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BP Oil Spill: Artificial islands found in Dubai instead of booms could have been our failsafe measure

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As I was watching the "Rachel Maddow Show' tonight, the only emotion that came to me was futility of how we as a country were fighting off an onslaught of deadly oil. Booms anchored by sticks seem primitive especially when waves will direct those booms where ever they want them to go. Mother Nature's waves are more powerful than what mankind has to offer. We need something stronger to halt this massacre of oil from reaching our shores. Sadly and angrily, it already has.

Perhaps this is a reactive piece on how to stop the flow of oil onto our shores especially our estuaries which are critical to the survival of our marine and land life. But, maybe, just maybe, it could have been a preventative step taken should a blowout occur.

In an email sent out to many, I called upon our government to send in the supertankers upon reading an article titled: "The Secret, 700-Million-Gallon Oil Fix That Worked -- and Might Save the Gulf" After reading it, it sounded good to me. Why isn't the U.S. government, namely the president pleading for help from Saudi Arabia who combated a similar spill? Then again, using supertankers is a reactionary step. The damage has already occurred.

As "Countdown with Keith Olbermann' aired pictures of struggling and dead birds tonight, horror came to me. One bird was even trying to break his head free above the surface of the oily water in order to BREATHE! Damn you, BP, Transocean, Halliburton and those "Drill, baby, drill' folks. I want you all to suffer equally.

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