People are sick and dying on the Gulf Coast

Have you ever walked down an aisle in the Garden Center at Wal-Mart or Kmart and smelled the chemicals? I walked  through that aisle a few days ago and felt like I was about to pass out. It only had a couple canisters of pool chemicals, insect killer and weed killer, but I had the most terrible headache when I left. For those of you who don’t live on the gulf coast and have trouble grasping what is happening with the oil spill and the chemical poisoning, the federal government has basically dumped millions of gallons of a toxic cocktail containing pool chemicals, insect killer and weed killer in the backyards of  Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. This article just came out today and highlights the illnesses that people are still battling due to the oil spill and the Corexit.

So, the federal, state and local officials want to keep this dirty truth quiet. They don’t want the rest of the world to pick up on the fact that people are sick, extremely sick, and dying because of the oil spill and the government’s response to it.

In fact, Aljazeera (yes, you read that right, Aljazeera) has picked up on the illnesses being caused by the Corexit and the oil spill in this article. It’s amazing to me that this type of journalism is happening halfway around the world and our own media has completely forgotten about the gulf coast.  Anderson Cooper, where are you now? Have you abandoned the gulf in search of more high profile stories? Are the people living and dying in the gulf not newsworthy enough for you?

Obama and the rest of those that are keeping this story under wraps are negligent. They are killing people. They are killing our beautiful oceans. They are murderers. I’m sorry, those are some harsh words for a Monday morning, but they are killers.

If BP, the Obama administration and all of those who are keeping this story quiet were put on trial, would it be involuntary manslaughter or would it be murder in the first degree? I firmly believe it’s murder in the first degree, because they know what they are doing and they aren’t doin’ a damn thing to stop it.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. drew wheelan
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 10:17:40

    Thanks again BayouGirl for keeping it real!!

    Reply

    • bayougirlblog
      Nov 15, 2010 @ 10:21:19

      Thank you for reading, I can’t tell you how much it means that even one person reads my blog and understands the magnitude of the situation happening in the gulf. Thanks again 🙂

      Reply

  2. rock
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 13:52:12

    you are live feed here.
    Be well.
    Rock @ WOXII

    http://lightningnews-gulfoilspill.blogspot.com/

    Reply

  3. Mary McCurnin
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 15:40:24

    Aljazeera is a surprisingly reasonable place to get news. It is considered a moderate news source in the Muslim world. The MSM in this country is bought and paid for by the corporate structure. The only reason we still have any freedom left is due to the internet.

    The left and right citizens of this country need to come together to push back the one-percenters. They have stolen our present and future.

    The top management of BP belongs in prison.

    Reply

    • bayougirlblog
      Nov 15, 2010 @ 21:23:57

      Thanks for your comment, Mary. I was so surprised that Al Jazeera had captured this article, when our mainstream media outlets have ignored it. I’ll be following Al Jazeera more in the future. Thankfully, they are bringing light to an issue that the U.S. has forgotten about.

      Reply

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  5. Afu
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 15:37:56

    It’s not good news for you that you now have to rely on your “enemies” to get information on yourself…

    I’ve been watching it from day 1
    and I’m still wondering how that monstruous ecocrime and ecocide will end.

    America is the shadow of what it used to be
    and I’m afraid it may never recover.

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    • bayougirlblog
      Nov 22, 2010 @ 17:17:13

      Thanks for reading, I hope that we can get the word out there that the oil spill isn’t over and that it still continues, long after the media has forgotten about us.

      Reply

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  7. mr natural
    Nov 26, 2010 @ 01:23:21

    ,,may God bless you for your efforts Bayougirl and everyone who has compassion for those in need or less fortunate. Sanctions against these corporate cowboys should be harsh.

    Reply

  8. notamusedwiththeplanet
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 23:51:58

    Those responsible may get away with it – here on planet Earth – but rest assured, their day will come, and it’s appearing that it will be sooner than later.

    Jesus is making His way here as we speak – all we have to do is read the current news headlines – it’s all spelled out in the Bible of what’s to come. Keep your Christian chins up – for our redemption is drawing nigh. 🙂

    I say a prayer for all those on the coasts who are experiencing any symptoms from this situation.

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