There are certain subjects you do not talk about in polite company. There are certain Conspiracy Theories that people are not willing to accept. An example is there is no Gold in Fort Knox and Dominique Strauss Khan was set up for discovering it. Russia Says IMF Chief Jailed For Discovering All US Gold Is Gone. It is why the media have not connected any dots on Global Climate Change despite the Biblical Plaque of Storms, Floods and Fires shown every night on the News. An incredible teachable moment wasted. It is why Al Gore's latest article should be in the N.Y. Times Magazine Section or Time Magazine not in the back of the this week's Rolling Stone. It is why stories of the uprising in Minnesota and the Backstabbing of the Middle Class are never reported by Brian Williamson and the MSM.
Matt Taibbi has to be the best political reporter in the country. He use of hyperbole, like describing Goldman Sachs as a Vampire Squid are now almost legendary. He has done it again, in his new article The Crying Shame of John Boehner. In this expose Taibbi describes how our new speaker is the antithesis of the Tea Party Revolution.
John Boehner is the ultimate Beltway hack, a man whose unmatched and self-serving skill at political survival has made him, after two decades in Washington, the hairy blue mold on the American congressional sandwich. The biographer who somewhere down the line tackles the question of Boehner's legacy will do well to simply throw out any references to party affiliation, because the thing that has made Boehner who he is — the thing that has finally lifted him to the apex of legislative power in America — has almost nothing to do with his being a Republican.
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I have not seen this info here, if it has been put up I will withdraw diary.
Oil and gas are leaking from the seabed surrounding the BP Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida told Andrea Mitchell today on MSNBC. Nelson, one of the most informed and diligent Congressmen on the BP gulf oil spill issue, has received reports of leaks in the well, located in the Mississippi Canyon sector. This is potentially huge and devastating news.
If Nelson is correct in that assertion, and he is smart enough to not make such assertions lightly, so I think they must be taken at face value, it means the well casing and well bore are compromised and the gig is up on containment pending a completely effective attempt to seal the well from the bottom via successful "relief wells". In fact, I have confirmed with Senator Nelson’s office that they are fully aware of the breaking news and significance of what the Senator said to Andrea Mitchell.
Furthermore, contrary to the happy talk propounded by BP, the Obama Administration and the press, the likely success of the "relief well" effort on the first try in August is nowhere near a certainty; and certainly nowhere near the certainty it is being painted as. ...
We’re all fucked. I’m fucked. You’re fucked. The whole [thing] is fucked. It’s the biggest cock-up ever. We’re all completely fucked.
The Top Kill attempts have failed, and the Government has given its response.
He (President Obama) said US Energy Secretary Steven Chu was leading a team of "the world's top scientists, engineers and experts" in devising a contingency plan should the "top kill" attempt fail.
In such a scenario, "there could be oil coming up until August when the relief wells...are finished," Carol Browner, special assistant to the president for energy and climate change, told NBC's "Meet The Press."
Appearing on CBS's "Face the Nation," Ms. Browner added that government experts believe BP's containment operation could result in a temporary 20% increase in the volume of oil spilling from the well. That's because the company will cut off a kink in the pipe that currently seems to be holding back some of the gusher, Ms. Browner said. She added that government experts believe the increase could last four to seven days.
It feels obvious to many of us watching the horror that BP has wrought to the Gulf of Mexico, that the President is not doing enough. British Petroleum is going to be the First Corporation to Kill an Entire Ocean™. How many times does BP get to fail? When I fail I loose clients. We as Americans are loosing our 1/3 of our Coastline, our most productive fishery for a few gallons of oil, more greenhouse gases and bigger bonuses for BP Executives and BP Green-Washers.
As we all know by know any regulation that could get in the way of free enterprise has been gutted or ignored under the Bu$h Administration. Only the better to help loot and steal with a briefcase. Now, thanks to little-noticed report from the agency’s inspector general, we have a detailed glimpse into other bad behavior by some SEC employees. I also believe Chariman Cox should be arrested for dereliction of duty.
Here are some highlights of the report as reported by ProPublica.org.here the links to the article and IG's report
Jim Kunstler a dark futurist and peak oiler writes a worthwhile blog. He suggest that Democrats and Anti-Republicans and Progressive Blogosphere types take up a rebranding of the Republican Party.
Their new moniker should be: the party that wrecked America
In his Blog entitled A Ripe Moment Knustler rails about the malfeasance and negligence of the regulating officials mainly the Republican Party.
MyRichUncle.com is about to leave 10,000 students that were counting on a student loan to attend college this fall with out loans. Unless you call MyRichUncle.com you will not be notified in a timely manner that their funding source DEUTSCHE BANK AG and other major banks will not be funding Student Loans this fall throught MyRichUncle.com. The management MRU Holdings, Inc. (UNCL) has know this for 2 weeks. Despite pleas from Customer Service Reps that management has a moral and ethical responsibility
to notify the Students affected before fall admissions, and while they have time to do something about it. Instead Senior Management has chosen to do nothing.
Thousands of Student who are about to attend college are about to have a rather nasty surprise. Their Federal Student Loans while approved are not to be funded. My Rich Uncle is a public trade company, the parent company's name is MRU HOLDINGS INC (Nasdaq-GM: UNCL). They are a well know advertiser with right wing sock puppets, Dennis Miller and Dennis Prager. Their funder allegedly DEUTSCHE BANK AG (NYSE: DB) has decided not to fund anymore Student Loans. Management has know this for the last 10 days and has yet to inform any of the students, which could number into the thousand that their approved Student Loans, are no more!!
Congressman Todd Akin does not believe in the Separation of Church and State.Congressman Akin is one of a select group of Congressmen who puts the Fundamentalist Religious point of view of Evangelicals and Neo Cons above the Constitution. Todd is a card-carrying member of the American Taliban. He wants to impose a Biblical World View on America.
I admit it, he just capped it for me. Even though I do not live in PA, I do feel bitter. Maybe it's a West Coast thingy after all he was talking to a left coast crowd. Yes. the Bush Years have left me bitter and with an awful taste in my mouth. I grew up in the 50 and 60 and I do not recognize my country. I do not believe the John Wayne, I watched in all those Movies would either.
Why exactly might I be bitter? Where do I start? How about $3 Trillion wasted, a 100,000 to millions of deaths inflicted needlessly, I may never have enough $ to retire, If I loose my job and can't find a job, it's BK and foreclosure, 8 years of BushCo pumping up our Carbon emissions - Global Warming is the real threat!, what of our manufacturing jobs, the debt crisis, the tent cities emerging on the out skirts of our Cities, food riots because food is being diverted to fuel, the Arctic is melting, Antarctica too, the war on our own people - opps I mean the drug war, the prison/industrial complex, the true media elites, Hill's plundering of Obama, the military/industrial complex, the dumbing down of our schools China's and India's Industrialization and millions of cars and their emissions, Vietnam, Darfur the Holocaust, the transfer of our Industries overseas and the hollowing out of the Middle Class
This little tidbit from Wayne Madsen: Wayne's site is here
"May 1, 2007 -- The DC Madam's client list has official Washington on pins and needles. There is much speculation about the identities of the clients of Deborah Palfrey's Pamela Martin & Associates escort service now said to include a White House economist, the head of a neo-con think tank, Pentagon officials, a corporate CEO, and at least one member of the House of Representatives. Reports that some clients enjoyed "spanking" from the house calling masseuses will certainly increase the scandal factor ten-fold."
Now don't forget ABC has Palfrey's client list. http://rawstory.com/...
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