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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#1 Jun 14, 2010
Why is the Maggot Obama allowing BP to answer the FAA Phones and grant or Deny Media Fly Over access to the Gulf Oil Spill?

How much did BP Pay Obama and his crew for this control of the FAA?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#2 Jun 14, 2010
New oil numbers may mean more environmental damage: Obama preventing Media coverage

Associated Press Writers Seth Borenstein And Harry R. Weber,
June 11, 2010

HOUSTON – New numbers showing the amount of oil gushing from a well in the Gulf of Mexico may be double as much as previously thought means the crude is likely to travel farther away, threatening more birds, fish and other wildlife that call the fragile waters their home, scientists said Friday.

The new figures could mean 42 million gallons to more than 100 million gallons of oil have already fouled the Gulf's delicate ecosystem and are affecting people who live, work and play along the coast from Louisiana to Florida — and perhaps beyond.

More oil means the giant gooey cloud can spread out over a greater distance, having far worse consequences for the environment, said Paul Montagna, a marine biologist at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.

"Doubling the amount of oil does not have a linear effect, it doesn't double the consequences, it may instead have quadruple the consequences," Montagna, who studies the Gulf of Mexico deep sea reefs and other underwater ecosystems, said.

Last week, Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, tried to bring a small group of journalists with him on a trip he was taking through the gulf on a Coast Guard vessel. Mr. Nelson’s office said the Coast Guard agreed to accommodate the reporters and camera operators. But at about 10 p.m. on the evening before the trip, someone from the Department of Homeland Security’s legislative affairs office called the senator’s office to tell them that no journalists would be allowed.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_gulf_oil_spill;... --

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/us/10access...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#3 Jun 14, 2010
Obama admin & BP make Efforts to Limit the Flow of Spill News

By JEREMY W. PETERS
Published: June 9, 2010

Last week, Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, tried to bring a small group of journalists with him on a trip he was taking through the gulf on a Coast Guard vessel. Mr. Nelson’s office said the Coast Guard agreed to accommodate the reporters and camera operators. But at about 10 p.m. on the evening before the trip, someone from the Department of Homeland Security’s legislative affairs office called the senator’s office to tell them that no journalists would be allowed.

When the operators of Southern Seaplane in Belle Chasse, La., called the local Coast Guard-Federal Aviation Administration command center for permission to fly over restricted airspace in Gulf of Mexico, they made what they thought was a simple and routine request.

A pilot wanted to take a photographer from The Times-Picayune of New Orleans to snap photographs of the oil slicks blackening the water. The response from a BP contractor who answered the phone late last month at the command center was swift and absolute: Permission denied.

“We were questioned extensively. Who was on the aircraft? Who did they work for?” recalled Rhonda Panepinto, who owns Southern Seaplane with her husband, Lyle.“The minute we mentioned media, the answer was:‘Not allowed.’”

Journalists struggling to document the impact of the oil rig explosion have repeatedly found themselves turned away from public areas affected by the spill, and not only by BP and its contractors, but by local law enforcement, the Coast Guard and government officials.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/us/10access...

Obama = Fascism. Hugo Chavez is Proud of Obama.
Ross

Fruitland Park, FL

#4 Jun 14, 2010
Democrats will stonewall any decision by the FAA in an attempt to prevent the use of this technology on our southern border. Democrats want this border to remain open to illegals.

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#5 Jun 14, 2010
This prophetic article said they would turn and use them on the American people using the border issue as a pretext is just one more facist move by the NWO and this administration to create the 4t5h Reich.

Drones, Cowboys and the Right to Surrender

http://www.infowars.com/drones-cowboys-and-th...

Cowards with a joystick. No wonder the world dislikes the west. Cant even fight like men lol.....or is it women.
Kenyaz57

Osceola, IN

#6 Jun 14, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
Why is the Maggot Obama allowing BP to answer the FAA Phones and grant or Deny Media Fly Over access to the Gulf Oil Spill?
How much did BP Pay Obama and his crew for this control of the FAA?
BP owns Obama, Obama's party acts like their for the little guy when in fact their in bed with big money.Oama is a sell out !

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#7 Jun 14, 2010
couple that article with the new census's and Lockheed Martin along with Northcom setting up a control grid ( matrix) across America.

The FAA should tell them to go stuff it. They can park a K-12 Lockheed sat over the area's of concern.

ACLU Files FOIA On Brigade Deployed in U.S.

http://www.infowars.com/aclu-files-foia-on-br...
Shady Lady

Barrington, IL

#8 Jun 14, 2010
Obama knows if the American people see what he has really caused with his Gangster Government, taking money to look the other way on B Ps inspections, we would revolt. The party trying to sell us Global Warming, a complete scam, are trying to keep us from seeing the total devestation caused by Obama's oil spill. He, and B P have lied about every aspect of this disaster. We are nearing the 60th day, and the Democrats still don't want to face up to it. It's pathetic/
Lucretia

North Ridgeville, OH

#9 Jun 14, 2010
Shady Lady, Face, it toots, you're the one who is pathetic,

Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s National Energy Policy Task Force concluded in May 2001 that “advanced, more energy efficient drilling and production methods: reduce emissions; practically eliminate spills from offshore platforms; and enhance worker safety, lower risk of blowouts, and provide better protection of groundwater resources.”

At that time, with two oilmen in the White House and two more Texans leading an emboldened Republican majority in the House of Representatives, Big Oil had an unprecedented opportunity to set U.S. energy policy.

Big Oil did not miss the opportunity. A deeper look at the energy legislation based on Cheney’s secret energy task force underscores how the unabashedly pro-oil policies and permissive regulatory environment created during the Bush administration set the stage for Cheney’s Katrina—the BP oil catastrophe.

The House Republican leadership had extensive ties to Big Oil. Former Rep. Dick Armey (R-TX), the majority leader from 1995 to 2003, received more money from oil and gas interests than he received from any other industry during his nearly two decades in Congress. The oil industry was also the biggest backer of former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX), who represented a Houston-area district and served first as majority whip and then majority leader following Armey’s retirement.

After Cheney’s secret energy task force released its National Energy Policy Report in May 2001, House Republicans almost immediately tried to enact much of it into law. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Bill Tauzin (R-LA), another favorite of Big Oil who received nearly $600,000 in campaign cash from the industry, had a bill on the House floor within two and a half months. The so-called SAFE Act revealed exactly what Cheney and his allies meant by a “decent regard” for the environment.

Among the many egregious provisions in the 2001 bill (H.R. 4) were:

Taxpayer funds to reimburse oil companies for the costs of complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (Sec. 6234)

A suspension of royalties on tens of millions of barrels of oil produced in the Gulf of Mexico—especially from deepwater wells like the one now spewing into the gulf (Sec. 6202)

Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling—with expedited leasing, limited judicial review, and lip service to environmental concerns (Div. F, Title V)

While disagreements with the Democratically controlled Senate prevented final passage of a bill during the 107th Congress from January 2001 to January 2003, Cheney and his Big Oil-backed allies came back with a vengeance later in 2003 after seizing control of the Senate.

The House, with Tom DeLay now serving as majority leader, quickly passed an even more sweeping bill that fulfilled the pro-oil blueprint crafted by Cheney’s secret energy task force. Conference negotiations largely excluded Democrats and added provisions not passed by either chamber. The conference report that emerged “included the worst provisions of both bills,” such as:

An exemption for all oil and gas construction activities, including roads, drill pads, pipeline corridors, refineries, and compressor stations from having to obtain a permit controlling polluted stormwater runoff caused by construction activities, as previously required under the Clean Water Act (Sec. 328)...

Lucretia

North Ridgeville, OH

#10 Jun 14, 2010
...Applicants for federal drilling permits could take up to two years to comply with application requirements, but would have given the Bureau of Land Management only 10 days to make decisions on drilling permit applications (Sec. 348).

Sweeping new authority for the Department of Interior to permit new energy projects in the Outer Continental Shelf without adequate oversight or standards (Sec. 321).

A $2 billion program to encourage already-profitable oil companies to drill in “ultra deepwater”(Title IX, Subtitle E part II).

The House passed the conference report the same day it was filed. Fortunately, one of “the most anti-environment pieces of legislation in recent memory” fell victim to a bipartisan filibuster in the Senate and was never brought to a final vote.

Cheney finally finds success
Republicans retained the White House (with the help of over $2.5 million from the oil and gas industry) and increased their majorities in both houses of Congress following the 2004 election. Rep. Tauzin retired and was replaced as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee by another Cheney ally, the equally pro-oil Joe Barton of Texas—the recipient of more than $1.4 million in campaign cash from the oil and gas industry.

Barton shepherded a bill through the House that included tens of billions in subsidies for Big Oil and other forms of dirty energy and dozens of other provisions to reduce or eliminate royalties paid by Big Oil to taxpayers, waive or eliminate environmental and safety reviews, and otherwise enhance Big Oil’s ability to exploit our natural resources with little or no oversight and with maximum profit.

Lobbying records show that Andrew Lundquist, the executive director of Cheney’s energy task force, left government to become a lobbyist (at a firm later joined by since-jailed Deputy Secretary of the Interior Stephen J. Griles) and was actively lobbying on the legislation on behalf of BP and other energy companies.

One of the worst elements of what has come to be known as the “Dick Cheney energy bill” had a direct role in eliminating the kind of regulatory oversight that may have prevented the blowout of BP’s Mississippi Canyon 252 well on April 20 of this year. Section 390 of the legislation dramatically expanded the circumstance under which drilling operations could forego environmental reviews and be approved almost immediately under so-called “categorical exclusions” from the National Environmental Policy Act.

The use of such exclusions went on to widespread abuse under the Bush administration. BP’s blown-out well did not undergo an environmental review thanks to a categorical exclusion.(BP was lobbying as recently as April to expand the use of such exclusions.)

The expansion of categorical exclusions in the bill is far from the only giveaway to Big Oil at the expense of the environment and taxpayers. Other troubling provisions include:

Tens of billions in subsidies for dirty energy, paid for by deficit spending.

Exempted hydraulic fracturing, a process invented by Cheney’s former employer Halliburton, from the Safe Drinking Water Act (Sec. 322).

Relieved oil companies of paying royalties to the taxpayers for millions of barrels of oil produced from deepwater wells (Sec. 345).

Permanently exempted all oil and gas construction activities, including roads, drill pads, pipeline corridors, refineries, and compressor stations from having to obtain a permit controlling polluted stormwater runoff caused by construction activities, as previously required under the Clean Water Act (Sec. 323)....
Lucretia

North Ridgeville, OH

#11 Jun 14, 2010
...Required a study to “identify and explain how legislative, regulatory, and administrative programs or processes restrict or impede the development of identified resources and the extent that they affect domestic supply, such as moratoria, lease terms and conditions, operational stipulations and requirements, approval delays by the federal government and coastal states, and local zoning restrictions for onshore processing facilities and pipeline landings.”

Such “impediments” could typically include policies and regulations designed to protect human health, fish and wildlife, wild lands, and valuable cultural and historic sites on public lands (Sec. 357).

Weakened states’ ability under the Coastal Zone Management Act to have a say in projects and federal activities that affect their coasts including limiting appeals related to pipeline construction or offshore oil development (Sec. 381-82).

Allowed oil companies to have their leases reinstated if they had been terminated because of nonpayment of rental fees during Bush’s first term (Sec. 371).

Created a loophole to allow oil companies to drill under a national seashore by transferring the mineral rights to private ownership or ownership by the state of Texas (Sec. 373).

The Energy Policy Act of 2005, signed by President George W. Bush on August 8, 2005, achieved many of the goals set out by Cheney’s secret task force in 2001 and ushered in a new era of deregulation, self-regulation, and utter disregard for environmental and safety laws.

It also coincided with a culture of deep and widespread corruption at the Interior Department, including the Minerals Management Service.

This era unquestionably set the stage for the BP oil catastrophe—Cheney’s Katrina."

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2010/0...

Now, you have a nice day Shady.
Rico

Guatemala City, Guatemala

#12 Jun 14, 2010
Now this is going to be interesting!!!

Covert unmanned flights, in our very own neighbor-hood, bet their hunting those Taliban leaders we hear so much about...

Give an inch, they'll take a mile, one encroachment at a time, I'm feeling safer already, just talking about it...

Looks like,'We the People' will never get their country back!!!!!!!
Shady Lady

Barrington, IL

#13 Jun 14, 2010
You said something Lucretia??
ascendo tuum

Palo Alto, CA

#14 Jun 14, 2010
Shady Lady wrote:
You said something Lucretia??
Ya...facts.... you know... kernels of valuable information, compiled in a complete and logical..... never mind. It was obviously wasted on you.
TedsLiver

United States

#15 Jun 14, 2010
Drones would be good on the border.

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#16 Jun 15, 2010
Shady Lady wrote:
Obama knows if the American people see what he has really caused with his Gangster Government, taking money to look the other way on B Ps inspections, we would revolt. The party trying to sell us Global Warming, a complete scam, are trying to keep us from seeing the total devestation caused by Obama's oil spill. He, and B P have lied about every aspect of this disaster. We are nearing the 60th day, and the Democrats still don't want to face up to it. It's pathetic/
The Gansta's are getting far worse then one might imagine. Firstly, this speaks volumes; that Astra Zeneca is turning all of its future research attention to 'psycho-trophics'. Couple that with Obama's Executive Order mandating healthy 'Lifestyle Behavior Modification' and the ominous forbodings of 1984 begin to appear worse then imagined.

Full article on this Executive Order and mandate below.

http://nannystateliberationfront.net/2010/06/...
Achron

United States

#18 Jun 16, 2010
One Nation, Under Surveillance

or as our forefather put it "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

And, you will lose both......
rut ro rorge

Springfield, IL

#19 Jun 16, 2010
jesus dont like unwarranted searches

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#20 Jun 17, 2010
Achron wrote:
One Nation, Under Surveillance
or as our forefather put it "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
And, you will lose both......
Keep your powder Dry

National Guard Training for Mass Detentions.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/nationa...

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#21 Jun 18, 2010
We are going into a high debt tyranny. Although the COP 15 was for the most part overturned a carbon taxation “Green’ this or that is being set up on State and Federal levels. Examples will be found in Taxing toilet paper or Fido because Fido eats meat. Already in California the gubenator has placed a 32 inch limit on LCD television screens. The Cap and Trade if passed will allow for the first time in America’s history for its people to be paying a tax to a global government. This is their ace in the hole in many ways to do what COP 15 was not allowed to do. It’s a huge shell game.

There was talk about a government agency to take vans equipped with heat sensing devices and X ray everyone’s house for leaks and taxing accordingly if a person doesn’t insulate their house. There are plenty of private companies at peoples free will and request who can provide this service and more can come online. Allowing the Government to use carbon footprinting as a pretext to x- ray with infrared peoples homes is the other side of the coin in their plans to create a matrix. Already Northcom and Lockheed Martin are in league setting up a digital mapping control grid across America. The new census’s they sent out as a beta test to certain area’s of the country inquired upon the resident citizen such intrusive questions as ‘what time do you take your children to school’. When in both fact an reality the only question by law and Constitution one has to answer is how many people live in the home for a count of Representatives use.
They are painting houses as well in their cyber reality matrix control grid. Red, Blue, Yellow etc to show possible threats to the powers that be based on ones belief system. In time they will swoop down on a neighborhood as they did in the former Soviet Union and cart people off. When the people in the neighborhoods saw this happening they pretended they saw nothing. Such was the grip of fear and intimidation leveled on the Soviet peoples. In the Gulags political prisoners were given massive doses of Lithium so that a type of diabetes set in.
It would be wonderful to think otherwise. That light at the end of the tunnel was not in fact a mirror as they come up behind us with their tyrannical plans. This is why they have spent years militarizing the police to act as a rear guard while they rip the country off and take the money offshore. Imploding economies is a dirty business and never before have they attempted this on such a grand scale as in the last 8 yrs in America.

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