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Click here for a commemorative memorial
photographic display for our beautiful Gulf of Mexico

as it was prior to 4/20/10

The British Petroleum
Gulf of Mexico
Underwater Oil Drilling Rig
April 20th Explosion and Spill
has caused a heart-rending
ecological disaster
to all lifeforms
waterborne, airborne, and on land



Folk like us from the sea
may be particularly saddened and sick
at the catastrophe to our native home
and its residents variously



God watch over us



(part of ongoing coverage by The Environmentalist)



Leonard Cohen's "Anthem" performed live in 2009
(Click above or here for bio and music info)


Click here for over 200 photographs
of an expanding illness and death
that should and could have been prevented
by thoughtful and considerate care
for construction, production and population

and here for
National Geographic's Oil Spill Overview

and here for
Deepwater Horizon drilling rig history

and here for
British Petroleum plc history

As an estimated million or so gallons a day of crude and methane gases continued to belch and gush from British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon into our Gulf of Mexico along with BP's heavy utilization in that sea of a highly toxic dispersant banned in English waters -- all requiring costly disaster deployment reaction from nearly all USA government agencies and threatening or destroying vast expanses of our nation's habitat and viable livelihood, "... a Conservative peer, Lord Tebbit, called the American response 'a crude, bigoted, xenophobic display of partisan, political, presidential petulance against a multinational company.'..." -- New York Times, 5/11/10

"The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them." -- Albert Einstein



"... To try to manage this Big Mess, the federal government has: called into service more than 17,000 National Guard troops, plus more than 25,000 other personnel, to battle the nonstop oil flow; deployed more than 5,400 vessels and vehicles, including tugboats and barges and aircraft and robotic devices, to try to contain and sop up the oil; laid out more than 5.5 million feet of boom to try to control the spreading slicks; dispensed some 1.26 million gallons of oil dispersant; set nearly 200 'controlled burn' fires...." -- NPR, 'Too Big To Succeed' May Be Our Biggest Problem by Linton Weeks, 6/16/10



WKRG.com News

and here for
WKRG Forecast Model, Photos, and Live Video Broadcasts

Graphic, The Gulf's BiP!-ing by jH -- Click for enlargement
(Click graphic above for enlargement)
BP Executive: "Don't worry. It's a big ocean."
Note to the comatose: The leak and spill aren't IN the ocean.
They're in the bottleneck of the Gulf of Mexico.

We, people and planet, want our lives back.



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VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 from Richard Sullivan on Vimeo.


Text and graphics Jeannette Harris
and A Country Rag, Inc.
May 2010. All rights reserved.