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BP reports capturing Oil from the well…..The Cap is working…….

Obama 'furious' as BP wrestles cap onto oil leak

[ AFP/BP – This still image from a live BP video shows a cap being lowered in the hopes of sealing the fractured ]

BP has finally had some luck in fixing the cap onto the pipe spewing oil in the Gulf……

Hopefully they can capture enough oil to render this spill over…..

Something about closeing the evnts to the cap without it being blown off……

Mean while oil droplets have reached the coast of Florida….and the President is back in the region just in time to get the good news…..

On day 46 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP, at last, began to siphon oil from the ruptured undersea well to the surface, where it was flowing onto the awaiting drill ship Discover Enterprise.

As the recovery process started Friday, BP said it would shut four vents on top of a containment cap from which oil was still escaping into the ocean. The company hoped that closing the vents would greatly reduce the amount of gushing crude, though there was still enormous uncertainty about the ultimate success of BP’s latest effort to contain and recover the oil.

U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal government’s response manager, said estimates of how much oil is being captured or whether any leaks develop will be determined later Friday.

President Obama, who said he was “furious at this entire situation,” arrived in Louisiana on Friday afternoon to get another firsthand look at the environmental damage and speak with political and business leaders.

Obama did not provide details about attempts to seal the well, but said “it does appear that the cap — at least for now — is holding.” He quickly added, however, that it is “way too early to be optimistic.” Officials should know more about the success or failure of the effort in next 24 to 48 hours, he said…….

Link……..

June 4, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Ecology, Government, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Travel, Updates, Weather | , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Rescue Mission in Haiti is over……It is now a Recovery Mission….and a Mission to feed, house and care for the countries people…

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti mourned its dead on Saturday and hundreds gathered in the ruins of a wrecked Catholic cathedral to honor an archbishop and other victims killed in last week’s earthquake as the government ended search-and-rescue operations.

With international efforts now concentrating on helping hundreds of thousands of hungry, injured and homeless quake victims camped out in the streets, the Haitian government decided on Friday to halt the hunt for survivors under rubble.

“Hope is vanishing now, though we could still have miracles,” Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said in Geneva.

Byrs said search-and-rescue teams had saved 132 people since the January 12 quake but the focus was now turning to medical assistance for survivors and finding bodies.

Increasing pictures of the country show people living in tent cities……this seems to be an improvement, in that survivors have some form of shelter…..

But….The hardest part of dealing with this natural disasters is yet to come…..

It will involve….Maintaining control of the people….providing continuing medical care…dveloping a self -sustaining food, health and shelter system…and most important…..providing security and the start of rebuilding the country’s infrastructure…..

It goes without saying that the countries governance must continue and adapt to the horrible loss of life and terrible conditions…….

The United States….in cooperation with the United Nations and the Brazilians…will play a primary role in the rebirth of the country……and it won’t be easly…..

January 23, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Ecology, Family, Food, Government, Haiti, Health, Home, Law, Media, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates | , , , | 2 Comments

The United States …..not the United Nations is adopting Haiti right now…..

I was listening to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answer questions from reporters today…..when the questions got around to Haiti I listen harder…I was looking for one question and knew it was coming sooner…or later…..

When the question came Gibbs was carefull in answering it……”sir….who is charge in Haiti, right now?…..why hasn’t the President [Obama] been able to talk to the Haitian President?”

Gibbs cleared his throat, I think…and went on to say that the Haitian President is in charge of his country…….really?

I don’t think so……

While Rene Preval is the President of the country….he is right now just a survivor of his countries worst natural tadegety…he has no army…no police force to think of..his country has no governemnt…he has just about nothing….The American’s have the assets, which are flowing into the country, and will continue for some time…..

I submit to you that we don’t want to admit this but the highest commanding military person from the United Sates acting under the UN charter and his commader-n-Chief..in consoltation with The Haiti President (if he can find Preval and talk to him) is in charge of the country at this time….(as I write this piece)….

The country is a mess…it is overwhelmed and cannot take care of itself…the only blessing is the damage from the 7.0 scale earthquake was to a certain area……

The country’s future and its number of survivors will depend on the United Sates military which will have to secure the country…serach for survivors and recover the dead…provide shelte communications and food for its populas…take care of the sick and wounded and provide security for the survivors…..

While countries from all over the world will lend a hand, and support..it will be the top U.S. Army General in a few days that will command the operation……President Preval will be located and pulled into the net’ to make decisions sooner hopefully than later…..

But with such a poor country…..American and foreign troops will have another place to be in for along, long time…..

…..as the Dog would say…’that just is’…….

January 14, 2010 Posted by | Government, Haiti, Health, Home, Law, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Travel, Updates | , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments