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Latest official report on BP oil disaster

June 1, 2010

Progress Continues in Drilling Relief Wells The Development Driller III continues to drill the first relief well to a depth of more than 12,000 feet—10 days ahead of schedule—and is beginning to angle the well at…

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Don’t believe food poisoning stories

June 1, 2010

Floating out in the media is a story that the fishermen who became ill while helping BP skim oil off gulf waters were victims of food poisoning. Don’t believe it CNN has covered this and reports…

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BP payouts aren’t enough, layoffs expected

June 1, 2010

From Reuters, “Carol Terrebonne, a wholesale retailer who buys shrimp off the boats in southern Louisiana, laughs when asked about the $5,000 hardship payout she has received from energy giant BP to cushion the economic impact…

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News: Locals comment on BP disaster’s impact

June 1, 2010

From Epoch Times, Sam Camariotes of Sam’s Seafood and Steaks: “The prices have definitely gone up depending on the types of seafood. Shrimp prices have gone up, oysters are off the charts, as well as some…

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Tea Party upset over Outtakes

May 31, 2010

Email from a Pensacola Tea Party protester: Mr. Outzen, I was taken aback by your characterization (in your Vol 11 #20 issue) of tea partiers as displaying “racist-phony anger” compared to the all these disparate people…

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Engineers believe relief wells should work

May 31, 2010

Last week, I heard rumors that the relief wells that are being drilled to stop oil spewing from the Deepwater Horizon well might not work. The email discussed a similar accident off of Australia, known as…

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BP hires uber Barbie

May 31, 2010

BP has found it has too many men speaking for it nationally and will now use its local BP Barbie approach nationwide. “BP Barbie” is my description for the various female community liaisons hired by the…

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Road Trip notes: Dauphin Island

May 30, 2010

The Dauphin lsland trip was uneventful, but great background for later. The island is south of Mobile, past Bellingrath Gardens. It is wider than Santa Rosa Island and has grass and trees, which reminded me more…

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BP ad: We will make it right

May 30, 2010

Full page ads are running across the country, except for the IN, that declare “BP has taken full responsibility for cleaning up the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.” The black and white ad, which probably…

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Next option has risk

May 30, 2010

The new option that BP has for the Deepwater Horizon well is to cut off a kinked portion of the riser and attempt to lower a device over the area that will allow BP to try…

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BP abandons top kill

May 29, 2010

As I predicted, BP is telling media that top kill is not working. Option 3b is to saw off riser and reconnect hose. Only the relief wells will work, folks.…

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Prisoners used by BP at Dauphin Island

May 29, 2010

Visiting Dauphin Island,Ala. today. No tarballs, shore lined with hay. BP has a staging area under heavy security. Controversy over BP contractor using work release inmates. Mayor upset he wasn’t notified. The company, SG & S…

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News: BP buses in workers for Obama visit

May 29, 2010

WDSU in New Orleans is reporting: Officials from Jefferson Parish claim BP bused 400 cleanup workers into Grand Isle on Friday in time for a visit from President Barack Obama. Read more…

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Nodine sits in jail

May 29, 2010

…and, according to the Mobile Press Register, the Feds want to keep him there. The former Mobile County Commissioner resigned this past week to avoid an impeachment trial. He has been indicted for drug possession and…