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Russian Mine Disaster: At least 11 Dead, 41 Injured

Posted by feww on May 9, 2010

Eleven dead, 41 injured as coalmine explodes in Russia’s Kemerovo Region

At least 11 people have died and 41 others  injured afetr a coalmine explosions in Russia’s Kemerovo Region, Itar-Tass reported a regional emergency source as saying.


A map of Russia showing the country’s four major coal-producing regions.  The explosion occurred in Raspadskaya mine, Mezhdurechensk,  the Kemerovo region in the Kuzbass basin.   web дизайн © Александр Н. Ставцев.

The explosions occurred in the Raspadskaya mine in Mezhdurechensk, the Kemerovo region, killing eleven miners and injuring 41, the source said.

The rescue operation was suspended indefinitely after a second explosion in the mine, which injured more people, amid billowing smoke from the mine and fears of further explosion, Kemerovo Region Governor Aman Tuleyev said.

“The second explosion destroyed the main air shaft. Some people were hurt on the surface.” The report said.

Raspadskaya coalmine . There is a risk of other explosions, Kemerovo Region Governor Aman Tuleyev, who is at the site, told reporters.

“The rescue work will continue when the atmosphere in the mine is restored, but to conduct rescue work now means to send people to die.”

“After the second explosion, contact with three rescue teams — 20 rescuers — is lost, the source said.” Itar-Tass reported.

Of the 359 people who were in the mine when the first explosion occurred on Saturday at 20:55 Moscow time, 295 have been evacuated.  Some 54 miners and 20 rescuers are currently trapped underground.

Kemerovo region is situated in the major coal-producing Kuzbass basin. The Raspadskaya coalmine is about 3,500km (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, and produces about 8 million metric tons of coal annually.

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Obama: A Serious Self-Hater

Posted by feww on April 1, 2010

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Obama Hates Himself, His Kids, His Family and Rest of the World

He hates himself because he is emotionally unstable, has a weak character and has been trodden on all his life.

His hatred for rest of the world is all too evident in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has the blood of thousands of people on his hands, and it won’t wash off.

But, above all, he hates his kids. He couldn’t give a damn if they had a chance, a future, or not.

He has just unveiled plans for a “limited expansion” of offshore oil and gas drilling shamelessly disguised as winning Republican support for new strategies to fight climate change.

The moratoriums on offshore exploration which were secured  in the 1980s are all out of the window. [This is what the President had earlier called "hope and change."]

Oh, and he hates wildlife, especially in the coastal areas.

President B.O. is a pathological liar, too.


AssociatedPress — March 31, 2010 — Reversing a ban on oil and gas drilling off most U.S. shores, President Barack Obama announced an expansive new policy that could put oil and natural gas platforms in waters along the Atlantic coastline, the Gulf of Mexico and parts of Alaska.

If the national security of a country entails the health and well-being of its people, then Obama’s plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling is a direct threat to the national security of the United States.

Here’s the unintelligent lies he delivered at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland recently:

“Today we’re announcing the expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration, but in ways that balance the need to harness domestic energy resources and the need to protect America’s natural resources.”

“Drilling alone can’t come close to meeting our long-term energy needs, and for the sake of our planet and our energy independence, we need to begin the transition to cleaner fuels now,” Obama said.

Just exactly what are our “long-term energy needs?” What exactly are your plans for saving the planet? What are “cleaner fuels?” How much cleaner are they? Exactly, how much of these cleaner fuels do you have in mind?

Note that everything is left vague and in a haze of uncertainty in the hope that somehow you’ll figure it out, making sense out of his utter nonsense. He hopes the majority will never catch on to the truth. Will you ever stop bullcrapping?

“I know that we can come together to pass comprehensive energy and climate legislation that’s going to foster new energy—new industries, create millions of new jobs, protect our planet, and help us become more energy independent,” Obama added.

What a load of hot doublespeak, Mr President.

“My administration will consider potential new areas for development in the mid and south Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.”

Meanwhile, his administration announced the cancellation of oil and gas drilling leases in the Bristol Bay area [for now, at least!] as well as four other [useless, unwanted] leases in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off the north coast of Alaska.  The region will remain available to “future scientific research to assess their suitability for leasing.”


DOI Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Strategy – Lower 48 – Click image to enlarge.


DOI Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Strategy – Eastern Coast of Mexico Planning Area – Click image to enlarge.


DOI Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Strategy – Alaska Strategy – Click image to enlarge.

“There will be those who strongly disagree with this decision,” said Obama with a smirk.

No shit, Mr B.O.

What would his plan really mean

  • Continued addiction to oil
  • More intense, faster paces of climate change
  • Wilder climatic swings
  • Deadlier weather patterns
  • More oil spills
  • More sea and coastal pollution
  • Additional threats to marine life
  • More threats to the livelihood of coastal communities

May something have mercy on hid kids because, sure as climate change, nature will be inclement.

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Crimes Against Earth and Humanity

Posted by feww on October 29, 2007

A Disturbing Report from Rachel’s Democracy & Health News [#930]

- Industry’s Plan for Us
- Dioxins Can Alter Normal Sex Ratios for Births
- Criminal Element
- The Lethal Consequences of Breathing Fire
- Environmental Nasty Surprises as a Window on Precautionary Thinking

- How the Fossil Fuel Corporation intend to “re-engineer” our planet for us!
- How early exposure to dioxins (emitted as far as 25 km away) increase the risk of cancer later in life.
- How could the civilized society systematically poison its children with neurotoxins?
- How incinerating garbage poisons our world.
- When will the next environmental nasty surprise emerge? Read more…

Posted in cancer, children, dioxin, Fossil Fuel, garbage incinerators, neurotoxins, Oil companies, society | Leave a Comment »

 
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