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Hold Up, James Jay Lee [Updated]

September 1st, 2010 | 3 comments | Posted by Diana

Note: This post has been updated from its original version.

Radical environmentalist James Jay Lee held up hostages at gunpoint in the Discovery Channel building in Maryland today for several hours in order to make a statement about their programming. He had a long-documented history of protesting Discovery’s material.

At roughly 5pm EST, Lee, considered armed and dangerous, was shot by police in order to free the hostages. It was reported that the hostages were safe and Lee in custody.

Soon after, word was released that Lee was in fact dead from his injuries.

Sigh. Guess summer is officially over. Rough day back on the job.

[NY Daily News: Radical Environmentalist Gunman James Jay Lee Holds Hostages At Discovery Channel, May Have Bomb]
[Post Now: Discovery Suspect James Lee In Custody]


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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! The Oil Spill Only Gets Worse

July 30th, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Diana

Well, everybody, it’s been 100 Days since the BP Oil Spill and apparently there’s good news!

Apparently, BPs oil dispersants have so effectively caused oil to disappear from the surface of the Gulf that even the cleanup jobs are drying up! Hooray! Great job, BP!!!

But wait. Oh wait.

It looks like a group of scientists (hired by the lawyers suing BP) have analyzed the results from their testing of the waters. And apparently the dispersants (which include the chemical Corexit) being used to clear the water’s surface are ACTUALLY EVEN MORE TOXIC THAN THE OIL.

From today’s NYT:

“This is a management decision, to use dispersants,” College of William and Mary marine science professor Robert Diaz said yesterday. “It doesn’t make the oil go away, it just puts it from one part of the ecosystem to another.”

That dispersed oil now hovers, diluted in the water column, posing a challenge for scientists to track and measure the subsea plumes. Mapping the long-term effects of the nearly 2 million gallons of dispersant used by BP PLC may well be Continue reading DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! The Oil Spill Only Gets Worse

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