Rachel's Reality-Check for Republicans

This is what we need to repeat for everyone.This is Reality. Share it. Repeat it ad infinitum.

Make sure this reality - ~actual~ reality - is propagated everywhere. Help quench the pseudo-reality that the GOP, Tea Party, Libertarians & conservative "media" have been living in for the past 4 years.

We need to wake them up. We need this term to be the defining one - the one where our nation actually, truly begins recovery.

BP : Let's keep the Astrophysicists busy guessing how many jelly beans in the jar

According to E-How - Many charity functions and parties offer a prize to the person who guesses the correct number of jelly beans in a jar.

Tips to guess how many jelly beans are :
1. Take a look at the jar size. This is important in making a guess.
2. Consider that each gallon jar can hold 930 jelly beans.
3. Pick the jar up (if you are allowed to) and count how many jelly beans there are in one row.

It seems that BP are about to offer America's finest scientists an opportunity to engage in a game of jelly bean guesstimates due to their unwillingness to measure the flow coming from the leaks at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Sound unbelievable? Follow after the fold and I'll explain what is going on here, which, in my personal and professional opinion, shouldn't be.

Interview with Deepwater Horizon Rig Survivor

Edger (from DailyKos) had a diary up yesterday with some very good information in it on the developing Gulf Rig disaster.
Animation: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Growth and Movement

There was a very good interview linked to in Edgers tip jar which I have transcribed, because it had a very important message in it.

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Um James, Dallas Texas, WBAP, Go right ahead sir.

Um, just wanted to clear up a few things with the petroleum engineer.
Everything he said was correct. I was actually on the rig when it exploded and was at work.

Alright lets Slow down, woah woah, woah woah, hold on....
So you were working on this rig when it exploded.

Yes sir.

OK. Go ahead

AMA is only 20%, BUT other Doctor groups need to SHOUT!

As many of us have pointed out for years, only a small (15 to 25%), declining and unrepresentative number of physicians belong to the despicable AMA.

In fact, despite the AMA position, 59% of physicians support "government legislation to establish national health insurance"!

Chevron Amazon Disaster on 60 Minutes/UPDATE with clip

We're in the home stretch for the legal proceedings against the largest environmental  disaster of this new century. Some tribal people in the Ecuadorian Amazon have got a strong case against the giant Chevron Corporation of the Estados Unidos for damages of up to 27 billion dollars.

Hold this image. Some barefoot indigenous folks who never drove a car, who haven't even seen many cars, are being led by a heroic Ecuadorian lawyer in the case of his life, hell, in the case of Big Oil's life and all of the trans-national oil companies' lives. Because later this year, when the mallet comes down, natural life for the planet - Pachamama, as empowered by the Ecuadorian constitution - will have stepped from the shadows to take her place alongside humanity, and humanity itself down to the most anonymous forager in the steaming jungle will have finally won out over the greed, arrogance and power of some of the planet's most abusive corporate elites.

This is not hyperbole.