Posts Tagged ‘Gulf of Mexico’
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, January 17, 2013
Alabamians complain about those whom they assert are lazy, shiftless, good-for-nothings who refuse to make any effort to work for a living, and then, according to them, mooch off the public dole, or sue others to survive.
Alabama has a reputation as being a “tort reform Hell,” for the outlandish awards given by juries.
And yet, the state does the same thing. Not only is that ironic, what’s even more ironic about it all is that the Mobile/Baldwin county area is a Republican stronghole… er, stronghold. Rather than raise taxes, shift resources or lower costs to pay for public services, they sue. It’s fiscal mismanagement at it’s worst.
Can you smell the hypocrisy cooking?
BP receiving ‘significant 7-figure claim’ from Baldwin schools for Deepwater Horizon spill
By Rena Havner Philips | firstname.lastname@example.org
on January 17, 2013 at 8:07 PM, updated January 17, 2013 at 8:24 PM
BAY MINETTE, Alabama – The Baldwin County school board voted unanimously tonight to present a claim to BP asking for an undisclosed amount of money to make up for tax revenues lost as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Citing attorney-client privilege, school officials would not say how much money they are seeking.
But, said board attorney Scotty Lewis, “It will be a significant seven-figure claim.”
In its resolution, the board voted to Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, May 16, 2011
The opening lyric to Hank Williams, Jr.‘s – aka “Bocephus” – 1982 song “A County Boy Can Survive,” is “And the Mississippi River she’s a goin’ dry.”
At this juncture, that certainly doesn’t seem to be the case.
The Mississippi River has flooded to such an extent that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to open floodgates and allow excess water from the river to flow toward the Gulf of Mexico through alternate routes.
Weeks of heavy rains and runoff from the melting of an extremely snowy winter have raised Mississippi River levels to historic proportions. Over 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares) of farmland in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas along the river have been flooded, evoking memories of floods in 1927 & ’37.
On Saturday, the Corps opened two of 125 floodgates at the Morganza Spillway, and opened two more today (Sunday, 15 May 2011). The spillway is 45 miles northwest of Louisiana’s capitol, Baton Rouge. The Corps hopes that by opening them, it will Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, February 21, 2011
BIG OIL companies – in this instance and most notably BP – are quick to “remind” their consuming public that they are the “good guys” that always wear white and that they our “knight in shining armor coming to your emotional rescue.”
However, having never been one to believe in conspiracy theory, or genuine collusion, yet in all honesty, one must acknowledge that BIG OIL has significant self interest called stock held by Wall Street shareholders. Those are the masters to whom they are loyal… NOT the American people.
Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead
By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer – Sat Feb 19, 8:53 pm ET
WASHINGTON – Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist’s video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn’t degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor.
That report is at odds with …Click HERE to read if we’re REALLY being deceived about this careless tragedy…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, December 16, 2010
Doubtless, some will find it curious that 1.) the federal government is suing BP, especially after BP has followed what has essentially amounted to federal direction to establish a $20 BILLION compensatory trust fund; and 2.) that many citizens in the affected Gulf Coast states have a political bent to them which has – to this point – expressed extreme discontent for attorneys and clients whom sue large Multinational Corporations (favoring MNCs), believing that some perceive MNCs as an easy “target,” because they have very deep pockets, and in some cases, are often willing to quickly settle than fight.
And yet, some pooh-pooh the oil disaster as a minor occurrence – as if a mere passing pimple on the vast arse of the ocean – asserting that “Nature will take care of everything. All the oil’s gone now. The Gulf is back to it’s original state now.” Yet like an iceberg, much of the oil lies below the water’s surface having been sunk by “dispersants” where it floats in suspension. The idea behind sinking the oils is “out of sight, out of mind.”
But life – human and animal, aquatic and terrestrial – is dependent upon oceanic life, and has continued despite the self-interested assertions that “all is well” on the aquatic frontier. The fact is, we don’t know “for a hard, cold fact” that all is well. We don’t know everything that has been done – good, bad, or indifferent. Though we do know that there have been some “faux pas,” and “strong-arm” tactics to quickly settle.
Isn’t avoidance of responsibility a hallmark of immaturity?
Alabama Governor Bob Riley and state Attorney General Troy King – Republicans whom have quite publicly been at odds with one another over other issues in the state – have Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Does it come as any surprise that the Multinational Corporation BP has no allegiance or loyalty to anyone or anything save their profit, executive compensation and shareholder payouts?
And yet – as astute observers note – politics makes strange bedfellows. Appointed by President Obama, Administrator Feinberg is being paid by BP in excess of $10 Million annually. But… would Democrats have expected this kind of “favor for the people” from their president?
Pressure on Kenneth Feinberg to disclose BP pay deal
By Moira Herbst
NEW YORK | Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:03am IST
(Reuters Legal) – There has never been anything quite like Kenneth Feinberg’s $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Facility. Established to compensate victims of the BP Plc(BP.L) oil disaster, it essentially invests one man with full power over how the money is distributed, while he is being paid by the company and unsupervised by any government body.
Gov. Bob Riley: No lawsuit waiver on final oil spill claims
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has urged BP PLC and President Barack Obama to make sure that Gulf Coast residents don’t have to sign liability waivers to accept claims payments.
Oil spill claims czar Ken Feinberg recently launched the second stage of his claims process, in which he will offer people final settlements or interim quarterly payments.
The final settlements require the claimant to Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, July 27, 2010
What a shocker!
I called 1-866-448-5816 Deepwater Horizon Response Volunteer Request Line: Suggestions and Volunteering – and asked,
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, June 25, 2010
GOMOD – Gulf Of Mexico Oil Disaster
UPDATE: …Continue for some devastating figures…
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