Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Shame On Them

Shameful. Shame on our government. Shame. On. Them.

U.S.: Sick Gulf Residents Beg Officials for Help - IPS
"NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Jan 14, 2011 (IPS) - In an emotionally charged meeting this week sponsored by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, fishermen, Gulf residents and community leaders vented their increasingly grave concerns about the widespread health issues brought on by the three-month-long disaster.

'Today I'm talking to you about my life,' Cherri Foytlin told the two commissioners present at the Jan. 12 meeting. 'My ethylbenzene levels are 2.5 times the 95th percentile, and there's a very good chance now that I won't get to see my grandbabies…What I'm asking you to do now, if possible, is to amend [your report]. Because we have got to get some health care.'"

Gulf Oil Spill Aftermath: Rosina, Geraldine Philippe Of Louisiana's Atakapa Tribe Tell Their Story (VIDEO)


Pods, people. Pods!

European 'Road Train' Cars Drive Themselves While You Sleep (PICTURES)

This should be done with pods, not cars. Though I do get that technology must make incremental steps, but can we please eliminate the car from the process. Transporting a 180 lb bag of human flesh and guts in 2000 lbs of steel is stupid.


Jez said...

Whoa, whoa, there! 180 lb of flesh and guts? need to order yourself a pizza. I'm hauling at least 220 around here. Drink some good craft beer while you're at it!

JPW said...

OK, 183 which is down from 194 since November. Goal is 175, the ol' fighting weight.

I'm still in the field, Jez! Once I'm not, 220 here I come.

davyproctorboy said...

I facebooked (new verb?) the gulf story....