Category: Retro Idols

Kevin Costner Has More Intelligence & Creativity Than All BP Oil Executives & Scientists Combined

6.9.2010 re-posted by the Internet Reporter

Kevin Costner sells 32 oil spill machines to BP to recycle 6 million gallons of water a day (photos)

Wednesday, Kevin Costner presented his oil spill solution to Congress and demonstrated his machine that separates oil from water with a 99.9% success rate. Actor, Kevin Costner said that he was inspired by the Exxon-Valdez oil spill in 1989 to come up with an idea that would safely separate oil from water, and over the years he has spent $20 million on the machine and the patent for it.

“There’s been some question as to why I’m here,” Costner told the House Energy and Environment subcommittee on Wednesday. “I want to assure everyone here it’s not because I heard a voice in a cornfield,” Costner said joking about the Field of Dreams movie he made several years ago.

Costner said that over the years he has had a difficult time getting any interest in buying the machines. He said he performed for the Coast Guard, private companies, and the government, but no was interested.

“My enthusiasm for the machine was met with apathy,” said Costner.

But in May, BP asked for 6 of Costner’s machines to be flown to the Gulf to be tested. And now BP has ordered 32 more of the machines because they have an almost 100% success rate in separating oil from ocean water. The machines, marketed by Ocean Therapy Solutions suck up the oily water and recycle the water. 32 machines will process about 6 million gallons of water each day.

Costner said “that as long as the oil industry profits from the sea, they have an obligation to protect it.” He went on to say that the cleaning devices “should be on every ship transporting oil, they should be on every derrick, they should be in every harbor.”

“There’s 33 platforms that are shut down,” said Costner. “We can put Americans back to work and bring into the 21st century the technology of oil spill recovery.”

To see a video of how the device works, click here.

Last Friday, Obama cancelled his business trip to Asia and headed back down to the Gulf Coast. Thursday night, Obama told Larry King that he was “furious with the entire situation.” For more on that story, click here.

To see incredible photos of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, click here.

To see photos taken recently of the oil spill that hit the Louisiana coastline and the wildlife it has affected, click here.

Recently, a new video of the gushing oil had many of the investigative teams calling BP untrustworthy because more oil was leaking from the well then they originally claimed. For more on that story, click here.

The state of Utah has 28 oil drilling companies throughout the state. Two year ago President Bush allowed oil drilling to be done near two national parks, much to the dismay of many Utah residents. Oil drilling isn’t considered safe in the US, and without the safety requirements for oil drilling that other countries require, residents near the oil drilling are typically distraught.

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Source: Houston Chronicle

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Interesting Youtube Videos from the Pop Culture Media Swamp

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Whitney Houston Rocks Osaka Japan, Wows Crowds

Whitney Houston Dances in Face of Illness Report

Monday February 22, 2010 06:30 PM EST

PHOTO: Whitney Houston Dances in Face of Illness Report | Whitney Houston
The Queen of the Night seems to be just fine, thank you. Whitney Houston wowed the crowd at her recent concert in Osaka, Japan, despite tabloid reports that she’s physically struggling through her comeback tour. “She looked like she was having so much fun,” says a concertgoer. “She was in great shape and kept up with her dancers!” – Julie Jordan

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Media News Blackout: Planet X Nibiru Debris Field Is Already Arriving

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Debris from the imminent close approach of Brown Dwarf Planet X Nibiru to our planet, accompanied by it’s moons,  is already entering the earth’s atmosphere, falling as huge meteors / asteroids on 4 different continents. Vidoes of these enormous streaking meteors which have lit up the sky as bright as daylight have been taken by stunned amateurs around the world, who have grappled with the implications.

This urgent breaking news and these amateur videos are being suppressed in the USA mainstream, as they presume that TV viewers seeing these events will  panic. It is my belief that suppressing these kinds of astronomy related warning signs deprives the world citizenry of the information they need to intelligently prepare for what is coming. Watch these videos, then decide. Would you rather know about this ahead of time, or be surprised by it all, and crushed to death with no prior warning?

Chase Hunter 02.08.2010

Cher: If I Could Turn Back Time, If I Could Find A Way


In the early 1960s the pop duo Sonny & Cher dominated pop music charts, popular fashion trends, and pop culture. After the demise of their duo, Cher went on to produce one of the most amazing bodies of creative work as a recording artist in music history.

Her music literally spans 4 decades, defying all “fading pop icon” logic, arousing her competitors to both  jealousy and mutual adoration. She was outrageous, lovable, outspoken and very very easy on the eyes. Whatever Cher wore was talked about for days on end, whatever she said was listened to and taken to heart. There was a formidable intelligence behind her striking good looks and when she opened her mouth you knew it.

I grew up with Cher’s music, from my childhood in the 60s, to clubbing in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. She has defied the odds of survival as a living music legend again and again, like her peer Tina Turner.

Cher was more beautiful before she began resculpting her face and nose with plastic surgery, and I often wonder if she regrets her facial reformations through the years. She remains a living legend and a national treasure. Enjoy.


The Saturday Evening Post 1966 Feature Story:  Sonny and Cher

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