Oceanic Black Death

(noon. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

The May 16, 2010 edition of “60 Minutes” devoted 2 segments (40 minutes)to the disaster in the Gulf.  Investigative reporter Scott Pelley interviews survivor Mike Williams, who was the chief electronics technician on the project, and UCB Professor of Engineering Dr. Robert Bea, who has been a primary investigator on several similar disasters.  The evidence is damning.

Part 1:

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Part 2 and more beneath the fold:

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These interviews confirm what many of us here have speculated since the onset.  It boils down to the fact that considerations of the bottom line, profit first continue to pollute the waters of capitalism.  These considerations are destroying our planet and must be stopped.

We must demand accountability and proper payment from BP, Transocean, and Haliburton for

the Black Plague Death of our ocean.


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  1. …and our lives.  Down with the corrupt corporate polluters.

  2. courts against the perpetrators. It should be consolidated and put on television. Limits on recovery should not be based upon American law. If the assets of the perpetrators cannot cover their liabilities, they should be broken up and sold off. Of course defendants will argue that there are no injured parties (outside of the workers and a few fishermen) and that the injury took place within U.S. juisdiction and must be controlled by U.S. law.

    They’ll argue that caps on liability are already set and the extent of damage was not foreseeable, or even that marine life has no standing to sue. They would turn such a suit into a joke, and the media would go along with it. People would be taught that the food chain doesn’t exist, just like global warming.

    But where would Obama’s attorney general be on these issues?

    I believe it’s time for all countries to sign an international treaty giving mother earth the right to sue in any court. I know Eduador has done this and I believe Bolivia also. How about a Magna Carta for the Earth?

    You know, when you think about it, all our indigenous ancestors were way ahead of us. Are we that backwards even with all our science and technology?

  3. Yes, there are going to be lawsuits … countless, yes BP will be found to be negligent, causing multiple deaths, etc. etc., etc. Many attorneys will be involved … lots of payouts will happen … maybe, just maybe … somebody will go to jail … heck they may even bankrupt BP in the process.

    But in the end, who gives a rats ass? … the Gulf will still be polluted, nothing is going to live there for decades … you cant clean that gunk up. No amount of fines, and lawsuits are going to change the damage that is being done.  

  4. http://www.wlbt.com/Global/sto

    What a travesty!

  5. Scientists are examining the deaths of at least six dolphins and over 100 sea turtles along the U.S. Gulf Coast in recent weeks to see if they are victims of the giant oil spill in the region, wildlife officials said on Thursday.


  6. that threatened their existence so we could be here today.

    We owe it to our children and our children’s children. We also must persevere.

    I go back and forth, one day to the next, it alternating

    moods of hope and despair. But when I see my kids, I must hope.


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