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Old 04-18-2012, 08:45 AM
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Talking Don't worry, the BP oil spill is all gone, and there's nothing to worry about...

The BP and the Government says you're just fine.

Before any of you accuse me of hugging trees or sleeping with PETA and tell me that sea life has always had abnormalities. Just look at the stats and the increased findings... this crap is scary.

I'd be curious to know what the gulf coast commercial fishermen are seeing.

http://gizmodo.com/5903021/bp-oil-sp...ium=socialflow

BP Oil Spill Aftermath: Eyeless Shrimp, Clawless Crabs and Fish with Oozing Sores

Al Jazeera just published an astonishing report on the after-effects of the BP oil disaster, and it's not pretty. There are an alarming number of deformities in sea creatures: mutated shrimp, fish with sores and lesions, eyeless crabs and more. It's unlike anything local fisherman have ever seen.
How bad is it?

The effect that the oil spill and its reckless cleanup has on sea life is frightening, damning and sad. Here's a list of deformities that Al Jazeera found in its report:

Shrimp with tumors on their heads
Shrimp with defects on their gills and "shells missing around their gills and head"
Shrimp without eyes
Shrimp with babies still attached to them
Eyeless fish
Fish without eye-sockets
Fish without covers on their gills
Fish with large pink masses hanging off their eyes and gills
Crates of blue crabs, all of which were lacking at least one claw
Crabs with holes in their shells
Crabs with shells that have no spikes or claws or misshapen claws
Crabs that are dying from within

The fishermen, scientists, and seafood processors who talked to Al Jazeera are all in unison: They've never seen this before. Some have worked in and around the Gulf for over 20 years, and most have seen thousands and thousands of fish. This is the first time they're seeing the mass mutation and destruction of seafood.

And it's not just the obvious deformities. Tests of the oysters that wind up on our plates have shown elevated levels of nickel and vanadium according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. And the jury's still out on arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury levels.
When did this start?

Scientists and fishermen are pointing to the 2010 BP oil disaster—and the dispersants and chemicals used in its cleanup—for creating these deformities. Specifically, the solvents used to clean up the spill are powerful enough to dissolve oil, grease and rubber. That's great for cleaning up an oil disaster, but terrible for the environment and worse for humans, not to mention the toll taken on anything that lives in the Gulf. And the thing is, these dispersants have always been known to be mutagenic. The chemicals very probably altered the genome of sea life.

Prior to the spill, only one tenth of one percent of Gulf fish had lesions or sores on them. After the spill, according to the University of South Florida, many locations showed 20 percent of fish having lesions with as much as 50 percent in other areas.
What exactly is the cause?

Dr. Jim Cowan of Louisiana State University believes that chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which the EPA terms as "a group of semi-volatile organic compounds that are present in crude oil that has spent time in the ocean," are causing the majority of problems. Fish and other sea creatures are being exposed to PAHs, which affect both the immediate health of the fish itself and the victim's genome.

On top of that, the dispersants used to clean up the oil spill are known to be toxic to humans. Symptoms of exposure include "headaches, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains, chest pains, respiratory system damage, skin sensitization, hypertension, central nervous system depression, neurotoxic effects, cardiac arrhythmia and cardiovascular damage." Even more damningly, it can disturb the growth and development of a fetus.

Essentially: BP is cleaning up a spill with acid, and acting surprised when the floor disappears.
The government has lost control

The FDA, EPA and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) all refused to comment on the awfulness that's happening in the Gulf. BP, the company who created this mess in the first place, refuse to take the blame, saying the seafood in the Gulf is "as safe now as it was before the accident." The evidence, of course, indicates otherwise.
What happens next?

The Gulf of Mexico provides nearly half of the seafood caught in the US (40%). With its inhabitants dying or suffering mutations before they're caught, it looks like seafood shortages are inevitable. According to various fishermen, brown shrimp catch has dropped by two-thirds, white shrimp have been wiped out and some fishermen's seafood catch are ten percent of what they normally are. Seafood, as America knows it, has changed. And without the proper funding or commitment or BP accepting the blame, these effects might last longer than anyone thinks.

Darla Rooks, a lifelong fisherperson from the Gulf, says it best:

"We're continuing to pull up oil in our nets. Think about losing everything that makes you happy, because that is exactly what happens when someone spills oil and sprays dispersants on it. People who live here know better than to swim in or eat what comes out of our waters."

The cure may not have been worse than the disease. But it looks like it was nearly as bad. [Al Jazeera, Daily Comet, WSJ, Local 15 TV via @joeljohnson]
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Al Jazeera? Really? <huge eyeroll>
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Why do crabs always seem to be missing claws? I would love to find some crabs with extra claws!
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
Al Jazeera? Really? <huge eyeroll>
You know that aljazeera is just another news network like CNN, Fox, BBC, or MSNBC, right? It's often more accurate, and less watered down than the crap news we get here in the US.
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I don't trust the source of your info.

However I don't trust the US gov. and BP to tell me if it's cleared up, mainly because it's not. Alaska still isn't the way it was, no way the gulf is close to 100%.
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i'd trust al jazeera before i'd trust any of the spin coming from BP or their bought and paid for media mouthpieces and politicians
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
I don't trust the source of your info.

However I don't trust the US gov. and BP to tell me if it's cleared up, mainly because it's not. Alaska still isn't the way it was, no way the gulf is close to 100%.
Trust your eyes...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=_VVyPiV5xdY

Aljazeera is some of the most unbiased news you'll get, as they don't have any reason to powdercoat the crap we're all spoon fed here in the states.
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
Al Jazeera? Really? <huge eyeroll>

Unfortunately, both Al Jazeera and RT (Russian news agency) are credible news sources that will offer more comprehensive news coverage of stories that otherwise appear sanitized in the US press.
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Sorry guys, I wouldn't trust Al Jazeera to give me the correct time of day, thanks. They have their own spin just like all the other alphabet news agencies.

No motive there at all to make the US look bad to the rest of the world, right?
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So out of the millions of tons of seafood caught every year in the Gulf..... they give us a picture of a messed up shrimp and Red Snapper.
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
Sorry guys, I wouldn't trust Al Jazeera to give me the correct time of day, thanks. They have their own spin just like all the other alphabet news agencies.
Of course they do since they are humans and are INFLUENCED BY MONEY. Don't let that move you past the issue in the article The facts are facts, and the biologists, and scientists aren't working for aljazeera. With your PO, you couldn't' trust anything you read/hear anywhere from anyone.
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So out of the millions of tons of seafood caught every year in the Gulf..... they give us a picture of a messed up shrimp and Red Snapper.
Are they supposed to give you tons of messed up pictures of fish?

Perhaps you'd like not only one photo of a home destroyed by a tornado, but all the photos of homes destroyed by tornadoes to make the point that tornadoes are destructive. Maybe a coloring book to accompany since you like pictures so much?
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With your PO, you couldn't' trust anything you read/hear anywhere from anyone.
Pretty much. So much bullshit floating around out there to fit specific agendas that it truly has come to that. I verify virtually everything I read through an alternate source. Shame it has to be that way, but that's what the news media has come to. You need look no further than the recent Trayvon crap to see just how the media spins it.

And oh... I caught fish in Lake Pleasant once that had sores. Does that mean BP spilled oil there, too, and lied about it?
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
Al Jazeera? Really? <huge eyeroll>

Isn't Al Jazeera Al Sharpton's cousin????? I mean since they both spout the same s*&t.
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Are they supposed to give you tons of messed up pictures of fish?

Perhaps you'd like not only one photo of a home destroyed by a tornado, but all the photos of homes destroyed by tornadoes to make the point that tornadoes are destructive. Maybe a coloring book to accompany since you like pictures so much?
Do you fish in the Gulf of Mexico? Are you catching deformed fish? Please educate me on the mass destruction that the BP oil spill has done.

The coloring book comment was pretty funny... please pass that on to kid you got it from.
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Originally Posted by Ifishalot View Post
Do you fish in the Gulf of Mexico? Are you catching deformed fish? Please educate me on the mass destruction that the BP oil spill has done.

The coloring book comment was pretty funny... please pass that on to kid you got it from.

I'll pass that comment on, while I buy you a comprehensive book on reading. I clearly asked, if anyone in that area had reports of local fish. Perhaps you don't understand context, but that statement means a few things... follow me to the bullets below buttercup...

1. I don't fish that area
2. I'm looking for alternative sources of information to verify the story
3. I'm not verifying that any of this is happening in my area since I don't have knowledge of such

Hopefully that will help you understand why I asked for feedback, so you can refrain from typing questions like the one above.
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Originally Posted by ScubaSam View Post
Trust your eyes...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=_VVyPiV5xdY

Aljazeera is some of the most unbiased news you'll get, as they don't have any reason to powdercoat the crap we're all spoon fed here in the states.

Thanks for the link, I'll view it later.

We American's have a loyalty to our country and when you quote a source that has an Arab name your subject to taken to task. They all have their agenda, anti American may be theirs.

That however as you put it does not distort the fact that millions of gallons of oil were pumped into the gulf and almost none was cleaned up. I have no doubt in my mind that deformed fish/shellfish will be poping up for many years to come.

I think your bring up valid points that need for us to keep asking, just like the air around the WTC after it went down, we were told the air quality was fine yet hundreds are now dead or on their way out from what was in the air.

The oil didn't just go away, it's out there.
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A producer from the Arab satellite network Al Jazeera reveals the news channel fabricated stories on the unrest in Syria as he resigns in protest.

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April 4th, 2012

Moussa Ahmed, a producer for Al Jazeera’s Beirut Bureau, is just one of the five Al-Jazeera employees that have resigned in the last couple of weeks over the news outlets biased coverage of the unrest in Syria.

In resigning he has came forward and said he decided to leave Al Jazeera as the TV channel concealed facts and fabricated news stories entirely.

In an Arabic news broadcast I obtained from China Central TV, he says the station has been reporting false news reports since the Libya revolution.

In the video, he refers to a video of child pretending injured that Al Jazeera reported on air even though they knew the child was faking his injury.

Coincidentally the video report was provided to the station by the activist Danny who has been exposed for fabricating an entirely different news report for CNN.
CNN has also aired the story the producer points out to be a known fake.
He apologizes that it has taken this long to come forward explaining working for Al Jazeera is the dream of many reporters from which one can infer that by blowing the whistle he is giving up on that dream and moreover his career as a reporter.
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