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New Vichy government forming in Tallahassee

May 17, 2010

When the Germans conquered France during the WWII, Marshal Philippe Pétain and his Vichy government collaborated with the Germans.The French police and the state militia captured Jews and other undesirables and shipped them off to the…

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More notes from Eunice

May 17, 2010

While visiting Eunice I spoke with offshore workers and their families. It was an intense seven hours of conversations done after a six-hour drive. Eunice is smalltown USA – with its share of quirky, colorful characters.…

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What Miller could be telling EPA

May 17, 2010

While our Congressman Jeff Miller is telling EPA to approve the dispersants being used to hide the BP Oil Spill. Congressman Edward Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the dangers…

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Meek: Too small to fail

May 17, 2010

Congressman Kendrick Meek, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, stopped by the IN offices for a few minutes before his meeting with the PNJ editorial board. Meek held an open forum last night on offshore drilling…

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Help offer from Germany

May 17, 2010

This email appears to be legitimate – here is the company’s website, schaco.com: The German environment dpt has already informed British Petrol to get in contact with us, but all information moved slowly. In the meantime…

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Damn scientists mess up Miller’s BP world

May 16, 2010

The New York Times has a disturbing article on the size of the oil spill underwater, where Congressman Miller and BP don’t want us to look. Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes, including one as large…

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What Miller should be saying

May 16, 2010

Fox News’ Shepard Smith closed Friday evening’s “FOX Report” with a sharp commentary directed at BP CEO Tony Hayward. Smith, Ole Miss grad who grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast said, “If you think the…

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Impressions of Eunice, La

May 15, 2010

Ryan Hatler gave me an introduction into the heart of Acadia. Oil is king here. Average wage $90k which beats Escambia Co. $8/hr. People were open and straight- forward. Oil dominates life. Support for victims of…

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In south Louisiana

May 15, 2010

I am in Lafayette Parish to interview oil workers. Got on the road at 3 am. Rainstorm has hit area. Now stuck in traffic jam on I-10. First interview will be over a breakfast of boudin…

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Beast Corps: Latest on oil

May 14, 2010

From our Mobile Beast Corps correspondent, Dawn Butler: Admiral Thad Allan is in charge of the US Coast Guard response, so he was at Dauphin Island, Alabama Friday. He said the response has been the same…