Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Modern Variation on an Old Tale

Jenna Orkin

Once upon a time, there was a young boy who lived in the town of Anywhere. One day his mother sent him to the woods to pick berries. On his way, he saw a wolf.

"Wolf!" cried the boy, as he ran back to the town.

"The child has an overactive imagination," said the townspeople and resumed building a road to the city where they could sell their berries.

A few days later, the same thing happened again.

"Be off!" said the townspeople to the boy whose concerns were becoming less funny by the moment, and more irksome.

The following week, the scene repeated itself a third time.

While the townspeople were throwing crateloads of rotten berries at the boy, the wolf bounded out of the woods and ate them all.

Headlines
Philippe Cousteau Jr. and Sam Champion dive into Gulf
The more the oil is 'dispersed,' the further it sinks and the more likely it becomes that it will make its way into ocean currents.
Crude deceptions: Why is the oil spill being shrouded in secrecy?
Painful news: Top Kill fails, what next?
BP Abandons `Top Kill' Approach, Will Switch Tactics to Stop Gulf Oil Leak
Obama's credibility hits rock bottom
JO comment: I'm no fan of the guy; he's been a lethal combo of gullibility and ambition. But that he should fall from grace largely for the sins of the oil industry and its protectors in the Bush administration brings to mind the words of T.S. Eliot:

The last temptation is the greatest treason:
To do the right deed for the wrong reason.
Could U.S. Lose 200 Rigs by the End of Summer?
Huge Price Cuts Rumored From Chinese Developers Due To Collapsing Demand
Dow ends worst May in 70 years from Rice Farmer
Citi: Now It's Truly Panic Time
Credit Crisis Indicators Going Bonkers Again! Batten Down the Hatches! from Rice Farmer

Economy
FDIC April Credit Write Downs and Other Administrative Orders - from Elizabeth Miller
How euro crisis affects us
"Britain is not immune from the storm despite keeping the pound."
Taibbi's View of Congress' Audit the Fed Debate

Terror/Intelligence
Senator McCain Now Says Border Soldiers Should Be Armed
Microsoft's Orwellian Tracking System Goes Public
CYBERCOM - US military’s online watchdog quiet startup

Environment/Energy
10 million face famine in West Africa
EU Launches "Twenties Project:" Largest Industrial Energy Project Ever
BP admits attempt to stem oil leak is failing
New Satellite Analysis Shows Oil Leak Moving Towards The Florida Straits
Oil spill creates huge undersea 'dead zones'
Mobile phones responsible for disappearance of honey bee
San Andreas-Like Fault Found in Eastern US
Ecuador volcano erupts
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11 comments:

The Prodigal Matthew said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra

businessman said...

If BP is stopping journalists from both learning about and reporting on what's going on with the oil spill, and the mainstream journalists aren't even reporting to us about this, there must be some major collusion going on.

Carolyn Baker said...

Thanks Jenna for reminding us of this fairy tale which many of us heard hundreds of times in our childhoods. We had no idea the extent to which we would be living it in that far-off year of 2010.

Ali said...

BP's problem to stop the flow of oil in deep water horizon is actually very good news for USA.

It seems USA has found it's own Ghawar-field and can postpone the regional peak oil for a while.

If we consider that 70% of the earth's surface is beneath water, and if we assume that the natural resources are distributed equally beneath land and sea, most of the oil fields are still not found.

toner deeski said...

wow
BP CEO denies oil plumes under the surface
on the record with this bs.

you can only hide a body for so long before it starts to stink.

AussieGal said...

http://permaculture.org.au/2010/05/28/deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-same-shit-different-day/#comments

"The clip below compares two out-of-control gulf oil spills – the present disaster, and one thirty years ago. The spill of 1979 went on for months, and months – nine to be precise – despite the blown out well being only a couple of hundred feet below the surface. The spill today is at 5,000 feet."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHmhxpQEGPo&feature=player_embedded

F.Kamilov said...

Things are not just isolated events anymore: of BP oil plumes, bursting mountain lakes or worldwide volcanic, seismic and economic shocks; they are now the cohesive picture of a totally new human paradigm taking shape - one that every cell somehow knows is coming.

julespuddy said...

Thanks for all your hard work- I thought the following maybe of interest to you-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VfypUzx1tI&feature=youtube_gdata
The Texas Land Office and Texas Water Commission successfully used 'oil eating' microbes to clean up large oil spills in just weeks. Microbes hunt down and eat the toxic oil and leave only a biodegradable waste that is non-toxic to humans and marine life. Marshland and beaches were pristine again in just weeks---not years like the Exxon Valdez spill. This is the answer to save the seafood industry and all the precious creatures we are about to kill.
This from Fox news no less!!-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71l_rJDMMyE
Carl Oppenheimer is dead now but he was a smart guy-
http://www.obio.com/cv.htm
His work lives on here-
http://www.obio.com/
Keep well
Jules

Tomislav said...

<a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/31/world-resources-shortage-threat-review>Government review to examine threat of world resources shortage</a>

"Nobody could have seen it coming", right?

OregonSurvivor said...

@ Tomislav: fixed link
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