disaster of biblical proportions - Monday May 10
three weeks - Monday May 10
death spiral - Wednesday May 19
We noticed lots of message control, and the usual suspects, and corruption, and things that didn't look right.
happy friday to you too sunshine - Friday May 21
this disaster was brought to you by - Tuesday May 25
it's all fun and games until the Gulf of Mexico gets destroyed - Wednesday May 26
We noticed connections to Iran, and the peak oil crowd getting involved.
distractions - Thursday May 27
the options narrow - Friday May 28
murderous lies - Sunday May 30
Then Israel attacked the Mavi Marmara.
The media continued to treat the spill carefully. Some pictures started to come out of the dying animals. BP started to come under withering criticism.
a mockery of life - Friday June 4
But BP has connections.
in the bag - Tuesday June 8
use the rubber stamp please - Thursday June 10
We talked some more about the drugs in Afghanistan, Kyrgystan, and the Mavi Marmara.
Obama made a speech. He characterized the fight against the oil spill as war.
one for all and all for one - Wednesday June 16
We talked about social engineering and the attacks on families.
the social engineers - Tuesday June 22
We talked about the scandals in the Catholic Church, the crimes against children, the pedophilia.
We talked about Corexit. We took some shit for bringing up the Jesuits like they're some sacred cow.
justifying Corexit - Saturday June 26
We talked about organized crime, terrorists, South America, Paraguay, Mexico. We talked more about the Catholic Church. We talked more about social engineering. We took more shit about the Jesuits.
east of asuncion - Friday July 16
We asked where is the aid concert for the people of the Gulf.
where is Hollywood's latest philanthropic gesture? - Thursday July 22
We noticed more chicanery and possible disinfo to discredit people who claim the situation is very grave.
breaking the planet - Thursday July 22
We saw more corruption and connections.
corruption - Sunday July 25
We saw the link to cap and trade.
disaster lottery - Thursday July 29
Then we saw everything magically get better!
the worm turns - Monday August 2
convoluted chicanery then? - Tuesday August 3
Where is the oil? Where are the bodies of the dead animals? Well you see, these things have been disappeared, so there's no evidence, therefore there can have been no crime. The oil has been dispersed beneath the surface. And the dead animals? What dead animals? Do you see any dead animals?
All manner of apocalyptic scenarios were running through my head that morning when by chance I received a very strange message that pointed to a less fantastic but equally horrific explanation. It was a text message that had been sent on a borrowed phone to a man's wife (according to the person who forwarded it to me) a man who had just returned from what many are now calling the "Death Gyre." The message was e-mailed to a family friend who posted it on Facebook and it has since been recirculated. Here's the text (you will notice a few colloquialisms that are specific to Bayou talk) so read through the lines, and forgive the misspellings:
I have to write this mail on a new cellphone because they have taken our phones off us. people dont know how bad this oil is.. im working in the cleanup operation and we've all has to sign a legal paper that stops us from talking to anyone. im onshore now and cant tell you where but ive just finished a very long shift in the gulf and textin this....fast as i can. the military are watching us dolphins whales, seabirds fish are all floating dead on the surface of the water.. see more.. see more...boats helicopters are scooping them away dead and dying... Whales are being exploded by the military cause they cant be carried. dead bodys as far as the eye can see air smeling of benzene ..weve seen birds fall from the sky. workers falling sick we think some workers have died. my friends are hard oilmen it was ok to at the start but now we cry. dead sea life is as big as genocide you wont imagineSince no one has yet been able to get this individual to go on record (and the Facebook post was eventually taken down) this can't be taken as hard evidence, but it does beg the question ... just how many animals have died because of the worst oil spill in U.S. history?
...Is it possible that a massive cleanup operation in early June was focused on collecting dead animals out at sea in naturally forming "death gyres?" According to marine toxicologist Riki Ott, such gyres of dead and dying animals were common for weeks after the Exxon Valdez spill. And we know that BP was doing everything in its power to keep dead animal photographs out of the press. Kate Sheppard and Mac Mclelland of Mother Jones documented several instances of BP actually barring photography of dead animals on public beaches.
I received two firsthand accounts indicating that some sort of processing operation was taking place - one from Alabama (a rig operator contracted to work in an abandoned Navy yard) and one on Grand Isle - both reporting the construction of highly secured, nearly militarized ports that had been converted into "waste processing" areas.
EPA head Lisa P. Jackson mentioned on her Twitter feed June 11 feed that she was visiting a shipyard "...where the waste is managed." What exactly was the waste being processed? If it was just oil-soaked boom and contaminated sand bags, where were all the photo opps demonstrating BP's awesome progress in cleaning up the oil? It wasn't adding up. Then I got an e-mail with some interesting photos that were uploaded to Citizen Global, a crowdsourcing news platform, on their Gulf News Desk.
It was a firsthand account by an individual working in the Gulf, who reported...
... receiving unconfirmed confidential reports that BP is withholding information about fish kills including that of sperm whales, whale sharks, Blue-fin Tuna and other marine mammals. (...) Following up on these leads, recently I flew over the staging areas where the reports allege that BP has been engaged in these secretive operations. What I saw from the air over Shell Beach and Hopedale, Louisiana was what seemed to be military protected staging areas where whales could potentially be brought in from offshore, processed under huge white tents, then carted off in trash trucks owned by a collaborative of oil companies, including BP. I'm deeply concerned that BP has the power to put in place restrictions on... access to certain areas of the ever-growing BP drilling disaster location and will continue advocating for a change in this policy.
Evidence? We ain't got no stinking evidence.