Saturday, May 08, 2010

BP's Flying Monkeys Busy Playing The Media Covering Up Their Crimes , Paying Off Politicians Bureaucrats Judges

BP GULF OIL SPILL May be worse than Exxon Valdez
Governments and the oil industry both lie about how bad a spill is and exaggerate how much actually gets cleaned up
Is the US government just an extension of the Oil Industry
Is BP doing as little as possible
BP CEO says Americans are liars and thieves milking the Oil Industry cash cow
Remember every politician has their price and Corruption is what makes America work( Syrianna)

More BPs Flying Bloody Monkeys

Pap and Randi Rhodes Take on Offshore Drilling Advocates - Pt. 1/2

May 07, 2010 — Even with more than 200,000 gallons of oil being pumped directly into the Gulf of Mexico everyday (thanks to BP's negligence on the Deepwater Horizon well,) right wing wackos are still clinging to their "drill baby, drill" mantra. We're being told that yes, this is an atrocity, but we still need that oil at the bottom of the sea floor. Mike Papantonio appears on The Randi Rhodes Show to take on the offshore drilling cheerleaders, as well as explain the basics of his class action suit against BP.

As in Iraq and Afghanistan a person can be bought off for just $5,000.
CEO bitches that Americans being who they are will make false claims? Did no one notice this rather snide patronizing remark from one of the elite whom many Americans and Canadians worship.

This is what the elite think of people whose livelihood is threatened or even destroyed the home owner who now lives beside a stinking oily seashore or pond or river . How big of a windfarm could have been built with just the cost of the more or less token clean up.
How low can BP go ?
Company pressuring strong arming people in the areas affected by the spill to sign waivers and settlement agreements.

BP Told to Stop Distributing Oil Spill Settlement Agreements by Stephanie Condon CBSnews, May 3rd 2010

BP is financially responsible for the devastatingly massive oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico, but some are concerned the oil company isn't giving residents along the affected coastline or emergency relief crews a fair shake.

Alabama Attorney General Troy King said Sunday night that he has told BP they should stop circulating settlement agreements among coastal Alabamians, the Mobile Press-Register reports. King reportedly said the agreements stipulate that residents will give up their right to sue the company in exchange for a payment of up to $5,000.

"People need to proceed with caution and understand the ramifications before signing something like that," said King, who noted that he is prohibited from giving legal advice to private citizens. "They should seek appropriate counsel to make sure their rights are protected."

The Press-Register reports that BP spokesman Darren Beaudo responded, "To the best of my knowledge BP did not ask residents of Alabama to waive their legal rights in the way that has been described."

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are holding a conference call with BP executives later today to discuss the claims process for people impacted by the oil spill, CBS News White House Correspondent Peter Maer reports.

Meanwhile, BP has agreed to alter waivers signed by fishermen responding to the disaster, after a fisherman complained to a U.S. District judge. Commercial fisherman George Barasich on Sunday asked a federal court to stop BP from forcing the volunteer corps of oil-spill responders to sign a waiver that compromised their right to sue the company in the case of an accident and required confidentiality about the clean up.

According to the Globe and Mail, the waiver read, "I hearby agree on behalf of myself and my representatives, to hold harmless and indemnify, and to release, waive, and forever discharge BP Exploration and Production Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, regular employees and independent contractors..."

Trying to shirk responsibility for oil disaster, BP CEO predicts ‘lots of illegitimate’ lawsuits because ‘this is America.’ at,May 6, 2010

For a short history of what oil drilling is doing to our world:
see: Oil Spill: Big Oil's History Of Bad Behavior (PHOTOS)Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan may 7, 2010

With the gulf oil spill raging, all eyes are turned to the horrors of oil spills. Tragically, oil companies have a history of damage way beyond the accidental -- displacing thousands of people from their lands, destroying indigenous environments, and funding brutal dictatorships. As we reflect on our dependence on oil, we want highlight the reality of what oil companies actually do, and the price of our fossil fuel dependence, which is paid for by people around the world.

Oil Spill Extends West Around The Mississippi Delta at Huffington Post, May 7,2010

PORT FOURCHON, La. — Recent satellite images show oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico is extending west around the Mississippi Delta.

Shots taken by a Canadian satellite Wednesday night reveal the extension looks like a finger reaching out from the main patch. The oil is in streaks ranging from a few feet wide to much larger swaths.

University of Miami imaging expert Hans Graber said Friday the main oil slick has been shifting to the northwest, encroaching on Chandeleur Sound, which lies between the Chandeleur Islands and Mississippi Delta wetlands.

Much of the oil west of the Mississippi River is miles out, but there appears to be little effort to contain it or clean it up. BP and the Coast Guard have acknowledge they're concerned about the area.

Gulf Oil Spill: A Symbol of What Fossil Fuels Do to the Earth Every Day, Say Environmentalists by Dan Froomkin at Huffington Post, May 7, 2010

The leading edge of a vast oil slick started to come ashore in Louisiana on Thursday night, a shroud of devastation falling on America's coastline even as the blown-out BP oil well that produced it continues to belch millions of gallons of thick crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a third straight week.

At moments like this, it's hard to see any silver lining here at all. But it's possible there is one. Many environmentalists say that the wrenching and omnipresent images of filth and death are at last providing Americans with visible, visceral and possibly mobilizing evidence of the effects that fossil fuels are having on our environment every day.

Rick Steiner is horrified at the damage. A University of Alaska marine specialist, he's watched cleanup efforts ever since the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989, and has learned some bitter lessons.

"Government and industry will habitually understate the volume of the spill and the impact, and they will overstate the effectiveness of the cleanup and their response," he said. "There's never been an effective response -- ever -- where more than 10 or 20 percent of the oil is ever recovered from the water. Once the oil is in the water, the damage is done."

..."This just reminds us, in a powerful way, how dirty the energy we rely on is," said environmental writer Bill McKibben. "If anything good is going to come out of this, it'll be because it focuses our attention -- but more palpably, focuses the president's attention -- on questions of dirty energy,"

McKibben is the founder of the global grassroots climate-change Web site

"Our problem is not primarily that there's a stuck valve in the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. That's a terrible problem," McKibben told HuffPost. "The bigger problem is that there's a stuck economy based on fossil fuels that the president hasn't really done anything major yet to fix.... The problem is that the whole system is dirty from beginning to end."

...Wesley Warren, director of programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, calls the Gulf spill "a watershed moment" much like Santa Barbara 40 years ago or the Exxon Valdez 20 years ago -- events that "really defined energy and environmental policy for a generation," he said.

"Washington needs a response that is as large as this spill is, to deal with our dependence on oil," he told HuffPost. "This is just a symptom of a system that's gone on too long, unchecked, when a change is needed."

and so it goes,

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