July 16th, 2010
10:58 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.

Obama trip brings rest, relaxation and rebuke: President Obama and his family arrived Friday for a weekend getaway in Maine, drawing criticism for stepping out of the Oval Office during a critical moment in the Gulf of Mexico's oil crisis.

Erin Andrews sues stalker, hotels: Sports reporter Erin Andrews has filed a lawsuit alleging the hotels where a peephole stalker secretly videotaped her were negligent.

No oil leaking as BP conducts tests in well: Uncertainty remains over whether there's a leak in BP's well in the Gulf of Mexico, which is now fitted with a containment cap.

Five flavors frozen out at Baskin-Robbins: Caramel Praline Cheesecake, Campfire S'mores, Apple Pie a La Mode and Superfudge Truffle are leaving the list. French Vanilla, a staple since 1945, is out, too.

Steve Jobs addressing iPhone 4 complaints: After a decade of hit products that made Apple the cutting-edge darling of the mobile and computing world, the rollout of the iPhone 4 has been an atypical and uglyscratch on the company's glowing image.

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  1. BreakingNewsBlog.us

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    (both) the press and people have already forgot the oil spill and the Gulf disaster, but...
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    the BP test has clearly shown, that, the BOP and everything under the BOP, have had NO oil leaking (since, both, was made, by design, to resist to very high oil pressures) while the wellhead top has been completely closed by the new containment cap (whose MAIN PURPOSE isn't to close the wellhead, but, later, to collect and pump up the oil and SELL it...) and, that, was PERFECTLY KNOW by BP also BEFORE this test
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    THAT is what I've ALWAYS SAID in last TWO MONTHS in my article about the oil spill:
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    http://www.ghostnasa.com/posts2/070oilspillsolution.html
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    so, WHY hasn't BP used a modified version of its giant Genesis GXP 2500 idraulic shears (or the containment cap used now) to do the SAME THING but TWO MONTHS AGO and BEFORE the terrific disaster in the Gulf ?????????????????
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    could FBI and the Press INVESTIGATE on that, instead of CLOSE their eyes ????????????
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    July 17, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
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      July 17, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    The Cameron Team of experts determined the outflow from the Louisiana BP blown Oil well was 13,000 PSI. After the new cap stack was placed on top of the damaged original BOP stack, it appeared the outflow was lessened and BP began reporting the outflow was at 8,000 PSI. And as the new cap valves were closed down the pressure has been resting at around 6,000 PSI indicating Oil and Gas is gushing into fractures in the drill pipe deep under the sea floor to the tune of 2,000 PSI.

    These fractures could erupt to the surface of the deep Ocean sea-floor a mile or more away from the original drill site, releasing Oil and Gas once again into the Gulf of Mexico. With BP and the US Coast Guard preventing any private ships not connected to BP from entering that area, it seems the public must once again rely on whatever BP is telling Thad Allen in regards to remote video and sonar readings in the miles surrounding the original drill site looking for new gushers.

    Going from 8,000 PSI to 6,000 PSI overnight indicates there is a 2,000 PSI fracture and leak somewhere in the original drill casing or drill pipe under the sea-floor.

    July 17, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Smith in Oregon

    Wow! It appears the United States National Security Agency (NSA) has unveiled it's latest ultimate snooping, invasive and eavesdropping tool targeting ALL Americans connected to the Nations Power-Grid!

    During the utterly depraved invasive East Berlin era, the East German security forces discovered a very innovative mechanical means to connect to the city's hot water pipes supplying citizens heat radiator's which could be selectively tuned to eavesdrop and tune specifically into conversations in any residents home or dwelling! Using current computer technology, America's NSA has taken that to a new level of corrupt, invasive depravity with it's Operation 'Perfect Citizen' coming to your US Home soon!

    The scope of the depraved invasion on American freedoms and liberty's in America's homes under Operation 'Perfect Citizen' is truly amazing. The NSA appears to have been given the 'Green Light' to attach NSA 'sensors' and 'computer links' to the Public Utility power feed-lines across America. This under the 'guise' of alerting the NSA against a cyber-attack upon a local Power Company's power-grid.

    Americans are not universally stupid nor ignorant enough to even think the NSA cares about how much electrical energy Americans are using although in the past local heavy handed law enforcement agency's have targeted private individuals with heavy electrical energy for door busting marijuana searches.

    However the vast number of American's do not realize how much information is received and carried already on the Nations Power Grid lines. Many home intra-net's now are using the power grid, metro-city areas are adopting intra-net and internet data processing thru home power grid's as direct tie-in's. ALL of the Nation's power grid operators pass messages, and ton's of information in digital and analog packet's on the very lines carrying power into your very homes!

    In the most basic form, the nation's power grid forms a gigantic antenna array which picks up computer keystrokes and virtually all kinds of electrical signals which can in turn relay that specific information to the NSA under the 'Perfect Citizen' operation.

    Sadly, this appears to directly go against President Obama's campaign promises of not allowing nor permitting further invasions of America's Freedoms, Liberty's and Rights which were entirely under assault during the horrific Republican administration of Bush-Cheney. Does this signal that like the CIA with Afghanistan's Opium-Heroin trafficking, America's NSA is no longer controlled by the Executive Branch of Government?

    Sadly, this also signals that American citizens who thru alternative energy choose to 'go off the grid' will likely be harassed and targeted as unpatriotic and suspected of conducting unpatriotic activities.

    Operation 'Perfect Citizen' illustrates the extreme height of paranoia in some of the dark, nefarious federal agency's in America much like East German security agency's prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

    July 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. PH53

    You gotta love your friendly neighborhood caucasian, for messing up the world some-more.

    July 19, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |