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July 5, 2010

Brooks Agnew, Ph.D.

Ecological, Economic, and Societal Implications of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

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The following synopsis/analyses was provided by Sharon Lorraine:

This is by far one of the most logically connected fact based interviews I've heard to date. The sources are not anonymous, and the facts are verifiable. Click here for Veritas Radio hosted by Mel Hostalrich, with guest author Dr. Brooks Agnew and geologist Benjamin Cavallari. The terminology discussed in this radio program is defined in sequence as the program moves forward in my explanation essay and definitions below.

Veritas: Latin for Truth

In explaining his radio program, Mr. Hostalrich shares as follows. "More than a show, this is a movement set on informing the world, teaching and finding out everything about the hidden knowledge being kept secret from humanity." .And a little about Mel Hostalrich; "I am a strong advocate of UFO disclosure, rather than the norm of just presenting sightings, witnesses, and sensationalism. In other words, I am directed by purpose."

Dr. Brooks Agnew: Most successful scientist with ground probing technology in the nation for oil and gas exploration. Scientific Internet Talk Radio Host of X2Radio, author of thousands of technical papers, seminars, and books on exploration of the Universe and Earth. Dr. Angew's show discusses such topics as who we are, where we came from, and the potential of mankind as a galactic race.

Crude oil colors: "Crude oil can come in many different weights and colors, and can differ greatly in its composition. As little as half of the composition of heavy oils can be made up of hydrocarbons, while the lightest oils can be up to 97% hydrocarbons. There are four main hydrocarbons found in crude oil, in varying amounts depending on the oil. Around half of the hydrocarbons in most crude oil are naphthenes, one-third are paraffins, one-sixth are aromatics, and the rest are asphaltics. The color can range from pure black or dark brown to greenish or yellowish, depending on the composition."

Super Volcano: "A supervolcano sends hundreds to thousands of cubic kilometers of ash into the atmosphere, changing the climate for hundreds to thousands of years. When Yellowstone last exploded, a pack of fossilized rhinos was discovered 1000 km (621 miles) away from the blast zone. They choked to death underneath the heavy ash. A supervolcano is the most powerful known destructive force on the planet. Only asteroids or other cosmic events are potentially powerful enough to exceed their magnitude. The difference between volcanoes and supervolcanoes is in the way the magma underneath each comes to the surface. In a normal volcano, a thin magma chamber leads to a towering cone, with a relatively thin layer of rock shielding the magma from the surface. When pressure underneath builds up sufficiently, the magma is shot upwards."

Tsunami: "A tsunami or tidal wave is a series of water waves (called a tsunami wave train) caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water, usually an ocean, but can occur in large lakes. Tsunamis are a frequent occurrence in Japan; approximately 195 events have been recorded. Due to the immense volumes of water and energy involved, tsunamis can devastate coastal regions." Wikipedia

Hurricane: "A hurricane is a powerful, swirling storm that begins over a warm sea. Hurricanes form in waters near the equator, and then they move toward the poles.The winds of a hurricane swirl around a calm central zone called the eye surrounded by a band of tall, dark clouds called the eyewall. The eye is usually 10 to 40 miles (16 to 64 kilometers) in diameter and is free of rain and large clouds. In the eyewall, large changes in pressure create the hurricane's strongest winds. These winds can reach nearly 200 miles (320 kilometers) per hour. Damaging winds may extend 250 miles (400 kilometers) from the eye." NASA

President Obama Suspends Well Drilling: "President Barack Obama said Thursday that he's "angry and frustrated" about the BP oil spill and that he is committing his administration to tougher regulation of the industry and a six-month suspension of exploratory drilling at 33 deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico. The suspension of exploratory drilling in Gulf waters 500 feet deep and beyond will put them out of operation while a new White House commission investigates ways to improve safety in deepwater operations, Obama said. "

Nationalization of oil supplies: The process of deprivatization of oil production operations, generally in the purpose of obtaining more revenue from oil; it should not be confused with restrictions on crude oil exports. According to consulting firm PFC Energy, only 7% of the world's estimated oil and gas reserves are in countries that allow private international companies free rein. Wikipedia

Carbon credit: "A generic term meaning that a value has been assigned to a reduction or offset of greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon credits and markets are key components of national and international attempts to mitigate the growth in concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs). One carbon credit is equal to one ton of carbon dioxide, or in some markets, carbon dioxide equivalent gases. Carbon trading is an application of an emissions trading approach. Greenhouse gas emissions are capped and then markets are used to allocate the emissions among the group of regulated sources. The goal is to allow market mechanisms to drive industrial and commercial processes in the direction of low emissions or less carbon intensive approaches than those used when there is no cost to emitting carbon dioxide and other GHGs into the atmosphere. Since GHG mitigation projects generate credits, this approach can be used to finance carbon reduction schemes between trading partners and around the world." Wikipedia

Algae fuels: "Algae fuel, also called algal fuel, algaeoleum or second-generation biofuel, is a biofuel which is derived from algae. During photosynthesis, algae and other photosynthetic organisms capture carbon dioxide and sunlight and convert it into oxygen and biomass. Up to 99% of the carbon dioxide in solution can be converted, which was shown by Weissman and Tillett (1992) in large-scale open-pond systems. Several companies and government agencies are funding efforts to reduce capital and operating costs and make algae fuel production commercially viable. The production of biofuels from algae does not reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), because any CO2 taken out of the atmosphere by the algae is returned when the biofuels are burned. They do however eliminate the introduction of new CO2by displacing fossil hydrocarbon fuels." Wikipedia

FEMA: "The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created by Presidential Order on 1 April 1979. The primary purpose of FEMA is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities. The governor of the state in which the disaster occurs must declare a state of emergency and formally request from the president that FEMA and the federal government respond to the disaster. " Wikipedia

Operation Garden Plot: "A general U.S. Army and National Guard plan to respond to major domestic civil disturbances within the United States. The plan was developed in response to the civil disorders of the 1960s and is now under the control of the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM). It provides Federal military and law enforcement assistance to local governments during times of major civil disturbances. Garden Plot was last activated (as Noble Eagle) to provide military assistance to civil authorities following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. The Pentagon also activated it to restore order during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots." Wikipedia

Chemical oi dispersants: "Oil dispersants have been available to combat spills since the mid-1980s. They are detergent-like chemicals that break up oil slicks on the surface of the water into smaller droplets, which can then be broken down by bacteria in the water and by other natural processes. Dispersants also help prevent the oil droplets from coalescing to form other slicks. According to the U.S. National Research Council, oil spill dispersants do not actually reduce the total amount of oil entering the environment. Rather, they change the chemical and physical properties of the oil, making it more likely to mix into the water column than to contaminate the shoreline." National

CRP: "The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. Through CRP, you can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland. The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) makes annual rental payments based on the agriculture rental value of the land, and it provides cost-share assistance for up to 50 percent of the participant's costs in establishing approved conservation practices. Participants enroll in CRP contracts for 10 to 15 years."

PEAK oil: "The point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline. This concept is based on the observed production rates of individual oil wells, and the combined production rate of a field of related oil wells. The aggregate production rate from an oil field over time usually grows exponentially until the rate peaks and then declines-sometimes rapidly-until the field is depleted. This concept is derived from the Hubbert curve, and has been shown to be applicable to the sum of a nation's domestic production rate, and is similarly applied to the global rate of petroleum production. Peak oil is often confused with oil depletion; peak oil is the point of maximum production while depletion refers to a period of falling reserves and supply." Wikipedia


Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope my short explanation essay, and definitions of the different terms used during the Veritas Radio, was as helpful for you. I certainly needed to get up to speed on all of this terminology too. I live on the West coast, so my heart goes out to those having to deal with all of this. I'm sure as things progress I will be guided to more more helpful news for those affected by this tragedy. And I think Mel Hostalrich, Dr. Brooks Agnew, and Benjamin Cavalary did an excellent job delivering this message. It's rare to find this kind of truthful analogy amongst all the fearmongering out there. Please share this blogpost and/or link to the Radio program far and wide.

Sharon Lorraine

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Brooks A. Agnew grew up in Pasadena, California around JPL and Cal Tech. He entered the Air Force in 1973, where he graduated top in his class in electronics engineering. He was one of the most successful scientists with ground probing radar technology in the nation for oil and gas exploration. Similar technology is currently utilized in the Mars Express program. He received his bachelors in Chemistry from Tennessee Technological University with honors. He is the author of thousands of technical papers, seminars, documentaries, or books on precision measurement and exploration into the mysteries of the universe and of the Earth. He is the host of X-Squared Radio, one of North America's most widely listened to internet paranormal radio programs. He is the co-author of The Ark of Millions of Years Trilogy that has been critically acclaimed as the most comprehensive publication ever written on the 2012 End Times. He is also the Expedition leader of the greatest civilian expedition in history to the Arctic Circle to examine the theory that planets form as hollow spheres. The team's hypothesis was Japan's Genes of Galileo Winner in 2007. He is currently the president of Sirius Energies Corporation, building electric vehicles.

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