The first Guillotine award goes to Lindsey Lohan

I’ve been thinking a lot about this for a while now and I thought today would be as good a day as any to introduce this brand spanking new award: the Guillotine award. Today the first time this award is awarded it goes to Lindsey Lohan not because I think she is a particularly bad […]

Breaking news: Undetermined anomalies at the BP well and seepage around the well.

I wrote last week that this blog would deal with news around the BP oil gusher. The day after my announcement BP closed the well. Or so we were told. This stuck me as wildly optimistic but I choose to give it the benefit of the doubt and waited. I did not have to wait […]

Shell Oil ex-CEO: Industry experts “feel the casing must have been damaged”; Losing the casing “like having a volcano on the bottom of the sea”

I think the fundamental issue… is there are serious concerns about the integrity of the casing that is the well itself. And that by putting the cap on and doing the stress tests… that the integrity of the steel is insufficient to hold the pressure of the well. And if you lose the casing its […]

It seems they are closing the cap but how about the sea floor

This morning Stuff.co.nz announced there had been a setback to the attempt of closing the cap over the gushing oil spill. Here is the link as it links now to the updated article. http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/3920770/Gulf-oil-capping-in-limbo-after-setback. The setback it was announced was the fact that for fear of compounding the disaster they were “overly careful” with closing […]

I tried to walk away from this I honestly did: the Oil spill is an extinction event.

!!!This blog for the time being will be dedicated to the oil spill in in the gulf of Mexico!!! For the latest see under this post. For the last two months we have been watching the events around disastrous oil spill in the gulf of Mexico unfold. Most of us with the usual “Ooh oops […]

Australia’s political coup leaders and their big business connections

The leaders of the political coup that last month removed Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and installed his former deputy, Julia Gillard, were not just “faceless numbers men”, as sections of the media have insisted. Nor can the role of Rudd’s dispatchers – including Bill Shorten, Mark Arbib, David Feeney, Paul Howes and Gary Gray […]