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Confused??? are you referring to the ROV pilot?
Originally posted by MrPolon
An interesting image I believe fits the thread
I wonder who this guy was and the cause of death.
The containment cap was removed after collision with an underwater robot. The flow has increased wildly, as you can see in the live cam.
In unrelated news announced at the same time, two people have died in the oil spill response. Allen said the two casualties were working on "vessels of opportunity," and one of the deaths was, strangely, a gunshot wound.
Right now details are scarce, but according to various reports, two people have died in the accident that prompted the removal of the Deepwater Horizon containment cap. in the oil spill cleanup operation. It is not clear, as reports earlier seemed to suggest, that these deaths were related to the containment cap disaster.
Originally posted by kwakakev
This planet is sinking, abandoning ship may not be such a bad idea when you consider the alternatives.
SHIELDING THE GIANT:
USDA’s “Don’t Look, Don’t Know” Policy for Beef Inspection
This investigative report, as part of an ongoing series on corporate and government accountability, was researched and written by GAP Legal Director, Tom Devine.
... USDA aggressively enforced a “do not look, do not tell” noninterference policy with the giant firm. This allowed the agency to remain officially ignorant of facts that could create a conflict with ConAgra, or expose the government’s own Seal of Approval as wholesome on tainted ConAgra beef. But it meant the government was sealing a cover up.....
RETALIATION AGAINST GOVERNMENT WHISTLEBLOWERS
FSIS smashed anyone who challenged its efforts to protect ConAgra from accountability, not just Mr. Munsell. After Mr. Smith took charge of the Munsell dispute from Washington, every official was moved off the job who blew the whistle internally on harassment of MQF, or who sought accountability from ConAgra. The harassment victims ranged from inspectors to supervisory vets. In some instances the agency simply isolated them from the case. Numerous whistleblowers have reported that the Inspector General staff’s primary interest was to attack the critics, while discouraging or only grudgingly accepting evidence of agency misconduct to shield ConAgra. Agency management forced some of the agency’s most seasoned veterinarians out of the government through steady harassment.
This treatment is consistent with a wide ranging phenomenon since new Labor Management chief William Milton purged the long time career staff of that office, who had earned respect over the years even from critics for objective, constructive resolution in retaliation cases. Leaders from professional organizations and unions alike now express no expectation of fair play within the agency personnel system, claiming that the merit system has been replaced with a reign of terror at FSIS....