Gulf Oil Spill: Mission Accomplished or Ongoing Crisis?

Posted by: George Washington Post date: 10/23/2010 – 20:07 Mission accomplished … wait, WHAT??? Navigation PollsDonate To Zero HedgeRecent posts Shopping cart View your shopping cart. User login Username: * Password: * Create new accountRequest new password Zero Hedge Reads Angry BearBearish NewsBoom Bust BlogChina Financial MarketsChris Martenson’s BlogContrary InvestorCoyote BlogCredit WritedownsDaily CapitalistDaneric’s Elliott WavesDealBookDealbreakerDr. Housing BubbleFalkenblogFibozachiFund My Mutal FundGains Pains & CapitalGlobal Economic AnalysisGonzalo LiraImplode-ExplodeInfectious GreedInvesting ContrarianJesse’s Café Américain Market FollyMax KeiserMinyanvilleMises InstituteNaked CapitalismOf Two MindsOilPrice.comPension PulseShanky’s TechBlogThe Daily CruxThe Mad Hedge Fund TraderThe Market TickerThe Technical TakeThe Underground InvestorWall St. Cheat SheetWashington’s BlogWealth.netWhen Genius Prevailed Home George Washington's picture Submitted by George Washington on 10/23/2010 20:07 -0500

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The corporate media has almost entirely stopped covering the Gulf oil spill.

Many have tried to say that the effects of the spill are not nearly as bad as feared, and that everything is pretty much cleaned up and back to normal.

But today, it is widely being reported that there are currently massive stretches of weathered oil spotted in the Gulf of Mexico .

And websites like Florida Oil Spill Law (FOSL) have tirelessly been reporting on the Gulf oil spill this whole time.

To give an example of the ongoing crisis in the Gulf, here’s a roundup of some of the top stories from FOSL from the past 3 days:

Toxicologist now dealing with at least three autopsies in Gulf — “People who’s esophaguses are dissolving”
Healthy teenager, 16, hospitalized after swimming in Gulf on AUGUST 30 — “Compromised lung” & “enlarged heart”
Boat captain mentioned on NPR: “Internal bleeding — Very, very sick”
Toxicologist: 4 to 5 MILLION people on Gulf Coast exposed to dangerous levels of oil — Going to have incredible health effect
“We’re starving” — “There are no fish in the waters… and any fish we would see, we would not eat”
Reporter STEPS onto beach, is then forced by private security to be “decontaminated” — “Yes” it’s about dispersantsBoat captain “bleeding from her vagina” — “I’m bleeding from my anus, too… This thing is killing me”Oct. 19: “A seemingly unrelenting tide of oil” surprises pilot with “countless” flights over Gulf in last 6 months
Report: Homeland Security agents want organizer to “shut up” — Told by BP to “back off”
Captain: Mullet observed eating “dispersant as it gathered along the tide line”Massive SHELF of tar exposed on beach in Pensacola
Not just the coast to be affected: “It is going to keep going further and further in”
“Still so much oil and dispersant in the environment” says Gulf Restoration Network executive director
“ALL” oyster beds are “dead or dying” says top oysterman — “Very pessimistic”Local Official: “The oil is not evaporating — it’s not dissipating, it’s sitting there”Florida woman: Oil found in batch of oysters while eating
Scientists: Acceptable levels of toxic PAH in the Gulf raised simply for the BP disasterBP admits oil buried “30 inches under ground”

In related news, the government – always eager to immediately get to the bottom of what is really going on and then to fully publicize the results – has sent crucial Gulf samples to be analyzed in a lab . . . in Poland (all of the American labs are apparently busy testing the toxicity of hinky mortgages, mortgage backed securities, CDOs and naked CDSs). And the result will be shipped back by slow boat: NOAA isn’t expecting results back until the end of the year.


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by truont
on Sat, 10/23/2010 – 22:47

Thanks GW–

The handling of the Gulf Oil spill has proven to me that corporations have captured our public servants.  Which means they are now private servants, to the corporations.

We’re f***ed.  Corporations don’t care about you.  They only care about profit.  Corporations should NEVER be allowed anywhere near public policy.

Login or register to post comments by Sean7k
on Sat, 10/23/2010 – 22:57

GW, you are a treasure. Thank you for your continued reports. 

Login or register to post comments by taraxias
on Sun, 10/24/2010 – 06:06


Login or register to post comments by Milestones
on Sat, 10/23/2010 – 23:06

B.P. is now entering into the Tijuana two step phase of their Dancing with the stars routine while poor ole Chevron is still trying to get the hang of the Ecuador’s version of the “I didn’t do it” cha cha cha; 17 Billion and counting on them paying off on their court judgment that they swore to abide by the decision.

Lets hear it for the industry’s accountability.  Milestones

Login or register to post comments by tony bonn
on Sat, 10/23/2010 – 23:32

thank you so much for continuing to report on the criminality of the mass murderer obama….it is an outrage that these people are suffering because of the murderous ways of the usa government….

fuck obama, fuck the oil companies…..i eagerly await the return of yahushua to punish this wickedness….only a sociopathic kenyan born monster would turn the other eye by shipping the samples to poland…that is the utmost in contempt.

Login or register to post comments by i-dog
on Sun, 10/24/2010 – 00:58

“i eagerly await the return of yahushua to punish this wickedness”

Dude, you’ve really got to stop waiting for your imaginary friend to turn up and fix things for you! Either get active or get out of the way.

Login or register to post comments by DollarMenu
on Sat, 10/23/2010 – 23:45


Be careful. 

Travel about with a large entourage.

Login or register to post comments by ILikeBoats
on Sat, 10/23/2010 – 23:55

I look at it in macro view – that such ecological disasters mean that USA is increasingly socialistic/communistic – look at how Russia and other countries were so heavily polluted because the idea of tort law and private property rights were trampled on or non-existent.

The implications (assuming I am right) are staggering – that we are little better than Russians in Brezhnev-era USSR or Chinese during mid-80s China.

Login or register to post comments by RockyRacoon
on Sun, 10/24/2010 – 00:14

Thanks for your reporting, GW.

Login or register to post comments by Buck Johnson
on Sun, 10/24/2010 – 00:37

Yes, thank you for this.  I blame myself also for the fact of not paying attention to this fiasco.  Those stories are saying what I’ve said earlier this summer, and that is by 2011 we are going to find out that the gulf and the people living on the gulf coast will start to massively get sick.

Login or register to post comments by dimichzh
on Sun, 10/24/2010 – 02:51

Obama said it was over, no oil!

It reminds me about Bush saying “Mission accomplished”. 

Thanks for reminding us.

Login or register to post comments by Miss Expectations
on Sun, 10/24/2010 – 05:44

“Mission Accomplished”

Depends on what the definition of Mission is…


Login or register to post comments by breezer1
on Sun, 10/24/2010 – 05:26

i know people who have vacationed in florida recently and have all reported being sick most of their time there. thanks GW.

Login or register to post comments by umop episdn
on Sun, 10/24/2010 – 05:54

Yet another ‘thank you’ from another of the commentariot! I can see that the Lamestream Media is doing another of it’s wonderful imitations of a corpwhore. Anyways, here is a direct link for those who want to know what is going on:

Login or register to post comments by Rusty_Shackleford
on Sun, 10/24/2010 – 06:44

You had me at “I’m bleeding from my anus, too”.

Login or register to post comments by Popo
on Sun, 10/24/2010 – 07:13

An important inclusion by the way — as the “I’m bleeding from my vagina” bit seemed a tad inconsequential.

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