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Obama Allowed BP to Continue Drilling

Despite Severe Problems Two Months Prior to Explosion

First the good news, Barack Obama DID get the word about the Gulf offshore drilling explosion at Deepwater Horizon on Day One. However, it seems there’s an awful lot of bad news tied into the story . . . first the big picture . . . .

It’s been said, “there are lies, damned lies, and then there are statistics.” President Obama is, it seems, guilty of “ultra-gross statisticulating.” You probably heard him say in his recent speech, “. . . we’re running out of oil and places to drill.” But did you know that federal data from the Minerals Management Service (MMS) of the U.S. Department of Interior proves the United States has enough oil and natural gas to fuel more than 65 million cars for 60 years, and enough natural gas to heat 60 million homes for 160 years and that the American Petroleum Institute estimates that oil exploration in the U.S. could create 160,000 new, well-paying jobs, as well as $1.7 trillion in revenues to federal, state, and local governments, all while fostering greater energy security. Does that seem like a huge disconnect to you? Read on, the plot SICKENS . . . .

Most Americans don’t know it, but because of the lunatic fringe of the environmental movement, this country has not been allowed to build one single refinery on American soil since 1974 (36 years!). You probably ARE aware that except for Indian land all other new drilling and exploration on American shore and in shallow-water offshore has been banned in deference to the same environmentalists. You probably don’t know that virtually all oil spills are a product of tanker ship mishaps and that we’ve only had one significant oil spill offshore in thirty years. You probably also don’t know that the BP oil spil was perfectly preventable and that the Obama administration knew about real and potential problems associated with the Macondo oil site over two months before the rest of us ever heard the name “Deepwater Horizon.”

All this hypocrisy and incompetence came together this week with reports that British Petroleum (BP) was (for roughly ten days in very early February) fighting against a series of cracks and other offshore problems at the Macondo well off the Louisiana coastline, this year, right from the earliest moments of drilling. That is, the deepest well in the world (some 30,000 feet down into gulf below the ocean floor) had major problems from the get go; and the Obama administration knew about it over two months prior to the Deepwater Horizon explosion (on February 13, to be specific) . . . when ten days later BP filed with America’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) and the Obama administration and BP not only did not inform the public about the problem, but MMS was actually preparing to give BP a safety award within days of when that explosion took place. That, of course, is just the tip of the iceberg.

There is also a report that a California scientist from the University of California at Berkeley warned of even more serious problems at around the same time when “the damn rig almost blew up.” The administration was also informed about this development, six weeks before the rig's fatal explosion when the engineer from the UC, Berkeley, announced to the world a near miss of an explosion on the rig then. Makes Mr. Obama’s present “moratorium” look like shutting the barn after all the livestock’s long since fled, doesn’t it?

Then there are unsubstantiated reports that BP was asking for the administration's help on this matter long before the deadly accident and the now gushing well slime. So putting this all together, the eleven men who died need not have died. The explosion need not have happened. And the gulf oil spill need not still be going on, or even to have occurred in the first place. Mr. Obama and Mr. Salazar had information in their hands that needed to be acted upon in mid-February.

The American mainstream media has once again failed to unearth the story. Oh, should we mention that the always Obama-butt-kissing MSNBC is owned by General Electric (which is heavily involved in the circle of infamy we’ll be revealing here in the next few days)? Or that the single largest American company poised to profit from Obama’s cap and trade and green-jobs energy policy . . . and yes, from this oil spill, is GE? Well, at least GE has a good (self-interested) reason not to blow the whistle on the scandal, but what about CNN? ABC? or CBS? Perhaps they’re just incompetent, who knows? FoxNews, as usual is at the center of revealing the fiasco, and the Obama administration and Soros and the usual suspects are all declining invitations from FoxNews to comment.

Meditate on that, and tie it into the fact that the Obama-favoring media is not telling the public that roughly nine weeks before the explosion, both BP and Obama knew that the project was in deep trouble. Did we mention the tip of an iceberg?

Right about now, Multi-billionaire George Soros-owned Media (a progressive blogsite heavily aligned with the Obama administration) is going out of it’s cyberspace gourd trying to spin a bunch of lies to distract attention from the final scandal of the Obama administration. Sorry George, you backed the wrong horse this time, go corrupt another country!

What would you say if told that Obama, who’s now banned offshore drilling at more than five hundred feet was busy Oking a $2 Billion “preliminary commitment’ to loan money to Petrobras (the Brazillian deep-drilling oil giant) so they could drill at 14,022 feet? The original process was begun by the Bush administration for the purpose of securing future oil. But Barack Obama went along with it. Let’s see that’s over twenty-eight times deeper than Deepwater Horizon . . . . Now that’s a commitment to environmentalism, from our environmental president, isn’t it?

What would you say if told that Soros, the man responsible for 70% of Obama’s foreign presidential campaign donations, had announced in advance virtually every major Obama oil or energy policy weeks before they happened . . . since inauguration day through his Center for American Progress (CAP), a progressive policy think-tank? Wow, Rajjpuut would call that quite a coincidence.

What if you found out Soros, Gore, Obama and many from that same circle of thieves surrounding the Chicago Climate eXchange (CCX) and looking to profit by hundreds of billions if and when Obama’s Cap and Trade bill becomes law were all closely aligned with Soros’ C.A.P. (Center for American Progress), and numerous other Soros-created or Soros-funded or otherwise Soros-entangled progressive foundations and media groups such as, the Tides Foundation, etc. were all involved? Did we mention that Soros’ second-largest investment is in a company called Petrobras?

A. Let’s take a quick breather here, “environmental-pal” Obama is loaning money to Petrobras (Petro Brasil) to drill in water twenty-eight times deeper than the deepest well allowed under his six-month offshore moratorium. That seems like a disconnect.

B. Obama claimed to have been involved with the Deepwater Horizon explosion and Gulf oil spill “since Day One” but actually he, or at least Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, knew about problems at the site over two months earlier and Americans were not informed and MMS was still giving BP a safety award. Another disconnect?

C. Obama’s single largest donor was British Petroleum. Hmmmm, is that a "connect"?

D. The single most profitted person in all this is George Soros, the single-largest “investor” in the presidential campaign of Barack Obama? Soros makes out like a bandit because he is the second-largest investor in Petrobras which is the company most poised to profit under Obama’s six-month moratorium. Curioser and curioser?

E. The ever-vigilant American media have failed to connect the dots. In fact Obama’s greatest media sycophant General Electric (yep, they own MSNBC) is also connected to Petrobras.

OK, got all that? Here’s a bit more detail that ties it all together in a nice blue package with a progressive knot: there are two brothers, the Podesta brothers working the inside game for Soros and Obama . . . ah, it’s getting late, Rajjpuut needs his beauty rest. MORE TOMORROW . . . .

Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,


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Five weeks in, Still No Federal Response
to Prevent or Lessen Oil-Spill Damage to Gulf Shoreline
It must be nice to have a free pass from the liberal-leaning media on everything up to and including shafting a Billy goat on prime-time television . . . but this time, Obama’s carte blanche may not be enough to save his presidency. Obama who earned the epithet “Dithering Barack” for his snail-like, half-hearted responses to requests for an Afghanistan troop surge . . . is up to slow-no-good again, this time on the domestic front in the face of a massive oil spill and a series of crippling tornadoes and ultra-destructive flooding in Tennessee and the Cumberland River Valley.
Item: unable to criticize the ghost of George W. Bush on the oil spill; tornadoes; and Tennessee flooding . . . Barack Obama who had been pouting and sucking his thumb for five weeks now . . . has today finally mobilized the Obama family dog to handle these matters. Relieved environmentalists have declared today’s response a “vast improvement over what we’ve seen these last 36 days.”
Item: 36 days into the tragic Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Barack Obama has shown himself to be a dithering incompetent. He still has NOT called the situation a national emergency and he still has NOT mobilized any federal response to prevent or ameliorate the ecological and economic damage to the Gulf states' coastlines. He has also pointedly NOT shared the truth about federal inspectors and federal agencies giving British Petroleum pass after pass on safety issues.
These same inspectors and agencies had actually been on the verge of awarding BP a top safety award three weeks ago. These same inspectors and agencies deliberately overlooked requiring that ten (10, count ‘em, oops you can’t) mandated fire booms be onsite at the BP disaster site nor at the even deeper, even more prolific Atlantis well (the deepest oil production platform in the world) much further offshore in the Gulf that is still operating unsafely and where it appears BP and the federal Minerals and Management Service again did shoddy work^^. Returning to the present crisis, to be precise, BP had zero, zilch, nada, NONE of the required ten fire booms onsite when the Deepwater Horizon explosion occurred.
The epitome of “maximum statesmanship” from the Obama administration is found in their constant use of the “blame game” and the “race card” in virtually every situation which arises. Perhaps now the mainstream media will stop treating the Obama adminstration as “God walking among us?" The totally unenlightened responses from Salazar, Napolitano and Obama are only 2/3 as shocking as the vile negligence of MMS. Only the U.S. Coast Guard and Louisiana Governor Jindal have shown the requisite calm, competence and clear-headed call for action . . . which of course, Salazar and Obama have ignored.
Item: A series of deadly tornadoes has struck Oklahoma and nearby states in the last two weeks. Obama has NOT mentioned them, nor prepared any federal responses.
Item: If a tree falls in a forest and kills thirty-one people and wipes out all power-sewer-fuel and transportation, destroys viturally all the homes and livelihoods of everybody in an area the size of Pennsylvania . . . but neither the president nor the national mainstream media mention it . . . did it actually happen? Many are wondering why perhaps the largest non-hurricane flood disaster in American history and the worst destruction to hit Tennessee since the Civil War has been essentially ignored by the national media.Nashville is just one small part of the wide-spread flooding that hit the east-central United States. The May 2010 Tennessee floods resulting from torrential rainfal on May 1st and 2nd this year have been labeled "1000-year floods" for Middle and West Tennessee, South Central and Western Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. Two-day rain totals in some areas were greater than 19 inches.
The Cumberland River crested at 51.86 feet in Nashville, so high that the flood control measures instituted by the U.S. Army Corps of engineers to counter future tragedies akin to a 1937 flood which devastated the area that year . . . were virtually worthless. All-time record crests were observed on the Cumberland River Floods from these rains affected the area for several days afterwards, resulting in a number of deaths and widespread property damage. All-time record crests in the affected areas resulted in at least five dozen reporting stations. Perhaps one day the President will comment on this and even, GASP! Respond?
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
^^ It isn’t often that Rajjpuut finds the Huffington Post worth quoting:
but this link reveals a deplorable situation. If the Atlantis platform were to suffer a similar fate, the damage from the Deepwater Horizon (already the worst oil spill in America’s history) would be like popping a zit compared to a pressurized and uncontrolled fire hose.
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