Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster | If it was Your Home | BP Deepwater Horizon

This website I found lets you visualize the spill if it was in your area, and keeps you informed of what is going on and what can you do to help.

About The Spill

“An explosion on the BP operated Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed eleven crew members on April 20, 2010, sparking the greatest environmental disaster in United States history. In combination with the Texas City Refinery Explosion and the Prudohoe Bay Oil Spill, this marks the third serious incident involving BP in the United States in the last five years. Current estimates put the amount of oil being discharged from the broken well at above 1,470,000 US gallons per day! There are over 400 different species of animals living in the area affected by the spill. 450 sea turtles and 57 dolphins have been found dead within the spill area (NOAA). BP is operating oil skimmers and other cleanup tools to try to remove oil from the water and Louisiana is building oil containment berms to halt the spread of oil. Experts are uncertain what effect, if any, these efforts will have.”

This is the link to follow:  http://www.ifitwasmyhome.com/

Bird covered in oil

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Drug War | US and Mexico | Oil Spill |

Mexican Marines

The drug war in Mexico is escalating. President Calderon is not giving up, and Hilary Clinton our secretary of state is promising to help. But are they barking at the wrong tree. President Calderon has a point when he calls the US a drug addict; we comprise 5% of the world’s population and consume 33% of the drugs produced. We may well be the primary cause of the problem.

Lets examine the facts: The recent economic collapse (just like the great depression) was caused by greed and lack of ethics in Wall Street and the Big Banks; BP is still trying to fix the oil leak they caused in the Gulf of Mexico due apparently to irresponsible and reckless behavior, and which is causing untold ecological damage and heavy financial losses in many areas of Florida and Louisiana. And now our drug addictions are fueling a war that is killing thousands. It seems like our religions are owned by our  collective ego; we really don’t trust any God; we only trust money and power, and want them at any cost. Lets face it, spiritually speaking we are a third world country. Porfirio Diaz an infamous Mexican President once said: “Poor Mexico, so far from God, so close to the United States.” He may have been right.

As a temporary solution (improving our morals and our inner balance will take a while) we could legalize drugs as a way to destroy the mystique surrounding their purchase, and as a way to be able to offer help to whoever buys them. Is this too farfetched? We would be also collecting taxes, which would help our economy. And there would be no reason for drug wars. Implausible? Please advise me.

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