View Full Version : Same Shit, Different Day (shit happening this week)

07-18-2010, 07:54 AM
Well friends, the more things change, the more they stay the same, and whether you believe in Mayan Prophecies and are waiting for the end of the world playing X-box in your underwear, or live on the delightful sandy beaches of the Mississippi coast and are praying to jesus for a salad to go with your oil and water, we can all take time out to examine recent events and ponder this wondrous ball of rock and water we call Earth. So here's a recap of this weeks happenings around the globe, both good and bad.

The Good (sort of)

-Bp finally found a plug to cap the oil spill that has been going on for 85 days, although scientists are still "studying" it. This is good in that maybe now they can stop dumping Corexit in the ocean to clean up the spill, which has a nasty habit of killing everything it touches. Remember those brave souls that cleaned up the Exxon-Valdez oil spill? Of course you don't, they're all dead. Here's a song that properly expresses my feelings on the matter...


-Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail for being a retarded drunk skank. Not kidding, those are the exact words the judge used. After she sobered up 3 days later, she hired Robert Shapiro (yes, that one OJ) unfortunately a bit too late. She's appealing for a bottle of Grey Goose and new lip injections.


- The National League finally decided that home field advantage in the World Series was a good thing and woke up out of their coma, beating the American League 3-1 thanks to timely hitting by Brian McCann and absolutely abyssmal managing by Joe Girardi who was distracted by his former boss's death. Yes the emperor is dead, a man beloved by Yankee fans and despised by just about everybody else, had the audacity to die right before the mid-summer classic stealing the luster from the game. But, that is par for the course for a man twice suspended from baseball who turned a ten million dollar franchise into a billion dollar one, and forever made it impossible for fans to spend a cheap fun day at the ballpark. Congratulations George, in a year where two and a half perfect games were thrown and pitching experienced a renaissance, the story is once again about you. Hopefully Larry David is available for the biopic, which should be filmed entirely from the back. How could you trade Jay Buhner!!!


Here's an impressive golf shot by Miguel Angel Jimenez


The Bad (sort of)

-Mexican drug cartels have turned into Al Qaeda. In a change in domestic policy, the Ciudad Juarez cartels have popped their explosive cherry, detonating a remote car bomb after luring security forces to their doom. Already one step up on their Muslim counterparts, apparently Mexican heaven doesn't have enough virgins for suicide to be worthwhile.


-Bart police kill another guy. This time he deserved it. Seriously. Meh, they'll probably riot anyway.

-Lots of soldiers die in Afghanistan. I guess General McCrystal's problem was that he wasn't getting enough of our guys killed. Problem solved. Now more of our young men are dying faster than ever, but I guess that's better than losing our control of the world's opium supply.

vGvQ6LtkPwcThe quite possibly ugly
-Major Earthquakes rattled Alaska and Chile (2) this week, each measuring over 6 on the Richter scale. Tremors were also felt in Ontario and Washington DC, where after failing to take his anti-depression meds, Rush Limbaugh jumped into an empty pool.

This is beautifulrock with the week's news, wrapped up in a pretty little bow for ya. Stay safe, and move somewhere where the polar ice cap shift won't kill you, preferably Mars. See ya next week. Here's Cat Steven's with one of my favorite songs for you to ponder as you try to avoid being the proverbial bug on the windshield.


07-18-2010, 04:56 PM
In an update of an earlier story, gunmen stormed a party in Mexico, gunning down 17 party-goers. So to recap, that's two things the cartels don't believe in, heaven virgins, and having a good time.

Professor Poopsnagle
07-18-2010, 06:17 PM
In an update of an earlier story, gunmen stormed a party in Mexico, gunning down 17 party-goers. So to recap, that's two things the cartels don't believe in, heaven virgins, and having a good time.
Hahaha! Someone needs to close the fucking borders there. Shit's gonna end up like Breaking Bad.

+ For the Donovan song.

07-19-2010, 05:39 AM
In another update on the BP oil spill situation, US Government officials and BP execs are now bickering over what to do next with the capped oil well. BP wants to shore things up and take care of any seepage problems before doing anything, and the government wants to pipe the oil to surface ships, a move that would spill oil into the gulf for 3 more days. Hey, what's a few more hundred thousand gallons oil spilling into the ocean mean anyway? We gotta get our oil dammit. Fuck the environment!

07-20-2010, 12:57 PM

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07-20-2010, 09:26 PM

By STAN LEHMAN, Associated Press Writer Stan Lehman, Associated Press Writer – Tue Jul 20, 3:33 pm ET
SAO PAULO – Hundreds of penguins that apparently starved to death are washing up on the beaches of Brazil, worrying scientists who are still investigating what's causing them to die.
About 500 of the black-and-white birds have been found just in the last 10 days on Peruibe, Praia Grande and Itanhaem beaches in Sao Paulo state, said Thiago do Nascimento, a biologist at the Peruibe Aquarium.
Most were Magellan penguins migrating north from Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands in search of food in warmer waters.
Many are not finding it: Autopsies done on several birds revealed their stomachs were entirely empty — indicating they likely starved to death, Nascimento said.
Scientists are investigating whether strong currents and colder-than-normal waters have hurt populations of the species that make up the penguins' diet, or whether human activity may be playing a role.
"Overfishing may have made the fish and squid scarcer," Nascimento said.
Nascimento said it's common for penguins to swim north this time of year. Inevitably, some get lost along the way or die from hunger or exhaustion, and end up on the Brazilian coast far from home.
But not in such numbers — Nascimento said about 100 to 150 live penguins show up on the beach in an average year, and only 10 or so are dead.
"What worries us this year," he said, "is the absurdly high number of penguins that have appeared dead in a short period of time."

I think this video is apt, Earth IS afire.


07-20-2010, 09:35 PM
My first guess would be that they are ingesting the trillions of pre-production plastic pellets that are oceans our filled with, but I doubt the currents would bring it their way.

*Maybe some creepy esko kids found a pallet of alka seltzer?

07-23-2010, 12:53 PM
^^^Oh, like you can read.

For those on the East coast, a tropical storm is coming to dump Corexit on your lawn. Recommend staying indoors the next week or so.

07-23-2010, 10:17 PM
Shit is getting dangerous

HANOI, Vietnam – North Korea threatened Saturday to mount a powerful nuclear response to upcoming joint U.S.-South Korean military drills, calling the exercises an "unpardonable" provocation on top of wrongly blaming Pyongyang for the sinking of a South Korean warship.
North Korea's powerful National Defense Commission (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100724/ap_on_re_as/as_asean#), led by leader Kim Jong Il, warned that its troops would counter the move to hold military maneuvers involving a nuclear-armed U.S. supercarrier with a "retaliatory sacred war."
"The army and people of the DPRK (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100724/ap_on_re_as/as_asean#) will legitimately counter with their powerful nuclear deterrence the largest-ever nuclear war exercises to be staged by the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces," North Korea's official news agency in Pyongyang quoted an unnamed commission spokesman as saying, referring to the country by its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Pyongyang routinely threatens war when South Korea and the U.S. hold joint military drills (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100724/ap_on_re_as/as_asean#), which North Korea sees as a rehearsal for an attack on the North. The U.S. keeps 28,500 troops in the South to deter against aggression, but says it has not intention of invading the North.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100724/ap_on_re_as/as_asean#) announced earlier this week in Seoul that the allies would stage a massive four-day military show of force starting Sunday to send a "clear message" to North Korea to stop its aggressive behavior.
Washington and Seoul (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100724/ap_on_re_as/as_asean#) blame Pyongyang for the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship in the waters off Korea's west coast. Forty-six sailors were killed in what Seoul calls the worst military attack on South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War.
North Korea vehemently denies any involvement, and has warned that any punishment would trigger war.
In Vietnam for a Southeast Asian regional security forum, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and a North Korean official traded barbs over the sinking, the military drills and the imposition of new U.S. sanctions against the North.
Also Friday, the U.S.-led military command monitoring the cease-fire on the Korean peninsula confronted the North about the March 26 sinking of the Cheonan, calling it a violation of the armistice signed in 1953. Colonels from the U.N. Command, who met at the border with counterparts from the North's army, reminded them of the U.N. Security Council order to honor the truce. Officers also proposed a joint task force to discuss armistice violations, the military commission said in a statement.
A team of international investigators concluded in May that a North Korean submarine fired the torpedo that sank the Cheonan. The U.N. Security Council approved a presidential statement this month condemning the sinking, but did not directly blame Pyongyang.
The U.N. Command, however, blames North Korea and considers the sinking a violation of the cease-fire, a command official said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the results of the command's own investigation have not been released.
At the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting in Hanoi, North Korean spokesman Ri Tong Il repeated Pyongyang's denial of responsibility for the sinking. He said the upcoming military drills — to be conducted in the Sea of Japan off Korea's east coast and in the Yellow Sea closer to China's shores — were a violation of its sovereignty that harkened back to the days of 19th-century "gunboat diplomacy."
The exercises will be "another expression of hostile policy against" North Korea. "There will be physical response against the threat imposed by the United States militarily," Ri told reporters.
Clinton responded by saying the U.S. is willing to meet and negotiate with the North, but that this type of threat only heightens tensions. She added that progress in the short term seems unlikely.
"It is distressing when North Korea continues its threats and causes so much anxiety among its neighbors and the larger region," she told reporters. "But we will demonstrate once again with our military exercises ... that the United States stands in firm support of the defense of South Korea and we will continue to do so."
Shortly before Ri spoke, Clinton had lashed out against belligerent acts by the North, warning Pyongyang must reverse a "campaign of provocative, dangerous behavior" if it wants improved relations with its neighbors and the United States.
She said stability in the region, particularly on the Korean peninsula, depends in large part on persuading an "isolated and belligerent" North Korea to alter course and return to nuclear disarmament talks which it pulled out of last year.
Members of the U.S. and North Korean delegations did not meet at the annual ASEAN Regional Forum, which has in the past been a venue for talks between the two sides. The 27-member bloc — 10 members of ASEAN and countries with major interests in the area like the U.S., China, Japan, North and South Korea and Russia — expressed "deep concern" over the Cheonan's sinking in a joint statement, a weakened version of an earlier ASEAN statement.
On Wednesday, Clinton announced in the South Korean capital that the U.S. would slap new sanctions on the North to stifle its nuclear ambitions and punish it for the ship sinking (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100724/ap_on_re_as/as_asean#). The penalties will target the country's elite by taking aim at illicit activities, such as counterfeiting cigarettes and cash and money laundering.
On Friday, the European Union said it will also consider imposing new sanctions on the North.
In addition to North Korea's behavior and its nuclear program, Clinton raised concerns about potential atomic collaboration between the North and Myanmar, also known as Burma, which is restricted by U.N. agreements.
Numerous reports in past months have suggested that Myanmar's military rulers are attempting to develop nuclear weapons with North Korean help.
Clinton lambasted Myanmar for its dismal human rights record and called on its military junta to hold free and fair elections this year and release political prisoners, including Nobel Peace laureate and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.
Clinton's comments on Myanmar echoed those of previous U.S. administrations, but they come as President Barack Obama has made a push for expanded engagement with Southeast Asia.
In an indication of increased involvement, Clinton said "the United States has a national interest" in resolving conflicting claims over the Spratly and Paracel island chains in the South China Sea, particularly between China and Vietnam.
She said the disputes interfere with maritime commerce, hamper access to international waters in the area and undermine the U.N. law of the sea.
Her remarks are likely to anger China, which asserts sovereignty over the whole South China Sea, but Clinton said the U.S. did not support any country's sovereignty over the islands. She said the U.S. is willing to work with the all the parties, including Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei, and the Philippines, to help negotiate an end to the disputes.

If you're crazy and ya know it, clap ya hands...

07-24-2010, 05:59 PM
Here's to the North Koreans, and the constant provocations.


07-25-2010, 12:54 AM
In an update of an earlier story, gunmen stormed a party in Mexico, gunning down 17 party-goers. So to recap, that's two things the cartels don't believe in, heaven virgins, and having a good time.

Its Pop'n off down there.. its get'n insane..Law enforcement cant do anything about it either.. I Think earlier this year i saw the police chief down has like a 15 man entourage with BP Vest and Shotguns with him at all time ...Too bad they didnt have more oil so we could give him hand with thier Democracy..

07-25-2010, 12:57 AM
we gonna get one of these every week ?

07-26-2010, 08:29 AM

Fuckin' Monday.

Let's see what we got...

The Good

You want good on a Monday morning?

Tony Hayward got canned.


Carry on Hayward son.

The Bad

Death by numbers...Train derailment in India, Cartel shooting in Mexico, human stampede in Germany, Afghan bus crash...stories of groups of people getting killed. We've heard it all before.

I'm not filing this under ugly because North Korea is like the kid that knocks on your door and insults you, then runs away. Yes, they threatened nuclear war if the US and South Korea held their joint military exercises, but we did it anyway, and once again, nothing happened.

The quite possibly ugly

I'm always on the lookout for stories of large numbers of animals dying, and this week there were two. Although this happened in entirely different parts of the world, they both died for the same reason, malnourishment. It seems hundreds of dead penguins washed onshore in Brazil, their stomachs completely empty. While it isn't that unusual for a few to wash up in Brazil every year, it's the numbers that has scientists worried.
And in the Ukraine, several zoo animals died, quite possibly from starvation and neglect. You can't get a well fed Rhinocerous in the Ukraine anymore? What's this world coming to?

I may be back, I might not, I'm known to let you down.


07-27-2010, 02:27 AM
we livin in the last ... use your time wisely .

07-27-2010, 03:06 AM

07-28-2010, 10:23 AM
^^^thank god I can't see it.


The US mysteriously lost 95% of the money earned from oil production that was to be used in the Iraq reconstruction. Anybody surprised? Maybe they should check Dick Cheney's pockets.

British oil giant BP fired their CEO Tony Hayward and hired an American to take over on October 1, which means Hayward will still be making verbal gaffes for the next 2 months +.

Matt Garza pitched the 5th no hitter this season in the major leagues. It's official, pitching is back.

Finally, while we're on the subject of baseball, wouldn't it be great if players were payed based on the amount of joy they bring to fans? Such a scenario would see Alex Rodriguez making the league minimum, an amount he probably deserves for his disrespect for the game, and attention whoring. Yea, he's been stuck on 599 homers for about a week now. Everybody's been paying attention to that rather than the fact that the Yankees are falling apart. Way to go gay-rod.

This week inducted into the baseball hall of fame, here's John Fogerty with Centerfield.


07-28-2010, 09:28 PM

DMW Daily (http://www.dmwmedia.com/epublish/1) › July 26, 2010 (http://www.dmwmedia.com/epublish/1/867) Federal Government Rules in Favor of iPhone "Jailbreaking"

Authored by Mark Hefflinger (http://www.dmwmedia.com/user/mark-hefflinger) on July 26, 2010 - 7:37am.
http://www.dmwmedia.com/sites/default/files/images/iphone_hero_1_20100607.jpg (http://www.dmwmedia.com/image/iphone-4)Washington - A new ruling by the Library of Congress' Copyright Office will let iPhone owners legally download and run apps from sources other than Apple's App Store. The Electronic Frontier Foundation said that the practice, known as "jailbreaking," already has been carried out by more than 1 million iPhone owners in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), either to change wireless providers or use unauthorized apps.

In its ruling, the Copyright Office rejected Apple's claim that the practice was prohibited by current copyright laws.

"When one jailbreaks a smartphone in order to make the operating system on that phone interoperable with an independently created application that has not been approved by the maker of the smartphone or the maker of its operating system, the modifications that are made purely for the purpose of such interoperability are fair uses," the ruling states.

The Copyright Office also ruled that video remix artists do not violate the DMCA when they use short excepts from DVDs to create noncommercial works for purposes of criticism or comment, and expanded, granted or narrowed DMCA exemptions for documentary filmmakers, college-level educators and some security researchers.
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07-29-2010, 12:33 AM
I agree with this ruling, Apple should not have the ability to monopolize apps. Now they will have some competition and won't be able to price fix.

07-29-2010, 05:45 PM
I heard apple was getting a 30% cut on every app sale and the developers would make 70%

which isn't that great after salaries and operating costs need be accounted for.

The ruling about video remixes and DMCA is the bigger story. Now VIACOM can't demand families to take down birthday party videos because a pop song snippet was playing in the background.

07-29-2010, 11:27 PM
Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring

Read More http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/07/exclusive-google-cia/#ixzz0v8AwWLLs

07-29-2010, 11:40 PM
^ that is extremely stupid btw, since people will game/bait/hook the system just for fun around the world.

08-01-2010, 11:29 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – BP's use of dispersant chemicals on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is sparking questions from a U.S. congressional panel, which says the company used more of these compounds than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had directed.
But the EPA indicated in a statement on Sunday that the difference between what the agency directed and what BP and the U.S. Coast Guard achieved is slight -- the difference between a 75 percent cut in dispersant use and a 72 percent cut.
The environmental agency acknowledged, however, that the use of dispersants is "always a difficult decision."
Environmental advocates have raised concerns about the use of dispersants to break up oil from the BP spill, on the grounds that the reddish bits of dispersant-treated oil may harm wildlife in the water column between the mile-deep well-head and the Gulf's surface.
Representative Ed Markey, who chairs the House of Representatives subcommittee on energy and environment, said in a letter to retired U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Allen, the national incident commander overseeing the spill cleanup, that more information is needed on BP's dispersant use.
At the heart of the questions is a May 26 directive from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and then-on-scene coordinator Admiral Mary Landry, making the use of dispersants a last resort and ordering BP to cut the use of these chemicals by 75 percent from a peak of 70,000 gallons (260,000 liters) used on May 24.
EPA said on Sunday that from the time the directive was issued, dispersant use dropped 72 percent from its peak usage.
The directive allowed the Coast Guard to grant waivers for the use of more dispersant than the directive stipulated, but said these should be issued in "rare cases."
Markey said in his Friday letter to Allen that "... these exemptions are in no way a 'rare' occurrence, and have allowed surface application of dispersant to occur virtually every day since the directive was issued."
Click image to see photos of oil spill aftermath

Markey said dispersants "have been used both above and below the surface of the Gulf waters, contributing to a toxic stew of chemicals, oil and gas with impacts that are not well understood."
EPA said in its statement that "While EPA may not have concurred with every individual waiver ... the agency believes dispersant use has been an essential tool in mitigating this spill's impact, preventing millions of gallons of oil from doing even more damage to sensitive marshes, wetlands and beaches and the economy of the Gulf coast."
Asked about EPA's statement that it might not agree with all the waivers granted, an official at the Department of Homeland Security said EPA designated Allen, the federal on-scene coordinator, as the final authority on the spill.
In deciding whether or not to approve waivers, Allen considered a number of factors, including aerial photos of oil "that was going to reach the shore if it was not dispersed," the homeland security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"This has been a coordinated federal response," the official stressed.
"Communications between the leaders of the various agencies have been thorough and robust. The tactics that were eventually deployed were the result of the collective will of the agencies involved in the response," he said.

Shit is ugly.

08-02-2010, 01:36 PM
actually, she still has 3 months of rehab left. Soooooo hot, want to touch the heiney.


08-13-2010, 12:04 AM
Lmao at this fag deleting my ether

08-13-2010, 01:48 AM
Yea you fucked me up.

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I don't have mod powers in this forum, I don't know who deleted your fabulous insult.

08-22-2010, 04:17 AM
Alright this could be the beginning of a bigger problem...

Barclays' network glitch causes nationwide chaos

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20:56, Saturday 21 August 2010
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The problems, which began at around 1:30 p.m. British time, hit telephone and online banking services and caused frustration at retail outlets as embarrassed shoppers were forced to abandon purchases at the till.
Barclays' telephone banking centres were inundated with calls from customers, many of whom were angry at the lack of information. A Barclays spokeswoman was unable to elaborate on the cause of the problems.
"We became aware of a problem earlier in the day," she said. "We apologise to customers for any inconvenience."
At 8:15 p.m., access to online accounts was still being denied and calls to the helpline suggested the problems were ongoing.
Barclays is Europe's sixth-biggest bank by market value. It signed a two-year deal with NCR Corp on Aug 16 for the management and maintenance of its UK network of ATMs.
(Reporting by Christina Fincher; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

08-24-2010, 12:16 PM
iPhone 1, Robbers 0

Man visiting Conn. watches Dallas home break-in on iPhone

Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Associated Press

An iPhone application helped a Dallas man, while visiting relatives hundreds of miles away in suburban Hartford watch as two burglars broke into his home.

Vincent Hunter told WFAA-TV that he called 911 at the same time his home security system also contacted authorities.

Hunter says “we could see it unfolding.”

Hunter says an iCam app, which he bought for less than $5, sent him a text message Friday afternoon alerting him that motion detectors sensed movement in his supposedly empty residence.

Hunter, who has webcams in his home, watched as two men were seen trying to break into the place. They eventually threw a brick through a glass door. The webcams, minutes later, showed two police officers entering the house.

Both suspects remain at large.

09-02-2010, 07:39 PM
Oil platform explodes off La. coast; crew rescued

NEW ORLEANS – An oil platform exploded and burned off the Louisiana (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100902/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gulf_rig_explosion#)coast Thursday, the second such disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in less than five months. This time, the Coast Guard said there was no leak, and no one was killed.
The Coast Guard initially reported that an oil sheen (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100902/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gulf_rig_explosion#)a mile long and 100 feet wide had begun to spread from the site of the blast, about 200 miles west of the source of BP's massive spill. But hours later, Coast Guard (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100902/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gulf_rig_explosion#) Cmdr. Cheri Ben-Iesau said crews were unable to find any spill.
The company that owns the platform, Houston-based Mariner Energy, did not know what caused the explosion.
Mariner officials said there were seven active production wells on the platform, and they were shut down shortly before the fire broke out.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said the company told him the fire began in 100 barrels of light oil condensate, but officials did not know yet what sparked the flames.
The Coast Guard said Mariner Energy reported the oil sheen. In a public statement, the company said an initial flyover did not show any oil.
Photos from the scene showed at least five ships floating near the platform. Three of them were shooting great plumes of water onto the machinery. Light smoke could be seen drifting across the deep blue waters of the gulf.
By late afternoon, the fire on the platform was out.
The platform is in about 340 feet of water and about 100 miles south of Louisiana's Vermilion Bay. Its location is considered shallow water, much less than the approximately 5,000 feet where BP's well spewed oil and gas for three months after the April rig explosion that killed 11 workers.
Responding to any oil spill in shallow water would be much easier than in deep water, where crews depend on remote-operated vehicles to access equipment on the sea floor.
A Homeland Security update obtained by The Associated Press said the platform was producing 58,800 gallons of oil and 900,000 cubic feet of gas per day. The platform can store 4,200 gallons of oil.
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White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the administration has "response assets ready for deployment should we receive reports of pollution in the water."
All 13 of the platform's crew members were rescued from the water. They were found huddled together in insulated survival outfits called "Gumby suits" for their resemblance to the cartoon character.
"These guys had the presence of mind, used their training to get into those Gumby suits before they entered the water," Coast Guard spokesman Chief Petty Officer John Edwards said.
The captain of the boat that rescued the platform crew said his vessel was 25 miles away when it received a distress call Thursday morning from the platform.
The Crystal Clear, a 110-foot boat, was in the Gulf doing routine maintenance work on oil rigs and platforms. When Capt. Dan Shaw arrived at the scene of the blast, the workers were holding hands in the water, where they had been for two hours. They were thirsty and tired.
"We gave them soda and water, anything they wanted to drink," Shaw said. "They were just glad to be on board with us."
Shaw said the blast was so sudden that the crew did not have time to get into lifeboats. They did not mention what might have caused the blast.
"They just said there was an explosion, there was a fire," Shaw said. "It happened very quick."
Crew members were being flown to a hospital in Houma. The Coast Guard said one person was injured, but the company said there were no injuries. All of them were released by early Thursday evening.
Jindal met with some of the survivors. He would not identify them except to say most were from Louisiana.
Environmental groups and some lawmakers said the incident showed the dangers of offshore drilling, and urged the Obama administration to extend a temporary ban on deepwater drilling to shallow water, where this platform was located.
"How many accidents are needed and how much environmental and economic damage must we suffer before we act to contain and control the source of the danger: offshore drilling?" said Rep. Frank Pallone, a New Jersey Democrat.
Mike Gravitz, oceans advocate for Environment America (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100902/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gulf_rig_explosion#), said President Barack Obama "should need no further wake-up call to permanently ban new drilling."
There are about 3,400 platforms operating in the Gulf, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Together they pump about a third of the America's domestic oil, forming the backbone of the country's petroleum industry.
Platforms are vastly different from oil rigs like BP's Deepwater Horizon (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100902/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gulf_rig_explosion#). They are usually brought in after wells are already drilled and sealed.
"A production platform is much more stable," said Andy Radford, an API expert on offshore oil drilling. "On a drilling rig, you're actually drilling the well. You're cutting. You're pumping mud down the hole. You have a lot more activity on a drilling rig."
In contrast, platforms are usually placed atop stable wells where the oil is flowing at a predictable pressure, he said. A majority of platforms in the Gulf do not require crews on board.
Many platforms, especially those in shallower water, stand on legs that are drilled into the sea floor. Like a giant octopus, they spread numerous pipelines and can tap into many wells at once.
Platforms do not have blowout preventers, but they are usually equipped with a series of redundant valves that can shut off oil and gas at different points along the pipeline.
Numerous platforms were damaged during hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The storms broke pipelines, and oil spilled into the Gulf. But the platforms successfully kept major spills from happening, Radford said.
"Those safety valves did their job," he said.
Industry representatives sought to minimize Thursday's incident and distance it from the well blowout in April.
"We have on these platforms on any given year roughly 100 fires," said Allen Verret, executive director of the Offshore Operators Committee.
Federal authorities have cited Mariner Energy and related entities for 10 accidents in the Gulf of Mexico (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100902/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gulf_rig_explosion#) over the last four years, according to safety records from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.
The accidents range from platform fires to pollution spills and a blowout, according to accident-investigation reports from the agency formerly known as the Minerals Management Service.
In 2007, welding sparks falling onto an oil storage tank caused a flash fire that slightly burned a contract worker. The Minerals Management Service issued a $35,000 fine.
Mariner Energy Inc. focuses on oil and gas exploration and production in the Gulf. In April, Apache Corp., another independent oil company, announced plans to buy Mariner in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $3.9 billion, including the assumption of about $1.2 billion of Mariner's debt. That deal is pending.
On Friday, BP was expected to begin the process of removing the cap and failed blowout preventer from its ruptured well, another step toward completion of a relief well that would seal the leak permanently. The Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20, setting off a three-month leak that totaled 206 million gallons of oil.

Same Shit Different Day

09-21-2010, 02:34 AM
RIAA Flattened by Weekend Hack (Updated)...
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Updated Monday, 4:00 am PCT. The riaa.com site is now live (for now).
The RIAA site (riaa.com) was downed by a major denial-of-service attack over the weekend, though the site recovered early Monday. The group simply known as "Anonymous" claimed responsibility, and also yanked down sites for the MPAA (both mpaa.com and mpaa.org) and AiPlex Software starting Friday evening. The raid was dubbed "Operation Payback," and follows attacks by MPAA gun AiPlex against the Pirate Bay and other BitTorrent trackers.
AiPlex allegedly used denial-of-service attacks on certain trackers, prompting the retaliation. Elsewhere, the MPAA also appears to be recovering, though both mpaa.com and mpaa.org have been tottering in early Monday morning hours.
This is certainly not the first time the RIAA (and the sites for similar organizations) have been unceremoniously torn down, though the question is whether any of this really affects the anti-piracy battle. Regardless, expect more fireworks this week - including potential attacks against the BPI (bpi.co.uk) and IFPI (ifpi.org), both of which are up as of early Monday morning.


10-05-2010, 11:21 AM

DEVECSER, Hungary – Hungary declared a state of emergency in three counties Tuesday after a flood of toxic red sludge from an alumina plant (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101005/ap_on_he_me/eu_hungary_sludge_flood#) engulfed several towns and burned people through their clothes. One official called it "an ecological disaster" that may threaten the Danube and other key rivers.
The toll rose to four dead, six missing and at least 120 people injured after a reservoir failed Monday at the Ajkai Timfoldgyar plant in Ajka, a town 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Budapest, the capital.
Several hundred tons of plaster were being poured into the Marcal River to bind the toxic sludge and prevent it from flowing on, the National Disaster Management Directorate said.
So far, about 35.3 million cubic feet (1 million cubic meters) of sludge has leaked from the reservoir, affecting an estimated 15.4 square miles (40 square kilometers), Environmental Affairs State Secretary Zoltan Illes told the state news wire MTI.
Illes called the flood an "ecological catastrophe" and said the sludge could reach the Raba and Danube rivers. He suspended activity at the plant and ordered the company to repair the damaged reservoir.

The disaster agency said 390 residents had to be temporarily relocated and 110 were rescued from the flooded towns, including Kolontal, Devecser and Somlovasarhely. Firefighters and soldiers swept through the region Tuesday carrying out cleanup tasks with bulldozers.
The sludge, a waste product in aluminum production, contains heavy metals and is toxic if ingested. Many of the injured sustained burns as the sludge seeped through their clothes, and two faced life-threatening conditions. Two women, a young man and a 3-year-old child were killed in the flooding.
The injured were being monitored because the chemical burns caused by the sludge could take days to emerge and what may seem like superficial injuries could later cause damage to deeper tissue, Dr. Peter Jakabos of Gyor hospital, where several of the injured were taken, told state television.
In Devecser, the sludge in Tunde Erdelyi's house was still five feet (1.5 meters) high Tuesday and rescue workers had to use an ax to cut through her living room door to let the red liquid flow out.
"When I heard the rumble of the flood, all the time I had was to jump out the window and run to higher ground," said a tearful Erdelyi, still shocked by the events but grateful that the family rabbit and cat were safe.
Robert Kis, Erdelyi's husband, said his uncle had been taken to Budapest by helicopter after the sludge "burned him to the bone." The toxic flood overturned Erdelyi's car and pushed it 30 yards (meters) to the back of the garden while her husband's van was lifted up onto a fence.
Erdelyi, a seamstress, was hoping the flood spared the shop in town where she worked, her family's main source of income.
In neighboring Kolontal, the town closest to the aluminum plant, 61-year old widow Erzsebet Veingartner was in her kitchen when the sludge flood hit Monday afternoon.
"I looked outside and all I saw was the stream swelling like a huge wave," said Veingartner, who lives on a monthly disability pension of 70,000 forints ($350). "Thank God I had the presence of mind to turn off the gas and run up to the attic."
Veingartner, devastated by her losses, looked out at her backyard still covered by some three yards (meters) of red sludge.
"I have a winter's worth of firewood in the basement and it's all useless now," she said. "I lost all my chickens, my ducks, my Rottweiler, and my potato patch. My late husband's tools and machinery were in the shed and it's all gone."
Local environmentalists say they have tried to call the government's attention to the risks of red sludge for years, pointing to a 2003 report in which they estimated the waste at 30 million tons.
"Accumulated during decades ... red sludge is, by volume, the largest amount of toxic waste in Hungary," the Clear Air Action Group said, adding that producing one ton of alumina resulted in two tons of toxic waste.
MAL Rt., the Hungarian Aluminum Production and Trade Company that owns the Ajka plant, said that according to European Union standards, the red sludge was not considered toxic waste. The company also denied that it should have taken more precautions to shore up the reservoir.
"According to the current evaluation, company management could not have noticed the signs of the natural catastrophe nor done anything to prevent it even while carefully respecting technological procedures," MAL said in a statement.


10-22-2010, 10:23 PM
yeah b-rockstar got a ill deal on this same shit thread. 30 of us make a sticky?? lindsay lohan caught my eye

11-01-2010, 02:24 AM
this thread is stuck ? hahahahaha

11-01-2010, 02:25 AM
brock if that is you in the avy you look like a overwieght version of that ranga from mythbusters hahahahaha

...........and btw just because your life is dwindling away and your loosing touch with life and exciting new adventures doesnt mean we are ........ i fucked a aboriginal chick the other night

11-12-2010, 08:53 PM
i have done my job - thread is dead.

11-12-2010, 11:24 PM
Like I care, never wanted it stickied in the first place. If this is some big accomplishment for you, I just want you to know, you did nothing.

11-13-2010, 09:36 AM