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John Wathen: Eyewitness to BP’s destruction of Gulf warns New Zealand

38-minute video presented by Greenpeace NZ
With Support by Waterkeeper Alliance

John Wathen is an award winning photo journalist who recently toured Aotearoa recounting his experience both on the ground and in the air documenting the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Gulf of Mexico Sea Floor Unstable, Fractured, Spilling Hydrocarbons

Getty Images

By Luis R. Miranda
The Real Agenda

Oil and gas are still seeping unabated, says expert. Toxic leakage poses significant public health risks.

The Gulf of Mexico disaster has not gone away.  In fact, it has grown exponentially since the main stream media stopped talking about it. According to the Gulf Rescue Alliance, an organization composed of scientists, medical professionals and seafood industry professionals, among others, the problem cannot be simplified to the damage already caused by the oil spill. It is worse, much worse.

The Real Agenda received exclusive information regarding the current state of the ongoing emergency in the Gulf of Mexico.

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US Gov & Media Ignore Gulf Coast Syndrome

A year after the BP disaster, some Southerners say they’re coming down with mysterious and frightening illnesses

By Alex Woodward
New Orleans Gambit
April 19, 2011

“This is the best-hidden secret perhaps in the history of our nation.”

Dr. Mike Robichaux speaks into a microphone while standing on a truck bed in the shade of a massive tree in his yard in Raceland, La. He’s wearing a blue polo shirt and jeans, and his white-gray hair is parted neatly. The former state senator, known affectionately as Dr. Mike, is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Lafourche Parish and self-described “too easygoing of a guy.” But today, he’s pissed.

“Nobody is fussing about this,” he says.

Robichaux invited his patients and dozens of others to speak about their situations. Outside of neighborhood papers with names like the Houma Courier, the Daily Comet and Tri-Parish Times, their stories exist solely on blogs and Facebook — unless you visit Al Jazeera English, or sources in Germany, Belgium and elsewhere in Europe.

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Gulf spill sickness wrecking lives: Meet the sick, dying and dead

Nearly a year after the oil disaster began, Gulf Coast residents are sick and dying from BP’s toxic chemicals.


National and State Parks along the Gulf Coast have posted health warnings along the coast [Erika Blumenfeld/AJE]

By Dahr Jamail
Al Jazeerah English

“I have critically high levels of chemicals in my body,” 33-year-old Steven Aguinaga of Hazlehurst, Mississippi told Al Jazeera. “Yesterday I went to see another doctor to get my blood test results and the nurse said she didn’t know how I even got there.”

Aguinaga and his close friend Merrick Vallian went swimming at Fort Walton Beach, Florida, in July 2010.

“I swam underwater, then found I had orange slick stuff all over me,” Aguinaga said. “At that time I had no knowledge of what dispersants were, but within a few hours, we were drained of energy and not feeling good. I’ve been extremely sick ever since.”

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Dead Baby Dolphins Washing up along Gulf Coast at 10 Times Normal Rate

Researcher Rhiannon Blake prepares to measure a male baby dolphin discovered Monday in Gulfport, Miss. (James Edward Bates)

By Karen Nelson
Biloxi Sun Herald

Baby dolphins, some barely 3 feet in length, are washing up along the Mississippi and Alabama coastlines at 10 times the normal rate of stillborn and infant deaths, researchers are finding.

The Sun Herald has learned that [18] young dolphins, either aborted before they reached maturity or dead soon after birth, have been collected along the shorelines.

The Institute of Marine Mammal Studies performed necropsies, animal autopsies, on two of the babies Monday. Moby Solangi, director of the institute, called the high number of deaths an anomaly and said it is significant, especially in light of the BP oil spill throughout the spring and summer last year.

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Ewww: U.S. Military Purchases Gulf of Mexico Seafood


Washington Post reports: “Ten products, including fish, shrimp, oysters, crab cakes, and packaged Cajun dishes such as jambalaya and shrimp etouffee are being promoted at 72 base commissaries along the East Coast, said Milt Ackerman, president of Military Solutions Inc., which is supplying seafood to the businesses.”

Of course, the military-industrial complex doesn’t want anyone to think about the thousands of fish, birds and other wildlife along the Gulf Stream that have showed up dead in the past several weeks, likely from the dispersants that failed to degrade, if not the oil itself which is showing up in humans.

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BP’s Corexit moves up Atlantic Seaboard, 100s of pelicans die

By various sources

Florida Times Union reports that over the past two months, hundreds of Eastern brown pelicans have washed ashore along Florida’s northeast coast. The North Carolina University (Wilmington) Seahawk newspaper reports that an “unprecedented” number has washed ashore in North Carolina.

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Hundreds of dead seals in Labrador

By CBC News

People on the north coast of Labrador say scores of dead seals have been washing ashore since early December. A conservation officer with the area’s Inuit government estimated late last week that hundreds of adult and young seals have died in the area between Hopedale and Makkovik this winter.

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Corexit? Phosgene gas? What Else? Now over 30 mass kills around the globe

Continual updates posted at Food Freedom’s Mass Kills page

By Rady Ananda
COTO Report

WTF is happening? Are some of these mass die-offs a result of Corexit sprayed in the Gulf of Mexico last year and now making its way up the coast and over to England? Corexit can’t explain all the mass die-offs. We have one report from Russian intelligence that Phosgene Gas was sprayed in Arkansas, resulting in those die-offs. But what about New Zealand? And Ontario? Have the psychopaths gone on a murderous rampage around the globe?

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Gulf Fisherman’s Son Poisoned By Corexit, Young Boy with Kidney Stones

By Alex Thomas
The Intel Hub

This is the first of many videos that we will be releasing from Project Gulf Impact’s conference at Seattle University. I choose to release this video first because of the personal impact it had on myself. This is an American citizen whose son has been poisoned by a FOREIGN Company!

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Researchers Find 40-Fold Increase in Carcinogenic Compounds in Gulf

By Dan Froomkin
Huffington Post

Researchers testing the waters off Louisiana in June found hugely elevated levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, some of which are known carcinogens. The researchers from Oregon State University say that a device taking samples just off the shore of Louisiana’s Grande Isle registered a 40-fold increase in PAHs between May and June.

What’s worse is that the sampling device was specifically designed to measure the fraction of PAHs in the environment that could make their way through a biological membrane.

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Gulf seafood poses long-term health risks, experts say

By Brad Jacobson
Raw Story

Despite repeated assurances from federal officials and President Obama, independent scientists and public health experts have serious concerns about the long-term safety of Gulf seafood consumption.

In particular, experts tell Raw Story, contaminants from the massive oil spill and unprecedented use of the dispersants employed to dissolve the spill have the potential to cause cancer and neurological disorders.

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Evidence Mounts of BP Spraying Toxic Dispersants

Corexit tanks, September 1, 2010. (Photo: Shirley Tillman)

By Dahr Jamail
Truthout
Monday 13 September 2010

Shirley Tillman logged what she and her husband saw while working for BP in the Gulf cleanup. They took hundreds of photos. The Tillmans confirm, both with what they logged in writing as well as in photos, what Truthout has reported before: BP has hired out-of-state contractors to use unregistered boats, usually of the Carolina Skiff variety, to spray toxic Corexit dispersants on oil located by VOO workers, writes Dahr Jamail.

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BP Mercenaries in Fatigues Spraying Dispersants from Carolina Skiffs (Photos)

By Alexander Higgins

Some people questioned the credibility of bloggers who ran the story and the chemist who reported “BP mercenaries in fatigues were spraying dispersants from Carolina Skiffs” as part of black ops to coverup the BP Gulf Oil Spill. New photographs reveal the truth after all. 

I previously ran a few stories about an independent chemist being harassed by BP ThugsWashington’s Blog followed up and confirmed the chemist’s statement who stated that BP Mercenaries wearing camouflage fatigues were spraying Corexit

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Opened Gulf still soaked with oil; dispersants still being used

Democracy Now! interviews Dahr Jamail 
23 Aug 2010

Areas of the Gulf of Mexico reopened to fishing still show oil and dispersants, according to local fishermen and independent journalist Dahr Jamail. Witnesses report that BP’s contractors are still spraying surface oil with dispersants. With Obama assuring us that Gulf seafood is safe to eat (despite this JAMA report to the contrary), Gulf Coast residents have to wonder if we are not under attack by our own government and the oil barons it serves. ~ Ed.

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Water ‘sample exploded’ when chemist tested for oil; ‘Most likely’ methane or Corexit

By WKRG
Transcript excerpts by Florida Oil Spill Law

BUZZ THIS

Kids playing in water found to have 221 parts per million oil and walking in sand that has 211 ppm; normal is ‘none detected’. [Oil is toxic at 11 ppm, Corexit 9500 at only 2.61 ppm, per Protect the Oceans. All beaches remain open to the public.]

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Dire Realities of the Methane Predicament in the Gulf of Mexico

Methane gas, hydrate and clathrate formations and behavior

By Dr. Tom Termotto
Before It’s News

There has been a spate of articles recently throughout the MSM and alternative media depicting the methane gas predicament associated with the BP Gulf Oil Spill. Many of these perspectives portray an alarming state of affairs concerning extremely high concentrations of methane that have accumulated in numerous areas in the Gulf of Mexico. The two primary issues of concern are the methane effects in the aquatic environment and the methane gas accumulations in the atmosphere above the Gulf and within contiguous land masses. In regard to the latter, the weather patterns will reign supreme. Once methane rises above the surface of the Gulf, where it goes, how it accumulates and what its toxic effects on life will be, is going to be dictated to a great extent by the weather.

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30 Facts Evidencing Gulf Oil Disaster Was Planned‏

Ed. Note: Get ready, COTO readers ~ here’s another conspiracy theory. At the very least, the financial dealings days and months before the explosion evidence prior knowledge the rig would fail. Of course, ignoring minimal safety features is also a big clue. ~ RA

THE GULF OIL DISASTER IS WAR ON WE THE PEOPLE:
30 Facts Evidencing the Rothschild League of Bankers Planned the Gulf Oil Crisis

By Leonard G. Horowitz and Sherri Kane
Press Release

Overview

This article explains what is really happening in the Gulf of Mexico, who is really responsible for the explosion, and how the devastation serves investment bankers. These globalists sway stocks, create markets, and planned this crisis, among a series of catastrophies, to advance geopolitical and financial agendas.

Introduction

WAR has been declared against We The People. Yet, there is no country or military present to defend us.

Covert infiltrations and corruptions in governments by the “Rothschild League” of bankers and “private equity investors” now poison our bodies, minds, and planet. Yet, appropriate military and/or militia defenses are prohibited.

Crisis-capitalists are petrochemically massacring us and our environment. They have deployed propaganda–mass media deception–to camouflage their real intentions and vast destruction.

The air we breathe, food we eat, and water we drink, has been polluted to deliver profitable diseases and planned depopulation, simulating a “scorched earth policy” of war.

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Is BP Hiding Seriously Ill Clean-Up Workers?

by Steven D Booman Tribune July 1, 2010

A philosophical question for you. If no reporter is ever allowed to speak or meet with any of the many oil spill clean-up workers about the medical treatment they may or may not be receiving at a Federal Clinic, much less visit said clinic, do they really exist? And by that I mean oil spill clean-up workers in general, sick or not:

The latest chapter in the media’s ongoing struggle to cover the Gulf Oil Spill comes courtesy of PBS Newshour’s Bridget Desimone, who has been working with her colleague, Betty Ann Bowser, in “reporting the health impact of the oil spill in Plaquemines Parish.” Desimone reports that on the ground, officials are generally doing a better job answering inquiries and granting access to the clean-up efforts.But Desimone and Bowser have encountered one “roadblock” that they’ve struggled to overcome: access to a “federal mobile medical unit” in Venice, Louisiana: “The glorified double-wide trailer sits on a spit of newly graveled land known to some as the “BP compound.” Ringed with barbed wire-topped chain link fencing, it’s tightly restricted by police and private security guards.”

Ever hear of an American medical treatment facility masquerading as Stalag 17 before (I mean other than the one in the movie “Shutter Island“)? Of course, in Shutter Island the facility was an asylum for the criminally insane. I don’t think that’s the excuse the Feds and BP can use for the Venice, La. facility unless the toxic chemicals to which the workers have been exposed have turned them into raving zombies or serial killers. So, what gives? Continue reading