Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket! I pray the weather is with you today, as we are expecting showers a little later on this afternoon, with steadier rain for tonight and tomorrow… The sad news from the Gulf continues at this hour, as researches who are independent of the honest oil companies begin the task of learning the truth of what really happened aboard the deep horizon well that exploded 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana a little over a month ago. The severed pipe that is spewing over 84,000 barrels of crude into the pristine waters as I write this commentary, has yet to be contained and the fingers continue to point in every direction except their own. Meanwhile, an oil plume has been discovered by scientists who claim it is three miles wide and ten miles long, very deep and impossible to get a foot hold on, for it is too deep for any of the “rescue” boats to do any real cleanup based on the magnitude of oil that is now present in the water. To put some perspective on this, we must look to the past and future simultaneously. The Exxon Valdez was a ship that ran aground spilling 400,000 barrels into Prince William Sound in Alaska–oil that was contained in a finite space. We now know that this spill is the equivalent of one Exxon Valdez every four days, with an unknown amount of oil still left in the well that was tapped in over 5000 feet of water, and experiment of sorts for the oil industry. This is clear, as one of deep horizon’s sister ships, “The Atlantis” (ironic, no?), 100 miles further out and in water 2000 feet deeper, has reported similar problems with the annular, or gasket, that fits into the blow out preventer on the drill, coupled with the removal of “mud” that expedites the process of drilling (then allowing for another rig to come in and start the process of extracting the oil from the sea floor), not to mention faulty cement work by Halliburton. The problem with all of this is, in a word, safety. A word that is thrown around like so many others and only taken seriously when a disaster of this magnitude occurs. Is is not enough for these villains to take our oil, not pay royalties, endanger our citizens, not pay taxes, get lucky with the regulatory agency members interested in cocaine and sex, make billions of dollars annually in profits, and then sell it on the open market–all the while, telling the “American public” via crooked politicians that we must drill for oil to “keep our independence from foreign oil”…IS THAT NOT ENOUGH? On the contrary, it is not enough. We, at bp, remind the public, and I quote an episode from SNL circa 1975…a little skit they called “Point-counter-Point”… that goes something like this….. “Shana, they bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into…I say let ‘em crash.” That, my friends, is the official position of every global corporate entity out there, especially the industries of banking, oil, insurance, coal, pharmaceuticals, well, you get the picture. These monsters pay nothing in taxes, the big shots who own said companies have no personal liability, own the politicians and, more to the point, the regulators, who might, for political reasons, give bp a slap on the wrist via a hefty fine, but rest assured, that fine will not even take a drop out of the profit model that has now been exposed for WHAT IT IS! Stand up and fight for your fellow Americans! Mitch, “the mouse”, McConnell is certainly not going to–for if he did, he might not receive his favorite mouse treat from his ever hungry handlers… Have a blessed day everybody! Peace~ M
May 18, 2010
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