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Monday, June 28, 2010

Save the Humans

The New York Pravda agonizes over the plight of the cetaceans, which to the monied is even better than, you know, doing something about them.

Where money is concerned, how can those who would Rule be concerned about intelligent non-humans when they are so unconcerned about people?

Pensacola, Florida:

The Escambia County Health Department lifted a health advisory on Pensacola Beach on Friday on the advice of a beach official and against the advice of a federal environmental official.

But the advisory was not lifted for Gulf Islands National Seashore’s Fort Pickens beach, immediately west of Pensacola Beach or Johnson Beach on Perdido Key.

And hours after the Pensacola Beach advisory was lifted, the health department asked for state approval to issue an oil-impact advisory that leaves the decision to swim in the Gulf of Mexico up to the discretion of individual beachgoers...

So far, 400 people have sought medical care for upper or lower respiratory problems, headaches, nausea, and eye irritation after trips to Escambia County beaches, Lanza said.

Swimmers who did venture into the water questioned whether it was really safe to wade, swim and play in the Gulf, especially when they had to walk through a line of tar balls and stay clear of skimmers scooping up oil just 25 and 50 feet from the shore.

“I only went into the water up to my ankles. That’s as far as I wanted to go,” said Joe Chambers, 28, of West Pensacola as he scrubbed off oily residue from himself and his son, Ethan, 4, in the public showers at Casino Beach. “It doesn’t smell like the beach. It smells like a gas station. There are no fish in the water. There’s nothing alive in the water. I don’t know how public officials can just look at the water and make a call to reopen it for swimming.”

Carol Doster of Grand Isle, Miss., said her son Dallas, 12, was frightened by the oil that streaked his legs and arms after a five-minute swim in the Gulf on Friday. “It won’t rub off,” Doster said.

She said the two were not going to get in the water again...

There is nothing alive in the water.

So I'm sure to many this seems like a good idea, too. The Gulf, the Mediterranean, there's a kind of balance there, no?

Speaking of balance, the G 20 are all basically in agreement: you little people are gonna pay for all the fraudulent bubbles you lost all your money in over the last ten years.

So is it so very strange that if our betters are so willing to eat us and eventually themselves alive they would be willing to devour every last whale and dolphin in the seas as well as the oceans in which they swim?

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