"Gulf Nightmare", 16x12-$50
On 5/29/2010 I created this blog post, which I am reposting here in order to try to get people to become alert about what is really going on down here on the Gulf of Mexico. Little did I realize how much more dire the situation would become in just 3 more weeks. The following link is written from a scientific standpoint. It explains that the well is fractured below the sea bed and that the well erosion beneath the sea bed could make this gusher impossible to fix, and that the oil could continue to flow until the supply runs out- which could take decades. Yes, I said decades. Why isn't the government bringing in expert engineers and geologists from around the world to help come up with a solution before it's a doomsday scenario? Why haven't we accepted help from other countries who are experts at cleaning up massive spills? Please read this and GET CONCERNED. THEN demand accountability from your representative. I called Senator Nelson's office the other day and got nowhere fast. This is truly the last nail on the coffin for Florida's already dying economy. I am outraged at what this country has turned into over the past 40 years. We have sold out and now the entire American economy will most likely collapse. A planned sabotage? Read this entire article and then form your own conclusions. This for me has become a nightmare that I cannot awaken from:
Grim forecast and technical view.
Is this what the Gulf of Mexico will look like when all is said and done? When the hurricanes start blowing this stuff from Louisiana down through the Florida Keys and over to Mexico, I imagine that it's bound to be a pretty horrific sight to see. I admit, that I'm really scared. I took out my anger and frustration on this piece of masonite. It's a mess- an ugly pitiable mess of a painting. Just like this horrible oil spill. IS there anyone out there who likes this painting, even though it's only $50? I doubt it. And no one will like the Gulf anymore either with all the dead fish and turtles and dolphins and manatees floating around in it, covered in thick black sludge.
When I moved to Florida in 2005 I was totally freaked out the first year by a bout of red tide that seemed as though it would never go away. There were dead fish everywhere on the beach and I couldn't go anywhere near the beach without getting a horrible headache and breaking into spasms of coughing. That's what red tide does to you. Thankfully, it only occurred in 2005, otherwise I don't think I could have lived here in Florida very long. That bout of red tide will be more like a picnic in the park compared to where this oil spill seems to be going. Here's a picture that I took in the summer of 2005:
I know a lot of people far removed from the Gulf don't care much about what's going on here. But when this mess gets picked up in the gulf stream and starts heading towards your coast, maybe you'll begin to feel my sense of helplessness, And when you start paying $40 a pound for shrimp, maybe you'll understand. And when this crap gets in the food chain and starts poisoning people maybe you'll care.
I don't care about the damage to the beaches as much as I care about the damage to the eco-system. Beaches can be replenished and cleaned, but an eco-system is fragile and inter-connected and the repercussions are mind-blowing in terms of the devastation this is going to do.
God is showing man that we are imperfect. So many humans have been playing God over the last 40-50 years and God has had enough. People have abandoned God because people think they are like GOD and now we see that we are just helpless, imperfect humans , continually failing and making mistakes. It's a shame.
Sorry to be depressing. Now you know what a great weekend I'm having.
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