Captain Phillips Goes to Libya: Why Are Navy Seals Sent to Shill for American Oil Companies and Seize a Libyan Tanker?

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 11:29 am

So here’s today’s puzzler: when is it cool to take over a ship in international waters and when is it piracy? Captain Phillips Goes to Libya A major American movie this year was Captain Phillips. It told the story of a brave ship captain (played by American Hero Tom Hanks) and the brave Navy SEALS [...]


Late Night: The Clever Supervillians Get Bailouts

By: Saturday May 7, 2011 8:05 pm

Given that the continuing deadness of Osama bin Laden has so dominated the news of late, one might wonder if other evildoers who have in their own specific fields of villainy likewise done grave damage to The American Homeland might get the Justice they so richly deserve.

BP and MMS Agree: “Seals, Sea Otters, and Walruses” Live in Gulf of Mexico

By: Wednesday May 19, 2010 3:00 pm

In its emergency plans in the event of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP made clear it knows how to save “seals, sea otters, and walruses” in the Gulf waters. The only problem is, no such animals live in the Gulf.

Indeed, it appears BP literally copied and pasted emergency response plans to apply to any spill in the world, regardless of the reality of the local ecosystems. While “seals, sea otters, and walruses” are a concern for oil spills in colder waters, there are none of those animals in the Gulf.

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