the rachel maddow show, transcript 05/28/10 - absorbent boom
Host: Good evening.
This is the last night of "Geek Week" on rachel maddow's show and we have saved the best to the end. Infrastructure!
What do you want is underground rail transit, a huge underground drilling and rock bed frozen by salt water?
Of course you know.
We have everything.
But first, this is the walrus.
Come on, guys.
We talked about this.
It's not a walrus.
Of course, Wilford Briley.
I'm sorry about that. Ha-ha.
This is a sea elephant.
Guys, come on!
I know it's Friday and I know it's been a long week for Geek Week.
Technically, John Bolton is not a walrus. All right. Here we go. We can do this. Come on. This. That—there we go.
This is the walrus. All right.
This is the walrus.
Did you see their big ivory?
They have beautiful beards. like whiskers.
The walrus is an awesome creature.
I learned a few things that walruses can do today on Wikipedia.
According to Wikipedia, this is a photo of a sea elephant breathing holes on ice.
As you can see, it is floating with a huge long tooth to support its giant elephant nose so it can breathe more comfortably.
The walrus is amazing.
Do you know what the walrus is?
The walrus is not even warm.
They live in very, very cold waters, such as the Arctic Ocean, the North Atlantic, the North Pacific, and very, very cold subarctic regions. B. P.
Their Gulf disaster response plan, submitted to the federal government last year, suggested that any response team to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill should be careful. B. P.
Sea elephants are listed in marine life that may be affected by the potential oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Unless B. P.
A magical Caribbean elephant was discovered, and no one else knew, what did they say at Wilford Briley?
Again, they warn the walrus that this is a regional oil spill response plan in the Gulf of Mexico --
This may mean that they just cut and pasted the reaction plan from some of the other regional oil spill response plans, and they just wanted no one to notice.
Public employees in charge of environmental responsibility pointed out to "Reuters" today about the walrus.
"Reuters" then published a story under the title "The sea elephant in Luiz Anna?
"That's how hard we force the oil industry to be in terms of protecting these incredibly fragile places where we allow them to drill for oil and they make more money from it than God.
That's why we forced them to be so diligent.
Look for the walrus in the Gulf of Mexico.
Based on this wonderful plan, B. P.
The Gulf of Mexico disaster response continues at this time.
We are now the third day of their latest effort to plug the leaking well, the well at the top.
As to whether the top killer works or not, to be honest, we don't know more tonight than we did last night. B. P.
Officials report that top-level killings continue as planned, but they will not really know in the next few days.
In addition to killing the top, we can also report B tonight. P.
Tried trash shooting and basically threw heavy objects like crushed rubber golf
Crush rubber and golf balls into a series of valves at a very high speed to block the leaking well.
In both cases, garbage shooting and top killP.
It will take them 24 to 48 hours to know if it works.
Before we know if the oil stops flowing.
If junk shooting and top kill don't work, it's a bit back to the origin. B. P.
Will try to place a small containment dome on the piping that spews
When people tried hats 30 years ago, they called it "sombrero ".
"Even if any of these things finally stop the leak, the ensuing disaster will last longer than the leak itself.
The president made a point today when he visited the area. (
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US President Barack Obama: Even if the leak is stopped today, it will not change the fact that these waters still contain the largest oil spill in US history.
There will be more people ashore. (END VIDEO CLIP)
MADDOW: Today's new discovery in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico adds urgency to this statement.
You may remember last night we described the recent discovery of an underwater oil plume.
What you see on the left is the plume found last week.
The one in the middle is this-
The one we learned yesterday.
There are reports today.
I saw how that disappeared from the screen.
Because we don't even know how big it is.
The scientists who found it couldn't find the edge of it.
Today, a scientist said, "We have never found any end of it.
"In addition, the one in the middle that was discovered yesterday was described as clear by scientists, and now is a clear oil plume, still oil, not good.
But the huge plume that scientists found today, the end of the plume that they couldn't find
They call it the dark one.
The submarine was sent to the water and found to be completely black.
This oil is sitting in the Gulf of Mexico right now.
Every day the leak continues, it is probably forming more feathers.
Once the well is finally capped, everyone will be relieved. But what then?
Anne Thompson, chief environmental affairs correspondent for NBC News, joined us.
She joined us again from Venice in Luna.
Thank you again, Annie. Appreciate it.
Anne Thompson, chief environmental affairs correspondent for NBC News: Sure, Rachel.
I know you can go to Red Fish Bay today.
What happened on the coast you can see today?
Thompson: Rachel, I was in red fish Bay a week ago and we went out today and the difference in the week was just-
It will turn your stomach.
There is no other way to describe it.
We are outside today, anywhere around the bay, and you see this black oil strip, at the bottom of the rose vine, which meets water.
Then you see prosperity.
There is a lot of prosperity, mainly absorbing prosperity, white things.
But this is not an oil rival.
Oil is not only on the edge of the swamp, but also deep into the swamp.
You can see Roso's cane.
It just bends because the oil suffocates it.
This is very, very disturbing because it will be something that will be dealt with in the state of Luis Anna, not only this month or next month, but also in the coming months because of this oil spill.
Even if the top killer is successful, they will seal the well, which will not end the environmental disaster.
This will last a long time here.
Mado: Annie, what happens to a swamp like this saturated with oil?
Probably, the choking vegetation you see is probably dead.
If the soil is like this, will these swamps disappear when these vegetation disappears?
When oil entered the swamp, I was talking to an environmental activist who described the oil situation.
It's like a mower, just cut it off.
Cut off the swamp and cut off Roso sugar cane.
Then complicate the problem.
First, it takes away the habitat of 400 species of fish and birds that live off the coast here.
Then on it, when the rose vine goes through its natural cycle, it grows and dies, and when it breaks down in the water, it becomes one of the first links to all the wildlife food chains here.
Now the situation is gone, which disrupts the food chain, which means there will be no place for these birds and fish to live and they will not have food to eat.
Mado: Anne, as we are talking now, we have shown some of the absorption boom you describe, and it is clear from these pictures, the amount of oil they get there doesn't match.
When the president talked today about doubling the manpower within 24 hours after the oil had landed or landed --
What help is manpower?
Once this happens, what humans can do to mitigate this situation
Once it does what you describe?
Thompson: Rachel, what's interesting today is that the Coast Guard is traveling with the media in the Bay about 105 miles west of here to show what they're doing.
You can see the difference that manpower can bring.
In a swamp, for example, they use absorption pads, place them by hand on the edge of the swamp, and then absorb the oil with them. That‘s one way.
You need someone to check these.
Prosperity, especially absorption prosperity, is more frequent than it is now and needs to be changed because at some point it clearly stops working.
Manpower can work if there are no other reasons, except to help determine where oil is going ashore.
Once it is discovered, let people go out and try to lighten it before it returns to the swamp.
Because I don't know how you got it out once it got into the swamp. And that‘s—
No one knows how you got it.
Some talk about burning the swamp, some talk about drowning the swamp.
We saw these mini.
The tank from Venice today is called the marsh trackers.
I'm not quite sure what good they're going to do, but this is-
I can't tell you how important these swamps are to Luis Anna.
I mean, really.
They are indeed the lifeblood of this country.
MADDOW: Anne, in terms of the prospect of deploying more people to do the kind of work you just described, today I also hit, the chairman said, I have.
He said the government is sending doctors and scientists to five states in the Gulf to take care of people's health and monitor the adverse effects felt by cleaning staff and local residents.
Can you talk about the health concerns of this oil? How worried are people about it, what evidence do we see?
THOMPSON: Well, I think-
What happened this week was that seven fishermen working in Breton Bay were hospitalized for nausea and related symptoms.
The fishermen told the hospital that they thought they had come into contact with the dispersing agent, which is why they were ill.
Now, no one has confirmed this except that they are sick.
Five of them were treated and released, and two of them were still in hospital. And it is—
This is a big problem.
I mean, I need to worry about breathing problems.
These are the first questions.
I can tell you that the stink here is very bad.
Then, what's long?
Long term effects of breathing, touching oil, touching dispersing agent?
These are questions that no one really knows the answer.
So we need scientific data.
We need doctors to help people when they are really exposed to this.
The last question is about your efforts, Annie.
Efforts are being made to prevent the oil well from leaking. I understand B. P.
Drill a relief well with two drills.
But now one of the platforms has been temporarily suspended.
Do we know why they did this? Thompson: Yes.
They have two.
I mean, what you do when you drill a relief well is want you to go in and you actually want to kill the well at the bottom, that's the problem.
They call it the bottom kill, not the top kill they are doing now.
They do it from several different angles because it usually takes a few attempts to get the well done.
What did they do with this?
They have suspended a drilling job because they use the rig as a basic spare part if the top well does not work.
Each rig has a blowout preventer.
The one that exploded, too, but we all know that the blowout preventer doesn't work.
If top kill doesn't work, one of the ideas is to install a new one on top of the old one to see if they can --
If the new blowout preventer can press the well.
So that's what we think.
What they have to do is put the blowout preventer in-
The second drill exists at the bottom of the sea floor and now it sits there like a spare part in case top kill doesn't work.
Hope we know if top kill works by Sunday, though I will remind youP.
Keep moving the finish line as much as possible, in part because it takes longer and is much slower than anyone expected, Rachel.
They put the mud pump into the well and they stopped and they measured the pressure reading.
Then, for example, they did a couple of trash shot attempts.
Now, tonight, they want to resume pumping mud into the well and then do more pressure readings --
All of this is to make sure they don't make the situation worse than it is now.
Tonight, Anne Thompson, chief environmental affairs correspondent for NBC News, in Venice, Luis Anna.
As usual, Anne thanked you very much.
You really helped us understand.
Thompson: be careful, Rachel.
MADDOW: Thank you.
So, today, the Obama administration told the airline to give up its legal liability to B. P.
The oil disaster caused $27 million in losses.
That is the ocean. B. P.
It itself is trying to deal with its legal responsibility for the disaster, partly by hand
Pick the judges they want to hear against them. Must be nice.
This is coming.
In addition, the construction of infrastructure is also very large. Stick with us. (
MADDOW: So those who make a living digging the New York subway tunnel call themselves "sand pigs ".
"In the sand pig working environment, I never thought that I would encounter such a thing. (
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MADDOW: one of the things you don't expect when you come downstairs from the seven underground floors is lighting, really.
I am not familiar with the construction site, and of course I am not familiar with the underground construction site.
There is a lot of emergency lighting, there is a lot of building lighting, there is a lot of very bright lightingthe-spot lighting.
But when I came here, I began to realize that there was also some natural light here.
This is because of the mother of all the sunroof.
On the Second Avenue.
In fact, they had to leave this large piece to the street.
That's how they got this huge device down.
When you have a giant crane, not to mention your giant 22
The foot diameter drill bit, you have to get it down in some way.
It won't come down the stairs.
It came down from the big hole in the sky. (END VIDEO CLIP)
MADDOW: big infrastructure geeking is about to launch in Geek Week. ”(
MADDOW: we have a lot of responses to this week's NBC News archive footage showing how much hasn't changed in the last 30 years of the oil drilling disaster.
As you may recall, we played the news report this week on the blowout of the 1979 Ixtoc well in the Gulf of Mexico.
This video clearly shows that from the failed blowout preventer, to the garbage shooting, to the top killing, to prosperity, to the dispersing agent, to the submarine oil column, the response to the oil disaster and the oil disaster now looks the same as it did 30 years ago.
The only real technological advance the oil industry has made in the past 30 years is to find out how it is constantlydeeper water.
200 feet of water was unsafe 30 years ago.
Now, the progress is that today, it is not safe in 5,000 feet of the water.
Representative from the United StatesS.
Donna kristenson is a member of the Viking islands Congress.
Donna kristenson used our report at a congressional hearing yesterday against the head of the American Petroleum Institute. P. oil disaster.
She received a remarkable response. Check this out. (
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Donna Chris Tenson (D), US.
Viking islands: I happened to be watching Rachel Mado last night and she flashed back in another oil spill more than 20 years ago and didn't seem to react --
Now, I'm sure this was edited for the effect, but now it doesn't seem to make much difference to the reply 20 years or more ago.
So, can you give us a feeling?
I mean, drilling technology, drilling depth, all of this has changed dramatically during that time.
Can you tell us what the National Marine Industry Association and API have been doing during that time to improve response and cleanup and security?
Jack Gerrard, President and CEO of API: of course.
Thank you for your question.
Minister Salazar said something yesterday that has not been expanded, but I think that has come to this point, female MP.
This is a very important question.
He commented that without the preparation or things the industry has been doing for the past 20 years, we would not have had an unprecedented response today.
When the Oil Pollution Act was passed in early 1990, it established a recovery organization.
Today, there are more than 140 oil spill recovery organizations across the country.
These funds are provided by the private sector.
They have developed the equipment and they have the ability to react.
They trained with the Coast Guard.
When you put all of this together, the industry has spent about $1 over the last 14, 15 years just passing through the process.
6 billion prepare for such an oil spill, which does not include individual companies and their R & D, as well as other investments. (END VIDEO CLIP)
Do you believe this?
In the face of evidence that 30 years ago, what they threw on the undersea oil rig was exactly the same as the ineffective technology they threw in today's undersea explosion, the American Petroleum Institute assured Congress, "What we have done in the Gulf is an unprecedented response"
Except that it was concave.
They say it took them decades and a lot of money to upgrade their 30-year-
Old security technology, so now it's exactly as ineffective as it was 30 years ago, wings and prayers, nonsense. Incredible.
Congressman, if we didn't spend that much money, we wouldn't have the amazing reaction of the Gulf region right now. Wow.
No one wants to say.
No one in the United States is willing to believe that this is true, and I include myself.
But to be honest, we don't know how to drill safely at sea.
We know how to drill at sea, but we don't know how to drill safely at sea.
Because oil companies have never cared too much about this before.
If this disaster is handled properly, you will know this because oil companies will eventually be forced to care about things they have never been forced to care about before.
I will understand if you don't hold your breath. (
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MADDOW: So I went looking for a Geek moment to meet the infrastructure geek in my heart, and that brought me to the east side of Manhattan.
The dream of several generations of infrastructure geeks was dashed here.
The subway is a basic way for most Manhattan residents and New Yorkers to travel.
Everyone has a subway card.
Everyone uses the subway.
It may not be like Donald Trump, but the subway is used by almost everyone else.
In the east, everything is limited to a subway line.
There is only one subway line across East Manhattan.
It was so crowded that they said that every day there was a subway on the east side that carried more passengers than those in Chicago, Boston and Washington. C. combined.
For a long time, they all need to build another subway line on the East Side of Manhattan.
I mean, a long time.
Look at the title of the New York Times: "The mayor once again urged the construction of the Second Avenue subway.
The headline is December 30, 1948.
Yes, the mayor once again urged his Second Avenue metro because, even in 1948, people have been trying to build it on the east side for decades.
Plans for the second-largest genuine iron line were first announced a month before the stock market crash in 1929.
The stock market crash delayed the project because suddenly
You know, during the Great Depression, there was no money to build a new subway line or anything else.
The project started again in 1949.
They even delivered 10 brand new subway cars for it.
They tried to move forward again in 1951.
By 1952, it's all over again.
It turns out that New York City has a large debt. (
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Reporter: When this and the rest of the construction is completed, there will be 23 new subway stations in New York City, 15 of which are on Second Avenue in Manhattan. (END VIDEO CLIP)
MADDOW: at 1970, there are three separate subway foundations on the Second Avenue.
Over and over again they do Foundation treatments for different parts of the brandnew, long-
The long-awaited subway line will definitely be built this time.
In fact, the city began construction in 1972.
They managed to build an underground tunnel between 99 and 105.
Then the money ran out, the tunnel was blocked, and the project stopped a long time before it was finished.
So now the Metro Tunnel project on the Second Avenue should happen.
But I mean, it's coming soon.
Just below where I stand now, the drilling will start next week.
We have about seven floors under the Second Avenue.
We walked a long way.
This will be 96 Street in the end-
Metro Second Avenue station
But now it's called the "launch box ".
"This is the starting point of the tunnel drilling machine, which is a giant rig to drill the subway tunnel.
Michael Horodniceanu joined us as president of basic construction for MTA.
Michael, thank you so much for helping us understand what's going on here.
Thank you for your time.
So, in terms of where we are now, how long does it take to build this huge underground cave that will be the station?
Michael horodniceanu, president of capital construction: Before we actually start digging the tunnel, it could be two and a half years of construction to get this done.
The most complicated part here is to relocate all the utilities above.
MADDOW: so unlike tunnels that cross rocks horizontally --
MADDOW:-you come straight down from the street here, all the way to the rocks.
You just removed all the utilities and re-
Basically hang them on the street.
Hordeoni Kanu: That's right. We are now—these are—
This is the temporary platform we have to support.
Everything has ended since then.
MADDOW: Let's go down and see the tunnel-boring machine.
So this is the front of the exercise.
This is the mole.
This is the tunnel-boring machine;
22 feet in diameter.
The largest drill bit in the world
Perhaps not the largest bit in the world, but a rather large bit;
22 feet in diameter, which, coincidentally, means you have a 22-
The subway tunnel is full in diameter.
This is really-
This is really the front.
This is the tip, right?
Hordeoni Kanu: That's right.
What are we looking?
From this big thing?
HORODNICEANU: In order for it to penetrate a fairly hard rock --MADDOW: Yes.
HORODNICEANU:-we have to put a lot of effort into this.
These are called Gripper.
You'll see that the cylinder under pressure actually keeps this in place. MADDOW: Ok.
HORODNICEANU: this makes the front gear move forward, which remains the same.
This moved about 6 feet forward.
For every 6 feet
The rock is drilled and then the entire back of the machine follows. Like-
Like a caterpillar.
Like a ruler in.
We're going to lift this up. we're going
We are releasing the grip and then we are moving forward and holding it again. MADDOW: So six—
Horronny Kanu: 6 feet-
And then everything (ph)
Striker hordeoni Kanu: Yes.
MADDOWN:-it takes forever and then you back and then 6 feet back-
MADDOW:-then slide down, then-
Hordeoni Kanu: That's right.
Before you start drilling, you're going to shoot vertically now.
To further determine what you are looking at, level the rock.
When we started to probe, we found that the quality of the rock was actually not very good, so we needed to freeze the ground.
Holodini KNU: freeze the ground.
What we have to do is install large refrigeration equipment on it.
We will go deep at the center 7 feet metres. MADDOW: Ok.
HORODNICEANU: we will fill them with salt water and then-
Then we will lower the temperature until the ground around us freezes.
MADDOW: forgive a simple occasion (ph)
If the Earth you drill through is too soft, then the drilling conditions are not so ideal, it will become more difficult to freeze the ground, and then you can go to the drilling.
You can't drill holes on soft ground with high water level, OK, you can't drill holes with this kind of machine. MADDOW: I see.
Because you will have water coming in.
Once you have water coming in, you may have a terrible foundation collapse because we have high-rise buildings that will prevent this from happening.
So what we're doing is you're taking this risk.
The type of work we are doing.
Did you hear that? Did you hear the New Yorker?
Not only do they drill under Second Avenue, but they freeze under Second Avenue so they can drill under Second Avenue.
Taxes when you work
Very hard work.
HORODNICEANU: Now, it's interesting that when we freeze the ground, the machine works seven days a week and-
Because you really don't want the machine to freeze.
So you have to move on.
So you keep moving until you leave it. MADDOW: Great. Amazing.
HORODNICEANU: this is --
It is equivalent to the pilot cabin of the drilling rig.
In fact, if you want to see this, it's almost a Verne story about how you can drive a machine under the earth. It‘s GPS-driven. And the—
From here on, all the tunnels, directions, slopes are controlled. And—
In addition, the amount of torque or force used to actually grip and then push forward is also controlled from this point
From this cockpit
So whoever is sitting here is the one controlled by the screen GPS, there are many cameras looking in different directions to tell the operator exactly what is going on outside.
This is the brain of the machine.
That's why it's moving forward.
This is where the direction and accuracy of the tunnel boring machine are regulated.
MADDOW: so it's obvious that the subway can't be the subway. lane street.
You have to have two different directions, which means you have to have two different tunnels.
In this case, it means that we have an East tunnel and a west tunnel.
You can see two tunnels side by side here.
Now, in terms of the destruction of the community, you are trying to do that in life in New York.
Obviously, the launch box we are in will be the 96 th Street station, a huge cave.
It extends all the way to the streets here.
The ceiling above us is the street.
This is a huge underground room.
This must be very-
MADDOW: It's painful for neighbors.
HORODNICEANU: That's correct, and as we move forward, that's one of the reasons why they use tunnel rigs in dense urban areas.
Because once you start-
You won't spoil the boring process of the people above.
As a matter of fact, once you are in the places below 70, 80, 90 feet, the people above will not know that we are here.
So this will release the pressure to do what we used to cut and cover mainly.
But keep in mind that when we used to cut and cover, New York wasn't what it was.
MADDOW: cutting and covering means you cut everything open --
Hordeoni Kanu: That's right.
MADDOW:-do what you need to do, then cover it up and bring New York back to life.
MADDOW: with these, it's no longer.
The people who live under these tunnels, because the tunnel rig has to travel 60 feet m a day on a good day, do not know what is going on below.
Hordeoni Kanu: That's right.
If all goes well.
HORODNICEANU: If you can see a picture of my Broadway office north of Columbus Circle when the Metro was built, you will see two huge trenches ditch on both sides of the Broadway Mall. MADDOW: Oh yes.
HORODNICEANU: imagine people for so many years.
That's how it happened. MADDOW: Yes.
HORODNICEANU: New York cannot exist without the subway.
In fact, there is no metropolis without a subway.
So this is actually-
This is the future.
Our ancestors saw it too.
MADDOW: That's right.
HORODNICEANU: they understood it a long time ago, that's the future, and they built all these wonderful systems that we're working on to improve now.
We have enjoyed their work for generations.
MADDOW:-now it's our turn to pay forward.
Hordeoni Kanu: That's right.
Michael is the President of Basic construction for MTA.
This is fantastic, we would like to apologize to all the sand pigs here as we interrupted their work.
But it's great.
Thank you for your time.
We are safe.
This is the most important thing.
We did not create any problems.
Yes, thank you very much.
You are welcome. (END VIDEOTAPE)
MADDOW: Geek Week (ph)to come.
But one more thing, that is, the giant tunnel rig that will drill the tunnel on the new Second Avenue subway in Manhattan. Check this out. (
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MADDOW: we are at the place where the pilot is sitting and the pilot is driving the tunnel rig pilot (ph)
A very, very nervous place.
Everything is full of meters, screens, valves and impressive things.
His Siberian Odyssey also has plenty of room for a journey into the Russian soul.
"We will try not to know too much about it. (END VIDEO CLIP)(
MADDOW: last night, in the last few minutes of our show, the House voted to allow the repeal of the "don't ask, don't say" policy.
Congressman Patrick Murphy has repeatedly said he won the vote.
It turned out that he did.
His repeal vote was 17 more than he needed.
Now the House has passed an amendment to the Pentagon funding bill.
Even though House Republicans have spoken out, they will vote to veto Pentagon funding rather than allow the funding bill to also repeal the "don't ask, don't say," and the House has passed the general funding bill today.
What will happen next.
The Senate will also need to pass the defense authorization bill that repeal the amendment, "Don't ask, don't tell.
Voting should take place in the next few weeks.
If this is over too, then nothing is happening at least for a while.
The Pentagon's review of how to repeal "don't ask, don't say" will expire on December 1.
Then the president, the defense minister and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff must prove that the abolition of this policy will not harm the army.
"Don't ask, don't say" will be abolished after 60 days.
The headlines of the New York Times today are the subtleties of this right.
Their title is, "the House vote allows 'Don't ask, don't tell.
"Allow, where is the key;
They have not really abolished it yet.
It just means the military can abolish it.
This is not a deal.
Defense Secretary Bob Gates made this clear today in a video message to the troops. (
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Defense Secretary Robert Gates: As you may know, earlier this week, Congress began to take legislative action to change the "don't ask, don't say" policy in the armed forces about homosexuality.
Given the complex political debate surrounding this issue, I think you have to hear from me what this means for you, men and women in our national uniform.
The legislation involved is the extension of repeal.
In other words, it would repeal the "don't ask, don't say", but only after I repeat it, the advanced review of the ongoing Department of Defense has been completed, only after the president, both I and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff can demonstrate that we are prepared to make this change without compromising force cohesion, military readiness, military effectiveness and recruitment and retention.
While the process has evolved over time, there will be no change in our current policies and practices.
The current laws, policies and regulations remain and we have an obligation to comply with them as always. (END VIDEO CLIP)
MADDOW: in other words, don't come out in the last part, at least not yet.
Today, the Legal Defense Network of service members advocating the abolition of the policy also responded to this recommendation.
They told gay people currently serving in the military not to come out.
"Don't ask, don't tell" is still law until the process is completed.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual service members are still being fired under "don't ask, don't say" and they will continue to be fired until the process is completed.
In other words, the moral arc of the universe may bend toward justice.
But this is a long arc.
The wait is far from over. (
MADDOW: so it will be a big holiday weekend and maybe you want to go shopping.
In addition to the fact that BP did not purchase barbecue supplies, so did BP;
BP is looking for a judge.
More about this. (
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US President Barack Obama: BP is responsible for the disaster.
As far as I am concerned, BP is responsible for this terrible disaster and we will hold them all accountable on behalf of the United States.
In the end, it was the people we were there.
If they are not happy with what is happening then they need to let us know and we will ask BP immediately.
According to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, BP is considered the responsible party.
What we need is action to ensure that BP is held accountable. (END VIDEO CLIP)
MADDOW: the president this week put a political needle in the lead, looking for a responsible president between dealing with the BP oil disaster and making it clear that it was the BP oil disaster.
As far as BP is concerned, it goes well in its efforts to surpass the company's legal responsibility.
At this week's congressional hearing, the company said it had paid a claim for damages of $37 million;
Including many claims by shrimp hunters and fishermen.
But those charges that have not even been brought before the court.
BP has faced nearly 100 lawsuits in at least seven different courts in five different states.
But what's really interesting is.
The company asked the court to hand over all the pre-trial issues of hundreds of different proceedings in all these different states to a judge.
They picked their favorite judge and asked him by name.
He's Judge Lynn Hughes.
Judge Hughes, seen in a conference Project of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
According to the Miami Herald, in the past few years, Judge Hughes has been given lectures at least free of charge at the activities of petroleum geologists around the world.
The organization does not pay the judge to give lectures or pay him --
For these people, they just reported his trip to places like Cape Town, South Africa and New Orleans, and the judge spoke at a luncheon the week before the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded.
The judge also personally invested in the oil and gas industry and leased mine rights to 11 different plots to many different oil and gas exploration companies.
To be fair, in past cases, Judge Hughes ruled in support and opposition to the oil industry.
We contacted him today to comment.
He was fine, but he declined the comment on the grounds of the court rules.
So you have BP, really, really, very, very, please, please, I really hope a judge in Houston can hear the lawsuit against them, there, BP and Burton have major offices and most of TransOcean are even technically based
The other side is the plaintiff, the person who sued BP and some of them hope that these cases will not be heard in Houston, but in New Orleans, where there may not be a lot of oil company headquarters, but the impact of the oil disaster does seem more urgent.
The decision on whether BP obtained its selected Association of Petroleum Geologists to contact the Investor judge for oil and gas exploration did not expire until July.
At this point, the chaos of the Bay should really stink. (
MADDOW: So we found an exclamation mark at the first end of this --
On rachel maddow's show this is Friday night and on Friday night we decided to explore Geek and hip-hop.
The street life here includes streets with science labs.
Here, the performer may know the beat, the beat, B-e-a-
T is the homophonic word of beet. e-e-
This is an excellent source of natural sugar.
Here, NWA represents talented nerds.
Baba Brinkman, who owns the Canterbury story rap version, has a good name for himself in the world.
An evolutionary biologist at the University of Birmingham, England, named Mark paren, is very interested in promoting scientific concepts.
He discovered the stories of Baba and Canterbury and asked if he could turn his rap about Chaucer's skills into a rap about Darwin.
Thus the birth of the world's first peer
A review of rap, the "rap evolution Guide ".
It even offers additional suggested reading materials on Baba's website.
To end our week at Geek, the Rachel Mado show shows Baba Brinkman part of his song Nature selection. (
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Rapper brinkman, RAPPER: whoever is led to believe that the species is variable will do a good job by seriously expressing his beliefs.
Because only in this way can the bias of this subject be removed.
What do you know about natural selection?
Keep asking a question and see where the answer is.
Try to be passive, active, or try to smash your head and see which strategy will work out your plan.
If you have an explanation in your heart, you are wasting your time because the watch manufacturer is blind.
The use of intelligent design to explain the natural need for a certain degree of imitation thinking.
But the fact will get you out of the superstitious faith and genetic mix of Adam and Eve as their family tree shows some genetic drift.
Take it from this bald head. headed, non-
One-man Monk as lyrical as elephant nose.
It's time to elevate your mental state and celebrate your relationship with the primate animal.
Weak and strong, we continue.
We have lived in the dark for so long.
Weak and strong, Darwin succeeded.
The theory of creation is completely wrong.
Most naturalists believe that the idea that each species is created independently is wrong. Ok.
It's time to reveal my identity.
I am the embodiment of tens of millions of centuries of sexual choice.
But I believe I am the best.
Generation of competitive pressures.
But don't get upset because we have the same blood.
If we take back geological time, you and I will eventually find a common ancestor.
That's what I can say about this tree, this lizard, this flea and this sesame seed.
If you still believe in how you feel, I can even use my rhymes as a remedy, because when the people who listen decide what they like and what's really interesting, the style and difference of this industry have changed a lot.
You can thrive on the forest like a Forest Lake, or you can become extinct like Vanilla Ice and instinct.
Fitness is a tricky thing to do.
From winter to spring, it changes from place to place.
But the real problem in this society is
The scientific metaphor is genetic, whether we inherit the technology of our predecessors or invent the technology of our predecessors. INAUDIBLE).
But what we are talking about now is the means, which is another matter. Richard (INAUDIBLE)
Please give me a correct definition.
What we get is the weak and the strong.
We have lived in the dark for so long.
The weak and powerful Darwin kept it going.
The theory of creation is completely wrong.
We get weak and strong-
Who left the most spawn
Weak and strong, Darwin let it continue.
The theory of creation is wrong. (END VIDEO CLIP)
Dead wrong. Dead wrong.
I know what's going on.
BRINKMAN: when I say that creatives are, you say "wrong ".
Baba Brinkman, thank you for doing this
Thank you very much.
BRINKMAN: Well, thank you for inviting me to the show.
I have to ask you first, is it science or rap?
BRINKMAN: rap is my number one.
I am interested in evolution but have no technical expertise.
I had to do my homework when I was asked to do this evolutionary performance.
Do you just want to get a deeper understanding of its molecular genetics? And just—
I mean you like to rap about the mitochondrial content in the show.
I mean, it's very detailed.
BRINKMAN: I'm trying to read as broad a base as possible in addition to macro
What interests me most is evolution.
How do you change from a microbial to a mature creature like you?
Well, I never thought I was mature.
Thank you very much.
I never thought I was a punctuation mark.
MADDOW: that's good.
I mean, obviously, it's both a form of entertainment and a form of teaching.
When you do this, have you ever met a hostile audience?
BRINKMAN: I 've never met a hostile audience throughout the show.
But when I said Genesis, I opened the show and you said a completely wrong introduction and in the UK they circled it.
It is "a big mistake" for everyone to treat it correctly ".
I did a show in Texas a few months ago and I have a group of college students who are not very enthusiastic about it.
Imagine what I said: "When I said Genesis, you were completely wrong --creationism is—“ ok.
We will move on.
BRINKMAN: In general, they like the show, but they think it's a wrong start.
I did it at another university in southern Missouri and they said, "Why don't you choose a different thing to say that you are wrong. ”MADDOW: yes.
BRINKMAN: You know its Phenotype plasticity.
The performance must be changed in order to adapt to the environment.
Thank you. nice to meet you.
BRINKMAN: Thank you for inviting me.
MADDOW: this is a very interesting "Geek Week ".
You can learn more in babasword. com;
This is his website.
Thank you very much for joining us.
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