Hurricane season makes life difficult

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Hurricane Oil Spill

Is anyone else worried about this hurricane season and how it’s going to impact the oil spill? I’m very worried, because with all that oil in the water, which has been relatively calm these days, the hurricanes are going to stir that hot mess all over the place, push it onto shore, and send it into the gulf steam that will whip it around Florida, up the east coast, and across the Atlantic to Europe. Is this what we’ve been waiting for?

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Childish actions don’t end with childhood

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Big oil company executives take their oath before Congress

I remember when I was little, I couldn’t wait to get older so I could act like an adult. I would see other kids tattling on each other, saying very nasty things about others, throwing tantrums, and I never wanted any part of that. I looked at adults and thought, “They have the answers; they know what life is about, and they don’t have to deal with all these childish things anymore.” More

Oil Spill = Law Suits? I’m Shocked!

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Daniel E. Becnel Jr., a lawyer who has worked on many mass tort cases, says he is not taking spill cases for the money. “I want to do right,” he said.

Nearly 200 law suits have been filed against BP regarding the April 20 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, including death and injury claims from those who were on the rig that exploded, according to the New York Times. More

James Cameron: Oil Spill Specialist?

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Today I hear the government has now consulted with James Cameron (described as the director of ‘Titanic’ and ‘Avatar’ and a man who has experience working underwater) on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to come up with ideas to stop it. Really? James Cameron? The EPA released the statement:

Today’s meeting is part of the federal government’s ongoing efforts to hear from stakeholders, scientists and experts from academia, government and the private sector as we continue to respond to the BP oil spill.

James Cameron

James Cameron

Into which variant of “expert” does Mr. Cameron fall among this list? Just because he filmed underwater sequences in his movies, he’s now considered an expert on how to stop an oil spill that continues to gush from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico one mile below the surface? This man who mostly filmed his underwater scenes in huge tanks and not in the actual ocean? Apparently, his major in college was philosophy. Hmmm… Makes one think. More

Drill Baby Drill

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Where do I even begin with this topic? I’m sure everyone else has blogged about it, so I doubt I have anything more to add to the gigabytes of thoughts already out there. But that’s never stopped me before. I just have to be careful of the language I choose when talking/writing about it. More