How to Stop an Oil Spill

    Straight from the Gaian People’s Republic of Boulder comes this fresh idea for stopping the flow of oil from the BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico: meditation! “The basic concept is to try and get as many people to visualize that the valve is actually functioning and is working and closing,” said Carl Fuermann, a staff member in the University of Colorado’s Registrar Office. | Read More »

    How to Stop an Oil Spill

    Straight from the Gaian People’s Republic of Boulder comes this fresh idea for stopping the flow of oil from the BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico: meditation! “The basic concept is to try and get as many people to visualize that the valve is actually functioning and is working and closing,” said Carl Fuermann, a staff member in the University of Colorado’s Registrar Office. | Read More »

    A Convenient Oil Spill

    The oil spill in the gulf has our occupying president, cap and trade groupies, and various other left-wing mental giants pointing their fingers and screeching that it’s all Cheney’s fault. Gee, no one saw that coming. OK, wait, everyone saw that coming. But a cursory look at the BP Oil Disaster Of the Century timeline is leading me to point my driving finger in another | Read More »

    This administration likes it on top.

    This administration likes it on top.

    Sea Turtle Necropsy Results!

    #OilSpill: Yesterday’s news, in the LATimesblog: Gulf oil spill: 23 dead sea turtles wash ashore in Mississippi That story said that necropsies were being performed on the dead turtles. How long can a turtle necropsy take? Thanks to Google,  today I was able to find a reference to the necropsy results. It’s contained in an AP wire story at the website of WTVM in Columbus, | Read More »

    Sea Turtle Necropsy Results!

    #OilSpill: Yesterday’s news, in the LATimesblog: Gulf oil spill: 23 dead sea turtles wash ashore in Mississippi That story said that necropsies were being performed on the dead turtles. How long can a turtle necropsy take? Thanks to Google,  today I was able to find a reference to the necropsy results. It’s contained in an AP wire story at the website of WTVM in Columbus, | Read More »

    Hurricanes, oil spills, and cocoa puffs: How media fails us all

    As efforts continue along the Gulf coast to contain the massive oil slick, the framing of the issue has already taken a sharp political turn. Rush Limbaugh and his brethren on conservative talk radio are blaming 44 for reacting too slowly, making comparisons between the spill and how 43 handled Hurricane Katrina . The Fox News opinion programs are sure to follow suit in the | Read More »

    Horse dung, Texas tea spills or Obama’s less

    Like the modern world? Oil made it. Before the Iron Horse, there was the horse, the wheel and pedestrians. For over 5000 years, the fastest man on earth got from point A to point B equinally. Then came the Choo Choo, which first spit steam before the greener fuel arose from the Quaker State one year before Fort Sumter. Edison’s bulb beat the Model T | Read More »

    BP, LLC

    After the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, Congress passed the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, warmly referred to as “OPA90″. OPA90 provided for an emergency spill fund so that response for a future spill could begin right away; established the US Coast Guard as the lead agency responsible for spill response; and for the first time required minimum insurance coverage and detailed spill contingency | Read More »

    BP, LLC

    After the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, Congress passed the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, warmly referred to as “OPA90″. OPA90 provided for an emergency spill fund so that response for a future spill could begin right away; established the US Coast Guard as the lead agency responsible for spill response; and for the first time required minimum insurance coverage and detailed spill contingency | Read More »

    Oil Spill Reality Check

    God willing, the Gulf Coast may be spared Prince-William-Sound-like images of waves of tarry goo slapping ashore, while wild birds and cuddly mammals struggle for survival in asphaltine muck. Last Friday, the Lafayette Daily Advertiser reported on the rescue of the first oil-covered bird Louisiana: It was the only animal being cleaned late Friday morning, but rescuers expected many more to come in throughout the | Read More »

    Oil Spill Reality Check

    God willing, the Gulf Coast may be spared Prince-William-Sound-like images of waves of tarry goo slapping ashore, while wild birds and cuddly mammals struggle for survival in asphaltine muck. Last Friday, the Lafayette Daily Advertiser reported on the rescue of the first oil-covered bird Louisiana: It was the only animal being cleaned late Friday morning, but rescuers expected many more to come in throughout the | Read More »

    Macondo Gulf Oil Spill in Perspective

    I’m not sure which man discovered first. Oil or fire. But at some point man discovered he could put oil on a stick, light it on fire, then have warmth, light, and some protection from animals and enemies. Ever since that day man has been dependent on fossil fuels. Yes, the oil spill in the Louisiana Gulf near New Orleans is and will be a | Read More »

    What Happens When You Move Oil in Boats and Barges…

    The catastrophic spill occurred early Wednesday after a 600-foot Liberian-flagged tanker named The Tintomara collided with a barge being pulled by a tugboat near the Harvey Locks. The barge — which was carrying 400,000 gallons of thick, tar-like No. 6 fuel oil — was split in half, sending its contents into the river. As a result, the Mississippi River is shut down to boat traffic | Read More »


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