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June 26, 2010

Cape Cod Skies

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 6:42 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket!  Another beautiful sunrise this morning at Dowses Beach here in Osterville, as we ease on into another week end here in this spectacular region of the country that we all hold so dear.  I wonder if the people in Washington D.C. have ever spent a moment by themselves on the ocean (apart from the Late Great Last Lion of the Senate, Teddy Kennedy of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts), perhaps then they might realize just how precious this world and all of the creatures that inhabit it truly IS. The bp oil “spill” is entering it’s 68th day and may be heading into a “worst case” scenario.  For the oil that is now “gushing”, words spoken by John Hofmeister, (colleague of Herr Burgermeister from “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, who despised fun and toys of any kind), former Shell Oil CEO, added that, “the whole casing, the whole casing system is deteriorating.  The fact that more oil, rather than less oil suggests that the construction within the pipe is offering no resistance whatsoever, and so we’re getting a gusher.”  The question was then put to the CEO, “what if the relief wells don’t work due to the fact that there is no longer a pipe to plug?”  More words to that question in the form of an “answer” (in an interview with Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC), were provided by Ed Markey (D-MA), who serves on the natural resources committee, as he responded, “If that doesn’t work, we are going into a “worst case scenario.”  As we get deeper into the Hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico, this could prove to be catastrophic, “beyond the petroleum” that is already inundating our shorelines on the beaches and wet lands of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida–still part of the United States right?  Hello!  Is this thing ON? The question of “skimmers” (the shrimp boats converted, by bp, into small vessels collecting oil, millions of barrels of oil, from the Gulf–akin to putting out a forest fire with a garden hose) came up in that same interview and after hearing that many of the workers and captains on those skimmers were getting extremely sick from the toxic fumes emanating from a combination of the toxic and banned “dispersant” (corexit-3500), along with the oil itself–it is clear that the government, nor bp and the rest of the oil industry, have any clue as to how to save our precious coasts of the South–a write off for the wealthy and a heartbreak for the poor men and women who are fighting a true war, not to mention the most innocent of victims whose lives were cut short by mankind’s eternal greed and lust for power.  With each lie that comes from the corporate mouths of big oil, a piece of rock salt is forced into the open wound that is the Gulf of Mexico.  Just for a moment, if you can, imagine being one of those shrimp boat captains, owning a home, caring for a family, having heavy responsibility.  Along comes a foreign “corporation”–a faceless, heartless corporation who cares nothing for human life, let alone wild life–who has been given the power (through previous corrupt U.S. Executive administrations) to do what they want at will, to take the risk, that they actually don’t take.  Drilling a mile down with no safety net whatsoever, save a forty year old cookie cutter “plan” that even our friend from Shell Oil admits is used by the whole of the oil industry, sounds like plutocracy to me.  Imagine that you are the one facing this challenge, a mountain of red tape in your way and no one to turn to, as your neighbors are in the same boat as you.  Imagine having to tell your children why the birds, the beloved Pelicans, are drenched in a thick, toxic, death grip of oil.  Imagine knowing that this company bp, destroyed your life, along with your families lives, the memories of the generations that came before you, your friend’s lives, your neighbors and colleagues lives, and the lives of every person in your state, not to mention your state of mind, heart and soul?  Just for a second, Imagine that.  The p.o.h.n. (the party of hell no) and the corporate puppeteers who pull their strings, would have a tough time doing that– for compassion and empathy are not in their vocabulary, and the people who promote and protect these evil entities that are ripping apart our country at the seems are no better than the executives that caused this disaster to begin with–via cost cutting, time saving, a complete lack of safety as a priority, and the modus operandi of them all–PROFIT OVER PEOPLE!    GOD’S SPEED to the GULF!  and all of the people, sea creatures, Brown Pelicans and marsh lands therein. Have a wonderful Saturday folks.  Peace~M

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