this one.

Source Here

Edit to add cheers to JP for taking action to save their land.

[edit on 5/24/2010 by Hatcookie]

[edit on 5/24/2010 by Hatcookie]

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 10:22 PM

Originally posted by 1SawSomeThings
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan

by any chance, could you throw me a bone?

Here ya' go:

60 minutes survivor of rig fire

Thanks for that. I most appreciate that i could read it instead of watching it. I just prefer reading over watching.

posted on May, 25 2010 @ 01:38 AM
Would it be beyond the pale to call the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. and tell them you hold them responsible for BP's failure and destruction of the Gulf's ecosystem?

Seriously. BP may have changed names to initials but they are still British Petroleum with majority stock holders in the UK.

Seems to me that flooding British consulates and embassies with telephone calls demanding action from the Crown and Westminster with regard to BP's non-performance is a very reasonable thing to do...

posted on May, 25 2010 @ 03:12 PM
reply to post by Angiras

Its Louisiana for petes sake? What did you expect! Yeah, you got some seriously bad Karma!

posted on May, 25 2010 @ 03:44 PM
My new hero.

Hell yeah, Louisiana -- the government has abdicated to BP and the Coast Guard is helping them cover it up.

Grab a sub, and jam it into the damn pipe.

I am so seriously sick of this farce. Our future is being doomed by greedy morons and yes men.

posted on May, 25 2010 @ 04:29 PM
April 20th ‘s fatal blast in the Gulf of Mexico happened under a sky that featured Saturn (business as usual) exactly opposed to Uranus (explosions), which is moving into position with Pluto (hidden power) for their long-running square. Ceres, the asteroid of the Earth Mother, conjoined Pluto, the despoiler, in the sign Capricorn (corporations) within a degree.

The fact that this was no ordinary oil spill became clear right away as the disaster moved through several quick meaning changes in the public mind: from that of an accident brought on by the failure of a mechanical device, to that of an example of how government fails to regulate oil companies, to that of an entire system where corporate interests are allowed to commit travesties against Nature.

The rig explosion coincided with the entry of Chiron (wounding) into Pisces (oceans) that very day. Horrified TV viewers saw aerial photographs of the blue sea turning into a conflagration of toxic crude. According to a report cited by Al Gore, the sheer size of the befoulment amounts to an Exxon Valdez every four days. The mind reels. The heart recoils.

The negligence leading up to the accident appears to be so gross that one might expect the company in charge to be out of business in a New York minute … if that company were any other than Halliburton. But that’s whose careless work cementing the oil well is being blamed — by BP America (talk about the pot calling the kettle black) — for the disaster.

The rogues’ gallery on display during this latest phase of the Saturn-square-Pluto period include Big Oil and Dick Cheney’s Halliburton, who stand accused of environmental desecration; and, at the hearings in Washington, the Goldman Sachs boys, who stand accused of gaming the financial crisis for personal gain like weekend gamblers on a tear. Like all archetypal figures, these characters are a reflection of the group mind. They mirror back to us the toxic greed of the capitalist world.

At first the media tried to make hay out of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. The infotainment industry is, like our Wall Street gamblers, amoral. Their job is to focus on what viewers enjoy, and box office numbers tell them that the public enjoys fireballs. So the first response of the news programs was to milk the calamity for its sensationalist appeal. But the media bites its tongue when the dirty secrets percolate to the top. Such as the evidence unearthed by astrologer Eric Francis showing that the spill occurred in a marine dump area (Pluto governs dumps and garbage): a body of water whose secreted depths hid unexploded bombs and torpedoes.


posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:11 PM

Originally posted by reactionarysubversive
Remember - in order to successfully boycott BP, one needs to be aware of the other brands and services they control!

The Am-Pm gas station chain - BP owned.
Arco - BP owned.
Castrol - BP owned.

And some others. Go here: to see what they are.

You are awesome for posting this. Monsanto=Solutia, by the way.

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