Monday, March 12, 2007

Dying for Oil

North Sea Oil Rig, courtesy of GreenpeaceUK

Our friend Erling stopped by yesterday and gave us insight into his and other fellow North Sea Divers are seeking restitution and a memorial to all that perished in the zeal to obtain oil from the bottom of the sea. The article describes in detail what they went through.

It seems there no limit to the methods employed to retrieve that 'Black Gold' from within the Earth. Whether it be war or peace the relentless pursuit of oil has made Trillions of dollars for the companies involved while leaving the workers who made it all possible to fend for themselves, while the executives enjoy their palatial accommodations and well financed retirements.

For Erling and the others sake I hope the Norwegian government steps up to the plate on this issue and recognizes what has happened to them as result of, the relentless pursuit of oil, after all it is those very people that brought Norway back from the brink of bankruptcy with patriotic fervor and enabled Norway to prosper.


DEN said...

Crickets chirping.....

Suddenly that sense of abandonment descends upon DWF with it's deafening silence.

Crickets continue to chirp.....

Alan said...

Get your free "End This War" bumper sticker from Move-On


Alan said...

Halliburton to Move Headquarters to Dubai

MANAMA/HOUSTON (March 12) - U.S. oil services firm Halliburton Co. is moving its headquarters and chief executive to Dubai in a move that immediately sparked criticism from some U.S. politicians.
"This is an insult to the U.S. soldiers and taxpayers who paid the tab for their no-bid contracts and endured their overcharges for all these years," said judiciary committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat.

DEN said...

So thats why Chainy went there, the rich get richer especially when they have the inside track on those dandy no-bid contracts.


DEN said...

Christian Right? sounds like an oxymoron to me, like Army Intelligence, this story tells the tale of the Christian Wrong;
Give us your homo's.
The Christian right believes the decline of male prowess has caused the decline of America, which has led to weakness and moral decay. This decline has resulted in a bewildering human and social complexity that, often seen as feminine, is the work of Satan. By submitting to the Christian leader, and to a powerful male God who will destroy those who misbehave, followers avoid dealing with life. The movement seeks, above all, to banish mystery, the very essence of faith. Not only is the binary world knowable and predictable, but finally God is knowable and predictable. This parallel reality creates a world where unconscious motives, lusts, passions, sexual yearnings, deep longings and fears are buried and denied. The capacity we all have for evil is no longer something that torments the human soul, something that must be confronted and acknowledged, but instead evil is transformed into a purely external force that can be eradicated. The cut-and-dry absolute truth, the division of the world into us and them, allows followers to surrender their consciences and moral responsibility to male demagogues. It also makes them very dangerous.

Yessir, gotta love those self righteous so-called Christians railing against all things they deem wrong.

David B. Benson said...

Den --- Yes! Its the

christian wrong!

Anonymous said...

Geez, Den, don't go all paranoidy! Just because there's a lull in your comments section, it doesn't mean that you've been abandoned!

We were out of town for two reasons, (1) to see our daughter and son-in-law in Portland; and (2) to videotape vignettes for MoveOn's upcoming effort to help end the War on Iraq. We're coming up on FOUR YEARS since bush attacked a sovereign nation. MoveOn connected people in cities and towns across the country -- people with the video equipment/expertise connected with veterans, mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters with a story about the Iraqi war and how it has affected them. It was interesting.

About those (alleged) hetero self-loathing homo-haters...The American Paradox -- we claim to be a "Christian Nation" yet most Americans don't know shit from shinola about the nitty-gritties of Christianity (me included).  America professes to be simultaneously the most Christian of all developed nations, but we are perhaps the least Christian in our behavior.

I bet many of those good Christians think Joan of 'Ark' is Noah's wife. (Yes..........they do.)

If they'd knock off eating hydrogenated oil and high fructose corn syrup, they'd have healthier minds. (Only 1/2 kidding on that....) Ah, straight is their path, but narrow is their way.
Den, I betcha I could generate more traffic on your blog by dreaming up ways to piss off Saladin. She strikes every, single damned time she feels someone has slighted her or -- worse! -- doesn't agree with her. But, I'm not going to waste my time trying to piss her off, because she said she left here, so she won't see this anyway. So, what's the use? But, it crossed my mind...
I said quite some time ago that I thought the GOP would drag out Jeb or Newt for the '08 presidential campaign. I noticed at the newspaper stand at the ferry terminal in Bremerton, WA, that the WSJ weekend edition splashed Newtie-Patootie in full-color above the fold, as the possible GOP candidate....and he has apologized and "confessed" to James Dobson about his own adulterous activity as he lead the lynching of Bill Clinton. But, Newt was careful to point out that he wasn't under oath. (Well, not that kind of oath.) Fucker.
Right...the Christian wrong.

Anonymous said...

I should clarify...I know a lot about Christianity, but I am not a Bible scholar.

Alan said...

Cafferty: If you look up the word weasel in the dictionary Wolf, you'll see Alberto Gonzales's picture there.

Wolf: You don't like him?

Cafferty: That is correct, I don't.

haha There's a short clip at Crooks.

Alan said...

LOL Look at this picture...

Flustered Cluck

uncledad said...

Whether it be war or peace the relentless pursuit of oil has made Trillions of dollars for the companie"s"

Of course, but have you ever told him?