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Posted on March 21 at 12:28 p.m.

I stand corrected on my charge of 'astroturfing.'

When you do it as part of your job it's called "flacking."

On Guessing It's the Rigs

Posted on March 21 at 12:25 p.m.

Oh, this is a busy week for Ms. Alice Green; she chimes in over here with some of the same DRILLBABYDRILLisms:
http://www.independent.com/news/2013/...

As is said also over there, SOS California is drilling deep for their authorities:

"Surfrider Foundation has a dim opinion of SOSCalifornia ("Dr. Luyendyk is more than a little upset with SOS’s liberal interpretation of his work..."), and the speculation that DRILL BABY DRILL solves the seepage problem:

" Myth 4: Increased offshore oil production will reduce natural seepage.
The Truth: Increased offshore drilling has not been proven to decrease seepage and could actually increase seepage. (See Below) The suggestion that increased oil production will reduce natural seepage is based on the misinterpretation of a single study that reported a 50% reduction in seepage between 1973 and 1995 in a 1 km2 area immediately around Platform Holly (Quigley et al. 1999).

The study’s authors propose that this decrease is a result of oil production at Platform Holly but caution that their evaluation is limited by a small study area and thus that a “change in seep distribution farther from Holly is unknown.” There is no evidence of an overall decline in seepage in the greater Coal Oil Point seep field. The decline attributed to drilling is too limited relative to the entire seep field to conclude that increased drilling will result in decreased seepage (Ger 2003).

Furthermore, no significant changes in seepage between 1996 and 1999 have been found (Luyendyk and Egland 2001, as cited in Del Sontro 2006) even though oil production continued. In fact, drilling practices may increase seepage. A common practice in oil production is the injection of fluids or gas created during production back into reservoirs in order to maintain pressure to force more oil and gas out. This practice can contribute to natural seepage.

For example, one of the stated impacts of the recently proposed Venoco Ellwood Full Field Development Project is increased natural oil and gas seepage as a result of waste water reinjection into formations that contribute to natural seepage (DEIR p. 4.1-27). Accidents due to oil production can also increase seepage. For instance, seepage in the vicinity of Platform A is attributed to a blowout caused by well drilling which resulted in fissures forming on the sea floor and expelling oil (Wilkinson 1973)." "

http://sandiego.surfrider.org/selecti...

On Not <em>Save</em> Oil Seeps

Posted on March 21 at 11:27 a.m.

Nice bit of astroturfing by AliceGreen:

Surfrider Foundation has a dim opinion of SOSCalifornia ("Dr. Luyendyk is more than a little upset with SOS’s liberal interpretation of his work..."), and the speculation that DRILL BABY DRILL solves the seepage problem:

" Myth 4: Increased offshore oil production will reduce natural seepage.
The Truth: Increased offshore drilling has not been proven to decrease seepage and could actually increase seepage. (See Below) The suggestion that increased oil production will reduce natural seepage is based on the misinterpretation of a single study that reported a 50% reduction in seepage between 1973 and 1995 in a 1 km2 area immediately around Platform Holly (Quigley et al. 1999).

The study’s authors propose that this decrease is a result of oil production at Platform Holly but caution that their evaluation is limited by a small study area and thus that a “change in seep distribution farther from Holly is unknown.” There is no evidence of an overall decline in seepage in the greater Coal Oil Point seep field. The decline attributed to drilling is too limited relative to the entire seep field to conclude that increased drilling will result in decreased seepage (Ger 2003).

Furthermore, no significant changes in seepage between 1996 and 1999 have been found (Luyendyk and Egland 2001, as cited in Del Sontro 2006) even though oil production continued. In fact, drilling practices may increase seepage. A common practice in oil production is the injection of fluids or gas created during production back into reservoirs in order to maintain pressure to force more oil and gas out. This practice can contribute to natural seepage.

For example, one of the stated impacts of the recently proposed Venoco Ellwood Full Field Development Project is increased natural oil and gas seepage as a result of waste water reinjection into formations that contribute to natural seepage (DEIR p. 4.1-27). Accidents due to oil production can also increase seepage. For instance, seepage in the vicinity of Platform A is attributed to a blowout caused by well drilling which resulted in fissures forming on the sea floor and expelling oil (Wilkinson 1973)."
http://sandiego.surfrider.org/selecti...

On Guessing It's the Rigs

Posted on March 19 at 9:12 a.m.

My understanding is polygraph testing requires the agreement of both parties, and then the results are simply presented to juries for their interpretation. In other words, this a red herring typical of the crap Genis likes to fling around -- useless in court.

Just like the description he gives about the jury deliberations ("At the onset of deliberations the jury was evenly divided at 6/6. It gradually changed and at one time.... blah, blah, blah...") when Genis knows that only one vote is uncontestable and only one vote counts -- the final one. Which was 8 for guilty, 4 for innocent.

In fact Genis did his job, which was to create enough uncertainty that the jury couldn't reach a unanimous decision. We'll see how he does next time.

On Mistrial Declared in Tony Denunzio DUI Case

Posted on March 7 at 8:31 a.m.

No map, no pictures -- phoning it in by re-working press releases.
http://www.independent.com/news/2013/...

Come on, Independent, you can do better! (than KEYT)

On 14,000 Gaviota Acres Permanently Preserved

Posted on February 28 at 6:45 p.m.

It doesn't have to be a mental illness; diabetics can have incapacitating or odd behavioral reactions, as simply one example.

None of our business, and I'm happy she's safe.

On Case of Disappearing Anchorwoman 'Solved'

Posted on January 31 at 10:42 a.m.

In the Tri-Counties, all of them.

On Going for the Goal

Posted on January 24 at 10:45 a.m.

This news Brief offers more questions than answers.

- Presented the report to whom? ("he told the board": Which board?)
- When was the report presented?
- Presented the report where?
- The report was in response to ... what?
- Who asked Ebenstein for this report? If unrequested, why did he present it? What was his analytical method?

On Study Shows School Attendance May Start Declining

Posted on January 8 at 9:52 a.m.

I'm surprised he didn't mention the threat of Obamacare:
http://www.independent.com/news/2012/...

On Dave's Hobby Central Going out of Businesses

Posted on November 17 at 10:50 a.m.

Recent Harding School news regarding test scores, moving significantly upward from historic low rankings (perhaps unaffected by 'ideology' or the works of Lord Whitehead):

http://www.independent.com/news/2011/...

http://www.independent.com/news/2012/...

On Harding Principal Removed from Post

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