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Video Shows Federal Officials Knew Quickly of Potential for Massive Oil Flow in Gulf Spill
AL.com / Birmingham Press-Register ^ | 5/1/2010 - Yes, MAY 1st | Ben Raines

Posted on 06/14/2010 6:46:10 PM PDT by unspun

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To: penelopesire
Zero caught in yet another lie ping!

I'm not watching his charade tomorrow night. I'll read the reports of it here.

51 posted on 06/14/2010 11:33:42 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: JimSEA

I believe you are correct.


52 posted on 06/14/2010 11:48:12 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: unspun

Bump!


53 posted on 06/15/2010 3:31:04 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Dems vetted Alvin Greene as well as they did Obama. "Republican plant" aka "blame Bush")
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To: unspun

54 posted on 06/15/2010 3:43:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: unspun; waterhill; mylife; AuntB

Bookmark and ping again!


55 posted on 06/15/2010 3:45:54 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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To: Envisioning
BUMP----

So while the Chicago and DC mob were raking in $$$$$$$,
the government played "mickey the dunce".

1) Pres_ _ent Obama and Rahm and the DNC gets $$$$$ from BP ............. check
"Obama biggest recipient of BP cash
.. more than $3.5 million…with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama"

"British Petroleum (BP) pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign"

"White House chief tied to BP adviser"

"Top PR firm for BP tied to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel"

Bombshell expose'. The real money is in the use of dispersements.
NALCO is based in Chicago with subsidiaries in Brazil, Russia, India, China and Indonesia. "

FACTOID:
Oil dispersant manufacturer NALCO is associated with Exelon
which was Rahm Emanuel's first big deal on Wall Street,
and with ComEd -for which Axelrod did the PR which Bill Ayers' father was CEO.
ComED & Exelon are connected to NALCO through UChicago Argonne and Fermilab.
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC--Stimulus Contract: $163,724,912.00 DOE May 22, 2009

Million gallons of dispersant have been deployed containing PCB

Agencies to Study Dispersant Use and Ecosystem Impacts of Dispersed Oil in the Gulf of Mexico"


2) The secret reasons for the $$$$$ to Obama ............. check
BP oil leak: Fallen Deepwater Horizon was tapping second largest oil deposit in the world"


3) Pres_ _ent Obama exempts BP from normal requirements ......... check
U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study (Obama let it happen)"

Gulf oil spill: BP has a long record of legal, ethical violations "

Federal Regulator Repeatedly Failed to Inspect Deepwater Horizon "

"U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study"

"Obama admin exempted BP's Gulf drilling from environmental impact study "

"Obama sheltered BP's Deepwater Horizon rig from regulatory requirement"

"Red Flags Were Ignored Aboard Doomed Rig "

"US allowed drilling 'without required permits"

"U.S. Said to Allow Drilling Without Needed Permits"


4) Pres_ _ent Obama, the DNC and BP conspire to create
a dangerous, negligent environment before, during, and after the event ......... check

Rig Survivors: BP Ordered Shortcut On Day Of Blast"

BP's new plan risks worsening oil spill"

Internal Documents Show Early Worries About Safety of Rig"

BP reports warning signs before gulf oil rig explosion"

"Heated Argument on Rig Hours Before Blast ( Deepwater Horizon oil spill )"

"Workers on doomed BP oil rig: Corners were cut to save money"

"BP Used Riskier Method to Seal Oil Well Before Blast"

"U.S. oil drilling regulator ignored experts' red flags on environmental risks"


5) Pres_ _ent Obama, BP, and the DNC begin the obstruction ......... check
"Coast Guard Logs Show Administration Knew Extent of Oil Spill within 24 Hours"

"There Was 'Nobody in Charge' (Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Fire)"

Limited Media Access to Oil Spill"

"McCarthy: Obama hasn't returned call of lawmaker representing district of rig!! "

"Obama sat on sand berm request 2 weeks, still no reply"

"Frustration over sand barriers boils in Louisiana as federal government offers few answers"


6) Pres_ _ent Obama, BP and the DNC begin the coverup ......... check
"BP well may be spewing 100,000 barrels a day"

In their most tenacious effort to control the 'spin' on the worst oil spill disaster in the history,
BP has purchased top internet search engine words so they can re-direct people away from real news on the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe."

BP's Photo Blockade of the Gulf Oil Spill"

BP buses in 400 for photo op with Obama

"BP shipped in workers for president's visit"

"Oil Spill - CBS Threatened With Arrest For Filming The Oil Spill (Coast Guard: "This Is BP's Rules."

"Lab Chosen To Test Oil Spill Water & Animal Samples Has Ties To BP"

President Delays Oil Spill Recovery Efforts For San Francisco Fundraiser With Getty Oil Heirs"


7) The REAL DEAL: Pres_ _ent Obama displays utter incompetance (again) ......... check
MILES OF OIL CONTAINMENT BOOM in Warehouse- Just Sitting- Waiting For BP or US to Collect (Video!)"

"Louisianans take oil cleanup in own hands as frustration mounts."

"The President couldn't determine if MMS head Elizabeth Birnbaum was fired or she resigned."

"President Obama Returns to LA to Assess the Oil Crisis"


8) The REAL DEAL: Pres_ _ent Obama destroys America (again) ......... check
"Analysis: Could U.S. Lose 200 Rigs by the End of Summer? "

56 posted on 06/15/2010 3:53:34 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: unspun

http://maroonedinmarin.blogspot.com/2010/06/inaction-on-oil-spill-explained-obamas.html


57 posted on 06/15/2010 4:06:10 AM PDT by stratman1969 (Regime Change Begins November 2, 2010)
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To: April Lexington
room full of civil service protected, union members dressed like hillbillies pretending to have a friggin clue

and probably half of those clueless and useless are double, if not triple, dippin.....

58 posted on 06/15/2010 4:36:40 AM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: onyx

I can’t stand to see or hear him either. He is revolting and so are the people that still prop him up and believe in him after everything he is doing to our country. My sister and I can barely have a civil discussion anymore because of that man.


59 posted on 06/15/2010 5:50:13 AM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: Hoodat

Going in the FReeper Keeper file! Thanks for putting it all in one place!


60 posted on 06/15/2010 5:51:22 AM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: hoosiermama

high crimes and misdemeanors and dereliction of duty!


61 posted on 06/15/2010 6:04:04 AM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: unspun

62 posted on 06/15/2010 6:11:43 AM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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To: Cobra64
Trivia: American consumers and small businesses spill more than 9 million gallons of gasoline each year. That's the equivalent of an oil supertanker
63 posted on 06/15/2010 6:24:02 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Diogenesis

Thanks — bookmarked.


64 posted on 06/15/2010 6:27:40 AM PDT by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
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To: unspun

bump


65 posted on 06/15/2010 6:31:31 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: Hoodat

Yes, thank you. See also, from Unified Command spokesperson:

http://investigatingobama.blogspot.com/2010/06/video-shows-us-government-well-aware-in.html


66 posted on 06/15/2010 6:41:58 AM PDT by unspun (It's individual, state & national sovereignties, 'stupid' - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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67 posted on 06/15/2010 6:48:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: unspun

Folks, what has slowed up the process for RECOVERY, is that this disaster was not PLANNED for. When you plan for such things, you identify obstacles. In this case, the obstacles had to be overcome one by one, instead of being seamless because of pre-planning.

Local responders knew what they needed to do, but just after the spill, BP initiated ITS own emergency plane, which I am certain it HAS. This is SOP!!!!! It is what SHOULD happen. What happened NEXT was a Cluster F*** of people, all with Jurisdiction seeing who could pee farther. This is what PRE-PLANNING for emergency management is FOR. It ELIMINATES the pissing contest over jurisdiction, and makes the process a managed one.

Here is where the Obama administration fell down yet again.

THEY PROVIDED NO EMERGENCY MANAGER WITH COMMAND AUTHORITY.

That is ESSENTIAL in situations like this, and they did NOTHING. So the pissing contest continued, and got worse as more and more feds, locals and military (Coast Guard) got involved, and progress of ANY sort ground to a halt.

THAT is what broke down here. Mark my words.


68 posted on 06/15/2010 7:13:01 AM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: Diogenesis
Deep Water Royalty Relief Act (S.395)

In 1995, both houses of Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed the Deep Water Royalty Relief Act (S.395), which granted a royalty "holiday" to oil and gas companies drilling in government-owned deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico for leases sold between 1996 and 2000.

Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (S. 3711/H.R. 6111)

In 2006, Congress passed and the President signed the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Senate Energy Committee Chairman Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), coauthored the plan to open 8.3 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico and share 37.5 percent of the new royalty revenues, dedicated to coastal protection, with Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama. An additional 12.5 percent will be dedicated to the state side of the Land and Conservation Fund, which funds the acquisition of parks and green spaces across the country.[8] An industry-led coalition called the Consumer Alliance for Energy Security applauded passage of the bill and claimed that they “played a prominent role” in winning its passage.

Allegations of fraudulent underpayment of royalties by oil and gas companies

POGO [government respecting unionization should be neutral] and whistleblowers file suit against oil companies in mid-nineties During the mid-nineties, whistleblowers and the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), a government watchdog group, filed suit against sixteen oil companies for failing to pay their required royalties. POGO’s suit was filed under the False Claims Act (FCA), which provides citizens the power to sue on behalf of the federal government for fraud.

Clinton Interior Dept. error leads to lost revenue for federal government; Bush admin. takes years to fix

In 1998 and 1999, the Interior Department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) under President Clinton issued over 1,000 leases to oil and gas companies which omitted the clause forcing companies to pay royalties if oil prices rose above $34 a barrel and natural gas rose above $4 per thousand cubic feet.[46] The New York Times exposed the problem in a February 14, 2006 article.[47] The Bush administration learned of the mistake, but initially opted not to address it. Interior Secretary Norton stated, “These are binding contracts that the government signed with companies...I don’t think we can change them just because we don’t like them.”[48][49][50]

Royalty-in-Kind (instead of cash payment fill federal reserves) program expands under Bush

Under the Bush administration, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) dramatically expanded its program to take oil and gas royalties-in-kind (RIK), meaning the industry gives the government a portion of the oil and gas it takes from federal lands rather than paying royalties in cash. Much of the oil taken under this program has been used to fill the federal government’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve. A series of pilot programs in the 1990’s were the precursor to this expansion. These pilot programs almost consistently lost money for the government

Bush administration relaxed royalty requirements

In 2004, after oil and gas prices had risen substantially over the previous several years, Interior Secretary Gale Norton offered royalty incentives to shallow-water producers

110th Congress After Democrats took control of Congress following the 2006 congressional elections, the House passed the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007, 264-163.

Ben Lieberman of the Heritage Foundation argued: "Tax hikes on domestic energy also undercut the energy security rationale for the bill. He also described how a requirement to switch over to "politically correct alternative energy sources" would become a burden, as these sources require federal funding to be competitive. He wrote, "Of course, the only reason why a federally mandated Renewable Portfolio Standard is needed in the first place is that that these alternatives are far too expensive to compete otherwise. In effect, Washington is forcing costlier energy options on the public."

All comes down to Money & Government Imposed Restrictions..Tax Them Til They Have To Fail or "Never waste a 'good' crisis"

69 posted on 06/15/2010 7:13:15 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
Trivia: American consumers and small businesses spill more than 9 million gallons of gasoline each year. That's the equivalent of an oil supertanker

But Oil Supertankers don't haul gasoline....They only haul Crude Oil as a general rule...

70 posted on 06/15/2010 8:45:50 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Then I guess Watergate was no big deal vis-a-vis Nixon.
71 posted on 06/15/2010 8:55:11 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: Marine_Uncle
Interesting that this video was able to make it out of the facility.

I guess not everybody in the government isn't a coward or a traitor.

72 posted on 06/15/2010 8:56:53 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: Cobra64
I'll say! I wonder if anyone in that room will pull the trigger in getting this out to the MSM.

FoxNews knows about it.

Will they be Obama's lapdog on this issue?

73 posted on 06/15/2010 8:58:12 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: unspun

OBAMA LIED. THE GULF DIED.


74 posted on 06/15/2010 9:03:35 AM PDT by TheRobb7 (BLAMING BUSH NEVER FED A HUNGRY CHILD.)
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To: TheRobb7; All

Article “final” is going out to numerous venues.

http://investigatingobama.blogspot.com/2010/06/video-shows-us-government-well-aware-in.html


75 posted on 06/15/2010 9:21:46 AM PDT by unspun (It's individual, state & national sovereignties, 'stupid' - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: TheThinker

THey are good people trying to do their jobs, but with no clear cut line of command they are screwed. This is STRAIGHT out of my text book:

“2.2.6 Link Emergency Response to Disaster Recovery and Hazard Mitigation
No clear line separates emergency response and disaster recovery. Some portions of the community will be engaged in emergency response tasks while others conduct recovery tasks. Response planning should be linked to recovery planning, which will speed the process of disaster recovery. It will also ease the integration of hazard mitigation into disaster recovery (Wu and Lindell, 2004). The necessary coordination can be achieved through organizational contacts between officials and personnel responsible for these activities.”
(Perry, Ronald W.. Emergency Planning. John Wiley & Sons, 102006. 56).


76 posted on 06/15/2010 9:27:22 AM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: Boucheau

Which actually means this was the plan all along. The SWAT teams were sent to destroy the evidence & whisk whoever they needed to whisk away off the rigs.

The rig was blown to destroy anything else.

There is only one conclusion: this was a domestic, coordinated, long-planned terrorist attack.


77 posted on 06/15/2010 5:03:24 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

I don’t know if I would call it a “terrorist attack” but it is certainly a means to an end.

Of course they rejected the initial recommendations of engineers, of course they rejected help from other nations and companies, and of course they delayed—they needed it to reach shore.

All they need is a tiny bit of doubt in the people, a tiny bit of guilt to forestall resistance to their carbon tax.

They are masters at using our own ethics (guilt) against us. I don’t find it difficult to defend drilling for oil, but many marshmallow sellouts on the right seem to struggle with it now that the “accidental” spill has occurred.

They will use this to their benefit.

It was a 39% premium increase from Blue Cross to usher in socialized medicine and it is oil spill to usher in a carbon tax.


78 posted on 06/15/2010 5:16:03 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: unspun
From Steve McIntyre at CLIMATE AUDIT on June 2:

“Did any of you know that the US supposedly has a National Contingency Plan for dealing with very large oil spills? And that EPA has legal responsibility for maintaining readiness for such an eventuality? Who knew? I’ve watched hours of coverage and this hasn’t been mentioned anywhere.”

http://climateaudit.org/2010/06/02/epa-and-the-national-contingency-plan/

79 posted on 06/15/2010 10:04:41 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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