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Cannes Pattern: Skip Press Conference, Show for Movie; Gibson Walks Beaver Red Carpet

Cannes Pattern: Skip Press Conference, Show for Movie; Gibson Walks Beaver Red Carpet

Thompson on Hollywood

One has to hope that Cannes director Thierry Fremaux nips this trend in the bud.

Two major players have now skipped their press conferences, and Terrence Malick avoided the red carpet Monday night before arriving inside the Palais for the screening. Tuesday Mel Gibson was the no-show at the press conference for Jodie Foster’s The Beaver. Foster has gotten used to covering for her beleaguered co-star, who was expected to do the red carpet and screening Tuesday night, which would at least help to promote the movie, which has tanked stateside, overseas.

UPDATE: Gibson came through and walked the red carpet as promised, but did not talk to press. The Beaver landed a receptive Palais audience and standing ovation.

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Chace Smith

Oil Spill Eater II There was a non toxic Alternative to clean up the spill that has been successfully tested by BP after 10 months of spill damages. The Coast Guard sent a letter from headquarters stating to the FOSC to take action with OSE II, and the EPA, Lisa Jackson stopped the Coast Guard from allowing BP from implementing OSE II. In fact the EPA stopped the application of OSE II 11 times denying State Senators direct request for use of OSE II from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. La Department of environmental requested the use of OSE II as well, EPA’s Sam Coleman denied their request without reason. Governor Jindal tried to get OSE II demonstrated on the Chandelier Islands on May 6, 2010, and the EPA stopped the Governor as well. The EPA in fact stopped the use of OSE II 11 times, without a reason given. Had the EPA allowed Governor Jindal to allow the demonstration of OSE II on May 6, 2010, it is possible a significant portion of the environmental damages, including the shorelines and the seafood industry would have been spared. The toxicty test comparison between OSE II and corexit really cannot be compared since with corexit, the label states it can cause red blood cells to burst, kidney, and liver problems if a chemical suit and respirator are not worn. OSE II in contrast can be used to wash your hands and is non toxic. The BP Deep Horizon spill has proven that corexit only sinks oil and causes the same oil to be addressed a second time when it comes ashore as under water plumes, or tar balls, while OSE II has a substantiated end point of converting oil to CO2 and water. See Coast Guard letter below

U. S. Department
of Homeland Security
United States
Coast Guard

Commanding Officer 1 Chelsea Street
U. S. Coast Guard New London, CT 06320
Research and Development Center Staff Symbol: Contracting Office
Phone: (860) 271-2807

July 10, 2010

OSEI Corporation
P.O. Box 515429
Dallas, TX 75251

Attn: Steven Pedigo, President/Owner


We are pleased to inform you that the initial screening of your White Paper submitted under Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) HSCG32-10-R-R00019 has been completed. It has been determined that your White Paper submission has a potential for benefit to the spill response effort.

Your White Paper has been forwarded to the Deepwater Horizon Response Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) for further action under its authority. Subject to the constraints and needs of the ongoing oil spill response, you may be contacted by the FOSC or the responsible party.

We appreciate your interest in supporting the Deepwater Horizon Response effort.

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