Friday, July 09, 2010

Ya just have to love these oil people. They are such smucks. And this is whom Admiral Allen has to maintain a 'working relationship' with and get results for the people of the USA at the same time. Amazing.

...Regarding the relief wells, we continue to make progress there. As of yesterday, we had moved to 17,780 feet in measured depth. We can move to 17,830 feet. It's getting very, very close. Things are going to get slow at this point as they go in small sections....

I don't know if there is medal of honor for what Admiral Allen is going through, but, the President needs to come up with one.

...Anadarko, a 35pc partner in the well, on Friday refused to pay its $272m (£180m) bill outright claiming that BP's actions "likely represent gross negligence or willful misconduct."
"Although we have notified BP that we are withholding reimbursement to BP at this time, we remain committed to working with BP in good faith to achieve a satisfactory resolution," an Anadarko spokesman said....

UPDATE:Anadarko, Mitsui Executives To Testify Before Senate Committee
By Isabel Ordonez
Friday, 9 July 2010 - 23:51
HOUSTON -(Dow Jones)- The heads of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) and Mitsui Oil Exploration Co. will testify before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on July 22 on their liability in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The testimony will be the first time executives of BP PLC's (BP, BP.LN) partners in the Macondo well will give federal lawmakers their views on their responsibility for the recovery from the spill that resulted from the late April burning and sinking of Transocean Ltd (RIG, RIGN.VX) Deepwater Horizon rig.
Anadarko Chief Executive Jim Hackett and Naoki Ishii, president of Mitsui Oil unit MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC, will testify in a hearing before the subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security, chaired by Sen. Tom Carper (D., Del.).
Kenneth Feinberg, the new administrator for the independent $20 billion escrow fund established by BP last month, will also testify, a Senate aide said....

Researchers and biologists harvest sea turtle eggs from the sand in Port St. Joe, Fla., Friday, July 9, 2010. U.S. Fish and Wildlife and other authorities are relocating thousands of sea turtle eggs to a warehouse on the East coast of Florida in an effort to save them from an oily death from the Deepwater Horizon incident.

A lot of Sea Turtles have died as a result of the BP Disaster.  We 'lucked out' on the breeding grounds and the hope the eggs will replace the lost turtles.

Sea turtle egg evacuations begin along oiled Gulf  (click title to entry - thank you)

Associated Press Writer

Biologist Lorna Patrick dug gingerly into the beach Friday, gently brushing away sand to reveal dozens of leathery, golfball-sized loggerhead sea turtle eggs.
Patrick, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, carefully plucked the eggs from the foot-deep hole and placed them one-by-one in a cooler layered with moist sand from the nest, the first step in a sweeping and unprecedented turtle egg evacuation to save thousands of threatened hatchlings from certain death in the oiled Gulf of Mexico.
After about 90 minutes of parting the sand with her fingers like an archaeological dig, 107 eggs were placed in two coolers and loaded onto a FedEx temperature-controlled truck. They are being transported to a warehouse at Florida's Kennedy Space Center where they will incubate and, hopefully, hatch before being released into the Atlantic Ocean....

According to The New York Times there is profound corruption in Kurdish, Iraq.

This isn't really such a surprise, is it?  These kind of 'movements' have been going on for awhile now.  I guess some question arises to me that WHOM are the smugglers and whom are not?

It isn't as though this war doesn't have a history of 'movement' of goods and people.

So, like, what is the problem already? 

You know, there is another reality about the region and the Taliban that absolutely astounds me and that is the infiltration of "Punjab" in both Pakistan and India.  Punjab is a very 'active' city with a highly succesful economy, but, if the Taliban have their way they will OPPRESS the entire REGION and destroy the economy there.



22 April 2003


There are unconfirmed reports from Kirkuk, Jalawla and Khanaqeen that many Arab families are under pressure to leave these areas due to insecurity. In some villages near Jalawla families are already reported to be displaced, many of whom are extremely poor and have no alternative places to settle.

The UN staff on stand-by to return to northern Iraq plan to depart Larnaca on 23 April via Turkey and will proceed across the border by road, 24 April.  WFP reports that since 5 April 2003, cumulative wheat flour deliveries in the North amount to 10,000 metric tons as at 21 April 2003. In addition, cumulative deliveries of pulses total around 2,170 metric tons.

On 21 April, ten WFP trucks carrying 200 metric tons of oil crossed Penjwin, Iran-Iraq border to Sulaymaniyah.

UNICEF has delivered around US$1.8 million worth of emergency supplies to northern Iraq across the Turkish border since 28 March.

The first truck carrying a medical emergency kit from UNICEF Erbil warehouse arrived in Kirkuk on 21 April. The kit contains medical supplies and equipment designed to benefit 10,000 individuals.

The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued the blanket authorization for overflight and landing on 21 April 2003. This should facilitate significantly United Nations Humanitarian Operations....

PAKISTAN’S HEART, by John Lancaster, photographed by Ed Kashi (Page 82) Pakistan’s Punjab province is the wealthiest and most populous of the country’s four provinces, a place where East meets West and culture thrives. Home to Pakistan’s political and military establishments, it has also become a prime Taliban target in recent years, with a wave of terrorism attacks attempting to disturb the Punjab way of life. Writer John Lancaster, former South Asia bureau chief for the Washington Post, considers the resilience of Punjabis through the context of history, including the bloody partition of British India in the mid-20th century. Photographer Ed Kashi captures the status quo, one that many Punjabis refuse to give up easily. Lancaster and Kashi are available for interviews.
On newsstands June 29 

Features and additional Web content at beginning June 15

I've come to the conclusion auto manufacturers don't really care about women, except, as customers to their products.

I am not discussing the 'pregnancy thing' or the 'abdominal surgery thing,' this is about the fact, I am five foot, four and a half inches tall and have a size C bra cup.

I don't care what I am driving, the seat belt never lays across my chest, 'sterum' the way it should.  The belt always rides up, across my neck and over toward my right arm pit.  That is when I am driving, it is on the left doing the same thing when I am a passenger.

It occurred to me that my carotid arteries are directly under the seatbelt.  Not my collar bone or my sterum, but, my carotid arteries.

I am not trying to make trouble here, I am trying to save lives, but, didn't Princess Diana die of a transected carotid artery in her car crash?

The point is I do not believe 'crash dummies' are necessarily built like most women, either.  I appreciate the effort to protect people and even little people as they have special restraints, but, there is something missing in the 'belt' assembly that keeps belts from moving across delicate neck regions of the body rather than remaining on bony areas for restraint.

I don't believe there is a study I can refer to here, but, then maybe one was never done.  We need the 'next generation' of safety belt restraints.

I don't find it uncommon for women to be ignored when it comes to 'quality or safety.'  They typically don't complain about many things that men feel 'at ease' complaining about.

...Mingle and front seat passenger (click title to entry - thank you) Dawn Hess, 40, of Palmyra, Wayne County, were both flown to the Erie County Medical Center via Mercy Flight, Peron said. Mingle suffered abrasions and was treated and released. Hess suffered a severe head laceration, broken ribs and a broken right arm and was listed in critical condition, Peron said.Three young children were in the SUV’s back seat. They were all taken to Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo as a precaution, Peron said.
Troopers said everyone in the SUV was wearing seat belts and the younger children were properly restrained in car seats.
The SUV did not strike any other vehicles when it overturned. The SUV did not strike the vehicle that caused Mingle to leave her lane. That driver continued westbound on the highway, troopers said....

...Seatbelts have been proven to be the best way to minimize risk of injury when in a crash, the release said. Of the 33,963 people who died in traffic crashes across the United States in 2009, it is estimated that safety belts could have prevented death in more than half of these incidents. During the first four months of this year in Springfield, at least four out of five fatal crashes involved an unsecured occupant riding in a motorized vehicle (excluding motorcycles). Overall, the safety belt usage rate in Missouri has been estimated to be around 75 percent, compared to 83 percent nationwide....

Diana died of a ruptured coronary artery, not a carotid artery.  That can't really be considered the same unless there was back pressure from the carotid into the heart circulation.  Probably not.  I still believe women are well served by their seatbelts.

...The condition of Diana was at first considered serious until the surgeons discovered that her coronary artery was ruptured. The surgeons then changed her condition to grave. Princess Diana died after two hours in surgery at 4:00 am. It was 4 hours after the car had crashed. The doctors didn’t actually announce her death until 4:30 am. Princess Diana was 36 years old at the time of her death....