Thursday, August 19, 2010

New York Times Propaganda

My response to the New York Times propaganda today. The links included are not live so you will need to paste them into your browser if you are interested in visiting them.

The New York Times has reported to what amounts to propaganda. University of Florida and University of Georgia marine scientists have found that upwards of 80 percent of the oil remains uncollected. Much of the remaining oil is in dispersed form that is not visible to the eye. However, dispersed oil, particularly when mixed with corexit is dangerous to sea life.

For example:

“Oil that dispersed in the Gulf of Mexico is still out there, coating deep-water spawning grounds and potentially resurfacing on Panhandle beaches, University of South Florida researchers say.”
http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/new-oil-threat-looms-floridas-gulf-coast

The University of Florida and Georgia faculty and every other researcher, community activist and whistleblower should be commended for speaking up about this ongoing disaster.

Additionally, the well is not dead and ROV footage indicates that oil and methane are leaking from the bottom of the ocean still. It is not clear whether or not BP is still using dispersants.

There has been a BP orchestrated and government sanctioned cover-up of the scope and severity of this oil disaster. Although the New York Times started its coverage with some good analyses, it has now been transformed into a propaganda device for unsubstantiated BP and NOA claims.

Americans, Mexicans, Cubans and every other people who care about the oceans need to pay careful attention to what is going on here. The oceans are in deep trouble with toxins regularly dumped, spreading dead zones, and compromised food chains. Our future is linked to the future of our oceans. We must not allow propaganda to persuade us to look away from what is really happening.

Cites that cover ongoing news on the oil disaster include:

http://dailyhurricane.com/2010/08/scientists-disagree-with-government-79-of-oil-still-there.html

http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/tag/dispersant

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2010/08/bp-vessel-of-opportunity-workers-allege.html

http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/

http://fintandunne.blogspot.com/2010/08/oil-surging-from-sea-floor-near-bp-well.html

also see
http://motherjones.com/special-reports/2010/09/bp-oceans

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/183349

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