June 11th, 2010

Huh?

Getting Weird on the Oil Spill Front

I have, as of today, run into the first oil spill deniers on the web. Seriously. There were actually people who think it's all a plan by the Obama administration to manufacture a crisis so they can implement martial law. They cite photos of oiled wildlife as "those could be from any oil spill, has anyone actually been out to Louisiana? It looks pretty quiet from the webcams..." And cite that they didn't see much oil when Obama visited the beaches, so what's the fuss? The reason that you can't find much about the spill is because it's not as big a deal as people are being led to believe.

Apparently, they think this is all being staged. Reasons vary, but it's everything from distracting people from the economy to coming up with a reason to confiscate people's property along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico to thinking it's an excuse to declare martial law and round people up as part of the NWO plot.

Yep, we're staging an oil spill to distract people from UFOs and the U.N. deploying black helicopters in their bid to take over the world.
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Hey!

George W. Bush...so long and thanks for all the Oil!

Ah yes, how soon we forget the lasting legacy of the Bush administration. I was trying to recall when it was that Dubya's major concessions to the oil industry went down and remembered him doing something to enable further drilling. So I checked out on the web and found it on New Scientist's site, July 15, 2008:

George W Bush lifted an almost 20 year-old executive order that banned oil and natural gas drilling in most US coastal waters on Monday. The symbolic move was presented as a way of relieving the pressure that high oil prices are placing on US citizens.

It follows on Bush's call for the US Congress to end its drilling ban last month. Both bans must be lifted in order for offshore drilling to go ahead.

With prices at the pump over $4 a gallon, Bush pushed Congress - currently under Democrat control - to expand offshore oil and natural gas drilling in the outer continental shelf and give oil companies access to the Arctic Wildlife National Refuge.

"Today, I've taken every step within my power to allow offshore exploration," Bush told reporters. "This means the only thing standing between the American people and these vast oil resources is action from the US Congress."

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Now the only thing standing between the American people and these vast oil resources are some orange booms and a stretch of well-oiled beach and wildlife.
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