Photo Journal of an Oil Spill Cleanup

Photo Journal of an Oil Spill Cleanup | Chemically Green: “The Malaysian-flagged MT Bunga Kelana 3 was carrying about 62,000 tons of light crude oil, the country’s coast guard said. Singapore port authorities said the spill measured about 4 kilometers by 1 kilometer and was located 6 kilometers south of Singapore’s southeastern tip.

Oil waves pounding the shore.

Oil wave.

More than 50 workers were deployed for the cleansing operations within a short time. Later 450 more workers joined to speed up the process. Sand contaminated by the oil sludge was disposed of immediately. Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore had six response craft on site to manage the spill at all time. via: Ricky Gui

It was less than a tenth the size of Singapore’s worst such oil spill since the MPA was created. As much as 29,000 tons of heavy marine fuel oil leaked into Singapore waters from the tanker Evoikos in 1997 after it collided with the Orapin Global tanker.”

BP Amoco: Accidents Not Waiting to Happen @ChemicallyGreen.com

We Guarantee the Future” – BP Amoco’s History
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British Petroleum has a long record of bold claims and clever slogans.
Far too many have proven to be incredibly ironic. BP also has another history, one we are reminded of now more than ever, one they paid top-dollar to cover up. A history of accidents and incidents of epic proportions…

Read the Full Post at Chemically Green

Looking Into the Eye of the Beholder

Looking Into the Eye of the Beast: “If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, what do these caged beasts see?
eye of the beholder
Photo: Oscar Ciutat
Mind grabbing photos from Oscar Ciutat, a photographer in Barcelona, Spain, seem to provoke this thought deeply. These images are part of a series called “Caged”, entirely comprised of captive animals from the Barcelona Zoo. What can be seen looking back in the eye that beholds you, something tangible or nothing at all, is for you to decide.
While zoos are amazing and the animals a glory to behold, it does make one wonder at times, what would an entire life in a cage be like surrounded by loud, hairless apes?”

You Know Times are Tough When Your Turf is a Trashcan

You Know Times are Tough When Your Turf is a Trashcan: “
Garbage Graffitia

Photo: northwestgangs
With the recession in full swing life is getting harder. Not yet to the level of the Great Depression, but close enough to impact every sector of society. Some of the hidden sufferers are gangs in the gangland turf wars. As less people can afford drugs and electronics worth stealing, times are getting tough for the small gangs. Some have been reduced to garbage for territory. Like all true thugs though, they tag it and claim it with pride…”

Green Gone Greedy: When Ads Abuse Yo’ Mama

When Nature Ads Go Wrong: “Go Green! At least that’s what they think, you think, they’re making you think, they think…

Confused yet? Corporate greed has always been the bane of the environment. Now greed has gone ‘green’ again, this time it’s a pretty paint job, for the same green they have always chased, money….

How to Sell a Lock… Choke a Tree and Kill Some Hippies!

Green Hippy Happy Greed
Photo: masterlock

The Official Twitter Text Commands

Via: Twitter Support : The Official Twitter Text Commands: “The Official Twitter Text Commands”

The Official Twitter Commands

Did you know: you can perform certain actions, like following or marking a friend’s update as a favorite, by using the designated Twitter commands? Use the commands listed below from your phone, the web update box, or your favorite third party application.

Please note : When using these commands make sure that you do not append an @ along with it. For example, if you want to turn on device notifications send only ON and not @ON. Similarly, if you want to stop getting updates from Twitter send STOP and not @STOP. If you send these commands with an @, it will be considered as an username and will not be executed as expected! Read on to know more Twitter commands..

Turning Twitter off and on: device notifications

  • ON: turns ALL phone notifications on.
  • OFF, STOP, QUIT, End, Cancel, Arret or Unsubscribe: turns ALL phone notifications off.
  • ON username: turns on notifications for a specific person on your phone. For example, ON alissa.
  • OFF username: turns off notifications for a specific person on your phone. For example, OFF blaine.
  • FOLLOW username: this command allows you to start following a specific user, as well as receive SMS notifications. Example: follow jermy
  • LEAVE username: this command allows you to stop following a specific user, as well as stop receiving SMS notifications. Example: leave benfu

Fun Stuff: friends, favorites, and stats!

There’s more to Twitter than OFF and ON! Use the commands below to send private messages, mark updates as favorites, or even remind someone to update their Twitter page if you’re wondering what they’re doing!
  • @username + message
  • directs a twitter at another person, and causes your twitter to save in their “replies” tab.
    Example: @meangrape I love that song too!

  • RT username
  • Retweet’s a users latest Tweet

  • D username + message
  • sends a person a private message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive.
    Example: d krissy want to pick a Jamba Juice for me while you’re there?

  • FAV username
marks a person’s last twitter as a favorite and causes the message to show up in your “Favorites” tab.
  • SET LOCATION placename
updates the location field in your profile
Example: set location san francisco

  • WHOIS username
  • retrieves the profile information for any public user on Twitter.
    Example: whois jack

  • GET username
  • retrieves the latest Twitter update posted by the person.
    Example: get goldman

  • FAV username
  • marks a person’s last twitter as a favorite. (hint: reply to any update with FAV to mark it as a favorite if you’re receiving it in real time)
    Example: fav al3x

  • STATS
  • this command returns your number of followers, how many people you’re following, and your bio information.

  • INVITE phone number
  • will send an SMS invite to a friend’s mobile phone.
    Example: Invite 415 555 1212

Noteworthy Facts

  • using on/off username from your phone only stops notifications to the place the command comes from; you’ll still collect a person’s updates on the web.
  • using follow/leave username from your phone is the same as using on/off username.
  • following someone from a phone for the first time will also cause you to follow them on the web.
  • there is no way to stop following a person on the web without visiting their profile and removing them. The off, leave, stop, and quit commands will only disable updates for the device(s) from which they were sent.
  • you don’t have to use on/off username from the phone, you can also set individual notifcations from a person’s profile page, or check your following page and manage all phone notification settings there.

Torture in American Prisons? It Happens Everyday in the USA!

Torture in American Prisons, it Happens Everyday in the USA

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AbuGhuraib wasn’t new…Americans are not new to torturing inhumanly….American prisons have a considerable history of such torture

I’ve personally witnessed prison guards beating, gassing and shocking inmates. I’ve seen this done for reasons such as not getting up fast enough, not moving fast enough or making too much noise. These are common occurrences in every jail and prison in the United States. So, why do politicians act as if a foreign US run prison would be any different? Or that these atrocities are a surprise of some sort? What makes anyone think these federally ran prisons would be immune to the same administrative abuse? After all, they’re all a part of the same broken, biased system. Welcome back to the real America, land of the free, home of the brave (at least that’s what we’re taught to believe). Our society is based on material objects and teaches us that greed is good. For those with no chance, there are few options. For those who do not conform, there is torture.

A Short History of Why I Know

I’ve been imprisoned, not for a crime I actually committed, but for daring to fight the law. As a youth, I embarrassed a police investigator. Within two weeks of turning 17, I was arrested and charged with numerous crimes. The Police and prosecutors corroborated to inflate the charges and value of a newspaper box Yes, I said newspaper machine; like the ones you put change into. They quoted the value at over $1400 dollars and claim I had picked up and carried away 2 of them. The newspaper company stated each box’ value at under $200. That’s what we call truth, liberty and justice, right? I served close to two years in a maximum security prison, beginning at the age of 17, and was released 1 month before I turned 19. I’m now 34 years old and still bear the burden of the system’s personal vengeance. I’ve never been able to gain employment in any environment that requires a security check or background check. I was denied by the Army, the Coast Guard and asked to lie when I tried to join the Marines. My story isn’t so sad when compared to those of some the other people I met along the way; people with fewer chances and options than I’ve been presented with. I try to tell myself I was lucky, that I survived, but this does me little good. I still carry a hatred for the system and the injustices responsible for my plight.  If it wasn’t for my wife and children, life would truly be dismal. Because of them I carry on my struggle, knowing full well I’ll never be able to make my "history" vanish from my personal record. I simply do my best to support them in a legal fashion, my one reward being their love. When my daughters were 9 an admitted child stalker was harassing them. He attacked me after being asked about his actions. Like any man and father, I defended myself and my children. The district attorney congratulated my heroic efforts by charging me with attempted murder. In the end, the jury found me not-guilty. In leading up to the trial I was informed that due to my criminal record I would be made an example of. Humans saved me, the system failed me. Even with five separate restraining orders and multiple admissions of guilt, the attacker and child stalker was propped up by ‘the right side’ of the law. Welcome to the real America, land of the free if they can afford it, land of the brave when you are weak enough to be abused. Please think very carefully before you judge what this documentary shows. Some would say ‘they are criminals, so who cares?’ The truth is, a very high percentage of those in American prisons are only guilty of not having the monetary ability to purchase their freedom. I’m not saying they didn’t commit a crime, but many have no choice, no option, no chance to do otherwise. When you have no future, no security, food or shelter, what option do you have beyond doing any and everything to survive? Without a prison system that helps to reform the true criminals, they’ll never stop. Without true equality there will always be cause to do ‘wrong.’ Without hope… we’re doomed. New Media Tagged: crime injustice prison torture video

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