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The Gulf Oil Volcano: Oh the Humanity and Environment

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Ever since the oil rig in the Gulf blew, I have been trying to wrap my brain around this catastrophe and I just cannot. To know that an oil volcano is erupting day-after-day underneath the seas not due to Mother Nature, but the stupidity and greed of man-kind has the tendency to erupt one's blood pressure.

A few weeks back a volcano in Iceland blew its top halting air travel within Europe and it only amazed me. It was Mother Nature doing what comes naturally, but this oil volcano is something so artificial and that is why it angers me.

In the case of Iceland, Mother Nature punched through. In this case we punched through and punched a hole into hell. Our punch-through will last generations as did Prince William Sound. More of that event later on.

This is where one wishes to punch someone, hold them accountable and make damn sure they pay for the cleanup. When I speak of "they" I am speaking directly to those who head British Petroleum. This is where one wishes to hold a megaphone and shout out to all Americans we simply cannot have offshore oil drilling in our future. To those politicians and political pundits who still believe in the mantra "Drill, baby, drill" or "Drill here, drill now" is offshore oil drilling the best course for we as a country? If your answer is yes, you are sadly mistaken and behind the times.

The true elites of this country sure love to vacation in the pristine lands in the South Atlantic, the Gulf and wherever this volcano of oil will travel: Are their vacation spots ruined for them? I do think so since no one knows at this time where this crude oil will make land fall or pollute the seas where one loves to venture out on their yachts, scuba dive or to lazily lie in the sun on pure white beaches.

I do not feel sorry for these elites; I feel deep-deep sadness for the marine and land life that will be lost. I feel a sorrow for those who work their butts off each and every day to cater to these super elites. They are looking at a bleak economic future.

As one scuba dives to gaze upon the coral reefs, know that they will perish due to British Petroleum. As one wishes to lie upon some pristine beach to hear the sounds of the waves and the nature that surrounds it, that time is gone. This is not the making of a Sci-Fi movie, but real life.

Even today, Prince William Sound located in Alaska is still haunted by

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the Exxon/Valdez oil spill which happened back in 1989. This oil volcano as opined by many experts promises to exceed that spill. How many years into the future will it take this fragile environment to return to normal? I haven't a clue.

Sarah Palin tweeted this on Twitter shortly after the explosion in the Gulf: "SarahPalinUSA Prayers for everyone impacted by the terrible oil rig disaster off the coast of Louisiana, especially families of the missing workers." The hubris of the half-governor to even say that as her state still feels the ramifications of an oil spill past.

Will Sarah Palin include Prince William Sound which was decimated by the Exxon/Valdez oil disaster in her upcoming TLC show which she is being handsomely paid? Will she avoid that area like the plague? Oh, you betcha!

Today one small volcano was capped while two bigger ones still erupt and it boggles the mind how that will affect all of us.

Maybe heading north to cities like Detroit, Michigan for vacations can be the answer that has been decimated by the super-elite? Think about it, they have tons of land presently not in use and waters to vacation at.

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As we head into another day of oil spilling into our life's water-ways and environment, all I can do is pray for a miracle that the well is capped. All I can do is pray that BP is finally held accountable as well as Transocean.

When the Hindenburg blew up a reporter stated, "Oh the humanity", little did he realize that event paled in comparison. This was the humanity as well as the environment.

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