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CBS Cameras Turned Away by BP, Coast Guard: Heavy Sludge Oozes into Marshes of Louisiana

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CBS/AP)  It may be the most disturbing site yet: the first heavy sludge now oozing into the marshes of Louisiana as the slick continues to grow in size out in the gulf.

“When CBS News tried to reach the beach, covered in oil, a boat of BP contractors with two Coast Guard officers on board told us to turn around under threat of arrest. Coast Guard officials said they are looking into the incident.”

CBS News correspondent Kelly Cobiella reports it’s an ominous sight. The oil is thick and black and stretches about a quarter mile down a beach. It goes beyond the booms into the sensitive marsh lands which are home to migratory birds.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal flew over it Tuesday.

“This wasn’t just sheen, we were seeing heavy oil out there,” Jindal said. “This wasn’t just tar balls. It shows you how quick the oil showed up.”

When CBS News tried to reach the beach, covered in oil, a boat of BP contractors with two Coast Guard officers on board told us to turn around under threat of arrest. Coast Guard officials said they are looking into the incident.

The impact on wildlife is unclear. Government officials say that 162 sea turtles have died, about half a dozen bottle nose dolphins have died. The sea turtles have not been thoroughly examined yet but federal officials say this seems related to the oil spill. And they admit they have no idea what’s happening in the deeper waters because they can’t watch it. More

Canadian faces two years prison for lawful attempt to arrest U.S. war criminal G.W. Bush

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News from Canada:

Live Link:    Radical Press.com 

RP’s Editor’s Note: This particular trial, absurd as it is considering that it should never have occurred, is likely to set the tone for Canada’s dissidents and their future responses to acts by the Canadian government that fly in the face of issues of justice and peace. 

Had our federal government followed its own rulings John Boncore, better known to the Internet world as Splitting the Sky, would not be facing the prospect of possible incarceration for having attempted to make a citizen’s arrest of the psychopathic war criminal George W. Bush back in the fall of 2009 in Calgary, Alberta.

In doing so Splitting the Sky not only risked being shot on the street or murdered while in custody but he also created a judicial conundrum for Canada’s justice system. Following the guidelines laid out in federal legislation for the apprehension of lying, murdering, mentally ill megalomaniacs like George W. Bush, Splitting the Sky set the only real example for a patriotic citizen when he chose to do what the Canadian authorities didn’t have the courage, integrity or moral fortitude to do themselves.

John Boncore needs all the support that can be mustered in order that his trial is known far and wide. You can help by forwarding this article to everyone you can think of. It’s the least that each of us can offer on behalf of all that John has risked.

Arthur Topham

RadicalPress.com 

http://www.radicalpress.com/?p=1222

Former US Attorney-General Ramsey Clark to Speak at the University of Calgary’s Peace Consortium in Defence of Splitting the Sky, The Man Who Attempted a Citizens’ Arrest on George ,W. Bush

Joshua Blakeney
Media Coordinator of Globalization Studies
University of Lethbridge

“George Bush hasn’t suffered at all over the monumental suffering, death, and horror he has caused…no matter how many American soldiers have died on a given day in Iraq (averaging well over two every day), he is always seen with a big smile on his face that same or next day” More

Are you guilty until proved innocent?

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D o w n s i z e r – D i s p a t c h

Quote of the Day: “Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgets, all without so much as charging you with a crime. Unlike criminal forfeiture, where property is taken after its owner has been found guilty in a court of law, with civil forfeiture, owners need not be charged with or convicted of a crime to lose homes, cars, cash or other property. Americans are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, but civil forfeiture turns that principle on its head.” – The Institute For Justice, “Policing For Profits”

Civil asset forfeiture is the practice of seizing and keeping property that police claim was used in a crime.

* The government does not have to prove their claim in court under the standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt”
* Instead of “innocent until proven guilty” the property owner must prove innocence at his or her own expense
* Incredibly, the funds necessary to pay for that defense are often also confiscated

Police departments are growing more dependent on forfeitures to pay for their budgets. This means no one is safe . . .

* Instead of “protecting and serving” the people, police are pressured to investigate “crimes” which provide the best opportunity to seize property and cash,
* You can lose your car, your cash, or other property through a simple misunderstanding, or because you “look” suspicious
* And even where there are state laws protecting the innocent against abuses, the federal government rewards local police departments for evading state law!

Civil asset forfeiture is a moral and constitutional outrage. Yet the courts permit it. Only public pressure will bring this corrupt and barbaric practice to an end, so we’re asking you to tell Congress to End Asset Forfeiture.
You may borrow from or copy this letter . . . More

Neither BP nor the ‘government’ are going to fix this. Remember the Superfund sites?

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  • If you care about the environment
  • If you care about wild life
  • If you like to eat seafood
  • If you care about small businesses
  • If you like to visit the beach
  • If you care about your children/grandchildren’s future

Please review and share this information.

We all need to get involved. Neither BP nor the ‘government’ are going to fix this. Remember the Superfund sites?

There are folks already lining up to move in to help mitigate the damage (carnage) in the Gulf area.
Dr Castle’s amazing product AmeriHaz needs to play a significant role in the Gulf cleanup campaign.

Here’s a short video demonstration of the AmeriHaz (formerly Aerohaz) capabilities:

Please share this information with all you know. This oil spill is an absolutely terrifying catastrophe – especially if you understand plankton. We the People cannot count on our corrupt federal government and their corporate partners (especially the banksters) to ‘do the right thing’. We are going to have to do our best to fix this mess ourselves.

Government Evades Ruling on Illegality of Warehousing Wild Horses in the Midwest

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Press Release from In Defense of Animals:

 

Calico Wild Horse Lawsuit Dismissed on Technicality, not Merits;
Government Evades Ruling on Illegality of Warehousing Wild Horses in the Midwest

Plaintiffs Promise To Continue Fight to Halt BLM Illegal Practices

Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2010) — Today, the Honorable Judge Paul L. Friedman of the U.S. District Court in Washington DC, dismissed on standing and mootness the lawsuit brought against U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) by animal protection organization In Defense of Animals (IDA), wildlife ecologist Craig Downer and children’s author Terri Farley. The Calico wild horse lawsuit has drawn intense public scrutiny to the government’s wild horse program and its routine policy of removing wild horses from their native western range on public lands and stockpiling them in long-term holding facilities in the Midwest, costing taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars annually. 

The Calico lawsuit, filed pro bono by the law firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney (BIR), sought to stop the roundup of a proposed 2,500 wild horses from the half-million (500,000) acre herd management area complex, which is comprised primarily of publicly-owned lands. In a preliminary ruling, the Court agreed that the the government’s practice of sending wild horses to the Midwest and warehousing them in long-term holding facilities as likely illegal.  More

Taking Back the Money Power: How Hidden Pools of Government Money Could Help Save the Economy

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By Ellen Brown

Live Link:    Global Research  

May 22, 2010Web of Debt – 2010-05-21

For over a decade, accountant Walter Burien has been trying to rouse the public over what he contends is a massive conspiracy and cover-up, involving trillions of dollars squirreled away in funds maintained at every level of government. His numbers may be disputed, but these funds definitely exist, as evidenced by the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) required of every government agency. If they don’t represent a concerted government conspiracy, what are they for? And how can they be harnessed more efficiently to help allay the financial crises of state and local governments?

The Elusive CAFR Money

Burien is a former commodity trading adviser who has spent many years peering into government books. He notes that the government is composed of 54,000 different state, county, and local government entities, including school districts, public authorities, and the like; and that these entities all keep their financial assets in liquid investment funds, bond financing accounts and corporate stock portfolios. The only income that must be reported in government budgets is that from taxes, fines and fees; but the investments of government entities can be found in official annual reports (CAFRs), which must be filed with the federal government by local, county and state governments. These annual reports show that virtually every U.S. city, county, and state has vast amounts of money stashed away in surplus funds. Burien maintains that these slush funds have been kept concealed from taxpayers, even as taxes are being raised and citizens are being told to expect fewer government services. More

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