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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 - 23:40 | 1077604 zen0
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Obama is not going to let nuclear meltdowns, initiation of mid east wars, nor massive oil spills to interrupt his social schedule. He campaigned hard to get it, and damn it, he is going to get what's coming to him. Shizzle, being President is like slavery, or playing in the NFL, (minus the concussions).

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:43 | 1077955 mkkby
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Damn, this isn't like being a community organizer at all.  They actually expect me to work!  Get me otta here.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 05:58 | 1078167 rich_wicks
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Damn, this isn't like being a community organizer at all.  They actually expect me to work!

Where have you been?  No they don't.

They expect him to read grade school books about a goat to elementary school children, and play guitar.

Quit pretending the president does anything.  He puts his signature on a bill when he's told to and reads speeches written for him.  That's their work - to give the perception they do anything.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:07 | 1078348 ColonelCooper
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"That's their work - to give the perception they do anything."

We know that.  He's failing to give that perception.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:42 | 1078558 UninterestedObserver
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LOL exactly - a week to discuss Japan? Now in Rio, must be rough.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:42 | 1077608 Yield2Greatness
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Thanks ZH, another night of sound sleep. :(

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:47 | 1077619 CitizenPete
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LMAO. Take a few qualudes.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:50 | 1077634 cosmictrainwreck
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"gimme the looodes, man..." ha! still one of my more memorable times...

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:02 | 1077669's picture

That's oxymoronic.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:17 | 1077711 cosmictrainwreck
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shall we say I have a "vague recollection" of the evening....?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:05 | 1077674 tmosley
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Or get a second job as a theater projectionist.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 03:28 | 1078090 Willzyx
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Do they still make qualudes?  Try some riterol

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:48 | 1077628 Tail Dogging The Wag
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This is the third installment of the Zeitgeist Series. Just released. Absolutely mind-blowing documentary about our present, our future, and what we can do now before it's too late. Highly recommended. Enjoy, learn and spread the word.

You can torrent it freely

or watch it on youtube

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 05:09 | 1078148 Best Satan in Town
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technocratic bs

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:15 | 1078492 buzzard
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+1859 Concur. Technology will not save us.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:42 | 1078563 UninterestedObserver
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LOL it's already too late

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 17:09 | 1079542 SuperRay
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Dude, haven't you learned anything.  That bullshit is gonna be the most fascistic, controlling self-righteous "save us all" crap to come along.  Who exactly is going to apportion the resources?  gee, maybe i'll apply for that job...

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:50 | 1077629 Long-John-Silver
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Every down has an up. So far he's caused Silver and Gold to rise to new highs.

The military industrial complex will see huge gains first thing Monday.

Black Swans are no longer on the endangered species list.

Best of all the democrats will finally get the military draft reinstated, including women.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 16:44 | 1079491 Seer
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"Best of all the democrats will finally get the military draft reinstated, including women."

Well, I'd change that to:

"Best of all the RICH will finally get the military draft reinstated, including women."

Oh, and tag on "gays" as well!  Unfucking believable that people would actually beg to be sucked into the killing machine!  I tell folks that I don't believe that "gays" should be in the military, followed by "nor anyone else."

It's the same with the "bleeding hearts" who help spearhead invasions by supporing various "human rights!"  I argue that evolution will take care of the shitty civilizations, just let it work (yeah, everyone sacrifices, give thanks to all that do by allowing the only really positive course of action take place).

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:44 | 1077614 J.B. Books
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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.

Tyler, Pure Genius!  LOL 




Sun, 03/20/2011 - 16:45 | 1079497 Seer
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I loved "QE 666!" :-)

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:44 | 1077616 Oh regional Indian
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And so they continue to tumble. One by two by three..... on and on....

Now look at good old Terrence McKenna's Timewave, and then look at the world Right Now and ask yourself if you can connect a dot or three.

Mostly downhill with failed brakes from here folks. Hope you are ready.

I sit here in India, with TV and cricket dazzeled masses who will not know what hits them when it does.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:58 | 1077657 slewie the pi-rat
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perhaps we have reached the dispersant half-life and this is half the oil, now mine-able, and ready for clean-up.  with the right technologies, of course. 

those gulf shrimp we love so much are gonna be cheaper than ever!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:32 | 1077755 Oh regional Indian
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Sloo ie, think Mr. Waterworld is having a wet-dream right about now?


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:08 | 1077682 Innocent Bystander
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I've been following your posts, so is it Mar 20 or 22?

I have my own theories for a point of no return in terms of UST and the coming defualt in the next 2 qtrs.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:26 | 1077741 Oh regional Indian
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22nd IB. And a long fast/slow/fat/slow/dive run downhill thereafter.

This global clusterflock will nto be "recovered" from, regardless of the best laid plans of mice and men. Or was that rats and men?


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:39 | 1077776 Innocent Bystander
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Thanks! ORI

interesting times indeed.


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:07 | 1078005 Ahmeexnal
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Spring Equinox, Mar 20 2011, 23:31 UT

But what will the event be??

Obama embraces Islam? EBENS come forward? Gadaffi invades France?


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:47 | 1078421 Vendetta
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Gold, er God, returns to planet earths' monetary system?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:34 | 1078532 jimijon
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I read on a billboard that May 21st was the date.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:56 | 1079136 Creed
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so you are from India...


do us a favor, go down to the street and do a good deed or 3 for some of those low caste people who eat, shit, procreate & live their whole lives on your sidewalks


then come back here and tell us all about how fucked up the average American is

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 16:51 | 1079503 Seer
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And you?  Shell out a few more shekels for Tomahawks today?

It's Their system (and I have no concern over whether they find compliance with evolution or not, that's up to them).  As a US citizen, however, I can say that the "average American" IS fucked up.  This fucked-up-ness is demonstrated via the people's accepted policies, like running around the globe bombing the fuck out of hobgoblins, believing that they are superior.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:44 | 1077618 Yen Cross
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We are drilling. Love the scrol >numbers.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:46 | 1077621 TruthInSunshine
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Irradiated, drugged, vaccinated, RFID chipped, laser targeted, oily, severely shaken black swan.

If true, all I have to say is:



Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:09 | 1077685 Captain Benny
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If it flies, it must be groped by a high school drop out TSA inspector before it can take flight.  Would the TSA agent who felt up an African-descended (Gotta be politically correct!) swan please raise their hand?


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:46 | 1078055 Yen Cross
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Always in search of some dumb founded answer skippy. Please interject your thoughts? You worthless time stealing plagiarist!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:48 | 1077624 waterdog
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There are not enough blond TV newswomen available to cover all that is happening in the world this month.

I guess the next black swan will be locust in Iowa.



Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:56 | 1077645 Long-John-Silver
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Is Blond hair-die short? Has someone started manipulating the hair-die markets?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:35 | 1077763 knukles
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Silicon enhanced PropagandaVision!
Get Long Silicon

And we're off to Montana to grow Dental Floss.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 19:56 | 1079917 reader2010
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You fucking kidding me? Locusts don't even want to have those GM corns there. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:47 | 1077625 Selah
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If confirmed, Obama can kiss tomorrow's Rio golf outing goodbye.


He's staying as far away from the SHTF as possible.

He is no longer relevent...


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:59 | 1077658 Alienated Serf
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never was relevant

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:41 | 1077663 Alienated Serf
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:47 | 1077626 ss123
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Jeezus, I need to get more monitors. I'm running out of room for all the web feeds going on. This new development just adds to the clutter. I guess I'm going to have to shut down a couple of the Lady Gaga music videos on youtube.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:01 | 1077829 cosmictrainwreck
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lulz - watch yer blood pressure....

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:54 | 1078064 Yen Cross
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I have not even broken the label yet! Damn I want to taste my Scotch.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:50 | 1077631 SparkyvonBellagio
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:56 | 1077653 scythian empire
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Is that why my turds won't flush?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:11 | 1077693 Long-John-Silver
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Super Moon-Super Tide...

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:49 | 1078426 Vendetta
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no, you need a hangar

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:51 | 1077633 High Plains Drifter
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yep sprung another leak.  I just saw it on the news.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:51 | 1078061 Yen Cross
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Lets get rid of this little mental problem. We know who it is.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:53 | 1077640 TruthInSunshine
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Okay, sorry I junked you, Mayan Civilization.

It turned out that your calendar was all good, after all.



Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:55 | 1077641 justtotaketheedgeoff
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I have disaster fatigue. 

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:37 | 1077768 JohnG
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It's getting to be a real drag all right.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:43 | 1077785 alien-IQ
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I find that Glenlivet takes that fatigue edge right off...give it a try:-)

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:48 | 1078429 Vendetta
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welcome to the global shock doctrine governance model.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:59 | 1079145 Natasha Fatale
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Blanton's also works like a charm

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:54 | 1077643 lord of the fire
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That flock of black swans are now shiting oil?  Enough already!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:55 | 1077646 Bubbles...bubbl...
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Sabotage bitchez!

Why not? We are at war with the world. How much would it cost Gadaff to have a demo team cruising around the GOM? 


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:10 | 1077647 Tail Dogging The Wag
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Obama is a joke and does not represent anyone but Wall Street, the bankers and Big Money. So who cares about politicians anyway. They're not the answer. Hell, everyone is so afraid that even a Louisiana fisherman shakes when he/she rings the alarm about an oil spill because the Feds or the CIA might go after him/her. Let's quit this oil and nuclear addiction once and for all. Let's change our energy consuming habits, our wasteful system and change to a cleaner system. Let's be the change we want to see in the world. Isn't it ridiculous that the politicians of the world concentrate on destabilising nations in the Middle East in order to steal their oil and resources, all eyes are now on Libya because they have sweet crude, it's not your regular Saudi or Texas tea, it's sweet crude, ideal to make jet fuel and gasoline. No government at the moment can even decide to help the Japanese in their worst hour. If you cannot sleep now, you certainly won't be able to sleep tomorrow. Cheap energy allowed us to grow to 7 billion, to waste our resources and build mega cities and suburbs which make no sense isolated from food sources. Our food travels more than we do today. Oil is finite and we use it to grow our food in the form of fertilizers, to move our tractors, to package and ship our food. When we're 10 billion and oil gets scarcer, along with food and water...  well, by then earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear disasters, oil spills, contaminated lakes and rivers, wars  and blood on the streets will be a normal part of life.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:20 | 1077725 LudwigVon
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Sun, 03/20/2011 - 04:04 | 1078119 Hacked Economy
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Instead of throwing away those little cardboard tubes leftover at the end of toilet paper rolls, I use them as firestarters for my fireplace instead of lighter fluid.  So I'm tossing less into the landfill, AND using less chemical.

Yay!  I'm doing my part!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 05:40 | 1078163 d_senti
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Transition ain't possible hoss; no amount of windmills and solar panels can replace nukes and oil (and coal/nat gas). Mass die-off is the only way out.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 15:04 | 1079276 shano
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Germany managed to avoid building more nuclear plants by providing incentives for individual solar panels on houses.  The program now produces enough energy that would have been provided by 8 nuclear plants.  We could do the same thing here if we could wrestle power away from the dirty energy technologies.


Look at the economy in Germany, too.  High labor costs produced the highest export numbers, they have been doing pretty well in this global recession.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 16:22 | 1079437 MSimon
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And when the wind stops blowing? And what do solar cells collect at night? Dark energy?


Alternative energy is only viable with cheap storage.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 17:00 | 1079526 Seer
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And when the rest of the world can no longer afford BMWs?

Didn't Germany dump a lot of its subsidies for solar?

Hate to wipe the optimism off your face, but energy is only part of the equation.  We're hitting Peak on a LOT of things.

NOTE: at some point people will have to get out of their BMWs and solar-powered homes and whack an animal or yank up some plants for food, assuming, that is, all that BMW and solar-panel construction hasn't killed off too many life forms...

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 19:04 | 1079777 mtomato2
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Peak litigation comes to mind...

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 17:43 | 1079578 James
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I live off grid using 6 - 90 watt solar panels w/6 T-150 Trojan batteries for storage.

Panels create 30-35 amps per hr. on average W/sun, and half that when cloudy.

High-use days I use a electric start 3000 watt Honda generator. (Washing machine (clothes)and Hi-output (50 amp/hr.) battery charger.

Clothes dry outside and in.

Heat is by wood and propane.

Refrigerator is propane.(Solar fridge is possible (Sunfrost = $5,000+ Additional solar panels=$2,000)

Still dependant on small amounts of gas for gen-set, and propane.

Water is heated by batch heater(Free sun)or propane. In winter water is heated by wood stove system or propane(2 differant systems).

Small house (1,000 sq. ft.) is wired 12 volt dc and 110 volt ac. LED is used for almost all lighting W/some flourescents. Lite use lighting(under counters,etc.) is powered by re-chargable batteries.

110 volt ac is by a 3,000 watt inverter.

No, I cannot arc-weld all day!

Why does it have to be all or nothing?

I have every ceature comfort any home does.

Yes, their is a level of labor(Lite) to these systems.

Just as you would have to earn $$$ to pay utilities.

Home is in NW Montana.

Fun fact- Until 1956 ALL hot water in Florida was produced by the sun.(batch heaters) Utities went door-to-door offering FREE electric/gas water heaters to the public.And here we are today....................

While I did Pay-forward I enjoy not getting power bills every month.

It is possible.





Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:57 | 1077650 alien-IQ
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"Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top."

Hunter S. Thompson

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:57 | 1077651 ss123
Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:12 | 1077696 CD
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While that would definitely be correlation (insiders dumping stock 'cuz they know it's on), I dunno if it's reason enough to actually CAUSE said event to happen.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:20 | 1077722 ss123
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Hehe... in the strange world of quantum mechanics, you never know.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:48 | 1077798 ml8ml8
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Nice link.  Somebody knew something late day Friday (and might be going to jail.) 

As far as the spill, since there's no burning platform, it seems like there's less chance this spill will be of BPiblical proportions. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:59 | 1077661 gordengeko
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Holy flock.  Let's just hope they don't fire up Haarp and blow up the new madrid FL or some other fault line on this planet.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:09 | 1077686 ziggy59
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like in the bahamas?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:45 | 1077792 alien-IQ
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please don't fuck with the Bahamas. It's my only place of refuge and peace.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:38 | 1077769 knukles
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Don't go givin' 'em any more bright ideas.

But WTF, FEMA already bought a couple million 3 month shelf life emergency meals for delivery to Missouri.....

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 17:50 | 1079589 James
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Did'nt you mean 3+ Years shelf life?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 20:08 | 1079957 reader2010
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Shit. That was scheduled for May?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:58 | 1077662 Convolved Man
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Time for a little kid trapped deep in an abandoned well crisis to focus the world's attention with 24-hour news coverage of the heroic uplifting rescue effort.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:39 | 1077771 knukles
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Or a small newborn kitty up the tree

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:38 | 1077775 knukles
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In the cold rain

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:40 | 1077778 knukles
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Without any striking firefighters to respond

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:42 | 1077782 knukles
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Because their collective barganing rights were abolished

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:44 | 1077790 knukles
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And of the volunteer firefighters, half were called up to fight in Libya

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:45 | 1077794 knukles
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And the other half won't go out to work in the imported cheap foreign non-union manufactured plume of radioactive nucleotides falling out of the sky

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:48 | 1077797 knukles
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Which nobody in authority will admit exists which is why they've all left the fucking country to golf and look for birth certificates in South America and cornered the market on potassium iodine tablets

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:49 | 1077802 knukles
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But there is hope little grass hoppers, for all night there are Jersey Shore reruns

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:47 | 1077967 The Coon
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Knukles.....Brilliant.  Just brilliant.  Couldn't have said it better myself.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:33 | 1078933 MsCreant
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But what happened to the kitty?  "0_o"

(In volley ball, we call this a "set").

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:32 | 1079069 knukles
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Oh, well he got out of the tree and now is up Shit Creek without a paddle.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:02 | 1079150 Creed
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knukles rules haha

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:19 | 1077667 depression
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Charlie Sheen sure got blown off the front page with all this apocolyptic chaos breaking loose all of a sudden. Tough luck Charlie, was a good run while it lasted.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:52 | 1077808 knukles
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And Charlie had predicted all the shit, too!

His tour's gonna go from joke to prophetic clairvoyance.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:53 | 1077811 knukles
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Get my next Capital One MasterCard with Charlie's picture on it!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:18 | 1077893 Ahmeexnal
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Charlie had his 15 minutes.

The only way he'd make the news now is if he outdoes Carradine's last act.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:22 | 1078373 Smiley
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I'm off to Vegas to place some wagers...

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:51 | 1077971 TruthInSunshine
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If anything, this will boost Sheen's staying power.

Oil Sheen, Charlie Sheen. Google doesn't discriminate.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:56 | 1078441 Vendetta
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Charlies' rants were welcomed, albeit brief, comic relief from the non-drug induced greed based global monetary/financial/energy apocalypse we all love and cherish but are a little tired of.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:02 | 1077668 Pchelar
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Rats!  My wife and I were talking disasters this evening, and when she asked me "What's next?" I blathered on and on about Iran and Bahrain...

The ol' coffin we call modern industrial society is getting awfully full of nails.  Just when you think some event has sunk the last one, some damn thing comes and hammers in another one!


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:04 | 1077672 web bot
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I'm really starting to wonder if we're not entering the age of the apocalypse... it seems to be going from bad to worst... and I'm starting to think we've ain't seen nothing yet.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:04 | 1079157 Creed
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if you haven't seen the formation of the beast government in real time


you haven't been paying attention

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:06 | 1077681 ss123
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Did someone summon the gaddamn Kraken?!

Man there is a lot of shit going on in the ocean the last few weeks/months.


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:06 | 1078867 SparkyvonBellagio
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The Kraken- an excellent bar to catch a drink down in Cardiff by the Sea, CA.




Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:12 | 1077691 jomama
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by Subprime JD 
on Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:43


No GW, im not a government disinformation agent. I used to post on ZH under great depression trader, now changed it to subprime JD, after my blog

To the point, I like your blog as you post good info. But you were really off on the oil spill scenario. A bit of emotional restraint would have served you well. So now that we have another disaster, I hope you don't go overboard again.




Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:14 | 1077694 LudwigVon
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If confirmed, Obama can kiss tomorrow's Rio golf outing goodbye.

Barri will take that call on the green. "HEllo? Yeah. 375,000 gallons of correxit? Sure yeah, do it." beep. FOR 3, WIND FROM THE NORTH, 7KPH...

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:15 | 1077700 Yen Cross
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PA teuy!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:15 | 1077702 dogbreath
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does anyone have a good recipe for green thai curry with chicken

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:34 | 1077927 defender
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I know, I know...sarcasm.  But since I haven't ever made a curry, I had to look it up (this means that I don't know if it is any good).

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 03:52 | 1078100 i-dog
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"(this means that I don't know if it is any good)."

ANY recipe for thai green chicken curry will be good! Yummmmmmmmmm.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 06:16 | 1078171 Byte Me
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For an easy TGC -- use a good paste as a base and make sure you have ginger root, onion, garlic, galangal (if you can). Adjust with sliced green chillis to taste.

For a paste, Mae Ploy ain't bad -- and comes in a big tub for about €2-3

Purists won't like that and I sympathise -- but it's easy and painless.


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:27 | 1078921 11b40
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I hear green chicken is on sale at 70% off in Japan.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 06:55 | 1078188 chinaguy
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it's ALL about balancing the palm sugar, fish sauce & curry paste against each other...if you can't figure that out, you can't make a good Thai curry.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:15 | 1078897 dogbreath
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balance is not a western concept. lol. by that did you mean though not to sweet not to fishy not too spicy.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:14 | 1077703 Yen Cross
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I'm walking to the Store. Grabbing some single malt and a Cigar!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:54 | 1077819 duckduckMOOSE
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Hurry! Before too long it will be a 40oz. and some Pall Mall's :)

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:24 | 1078913 SilverBaron
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Cigarettes and beer kick ass

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:15 | 1077880 cbxer55
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Why ya walking? Out of gas in your ghetto hopper?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:15 | 1077704 TruthInSunshine
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Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop drinking Fukushima milk.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:16 | 1077705 snowball777
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What's next, a fucking (more) radioactive (than the norm) oil spill?! Locusts?! What?!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:16 | 1077713 ss123
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Well, my mother-in-law showed up at my house tonight for an extended stay.

Will exchange for locusts.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:34 | 1077757 SparkyvonBellagio
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LOLLLLLLLL I'm in tears. 

Sorry for your mis-fortune. That sucks.

See if you can get some of that medical marijuana for both of you.

Maybe you'll both get so high she'll be picking the lint out of your belly-button for ya.


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:53 | 1077815 knukles
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I can send my wife over to help.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:13 | 1077878 Yen Cross
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HOLY shit!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:18 | 1077894 Yen Cross
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I appologize GOD. I'm lighting my Earth bourne Cigar. The fruit of your wisdom!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:32 | 1077926 snowball777
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ALL of the seed-bearing plants and herbs, baby.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:05 | 1077996 Yen Cross
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Single Malt Scotch (Macallan 18) 777. Thanks for hanging in! It means a lot.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 20:23 | 1079997 snowball777
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Not even jailbait, nice. I personally don't drink anything but a couple Guinness a per year, but I get my dad a similarly-aged bottle of one of the Glens every b-day.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:23 | 1077903 bob_dabolina
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Not in your postion but have been.

All I can say is...


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:29 | 1077918 Yen Cross
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Just wait until the Scotch kicks in. Just kidding.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:29 | 1077922 Yen Cross
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A bit oxymoronic response. I get it though!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:25 | 1077911 cbxer55
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A man was leaving a convenience store with his morning coffee when he noticed a most unusual procession approaching the nearby cemetery.

A long black hearse was followed by a second long black hearse about 50 feet behind the first one.

Behind the second black hearse was a solitary man walking a dog on a leash.

Behind him, a short distance back, were about 200 men walking single file.

The man could'nt stand the curiosity. He respectfully approached the man walking the dog and said, "I am so sorry for your loss, and this may be a bad time to disturb you, but I've never seen a funeral like this."

"Whose funeral is it?"

"My wifes."

"What happened to her?"

The man replied, "My dog attacked and killed her."

He inquired further, "But who is in the second hearse?"

The man answered, "My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my wife when the dog turned on her."

A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passed between the two men.

"Can I borrow the dog?"

The man replied, "Get in line."

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:32 | 1077924 knukles
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Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:32 | 1078395 Smiley
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There goes some coffee out the old nostrils...

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:06 | 1079161 Creed
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Sun, 03/20/2011 - 06:18 | 1078173 Byte Me
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(surprised you missed that.)

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:09 | 1078673 Hulk
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Newt Gingrich ?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:16 | 1077706 lord of the fire
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Screw 2012.  2011 is less than three months old and it already suck.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:55 | 1077821 knukles
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Oh no.  No, no, no, no, no, no, no......  no

Gotta hold in there, my man. 
2012 it is.

Have Faith!

Just keeps gettin' better and better!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:36 | 1077936 lord of the fire
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If by better you mean "going to shit".

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:00 | 1078443 Vendetta
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yes, that is exactly what he meant

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:22 | 1078508 Battleaxe
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Yeah, this year might really, really suck, but that doesn't mean that next year can't be worse! Good point knukles.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:58 | 1077825 duckduckMOOSE
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Some interpretations of the beginning point of the Mayan calander time line bring the end in Nov. 2011. :)  Cheers!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 08:43 | 1078295 oogs66
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I was just thinking maybe the Mayan's are right afterall

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:03 | 1078454 Vendetta
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the moneychangers decided to make the Mayan's right and engineered the global monetary/energy/financial collapse accordingly.  It helps keep the 'true believers' on mountain tops waiting/praying for god's return instead of systematically mounting bankster heads on sticks.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:15 | 1077709 majia
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Maybe GW and Matt Simmons were right after all...

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:57 | 1077826 knukles
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Yeah, see.

I took a fucking ton of shit agreeing with Simmons and he gets bumped off and was fucking right.
Apocalypse Now!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:03 | 1077827 knukles
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This has become the Black Swan of the Balck Swan events.
The 15th standard deviation of the 20th standard deviation unit.

This is what really and truly constitutes a Black Swan Tail Event.

Don't need a Burining Bush experience....
We're living it! 

Rock on!

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