No one is so powerful that they can stop the march of time
And so it is happening – that which was predicated, foretold by those with commonsense – those who were living through the horror known as the Deep Water Horizon Disaster. The oil was spewing forth and the government and BP were trying to hide the amount by dispersing it with COREXIT.
You cannot pour on, spray onto or disperse the oil without creating an even bigger ecological disaster. Mixing of over two million gallons of COREXIT with the crude oil and gasses which were spewing from the deepwater gusher has without doubt, created other – as yet unknown and un-named chemical reactions. These actions and reactions will of course – no doubt about it – filter right throughout the entire food chain – of which WE HUMANS are the ‘top organisms’.
Your government and its agencies, are telling everyone that the ‘worst is over’, that 75% of the crude oil has either been ‘captured, evaporated, burned off or broken down’.
Beats me actually how they can make a statement such as that, especially when they have no real idea of the exact amount of crude and gas that spewed into the Gulf of Mexico during this disaster. Yes there were estimates, and deliberate under estimates too! I posit the thought that the dreadful over use of COREXIT was done to hide the actual amount of oil, so that fines and penalties would be lessened.
Exactly what happened to those ‘plumes’ of undersea crude oil that were denied by BP as existing at all? Of course subsequently these imaginary ‘plumes’, were confirmed by the government and University researchers. Have they simply magically disappeared? The scientists who first announced finding these underwater ‘plumes’ were seemingly intimidated by the Coast Guard and NOAA, even to suggesting they rescind / retract their announcements.
So what happened to make these underwater heavily ladened oil plumes simply vanish? Were they specifically targeted with COREXIT? How many people living in the vicinity of the Gulf of Mexico actually believe the story that the ‘worst is over’? Many in the scientific community find it an unreasonable and questionable statement!
In recent weeks, many scientists have also criticized or expressed skepticism about a rosy report from NOAA announcing that most of the oil BP spilled into the Gulf is gone. A quick compilation of reactions:
“These are just what we call WAGs — wild-a– guesses,” Rick Steiner a retired University of Alaska professor, told the Times.
“I’m suspect if that’s accurate or not,” Ronald Kendall , director of the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University, told McClatchy Newspapers.
“There is a lot of uncertainty in these figures,” Louisiana State University professor James H. Cowan Jr. told McClatchy.
“If an academic scientist put something like this out there, it would get torpedoed into a billion pieces,” Samantha Jocye of the University of Georgia, a leading scientist on this spill, told The New York Times.
“This is a shaky report. The more I read it, the less satisfied I am with the thoroughness of the presentation. … There’s some science here, but mostly, its spin,” Florida State University professor Ian MacDonald told The Associated Press.
AND NOW WE FIND with the turn of the tides, TENS of thousands of dead fish have washed ashore along the Delaware Bay in southern New Jersey. Even the birds won’t eat them!
They are washing up in Massachusetts also.
It is not as if we were not warned of the possibility of a disaster of this magnitude several months ago…. but who was listening?
……….. scientists have been warning about this for months. For example, on May 16th, the New York Times wrote:
Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given.
“There’s a shocking amount of oil in the deep water, relative to what you see in the surface water,” said Samantha Joyce, a researcher at the University of Georgia who is involved in one of the first scientific missions to gather details about what is happening in the gulf. “There’s a tremendous amount of oil in multiple layers, three or four or five layers deep in the water column.”
The plumes are depleting the oxygen dissolved in the gulf, worrying scientists, who fear that the oxygen level could eventually fall so low as to kill off much of the sea life near the plumes.
Is it the lack of oxygen caused by the underwater plumes that is causing this? Or is it due to some unnamed chemical toxic soup, cause by the uncontrolled application of COREXIT. One thing is certain though – life, in the Gulf of Mexico, as we know it, has been changed – irrevocably? No one knows.
It is not only the Gulf that is being killed – as the links to where the dead fish have been found clearly shows.
Many have fretted that oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico could spread to the Florida Keys and then northward up the Atlantic. Now, the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. has come up with some computer modelling suggesting that the spill could extend along thousands of miles up the Atlantic coast as early as this summer.
The researchers at the center, a national lab sponsored by the National Science Foundation, stressed that their study was not a forecast and had not undergone scientific peer review. But they said their computer simulations offered a likely pathway for the dispersal of the oil if it entered the gulf’s so-called loop current, which circulates the waters in a clockwise pattern.
They said the current could propel the oil to Florida’s Atlantic coast within weeks, with the spill spreading as far north as Cape Hatteras in North Carolina by July or August before turning east.(link)
Bolivia too is said to be experiencing major problems with rivers being polluted with COREXIT.
COREXIT KILLS MILLIONS OF FISH AND ALLIGATORS IN BOLIVIA 8-7-2010 (They now know it was COREXIT!!!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec27XJ1CgHA (not in English)
Here’s why it is suspected this happened: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/ame…
Over 1 million fish and thousands of alligators, turtles, dolphins and other river wildlife are floating dead in numerous Bolivian rivers in the three eastern/southern departments of Santa Cruz, Beni and Tarija. The extreme TOXIC WATER containing Corexit and Methane that hit Bolivia in mid-July caused water quality to dip below the minimum standards river life can tolerate. As a consequence, rivers, lakes, lagoons and fisheries are brimming with decomposing fish and other creatures.
Unprecedented: Nothing like this has ever been seen in this magnitude in Bolivia. Inhabitants of riverside communities report the smell is nauseating and can be detected as far as a kilometre away from river banks. River communities, whose livelihoods depend on fishing, fear they’ll run out of food and will have nothing to sell. Authorities are concerned there will be a shortage of fish in markets and are more concerned by possible threats to public health, especially in communities that also use river water for bathing and drinking, but also fear contaminated or decaying fish may end up in market stalls. They’ve begun a campaign to ensure market vendors and the public know how to tell the difference between fresh and unhealthy fish.
So Dear Readers, let’s not allow our governments and the companies they are protecting to pull the wool over our eyes. Fight for answers and accurate information. Continue spreading the word, and let no one fall asleep in the belief that ‘all is well’…. your government is looking after you!
Today at a congressional hearing NOAA admitted that the neurotoxin pesticide Corexit that BP has used to disperse the Gulf oil spill may be in Gulf seafood and that the organization really does not care too much about testing for it.
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A little education…………
The notion of ‘tide’ being beyond man’s control brings up images of the King Canute story. He demonstrated to his courtiers the limits of a king’s power by failing to make the sea obey his command. That literal interpretation of ‘tide’ in ‘time and tide’ is what is now usually understood, but wasn’t what was meant in the original version of the expression. ‘Tide’ didn’t refer to the contemporary meaning of the word, i.e. the rising and falling of the sea, but to a period of time. When this phrase was coined tide meant a season, or a time, or a while. The word is still with us in that sense in ‘good tidings’, which refers to a good event or occasion and whitsuntide, noontide et.