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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:41 AM
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BP's Temple of Doom - Slowly the Poison the Whole Bloodstream Fills ...

http://counterpunch.com/farago06302010.html


The electronic ether is crackling with rumors of suspected collateral damage from the BP Gulf Oil catastrophe. A Youtube video purports to show rain falling in Louisiana, streaking the earth with a Deepwater Horizon sheen of oil. In Tennessee, near the Big River, TV news reports bird deaths and damage to all kinds of plants, bearing scars of an unidentified toxin. Widespread crop damages.

A leitmotif emerges, that corporate America is deliberately scuttling the ship, punching holes in its ribs below the waterline. 9/11 conspiracies have a new sibling: the Gulf Coast catastrophe. Still, I am interested in answers: could poisons in Corexit, the chemical dispersant being used by BP, be carried aloft with aromatic compounds released from the oil. Does methane convert to ozone as bloggers claim, concentrated in droplets that fall from the air like mercury in the Florida Everglades?

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We are like a pack of dogs holding our snouts aloft, sensing for something we can't quite smell but intuit. Mothers won't let children on the beaches. Fathers walk away from vacation deposits on Florida condominiums. Motel lobbies, empty. The cleaning ladies go over the same surfaces with disinfectants although no one has disturbed them. We've never pierced Mother Earth before, a mile underwater; this blowout, these toxins stored in hundreds of millions of years of geologic history: how dare we unlock the Temple of Doom?

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This is in the future. Not in time for the November elections, but not far from them. The Gulf communities are still in a state of suspended animation. The Chambers of Commerce need to process that cleaning beaches is not something that only goes on twice a day, but will go on twice a day for years. If the experience of Alaska and the Exxon Valdez holds, there will be no choice but to live dirty. And dirty, we will. Mothers will scoot their kids into the water. There is no sea life, but it is still refreshing and the children will not be stopped. Gulf coast seafood restaurants will restock with more Asian farm-raised shrimp and tilapia. Machine made "crab" legs extruded from bits and pieces of trash fish. All-you-can-eat in Pensacola with clams from dirty water in the Phillipines, $10.99. New businesses will spring up, cleaning kids, pets and parents as they step from the beach. Anything is possible.

For now, tourism on the Gulf Coast is evaporating fast as organic compounds are volatilizing from the Deepwater Horizon. No one knows where they are going. Everyone is going, somewhere. Gradually, over time, the courts will intervene. BP will withdraw its subsidies, and life in the Gulf will return to this normal. Elected officials who railed against Big Oil will go to Washington or become lobbyists for Big Oil. This can all be anticipated, because it happens all the time.
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I disagree that in time things will go on as if

this Gulf horror isn't finished, is ongoing. the death and destruction will spread out from the Gulf, further and further.

if this horror is ever finished, comes to an end. nothing will be the same, nothing.
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:42 AM
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1. kicking back to pg. 1
nt
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:45 AM
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2. I live in Tennessee and we can smell the oil and dispersants up here.
I'll have to go look for that story.
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:56 AM
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4. wow - that should be national news - that you can smell it and it sicken


people all the way into Tenn.

everybody should keep track of their weather system to prepare for when the wind, storms are coming from the direction of the Gulf.

in Key West we have been lucky so far as our wind is mainly from the E. to S.E. (I've probably jinked us by saying this)

the Weather TV people should start making the Gulf horror part of every forcast.

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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:51 AM
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3. Punt!
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:58 AM
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5. The M$M will do their very best to cover-up anything that is not pro-corporation
or pro-government, because The People are at the bottom of their 'care for' list.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:15 AM
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10. So will some posters here
The OP explains what I have predicted from the beginning.

My hope is something can be done to stop it if only the effort were truly encompassing and big enough. I don't see that happening. But I will witness and call out for people and the environment to be rescued until I no longer can.
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:06 PM
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6. They are killing the Earth with impunity

If we are to survive we must return the favor.

Kill Capitalism
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:23 PM
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7. basic biology 101
the oceans are part of the ecosystem, the ecosystem is bogger than us and more complex than we can estimate...kill an ocean, and see what happens next...

loss of phytoplankton hits us right in the co2 and o2 cycle for the PLANET

use of those dispersants is like dumping tons of DDT, Agent Orange AND nuculear waste into our water supply (remember that those exposed to agent orange are stiull ahving findings related to their children and genetics?)

funny, we have this dept of homeland security, and fears about attacks on pour infrastructure... isn;t this the ecological equivalent? feels like bio-warfare to me...
corporate terrorists, bastards...

i weep for our children, if they survive the next 30 years of this decimation...
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:35 PM
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8. Analogy?
The status of the environment puts in in the category of needing hospital care.

Everyone knows that when you are in the hospital, just catching a cold can send you to the morgue.
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:06 AM
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9. yes, what a future today's kids are going into


I wouldn't get pregnant now.
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