Sunday, November 14, 2010

Is the gulf of Mexico safe? No way!

I was just discussing with a couple of my sons that we have heard nothing about the Gulf, in fact I had to go back 10 weeks to find any pertinent information. I have to tell you first that the Government and BP's lies have been bought by many including my son who I am holding personally libel for allowing my grandchildren to swim in that toxic mess.

Gulf Coast residents, fishermen, seafood distributors, and scientists believe that living on the coast and eating seafood from the Gulf has become hazardous to their health and you know damn well it is.

In response to their oil disaster last summer that released at least 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP admitted to using at least 1.9 million gallons of widely banned toxic Corexit dispersants (which have been banned in 19 countries) to sink the oil. The dispersants contain chemicals that many scientists and toxicologists have warned are dangerous to humans, marine life, and wildlife.

They have been forcing fisherman to tell people it is okay to eat the purposely mistested fish and shellfish. They are doing this so when people start suing they can't go after the Government or BP but will go after the fishermen instead. Please read this report this is not good. I am sick of the damn lies! Is the gulf of Mexico safe? No way!

Despite the lies the Gulf is as bad as we knew it was 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 keep able. 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
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:

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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


One Fly said...

Does anyone know of small bloggers like ourselves from that area. I'd really like to read from the horses mouth as well.

an average patriot said...

Brother was but my son is but does not have time to Blog. His wife and all the other local military wives are very concerned. She is the one who first told me about the so called conspiracy theories going around. I don't know any fishermen there though.

Demeur said...

I was just watching the preliminary investigation on this this past week. Our lead government attorney is doing a good job of getting to the root causes. Although he has no subpoena power at present he's getting his ducks in order for the proceedings due in January.

As for blogs try the New Orleans Ladder.

K. Moore said...

Ask and you shall receive...!/group.php?gid=120875241281698 a group of people who have been gathering facts related to this crises since it began. Check the discussion board for various topics like corexit and sea food safety.

I think the best eyewitness information comes from Kindra Arneson and Lorrie Williams. You can search them both on youtube/google and much information will come up.

an average patriot said...

Demeur they're still working at the root cause? Everyone else did it but me of course. They all share profit they all share blame period. They should have been policing each other. I want some honesty with the real dangers in the ocean and the air. They are sugar coating the real dangers and the dead spots in the ocean and on the floor.

an average patriot said...

Welcome K Moore! I just checked that and just got this I have posted the work done by woods hole here in Massachusetts and by the University in Florida and it isn't good.

Demeur said...

What he was trying to do is get their answers on record so that it will come back to haunt them later.
From my own experiences I'd say this all falls on BP shoulders. When you are about to do a job according to industry standards and those over you say to do it another way then you are operating at their direction and therefore the liability shifts to them. I've done enough government jobs to know that.

an average patriot said...

You know Demeur, it was known right from the beginning that BP said torpedoes be damned, drill baby drill despite known inadequacies so I do not understand and questions