reply to post by kidflash2008
Yes you're right, ironical that Judge Martin Feldman appointed to the bench by President Reagan lifted the President's ban on oil drilling.
Let's keep drilling baby - drill that oil with no mind to stop and study carefully what we are doing to our planet.
The situation currently is bad enough, we have a big oil leak (not spill) that will, I bet, take years to stop.
I shudder to think if ooooops another accident like this happens.
Tue Jun 22, 4:33 pm ET
The federal judge who overturned Barack Obama's offshore drilling moratorium reported owning stock in numerous companies involved in the offshore oil
industry — including Transocean, which leased the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig to BP prior to its April 20 explosion in the Gulf of Mexico —
according to 2008 financial disclosure reports.
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman issued a preliminary injunction today barring the enforcement of the president's proposed six-month moratorium on
deepwater drilling, arguing that the ban is too broad.
According to Feldman's 2008 financial disclosure form, posted online by Judicial Watch [pdf], the judge owned stock in Transocean, as well as five
other companies that are either directly or indirectly involved in the offshore drilling business.
It's not surprising that Feldman, who is a judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, has invested in the offshore drilling business — an
Associated Press investigation found earlier this month that more than half the federal judges in the districts affected by the BP spill have
financial ties to the oil and gas industry.
The report discloses that in 2008, Judge Feldman held less than $15,000 worth of stock in Transocean, as well as similar amounts (federal rules only
require that judges report a range of values ) in Hercules Offshore, ATP Oil and Gas, and Parker Drilling. All of those companies offer contract
offshore drilling services and operate offshore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Judge Feldman also owned between $15,000 and $50,000 in notes offered by
Ocean Energy, Inc., a company that offers "concept design and manufacturing design of submersible drilling rigs," according to its website. None of
the companies were direct parties to the lawsuit seeking to overturn the ban.
Judge Feldman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
— John Cook is a senior national reporter/blogger for Yahoo! News.
And the Federal Judge that lifted that ban has stock in several oil companies currently drilling offshore.
So many fingers in the pie hmmmmmm.
For all the people out there blasting Obama, well while I have my doubts about him - pure and simple the man did try to say okay lets stop and look at
this situation real carefully and examine what is going on before we continuing to drill off shore. We have to be sure that this doesn't happen
again or we're going to have two, three, four leaks to plug and clean up after.
What happened? No real power, a judge came in and lifted his ban.
Obama is blocked and can't get anything done because TPTB, the real power in this country is BIG BUSINESS.
We're going to keep drilling on the ocean floor after this last "accident"? That's ludicris.
Obama is just the black guy with the mop having to clean up after Bush's many deregulations of BIG BUSINESS.
You know who rules the globe? The bankers, oil barrons, big pharma and all the other corporations that are owned by a handful of the "elite".
Read my location, it's now not just America - it's now global because the people won't stand up and say enough.
It's now global because the average guy is being kept so distracted and "busy" they don't even see what is really happening.
Until we have this situation under control we should cease drilling off shore.
The first time Obama tries to "control" or "regulate" BIG BUSINESS, he's shut down.
But, "the people", the herd isn't mad enough yet to rise up and take the bull by the horns.
We're like a bunch of compliant cows, obilivious that the truck we're loaded in is at the entrance to the abattoir.
The "President" is just a puppet, he has no real power and this last overturning proves it.
We need to find alternative energy but that isn't going to happen until the guys who own the oil companies take over the alternative energy companies
and make a profit on what should and could be free.
That is the key idea. There is clean and free alternative energy now but TPTB aren't going to allow the herd to have it until they can find a way to
not lose their power and money.
Want some interesting research, start researching on the alternative energy that has been discovered yet held back from the general public due to it
not being "profitable" for the few that own the planet and the individuals that tried to bring this alternative energy to light having fatal
"accidents" and suicides.
One of the biggest conspiracies is the "there's been free abundant energy around for ages, it's just being held back because the few want to keep
profitting no matter what".
Adams: How did you become interested in free energy?
Trombly: I was raised as a scientist and I have spoken the language of science all of my life. My mother was a blood specialist, my father was a
biochemist, and my sister was at one time a biophysicist.
When my father had just gotten his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Purdue University — I was a young child — he was enlisted as a biochemist, by a
fellow Purdue alumnus named Frank Olsen, into a U.S. Air Force/CIA joint project. He was stationed at the biological warfare laboratory in Fort
Detrick, Maryland. This was in 1952 during the Korean Conflict. He had been a highly decorated U.S. Army Air Corp officer in World War II, but the
government felt that he had a skill of strategic importance to the national security.
At Fort Detrick, he and Olsen, along with a couple of other scientists, were working on a very compartmentalized project. Since he died when I was in
the eighth year of this body, I knew very, very little about what this project involved. On the seventh anniversary of his death (4/3/1967) I was in
my mother's attic, putting out mousetraps, when I discovered a couple of boxes that contained journals my father had kept during his time at Detrick.
You weren't supposed to keep journals, but he did.
One of the things he wrote about in his journals was his exposure to alien technology that totally defied what were considered, at that time and even
still to this day, the laws of physics.
He wrote a letter to Dr. Quackenbush, who was on his dissertation board at Purdue, saying that what he had seen challenged even his "most vivid
imagination." This was right after he got there.
After he had been there about a year, the notes he wrote got really interesting. He specifically described various technologies which he stated
plainly were of "alien origin." He described not only flying disk-shaped craft and their related energy and propulsion systems, but Extraterrestrial
Biological Entities. His work was actually concerned with them.
On November 19, 1953, my father (along with Dr. Frank Olson and a couple of other colleagues) was taken by Dr. Sidney Gottlieb to a summer camp near
Baltimore. While there, he and his colleagues were involuntarily given large doses of '___' in their cocktails; doses on the order of 10,000 to 15,000
micrograms. Olsen knew about the experiment, and out of concern for my father told him, "Harvey you have been given a psychoactive drug and you are
beginning to feel its effects. Don't worry."
Olsen had also taken a large dose of acid, and later freaked out because he said he had, "blown the experiment." It was supposed to be a
double-blind experiment for all of the participants other than Olsen. He was supposed to keep silent.
Frank Olsen continued to feel unsettled, and was rushed by CIA personnel to New York for psychiatric examination. Something terrible happened instead.
Frank was bludgeoned in the head and then thrown from his hotel room _ He was murdered. This, at least, was the conclusion of forensic
pathologists hired by Frank's son Eric in 1994.
My father filed an internal protest demanding an investigation of his friend's and colleague's death, and that was what ultimately triggered the
events that killed him.
In January of 1954, under the illusion that he was being immunized from a new retroviral biological warfare agent, he was injected instead with a live
virus that he had discovered during his research. He became extremely ill. In his notes, he indicated that he immediately knew. "They killed Frank,"
he said, "and now they have killed me. The difference is that I will die slowly, very slowly."
He died in 1960, from a form of lymphoma as eleven government labs did morphological workups of his cells.
The last site link is real interesting reading.
[edit on 25-6-2010 by ofhumandescent]