Category Archives: Media Blackout

Matt Simmons Dead

Simmons, a well respected investment banker for the oil industry who had come into scrutiny lately for his criticism of BP and claims of a massive cover-up was found dead. Simmons had retired from the oil industry to pursue development of offshore wind turbines.

We’ll see about this…

Oil Spill Exaggerated, Pretext for Corexit?

by Ken Price
(for henrymakow.com)

The story from Mathew Simmons (that the oil well was never capped and was still raging at full speed) has been deemed to be a misleading fraud. [Price & Makow.com fell for it. Apologies]  It looks like the purpose of his “disclosure” was to get us to believe that the major cause of death in the gulf region is from methane gas and abiotic oil, WHEN IN FACT, the cause of death is corexit.

It now looks like we do not have an oil leak at all but a tar leak.  I will be following up on this, but as you continue reading you will find good reason to believe that what has actually been leaking is from an asphalt volcano, and this could have been a normal seepage of such material.  Asphalt is consumed by microbes and does not pose a threat to the oceans nor sea life.  In fact, it provides billions of lower food-chain building blocks.

So this is what we have left to go on at the moment:

1.  Corexit is lethal.  It has been tested in the Valdez disaster and it is known to dramatically reduce the lives of all humans who work around it and breathe it.  It should never have been used again.

2.  Continue to stay away from areas along the shoreline.  Do not swim in the waters.

3.  There is a massive media illusion being fed to the public.  This has been brought to light by the following:

Faked pictures of the well supposedly being capped.

Faked pictures of the BP supposed “command center”.

Zero callbacks have been made from the supposed BP “help center”

Ground cleanup crews leaving the scene within an hour of the president’s departure of the area he visited.

Up to two feet of hauled-in sand being dumped on beaches in front of resorts during the night for photo ops the next day looking ok.

Public access denied at most beaches along with speaking with any cleanup workers, flying over the gulf region, photographing BP or workers, access to records (how much dispersants, what’s in it, etc.).

Few people know anything about thousands of workers who have become ill working along the shores and off shore in boats.

What a fact finding mess!

4.  Very little oil has hit the gulf coast beaches and this is after days of prevailing winds from the south.   So if the oil was ever there in the first place, dispersant or not, it would be reaching the shores now.  What has reached the shore has been mostly tar, and overall, after all this time, the amounts have been minuscule.  Some of the pictures have shown the “oil” to be reddish, others have shown it to be white. more here…

From Truthout-Health Hazards in Gulf Warrant Evacuations

“When Louisiana residents ask marine toxicologist and community activist Riki Ott what she would do if she lived in the Gulf with children, she tells them she would leave immediately. “It’s that bad. We need to start talking about who’s going to pay for evacuations.”

In 1989, Ott, who lives in Cordova, Alaska, experienced firsthand the devastating effects of the Exxon Valdex oil disaster. For the past two months, she’s been traveling back and forth between Louisiana and Florida to gather information about what’s really happening and share the lessons she learned about long-term illnesses and deaths of cleanup workers and residents. In late May, she began meeting people in the Gulf with symptoms like headaches, dizziness, sore throats, burning eyes, rashes and blisters that are so deep, they’re leaving scars. People are asking, “What’s happening to me?”

She says the culprit is almost two million gallons of Corexit, the dispersant BP is using to break up and hide the oil below the ocean’s surface. “It’s an industrial solvent. It’s a degreaser. It’s chewing up boat engines off-shore. It’s chewing up dive gear on-shore. Of course it’s chewing up people’s skin. The doctors are saying the solvents are making the oil worse.”

In a widely watched YouTube video, from Project Gulf Impact, a project that aims to give Gulf residents a voice, Chris Pincetich, a marine biologist and campaigner with the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, said Coast Guard planes are flying overhead at night spraying Corexit on the water and on land.” more here…

Anderson Cooper Drops the “V” Word

But, if it — if it doesn’t work, there could be an underwater volcano of oil, with almost no way of stopping it.” AC 360

I almost fell out of my chair last night when I saw this. After all this time with virtually no talk about the seafloor and officials not even mentioning the existence of a mud log, the integrity of the casing and seafloor is an issue. Three months later, the “spill” is now a volcano. Was it a slip, or has the media finally been given the OK to start gradually leaking bits and pieces of information that illustrates the true gravity of the situation?

Even James Carville, seemingly out there demanding answers, has failed to ask the right questions. The landing page for his website boasts, “The man who has devised the most dramatic political victories of our generation”. That is neither here nor there, just interesting.

When will people be fed up with being feed vital information about their world?

More importantly, what can be done about it?

To answer the first question, I fear never. So complacent are the masses with modern conveniences that they can’t see beyond the end of their collective nose. I’m not so sure they can be blamed, we have all been lulled into a dreamstate where virtual worlds are the new reality and real life is a nuisance to be escaped. Paint colors are now “virtual”, we don’t talk to our loved ones, we text or Facebook them. Something can’t be true unless spewed out on the nightly news – the place where you are least likely to find truth.

The second question is more difficult. Sadly, I don’t think much can be done about it. Alternate news sources and discussion boards are great, and we should support that. But, beyond that I think we just need to be more aware. As I learned in Film School, be an active observer. Think about what you are being told. Don’t believe everything you are told. Remember history and all it’s lessons about government and human nature.

I will give Anderson Cooper a bit of credit, just a little. We can argue all day about the integrity of journalism today, but at least he is reporting nightly form the area. It was actually an anomaly that I saw the beginning of the program last night-I need to have a few news-free hours before bedtime or I’ll never sleep.

Either way, I think things are going to get a bit more interesting…

Are BP and the US Working on an Omega Plan?

Terrence Aym seems to think so.

“In a desperate attempt to stop a huge area of the Gulf ocean floor from possibly rupturing due to subterranean methane gas (leading to a calamity no human has ever seen) BP has ripped a page from science fiction books.

The giant oil company is now quietly preparing to test a small nuclear device in a frenzied rush against time to quell a cascading catastrophe. If successful they will have the capability to detonate a controlled fusion generated pulse.

While the world watches BP’s attempt to contain the oil gusher at the former Deepwater Horizon site, company officials have given the green light on an astounding plan to use what is known as a nuclear EPFCG charge if all else fails.

Sea floor compromised.” Read more…

BP Work in Gulf Stopped – Big Surprise

Once again, details as to what exactly is going on in the Gulf of Mexico are few and far between. After all the talk about the new cap being installed, we are left wondering what the newest problem is. Yesterday morning, it was announced in a press conference that seismic tests of the ocean floor were being conducted to detect any possible anamolies. I’m guessing they found some.

So the public is that distracted that they do no think it is strange these tests havne’t been done, or they are not continually monitoring the seabed? Amazing.

“BP was vague about the reasons for pushing back tests of a new cap meant to trap oil in the well and why it stopped, for up to 48 hours, drilling on a relief well aimed at plugging the gusher for good from underground.

Kent Wells, a senior vice president at the oil giant, said at a morning news briefing that it was the government’s call late Tuesday to re-evaluate plans for testing the new cap over the leak. That plan was put on hold for 24 hours.

With oil still gushing freely into the Gulf, Wells said BP and federal officials will re-evaluate the best path forward after the 24 hours.

Just how damaged is the well casing and ocean floor?

Glad to see I’m no the only one confused, check out The Daily Hurricane’s Post about the Well Integrity Test.

Image of Possible Oil Off SE Florida

This image is from a University of Miami website.

In a follow up to yesterday’s post about the dead fish, I have received additional reports. Last night, I have a report of 26 dead reef fish in Palm Beach. The same source reported about 80 in the same location this morning.