We have 38 million people affected so far by this flood of emergency, more than a million people have been relocated. A lot of the focuses on the three gorges dam right now as we've seen that they opened the floodgates. This isn't the first time they've opened the gates during the current flood of emergency, what is unprecedented about what's happening right now, is the volume of water which is going through the three gorges dam. This is unprecedented, it is never happened before and as you say this is a very big test on this massive structure. The reason why they are doing this is because while it is dry here right now in Chongqing and Sichuan Province, there is more rain on the way, and said they need to relieve some of the pressure upriver off the Yangtzi.
The latest method they are thinking about using to try to stop this issue with oil will be something virtually as a “static kill”. The oil will be static, it will not be flowing freely because the cap in place. So the idea is that they will basically inject mud, cement right at the top cap of the wellhead itself and stop the flow of the oil. It is still not the endgame, though. The thing it really is going to be, the kicker in this thing that should really stop this crisis altogether would be the relief well. So once they have relief well, they are going to use something, another method called the “bottom kill”. Same rule applies. So they simply are going to inject that mixture of mud and cement into that part of the well and then kill it off.
They asked me to resign. And in fact, they harassed me as I was driving back to the state office from West Point, Georgia, yesterday. I had at least three calls telling me the White House wanted me to resign. I didn’t discriminate and I went out of my way to make sure no one who came to the agency was discriminated against. They were not interested in hearing the truth. No one wanted to hear the truth.
Our son, he came up this morning and says, Mama, turn on the TV to CNN. And he said "It's about your friend Shirley Sherrod." And I said" What?" And we listened and I said, “Great days, that ain't right. They have not treated her right, because she's the one that I give credit to helping us save our farm."
This time she will be remanded to serve her sentence and the court will order that there be no house arrest, no electronic monitoring, no work release and no work furlough. Defendant is now remanded to custody to serve the 90 day jail sentence.