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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Nero fiddles as Rome burns...

It has a been a month since the Deepwater Horizon platform exploded, burned, sank and began spewing oil into the Gulf. This has become a huge disaster with no end in sight.
It feels as if Nero fiddles as Rome burns.
A big part of the problem began with Dick Cheney's secret energy meetings that let the oil companies dictate policy and forgo a $500k part. A part that would serve as a fail-safe in the event of a breach.
An event like we are watching now.

BP apparently had no back back up plan. The Department of the Interior and it's substandard bastard child the Mineral Management Service apparently has no back up plan either.
@MMS.gov...Planning, Preparedness, Response & Resources... BULLSHIT!!!
The rules were broken and the scientists warnings were ignored.

This scenario is so typical of our Governments inability to respond in a crisis. Time goes by and nothing happens. They don't plan ahead and display the reflexes of a snail. We have seen this before in the Gulf with Hurricane Katrina. Had they planned ahead and the Army Corp of Engineers employed a decent system of levees, part of the catastrophe might have been avoided. But the response displayed how completely inept they can be.

I can't believe that the Navy or some other organization doesn't have a submarine, a bathysphere or some kind of an underwater robot to go down and plug the freakin' well!
Billions of dollars wasted by the Pentagon on war birds like the Osprey but they don't have sub that can handle this.
Kinda like one of those situations when we are told they are fighting over there to keep us safe over here. We are not being protected nor are we safe. The enemy is within...

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Here is a map of the coastal wildlife areas threatened in the Gulf.
from Defenders of Wildlife...
Looking at this map of the coast you have to wonder, who in their right mind thinks it's OK to drill in the Gulf putting all of these wildlife refuges at risk?
Yet they are still considering drilling in Alaska.
There must be a butt-load of soulless cretins in Washington.

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What were the crimes committed in the Gulf and will ANYBODY be held accountable?
Damn I hope so... (fingers crossed)

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Pictures as BP's oil disaster reaches the shore @ boston.com..

from Democracy Now...

BP Oil Spill Confirmed as Worst in US History



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Now what?

BP Admits Top-Kill Failed
from MoJo...
"BP and the Coast Guard announced that they have stopped the top-kill procedure in a press conference Saturday evening, the 40th day of the Gulf disaster. "We have been unable to overcome the flow from the well,"..."

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"...this is a vile mega disaster..."


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just when you think you've had enough... THERE'S MORE!


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