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Louisiana police don’t have any right to tell you you can’t walk onto a public beach (even to, as Esman puts it, “roll around in sticky gunky tar that I’ll never be able to get off—if I want to, that’s my right”). However, they do have the right to mislead you about who they’re really working for. In Louisiana, as in many places, it’s legal for police officers to wear their uniforms regardless of whether they’re acting in an official capacity or working for a private corporation. Which is why Andrew Wheelan, the environmentalist mentioned above, was unaware that the cop who pressured him to stop filming a BP building and later pulled him over so that a BP official could question him wasn’t on duty at the time. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office told me that the deputy who pulled Wheelan over is just one of 40 in the parish who are working for BP on their own time. And the BP-police collusion goes beyond uniformed deputies moonlighting. In nearby Lafourche Parish, for example, the sheriff’s office is filling 57 security positions a week for BP; the shifts are on the clock, and BP reimburses the sheriff’s office for them.

Cops are for sale in this country.  Don’t you feel safer now?

Mother Jones

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It was really hard to take decent photos due to all of the glare on the windows. However, here’s the best one I got of the actual difference in color of the water. From heythisisit

It was really hard to take decent photos due to all of the glare on the windows. However, here’s the best one I got of the actual difference in color of the water. From heythisisit

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The Markets are doing a good job of holding everyone accountable for Gulf Spill, Obama, the Media, and the Public, not so much. #bpcares




New Scientist: Whose Spill is it Anyway?





Media attention surrounding the Gulf oil spill has focused almost exclusively on oil giant BP. The markets, however, have taken a much broader approach when placing blame.  The graph shown here charts the declining market value of five companies tied to the catastrophe—BP, Transocean [RIG], Haliburton [HAL], Schlumberger [SLB], and Cameron [CAM]—against the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a bellwether of the global economy.
Via thepublics

The Markets are doing a good job of holding everyone accountable for Gulf Spill, Obama, the Media, and the Public, not so much. #bpcares

New Scientist: Whose Spill is it Anyway?

Media attention surrounding the Gulf oil spill has focused almost exclusively on oil giant BP. The markets, however, have taken a much broader approach when placing blame.  

The graph shown here charts the declining market value of five companies tied to the catastrophe—BP, Transocean [RIG], Haliburton [HAL], Schlumberger [SLB], and Cameron [CAM]—against the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a bellwether of the global economy.

Via thepublics

Filed under Bp oil spill market free market capitalsim libertarian boycott petroleum tansocean haliburton dick cheney

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rosasparks:

number-six:

“Radical environmentalists: you are damaging the planet with your efforts  to lock up safer drilling areas. There’s nothing clean and green about  your misguided, nonsensical radicalism, and Americans are on to you as  we question your true motives.”
— Sarah Palin
#kill baby kill #safer #we are all killers
Dear Sarah Palin,
For some of us, our “True Motives” are not having ocean’s that look like this.  As for questionable practices, how’s that fence you put up because the guy living next door to you is writing an expose, since you’ve pissed off most of Wasilla?

rosasparks:

number-six:

“Radical environmentalists: you are damaging the planet with your efforts to lock up safer drilling areas. There’s nothing clean and green about your misguided, nonsensical radicalism, and Americans are on to you as we question your true motives.”


— Sarah Palin
#kill baby kill #safer #we are all killers

Dear Sarah Palin,

For some of us, our “True Motives” are not having ocean’s that look like this.  As for questionable practices, how’s that fence you put up because the guy living next door to you is writing an expose, since you’ve pissed off most of Wasilla?

Filed under Palin stfu conservatives oil spill drill baby drill