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BP’s Bathtub Ring Of Gulf Oil Uncovered

2014 October 31
by Citizen Journalist Exchange

383765-fbc83b98-5ea5-11e4-9c68-d403f5dcc36dBy FARRON COUSINS, desmogblog.com – Less than a week after Politico allowed BP communications vice president Geoff Morrell the space to tell Americans that there are no lingering effects from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists and researchers have brought in new evidence to show that Morrell’s claims are COMPLETELY fabricated.

According to the peer-reviewed Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, millions of gallons of BP from the 2010 Macondo well blowout have settled along the floor of the Gulf of Mexico, creating a “bathtub ring” of oil around the site of the blowout.

How much oil are they talking about? Think Progress reports that about 10 million gallons of coagulated crude sits on the Gulf floor, blanketing an area of more than 1,235 square miles. To put that into perspective, Think Progress says that the oil on the floor is enough to COMPLETELY cover the city of Houston, Texas, or the entire state of Rhode Island.

BP was quick to deny the claims, saying that the scientists should examine the chemical properties of the oil and verify that it did, INDEED, come from the Macondo well. Every oil well carries its own unique “chemical signature,” which is how researchers have been able to match tar balls and other forms of oil that have washed ashore back to BP’s Macondo well.

This “bathtub ring” of coagulated crude is BP’s footprint in the Gulf of Mexico, and it is a lingering reminder of the damage that they caused to a once-thriving ecosystem. The fact that millions of barrels worth of oil are still sitting on the ocean floor represents an immeasurable threat to wildlife, as well as to the Gulf Coast economy Continue reading… 

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No They Are NOT the Same

2014 October 30
by Citizen Journalist Exchange

By Sherry Pasquarello,WWH/CJE – Have you been following this?

BREAKING: Court Refuses To Intervene In Case of 40,000 Missing Voters In Georgia

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2014/10/28/3585449/court-allows-voter-suppression/

Dr. Francys Johnson with the NAACP leads an occupation of the Georgia State Capitol to protest voter suppression. CREDIT: ALICE OLLSTEIN

Dr. Francys Johnson with the NAACP leads an occupation of the Georgia State Capitol to protest voter suppression.
CREDIT: ALICE OLLSTEIN

Do you STILL think both parties are the same? All political parties are made up of individuals. People are people and there are good AND bad in both parties BUT as far as an underlying philosophy goes the Republicans have proved time and time again that they are more than willing to bend or break the law to achieve their goal. Remember the fakery surrounding Gore and Bush? Say what you might about Gore- I will bet you that we would never been involved in Iraq at all and possibly not Afghanistan if Gore had been President.

Elections do matter. Don’t let ANYONE tell you differently- not even a fellow liberal or hippie! I don’t care what celebrity or family member or best friend laughs at you or worse- tries to convince you to boycott this election. You have a RIGHT to your vote.

People were imprisoned, beaten, force fed and KILLED so you can push a lever or button! How can you NOT stand in line and push a button???

All I can say is- if you don’t vote don’t open your mouth to say one damn word about the state of the country or the world. You’ve given up the right to voice your opinions- I don’t care if they are the right ones- you turned your back on those who came before who risked EVERYTHING to secure your right to vote.

Peace

How your tuna salad is killing the ocean…

2014 October 29
by Citizen Journalist Exchange
  • Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 4.11.09 AMA shocking video claims to show the cruel method used to catch tuna
  • ‘FAD method’ unnecessarily kills hundreds and thousands of sharks, dolphins, turtles and other species every year
  • The method uses a device to attract tuna but it also draws other animals 
  • Australians have no way of knowing if their tuna is caught by this method
  • Greenpeace has warned the popular ‘dolphin friendly’ tag is meaningless

A shocking video claims to show the cruel method used to catch tuna that unnecessarily kills hundreds and thousands of sharks, dolphins, turtles and other species every year.

Australian consumers of tinned and fresh tuna have no way of knowing whether or not the tuna they eat is caught using this method, unless the tuna brand elects to state it on their label.

And Greenpeace has warned that the popular ‘dolphin friendly’ tag used by many tuna brands is ‘meaningless’ because it is not regulated.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2810563/How-tuna-salad-killing-ocean-Greenpeace-video-shows-horrific-fishing-methods-used-catch-fish.html#ixzz3HWEYiOGY
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Another Sunday

2014 October 27
by Worldwide Hippies

nBy Sherry Pasquarello,WWH/CJE

Yep, another Sunday and again, I am refusing to watch ANY of the Sunday news programs. Nope, not even the few, on cable that I like.

I have found that taking Sunday morning off from the same old headache producing line of BS yammered about by the same old tired line of dusty old guests is saving my political sanity.

Yes, my sweet hippies- everyone needs a little respite from the fight. This is one of mine. I have found a few ways to refresh myself so that I can keep on, keep’n on. I also like cheesy b movies, especially giant mutated monsters. Last night I watched the sequel to, THE AMAZING COLLOSAL MAN. At least, I think that was the title. I get the two movie titles confused even though I have seen both of them countless times since I was a kid. The other thing that relaxes me is window shopping the home shopping channels. No, I don’t have the UPS truck here every day. Though I wish I could afford to. It’s a good thing that I can’t or someday they’d find my dried out old mummified corpse under piles of “as seen on TV” and heaps of purses and kitchen gadgets with rings on every withered finger and a jaunty hat perched on my balding old head! A sort of cross between an episode of HOARDERS and a Halloween Scarehouse.

So, have some fun and come back to the fight for peace and justice ready to rock on!

Peace, and vote. Please, show up and vote.

U.S. Tar Sands Action: Reports from the Front Lines in Utah

2014 October 27
by Citizen Journalist Exchange
By BEN JERVEY/,desmogblog.com –
For the past five months, activists from the Utah Tar Sands Resistance have camped out on the sage-swept, high plateau lands known as PR Springs in eastern Utah. From the site—where the first tar sands mine in the United States is planned, and preliminary clearing work is already underway—you can’t miss the majestic Book Cliffs that tumble from the East Tavaputs Plateau and the canyons full of tall conifers.Book Cliffs is an area cherished by sportsmen and sportswomen—the public lands a place where Rocky Mountain Elk roam free, a place beloved by hunters and anglers and campers and backpackers.

Book Cliffs is also an area presently threatened by oil, gas, and tar sands development. Activists with Peaceful Uprising and the Utah Tar Sands Resistance are working to stop the tar sands projects in their tracks.

Since May, a group of protesters have sat in a permanent vigil of peaceful resistance at the site of the US Oil Sands project at PR Springs. The camp has at times swelled to as many as 80 activists.

The ongoing vigil has been punctuated with a handful of non-violent, direct action protests. Over the past few months, a total of 27 activists have been arrested for acts of civil disobedience during three such actions. The activists have effectively shut down work at the site on multiple occasions. Continue reading…

 

Jack Bruce, bassist of 60’s band Cream, dies at 71

2014 October 26
by Worldwide Hippies

BBb8FFV.imgLONDON (AP) — British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71.
Publicist Claire Singers said Saturday Bruce died at his HOME IN Suffolk, England.

A statement released by his family said “the world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.”

“It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend,” the statement said.

Cream, which also included guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker, sold 35 million albums in just over two years and were awarded the world’s first ever platinum disc for their album “Wheels of Fire.”

Bruce wrote and sang most of the songs, including “I Feel Free”, “White Room,” ”Politician” and “Sunshine Of Your Love.”

Cream split in November 1968, and Bruce went on to record the first of his solo albums, “Songs For a Tailor.” He also fronted many of his own bands.

Many artists covered Bruce’s songs, including Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Ella Fitzgerald.

Bruce returned to the studio around 2000 to record his solo album “Shadows in the Air,” which hit number five on the British jazz and blues chart. Continue reading…