Just now saw family SWIMMING in ocean, in the rain, with a hazmat team not 50 yards from them on the beach (not to mention the oil pads floating 30 yards away). No wonder we're in this mess. We have some of the most ignorant people on the planet living here.
Beef posted this nice link in comments last night with the nice warning "Warning To Gulf Volunteers: Almost Every Cleanup Worker From The 1989 Exxon Valdez Disaster Is Now Dead"
That can be verified here at http://www.rikiott.com/ She's a Exxon Valdez expert. I think we can get a lot of baseline assumptions from that incident. (and then multiply those times 100 since this oil is contained for the most part in a bowl).
We're heading home today. If I see anything else I'll get it posted.
OK, how do I convey one of the most sickening things I have witnessed in my life? How do I address the fact that there is no way in hell that I will swim in that ocean no matter what the government
I am here and I'm still alive. Sure, my feet literally burned for over 24 hours after walking on the beach barefoot the other day, but that's
Yes, that is a tarball on Seacrest Beach. I am positive it is conveniently covered with some sort of dispersant like Corexit. You see the little A on the map? That is quite a ways from the site of the spill. Hey, I'm picking up tarballs 70 days after the rig explosion! Not to worry, only like several hundred millions of gallong of oil have been spilt (and there are billions more under the ocean), so there will be plenty more for you so squeeze should you decide to come down here.
So here are the future MRK and PFE pill gobblers just soaking up the sun, surf and Corexit they can. Sure the beach is closed a mile to the West, but is sho is fine fur swimmun down here. Yup, someone hit a home run here and you know the big drug companies are just licking their chops at the opportunities they will have in the future. Never mind the oil covered pelican that was pulled from the water about two miles West of here on the same day this photo was taken. All is
The assumption that BP has trucked in fresh sand for photos ops with the brass and the fact that yet another cleanup worker has died without probable cause is really no big deal. The issues facing the GoM becoming another Black Sea are important also, but we can fix if like former President Clinton says by just blowing it up since there is more oil down there than he ever imagined.
What to do about the economy? You do what every business does, you sick your lobbyists on Washington and
As for claims paying, I spoke with a local shop owner (whose business she is very worried about and discovered the words 'drying up' are in her vocabulary) whose husband is an accountant. He represents a fishing business with eight boats. They have had claims filed for over a month now and after repeated filings and regulatory BS the accountant has decided that he will no longer file any more claims. the process is not worth it as his fees to the customer will eat into the claim to such a degree (cause of his time involved) that it is not worth it. So there you have it, slow play the consumer and eliminate the middleman that knows how to work the system thru attrition. Perfect!
No problems here now, the weekend of the 4th is rapidly approaching and you need to get your family down here ASAP and spend your money. Make sure you stop at a BP station (or two) on the way down as you will be contributing to the
The best site I have found for Oil Spill related items (other than Washington's Blog) that is updated regularly and is full of
Obama is quickly and quietly becoming known as President Tarball down here in the south (from Uncle Remus - Tar Baby and the Briar Patch ) Now that is a racist comment, and I do not support those at all. Just passing along that bit of knowledge. As for my opinion of the O....this is his mess and so far he's done a worse job than Bush had with Katrina. He, and the whole lot in DC, are puppets to the lobby and special interests. Their first loyalty is to find the best
Sooner than later our blood will boil over. We've almost had enough of their bullshit. I suggest they pay attention as this election year rolls along. I also suggest you invest in moving companies in the DC area, cause they will be busy moving the lot of them out this fall.
Get involved America. Now is your time. Censorship is growing. The truth is hard to come by. If we don't come together and raise our voices now, we may not get the chance.
As always, GL!