Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by VitriolAndAngst
The oil experts won't be able to prove they are BP's oil balls is what you mean. Under the legal system undeniable proof is needed before someone
is liable. In this case I do not think they can blame it on BP alone. I think the problem is way bigger than most expect. This kind of stuff has
been going on for a while, many small leaks add up to a lot also. Accidents happen when acquiring oil. That is normal. If this spill would have
been a hundred barrels noone would have known. Corexit is a newer chemical but similar chemicals have been used for quite a while to cover these
things up. Don't worry, you can still eat shrimp once in a while and the seafood is safe if you eat it occasionally. We need to reduce world
population anyway The earth will heal from this spill, it will just take time.
You get no argument from me on your post.
What I cannot stand is that we have to PROVE BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT some corporation guilty of killing humans. THEY do not have to prove their
products are safe. So Pink Slime is used as food in schools and fast food restaurants, weird plastics can be used to contain our food because rats
tested don't die -- but no mention is made of the cancers, infertility and genetic damage.
And don't get me started about GM food. A quick bit of research on the matter is that it's not all the same, but some of it is downright scary.
Especially Corn, Soy and Wheat. The standards shouldn't be; "PROVE that deep sea drilling caused THIS PARTICULAR tar ball we found or this
PARTICULAR hormone producing mutant gene in soy caused breast cancer." The bar needs to be set that PROVE bio-engineering pesticides into food is
safe -- not only for the current rat, but the rats three generations from now.
>> We've got cloned BEEF now -- and a lot of people who think they understand and love science think it's the same thing as a regular cow. It's
amazing that all the people who religiously appose "Global Warming" and strangely seem to have religious arguments against alternative energy,
aren't also prompted by scripture to worry about abominations in human genes finding their way into our food animals and even spinach. A cynical
person might suggest that church pulpits have people offended only at things that corporate shills want them to be upset about.
However, current METHODS of cloning are not perfect. And a cloned animal won't live as long as traditionally born creature because #1 they took the
gene from an adult animal (and genes are modified after we are born, and express different aspects of the DNA) and #2, the process is not perfect and
there are transcoding errors. Since the cows aren't going to be around long before slaughter, Mad Cow and bad genetic drift don't show up (yes,
nobody actually CURED Mad Cow, they just slaughter cows before the Prion expresses itself -- problem solved, right?).
I don't know this for a fact, but I wonder if we clone cows now not for the readability of the fast growing steer, but perhaps the rumors that the
3rd and 4th generation of animals RAISED on GM corn becoming sterile could be influencing the traditional methods of breeding fast growing animals
with each other.
However, we are assured by people who make lots of money, that there is nothing wrong with GM food, and so we aren't allowed to know what has been
modified and what hasn't, and we have to spend our own money to run studies and prove beyond a reasonable doubt that whatever particular allergy,
brain damage, chromosome damage or cancer was ONLY CAUSED BY THIS ONE SOURCE.
It's really impossible. The "secret ingredients of Core Exit" in the Oil mutating Gulf Shrimp, the estrogen-like plastics in the BPA free
containers, and the hormone-like structures in Corn and Soy are all having an impact so there isn't ONE BULLET and there isn't ONE GUN and so nobody
Everyone just look surprised when diabetes, obesity, mental problems, ADHD, sterility, cancer, and genetic mutations become more and more common.
WE can all live in fear, and be TOLD to worry about Terrorist X, Drug Dealer Y, and Enemy Z -- and they don't need any proof about the unexamined
threats we spend Billions on. Pay not attention to the untested food and drugs we consume on a regular basis -- it's not been proven to KILL YOU
immediately, so feed it to your kids.