My friend RAMBLING WOODS did a wonderful informative post about saving birds devastated by the oil disaster in the Gulf. She included many links to follow.
I’m going to link to the National Audubon Society – check out their AUDUBON ACTION CENTER
A former EPA administrator calls BP ‘Serial Environment Killers’. You can read about all their blunders and short cuts and outright illegal maneuvers HERE
There never seems to be consequences for the rich and greedy. Wall Street throws the economy into chaos, people lose jobs and homes and yet they collect bonuses and go on about their merry way.
Now we have BP CEO Tony Hayward.
I think this quote …
"We're sorry for the massive disruption it's caused to their lives," Hayward said."There's no one who wants this thing over more than I do, I'd like my life back”
… pretty much sums up the kind of man he is.
I wonder if that’s what he’s telling this worker. Hurry up, I have theater tickets waiting in London. Or perhaps he’s telling him he’s not really sick from the dispersants and the oil, just don’t eat the gumbo.
"I am sure they were genuinely ill, but whether it was anything to do with dispersants and oil, whether it was food poisoning or some other reason for them being ill, you know, there's a—food poisoning is surely a big issue when you've got a concentration of this number of people in temporary camps, temporary accommodations."
Christie Todd Whitman – the brilliant mind who brought us the declaration of safety at Ground Zero just days after the towers fell is once again sharing her wisdom as she trots around raising funds for more asshole Republicans.
You can read all about her wanting to do nothing, regulate nothing HERE
There are no consequences for the powerful and ignorant.
Thanks to Christie and this piece of crap …
... 7 of 10 First Responders at Ground Zero are sick. Many have died. The legal proceedings to develop real programs to help them go on and on – it’s been nearly 10 years.
In case you're not sure who the piece of crap I refer to is - it's the one pointing toward his political future, already planning how many times he can mention 9/11 during a speech - it's NYC's former king Rudy Guiliani. The sack of shit next to him, wearing a jacket from the Ahmadinejad bat shit crazy leader line, is none other than Prince Georgie.
How many years will the people and wildlife of the Gulf Coast suffer? After Katrina suicide rates in the region rose 30%. I saw an interview with the wife of a fisherman. He had finally finished the back breaking work it took to restore his business and now this. She says he walks around aimlessly, he doesn’t sleep, he has fits of anger and long bouts of silence.
They can’t pay their bills. They will lose what little they rebuilt. Their children are in college and she fears she won’t be able to continue their tuition payments.
Clearly there are consequences for them.
This is not the America we advertise.