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Censored Gulf eyewitness testimonies of coughing up blood and other horror stories

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posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 05:33 AM
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"Coughing up blood is among horrors that eyewitnesses are reporting in south Louisiana where BP medics diagnose the sudden widespread, burning, itching skin, lesions and marks as "scabies" or staph and government health focus on "stress" and mental condition of millions of people poisoned with what scientists report is 11 times more lethal than crude oil toxins now in Gulf and coastal water and air. Americans are still encouraged to eat Gulf seafood."


www.examiner.com...




posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 10:20 AM
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Another source...

Survey Finds Broad Anxiety Among Gulf Residents


More than a third report children with new rashes or breathing problems, or who are nervous, fearful or “very sad” since the spill began. And even though the gusher of oil has been stanched, almost a quarter of residents still fear that they will have to move.

“There’s been a very overt effort by BP and the Coast Guard to project a sense that the crisis is over, but this is far from the case,” said Dr. Irwin Redlener, the director of the center and president of the Children’s Health Fund, a sponsor of the survey. “Our survey shows a persistent and overwhelming level of anxiety among families living near the coast, driven by both medical symptoms in their children as well as a substantial level of psychological stress.”

One in five reported that their household income had dropped since the spill. Forty-three percent said they had been directly exposed to oil, either at beaches, on their property or in helping with the cleanup. Those who had been exposed were more than twice as likely to report that their children had developed physical or mental health problems since the spill. Also, families that had more concerns about their children’s mental health were more likely to report that they are considering moving.

Of course those effects will never be acknowledge by BP or the US government. And BP will never pay for it.



posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 10:30 AM
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EPA>dispersants alone are less toxic than either crude oil or a mixture of crude oil and dispersant.

EPA has found after two studies that the dispersants alone, and the dispersants mixed with oil were still less toxic than the crude oil.

Dispersants are not some magical chemical. They are a mixture of soaps and astringents. They are not much different than stuff in your kitchen and garage. Imagine a terrible oily mess on your garage floor. You attack it with the Joy detergent first, hose it down, then you spray some astringent like ether/acetone or even WD40 on it. It helps to break down more of the oil stain, then you hit it with some more Joy and rinse it all off. This is the same mechanism and theory of the dispersants.

For those of you that will say it breaks down cell membranes and disrupts DNA....you are right! Joy Dishwashing liquid and all other "soaps" are effective at cleaning away bacteria because they break down cell membranes and disrupt DNA and cell mitosis. Most of you probably buy and use "anti-bacterials" and "anti-microbials." These are also just basic "soaps" with the added effect of bleach or oxygenating molecules. Most of our homes have just as much toxic supplies as Corexit.

I wish they would never have had to use all this chemical in the ocean, but I live on the Gulf, and I frequent beaches at Destin, Ft Walton Beach, and Pensacola, and I AM THRILLED THAT THEY DID WHAT THEY DID TO PROTECT MY BEACHES!!

It was going to become toxic regardless, but the dispersants protected the beach and sped up the biodegradation of the oil. Now the enzymes and oil-eating microbes can do their jobs. We will spend about 2 years being skeptical of the shell fish and seafood, but we dodged a major bullet.



posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 10:35 AM
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Scabies. They tried that in the midwest around the Summer of '97. The entire Chicago area was itching at things that no one ever isolated, and they called it scabies...it even made the news, so they could consolidate the lie.

So the media won't cover this, eh? Thanks for thread. Flagged.



posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 10:44 AM
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There have been threads on this before, most people just debunk it saying there is no proof this is happening. Then there was a thread of which I suggested but someone else started to hear from the people from the gulf to find out what they have to say about sickness and other things going on down there. It got very few replies. Unless we are there, among the populace or the health care workers we just don't know how much illness is related to the spill, especially from the dispersants. I almost get the impression they are afraid to speak up - I know those in the medical field have to be careful of speaking because they could loose their jobs. I suppose when your on the outside looking in things are much different than when you are on the inside looking out. Should we take it into consideration that because so many have lost their jobs in the gulf they feel they are at the mercy of BP and the Govt. - reason being not to say much.



posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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I don't think it is a "don't speak up." I think it is a case of a non-issue. I have been to Pensacola and seen the oily water and beach closures. I have many friends working on the boom boats and clean-up crews. I work for the State and I talk to people on the phone that are affected in a variety of ways from this spill. NONE OF THEM ARE HAVING THESE DRASTIC HEALTH ISSUES! ZERO!

Now, I'm sure some people somewhere are coughing up blood, having breathing problems, etc. BUT, I bet there are some people in Canada, California, Europe also coughing up blood, having breathing problems, etc. Some of them are probably at the beach when it happens. What we have here is a the normal amount of normal problems, but a false cause-effect relationship has popped up for those that are looking too deeply at the situation. The press and scientists aren't covering it, because it has not significantly changed. If they typically had 100 people in the ER with chest pains and breathing problems, and now after the spill they have 105 people with the same problems. It is not a significant development, and it is not enough of a concern to delve deeper.

Plus, we are going through a record hot summer in much of the country. Maybe the health problems are the heat? Pollen? Stress from the economy?

One thing for sure. It is not the dispersants. If it were the dispersants, it would be impossible to hide. I would have personal contact with at least 100 sick people if it were the dispersants causing the issue.



posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 11:38 AM
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i have to admit the other day it was raining, and i know when it rains the water collects all the chemicals and pollutants in the air as it heads towards earth, and after an hour or so of rain i got this sort of slight burning in my eyes, kind of like when you don't sleep for a long time and your eyes dry out.. i'm in pensacolafl, so not quite in the epicenter of the spill, but close enough for me to mentally debate wether some harmful chemicals from the oil spill had been collected in the air and rained down to concentration on the surface of the city, i can't say it was pollen or anything, but i do know i have no known allergies and have never experienced allergic syntoms

i also am not one to get into the 'hype' about how people will start dying and be poisoned by the oil spill, if something like that happens i will eat my words, but as of now i don't think people are caughing up blood or anything like that in louisiana... but i did find it neccessary to post my own experience nearby the state



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 07:29 PM
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My opinion has changed. Just got back from the Beach at Bald Point/Alligator Point and it was nasty!

There was obvious oil in the water and embedded in the sand. I am uploading video to YouTube now. i will be putting up a new thread as soon as my kids go to bed. I will put a link here.

Let me repeat. Beach was horrible! water has 6-8 inches of visibility instead of its usual 40+ feet! Beach is striated from pristine white, to sandy brown, to dark brown, to gray/black at the waters edge.

You dig down in the sand a few feet off shore, it used to fill with clean water, now it fills with a coffee looking nasty water.

Over the past week, the water has changed from pristine, to entirely impregnated with oil!!

New thread to follow later tonight with video, pictures, and map of the beach.



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 09:45 PM
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My First Hand account from the Gulf today, with Video

I apologize to all of those that I have debated about the safety of swimming in the Gulf. After today, I well no longer be eating Gulf Seafood, or swimming in the Gulf for at least 1 year. The family just spent the past hour in the shower recovering from our adventure today.

Please check it out and ask me any questions you may have.




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