Sunday, May 23, 2010
Mike Papantonio of Ring of Fire Radio discusses the history of BP and Halliburton, including their past as convicted felons. These two felons are responsible for the oil spill that is dumping millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and we're supposed to expect them to tell us the truth about what happened? Given their histories, that seems highly unlikely.
Can we also talk eco-terrorism here? When are we going to properly penalize for corporate crimes? To be sure, folks are in US jails for a long time for a lot less. I'm happy to add my voice to Shannyn Moore's chorus, "Jail, Baby, Jail!"
Monday, May 10, 2010
This video attests to the oil slick moving ashore AND to disbursement chemicals being used and "hiding" the oil. (How much remains broken up so as to be less visual, but present in tiny molecules?) So the people, fish, and birds have to contend with both oil and chemicals -- what are these chemicals? What is the short term and long term effects and what will BP do about it going forwards as it privatizes its profits and socializes most of their cleanup costs -- $750 million will not go very far, especially with oil still gushing. Is this America's Chernobyl?