Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MOMCOM To Drill Or Glow In The Dark?

There seems to be a blind rush to madness on the part of national governments.

Sometimes it seems that governments are trying to see who can destroy civilization first.

Is that the way we define the most advanced nations these daze?

A book was just published that points out one way to have "bling energy" glowing in the dark (along with anything else that gets too close):
Nearly one million people around the world died from exposure to radiation released by the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl reactor, finds a new book from the New York Academy of Sciences published today on the 24th anniversary of the meltdown at the Soviet facility.

The book, "Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment," was compiled by authors Alexey Yablokov of the Center for Russian Environmental Policy in Moscow, and Vassily Nesterenko and Alexey Nesterenko of the Institute of Radiation Safety, in Minsk, Belarus.
(Chernobyl, emphasis added). Yet the U.S. government is granting more permits than ever to build more of these deadly engines just so things can glow in the dark.

The U.S. government has also decided to grant more permits than ever to drill baby drill off the coasts, even while one of the most advanced drilling rigs exploded to glow in the dark, then sank along with the myth of their ability to drill without any problems.

President Obama went for the flashy gadgets MOMCOM was wearing and selling, and agreed to do some dancing in the moonlight with MOMCOM.

What is next, Mr. President, triage for the masses?

Photos taken from space by NASA show that the oil spill is into the dead zone already.

The dead zone is a lifeless area of the Gulf of Mexico just off the Mississippi River Delta.

It is caused by fertilizers made from petroleum being placed on crops at farms along the rivers that flow into the mighty Mississippi.

The runoff water is contaminated with those fertilizers so when it reaches the Gulf of Mexico, it kills everything in the water and on the bottom.


  1. Fortunately, nuclear regs are so onerous, construction times are so long, and investment expectations are so low that we're not likely to see much of this anytime soon. Last I heard, Obama was offering up outrageous federal loan guarantees to attract investment and was still getting few takers. Nuclear would alleviate some need for coal, but would do nothing to ween us off oil, which is the real deal. And, of course, there's the little issue of waste, where the prevailing opinion seems to be "not in my backyard."

    We'll see a lot more of this desperate thrashing about for new sources of the same old same old as the idea sinks home that peak oil is for real and it's here, and no, there's no alternative source(s) in the wings that's even remotely capable of filling the void. Get ready. It's going to be a bumpy descent down the peak.

  2. The latest on the spill... they're going to BURN IT off the surface! You can't make this stuff up!

    I sure hope the fucking idiots responsible for all this (British Petroleum) are picking up the tab. This is complete bullshit!

  3. disaffected,

    I read in the NY Times that the spill is more like what many of us thought, five times larger than originally estimated, with new leaks discovered.

    This is beginning to look like Exxon Valdez II.

    Exxon Valdez was 10.8 million U.S. gallons (220,000 bbl) so this one has a ways to go if it is spilling 250,000 gallons (5,000 bbl) a day.

    It would take maybe a couple of months to equal the Exxon Valdez, but their estimates may be low even after a second guess.

    The thing is growing exponentially, and if it hits the beaches, good by tourism, a serious economic consideration there; good by fisheries, another serious economic threat.

    It could hurt states already in trouble financially.

    The Department of Defense was put on notice to be prepared to help if BP can't handle it, so here comes another bailout.

    The intellectually bankrupt in that area do a knee jerk reaction to rely on DoD for everything, after they ignore the warnings of people who know how to think, then they are over come by their fetish, and run to the military to rescue them from everything.

    Don't be surprised if they try to sell it as a terrorist act if there had been any Muslims working on that rig.

  4. Don't be surprised if they try to sell it as a terrorist act if there had been any Muslims working on that rig.

    Nice angle! That had not occurred to me. Better watch out Dredd! You're starting to think like a MOMCOM functionary!

  5. disaffected,

    The winds are changing to onshore, so the jumbalaya and crawfish gumbo business is in hot water.

    "You're starting to think like a MOMCOM functionary!"

    Uh oh ... lets hope there were no Iranians on board the rig ... the terrorism signs will go up to red from orange and the airport searchers will start fondling people again ...