Friday, October 1, 2010

Well, if they were jobless

Day by day

CS - Deep-water drilling
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In an effort to prevent another environmental catastrophe like the BP oil spill, the Interior Department issued a new set of rules Thursday aimed at improving safety for deep-water offshore drilling. The new rules mean the resumption of deep-water oil and gas drilling, put on hold following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, is not far off. “There are a series of technological and safety reforms that this administration is very serious about implementing, that need to be implemented and secured prior to the lifting of that moratorium,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. The new “drilling safety rule” tightens standards for the use of drilling fluids, well-bore casing, cementing in an exploratory well, and requires companies to improve the efficacy of blowout preventers–since BP’s blowout preventer failed. In addition, the new “workplace safety rule” requires oil and gas companies to develop better plans for dealing with worst-case scenarios when it comes to spills.

Big loss in TV land

Click here to read Stephen J. Cannell, Creator of Awesome TV Shows, Dead at 69

Stephen J. Cannell, Creator of Awesome TV Shows, Dead at 69

Stephen J. Cannell, creator and producer of The A-Team, The Rockford Files, 21 Jump Street, Wiseguyand The Greatest American Hero, died yesterdayfrom complications due to melanoma. His legacy will live on in syndication and DVD. He was 69. More »

Once again, Peggy nails it

NOONAN: The Twister of 2010...

Spooky image

Judy in the sky with diamonds

cloud face

Goldilocks Planet--100% Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold..From Paris

The discovery of a 'Goldilocks Planet' has everyone's thoughts waging.  According to the experts,  "The chances of life on the Goldilocks planet are 100%."