Well I rarely decide it is worth it to make a thread but I felt that this topic is extremely important, the outcomes could consist of the most violent
of social ramifications, hunger, crime, rioting, starvation, sickness, displacement, enslavement.
I would hope that those who wanted to know my background would first check my introduction post, however hopes do not always last so I will give a
brief surmise of myself to give the reader a fuller idea of the situation:
I was born in the Middle East nearly 45 years ago and I moved here when I was 5. I am a citizen and have been since my 18th birthday when I had to
make the choice of naturalizing or claiming my heritage. I went to work for the DOD when I was almost 19 as a translator and ended up a lot more after
my 27 years in the department. During and after I gained a PHD in Genesynthesis, I might not specialize in plants however 9 years of biology leads to
a rudimentary understanding.
Understand that this is not a “Gulf oil is killing everything” thread but neither is it ignore the pretty scary evidence and condemn us to
Now that all the disclaimers and introductions are out of the way I will quickly throw you into pictures from my area, these come from two locations
roughly 15 miles apart from each other on opposite sides of Memphis Tennessee. After you view the pictures and a video that has been posted many times
before, but I would like an ease of information for some of our short attention span members so I will post it here, following will be a description
of the situation and a few links.
Here is the damage to the roots.
These two images show boil like effects on this particular plant
Close up of the boils
Many threads before me have stated there seems to be a complete or near media blackout dealing with the ordeals of the oil spill. I have information
that cannot be corroborated because it comes from the sources themselves who have been discouraged from going to the media, who seemingly has been
discouraged from seeking out specific stories.
I still have contacts at a local university who do atmospheric monitoring above Memphis, one of which approached me last week wanting to quickly talk
to me about something. We met at a local coffee shop and he quickly told me that he was worried over a 3% oxygen drop that has occurred in the last
week, with a replacement of extremely harmful chemicals, which he would not tell me because he was scared. I of course asked him why he would not tell
me the specifics; his response was that he had to sign a NDA back in April and if “they” found out he had violated it “they” would take
EVERYTHING he had and remove him from his job. Considering this is a friend I did not push the issue, however I do not have the ability to test this
myself and further contact to those that do might result in unwanted results.
The link shows a video of a recent event that escaped the filter, it was originally reported by
and the situation has since worsened. I called
Wilder Farms last week to see if I could get an update on the information provided from the news video. They were not very happy to talk with me about
it, and when I asked how everything was going and if there was anything that was helping their situation they quickly got upset, their response to my
question was “We have already lost 70% of our crops what could help us out now?”
I posted a response on a thread by boondock-saint
to try and help his case, however I
felt that it needed its own thread. He seems to be having the same problems in NC, which is not exactly close to Memphis. Also in a thread it was
mentioned that someone in Missouri is having the same issues. We have dead birds, trees turning brown and dyeing, marks appearing on bark and roots,
boils and burn marks appearing on small plants, cars are rusting, I know several peoples dogs who are becoming sick.
I do not know what is causing this but it appears to be affecting a wide swath of this country and for us it started about 3 weeks after the oil leak.
I have watched carefully and the only bugs I see on the plants are those that are eating the already dyeing tissue, I do not see any eggs, and there
is very little mold which could be caused by the weakened immune system in the plants anyway. I will take pictures soon of the rusted cars and if more
pictures are needed of the plants I might take some for that as well. However I will not be doing any work on it past next Friday because my family
and myself are moving as far north as possible.
If this indeed starts killing all the crops off I do not need to go into gory details of what that will do to this economy and the people. Whatever is
happening is getting worse by the day, and not just “oh I see a few more holes” bad but “oh wow that dog is being eaten by a bird in the middle
of that persons yard” worse.
We do not want to stick around to see everything die here and if evacuations do happen we do not want to be considered “refugees” and be herded
into camps. I will answer any question I can because I want to find out what is causing this before it is too late for those that will continue living
EDIT: Well I did not leave enough room to add updated information, so please look through the post for new sources.
[edit on 20-6-2010 by Aziroth]