Tuesday, June 29, 2010

BP spent roughly 0% of profit on safety research

Tue Jun 29 - Yahoo!News

Monday night on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow laid out a rather startling set of numbers: In the past three years, BP has netted $58.3 billion in profit, yet has spent only $29 million (0.05% of the profit) on safer-drilling research. Over the same period, BP hasn't spent one penny on researching how to respond to any type of oil spill, much less one as huge as the breach currently fouling the Gulf.

As Maddow pointed out, a BP spokesman recently told the Associated Press that instead of performing its own research on combating oil spills, the company offers support to groups that (allegedly) specialize in spill response. The BP spokesman cited the Marine Spill Response Corp. as one such group.

But when a member of Maddow's staff contacted the Marine Spill Response Corp. to see what type of spill response research it had done, a spokeswoman for the group issued the following statement: "The MSRC is an operational company, not a research and development company."

You can watch the segment at Link below:


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Judge who nixed drilling ban has oil investments..Gee,Who Woulda Thunk It ?



NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana judge who struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has reported extensive investments in the oil and gas industry, according to financial disclosure reports. He's also a new member of a secret national security court.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, a 1983 appointee of President Ronald Reagan, reported owning less than $15,000 in stock in 2008 in Transocean Ltd., the company that owned the sunken Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

*Feldman's 2008 financial disclosure report — the most recent available — also showed investments in Ocean Energy, a Houston-based company, as well as Quicksilver Resources, Prospect Energy, Peabody Energy, Halliburton, Pengrowth Energy Trust, Atlas Energy Resources, Parker Drilling and others. Halliburton was also involved in the doomed Deepwater Horizon project.

Feldman did not respond to requests for comment and to clarify whether he still holds some or all of these investments.



Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

* If you missed this..


Tell Disney: Don’t Pay for Sarah Palin’s “Nature” Show!

Credo Action..


Your paying someone who is dumber than a box of rocks $1 million dollars for each of her shows ? !

Walt Disney’s head must be rolling over in his tank..

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

FYI..Not that I get alot of comments here..

But,I've had to monitor comments here because some jerk has been
Spamming the comments section here for awhile..
And,Blogger hasn't done Swat about it & even though I've sent them the needed info they request, a bunch of times..

I think this is the same Spammer who Spammed the hell out of Sammy's blog..
I might have to stop allowing comments all together if Blogger.com
doesn't do something soon..Yeah right..
Well,hopefully it won't come to that..
I'll try to update things,when & if Blogger.com
gets off their rear ends & does something..

BP Oil Spill Cover Up..

Thanks Gloryoski.. :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Yes Finally ! ! - Jeebus ! It only took 4 years..


Jeebus ! It only took 4 years..
About F-ing Time !


NCAA hands USC two-year bowl game ban, major scholarship reduction in football

The penalties come after a four-year investigation into allegations surrounding Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush and former basketball star O.J. Mayo. The Trojans will lose more than 20 scholarships in football.



"Hello to our friends and fans in domestic surveillance."

Quote of the Day


“If you’ve ever chanted “Drill, Baby Drill”,

please report to the Gulf for cleanup duty.”

-- bartcop reader Joann L, in an e-mail


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hold BP, Halliburton and TransOcean Fully Responsible For The Gulf Oil Catastrophe !


The President offered the excuse the other day that the reason why
there was inadequate environmental vetting for what has become the
Deepwater Horizon oil disaster was that a provision of law had passed
which only permitted 30 days for such a review, making it a practical
impossibility. Of course, that is precisely why corporate lobbyists
for the oil industry inserted into law this crippling of any
attempted regulatory oversight in the first place.

So too with the liability limitation of million on corporate
responsibility for wreaking havoc on our environment. Again, this was
just another corporate irresponsibility safety valve, so they would
not have to even concern themselves about putting all the rest of us
in grave danger. And so they did. It is even being reported that
Transocean made a whopping $270 million profit on the destruction of
their over-insured drilling rig.

Each and every one of these corporate "get out of jail and liability
free" cards must be immediately rescinded, starting with passage of
the "Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act of 2010", S. 3305.
Republican Senators like Murkowski (from Alaska, home of Exxon
Valdez) actually had the gall to argue that "smaller" oil companies
should not be held liable at all for destroying our planet.

Hold Oil Companies Accountable action page:



Just some words of wisdom I added on my petition
to my Senators,Rep. & President Obama..

You Guy's Haven't Held Anyone Accountable For Anything In Wash.D.C. For Quite Awhile..

Your Not Exactly The Rule Of Law Government,Anymore..

But,If You Guys Ever Wanted To Get Off Your Rear Ends And Start Holding Someone Accountable For The Wrong Doing They Have Done,Beside Yourselves Of course,BP Should Be On Your Radar Big Time !

Please Don't Make The Tax Payers Pay For Everything Again..Fight BP..

And,Put Some Damn Regulation Back On The Energy Companies !
Don't You Folks Know What The Word Regulation Means ?
You Had Me Fooled..