The Keepers and Destroyers of History

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CBS News sis a report on ISIS selling the art they looted to wealthy buyers for their private collections used to impress their rich friends. They know these artifacts are coming from ISIS, and their money will be used to behead and rape unarmed human beings.

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Yesterday I took a leisurely bicycle ride through the historic Washburne neighborhood with my kindred, Michael Dundon. Since he moved from Hawaii to Oregon in March, Michael and I have been refreshing our long history as friends and kindred. We share the same nephew, Shamus Dundon, the son of Vicki Presco and James Dundon, Michael’s older brother. Shamus is the cousin of Shannon and Drew Benton, as well as Jamie, Jeremy, Jenifer, and Michael Lewis Dundon, Michael’s four children. Michael has around ten grandchildren. Diane Frye married Michael around 1972.

Tonight I will be having dinner at Jennifer’s home. I will be gifting her second born son with some empty canvases, artist brushes and colors. Wylie is a gifted artist and I want to be his mentor.

Yesterday, Michael told me he went to the same High School Christine and I attended when we moved to West Los Angeles. Around…

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Those On A Return Trip

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I found out this morning that Augustus Owsely Stanley died in a car crash last year. In 1967 my friend, James Taylor (not the singer) gave Keith and I two doses of Owsley’s latest creation. One was a new Orange Sunshine, and I believe the other was STP. I conclude this, because people said they could not move on STP, which was our experience. Unfortunately we three intrepid Berkeley Hobbits discovered this just after we dropped and climbed this treacherous rock at McLure’s Beach, where I feel and put a deep gash in my hand. The dose we took was very powerful, and came on with a bang! I saw my two friends walk into the sun, and I lost my footing. We could not stand up. It took us twenty minutes to crawl down the rock. I had to be helped because I was going into shock. I was…

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Did Broderick Drive a Electra?

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Perhaps the BIGGEST ranch in America is up for sale. The Waggoner family home in Texas was the model for the house in the movie ‘Giant’ starring my kindred, Elizabeth Rosamond Taylor. The Buick Electra was named after Electra Waggoner who was a sculptor of renown. Broderick Crawford was my grandmother’s cousin. He drove a Buick in the T.V. Show ‘Highway Patrol’. Buicks had three portals.

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They made everything BIG in those days. Those Biggish Days are now gone, because these dudes got too BIG. They invaded Iraq in order to grab their oil wells, and now the world is in BIG SHIT with ISIS!

America’s age of BIG DREAMS, is over. We LITTLE people have been fooled one to many times. Many of us have returned to the days of yesterday when everything was more manageable – especially our criminals. I like watching Highway Patrol for the parade of great cars – BIG CARS!

Then, there is the landscape that is gone with the wind. And, here he come, my Broderick genetic material, lumbering along with a small gun, backed up with that stern scowl I saw on my father’s face all the time. Here come the Control Freaks, the military law and order branch that hated all traces of Royal Rosamond, the poet.

“Up against the Buick, Hippie poet-bum!”

If the truth must be known, what made Big Captain Victim unhappy, was, he could never catch enough BIG fish! It irked him that there were other men catching BIGGER fish then he. BIG OIL dudes – are the same!

Jon Presco

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http://www.chron.com/homes/article/Waggoner-Ranch-among-US-largest-listed-for-sale-5681217.php

Electra Waggoner Biggs was born on November 8, 1912. She was named after her late aunt, Electra Waggoner.[1] Her father, E. Paul Waggoner, was an heir to the Waggoner Ranch in Texas.[2] Her mother was Helen Waggoner, a socialite.[2]

She became a renowned sculptor.[2] Her works include a statue, Riding Into the Sunset, of actor Will Rogers on his horse Soapsuds.[1] A large collection of her works can be found at the Red River Valley Museum in Vernon, Texas.[3]

Riding into the Sunset, Claremore, Oklahoma

She died on April 23, 2001.

Personal life[edit]

She married twice.[2] Her second husband, John Biggs, worked for International Paper.[2] They had two daughters, Electra and Helen.[4][2] Her daughter Helen married Gene Willingham, who became a controlling shareholder of the Waggoner Ranch.[2]

Her brother-in-law, Harlow H. Curtice, President of the Buick Division of General Motors, named the Buick Electra after her.[1][2]

The moviemakers of the film “Giant” duplicated the exterior for the movie set. Thus, the Waggoner mansion is one of the foremost and striking architectural remains of the indelible marks left by the cattle empire of Victorian Texas.

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The Battle for the Lone Cypress – Is On!

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KEEP OUT! OIL ARTISTS AT WORK!

For the last two weeks I have been gathering the Defenders of the Planet Earth around  the Lone Cypress Tree at Pebble Beach. Down the coast, workers dressed like Spacemen are trying to remove spilled oil-goo from the rock and pebbles. Noble Oil and Plains All American Pipeline, had oil-sex, and gave birth to another oil company. They slimed our beaches for money.  I will make sure the Big Sur Land Trust is made aware that a member of its board, is a CEO of Noble Oil, and helps this Bohemoth avoid paying taxes.

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George Bush and his evangelical handlers employed Shock and Awe in order to Privatize Iraq’s oil, for starters. Now, the recipient of S&A are grabbing all the oil and artifacts their armed thugs and killers can get their hands on. What art they do not destroy, they sell as loot on the Black Market, or, take ransom money and buy weapons. George Bush, like Reagan and Thatcher, along with the Christian-right, have conducted S&A on Artists and Hippies, because they are prone to demonstrate against nuclear plants, oil ships, and wells.  They have been titled ‘Un-American’ for doing this.

The Koch brothers and Dick Armey had oil-sex and gave birth to the Tea Party, lest We the People got wise and went after the Banks and Oil Pirates who rule this planet. ISIS is going after its own oil, and is why the U.S. backs the Iraqis even thought they have lost control of their nation.

The Oil Pirates went after my families Creative Legacy and competed with Christine’s and my biography. Rosamond knew too much. She ran with these people. Below is a photo of my sister at the Getty mansion in New York. On the mantle is a painting that broke a record at auction twenty years ago. Garth Benton, and Shannon Rosamond, did the murals for the Getty Villa which looks like Palymar. Did ancient space aliens build this world wonder, too? I wonder what pagan plays they put on in the amphitheatre. The Christians burned the scripts when they rolled thru.

ANADARKO is ultimately responsible for the Gulf Spill. Is the anti-Gaia, a female monster born of dinosaur-goo deep in the womb of darkness?

“In an announcement Friday, Plains and Magellan said the new line has binding commitments from producers Noble Energy and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., and that Anadarko has an option to obtain a 20 percent stake in the venture.”

“I see no more colors, I want to paint it black!”

Jon Presco

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The Islamic State terror group now controls over half of Syrian territory after seizing the village and archaeological site of Palmyra Thursday, activists monitoring Syria’s civil war said.

Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the Associated Press the extremists overran the archaeological site, just to the southwest of the modern settlement on Palmyra, shortly after midnight local time.

Binding commitments have been received from Houston-based Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) and a subsidiary of The Woodlands-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC), which has an option for up to 20 percent equity ownership in Saddlehorn Pipeline Co.

Houston-based Plains and Oklahoma-based Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: MMP) formed Saddlehorn Pipeline Co., a 50-50 limited liability company, to build, own and operate a 550-mile pipeline.

GOLETA, Calif. — The Texas-based pipeline operator responsible for a pipe that ruptured along the Santa Barbara coast, spilling thousands of gallons of oil, has a history of federal safety and maintenance violations, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Officials have closed Refugio State Beach and nearby El Capital Beach through the Memorial Day weekend, when their campgrounds would normally be filled.

About 4 miles of beach were inundated with oil, and the Coast Guard reported Wednesday that two slicks stretched over 9 miles.

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Santa Barbara County to help speed up the cleanup efforts.

“This emergency proclamation cuts red tape and helps the state quickly mobilize all available resources,” Brown said in a statement Wednesday night. “We will do everything necessary to protect California’s coastline.”

Boats deployed booms to contain the oil and protect habitat of shore birds, including the snowy plover, and skimmers sucked up the surface oil. Cleanup crews worked along the shore to clear the black, gooey crude from the rocks and sand.

Plains All American Pipeline has estimated that in a “worst-case scenario,” up to 105,000 gallons of oil spilled Tuesday from its ruptured onshore pipeline and that an estimated 21,000 gallons swept down a storm drain that empties into the Pacific.

The company said a control room operator noticed “abnormalities” and shut down the pipeline. Around the same time, Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a report of a strong gasoline smell at Refugio State Beach and found oil pouring into the ocean.

Two hours later, a Plains employee “visually confirmed the release” from the pipe, which was built in 1987 and carried 50,400 gallons per hour, the company and the Unified Command said Wednesday. It’s not known why the pipeline broke.

“Plains deeply regrets this release has occurred and is making every effort to limit its environmental impact,” the company said in a statement. “Our focus remains on ensuring the safety of all involved.”

The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that an analysis of data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration shows Plains’ rate of incidents per mile of pipe is more than three times the national average. Only four companies from among more than 1,700 pipeline operators listed in a database maintained by the federal agency reported more infractions than Plains Pipeline.

The Times says infractions involved pump failure, equipment malfunction, pipeline corrosion and operator error, but no injuries. According to federal records, since 2006 the company’s incidents caused more than $23 million in property damage and spilled more than 688,000 gallons of hazardous liquid, the newspaper reports.

It says a Plains Pipeline spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment about its regulatory record.

It’s the second time in a year that a Plains pipeline has ruptured in California. Last May, a stretch of a 130-mile pipe spilled about 19,000 gallons of crude through the streets of Atwater Village in Los Angeles County, forcing nearby buildings to be evacuated.

The Santa Barbara Independent reported that in a settlement in 2010 with the federal Environmental Protection Agency, Plains agreed to spend $41 million to upgrade 10,400 miles of pipeline nationwide and pay $3.2 million in civil penalties.

“Unfortunately with accidents and oil development, it is not a question of if, but of when,” said Owen Bailey, executive director of the Environmental Defense Center. “But to see this level of spill into such a sensitive and treasured environment is devastating.”

The extent of the damage from the latest spill is not clear. Initial reports of harm to marine life included some oil-soaked birds and one dead octopus. The coastal area is habitat for seals, sea lions and whales, which are migrating north.

Santa Barbara County Supervisor Doreen Farr called the ” beautiful and pristine” stretch of coastline “unique to the world.”

“This is more than an inconvenience,” she said. “This is just a disaster. We are taking it very seriously.”

Built in 1987 and installed in 1991, the pipeline transfers oil from ExxonMobil’s Las Flores Canyon Processing Facility to a pumping station in Gaviota owned by Plains. The oil then flows east to refineries in Kern County.

The pipeline underwent a “major internal inspection” in 2012 and again “a few weeks ago,” though the latest results are not available, Plains said Wednesday. No problems were reported.

Kevin Drude, head of the county’s energy division, told the Santa Barbara Independent he was puzzled why the pipeline did not shut down automatically. He said its sensor system can “pick up pinhole leaks.”

BP has billed Anadarko more than $272 million for its share of cleanup and response costs in the Gulf, according to a bill that was sent by BP and obtained by TPMMuckraker. Anadarko publicly suggested that it will not pay for costs associated with the oil disaster, claiming in a statement that BP was guilty of gross negligence or willful misconduct. Under the joint operating agreement, Anadarko must pay its portion of costs related to any incident—unless that incident was caused by its partner’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.[7]

HOUSTON — Magellan Midstream Partners and Plains All American Pipeline are teaming up on a new $850 million, 550-mile pipeline to carry crude oil from Colorado to Cushing, Oklahoma.

The new pipeline, called the Saddlehorn, will be built and owned by the Saddlehorn Pipeline Co., a 50-50 joint venture between the two companies.

In an announcement Friday, Plains and Magellan said the new line has binding commitments from producers Noble Energy and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., and that Anadarko has an option to obtain a 20 percent stake in the venture.

The line could be in service by mid-2016 if permitting and construction go smoothly, according to the announcement. Magellan said it will serve as construction manager and pipeline operator.

Binding commitments have been received from Houston-based Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) and a subsidiary of The Woodlands-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC), which has an option for up to 20 percent equity ownership in Saddlehorn Pipeline Co.

Houston-based Plains and Oklahoma-based Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: MMP) formed Saddlehorn Pipeline Co., a 50-50 limited liability company, to build, own and operate a 550-mile pipeline.

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World Beauty and Art Under Attack

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George Bush, the Republicans, and the Oil Pirates created ISIS that is poised to destroy more art and history. My family art and history was sold to an outsider by an attorney whose firm handles the Buck Trust, born of a oil firm. Chazen works for the Getty family who invented Big Oil, and gathered art from all over the world.

Look at the face of the self-righteous one above. This is a puritanical prig, the counterpart of the End Time Christian-right that I have been battling for twenty-seven years. My drawings and writing was removed by a Wiccan Prig on facebook. I do not have much hope for the future of art and the world. Ungifted and destructive people are playing God and are in need of people they deem below them, not worthy. Self-righteousness is the Great Plague of our age. No prisoners will be taken.

Jon Presco

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The Islamic State terror group now controls over half of Syrian territory after seizing the village and archaeological site of Palmyra Thursday, activists monitoring Syria’s civil war said.

Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the Associated Press the extremists overran the archaeological site, just to the southwest of the modern settlement on Palmyra, shortly after midnight local time.

In Damascus, state TV acknowledged that pro-government forces had withdrawn from the town.

An activist in the central province of Homs who goes by the name of Bebars al-Talawy said ISIS has taken over the ruins at the UNESCO world heritage site famous for its 2,000-year-old towering Roman-era colonnades and other ruins and priceless artifacts. Before the war, thousands of tourists a year visited the remote desert outpost, a cherished landmark referred to by Syrians as the “Bride of the Desert.”

Both activists said Thursday that ISIS had not damaged the ruins so far. ISIS has previously destroyed major archaeological sites in Iraq that predate the founding of Islam. Sky News reported that hundreds of statues and artifacts had been taken to safety ahead of the ISIS advancement, but larger items, such as stone tombs, could not be removed in time.

In Damascus, Maamoun Abdul-Karim, the head of the Antiquities and Museum Department, said Palmyra’s town museum had suffered “minor damages” during the ISIS onslaught.

“The city is now totally controlled by gunmen and its destiny is dark and dim,” warned Abdul-Karim. “We are in a state of anticipation and fear” about what will happen to “the archaeological site and the remaining artifacts in the museum.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that ISIS also had seized control of Palmyra’s military air base, prison and intelligence headquarters. The Associated Press reported that the prison, known as Tadmur, is where thousands of Syrian dissidents have been imprisoned and tortured over the years.

An amateur video posted online showed ISIS fighters, allegedly inside the prison, burning a giant poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad and cheering as flames rose around them against the night sky. The video and its location could not be independently verified, but appeared genuine and corresponded to other AP reporting of the events.

Al-Talawy said Syria’s government had recently transferred thousands of detainees from the Palmyra prison to a jail near Damascus.

But he added that ISIS extremists have freed some of those who were still inside the prison. He could not provide any definitive figures but there were believed to have been thousands of prisoners still there.

The fall of Palmyra marks the first time that ISIS has seized a population center directly from Syria’s military. The group already controlled vast, largely uninhabited tracts of land in Syria’s north and east. The country’s major population centers, such as Damascus, Homs, and Aleppo, are located in the west, near the border with Lebanon and the Mediterranean coast.

Syrian state media had earlier reported that government troops had withdrawn from the site after ensuring the safe removal of its inhabitants. Many Palmyra residents were fleeing the town toward the city of Homs and the capital, Damascus, according to Talal Barazi, the provincial governor.

Barazi told The Associated Press that the Syrian army is now amassing outside Palmyra, from where it is targeting ISIS reinforcements.

“We have not received any news about (the archaeological site’s) destruction,” Barazi said. “We hope that there will be no massacres in the city or damage to the ruins.”

Palmyra has a population of some 65,000 people, according to Barazi. He added that 1,300 residents fled over the past days and more were trying to leave on Thursday.

Despite the stunning victory by ISIS in Palmyra, the extremists suffered a setback in Syria’s northeastern province of Hassakeh, where they have come under attack by Kurdish fighters.

The Kurdish fighters captured much of the Abdul-Aziz Mountain near the village of Tel Tamr on Wednesday, according to the Observatory and the Kurdish forces known as the People’s Protection Units, or YPG.

The Observatory said YPG fighters were backed by airstrikes of the U.S.-led coalition, which has been bombing ISIS positions in Syria since September.

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Shell Game with Noble Royal Bully

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This aerial image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk aground off a small island near Kodiak Island Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. No leak has been seen from the drilling ship that grounded off the island during a storm, officials said, as opponents criticized the growing race to explore the Arctic for energy resources. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

This aerial image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk aground off a small island near Kodiak Island Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. No leak has been seen from the drilling ship that grounded off the island during a storm, officials said, as opponents criticized the growing race to explore the Arctic for energy resources. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

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SEATTLE, WA - MAY 16: ShellNo flotilla participants float near the Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig during demonstrations against Royal Dutch Shell on May 16, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. On Saturday demonstrators began three days of protests both on land and on Puget Sound over the presence of the first of two Royal Dutch Shell oil rigs in the Port of Seattle.   David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

SEATTLE, WA – MAY 16: ShellNo flotilla participants float near the Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig during demonstrations against Royal Dutch Shell on May 16, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. On Saturday demonstrators began three days of protests both on land and on Puget Sound over the presence of the first of two Royal Dutch Shell oil rigs in the Port of Seattle. David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP
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Noble Oil appears to own Royal Shell. At Christine Rosamond’s funeral reception, a very rich and powerful man BULLIED me in front of my mother. I believe this was Sally Green’s husband who invited my sister and members of my family out to Rocky Point where an alleged accident took her life. The mere citizens of Washington State have taken a offshore oil driller, hostage. The wealthy owners of the Lone Cypress Tree, have taken that tree, hostage. The Truth has been taken hostage!

BIG BULLY was not made in America, nor do they fly Old Glory. The blacks in Maryland need jobs! There are shipyards there. It’s time to take Bankers and Oil Pirates, hostage! These bloodsuckers are foreign entities who are only loyal to one another. Now is the time for true patriots to step forth and save our Beautiful Land and Democracy!

Jon Presco

Aboard the Noble Bully 1, Gulf of Mexico—The Noble Bully 1, a new kind of drill ship developed by Royal Dutch Shell PLC to help extract oil in once inaccessible regions of the deepest oceans, doesn’t look anything like a conventional vessel of its kind. Equipped with a new generation of digital technologies, the ship—a 30,270 gross ton behemoth that is the length of two football fields—is able to guide a 21.5 inch wide drill bit thousands of feet below the surface to the center of a target that is only about four by four feet in size.

Technology on the Bully, which includes built-in GPS, wind sensors, motion sensors and compasses, a hydraulic system, and computer-controlled thruster propellers on the bottom of the vessel, allows Shell to drill wells with new precision.

A storage tank attached to an oil well damaged by recent flooding spilled 7,500 gallons of crude oil into the Cache la Poudre River near Windsor in Northern Colorado, reported the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) late Friday afternoon. The oil well and tank are one of thousands that are placed too close to waterways in Colorado despite environmentalists’ attempts to fight the oil and gas industry and change state regulations to better protect Colorado’s lakes, rivers and streams.

The spill was discovered by the tank’s operator Noble Energy and later reported to the COGCC. All the contents of the tank, 178 barrels of oil, spilled into the river. High river flows that undercut the bank where the storage tank was sitting way too close to the river, caused the tank to drop and breaking a valve.

Clean-up crews are trying to absorb the spilled oil and a vacuum truck removed oily water from a low-lying area near the tank, according to a local news report. This spill falls right in front of an election on Tuesday, June 24, for a local moratorium on fracking in the nearby city of Loveland, and at the outset of a statewide ballot initiative in the fall of 2014 to further limit fracking in Colorado. Radio, TV and newspaper airwaves are under a deluge of advertising by the oil and gas industry to try and stop the moratoriums and ballot initiatives.

In the suit, ConocoPhillips argued the chain of transfer and requested summary judgment. Noble responded with its own summary judgment motion, arguing that Elysium purchased only certain liabilities during Alma’s bankruptcy so there was no privity of contract, that the bankruptcy court discharged all claims and liabilities against both Alma and Elysium, and that Noble Energy never owed an interest in or operated the property, among other arguments.

After a series of back-and-forths, the trial court granted Noble’s motion for summary judgment, finding as a matter of law that Noble was not a party to, did not assume and was not assigned, and otherwise had no obligation under a contract to indemnify or perform other obligations.

Noble Energy, Colorado’s second-largest oil and gas driller, has agreed to a settlement with state and federal regulators over Front Range air-pollution violations that could involve as much as $73.5 million in upgrades and new programs.

The company’s tank batteries were emitting thousands of tons of volatile organic chemicals a year, contributing to the region’s ozone pollution problem, according to an analysis by regulators.

In 2005, along with its purchase of the Kulluk, Shell bid $44 million for 84 blocks of seabed in the Beaufort Sea. In 2006 it hired a subcontractor, Frontier Drilling, now part of the Noble Corporation, to staff and operate the Kulluk. In 2007, it bid another $39 million to double its Beaufort holdings. In 2008, it paid a record-breaking $2.1 billion on leases in the Chukchi. Over time, it spent $292 million to upgrade the Kulluk. (The original purchase price for the rig was never disclosed.) From its North American headquarters in Houston, where executives oversaw logistics in the distant Arctic, Shell fought off lawsuits from environmental and native groups. It waited out the moratorium on offshore drilling imposed as a result of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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On Monday, protesters of all ages sang, rapped and danced at the vehicle gate of Terminal 5. They chanted and held signs saying “Climate Justice For All” and “You Shell Not Pass.”

Lisa Marcus, 58, a musician who participated in Saturday’s protest, turned up with her “Love the planet” sign for another day of activism Monday.

“We’ve got to wake up” to the dangers of human-caused climate change, she said, ticking off a list of environmental problems that the world is facing. “Shell is trying to make it worse, and that’s not acceptable.”

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Kayakers, or “kayaktivists”, as they have sought to rebrand themselves, will be splashing their oars in Seattle’s port to protest against drilling and exploration for oil in the Arctic – something the giant rig they will be facing off with, Polar Pioneer, is meant to do for oil giant Shell starting this summer.

“We here in Seattle do not want Shell in our port. We want them to get out and change their business before they change our planet and destroy the life of future generations,” said Annette Klapstein, a 62-year-old retired attorney and member of activist group the Raging Grannies.

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Shell was forced to halt its Arctic exploration in 2012 amid a series of severe security mishaps.

Environmental groups and scientists reacted to Monday’s news badly, warning that letting Shell back into the Arctic for exploration and drilling was very likely to cause an ecological disaster and contribute to climate change.

According to a US government study from this year, chances of an oil spill occurring as a result of drilling in the Arctic over the next 77 years are as high 75%.

These are figures well known to community members and activists in Seattle.

To Klapstein, the correct analogy is that of a plane crash.

“Can you imagine being told to get on a plane that has a 75% chance of crashing? Who gets on a plane that has a 75% chance of crashing?”

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/15/seattle-kayak-tivists-shell-arctic-oil-drilling

 

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Royal Dutch Shell plc (LSERDSA, RDSB), commonly known as Shell, is an AngloDutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.[2] Created by the merger of Royal Dutch Petroleum and UK-based Shell Transport & Trading, it is the fourth largest company in the world as of 2014, in terms of revenue,[1] and one of the six oil and gas “supermajors“.

Shell is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.[3] As of January 2013 the largest shareholder is Capital Research Global Investors with 9.85% ahead of BlackRock in second with 6.89%.[4] Shell topped the 2013 Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s largest companies.[5] Royal Dutch Shell revenue was equal to 84% of the Netherlands’ $555.8 billion GDP at the time.[6]

Royal Dutch Shell plc (LSERDSA, RDSB), commonly known as Shell, is an AngloDutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.[2] Created by the merger of Royal Dutch Petroleum and UK-based Shell Transport & Trading, it is the fourth largest company in the world as of 2014, in terms of revenue,[1] and one of the six oil and gas “supermajors“.

Shell is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.[3] As of January 2013 the largest shareholder is Capital Research Global Investors with 9.85% ahead of BlackRock in second with 6.89%.[4] Shell topped the 2013 Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s largest companies.[5] Royal Dutch Shell revenue was equal to 84% of the Netherlands’ $555.8 billion GDP at the time.[6]

Mr. Loeb helped conceive and now manages the Noble Bully drill ship that was developed by Shell and Frontier Drilling, now owned by Noble Corp. It is drilling wells for Shell in the Mississippi Canyons section of the Gulf about 120 miles south of New Orleans. It’s an important place in the history of deepwater drilling—Shell made the first deepwater discovery, called Cognac, there in 1975. And in 2010, the canyons were the site of the historic Deepwater Horizon spill. The Horizon, drilling about 40 miles south of the Louisiana shore, at the Macondo field, sank and caused catastrophic damage. A second ship using the same design, the Noble Bully 2, operates off the coast of Brazil.

The Noble Bully 1 is drilling wells for a new platform, to be called Olympus, which will provide the infrastructure for two deepwater developments, West Boreas and South Deimos. The Olympus will be a tension leg platform—meaning that it will float in the sea like a cork, tethered to the ocean floor with cables.

The project, known as the Mars B development, has made use of new  technology from start to finish. The area was explored in 2007 by an exploration vessel using a new kind of seismic technology called Ocean Bottom Sensing, which replaced  older, fixed cables outfitted with underwater listening devices with lighter, movable lines closer to the floor of the Gulf. The technology is now used by other companies as well, according to Shell. The new sensors can pick up more data—echoes of sonic blasts sent out by an exploration ship—than older generations. The data are then analyzed using artificial intelligence developed by Shell, and rendered in 3D and 4D maps of the oil reservoirs, using computer chips similar to those found in advanced video games. The analysis of the data is handled by Shell scientists working onshore, and the finished visualizations are available to the crew of the drill ship

http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2013/01/02/big-oils-big-data-push-changing-the-future-of-energy/

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/magazine/the-wreck-of-the-kulluk.html

http://www.adn.com/article/shell-drillship-may-have-legal-troubles-horizon

http://www.law360.com/articles/656044/noble-fights-defense-duty-in-conocophillips-oil-pollution-row

http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2015/04/22/noble-energy-agrees-to-settle-colorado-air-pollution-case

http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2015/04/22/noble-energy-agrees-to-settle-colorado-air-pollution-case

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Sink The Swiss Tax Shelter Pirate Fleet

Royal Rosamond Press:

On April 26, 2012 I posted this prophetic blog. Hence a Oil Pirate Vessel is being blocked from heading out to sea. “Shell was forced to halt its Arctic exploration in 2012 amid a series of severe security mishaps.
Environmental groups and scientists reacted to Monday’s news badly, warning that letting Shell back into the Arctic for exploration and drilling was very likely to cause an ecological disaster and contribute to climate change.
According to a US government study from this year, chances of an oil spill occurring as a result of drilling in the Arctic over the next 77 years are as high 75%.
These are figures well known to community members and activists in Seattle.
To Klapstein, the correct analogy is that of a plane crash.
“Can you imagine being told to get on a plane that has a 75% chance of crashing? Who gets on a plane that has a 75% chance of crashing?”

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/15/seattle-kayak-tivists-shell-arctic-oil-drilling

Originally posted on rosamondpress:

BP is being allowed to drill in the Gulf thanks to Noble Oil’s deception, they pretending to be an American Company – but they put all their assets in Switzerland so it can not be taxed, their profits used to feed hungry widows and children. I know my Patriotic Ancestors did not put their money in foreign banks. Indeed, my kindred, Sir Isaac Hull, took Old Ironsides to the North Africa to put an end to Islamic Piracy.

It’s time for the real American Patriots to blockade our harbors and keep the Swiss Pirate Fleet from hauling away billions of American dollars – and stop British petroleum from drilling in the Gulf, again, until all the Wealthy Traitors bring their money back to the God Ol U.S.A!

BP was just found guilty of negligence.

Lawrence Chazen, who is on the board of directors of Noble Oil, went after Rosamond prints…

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