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Grandson of explorer Jacques Cousteau slams ‘bullshit’ claim that oceans absorb pollution

Phillippe Cousteau, Jr., grandson of famed ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau (pictured), has a unique position in today’s media when it comes to discussing British Petroleum’s massive Gulf of Mexico oil gusher. Unlike many others who’ve tried, he is capable of framing the massive and yet-unchecked disaster for the masses, placing…

1979 news reports on Mexican oil gusher may as well be from 2010: Maddow

From June 3, 1979 straight through March 23, 1980, an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was spewing up to 30,000 barrels per day. In just 200 feet of water, the Mexican oil company Pemex scrambled to shut down the Ictoc I exploratory well, but to no avail. The…

Rothschild plan would see privatization of Britain’s massive public motorway

Selling off the public’s transportation infrastructure to pay off government debt has no “ideological opposition” in London today, if a recently published report is to be believed. A plan to privatize the UK’s motorway network, giving toll firms access to large swaths of road, would take place under the guise…

BP CEO caught on tape ordering media to get away from oil-coated beach

Gulf fishing ban extended to area roughly the size of Greece Walking along a Louisiana beach yesterday, the chief operating officer of British Petroleum was caught on tape ordering subordinates multiple times to “get ‘em out of here,” apparently referencing media personnel who were swarming the scene prior to a…

Latina professor jeered, threatened for speaking against immigration laws

Professor Sandra Soto, welcome to civil rights notoriety. Last week, Arizona University’s professor of Latina studies took the stage to address 2010 graduates of the school’s Social and Behavioral Sciences program. Naturally, her words were timely and touched upon the state’s recently passed immigration laws that allow police to question…

BP ignores government order to stop using toxic oil dispersant in Gulf

Professor says chemicals ‘worse than oil’; Corexit substance also known as ‘deodorized kerosene’, poses risk to man and animal alike After initially approving a chemical oil dispersant called Corexit, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency retracted it’s allowance and ordered British Petroleum to stop dumping the mysterious chemical substance by Sunday.…

Oil drilling enthusiast Sarah Palin slams tenuous Obama-BP ties

One of the American political establishment’s most enthusiastic supporters of dangerous offshore drilling appears to have suffered either a dramatic change of heart or a severe bout with amnesia. Sarah Palin, the one time vice presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska who quit after less than half her elected…

Texas cops mistake actual weed for marijuana, spend hours doing yard work

Like the old song goes, one of these things is not like the other… However, remind a police officer in Corpus Christi, Texas of those famed Cookie Monster lyrics and they’re likely to give you an annoyed look. That’s because a recently discovered cache of plants, initially pegged by officials…

Rove claims Bush ‘never’ let aides question Dems’ patriotism or motives

Former Bush political adviser Karl Rove has a unique talent for escaping the consequences of making transparently false statements. Out and about on his book tour, the Bush administration’s architect appears to have been in typical form at a Borders Books in Oklahoma City this week, telling a crowd that…

US Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair resigns

Dennis Blair, President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, resigned Thursday following a series of intelligence failures and a tenure marked by rocky internal struggles. A retired Navy admiral, Blair was the third director of national intelligence, a position created in response to the 9/11 attacks. The Director of National Intelligence…

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