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Death in the Gulf.

Pics, videos are welcome. Same for examples of media coverage as propaganda.

BP and Halliburton committed ecocide. Dumping 200,000,000+ gallons of crude oil into the Gulf will be causing pollution events for 5 years.

Mitigation efforts onshore have hired the unemployed, but otherwise have produced minimal environmental effect.

"There was no oil on the beach on Grand Isle Louisiana when this video was shot, which means this disturbance occurred for no good reason."

The previous diary in this WineRev model series is HERE.

More BTF :::

The damage is done.

Be nice if we didn't make things worse along the way. But that's very unlikely. Humans are amazingly destructive.

Relative to the vid posted above:

Angela at American Birding posts this:

Lights at night are an environmental threat to seabirds, which are attracted to lights and have been known to circle them until exhausted, at which point they are vulnerable to predation.

Honestly, everything BP is doing should be subject to a review of its potential impacts, but the way things are going, what a joke that is. One has to wonder if the bizarre things being observed are just a perception, or if things are really as fishy as they appear.

The media blackout and new 65-foot prohibition against reporters is INTOLERABLE.

What has happened in America? No matter what Obama says, either BP is in charge, or the government has acceded to their every wish. Either way, I'm pissed. If I thought the Republicans could do any better...but sadly, they are just anxious to get back to drilling so the giant corporations can make more money and fill politicians' pockets (both dems and repubs of course).



The worst of it for bad mitigation seems to be the dispersants. Treated oil reaches the surface, where wind tends to coagulate the spew and cause thick layers to form, where normally there would have been a sheen of oil but nothing like this:

Oil after dispersant treatment

The Santa Barbara disaster had a lot of oil on the beaches. It didn't look like this.

Oil as sludge

Dispersants and very cold temperatures a mile down did not make things better.

Fish with oil sludge

A couple million gallons of dispersants ???

Gotta be a $$$$$ to be made.


Here's the GOPers' answer. 250-pounds of lie:

Make it up =EQ= believe it.

Gov. Barbour is every bit as dumb as Jindal. They still think that putting sand out 50 feet from a beach is going to protect it.

Wind and waves laugh at them. Waves especially. Their sand bars are gone, first time there's a storm 500 miles away.

I'm hoping that the voters laugh at these dolts, too. Laugh at the joke of sending them both to the unemployment line.

Originally posted to vets74 on Wed Jul 14, 2010 at 06:40 AM PDT.


BP and Halliburton have caused a major ecocide. The axe is falling.

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  •  Tip Jar -- definitely not The WineRev.... (12+ / 0-)

    NOAA is turning out to be a subsidiary of BP and the Oil Biz.

    For example, getting detailed information on sub-surface currents in the Gulf of Mexico is being delayed.

    We know that the deep water route from the Deepwater Horizon site to the Atlantic moves across several slow-circling currents:

    1. An offshore cyclone (counterclockwise rotation) that includes the DWH site.
    1. A mid-Gulf anticyclone (clockwise rotation) that typically spans an area running 200 miles by 100 miles. This current can split to two anticyclones.
    1. The main Loop Current that comes in off the west coast of Cuba and flushes into Florida Straits.
    1. The currents of the Florida Straits, which tend to flow strongly close to the southern tip of Florida and then around, hugging the coast on north into the Atlantic.

    Crude oil splits to a 20% volume that surfaces immediately.

    As much as 80% stays down for months, on into years.

    95% of the blow out oil from DWH will have resurfaced within 5 years.

    Planning for response and economic adjustments along the coast line will depend on getting good information. NOAA is not providing any part of it to the general public.

    Career criminals + Angry White Teabaggers and racists + Personality Disorder delusionals + Pro-Life Christians =EQ= The GOPer Base

    by vets74 on Wed Jul 14, 2010 at 06:10:29 AM PDT

  •  I do not think NOAA and the WH want us to know. (3+ / 0-)
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    marina, vets74, In her own Voice

    Information means accountability somewhere down the line.

    'If we say nothing, but have briefings where we toss in the words 'transparent' and 'aggressive,' the pitchfork populace will chill.' They thinketh.

    For a while.

    •  Heaven forbid blaming the "Free Market." (2+ / 0-)
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      In her own Voice, miss SPED

      That wonderful Heaven of a place where all Perfection resides.

      (Treason to think that today's Free Markets are more engines for crime than for any kind of general advancement....)

      Career criminals + Angry White Teabaggers and racists + Personality Disorder delusionals + Pro-Life Christians =EQ= The GOPer Base

      by vets74 on Wed Jul 14, 2010 at 08:15:27 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Your pics are stunning.. (1+ / 0-)
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    that is the word for them- thank you for posting them!

    •  More tomorrow. (0+ / 0-)

      When you see something interesting, please find the daily edition of this series and post a copy.

      My page here has the diary addresses.

      vets74's page.

      Career criminals + Angry White Males + KKK wannabes + Personality Disorder delusionals + Pro-Life Christians =EQ= The GOPer Base

      by vets74 on Wed Jul 14, 2010 at 06:40:57 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

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