Links of the week 6.11.10

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir – Requiem for the Gulf

NASA image taken June 10, 2010

TOP POST (if you only have time for one) Follow the Data, Forget the conspiracy theory

Chart of who “owns” the Federal Reserve
Newest Photo Gallery from the Gulf

The Dirty Dozen: Who to Blame for the Oil Spill – TIME
The Spill, The Scandal and the President | Rolling Stone Politics
Scientist: BP well could be leaking 100,000 barrels a day – Democracy Now
BP spill plan badly flawed, analysis shows
Top scientist says politicians have ‘heads in the sand.’ over peak oil/liquid fuels situation
Earth Surface Stunning Infographic (get an idea of the depth of the BP well)

More photos BP doesn’t want us to see: Latest photos of gulf’s animal victims

“All sorts of dead dolphins and sea turtles on Ship Island”

Gulf Spill: What they’re telling us today (6.10)

On the Government, BP and the Law – Wall Street Journal
Nancy Pelosi calls halt on BP dividends to stockholders
Collection of BP Oil Spill videos all in one place
US fury at BP stirs backlash among British – NYT
BP documents show years of neglect – ProPublica for NPR radio “Fresh Air” (includes text and audio, see 9:15 for discussion on dispersants)

EPA finally shares dispersant data online (6.10)

Stop BP from using Corexit
Corexit sprayed by BP tops 1 million gallons – tons of info here!

Corexit – Wikipedia

Want to phase out a hazardous substance? Dump it in the Gulf! – Grist
Local residents insist dispersants making them violently ill. Kerry Kennedy talks about dangers (CNN video)

Corexit is killing our Gulf

Warren Buffett Buys Into Naperville-Based Nalco (Nalco makes Corexit) 2 months prior to ‘spill’

Obama was top recipient of BP-related dollars in 2008
Chamber Of Commerce Says Taxpayers Should Help Pay For BP Spill Cleanup
Thad Allen’s letter “requesting” that BPs chairman come to the White House for a chat.
Local News Kicked Out Of BP Claims Office
BP Colluding with Government on Media Censorship?

Video – Media Blackout Arrests for Taking Pictures
Oil Spill Paves Way For Alternative Energy Push
In 2008, BP Touted New Tech To Measure Oil Flow
(BP still playing dumb about size of Gulf disaster)
BP chief Tony Hayward sold shares weeks before oil spill
The Tyranny of Oil and what we must do to stop it – Democracy Now
BP/Halliburton/Transocean skip Mississippi hearings on the oil disaster
Remember Rahm Emanuel’s rent-free D.C. apartment? The owner: A BP adviser
Media ignores Goldman Sacs ties to Corexit dispersant
Oil Spill stress therapy for Louisiana Fishermen BBC news
Thoughts on Whose Ass Obama Should Kick Huffington Post
BP manager hassles journalist reporting from a public beach, makes cleanup crew move away from him.
AP journalist on his firsthand experience diving into the oily Gulf waters
AP journalist: “I can only see oil”
How the media are missing the real drama of the Oil Spill – Daily KOS
Dutch offered US ships to help skim oil 3 days after the spill. US was not interested
13 countries have offered to help clean up the Gulf & the Obama administration has turned them all down

BP and US authorities ignored superior Belgian cleanup tech | Deep Sea News
“The rig’s on fire! I told you this was gonna happen!” | Mother Jones
BP’s Long History Of Destroying The World

News Clips

The morning the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, a BP executive and a Transocean official argued over how to proceed with the drilling, rig survivors told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview.

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Arianna Huffington, “How much can BP afford?”

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Report: Feds may have lowballed oil flow rate

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During last night’s “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart assessed the ongoing oil spill disaster and the new developments that have occurred. His conclusion: “We are so f–ked.”

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Upright Citizen’s Brigade gave us this masterpiece:

And finally, BP execs in the form of kitties:

“After reading about the devastating oil spill in the Gulf Coast, I decided to make a difference.

These off-putting cats will explain the entire oil spill in just a minute.

I saved you from having to read.


(There’s swearing)”



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