by Gregory Patin
Sifting through the information, trying to make
sense out of what is happening with the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico
can be confusing. Trying to write an article
about that is like trying to mix a cocktail with cognitive dissonance,
misdirected anger, a little Chinaco Anejo,
lime and bovine excrement.
So, I'm going to take the weekend off and just
post a few articles you can read and sort out for yourself.
The first is from Greg Palast. He claims BP has
failed to put safeguards and containment equipment in place
in the past and will do that again. Read more
here. Having been a fraud investigator looking into the Exxon Valdez spill,
he probably knows what he's talking about.
The second is from our beloved mainstream media,
the AP. Apparently the containment box failed to cap the oil
gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Here's a nice
quote, "I wouldn't say it's failed yet," BP chief operating officer
Doug Suttles said of the containment box. "What
I would say is what we attempted to do ... didn't work."
Ummm, if it didn't work, how is that not a failure?
Read more here.
The third is from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Apparently only 4.5 percent of the Gulf of Mexico
is closed for fishing.
No biggie, shrimp has a better texture when coated
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