The Audacity of Hope — Comes to Gaza

State Department Officials Have an Obligation to Speak Out Against Israeli Threats to Attack U.S. Boat to Gaza Athens, June 24, 2011 – U.S. peace activists preparing to set sail on the U.S. Boat to Gaza, The Audacity of Hope, expressed profound disappointment over a statement issued by the U.S. State Department on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Instead of calling on the Israeli government to let a flotilla of unarmed civilians … Read more The Audacity of Hope — Comes to Gaza

Insurrectionism Timeline

After the Arizona killings, one quote from someone who lost a loved one in one of many earlier mass-murdering rampages in this country and re-cited for the occasion by the media, stuck in my mind. It went something like this: “Every country has its share of madmen, but only in this country are they provided with the best possible weaponry.” And indeed, if there is one major problem that … Read more Insurrectionism Timeline

The Gulf Stands Corexit

Interrupting the Pélieu Beach Novel for a day to bring you some news from developments in the Gulf region. It looks more and more as if the US Government and BP work hand in hand (or at least actively work at not letting one hand know what the other does) in order to cover up the extend of the disaster by making the area look “clean” — or at … Read more The Gulf Stands Corexit

Jamais Deux sans Trois: Oil Dispersal Projection

The ocean model data used for calculating the particle dispersal were obtained from a simulation conducted with the Ocean General Circulation Mode for the Earth Simulator (OFES) forced by QuikSCAT winds. This research was supported by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), NASA and NOAA through their sponsorship of the International Pacific Research Center within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the … Read more Jamais Deux sans Trois: Oil Dispersal Projection

Gulf Of Mexico Sea Floor Fractured Beyond Repair

On 15 June I posted on how the well bore structure of the BP hell-machine is “compromised” down-hole and how this means that the whole floor of the Gulf of Mexico is endangered.  Here is a further proof of the magnitude (unacknowledged by either BP or the US Government) of he disaster. This is an “not vetted” report on CNN’s iReport, a user-generated section of CNN.com, from late June. … Read more Gulf Of Mexico Sea Floor Fractured Beyond Repair

Two Comments

From the comments to my may 27th post, the above photo from Tom Clark’s site, and below, friend Bill Sherman who in his reply sent the reader to to his website, where he proposes the following, with which I agree: What Obama Could Do (1) Fire Salazar and all of his epigone underlings at Interior who continued past administrations’ corrupt policies of refusing to regulate permits and safety procedures. … Read more Two Comments

MV Change YCBI

John Maas posted this image (in a better resolution, so check it out there) this morning on his DoomsDiary site: & now check out the following article in the NYT: WASHINGTON — In the days since President Obama announced a moratorium on permits for drilling new offshore oil wells and a halt to a controversial type of environmental waiver that was given to the Deepwater Horizon rig, at least … Read more MV Change YCBI

Dull Gray Oil Slick

NASA’s Terra satellite flew over the Deepwater Horizon rig’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, May 1 and captured a natural-color image of the slick from space. The oil slick resulted from an accident at the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite captured a natural-color image. The oil slick appeared as a tangle … Read more Dull Gray Oil Slick