Links for 12/27/10

But this was a disaster with two distinct parts — first a blowout, then the destruction of the Horizon. The second part, which killed 11 people and injured dozens, has escaped intense scrutiny, as if it were an inevitable casualty of the blowout.

It was not.

read more here about Deep Water Horizon’s final hours

Florida Spill Claimants

Links for 12/26/10

Bird Count on The Gulfcoast

Bastards, Slacktone, and Lucky Cheats at Aces and Ales

Forbidden Island Tiki-Lypso NYE Party

One million gallon sewage spill at Trestles

New Data on BP Oil Spill Damage

Read what scientists say about the latest results concerning the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico earlier this year.

Despite claims by BP and the EPA that Corexit, the chemical dispersant BP used to sink the oil was ‘as harmless as dish soap.’, on June 23, 2010, the US Coast Guard confirmed the death of two members of the cleanup crew who had been overcome by exposure to BP’s chemical dispersant.

BP Oil on Gulf Floor

The report leaves unanswered many questions about the spill’s environmental impact that scientists are likely to be researching—and BP and the government are likely to be fighting over—for years.

For instance, officials sprayed some 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersants on the oil to break it up and prevent it from washing ashore. In some sediment, tests found a chemical contained in dispersant, but its environmental impact is unknown, the report said.

read more about BPs oil here

individuals impacted by the events are urged to get lawyers here

Links for 12/16/10

Vintage Surfboards by Phil Longboard Surfboard – eBay

WikiLeaks cables: BP suffered blowout on Azerbaijan gas platform

David de Rothschild Reflects on Plastiki

BBC – Radio 1 – The Official Chart Update with Greg James – The Official UK Singles Chart Update Surfin’ Bird by The Trashmane on the british charts 12/2010

Government Sues BP For Gulf Oil Spill: U.S. Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Nine Companies 

1964 Fender Stratocaster Custom Color guitar on eBay

1964 Fender Jaguar Custom Color guitar on eBay

1966 Martin GT-70 Thinline Electric Guitar on eBay

RARE Martin GT-75 Electric Guitar 1966 w/ Original Case on eBay

Justice Department to Join Civil Lawsuits Tied to Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Concert instru 60’s

Links for 12/14/10

Surfing China’s Silver Dragon

Skeleton Sea Ausstellung in Valencia. Wellenreiten, Surfen an Nordsee und Ostsee

A Classy Christmas Cocktail

Breaking: Honolulu Symphony Orchestra Ending After 110 Years

Vintage Hagstrom Viking II- 1960’s ES-335 Style- CLEAN!

1965 Vintage Magnatone electric guitar tornado x-15

Vintage 1965 Vox Phantom XII 12-string guitar

Fender Stratocaster Vintage Reissue

Vintage Wurlitzer Electric Guitar

Clean Vintage 1967 Fender Coronado XII 12-String Guitar – eBay

1956 1957 Gretsch country club, great condition vintage

Damage to the Deep Sea Ecosystem? – Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill

Save as WWF, Save a Tree : Home

Links for 12/12/10

Happy Birthday ‘Fanciulla’ — Puccini’s Spaghetti Western Turns 100 : Deceptive Cadence

The Ventures’ Christmas Album LP

Tiki Wonderland

BP claims frustration prompts call to FBI – New Orleans News