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Jun 27, 2010

lease do not worry. Please do not fret about that one thing you always fret about, or that other thing, or even that third thing that might have something to do with erupting oil, dead pelicans and that sickening feeling in your gut that Something is Very Wrong Indeed.

I come bearing fabulous news. There is no longer any need to concern yourself with pesky trifles like love, a mortgage, child rearing, planting a garden, dreams, money, shoes, wristwatches, parking spaces, mysterious rashes, foreign policy, baseball, bridge tolls or generally caring about much of anything in particular.

I am delighted to report it will all be over soon. If not sooner. It's true.

And it's a good thing, too, because I was just reading up on six of the worst-case scenarios resulting from the BP spill, all sorts of horrors and tragedies, abuses and unspeakables, from dire seafood shortages to horrifying ecosystem destruction, wildlife mutilation to all the years and decades before the gulf region will be anywhere near recovered. These scenarios all were, in a word, bleak. They were, in three more, thoroughly f--ing depressing.

They were also, whoops, from about two months ago. So I clicked around and quickly found another, far more recent worst-case scenario article, and boy, were its scenarios worse indeed. So awful that they effectively made the earlier batch seem meek and laughable and even sort of quaint.

So it's come to this. Every day in the media, a sort of deranged, comical footrace to figure out which worst-case scenario is really the worst, because every day comes a new stat, prediction, photo, possibility for abject horror we hadn't even conceptualized yet because, well, we've never exactly been here before, not at this scale. How bad can it all get, really? No one has a clue. Joy!

 

But I'm not at all worried. Because the fact is, almost none of those worst-case scenarios will actually come to pass. Do you know why? Because there are two or three even worse worst-case scenarios that easily trump any you might be reading about anywhere. Ultra, mega, super worst-case scenarios that make all the rest seem like a little splotch on your pretty new iPhone 4.

So, just what are these supermegaworst-case scenarios? They all have one thing in common: Each one of them, all by itself, spells the end of modern life as we know it. Utter annihilation. The End. I am so not kidding. OK, maybe a little. But only until we all die. After that, not kidding at all.

BP Will Kill Us All Scenario #1: Everyone knows that, early on in the spill, BP was thoughtful enough to pump millions of gallons of a horrible chemical dispersant called Corexit 9500 into the gusher, a violently toxic compound so notoriously lethal it's been banned for years by the European union. Obama & Co finally caught on to BP's tactic and told them to knock it off.

Too late. Obscure Russian scientists tell us Corexit's deadly compounds are now breaking up and evaporating into North American rainclouds, which will shortly begin raining down complete toxic hell on us all, poisoning all crops, babies, cats, Christians, Starbucks baristas and none-too-bright redneck videographers -- though it will somehow magically spare the really good jazz clubs in Louisiana and that one guy who scored the goal for the USA in the World Cup, because he's a freakin' hero.

These scientists say the toxic rain could be so poisonous, it will destroy the entire food chain and plunge North America into chaos, rendering the entire region unlivable, with any straggling survivors crawling desperately up to Canada, where they will be promptly made into slave labor to build hockey arenas and drink lager and fade into the woods.

Does that sound dubious? Totally implausible



Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/06/25/notes062510.DTL#ixzz0s6Ne8qQl
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Raccoon Dogs and the Fur Trade in China: Update visit site
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The Humane Society newsletter arrived this weekend, and in it was this photo of a raccoon dog, taken to the market in China. Thousands of raccoon dogs are being skinned at public markets in China, and their fur is being sold to clothing manufacturers.

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-LA Activists followed a South Central "Shelter" garbage truck filled with the dead bodies of cats, dogs, puppies, kittens, songbirds, and wildlife. These garbage trucks filled with these poor, miserable animals are taken to a disposal plant where they
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Pet Rendering-Where Do the DEAD Bodies of All Those Innocent, Homeless Companion Animals Go After Being Killed at One of the Six visit site
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Simone
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-LA Activists followed a South Central "Shelter" garbage truck filled with the dead bodies of cats, dogs, puppies, kittens, songbirds, and wildlife. These garbage trucks filled with these poor, miserable animals are taken to a disposal plant where they
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THE DOG-MAN'S BEST FRIEND?-NOT FOR EVERYONE!!!! ANIMAL EXPLOITATION/ASIA visit site
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This dog was found during an early morning raid of a small Philippines dog slaughterhouse.This dog had obviously been left in agony all night long.There always seems to be some depraved individual who has found a way of multiplying cruelty and inflicting
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Protesters who tore apart and beheaded a live piglet as part of their campaign are being investigated by south Korean police. Protests mounted after the media in Inchon published photographs and video of the two-month-old animal being killed by the


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May 25, 2007
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here is video it is graphic animals in agony people laughing we can decidie to make it a cause please let me know
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May 21, 2007
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - A meat company is recalling 129,000 pounds of beef products in 15 states because of possible E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
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