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Update on the Ongoing Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

Deepwater Horizon Oil in Gulf Traveling Up the Food Chain

BP sued in Ecuador for violating the “rights of Nature”

Scientists Confirm that Dispersants Are Increasing Contamination in the Gulf

Submarine Dive Finds Oil, Dead Sea Life at Bottom of Gulf of Mexico

BP Oil Slams Florida

All 40 scientists agree at meeting: “Fish in the Gulf of Mexico will continue to get sick, die or fail to reproduce as a result” of oil — What about the people?

Deep-water dive reveals spilled oil on Gulf floor

A Special Report on the BP Gulf Oil Spill

After conducting the Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference for over seven months, we can now disseminate the following information with the authority and confidence of those who have thoroughly investigated a crime scene.  There are many research articles, investigative reports and penetrating exposes archived at the following website.  Particularly those posted from August through November provide a unique body of evidence, many with compelling photo-documentaries, which portray the true state of affairs at the Macondo Prospect in the GOM.

BP among companies Obama excluded from US environmental oversight

Director of Operations for BP’s Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Recovery Efforts and Former Texas Solicitor General Die in Plane Crash

Environmental catastrophe in the Gulf: The spilled oil has settled on the ocean floor

Oil And Gas Leaks Continue Unabated At Macondo: Photos document oily fluid all over the seafloor

Leading Gulf Oil Spill Activist Group Project Gulf Impact Brings Truth of Upcoming Worldwide Consequences From Spill to Seattle University

New WikiLeaks cables detail BP blowout in Azerbaijan 1.5 years before Gulf disaster

BP faces new fines over Alaska spill

In 2006, a corroded pipeline leaked 200,000 gallons of oil on to the tundra in the worst leak in the history of the North Slope. The company was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to pay $20m (£12.5m) in criminal penalties and restitution.

The leak in 2009 occurred when a pipeline at the BP-operated Lisburne oil field burst, leaking nearly 46,000 gallons of crude and oily water near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.  After roughly 165 days of low-temperature warnings, BP found ice in the pipe. Fifteen days later, operators discovered the rupture.

Investigators said BP operators had “failed to respond to the alarms and failed to investigate or troubleshoot the cause of the alarms” and argued that BP should have known better, as it had suffered a similar ruptures in other frozen pipelines as far back as 2001.

Official: “We will NEVER get all of the oil off the beach, that’s just something we have to come to grips with” (VIDEO)

*CONFIRMED* Chemist: That’s BP oil on Southwest Florida beach — “Should put to rest any doubt” over origin of 173 ppm oil found in sand near Sarasota

‘Shadow’ of oil spill seen in Gulf of Mexico plankton

Recent tests “using HUMAN cell lines, show that dispersants cause cell death and DNA damage” says university director

“We’re more concerned about the dispersant and the dispersant mixed with oil–the dispersed oil, if you will–than we are about the crude oil itself.”  Tests conducted in recent months by[University of Southern Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health director John] Wise’s lab, using human cell lines, show that dispersants cause cell death and DNA damage, which has been linked to cancer and reproductive problems.

BP OIL SPILL: Kindra Arnesen Talks About B.P.’s “Blue Plague”

Women Around Gulf with Internal Bleeding & Mysterious Bruises on Torso

Gulf Fishermen Haul in Oil-Covered Shrimp from Newly Opened Waters (Video)

Unexplained Avian Deaths in Gulf of Mexico May be Due to Heavy Metal Toxicity Caused by Oil “Spill”

Multiple boats of fishermen sickened on November 1 — One still hospitalized after “bleeding in his esophagus”

Dallas surgeon “has treated many people from the Gulf that have been made sick by BP’s toxic chemicals”

“I don’t recommend eating Gulf seafood, not with the risk of liver and kidney damage” says toxicologist — “They’re sniffing for something they can’t detect”

Scientists worry about “a cascade of events that will lead to the collapse of entire Gulf species” — May have pushed a variety of sharks “to their tipping point”

Doctor: “Dead people don’t talk, dead people don’t sue, dead people don’t tell the truth, and dead people don’t bother BP”

Gulf Fisherman’s Son Poisoned By Corexit, Kidney Stones at Age 10

BP Oil Spill Worker Sues BP, Nalco and Tidewater Marine Over Corexit Exposure

Multiple independent lab tests confirm oil in Gulf shrimp: “I don’t recommend eating Gulf seafood, not with the risk of liver and kidney damage,”

Illness Plagues Gulf Residents in BP’s Aftermath

New Evidence Links BP to Health Crisis in the Gulf

BP Oil Spill Victims Sickened and Dying, Local Physicians Clueless

The Video NOAA and The FDA Are Afraid You’ll Watch. Lab Finds 193 ppm Oil in Gulf Shrimp



News Round-Up: American Police State at Home and Imperialism Abroad

AT HOME

UN report cites US Human Rights abuses

Whistleblower: Coast Guard Implementing Martial Law

VIDEO: Martial Law: U.S. Army Prepares to Invade the U.S.

Why Is Indiana Putting Armed Security Guards Into 36 Unemployment Offices Across The State?

Private Security Continues to Invade American Towns

Government Trains Troops To Run American Cities

Towards Martial Law in America: Authority to Deploy Troops Domestically during ‘National Emergencies’

Earlier this month, the United States Coast Guard upheld its self-declared status as a ‘special’ branch of the military with the ability to prosecute civilians in military tribunals. This startling declaration, unreported in the media, came in a Decision on Appeal related to the case of Lieutenant Eric Shine, a commissioned Naval officer in the Merchant Marines and a graduate of Kings Point Military Service Academy, and was penned by the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard.

Police State Update: Random Searches of Clothing, Pockets, Bags and Vehicles

Police Abuse is the Rule, Not the Exception

Torture Inc.: America’s Brutal Prisons

Secret Tape Has Police Pressing Ticket Quotas

Random Pat-Downs Turn PATCO Into Police State

96 Taser-Related Deaths in the United States

Cutbacks Forcing Police Stations Around The Country To Curtail Calls For Some Crimes

Federal court: 4th Amendment standard does not always apply to mobile phone location data

Dead Souls: The Pentagon Plan to Create Remorseless ‘Warfighters’

Video: The Chipping of America: Secret RFID Implants

‘About 90% of Americans are walking around with a portable tracking device all the time, and they have no idea’

Google CEO: “We Know Where You Are. We Know Where You’ve Been. We Can More Or Less Know What You’re Thinking About.”

Secretive Executive Order Establishes ‘Big Brother’ Health Bureaucracy

Executive Order 13544, Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council is a short document outlining the goals and scope of the order. The title gives the appearance that it only creates a Council, but buried within are detailed plans to carry out the “goals” of the Executive Order.  Let’s take a closer look at the order.

Worth reposting: Inside Top Secret America

A major investigation reveals the extent of America’s vast and heavily privatized military-corporate-intelligence establishment.

Georgia Man Fined $5000 for Growing Vegetables

Police Harassing Citizens Who Film Them

Homeland Security works for the oil companies

The US Department of Homeland Security has been spying on people who don’t like gas drilling and handing on the data to the oil companies.

FBI Forwards Letters to Political Prisoners to Local Law Enforcement Agencies

LAPD Creates “Pre-Crime” Database for “Predictive Policing”

Marshals: Innocent People Placed On ‘Watch List’ To Meet Quota

The air marshals, whose identities are being concealed, told 7NEWS that they’re required to submit at least one report a month. If they don’t, there’s no raise, no bonus, no awards and no special assignments.

Veterans sue CIA, Army for Involuntary Mind Control Experiments

The Green Police

Is someone out behind your house digging through your trash? Don’t worry, it is probably just the government. When Audi ran their now famous “Green Police” commercial during the Super Bowl last year, most Americans laughed it off and thought that nothing like that could ever happen in America…In 2009, the city of Cleveland has issued 2,900 tickets for trash violations,  which was almost five times more tickets than in 2008. In 2010, the city of Cleveland is on track to issue over 4,000 tickets for trash violations.

US Courts Legalize CIA Abduction, Overseas Detention, Torture Of Innocent American Citizens

It has also ruled that innocent civilians tortured and detained, even after release, have no rights for recourse against the CIA or corporations involved because litigation would jeopardize state secrets and top secret classified information critical to National Security.

Executive Order on “Controlled Unclassified Information”

President Obama’s new Executive Order on “Controlled Unclassified Information” {four page pdf} issued today builds on recommendations from open government groups and the findings of the National Security Archive’s 2006 audit of “Pseudo-Secrets” that uncovered 28 different and uncoordinated policies on marking and restricting official unclassified information.

 

ABROAD

Ongoing Iran War Preparations? Arabian Sea: Center Of West’s 21st Century War

A quarter of the world’s nuclear aircraft carriers will soon be in the Arabian Sea.

NPR Confirms 3,000 Man CIA Army Conducts Operations In Pakistan

Weaponizing The World: From 2006-2009, the United States made $68.7 billion in conventional arms transfers to developing nations

140,000 U.S. soldiers diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iraq, Afghan tours

77,000 Iraqis killed from 2004 to August 2008, U.S. military says

Obama ramping up CIA infiltration of Pakistan: report

Hellfire from the Sky: Targeting of Innocent Civilians by Unmanned Drones

CIA lawyer: U.S. law does not forbid rendition

Norway Probing Reports of Mass US Surveillance in Oslo

Labor Rights in Occupied Lands: US Busting Labor Unions in Iraq

Poisonous US weapons in Iraq kill thousands and mar generations

‘Child cancer skyrocketing in Iraqi city’

US DEPT. OF DEFENCE DIRECTIVE ALLOWS EXPERIMENTATION ON PRISONERS AT GUANTANAMO

9 million Afghans live in extreme poverty

“Underground” Group of Cadets Say Air Force Academy Controlled by Evangelicals



Update on the Disaster in the Gulf – Ongoing Dangers and Emerging Evidence

MUST WATCH: Oil and Dispersants are Changing the Gulf Ecosystem

Video: Shrimper witnesses visible oil in shrimp and crabs

Gulf still loaded with chemicals, but FDA says seafood safe to eat

Fresh Oil Dead Fish Cover Grand Isle As Crews Bury Fish On Public Beach

Revealed: BP rates 148 of its own Alaska pipelines ‘F’ for safety

Senior EPA Analyst: Government “Doing a Cover Up” Regarding Dispersants, Trying to Reassure the Public Instead of Doing Honest Scientific Testing

Report: BP dispersants are making people sick

Massive stretches of weathered oil spotted in Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Oil Spill: Mission Accomplished or Ongoing Crisis?

BP dispersants ‘causing sickness’

Riki Ott: ‘People Now Dropping Dead’ In the Gulf

Healthy 16 y/o goes gulf swimming, then hospitalized with “compromised lung” & “enlarged heart”

NOAA Official Asks EINNEWS to Withdraw Story Questioning Safety of Gulf Seafood

AP Video: The Surface Of The Gulf Of Mexico Is A Dead Zone

“We saw nothing alive above 35 feet.”

NEW TEST RESULTS: 8 out of 8 Blood Samples from BP Cleanup Workers Test Positive For Toxic Chemicals Found in BP Oil

Pensacola Bay Lab Results ‘Extremely Toxic to Human Health’

Panel Says Firms Knew of Cement Flaws Before Spill

Environmental expert for the City of Gulf Breeze, Florida: “I would not recommend going into the water.”

BP’s Environmental Disaster: Fishermen Report Louisiana Bays Filled With Oil

Another BP Oil Rig is a “Ticking Time Bomb”: Whistleblower

US sets up security zone around BP oil spill site

Local doctor links spill to symptoms

Rodney D. Soto, medical doctor for the Younger You Institute in Santa Rosa Beach, recently started testing and treating patients in relation to high levels of volatile solvents in the blood stream that he says may be linked to BP’s oil spill in the Gulf. “What I am concerned most about is a long-term effect, that won’t even show up for years, but are going to have tremendous implications in human immune system and hormonal function and brain function,” Soto said. These compounds (petroleum and dispersants) are liposoluble; meaning they have a “high affinity for fat,” Soto said. While the clinic specializes in “anti-aging and aesthetic medicine,” Soto points out that he is a medical doctor licensed in two states. He said the medical community has been monitoring the spill’s impact but has failed to develop adequate treatment methods.

Project Deep Spill: Feds had deep water “blowout” 10 years ago

The goal was to simulate a blowout or pipeline rupture in deep water.  The results from these measurements show that the rising of the oil through the water column represents a kind of a “stripping” process of some of the most toxic compounds in the oil, resulting in a portion of the most toxic compounds is left in the water column.



Latest False Flag Incident: Questions on the ‘Yemen Toner Cartridge Bomb’ Story

Al Qaeda in Yemen is “Western-made” : Declaration of Yemeni prime minister

Unanswered Questions in the Yemen Terror Scare

The Yemen Hidden Agenda: Behind the Al-Qaeda Scenario

The US Covert War: Provoking Yemeni Terrorism

US involvement in Yemen edging toward ‘clandestine war’

US deploys Predator drones in Yemen: report

Wayne Madsen: Toner Bomb Plot Used to Empower CIA

UPS WEBSITE CONFIRMS UPS DOES NOT DO BUSINESS IN YEMEN

UAE rejects US claims on Flight 201

Suspicious Package to U.S. not from Yemen; Yemenia Air Cargo Director

The Yemeni Toner Cartridge Bomb Story

The incident strengthens and encourages all manner of war-mongers. The Weekly Standard’s, Thomas Jocelyn, manages to argue that this episode proves that U.S. torture of detainees at Guantanamo (including Yemenis, who have made up the largest group since January 2008) isn’t the “driving force behind AQAP’s terror” but rather “the terrorists’ jihadist ideology, which the Obama administration spends much of its time ignoring.” (So why worry about provoking ordinary Yemenis with drone missile attacks and the abuse of their countrymen when the underlying cause for hatred of the U.S. is Islamist “jihadism” from Afghanistan to Somalia?)

Liz Cheney, deputy secretary of state for Middle Eastern affairs under the Bush/Cheney administration, appeared on Fox News to argue that al-Qaeda was probing “the weakest spot in our system” by targeting cargo planes and that “that’s why intelligence becomes so important. It’s why I believe that the steps that this president has taken, for example, threatening to prosecute intelligence officials, are so dangerous and damaging for the nation. It’s why the Wikileaks, the leaks are so damaging.”

Cognitive dissonance aside, the reportage on this episode has been fraught with contradictions, leaves many unanswered questions, and serves the interests of those bent on perpetuating and expanding wars based on lies and fear.



Vote Fraud: 2010 Edition

Election Day Problem Report Wire… from the BradBlog

Salon’s vote fraud round-up

Here’s a quick survey at what’s being reported out there so far.

Updates from BlackBoxVoting.org

VOTER FRAUD CHARGES AND FOURTH GENERATION WARFARE

Election Day Fraud Found All Over U.S.

Some complaints surface amid stepped-up efforts to monitor voting fraud

Early Robocall Reportedly Tells MD Voters To Relax, O’Malley Won

Reports of Intimidation and Electronic Problems Surface at Polls Across the U.S.

Nevada Voters Complain Of Problems At Polls

Republican Finds Magical Bag of Uncounted Votes in Connecticut

The Impotence of Elections

Nevada voting machines automatically checking Harry Reid’s name; voting machine technicians are SEIU members

Voter Intimidation in Wisconsin

Did Harry Reid Steal Nevada?

Robo-call originating from DC area code 202 told Maryland voters to stay home

All Diebold Touch-screen Voting Systems Fail on Election Day at 110 Polls Across Utah County, UT

700,000 Voters May Have Been Sent to Wrong Polling Location, Thanks to Google

Report: Tea Partiers Harrasing Black College Students at South Carolina Polls

Voter Fraud Charges Before Election Day

Voter fraud fizzle? The case of Kentucky

Election Day 2010 Voting Problems Expected; Call Centers Are Open

Rick Scott: Dem Allies Have ‘Shown Willingness’ To Commit Voter Fraud

Angle files voter intimidation complaint

The Reid camp allegedly pressured unions to vote.

Suppressing the Vote

Inside the Wisconsin Right’s Voter-Suppression Scheme

Early Reports of Electronic Voting Machines Flipping Votes

Absentee voting is even more opaque and high-risk than most US voting methods.

Why I Don’t Vote

VOTE BY MAIL PUTS NOVEMBER ELECTION AT HIGH RISK

3,221 Phantom votes found in Shelby County

Eyewitnesses Report Intimidation By Texas Poll Watchers

Professor pulls off ‘epic hack’ of voting system

Touch-Screen Machine Flips Straight-Party Vote Four Times in a Row from GOP to Dem

Confirmed: PayPal sabotages New Hampshire vote recount

O’Keefe: Top Union Official Caught on Tape Discussing Voter Fraud

Tips for citizen journalists covering elections

Potentially “Hundreds Of Thousands” Of Mail Voters Disenfranchised

PA Elections Board To Sequester Absentee Ballots After Dueling Fraud Claims

McDonald’s Accused of Voter Intimidation

Voter Fraud in Nevada!

Caught: Fake voting flyers distributed to African American voters in Texas

Kane state’s attorney warns of group buying meals for votes

A Few Election Integrity Heroes on Election Eve…

PREVIOUSLY: ELECTION FRAUD POSTS



THE GULF OIL DISASTER NEWS ROUND-UP: MASSIVE COVER-UP, TOXIC HEALTH EFFECTS, OIL CONTINUES TO COME ASHORE, OIL BURIED ON BEACHES, OIL COVERS SEAFLOOR, AND MORE

RELATED: Gulf Coast Oil Spill Posts

Project Gulf Impact Explains The Bloodtests, “People Have Been Poisoned”

Dahr Jamail – People are Bleeding Internally, Government Works for BP, and Covert Spraying

CDC survey of Gulf residents finds 50% of households experiencing respiratory issues within the PAST 30 DAYS — Feds suggest to “focus on mental health”

Feds funding study of oil spill’s effect on FLESH-EATING bacteria — Blamed for multiple recent Gulf-area deaths after water/seafood contact

Video: Blood tests on Gulf residents show ethylbenzene and other hydrocarbons

Two more fishermen exposed: “I started to vomit brown, and my pee was brown… non-stop diarrhea unlike anything I’ve ever experienced”

Chemist: Gulf workers “EXTREMELY sick” and “scared to death to speak out” against BP

The Gulf BLUE PLAGUE is Evolving

According to the ER nurses, in the southern Mississippi and Louisiana areas there have been more than 600 cases of what their staffs have appropriately named the “BP flu”. The vast majority of these “flu” cases are with those people who are working along the coast, as well as further offshore, on boats; and those who live along the southernmost areas along the Gulf of Mexico. One might initially think – based on mainstream media reports – that these flu-like symptoms are nothing to be overly concerned about. This is not a matter of ‘take two aspirins and call me in the morning’. Nothing could be further from the truth.

While the Blue Flu symptoms are increasing for more and more people, those who have had 30+ days of direct exposure to the toxic and oxygen depleted Gulf air and water are in immediate danger of permanent and irreversible biological damage… if not death.

‘Blue Flu’ cases spreading around Gulf

Some people are calling it the BP Flu. But it is commonly being called the Blue Flu, because the alleged symptoms include blue lips and skin; and it’s scaring the hell out of people all around the Gulf area –from Texas to Florida.

This Blue Flu is separate from people experiencing something called TILT, or “Toxic-Induced Loss of Tolerance.” TILT is something that hit some of the folks who had been working on the massive cleanup surrounding the oil spill. Symptoms from TILT include eyes and skin being irritated, headaches and dizzines.

People with TILT are typically those who were in the immediate area of the spill, mostly those directly involved with the cleanup. Those suffering from Blue Flu are an entirely different matter. These are people who were not in direct contact with the spill, or the cleanup chemicals. They simply live in the south, near the Gulf.

Symptoms include swollen glands, notably in the neck, fever, vomiting, headache, bluish lip color, numbness in fingers and toes. The most alarming symptom being reported is “severe symptomatic cyanosis.” This is the entire body turning blue, a discoloration of the skin.

BEST OF WEB: BP Gulf Oil Spill’s Walking Dead

“Millions exposed to uncontrolled hemorrhaging, lesions, cancers” – Hugh Kaufman, senior EPA analyst, admits millions have been poisoned in the Gulf states. A biochemical bomb went off in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 – as dangerous and destructive as a nuclear blast. While an atom bomb’s destruction can be measured immediately after detonation, BP’s unintentional [sic] biochemical bomb is a slow-motion explosion that’s driving a continuing disaster. Unfortunately, lingering death occurs with both types of explosions. Millions exposed to uncontrolled hemorrhaging, lesions, cancers Recently, frustrated scientists presented evidence that millions of Gulf area residents were poisoned by the BP Gulf disaster. Worse, they believe that millions more could be exposed to long term poisoning…

“Hugh Kaufman has been at the EPA since the Agency was created in the early 1970s, as an engineer, investigator and policy analyst. Prior to joining the EPA in the beginning of 1971, he was a captain in the US Air Force. He helped write all the Federal laws regulating the treatment, storage, disposal, and remediation of solid and hazardous waste. He has been the Chief Investigator on numerous contamination cases, including Love Canal and Times Beach.”

No Safe Harbor on Gulf Coast; Human Blood Tests Show Dangerous Levels of Toxic Exposure

Gulf Residents Test Positive For Oil In Blood

The Crime of the Century: What BP and the US Government Don’t Want You to Know, Part I

America’s Gulf: Updating the Greatest Ever Environmental Crime

Return of the BP Cover-Up

Top Oil Expert: Geology is “Fractured” … BP is Using a “Cloak of Silence”, Refusing to Share Even Basic Data with the Government

BP Gulf Cover-Up Exposed

Unfolding BP Catastrophe: Uncovering the Lies That Are Sinking the Oil

GOVERNMENT ASSISTED BP IN COVERING UP EFFECTS OF SPILL

BP Whistleblowers Paying High Price for Confessions

BP’s Insidious Coverup and Propaganda Campaign: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

BP’s Crude Oil May Be Radioactive

Video: WARNING: Feds admit NO testing for MORE TOXIC bioaccumulating metabolites of PAHs

Video: FDA admits NOT testing for MERCURY, ARSENIC, or other TOXIC HEAVY METALS in crude oil

Video: NOAA says amount of METHANE not made public… because it can’t be skimmed

Video: EXPOSED: Feds admit NOT using BP’s thick, black crude for testing

Gulf Oil Plume Is Not Breaking Down Fast, Study Says

What’s the Rush? “NOAA sends its samples to a lab in POLAND” — “Will take MONTHS” to know

Study: Oil spill cleanup workers suffered chromosome damage, respiratory issues

Newly discovered oil-eating microbe ‘flourishing’ in Gulf

Toxic Contamination: Gulf Oil May Not Degrade for DECADES

As you might have heard, scientists are finding gigantic under oil plumes from the BP spill, including one that is more than 22 miles long, more than a mile wide and 650 feet deep.  On Thursday, Dr. Ian MacDonald and and Dr. Lisa Suatoni testified to a Congressional subcommittee that the oil will stay toxic, and will not degrade much further, for decades. MacDonald is an expert in deep-ocean extreme communities including natural hydrocarbon seeps, gas hydrates, and mud volcano systems, a former long-time NOAA scientist, and a professor of Biological Oceanography at Florida State University. Suatoni has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale, and is Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Oceans Program.

Video: Oil in Gulf “VERY RESISTANT to further biodegradation” — “Full toxic form for decades”

BP accused of withholding ‘critical’ spill data

The Government Lies to the American People About the Safety of Gulf Seafood

Deepwater Horizon oil remains below surface, will come ashore in pulses, expert says

New wave of oil comes ashore west of Mississippi River

A new wave of black oil suddenly came ashore west of the Mississippi River on Friday and Saturday, coating beaches and fouling interior marshes, according to anglers’ reports. Ryan Lambert, owner of Buras-based Cajun Fishing Adventures, said about 16 miles of coastal beaches in Plaquemines Parish from Sandy Point to Chalon Pass were lined with black oil and tar balls. Meanwhile anglers returning to Lafitte told Sidney Bourgeois, of Joe’s Landing, that new oil was surfacing on the eastern side of Barataria Bay in the Bay Jimmie, Bay Wilkerson and in Bay Baptiste areas.

More reports of flesh-eating bacteria in the Gulf – “Vibrios will change in response to the stress of direct exposure to oil”-12 y/o dies after only his feet touched the water

Censored Gulf news: Children crying, covered in blood. Spray-poisoning backyards

Gulf Truth on The Intel Hub: Rainwater Test Results Show Increase in Toxins AFTER Well Capped

Florida cleanup worker finds “SHELF of oil” — Further EAST “it is ABSOLUTELY COVERED”

More Evidence BP Gulf Oil Spill Has Reached NJ Emerges

173 ppm oil found in sand at Southwest Florida beach — “Toxic levels” near Sarasota (LAB RESULTS)

BP crew member diagnosed with “benzene poisoning”

BP Contract Worker “Trenches Dug To Bury Oil On Beaches”

People Question Whether Coast Really Is Clear – Project Gulf Impact Forum

Oil still in coastal Terrebonne marshes

Navarre Beach Clean Up Workers Digging Up Tar Mats By Hand After Shovels Taken

Pensacola Beach Has Large Mats Of Oil And Tar October 15 2010

Aid Groups in the Gulf Sickened by Neurotoxins As BP Continues to Spray

OSU Researchers find heightened levels of known carcinogens in Gulf

VIDEO: BP Oil Spill Cleanup Worker Exposes the Realities of Beach Cleanup In Gulf of Mexico

Blood Tests Show Elevated Level of Toxic Hydrocarbons in Gulf Residents

Divers find seafloor near beaches “COVERED” in “brown residue” from MS to Florida — KIDS swimming around “GIANT POOLS of oily tar balls” big as watermelons

Oil Found Buried on the Beaches in Florida: St Teresa’s & Bald Point Beach

Feds finally admit oil buried “14 inches under the sand” near Destin, Florida

Researchers find “layer of oil buried about 3 cm deep” 30 km from wellhead; Bottom-burrowing creatures appeared to be “NUKED”, only things alive are the microbes

Breaking News: Fresh Oil Dead Fish Cover Grand Isle As Crews Bury Fish On Public Beach

Grand Isle Authorities Bury Dead Fish On Public Beach

“All we could see was oil” says top LSU researcher on flyover; “Divers said there was oil everywhere” in shallow waters of LA coast — NOAA says clean in 5 weeks?

Oil lingering in waters off Alabama, Mississippi and Florida beaches

Researcher finds layer of “slime” up to four inches thick at bottom of Gulf that’s “affecting” marine life

Degraded oil from BP spill coats Gulf seafloor

VIDEO: Feds admit NOT observing seafloor for anomalies; Relying on BP to report problems

Toxic Oil Found Deep on Gulf Seafloor?

More Footage: Sea Floor Bulges and Collapses, Spits Up Debris

Study: ‘Toxic Levels’ of Oil Spreading Along Underwater Gulf Canyon

VIDEOS: CNN: Plumes of oil “RESTING ON BOTTOM” hit Gulf beaches — Feds, BP still deny finding submerged crude

Whistleblower: Oil 30 miles by 5 miles reported and Feds won’t respond, “wanted to run tests”

Oil from BP Spill Pooled on Bottom; Oil Found as Far as 70 Miles from Site; Only Bacteria Seen Alive in Samples

“Purple looking jelly stuff, three feet thick, floating all over, as wide as a football field” says former BP cleanup worker

WKRG: “More than 15 miles of sugar white sand has turned ugly brown” as submerged oil washes ashore; One BP ‘cleanup’ crew

“WORST CASE SCENARIO”: “Oil may be emerging on to the west Florida shelf” via Desoto Canyon

Scientists Find Thick Layer Of Oil On Seafloor

Scientists on a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico are finding a substantial layer of oily sediment stretching for dozens of miles in all directions. Their discovery suggests that a lot of oil from the Deepwater Horizon didn’t simply evaporate or dissipate into the water — it has settled to the seafloor.

The Research Vessel Oceanus sailed on Aug. 21 on a mission to figure out what happened to the more than 4 million barrels of oil that gushed into the water. Onboard, Samantha Joye, a professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia, says she suddenly has a pretty good idea about where a lot of it ended up. It’s showing up in samples of the seafloor, between the well site and the coast.

Sea snot explodes near BP spill disaster site, threatening marine ecosystem

BP well spilled 4.4m barrels – study

New BP Spill Analysis Reveals that 185 Million Gallons of Oil have Leaked

Exclusive: Gulf seafood poses long-term health risks, experts say

BP Ends Clean-Up Operations in the Gulf of Mexico

Building sand castles on Florida’s beaches is illegal, feds tell oil-hunting reporter

Video: “My concern” is that “the Gulf seafood industry WON’T BE THERE” says top oceanographer

Fisherman Forced To Sign Waiver Making Them and NOT BP Liable For Contaminated BP Gulf Oil Spill Seafood

BP Spill Oil Already Entering the Gulf Food Chain

Microbiologist researching “fish with mutated gills or mutated fins” via changes to DNA from oil; Mutations can be inherited and permanent — What about microbes?

No oysters? It’s NOT the oil says MS State Official, while fishermen ALL say not to open waters

“Entire food web at risk” say researchers just back from Gulf: OIL “may be HIDDEN in LARGE MARINE MAMMALS” — “Discolored” zooplankton found

Scientist: At least half of spilled Gulf oil embedded in sediment and ‘highly durable’

Gulf Oil Toxins Moving Up The Food Chain

Crabs provide evidence oil tainting Gulf food web

How Mushrooms Eat Oil

MIT’s Seaswarm Robots Could Clean Up Gulf-Sized Spill in a Month

Oil-Eating Microbes Successfully Clean Up Mumbai Oil Spill

Need proof that oil-eating microbes actually work? Look no further than Mumbai, where scientists recently used the Oilzapper (a mixture of five bacterial strains and corn cobs) to munch on oil spilled on a kilometer-long stretch of beach. So far the technology has been successfully used to treat over 130,000 tons of contaminated soil.

“Super bug”: Oil pollution expert says microbes have been GENETICALLY MODIFIED to “EAT oil better” — may cause MRSA-like infection

Previously unknown microbe ate BP oil deep-water plume

Congressman: BP “Openly Blackmailing the American Government”

BP Environmental and Social Disaster: “What Would You Live and Die to Protect?”

“I say, do something,” Jensen urges. “The big dividing line is not between those who advocate resistance through any means necessary and those who don’t. It’s not even between grassroots and mainstream. The big divide is between those who do something and those who don’t.”

Business-as-usual activism and politics will guarantee catastrophic climate change, more environmental disasters like what we are witnessing in the Gulf of Mexico and continued corporate depravity. Wherever people stand in the debate on the use of violence versus nonviolence, Jensen’s sense of urgency at this moment in history is unarguable.

So, where do you stand?

BP sends letters with no checks to hundreds of oil spill claimants

BP spent $93M on advertising after Gulf spill

Gulf claims chief takes credit for rule that protects BP from spill lawsuits

Spill payouts likely to prohibit lawsuits against BP and all implicated firms

Oil spill hearings: Safety procedure was unfamiliar to BP worker in charge

BP listed 390 problems on Gulf rig

Report: BP audit detailed rig’s flaws before spill

USF Says Government Pushed Them To Hide Their Oil Plume Findings From The Public

British Petroleum: The Unfinished Crimes and Plunder of Anglo-American Imperialism

20 years later, Alaska still poisoned from Exxon Valdex oil spill-2/2

Worst dead zone in 25 years recorded in Gulf of Mexico waters

THE GULF IS STILL LEAKING – DID BP SWITCH THE WELL SEEN ON TV?

What Well Is BP Showing the World?

Caught on Camera Again — Non-Existent Well B

Matt Simmons was right! Amateur Sleuth finds documentary evidence of second, mystery well which may still be leaking

Breaking Gulf news: Land Surveyor proves Simmons right. TV well sham.

Gulf oil disaster: A massive crime compounded by a massive cover-up

Obama declares Gulf Coast ‘open for business’

NOAA’s top oil spill scientist is “NOT SURE where” they put evidence of plumes to be used against BP… “So many samples” to keep track of

Toxicologist Talks About Health Risks In the Gulf – Disaster Far From Over!

Financier Made $1 Billion Bet on Oil During BP Spill

Worst Damage From the BP Spill May be Done in the Deep Sea

When University Scientists Found Underwater Oil Plumes, the Government Said Shut Up, Don’t Tell Anyone … and Then Tried to Discredit Them

Feds confiscate independent LSU scientists’ samples because project not approved by BP, others

Matt Simmons: BP, CIA conspiracy theory suggested behind his unexpected death

While officials claim most of the oil from America’s worst-ever spill has disappeared, fishermen hired by BP are still finding tar balls—and being instructed to hide their discoveries.

Video: BP Investigation Blocked By Senate

Video: Gulf Oil Crimes: Toxic Gas Clouds Spreading Inland

Gases such as Hydrogen Sulfide, Benzene, Methylene Chloride, and other toxic gases pose a greater risk to human health than the presence of oil washing up on Gulf of Mexico beaches. The allowable levels of Hydrogen Sulfide and Benzene according to the EPA are 5-10 parts per billion and 0 respectively.The EPA reported the level detected in the Gulf at almost 1,200 PPB for hydrogen sulfide and 3400 PPB for Benzene during the month of May. The amounts pose a serious and even fatal health risk to people and animals.

BEST OF WEB: Gulf Loop Current Stalls from BP Oil Disaster: Global Consequences if Current Fails to Reorganize

Oceanographic satellite data now shows that as of July 28, the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has stalled as a consequence of the BP oil spill disaster. This according to Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, an Italian theoretical physicist, and major complex and chaotic systems analyst at the Frascati National Laboratories in Italy. This could be the most significant man-caused Earth Changes news thus far in my lifetime. This morning, Lesie Pastor informed the New Energy Congress of a report by Your Own World USA that as of July 28, Oceanographic satellite data now shows that the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has stalled as a consequence of the BP oil spill [volcano] disaster. This according to Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, an Italian theoretical physicist, and major complex and chaotic systems analyst at the Frascati National Laboratories in Italy. He further notes that the effects of this stall have also begun to spread to the Gulf Stream. This is because the Loop Current is a crucial element of the Gulf Stream itself and why it is commonly referred to as the “main engine” of the Stream. The concern now, is whether or not natural processes can re-establish the stalled Loop Current. If not, we could begin to see global crop failures as early as 2011.

Pensacola Beach Charter Captain Confirms Use Of Unmarked Aircraft In Gulf Oil Cleanup

Playing Hide and Seek With Oil

A new report authored by five prominent marine scientists provides a powerful contradiction of the government’s recent report that only 25 percent of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster remains in the Gulf of Mexico. On August 4, the government issued a news release that stated, “The vast majority of the oil from the BP oil spill has either evaporated or been burned, skimmed, recovered from the wellhead or dispersed using chemicals — much of which is in the process of being degraded.” The group of scientists who authored the contradictory report estimate that 70 to 79 percent of the oil that gushed into the gulf still remains. Samantha Joye, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia and a co-author of the report, points out that the huge amount of methane that also gushed into the gulf has been completely ignored. Charles Hopkinson, professor of marine sciences in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences says, “One major misconception is that oil that has dissolved into water is gone and, therefore, harmless … The oil is still out there, and it will likely take years to completely degrade. We are still far from a complete understanding of what its impacts are.”

Gov’t Admits There’s A Lot More Oil Left In The Gulf Than They Initially Said

Ga. scientists: Gulf oil not gone, 80 pct remains

NOAA forced to admit that 75% of oil still in Gulf… while testifying before congress

Senior NOAA Scientist Admits He Lied That Gulf Spill Oil Is Gone, Puts Administration’s Spill-Disclosure “Credibility” In Question

BP backpeddles on oil in Pensacola Bay

Video: BP cleanup worker: “EVERY shovel full was LIQUID OIL” while “actually IN the water” in Pensacola, FL

Oil spill: BP reverses, admits there’s oil in local waters

Despite “All Clear,” Mississippi Sound Tests Positive for Oil

On August 19, Truthout accompanied two commercial fishermen from Mississippi on a trip into the Mississippi Sound in order to test for the presence of submerged oil. Laboratory test results from samples taken on that trip show extremely high concentrations of oil in the Mississippi Sound.

COAST GUARD: Mile Long Oil Sheen From Latest Gulf Rig Explosion

Grim News from the Gulf: Invisible Plumes and Bleaker Estimates

Scientific proof that the Deepwater oil plume is over 20 miles long

Giant Underwater Plume Confirmed—Gulf Oil Not Degrading

Invisible oil plume could be dangerous to marine life

Subsurface Oil washes up on Baldwin County beaches: BP officials “don’t believe what the mayor’s crew is finding is oil.”

Material washing ashore from Perdido Pass to Petit Bois Island not oil, scientists say

Toxic Soup in Ocean Springs Mississippi

Video: Oil coming ashore, Dauphin Island, Alabama.

They believe the stained sand covering their beautiful white beach is a sign the oil spill is far from over. “I thought maybe it was a small stretch but I started looking east and west and it went on forever.”

Subsurface Oil washes up on Baldwin County beaches: BP officials “don’t believe what the mayor’s crew is finding is oil.”

Material washing ashore from Perdido Pass to Petit Bois Island not oil, scientists say

Independent tests find oil spill contamination in Louisiana oysters and crabs

Video: Oil is here to stay Gulf park estates Ocean Springs Ms

Video: ALL 8 tests find submerged oil in MS waters — one near public beach; Coast Guard looked and “did not find any”

Video: Oil in Oyster Bayou

Mysterious biological residue washing ashore in Alabama

Two families play in ocean at GRAND ISLE, LA near floating tar balls — Father throwing sand at son

Video: MSNBC: Hydrocarbons flowing “into the FORMATION” is “THE DOOMSDAY SCENARIO”

USF Says Government Pushed Them To Hide Their Oil Plume Findings From The Public

Booms fail again: Oil penetrates previously pristine Mississippi marsh

USF Geologists Find Beaches Teeming With Tiny Tar Balls

BP says oil sheen in Alabama “Not related to the Deepwater Horizon incident”

VIDEO: TOXIC OIL RAIN IN IOWA ? – More plant damage

VIDEO: Toxic Rain In Miami From Gulf Oil Leak Plants Trees Dying

BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste

PROOF — BP Deepwater Horizon Drilled TWO Wells That Blew Out on FEB 13 and APR 20

Orange Beach pulling EMS staff from BP sites because ‘BP won’t pay their bills,’ mayor says

At least 258 Alabama residents have reported suspected oil-related health issues

Homeland Security works for the oil companies

The US Department of Homeland Security has been spying on people who don’t like gas drilling and handing on the data to the oil companies.

BP Investigation Released: The Oil Spill Was Everybody’s Fault

Gulf Doctors Advised to Learn to Treat Oil-Related Illnesses

Gulf Oil Spill: Details Of The Days And Hours Before The Blast

Gulf oil disaster not unique to BP and will ‘happen again’



Gulf Oil Disaster: Critical News on Corexit and Dispersants; Toxic to Life and Spraying Continues

MUST WATCH VIDEO: Award Winning Journalist, Dahr Jamail on The Intel Hub -”Corexit, Drinking Water, and the Gulf of Mexico”

Chemist: Mercenaries Hired By BP Are Now Applying Toxic Dispersant – at Night and In an Uncontrolled Manner – Which BP Says It No Longer Uses

“REALLY IMPORTANT” to note that “oil mixed with dispersants is MORE TOXIC than just oil alone” says Valdez expert

Scientists: 40 Times More Cancer-Causing Toxics in Gulf than Before Spill … Dispersants to Blame

The Gulf Blue Plague is Evolving – Part II: Corexit + Bacteria = Mutated Viruses

Corexit Is Being Sprayed at Night, Even Now (According to BP Vessel of Opportunity Workers and Others)

VIDEO: The Corexit Experiment – Oil Spill Law

Mystery Boat Used to Spray Dispersant? The Toxic Saga Continues

“We’re seeing way more dispersant than ever before” Large, thick oil plumes, freshly sprayed with poison!

Gulf Report: “We’re seeing way more dispersant than ever before”

Use of dispersants in the Gulf: An experiment on a scale the world has never seen before

Dispersants Cause Gulf Fish to Absorb More Toxins and then Make It Harder for the Fish to Get Rid of the the Pollutants Once Exposed

Mercenaries Hired By BP Are Now Applying Toxic Dispersant

Mississippi Shrimpers Refuse to Trawl, Fearing Oil, Dispersants

Fishermen find oil and dispersants on Mississippi shrimping and oyster grounds

Fisherman and Families know Gulf Seafood is unsafe, DEMAND Dispersants stop being sprayed!

Gulf Oil Plumes More Toxic to Microorganisms Than Thought

BP Workers Orderded Not To Clean Up Oil; Dispersants Sprayed At Night To Sink Oil Instead

Uncovering Lies About Disappearing Oil And Toxic Dispersants Found In BP Gulf Oil Spill Waters Opened For Fishing

Dispersant controversy, oil plumes persist in the Gulf

Mobile, AL man says dispersants harmed “central nervous systems” and “internal organs”

FDA Claims about Dispersants Challenged

Dispersants Hearing: NOAA admits Gulf seafood not tested, yet says toxins may BIOACCUMULATE!

Gulf Health Problems Blamed on Dispersed Oil

Mystery Dispersant STILL being sprayed, Agenda 21 Continues

VIDEO: Local man sprayed with Dispersant, Denied Medical Care

Local Official: Reports that BP SPRAYING DISPERSANT “from an airplane with no lights” and that “BOATS are covertly DUMPING it into the water”

BP Mercenaries In Fatigues Spraying Dispersants From Carolina Skiffs (Photos)

Bio-Remediation or Bio-Hazard? Dispersants, Bacteria and Illness in the Gulf

Exclusive: Gulf oil dispersant contained extremely toxic carcinogen

Photos: Oil And Dispersants in Ocean Springs Mississippi In Newly Opened Fishing Waters

Alabama Charges BP, Transocean For BP Gulf Oil Spill Coverup and Using Dangerous Toxic Dispersants

Local says BP is ‘killing everything, sheets of dispersant forming on sand

Independent lab tests reveal toxic dispersant in Gulf waters

Fascism in America, Government Complicit in Covert Spraying of the Gulf

Evidence Mounts of BP Spraying Toxic Dispersants

Has COREXIT collapsed the North Atlantic current and triggered the next “Little Ice Age?”

Use of Corexit in 1978 Oil Spill Delayed Recovery by DECADES

Exclusive Interview: Project Gulf Impact Sickened by Corexit in Nazi America, Spraying Continues!

Open Admission, Corexit Sprayed at Toxic Levels, Metals in Rainwater

Confirmed: Corexit Still Being Sprayed in the Gulf

13.3 ppm of COREXIT found INLAND, near Florida border — Chemist says tests show “toxic solvent” 2-butoxyethanol that “RUPTURES red blood cells” (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Reader Photos of Corexit Damage to the Everglades

Corexit found in Orange Beach Waters

Open Admission, Corexit Sprayed at Toxic Levels, Metals in Rainwater

BP Oil Spill Is Corexit Having an Effect on Plants and Wildlife

Oil and Corexit in the Water Near Ocean Springs Mississippi

Coast Guard Admits Dispersants Still In Use

Mayor Sam Seevers knows that BP should not be using dispersants in state waters, but after multiple reports from area residents about suspicious activity, she plans to get to the bottom of it. “We had asked the Coast Guard and BP to find out what they can, and to let us know what was going on,” Seevers said recently. She told The Log she had heard people talking about a “mystery dispersant” over the past few days, but it wasn’t until last week’s Vessel of Opportunity meeting at City Hall that Seevers had heard the topic echoed over and over.

‘It’s as if a Nuclear Apocalypse has Gone Off in the Gulf’

There are a few new, developing BP-related stories that should greatly disturb any American who values openness and transparency in their democracy. First, a chemist named Bob Naman claims samples he received from Orange Beach Alabama waters tested positive for the dangerous neurotoxin pesticide 2-butoxyethanol, the main ingredient of Corexit 9527A. The government has been claiming they discontinued the use of that version of Corexit in the Gulf. Now, Naman says he’s worried because BP called him and “threatened him”.

Lab Confirms Toxic Corexit In Sickened Family’s Pool

“Our heads are still swimming,” stated Barbara Schebler of Homosassa, Florida, who received word last Friday that test results on the water from her family’s swimming pool showed 50.3 ppm of 2-butoxyethanol, a marker for the dispersant Corexit 9527A used to break up and sink BP’s oil in the Gulf of Mexico.  The problems began for the Scheblers a few weeks after the April 20 blow-out. “Our first clue were rashes we both got early in May. Both my husband and I couldn’t get rid of the rashes and had to get cream from our doctor,” Schebler noted, “I never had a rash in my life.”  Then, on “July [23], my husband Warren mowed the lawn. It was hot so he got in the pool to cool off afterward. That afternoon he had severe diarrhea and very dark urine. This lasted about 2 days,” she revealed.

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