Friday, June 4, 2010

Utne Reader points to this "Thingy"

Utne Reader pointed me to this interactive graphical representation of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Disaster in the Toronto Star (pic). It was produced by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Yay! Open government, for the people, rather than to the people).

I've placed the oil spill over London UK, where it belongs perhaps - or over the United States Congress who approved near shore drilling last year - with the approval of the Obama White House.

(Obama has to choose his fights - the systemic collossus he is up against represented by corrupt representatives and senators is the product of a dieing epoch - imho - I would nationalize the banks and big oil.)

BP is also not interrupting a Live Feed of the spill that LiveStream is running 24/7 - Live Oil Spill Cam. I expect the feed comes from a wireless connection to BP's underwater subs, or perhaps a feed back to HQ from the ships they have on site. Either way good on them for that openness - transparency is worth a try I think.

Watch live streaming video from wkrg_oil_spill at

On the other hand they are managing the play... Camp grounds near Galveston Texas are being rented by BP (Mother Jones: "It’s BP’s Oil") so pictures of oil soaked wildlife and fat little boys and girls won't start popping up everywhere. It will happen anyway by the way BP. The asemetric vectors around drilling in the Gulf may spell the end of near shore drilling and speed our investment towards wind solar and a super efficient post classical industrial infrastructure.

The dinosaurs are going down fighting, but mother earth keeps slapping 'em down! :)


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