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(Mother Jones)   Trying to get word out that there's been an Exxon oil pipeline spill? That's an arrestin'   (motherjones.com) divider line 156
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2013-04-07 02:31:07 AM
Thanks, Obama!
 
2013-04-07 02:38:08 AM

Two Dogs Farking: Thanks, Obama!


Not sure if satire or stupid.
 
2013-04-07 03:07:54 AM

pxlboy: Two Dogs Farking: Thanks, Obama!

Not sure if satire or stupid.


Which would you rather it be?
 
2013-04-07 03:22:45 AM
I blame Bush.
 
2013-04-07 03:45:13 AM
GOPers are to blame. This is the right wing America they made and will kill you for.
 
2013-04-07 04:31:33 AM
I don't think there is a story here. the "command center" is probably rented office space. Private property. A place of business.

I work in the same building as Chevron Pipeline's Salt Lake City office. They recently spilled a lot of diesel into protected wetlands.

For the first few days, the potemkin village aspect was pretty funny. Anyone who actually worked for a living was wearing an orange vest and a hard hat. That kind of thing.

But since the story broke, they've had catering deliveries every day. There's a spread of food in their front office for anyone who might show up. Folks are effing *welcome.

It actually kinda makes me jealous. They've got some damn fine snacks in there.

It sounds to me like things were getting out of hand and they (stupidly) asked the cops to clear the place out so they could get some work done.

Chevron is usually smart enough to rent some extra office space on another floor of the building where they can answer the same questions over and over while the people who are actually responsible for stuff can do their jobs in peace.
 
2013-04-07 04:53:44 AM

JerkyMeat: GOPers are to blame. This is the right wing America they made and will kill you for.

 
2013-04-07 05:07:05 AM

Asa Phelps: I don't think there is a story here. the "command center" is probably rented office space. Private property. A place of business.

I work in the same building as Chevron Pipeline's Salt Lake City office. They recently spilled a lot of diesel into protected wetlands.

For the first few days, the potemkin village aspect was pretty funny. Anyone who actually worked for a living was wearing an orange vest and a hard hat. That kind of thing.

But since the story broke, they've had catering deliveries every day. There's a spread of food in their front office for anyone who might show up. Folks are effing *welcome.

It actually kinda makes me jealous. They've got some damn fine snacks in there.

It sounds to me like things were getting out of hand and they (stupidly) asked the cops to clear the place out so they could get some work done.

Chevron is usually smart enough to rent some extra office space on another floor of the building where they can answer the same questions over and over while the people who are actually responsible for stuff can do their jobs in peace.


I believe you've completely missed the point.
 
2013-04-07 05:11:30 AM
Upon arrival, representatives from the county sheriff's office, which is running security at the site, directed the reporters to a boundary point 10 feet away that they should not pass.

Well, I if I had the chance to tell someone "You shall not pass!" I guess I'd have to take it...
 
2013-04-07 05:16:48 AM
Has any reporter been arrested? That would be a real story.
 
2013-04-07 05:24:21 AM
Dude, you went to the  HAZMAT command center at the farking spill site, you insufferable moron.  No one not directly involved in cleanup/containment is allowed in the cleanup operations zone for reasons even someone with your single-digit journalist IQ should be able to easily farking comprehend.

If you want soundbites, go to an office or something where the people aren't doing actual work involving potentially dangerous substances and have time for your bullshiat.

//This is not something new and exciting, this is the same operational procedure used for  every chemical spill ever that any reporter tasked with covering them should know by heart.  This isn't something special that EXXON came up with, if you try to bust in to start interviewing people at a municipal hazmat team's spill site they'll tell you to fark right off or you'll be arrested, too.
 
2013-04-07 05:26:27 AM
The shooters from Aurora and Tucson, should have been executed long ago. We all know they are guilty.
 
2013-04-07 05:38:05 AM
NO FLY ZONE TERRORISTS BROKE THE PIPELINE ARE BEING HUNTED BY LAPD


/seal team 6 just didn't have the firepower
 
2013-04-07 05:42:24 AM
"Trying to get word out..." = "Trespassing on private property"?

Or is this public land that Exxon is somehow commandeering with the help of the cops?

/sounds like word is out
 
2013-04-07 05:45:02 AM
It's their property and they can kick you out if they want. A press pass doesn't give you the right to go wherever you please.
 
2013-04-07 05:48:03 AM

pxlboy: Two Dogs Farking: Thanks, Obama!

Not sure if satire or stupid.


I think is both

/plus truth
 
2013-04-07 05:54:03 AM
I think it is time for journalist to invest in drones.

/What is the difference between a drone and a model plane with a camera on it?
 
2013-04-07 05:54:39 AM

Pick: The shooters from Aurora and Tucson, should have been executed long ago. We all know they are guilty.

 
2013-04-07 05:54:54 AM

DrAwesomeTBM: Asa Phelps: I don't think there is a story here. the "command center" is probably rented office space. Private property. A place of business.

I work in the same building as Chevron Pipeline's Salt Lake City office. They recently spilled a lot of diesel into protected wetlands.

For the first few days, the potemkin village aspect was pretty funny. Anyone who actually worked for a living was wearing an orange vest and a hard hat. That kind of thing.

But since the story broke, they've had catering deliveries every day. There's a spread of food in their front office for anyone who might show up. Folks are effing *welcome.

It actually kinda makes me jealous. They've got some damn fine snacks in there.

It sounds to me like things were getting out of hand and they (stupidly) asked the cops to clear the place out so they could get some work done.

Chevron is usually smart enough to rent some extra office space on another floor of the building where they can answer the same questions over and over while the people who are actually responsible for stuff can do their jobs in peace.

I believe you've completely missed the point.


Totally.  There's no Exxon oil spill.  It's a bitumen spill.   Completely different.
 
2013-04-07 05:56:49 AM
previous reports regarding BP in the gulf make this story unsettling.

/mother jones nonwithstanding
 
2013-04-07 05:56:52 AM

No Time To Explain: /plus truth


yeas... obama broke the pipeline on purpose. Just so he could initiate operation: liberty erosion. Farking low commie trick. pretty standard for a muslin communist kenyan from hawaii. Quite how the american publc got tricked into voting for him, I'll never know.
 
2013-04-07 05:57:28 AM

Enemabag Jones: /What is the difference between a drone and a model plane with a camera on it?


tabloid outrage.
 
2013-04-07 06:03:33 AM
Wow... I guess the corporations really DO own the law in this country.  WTF.
 
2013-04-07 06:07:54 AM
kind of interesting how little attention this story has gotten. Maybe it's not sexy enough? It must suck to live in a neighborhood evacuated because there is oil running through the streets. I guess sports are more important.
 
2013-04-07 06:14:41 AM
Long story short:   "We're journalists.  You can't kick us off your property, that's a violation of our 1st Amendment rights."
 
2013-04-07 06:17:03 AM
Send in the drones.
 
2013-04-07 06:18:05 AM

Happy Hours: kind of interesting how little attention this story has gotten. Maybe it's not sexy enough? It must suck to live in a neighborhood evacuated because there is oil running through the streets. I guess sports are more important.


Or Kanye West.
 
2013-04-07 06:26:29 AM
It's called journalism and it isn't that hard.

Link

/Assuming they can find the responsible party, they will arrest you for some probably easily beat charges, but isn't that in your job description.
 
2013-04-07 06:32:55 AM

Jim_Callahan: Dude, you went to the  HAZMAT command center at the farking spill site, you insufferable moron.  No one not directly involved in cleanup/containment is allowed in the cleanup operations zone for reasons even someone with your single-digit journalist IQ should be able to easily farking comprehend.

If you want soundbites, go to an office or something where the people aren't doing actual work involving potentially dangerous substances and have time for your bullshiat.

//This is not something new and exciting, this is the same operational procedure used for  every chemical spill ever that any reporter tasked with covering them should know by heart.  This isn't something special that EXXON came up with, if you try to bust in to start interviewing people at a municipal hazmat team's spill site they'll tell you to fark right off or you'll be arrested, too.


In this case, by your own reasoning, Exxon shouldn't have been letting the journalist in question anywhere near the site.

But somehow they did.  It's almost like (gasp) Exxon has previous form as far as unsafe working practices are concerned...

Go suck corporate dick somewhere else.
 
2013-04-07 06:35:31 AM
"Orwell to aisle three. Spill in aisle three. Orwell to cleanup in aisle three."

The no-fly zone is a really nice touch.
 
2013-04-07 06:44:29 AM
If this happened on public property and outside of any HAZMAT containment area there might be a story here. Unfortunately, the people who are supposed to report the facts of situations like this are apparently asleep at the wheel.

/Quick, someone call a journalist!
 
2013-04-07 06:48:42 AM
'You must wait behind that line... NO!  You must leave now!'
 
2013-04-07 06:51:26 AM
The same corporations that owned Bush own Obama. It's not a R vs D thing. It's a corporate interests vs citizens interests issue. While you scream how the other political party is evil the people with real power are getting rich. "Your" party is just as liable to sell you down the river as the other one.
 
2013-04-07 07:04:50 AM
http://www.helipal.com/dji-phantom-gps-drone-rtf.html

Time for civilians to get some drones out there...
 
2013-04-07 07:09:51 AM

Jim_Callahan: Dude, you went to the  HAZMAT command center at the farking spill site, you insufferable moron.  No one not directly involved in cleanup/containment is allowed in the cleanup operations zone for reasons even someone with your single-digit journalist IQ should be able to easily farking comprehend.

If you want soundbites, go to an office or something where the people aren't doing actual work involving potentially dangerous substances and have time for your bullshiat.

//This is not something new and exciting, this is the same operational procedure used for  every chemical spill ever that any reporter tasked with covering them should know by heart.  This isn't something special that EXXON came up with, if you try to bust in to start interviewing people at a municipal hazmat team's spill site they'll tell you to fark right off or you'll be arrested, too.


And the fact that they have so many, the reporters should know all the rules for this kind of thing, that doesn't bug you?
 
2013-04-07 07:30:41 AM

Trapper439: Go suck corporate dick somewhere else.

 
2013-04-07 07:40:49 AM

Happy Hours: kind of interesting how little attention this story has gotten. Maybe it's not sexy enough? It must suck to live in a neighborhood evacuated because there is oil running through the streets. I guess it's

unpatriotic to criticise an American oil company.


FIFY
 
2013-04-07 07:58:59 AM

squibbits: Happy Hours: kind of interesting how little attention this story has gotten. Maybe it's not sexy enough? It must suck to live in a neighborhood evacuated because there is oil running through the streets. I guess sports are more important.

Or Kanye West.


Or Michelle's bangs
 
2013-04-07 08:05:51 AM

JerkyMeat: GOPers are to blame. This is the right wing America they made and will kill you for.


I'm pretty sure Arkansas is still run by democrats.
 
2013-04-07 08:08:21 AM
The town and residents are going to be set for life when Exxon pays them to sign a confidentiality agreement. They don't need libs and national media messing that up.
 
2013-04-07 08:11:47 AM
The press has tenticles? That's new.
 
2013-04-07 08:15:18 AM

Jim_Callahan: Dude, you went to the  HAZMAT command center at the farking spill site, you insufferable moron.  No one not directly involved in cleanup/containment is allowed in the cleanup operations zone for reasons even someone with your single-digit journalist IQ should be able to easily farking comprehend.

If you want soundbites, go to an office or something where the people aren't doing actual work involving potentially dangerous substances and have time for your bullshiat.

//This is not something new and exciting, this is the same operational procedure used for  every chemical spill ever that any reporter tasked with covering them should know by heart.  This isn't something special that EXXON came up with, if you try to bust in to start interviewing people at a municipal hazmat team's spill site they'll tell you to fark right off or you'll be arrested, too.


There is a no fly zone that spans a radius of ten miles around the spill and 1 mile altitude.

HAZMAT my ass. This is a pretty serious spill, and they're banning reporters from trying to actually report on it without filtering the information, under threat of arrest.

So the Soviets run Arkansas now?
 
2013-04-07 08:21:29 AM

Deathfrogg: Jim_Callahan: Dude, you went to the  HAZMAT command center at the farking spill site, you insufferable moron.  No one not directly involved in cleanup/containment is allowed in the cleanup operations zone for reasons even someone with your single-digit journalist IQ should be able to easily farking comprehend.

If you want soundbites, go to an office or something where the people aren't doing actual work involving potentially dangerous substances and have time for your bullshiat.

//This is not something new and exciting, this is the same operational procedure used for  every chemical spill ever that any reporter tasked with covering them should know by heart.  This isn't something special that EXXON came up with, if you try to bust in to start interviewing people at a municipal hazmat team's spill site they'll tell you to fark right off or you'll be arrested, too.

There is a no fly zone that spans a radius of ten miles around the spill and 1 mile altitude.

HAZMAT my ass. This is a pretty serious spill, and they're banning reporters from trying to actually report on it without filtering the information, under threat of arrest.

So the Soviets run Arkansas now?


It's very easy to get good footage from above 1 mile these days.
 
2013-04-07 08:30:06 AM

Happy Hours: kind of interesting how little attention this story has gotten. Maybe it's not sexy enough? It must suck to live in a neighborhood evacuated because there is oil running through the streets. I guess sports are more important.


No it's just arkansas.
The last time anyone thought about Arkansas, was when bubba Clinton was in office. Heck most if you would be hard pressed to find Arkansas on a map.
Which is just the way we like it. 2 million people in the entire state, we like our space.
 
2013-04-07 08:38:08 AM

wildlifer: Happy Hours: kind of interesting how little attention this story has gotten. Maybe it's not sexy enough? It must suck to live in a neighborhood evacuated because there is oil running through the streets. I guess sports are more important.

No it's just arkansas.
The last time anyone thought about Arkansas, was when bubba Clinton was in office. Heck most if you would be hard pressed to find Arkansas on a map.
Which is just the way we like it. 2 million people in the entire state, we like our space.


I'm more familiar with Arkansas than you might imagine. Do they still have just one area code for the entire state?

Is it still natural?

nice place - sure, there are a bunch of hicks living there, but that's okay - some of them are nice people.
 
2013-04-07 08:38:49 AM
Exxon will probably be fined at least 20,000 bucks this time.
 
2013-04-07 08:44:55 AM

Happy Hours: wildlifer: Happy Hours: kind of interesting how little attention this story has gotten. Maybe it's not sexy enough? It must suck to live in a neighborhood evacuated because there is oil running through the streets. I guess sports are more important.

No it's just arkansas.
The last time anyone thought about Arkansas, was when bubba Clinton was in office. Heck most if you would be hard pressed to find Arkansas on a map.
Which is just the way we like it. 2 million people in the entire state, we like our space.

I'm more familiar with Arkansas than you might imagine. Do they still have just one area code for the entire state?

Is it still natural?

nice place - sure, there are a bunch of hicks living there, but that's okay - some of them are nice people.


Nope three area codes, 501, 870 and 479.

Still very natural and cheap place to live. We even have a distillery in little rock, rock town distillery. They make awesome moonshine.
 
2013-04-07 08:46:51 AM
So glad we have an administration that is transparent, and believes in letting the people know everything.
 
2013-04-07 08:50:19 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: Deathfrogg: Jim_Callahan: Dude, you went to the  HAZMAT command center at the farking spill site, you insufferable moron.  No one not directly involved in cleanup/containment is allowed in the cleanup operations zone for reasons even someone with your single-digit journalist IQ should be able to easily farking comprehend.

If you want soundbites, go to an office or something where the people aren't doing actual work involving potentially dangerous substances and have time for your bullshiat.

//This is not something new and exciting, this is the same operational procedure used for  every chemical spill ever that any reporter tasked with covering them should know by heart.  This isn't something special that EXXON came up with, if you try to bust in to start interviewing people at a municipal hazmat team's spill site they'll tell you to fark right off or you'll be arrested, too.

There is a no fly zone that spans a radius of ten miles around the spill and 1 mile altitude.

HAZMAT my ass. This is a pretty serious spill, and they're banning reporters from trying to actually report on it without filtering the information, under threat of arrest.

So the Soviets run Arkansas now?

It's very easy to get good footage from above 1 mile these days.


When the spill first started, and the Sheriff had ordered evacuation, the deputies were confiscating peoples cameras and turning them over to the Exxon reps. Photography was forbidden.
 
2013-04-07 08:55:50 AM

Do_wacka_Do: So glad we have an administration that is transparent, and believes in letting the people know everything.


Too bad the same can't be said for the previous administration.
 
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