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Sun Jul 27, 2014, 04:01 PM

White House OKs Underwater Torture Chamber

White House OKs Underwater Torture Chamber
Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:27
By Karen Garcia, Sardonicky | Report

With all eyes glued on the atrocities in Gaza and Ukraine, another homegrown atrocity may soon be underway. The Obama administration has quietly executed one of those sneaky summer weekend news dumps in hopes of nobody noticing or caring. Because what, after all, are pods of insane dolphins, and hordes of dead turtles, and the extinction of an entire whale species compared to hundreds of battered human bodies?

From Think Progress:

On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) approved the use of seismic airguns to explore the seabed from Cape May to Cape Canaveral for oil and gas.

These sonic cannons are compressed airguns that get towed behind ships, using dynamite-like blasts to produce sound waves 100,000 times louder than a jet engine underwater every ten seconds. The waves travel through the water and through the ocean floor, bouncing back up at different rates to provide prospective drillers and researchers a better sense of where oil, gas, minerals, and sand lie beneath the waves.

Itís not a surprise that this is dangerous: even BOEM estimates that this practice will disrupt, injure, or kill millions of marine animals, including the most endangered whale species on the planet. It is less surprising that this risky tactic would be approved in large part to ferret out another source of fossil fuels, risking another BP disaster and emitting more pollution that causes global warming. Itís more surprising that this gambit is being entertained in an area that may not even have that much oil or gas.

More:
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25145-white-house-oks-underwater-torture-chamber

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Judi Lynn Jul 2014 OP
ladjf Jul 2014 #1
grasswire Jul 2014 #2
bvar22 Jul 2014 #3
Nihil Jul 2014 #7
BrotherIvan Jul 2014 #8
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2014 #4
defacto7 Jul 2014 #6
defacto7 Jul 2014 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 04:19 PM

1. Another terrible decision by Obama. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 05:35 PM

2. If only Al Gore would be our next president.

Perhaps our earth would be in the hands of a steward, not a corporatist.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 05:43 PM

3. Somebody remind me,

Who was the "Drill, Baby, Drill" candidate for President.
I'm pretty sure I voted against him & her.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 05:47 AM

7. Not so much of "the mask slipped" and more of overt "So whaddya gonna do about it now?"

 

No point in being a lame duck when you can actively work your future career.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:52 AM

8. +1

But it's all the meano Republicans fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 05:43 PM

4. they know they have destroyed the planet.

That's why they are in such a damn hurry to steal as much as they can before it is too late.
They think they can find an escape plan, a place to scurry to with their lucre when it all gets too bad.
for some reason, they think they are not under the same dome as we are, perhaps.






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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 12:52 AM

6. I agree...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 12:49 AM

5. Pretty sick stuff.

It will be hugely damaging to sea creatures especially the sentient ones, whales, porpoise, etc. I really hate humans sometimes and I'm a humanist.



and I agree with dixiegrrrrl's comment.

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