Monday, November 29, 2010

Toxicologist: “Tests of Gulf shrimp have shown unsafe levels… which can cause liver or kidney damage in a MATTER OF WEEKS”

November 29th, 2010 at 06:28 PM

Every Gulf fish that the government has tested since workers shut off the oil spewing from BP’s ruptured well in mid-July has shown toxins far below what is dangerous, federal authorities say. …

“These chemicals, these are PAHs that are carcinogenic. … These items are not in any way appropriate for anyone to eat,” said Ed Cake, an environmental consultant from Ocean Springs. “There’s no low-dose level that’s acceptable to eat.”…

[William Sawyer], the Florida toxicologist, said the government tests do not look for total petroleum hydrocarbons in the seafood. He said his tests of Gulf shrimp have shown unsafe levels of the compounds, which can cause liver or kidney damage in a matter of weeks.

See more here:

http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/toxicologist-tests-gulf-shrimp-shown-unsafe-levels-liver-kidney-damage-matter-weeks

After oil spill, Covenant Hospice expands reach with Pepsi grant

In the summer of 2010, people from all over the United States logged on to the Pepsi website every day and voted for their 10 favorite projects. One of the winners of the Pepsi Refresh Project “Do Good for the Gulf” was Covenant Hospice.

“Pepsi made $1.3 million available in August for grant awards to communities that had been affected by the oil spill,” Lill Jennings, development specialist at the Niceville/Crestview Covenant Hospice told The Log. “We applied for and were awarded $25,000 to sponsor the workshop series in six coastal communities in the fall and again in the spring.”

Covenant Hospice plans to offer 36 workshops during the fall of 2010 and the spring of 2011.

Stressors along the Gulf Coast are adding up from the oil spill, the recession, and Hurricanes Ivan, Dennis and Katrina. It will take years for the 34 counties Covenant serves on the Florida/Alabama coast to recover their vitality, Jennings says.

“Normally we work with grief and loss,” Jennings said. “Reactions when someone has died are similar to those during other great life stressors. The qualities that help with resilience after a death are similar to the ones that help with resilience as a reaction to any change or stressor.”

The Strength and Resilience Community Workshops will focus on refreshing ways to cope with loss, and support each other through times of changes, stress and grief.

CLICK HERE TO GET TIMES AND LOCATIONS OF EVENTS AND READ MORE:
http://www.thedestinlog.com/news/pepsi-15992-logged-every.html
http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/hospice-funding-council-gulf-residents-bereavement-specialist-mission-statement-preparation-life

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Capturing Oil Toxins on Film off the Mississippi Coa

  • November 26, 2010 1:44 pm

On the ground with Jerry Moran:

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend time with my Sea Shepherd friends – and a powerful ultraviolet (UV) lighting system – taking photographs and collecting samples along the Mississippi coastline and on and around the nearby barrier islands.

From a photographer’s perspective, the experience was “illuminating,” to say the least…and the photos will show why. Ultraviolet lighting causes the more toxic and persistent components of oil to flouresce, or shine, a bright yellow or orange color. What better way to document contamination from the spill?

See more here:

http://oilspillaction.com/exclusive-photos-capturing-oil-toxins-on-film-off-the-mississippi-coast

http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/oil-toxins-beach-uv-lighting-toxic-persistent-components-oil-yellow-orange-photos

Ian Crane Speaks on Gulf Oil Gush Truth

An amazing presentation, please VIRAL IT!

Gulf Shrimp Twice FDA Poison Level

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gulf Operation's violence against women (video)

THE SMOKING GUN about COREXIT/OIL SPILL REFUSE & OTHER CONTAMINANTS next to a POW WOW...what would the Great Spirit say about THIS?

Some photos taken by a friend in a coastal area of Louisiana are here and one photo in particular is the smoking gun!
The authorities said they stopped spraying Corexit on July 12-19th, 2010 (depending on who you speak to).
The pic of the canister with the GREEN LABEL is very telling. It is clearly labeled August 10TH.
And this is a military use canister.
The black canisters just had lot numbers and hazard labels on them.

I will post the location that these pictures were taken later along with the photographer's name very soon...there are some other things being checked out first...this is at the request of the photographer. I do have permission to post the pictures. These pictures were taken TODAY (Nov 27th, 2010)

This area was a dumping ground of old canisters, some empty, boom and other refuse in addition to a pumping center so skiffs with the boat dispensers could refuel their tanks full of poisons and continue spraying the Gulf of Mexico.

Please forward...

Retired nurse: Believe BP, the oil is gone… How stupid do they think we are? (VIDEO)

Friday, November 26, 2010

BP Buys Up Google Oil Spill Search terms *



***NOTE FROM ANITA: Sayer Ji, founder of http://www.testingthewater.org is quoted in this article.
The following reprint is sent as a courtesy from Protect Our Waters Inc. The author of the email below, Dr. Joseph Mercola, is a respected physician and alternative health practitioner who sends out regular e-mails maintains a website on a variety of health and environmental-related topics. 
Dr. Mercola's Comments

It's been just over seven months since the Deepwater Horizon exploded, leading to the worst oil spill disaster in history. For nearly three months, hundreds of millions of gallons of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico as BP scrambled to cover up and hide the environmental devastation from media.
At this they succeeded wildly, as news of the oil spill has all but disappeared from the public radar. It seems many have already forgotten the spill -- the spill that is, by far, the worst oil spill, and possibly environmental disaster, in human history.
The Exxon Valdez disaster spilled "only" 12 million gallons of oil -- and that ended up taking a much more complex environmental toll than toxicologists initially predicted.
It's essential, for the sake of the environment, the health of the people and workers in the Gulf -- and to prevent this tragedy from reoccurring in the very near future -- that this disaster does not get swept under the rug as BP has hoped …
How Did BP Get Rid of the Massive Amounts of Oil?
A large part of why the public has "forgotten" the BP oil spill already is because we never really saw the true destruction.
There were a few photos of oil-slicked beaches and birds, but by early August the New York Times reported that the oil patches were "largely gone," and "Radar images suggest that the few remaining patches are quickly breaking down in the warm surface waters of the gulf." They went on to report, "The slick appeared to be dissolving far more rapidly than anyone expected."
Around that same time, a government report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey similarly implied that the oil in the Gulf was quickly disappearing and that environmental effects were well under control.
So the largest oil spill in history was largely cleaned up in just a few months, according to the media and the government. The seafood was miraculously safe, the air clean and the environmental effects a mere blip on the radar.
Of course, this is a physical impossibility.
There's no doubt in my mind this disaster will take DECADES to clean up, if it's at all possible, and the worst-case scenario is pointing to major devastation on all levels of marine life, from coral reefs and plankton to fish and air-breathing mammals.
So what happened to all that oil?
Toxic Dispersants Eliminated Oil While Turning the Gulf Toxic
BP sprayed more than 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersantsinto the Gulf since the oil spill began, and cleanup workers have been complaining of dizziness, nausea and other symptoms ever since.
The chemicals in dispersants Corexit 9500 and 9527 are toxic. The New York Times reported:
"Corexit 9527, used in lesser quantities during the earlier days of the spill response, is designated a chronic and acute health hazard by EPA. The 9527 formula contains 2-butoxyethanol, pinpointed as the cause of lingering health problems experienced by cleanup workers after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, and propylene glycol, a commonly used solvent."
According to Carys Mitchelmore, a researcher at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the detergent-like brew of solvents, surfactants and other compounds are known to cause a variety of health problems in animals, including:
  • Death
  • Reduced growth
  • Reproductive problems
  • Cardiac dysfunction
  • Immune suppression
  • Altered behavior
  • Carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic effects
The chemical dispersants, by the way, are not a silver bullet to miraculously make oil disappear. Oil spill dispersants only alter the chemical and physical properties of the oil, making it more likely to mix with seawater than deposit on the shoreline.
So what the dispersants do is re-direct the oil, making its impact perhaps less so on birds and shore-dwelling animals, but more so on fish, coral reefs, oysters and other marine life that live in the deeper waters.
It essentially "hides" the oil out of view, below the surface where news cameras can't see it.
As Sayer Ji, founder of InformationToInspireChange.com, stated:
"Dispersing the oil into the water column accelerates the poisoning of all marine life, deep throughout the water column and seabed. Ultimately it results in "covering-up" the extent of the disaster on the surface, while amplifying the damage within our oceans.
Also, when the dispersants mix with the crude oil, a third far more toxic product is produced called "dispersed oil." Dispersed oil has been shown to be more toxic than the sum of its parts.
Dispersing simply keeps the oil deeper in the water column so that it will not surface, into the light of public scrutiny."
Sadly, the oil and dispersant mix is so toxic that I strongly caution you to STAY OUT of the Gulf of Mexico. In my opinion, it's simply not safe to swim there.
Remember also that children are far more prone to experiencing health problems from this type of toxic exposure than adults. So please, keep your children safe. Do not allow your children to swim or play on the Gulf coast beaches.
Make no mistake … even though you can't always see the oil, it's still there, just in an experimental, and toxic, dispersed form.
BP Wants You to Forget About the Oil Spill
The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was far from the "unavoidable accident" BP claimed it to be, driven by a reckless pursuit of profits and recklessly selfish disregard for our planet.
In CNN interviews, "workers described a corporate culture of cutting staff and ignoring warning signs ahead of the blast. They said BP routinely cut corners and pushed ahead despite concerns about safety."
Then after the explosion, BP denied there was a leak until it became painfully obvious. When they could no longer hide that fact, they low-balled the estimate of the leak at 5,000 barrels a day, which is probably low by a factor of 20.
And instead of taking responsibility, they made the environmental disaster even worse by dumping unprecedented amounts of dispersants into the Gulf in a reckless effort to make the oil "disappear" from public view.
At the same time, BP bought up popular search terms on Google, so that when you search for "oil spill" you'll be directed to BP's damage control page that shows the company's "Gulf of Mexico Response" and cleanup efforts, instead of the massive amounts of damage that is still ongoing.
In addition, as Stephen Lendman pointed out, for nearly two months BP officials:
  • Obstructed cleanup efforts and didn't provide proper equipment to do it
  • Suppressed vital information
  • Told cleanup workers they'd be fired if they spoke to the media
  • Lied from day one about what really happened and its severity
  • Denied adequate compensation to Gulf victims
  • Withheld respirators and other protective gear from cleanup workers, many now ill from flu-like symptoms, including severe headaches, dizziness, nosebleeds, chest pains, and trouble breathing that may persist, become worse and, for many, be long-lasting or permanent
  • Ordered workers showing up with respirators and other protective gear to remove it or be fired
  • On June 17, BP CEO Tony Haywood stonewalled the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation by refusing to provide information he knows as chief operating officer
This is not surprising as BP is no stranger to environmental crime. Over the past two decades, BP subsidiaries have been convicted of three crimes in Alaska and Texas, including two felonies. BP also holds the dubious honor of receiving the stiffest fine in history for work safety violations.
So they are familiar with how to work the system … as much as BP would like to appear as a concerned and noble corporation, doing all they can to repair the damage and listen to the concerns of the American people, this is nothing but a front.
BP wants you to forget so they can get back to business as usual … business that could easily lead to subsequent disasters that are equal to or worse than the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
The Time is Ripe for Change!
Even though the majority of Americans are not living with the immediate effects of the oil spill -- the exposure to the toxic chemical dispersants, the loss of livelihood to fishermen, the stench of oil and physical reminders of tar balls on the beaches -- as those in the Gulf are, we mustn't forget!
You may not be able to see hundreds of millions of gallons of oil pooling on beaches, but that oil is still very much in the ocean and surrounding waterways, where it is causing untold environmental damage.
Even highly trained toxicologists can only guess what the full extent of the damage will be, and it's likely it won't show up in full for years or decades.
Only by remembering this disaster and pushing for the truth to be brought to the surface – the truth about what BP has been hiding -- can we prevent a similar event from occurring in the future. Now is also the ideal time to strengthen efforts to transition to a cleaner energy future, one that is not dependent on oil and corrupted corporations like BP.
But this can only happen if we all stay with this story, and recognize that the consequences have yet to be truly realized. Please do your part by sharing this information with your friends, family and social circle so we can keep the momentum for change rolling.
 
This email has been forwarded to you as a courtesy by Protect Our Waters Inc.

 
Organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.

You may feel helpless right now to make a difference in the Gulf, but there are some steps you can take to help!

First, you can join the movement to stop the use of dispersants by taking action now, without delay: It is up to use to press our federal and state representatives to hold BP accountable for this massive environmental tragedy and tell them to co-sponsor legislation to ban the use of dispersants!  Florida's Senator George LeMieux could be the single Republican vote that would allow this and other Gulf Restoration measures to come to the floor. 
Contact him today at Website: Lemieux.senate.gov  
Mail: United States Senate
356 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Telephone: (202) 224-3041
Fax: (202) 228-5171

Go to http://www.ProtectOurWaters.com  to learn more and take action.

You can also join the movement to stop the use of dispersants by helping to spread the word.  Forward this email to others and ask them to do the same.

 Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.  Margaret

Who is OFFING or DISAPPEARING our Experts and Scientists?

So what do YOU think?

"Disappeared Swan Doctor"
http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/gulf-swan-doctor-disappearance

FROM ANITA: The email communication on this story was done between me and Lauren Hallahan, who is local here in Tampa Bay and I know her personally. I then passed the info on to Deborah Dupre. Lauren Hallahan is a political professional and is the blogger of local and national politics through the Hallahan Report and she knew the Swan Doctor personally. She was following up the story up to the day she realized that his office has been shut down and his number disconnected. I am CCing her on this email. The swan doctor's office was in Lakeland, FL. This doctor's work was cutting edge and he was a world reknowned expert on birds and in particular, swans. He would even be flown to England to work on the Queen's swans.

Dr. Gardner is here in this video from Sept:

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Young US Mosquito Scientist from University of South Florida in Tampa Mysteriously Dies From Cyanide Heart Attack

33 years old and leaves behind a 3 year old child and young husband.
11/16/10

Story here:
http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/article1134582.ece
Police: USF biologist dies in an apparent suicide by cyanide

'USF is known nationally for its work in the medical sciences and biotechnology; marine science and MEMS (microelectromechanical systems); engineering, and nanotechnology and medical science. The university's reputation as one of the top 60 public research universities in the country has blossomed with total university research funding reaching $290 million in 2004. The National Science Research Foundation ranks USF 29th among all universities in medical science research and development expenditures'.
(Also has contracts, both open and projected with BP).

Video:

Thursday, November 25, 2010

E-mails show struggle to guess size of Gulf spill

By LARRY MARGASAK The Associated Press
Thursday, November 25, 2010; 7:08 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration struggled behind the scenes to determine how much oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico from a BP well this year and defended estimates that for months were inaccurate, according to thousands of government e-mails.

A senior scientist who led the federal effort, Bill Lehr of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, noted that the administration went public with a summary of estimates before experts could finish their work.

An Environmental Protection Agency memo, one of many showing uncertainty, said, "EPA agrees that the ultimate message to the public will likely be that the oil was successfully dispersed with chemical dispersants, but until we know with some degree of certainty ... we are hesitant to assign distinct percentages at this time."



FILE - This April 21, 2010 file photo shows the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burning after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, off the southeast tip of Louisiana. A new study from the presidential oil spill commission describes the behind-the-scenes, excruciating tension and mistakes behind the three-month effort to cap the busted well. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) (Gerald Herbert - AP)

FILE - This April 21, 2010 file photo shows the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burning after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, off the southeast tip of Louisiana. A new study from the presidential oil spill commission describes the behind-the-scenes, excruiating tension and mistakes behind the three-month effort to cap the busted well. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

SEE MORE:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/25/AR2010112500480.html

BP oil spill incident commander dies in plane crash

***FROM ANITA: More things that are even more shrouded in mystery...

Jim Black, a BP incident commander for the company’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill response team, died in a small plane crash near Destin, Fla., on Tuesday night, the company confirmed. …

Black['s]… job at the oil giant was director of operations for the Gulf Coast Restoration Organization…

http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/bp-oil-spill-incident-commander-dies-plane-crash

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/11/bp_oil_spill_incident_commande.html

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Project Gulf Impact: “Scientists Paid To Cover Up Toxic Dispersant” (VIDEO)


Heather Rally from Project Gulf Impact speaks at Seattle University about the scientific impacts of the spill and Scientists being paid off by BP

On Saturday, November 20th, 2010, Project Gulf Impact’s Heather Rally, Gavin Garrison, and Matt Smith held “InGulfed”, an exhibition on the current Gulf Coast crisis caused by the oil spill. There were walk-through exhibits, speeches, videos, and presentations by locals. The event was attended by hundreds of supportive people from the Northwest, and afterwards, Project Gulf Impact held a Q+A.

http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/project-gulf-impact-scientists-paid-cover-toxic-dispersant-video

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dispersant applied “daily” on Apalachicola Bay using “black or camouflage” helicopters says Seafood Association president

http://www.apalachtimes.com/news/oil-8967-evidence-state.html

    Taunya James, president of the Franklin County Seafood Workers’ Association (FCSWA), repeatedly insisted dispersant was being applied to the bay daily by helicopters described as black or camouflage in color. She and other seafood workers claimed to be aware of serious local contamination.

    [Florida DEP official Darryl] Boudreau asked if anyone who witnessed the application of dispersant could provide an aircraft identification number or had taken pictures.

    “We’re out there to work, not take pictures,” replied James.



Gulf oil spill assessment: 'Unprepared'

"A second commission report said that the oil industry and the government have not spent the money they promised to improve cleanup equipment and technique for oil spills. Despite billions of dollars in profits, oil companies spend only a few million dollars a year on cleanup technology. The federal government in 2010 spent $7.4 million on oil spill research. In 1993, when adjusted for inflation, the federal government spent $20.3 million on the subject."

Gulf oil spill assessment: 'Unprepared'

Hearst Newspapers
In Print: Tuesday, November 23, 2010

WASHINGTON — Investigators exploring the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reported Monday that underestimates of the amount of oil flowing from the blown-out Macondo well "impeded" attempts by BP and the government to contain the gusher.

The staff of the presidential commission investigating the disaster also cast the government and industry as ill-prepared to tackle a deep-water blowout in reports that provide a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at the five-month battle to rein in the runaway well.

"The oil and gas industry was unprepared to respond to a deep-water blowout, and the federal government was similarly unprepared to providing meaningful supervision," said one commission staff report.

But the staff also singled out successes — including BP's "herculean" simultaneous attempts to develop containment strategies and the "critical" intervention of U.S. Geological Survey scientists whose assessment of the well's containment cap persuaded engineers not to abandon it.

The commission authorized by President Barack Obama is on track to release its findings about the cause of the Deepwater Horizon disaster — and what should be done to prevent a repeat — in January. The commission is headed by Bob Graham, a former Florida senator and governor, and former EPA administrator William K. Reilly. In reports Monday, the commission recommends that the government require industry to put new diagnostic tools on blowout preventers and other key devices used at the wellhead "that would provide more information in the case of a blowout."

READ MORE AT THE LINK ABOVE...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tampa Bay Agencies Refuse to Report on FINGERPRINT MATCHED LAB REPORT and on possible OIL on their BOATS!

These were boats parked in the back of the Fish and Wildlife Building in SE St. Petersburg, Florida stained with a reddish, brownish, orangy type of sticky substance that I viewed up close. The pictures were taken by David Curtis on November 16th, 2010 right before dusk at approximately 530PM and right before Trisha Springstead, RN, David and I walked into the Sierra Club Oil Spill Forum that was starting at 6PM.

Per an email from MOTE to someone else inquiring about the 173ppm test from a sand sample taken from Sarasota Beach on September 22nd, 2010 and FINGERPRINT MATCHED to oil/crude from the Macondo Well on November 8th, 2010:

There was discussion between Mote Marine, Sarasota County, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and DEP regarding the complaint, the interpretation of the lab results from the initial sample and the credibility of the lab that the resident sent the samples to. Considering the elapsed time since the alleged event occurred and current data indicating that oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident has not travelled near Siesta Key, the consensus was that additional sampling was not warranted at this time."

THIS SAMPLE WAS FINGERPRINT MATCHED! From a lab that even the local media reporters in Alabama use.
(Bob Naiman's ACT Lab in Alabama). Must be credible!
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Marine Research boats have what looks like oil, crude, contaminants as seen by these pictures. When is someone going to tell the TRUTH?

LINK TO FINGERPRINT MATCHED LAB REPORT:
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=154998194544064

USF Professors Schills for BP? Sierra Club Meeting, St. Pete 10/16/10 (REPOST)

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – University Professors Accepting Money From BP – Are They BP Shills?
Plus Phil Compton’s Lie to Trisha Springstead.

It's not just affecting the fish and the birds - human beings are biological organisms.
Oil, dispersants, toxic pollutants - they're not just killing fish and birds. Human beings are biological organisms too.
See all the YouTube videos of the Sierra Club meeting here.
The fact is that there are members of the medical community who recognize that they are seeing people who have been poisoned. It is obvious to doctors who are seeing patients with flu-like symptoms, respiratory problems, acute toxic reaction and who are harboring toxins above the load recognized as toxic. There is no other word to use – toxic. The patients they are seeing have been nothing short of poisoned. Issues arising from this are both current and future heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and even death.
David Hollander Associate Professor Chemical Oceanography Ph.D. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, 1989
David Hollander Associate Professor Chemical Oceanography
Three FSU scientists spoke at the Sierra Club: Robert H. Weisberg, Ernst B. Peebles and David Hollander. The same three have appeared and spoken together before groups in Florida before. The last to speak, and perhaps (based on my impression) the best was Dr. David Hollander.
That said, BP provided $500,000,000 in funding for research on the oil spill – a disturbing fact since in at least one other instance “while all studies performed by the university will be scientifically peer-reviewed, BP decides what areas (the university) will research.” Something which was not mentioned by the FSU scientists when they spoke, yet which seems likely to be part of BPs boilerplate policy when providing money to Universities studying their spill.

Dr. David Hollander

As Dr. Hollander’s research centers most closely on Isotopic biogeochemistry and organic geochemistry; Paleoenvironmental reconstructions; Origin of organic-rich deposits, Chemical Sedimentology, Archeometry etc., his analysis of the oil proves absolutely invaluable in determining that the toxic parts per million of oil now present in the gulf do indeed belong to the BP spill and not some other leaking oil from elsewhere. He came across as a serious academic, as an honest man who genuinely cared about his field and as someone who definitely knows how to inspire enthusiasm in students.
Ernst B. Peebles, Associate Professor Biological Oceanography
Ernst B. Peebles, Associate Professor Biological Oceanography - Simple Logic: Blood is to a murder scene what Oil is to BPs oil spill scene. Dr. Peebles admits he failed to investigate, report, analyze or share his findings with other forensic scientists to perform isotope fingerprinting on the bottom oil his forensics team discovered. Dr. Ernst B. Peebles: Points lost for incomplete analysis.

Dr. Ernst B. Peebles

Ernst B. Peebles was the least exciting of the group of scientists. His delivery was dull, safe, stock issue supporting industry status quo. In the lobby after the presentation his answer to a young woman about BPs oil in the Gulf was that the microbes were eating it. However, in the video I took at 1 hour and 10 minutes into the conference it was specifically stated that the oil is not dissolving. It is not going away. As debate goes, Ernst Peebles is attacking his own team’s plank of evidence that points to how much damage the BP toxic oil spill has caused and continues to cause, and he is weakening the platform of evidence provided by the other scientists who are not ignoring evidence. [see related story on colony of dead corals]
I did not get the impression that Dr. Peebles was excited about his work or that he was (or wanted to be) involved in the current plight of the general population hurt by BPs toxic spill. While in general that research data which he did collect is probably useful and valid, my impression was that he isn’t going for the jugular establishing BPs full culpability. In one section of the video he shows a photo where a piece of their scientific equipment touched bottom and came up covered with oil. He says that he did not show that photo to anyone, nor did he or his team of “scientists” have the oil on the piece of equipment tested to see if it belonged to the BP Oil Spill. This is the same Dr. Peebles who is quoted in Business Week on June 4, 2010 on a with 50,000 barrels of oil gushing from the well as saying “We’re certain it’s oil, we’ve done the analysis.” BP and academics then discussed how to spend $500 million BP has agreed to pay to study the effects of the Gulf spill. Just $500 million. That’s all it takes.
$22.7 Billion Dollar Loss to Gulf Tourism Alone!
$22.7 Billion Dollar Loss to Gulf Tourism Alone! $500 million dollars to study the effects of the oil spill? Or is that $500 million dollars to insure softened reports, less hard questions asked and fewer smoking guns - such as what killed the coral colony (the first finding of possible damage from the oil on an animal community), was that BPs oil that coated USF Professor Peebles' equipment he pulled up and didn't turn in or bother to have analyzed, and what's going on with the plankton (the base of the food chain) due to the oil in the Gulf?
SEE MORE HERE:
http://tinyurl.com/2dej3pn

Women around Gulf with internal bleeding & mysterious bruises on torso (VIDEO & PHOTO)

Gulf Fisherman's Son Poisoned By Corexit, Kidney Stones at Age 10

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sierra Club Meeting, St. Pete 10/16/10 by David Curtis

Sierra Club Meeting, St Pete 10/16/2010

by David Curtis on November 16, 2010 · 0 comments

in Hyper Toxicity Syndrome

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

It's not just affecting the fish and the birds - human beings are biological organisms.

It's not just affecting the fish and the birds - human beings are biological organisms.

See all the YouTube videos of the Sierra Club meeting here.

The fact is that there are members of the medical community who recognize that they are seeing people who have been poisoned. It is obvious to doctors who are seeing patients with flu-like symptoms, respiratory problems, acute toxic reaction and who are harboring toxins above the load recognized as toxic. There is no other word to use – toxic. The patients they are seeing have been nothing short of poisoned. Issues arising from this are both current and future heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and in death.

David Hollander Associate Professor Chemical Oceanography Ph.D. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, 1989

David Hollander Associate Professor Chemical Oceanography

Three scientists spoke at the Sierra Club: Robert H. Weisberg, Ernst B. Peebles and David Hollander. The same three have appeared and spoken together before groups in Florida before. The last to speak, and perhaps (based on my impression) the best was Dr. David Hollander.

As Dr. Holloman’s research centers most closely on Isotopic biogeochemistry and organic geochemistry; Paleoenvironmental reconstructions; Origin of organic-rich deposits, Chemical Sedimentology, Archeometry etc., his analysis of the oil proves absolutely invaluable in determining that the toxic parts per million of oil now present in the gulf do indeed belong to the BP spill and not some other leaking oil from elsewhere. He came across as a serious academic, as an honest man who genuinely cared about his field and as someone who definitely knows how to inspire enthusiasm in students.

Ernst B. Peebles, Associate Professor Biological Oceanography

Ernst B. Peebles, Associate Professor Biological Oceanography - Simple Logic: Blood is to a murder scene what Oil is to BPs oil spill scene. Dr. Peebles admits he failed to investigate, report, analyze or share his findings with other forensic scientists to perform isotope fingerprinting on the bottom oil his forensics team discovered. Dr. Ernst B. Peebles: Points lost for incomplete analysis.

Ernst B. Peebles was the least exciting of the group of scientists. His delivery was dull, safe, stock issue supporting industry status quo. In the lobby after the presentation his answer to a young woman about BPs oil in the Gulf was that the microbes were eating it. However, in the video I took at 1 hour and 10 minutes into the conference it was specifically stated that the oil is not dissolving. It is not going away. As debate goes, Ernst Peebles is attacking his own team’s plank of evidence that points to how much damage the BP toxic oil spill has caused and continues to cause, and he is weakening the platform of evidence provided by the other scientists who are not ignoring evidence.

I did not get the impression that Dr. Peebles was excited about his work or that he was (or wanted to be) involved in the current plight of the general population hurt by BPs toxic spill. While in general his research data is useful he didn’t go far enough to establish BPs culpability. In one section of the video he shows a photo where a piece of their scientific equipment touched bottom and came up covered with oil. He says that he did not show that photo to anyone, nor did he and his team of “scientists” think it was necessary to have the oil on the piece of equipment tested to see if it belonged to the BP Oil Spill or not. If Dr. Peebles were a detective investigating a crime and his forensics team found blood on a carpet but failed to bother checking whose blood it was I would call that detective’s work sloppy and his analysis of the crime scene incomplete. Dr. Peebles’ analysis of the BP Gulf Oil Crime Scene evidence he found wasn’t just incomplete, but it wasn’t even turned in as evidence. He says himself that he showed the photo to nobody until now. Thankfully, Dr. David Hollander did perform such testing of bottom oil, but in a different area – however an opportunity to collect more accurate data on the full extent of BPs spill was missed thanks to Ernst Peebles. Tragically there is no easy way to go back and re-test the areas Dr. Peebles worked. The money has already been spent and an obvious opportunity wasted. What is perhaps worse is that during the meeting plankton was discussed, which is the base of the food chain for the gulf ecosystem. It was stated that the research performed did not concern itself with plankton, but only higher species. A big mistake. Monitoring and reporting on the health of the bottom of the food chain must be part of the research. It is most particularly disturbing that Ernst Peebles “Research Interests” listed in his areas of expertise specifically include words like “zooplankton supply, quantified ichthyoplankton, invertebrate zooplankton distribution and abundance responses, research oriented toward developing a bio-optics system that will be used to create a landscape perspective on estuarine fish/zooplankton/hyperbenthos interactions with phytoplankton blooms, phytoplankton sedimentation events, and areas of high benthic microalgal growth”.  Dr. Peebles apparently preferred to dismiss this question with a vague answer implying that it was either too difficult to answer quantitatively, or that he wasn’t an expert in that field.  It was also reported that the toxins in the spill have mutagenic properties which cause permanent mutation in the genes of ocean (and other) organisms. Mutagenic toxins – not just long term harm but permanent harm to Florida’s wildlife due to BP. This was expressed as a concern but the obvious question is this: “What happens to shrimp and shellfish living in and ingesting water with 200+- PPM BP toxic oil and added chemical toxins (reported to be mutagenic) that are then eaten by pregnant women (and others)?” Ernst Peebles downplayed both the amount and the toxicity of Correxit and referred to public concern as “a little too much hysteria”. He also downplayed the importance of turbidity – “Real quick regarding the turbidity effect on fish, ahh, turbidity itself is just suspended material in the water, and again, it’s going to have a toxic effect in some cases. There’s no direct attraction to turbidity or away from it in that type of open water eco-system. A lot of this is very poorly lit depth and depths. The depths are so deep that there’s not a lot of sunlight to begin with so the fact is that the particles are going to neither attract nor repel animals, necessarily, based on behavior responses”  Why is he talking about sunlight or lack of sunlight? These are toxins suspended in the water [turbidity=suspended material], he isn’t directly answering the questions but dancing around them. The questioner is asking what the effect the turpidity has on FISH SWIMMING IN IT, not “is turbidity attractive to the fish,” or “is there enough light in the turbidity” – this is plain nonsense. A straight answer is what is wanted, something like “Fish in turbid waters are experiencing increased levels of illness and death, their bodies are becoming toxified and they are not safe to eat.” or “Fish who swim in BP toxified turbidity are not affected by these poisons”. He has entirely sidestepped the question and given a non answer.

Dr. Robert H. Weisberg

Dr. Robert H. Weisberg

Dr. Robert H. Weisberg’s area of expertise is the physical movement of the water and circulation that carries the oil with it. His job was (and still is) to perform tracking and forecasting for NOAA and also various other agencies and the state of Florida using six different models to account for error. He delved into various issues involving deep water currents as well as coastal shallower currents and upwelling currents bringing oil up onto the shelf. The deeper oil prefers not to move very fast in deep water which moves much more slowly. His primary concerns dealing with current tracking aren’t with toxicity but movement involving wind and larger scale motion currents such as the loop current.  He did make this statement “The point is that the longer it goes on, the larger the distance this thing is going to be spread. in this particular model we have no provision for decay, either by chemical or biological processes, and we have no confirmation. So I don’t know how much validity any of this stuff has any more, while the frustration is our so called Federal Family still does not have a comprehensive subsurface sampling plan in place and so I doubt we’ll ever know just where this stuff has gone and (coughing in audience) nobody ever cares in the Federal Family to know just where this stuff has gone. It’s very important to know though because one materials get onto the continental shelf those materials can make onto the beach. Not at the surface level but below the surface. ” He was visibly frustrated by some of what he was reporting – and for me, again, his statements that “we have no provision for decay, either by chemical or biological processes, and we have no confirmation” flies directly in the face of Ernst Peebles’ later remark that “the microbes are eating it” as if “that’s it, all gone”.

The scientists who spoke at the Sierra Club did not consider the human condition when they looked at animal mortality and animal health in and around the Gulf. This, in my opinion is as huge a mistake as not looking at the effects on plankton or not performing an isotope fingerprint on oil gathered from the bottom. The directors of the Sierra Club, by refusing to address any of Trisha Springstead’s questions also refused to acknowledge that people are biological organisms too. They are living in denial and are playing an extremely dangerous game with the public health of this region by foolishly refusing to recognize it is a biological fact that the human muscle, bone, blood organ and brain tissue are identically affected by toxins the same way as animals. They are foolishly refusing to publicly acknowledge that humans are equally in danger, and they are foolishly wasting the opportunity to lend the support of their voices and their data to the organization of Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors working to defend the public health. It is a known fact that many have been paid off to look the other way. So the question in my mind is why would any publicly responsible organization working for social good want to work alone and not want to form even a temporary alliance with other people fighting for the same causes? Only by forming alliances, joining together and uniting our organizations, cooperating and sharing our collected medical and scientific research, only by presenting a united front can we ever hope to effect the social change necessary to raise our voices loud, long and strong enough to ensure that we have a chance of coming out of this better than the people who suffered the Exxon Valdiz oil spill disaster.

Repeatedly throughout the videos of the meeting scientists and administration claimed that there is no data available on the effects of a large oil spill like this – that they do not know the effects of the oil – when in fact there is a large body of gathered data documented by Dr Riki Ott, the PhD who worked so long and hard to gather that data after the Exxon Valdiz oil disaster in Alaska. Not once did any of the scientists or the staff running the Sierra Club meeting refer directly or indirectly to Dr. Ott’s research. Not once. Dr. Riki Ott worked with the fishermen, she spent years on the water learning first hand. True science is not just data gathered now, but also built upon the solid scientific research gathered by other scientists who came before. True science does not ignore the work of fellow scientists in the field.

The Sierra Club refused to answer the question of why the scientists at the Sierra Club meeting were not referring to Dr. Riki Ott’s research when they were saying that nobody had any answers. In the video you will see the Sierra Club take our questions written on 3×5 index cards – and you will see them select only those questions they hand picked to answer – in spite of Phil Corbin’s statement that they would. They never answered any of ours.

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Trisha Springstead, R.N. at the Sierra Club Meeting Nov 16th 2010

Trisha Springstead, R.N. and , Anita Stewart (left) at the Sierra Club Meeting Nov 16th 2010

Science Panel at St. Petersburg Sierra Club Meeting 11/16/2010

Left to right - Robert Weisberg, Ernst Peebles, David Hollander, Science Panel at St. Petersburg Sierra Club Meeting 11/16/2010

Trish Springstead, Anita Stewart and myself are here now blogging live from the Sierra Club. I video’d the whole thing start to finish (2 1/2 hours and created a separate audio mp3.

Smug Manipulative Phil Compton.

Phil Compton

First I’d like to say that the meeting was not an open forum, but rather a totally controlled presentation which left no chance for the public to speak or directly ask any questions that the directors did not pre-approve.

How did they stop the public from asking questions openly? Rather than calling on raised hands as in a real public forum what they did instead was a little trick that allows them to screen out any questions they feel uncomfortable answering, and uncomfortable having their responses being examined later or have reporters write about.

What they did instead was hand out 3×5 index cards to be filled out with one question by each attendee. Then they collected the cards and divided them up into two groups of cards.

The first group of cards was to be answered by the scientist panel and the second group of cards was to be answered by the administrative panel.

Anyone angry that their questions weren’t being answered was told that their questions had been moved to the second panels answering session because they weren’t of the right nature for the scientists.

However by the time that the administrative panel was halfway through, dragging out their responses in general monotone and not being very informative, padding their answers with needless verbiage half of the audience had already walked out. Then when the questions weren’t answered everyone was getting up to go anyway – both the audience and the panel.

On our drive over to St. Pete from Brooksville Trisha told me she’d spoken to Phil and he’d emailed her and she said she felt that she’d been all wrong about him – “Take down what we wrote on the blog, I had him all wrong, he’s a real human being” But what happened next was straight out of Sun Tzu and the Art of War:

Humble words and increased preparations are signs that the enemy is about to advance.

In fact though, what Phil Compton was doing was setting Trisha Springstead up the whole time, preparing to hand out index cards and selectively screen questions – including all of hers. In his email to Trisha Springstead on Nov. 15th he wrote:

I understand that your interest is primarily in human health effects? I do not know to what degree their data relates to humans specifically, but we will make every effort to ensure that such a question from you on such concerns is a priority for the Q & A period. ~ Phil Compton

From: Phil Compton
To: Trisha Springstead
Sent: Tue, Nov 16, 2010 12:05:47 PM
Subject: Gulf Forum tonight

Dear Ms. Springstead,

I spoke with Anita Stewart yesterday and conveyed this to her. In case you have not been able to speak with her recently, I want you to know:

The information to be covered this evening will focus on the findings of the 3 researchers who will have the majority of the evening’s time to share their findings with the audience. I understand that your interest is primarily in human health effects? I do not know to what degree their data relates to humans specifically, but we will make every effort to ensure that such a question from you on such concerns is a priority for the Q & A period. As these particular researchers may not tonight present the type of data you are most interested in, I would like to discuss with you the possibility of working with Sierra Club and the other organizations involved in tonight’s event to organize a similar forum that does provide such a focus. As there are so many topics and concerns to cover with regards to the impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, we consider tonight to be just the beginning, not the end, of this public conversation, one that I hope we can work together to ensure that the public is aware of the facts as they are identified by researchers, facts that should drive restoration efforts and public policy regarding the Gulf of Mexico.

Please call me this afternoon if you’d wish to communicate further. My cell is the surest way to reach me today.

Phil Compton, Field Organizer, Sierra Club Florida Regional Office
111 2nd Ave. NE, Ste. 1001 , St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-824-8813, ext. 303

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That’s what Phil Compton wrote. But this is what he said to Trisha at the meeting:

(Please go to original page for looped feed)
http://morgellonsreport.com/

But as the second panel dragged on and on and the room emptied out there was no indication that Phil Compton or anyone else was preparing to answer even one of Trisha Springstead’s questions.

To the question of who funds the Sierra Club meeting – The chamber of commerce was the sponsor for the Nov 16th St. Pete Sierra Club meeting – that answers nothing – is BP a member of the St Pete Chamber of Commerce? What do you think?

Interview with Kindra Arnesen 11/19/10

DEFINITELY, worth a listen and please pass it on!

TSA: Travelers Who Refuse Scanning Can’t Leave, Will Be Fined

By Jason Ditz, Antiwar.com, November 19, 2010

Faced with the prospect of large numbers of people refusing the invasive “screening” measures they’ve implemented this holiday season, the TSA is hoping to fight back with threats of fine and arrest. 

Once a person submits to the screening process, they can not just decide to leave” warned Sari Koshetz, a TSA spokesperson. TSA officials say that anyone refusing both the “full body scanners” and the “enhanced pat down” procedures will be taken into custody.

Once there the detainees will not only be barred from flying, but will be held indefinitely as suspected terrorists, face fines of up to $11,000 and may also be turned over to local police. One sheriff’s office said they were already preparing to handle a large number of detainees and plan to treat them as terror suspects, held until they are convinced they don’t pose a terror threat.

The TSA genital “patdowns” have led to threats from some local prosecutors to charge them with sexual assault, but the TSA has shrugged off public outcry over the measures and seems more intent than ever on cowing the public into submission.


LC Editor’s Comment:  Amerika, land of the free and home of the brave? When is TSA going to start requiring that passengers be inspected for bed bugs (now infesting America just like politicians) and then require people found to be infested (one or two found on ones’ body, planted their by TSA agents) be sent to the showers to undergo delousing?***NOTE FROM ANITA: Say I WILL NOT COMPLY--and then do not fly, simple as that.
When the airlines do not make their revenue, the laws will flip back to where they were. $$$ is the bottom line in our society. We the people have the power of the purse!

GULF TRUTH Events in Louisiana TODAY! Grande Isle Event is LIVESTREAMING!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Actor, filmmaker slated at Gulf Truth Rally

WEAR ABC 3 :: Coastal Crisis - Serious Effort to Remove Buried Oil

NOTE: Are there any agencies testing the water and sand for toxic levels of contaminants? Not a word about this!

PENSACOLA BEACH - If you head out to Pensacola Beach this weekend... you'll see a lot of heavy equipment near the entrance to Fort Pickens.

"Only on 3"...
It's part of a serious effort to remove buried oil.
This scene will soon be spread out across an eight mile stretch of Pensacola Beach... as cleanup crews are finally digging deep to get rid of any remaining oil.

Rick Pierce of Pace brought his friends down to see the beach... what they found.... looked like a construction site.

I was surprised to see this today... it was very nice to see....
That's because Rick quickly learned... these crews were digging out oil buried up to five feet deep.

We saw on your newschannel... how it was very deep... and its nice to see them going down so deep now to get it cleared up.

These crews are digging out the sand... which is then being taken over to a sifting machine... to separate the dried oil and other debris out of it.

The clean sand is then being trucked back over to where it came from.
The dried oil is being taken to a disposal site.

Its gonna be nice when its next summer... and everything back to normal...
But these crews expect everything to be back to normal by spring break.

Three more crews of the same size will soon join this one... and they hope to have all the buried oil on Pensacola Beach removed by March.

How much will this all cost?
The project manager says there's really now way to tell... and that BP has explained that he should spend the money needed to get it cleaned up for good.

Serious Effort to Remove Buried Oil

Friday, November 12 2010, 10:09 PM EST

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Suncoast Sierra Club's Gulf Truth Forum Did Not Speak Truth--Scientists on Their Panel Have Studies Funded by BP

By Anita Stewart
November 18, 2010

This event was held on November 16, 2010 at the Fish and Wildlife Center in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida from 6 until 830PM.
EVENT NOTICE:

First statement on the invitation to this event is this:
"What do scientists say about how the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster affected the fish, wildlife and people in the Gulf of Mexico?"
People? The Human Impact in relation to the Catastrophe and Crime Scene in the Gulf was never mentioned in this forum. Not ONCE!
With the erasing of the Human Impact and the Public Health calamity happening in the Gulf Region this has become a Human Rights Issue that the whole world is now watching.

Since we already know that the global public opinion is that the US government is subjugating it's people to draconian laws, enacting laws that corporations lobby and even author, restricting citizen's movements, disregarding dissent or arresting the dissenters, distortion or the erasing of facts by the propaganda mainstream media, arresting and incarcerating without due cause, lack of habeus corpus, black ops, COINTELPRO, then this is just further evidence that the Human Rights violations are continuing unabated here in the US. And the BP Gulf Oil Crime Scene now affects 40 million people that live in the Gulf Region--per one doctor, up to 1000 miles from the coast, on all levels; economically, spiritually, mentally, and physically. See: http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/gulf-hero-dr-soto-detox-or-move-only-ways-millions-will-survive

This is how the "public forum" was described on the invitation and widely disseminated via email:
"Public Forum on the Gulf Oil Disaster. There will be time to ask the scientists questions, and learn from environmental organizations, including Sierra Club, how you can get involved to restore the Gulf and reform drilling to protect the Gulf from further harm." REFORM DRILLING? Are they SERIOUS? Drilling? As in MORE of it? Drilling is the LAST thing we need!

The first panel were the three scientists. They were:

    * Bob Weisberg, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor of Physical Oceanography and leading expert on the role of the Gulf's loop currents affecting the path of oil towards or away from coastlines.
    * Ernst Peebles, Ph.D., Associate Professor Biological Oceanography, specializes in research on coastal fisheries, was part of the crew of the research vessel that in May 1st identified subsurface oil in the Gulf.
    * David Hollander, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemical Oceanography, whose work in isotopic biogeochemistry led to his discovery of oil on the floor of the Gulf.

Their presentations were devoted to animals, marine life, plumes, chemistry, fishing, coastlines, loop current and a myriad of other technical and scientific topics. Attendees were not allowed to directly question the three professors who each gave presentations of the Science of the Spill.

The second panel consisted of representatives from different environmental groups. Discussions included wildlife casualties, relocation of turtle eggs, beach clean up, NRDA, responses and what the different groups were doing, legislation, etc. And we cannot forget the dollars from tourism. This panel also reported from the 1st meeting of the White House’s Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, held Monday, November 15th in Pensacola, as well as an assessment of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process and how citizens can engage in the process of restoration. 

Did this second panel think that the White House or any Federal Agency is going to help the people of the Gulf? Our leaders going back decades allowed for 37,000 oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. With no oversight. And our elected leaders got paid for this in the way of campaign contributions from Big Oil. 

Those attending were instructed to write their questions on 3 by 5 cards and the questions were cherry picked from that stack, grouped together per similar topics and read aloud to the first panel. Some of the questions that were handed in were divided up from the questions presented to the scientists and given to this second panel to address if these questions were something those panelists could cover. It was quite apparent from the cherry picking of the questions, that some would be presented and some would not be. IS THIS FREE SPEECH? This system of inquiry was designed to disregard, manipulate and/or suppress the real message about what is actually happening in the Gulf Region in real time.

This was not a FORUM, as that indicates interaction with PEOPLE, this program was designed to "program" what the facilitators wanted us to hear. It was a series of presentations.

Within the three presentations given by each member of each panel, there was no mention of the human impact of the spill or the toxic levels of water and air in the Gulf of Mexico, levels of toxicity in air and water samples taken locally, the Public Health HAZARDS, safety testing of the seafood, medical reports, labs or labwork, testimonies from people who live near the water, diseases or symptoms of people living in the Gulf Region, discussions with doctors and other licensed medical professionals that are treating the suffering, sick and dying.

The first question asked of the scientists was if they were funded by BP. They said they were not. Their studies are so they lied. See:
"Right now, the Florida Institute of Oceanography has 27 projects funded by BP to delve deeper into Gulf research and recovery. USF is working on six of those."
"...a recent letter confirming a $10 million grant to the Florida Institute of Oceanography, based at USF in St. Petersburg."
List of BP Funded Proposals at USF--both ongoing and projected:

Professor Peebles even said that there were no problems with seafood testing and sampling and nothing to show the risk or hazards of eating it and that he ate it with no problem. Unknown to him and the rest of the panel and the attendees since I was not permitted to speak, the most recent sampling, testing and analysis of two pounds of shrimp from the Gulf showed a 193ppm (parts per million) reading. The sample was taken by Mac MacKenzie of Louisiana and evaluated by Bob Naiman of ACT Labs in Alabama.

It was implied by all three of the panel members that the waters were fine for swimming and recreation even though Hollander noted that we just did not know for sure. He said this while I was holding in my hand, a second lab report from ACT LABS in Alabama, the results of a test in September that showed 173ppm from a sand sample taken on Sarasota Beach. The report included a FINGERPRINT match of the same contaminants from the Macondo site.

I was able to hand a report to each one of the members of the first panel, but I was not permitted to stand and tell anyone attending about this important scientific report. It seems to me that the Precautionary Principle should have been taken into account--these were scientists after all. But the "program" was designed to show that it would be "business as usual."

As we now know, there would not be any valid, practical, important, common sense information that people could really use coming from this so called "forum" for any of the attendees to make informed decisions and choices regarding Public Health hazards, whether or not they could eat the seafood or if they can swim in the water, breathe the air, or even hear about symptoms related to toxins, etc. I was under the impression that many of the people attending knew these panels would not answer their questions or give them any time to speak early on and that is why people left the forum before both panels had completed their presentations. The description of this forum included info for humans and this was on the Sierra Club website. But it was not to happen.

The real story?
PEOPLE ARE SICK, THEY ARE SLOWLY BEING POISONED AND THEY ARE DYING IN THE GULF REGION! And this much we know: the mainstream media will not cover the HUMAN ELEMENT of the Gulf Oil crime scene. Any info coming from the Gulf Coast Region regarding Public Health and the Human Element is manipulated, suppressed, distorted, lied about or just plain omitted like it is not happening and everything in the Gulf Region is back to normal and has been since the well was capped. The CDC left the Gulf Region on August 20th. Their so called testing results are either inaccessible, inconclusive or incomplete on their website. I don't know a single poisoned person in the Gulf Region that I have interacted with over the past 6 months that ever saw anyone from CDC or was interviewed or tested by any official from this agency.

We attended as representatives of the Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors being fully in the trenches and working with the people directly. My colleague, Trisha Springstead, RN was not allowed to speak and her VALID, SCIENTIFIC questions written on the cards were not addressed. Trisha asked the scientists as we were leaving why people did not matter? They said to us that they were scientists. Aren't they HUMAN too or are they something else entirely?

My question to the Suncoast Sierra Club is this: who does your organization serve? One thing that corporations, organizations and our leaders need to know from us, we the people right now is: you all can tell all the lies you want, but the TRUTH will eventually prevail. We that live here in the Gulf will not be silenced or shut down...

Voices from the Gulf:
Kindra Arnesen, a spokesperson and victim:

Cherri Foytlin, BP Thieves, living in Toxins:

Dr. Riki Ott's advice? EVACUATE! "The lies will OUT!"

NRDC'S Gina Solomon on Seafood Testing:

Mac MacKenzie on sampling/testing shrimp:
Dr. Soto says he's seeing more and more patients with symptoms of toxic exposure to oil and Corexit:
From the Gulf Stream to the Bloodstream (Michelle Nix):

Lisa Nelson from Orange Beach--DYING:

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Anita Stewart
Candidate Elect--Hillsborough County Soil and Water Conservation Board, Seat 5
Advisory Committee
Co-founder
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