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30rock Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 03:58 PM
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Scientists Allege Federal Govít Tried to Muffle Plume Findings
Source: ProPublica

by Marian Wang
August 10, 2010

When news first spread about the huge plumes of dispersed oil discovered by scientists in the deep waters of the Gulf, the federal governmentís reaction was to criticize the mediaís reporting <1>. Hereís the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, on May 17:

Media reports related to the research work conducted aboard the R/V Pelican included information that was misleading, premature and, in some cases, inaccurate.


Now, scientists behind some of the plume research have spoken out about what went on behind the scenes <2> with the federal agencies that sponsored their research. The St. Petersburg Times relays this from one scientist at the University of South Florida:

"I got lambasted by the Coast Guard and NOAA when we said there was undersea oil," USF marine sciences dean William Hogarth said. Some officials even told him to retract USF's public announcement, he said, comparing it to being "beat up" by federal officials.



Read more: http://www.propublica.org/blog/item/scientists-allege-f...
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 04:01 PM
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1. Can there be anyone left who does not believe we are being lied to by the govt...constantly??
Edited on Tue Aug-10-10 04:02 PM by BrklynLiberal
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 04:08 PM
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3. Plain as the nose on my face
took me years to get here but I see it.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 04:09 PM
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4. Why do you hate the President?
Is your brain addled with drugs? Do you want Sarah Palin for President?
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 05:13 PM
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8. Why do you hate the President?
Edited on Tue Aug-10-10 05:13 PM by RC
Is your brain addled with drugs? Do you want Sarah Palin for President? :sarcasm:

There, fixed it for ya.

That oil spill was a lot worse that we were led to believe. Why was BP in charge of our Coast Guard and Gulf states law enforcement?


And now I hear BP feels they do not have to bottom kill the well because the top kill worked.
Do they plan on using the relief well to extract the oil?
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 05:21 PM
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9. I generally credit those reading my posts with the discernment to
"get it" that I'm being sarcastic without my using the infamous Thingie. As it happens, BL & I have sufficient "history" here to know that we're both on the same side of the fence on most things. Including thins issue, of course.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 05:45 PM
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10. Because Halliburton and Wellpoint were busy?
You know, there's only so many corporations to go around.
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Lightning Count Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 04:12 PM
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6. You need a drug test. nt
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 05:57 PM
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11. You, you...Canadian healther!
:rofl:
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 04:07 PM
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2. Did anyone with more than a 3rd Grade education believe there wasn't undersea oil?
What a waste of time trying to cover that one up. Apparently, nobody was fooled except the TV and cable networks, and most of the U.S. print media, and they're pros at being led by the nose.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 04:10 PM
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5. The media aren't fooled. They're just doing the job
that their corporate masters require of them.
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 04:12 PM
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7. Well see, its all fucking gone thanks to
BPs public relations dept, AKA TV and cable networks,most of the U.S. print media, and of course "our" Government.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 05:58 PM
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12. Their job is to rewrite history. They're all Winston Smiths, every last one of them. nt
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 06:48 PM
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13. Sounds like a conspiracy to me
Even BP got in on it when whats-his-face claimed there were no plumes.

NOAA, Coast Guard and BP were all onboard with conspiring to keep the truth from being known.

Good thing the professional left is still hacking away at the wall.
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