oil geyser

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The Daily Word in BP, poorest president and Pong

The Daily Word

BP's looking at a $4.5 billion fine and criminal charges against staff members.

The gap between rich and poor in New Mexico is the widest in the nation.

Pit bull terriers killed a Chihuahua and sent her owner to the hospital.

Debbie O'Malley might remain on the Council and take a seat on the County Commission.

Remember when 48 women training for the military said they'd been sexually assaulted or harassed by their instructors? The Air Force has a weird solution: Trainees must have a wingman all the time.

Nonstop flights from Albuquerque to New York.

FBI investigates death threats against the guy holding the coyote-killing contest in Los Lunas.

The poorest president in the world. "If you don't have many possessions, then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them."

Violence escalates in Gaza and Israel. Rockets kill 15 Palestinians and three Israelis.

Louisiana governor is the first Republican to denounce Mitt Romney's notion that he lost the election because President Obama gave gifts to minorities and youth.

5-Hour Energy shot-like drink blamed for 13 deaths.

Colorado Visitors Bureau plans NOT to capitalize on legal recreational marijuana.

Science looks at rappers' brains to find the basis of improvisation.

Pong is 40-years-old and no one has topped it, says this guy.

How to become as observant as Sherlock Holmes. (Also, "Sherlock," the BBC miniseries available on Netflix instawatch, is dope.)

V.19 No.24 | 6/17/2010


The Daily Word 06.10.10: BP, Operation Rescue, free baby

The Daily Word

A motorcyclist died at Central and Carlisle last night.

Susana Martinez rolled out an ad that blames Denish for a sex crime.

BP’s years of neglect.

There’s cell-phone video of the teen smuggler who was killed by a border patrol agent.

Operation Rescue, a strident anti-abortion group from Kansas, is setting up camp here.

Iran vows to pursue its nuclear program.

Five justices side with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce two-thirds of the time.

Arlington National Cemetary managers are fired.

Free baby ad was a hoax.

The most disgusting toys of the ’80s.

World’s oldest shoe.

Can a runner beat a horse?

Lady Gaga’s new video is very 1990.

V.19 No.20 | 5/20/2010


Question for BP About the Gulf Oil Geyser: WTF?!?

Like most of the world, I follow news of the Gulf oil geyser with horror. It could already be many times worse than the Exxon Valdez spill of 1989, the most notorious example of man’s inhumanity to the Earth—until now. That ominous warning of 10.8 million gallons of crude oil in the Prince William Sound was not enough to ensure inspections of BP’offshore drill or demand a contingency plan in the event of disaster.

Some questions: Why haven’t they simply capped the well?

How does calculating the exact flow of oil detract from the response effort?

Why isn’t BP allowing reporters to document the oil washing up on the beach in Louisiana?

And finally, why the hell does BP have a say in any of this anymore?