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Gulf Oil Spill: I knew it was You, Halliburton!

Turns out a peepeye! of sorts may be in order when it comes to culpability and negligence concerning the Gulf Oil spill fiasco. Apparently Dick Cheney’s old company Halliburton didn’t do a proper job on their end.

Why am I not surprised?

Update May 5, 2010: read Robert Kennedy Jr’s HuffPo article which mentions that Halliburton may emerge yet as the oil spill culprit.

Original post continues here:

The following news nugget is from an email a friend sent along on May 1 and I would add an attribution if I knew whom to credit:

‘Cheney spokesman Reinhard Heydrich Jr. announced the the former Vice President would be spending next week on a fishing and hunting vacation in Grand Isle Louisiana. Planned activities included Alligator hunting, and most notably deep sea Tuna fishing.

This comes from one charter operator’s description of their tuna fishing trips:


“These fish put up quite a fight, sometimes lasting over an hour. We are running between 70 and 100 miles offshore to fish giant floating oil platforms with no pressure from other boats.”

Joining Cheney for the fishing trip are daughter Liz, close friends Harry Whittington, Don Rumsfeld, and a former Bush White House photographer. Also rumor has it that Rush Limbaugh may join Cheney on the fishing trip. While in Grand Isle Cheney’s party will take over a luxury Gulf Coast resort.

This announcement by Cheney who kept a very low profile on his last vacation to New Jersey, shows how determined Dick is to do damage control for the Oil Industry.’ #

And Harry Whittington is a brave fellow to take a chance, I’d have to say.

View the April 27 aerial photo of the oil spill @ New Scientist.


Written by Jude Cowell

May 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm

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    How can the scope of this ecological disaster be met with the silence of prayers- the silence of scientists and political organizations? No celebrity or world leader is willing to call for more action?

    It is time to look to our one world and one life force that unites and sustains us…

    We face challenges larger than corporate entity- larger than national pride or ego.. our home – this one earth is now facing destruction in a singular silence that is truly a crime against not just humanity- but all life forms.

    Where are the voices that could call out for the best minds and resources on the planet to come together and solve a problem that will devastate a huge piece of our planet and ecologies into the future in untold and ways with permanence that we can not yet understand.

    It would be an epic movie— saving the planet by working together, using the best and most immediate resources of the planet.. from all countries. Perhaps a script writer could stir a bit of action—but is it that the President is afraid that some other country would have the skills and tools to limit disaster in the American arena?

    Where are the religious leaders- that we are not asked to pray for creation and see our common fragility?

    God, by whatever the name

    Is saddened for sure

    And each soul shares the blame

    For a silence dishonoring the gift of the earth….

    Use your voice and your prayer
    How much power have the people of this planet given to a single company- which certainly can not pay the bill and restore the planet—? And how much power to a president who has such a national ego that his administration is selling out our planet’s future rather ask for international and immediate assistance and expertise?



    May 4, 2010 at 9:39 pm

  2. What a beautiful leak. I love the oily mass that bulges outwards from a bent pipe. A brown Rorschach blot of the automobile culture.

    My most fervent hope is that all efforts to stop and mitigate this masterwork are failures. The incontinent flow of hydrocarbons shall continue for the decay of all.

    I would love to see a sea of greasy Devil’s blood flowing into the ocean forever more. The spew that flew right on through.

    Then the World can move on into its next phase, the Dark Phase of death, decline and destruction. Soon, all the works of humans will decay and so too will themselves be brought to the altar of slaughter, to account for their crimes of existence.



    May 4, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    • Well, thank you for your comment. i think i understand your nihilist viewpoint yet cannot agree that being Earth’s stewards is no longer on God’s agenda for humankind – or that human suffering is to be longed for rather than relieved.

      That some have ignored His admonition to steward the Earth in order to increase their excessive wealth doesn’t make the rest of us exempt from keeping our ‘litter box’ clean – nor does it negate humankind’s deep need for the compassion of being our brother’s keeper. Jude


      Jude Cowell

      May 5, 2010 at 4:01 pm

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