Thursday, April 29, 2010

I also haven't seen any mention of memorial services for those that died.

4/28/2010 1:05:00 PM
Dale Burkeen, left, with his father, Roger Burkeen, center, and cousin Claudie Embry

Neshoba man who died in oil rig blast was lowering crew to boats  (click title to entry - thank you)

Managing Editor

Dale Burkeen was a crane operator on the massive oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last Tuesday night and was trained to lower crew members to boats in such an emergency.

One hundred and fifteen workers escaped the inferno in the five minutes or so they had to evacuate, but Burkeen and 10 other men died.

Aaron Dale Burkeen, 37, of the Sandtown community, was remembered this week as faithful father, a hard worker, an avid outdoorsman and a good friend who showed compassion to those in need, even strangers.

It was Burkeen's responsibly to get his crew off of the rig and that's exactly what he did, family members said.

Another Philadelphia man, Stenson Roark, was on the rig and escaped, The New York Times reported....

I haven't been able to turn up anything under Mr. Roark's name at the archives of the NYTs.  

Drill, Babe, Drill

The Environmental Movement is never taken seriously and is chronically used as a scapegoat to Republican politics.  All the time.  Unfortunately, this is the result.

When in the USA will the scientists, environmentalists and conservationists ever be regarded as important?

If the military is successful in stopping the leak in the Gulf there is still significant oil already in the water.

“While BP is ultimately responsible for funding the cost of response and cleanup operations, my administration will continue to use every single available resource at our disposal,” President Barack Obama said in remarks at the White House.

Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Spill  (click title to entry - thank you)
While the spill is located within miles of the Louisiana wetlands, the environment and economy is already starting to feel the dense, pungent effects of the spill.
The German reinsurer Hannover Re said they are expecting more than $52.7 million in losses as a result of the oil rig spill, as reported by the Associated Press. As economic data becomes available, other companies are sure to report losses as well.
"We are scared to death because the rig is still leaking," Lanctot said. "There are reports that the oil is already reaching the shoreline."
Louisiana is one the largest seafood producers nationwide and has some of the richest oyster beds and shrimping waters in the lower 48 states.
"Louisiana is the largest producer of the Blue Crab," he said. "We also harvest oysters and shrimp and these economies are going to be greatly effected."
Shrimp harvest usually takes place in the early parts of May, but Louisiana fishing authorities opened the waters early, hoping fisherman could get the most out of the harvest before the spill moves into shore.
Other wildlife at risk live along the 3 million acres of Louisiana wetlands. Game fish, as well as various bird species, that call the marches home have the potential to be killed or displaced by the spill....

Neil Cavuto can join the long line of journalists at Murdoch with absolutely no respect for President Obama

He sent not ONE MINUTE, no one covering any of the President's activities today.

Fair and Balance.


The Unions are exactly correct. The investment banks destroyed the economy of the USA.

They put millions of Americans in the unemployment line and we have been picking up after them ever since, while their profits and RIGHTS are extended beyond the citizens and country they occupy.

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 56 national and international labor.

Oyster reefs to be established in St. Bernard Parish, Grand Isle

BATON ROUGE (click title to entry - thank you) --The Nature Conservancy will use $4 million in federal money to create oyster reefs along more than three miles of Louisiana coast.
Officials say the reefs will be placed along the shorelines of Grand Isle and in the St. Bernard Parish marshes that are vulnerable to wave erosion. It's all part of an effort to protect shorelines, create jobs and restore the ecosystem.
The money comes from $167 million the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration received in funding in late June.
Cindy Brown, director of Mississippi River and delta conservation for the Louisiana chapter of The Nature Conservancy, says the agency received $4 million to build the reefs using a process successfully employed in Texas....

Why not simply torpedo the lousy oil leak and seal it FOREVER !

These were once the species of fish in the Gulf of Mexico that peasants made a livelihood catching and SELLING.

Considering this is the Gulf of Mexico and it enters the Gulf Stream, the entire globe can be in for a real awakening.

Biloxi braces for possible oil arrival

by Katie Moore / Eyewitness News
Posted on April 28, 2010 at 6:00 PM
Updated yesterday at 6:24 PM 
BILOXI, MS. - Residents and government leaders on the Mississippi Gulf Coast say the impact of the oil spill will be catastrophic if the oil makes its way to their white, sandy beaches.
BP Contractors positioned booms around the barrier islands Wednesday.
Meantime, Biloxi residents Gary Stephen and Eric Maldonado tried to catch the best the gulf water has to offer.
“Off time, we're here. Even on time we're here,” Maldonado laughed, about their favorite fishing pier in Biloxi.
Even though there wasn’t a cloud in the sky Wednesday, something loomed over their favorite fishing spot....

Now if Americans can find a way to look BEYOND their borders they might realize that LOCAL  USA  FISHING is the least of the problem.  The peasants along the entire Gulf Coast will have their food source destroyed by the oil industry.

That is only the beginning.  There are species such as Manatee and Dolphin that are endangered species that will breath in the oil and receive certain death as it enters their lungs.

Considering how few jobs actually exist due to offshore oil drilling COMPARED to the money recreational fishing brings to the USA in the way of tourism that also means hotels, amusement parks, etc., why are we still doing this mess?  Oil has social value?  No.

Offshore drilling exists because the USA government IGNORED the FACTS regarding the FINITE amounts of oil as an energy source for FIVE DECADES.  

IGNORED IT.  Therefore, it became a desperate search ANYWHERE to find it.  

Should we still be pumping oil out of the ground?


Do we need oil in our daily lives?


Why then?  Because Wall Street profits from exploitation of energy and I am not just referring to gasoline for the car.  Wall Street does not know what 'conservation of energy' is and doesn't care to know.