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  • Coast Residents Disguise Themselves as Palestinians in Attempt to Gain White House Recognition

    06/29/2010 7:22:08 PM PDT · by TheVitaminPress · 7 replies
    The Vitamin Press ^ | 06/29/10 | Kip Hooker
    Orange Beach, Ala- After seventy-some days of being ignored by the Obama Administration several residents of the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast’s have taken to some very desperate measures in an effort to bring their plight to the attention of the White House and -hopefully- secure some much needed help in avoiding the destruction of their homes livelihood and way of life. Among some of the more extreme of these measures has been a group of person’s along those states who have started disguising themselves as Palestinians in an effort to gain not only the attention of the...
  • Silent Victims Of Oil Spill, Wildlife

    06/22/2010 5:41:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl ^ | June 22, 2010 | annem040359
    This video shows efforts by men and women to both rescue the wildlife of the Gulf of Mexico affected by the horrible oil spill. God Bless those folks who have step up to the plate in this much needed service.
  • Florida Real Estate Prices: Guess Which Direction This Chart Will Go

    06/21/2010 10:42:44 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 6-21-2010 | Mac Slavo
    Florida Real Estate Prices: Guess Which Direction This Chart Will Go Housing-Market / US Housing Jun 20, 2010 - 03:01 PM By: Mac Slavo The US real estate market all but fell off a cliff two years ago. Though there has been a very minor recovery, or rather, stabilization, in home prices, we recently pointed out that it makes sense to be gloomy. For those living anywhere near the gulf coast there has been no recovery, or really, any stabilization, as depicted by the follow chart from With a complete loss in the Gulf coast tourism industry we can...
  • Gulf Coast Restoration Just Another Empty Promise?

    06/19/2010 9:49:23 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 1 replies · 91+ views ^ | 06/19/10 | CaroleL
    According to the Obama administration, formulating a long-term Gulf Coast restoration plan can be done in someone's spare time. And all the duties of the Secretary of the Navy can be accomplished in less time than it takes the average person to do their full-time job. That's the message coming from the White House in response to complaints that current Navy Secretary and former Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus will keep his current position even after President Barack Obama chose him to develop that restoration plan. "The president talked to the governor about this, and they both agreed that he had...
  • Now Most Americans Think Gulf Wildlife And Beaches Will NEVER Recover

    06/16/2010 8:47:30 AM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 677+ views
    Now Most Americans Think Gulf Wildlife And Beaches Will NEVER Recover Gus Lubin Jun. 16, 2010, 11:31 AM Image: the sierra club A new Gallup poll shows most people are very pessimistic about the oil spill. 59% of Americans say local wildlife will never cover. 49% say local beaches will never recover. Nearly everyone thinks wildlife and beaches will take more than ten years to recover. Most people say the spill will hurt the economy (83%), push up gas prices (79%), and push up food prices (79%). The polling numbers tell you everything you need to know about major publicity...
  • Oil estimate raised to 35,000-60,000 barrels a day

    06/15/2010 3:59:02 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 30 replies · 969+ views
    CNN ^ | 06/15/2010 | Wire Staff
    Government officials Tuesday increased the estimate of oil flowing into the Gulf to between 35,000 and 60,000 barrels (1.5 million to 2.5 million gallons) per day, up to 50 percent more than previously estimated. The government's previous estimate, issued last week, was 20,000 to 40,000 barrels per day. The change was "based on updated information and scientific assessments," and was reached by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and Chair of the National Incident Command's Flow Rate Technical Group Marcia McNutt, the Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center said.
  • Obama Encourages Gulf Tourism Despite Oil Spill (What Tourism?)

    06/14/2010 3:38:05 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies · 426+ views ^ | June 14, 2010 | annem040359
    Wow, President Barak Obama, while down in the Gulf of Mexico for the fourth time, to check up on how the oil spill and its clean up is going on, says to everyone around the country to take a vacation trip to the Gulf, encouraging tourism during the summer.
  • Is President Obama displaying the proper demeanor over the Gulf oil disaster? Freep this poll.

    06/14/2010 6:29:15 AM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 12 replies · 770+ views
    CNN Online ^ | 6/14/10 | Howard Morrison
    Freep this poll re: Obama's response to the oil spill. Lower right side of the page.
  • Obama Is Kicking The Gulf Coast's Ass

    06/11/2010 8:31:12 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 9 replies · 345+ views ^ | 06/11/10 | CaroleL
    President Barack Obama's most recent piece of performance art has him saying his meetings on the oil spill crisis are to figure out "whose ass to kick." According to Louisiana's LaFource Parish President Charlotte Randolph, he's already started kicking and the target is not the hindquarters of any oil company exec, contractor or corrupt government official - it's the people he's supposed to be helping.
  • The Real Nightmare Will Be When A Hurricane Picks Up The Oil And Paints The Gulf Coast Black

    06/07/2010 8:10:31 PM PDT · by blam · 96 replies · 273+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 6-7-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Oil Guru: The Real Nightmare Will Be When A Hurricane Picks Up The Oil And Paints The Gulf Coast Black Joe Weisenthal Jun. 7, 2010, 10:15 PM Don't watch this video of oil guru Matthew Simmons on Dylan Ratigan if you're in the US and you're about to go to sleep. The Houston energy banker and author of Twilight in the Desert says we basically have two options: Let the well run dry (taking 30 years, and probably ruining the Atlantic ocean) or nuking the well. Barring those things, the best move would be to use supertankers to suck up...
  • Oil and gas flowing to ship from containment cap

    06/04/2010 8:07:58 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 107 replies · 3,718+ views
    NY Post ^ | 06/04/2010 | Staff
    BP announced Friday that oil and gas was being received on board the Discoverer Enterprise, a deepwater drillship, following the successful installation of a device to capture oil spewing from a mile-deep leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The successful placement of a containment cap above the Deepwater Horizon's failed blow-out preventer (BOP) followed the cutting of the riser pipe from the top of the BOP's lower marine riser package (LMRP).
  • The Gulf & Golf: Oil Continues to Gush & Contaminate Louisiana Coastline, & Obama Golfs… Again

    05/27/2010 5:45:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies · 409+ views
    Frugal Café ^ | May 23, 2010 | Vicki McClure Davidson
    Fore! Raise your hand if you’re sick to the marrow of your bones reading about Obama golfing, or playing basketball, or swimming in the ocean, or vacationing, or going out for ice cream when crises are occurring. Yes, he’s only human and he “should” be permitted a bit of fun now and then. But he’s in self-centered, college-freshman fun mode way too often — between his jetting all over creation to either bash Arizona or apologizing for America. I’m guessing the bashing and apologizing (and bowing and spending and excessive taxpayer-funded White House partying) are considered “work” mode. News alert...
  • Kevin Costner hopes his solution to the BP oil crisis will become a reality

    05/14/2010 10:13:46 PM PDT · by Kirkwood · 54 replies · 2,458+ views ^ | May 13, 2010 | Bigad Shaban
    NEW ORLEANS -- A longtime Hollywood star is now in the Metro area and in the business of cleaning up oil. Motivated by the Exxon-Valdez oil spill, Kevin Costner began assembling a team of scientists to construct a machine that could clean up massive spills. A decade and a half later, that technology might now be put to use off the coast of Louisiana. A massive oil slick creeping to the coast, vulnerable Louisiana wildlife just miles from its path, and Kevin Costner mingling on the lakefront. These are unusual times, and the Hollywood star is introducing his unusual machine...
  • Federal judge says BP can’t force local workers to sign waivers of liability

    05/03/2010 2:30:22 PM PDT · by Mila · 18 replies · 648+ views
    The Lens ^ | Monday May 3rd, 2010 | | Posted by Brentin Mock
    On Sunday, U.S. District Court Judge Ginger Berrigan prevented oil giant BP from having ad hoc local workers sign agreements releasing the company from any liability in the cleanup efforts. Shrimpers, oyster harvesters and others who work on the water, concerned about protecting their livelihoods, have asked BP to hire them as daily contractors to fight the spill from the company’s Deepwater Horizon operation. When fisherman George Barasich learned that BP was “forcing” the workers to sign away certain rights and absolve the oil company of liability, he went to court. “Several hundred” fishers, many non-English speaking Vietnamese, signed the...
  • Air Force C130s, Navy Equipment to Support Oil Slick Response

    04/30/2010 8:57:58 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 493+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 05/01/2010 | Donna Miles
    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has authorized two Air Force Reserve C-130H aircraft to support the response to a massive oil slick that threatens wetlands and beaches along the Gulf Coast, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell confirmed today. In addition, the Navy has dispatched 66,000 feet of inflatable oil boom with anchoring equipment, along with seven skimming systems and their supporting gear to the region, Navy Lt. Myers Vasquez reported. The C130 crews, assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing’s 757th Airlift Squadron at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Ohio, had prepositioned in Mississippi in anticipation of the tasking. “We...
  • Hello, The Gulf Oil Spill Is Obama's Katrina

    04/29/2010 8:08:20 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 1,093+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 4-29-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Hello, The Gulf Oil Spill Is Obama's Katrina Joe Weisenthal Apr. 29, 2010, 9:53 PM Image: The White House It's been argued that Hurricane Katrina was one of George W. Bush's biggest organizational failures, for the tragedy was allowed to fester on for way too long before his much-vaunted homeland security apparatus sprang into action. Will the oil spill in the gulf -- which some suspect could be worse than Exxon Valdez -- be the equivalent for Barack Obama? Today the story got elevated to national emergency level, but the explosion on the rig happened eight days ago! Will numerous...
  • Palin to take on Obama on energy in New Orleans

    03/31/2010 6:05:07 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 29 replies · 900+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Wednesday March 31, 2010
    Sarah Palin, who made “drill baby drill” a 2008 campaign slogan, isn’t too pleased with President Obama’s new energy plan as laid out today. Palin, the former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008, said on her Twitter page that she agreed with House Republican leader John Boehner that Obama’s plan is aimed at getting his “job-killing, energy-depleting, burdensome” cap and trade legislation through Congress. A source who is close to Palin said Palin believes Obama is trying to use his drilling plan as a sweetener to get some Republicans to support cap and trade as part...
  • I-20 Corridor In the Aim for Snow; Maybe Even the Gulf Coast

    02/10/2010 12:06:26 PM PST · by dopplerdale · 10 replies · 584+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 2/10/10 | Dale Bader
    Models continue to show the southern track of the forecast low from the southern tip of Texas, across the central Gulf of Mexico and into Florida. The upper air data still only captured about half of the actual upper system this morning so it has not been entirely sampled yet but close. There is some what of a northern tick in this model run versus those of yesterday and I think that will be the case to some extent for the next couple of runs but in general I still think the I-20 corridor is the area under the gun...
  • TS Ida [Hurricane Warnings dropped, TS warnings in place for northern Gulf Coast]

    11/08/2009 12:34:22 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 131 replies · 3,816+ views
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 8 November 2009 | NHC/NOAA
    Hurricane Ida continues to strengthen as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula and Gulf of Mexico. The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Warning from Playa del Carmen to Cabo Catoche. The late season hurricane is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico later Sunday at a Category 2 storm. Links:Public AdvisoriesDiscussion Updated Every Six Hours FL and East GOM Buoy DataVisible Image SatelliteOther satellite imagesForecast ModelsStormPulse Category Wind Speed Barometric Pressure Storm Surge Damage Potential Tropical Depression < 39 mph < 34 kts     Minimal Tropical Storm 39 - 73 mph 34 - 63 kts     Minimal...
  • Jambalaya

    08/03/2009 7:14:28 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 763+ views ^ | 05/01/2009 | Stacey Winder
    Here's a recipe for jambalaya that's sure to please your family and bring out the Coonie in you! This one has been handed down for a few generations and comes straight from Granny's kitchen in Louisiana and the gulf coast of Mississippi. It don't get no better than this!