Originally posted by louieprima
Don't get me wrong. I like your dedication. However, let's stick to the facts. The only sources connecting the recently found sheen to the Macondo
Well are internet oil spill blogs, most of which have reported very erroneous and exxaggerated things in the past.
They usually use "primary" sources that either do not check out or are misquoted.
I would believe these "primary sources" before I would believe the Big Polluter who has lied, covered up, coerced,and spent tons of money buying
adwords to direct anyone seeking info about the spill to their websites where they covered up the truth.
I am really starting to think that you must work for BP.
The sheen that has been reported is not that close to the Macondo location. Now whether or not it is connected to breakages in the seafloor has
not been determined but there is no evidence to suggest that is the case.
What has been seen is simply a "sheen". A sheen is not good, but neither is it something to get hyper excited about. The real Oil Spill involved
thick sludge. Small sheens are relatively common, sometimes coming from large ocean going vessels or from oil platforms.
I don't know for a fact that this sheen you are speaking of is the same as what the author of the blog was posting about.
BP admits to investigating new sheen
I will wait to hear what this pilot has to say.
In an effort to get to the truth, our go-to pilot, Bonny Schumaker from the enviro nonprofit On Wings of Care, will be flying over the site tomorrow.
We will be posting details and photos from the scene immediately as they become available.
I am keeping an eye on this development, but so far, it is nothing to jump to conclusions about.
I'd really like to know who your "South Louisiana" sources are, especially when you refer to Bogalusa as being in "Northern Louisiana." It is in
Southeast Louisiana, north of Lake Pontchartrain.
99% of everyone I've ever known in my life comes from South Louisiana. I have family in Houma, practically ground zero for Oil Spill issues, yet
somehow I don't hear nearly as much about all these mystery sicknesses and new oil sightings that you have. Curious.
Anything north of I-10 is considered "north Louisiana" to people living south of it. I'm surprised you don't know that. I personally know many
people who live in Louisiana. If the people you know claim to know nothing of which I speak, then obviously they are not my sources.
Have you even ever been to Louisiana?
Are your sources solely from the internet?
Yes and no.
I am keeping a very nervous eye on the new development but being alarmist helps no one.
Bloggers, alarmists, and conspiracy theorists merely play into the hands of BP. By associating you with the spill, people not in the know will assume
all the anti-BP evidence is a bunch of baloney when they still have much to answer for. Real stuff.
This is, after all a conspiracy website. Maybe to you, peoples health is baloney; to the people who are sick, it is very real. Yes, BP still has a lot
to answer for.
When you go into the marshes and Gulf, it isn't covered with dead animals. Exactly the opposite in fact. Do you occasionally see a dead
dolphin or a dead bird floating or washed up? Sure you do. Animals die. Just because someone films a dead bird, it doesn't mean they are
I have pictures taken recently in Freshwater City, LA of a dead dolphin with maggots eating at the abdomen, a dead bird and a dead coyote, all within
feet of the shore. Growing up on the coast I didn't see animals dead like this.
Again, South Louisiana, at least on the surface of the water is just fine. Dolphins, birds of all sorts, and fish aplenty. Was just out there 2
Dolphin mortality has been higher and occasionally someone pulls up a sickly fish, and these are connected to the spill, but it doesn't mean that the
Gulf has become some poisoned barren wasteland of death.
I'm pretty familiar with the Mississippi Coast, too. Saw plenty fishing and recreation boats out there.
By no means am I towing a line for BP. Quite the opposite. Rather than some internet hobby or cause, this subject directly affects my life and those
that I love and care about. A culture and lifestyle that I hope to never leave. I hate BP. I just cringe when someone, whether good intentioned or
not, turns the real issues (and there are very real issues) into fantasy ones.
The motto of Above Top Secret is "deny ignorance".
Just because I can't see the other side of the earth doesn't mean it does not exist.
Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it is not there. No-one is having "fantasies".
Please stick to facts and/or reputable sources. Primary ones.
There may be legs to this story but as of yet, the actual evidence is scant. It is a possibility that there is some connection between the sheen and
last year's spill, but keep in mind there is plenty of activity in the Gulf and this may be nothing but a minor spill from another well (which
happens from time to time with little effect).
I specifically asked in my OP if anyone else had heard about oil rising from the Macondo site. I am using the sources I have available. You can choose
to utilize whatever sources you want in your own threads. The actual evidence when the well first blew was also very scant.
Fellow Lousianians, I know some of you are on ATS, chime in please....
As for the Pearl River Paper plant spill, that is still developing too. The paper plant has taken responsibility. Now it is up to the authorities in
LA and MS to hold them accountable. We'll see how that turns out. Hopefully the chemicals will dissipate and become less harmful as they reach the
In my thread stating "the oil is still here" you read things by a fellow Louisianian, Cherri Foytlin. Do a search for her online and you will find
that she spoke at the "Rally for Economic Survival;Lift the Moratorium" that was held shortly after the spill last year. You will discover how her
spouse worked for a company that had a contract with BP and the problems she faced because of that and trying to care for their 6 children. You will
discover how she walked from New Orleans to Washington DC earlier this year to try to garner attention that people in the Gulf are having problems and
are being ignored. Go to youtube and listen to all the videos and speeches she has made.
Fellow Louisianians are speaking; you however are not listening.