by J. Speer-Williams
Spill? The corporate media continues to call the volcano of continuous gushing oil, in the Gulf, a spill. How insulting. A volcano that shoots out a million gallons of crude oil a day, or a week, is hardly a spill.
The common definition of a spill is the liquid that fell out of a container, a one time occurrence, not a massive flow that has no known end. An oil tanker can spill oil; but not Mother Earth, who has been, and still is, continuously gushing oil from 35,000 feet from within her bowels.
The Exxon Valdez oil spill, of about 10.8 million gallons of crude, on the 24th of March 1989, in the Prince William Sound of Alaska, is considered by many to be the most devastating humanly-caused environmental disaster ever to occur in history.
Currently, the oil gusher in the Gulf produces an Exxon Valdez disaster about every four days to a week.
The definition of “gush” is to flow forth suddenly and violently. What we are faced with in the Gulf of Mexico is a continuous and monster gusher of crude oil that has no known termination point.
How long will the Monetary Cartel’s media insist on calling a continuous gusher a mere spill or a leak?
Will it still be a spill/leak when millions of people in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida are losing consciousness from the stench in the air, that will not dissipate?
Will people have to convulse and hemorrhage from their internal organs and lungs before the corporate media will show at least a modicum of truthfulness?
Soon, the stench might be overwhelming, on the Gulf Coast, and perhaps it won’t go away. The air itself might kill because crude oil is composed of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, xylenes, hyrogensulfide, benzene, toluene, ethlbenzene, trimethylbenzene, and the various combinations of those chemicals.
According to the Federal Register and OSHA these are all extremely hazardous substances.
Exposure can cause the following health effects: eye and skin irritation, narcoses, and/or chemical pneumonitis.
High concentrations of hydrogen sulfide can cause headaches, dizziness, unconsciousness and/or death.
More worrisome yet is hurricane season is coming. And a Gulf hurricane that hits any part of our Gulf Coast, this summer, could produce unheard of destruction, sickness, and death.
Even in the face of all these obvious facts “our” “free,” “unbiased” media insists on calling a continuous volcanic gusher of toxic crude oil a spill.
Has there ever been more evidence that the International Monetary/Banking Cartel, that own the major oil companies, also own “our,” “free,” and “unbiased” media?