May 24th, 2010
03:09 PM ET

Web Pulse: BP, North Korea and Lindsey Lohan

An oil-stained pelican with his cleaner friends Monday.

Washington pressures BP: Politicians ramped up their tough talk to BP about capping the massive oil spill estimated to be spewing at least 5,000 barrels of crude a day into the Gulf of Mexico. The Web was afire with the back and forth.

The federal government could take over the effort from BP, acknowledged Doug Suttles, BP's chief operating officer. He said the company is as frustrated as everyone else that its numerous attempts to stop the spill have failed. But Louisiana officials told BP that it better move quicker, or else. Gov. Bobby Jindal said the coastline had been "oiled" and he would mobilize state resources soon if the spill isn't capped.

On Wednesday, BP will attempt a "top kill," which involves pumping thick, viscous fluid twice the density of water into the site of the leak so the well can then be sealed with cement. If that doesn't do the trick, BP said that it has more ideas.

South Korea-U.S. partnership: "Korea" remained the top search on Google for several hours Monday. The Pentagon said that the U.S. military will conduct joint exercises with the South Korean military, a response to South Korea's announcement that North Korea was behind the sinking of one of its warships, the Pentagon said Monday. The U.S. and South Korea will conduct anti-submarine exercises and well as maritime exercises. The New York Times published an in-depth look at the issue.

Lindsay in court: A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge told Lindsay Lohan that she'll have to adhere to new bail restrictions. At a hearing Monday, Judge Marsha Revel told the actress she will have to wear a bracelet that detects alcohol. The starlet was also ordered not to drink, and she will face random weekly drug testing.

Lohan's lawyer said her 23-year-old client is scheduled to film a movie in Texas. The judge responded by saying that the testing must be done in California. Lohan's face showed visible stress after Revel ordered her to stay in the L.A. area until a probation revocation hearing  July 6 so she can submit to random drug tests.

In other highly searched Hollywood news, the Los Angeles police said that the death of Brittany Murphy's husband was natural, Britney Spears out-tweeted Ashton Kutcher, and everyone was "Lost" in those commercials.

Filed under: BP • Gulf Coast Oil Spill • Louisiana • North Korea • Web Pulse
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  1. michael nyc

    Is Obama some how threaten by BP ?
    Why is coast guard working for BP ?

    The use of any dispersing chemicals make surface removal impossible and poisons the sea – really stupid...
    What BP dumped and .is dumping in our oceans will not only kill most marine life but also effect the health of tens of thousand of people.
    this was never stopped by the goverment / EPA and anything said – BP is killing us....with the help of government officials

    This proposal is simple and will work and can be implemented in 1 or 2 days.s

    This is imperative to what is now becoming a global disaster
    Can any thing be done ? – now that the coast guard is protecting BP from media and any reasonable ?

    There are POSSIBLE STOP LEAKS – never aired in the the media could have been done from "DAY ONE" –

    but who would be allowed to implement them ?
    Possible stop leaks:

    Slip a pipe with a shut-off valve(open) and cable lugs over the broken pipe – after attaching cables to hold in place – turn-off valve.


    – drill deep (about 1000ft) new adjacent shaft a few feet away from old shaft – place explosive charge at bottom and fill/cover/seal with cement – explode charge to collapse wall and fill with rock, earth etc.


    – discharge "liquid nitrogen" inserted as far in as possible
    – thank you,

    Thank you

    Michael Gruters – physicist / engineer – faculty princeton late 60's –

    917 885 4471 –

    Michael Gruters
    40 East 94th Street
    New York, NY – 10128

    p.s. the use of any dispersing chemicals make surface removal impossible and poisons the sea – really stupid....

    p.s. current plan to bring oil to suface by inserting a smaller pipe does not seal the leak and is only temporary

    p.s. mud plug will blow back in their face – and waste another 4 days till Sunday

    May 24, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • diaryofatiredblackman

      Far too many commercials during Lost. Totally ruined it for me. It felt so cheap.

      May 24, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |

    why the US government doesn't send there the US NAVY to do the right job quickly and STOP this "American Chernobyl"???
    the FAST and EASY ways to STOP the oil spill:

    May 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Al Henderson

    I blame the Obama Administration for dragging their feet in not over looking BP, they did not have adequate safety shut down for this and how many more are like this out there? We will be the biggest losers when they ever do get it stop and the clean-up will take years before the coast will get back to normal and many businesses will be left with nothing but the mass, allot of people will be without jobs and will have to move out just to live, it really is a disaster that all Americans will feel, it just makes me sick to see this man made disaster and Our Government is shiftless in getting it stopped!

    May 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Smith in Oregon

    Congratulations to CNN for being selected and added to the Military Services news feeds to our fellow soldiers overseas and around the world, well Done!

    May 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Smith in Oregon

    With a whopping 50% of the seafood, shell fish, shrimp and oysters coming from the Gulf of Mexico region specifically where the enormus heavy crude Oil spill occured, the chances that any American continuing to eat seafood, shrimp and oysters are going to consume comtaiminated seafood is 50-50. That is extremely HIGH ODDs.

    More and more American's are becoming angry and upset as they realize a large portion of the food chain has been poisoned, toxified and are faced with either consuming contaminated seafood or entirely doing without it for many decades.

    The chances US Lawmakers will force seafood providers to LABEL point of origin stickers is extremely unlikely, meaning they won't help American consumers seeking to entirely seek non-Gulf of Mexico seafood in the market.

    Gardeners for decades have known that while discarded TIRES make a nice raised garden bed for ornamental plants, if you plant tomatoes and other ediable crops in the earth poured into a discarded tire, the crop contains contaiminated Petrol-Chemicals from the discarded car tire which leeches into the soil and collected by the plants. Ending up in your food chain in a toxic fashion.

    50% of the heavy crude Oil specifically gushing into the once pristine Gulf of Mexico contains Asphalt which almost immediately sinks beneath the Ocean's surface and coats enormus sections of the undersea floor with that toxic material. In effect it turns thousands of square miles of the Gulf of Mexico into a discarded TIRE which leeches out those toxic Petrol-Chemicals into the food chain which is fish, sealife, shrimp, oysters, crabs, mussels etc. and from there to YOU.

    CNN Should begin responsible reporting on Petrol-Chemical poisoning, what organs are effected, what are the signs of acute and chronic poisoning from Petrol-Chemicals. PEOPLE deserve to know the truth and not some BP spin-misters telling them it is OK to consume chemicals that lead to a higher level of stomach and colon cancers.

    May 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |

    nstead of trying to block or bleed the main pipe entirely, put several 3 " or 4" dia. pipes – (Qty. 3? 4? 5? 6?) – radially around it at a downard angle of 45-degrees to collect the oil, carrying it up to the collection vessal. This would reduce the main flow pressure, probably allowing a main collector pipe to be successfully inserted. There are several attatchment possibilities.

    Alternatively, several small tubes could be inserted vertically, with the same principle of reducing flow through one large pipe, which to date has clearly been unsuccessful.

    This is a concept; its detailed implimentation within the capabilities of any design engineer. A sketch can be provided if required.

    Ken Morand, Picton ON Canada

    May 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |

    BP, North Korea, and Lindsay Lohan.....indeed all three tragic. Great headline. Wonder how many will get the cleverness of the journalist. Hats off!!

    May 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ruffnutt

    hopefully bp will make it up to us by lowering gas prices by 0.10$ or so. who cares about the fish in the gulf... drill baby drill!!

    May 24, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. CherylM

    To ruffnutt:

    YOU ARE A MORON!!!!!

    May 24, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ruffnutt

    LOL...those fish should have known better.. i bet you it wasn't even bp's fault i heard they found a north korean propeller by the wreckage..

    May 24, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |

    As a common everyday person this BP (British Petroleum thing being done to our envirement is sickening. I think the British did this to get even for loosing the Revolutionary war with our founding fathers. I think we should send the Arizona Police over to this outfit's headquarters in Texas and have them check to see if these Brits are iilegal aliens here illegaly then have then deported.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jef

    Why does a pretty gal like her want to land herself in trouble? Lindsay pls stay clean and healthy, drinking will ruin your life and future...

    September 21, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |