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harvey007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 11:40 PM
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Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura: BP Oil Disaster pt2
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CICs48zn7ug
 
Posted on YouTube: December 11, 2010
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scholarsOrAcademics Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 12:52 AM
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1. using conspiracy frame ?

using a conspiracy frame detracts from sorting the truth from the fiction. Or maybe its just too late in the evening for me to fully engage with the message.
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:56 AM
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2. I now know WHY you didn't post video #3
WHAT???
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Celtic Raven Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 03:33 PM
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3. K&R parts 1 & 2 nt
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 05:43 PM
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4. K & R
Would like to see Part 3.
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Vegas_Baby Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 02:39 PM
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5. Is this the segment that claimed Katrina and the BP Oil spill
were part of a plan to ultimately "de-populate" Louisiana and turn it into a huge oil refinery?

Although it made me wonder how secret a plan can be if it's being "outed" on national tv,

I must admit that it scared the Be-jeebus out of me. :scared:
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scholarsOrAcademics Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 11:12 PM
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6. The SWAMP. no end of homework

this is one of the add-ons that appear at the end of the segment
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-510
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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-11 03:24 PM
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7. Note: although I don't enjoy the way the info's presented, it assembles some factual matters that
could be proved or disproved. I'm not saying these things ARE true--I haven't verified them myself--but they're asserted as more than just speculation, and it should be possible to check them out:

BP CEO Tony Hayward sold 1/3 of his stock about a month before the spill, on 3/17. Made millions, while others who didn't sell before the spill lost.

Transocean is the biggest offshore drilling contractor in the world and owned the rig that blew up. The morning of the spill, when the European stock market opened up, there was a put option betting that Transocean stock would go down. Billions of dollars in profit.

Halliburton was in charge of reinforcing the well with cement. They purchased the Boots & Coots Oil Well Firefighters and clean-up company right before the blast -- announced eleven days before the blast. B&C had worked with Halliburton during the Iraq war.

Halliburton's profits jumped 83% during the BP spill scandal. They made more money off the disaster than they could have made just pumping oil.

BP knew the blowout preventer had been malfunctioning for weeks before the rig blew up. The spill could have been prevented with an acoustic switch, a failsafe can which ignite the switch to engage the blow-out preventer from a distant site. Can be operated remotely and is required on rigs regulated by European countries; but under Cheney, the requirement in the U.S. was eliminated.

A month into the spill, the EPA ordered BP to stop using Corexit and instead use something less toxic; but BP said there wasn't anything, and witnesses say BP kept using it, spraying at night to try to hide the activity. Ventura says there are other dispersants approved by the EPA that are a lot less lethal and twice as effective.

Corexit is made by Nalco Holding Company. A member of its BoD was a top BP executive and an 11-year BP Board member.

Re- the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska in 1989, almost all the clean-up workers are dead, on average at age 51. A great deal more Corexit has been used in the Gulf than was used in Alaska.

In 2007, BP's chief scientist Steven Koonan (sp?) gave a $500 million grant to Dr. Steven Chu, then head of the national laboratory. When the BP spill happened, Chu was Obama's Secretary of Energy. Chu brought in Dr. Koonan as his undersecretary. Ventura argues BP controls the US Dept. of Energy.

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