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Will the new cap end the spill in our beautiful Gulf?

By Remy Benoit

That remains to be seen with this environmental catastrophe. Movement on this has been much, much too slow and the cost to the welfare of the Gulf environment is truly beyond measure, AND is being further harmed by the dispersants.

From Richard Luscombe, The Guardian, UK BP tests oil well cap, but says success is not assured.

What is to prevent this from happening again, and again?

Have we learned anything from this? Have we learned anything from Agent Orange, and there is NO question that those who have Parkinson's from it should be cared for by the VA.

Read this and weep. Barataria is beautiful, the inhabitants warm, friendly folk, mostly dependent on fishing as they have been for generations. And this is what the dispersants are bringing them and the sealife, and the wildlife, and the water. From : Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld, t r u t h o u t Toxic Dispersants Near Gulf Harm Humans and Wildlife.

Mother Nature, the planet herself, must be weeping. What right do we have to do these things; to leave these messes for future generations? We are supposed to think ahead for at least seven generations; not for our convenience; not for corporate money making; not for our hubris in flying in the face of nature.


We are no longer "free" earth "beings" to do whatever we want. It has taken this extreme tragedy to this planet's Nature to bring this to our attention. Such human issues as Greed, Ignorance and Independence must be put to rest. If we look at Roman History, the community is, surprisingly, still alive and functioning after two thousand years. What will have happened to us here in another One thousand eight hundred years? I am normally not a pessimistic person. However, there are aspects of the human race which MUST be altered (ie: War and other selfish thoughtless endeavors). Technology will not be the solution. But EMPATHY, CONCERN FOR NATURE and LIFE'S CREATIVE CORRECTIONS just might do.

Posted by: Al Beck, at 2010-07-14 11:40:16

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