I see clean beaches and I want them painted black…posted by Bill Arnett @ 12:36 PM Permalink …[with apologies to Mick jagger and the Rolling Stones].
As reported by the Vidiot below it just isn't enough for the oil industry or the 'pub-lie-cans to have one of the world's biggest environmental disasters taking place in the Gulf of Mexico, they want to continue drilling for oil all over the place so they can exponentially increase the odds of another disaster.
The Exxon Valdez oil spill had been number one. Now BP has surpassed the Exxon spill to get the number one disaster-creator post, and I guess we'll just have to wait to see which oil company, aided by greedy politicians, will create the next "worlds greatest environmental disaster" and seize the title from British Petroleum. (This is reminiscent of George Carlin, on SNL years ago, reporting: "I'm sure that most of you have heard of the competition going on between Richard Pryor and me. First Richard had a heart attack, so I had a heart attack, then Richard set himself on fire and I said f**k that! and had another heart attack!")
Also, as the Vidiot noted below, Russian scientist are saying what should have been said all along: that this is a gargantuan toxic spill that could lead to toxic "acid rain" falling on the eastern coast of America. I guess that's if it doesn't get snagged by the jet stream and spread over who knows how large an area. In other words, the cure may be worse than the disease (where have I heard, or lived through, that before?)
Does anyone reasonable believe that BP and our government were not already aware of this? Is anyone surprised by this information regarding toxic acid rain remaining unreleased by authorities given the governments penchant for NOT releasing such info as was done with Agent Orange?
I think it's also kind of deceiving to report the spill as "19,000 barrels a day" as opposed to putting it into language everyone can understand. Forty-two gallons to a barrel means that the spill is over three-quarters of a million gallons a day.
798,000 gallons a day. That's a figure that should rightfully engender awareness of the horrific nature of this spill.
And if this spill continues to grow, or tides, winds, or other factors start wiping out fishing and polluting the beaches of other countries and island groups how many trillions of dollars, potentially, could America be fairly made, or at least urged, to pay and from wince would come the money?
Ciao, bella âmi.