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Gulf BP Sicknesses Finally Hit MSM
04-19-2011, 12:25 AM #1
Kreeper Griobhtha
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RACELAND, Louisiana (AFP) – Jamie Simon worked on a barge in the oily waters for six months following the BP spill last year, cooking for the cleanup workers, washing their clothes and tidying up after them.

One year later, the 32-year-old said she still suffers from a range of debilitating health problems, including racing heartbeat, vomiting, dizziness, ear infections, swollen throat, poor sight in one eye and memory loss.

Read it here.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
04-19-2011, 12:38 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:"Ninety percent of them are getting worse... Nobody has a clue as to what it is."

BP and the Feds know exactly whats going on but are publicly in denial. Look at what happened to workers on the Exxon Valdez spill.

Good luck getting one for an interview, as they are all gone now.


We have dead porpoises, turtles, and god knows what else sick and dying and everything is just fine if you believe msm...

till now. What happened here? How did this sneak into the news?

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04-19-2011, 12:53 AM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Eh, they slip up from time to time. I bet someone was just demoted to filling paper boxes though.


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
04-19-2011, 12:55 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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37.gif No more NWO for you Mister!

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04-19-2011, 12:55 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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well they do call it 'mystery illness'...nothing like a good ol' mystery 13.gif
04-19-2011, 12:58 AM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I needs me some NWO man! Come on man! I'll do anything! I'll be your frog!


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Mystery sickness, yeah, like Gulf War Syndrome is still a mystery.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
04-19-2011, 01:12 AM #7
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Quote:I needs me some NWO man! Come on man! I'll do anything! I'll be your frog!

lol.gif What a pathetic deal that would be to watch.

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04-19-2011, 02:05 AM #8
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Dude, if I were the frog, we would have a bunch of eunuch monkeys running around beating their chests pretending to still be whole.


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
04-19-2011, 03:11 AM #9
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May be years before we know oil spill’s environmental toll

Good Read



http://fuelfix.com/blog/2011/04/18/may-b...ntal-toll/
04-19-2011, 03:20 AM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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That's been my stance all along. The ultimate impact of this is still a long way off.

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04-19-2011, 03:31 AM #11
yankees skier
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04-19-2011, 03:48 AM #12
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(04-19-2011, 03:31 AM)yankees Wrote:  BP Sucksgaah.gif


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04-19-2011, 10:08 AM #13
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(04-19-2011, 02:05 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  a bunch of eunuch monkeys running around beating their chests pretending to still be whole.

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04-19-2011, 10:12 AM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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Funny how 'eunuch monkeys' starts with 'eu' coffeetime.gif
04-19-2011, 02:04 PM #15
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of course its back in the mainstream, one year anniversary since the explosion and oil gushing disaster started. the media, love to cover anniversary events, it'll be out of the msm by end of week. Although Al jazeera have been reporting on the fall out consistently all year. but then that channel is blocked from airing on tv in the land of the free, home of the brave.

10 Reasons to Still Be Pissed Off About the BP Disaster

Quote:1. BP is gunning to get back to drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. When the Department of Interior issued its first deepwater permit since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, it was for a well that BP owns half of. Earlier this month, company officials also announced that they are seeking an agreement with the US government to resume drilling at their 10 deepwater wells in the Gulf this July, arguing that they will follow tougher safety rules, the New York Times reported earlier this month. This comes even as the government is said to be considering manslaughter charges against the oil giant for the deaths of 11 workers last year.

2. People are sick. Nearly three-quarters of Gulf coast residents that the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, an environmental justice group, polled this year reported health concerns that they believe are related to the spill. Of the 954 residents in seven coastal communities, almost half said they had experienced health problems like coughing, skin and eye irritation, or headaches that are consistent with common symptoms of chemical exposure. While the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is conducting health monitoring for spill cleanup workers, residents in the areas closest to the spill are concerned that their own health problems have gone unattended.

3. Fish and other sea life in the Gulf are still struggling after the disaster. The death toll for dolphins and whales in the Gulf may have been 50 times higher than the number of bodies found, according to a recent paper in Conservation Letters. Earlier this year, a large number of dead dolphin calves were found on the coast, and scientists have linked many of those deaths to the oil disaster. Anglers are also reporting dark lesions, rotting fins, and discoloration in the fish they're catching in the Gulf, as the St. Petersburg Times reported last week.

4. While those most affected by the spill are still waiting for payments, some state and local officials have been making bank off the disaster. As the Associated Press reported recently, some local governments have been using the $754 million from BP to buy iPads, SUVs, and laptops. Meanwhile, BP just gave another $30 million to Florida to help entice tourists onto its beaches this summer.

5. Congress hasn't changed a single law on oil and gas drilling in the past year. A year later, the liability cap for companies that cause a major spill is still just $75 million, companies with dismal safety records can still obtain new leases, and they can still avoid compensating families when workers die on rigs. In January, the National Oil Spill Commission released 300 pages of findings and recommendations that Congress has largely ignored.

6. GOP House members want more drilling off all our coasts with less environmental review. The Natural Resources Committee is considering a trio of bills that would pen new areas for drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans for drilling, speed up the process of approving permits, and force the Department of Interior to move forward with lease sales in the central Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia without further environmental review. And, for good measure, the legislation would even create economic incentives for oil companies to use seismic technology to survey for oil reserves, letting taxpayers cover half the cost.

7. "Fail safe" technology isn't fail safe. The blowout preventer (BOP), the device that was supposed to stop a catastrophic spill after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon, failed due to a faulty design and a bent piece of pipe, according to a report released in March. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement contracted the Norwegian firm Det Norske Veritas to conduct a forensic examination of the BOP. The blind shear rams, which were supposed cut through and close off the well, failed because a pipe had buckled, the 551-page report concluded—a problem that casts doubt on all the other BOPs in use today.

8. The country's offshore regulator has a new name, but it's still got plenty of problems. The much-maligned Minerals Management Service (MMS) got a branding overhaul and is now known as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE). And while it's made a number of changes in the past year, there are still plenty of concerns about whether the agency is up to the task. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and BOEMRE head Michael Bromwich acknowledge that it will take years of reforms to ensure that drilling is safe for workers and the environment.

9. Fewer than half of people who have filed claims from the spill have been paid. The Gulf Coast Claims Facility, under the direction of administrator Kenneth Feinberg, has approved approximately 300,000 claims out of the 857,000 it has received from individuals and businesses, totaling $3.8 billion. The claims facility cited the "unprecedented magnitude of the task" in its announcement marking the year since the spill. A number of residents have grown frustrated with the process and say they would rather sue than wait on the claims facility.

10. BP still doesn't want you to see its tar balls. That's right—even a year later, BP is still blocking reporters from the beaches.

http://motherjones.com/environment/2011/...ry-top-ten



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