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Reminder: What Dr. Riki Ott said to the Gulf Coast

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You have three choices:
1) Leave.
2) Stay and wear a respirator.
3) Suffer long-term health consequences.

This is what Dr. Ott said in a video a couple months ago, but the Youtube account has been closed. Anyhow she pretty much breaks it down any time she speaks.

For those who don’t know, Dr. Ott is a marine biologist, fisherma’am, and veteran of the Exxon Valdez aftermath. She’s seen what happens and she’s trying to warn us all. Her personal Website, chock full of info, is here.

And of course they are still spraying and otherwise applying Corexit. On the oil that is ‘not there.’ Six months later. Carpet-bombing Dixie with the oil industry’s leftover toxic chemical slurry. Sending a 10-year-old boy to the hospital with a collapsed lung, soon after his activist mother filmed a Corexit-spraying plane flying at night.

Please watch Ott’s interview with journalist Rose Aguilar, about the 6-month anniversary, “oil at all costs,” and handling autopsies of at least three people who have died due to probable crude-Corexit poisoning in the 2010 BP oil spill:


Here’s Dr. Ott’s idea, much touted by the Ladies’ Guide to the Apocalypse, about a proposed 28th Amendment for the Separation of Corporation and State. Again: Breaking it the F down!

Ott’s interview with Aguilar, continued: (“They’ve got our politicians completely hamstrung”)

… and yeah. Our house in New Orleans sits empty and a hurricane is on the way. We remain adrift, visiting a friend at an organic farm in Northern California. Want to know how messed up our head still is? The first thing we saw when we got out of the car at this farm, in the middle of verdant rows of lettuce greens, beets, kale, carrots, watermelon, and fruits and vegetables of every stripe, was a greenhouse.

“Thank goodness they have a greenhouse,” we thought, before even thinking. “That way, if the planes come to spray and poison them, they won’t completely starve to death.”

Yes we realize we’re nowhere near the Oilpocalpyse but the point is, “they” have the power to do that, and “they” will not hesitate. In fact, they didn’t. In fact, it’s looking more and more like the only plans “they” had ready were for not letting a good disaster go to waste.

This is your United States of America, and you should be pissed. Six months into the world’s biggest environmental disaster-coverup, your tax dollars are funding planes that carpet-bomb citizens, their property, and America’s wetlands with poisonous petrochemicals. To whose benefit? For what reason? For how long?

Would you mind signing this petition with the National Resources Defense Council? Fill out the simple (secure) form and it shoots your zip code’s Senators an email telling them that (continued) failure to address the BP oil disaster is not an option. It’s just that people of the Gulf Coast think everyone’s forgotten about them. They need to know we haven’t, and so do our Senators — even if we do have the best politicians money can buy.

Please give all you can (and spread the word as far and wide as you can) to the Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana’s food/medicine/toy drive for the holidays. Activate your communities and get out there. Like Dr. Ott says, we are running out of time.

Oh no wait. What we meant to say was, the Mexicans, terrorists, and gays are taking this country down. It’s time for white people to take back the badge of oppression from Martin Luther King and complain about stuff more, so we can keep chasing our own tails all the way up until President Palin invokes martial law. Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition.


HuffPo: The Gulf still needs your help: Get involved with the recovery

Cancer specialist: Endocrine disruptors, mutagens in Gulf are the “900 lb. gorilla in the room” (video) (plus! symptoms and advice from a Detroit petroleum-industry-fallout doctor)

‘Contaminated’: USF researcher finds BP’s oil covering entire beach & indicates dispersant in coastal lake — Apologizes to public for listening to officials that this part of Florida was OK

HuffPo: Feeling abandoned, Gulf Coast residents issue a call to arms

Picasso Dreams: Media ignores Goldman Sachs’ ties to Corexit dispersant (“BP’s investment in Nalco is the token diversion. The real players are Goldman Sachs and their fellow Sexually Inadequate Masters of the Universe, the Blackstone Group and Apollo Management” – LOL)

OpEdNews: Eyewitnesses to BP’s handiwork who won’t stay silent (We can personally attest to the symptoms in the first video)

TheMicroFarmer: Corexit 9500 — is this why my Louisiana garden is dying? (read the comments)

Like the Dew: Palm Trees and Oil Spills (nice literary piece)

oilspillaction.com: State of Louisiana Oyster Industry

BP oil spill may cost Louisiana fishing industry $172 million

The Oil Drum / Campfire: The Abandonment of Technology

Examiner: Offshore oil companies polluting with multiple category of chemicals affecting Gulf Coast residents

Wikipedia, “oligarchy”:

Robert Michels believed that any political system eventually evolves into an oligarchy. He called this the iron law of oligarchy. According to this school of thought, modern democracies should be considered as oligarchies. In these systems, actual differences between viable political rivals are small, the oligarchic elite impose strict limits on what constitutes an acceptable and respectable political position, and politicians’ careers depend heavily on unelected economic and media elites. Thus the popular phrase: there is only one political party, the incumbent party.

Corporate Oligarchy (Corporatocracy)
Corporate oligarchy is a form of power, governmental or operational, where such power effectively rests with a small, elite group of inside individuals, sometimes from a small group of educational institutions, or influential economic entities or devices, such as banks, commercial entities that act in complicity with, or at the whim of the oligarchy, often with little or no regard for constitutionally protected prerogative. Monopolies are sometimes granted to state-controlled entities, such as the Royal Charter granted to the East India Company, or privileged bargaining rights to unions (labor monopolies) with very partisan political interests.

Athenian techniques to prevent the rise of oligarchy:
Especially during the Fourth Century BC, after the restoration of democracy from oligarchical coups, the Athenians used the drawing of lots for selecting government officers in order to counteract what the Athenians acutely saw as a tendency toward oligarchy in government if a professional governing class were allowed to use their skills for their own benefit. They drew lots from large groups of adult volunteers as a selection technique for civil servants performing judicial, executive, and administrative functions (archai, boulē, and hēliastai). They even used lots for very important posts, such as judges and jurors in the political courts (nomothetai), which had the power to overrule the Assembly.

got this offa facebooks

ItsGettingHotInHere.org: When energy is the problem, oil can no longer be the solution

HuffPo: Waiting for BP checks, Gulf families struggle with unemployment, hunger

WWLTV: Sarah’s Restaurant on Grand Isle may close while waiting for oil spill claims (We dined there frequently in the early days of the Gulf of Mexico War. Multiply this sad story a few thousand times and it’s looking less likely the South will EVER rise again, before the rest of America goes down too)

The Oily Beau Hunk: A Gulf Coast Oilpocalypse blog

HoumaToday: Coastal parishes get ‘pittance’ in offshore revenues

MNN.com: BP apologist wants control of Energy and Commerce Committee (will someone please put Joe Barton in stockades in Plaquemines Parish)

NBC Bay Area: Gulf oil rescuers return to Bay Area home

Gawker: Dick Cheney will never apologize to that old man he shot

HuffPo: Gen. Hugh Shelton – Clinton official suggested letting U.S. plane be shot down to provoke war with Iraq

White House Dossier / The Blog On Obama: The White House Oil Spill Scandal

PBS’ Bill Moyers Journal: American Inequality

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