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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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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! The McChrystal Method

June 25th, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Diana

An entire military career down in flames in a little under 48 hours. Looks like a little diarrhea of the mouth goes a long way.





The real shame about this whole McChrystal takedown is that the fallout is sad and bad for basically everyone.

Except maybe Rolling Stone.

[Rolling Stone: The Runaway General]
[NPR: Afghan Shift - McChrystal Out, Petraeus In]

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Thanks, Micah!

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