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Sinkhole: H-Bomb Explosion Equivalent In Bayou Corne Possible

The Examiner
August 12, 2012
By: Deborah Dupre

Bayou Corne sinkhole area butane-filled well
explosion calculated to be more than that of
an H-bomb
Credits: Alex Wellerstein, NUKEMAP

A possible breach of a butane-filled well 1500 feet from Bayou Corne's sinkhole, the size of three football fields,* is so "very serious," it has Assumption Parish sheriff and local residents ordered to evacuate worried about a catastrophic explosion, one according to scientists in an Examiner investigation, would be in the range of one and a half B83 thermonuclear (hydrogen) bombs, the most powerful United States weapons in active service.

“The disaster is made all the more worrisome because the hole is believed to be close to a well containing 1.5 million barrels of liquid butane, a highly volatile liquid that turns into a highly flammable vapor upon release,” CNN reported Friday about Louisiana's declared State of Emergency.

Earlier it was reported the butane-filled well is only 1500 feet from the sinkhole and it will not be emptied. A breach of that well, Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said, could be "catastrophic,” CNN reports. If ignited, the butane well would release as much explosive energy as 100 Hiroshima bombs, Deborah Dupré's scientist sources told her Sunday.


    * - Note this article was written 3 months ago and the sinkhole has grown to over 8 acres presently (see videos below).

See also:

Officials: We’ve been advised that increased seismic activity has been recorded near Louisiana sinkhole

07:11 PM EST on November 21st, 2012 link

New flyover of giant sinkhole shows more crude oil coming to surface (VIDEOS)
05:40 PM EST on November 21st, 2012 link

Local TV runs ‘Breaking News’ report on poisonous gas below giant Louisiana sinkhole (VIDEO)
02:54 PM EST on November 21st, 2012 link

Officials: High levels of ‘extremely dangerous gas’ reported near giant sinkhole — Newspaper removes ‘poisonous’ from headline
01:12 AM EST on November 21st, 2012 link

Expert: In all honesty things have taken so long because of problems getting staff to come work sinkhole area — Thanksgiving week off starts today? (VIDEO)
04:37 PM EST on November 20th, 2012 link

Anonymous leaks personal information of 5,000 Israeli officials

Source: RT

Published: 18 November, 2012, 21:32

Internet hacktivist group Anonymous has declared cyberwar on Israel, posting personal data of five thousand Israeli officials online.

­The group used their Anonpaste.me site to address a message to the Israeli government before linking to the page with names, ID numbers and personal emails of 5,000 officials.

The message said: "It has come to our attention that the Israeli government has ignored repeated warnings about the abuse of human rights, shutting down the internet in Israel and mistreating its own citizens and those of its neighboring countries."

Read more: http://rt.com/news/anonymous-israel-officials-leaked-002/

See also: Israel faces 44 million attacks on websites in response to Gaza offensive

Anonymous hack hundreds of Israeli websites, delete Foreign Ministry database in support of Gaza

PSA: ''Marijwhatnow?'' - Seattle's Sensible Guide To Legal Marijuana

Published on Nov 16, 2012 by ReutersTV

Questions are flowing after Washington and Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana. Where can you buy it? How much can you carry? Police in Seattle put together a guide, "Marijwhatnow?", written by spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee, to answer those questions and more. (November 16, 2012)

- Someone, somewhere is not happy with this......

Your Assignment

- Have a HAPPY weekend everyone!!!

Washington County Bans GMO Cultivation

Mat McDermott
Business / Environmental Policy
November 9, 2012

Taylor Russell/CC BY-SA 2.0

One very interesting ballot initiative we missed: Examiner reports San Juan County, Washington passed Initiative Measure No. 2012-4, making it illegal to "propagate, cultivate, raise or grow plants, animals and other organisms which have been genetically modified."

Exceptions are allowed for GMO cultivation for research and health care use. The initiative does not prohibit the sale of products containing GMO ingredients, nor require labeling of those products made with them.

Violating the order results in a fine for first offense, increasing to a gross misdemeanor charge on the third offense.

For those not up on their Washington State geography, San Juan County consists of several islands in the Salish Sea, roughly equidistant between the city of Bellingham to the northeast and the Canadian city of Victoria to the southwest.


Occupy Sandy Recovery: Far Rockaway Nov 3, 2012

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Guest, Paula Broadwell

Paula Broadwell discusses with Jon Stewart about the time she spent (''embedded'' - Jon Stewart's term, not mine) with General David Petraeus in war-torn Afghanistan while researching her book "All In."

Video Link

- The double-entendres are just shooting all over the place, ain't they????

Mitt Romney's Campaign Cancels Staffers Credit Cards In The Middle Of The Night

Source: Forbes

Helaine Olen, Contributor
11/08/2012 @ 4:25PM

The next time you have the misfortune of hearing a Wall Street titan or other one-percenter whine about how their trickle-down contributions are not appreciated by the masses remember this tidbit, courtesy of Garrett Haake at NBC:
    From the moment Mitt Romney stepped off stage Tuesday night, having just delivered a brief concession speech he wrote only that evening, the massive infrastructure surrounding his campaign quickly began to disassemble itself.

    Aides taking cabs home late that night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked.

No doubt a whole host of Boston taxi drivers found themselves stiffed when it came to tips early Wednesday morning. That’s what happens when the money trickles up, not down and it’s why healthy economies don’t depend on the trickle down whims of overlords. The minute Richie Rich decides he doesn’t need all that stuff staff … well, that’s that.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/helaineolen/2012/11/08/mitt-romneys-campaign-cancels-staffers-credit-cards-in-the-middle-of-the-night/

- All those who aren't the least bit surprised by this, raise your hand........

Romney Sings Concession !!!

Published on Nov 7, 2012 by schmoyoho

After calling President Obama to congratulate him on his victory in the 2012 election, Mitt Romney comforts his supporters in song.

Schmoyoho (shmo YO ho) is the vision of a magical universe where song fills every moment. Behind this vision are The Gregory Brothers.
2ND CHANNEL: ‪http://youtube.com/thegregorybrothers‬

TWITTER: ‪http://twitter.com/gregorybrothers
FACEBOOK: ‪http://facebook.com/gregorybrothers‬

*WEAR* Songify2012 things on your body: http://www.rodeoarcade.com/collections/gregorybrothers

*JAM* the Songify2012 tracks wherever you want: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/election-2012-songified-ep/id573806088

You may think I'm overcome with torment and depression
Symptoms common to the loser of a big election
But not me, you see
I've got a secret weapon
That keeps me happy and gay

I'm still rich
Filthy rich
As far as I'm concerned, this election thing
Went off without a hitch
'Cause now I'll have the best tax write-offs I could ever get
While he has nothin' but gettin' blamed
For the U.S. goin' to H. E. double hockey sticks!
Oh, life's a bitch
Wait, except it ain't for me
'Cause I'm still rich

I never really wanted that low wage "president" job to taint my career
Besides, who on Earth could possibly get by on 400,000 dollars a year?
Now that I'm done pretending to have fun spending time with the plebeians
My speaking fee will multiply by three - so if you ask me, we won!

This may be the happiest day of my entire life
I promise you I'm definitely not crying inside

Because I'm still...
Filthy rich
Trust me, my strategy worked perfectly
Didn't have one single glitch
Shucks, I can go overseas and invest in whatever I darn well please
While Obama triple-double checks his pension
To make sure it isn't overly Chinese!
Life's a flippin' bitch!
Wait, except it ain't for me cuz I'm still
Horse-ridin' company-acquirin'
Income-hidin' employee-firin'

- I knew all along that he was only in this thing for the tax write-offs......

Henri 4, L'Haunting

- Henri surrendered to folly after learning the party treats were laced with catnip........
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