Sunday, September 19, 2010

Despite the continued lies I am now finding the Gulf is much worse than we thought

I just heard a massive fish kill of hundreds of thousands if not millions of fish of every kind was found off Louisiana presumably killed from lack of oxygen but they can not attribute it to the BP disaster yet but damn it I can!

Nothing like the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has ever happened before - at least not in human history - and it will take years for scientists to understand the damage it causes, University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye said Tuesday."It's an imbalance in the system, and that's the danger. On cnn I watched her describe a 100% totally dead sea bottom. This is particularly disturbing to her as she fell in love with it 15 years ago and has studied it ever since.

So far 70 miles out from the spill on the sea bottom she found a total blanket of oil 2 inches deep and totally devoid of any kind of life, no shellfish no nothing. Remember they die and then the fish then it goes to human life and life of the planet. She found up to 79% of the oil still on the sea bottom where BP and the Government hid it.

Don't forget the methane gas, the corexit, and the enzymes eating the oil, all of it killing the oxygen and settling on the sea floor. Extremely troubling to me is the fact that we are told damage is minimal and to go ion with life and she points out that it takes 175 years for the water on the bottom to reach the top. Damn! I found numerous links but just look at this one if you will and watch her video For others I will reiterate the terrible damage done in other areas if they are interested!

This keeps getting worse and worse! There is more than good reason for people that live in the Gulf area to be suffering of depression, worried about their future and ever fishing again, and contemplating starting over elsewhere. Unless they plan on drilling for oil they better start packing while they are still healthy and despite the lies that the shellfish, fish, and shrimp are fine do not touch it period!

I watched a program on cnn and the shrimpers were being forced to go out because of their financial positions and they have families. They found much smaller catches and were concerned their catches were edible of even keepable. They were seeing 3 inch oil balls everywhere and were being warned not to tell anyone. I hope you watched the above video. Trust it, it was independent of BP and Government lies. It was done by University of South Florida.

Gulf oil plume extends 21 miles from source 21 miles long 650 feet deep and a mile and a half wide. That is independent of what Dr Joye found on the dead sea bottom. As BP reduces the size of the "vessels of opportunity" program, fishermen who work in more remote areas are expressing concern about oil they have recently spotted in places where boats have not been deployed and they are being told to keep quiet! The oil is not breaking down as they say.

All the way from the deep water horizon to 40 miles south of Panama City they they discovered what they described as a constellation of microscopic droplets of oil and dispersant killing phytoplankton the basic building block of the entire life of the sea. It was headed to Desoto canyon an area critical to all sea life for commercial and sport fishing.

The Government is still lying saying the sea and the fish will break it down and BP is still denying it. I am very troubled for everyone there in particular my sons and grandchildren. I better reiterate the residents very real concerns for those that missed it as we are getting closer to the whole picture and the awful truth:

Gulf PTSD: Pray for Those Suffering from Gulf of Mexico Syndrome , Will BP Pay for the Spill's Toll on Mental Health? No way!

Gulf oil syndrome

More than eight out of 10 respondents reported worrying about their family, friends and community's survival to the complications caused by the environmental disaster. 46 percent said it prevented them from getting a good night’s sleep • 43 percent said it prevented from being able to focus on their usual job or work • 40 percent felt sick to their stomach "some of the time" or ‘almost constantly’ • 38 percent experienced headaches or migraines ‘some of the time’ or "almost constantly" • 34 percent experienced aches and pains ‘some of the time’ or "almost constantly" Gulf residents report anxiety, sleeplessness – Paging Dr. Gupta ...

The toxic formula growing in the Gulf of Mexico is no different than spraying Agent Orange in Viet Nam. All it takes is a strong wind or a hurricane and those of us living along the Gulf Coast are finished. If the toxins don't suffocate us, we will suffer from contaminated potable water. Reality dictates a long term toxicity of air, water and land. Everyone had might as well start preparing by reading all you can find on the internet about Gulf War Syndrome. We're all about to experience it. Gulf of Mexico Illness = Gulf War Illness

Children are coming down with respiratory problems from toxic gases, another aspect of the Gulf of Mexico Syndrome is the very real stress and anxiety from knowing you are living in poison and have no way of surviving. While the devastating ecological impacts of BP’s oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are obvious, the less visible but also long-lasting psychological, community and personal impacts could be worse, according to social scientists, psychologists and psychiatrists.

“People are becoming more and more hopeless and feeling helpless,” Dr. Arwen Podesta, a psychiatrist at Tulane University in New Orleans told Truthout. “They are feeling frantic and overwhelmed. This is worse than [Hurricane] Katrina. There is already more post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and more problems with domestic violence, threats of suicide and alcohol and drugs.” They say they do not know how many years they will be dealing with this but I hate to say it but I want to say "till death do us part" The Indypendent » Gulf Residents Likely Face Decades of Psychological Impact From BP’s Oil Disaster

Over one-third of parents reported that their children had experienced either physical symptoms or mental health distress as a consequence of the oil spill. One in five households has seen their income decrease as a result of the oil spill, and eight percent have lost jobs. Only five percent of coastal residents reported having received any cash or gift cards from BP, although over fifteen percent believe they may be eligible for compensation from BP for health consequences of the spill.Over one-quarter of coastal residents think they may have to move from the area because of the oil spill. Kenneth Feinberg, who is administering the BP claims process, has said mental health claims will not be covered.Will BP Pay for the Spill's Toll on Mental Health? Nope!

Those poor people are screwed and they know it. This is horrible! As we have been saying for months the gulf is dead for fishing they might as well destroy the rest of the earth looking for their frigging oil. At this point it is human life there itself I am concerned about, You know that shit is evaporating and will come down with the rain on crops and in drinking supplies. I wish they would stop their lying! The guy in the tape is right those people's lives do not matter they are just eaters, the little people!

This will be the worst in the world because of where it is, set aside the dispersant added in. This already is the nightmare scenario they are not talking about. You really have to question what it is they are trying to correct with this so called corexit they poured in the gulf to kill everything? Us the eaters who do not matter? The little people, oh the small people!

We are so screwed as we know. We do not matter and instead of doing the right thing for the people and the gulf they are going to lie until once again the awful truth becomes undeniable and they will just act surprised. WTF?

The people in the Gulf might as well keep drilling for oil because their fishing is going to be dead for generations if we are around that long. This is of epic and Biblical proportions. This is life changing, this is planetary changing. Oil swallow, Jean Michal Cousteau, all the special clean up methods aside will be worthless as Billions of gallons of oil and 2 million gallons of deadly dispersant make the trip around the Gulf stream and not only destroy the gulf but diluted or not alter the entire food chain around much of the world.

Their lives are altered forever and they know it! I feel sorry for the likes of my son whose health is sacrificed in wars but him and all our military in the gulf where we have a heavy multi branch presence will be kept there and their long term health mental and physical will be sacrificed. The people who live there along with military families should look at moving elsewhere.

BP supposedly has already paid out 8 Billion of the 20 Billion they have promised. You know that is a pittance. They have already spent a quarter of it and this has barely begun and will be necessary for decades on end. We also know half the claims remain unpaid and millions of Gulf Coast residents are looking to BP to pay for mental health, stress, and depression costs. I am very concerned that BP is going to skip on us as costs mount! You can bet they are working on it. They will form new corporations and shift assets around to screw the people of the Gulf, all taxpayers, and America, file bankruptcy then they will do this again the inept asses they are. WTF?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Mauigirl said...

Thanks for continuing to get the truth out about the BP oil spill. The MSM and BP and our own government are trying to cover up the extent of the damage and it is working because Americans have such a short attention span they've already moved on to the next big thing. I am sickened by what is found in the Gulf but not at all surprised - how could the biggest oil spill in our history just dissipate amazingly quickly as they claimed? It never made sense and obviously was never true.

Tim said...

Mauigirl hit on what I was going to point out. Our own Government is culpable. Oh but not to loud as we can't knock the administration. How nice it would be if we could believe what they say. A liar is a liar.
This Gulf thing is very upsetting to me. I used to live there.

Demeur said...

As you know I've worked on a few oil spills over the years so I know the basics of the process. Some 220 million gallons were spilled in the Gulf. With the use of dispersants, 2 million gallons worth, BP attempted to prevent that oil from reaching shore. A response to an oil spill results in the capture of about 15% under the best of conditions. There was at the time only one response team that's used by all of the oil companies. There was neither enough resources nor enough motivation to deal with this spill. BP knew that the longer they held off the harder it would be to pin point a spill figure hence their fines would be less. Rounding up the response team (Haliburton) would take time and the longer they (Halibuton) took the more money they would make.

As I may have mentioned in a previous post oil when it ages emulsifies and remains suspended under the surface of the water until currents or storms move it. Therefore the bulk of the spill is now not able to be captured with booms and surface methods. We at present do not have the technology to deal with those underwater plumbs. Maybe in the future some company will develop a way to vacuum the oil in the column and on the bottom but the scope of that project would be enormous.

Lastly we must assume that BP will walk away from this with nothing more than a slap on the wrist as they have done many times before. It is after all what companies do i.e. keep watch on their bottom line. What can be done? Not a whole lot for the people of the Gulf at present but we can change the insurance and bonding requirements for the oil companies that drill in the Gulf. We also need to invest in cleaner energy technologies by setting up shop in that area thereby providing the people there with a better way to make a living.

an average patriot said...

I'm telling you it is sickening no one talks about it any more, they have people convinced it fixed itself, and once again they are going to let the people live in that, and they'll say it wasn't the oil. It is really sickening Mimi

an average patriot said...

Yeah they are Tim and it sucks! They and corporations do it all the time but this is a disaster of epic proportions especially now that I know how critical phytoplankton it to our, oxygen, life, and the entire planet.

an average patriot said...

Yeah Demeur you've been pretty informative. I remember posting on machines that can re add the oxygen but everything on the bottom is dead. Seeing that it takes the bottom water 175 years to cycle top side is not good. I expect that oil broken down or not will screw that system us and the planet for centuries.