....did I say that???

the gulf fights back

   Mon, June 7, 2010 - 5:35 PM
I've been working on this photoshop collage for a couple of weeks as I've been watching in horror at the environmental devastation happening in the Gulf of Mexico.


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Mon, June 7, 2010 - 5:36 PM
you really have to look at the large version.
Tue, June 8, 2010 - 7:32 AM
It's very moving.
Thank you for sharing it!

This is all very heartbreaking.
Tue, June 8, 2010 - 8:52 AM
Thanks for adding the artistic twist to this horrid event. We humans seem to get more and more clueless and helpless to control our own workings as we continue to increase in numbers and devastating impacts.

I *would* like to see the large version! In fact, Kiko and I have been talking about the three of us convening for dinner sometime very soon.
Wed, June 9, 2010 - 11:06 PM
We'd love to have you over. Let's pick a time, sometime next week?

Here's a large version of the image:
Fri, June 11, 2010 - 12:02 PM
Thank You...
...for giving voice to those that are hardly ever heard....and for including most involved and not just BP. I watched in the news how it first went back and forth with 'who' and when it started to get heated for Halliburton(Congressional hearing showed their admittance of 'mistakes') the media(MSM and 'activist') aimed the attention at BP. BP is just a company and can be dissolved and the resources funneled somewhere else, like starting a new company with a different name or getting absorbed into another company. Just like Transocean absorbed Sedco after the '79 Gulf spill: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tran..._oil_spill

You've probably seen these, but for any that may not have:

Rachel Maddow - The more spills change, the more they stay the same.

Here's another good one...
Rachel Maddow - America's Sad Cycle Of Drilling and Spilling

So it's good we are using history to learn the cycles of deception, but until we find a way to circumvent the 'power brokers' and/or have the willingness to vastly cut back our consumption of energy sucking technology tools and toys, what gives them any reason to change? And what offers any hope of stopping the continued devastation we are creating?
Fri, June 11, 2010 - 12:32 PM
I can't even find the video I watched that showed the Halliburton person claim responsibility for part of the failure in the cementing, but I did find this article that gives some more perspective:

Could the Gulf oil disaster be Halliburton's fault?

An excerpt from the following article:

"Cementing a deep-water drilling operation is a process fraught with danger. A 2007 study by the U.S. Minerals Management Service found that cementing was the single most important factor in 18 of 39 well blowouts in the Gulf of Mexico over a 14-year period — more than equipment malfunction. Halliburton has been accused of a poor cement job in the case of a major blowout in the Timor Sea off Australia last August. An investigation is underway."

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: The Halliburton Connection:

So it looks like Halliburton was under major investigation at the end of April, first week of May, then it abruptly ended and the focus was on BP primarily. To me, it sounds like deals were made, dramas played and investigations stayed away from anything real.
Fri, June 11, 2010 - 1:08 PM
Okay, now we're getting somewhere...
I remembered something about the cement job being weak, not remembering exactly what the Halliburton man said was the cause of it, but this seems close to it:

Costly, time-consuming test of cement linings in Deepwater Horizon rig was omitted, spokesman

And here it is, this is what I heard: ignoring tests(from the UK)
Gulf oil spill: firms ignored warning signs before blast, inquiry hears

Notice the parts on the new American Power Act and what John Kerry says about it, if you view the second Maddow video above you will recognize the language being used.

Just like with the oil spill: taking a look on the surface and only around the area of the spill it could look like things are getting taken care of, but open and deepen the range of investigation and things get revealed. The 'great disasters' of our time are here to support and point out our need to open our minds to possibilities unknown and perhaps resisted. May it be....
Fri, June 11, 2010 - 2:59 PM
Tre Arrow
Luckily I just checked in with the Tre Arrow Tribe, even though there didn't appear to be any posts, and saw this:


He gives his account of being imprisoned for 'eco-terrorism'(nobody harmed, just some trucks) and offers perspective on what it takes to change.
Fri, June 11, 2010 - 10:16 PM
these are good links, Skeye.