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Possible New Oil Spill 100 By 10 Miles Reported in Gulf Of Mexico (Update: Spill Photos)

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Black Swan Clusterflock +1. As if earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear meltdowns and war was not enough, the Examiner now discloses that a replay of the BP oil spill could be in the making, sending WTI to the (super)moon, the economy collapsing, and Ben Bernanke starting the printer in advance of QE 666. To wit: "The U.S. Coast Guard is currently investigating reports of a potentially
massive oil sheen about 20 miles away from the site of the Deepwater
Horizon oil rig explosion last April." There are no definitive reports yet, but we should now for sure within hours, if the Keppel FELS built TLP is indeed the culprit: "According to Paul Barnard, operations controller for the USCG in
Louisiana, a helicopter crew has been dispatched to the site of the
Matterhorn SeaStar oil rig, owned by W&T Offshore, Inc." And if preliminary reports are correct, BP will have been the appetizer: "Multiple reports have come in of a sheen nearly 100 miles long and 10 miles wide originating near the site." If confirmed, Obama can kiss tomorrow's Rio golf outing goodbye.

Independent pilots, including John Wathen of the Waterkeeper Alliance, and Bonnie Schumaker with Wings of Care, are currently flying out to investigate the spill. Schumaker reports having seen the sheen on Friday, March 18, and confirms that it is rapidly expanding.
A Louisiana fisherman, who has chosen to remain anonymous at this time, also reports fresh oil coming ashore near South Pass, LA, and that cleanup crews are laying new boom near the beach.
The site of the sheen, near Mississippi Canyon 243, lies 30 miles from the Louisiana coastline. The Matterhorn field, at a depth of 2,789 feet (850 meters) of water, was discovered in 1999, leased and permitted in July 2001, and came into production in November 2003. It is located 30 miles SE of the mouth of the Mississippi River.
According to W&T, the field has produced an average rate of 5,200 barrels of oil per day, and has production capacities of 35,000 barrels of oil per day.

Of course, whether this is due to the Matterhorn SeaStar or a second leak that many predicted last year due to the Deepwater Horizon will also be closely evaluated this time around.

An in depth look at the SeaStar (after the jump):

And the technical specs:

Field Facts  
Location Mississippi Canyon, Block 243
Water Depth: 2,820 ft
Oil throughput: 33,000 bpod
Gas throughput: 55 MMcfd
Water Injection: 20,000 bwpd
# of production wells: 5 spare (sub-sea), 7 + 2 spare (surface)
Production Risers: 10 ¾-in, 9 5/8-in, 9 7/8-in
Export Risers: 18-in SCR (oil), 10-in SCR (gas)
SeaStar® TLP Specifications  
Payload (deck/facilities/risers): 8,425 tons
Tendons: 6 32-in
Main column dimensions: 584 ft (dia) x 125 ft (ht)
Pontoon dimensions: 179 ft (r) x 42 ft (ht)
Draft: 104 ft
Deck Dimensions: 140 x 140 ft (3 levels)
Schedule Milestones  
Project Sanction: September 2001
Platform Installation: July 2003
First Oil: November 2003

And from GulfOilSpillAction, photos of the latest supposed spill:

Update 2: Dow Jones is on it:

The U.S. Coast Guard said late Saturday that it is investigating reports of a miles-long oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Coast Guard said in a news release that it received a report of a three-mile-long rainbow sheen off the Louisiana coast at around 9:30 a.m. local time on Saturday. Two subsequent sightings were relayed to the Coast Guard, the last of which reported a sheen that extended from about 6 miles south of Grand Isle, La. to 100 miles offshore.

Though the Coast Guard was able to confirm that there is a substance on the water's surface, it has not yet been able to determine if it is oil. Petty Officer Casey Ranel said that officers who observed the substance from a helicopter said they saw no sheen associated with it. That flight was diverted from the scene on a separate search and rescue mission, however, and could not continue their investigation, the Coast Guard said in the news release.

The Coast Guard has since launched additional aircraft and boats to the scene from New Orleans and Mobile, Ala., to collect samples of the substance. Ranel said the area where the substance has been reported is about 20 miles west of where the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded last April, killing 11 and unleashing the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Ranel said the Coast Guard has not linked the substance to any particular rig or well.

The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which holds oil royalties to pay for spill clean-up costs, has been opened, the Coast Guard said.

h/t @djoalpha11, @BMCapital


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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:32 | 1077587 NOTW777
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this cannot be mere random chance

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:49 | 1077627 CitizenPete
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It's definately part of the master Kaos plan.  Get Smart.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:01 | 1077664's picture

"Schumaker reports having seen the sheen on Friday, March 18, and confirms that it is rapidly expanding."


Must be the next stop on Charlie Sheen's Violent Torpedo of Truth tour.


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:10 | 1077689 avonaltendorf
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WSJ, dateline Houston: "The Coast Guard has since launched additional aircraft and boats to the scene from New Orleans and Mobile, Ala., to collect samples of the substance. [USCG Petty Officer] Ranel said the area where the substance has been reported is about 20 miles west of where the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded last April, killing 11 and unleashing the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Ranel said the Coast Guard has not linked the substance to any particular rig or well."

Has nothing to do with W&T Offshore, period.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:47 | 1077965 Nobody special
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Do you remember what was said about the probability of a blown casing?  I recall statements that if they cap and pack it, and the sleeve is blown or weak, oil will leak out into strata layers.  The result would be an ever-growing pocket of oil much closer to the surface - one that would eventually find an exit.  This does seem to fit that prediction.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:27 | 1078384 Sudden Debt
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It's just Gozilla's mom who shit her pants because she didn't got any phonecalls or letters from Godzilla since the shakedown in Japan.


How would you feel if they aired it when you shit your pants?


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:01 | 1078445 What does it al...
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Note the hat tip, BMCapital.  Let's get more third party verification before we believe in rumors...  I am no fan of BP, but oil can drop or go up 5 points, on anything now a days.


Good luck to all.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 17:55 | 1079600 Malcolm Tucker
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AMAZING speech by a brave Iraq war veteran. So inspiring!

I can see clearly now...

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:06 | 1078651 Ted K
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Why does Godzilla always get blamed when King Kong had too many blueberries???  It could have been Mothra too......

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:27 | 1078740 MSimon
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Mathra. More calculatingly evil.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:47 | 1079106 Arrowflinger
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Well done.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:29 | 1078522 franzpick
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Exactly what several were asking about on the Oildrum during Deepwater, plus the observation of a second leak some number of miles away, but all that's taboo to expert 'pipeheads' who know that 'leaks' merely need new 'seals'.

Give someone a hammer.....Give someone a petroleum engineering degree and everything looks like a pipe in need of a fix.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:08 | 1078661 Yen Cross
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Now you are talking. Lets Drill!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:24 | 1079043 BRAVO 7
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looks like to me the 9.0 in japan may have exacerbated an already fractured wound in the macondo field. prepare for gulf oil spill destruction, round 2. oil and atomic fallout world wide should just about end the oceans and the earth as a source of food. the elites are not going to have to worry about how to get rid of us useless eaters, looks like the righteous almighty is going to preempt their plans, and do the dirty work HIMSELF. doubt it not. behold a pale horse.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:54 | 1077979 mkkby
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Not surprising.  Remember the sea floor was too porous, making it nearly impossible to cap the well;  and making using an atomic bomb extremely risky.  We knew capping the well probably meant the pressure would seep oil out everywhere in the surrounding area.  We'll see if this is true in the coming days.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:33 | 1078526 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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The g.e. bacteria that BP released into the well is making the oil so light that it is seeping out of it's confines. The bacteria has a byproduct; increased well pressure!




On June 13, 2007, BP made a long-term research and development deal and an undisclosed equity investment into a company named Synthetic Genomics Inc. based in Rockville, Maryland. Synthetic Genomics was co-founded by Dr. J. Craig Venter to commercialize genomic-driven technologies. (1) Genomics is the scientific study of the entire DNA sequence of an organism's genome. A genome is all the genetic information in the chromosomes of an organism, including its genes and DNA sequences.

BP/Synthetic Genomics recovered the DNA from subsurface hydrocarbon substrates (biological organisms in crude oil) and applied DNA “sequencing methods” to them. (1) What this means is that they took the DNA from underground crude oil reservoir microbial cells, such as bacteria or viruses, and cultured them in a lab to identify, isolate, and interpret their chemical and genetic properties. Additional “sequencing methods” beyond the initial identity and isolation stages were also carried out.

A central part of the deal between BP and Synthetic Genomics was to create biological transfer processes for crude oil that would lead to improved recovery rates. (1) Their goal was to develop new microbes with lab created genomes that would improve the flow of gas and oil out of a reservoir. For an oil producer like BP, more oil and gas being recovered from a source translates into more profits. This process is known as Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR).

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:51 | 1078598 Yen Cross
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You are the epitome of dis- function Ok i'll go gene your highness and your flock.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:02 | 1078646 Yen Cross
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Sweetheart. This is not a spread sheet in the biotech sector. Grow up, and quit taking without giving! What is a common P/E in that trade?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:06 | 1078652 Yen Cross
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Blah Blah!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:14 | 1078694 clymer
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100 miles long and growing. WTF

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 08:09 | 1078245 clymer
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period followed by .



Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:52 | 1078614 Yen Cross
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I have a good idea!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:15 | 1078358 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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Hi Everyone--


Last week was a record breaking week for the team at ZH as they kept posting article after article to keep us current. Have you considered that the ZH team needs to eat?


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Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:51 | 1078431 R Man J
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Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:20 | 1078715 PenchantForHoarding
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I'm in.  You guys should get yourselves a few cases of Red Bull - you're gonna need it this week!

Thanks for the good work y'all do here.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:06 | 1078857 Idiot Savant
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Good point - donation made. ZH continues to be out in front with its reporting. With everyone focusing on the conflict in Libya, I wouldn't know about the new oil spill/leak if it weren't for ZH. This new leak is a mere footnote, if that, on most MSM sites.

Keep up the stellar work ZH, it is appreciated.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:20 | 1079194 Miss anthrope
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$20 ADDED TO THE KITTY THERE!  Tyler is HOT!  I am beholden to Zerohedge. 

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 16:33 | 1079469 Misstrial
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Thank you Tyler!



Sun, 03/20/2011 - 16:59 | 1079519 mtomato2
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I love this site.  It keeps me going.  I recommend it daily to as many people as will listen.  I tell them it's "Pre-News..." And I warn them to check their inhibitions at the door.

I am the sorriest of the consumers.  I have literally nothing to give back.  If I ever do, I desparately want to do my part as a long-time member of my beloved ZH community.  But thank you, CDIT, for the reminder that nothing, especially this site and the work that is behind it, is free. 

Long Live Zero Hedge.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:07 | 1077677 JethroBodien
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Frankly I wouldn't be surpised if this is actually coming from orginal Deep Horizon sight.  There was speculation at time of capping that we were been shown alternate drill sight.

Doen't BP realize they need to keep dumping Corexit to keep the oil under the surface.


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:43 | 1077788 nabi
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It is starting to look like this doom is being orchestrated from somewhere...


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 07:50 | 1078219 SWRichmond
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It should be obvious by now that war has been declared on energy production.  Can an economy withstand the (deliberate?) double whammy of ponzi finance and skyrocketing energy costs?

But, as Tyler has pointed out, the banks get hundreds of billions of free dollars absolutely anytime they might need them.  So, as the real economy goes deeper and deeper into the tank, who still has plenty of money to buy up the planet?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 08:21 | 1078259 cossack55
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It is becoming much cheaper and just waiting for Moodys to declare the earth a toxic asset.  Maybe the FED will put it on Maiden Lane 2.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:34 | 1079074 snowball777
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It should be obvious that the economy was built upon an unstable edifice of energy production.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:31 | 1078387 Sudden Debt
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It that where true, that would mean something would happen in Europe in 1 to 2 weeks.


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:55 | 1078439 NotApplicable
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Like MENA?

How many tankers and pipelines need to be taken out before Europe is energy starved?

I'll note that thus far the 'Stans have been relatively quiet. Perhaps a little too quiet?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:03 | 1078859 SparkyvonBellagio
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US is getting Pinned in.

Radiation from Japan, Oil in the Gulf, Mexican Drug Cartels on the Southwest. If the Atlantic Seaboard (oil could come up Gulf Stream this Spring/Summer) and if something happens to Canada, it's the Circle of Doom will be complete.



Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:40 | 1079089 Rainman
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Think I'll take a nap. Wake me when the locusts arrive.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:28 | 1079212 bingaling
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I assume the new oil leak will push the corexit to the surface and cause a plague . Only because it is the worst possible thing to happen . when it rains it pours . As for the market the HFT's can only deal with one thing at a time everything else does not compute .

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 17:51 | 1079586 Widowmaker
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I've noticed quite few notable animal patterns changing where I live - particularly out of territory species', like woodpeckers, doves/pigeons, and insects like praying mantis', which I have never seen in over 30 years.

With the death of the North American forests (mission don't lift a finger, accomplished) who knows what is in store.   One thing is for sure, Eden is changing and nature is reacting.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 12:04 | 1081980 thebark
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Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:53 | 1078437 falak pema
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Q-daffy has a long reach...all the way to Louisiana. Spill baby spill. Blame it all on him now that war has been declared. "Usual suspects...please line up...BP, Q-daffy, Al-Qaeda. By God, the USA is surrounded by black swan agents...". We need Jack Bauer badly. Now that Terminator has retired and both Rambo and Die Hard have warts on butts and severe arthritis.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:51 | 1077632 scythian empire
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If it turns out to be true, I'm thinking you could be right. Would be interesting to see who has the political will to pull this off. Could be oil producers or refiners or banks, ha. GS have a documented long call?

Also, obama bashing getting a little cliche / over-stretched . Politician was the job he signed up for, why so surprised?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:34 | 1077928 zaphod
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"If confirmed, Obama can kiss tomorrow's Rio golf outing goodbye."


Oh, come on. It's March Madness!!! Nothing can get in the way of that!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:23 | 1078509 jimijon
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Brackets Obama!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 08:54 | 1078320 ColonelCooper
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"Politician was the job he signed up for, why so surprised?"

Fair enough.  It is a waste of energy to blame a turd for smelling like shit.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 17:00 | 1079528 mtomato2
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This is why I like ColonelCooper.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:58 | 1077659 CD
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Once? Happenstance. Twice? Coincidence. Thrice? Enemy Action. The situation is of course a lot different (but of course not disconnected), the stakes ever higher.

OR we could just be having an unusually unlucky year of the Rabbit.

Whether Kansas is going bye-bye still remains to be seem, but buckling up is definitely in order...


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:16 | 1077695 knukles
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OK takes yer choices....
Either that pesky North Korean sub ramming the top kill plug on the old Deepwater Horizon well or,
End of Days, Gogg and Megogg, Third Coming, Book of Revelations

Who cares....
Be long crude, gold, silver, commodities
Golf more before the Rapture (which ain't in the Bible, anyhow, so we're all fucked)

This is getting tiring....


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 03:00 | 1078068 RichardP
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... the Rapture (which ain't in the Bible ...)

A rose by any other name is still a rose?

There is a description of both the dead and the living being caught up to meet him in the air.  An event is described, even though the name isn't used to label it.

For those who might not know.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 05:28 | 1078158 d_senti
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That line (1 Thess. 4:15-17) specifically mentions at the sounding of the trumpet, the dead then rising, and THEN ascending into the air to meet with Christ. A quick glance at Revelations shows that the sounding of the trumpet with the Resurrection happens at the Final Judgment, not before Antichrist. rapture. Sorry. It's a totally novel idea that no Christian believed until the last 2 centuries or so. You can believe what you want, of course, but the previous poster was right; there's no biblical basis for the belief.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 08:59 | 1078325 bigargon
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i have to agree as, a christian, there is little biblical support for a pre-tribulation rapture.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:21 | 1078502 quasimodo
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Yes, it seems the pre-trib arguement is a pacifier for many. I am a confessing Christian, but it seems hypocritical to say that we are all spared the doom described in Revelation. It makes it way to easy and comfortable.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:37 | 1079081 snowball777
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I have to agree, as an atheist, that time spent analyzing an incomplete and oft-mistranslated canon is both futile and laughable in the extreme.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:21 | 1079193 Creed
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100% correct since you are devoid of spiritual understanding the time would be wasted, for you by snowball777
on Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:37


I have to agree, as an atheist, that time spent analyzing an incomplete and oft-mistranslated canon is both futile and laughable in the extreme.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 15:12 | 1079297 snowball777
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You mistake me for the son who merely inherited 'a field with treasure buried in it'; don't you know the 'last shall be first'?

If you have such great 'spiritual understanding', why do you need a book to tell you again?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 15:27 | 1079331 Creed
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"these words are spirit, and they are life"

the book brings spirit to the empty

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 16:20 | 1079422 snowball777
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"The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the spirit"

(again...those pesky translations...)

“This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:32 | 1079218 Creed
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Probably 80% of those professing to be Christians today, aren't.

Christian means Christ-in.

So it's no huge surprise that the details escape the attention of those without the capacity to see.

Christ touches down twice in the end times.



Mon, 03/21/2011 - 07:03 | 1081007 d_senti
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That's not true either, actually. Millenarianism is a recently popular belief as well; a minority of Church Fathers professed it in the first centuries, but the view was widely rejected until the 20th c. Not to mention it doesn't make any sense, really.

But I'm guessing most people here aren't looking for religious debate, so I'll bow out now.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:14 | 1083006 silverman
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"Any god that requires small minded bigots to speak for it is not worth the breath it takes to pray." ~ Jesper Myrfors

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:27 | 1079050 Big Sky
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Ian Fleming's story lines and plots pale in comparison to the string of events that are currently unfolding, but his characters are more appealing. Auric Goldfinger is so much more charasmatic than Gaddafi, Tony Hayward/Robert Dudley lack Dominic Greene's flair, Blythe Masters could learn a thing or two from Octopussy, Dr. No would never shed tears as Akio Komori has done and Benny B appear as a rank amateur compared to Ernst Blofeld. Too bad we cannot expect a pleasant resolution to the end of the quandry we all find ourselves in.  

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:25 | 1077735 SparkyvonBellagio
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( BUGS )  .0016 check into this oil clean-up play before it catches on again during Hurricane Season.



Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:27 | 1077740 Manthong
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End of Days.

I wonder if I can swap a hundred pounds of Ag for eternal salvation?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:12 | 1077866 MayIMommaDogFac...
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...and all your money would, another minute, buy...

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:19 | 1077896 ZakuKommander
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End of Days?  That was really one of Ahnold's worst movies, wasn't it?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:06 | 1078004 Agent P
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Ever see Last Action Hero?  Raw Deal?  Junior?  Eraser?  Whatever Batman movie it was where he played Mr. Freeze?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:33 | 1078043 HarryHaller
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Don't forget Kindergarten Cop.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:27 | 1078741 PenchantForHoarding
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It's not a toomah!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 03:58 | 1078109 Hacked Economy
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And his 7-year performance as our (now former) Governator.

Good riddance.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 04:55 | 1078139 jesse livermoore
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I think eveyone is forgetting about...." Drumroll Please "........  Over The Top..... not surprising, it was an utterly forgetable movie........

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 06:57 | 1078190 writingsonthewall
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Wasn't that Stallone?

Arnie's best movie was Conan the Barbarian - and it was all downhill from there....


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 07:25 | 1078212 Rodent Freikorps
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Red Sonja was the worst. No competition.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:07 | 1078347 spanish inquisition
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I liked Total Recall, PKD fan here.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:08 | 1078466 Spastica Rex
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I'm pretty sure you are supposed to refer to yourself as a "Dickhead."

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:11 | 1078671 spanish inquisition
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+1 slack to you sir

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:32 | 1078396 bubbahotep
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Over the Top - that was phony Thylvester ("I grew up in Hell's Kitchen!") Stallone. Another sociopath on the loose.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:20 | 1078497 -Michelle-
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Aw, I kind of liked Junior.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:09 | 1078668 Agent P
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Just for you, I'll remove it from my list and replace it with the second Conan (the one with Grace Jones).

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:43 | 1078962 jmc8888
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Nah that one is a classic.

It's one of those, 'it's so bad, it's good.'  Especially with age.

It's even got Wilt "used the stilt on 10,000" Chamberlain.

They don't make them like this anymore boys and girls.


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:51 | 1078977 wisefool
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There are some good attempts though. I watched a made for T.V. movie on syfy called area 51. premeried feb 23.  It captured the "man... this is so bad it is good" or the "This is actually pretty decent but my brain wants to think it is bad"

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 07:08 | 1078199 Gully Foyle
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Uh hum, Hercules in New York. They had to dub a voice for Arnold.

And this gem

The Villain   Handsome Stranger


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 03:05 | 1078069 RichardP
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I wonder if I can swap a hundred pounds of Ag for eternal salvation?

That worked for Judas, right?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 05:50 | 1078165 rich_wicks
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I wonder if I can swap a hundred pounds of Ag for eternal salvation?

Why do you want to end up in the same place ruled by the thing that killed every man, woman, child, fetus, kitten and puppy in the world (well, except for 2 of each "kind") in of a menical fit of rage?  Isn't this the same dude that was omnipotent and omnisicient who still decided to setup the universe in such a way that he made the rules so that his only son had to be tortured to death on a crucifix to show his psychopathic insane love of humanity?

I'll see you in Hell, at least Lucifer didn't do anything like kill the world, or even his son.  Seems like the worst he did was tempt Jesus instead of explaining to him that his dad was a freaking nutcase.

When I stop to think about it, I think Lucifer sat down, realized his boss was freaking bonkers, and quit.  God never seemed like a very nice guy.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 07:07 | 1078198 duncecap rack
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Now he could just use Wikileaks.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 07:08 | 1078201 Gully Foyle
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Pick up the Sandman Slim books you may enjoy them.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:52 | 1078436 pazmaker
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Debated whether I should respond to someone who has such a warped understanding  but I think you got the two confused(God and Lucifer)....anyway have at it.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:32 | 1078930 Seer
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I hit "tilt" at the point that Jesus Christ is "lord."  Creation killed Creation? (suicide, though suicide is condemned?)

Lots of great parables to live by, but the literal is for the crazies...

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:00 | 1078848 falak pema
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Just ring up Rodrigo Borgia's ghost and ask for an indulgence...Not the kind that allows you access to his daughter Lucreza...the other kind...towards pearly gates...

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:57 | 1079134 snowball777
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I wonder if I can swap a hundred pounds of Ag for eternal salvation?


Asked and answered...repeatedly...

Acts 8:20

Isaiah 1:22

Isaiah 30:22

James 5:3

Peter 1:18

Revelation 9:20


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:49 | 1077803 T-NUTZ
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Texas Tea BITCHEZ!!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 03:37 | 1078092 e_goldstein
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corexit, bitchez.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:41 | 1077950 Fernley Girl
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Nope.  No coinkydink.  Oil war in the ME, oil leak in the Gulf, while these guys are in Brazil....doing what? 







Two nuclear power co's, an oil exlporation group, and good ole Clinton cohort Madeline Albright.  Not sure about IP, unless they just want to saw off all of Brazil's remaing timber.  And then GE's media groups can keep a lid on the truth, of course.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 03:27 | 1078089 M4570D0N
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Japan will need a lot of timber to rebuild.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:55 | 1078825 Ruffcut
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Alex Jones exposed some of the Bohemian Grove, so they changed the venue.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:49 | 1077968 reader2010
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Why all the fuck comes up on weekends only? Seriously.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 06:08 | 1078169 mophead
Sun, 03/20/2011 - 08:45 | 1078299 barkingbill
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well if the plan were to raise oil prices....everything, i mean everything is happening to do this......middle east unrest/invasions, nuclear plant disaster, and now another oil spill. 

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 08:52 | 1078316 Gully Foyle
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Remember how FEMA was in NYC just before 911?

fema purchases for new madrid drill!


huge fema drill april 28 for new madrid fault
Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:48 | 1078593 viahj
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they better just stay the fuck away from Yellowstone.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:31 | 1079220 James
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Saw on .gov  site request for huge amount of both MRE's and body bags.(FEMA)


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 16:23 | 1079443 penisouraus erecti
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Don't they just use those black plastic coffins instead nowdays?

Mustaine, he's the best..........

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:21 | 1078907 CrazyCooter
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Be patient. More facts required. The nature of the slick (is the oil heavy or light) is important. If this a re-spill, for whatever mechanical reason, the slick will have pleny of heavier hydrocarbons. Light HCs (like diesel and gasoline) thin out quickly and actually evaporate quickly as well, where heavier HCs (like lube oil, grease, wax, and/or asphalt) hang around. The crap that washes up on the beach and covers birds are heavy HCs.

If this is only a sheen, albeit a big one, it doesn't correlate well with a new spill, which will have a spectrum of everything (a mix of light, medium, and heavy HCs).



Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:56 | 1078985 Moe Howard
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This is not all. I am convinced that the west coast of the United States will have a major quake within the next thirty days.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:30 | 1077589 silveristhenew
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neon swan

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:40 | 1077610 simonsito
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Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:16 | 1077710 knukles
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Under the Blacklight........

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:35 | 1077590 Spitzer
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I think its bullshit but we will see. Lots of alex jones helicoper pilots around lately


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:41 | 1077606 hack3434
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You've lost all credibilty after your uranium stock deception. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:43 | 1077613 Long-John-Silver
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RTN baby! 112 Tomahawks (so far) need to be replaced. Hell, it's down a few points on Fridays close. :)

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:22 | 1077730's picture

Sunday, March 20, 2011 1650kg of Silver fired at Libya to enable No-Fly Zone From: AlJazeeraEnglish | Mar 19, 2011 US Vice Admiral William Gortney, the director of the Pentagon's Joint Staff, briefed journalists on the first phase of the UN-backed international military operations against forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader. Note each cruise missile contains approx. 15kg of silver in wiring, contacts, solder and batteries.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:32 | 1077752 JohnG
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How did you find that?

I've been looking for 3 hours for this information.


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:41 | 1077777's picture

Just plugged cruise missile silver into Google and that was on the list. On page two of the results there is a link to a post I made here at ZH earlier today. Small world!


Was hoping for something more definitive, though.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:03 | 1077834 JohnG
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Thx.  And yeah, definitive is hard to come by on current munitions.

It's sort of depressing that I'm way long silver.

Strange mixed emotions on making dollars off of destruction.  I keep emotions out of my investing, that's getting hard.  And I'm a hardcore cynic.

Never had that before.  I'm going to go hide in my closet under a pile of coats now.  I've had all I can take the past few days.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:14 | 1077877 MayIMommaDogFac...
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I'm going to go hide in my closet under a pile of coats now.  I've had all I can take the past few days.

Straight-up honest...Sounds like a pretty good idea.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:27 | 1077915 duckduckMOOSE
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Look at the back of the closet after you pull the coats down.  There might be a doorway to Narnia. Lookin' as real as this place lately.


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 17:25 | 1079562 mtomato2
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Now, wouldn't THAT just be the best thing ever?

Nothing I'd like more than to watch Aslan kick some skinny White Witch ass.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 05:28 | 1078157 silvertrain
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 Thats your reason Silver will be confiscated before gold, "NATIONAL SECURITY"  I have said this for several years now..Theres also alot of Palladium in them also, although sharron epperson thinks its only use is in catalytic convertors..



Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:50 | 1079112 bugs_
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some creatures can only be killed with silver

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 03:14 | 1078077 Threeggg
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114 now but I could be Wrong !!!!!!!


Got that "Captcha" even after 8 shots of "Crown Royal"

On the 3rd try ............................!!!!!


Love ya ZH !!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 04:30 | 1078131 sushi
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What is your secret? Most days it takes me twelve or more.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:22 | 1078506 -Michelle-
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12 shots or 12 tries?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:10 | 1078879 Alex Kintner
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Well, that's $112,000,000 down the rat hole.

Ole-MIC-Bama had a war, E-I-E-I-O .

In the middle of an undeclared Depression, he starts another war. Oh well, we'll just have to close all the libraries and steal the Social Security trust fund to pay for it.


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 16:28 | 1079451 Seer
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"he starts another war"

Well, when you get down to it, all this shit was stacked up a LONG time ago.  He's just executing from the Script.

Anybody thinking that this guy wouldn't do like all the others before him, that his "blackness" meant that he wouldn't also run around the globe dropping bombs on colored people, well... fucktards!  Like people didn't get it that Condi Rice was black AND a woman!

Again, the plea is to stop fucking voting!  Pull out of this system before it consumes everything!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:07 | 1077679 Spitzer
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Those stocks where up on Friday, go look.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:10 | 1077859 alien-IQ
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Everything was up on Friday. They gapped the market up nearly 300 points at the open...and it was down hill all day long to close barely green. So to say "those stocks were up on Friday" is really no great achievement is it? A blind monkey could have thrown a dart and hit on a stock that was up on Friday...Don't pat yourself on the back over that call.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 16:30 | 1079461 Seer
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Two-dimensional viewing...

Zimbabwe had a much better showing of big numbers!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:38 | 1079230 James
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USGS was my source. 800 earthquakes in U.S. just last week!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:35 | 1077592 monopoly
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I sure hope it is bullshit. This is the last thing this planet needs.

Please say it is Not so.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:41 | 1077607 Long-John-Silver
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Perhaps it's a flock of Black Swans migrating north and this oil slick is caused from their poo.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:50 | 1077630 Rahm
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:53 | 1077638 JollyRoger
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Me likes your style!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 05:54 | 1078166 rich_wicks
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Yes, nothing funnier than a 2,000 square mile oil slick.

I get tired of people trying to make a joke about every damned thing.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:03 | 1078335 ColonelCooper
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That sharp pain in your ass?  It's a stick.  Try removing it, you may like life better.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:31 | 1078389 tj3
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I get tired of people making BAD jokes about every damned thing.

tj3, helpful being

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:41 | 1079237 James
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I'm so happy I can't stop crying.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 07:43 | 1078220 GolfHatesMe
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After too much Mexican

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:36 | 1077595 HedgeAccordingly
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:40 | 1077602 IrrationalMan
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i think you mean #losing


#LOOSE would be a tag for sluts that robo posts.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:56 | 1077644 silveristhenew
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Sun, 03/20/2011 - 08:02 | 1078237 Miss Expectations
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Shakespeare was well aware of the use of the meaning of havoc and he used 'cry havoc' in several of his plays. The 'cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war' form of the phrase is from his Julius Caesar, 1601. After Caesar's murder Anthony regrets the course he has taken and predicts that war is sure to follow.

Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter'd with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice
Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.



Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:43 | 1078567 bigkahuna
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The dogs of war have been on the run for a long time now. For some reason, it now seems like the "pack" has grown and they are running faster -- of course purveying their prescribed destruction with them.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:06 | 1079006 trav7777
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:37 | 1077598 onlooker
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I hope "I think its bullshit but we will see."

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:37 | 1077601 Long-John-Silver
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Obama will not let anything stand in the way of a game of Golf!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:14 | 1077699 10kby2k
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golf? he's a wannebe cig smoking baller

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:16 | 1077712 MsCreant
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Gulf, the game is gulf.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:00 | 1078444 Nobody special
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Yep, Obama's playing his Gulf game.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:40 | 1077603 nasa
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I would like to apologize to BP for ruining their weekend.  

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