Monday, April 30, 2012

WISE WOMEN MEDIA FOR 4/30/12--WE ARE GOING DARK TONIGHT IN OBSERVANCE OF OCCUPY WALL STREET'S CALL FOR A NATIONWIDE STRIKE

We will be back next week, same time and same place with a new show and an exciting guest!

For tonight, we are observing the NATIONWIDE STRIKE called by OCCUPY WALL STREET and this show will be DARK tonight in SOLIDARITY!

We hope every one of our regular listeners will also be observing this special day!

ALL DAY, ALL WEEK

OCCUPY WALL STREET!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wise Women Media for 4/23--Latest Info on the Gulf Oil Gusher!

Tonight we will do some replays of the most recent interviews regarding the Gulf Oil Gusher to commemorate the 2nd Anniversary of the Crime and interesting, provocative information about the aftermath. From shrimp being hatched without eyes to dolphins aborting their own babies or pushing their stillborn through the waters to very sick people, the mess is not cleaned up and BP did not make things right.
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Friday, April 20, 2012

The Gulf of Mexico is Dying – Part II

A 2nd Anniversary Report on the BP Gulf Oil Spill
Friday, April 20th marks the 2nd anniversary of the BP Gulf Oil Spill. For those of us who live, work and play on the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) coastline, it is not a happy day … at all!
What has happened during the past 2 years which might give us hope that the US Federal Government or BP might be taking this unprecedented oil spill seriously?
If we are to portray the true state of affairs of this worst oil spill in American history, it would look like this excellent report from the Gulf Rescue Alliance.
As you can see from this report, as well as from all the anecdotal evidence gathered to date, we have every reason to believe that the Macondo Prospect well in the GOM is still leaking. A substantial amount of mostly circumstantial evidence has been consistently provided which indicates an oil well and surrounding area which has been irremediably compromised.
Just what exactly does this mean?  
Because of the degree to which the sub-seafloor geological formations in the Macondo were undermined throughout the entire process of drilling, experiencing one or more massive explosions, followed by 87 straight days of gushing hydrocarbon effluent, the geological strata was forever altered. These critical geological transformations translated to significant changes in the topograghy of the seafloor around the previously gushing well. New cracks and crevices, fissures and faults, leaks and seeps, craters and clefts were created which allowed for the oil and gas emerging from deep at the source to find numerous conduits through all the way to the GOM seafloor.
The far-reaching ramifications of this predicament are inestimable, because we don’t know two critical points of information: (i.) How much pressure is the hydrocarbon effluent under both at the wellhead and at the source, 18,000 feet deep? (ii.) What volume of hydrocarbon brew currently exists at the source?
Regardless of the answers to these questions, two things remain apparent. (1) Given the very high pressure readings which were estimated during the flowing oil volcano of 2010 (and those taking upon capping the one well), it is certain that the hydrocarbon effluent will attempt to find every way possible through the fractured and unsettled geology and into the GOM. (2) Given the public record evidence of the amount of oil estimated in the immediate area of the Macondo Prospect, BP tapped a well which may never stop leaking in our collective lifetimes.
See the whole article at the following link:

"Making It Right" After BP Oil Disaster Is Up to Us - Not BP by Dr. Riki Ott

Grand Isle, Louisiana. When I returned to Cordova, Alaska, in December 2010 after my first six-month stint in the Gulf coast communities impacted by the BP oil disaster, fishermen greeted me wryly. "See you found your way home."
Fishermen were interested in stories because even then, twenty-one years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, there was still no sense of closure. Exxon never "made it right." How could Exxon "make right" family lives shattered by divorce, suicide, or strange illnesses stemming from the "cleanup" work? Or the sense of betrayal by the Supreme Court to hold Exxon to its promise to "pay all reasonable claims"?
As fishermen listened to the Gulf stories, one asked, "Do they know how f---ed they are yet?" No, I explained, they've only lost one fishing season and they just now are filing claims for the first deadline.
When I returned to the Gulf in early January 2011, I heard the same story from Louisiana to Florida. "Everything you warned us about is coming true." During the next four months, I witnessed "oil-sick" people from grandbabies to elders, people distraught from claims denied, shellfish fisheries collapsing, baby and adult dolphins dying in unusually high numbers, continued dispersant spraying, and the early stages of Gulf ecosystem collapse -- all while nationwide ads claimed BP is "making it right."
Two years after the BP oil disaster, I ask for people to help make it right -- in the Gulf and across the country. We have the power to stop BP and the federal government from doing more harm. It is time to exercise our power in our communities.
Stop the false ad campaign.
When you hear one of BP's "making it right" ads, call your local media station. Tell them to pull the greenwashing ads and get the real story. The Gulf is sick and so are its coastal residents. Money, even heaps of it, will never make it right. Airing the misleading ads only makes things worse, especially in the Gulf where people despise BP's bid to brainwash other Americans.
Stop spraying chemical dispersants.
Chemical dispersants are the oil industry's preferred method of marine spill response in the United States. Dispersants drive the oil out of sight, out of mind, while dispersant production companies like Nalco profit handsomely and the spiller writes off the expense as a cost of doing business. Big oil companies often make their own dispersants -- and profits from sales -- but hide connections through subsidiaries. Small wonder that spillers prefer dispersants.
See more at the link:

BP Covered Up Blow-out Two Years Prior to Deadly Deepwater Horizon Spill

Two years before the Deepwater Horizon blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP off-shore rig suffered a nearly identical blow-out, but BP concealed the first one from the U.S. regulators and Congress.
This week, EcoWatch.org located an eyewitness with devastating new information about the Caspian Sea oil-rig blow-out which BP had concealed from government and the industry.
The witness, whose story is backed up by rig workers who were evacuated from BP’s Caspian platform, said that had BP revealed the full story as required by industry practice, the eleven Gulf of Mexico workers “could have had a chance” of survival. But BP’s insistence on using methods proven faulty sealed their fate.
See more at the link:
http://ecowatch.org/2012/bpcoverup/

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

DO NOT STICK YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND--PEER REVIEW STUDY ON COREXIT DISPERSANT/OIL TOXICITY

Our own University of South Florida has just completed this important research. If you live in Florida, please do not stick your head in the sand. If you cannot see the photos on this email, open the link and scroll down to page 16.
Kirby examined the skin of a graduate student who swam in the gulf and then showered. 
Under regular light, his skin seemed clean, but ultraviolet light revealed orange blotches — dispersant-mixed oil.
This should be widely forwarded. 

BP's Corexit-Oil Tar Sponged Up By Human Skin

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Corexit® dispersed oil residue accelerates the absorption of toxins into the skin. The results aren't visible under normal light (top), but the contamination into the skin appear as flourescenct spots under UV light (bottom). 
The Surfrider Foundation has released its preliminary "State of the Beach" study for the Gulf of Mexico from BP's ongoing Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Sadly, things aren't getting cleaner faster, according to their results. The Corexit that BP used to "disperse" the oil now appears to be making it tougher for microbes to digest the oil. I wrote about this problem in depth in The BP Cover-Up.
The persistence of Corexit-mixed-with-crude-oil has now weathered to tar, yer is traceable to BP's Deepwater Horizon brew through its chemical fingerprint. The mix creates a fluorescent signature visible under UV light. From the report:
The program uses newly developed UV light equipment to detect tar product and reveal where it is buried in many beach areas and also where it still remains on the surface in the shoreline plunge step area. The tar product samples are then analyzed... to determine which toxins may be present and at what concentrations. By returning to locations several times over the past year and analyzing samples, we've been able to determine that PAH concentrations in most locations are not degrading as hoped for and expected.
The report states: "Toxicology studies to determine effects of Corexit® dispersant on dermal absorption rates of carcinogenic PAHs through wet skin are needed to assess risk to human health and safety."
Worse, the toxins in this unholy mix of Corexit and crude actually penetrate wet skin faster than dry skin (photos above)—the author describes it as the equivalent of a built in accelerant—though you'd never know it unless you happened to look under flourescent light in the 370nm spectrum. The stuff can't be wiped off. It's absorbed into the skin.
And it isn't going away. Other findings from monitoring sites between Waveland, MS, and Cape San Blas, FL over the past two years:
  1. The use of Corexit is inhibiting the microbial degradation of hydrocarbons in the crude oil and has enabled concentrations of the organic pollutants known as PAH to stay above levels considered carcinogenic by the NIH and OSHA.
  2. 26 of 32 sampling sites in Florida and Alabama had PAH concentrations exceeding safe limits.
  3. Only 3 locations were found free of PAH contamination.
  4. Carcinogenic PAH compounds from the toxic tar are concentrating in surface layers of the beach and from there leaching into lower layers of beach sediment. This could potentially lead to contamination of groundwater sources.
The full Surfrider Foundation report by James H. "Rip" Kirby, III, of the University of South Florida is open-access online here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Wise Women Media for 4/16/12-SOULFIRE4THEGULF!

We will be speaking about the upcoming SOULFIRE4THEGULF, as many nations and people gather for prayers of healing for our Mother Earth, Her Water and Air on the 2 Year Anniversary of the Gulf Oil Gusher. Join us, tune in and call in! Do a ceremony where you are or simply join us in prayer and meditation.

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http://www.soulfirecircles.com/soulfire4thegulf/

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Oil from Deepwater Horizon spill still causing damage in gulf 2 years later, scientists find

Oil from Deepwater Horizon spill still causing damage in gulf 2 years later, scientists find












On Florida's Panhandle beaches, where local officials once fretted over how much oil washed in with each new tide, everything seems normal. The tourists have returned. The children have gone back to splashing in the surf and hunting for shells.
Every now and then, a tar ball as big as a fist washes ashore. That's the only apparent sign that the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history tainted these sugar-white sands two years ago.
But with an ultraviolet light, geologist James "Rip" Kirby has found evidence that the oil is still present, and possibly still a threat to beachgoers.
Tiny globs of it, mingled with the chemical dispersant that was supposed to break it up, have settled into the shallows, mingling with the shells, he said. When Kirby shines his light across the legs of a grad student who'd been in the water and showered, it shows orange blotches where the globs still stick to his skin.
"If I had grandkids playing in the surf, I wouldn't want them to come in contact with that," said Kirby, whose research is being overseen by the University of South Florida. "The dispersant accelerates the absorption by the skin."
As those blotches show, the gulf and its residents are still coping with the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which began with a fiery explosion aboard an offshore drilling rig on April 20, 2010.
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Monday, April 9, 2012

Wise Women Media for 4/9/12-Mic Check with Anita and Gwen

Tonight Anita and Gwen will do a MIC CHECK and speak about important news stories and current happenings. Tune in and feel free to call in!
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Comparison Photos of the Marshland Poisoned by BP

***This is just the impact on the environment!
It does not show us the human impact and the sick and dying people.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

THOUSANDS OF DOLPHINS DYING IN GULF WATERS

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The dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico are in the midst of a massive die-off. The reasons why remain a complicated and mysterious mix of oil, bacteria, and the unknown.
Normally an average of 74 dolphins are stranded on the northern shore of the Gulf of Mexico each year, especially during the spring birthing season. But between February 2010 and April 1, 2012, 714 dolphins and other cetaceans have been reported as washed up on the coast from the Louisiana/Texas border through Franklin County, Florida, reported the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 95 percent of the mammals were dead.
Since many of the dead dolphins sink, decompose or are eaten by scavengers before washing up, NOAA biologists believe that 714 represents only a fraction of the actually death count. NOAA declared the die-off an “Unusual Mortality Event” as per the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972.
Although the timing of die-off largely coincides with BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its aftermath, the deaths actually started increasing about two months before the April 20, 2010 explosion which started the months long oil spill.
Before the spill, 112 dolphins had already been reported stranded on the shore.
Please read more of the story at the link and be sure to forward:

Monday, April 2, 2012

Wise Women Media for 4/2/12-A VERY SPECIAL GUEST! ROSEANNE BARR, GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR 2012!




Tonight's VERY SPECIAL guest is a remarkable woman who wears many hats! She is an Actress, Comedienne, Activist, Feminist, Writer, Producer, Permaculture Farm Owner, Promoter of Sustainability, Art, Peace, and now Presidential Candidate for the Green Party for 2012, Roseanne Barr!
We will be talking with her about so many topics, her campaign for President, the issues of the day, what her idea of real CHANGE is and her upcoming new television show. If you have a question for Roseanne, please call in!
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