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Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

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July 14, 2010

Baby Steps

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:20 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket!  After receiving some much needed rain last night, I awoke and drove to Dowses Beach and East Bay where my little sailboat, “Ti amo”, is moored. I was happy to see my Osprey on the top of her mast chirping away into the morning mist–music never sounded any better… The talk in Washington yesterday was the surprising positions a few select republicans took in regard to the final passage of financial reform, perhaps the most comprehensive financial reform in generations.  Although most critics agree that it does not go nearly far enough, at least it is a step in the right direction.  The issue of derivatives and how they are traded and to what volume is still a real problem, for it keeps alive the whole “casino” like atmosphere on Wall Street with big banks still taking risks for their benefit– with you, me and the rest of the tax payers in this country taking all of the risk should those “credit default swaps” go bad.  The other point to keep in mind is the fact that big banks account for 63 percent of the GDP, quite the leverage muscle to use with our favorite party, the p.o.h.n., an acronym for “the party of hell no!”  The fact that the extension of unemployment benefits has been held up by yet another filibuster is evidence of just how out-of-touch the p.o.h.n. really is with, and I quote McConnell, Boehner, Barton, Bachman, Cantor, and Gregg when we all say, “the American people.”  I would ask Mr. Mitch, “the mouse”, McConnell (R-KY) when he stands up on the floor of the Senate and argues again for not extending unemployment benefits to millions of Americans who, (for every five people looking for a job, there is only one available) could not be in a worse position; what his chief goal of being such an inhuman, cold, callous man really is…but I would be met with the same answer he gives everyone, no (comment).  How can a group of “men” and women, all in “good conscience”, (when they all know WHY the economy is in the shape it’s in, why there are no jobs because the previous administration destroyed manufacturing and employment in this country via laissez faire economics and outsourcing, with its partner the WTO), do this to it’s own citizens?  Why in God’s green earth would you deny these fellow countrymen of yours the misley pittance of unemployment, when it not only keeps those Americans from going hungry, but serves to keep the local economies alive in the way of local spending on items such as coffee or milk or juice…all for the deficit?  The same deficit that you had no problem with, as “ya’ll” were busy signing into law the two of the largest tax breaks for the wealthy in U.S. history, a prescription drug bill, and two unfunded wars all with that exact word as a common denominator–unfunded to the tune of trillions of dollars.  And you Mr. mouse, have an ethical problem with that, a problem that amounts to less than 1 percent of the current deficit.  It is really unbelievable.  You truly might want to google your soul, because I think it’s up for sale on Ebay.  From the puppets to the puppeteers, bp is attempting to place a “stack cap” on the well head that once was attached to the “Deep Water Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico.  Thus far, real estimates on the amount of the toxic dispersant (Corexit 3500) that has been “placed” underneath the surface and on the water above the surface (in order to keep everyone in the dark as to how much oil “spilled”, for the dispersant merely breaks up the oil, pushing it into the deep water columns depleting them of oxygen, all for the purpose of limiting their liability and hence, their overall loss) is close to the level of oil spilling out which is now estimated at 200 million gallons!  That means that 2.5 million gallons daily of that highly toxic, banned substance (U.K.) has been put onto and into our waters since April 12, something that the whole world will deal with over the long haul.  Speaking of the long haul, psychologically, Dr. Corey Herbert, WDSU medical director, said yesterday on Olberman, “PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is now rampant.  As these good fisherman, and the industries that live off of that industry, go off a cliff financially, the psychological effects on these communities is dire.  People are losing their homes, their way of life for generations, their towns, their hope.”  Like a mobile that you hang in a baby’s room, (touching one side of the mobile effects the whole dynamic of said mobile) the oil “spill” has bumped a whole chunk of our country, and we are now seeing the effects on good citizens who were merely bystanders in the way of big oil and their big profits.  There will be a free health clinic in New Orleans on August 30th, 2010 for two days, as announced by Mr. Keith Olberman, but I am afraid the bayou needs much more than that.  It needs leaders who care more for the people than the damn profits.  These people are psychologically worn out–from Hurricane Katrina only a few years ago, to this new storm that will not wash away, but will leave an indelible mark on the landscape, the people, the animals and the wet lands of the great Gulf region.  I pity the p.o.h.n. for they truly know, “not what they do.”  GOD’S SPEED to the GULF, all of the people, SEA TURTLES, DOLPHINS, WHALES, BROWN PELICANS and marshlands therein…may that miracle happen this week! Have a nice Wednesday folks!  Peace~M

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