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What Oil? As hapless Big Procrastinators (BP) try to swap out one bad "recovery" dome for another the Gulf Oil Gusher continues to spew thousands of barrels of crude into the environment. The U.S. CorporoMedia is now relegated to only top-of-the-hour Admiral Thad Allen soundbites, effectively removing the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil gusher story from the front page of the public's collective mind, replacing it with the "shiny object of the day" (LeBron-a-thon) while the government clamps down on any serious reporting from the affected areas (see BTV Alerts below from Democracy NOW!). Cold-war-ish Spy-vs-Spy teledrama "prisoner exchange" is cloaked in see-aye-eh secrecy save the propaganda they "leak" that works as a "shiny object". Glenn Greenwald notes in The BP/Government police state "... an article that is a joint collaboration between PBS' Frontline and ProPublica reported that a BP refinery in Texas "spewed tens of thousands of pounds of toxic chemicals into the skies" two weeks before the company's rig in the Gulf collapsed...The very idea that government officials are acting as agents of BP (of all companies) in what clearly seem to be unconstitutional acts to intimidate and impede the media is infuriating. Obviously, the U.S. Government and BP share the same interest -- preventing the public from knowing the magnitude of the spill and the inadequacy of the clean-up efforts -- but this creepy police state behavior is intolerable. In this latest case, the journalists were not even focused on the spill itself, but on BP's other potentially reckless behavior with other refineries, and yet there are DHS agents and local police officials acting as BP's personal muscle to detain, interrogate, and threaten a photographer. See BTV Alerts for in interview with said photographer Lance Rosenfield. Crazy, isn't it? So the Sunday Funnies decide there are other Shiny Objects to work with as the WH Limo picks up DAVID AXELROD on This Tapper, State of the Candy and Fake News dropping off WH Press Sec BOB GIBBS at Meet the David and AG ERIC HOLDER at Face the BOB for the entire show. The best we can endorse is former Air America host RACHEL MADDOW on the MTP roundtable, who just returned from Afghanistan. We recommend a free-for-all brick-throwing this week as most of the usual brick suspects are not on teevee this week (presumably at corporo-fundraisers under the guise of "campaigning"). Our regulars feature Jason Leopold, Tim Dickinson, Larry Wilkerson, GOLD and the BIS with Max, more GULF OIL CATASTROPHE with Ring of Fire's Mike "Pap" Papantonio and much more. Do check out all these items (and tell yer friends). The Brick TeeVee Victory Garden is in full bloom thanks to the 90+ degree heat the last week or so. We have BEANS! And the zucchini plants are HUGE! The Crew spent all day Saturday weeding said garden but thanks to the two-week drought has been spared lawn maintenance. We hope you enjoy the MLB Mid-Summer Classic! The BTV Crew especially likes the Celebrity Soft-Ball Game right after the Home Run Derby. We'll be rooting for Kenny Maynes' team! And best of luck to pitcher Cliff Lee, former Indian and Cy Young winner who is now with his FOURTH team in a year, the Texas Rangers. Didja know the Rangers Prez is NOLAN RYAN? He knows a thing or two about pitching, eh? Have a great week!


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Democracy NOW!
FULL COVERAGE of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico CATASTROPHE at BP Oil Spill
»»» Gulf Coast Media Clampdown @ Democracy NOW! WATCH Media Clampdown in the Gulf Coast: Government and BP Place More Restrictions on Journalists Covering the Oil Spill
»»» Gulf Spill Illnesses @ Democracy NOW! WATCH BP Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Getting Sick, Exxon Valdez Survivor Warns of Long Term Health Effects
»»» More Gulf Coast Media Clampdown @ Democracy NOW WATCH Photographer Harassed by BP Security, Detained by Police While on Assignment at BP Texas Refinery
»»» Adandoned Gulf Oil Wells @ Democracy NOW! WATCH Report: 27,000 Abandoned Wells Pose Threat to Gulf Coast
»»» Michael Moore @ Democracy NOW! WATCH Michael Moore on His Life, His Films and His Activism
»»» Debate on Geoengineering @ Democracy NOW! WATCH A Debate on Geoengineering: Vandana Shiva vs. Gwynne Dyer
»»» Dalai Lama @ Democracy NOW! WATCH As Dalai Lama Marks 75th Birthday, A Look at His Views on the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Tibet
»»» GRITtv @ with Laura Flanders
»»» FEATURED SHOW @ GRITtv Our biological clock is ticking, and it’s ticking fast. Global temperature averages have risen by ten degrees, eliminating many species and drying up necessary water resources. When natural ecology changes, human ecology changes; while we might not have an apocalyptic Day After Tomorrow scenario, it may be a slow and more painful series of wars, refugees, and failed states brought on by slowing food production. Heather Rogers, author of Green Gone Wrong and Gwynne Dyer, author of Climate Wars joined us in the studio to discuss the risks and environmental policy needs to postpone the inevitable, bleak consequences of overconsumption. While plenty of people are making personal choices to ride their bikes or be vegetarians, these will barely help without structural policy changes to curb the behavior of the unconverted. WATCH Heather Rogers and Gwynne Dyer: Our Environmental Clock Is Ticking
»»» Bill Fletcher, Jr@ GRITtv Workers are under assault, says Bill Fletcher, Jr., and the labor movement needs to fight back. One of the best ways to do this, he suggests, is for labor to start organizing the unemployed as well as supporting their membership. Meanwhile, Fletcher notes, 15 tea partiers get together and it makes national news, while labor's struggles are marginalized or ignored. There's plenty to fight for, though--more stimulus, jobs for those who don't have them and fair wages for those who do, better attention by the leaders to their base, and for the administration to keep its promises. Fletcher joins us via Skype from Washington, D.C. to discuss. WATCH Bill Fletcher, Jr.: Organize the Unemployed
»»» MLB All Star Game Festivities! LIVE from Angel Stadium in Anaheim California! Home Run Derby and Legends All-Star Softball Game on Monday beginning at 8 pm et on ESPN and the Mid-Summer Classic on Fox Tuesday 8 pm et.
»»» MLB on TBS Braves @ Mets 1 pm et
»»» MLB on ESPN Cubs @ Dodgers 8 pm et

Offshore Drilling is Not The Answer: Restore the Moratorium
from Surfrider Foundation (h/t jen)
The tragic and devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a stark reminder that offshore oil drilling is not the answer.
The Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank has spilled millions of gallons of oil into the ecologically rich waters in the Gulf of Mexico and continues to gush 210,000 gallons of oil into the sea every day. The spill remains unabated and now has the potential to become one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. The unfolding catastrophe clearly illustrates that offshore drilling is not safe and new technology is not fool proof.
Tell the Obama Administration new drilling is NOT THE ANSWER. Our coasts and the economy they support cannot withstand anymore!
We are reminded why the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara and the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill led to state and federal moratoriums on offshore oil drilling. The tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico makes it clear that it is time once again time to restore those moratoriums.
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