Sunday, October 31, 2010

US: myth of the two party system - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

US: myth of the two party system Would America look much different if Republican John McCain had beaten Democrat Barack Obama to become president? Cindy Sheehan Last Modified: 31 Oct 2010 17:05 GMT "The two-party system has given this country the war of Lyndon Johnson, the Watergate of Nixon and the incompetence of Carter. Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life rafts." —Eugene J. McCarthy, 1978 If John McCain were president right now, we can never be exactly sure what would be happening, but I think we can make some educated speculations. First of all, the "banksters" would be receiving their carte blanche bailouts and Ben Bernanke would have been re-appointed as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Robert Gates would probably still be the secretary of defence and Sarah Palin would be offering late night comedians endless fodder for their monologues. If John McCain happened to be the one infesting the Oval Office at this time, single-payer health care would surely be "off the table". I am confident that a health care "reform" bill probably would have contained massive giveaways to the insurance and big pharmaceutical industries, with no "robust" public option. We citizens would, I’m sure, have been forced to purchase insurance from the very same insurance companies that spread out a largess of nearly $170m lobbying dollars to Congress in 2009. If we are one of the "lucky ones" that happen to already have coverage, we would have been taxed for the benefit. McCain and 'justice' Without a doubt, McCain’s Justice Department would be protecting war criminals - like John Yoo - of the preceding administration and the McCain Department of Justice (DOJ) would probably be vigorously defending the discriminatory practise of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell for the military. More than likely, under this nightmarish scenario, McCain’s Federal Bureau of Investigation would be committing home invasion break-ins (designated as "legal raids") to intimidate activists. See more here:

Scientist "astonished" that he found so much crude -- Questions Fed's estimate of oil in Gulf

Government estimates of oil in Gulf may miss mark, Fox 8 New Orleans, October 25, 2010:

Transcript Excerpts
On a dock in Cocodrie, Paul Sammarco unfurls a 15-foot long piece of fabric, a highly absorbent cotton-like material, which may spark a whole new debate over how much oil remained in the Gulf of Mexico this summer. Dr. Sammarco and a team from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) sampled waters two months after BP plugged its crippled well. He was astonished at what he found... [A]n underwater video shot by a LUMCON researcher weeks after the spill showed globs of oil were visible in the water column with the naked eye. ... "My feeling is that it's an underestimate of what was actually there." ... If a canister happened to have captured one of the globs, he notes the NOAA estimates would have skyrocketed.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


This is a documentary series filmed by Mark Manning of Global Access Media and featured on their site.
How much more proof do people need on what is happening in the Gulf Region?
The BP/Deep Water Horizon explosion created the world's largest toxic chemical and offshore oil disaster that has the potential to shift the entire global energy paradigm – IF the public stays focused and aware of the situation and it's consequences.
Part I of The Consequence of Oil investigates the cover up of the massive amount of oil and chemical dispersants that are still in the ocean and marshes, the possibly illegal and toxic use of the dispersant Corexit in coastal population zones, and the continued effects of the spill on the Gulf environment, residents, and clean up crews.
As the mainstream media shifts away from the people and stories of the Gulf, Global Access Media's 12-part documentary series, The Consequence of Oil, will continue to shine a light on the questions, concerns and allegations of the independent scientists, BP workers, fishermen and residents of the Gulf as they live the real consequences of the largest offshore industry oil disaster the world has ever known.

BP, Halliburton, Transocean, US Government are all directly complicit in this environmental crime of the millennium

The Safety & Data Fraud Iceberg in the exploration industry – Part IIIa of Root Causes

Posted by BK Lim
Independent Geohazards Specialist
Friday, October 29, 2010

As the blame game continues and the truth trickle out little by little, many will be left wondering how the disaster will play out and the imminent threats of future disasters. It is blatantly clear beneath the dog and pony shows, such mega disaster could not have happened if the checks and balances in place had been functioning as they should. It is fortuitous that all of them should expediently fail one after another. More likely, the checks and balances had long been subverted and broken. It is an industry speeding down the highway with its driver drunk with greed and power. If the “drunken speedster” is not stopped in time, the result can only be a big bang when the road runs out.

The answer to the second question is dependent on how the perpetrators of this crime of mass destruction are handled. This disaster was no “unexpected accident”. Anyone who is not blinded by corruption can see that. At the very least BP’s the exploration managers knew trouble was brewing and did nothing to avert it. They should be prosecuted for willful negligence.

At worst, with prior knowledge that such environmental disasters are inevitable, BP invested heavily into researching “deplorable means” of harvesting windfalls from such “accidental natural disasters”. Connect the dots behind The-Gulf-Blue-Plague.


I am quoted in this article!!! TITLE: Hopefuls run to end funding for Dust Bowl-era conservation districts

Published: October 29, 2010

TAMPA - You probably know most of the candidates running for federal and state offices next Tuesday, but there's one local race that has many voters scratching their heads.

Eight candidates are competing for two seats on the governing board for Hillsborough County's Soil and Water Conservation districts. It's a four-year unpaid term on a quasi-governmental agency with little or no oversight and virtually no enforcement authority.

A relic of the Dust Bowl era, conservation districts were set up across the country in the 1930's by then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to create jobs, encourage soil and water conservation and serve as conduits for federal and state agricultural subsidies.

Over the years, that mission has been reduced to mostly educational outreach.

Hillsborough County has five soil and water conservation districts, established by the Florida Legislature in 1946, which receive about $250,000 a year from the county.

Most of that funding pays the salaries and benefits of three full-time staff, including two engineers who conduct irrigation audits for farmers, and educational outreach such as the annual "environmental Olympics" and a poster contest for public school students.

That has made the volunteer board a target for critics of wasteful government spending.

"It's a total waste of taxpayer dollars," says A.J. Brent, one of five candidates running for the District 5 seat on the soil and water conservation board in the Nov. 2 election.

Brent said county agencies such as the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Tampa Bay Water operate similar conservation programs and many landscaping companies offer cheap irrigation audits.

If elected, he wants to eliminate its funding.

"Our property taxes shouldn't be used to judge poster contests," Brent said.

Anita Stewart, who is also running for the District 5 seat, agrees that the money isn't being spent properly, but thinks the agency can still play a vital role in the county, such as finding out "what is happening with those sinkholes caused by farmers in Eastern Hillsborough."


The Blue Plague

Karen on Gulf Change rally 10/30/10 in NOLA: "We want to know where the candidates stand"

Friday, October 29, 2010

Gulf man-made bacteria, Blue Plague, vaccines, death: 'Spill' headlines roundup



By Michael Edward

Gulf of Mexico coastal residents are civilian casualties of a chemical and biological warfare. We have most of the same toxins in our blood and we share the same symptoms experienced by soldiers who survived and died after exposure to debilitating and deadly chemicals in the European trenches of WWI.

While the rest of the world has been deliberately kept in the dark, the Gulf of Mexico has become a chemical and biological battleground. Our shorelines and coastal areas are now the front lines of this deadly war that will bring an onslaught of casualties during the next decade and beyond. We are all entrenched in a war for our survival and the survival of our families for generations to come.

While the Gulf Blue Plague continues to affect more and more of us each day, our State and Federal governments ignore us, lie to us, and call us everything from mentally ill to conspiracy theorists. Common sense dictates that the only conspiracy evolves from those who deliberately cover-up the truth of what is taking place in the Gulf. The facts dictate that the chemical and biological war taking place here is surely no theory. One can only conclude that the true conspiracy theorists are those who are deliberately concealing the truth...

There are several links here that need to be read and studied by anyone living in the Gulf Region, especially if you plan to stay here for any length of time. And for those of you that doubt that anything is happening here, whether you live in the Gulf Region or not, instead of debunking and calling the victims that live here conspiracy theorists, please read on...

Feds’ press release says NOAA, FDA now testing for dispersant: Corexit ingredient DOSS found in 13 samples — Up to 500 ppm allowed in shrimp, crabs, oysters

October 29th, 2010 at 05:55 PM

NOAA and FDA have developed and are using a chemical test to detect dispersants used in the Deepwater Horizon-BP oil spill in fish, oysters, crab and shrimp….

[T]o ensure consumers have total confidence in the safety of seafood being harvested from the Gulf, NOAA and FDA have added this second test for dispersant when considering reopening Gulf waters to fishing….

Only a few showed trace amounts of dispersants residue (13 of the 1,735) and they were well below the safety threshold of 100 parts per million for finfish and 500 parts per million for shrimp, crabs and oysters. As such, they do not pose a threat to human health.

The new test detects dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate, known as DOSS, a major component of the dispersants used in the Gulf. …


Interview with Cherri Foytlin "Spill It"--another voice from the Gulf...

Surfers ill from trip in mid-September — Large swell brings cocktail of “oil and dispersant to the surface”

A few months after the spill, the Surfrider Foundation was contacted by Chuck Barnes, Director of Eastern Surfing Association (Alabama District). Chuck informed us that he and several people became ill after surfing in mid-September… They are the “canaries in the coal-mine”. They are in the water several times a week…

All of the surfers I spoke with complained of throat/nose/ear problems, accompanied by skin rashes, and burning eyes/lips after surfing during a large swell.


Fort McRae oil very toxic to humans

¦ Lab results confirm that oil discovered in Pensacola Bay last month has extreme toxicity levels
BY SCOTT PAGE Gulf Breeze News

Test results are in for oil material found in Pensacola Bay late last month, and the numbers are frightening.

A lab experienced in testing petroleum products determined that the oil’s toxicity levels are sky-high.

“In its natural state, the numbers are off the chart,” said Heather Reed, the environmental expert for the City of Gulf Breeze who made the discovery. “It’s extremely toxic to human health.”

Lab workers had to dilute the sample 20 times just to get a reading. Reed said samples are usually diluted only once.

“The oil is very well preserved,” Reed added. “It smells very strong when pulled out of the water. It made me nauseated.” Reed in late September discovered a significant amount of oil buried in submerged sediment near Fort McRae in Escambia County while conducting independent research.

“The oil was in about 3 feet of water and was buried pretty deep in the sediment,” Reed recalled. “The mats where between 6 inches and a foot in diameter, but some were more than 2 feet in diameter. I kept digging and finding more and more.

“Finding this submerged oil is very alarming to me because it’s in such large mats,” Reed explained. “I believe it came into (the bay) in June with the initial impacts.”

Reed on Sept. 30 revisited the site and another near Barrancas Beach with BP and Coast Guard officials to inform responders of her discovery. She also discovered oil present at Johnson Beach, Fort Pickens and Orange Beach through research she conducted in September.

The topography near Fort McRae helped preserve the submerged oil. Because the area is a secluded cove, very little water flows through it – resulting in low oxygen levels.

“(The oil) is in an anaerobic environment, so there is not a lot of bacteria to break it down,” Reed explained.

Reed said that similar samples that might possibly remain submerged in the Gulf of Mexico could be extremely damaging to the marine ecosystem.

“I am concerned about upwelling events,” Reed said. “Strong currents draw up nutrient rich water and sediment from the sea floor that nourishes plankton and other organisms that are the foundation of the marine food chain.

“If an upwelling event brings up any oil material with these toxicity levels, it could be harmful to any animals near the upwelling plume.”

Reed is unsure of the effects of the oil on the water quality near Fort McRae.

“The surface area is very large, and it gets pretty deep, so there could be a lot of dilution,” she said. “Because it sank and is submerged, it will stay there.

“I would not recommend going into the water.”

She explained that the effects near the beach would be different because of more aeration.

Though no oil has been reported on Gulf Breeze shores or in local bayous, those areas could be at risk.

“We don’t have any barriers, the Coastwatchers aren’t patrolling anymore, and there has been no communication to the city of this oil entering the bay,” Reed said.

If oil entered any of the Gulf Breeze bayous, Reed explained that it would sink and become submerged just as it had near Fort McRae.

“It would definitely sink and be preserved,” Reed said. “And it would be very difficult to find.”

White, chalky film appearing on washed dishes around Pinellas County

Pinellas County residents have been noticing a white, chalky film appearing on their dishwashers.

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By Jonathan Petramala, Reporter
Last Updated: Thursday, October 28, 2010 2010/10/28

Pinellas County residents have been noticing a white, chalky film appearing on dishes in their dishwashers.
"I bought a new dishwasher, a new hot water heater, and my dishes are still covered in this white film," homeowner Paul Toth said.
"We have to get out the Dawn, fill up the sink, get out the scrubby pad and literally sit here and do it the old fashioned way," Toth said.  "I'm one of those guys, you don't like to do things twice if you don't have to. It's almost gotten to the point where I'm going 'Why we are using the dishwasher anymore because it's not working?'"
At appliances stores like APSCO on East Bay in Clearwater, salesman Bobby McDearmon is hearing many of the same complaints.
"It's unbelievable. Somebody buys a nice, top of the line dish washer, something with a stainless steel interior and then a couple of months later they're in here yelling and screaming because it's not performing properly," McDearmon said.
His store has started giving away free samples of a product called 'Lemi-Shine' with every new dishwasher they sell.
"We actually got ahold of the company that makes it so we can give it out as a free sample, just because we know the hard water is so bad with the types of soap that are available to us today," McDearmon said.
While the water in Pinellas County does have a lot of minerals in it, the county's utilities director Robert Powell says the water isn't completely to blame.
"Looking at all the data, there hasn't been any significant change in the water that we're delivering to customers since 2002. The big change that has occurred has been on the detergent side of the picture," Powell said.
Powell said in response to states banning detergents with phosphates in them, companies have lowered the amount of phosphate in the detergents we buy. Phosphates help keep dishes spotless, but when they drain into waterways they can cause an overgrowth of vegetation that can kill wildlife.
Powell said the minerals that cause the white, chalky film on the dishes are not harmful to consumers.
"It's an aesthetic issue, not a health issue at all," Powell said.
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Is anyone here thinking?
Anita Stewart wrote:WOW! Blame it on the dishwashers or the detergent, that is just too easy. But really now, who is drinking this water? You, your kids, your pets? I hope not. It is easy to take samples of this and get it tested at a lab to see what chemicals, toxins or minerals or a combination of those things are causing this. If it is toxins, still sure you want to use this water without boiling it? Think, people! Anita Stewart Candidate for Hillsborough County Soil and Water Seat 5
It's the water!!
2010-10-28 23:21:00
Report this post Lori wrote:It has to be the water. We installed a water softner and problem solved.
2010-10-28 23:15:00
Report this post sue wrote:I don't use Cascade and I have the white film. It's the water.
2010-10-28 21:23:00
Report this post Duster wrote:Mr. Powell, understand that it is an aesthetic condition, but when you go out to eat, or clean your dishes at home, do you want this condition? Then please investigate and FIX IT!!
Not just in Pinelles but Pasco and Hillsbroug
2010-10-28 20:45:00
Report this post C wrote:Well now i know what the issues I am not sure how to fix it unless they put the phosphate back. I am so over GREEN. I am Anti Green. Some one is getting rich while we get stuck with crap on our plates and things that run through the dishwasher. I hope some one comes up with a solution for this soon.
I have the issue too..
2010-10-28 19:51:00
Report this post Echo wrote:but seriously? over reaction much? Mass poisoning of Fl? Your dishes are "ruined" because it has a residue? I once a week skip the dish washer, and HAND WASH with water and vinegar and a little soap and it all comes right off. Golly gee.'s ruined right?
Spend a thousand for a water softener or do like I do.
2010-10-28 16:55:00
Report this post Mr. Hanky wrote:Don't look at them.
Spots on the dishes? Let me ask my wife.
2010-10-28 16:50:00
Report this post Mr. Hanky wrote:She says to clean the filters and use vinegar. Wait. She says if you use the vinegar it will make your racks rust faster and they aren't cheap to replace.
Glad I'm Not Alone Here
2010-10-28 16:42:00
Report this post Pat wrote:This has been happening to me for the past few months. White film all over everything. But, didn't start doing this until this summer...maybe since July. Before then...I had no spots on my dishes. Now I'm rewashing them by hand. Very frustrating.
white chalk on dishes
2010-10-28 16:21:00
Report this post Loretta wrote:It happens to me when I use a cheaper detergent. The only one that cleans the dishes for me is Cascade Complete. It even cleans the dishes that have gone gray.
No help !
2010-10-28 16:05:00
Report this post Kim wrote:I have had my dishwasher repair man at my house 3 times in the last 3 months and even started looking at new dishwashers. Amazes me that he would not know about this problem.
Want hard water
2010-10-28 15:38:00
Report this post mss wrote:Think of the people that live in rural parts of the state like my friends that have well water as there primary source of water they clean there tub twice a week and in between that cleaning time it turns BRIGHT ORANGE and then to RUST COLOR cause of the minerals in the water NATURALLY so STOP spending money on new appliances its not the appliances fault nor the water company's its just FLORIDA
"Eco Friendly" Detergent
2010-10-28 15:34:00
Report this post StPetePilot wrote:Bottom Line: DON'T use it! It is crap and you might as well was your dishes with flour-water paste. Phoshphates are a perfectly natural substance. In fact 25% of the entire world supply comes out of the ground just east of us.
They're lying
2010-10-28 15:13:00
Report this post Steve wrote:I am having the same proble but it is with my ice maker. I cleaned out 10 gallons of water after installing a new filter. The other one was 3 weeks old. I have let ice melt in a glass and it leaves the chalk mess in the bottom. So it is the water system itself. They just don't want to pay for all the stuff that is gettng messed up.
water softner
2010-10-28 15:02:00
Report this post KB wrote:We had a water softner added that needs no salt. They come out and change the tank every month. My dishes are spotless. It's the best thing we ever did.
OMG! I thought it was just ours!
2010-10-28 14:49:00
Report this post Laura wrote:Wow, and here I thought our dishwasher was the problem (or putting too much dish detergent in). I've only noticed this problem for a few months. Our dishwasher is I want to say like, 10-12 years old. We've lived in our house 5 years now - now this might make my argument to hubby to buy a new dishwasher even harder! lol
My pots and pans
2010-10-28 14:39:00
Terri wrote:are also ruined from it! and it has just started a few months ago!
Film on dishes
2010-10-28 14:38:00
Report this post ME wrote: We have had this for years - it only seems to be the glasses. We have soft water,new hot water heater. Thats not problem. The problem is they have removed the phosphate from all brands of dishwashing soaps. I cannot put my company glasses in dswshr-its most embarassing.
2010-10-28 14:38:00
Report this post Terri wrote:it's not only cascade, it's every kind! It's the water. I think the health department should be called. I'm scared we're being poisoned with chemicals! This is not gooD!
2010-10-28 14:32:00
Report this post mss wrote:the water department's job is to keep our water safe to drink not for cosmetic purposes
2010-10-28 14:31:00
Report this post Terri wrote:I've had this dishwasher for 9 years and I have had no problems until a few months ago! THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON! NOW I AM CONVINCED OF IT!
White chalky stuff on dishes
2010-10-28 14:30:00
Report this post Terri wrote:We have had it too for months. It started all of a sudden. I thought it was the cheap detergent I was buying so I started buying the expensive powdered stuff and still have it. I don't like having it on the dishesafraid we're getting poisoned from chemicals! I DON'T BELIEVE THE EXPLANATION. I THINK AN INDEPENDENT STUDY IS IN ORDER!
2010-10-28 14:29:00
Report this post mss wrote:Ok people here is the problem most of Florida Sits on top a HUGE CALCIUM DEPOSITE CALLED LIMESTONE and MOST of OUR WATER COMES FROM THE AQUEFERS below the groung so the water comes up through that and takes the CALCIUM and IRON and other things with it so deal with it
White residue
2010-10-28 14:28:00
Report this post Ruta wrote:Use WHITE VINEGAR. Had the problem like everyone a few weeks ago and my daughter suggested white vinegar. I through in more than a half cup in the last wash or rinse and it worked. Now, last week the white stuff is back. I believe Cascade has changed their formula. I plan on calling them, looking for this lemi- wash stuff and continue to use the white vinegar; it is great in the clothes washer
2010-10-28 14:26:00
Report this post Synde75 wrote:It's the water! Just put tap water on your car windows at night and in the morning you have white spots and streaks where the water was!
Just returned Cascade to Sam's Club
2010-10-28 14:18:00
Report this post Sue wrote:Had bought a huge box of powdered Cascade and with in 1 week the white film appeared. I cld Famous Tate & was told my less than yr old Maytag was not the problem its the detergent w/o phosphates. I purchased the LemiShine & Finish Gel at Walmart now we'll see what happens here in New Port Richey.
My solution
2010-10-28 14:07:00
katia wrote:I had the same problem months ago in Tampa. White vinegar was the solution. Start from 0. Fill up the sink with 50/50 water and vinegar, no soap. Soak your dishes for a few minutes and run a sponge on your dishes before rinsing, remember NO soap. The vinegar dissolves the soap scum in a few minutes and rinsing with clean water washes the vinegar out of your dishes. Place 1 or 2 cups of vinegar in t
2010-10-28 13:48:00
Report this post JB wrote:I had the same thing happen and I thought it was the generic dishwasher soap I bought, WinnDixie brand. Now I can't seem to get rid of the white stuff.
Dishwasher Water Problem
2010-10-28 13:14:00
Report this post Dan wrote:I'm an Major Appliance Technician 15 years. Cheapest product to use is Tang Orange Drink it works! The #1 problem after water quality is customer puts too much soap in Dishwasher,and never use soap that's not for Dishwasher or you will have a Kitchen full of SUDS!!!
film on dishes
2010-10-28 13:10:00
Report this post cheri wrote:we have been using Lemi-shine for yearsit helps but you do have to make sure the water in the dishwasher is hot enough and nothing is blocking the rinse cycle. Our water actually sucks donw here. You think with all the technology today that they could come up with a better system. No wonder people by so much bottled water.
White Residue on Dishes
2010-10-28 12:54:00
Report this post M wrote:I thought this was a product issue. I quit using "Finish" dry packs with Dawn as it almost ruined my dishwasher with globby white stuff. I have been manually "pre-rinsing" my dishes with "Lime a Way" and use American Fare Dishwasher Gel and my dishes come out great. However, I would love to be able to skip the "pre-rinsing" step so I am going to look for LemiShine.
easy fix
2010-10-28 12:47:00
Report this post Mr. Dave wrote:I solved this problem by adding a water softener. No more spots on my dishes!
Hot Water Heater?
2010-10-28 12:29:00
Report this post bb wrote:No need to heat hot water. Think of the environment!
lemi shine
2010-10-28 12:26:00
Report this post acidrayne wrote:This stuff used to work great at first but now I've noticed it only does half the job it used to.I have also ran my cycle a couple times with those dish washer cleaners and still no change. Now I put a good size drop of Ajax liquid dish soap in with my powdered detergent. No more residue!
Chalky film
2010-10-28 12:07:00
Report this post David F wrote:I started using Amway Legacy of Clean dishwasher powder, and soon I had clean, spot free dishes. This stuff is highly concentrated, and does a great job. The same goes for Amway SA 8 laundry detergent. A little goes a long way, and the film is gone.
2010-10-28 11:47:00
Report this post Mongo wrote:Had the same problem in New Port Richey. 13 months ago bought a new Kiction Aide. 2 months ago dishes were chalky. Ran Vinegar through the unit. Switched to Finish Gell from Cascade. This cleared up the problem but it seems to be coming back
Cascade Tablets are the problem
2010-10-28 11:39:00
Report this post Don wrote:My dishwasher,after using these tablets for over a year, got to a point where it wouldn"t clean dishes anymore and had chalky residue. I flushed out the dishwasher with a caustic toilet bowel cleaner first, then I flushed with White Vinegar then with fresh water. I switched back to liquid dishwasher cleaner and rinse aid, now the problem is gone! Don"t use Tablets!
happens to me too....
2010-10-28 11:30:00
Report this post A wrote:I live in Hillsborough and have been experiencing this for the past few months. I have lived in the same place for almost 2 years and no problems..I have changed dishwashing liquids which made no differnce, my dishes are all ruined.
Chalky film on dishes
2010-10-28 11:29:00
Report this post Mary Lou wrote:Well, to set the record straight, this happened to me also and it was the Cascade. I called Cascade, filed a claim, seeing as I bought a new dishwasher because I thought it was that, and they sent me envelopes to send back some of the dishes and silverware and also the box of cascade. I put the claim if for $398.00 and I did receive a check from them for that amount to cover the cost of damages.
white chalky film
2010-10-28 11:17:00
Report this post Pam wrote:We also have this problem. it has been going on for months now. was using the cascaede tablets and was doing fine then this film started appearing on the dishes i cleaned the dishwasher and it still was happening they say its the detergent im using but it was fine since last christmas when i started using the cascade and didnot buy anymore until this problem arised as i changed detergent and the
film on dishes
2010-10-28 11:16:00
Report this post ep wrote:maybe it is time for the health dept. to get involved.i have the same problem and live in north pasco co.
2010-10-28 10:56:00
Report this post Kathy wrote:OK People, I experienced this same issue several months ago. Not only were my dishes coated with a chalky residue, my dishwasher sounded like a jet airplane when taking off. My sister said it was the Cascade. SO I switched to a gel pak and no more noise or white film. I threw out a whole new box of Cascade. Talk about pi88ed off!
Water softener
2010-10-28 10:53:00
Report this post Randy1 wrote:So true once I added a water softener to my house my problem ended. Up until that point I used CLR (calcium lime rust remover) by added it to my dishwasher cycle. Its safe and also works great in the shower and sinks.
White chalky film on dishes
2010-10-28 10:53:00
Report this post Sherilyn Toscano wrote:I cleaned my dishwasher using "Glisten" which I purchased online ; you need to do this once a month. Then I soaked all of affected dishes in white vinegar & rinsed & washed everything in the dishwasher using "Ecover" automatic dishwasher tablets which I purchased at Nature's Food Patch. I have been doing this for 2 mo. & have no further problems with the white chalky film.
Water Softeners
2010-10-28 10:47:00
Report this post garyinclw wrote:My salt exchange water softener really works to solve this problem. However, you can pay WAY too much if you do not ask around. Lots of hucksters out there. I had mine installed 6-7 years ago by an independent plumber for about $600 - the parts are about $500 now from a plumbing supply and should take about 3-4 hours for a plumber to install. I have the Fleck 5600 valve and have had no problems wha
2010-10-28 10:45:00
Randy1 wrote:Run a cup or two of CLR through a cycle two clean dishwasher. Then about a shot glass once a week for maintenance. Huge difference. You can run the dishes through with the wash cycle with CLR (they will be rinsed clean)It removes the build up already on them and the washer. Try it.
Water quality
2010-10-28 10:32:00
Report this post More govt. lies wrote:I've been using the same Shaklee non-phosphate, non-toxic dishwasher detergent for the past five years. Dishes sparkling clean and safe. Now, in the past few months, nothing at my end has changed but I'm getting a film on my glasses and dishes. Had water softener and dishwasher checked, nothing wrong with the appliances. Called water dept. only to be told it's the fault of detergents but my use
Obviously there *has* been a change in the water
2010-10-28 10:30:00
Report this post 727guy wrote:Something changed. Our dishes used to come out spotless and virtually overnight we started ending up with a chalky film. This was during the use of an existing supply of DAWN gelpaks. Did they change the formulation in their product by sneaking into our house and replacing product we had already bought? Moreover, I've noticed an aftertaste in our drinking water lately. It's become almost unbearab
Chalky residue in Hillsborough also
2010-10-28 10:30:00
Report this post sh wrote:I have the same chalky residue with my dishes in Hillsborough County as well. Almost bought a new dishwasher. Was told by Sears clerk to try Lemishine (Target and Walmart have it). Put in one slot and dishwashing liquid in other slot - works great!!
Pasco also
2010-10-28 10:26:00
Report this post coach wrote:Same problem in Port Richey
I don't have a problem - don't use the drying element.
2010-10-28 10:23:00
Report this post pulimaster wrote:My dishes come out great,and I live in St. Petersburg. But I have my drying element switched off (energy saver switch), which saves electricity and reduces the heat the dishwasher throws into the house. When the load is done, there is very little water left on the dishes. I just open the dishwasher door and pull the racks out, and let them air dry which does not take long. Saves money and the d
glad I'm not alone
2010-10-28 10:21:00
Report this post Kathleen wrote:what a relief to know that I am not alone!! Thinking it was the dishwasher! Will definitely look for the lemi-shine at Publix TODAY!
water softner remove hardwater
2010-10-28 10:19:00
Report this post Free-Flow Plumbing wrote:I have had customers with similar problems in other counties including pinellas county. The best solution to the chalky residue is caused by hard water which is very common in our area. The installation of a basic water softner system will eliminate hard water build up on dishes and plumbing fixtures thru out the whole house and can be installed for less than a $1,000.00
2010-10-28 10:14:00
Report this post rickr wrote:Before you use muriatic acid, look it up on Google. It is listed as one of the most dangerous chemicals you can use. It is hydrochloric acid in its worst form.
Water Quality
2010-10-28 10:09:00
Report this post wilbur wrote:Lime is not fit for human consumption and over time can cause stones in your body..........
2010-10-28 09:52:00
Report this post G wrote:I have had the same problem and so has my sister and she just got a new water softner. If you put all the nasty dishes with the white film on them and run them in the dishwasher with vinegar it will clean all the film off. Scrubbing by hand won't get it off. I had been using Cascade and so does everyone that I know that is having this problem. Switch to the Finish GELPACS and your dishes will be sp
Dish Washers
2010-10-28 09:50:00
Report this post Judy wrote:If you are using Cascade, you are probably experiencing the same thing I am. Go to on the internet and read all the complaints from all over the country about their "new, improved dishwasher detergent" that has recently come out.
White film on dishes
2010-10-28 09:46:00
Report this post John wrote:We had the same problem used lemi shine along with detergent as directed. Found a cheaper solution Finish dishwash. Tablet type dishwash and removes film
Chalky film on dishes and glasses
2010-10-28 09:39:00
Report this post Vicki wrote:White vinegar is the answer. It's cheap and non-toxic. Use in your dishwasher as a rinse instead of JetDry, etc. Dishes and glasses come out spotless. Water is very hard in both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Have always had this problem in the 15 years I have lived in both counties.
2010-10-28 09:39:00
Report this post Calli wrote:I though it was just me! This article may say it is only an aesthetic problem, but I'm not sold. I'm tired of having to pre-scrub my dishes, but I want them CLEAN. I just can NOT eat off of chalky plates, silverware, or glasses. Guess I'll be asking Santa for a water softener system this year. :(
Chalky film
2010-10-28 09:32:00
Report this post Kay wrote:I too have noticed a chalky film on my dishes however I only notice it when I use the Phosphate free dishwahing liquid
Chalky film on dishes & dishwasher
2010-10-28 09:31:00
Report this post Nancy wrote:I'm glad to find out I'm not alone. My dishes and glasses looked like the picture above. Worse of all the inside of my four-year-old Whirlpool was caked with hard white deposit. I had been using Member's Mark dishwasher detergent for a couple of years. It took 2 weeks and 4 "experts" to chip and vacuum the stuff out. The drain area was the worse and the hardest. A friend tipped me off to Lemi-S
white on dishes
2010-10-28 09:29:00
Report this post KKinPasco wrote:I don't have a dishwasher either and the only way to keep the spots away is to hand wash and dry.And I really want a Dishwasher!
Lousy Water
2010-10-28 09:29:00
Report this post Peggy wrote:This started just a few months ago, The Times had a better article...I complained to the county, they responded with giving me a phone number to the city...there is a definite change in our water...why don't we know what it is? Answers would be better!
2010-10-28 09:25:00
Report this post David wrote:Acid is the secret. Dishwasher Magic, LemiShine, Vinegar, or a little Muratic Acid from the pool store. The minerals are various calicum compounds that disolve in acid. But be careful too little will not clean, too much will damage your dishwasher.
I am in Hillsborough having the same problem
2010-10-28 09:24:00
Report this post MIchelle wrote:I too have been having the same problem for about 2 months. I am so glad to see this article. I thought I was going crazy.. The film is awful. I threw a way a colanda because it looked like a health hazard. Didn't want that white stuff in my food.
Dishwasher Magic
2010-10-28 09:22:00
Report this post David wrote:I had this problem in the past, minerals in the water precipitate when heated. The plate out on many of the internal components of your dishwasher reducing it's ability to rinse cleanly. You can purchase a product at the grocery store to clean yor dishwasher. Works great.
white film
2010-10-28 09:18:00
Report this post Debbie wrote:I appreciated this report. There is some normal anxiety expected when people are worried about water, since it is essential to stay alive. Thank you. PS I also appreciate thorough and honest reporting on world and political issues.
Dishwasher chalky film
2010-10-28 09:10:00
Report this post Bob wrote:I've steadily noticed an increase over the past year of a white film on my "clean" dishes. I threw away my glasses thinking they were worn/scratched but the new ones now look the same. Not only has been dishwasher been affected but my clothes washer seems to take forever to fill due to mineral build-up in the water lines and I have had to rip out my shower facets and replace. Would a water softe
chalky film
2010-10-28 09:09:00
Report this post pm wrote:I live in Hillsborough county and started having this same problem a few months ago. Drives me crazy because I have to handwash the glasses and silverware and use a scrubbie to get the white film off. I will try the Lemi Shine, if I can find it.
lemi shine
2010-10-28 09:00:00
Report this post Dan wrote:I've been using lemi shine for years. You can get it at Publix and Walmart but it's very hard to find. I had to get a case off the lemishine website once. It really works and my glasses are spotless again.
Lemi Shine
2010-10-28 08:59:00
Report this post Melissa wrote:Lemi Shine does wonders. I have found it at Publix and Walmart. It is near the Jet Dry products. For a small bottle of crystals it runs in the 3-4 dollar range
white chalky film on dishes
2010-10-28 08:57:00
Report this post pj wrote:I am a caregiver for my husband. Due to his ill health I need to have my dishes go through the anti-bacterial cycle. The dishes are #1, not clean and #2 have the white chalky film as well. I think the "Green" people have really gone to far with their ideas. I would like to see the statistics on the amount of wildlife that is killed due to the phosphate in the waterways.
me too
2010-10-28 08:52:00
Report this post jackie wrote:My dishes have been coming out the same way as these people for at least a year. My glass cups are terrible. I don't want to use them when company comes over because they look so bad. I tell my family they're clean but they don't even want to use them. I'm going to try this Lemi Shine. Where can I get some? anyone know?
total bunk!
2010-10-28 08:50:00
Report this post RBinStPete wrote:I have no dishwasher and have the same thing. When the water heats up, the "minerals" separate from the water and adhere to the dishes. I have a small pot that is covered in this white stuff from boiling water in it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010



NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government has set up a security zone around the wreckage site of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which lies on the sea floor about 50 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast after it exploded and sank in April, leading to the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Justice Department said Wednesday that the zone extends 750 feet in all directions from the rig and its debris field. Officials said the zone will be in place for at least a year and could be renewed. A U.S. District Court judge in New Orleans approved keeping the area off-limits.

The government said the site must be kept secure to protect evidence for possible criminal and civil cases. Vessels and aircraft will patrol the area.


Interview with Dahr Jamail

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Fishermen Report Louisiana Bays Filled With Oil

Story by Dahr Jamail, Photography by Erika Blumenfeld | t r u t h o u t | Report


Oiled marsh in Bay Jimmy, Louisiana. (Photo: Erika Blumenfeld)

On Saturday, October 23rd, Truthout spotted what appeared to be massive areas of weathered oil floating near Louisiana’s fragile marshlands in both East and West Bays along the Mississippi River Delta. In addition, at least two more oil leaks were spotted near oil and gas platforms along Louisiana’s embattled coastline.

Four days prior, federal on-scene cleanup coordinator for the BP oil disaster, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft, declared there was little recoverable surface oil in the Gulf of Mexico.


Miles-long strands of what appears to be weathered BP oil in bays near Southwest Pass, Louisiana. (Photo: Erika Blumenfeld)


Miles-long strands of what appears to be weathered BP oil in bays near Southwest Pass, Louisiana. (Photo: Erika Blumenfeld)



We’ll, here we are… much like the Iraq War- the Oil Spill has been declared over. Although permits will not be issued for some time and new safety changes will not be considered until after elections, the moratorium has been lifted. And while some fishermen have to drag their catch through oil to get em in the boat, fisheries have been declared safe. The Coast Guard now calls oil slicks algae while BP workers bury dead fish washing up on Grand Isle.

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BP dispersants 'causing sickness'

Investigation by Al Jazeera online correspondent finds toxic illnesses linked to BP oil dispersants along Gulf coast.

Denise Rednour of Long Beach, Mississippi, has been sick with chemical poisoning since July [Erika Blumenfeld]

Two-year-old Gavin Tillman of Pass Christian, Mississippi, has been diagnosed with severe upper respiratory, sinus, and viral infections. His temperature has reached more than 39 degrees since September 15, yet his sicknesses continues to worsen.

His parents, some doctors, and environmental consultants believe the child's ailments are linked to exposure to chemicals spilt by BP during its Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

Gavin's father, mother, and sister, Shayleigh, are also facing serious health problems. Their symptoms are being experienced by many others living along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

Widely banned toxic dispersants

Injected with at least 4.9 million barrels of oil during the BP oil disaster of last summer, the Gulf has suffered the largest accidental marine oil spill in history. Compounding the problem, BP has admitted to using at least 1.9 million gallons of widely banned toxic dispersants, which according to chemist Bob Naman, create an even more toxic substance when mixed with crude oil. And dispersed, weathered oil continues to flow ashore daily.

Naman, who works at the Analytical Chemical Testing Lab in Mobile, Alabama, has been carrying out studies to search for the chemical markers of the dispersants BP used to both sink and break up its oil.

According to Naman, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from this toxic mix are making people sick. PAHs contain compounds that have been identified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic.

Last Modified: 27 Oct 2010 15:55 GMT

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Protesters Outside of BP Claim Center
Protesters line up outside claim center Updated: Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010, 6:20 PM CDT Published : Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010, 12:16 PM CDT * Matt Barrentine * Photojournalist: Franz Barraza FOLEY, Alabama (WALA) - PROTESTING THE CLAIMS PROCESS A few protestors in Foley are trying to build support for a large protest of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility this Friday. They say they deserve answers about their claims and they won’t continue to wait quietly. Tuesday morning, Tosh Peters was outside the Gulf Coast Claims Facility in Foley protesting. He said his marine construction business has been shut down since May and he can’t get any word on his claim. “We’ve done everything the claims center asked, we’ve filed every paper they’ve asked,” Peters said. “We’re 60 days today, waiting to get an answer.” READ MORE:

Crude Awakening - USA

October 2010

Are the beaches of America's Gulf Coast really 'open for business' after the BP oil spill? An intensive investigation uncovers a series of cover-ups in place of a long-term fix.

As the oil spillage on Florida beaches is merely covered with sand, jellyfish stained in oil wash ashore and fishermen experience numerous health problems. With Dr Riki Ott comparing these to "problems suffered by workers on the Exxon Valdez disaster", it appears that Obama's assertion that the disastrous BP oil spill fiasco has been resolved is far from the truth. Will the situation ever be rectified and most importantly, what are BP and the US authorities going to do?

Read more on this story from Deborah Dupre:

Rebecca Spillson in Alabama Oct 22, 2010

Coast Guard Approved Continued Corexit Dispersant Use After EPA Order to Limit

This is not new news. I have been speaking on this for months, that this was a military operation approved of by the highest levels of government. The military cannot do anything without orders from higher up. I am a ...veteran of Air Force Intelligence Operations and have some knowledge on this.When I made those statements months ago, people called me a whack job, bat shit crazy, etc. Or completely refused to believe it even though I published pictures of the stacked canisters of Corexit and C-130's from Stennis Air Space Center in MS right on my blog here at And a date the pics were taken. If military aircraft, boats, etc., are being used, it then becomes sanctioned by the military. If it is a military op, the orders come from on high.
My article MORE ON THE OIL GUSH (Google it, but also on, mentioned that our government had to be held accountable. I wrote the article on May 2nd, the day Obama visited the Gulf Region. And while everyone was hating on BP, and I kept reiterating that it was our government's tie to the corporations that was the source of the crime scene in the Gulf.
Since when does the military guard and protect the corporations and not US, WE THE PEOPLE? This is a crime AGAINST the people.
This has been a depopulation program from the get go.
I feel like Cassandra who prophesied about the fall of Troy, but the citizens and she were under a spell, so they all thought she was crazy...

Trailer for the documentary "Crude Justice"

Crude Justice from Alliance for Justice on Vimeo.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Strangelets, Black Holes and the GOD Particle

Strangelets, Black Holes and the GOD Particle

By Dr. Tom Termotto

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator that straddles the border of France and Switzerland, is quite busy lately playing with the most basic ingredients of the universe. Much of humanity is completely oblivious to what is taking place there, even though the elemental forces of creation are being manipulated as never before.   Perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at some of the more profound questions surrounding this type of scientific research.  For the uninitiated, a more thorough description of the LHC with many informative links has been provided below.

The LHC lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres (17 mi) in circumference, as much as 175 metres (574 ft) beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland. This synchrotron is designed to collide opposing particle beams of either protons at an energy of 7 teraelectronvolts (1.12 microjoules) per particle, of lead nuclei at an energy of 574 TeV (92.0 ┬ÁJ) per nucleus.[1][2] The term hadron refers to particles composed of quarks.
The Large Hadron Collider was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) with the intention of testing various predictions of high-energy physics, including the existence of the hypothesized Higgs boson[3] and of the large family of new particles predicted by supersymmetry.[4] It is funded by and built in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories.[5]
On 10 September 2008, the proton beams were successfully circulated in the main ring of the LHC for the first time,[6] but 9 days later operations were halted due to a serious fault.[7] On 20 November 2009 they were successfully circulated again,[8] with the first proton–proton collisions being recorded 3 days later at the injection energy of 450 GeV per beam.[9] After the 2009 winter shutdown, the LHC was restarted and the beam was ramped up to 3.5 TeV per beam,[10] half its designed energy.[11]. On 30 March 2010, the first planned collisions took place between two 3.5 TeV beams, which set a new world record for the highest-energy man-made particle collisions.[12] ”   (Per Wikipedia)

Don’t forget to locate the worker at the bottom-center to gain perspective.
Should CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) be conducting research, which purportedly can produce black holes and other “serious” phenomena, that can have awesome, unintended consequences for the entire planet?  We’re talking unforeseen, far-reaching ramifications that cannot even be conjectured … for the whole of civilization, mind you.
The link that follows furnishes us with a short description of what goes on within the workings of this Large Hadron Collider:  (WARNING: Not for the fainthearted)
In the wake of the BP Gulf Oil Spill, many of us now know things that we were not aware of before the 20th of April.  That applied science and applied petroleum engineering do not always keep up with the necessities and demands of the experiment or test or whatever it is that the scientists are subjecting to extraordinary scrutiny in their laboratories.  In the case of the Gulf of Mexico, of course, the state of the art expertise and equipment, technology and methodology fell far short of capping an out of control oil well, as well as containing the spilt oil.
Does the vast majority of residents on planet Earth really want to allow a rich and powerful few to indulge themselves at the risk of unknown planetary consequences?
Should we be concerned about such license being arrogated unto itself by CERN in the name of scientific inquiry?  Do these scientists really understand the unknown potential for inconceivable collateral damage, should these experiments go awry?  Can there be unseen and unfelt toxic side effects produced in this type of particle physics research laboratory that can escape from the immediate environment and affect the surrounding French and Swiss villages and countryside?  Do they really understand the implications of their unprecedented actions, should something occur in addition to the appearance of a strangelet(s)?  Or a black hole?!  Or the most elusive and sublime God particle? (1)

Artist’s depiction of a black hole with a clearly demarcated event horizon
We ask these questions because very few seem to be curious about any potential repercussions.  Of course, the more serious question is what will be CERN’s response if unexpected contingencies arise that cannot be addressed appropriately in real time.  Just as the equipment, technology and engineering of the Oil & Gas Industry had not been proportionately upgraded to respond to the challenges of the BP Gulf Oil Spill, the particle physics and nuclear research industry may find itself in a similar predicament, only with far greater consequences for humankind?
Perhaps it’s time to pause and ask, “Why?”  Why does our civilization continue down this path of analyzing, and fracturing, and taking apart, and splitting, and dissecting, etc. until there is nothing left on the laboratory table but …. ?
A very prescient fellow once commented that all of these experiments ultimately had at least one or two very specific goals in mind for those who are actually behind them, and who pull the levers of power and money to guarantee their funding :
I.   Their first goal is to play God.  And to “play” with everything in God’s Creation.
II.  Their second goal is to be God.  And, especially to attain divine immortality.
He further commented that some at the very top of the pyramid really do want to live forever in the flesh without fear of ever dying.  And that their inordinate fear of death arose from the way they chose to live their lives.
He goes on to say that these misguided ones fail to understand some of the most basic laws of the universe:
#1  Everything that is created (that would be the entire created universe) will undergo dissolution/destruction right down to the smallest particles and energies.
#2  All living creatures and organisms will likewise undergo their own unique life cycle, which will always end in the death of the physical organism.
#3  Even the cosmos itself undergoes a cycle of creation, maintenance and dissolution followed by a period known as the void, which is completely devoid of physical manifestation.

Conclusive evidence that BP capped the wrong well, and by grouting the faults, they are spreading the oil far and wide.

Mother Nature’s SOS distress signals from a Haunting Well.

BK Lim
Monday, October 25, 2010

(dedicated to those at ATS who worked hard to keep the BP-live discussion on ROV thread alive especially StealthyKat , Ektar and Kno22 who sourced the ROV videos).

(Reuters) – By Kristen Hays HOUSTON | Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:58pm EDT

With a final shot of cement, BP Plc permanently “killed” its deep-sea well in the Gulf of Mexico that ruptured in April and unleashed the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the top U.S. spill official said on Sunday.

Some 153 days after the Macondo well ruptured, the U.S. government confirmed that BP had succeeded in drilling a relief well nearly 18,000 feet below the ocean surface and permanently sealing the well with cement.

“The Macondo 252 well is effectively dead,” retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, who has overseen the U.S. government’s response, said in a statement. “We can now state, definitively, that the Macondo well poses no continuing threat to the Gulf of Mexico.”
President Barack Obama, whose public approval ratings were hurt by public discontent over the U.S. government’s initial response to the spill, welcomed the long-awaited development as an “important milestone.”


Sunday, October 24, 2010

America is a dead man walking | Gerald Celente Trends Blog

BP Oil Spill: Is The Seafood Really Safe? NRDC'S Gina Solomon: Where's the Testing?

Fishermen sprayed while sleeping in group of 20 boats tied together - Now "under doctors' care"

Flashpoints, KPFA, October 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. EDT

The new BP/Coast Guard Lexicon: “Oil Sheen” is now “Fish Oil” & Foamy rust-colored “Oil Mousse” now “Algae”

September 14th, 2010 at 01:17 PM
Dahr Jamail for Truthout, September 13th, 2010:

[BP Vessel Of Opportunity (VOO) worker Shirley Tillman's] log from August 1 describes, in detail, an incident of the Coast Guard… deny[ing] what they found was even oil:

“Around 2:00 p.m., we started noticing a lot of oil sheen. We were North of the East end of Cat Island, but South of the Inter Coastal channel. There was, as usual, a Coast Guard on one of the boats in our team. He called in to report it, but we were told not to drop the boom, it was just ‘Fish Oil.’ In the beginning of the clean-up operation, if something was floating on the water and it looked like oil, it was oil or oil sheen. Later they would sometimes say it was just ‘Fish Oil.’ Also, if it was heavy foam with a brown or rust color, originally it was ‘Oil Mousse.’ Later it was called ‘Algae.’ We were then told to head Northwest. The further we went, the worse the ‘Fish Oil’ got. Then, the foam was mixed in with the oil. It was at least the size of a football field, around our boat alone.

Read the report here.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Current – Gas Oil plume next to Well A

Current – Gas Oil plume next to Well A

The pictures from the air tell a different story from the hollow victory speech given on 15 Sept 2010 that the “dragon from the deep” had been slain. It reminds us of the typical folklore fairy tale where the Pretender-Hero claimed to have slain the dragon terrorizing the kingdom in order to claim the throne and marry the princess. But like all lies, the truth will come back to roost one day, sooner or later.

~~~quote from Florida Oil Spill law~~~
It’s Back: “Orange oil” for miles, “a signature image of the spill” returns — BP, Coast Guard not responding say captains (PHOTOS) – OCTOBER 23, 2010 at 08:21 Am.
Massive stretches of weathered oil spotted in Gulf of Mexico, The Times-Picayune, October 22, 2010 at 11:30 p.m. EDT:

… Louisiana fishers Friday found miles-long strings of weathered oil floating toward fragile marshes on the Mississippi River delta. …

Boat captains working the BP clean-up effort said they have been reporting large areas of surface oil off the delta for more than a week but have seen little response from BP or the Coast Guard…

Read more at FOSL


Riki Ott on BP: "They've got our politicians completely hamstrung."