Of course, it’s the BP spill:
Washington’s Blog posted pictures from the BP spill. Unfortunately these are the kinds of pictures the (is it still “our”?) government and BP are spending significant effort to prevent you from seeing. If you’ve ever enjoyed a beach or fished a wetland or canoed/kayaked or just watched beautiful creatures such as whales, dolphins, and waterfowl, you need to see these photos and videos:
Next, consider part of BP’s “cleanup” effort: using the dispersant Corexit. Corexit is a chemical that’s banned in BP’s homeland the UK. In the U.S., the EPA doesn’t classify it as “lethal” because it doesn’t kill it’s victims within 96 hours (apparently dying in 1 week is acceptable to the EPA). Nonetheless, the EPA ordered BP not to use it. No matter. BP acts as a nation unto itself. See what Corexit does:
Gulf toxicologist: Shrimpers exposed to Corexit “bleeding from the rectum”; Dispersant “ruptures red blood cells, causes internal bleeding” (VIDEO)
How is it that BP is still permitted to exist as an independent “agent” in our society? In what fantasy world will “the market” discipline this out-of-control corporation? Would we not have already arrested, tried, and possibly executed some individual who acted with such sociopathic impunity?