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In summary the total amount recorded of oil spilled into the ocean is into the billions of barrels of oil and dangerous chemicals which is all preventable. The oil industry needs to come under stricter controls in all aspect of obtaining and delivery.


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Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 7:31 am
Although all eyes are on the Gulf Oil disaster of which I won't even put into the term "spill" with it ongoing day after day. This list begins in 1967, and the pollution takes in all parts of the world, eco systems ruined and others who lived there suffered. Yet the oil industry tells us they know what they are doing, it is safe, they got it under control.
I put this on because we need to look at not this one disaster, but to look back and really take in to our minds all that is going on. This isn't the last disaster, the Gulf, if we continue to use this type of fuel. The people of the world, around the world, need to rise up and demand that the technologies of today begin to be pushed forward to move us to clean energies and away from this barbaric way of doing things.

Ben O (140)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 7:49 am
All I can say is -Will we EVER learn from history?
And my answer: -I doubt it very much!

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 7:54 am
Sadly Ben, I think your right. I also agree with Albert Einstein.

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein

Ben O (140)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 7:56 am
Absolutely, and yet we don't know HOW stupid mankind can get...

Fortunal T (89)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 8:13 am
Me too, I doubt, unfortunately...and have you noticed that the number of disasters is increasing ?!? Horrible !!!

Helen Rose (30)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 8:14 am
Man with his stupidity will destory the world, we are living in that time is here.

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 8:17 am
It's a certain type of individual with an intense need for power and wealth who are behind all the disastors. It is because the firmly believe the World revolves around them. We are all just little worker bees.

Bill K (3)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 8:39 am
have you noticed that despite this tragedy most people continue going about their daily lies without trying to even now reduce their oil consumption - there's no big outcry enough is enough! what's it gonna take?

Barbara K (62)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 9:07 am
I guess, in a way, the world does revolve around the big business greedy ones. And they are the ones who are destroying the world. They unabashedly destroy all they can get their hands on without regard for us or for the Earth itself. When the world is destroyed, they will also be destroyed, and then what good will all the wealth they acquired while destroying the world do for them? We got dumbed down so much that few people are standing up for saving our Earth, the place where we live and breathe.

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 9:07 am
I'm not sure Bill what it will take. I keep thinking, now this incident will be the one, yet as you said, everyone seems to go on as usual.
I suppose when we are dying like flies from poor air, no clean water, and lack of food, then people will be crying instead of giving an outcry as you say. The Powerful and well to do will be sure they "buy" their systems to purify what water can be, their respirators to breath, and what limited food will exist. Then the rest of us will die off and they can have it all.

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 9:11 am
You are correct Barbara, we have been dumbed down. Look at our school systems, but then the rich can send their children to private school so they do not care what is happening at the public school level. They pay their small amount in taxes and write it off as a loss in their minds.
Of coarse the people are not helping themselves at all with the alcohol consumption that goes on in this Country, the use of some drugs that deaden the mind, and the legal drug pushers too that have conditioned society into thinking that everything can be fixed with a pill. Well fix this with a pill!

. (0)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 9:26 am
Thanks to you Ladys for your comments I Totally Agree!

Hugh M (75)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 9:42 am
I am more and more convinced that there is only one thing that can save this planet and it is a beautiful solution. If we all turn towards the spirit behind everything as well as taking any practical steps we can take, even if seemingly very small steps, I believe things will begin to get better. Dande, I too have felt this incident is significant and I believe it is. I think that a million more people see the problem clearly and that means a million more minds are oriented to a better future. If we let ourselves be overcome by anger we will only make the world a worse place but if all the people who are now aware of the problem tune their hearts towards peace and regeneration we will watch significant positive changes unroll.

James Travers (6)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 10:21 am
My friend, if a giant oil spill was in their same county, as long as they couldn't smell it, the majority of humans on this planet would still want the drilling to continue. BP's use of dispersant's on the Gulf slick is a perfect example. Just get the oil out of sight and under the surface.

A comment I read on Yahoo news about the Gulf disaster has echoed in my mind for several days.
"We need oil worse then we need seafood or clean water and beaches or wildlife. People can live without seafood and if they want clean water to swim in they can build a swimming pool."

Now granted this was just the idiocy of one nut job but I have noticed too many similar comments. One of the most disturbing facts to me is that many of those who agree we need to get off fossil fuels are adamant that the best way is through nuclear power. A major disaster at a nuclear power plant would dwarf the spill in the Gulf in it's effects and that isn't considering the devil we already have. Nuclear waste.

You know I have to echo one thing that ... woman... Senate candidate Sharron Angle said, altho not about the unemployed she was referring to. The people in this world have become spoiled and lazy. Giving up fossil fuels would be hard work and involve sacrifices. People in this age of microwave ovens, fast foods and cell phones aren't willing to make those.

And frankly, the sacrifices to stop Big Oil and indeed Corporate America would go far beyond that. They are firmly entrenched in their bunkers and prepared to do whatever it takes to keep the profits rolling in.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 10:34 am
Well I am angry and I think some times anger can be productive. I want Americans to be so angry about this that finally we take a stand; not just on oil or Big Business running and ruining our lives and planet, but all that this entails - the oil spill in Gulf is just the current crisis - larger ones loom just behind. For some reason news organizations concentrate on only one problem at time - we really can handle the Big Picture. The stupid here is those who believe we can be fooled, that they are safe from this harm, that collecting dollars is the only way to keep score. There must be more to life then destruction and allowing destruction in all of it's many forms. Fight back - write letters - make phones and don't be afraid to PROTEST, before we have nothing left. Over millions of years the earth will heal itself - without us. But -- can we not find ways to continue to exist and live in harmony with the earth?

Veronica G (108)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 10:34 am
4/5ths of this beautiful Planet Earth is water; Man is in the process of spoiling the lot of it. It's said that the oceans clean themselves but even the mighty seas must at some point reach saturation levels; the areas lying on the coasts have a much more difficult job, cleansing the land and the birds and animals, which don't have the wherewithall to clean themselves. That's the tragedy in all of this. Man pollutes and the animals & birds suffer every time. And don't forget the people who are at the edges of this latest spill, trying to perform a mammoth task.
We all ask 'why doesn't the government DO something?' They've never done anything before - and the list of spills is truly horrific - and they'll no doubt do nothing this time. Our leaders don't really lead, they just march to their own tune.....

Patricia S (79)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 10:36 am
Big oil and Corporate America don't care about anything or anyone but their Bank accounts. Materialism and greed are what is destroying our planet.

Mandi T (367)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 10:39 am
I soooo agree with Sheryl and Ben. Humanity never seems to learn! GRRRR.

James Travers (6)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 10:47 am
As I posted this, Hugh's comment came up. Hugh, I respect you a lot and your sentiment is beautiful. Another man I respect and admire, the activist David Icke has stated the same things about the world's problems.
However. for every million minds that are awakened by seeing the carnage these disasters have wreaked, a million others are blinded by the propaganda spewed forth by Corporate America. And thanks to the Supreme Court's decision bestowing "citizenship" to the corporations that is only going to increase.
It's a tired cliche but positive thinking would not have stopped the Nazis.
I feel the true answer lies somewhere in between the philosophies of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. The recent G20 summit in Canada was an eye opener. The protesters were, for the most part, peaceful and orderly. And the government used violence against them.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 11:08 am
Thanks for sharing Dandelion and I believe that we all do what we can to stop this and upcoming dissasters.Buying electrick cars don't solve anything because the electricity is probably generated by dirty coal or nuclear power.The way I see it is to go for hydrogen fuel cells,solar power and wind/wave power.The reason that we haven't done so yet lies with the power of the oil companies and the Countries that produces crude,gas and coal.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 11:47 am
"We need oil worse then we need seafood or clean water and beaches or wildlife. People can live without seafood and if they want clean water to swim in they can build a swimming pool."
From the earlier post by James Travers - who ever wrote this is just the kind of A$$hole that creates problems. I do believe a popular definition of insanity is when one continues to do the same thing over and over and get different results. Our treatment of our planet is insane.

Arild - perhaps buying electric cars might be a first step, then MAYBE people would see that alternative does not mean ending life as they know it - conversion to better forms of power may be only steps behind electric cars...just a thought. However not changing anything does mean ending life as we know it - for now for the future.

mr Crowley (23)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 12:42 pm
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

- Douglas Adams

Brigitte Cavanagh (60)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 1:12 pm
I just hope that people will finally realised but i doubt bad.......destruction of God's a monstruous thing.

Debbie G (306)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 1:38 pm
I agree with Veronica, the oceans, lakes, etc. may be "self-cleansing" but there is a saturation point, as well as floating islands of debris that just don't go away. And, when air becomes polluted so does the rain and the water it falls into. We do need alternative fuels, but I'm not entirely sold on the electric car idea...where does electricity mostly come from? Coal plant, nuclear plants, what else am I missing? I know there is some movement to solar power generated electricity, as well as wind, but these need to be fully explored as we switch over from oil. Thanks Dande, I can't send you a green star yet, but appreciate it.

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 1:40 pm
The oil industry will bleed the earth dry, these old cronies know only money and politics, they have reared their families in wealth, as long as they can continue to live their lives richly, they don't give a s**t about the average joe, They will go to their parties, drink their scotch and say " oh how awful it is" while they point their fingers at the "other guy" They have's just that they don't care.

joan f rodriguez (26)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 2:21 pm
thank you posted on ms, fb and tweet

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 2:53 pm
James stated the following:
A comment I read on Yahoo news about the Gulf disaster has echoed in my mind for several days.
"We need oil worse then we need seafood or clean water and beaches or wildlife. People can live without seafood and if they want clean water to swim in they can build a swimming pool."

He said maybe it was the sentiments of one nut job, but he saw other similar comments. This is the sick mentallity that we must deal with here. No doubt this person isn't even making a profit off of the oil, so you can imagine how these oil barons think. They need oil more than they need clean water, seadfood, and widlife. It is a sad state of affairs we have here, with too many people thnking that way.

Hugh, I do believe that more of us need to have a Spiritual Awakening, we have lost touch with the Heart of our Earth Mother and the Creator. We must awaken as a Humanity to do better in that, but with too many that voice the opionion of what James presented in someone else's comment, those people are a long way from a Spiritual Awakening. Even the Native Americans realized at times one had to put their staff in the ground and say, no, you will not go beyond this point. If that means getting a bit angry to push back on those who would destroy us all then so be it.


Magdalena M (0)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 3:21 pm
Thank you Dandelion for sharing this. I am angry, but I also have days when I don't have any hope for any change. Too many stupid, greedy, cruel people on this Earth.

Heidi L (88)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 3:50 pm
So sad

Cathy K (0)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 4:13 pm

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 4:52 pm
I agree Beverly, the fines per day are small in the amount of profit they make each day, so the keep on doing what they do and pay the fines, which mean not a thing to them......they still made a profit.

Blu AbbeyCat (302)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 5:48 pm
... The LOVE of MONEY ..will kill us all...

Phyllis P (237)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 6:02 pm
What is the saying...mankind isn't always so kind...such fools some people can be for the love of $$$

colleen o (200)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 6:35 pm
That is a beautiful "OIL" painting. It should be minted on the "BACK" of an American Silver coin. There is not a dollar floating on the face of this earth that was not made off the back of an animal.

H Nick H (1826)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 6:50 pm
Republican have been covering this up for years. They are paid well for this from the big oil companies. In fact, last year they gave welfare benifits of over 30 billion (that's BILLION) to them, plus they never have to pay taxes. And who pays for this, we do. That is US (the citizens of the us who can't afford it).

And these are the same Bast_rds that don't want to extend un-employment to those who have been looking for jobs (when there are none). They feel it will have the deficit. Beside, why give it to all those lazy people who just want to sit home and do nothing. Are you getting mad yet? You should be.

NOW IT'S TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. We have got to stick together and help progressives get into office come November. Big oil, and every other rich company is betting you won't do a thing. They put their money where their "mouth-pieces" are (the conservatives in congress, which does include blue dog democrates). DO IT. OR LOSE IT.

Henry P (171)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 8:20 pm
Its all about the money. Thanks for the post

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 10:46 pm
I began reading each and every spill, noting the amount spilled. The list kept going and going, and then I noticed just how long this list is. It has been PROVEN that those in power will NEVER LEARN. This will not ever end until there is no more oil.

Even if THIS country converted to 100% alternative fuels, other countries will still insist on oil. But the kicker here is that THIS country will NEVER convert to 100% (or even 50%) alternative fuels because the powers that be make too much money to give a flying FECK about anything else.

Hugh, your idea is for people like me who are crying about my newly accepted reality that we, as citizens, have very little chance of winning the chance to heal the planet AND create an economy we can all live with.

This is not to say that I have given up. I haven't. But unless we can bring hundreds of millions of people together around the world to agree to boycott EVERYTHING possible, and to live without most of the luxuries we are used to living with, I see little chance for recovery.

We'd need to boycott all petroleum based products, but who is going to give up plastic? They are in toys and pacaged food containers, and clock faces, and trash cans, etc.....

Can we get Whole Foods and the like to get on board and refuse to carry ANY plastic while lowering their product prices? Can we get everyone to agree to bring their own food containers instead of buying packaged foods? Can we get everyone to buy bulk instead of boxed products (many of which have plastic bags inside)? And on and on and on.....

I will do my part. I'm already doing a lot. This list of oils spills over all those years has just driven home how futile it has been to fight for alternative fuels. I'd llike to see this list as a MAJOR story on CNN and mainstream news. This list HAS to get to the president, along with every other leader in the world.

Signing petitions are great, but they don't guarantee that the intended target will see or even hear about them.

I'm sorry, but I'm just heartbroken right now. Reality really does bite.

Agnes H (144)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 11:29 pm
Thank you Dandelion. I read through the Oil/fuel spills and was looking for words. You didn't mention the Ferry that sank in Belgium. Maybe more people got killed on that one than the oil that went into the water. I'm disgusted as to the amount of Fuel is out there in the Oceans and people do still swim in that! I wonder when people will wake up to the fact that we can do without oil and Wind has been used for energy for ages if you're only willing to look around. It's been used for grinding wheat into flower and for electricity! I don't really know what else to say as I'm angry nothing has done about letting people save the animals who are covered in oil at the moment because of the exclusion zone the Coat Guard put up, on BP's orders I'm sure!

Patricia R (13)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 12:32 am
we're dealing with oil/money addicts, very similar to alcoholics. somehow it feels very helpless, desperate wth no exit. as if all those affected by this oil addiction need to attend meetings like the ones for those who are friends and family of alcoholics. therefore the forums! thank God for care2,)

Nightcat Mau (81)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 1:08 am
My only wish is that one day oil wells and barrels will be where they belong. In history museums. We have so much clean energy there is no need for this to happen to the enviiroment.

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 1:36 am
The earth has paid a high price for the greed of the oil economy and energy system. Humanity should change its ways and (at least) cut back on oil consumption, cos already most of the planet's oil has gone. We should be transitioning to other ways of energy and to cutting consumption of "stuff". But look around, what is changing??

Sini K (113)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 2:37 am
Noted, signed and thank you.

Terry B (649)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 4:39 am
Done. Very informative. TYVM.

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 6:26 am
It's pretty nasty stuff!

Barbara D (70)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 8:35 am
When the oceans will we...Thanks for the list and posting, ladies!

Shraddha J (35)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 9:02 am
BP is failing. All those animals dying. I sometimes am very ashamed of being a human!

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 11:03 am
I agree with you Patricia. The addiction is strong, and there probably should be an "oil-users anonymous."

Andrea Connelly (94)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 3:38 pm
Thanks, as usual. I tried to get info about "Crap" t-shirts but could not send co. a message.
Wanted to know if they are manufactured in China or hopefully they might be "homegrown". Any clues?

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 15, 2010, 4:47 am
Noted. Thanx for the list!

jay way (11)
Thursday July 15, 2010, 5:50 am
Comes down to one thing only -HUMAN GREED - -

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday July 15, 2010, 6:10 am is a sad and LONG list. Too Long..... Is why I put it on here, the people of the world are led to believe that the incidents are rare and not too common, As one can see from a very long list, that is not the case and people around the world are being affected by this mess, plus the waters and eco systems in various places as well.
I know so many feel that their way of life will be miserable without the oil, that they will have to give up so much. But believe me if we don't change this, future generations will have to give up a lot, they might not have any foods in the ocean to eat. With the newer technologies of today, some changes on our parts, we would actually still have much of what we find as a comfort to us, we can still have transportation, we will not be on foot. In fact, the changes may surprise many and the lifestyle that will come with green living may actually be much more enjoyed by all than the ways we are use to today.
Vision......we need great visions.....and it is there, the ways to have a better way of living is most certainly in the clean and green technologies.

MmAway M (514)
Sunday July 18, 2010, 4:22 pm
No words for this mess!!

Appalling! All of these creatures and people that in horrible dispair hurt me BP needs to PAY UP!!! Also, they were so worried about their stockholders, OPPS may they lose $$ also!!!

Just my humble opinion!
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