20 July 2010

blew his mind out in a car

[click image, video, DN! with EPA whistleblower]

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But I just had to look....

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Or... if you want to hear all of Dahr Jamail on it, probably easiest to just download the mp3 of the whole show. The EPA guy starts around minute 28 and Dahr starts around minute 42ish.

He didn't notice that the light had changed.

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Some perspective....

I think Bill is sacrificing a little too much to convey calm and resolve, but this video will definitely leave you with a little more perspective on the disaster in progress.

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More Bill Ryan, hour and a half mp3 about how the alternative community has been getting some bad information.... I don't know if I believe him yet, but I do know that he has been paying scrupulous attention, he's not an idiot and he is pretty emphatic about it. So we should hear him.

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Okay, I've been hearing him for the whole hour and a half, and, well, he doesn't say anything he didn't say in the much shorter video presentation, and goes on at length about the quality of information in the alternative media... gets boring, bogged down in groping for ways not to be insulting and still dis a bunch of information sources.

He's basing his relief about all this on reading all the threads at The Oil Drum. I have stopped reading them because the posts are often suspicious to me and the comments go on forever, with huge amounts of bullshit to wade through... but maybe they're getting a handle on that... on their new chat channel anyway....

So he's trying to be a scientifically-acceptable space lizard researcher and I think he may be putting too much trust in strangers' CVs and PhDs... which, as we've been seeing, VERY often actually means "authoritatively dead wrong".

The one bit that is sticking in my mind is the part about them being only able to home in on the Macondo drill with the relief drills by bouncing their sensors off the metal PIPE, meaning that our fears of no pipe down there are wrong, or the relief wells are not going all the way down: They're only going as far down as there is still pipe. This could account for why the depth of the drill numbers have suddenly shrunk again. They started out saying it was some 30,000 feet, then it shrunk to something like 12,000, then it went back up [well, or down, as the case may be] [is] to 35,000 feet and now they've shrunk it back to 12,000 again. So. Uhm.

A good explanation for this would be that they drilled the thirtysomething thousand feet; blew the lower, say, fifteen back up [it is a telescoping pipe situation, with the pipe narrowing the further down they go] and smacked it into the bottom of the BOP; the shrunken depth information was replacing the original drill information because of the relief drills only going something less than half the original depth; a bunch of the cognoscenti started in with the hey wait a minute now the numbers are wrong and so we got to go back to the original information; but now that the relief wells are indeed only going to the shallower depth, the frickin numbers are shrunken again. Did you follow that? I actually think this is the MOST plausible scenario because the powers that be LOVE to confuse the living snot out of everyone. All of them having gotten where they've gotten in life by dazzling people with their bullshit, THEY DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW HOW TO COMPORT THEMSELVES ANY OTHER WAY. It's CERTAINLY not that they are smarter than we are. We can bloody-well tell THAT for sure.

However, I'm basing all this on impressions and not going back to the originals for links because I don't care if you don't want to hang with my thoughts here, and the goddam links for the information have been scrubbed, so there would be no way left to me to satisfy your urges to be convinced by some authoritative source material. Okay?

Whatever. Megadeath is still the consequence, the budgeted program, the most cost-effective means of handling this little hiccup. It may have been an accident, but the death toll, of humans and other living things, will have been no accident.

They. Are. Doing. It. On. Purpose. Nothing to see here. Move along. Fuck off and die.

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Here: flip out on this bit... or THIS one. I certainly have.

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10 comments:

  1. Thanks

    I've added the links to the Lair...

    Still need to view the Avalon piece.

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  2. Oh, good. I'll post the next link I'm putting here on your comments there in case you want to add that. It's an hour and a half audio interview with him that explains why he's settled down about all this, and why he's pretty sure Simmons and the rest of the alarmists have gotten it wrong, are maybe being fed false information. I don't know what to make of it exactly, but I DO know that he got onto this like white on rice, like I do when I simply MUST get to the kernel of something, and he's insisting... so I'm listening.

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  3. The thing that bothers me about Simmons' explanation of the "massive hole" is that he talks of another BOP at that site where the well pipe blasted up through the BOP.

    The BP leak site is where that happened - did it happen in two places? Or is he confused?

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  4. One my helper does it right, the next time it leaves out the URL which causes it to link to itself.

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  5. I tellz yiz, yer helper ain't no frickin help. You should nix it... or update it... or something. That's what I think.

    And, yes, the billions of gallons of POISON they've been pumping and dumping into the Gulf are having their intended effect. Too bad about all the living things dead, dying, and continuing in this vein for the next X number of decades, but BP would go extinct if they had to do this the right way... and besides, those putzes down there vote Republican-Fascist anyway, so good riddance....

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  6. I know. I've been seeing the pictures, not wanting to read about it, not wanting to talk about it. Niger, GoM, China and many other apocalypse-sized disaster areas. It's as though the gods have gone postal on us. And we SO deserve it... but we do not SEEM to be LEARNING... taking the lesson... getting the crucial insight. I fear it's all over for us but the shouting.

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