Showing posts from May, 2010

Push BP out of the way now!

As the Gulf oil disaster continues, the credibility of BP to shut down the oil leak they created decreases day by day. The patience of the American public is wearing thin: how long will it be before BP must be pushed out the way to get the job done?

It is a mistake to assume, as the federal government has done up to now, that only BP has the "expertise" to do this. What has this so-called expertise accomplished? How much longer can this "expertise" be allowed to bungle the job?

I would like to suggest to the blogosphere another option: that the US government force BP out of the way, take over control of the operation, while keeping BP in an advisory role. Call in leading experts for a new plan: to plant explosive charges to seal the blowout through geological means.

The circumstances of this pollutive catastrophe are without precedent - and may therefore require unprecedented solutions. Shutting off of this eruption by implanting subsurface charges in strategic locat…

Once again, lame NPR reporting lacks insight, relevance and courage

Today NPR, in reporting on the top news story of the day, the Gulf oil leak disaster, was once again lacking in insight and relevance. In so doing, they failed to perform one of the basic functions of journalism in our culture: to inform the public on dangerous industry practices, and to bring public pressure to bear on BP for its fraud, its lies and its wanton disregard for the health and welfare of its employees and contractors -- indeed, its wanton disregard for life itself, whether human, animal or plant.

In particular, my complaint is in regard to the NPR report about today's recall by the Coast Guard of the hundred plus boats operating as constractors to help with the oil clean up, by placing booms, removing oil from the water, etc. They were called in because of reports of nausea, eye and lung irritation and other symptoms; and there the NPR report stopped -- end of story.

However, that is not the end of the story; it should have been the beginning of the *real* story: BP&#…