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Apr 22 08:16

Uncontrollable Oil Leak, North Slope, Deadhorse, Alaska, Next BP Disaster, April 2017

Apr 21 12:48

10 Ways To Stop Being A Slave And Bring Down The Pyramids Of Control

There are signs that the mind-pyramids that technocrats have built to enforce their 21st-century global plantation slave system are crumbling as they press harder upon our cognitive ability to make sense of words and actions. The owners of the shoulders on which the structure of tyranny is supported are beginning to leave in droves. The pyramids are falling as slaves begin to recognize their unconscious effort, and consciously encourage others to find a different line of work.

Here are 10 ways that you can help collapse all of the pyramids of control.

Apr 19 17:21

Federal Judge Says Public Can Legally Be Kept in the Dark on Dakota Pipeline Spill Risks

The Dakota pipeline’s parent company, Energy Transfer Partners, has argued in court that the public must be kept in the dark about the Dakota pipeline’s spill risks because it might be “useful to vandals and terrorists” or others “with malicious intent to damage the pipeline”…

Mar 26 09:04

US Will Keep Ground Troops in Libya

In a press briefing at the Pentagon today, African Command leader Gen. Thomas Waldhauser announced that the US intends to keep ground troops in Libya for the foreseeable future to support “friendly forces,” and to “degrade” the ISIS forces that remain in the country.

Waldhauser did not specify how many US troops are in Libya now, or how many will stay, but did estimate that there were less than 200 ISIS fighters left in Libya. The US had announced the end of the anti-ISIS campaign in Libya back in December, but never fully withdrew from the country.

The US forces were in Libya trying to help the “unity” government defeat ISIS in the city of Sirte. US officials repeatedly claimed the city was totally surrounded, and that no ISIS fighters would get away, though when the fighting finally ended, a substantial number of ISIS fighters did in fact get away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this is "military-speak" for the reality that the US government is never leaving Libya because of the oil and the oil pipelines.

Mar 03 16:38

Artificial Earthquakes Could Trigger Disaster: Oklahoma’s Risk “Now Equal to That of San Francisco”

While Oklahoma has had a handful of notable earthquakes over the past century, it was essentially never an earthquake state.
According to the statistics that have been released, Oklahoma, in fact, had very few earthquakes (over a magnitude o 3.0) during the past half century – until the year 2009.

Now, the low key heartland state of Oklahoma is suddenly rivaling San Frascisco as the most earthquake-prone place in the United States.

Read more at SHTF

Feb 11 08:22

Shocking Video: 650 Beached Whales On New Zealand's South Coast

Experts have different theories as to why whales beach themselves, from chasing prey too far inshore to trying to protect a sick member of the group. Farewell Spit has been described as a whale trap. It has a long protruding coastline and gently sloping beaches that make it difficult for whales to swim away once they get close. It has been the site of previous mass whale beachings. Lamason said about 20 of the new group were euthanized by conservation workers because they were in poor condition. More will probably need to be killed Saturday, he said.

Jan 31 08:54

Substance in Crude Oil Harms Fish Hearts, Could Affect Humans

By Taylor Kubota

Research from Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station has identified a substance in oil that’s to blame for the cardiotoxicity seen in fish exposed to crude oil spills. More than a hazard for marine life exposed to oil, the contaminant this team identified is abundant in air pollution and could pose a global threat to human health...

Jan 11 10:33

Rex Tillerson Confirmation: “Exxon State Dept… Like Appointing Ronald McDonald to Agriculture”

A very powerful man is now facing the whole country in a very public way for what may be the first time. He appears a bit nervous and perhaps rehearsed.

Nevertheless, it seems that former Exxon Mobil CEO will likely be confirmed as Secretary of State with ease.

Read more at SHTF

Jan 06 09:05

Standing Rock 2017: The Fight is Not Over

Standing Rock 2017 will continue to be an issue. The fight of the Native American Indian tribes, environmentalists and the water protectors (protestors) is not over. Although the Army Corps of Engineers announced on Sunday December 4th, 2016, that it would not be granting the DAPL easement access, there is nothing to stop the oil company from disobeying that and moving forward anyway. After all, the amount they would have to pay in fines in insignificant next to the lost revenue they are experiencing from the delay of the project.

Dec 19 12:31

Platinum Partners hedge fund executives are charged in $1-billion fraud case

Hedge fund executives were charged Monday in a $1-billion fraud case linked to a deadly oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

Officials with Platinum Partners were to appear in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., to face charges that they lied to investors about the performance of a fund that ran into trouble when one of its assets, the Black Elk oil exploration company, had a rig explode in 2012 near the Louisiana coast. Three people died in the blast.

Mark Nordlicht, Platinum Partners' chief investment officer, was charged with securities fraud conspiracy and other offenses. Six other people, including the former chief financial officer at Black Elk, were named in an indictment that details an alleged scheme that cheated investors out of $1 billion.

Dec 09 08:19

Watch Scott Pruitt, Trump's EPA Chief, Decimate The EPA In Congressional Testimony: (It's HILARIOUS That Trump Picked This Guy, He's One Of Us!)

In testimony before Congress, Pruitt outlined a laundry list of offenses and illegal overreaches by the EPA. As Attorney General of Oklahoma, he wasn't going to stand for it. In the video, Pruitt refers to acts taken which were "outside of the authority granted to the EPA by the law" and adds that decisions should "be made at the local level rather than at the federal level." In May of this year, Pruitt wrote about "Brave men and women stood up to that oppressive government." He really "gets it."

Dec 08 09:34

Shelters set up in Morton County, snow removed from highways to assist DAPL protesters

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. - Early Tuesday morning, the North Dakota Department of Transportation snow plows were diverted to southern Morton County because of safety concerns for those in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.

The NDDOT cleared snow from Highway 6 to Highway 24 and then to Highway 1806 in cooperation with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to check the status of the main camp.

Dec 05 10:43

North Dakota Pipeline Builder: Obama's Move Was A 'Political Decision' & Delay Tactic By "An Adminstration Which Has Abandoned The Rule Of Law."

The White House's directive today to the Corps for further delay is just the latest in a series of overt and transparent political actions by an administration which has abandoned the rule of law in favor of currying favor with a narrow and extreme political constituency.
As stated all along, ETP and SXL are fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way."

Dec 04 14:24

How Regulators are Helping the 'Keep It In the Ground' Movement

If fossil fuel opponents can’t “keep it in the ground” and stop oil, natural gas, and coal development, then the next best thing in their anti-energy march is ensuring that energy can't go to where it’s needed.

After President Barack Obama refused to permit the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, fossil fuel opponents learned from their success by vigorously targeting other energy infrastructure projects and pressuring regulators to throw up roadblocks. The result, as The Wall Street Journal reports, is billions of dollars in missed opportunities that will hamper the economy:

Dec 04 10:13

Federal judge denies restraining order filed by DAPL protesters against ND law enforcement

Basically this is a frivolous filing. And this Judge is being nice

By Anthony Humes | Posted: Thu 5:45 PM, Dec 01, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The request for a temporary restraining order filed by a law group representing Dakota Access Pipeline protesters against North Dakota Law Enforcement using excessive force has been denied.

Federal Judge Daniel Hovland rejected the request saying that the National Lawyers Guild did not follow rule 65 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which requires that efforts were made to give notice of legal action to the defendant or give reason why a notice should not be required.

In court documents Hovland says:

"This is a fact-based case and under the circumstances, the court finds that notice to the defendants for their response is necessary."

Dec 03 20:23

Oil Has Been Spilling Into the Pacific Since Last Month and It’s Being Totally Ignored

Waking Times Media

Since running aground in mid-October, a small boat has been leaking oil into the Pacific Ocean, and along BC’s Central Coast. Despite the fact that this spill comes in the aftermath of the Royal Visit to the region — a visit that sought to place the health of the coastline and all the life that dwells there within the global lens — there appears to be very little international interest. Making matters worse, there appears to be little interest from Canadian lawmakers on how best to reduce the potential for disasters like this.

Dec 02 12:55

Gas Pipeline Leak in Franklinville, New York


"Was hunting on state land and walked on gas pipline found leak called and was verified by company there was nothing they could do about it.

Nov 28 13:04

How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be

But in the past few years, it’s become apparent that anti-extraction protests are part of the new climate movement. The urgency induced by the first relocations of climate refugees, heavy flooding, hot weather and devastating wildfires has also buoyed the Keep it in the Ground movement, which is pushing to stop mining of the world's remaining fossil fuels.

“In mid-January, a standing-room-only crowd packed a county courtroom near Seattle for a case so minor it normally would not have gone to trial. The five defendants were each charged with two misdemeanors: trespass and obstructing a train. All admitted to the crimes but pleaded ‘not guilty.’

Their defense, in simplified terms, was ‘climate change made me do it.’”

Nov 28 12:54

Pipelines much safer than shipping oil by rail, Fraser Institute study says

Moving oil and gas by pipeline was 4.5 times safer than moving the same volume the same distance by rail in the decade ended in 2013 in Canada, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute public policy think-tank.

www.economics21.org/html/pipelines-are-safer-rail-transportation-oil-a...

Nov 28 12:50

FLASHBACK: Heimdal, North Dakota, Evacuated After Fiery Oil Train Crash

BNSF loses billions when DAPL starts pumping.

A tiny North Dakota town was evacuated Wednesday after a train carrying crude oil derailed and several cars burst into flames, local authorities said. It is the latest in a string of explosive oil train derailments that have raised concerns about the large volume of crude moving across America's tracks.

No injuries have been reported from the derailment of a BNSF train near Heimdal, North Dakota. The town, which in 2010 had a population of 27, has been evacuated, as have farms near the crash site.

Nov 28 12:42

Rail Transport of Crude Oil Increases as Pipeline Falls Short

“We never thought we competed with pipeline until four years ago when we moved our first unit train of crude by rail,” Dean Wise, a vice president for BNSF Railway, based in Fort Worth, said at a rail conference in January. “Now BNSF is moving eight trains a day.” (BNSF is a corporate sponsor of The Texas Tribune.)

In Texas, the crude-by-rail boom has led to construction of facilities to help deliver the product to Gulf Coast refineries. It has also drawn concerns about the safety of moving such volatile materials throughout the state, in light of a spate of recent accidents.

Nov 28 12:39

First Keystone; Now DAPL; Next NE Natural Gas Pipelines?

In June, the Rockefeller Family Fund organized a meeting in Atlanta involving various environmental activist groups including Bold Nebraska to formulate a strategy to fight the use of eminent domain for construction of pipelines and other fossil-fuel infrastructure projects. Bold Nebraska had already helped to establish affiliates in Iowa, Louisiana and Oklahoma to fight construction of these type projects. The groups meeting with the Rockefeller Family Fund are promoting the research conducted by Cathy Kunkel of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, a think tank fighting fossil fuel projects.

Nov 28 12:32

Activists claim they’ve shut down all pipelines carrying crude oil from Canada to US

Climate activists say they’ve shut down all five pipelines carrying tar sand oil from Canada to the US. Operating in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Washington state, the activists manually turned off the pipelines’ safety valves as an act of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, according to an online statement.

In a statement emailed to The Verge, Ali Hounsell, a spokesperson for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, confirmed that this morning "reckless trespassers" broke into a location on Trans Mountain's Puget Sound pipeline system in Washington state. Local authorities responded, the statement reads, and arrested three individuals. "We are conducting a thorough inspection to ensure the integrity of the pipeline system," Hounsell concludes.

Nov 28 11:47

North Dakota state capitol vandalized by anti-oil activists

By Ike Walker | Posted: Tue 11:52 AM, Nov 01, 2016
BISMARCK, N.D. The North Dakota Highway Patrol wants to know who poured motor oil all over the front of the capitol building last night. Investigators say the oil was poured on the doors, sidewalk and walls. The vandals left a sign that said "you can't drink oil" a possible reference to the North Dakota Access Pipeline controversy.

Webmaster addition: This reads like a PR hoax to demonize the protesters.

Nov 28 11:27

Authorities: Man with gun near protest camp was 'victim,' won't be charged

MANDAN, N.D. – The Morton County Sheriff’s Department said it will not file charges against a man who pulled a rifle from his pickup truck as he was confronted by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters Thursday, providing a description of events that differed from the one shared by protesters.

The man told authorities he heard people gathered outside the construction entrance telling him to leave and then to stop. As he left the area south on Highway 1806, another vehicle deliberately hit him, forcing his pickup through a fence and causing it to get stuck near the Backwater Bridge just north of the main protest camp, the release stated.

Nov 28 11:23

Checking the facts once again

1.CLAIM: The pipeline encroaches on indigenous lands.

TRUTH: The Dakota Access Pipeline traverses a path on private property and does not cross into the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation. 100% of landowners in North Dakota voluntarily signed easements to allow for construction of the pipeline on their property. Nearly the entire route of the 1,172 mile pipeline has been sited and approved by relevant state and federal agencies and more than 22% of the pipeline has already been completed. To the extent possible, the Dakota Access Pipeline was routed to parallel existing infrastructure, such as the Northern Border Pipeline, to avoid environmentally sensitive areas and areas of potential cultural significance.

2. CLAIM: The pipeline exposes the Tribe’s water supply to contamination.

Nov 28 11:05

Tribal Ranchers believe DAPL protesters responsible for spike in bison deaths

The protesters are even stealing from Tribal Ranchers.The last time I checked this rancher had lost 11 bison at a cost of $65,000.

An enrolled tribal member, Mrs. Fischer and her husband, Ernie, are convinced that at least 13 of their bison have been butchered, barbecued and eaten by some of the hundreds of activists trespassing through the livestock pastures of Cannonball Ranch since the protests erupted in August.

Nov 28 11:02

False (sadly): Buffalo did not stampede DAPL protest at Standing Rock on their own

Ranchers have had livestock including cattle and bison rustled and killed and butchered by these fools.

Nothing would make me happier than to report that the viral story circulating about the buffalo showing up on their own to support the water protectors at Standing Rock was true—especially since what I teach is that animals have opinions about what we are doing in this world, want to be heard, and are patiently waiting for us to listen.

Sadly, it is NOT true. With scattered reports coming out of Standing Rock it is difficult to sort truth from fiction (or manipulated truth). The well-intentioned story of the “thousands” of buffalo who appeared as a stampede to support the protesters is one that I have spent the morning researching.

Nov 28 10:51

Are Environmentalists Using Native Americans, and Does It Matter?

On the environmental side, the motives are actually mixed. On the surface, the objections to the pipelines have to do with safety and pollution. Really, though, much of the campaign is about climate change. One leading campaign supporting the anti-DAPL protests, for example, is called #keepitintheground (the “it” being fossil fuels in general) and one of its leading voices is climate activist Bill McKibben. (DiCaprio, too, has been outspoken on fighting climate change.)
Anti-DAPL activists say they don’t want the DAPL built here. But in reality, they don’t want it built anywhere. Their real goals are combating fossil fuel development, moving America toward renewables, and mitigating global climate change. (At present, oil, gas, and coal comprise 81 percent of American energy consumption. Renewables comprise 5 percent.)
And that’s why they love to hate pipelines.

Nov 28 10:46

The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Which Isn’t Really About a Pipeline

The activists air-dropping into North Dakota from all over the country, and even the world, are not anti-pipeline so much as they’re anti-oil. That’s an important distinction. While it may be within the realm of the reasonable to protest a specific infrastructure project, I think most Americans would consider trying to choke the domestic oil industry to death by blocking infrastructure to be an extreme goal.

Don’t believe me? Consider the website for EarthJustice, an activist group which has filed a lawsuit against the pipeline on behalf of the Standing Rock tribe and is currently seeking an injunction to block legally the on-going construction protesters like Woodley are trying to block physically.

The group describes themselves as “opposing infrastructure development that could lock us into decades of dirty fuels.”

Nov 28 10:42

What The DAPL Protesters Aren’t Telling You…

Local tribes have turned into useful idiots for the global warming activists.
Via Grand Forks Herald:
With the help of celebrities and professional activists, protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota attracted international attention. The shouting and violence have drawn sympathy from people who are hearing only one side of the story — the one told by activists.

Were the full story to be heard, much, if not all, of that sympathy would vanish.

Protesters claim that the pipeline was “fast-tracked,” denying tribal leaders the opportunity to participate in the process. In fact, project leaders participated in 559 meetings with community leaders, local officials and organizations to listen to concerns and fine-tune the route. The company asked for, and received, a tougher federal permitting process at sites along the Missouri River.

Nov 28 10:31

Protecting law and order is everyone’s business

If you have been following the Dakota Access pipeline protest and thinking “poor Morton County,” think again.

This fiasco is very much our problem here in Ward County. We pay state taxes too. And our law enforcement officers and National Guard members get sent to Cannon Ball to help keep the peace like residents of any other town in North Dakota. We are all helping to cover the expenses created by a bunch of out-of-state, professional hoodlums who hide behind masks and throw rocks at officers sworn to uphold the law. We are in no way removed from this tragedy that is escalating daily.

Nov 25 20:16

Viewpoint: What the DAPL protesters aren't telling you

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—With the help of celebrities and professional activists, protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota attracted international attention. The shouting and violence have drawn sympathy from people who are hearing only one side of the story — the one told by activists.

Were the full story to be heard, much, if not all, of that sympathy would vanish.

Nov 22 21:21

Now removed Craigslist ad looking to pay people to protest at West Acres

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live): Protesters lined the sidewalks of the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Fargo and Moorhead Wednesday night. And it appears the fight in the FM against the Dakota Access Pipeline is not over, the focus now shifting to possibly the West Acres Mall later this week.

“This Friday, lets meet at the West Acres Mall and shut it down” reads part of the Craigslist post titled “Paid protesters needed #nodapl”, urging those opposing the pipeline to gather. Whoever made the post is offering you a nice little chunk of change too. The person behind it says they’ve quit their job and cashed in their 401k, offering $1,000 cash if you quit your job and join them full time in protesting. But if you would rather keep your day job, showing up at the mall could net you a cool $50, the post offering it to any adult even if they don’t agree with the message.

Nov 22 20:26

Protester undergoes surgery for injuries

Flashbangs don't produce shrapnel. They are made essentially of paper and cardboard. If the woman has no flash burns and metallic shrapnel removed from her arm you are looking at a pipe bomb not a flashbang.
And the BATFE is investigating.

Wayne Wilansky and several involved with the protest are alleging Sophia Wilansky's injuries were caused by a concussion grenade thrown by police that exploded as it hit her arm while she was delivering water to protesters at 4:30 a.m. The medic council is pointing to a lack of charring of flesh at the wound site and grenade pieces that have been removed from her arm in surgery as evidence.

Law enforcement spokespeople have said no concussion grenades or flashbangs were used.

Nov 22 20:18

Explosion at protest site bears investigation

Law enforcement is investigating a Monday explosion at Backwater Bridge, according to North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Officers reported hearing an explosion around 3 a.m. during Dakota Access Pipeline protest activity early Monday.

Investigators with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms found three one-pound propane cylinders, including one that appeared to be intentionally punctured, as well as large rocks and glass jars consistent with the design of Molotov cocktails.

Nov 21 22:04

Cannonball Elder wants Protesters who started Riot to Leave the Camp

Last night about 400 protesters illegally trespassed on the Backwater Bridge, trying to pass the blockades.
About a dozen fires were set near the bridge and the Red Warrior Camp.
Law enforcement officers remained on the scene until the bridge was cleared, early Monday morning.

Terry Martinez is an elder at the camp.

Terry Martinez: I joined them because, as a spiritual leader, you have to be with your people. So I too was spray, canonized, concussion cannon. I was shot with rubber bullets.

He says the riot was started by eight DAPL protesters.

Nov 21 21:21

Ranchers Speak Out About Butchered, Missing Bison

BISMARCK, ND - We have heard complaints about missing and butchered livestock throughout the Dakota Access protest, but now, one rancher is speaking out.

Ernie and Beverly Fischer are worried about their bison.

"We are missing a fairly large amount of Bison, we believe that 13 of them have been butchered, killed," said Ernie Fischer.

He thinks protesters are killing his animals. Ernie says a full grown bull can sell for about $5,000. He's not sure how he can recoup his losses.

Nov 21 21:14

DAPL protester says things aren't what they seem at the protest camps

In a nutshell,Alinskyite tactics.

CANNON BALL, N.D. - A protester of the Dakota Access Pipeline says things aren't what they seem down at the protest camp site.

"I have seen protesters actually try and incite the police. They have instructed people on how to get arrested, and part of their team is also telling people that, 'don't worry if you are brutalized or whatever, even if it is your fault, because we can sue,'" says Thompson.

Nov 16 22:36

Standing Rock Sioux votes to expel rowdy pipeline protesters while weighing lawsuit against police

The Sioux are catching on.

By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The Standing Rock Sioux tribal council has voted to ask a camp known for its militant anti-pipeline protesters to pack their bags while also preparing for a possible lawsuit against law enforcement.
The minutes from the council’s Nov. 1 meeting posted online this week show that the panel voted 10-0 “to ask Red Warrior Camp to leave,” an apparent sign of the tribe’s uneasiness with the increasingly aggressive tactics used by some activists fighting the Dakota Access pipeline.

Nov 13 13:04

Dozens of pipeline protesters arrested in latest skirmish

The same people who are financing the Trump protests are behind these oh! so peaceful protestors aka domestic terrorists.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Law officers arrested about three dozen Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters in a confrontation Friday that also shut down a state highway.

The midday incident began after about 100 protesters confronted crews doing dirt work along the pipeline route where pipe had already been laid. Workers were safety evacuated, but protesters threw rocks, vandalized equipment, slashed tires on law enforcement vehicles, and used themselves and vehicles to block a county road and state Highway 6, according to Morton County sheriff’s spokeswoman Donnell Hushka.

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Nov 06 23:19

‘Significant damage’ in key US oil hub Cushing after 5.0 quake shakes central Oklahoma

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck some 2km west of the town of Cushing, Oklahoma, causing serious structural damage to downtown area and power outages. The town is a major hub in US oil supply with its 13 pipelines pumping millions of barrels a day.

Nov 02 20:57

“If He Had Any Balls” He’d Tell #NoDAPL Protesters “To Go Home” Standing Rock Tribal Leader Says of Archambault

Robert Fool Bear Sr. is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. In fact, he’s a tribal leader, serving as the district chairman of Cannon Ball, the tribal community located just a few miles from the often unlawful and sometimes violent protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

He says not everybody at Standing Rock is in support of the protests.

Fool Bear has had it with the protesters. He says that more than two years ago, when members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe could have attended hearings to make their concerns known, they didn’t care. Now, suddenly, the crowds are out of control, and he fears it’s just a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt.
Go down to the camps, he says, and you won’t see many Standing Rock Sioux.
“It irks me. People are here from all over the world,” he says. “If they could come from other planets, I think they would.”

Nov 02 11:48

United States Pipelines map - Crude Oil (petroleum) pipelines - Natural Gas pipelines - Products pipelines

The following table lists United States pipelines, as shown on the map. It is followed by the map, which you can click to see an enlarged version. The pipeline routes on the map are labeled with the codes that are explained in the table. Pipeline label codes are colored green for oil, red for gas and blue for products, such as gasoline, propane and ethylene. The diameter, length and capacity of the pipeline, if known, are shown on the table. Follow these links for current United States economic data, which include oil and natural gas production, consumption, imports and exports, and for more detailed statistics from the US Census.

Nov 02 11:40

The War Over Pipelines: Heidi Heitkamp Has Big Financial Ties To Warren Buffett

What is going on at Standing Rock is another pipeline war with Buffet and Soros up to their necks in the demos. If the pipeline goes into operation Buffet and his railroad lose billions. Soros is invested in railroads and oil in Brazil.This is about money!

After a catastrophic, but thankfully not deadly or injurious, train derailment near Casselton, North Dakota, right before the holiday the need for pipeline infrastructure has been put into sharp focus. Pipelines are, without a doubt, a safer way to transport oil. They’re not perfect – as North Dakotans saw earlier this year when a Tesoro-owned pipeline dumped about 20,000 barrels of oil on the ground near Tioga – but one thing pipelines never do is derail.

All railroads run through population centers (western society was built around the railroad), whereas pipelines tend to avoid population areas. And while oil leaking isn’t good for the environment, a leak is far less deadly than a train coming off the rails.

Nov 01 08:43

Alabama gas line explosion leaves several injured, others missing (VIDEO)

A gas line explosion in Shelby County has left at least seven people severely burned and 10 acres of land are on fire. Nearby residents have been evacuated without incident, but two pipeline contractors are still missing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dakota Pipeline, please take note!

Sep 28 13:28

With Disaster on the Horizon, Elites Busy Building Luxury Bunkers: “Panic, Anxiety, Aftermath”

As the masses panic, riot, fight and line up for meager handouts, many of the elite will still be living the high life – albeit underground.

And there must be a reason why they are getting so prepared...

Given... an under-lying sense of havoc fed by divisive election politics, it’s no surprise that home security is going over the top and hitting luxurious new heights.

“People are going for luxury [to] live underground because they see the future is going to be rough. Everyone I’ve talked to thinks we are doomed, no matter who is elected.”

Read more at SHTFplan

Sep 22 13:23

EPA Plans to Allow Unlimited Dumping of Fracking Wastewater in the Gulf of Mexico

Environmentalists are warning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its draft plan to continue allowing oil and gas companies to dump unlimited amounts of fracking chemicals and wastewater directly into the Gulf of Mexico is in violation of federal law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Heck, we already wrecked the gulf with the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Why NOT turn it into a toxic waste dump!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 18 17:05

Media Silent As Major Pipeline Spills While Protests Against North Dakota Pipeline Continue

This oil leak proves that everything the Native Americans are worried about will eventually happen to their land.

Sep 18 10:42

EMERGENCY DECLARED/ALABAMA/GEORGIA/GASOLINE SHORTAGE BPEarthWatch

Sep 17 11:07

Alabama, Tennessee, & Georgia Declare States Of Emergency As Gas Shortages Loom After Pipeline Leak

As Native Americans protesters face arrest in North Dakota for blocking the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, TheAntiMedia's Carey Wedler reports a gasoline pipeline spill is currently unfolding in the South. The leak has prompted Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to declare states of emergency.

The Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Houston to New York, began leaking on September 9, spilling 250,000 gallons of gasoline, or 6,000 barrels. The pipeline was built in 1962, and the current leak in Helena, Alabama, is the largest one Colonial Pipeline has experienced in 20 years, Reuters noted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Also, as reported this morning at activistpost.com:

This whole situation keeps getting worse and worse. It seems to be growing by the day. When Colonial Pipeline originally announced the leak, it was reported that a mere 1,000 barrels of gas had leaked, or said another way, approximately 45,000 gallons. It was then increased to 250,000 gallons – more than a 5-fold increase. Now it has reached more than an 8-fold increase from the original estimate. Do they actually know how much damage has been done and do they know how much gas has leaked out? The Sept. 9 break has leaked 6,000 barrels (approximately 250,000 gallons) of fuel into Shelby County, Alabama, the operator estimated, up from its original estimation of 1,000 barrels. The cause of the leak is currently unclear. Source The more I dig into this gas pipeline leak situation the worse it gets. As we reported yesterday the Colonial Pipeline that pumps gasoline from Houston, Tx to southern New York state became damaged on Friday September 9, 2016. Major news sources didn’t begin reporting this incident until Tuesday, September 13, 2016 and national news services first reported on it beginning Friday September 16, 2016 a full week later. Somewhere between regional news and national news coverage of a 250,000 gallon leak in south central Alabama the governors of Alabama and Georgia announce there is a state of emergency. The leak is outside Birmingham, AL and the gas would have some area to cover to reach Georgia. So far this whole situation is beginning to smell funny and it’s not just the gas fumes.

To our readers and listeners in the affected areas; please make sure that your car and truck tanks get filled soon, because there is a distinct possibility that your local gas stations may well be out of gas before you get there.

Also, make sure you have potable water; storable food; extra medications; and off-grid power available, if possible. The fix for this leak may turn out to be a really time-intensive mess.

Sep 17 10:27

Gas Leak 30% WORSE Than Being widely Reported – “No one is exactly sure when the pipeline will be completely fixed.”

This whole situation keeps getting worse and worse. It seems to be growing by the day. When Colonial Pipeline originally announced the leak, it was reported that a mere 1,000 barrels of gas had leaked, or said another way, approximately 45,0000 gallons. It was then increased to 250,000 gallons – more than a 5 fold increase. Now it has reached more than an 8 fold increase from the original estimate. Do they actually know how much damage has been done and do they know how much gas has leaked out?

Sep 03 20:57

Kansas City metro wakes up to an earthquake

An earthquake shook the metro area around 7:05 a.m. Saturday morning. FOX 4's Rob Collins, Nicole DiAntonio, and meteorologist Joe Lauria immediately noticed the shimmy when the walls and lights in the FOX 4 studio started shaking.

It appears the 5.6 magnitude quake's epicenter was in north-central Oklahoma and was felt through at least eight states.

Aug 19 13:12

Tory Austerity Caused 30% Rise In Homelessness, Parliamentary Committee Finds

Government austerity measures have increased homelessness in the UK by as much as 30 percent, according to a parliamentary committee.

Jul 11 17:10

“This Is The Disaster Everyone Will Wish They Prepared For”: SoCal Megaquake Threatens 20 Million

Experts in business and policy have conducted a survey of the potential damage that could be expected after what scientists now say is an inevitable mega-earthquake along the San Andreas fault. It exposed many deep flaws in the system, and forecast a disaster of epic proportions for of Southern California.

It could easily become every prepper's worst nightmare – an event big enough to test the shaky resolve of the entire population as they face being cut off from food, water and electricity....

Read more at SHTF

Jun 25 05:00

Obama Administration Approved Gulf Fracking During Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") technology has been widely used to maximize oil-and-gas production in the Gulf of Mexico in recent years, and the government allows offshore drillers to dump fracking chemicals mixed with wastewater directly into the Gulf, according to documents released to Truthout and the Center for Biological Diversity under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

From 2010 to October 2014, the Obama administration approved more than 1,500 permit applications for offshore drilling plans that included fracking at hundreds of wells across the Gulf of Mexico, according to the documents. An unknown number of permit applications have yet to be released, so the scope of offshore fracking in the Gulf is likely larger.

Jun 23 13:51

How Obama, Clinton, & the DNC forced fracking on the world

This week’s decision by a federal judge to strike down the Obama administration's efforts to regulate, but not ban, fracking on federal lands overshadows the enthusiastic support from the president, Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic party for what eco-activists call the "rape" of Mother Nature.

Judge Scott Skavdahl, an Obama appointee, ruled in favor of the industry groups and western states who have made billions from the controversial technique in recent years and argued Congress had forbid the Department of Interior from regulating it in 2005.

“Congress has not delegated to the Department of Interior the authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing,” Skavdahl said. “The [Bureau of Land Management’s] effort to do so through the Fracking Rule is in excess of its statutory authority and contrary to law.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised?!?

At the end of the day, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama are all beholden to the same corporations which funded their way to power, no matter what the side effects of fracking may be on innocent civilians.

Jun 20 16:36

Blackout: California In Power Grid Emergency: “All Customers Should Expect 14 Days Without Power”

The entire Los Angeles metropolitan area and most of Southern California can expect blackouts this summer.

California will have its first test of plans to keep the lights on this summer…

With record-setting heat and air conditioning demand expected in Southern California, the state’s power grid operator issued a so-called “flex alert,” urging consumers to conserve energy to help prevent rotating power outages – which could occur regardless.

Read more at SHTF

Jun 20 13:58

The Gulf Had Another Large Oil Leak, Did You Hear About It?

If I told you there was another major oil leak that just happened from another pipe in the Gulf of Mexico, again, how many of you actually heard about it? I certainly didn’t until just a few days ago and everyone I have talked to since had no idea as well. The spill…

Jun 03 08:49

Saudis rooting for Clinton to win White House: Oil analyst

“It is no secret that the Saudis and other [Persian] Gulf Sunni powers are rooting for Mrs. Clinton,” Bob McNally, president of Washington-based consulting firm Rapidan Group, told CNBC from Vienna on Thursday.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) holds its semiannual meeting Thursday in Vienna, but is unlikely to announce any strategy changes.

McNally said that there is “a lot of concern and anxiety” about what a Donald Trump presidency would mean for the oil market.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has questioned the protective nature of the US relationship with Saudi Arabia.

He has suggested that the United States should consider ditching Riyadh because Washington is increasingly getting less dependent on overseas oil.

Jun 02 16:57

What Would Happen If Humans Vanished From the Planet? Video Shows “Lights Out. Nature Takes Over.”

After the crisis, there could be nothing left of human populations.

There is no doubt that a disaster big enough to wipe out humanity exists – the threat of an EMP, a plague-level outbreak event, etc.

How long would it take for nature to reclaim the vestiges and ruins of civilization that would be left on the planet after a mass extinction event in which humans no longer existed on earth?

Read more at SHTFplan

Jun 02 16:54

What Hell Is Coming? Even Obama Is Warning Americans ‘To Prepare For Disaster’

Barack Obama doesn’t open his mouth unless it is to spin propaganda for an agenda. If disaster comes, will it be a false flag terror event, mega-natural disaster or total episode of civil unrest combined with martial law coming to America soon?

If Obama is the one telling you to get prepared for disaster, then it might already be too late. Obama stated:

One of the things that we have learned over the course of the last seven and a half years is that government plays a vital role, but it is every citizen’s responsibility to be prepared for a disaster. And that means taking proactive steps, like having an evacuation plan, having a fully stocked disaster supply kit. If your local authorities ask you to evacuate, you have to do it. Don’t wait.

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May 19 08:32

LA's Nuclear Secret

The U.S. government secretly allowed radiation from a damaged reactor to be released into air over the San Fernando and Simi valleys in the wake of a major nuclear meltdown in Southern California more than 50 years ago — fallout that nearby residents contend continues to cause serious health consequences and, in some cases, death.

May 16 12:05

Supreme Court refuses appeal of $236m Exxon Mobil groundwater contamination case

Exxon Mobil Corp. owes New Hampshire $236 million in damages after it contaminated groundwater by spilling a fuel additive. The US Supreme Court declined to hear the energy corporation's appeal.

May 16 08:59

"OOPS": Shell Just Dumped 90,000 Gallons of Oil into the Gulf of Mexico

A Shell Oil subsea wellhead just dumped the equivalent about about 2,100 barrels of oil into the Gulf.

Add this to whatever’s still floating around in there from the disastrous BP oil spill.

May 13 09:28

Shell Oil Spill Dumps Thousands Of Barrels Of Crude Into Gulf Of Mexico

A 2,100-barrel oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico forced Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday to shut in all wells that flow to its Brutus platform, federal regulators said.

May 12 12:15

RIVER EXPLODES WITH GAS AND HOLDS FLAME NEAR FRACKING OPERATIONS

So much methane gas is now bubbling up through the Condamine River in Queensland, Australia that it exploded with fire and held a large flame. Gas seeping into the river began shortly after coal seam gas operations started nearby and is growing in volume and the stretch of river affected is expanding in length.

Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham travelled to Chinchilla in South Western Queensland to investigate the impact of the coal seam gas industry on the environment as part of the Greens’ campaign to ban fracking and unconventional gas in Australia.

“I was shocked by the force of the explosion when I tested whether gas boiling through the Condamine River, Qld was flammable. So much gas is bubbling through the river that it held a huge flame for over an hour,” said Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There will be no fish anywhere in that river. Methane will combine with the available free oxygen in the water and break down into carbon dioxide and more water. The CO2 will bubble into the atmosphere (making Al Gore happy) and the fish in that water will die of asphyxiation.

May 08 09:32

Scores killed after two buses and fuel tanker collide in Afghanistan

At least 73 people were killed when two passenger buses and an oil tanker burst into flames in a head-on collision in eastern Afghanistan, health officials said.

Many of the dead, including women and children, were burned beyond recognition and dozens of others were left badly injured in the accident in Ghazni province, near the Afghan capital, one of the areas worst affected by the Taliban insurgency.

The vehicles were completely gutted and clouds of acrid smoke shrouded the scene of the crash on the Kabul-Kandahar highway, a major roadway linking Afghanistan's two largest cities.

"The death toll has soared to 73," ministry spokesman Ismail Kawoosi said, warning that the toll was expected to rise still further.

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May 02 10:07

Past President of American Public Health Association: "Cattle That Drank The Fracking Fluid Actually Died An Hour After Drinking It"

The aftermath of recent floods in Texas have raised concerns about contamination of oil fracturing fluid throughout the region. Dr. Walter Tsou, past president of the American Public Health Association, notes "I'm sure it will get into the groundwater and streams and creeks...In other areas, cattle that drank the fracking fluid actually died an hour after drinking it. There are potential carcinogens that can lead to leukemia, brain cancer and other endocrine disruptors that can affect premature births. So it is not good to drink fracked wastewater."

May 01 15:48

Iodine tabs given to Belgium populace in preparation for anticipated reactor meltdown

Belgium officials continue to disregard safety concerns, brought forth by numerous third-party agencies and even the German government in regards to two very old and flawed nuclear power plants operating in the region.

Apr 20 10:26

Greater Troubles Ahead: “The Crash In Oil ALREADY Happened and Stocks Will Likely Follow”

The crash in oil and gas prices was deliberately accelerated to undermine several nations around the world whose economies, and social welfare systems, have been overly dependent upon high prices.

If the oil market bubble can implode (as it already has) in such a way due to the striking of fundamentals, then stocks can also be destabilized as well. It will happen, and I believe 2016 is the year it will happen.

Oil was the most recent system to be undermined, and stocks will likely follow before the year is out. The fall in oil and the circus at Doha signals a change in strategy by the globalists. It signals a shift towards the controlled demolition of our economy and the centralization of fiscal power into a single global administrative entity. Order out of chaos.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Apr 19 10:34

Another Leak Reported at SoCal Gas’ Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Field

Another aging natural gas well at the Aliso Canyon storage field above Porter Ranch was found to have a leak over the weekend.

Apr 11 11:16

Keystone Pipeline Leaked Thousands More Gallons of Oil Than Originally Reported

Last week TransCanada shut down a portion of their Keystone pipeline due to an oil leak. They estimated that about 187 gallons of oil had spilled.

After examining soil excavations the company is now reporting that nearly 17,000 gallons of oil spilled. The numbers were reported to the National response Center and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration.

Apr 06 07:53

Gulf Spill Settlement Could Save BP Billions In Tax Breaks

A federal judge has approved a multi-billion-dollar settlement over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Under the terms of the agreement, BP will pay more than $20 billion in penalties and claims over the environmental damage caused by the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

However, despite strong objections from environmentalists and lawmakers, BP can classify around $15 billion of that allocation as a business expense and deduct it from the company’s tax burden. Such a write-off could save the oil giant more than $5 billion.

Apr 04 15:09

BP oil spill: judge grants final approval for $20bn settlement

The settlement, first announced in July, will cover environmental damage and other claims by the five Gulf states and local governments, paid out over 16 years

Mar 14 11:13

Hundreds of New Illnesses Reported After Gas Leak Sealed

Hundreds of residents in the Porter Ranch community of Los Angeles are reporting new illnesses after they were told it was save to return.

Feb 24 20:57

The Dangers of The Phosphate Mining Industry & Fluoride

On this edition of DTRH Popeye welcomes to the broadcast former phosphate mining supervisor Gary O. Pittman to discuss the dangers of fluoride, and the phosphate mining industry. Gary worked for Occidental Chemical Corporation for 21 years working his way up to the position of Mining Supervisor. He was injured due to his continued exposures day after day to chemicals and toxic vapors. Using his expertise and years of experience Gary gives the listener a detailed yet easy to understand lesson in the phosphate mining industry, as well as the dangers / health effects of fluoride exposure. He also covers in detail the ongoing damage to Florida’s waterways and ecosystem from the phosphate mining industry. Make sure to tune in to this very educational broadcast.

Feb 23 20:45

Here’s How We Got Here: A Short Primer On The History Of The Petrodollar

In 1971, Nixon closed the door by removing the ability of any member nation to convert into gold. The dollar (used as the world’s reserve currency) was still the reserve; however, it was completely fiat at this point. At this time, President Nixon dispatched Kissinger to Saudi Arabia with a scheme that made extortionists pale in comparison.

The ruling House of Saud in Saudi Arabia was offered a deal by Kissinger with four parts.

America’s military would guarantee protection of Saudi Arabia and her oilfields.
The U.S. would also sell the Saudis any weapons needed.
The U.S. would furthermore guarantee protection from Israel and the other countries of the region.
Finally, the Saudi family was ensured that they would rule in perpetuity.

Feb 17 14:34

Covertly, Israel prepares to fight boycott activists online

Israel says the movement is rooted in anti-Semitism and seeks not to change Israeli policies, but ultimately to put an end to the Jewish state.
Note: We should have know anti-Semitism again, and again, and again!

Feb 09 19:19

In Case You Thought The CDC Wouldn't Lie To You (Or, Why You Should Take Government Radiation Info With, Uh, Salt)

Who would you believe? The US Government, or some blogger?

Original post, cross referencing current official statements, meant to be educational in nature, with previous research carried out under the auspices of the Government of the United States of America.

Feb 09 08:55

Experts: Formaldehyde is spewing from massive LA gas leak — “Very dangerous for public”

“One thing I happen to know about — and I can’t make any claim about it now — but I know this. Methane, when it’s exposed to sunlight, can produce as a by-product formaldehyde… Southern California gas knows that too… it transforms — when it’s subjected to sunlight — to formaldehyde. SoCalGas knows that, and they ought to be straight about it. They ought to be telling us… but they’re not.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Formaldehyde is a carcinogen.

Feb 08 23:17

Relief well is closing in on Porter Ranch gas leak

A relief well is within 20 feet of reaching the leaking Southern California Gas Co. well in Aliso Canyon that released tons of methane into the air and led to the dislocation of thousands of residents, regulatory and company officials said Monday.

Once they can access the leak — which is about 1.6 miles below ground — crews will cap the well with cement.

Feb 08 15:17

Iran no longer accepting dollars for oil: Demanding Euros instead

Even with a number of U.S. sanctions against Iran coming to an end, the Iranian government has recently made a very important decision in regards to its oil payment system and it could spell bad news for the United States.

Feb 06 14:18

EU calls on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian housing

The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Note: But we were holocau$$$ted!

Feb 05 09:50

L.A.Methane Rupture, Filling the Los Angeles Basin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The same environmental mechanisms that trap the smog over Los Angels also trap the methane!

Feb 05 08:29

Scientists: West Coast bird die-off “is biggest ever recorded” — Stomachs completely empty

Scientists think Gulf of Alaska seabird die-off is biggest ever recorded… The mass of dead seabirds that have washed up on Alaska beaches in past months is unprecedented in size, scope and duration, a federal biologist said… The staggering die-off… is a signal that something is awry in the Gulf of Alaska, said Heather Renner, supervisory wildlife biologist at the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge… It coincides with widespread deaths of other marine animals, from whales in the Gulf of Alaska to sea lions in California…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fracking leaks methane into the water, which depletes the oxygen. Without oxygen the fish die off, and the animals that feed on those fish starve to death. The chain of life is collapsing and all due to greed.

Feb 02 08:44

California Methane Leak Update

Feb 02 07:10

BP reports biggest ever annual loss

(*A loss we can Celebrate this morning ! Yay !)

Feb 01 19:20

Matt Simmons On The L.A. Methane Leak

With the ongoing methane leak in Porter Ranch California getting worse, I thought of what Matt Simmons might have said if he were still alive. So I dug out one of his last interviews he did right before he died that was about the BP oil spill. He speaks about the dangers of the massive amounts of methane that was leaking from the Macondo oil well in the gulf of Mexico. His warnings are appropriate for the situation going on in California today.

Feb 01 09:46

A Special Report on the SoCalGas Natural Gas Leak at Aliso Canyon

The Aliso Canyon gas leak (also called Porter Ranch gas leak) is a massive, uncontrolled, ongoing leak from a natural gas well connected to the Aliso Canyon underground storage facility near Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, California since October 23, 2015. The second largest gas storage facility of its kind in the United States belongs to the Southern California Gas Company, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. On January 6, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown issued a state of emergency.[1]

Just like the BP Gulf oil spill, this disaster has made the nation aware that gas leaks are far more common than otherwise known.

Jan 31 07:42

L.A. Methane Leak/They may have “lost control of entire gas field”


Rep. Brad Sherman, U.S. House of Representatives, Jan 21, 2016 “This the largest natural gas leak in history. We were up there yesterday… what we heard was a loud sound of natural gas escaping that you could hear quite loudly from over half a mile away.”

Dec 28 14:40

The LA Methane Leak - "Don't Worry, The Air Is Safe To Breathe"

On this edition of DTRH Popeye spends the first hour covering the ongoing, and massive methane leak in the Porter Ranch suburb of Los Angeles California. The leak is so massive there is a no fly zone set at 2000 ft above it, and people are already being moved out of their homes. This is as bad as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico except it's methane into the air rather than oil into the water. Popeye points out how fast things are happening on the ground in Porter Ranch vs. the ongoing, dragged out situation in St. Louis with the leaking radioactive waste sites like the Westlake Landfill. It goes to show you the power of the nuclear cartel.

Dec 28 10:14

Hillary Clinton Touts Overthrow of Gadhafi, but Doesn’t Mention That Clinton Foundation Donors Did Big Business in Tyrant’s Libya

On Saturday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton again justified the 2011 U.S. policy of regime change in Libya, citing, at least in part, the fact that dictator Moammar Gadhafi had killed Americans.

“We have to continue to do what is necessary when someone like Gadhafi, a despot with American blood on his hands, is overturned,” Clinton said during the weekend’s Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire. “But I’ll tell you what would have happened if we had not joined with our European partners and our Arab partners to assist the people in Libya, you would be looking at Syria.”

But early in the administration, Clinton had championed an allegiance with the Libyan regime under Gadhafi, during a time when some of the major U.S. corporations doing business in Libya were also donating heavy sums to the Clinton Foundation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do not for a moment imagine that this "pay to play" mentality will suddenly leave her consciousness, if she is able to win (or steal) the election; it will simply continue, unabated. For her and Bill Clinton, inhabiting the White House is simply another way to make millions of dollars through her foundation, and the public be damned.

And this is why we have to bring her past behaviour to the unblinking gaze of documented fact, because, if in fact, past is prologue to the future, we can expect massive international interventionism from a second Clinton presidency.

And has anyone out there had the "male attributes" to ask her if the current post-Ghadaffi situation in Libya, which has been rife with civil war since 2011; whose leadership has been badly factionalised and has just this month created a basis for a national unity government, was the outcome she desired when she green-lit Ghadaffi's assassination?!?

And what about the reality that Libya has become a
second home to ISIS?!?

Because if all I have stated here were not the outcomes Clinton desired as Secretary of State, and were simply "unintended consequences" of her policies here, please consider Libya a thoroughly terrifying, but very real, "prequel" to what a Clinton presidency will look like.

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Nov 08 22:46

The Many Marvels of the Mysterious Mushroom

Until 1969, biologists thought mushrooms and other fungi were plants. They’re actually more closely related to animals, but with enough differences that they inhabit their own distinct classification.

This and more recent findings about these mysterious organisms illustrate how much we have yet to learn about the complexities of the natural world. New research reveals mushrooms can even help plants communicate, share nutrients, and defend themselves against disease and pests.

Oct 05 22:22

Will BP's Record Gulf Spill Settlement Amount to a Record Tax Break?

As the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday a final settlement with BP over the devastating 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, groups are warning that the oil giant may still nab a substantial tax break under the deal.

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Jul 02 12:03

BP Oil Spill: $18.7 Billion Fine a Mere 2% of It’s Enormous $929 Billion Revenue

Remember the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and dumped some 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf a few years ago?

Well now the company has been ordered to pay the largest environmental fine in the nation’s history at $18.7 billion dollars, the final settlement to be divvied up among the Gulf states who suffered most in the oil spill’s wake.

Sure, $18.7 billion sounds like a lot of money even these days, but check out this chart comparing it to the company's total revenue and gross profits...

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Jul 02 07:34

Gulf States Reach $18.7B Settlement With BP Over Oil Spill

BP and five Gulf states announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.

Jun 08 11:39

Former BP Executive Acquitted of Charges from 2010 Oil Spill

On Friday, June 5, former BP executive David Rainey was found not guilty of one count of lying to federal investigators about the true extent of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The acquittal of Rainey, the only executive charged with a crime over the spill, means not a single BP executive will be held to account for the worst environmental disaster in American history, which left 11 oil rig workers dead and devastated the Gulf’s ecosystem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my shock!

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May 27 08:52

The People of Santa Barbara vs. Big Corporate Oil (A Cautionary Tale) or, Who Has Power and Who Does Not in America

It is happening again.

History may seem to repeat, but more accurately it rhymes.

This 1969 chronicle and analysis promises to teach us much, and we do well to listen. A sociological thriller, a nail-biter, a roller coaster ride for the ethically conscious, with everything from the bitterly funny to the obscenely familiar. As a bonus, one is left with a more thorough and effective understanding.

Perhaps such Evils may at long last belong to history alone.....

May 21 11:31

Unprecedented Mass Die Offs as Pacific Ocean "Turning Into a Desert" Off California Coast

The ocean is dying, by all accounts – and if so, the food supply along with it.

A startling new report says in no uncertain terms that the Pacific Ocean off the California coast is turning into a desert. Once full of life, it is now becoming barren, and marine mammals, seabirds and fish are starving as a result.

The waters of the Pacific off the coast of California are a clear, shimmering blue today, so transparent it’s possible to see the sandy bottom below […] clear water is a sign that the ocean is turning into a desert, and the chain reaction that causes that bitter clarity is perhaps most obvious on the beaches of the Golden State, where thousands of emaciated sea lion pups are stranded.

But that's just the beginning...

Read more at SHTFplan.com

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May 15 13:47

What Are They Thinking?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Time for a repost!

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Apr 19 10:13

Chelsea Manningand the Deepwater Horizon Killings

The BP drilling rig blew itself to Kingdom Come after the “mud” — the cement used to cap the well — blew out.

The oil company, the federal government and the industry were shocked — shocked! — at this supposedly unexpected explosion in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

But BP knew, and Exxon and Chevron knew, and the U.S. State Department knew, that just 17 months earlier another BP offshore rig had suffered an identical, disastrous blow-out halfway across the planet in the Caspian Sea.

Apr 17 11:18

6 Arrested at BP Headquarters in Week of Action for Gulf Oil Spill Anniversary

On April 20, 2010 BP’s offshore oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing 11 workers, causing the largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters and the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. It impacted wildlife and people, caused health problems from exposure to oil and dispersants, and decimated oyster, shellfish and finfish populations and damaged livelihoods and economies in towns dependent on fisheries. Five years later, much oil remains in the Gulf, but no one is sure how much. BP has fought in court to minimize its responsibility.

Apr 16 12:18

Deepwater Horizon catastrophe continues to plague Gulf Coast communities

Five years after the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, communities along the Gulf of Mexico continue to struggle with the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to University of Florida researchers engaged in a series of projects funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

And while most of the nation’s attention continues to focus on the environmental and financial toll of the spill that killed 11 workers and flooded Gulf waters with millions of gallons of oil, the less obvious consequences, including those related to public health, may prove the most long-lasting, researchers say.

Apr 07 08:26

PNAC Project for a New American Century War Plan Map

Remember: when confused, when all other analysis seems to fail to make sense, come back to The Map, the PNAC Project for a New "American" Century. The duplicitous and misleading title of the project establishing Israel's (City of London's) empire that used American post 9/11 (inside job) concocted anti-Muslim enmity, its resources, its military, economic, and political might that will become the dominant political power of the planet long after the United States has been destroyed and left held responsible for the horrors visited on the world via the so-called "war on terror".

Apr 05 11:24

Dispersant used in Gulf oil spill causes injuries to humans and aquatic animals

Activist Post

New research from investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that Corexit EC9500A, an oil-dispersal agent widely used in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, contributes to damage to epithelium cells within the lungs of humans and gills of marine creatures. The study also identifies an enzyme that is expressed in epithelial cells across species that has protective properties against Corexit-induced damage...

Apr 04 04:15

Argentina threatens legal action against Britain over drilling for oil on coast of Falkland Islands

"We want the owners of the companies to be tried according to Argentine laws and international statutes.”
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Argentina is seeking to renew a 2013 reform of a hydrocarbons law that states penalty fines and lengthy prison sentences can be levied on company executives who orchestrate the search and harvest of natural resources without permission from the government.

It was announced last month that Britain will spend £280m over the next 10 years on renewing and strengthening Falkland forces, by the Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon.

This declaration was fiercely slapped down by Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who said on Thursday that Britain should focus on fighting poverty instead of increasing the amount spent on defence.

(*especially when it appears that the defense of the oil drilling operation is where Britain is going with this .)

Apr 02 09:37

Saudi Scholar: ‘Yemen Has Not Shot a Single Bullet at the Saudi Government’

Ali al-Ahmed, executive director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs, a human rights advocacy think tank, explains why the U.S.-supported, Saudi-led attack on Yemen is a blatant act of illegal aggression.

Al-Ahmed is interviewed by Stanley Heller on Heller’s Struggle Video News, a project of the Middle East Crisis Committee. As a journalist, al-Ahmed discovered the widely reported video depicting the beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002. The Institute for Gulf Affairs is located in Washington, D.C.,
Source: Truth dig

Mar 18 00:59

They are Dying in Droves

The residents on the Gulf Coast are dying in droves. According to Kindra Arnesen “We are burying two people per week in my town”.

For the people in the Gulf, it will never be over. No public official is investigating the death rates, no politician cares. Someday, our children will wake up to the fact that we have third world country death rates.

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Feb 04 07:46

Oil from 2010 BP spill found at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

A new study suggests that up to 38 million liters of crude oil from the 2010 BP oil spill is resting on the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico, posing a threat to the local ecosystem.

The findings have shed light on where 'missing' oil from the spill ended up -- a quandary that puzzled U.S. government and BP officials during massive cleanup efforts in April, 2010.

Of the nearly 5 million barrels of oil spilled into the ocean, around 2 million remained unaccounted for, years after the disaster.

Dec 09 07:54

Supreme Court rejects BP appeal over oil spill payments

The US Supreme Court has rejected hearing a BP appeal challenging its own multi-billion dollar settlement over a Gulf of Mexico oil spill four years ago. BP claims there has been fraud in some settlements, plaintiffs praised the court’s decision.

Without comment and with no Justices dissenting, the Supreme Court turned down a plea by BP to reopen its 2012 deal aimed at settling hundreds of millions in claims over the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This decision leaves intact a lower court opinion approving the settlement that BP negotiated, signed and asked the Court to approve in 2012. It will allow the businesses and families of the Gulf Coast to continue to make claims for another six months.

Dec 11 00:21

Gulf Fisherman: Young Boy Poisoned By Corexit

When I was invited to attend Project Gulf Impact's conference at Seattle University I jumped at the opportunity. Not only was I able to finally meet PGI, I was able to speak to numerous fisherman who have literally had their lives destroyed by BP and their toxic dispersant.

This mans 10 year old child has been sickened by Corexit while at the same time the corporate media has declared the disaster over. This is happening right here in America!

SPREAD THIS VIDEO BEFORE ITS GONE!

Dec 11 00:15

BP Coverup: Scientists Paid To Cover Up Toxic Dispersant

Project Gulf Impact At Seattle University. This speech is by Heather Rally, one of the founding members of PGI. BP, with the help of the federal government, has paid off the scientists in the gulf.

The use of over 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant has been continually downplayed by the corporate media and scientists alike.

Dec 11 00:09

Top Military Brass Working With BP to Promote Gulf Seafood

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is pushing all members of America’s armed service to buy and eat as much seafood as possible.

This is as sinister as it gets! BP has destroyed the gulf and is now working with the U.S. military to get it in the homes of American troops(already poisoned by continued exposure to depleted uranium) throughout the country! Multiple scientists have declared gulf seafood toxic and for good reason. Over 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant has been sprayed in and around the gulf. The facts are so heavily documented that there is no logical way that any literate human being not pushing an agenda could believe otherwise.

This is common sense.

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Dec 08 20:53

Tests Confirm Gulf Seafood Contains Toxic Oil

Test from several independent laboratories have confirmed that Gulf seafood contains a high level of toxic compounds as a result of oil contamination.

BP's Deepwater Horizon well leaked over 206 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a five month period, yet government officials have gone out of their way to assure the public that shrimp, fish, and crab harvested from those waters is completely safe to eat.

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"I wouldn't eat shrimp, fish or crab caught in the Gulf," Naman told Raw Story. The seafood Naman tested displayed an unusual high concentration of oil and grease in its digestive tracts: 193 parts-per-million.

Dec 08 20:48

Sick for the Holidays: Gulf's Toxic Effects Continue

Increasing numbers of U.S. Gulf Coast residents attribute ongoing sicknesses to BP's oil disaster and use of toxic dispersants.

"Now I have a bruising rash all around my stomach," Denise Rednour of Long Beach, Mississippi told IPS. "This looks like bleeding under the skin."

Rednour lives near the coast and has been walking on the beach nearly every day since a BP oil rig exploded on Apr. 20. She has noticed a dramatically lower number of wildlife, and said that many days the smell of chemicals from what she believes are BP's toxic dispersants fill the air.

Yet her primary concern is that she and many people she knows in the area have gotten sick.

Dec 08 20:44

Armed services are urged to stock kitchens with Gulf seafood

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who doubles as President Barack Obama's point man on Gulf Coast oil spill recovery, is pressing America's armed services to consume as much Gulf seafood as possible.

U n b e l i e v a b l e.

Dec 08 20:09

Top Military Brass Working With BP to Promote Gulf Seafood

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is pushing all members of America’s armed service to buy and eat as much seafood as possible.

This is as sinister as it gets! BP has destroyed the gulf and is now working with the U.S. military to get it in the homes of American troops(already poisoned by continued exposure to depleted uranium) throughout the country! Multiple scientists have declared gulf seafood toxic and for good reason. Over 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant has been sprayed in and around the gulf. The facts are so heavily documented that there is no logical way that any literate human being not pushing an agenda could believe otherwise.

This is common sense.

Dec 08 01:28

Top Military Brass Working With BP to Promote Gulf Seafood

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is pushing all members of America’s armed service to buy and eat as much seafood as possible.

This is as sinister as it gets! BP has destroyed the gulf and is now working with the U.S. military to get it in the homes of American troops(already poisoned by continued exposure to depleted uranium) throughout the country! Multiple scientists have declared gulf seafood toxic and for good reason. Over 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant has been sprayed in and around the gulf. The facts are so heavily documented that there is no logical way that any literate human being not pushing an agenda could believe otherwise.

Dec 07 09:12

Environmental Protection Agency?

Residents of the US Gulf Coast say their pleas for help and transparency continue to be ignored by regulators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These problems are going continue with these ecosystems, and the medical problems are going to continue for Gulf Coast residents, for generations.

And because of the political coziness between BP and the Obama administration, no real remedies will be found by any of the agencies charged with protecting either people or the enviornment.

Dec 06 08:51

Gasland Trailer

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real tragedy isn't that oil drilling has gotten out of control with regards to safety in this country, the real tragedy is that had we taken the trillions of dollars poured all over Wall Street to allow them to buy back the fraudulent mortage-backed securities and instead invested that cash into research into new energy sources, we would no longer need to drill oil either on land or sea. THAT is the tragedy. The US Government not only looted present-day America to recapitalize the banks, they squandered a potential better future for us all to keep their buddies out of jail.

Dec 05 16:19

The Gulf of Mexico is Dying - Part I

It is with deep regret that we publish this report. We do not take this responsibility lightly, as the consequences of the following observations are of such great import and have such far-reaching ramifications for the entire planet. Truly, the fate of the oceans of the world hangs in the balance, as does the future of humankind. The Gulf of Mexico does not exist in isolation and is, in fact, connected to the Seven Seas.

Especially that the BP narrative is nothing but a corporate-created illusion - a web of fabrication spun in collaboration with the US Federal Government and Mainstream Media. Big Oil, as well as the Military-Industrial Complex, have aided and abetted this whole scheme and info blackout because the very future of the Oil & Gas Industry is at stake, as is the future of the US Empire which sprawls around the world and requires vast amounts of hydrocarbon fuel. Should the truth seep out and into the mass consciousness - that the GOM is slowly but surely filling up with oil and gas - certainly many would rightly question the integrity, and sanity, of the whole venture, as well as the entire industry itself. And then perhaps the process would begin of transitioning the planet away from the hydrocarbon fuel paradigm altogether.

Dec 05 03:16

The Gulf of Mexico is Dying

Should the truth seep out and into the mass consciousness – that the GOM is slowly but surely filling up with oil and gas – certainly many would rightly question the integrity, and sanity, of the whole venture, as well as the entire industry itself.

Dec 04 16:30

Child Splashed with Gulf Water Gets Cigar Like Burn On Face

Darla Rooks is a bayou fisherman to the core. When she married Todd 20 years ago, she wore her white plastic fishing boots under her wedding dress. Todd and Darla love shrimping in the coastal waters of Louisiana the way cowboys love riding the west Texas range. It’s in their blood—a calling passed down through the generations—a lifestyle they hope to pass on to their grandkids.

Darla remembers what it felt that night after she was doused with water that she believes was full of oil and dispersants. It was like being covered in stinging jellyfish, she says, except there were no jellyfish to be found.

Dec 03 13:39

Explosive Gulf Oil Special Report: Crime, PSYOP, Global Impact

Photos newly released prove that the BP-Government-Media has presented and is presenting to the public, against its best interest, a sophisticated Gulf of Mexico ‘Oil Spill’ illusion. New pictorial evidence tells the real story, truth about a crime against humanity and planet committed, aided by a Psychological Operation with a devastating global impact requiring a united and prompt paradigm shift toward renewable energy.

The report, “The Gulf is Dying, Special Report on the BP Gulf Oil Spill” is evidence-based through research and writing by Dr. Tom Termotto after participation in the Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference for over seven months. It and additional reports by Dr. Tomotto are available at Phoenix Rising from the Gulf.

Dec 03 09:24

A Special Report on the BP Gulf Oil Spill

The pictorial evidence tells the whole story.
Especially that the BP narrative is nothing but a corporate-created illusion – a web of fabrication spun in collaboration with the US Federal Government and Mainstream Media. Big Oil, as well as the Military-Industrial Complex, have aided and abetted this whole scheme and info blackout because the very future of the Oil & Gas Industry is at stake, as is the future of the US Empire which sprawls around the world and requires vast amounts of hydrocarbon fuel.

Dec 02 16:24

BP Admits using Synthetic Microbes in Gulf

Mike Utsler, Chief Operating Officer of BP's Gulf Coast Restoration, admits publicly "There is a new form of microbiology that is attacking this (oil) plume and using it as a food source".

Dec 02 09:29

Another oil rig explodes.

Dec 01 17:28

MUST READ: SECRET US PLANS FOR DOMESTIC MILITARY CRACKDOWN LEFT UNGUARDED, FOUND BY INDYMEDIA

This scoop on the Military Industrial Complex is about as good -- and terrifying -- as it gets.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

Nov 30 19:44

Palin’s former oil advisor: Gulf catastrophe “unprecedented” — “True toll” yet to be revealed

[Richard Fineberg was the] former policy advisor on oil and gas for two Alaskan governors, including Sara [sic] Palin. …

“I was struck by how well informed the questioners were,” Fineberg said. “I was surprised that half a dozen asked questions on specifics, and the scientists and public officials answered in generalities.”

It is a “clear sign that more analysis and more substantive information is called for, to fully understand the implications for the Gulf communities,” he said.

Nov 30 09:13

NOAA Closes 4,200 Square Miles of Gulf Waters to Royal Red Shrimping

Today, out of an abundance of caution, NOAA has closed 4,213 square miles of Gulf of Mexico federal waters off Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to royal red shrimping. The precautionary measure was taken after a commercial shrimper, having hauled in his catch of the deep water shrimp, discovered tar balls in his net.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It was NOT an "abundance of caution", it was the tar balls! NOAA is still trying to protect itself after going along with Obama's "Magic Vanishing Oil" act of last July.

Nov 29 15:30

Large fish die-off at the mouth of the Mississippi

St. Bernard Parish authorities have reported a large fish kill at the mouth of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, but state wildlife officials say it does not appear to be directly related to oil from the BP leak.

Randy Pausina, head fisheries biologist for the state, said Department of Wildlife and Fisheries workers are investigating the fish kill and that the initial conclusion is that it was caused by low levels of oxygen in the water.

The fish were found Sunday afternoon, floating near boom that had been deployed in the area to catch oil from the BP oil leak, and washed up on the shoreline, St. Bernard Parish government said in a news release.

"By our estimates there were thousands, and I'm talking about 5,000 to 15,000 dead fish. Different species were found dead including crabs, sting rays, eel, drum, speckled trout, red fish, you name it, included in that kill," St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro said.

Video: Millions of Dead Fish … But Authorities Refuse to Test for Oil
Link: http://dprogram.net/2010/09/22/video-millions-of-dead-fish-but-authori...

Nov 29 07:36

Boat engine causes oil to rise from seafloor -- "Just dead, everything's dead"

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