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Obama's Gulf Swim Was Fake


By Stephen Lendman - Posted on 16 August 2010

Obama's Gulf Swim Was Fake - by Stephen Lendman

On August 15, AP reported that Obama gave his "personal assurances of (the) Gulf's safety," saying:

"Beaches all along the Gulf Coast are clean, they are safe, and they are open for business."

He lied.

The same day, Britain's government owned BBC reported:

"Barack Obama has taken a swim in the Gulf of Mexico (to) reassure Americans that the waters are safe despite the recent oil spill."

US corporate media reporters repeated the message, CNN's senior White House correspondent Ed Henry among them, saying "Obama takes (the) plunge, swims in the Gulf (to show it's safe and) open for business."

In fact, area businesses continue to be severely impacted, and the entire region is dangerously unsafe.

As for Obama's swim, on August 16, the London Independent reported that Obama and his daughter, Sasha, swam in a private Panama City Beach, FL beach off Alligator Point in St. Andrew Bay, not part of the Gulf.

Reporters were banned, no TV video permitted. "So....only the White House photographer was allowed to capture proceedings. The official picture was intended to provide evidence that the region's beaches are back to normal."

False. A dangerously toxic oil/dispersant brew contaminates much, perhaps the entire Gulf. It's poisoned and potentially lethal for decades, maybe generations. Nothing in it should be ingested. Millions in the region are at risk. No one should swim in coastal waters or eat any Gulf seafood. Responsible officials should ban it. Instead the all-clear's been given.

Obama, his officials, and BP executives are criminally liable. So are state governors, coastal mayors, and regional health authorities.

Area residents with children should leave. Tourists should avoid the region. A growing catastrophe will continue for decades, including a silent epidemic of cancers and other diseases, as well as lives and livelihoods lost.

That's the major media's unreported reality, worsening, not improving daily.

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Traffic to a site as well as in this case listeners to an online radio network, I'm assuming as I'm not giving you any traffic, is write the above fear mongering tea party style rant with No Fact Back Links!!!

Better watch it, carrying those winger buckets of condemnation, as they too moved on from the guilty, and did so real quick, can be extremely tiring, not to mention the loss of individuality as it becomes their cult mentality!

What've you been doing, sleeping, watching disney on tv, or what?

In a recent article Stephen Lendman provided a link to another that cites experts and I'll be including the links to both, as well as others, in a post further below.

You're the winger, not Stephen Lendman. You evidently haven't done much (if any) serious reading if you think that what he said in this article is fanatical or anything of the like; or "fear mongering tea party style rant". You'd need to spend some serious time reading from non-corporate media and non-negligent alternative media, but that's evidently too much for you. Get off the school bench, to get into the real world, instead.

UPDATE: Aug. 18th, 6:12 PM EST

This post was originally made the day that Stephen Lendman's article was posted.

I have made many posts since that date to provide links to plenty of supporting articles. Stephen Lendman didn't provide supporting links in this article of his, but this definitely does not mean that he's lying, fibbing, exaggerating, et cetera. He's [right].

This page surely is no longer linked in the home page of this web site, but that's okay, I'll keep this page bookmarked in order to use the page for future reference; instead of re-doing the work that I did for this page and its topic.

As for Obama's swim, on August 16, the London Independent reported that Obama and his daughter, Sasha, swam in a private Panama City Beach, FL beach off Alligator Point in St. Andrew Bay, not part of the Gulf.

You shouldn't have added as it's not a backyard swimming pool filled with other and chlorinated water nor is it on the other coast, It's The Same Gulf Water!!

Stephen Lendman made one little mistake by saying the beach is not on the Gulf. But it's the only error in the article.

Did you read the next paragraph that he wrote? Let me help to remind you of what it says.

Reporters were banned, no TV video permitted. "So....only the White House photographer was allowed to capture proceedings. The official picture was intended to provide evidence that the region's beaches are back to normal."

If you don't believe that reporters were banned, then you have done awfully little serious reading about the crisis in the Gulf.

I'll be posting some links further below, but photographers and perhaps all news media people were banned from reporting on the Gulf crisis in on-the-scene manner because of BP. They apparently continue to be banned. While I'm not sure, they probably still are banned and the threat was serious fines. And, if recalling correctly, there was also potential jail time.

Re. "it's the same Gulf water"

Yes and no. It's the same Gulf, but the water is not as badly affected by the oil leak and dispersants along the Florida coast. You've heard or read of the dead zone that's been increasingly larger every year off of Mississippi, I'm sure. That has not been the same water as in the rest of the Gulf, where the water was not dead because of toxic pollution. Well, now with the oil leak and dispersants in very large quantities, there apparently is a new dead zone. But it's not the entire Gulf.

In that sense, it's not all the same water. It's the same body of water, but the water differs from place to place within this large Gulf.

Stephen Lendman did make the mistake of saying that the beach is not on the Gulf, but this doesn't mean that the rest of what he said is erroneous.

"To err is human". We are all human. Well, we should be, here. No other animals communicate over the Internet; where there are bugs from time to time, but not Nature's bugs, unless we're to consider ourselves one of them. :)

Most people, including jimstaro, won't see this post and most of my other posts in this page, but I'll add this one anyway since I am using this page for future reference and noticed some posts at other web sites providing a link to Stephen Lendman's article or simply this page, so other people might eventually check this page.

My post further below, probably #13 with the addition of this post, but the one with the subject of "FDA lies and Obama technically didn't swim in the Gulf" anyway, has a link for an article by Mac McKinney at OpEdNews.com. The article provides an aerial-view picture and a link for a map of the bay where Obama's swim took place.

It's St Andrew Bay and it's [very] protected from the open Gulf waters. When we see the aerial-view picture or the map, then we can clearly see that Obama's swim definitely did [not] take place in the open Gulf; and I'm sure that the water in this bay was tested before Obama swam in it. After all, it was a propaganda of deception PR stunt and they wouldn't want him being visibly affected like people who've swum in open Gulf waters have been.

The same article or one of the others I provided a link for provides a picture of the legs of a woman who did swim in open Gulf waters that are contaminated and the elites using Obama certainly wouldn't want him to be visibly affected like this woman was and/or is.

Waters off of the western coast of Florida are contaminated, as people will learn with some of the articles and/or videos I provided links for in other posts in this page, but the bay where Obama took his short swim with the daughter he evidently doesn't much care for, since he accepted to use the innocent child for purposes of racketeering and political fraud without her consent, is very protected from the open Gulf.

The water in that bay probably will eventually become contaminated, but it can surely remain non-contaminated for a considerable amount of time, while the open Gulf is contaminated; much of it very badly.

Quote: "He lied."

Based on what I've read about the Gulf crisis, if Obama said what AP says that he said, then he most definitely lied; or, he swam in a part of the Gulf that's definitely not affected by the oil spill and the dispersants that've been used on the Gulf. Some people are reporting that an expert from Woods Hole oceanographic research institute or center said that one [billion], instead of one million, barrels of the corexit dispersants have been used on the Gulf for this major oil leak and this was reported nearly a month ago.

Obama wouldn't stick his little toe in the Gulf waters that've been affected, so certainly not along the coast of La, [f.e.]. From what I've gathered, Florida apparently has received some of this oil, but hasn't been hit anywhere as much as La and other states. Sticking to what I've read, fishermen in Flordia or people in Florida who rely on the fishing industry in the Gulf warn not to eat fish and shrimp, or rather anything, from the Gulf, but this, according to the article, is not because Florida's coastline is badly hit; yet. See the second article by Dahr Jamail linked in my next post.

I don't live in the Gulf region, so I don't have first-hand eyewitness knowledge of the situation on beaches there, or along any coast in the country. I don't live on any coast. But a short video that was posted at Youtube earlier this summer shows a beach in Florida that has what is said to be a strip of oil that lines the beach further than a human eye could see. This strip of oil was perhaps 6 to 10 feet wide, varying in width, and clearly was miles long. I don't know how many miles, but the person who filmed this filmed it in both directions and my guess from what's seen in the video is that the oil stretched at least a mile in each direction; from what could be seen from where the person was standing.

"Black Beach: BP's oil turns white sands ugly" (2:26)

RussiaToday, June 24, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtGLBgTP8r4

That video by Michael McLean doesn't show much if anything really different after the first minute. And don't ask me if the black strip on the beach is really oil. That's what it's claimed to be.

However, neither the video nor the text with the video says where this beach is on the Gulf coast of Florida. I posted asking about specific location and either never got a reply, or got it and didn't notice it in my e-mail inbox. So I just re-posted the question.

The Florida Keys apparently are still safe, [for the time being].

Re. AP and BBC reports

Where did the AP and BBC get their information from? Were their journalists present where and when Obama supposedly swam in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico? If they were present, then where in the Gulf was this, along the western coast of Mexico or in a safe part of Florida's Gulf coast? It wasn't along Mississippi, La, and that area of the Gulf!

Well, Stephen Lendman says that reporters were banned and only some White House photographer (someone employed to take pics of the White House in ways to try to make the ugly building look good) was allowed to take pictures. Hence, AP and BBC reported information they did not verify, which is not a good thing for news media to do. No, it's not.

Quote: "In fact, area businesses continue to be severely impacted, and the entire region is dangerously unsafe".

Anyone who disagrees and reads the articles linked in my next post should understand why I agree with Stephen Lendman.

The first reader to post a comment complained about Stephen Lendman not providing links to back up what he said in this article of his. Well, here are some links.

"Gulf Health Problems Blamed on Dispersed Oil"

by Dahr Jamail, IPS, Aug. 12, 2010

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20598

"Gulf Coast Fishermen Challenge US Government Over Dispersants"

by Dahr Jamail, Aug. 10, 2010

http://www.truth-out.org/gulf-coast-fishermen-challenge-us-government-ov...

"America's Gulf: A Toxic Crime Scene"

by Stephen Lendman, Aug. 11, 2010

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/54422

"Carl Safina: The oil spill's unseen culprits, victims" (20:26)

TEDtalksDirector (www.ted.com), Jul 12 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gouSXt2zE4

"Who Killed The Gulf?"

by J. Speer Williams, July 22, 2010

http://www.rense.com/general91/who.htm

I got the latter link from Stephen Lendman's August 11th article, above.

Note: About this latter article

A portion of the article is about the International Monetary/Banker or Bankster Cartel and this part might cause some people to refuse to read the whole article; however, I recommend that if this part seems too much of the "conspiracy theory" or far-fetched sort to you, then at least read the rest of the article. Most of it provides very important environmental information about the crisis in the Gulf and cites experts. That part is very important [and] educational.

The IM/B Cartel part is political, and financial. It's the reason for the crisis having reached the catastrophic, or apocalyptic, level that it has, and I believe the financial elites certainly are highly responsible for this crime, just like when former USMC Major General Smedley D. Butler truthfully wrote about them with his book, "War is a Racket" and when he exposed their plot for a fascist overthrow of the Presidency of FDR, which is something he testified before Congress about. However, Speer Williams' phrasing of this IM/B Cartel "stuff" might put off some readers. Some people might think he's being a little too far-fetched in this [one] regard.

I think he might be a little wrong in that part, maybe he's stretching it a little, BUT he's otherwise very right in this part and provides important environmental information in the rest of the article. People in doubt about this financial elites racket part can simply consider what Smedley Butler wrote and that he was definitely right; and what John Perkins has written about and said, and that he's been certainly right about "economic hit men" and who they work for.

They, not politicians, rule. Politicians are "bought and paid for".

Re. Speer Williams and the environment

He provides very interesting and important information, and the most interesting past is in the last third or so of the article. He briefly describes more than several different methods that could be or could have been used to really clean up the oil and some of these methods are really amazing in terms of the results gained.

During the first third or so of the article, he provides information the dispersants and the extreme toxicity of these substances. He might provide additional details concerning the environmental impact in the Gulf, but I recall mostly these; off of the top of my head.

Oh, it just came back to mind. He does pose some interesting and pointed questions about the Deep Horizon oil rig, before and after the April 20th accident. He also states some information about exercises in March that were, according to what he says, catastrophe exercises; for catastrophes like the one that happened April 20th. He doesn't provide supporting links, but if what he says is true, then it can be found by searching for it.

I'm not going to do that though; being satisfied with learning about the dispersants, the toxicity of these substances, the impact on the health of Gulf coast residents and, I guess, especially fishermen and oil clean-up workers, and this sort of information. As for the politics, see former USMC Major General Butler and John Perkins, to get an idea. So far, Obama does seem to be manipulated racket-style.

He doesn't act like a Constitutional President and, yet, he's supposedly an expert in Constitutional Law. He seems to be a spokesman for others, invisible others, elites; instead of a real President, which he clearly isn't.

Closing

I have other links, but will leave it at this. There are some additional articles that I've come across at globalresearch.ca, but some of those by Washington Blog there struck me as unnecessary for myself after reading Dahr Jamail's article.

Pay attention to Dahr Jamail's articles. He's been doing evidently very good investigative reporting on the Gulf crisis; interviewing people and I believe also having gone to the Gulf for some of his reporting. I believe Stephen Lendman writes based on how I gather information, which is by reading, paying attention to what others write and say in videos, or on Internet radio. Actually, perhaps he's also interviewed some guests about the crisis in the Gulf on his Internet radio show or program.

www.biologicaldiversity.org

That web site seems to report on quantity of oil leaked and dispersants used based on what the govt reports, after taking a little time to check the web site for articles on the crisis in the Gulf. And toxicity of corexit seems downlplayed compared to what we learn through other sources, like Dahr Jamail's interviews and research, f.e. The web site again refers to what the EPA says, regarding toxicity. I believe the toxicity is treated as being roughly the same as for oil. However, what about when the two are mixed? That might change readings.

Also the quanity used could make a big difference. BP declared that it had used a few thousand gallons a day of corexit, but it seems that BP's statement was off by tens of thousands of gallons, which is not a surprise since BP reported much less oil leaking than the actual amount that was leaking; having reported far less than the real amount.

Dahr Jamail has interviewed people of the Gulf coast who have become very, very ill because of their exposure to this corexit-oil mix and this is what will weigh much more heavily with me.

One EPA official raged because of the cover-up that was going on and I believe it's Stephen Lendman who wrote about this man, who Stephen Lendman said was also the individual who broke out the truth about the air having been extremely toxic, dangerous in Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks; a fact I recall having read that the head of the EPA was going to report at the time, but then she fell to silence after having been ordered by the Bush administration to not inform first responders and the public.

Nevertheless, there evidently is some information at biologicaldiversity.org.

Speer Williams, in his article "Who Killed The Gulf?" linked in one of my posts, above, refers to an article by F. William Engdahl, but doesn't provide a link to it. So I did a web search for the piece or a copy of it and it's the one below. It's not about dispersants, but it does cite two sources on the gravity of the leak and one source, Wayne Madsen, uses the Army Corps of Engineers and other US govt sources.

"Gulf Oil Spill 'Could Go on Years and Years' ..."

by F. William Engdahl, June 11, 2010

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19660

The article by Wayne Madsen and some others used by F. Wm Engdahl are linked in the above article.

It's a scary article, but an interesting thing to note in it is that it refers to the SILENCE from "Greenpeace, Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club and" other ecology or environmental organizations. They evidently receive funding from BP and apparently other oil industry corporations. I hadn't thought of this until reading about this highly unusual silence, for these organizations normally are far from silent. Now they're totally and deafeningly silent.

There's definitely racket involved in their relationships with Big Oil. And Conservation International, The Environmental Defense Fund and Audubon are also among these organizations.

Like F. Wm Engdahl says, those organizations could not solve the problem in the Gulf of Mexico, but they should be loudly opposing the corrupt politicking of the Obama administration. But they have a bought-and-paid-for relationship with Big Oil.

Here's the May 6th article by Wayne Madsen.

"The Cover-up: BP's Crude Politics and the Looming Environmental Mega-Disaster"

http://oilprice.com/Environment/Oil-Spills/The-Cover-up-BP-s-Crude-Polit...

cWMR has been informed by sources in the US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Florida Department of Environmental Protection that the Obama White House and British Petroleum (BP), which pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign -- more than John McCain or Hillary Clinton, are covering up the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and working together to limit BP's liability for damage caused by what can be called a "mega-disaster."

Obama and his senior White House staff, as well as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, are working with BP's chief executive officer Tony Hayward on legislation that would raise the cap on liability for damage claims from those affected by the oil disaster from $75 million to $10 billion. However, WMR's federal and Gulf state sources are reporting the disaster has the real potential cost of at least $1 trillion. Critics of the deal being worked out between Obama and Hayward point out that $10 billion is a mere drop in the bucket for a trillion dollar disaster but also note that BP, if its assets were nationalized, could fetch almost a trillion dollars for compensation purposes. There is talk in some government circles, including FEMA, of the need to nationalize BP in order to compensate those who will ultimately be affected by the worst oil disaster in the history of the world.

I'd like an update from him, but he continued to describe more of the political corruption with the Obama administration and said that the volume of oil leaked was much more than officially reported, according to his govt sources. He also said that what happened with the Deepwater Horizon could potentially happen with another 30,000 offshore oil rigs that use the same shut-off valves.

And he concluded by saying that this is a potential threat for freshwater bodies, in addition to Florida's oyster-rich area and the Everglades being in potentially great danger. Freshwater bodies could be endangered due to hurricane season.

There is another major threat looming for inland towns and cities. With hurricane season in effect, there is a potential for ocean oil to be picked up by hurricane-driven rains and dropped into fresh water lakes and rivers, far from the ocean, thus adding to the pollution of water supplies and eco-systems.

The whole article, which is not long, should be carefully read, but I'd definitely like an update from him regarding the dispersants according to his govt sources. We know the dispersants are very bad. We learn that through articles by people who, like Dahr Jamail, interview people working on this oil leak crisis and fishermen who have been exposed. But Wayne Madsen gets information from govt sources and if any are willing to leak what the govt really knows about the dispersants, then this would be great to know. It should be in the public domain.

Since some people evidently don't like to do any of the searching themselves for [real] information and the topic of the crisis in the Gulf of Mexico is definitely important to me, I've done some additional searching for qualitative information.

The following article has a roughly 3-minute video with Spike Lee and the Youtube video is entitled, "Spike Lee speaks Out: BP oil and U.S. gov LYING...".

"Censored Gulf news: Spike Lee, Sandra Bullock exposing fascist lies and deceit next targets?"

by Deborah Dupré, Aug. 15, 2010

Bio.: She has "post-graduate science and education degrees from U.S. and Australian universities, has been a human and environmental rights advocate for over 25 years in the U.S., Vanuatu and Australia".

http://image.examiner.com/x-10438-Human-Rights-Examiner~y2010m8d15-Censo...

As increasing numbers of Gulf Coast residents become too ill to protest being killed with posions and mainstream news is complicit by downplaying the crime against humanity and genocide in the region, Spike Lee and Sandra Bullock have taken a public stand against fascist lies and deception by Obama's petrochemical-military-industrial-complex (PMIC). They could be next in line for targeting by the PMIC hired lethal bullies paying late night calls to Gulf Coast whistleblowers.

When she says they "could be next in line for targeting ...", she really means it. She tells of one Gulf coast, crisis-related whisteblower who's had an "untimely" death and of another whistleblower, Matt Smith, who spent weeks down on the Gulf coast making a documentary film in which he interviewed "Riki Ott, BP workers and people suffering from being poisoned, some sprayed with Corexit over their home". He also filmed a beach that was supposed to have been cleaned up of oil but while it might've been cleaned up, it was not clean of oil when filming it.

Some weeks after he finished that filming, he was visited at his California home late at night by two men dressed in black and who aggressively tried to get him to answer the door. Rather than doing that, he called the police, but it seems that the police don't like to respond to calls from known Gulf coast crisis whistleblowers. It took them 45 minutes before showing up at his home.

Deborah Dupre says he's joined TheIntelHub.com, where he hosts a radio show or program on which the Gulf coast crisis is definitely a topic.

I'm not sure what the title of his film is, but it's either "Project Gulf Impact" or "Exposing the Gulf Disaster", or "Project Gulf Impact: Exposing the Gulf Disaster".

http://theintelhub.com

It's easy to search that web site to find articles and/or radio programs with him and the home page indicates that there's plenty of content on the crisis in the Gulf.

The following article has a roughly 14-minute video in it for an activist talk by Kindra Ameson, a mother in Venice, La., who has not been afraid to speak out.

"Censored Gulf news: Louisiana children living nightmare. Celebrity aid appeal" (14:28)

by Deborah Dupré, Aug. 15, 2010

http://image.examiner.com/x-10438-Human-Rights-Examiner~y2010m8d11-Censo...

Kindra Arnesen, the courageous young mother from Venice, Louisiana who became a celebrity by speaking out on behalf of Gulf coast fishermen at the first Emergency Gulf Summit where she exposed the media black-out has appealed to the nation to understand the nightmare that poisoned people are living and to reach out with help now.

The article goes on to say or report that rain water is polluted, containing chloride at 650ppm, which is 2x the EPA standard, and metals, like aluminum and chromium. This was determined from local testing, for there has been no official testing and I guess what she means by official is state and/or federal govt testing. They don't know if this is due to the oil leak and dispersants used in the Gulf or from chemtrails though.

Whistleblowers and radioactive oil:

There are CIA and NSA whistleblowers because of the PMIC's, petrochemical-military-industrial-complex's, combining of "lethal chemical dispersants with highly toxic crude oil", and the article later says that some "oil is radioactive due to the presence of thorium and uranium in very deep wells like those involved in the Gulf operation".

Methane mixed with oil apparently makes oil even more radioactive and as this an other articles by other people have said, there normally is around 5% methane with oil, but the oil leaking in the Gulf has around 40% methane.

And apparently thousands of people on the coast are suffering from radiation sickness; based on the symptoms these people have anyway.

Children and going back to school:

The rest of the article is about it being time for children to return to school and there's evidently a real need for donations. They call on people capable of donating to please do so.

This article also refers to the Gulf crisis whistleblower who met an "untimely" death Saturday night, Matt Simmons. I haven't read about that yet, but there's an Examiner article about it.

The index page for Deborah Dupré's articles apparently is the following one, where I expect there'll be more articles by her added on the crisis in the Gulf.

http://image.examiner.com/x-10438-Human-Rights-Examiner

Since some people evidently don't like to do any of the searching themselves for [real] information and the topic of the crisis in the Gulf of Mexico is definitely important to me, I've done some additional searching for qualitative information.

The following article has a roughly 3-minute video with Spike Lee and the Youtube video is entitled, "Spike Lee speaks Out: BP oil and U.S. gov LYING...".

"Censored Gulf news: Spike Lee, Sandra Bullock exposing fascist lies and deceit next targets?"

by Deborah Dupré, Aug. 15, 2010

Bio.: She has "post-graduate science and education degrees from U.S. and Australian universities, has been a human and environmental rights advocate for over 25 years in the U.S., Vanuatu and Australia".

http://image.examiner.com/x-10438-Human-Rights-Examiner~y2010m8d15-Censo...

As increasing numbers of Gulf Coast residents become too ill to protest being killed with posions and mainstream news is complicit by downplaying the crime against humanity and genocide in the region, Spike Lee and Sandra Bullock have taken a public stand against fascist lies and deception by Obama's petrochemical-military-industrial-complex (PMIC). They could be next in line for targeting by the PMIC hired lethal bullies paying late night calls to Gulf Coast whistleblowers.

When she says they "could be next in line for targeting ...", she really means it. She tells of one Gulf coast, crisis-related whisteblower who's had an "untimely" death and of another whistleblower, Matt Smith, who spent weeks down on the Gulf coast making a documentary film in which he interviewed "Riki Ott, BP workers and people suffering from being poisoned, some sprayed with Corexit over their home". He also filmed a beach that was supposed to have been cleaned up of oil but while it might've been cleaned up, it was not clean of oil when filming it.

Some weeks after he finished that filming, he was visited at his California home late at night by two men dressed in black and who aggressively tried to get him to answer the door. Rather than doing that, he called the police, but it seems that the police don't like to respond to calls from known Gulf coast crisis whistleblowers. It took them 45 minutes before showing up at his home.

Deborah Dupre says he's joined TheIntelHub.com, where he hosts a radio show or program on which the Gulf coast crisis is definitely a topic.

I'm not sure what the title of his film is, but it's either "Project Gulf Impact" or "Exposing the Gulf Disaster", or "Project Gulf Impact: Exposing the Gulf Disaster".

http://theintelhub.com

It's easy to search that web site to find articles and/or radio programs with him and the home page indicates that there's plenty of content on the crisis in the Gulf.

The following article has a roughly 14-minute video in it for an activist talk by Kindra Ameson, a mother in Venice, La., who has not been afraid to speak out.

"Censored Gulf news: Louisiana children living nightmare. Celebrity aid appeal" (14:28)

by Deborah Dupré, Aug. 15, 2010

http://image.examiner.com/x-10438-Human-Rights-Examiner~y2010m8d11-Censo...

Kindra Arnesen, the courageous young mother from Venice, Louisiana who became a celebrity by speaking out on behalf of Gulf coast fishermen at the first Emergency Gulf Summit where she exposed the media black-out has appealed to the nation to understand the nightmare that poisoned people are living and to reach out with help now.

The article goes on to say or report that rain water is polluted, containing chloride at 650ppm, which is 2x the EPA standard, and metals, like aluminum and chromium. This was determined from local testing, for there has been no official testing and I guess what she means by official is state and/or federal govt testing. They don't know if this is due to the oil leak and dispersants used in the Gulf or from chemtrails though.

Whistleblowers and radioactive oil:

There are CIA and NSA whistleblowers because of the PMIC's, petrochemical-military-industrial-complex's, combining of "lethal chemical dispersants with highly toxic crude oil", and the article later says that some "oil is radioactive due to the presence of thorium and uranium in very deep wells like those involved in the Gulf operation".

Methane mixed with oil apparently makes oil even more radioactive and as this an other articles by other people have said, there normally is around 5% methane with oil, but the oil leaking in the Gulf has around 40% methane.

And apparently thousands of people on the coast are suffering from radiation sickness; based on the symptoms these people have anyway.

Children and going back to school:

The rest of the article is about it being time for children to return to school and there's evidently a real need for donations. They call on people capable of donating to please do so.

This article also refers to the Gulf crisis whistleblower who met an "untimely" death Saturday night, Matt Simmons. I haven't read about that yet, but there's an Examiner article about it.

The index page for Deborah Dupré's articles apparently is the following one, where I expect there'll be more articles by her added on the crisis in the Gulf.

http://image.examiner.com/x-10438-Human-Rights-Examiner

Since some people evidently don't like to do any of the searching themselves for [real] information and the topic of the crisis in the Gulf of Mexico is definitely important to me, I've done some additional searching for qualitative information.

The following article has a roughly 3-minute video with Spike Lee and the Youtube video is entitled, "Spike Lee speaks Out: BP oil and U.S. gov LYING...".

"Censored Gulf news: Spike Lee, Sandra Bullock exposing fascist lies and deceit next targets?"

by Deborah Dupré, Aug. 15, 2010

Bio.: She has "post-graduate science and education degrees from U.S. and Australian universities, has been a human and environmental rights advocate for over 25 years in the U.S., Vanuatu and Australia".

http://image.examiner.com/x-10438-Human-Rights-Examiner~y2010m8d15-Censo...

As increasing numbers of Gulf Coast residents become too ill to protest being killed with posions and mainstream news is complicit by downplaying the crime against humanity and genocide in the region, Spike Lee and Sandra Bullock have taken a public stand against fascist lies and deception by Obama's petrochemical-military-industrial-complex (PMIC). They could be next in line for targeting by the PMIC hired lethal bullies paying late night calls to Gulf Coast whistleblowers.

When she says they "could be next in line for targeting ...", she really means it. She tells of one Gulf coast, crisis-related whisteblower who's had an "untimely" death and of another whistleblower, Matt Smith, who spent weeks down on the Gulf coast making a documentary film in which he interviewed "Riki Ott, BP workers and people suffering from being poisoned, some sprayed with Corexit over their home". He also filmed a beach that was supposed to have been cleaned up of oil but while it might've been cleaned up, it was not clean of oil when filming it.

Some weeks after he finished that filming, he was visited at his California home late at night by two men dressed in black and who aggressively tried to get him to answer the door. Rather than doing that, he called the police, but it seems that the police don't like to respond to calls from known Gulf coast crisis whistleblowers. It took them 45 minutes before showing up at his home.

Deborah Dupre says he's joined TheIntelHub.com, where he hosts a radio show or program on which the Gulf coast crisis is definitely a topic.

I'm not sure what the title of his film is, but it's either "Project Gulf Impact" or "Exposing the Gulf Disaster", or "Project Gulf Impact: Exposing the Gulf Disaster".

http://theintelhub.com

It's easy to search that web site to find articles and/or radio programs with him and the home page indicates that there's plenty of content on the crisis in the Gulf.

The following article has a roughly 14-minute video in it for an activist talk by Kindra Ameson, a mother in Venice, La., who has not been afraid to speak out.

"Censored Gulf news: Louisiana children living nightmare. Celebrity aid appeal" (14:28)

by Deborah Dupré, Aug. 15, 2010

http://image.examiner.com/x-10438-Human-Rights-Examiner~y2010m8d11-Censo...

Kindra Arnesen, the courageous young mother from Venice, Louisiana who became a celebrity by speaking out on behalf of Gulf coast fishermen at the first Emergency Gulf Summit where she exposed the media black-out has appealed to the nation to understand the nightmare that poisoned people are living and to reach out with help now.

The article goes on to say or report that rain water is polluted, containing chloride at 650ppm, which is 2x the EPA standard, and metals, like aluminum and chromium. This was determined from local testing, for there has been no official testing and I guess what she means by official is state and/or federal govt testing. They don't know if this is due to the oil leak and dispersants used in the Gulf or from chemtrails though.

Whistleblowers and radioactive oil:

There are CIA and NSA whistleblowers because of the PMIC's, petrochemical-military-industrial-complex's, combining of "lethal chemical dispersants with highly toxic crude oil", and the article later says that some "oil is radioactive due to the presence of thorium and uranium in very deep wells like those involved in the Gulf operation".

Methane mixed with oil apparently makes oil even more radioactive and as this an other articles by other people have said, there normally is around 5% methane with oil, but the oil leaking in the Gulf has around 40% methane.

And apparently thousands of people on the coast are suffering from radiation sickness; based on the symptoms these people have anyway.

Children and going back to school:

The rest of the article is about it being time for children to return to school and there's evidently a real need for donations. They call on people capable of donating to please do so.

This article also refers to the Gulf crisis whistleblower who met an "untimely" death Saturday night, Matt Simmons. I haven't read about that yet, but there's an Examiner article about it.

The index page for Deborah Dupré's articles apparently is the following one, where I expect there'll be more articles by her added on the crisis in the Gulf.

http://image.examiner.com/x-10438-Human-Rights-Examiner

Project Gulf Impact:

Documentary film "by Matt Smith, an actor, Heather Rally, a doctoral student at Western University, and Gavin Garrison, a documentary filmmaker from the University of Southern California"

http://www.projectgulfimpact.org

I haven't viewed them yet, but there's a trailer in the home page and eight video clips in the videos page.

Excerpting from the home page:

On April 20, 2010, at 9:45 pm CST, the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded into a mass of oil, mud and methane gas. Since the eruption, the world has witnessed the uncontrolled spewing of several hundred thousand gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Project Gulf Impact’s mission is to document the economic, environmental and human health impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This Project seeks to provide a unifying voice for residents of the Gulf and hopes to capture the social, political and environmental climate surrounding one of the greatest environmental disasters of our time.

If not mistaken, then I disagree. It's not "several hundred thousand gallons" per day (gpd); it was millions back in June. BP at first reported under 5,000 barrels of oil leaking per day and 5,000 would be 210,000 gpd; a "couple thousand", not "several thousand" gpd. Shortly thereafter, the number rose to 25,000 bpd, and then it was believed by plenty of experts that the real number might be or was closer to 100,000 bpd. That ranges from "roughly 1mn" to several million gpd; not several hundred thousand. It was [at least] 25,000 bpd and that's 1,050,000 gpd, which is phrasable as "roughly 1mn"; not "several hundred thousand". Several hundred thousand could be 400,000, 500,000, .... 1,050,000 would be better stated as "roughly 1mn", if we wish to immediately convey a more precise understanding without stating the actual figure.

Sort of like statistics, how we word or phrase reports lead to or cause variable understanding; except for people who don't understand numbers anyway, of course.

UPDATE:

Re. "Project Gulf Impact", I just finished viewing several of the video clips and am definitely not impressed. Maybe the whole documentary provides some valuable content, but if I was to judge only based on the provided video clips, then I wouldn't spend 50 cents for this film. What that tells me is that these are amateurs and not real documentary or investigative film makers, because if they were of professional caliber, then they'd provide convincing clips and they did not do this at all.

Deborah Dupre nevertheless provides articles that are very interesting and supporting links. It's just that the PGI film is not promoted with clips that would ever draw me to buy a copy or to donate.

Dahr Jamail is a real investigative reporter. He doesn't "kid around".

"FDA Claims about Dispersants Challenged"

posted by Alex, Aug. 16, 2010

http://theintelhub.com/2010/08/16/fda-claims-about-dispersants-challenged/

That article is for a statement or part of a statement by attorney Stuart Smith, who's "representing the United Commercial Fishermen’s Association, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, public and private entities, and citizens harmed by the BP oil catastrophe".

The following article provides a link to a map showing the bay in which Obama swam and an aerial-view picture of the bay, which clearly receives water from the Gulf, but while also being very protected from the Gulf. The article also provides a picture of the legs of a woman who went swimming in the open Gulf "waters near Mobile, Alabama" and there's no way Obama would go swimming there!

"Et Tu Obami, Stabbing the Gulf Coast in the Back?"

by Mac McKinney, Aug. 16, 2010

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Et-Tu-Obami-Stabbing-the-by-Mac-McKinne...

That article additionally provides an embedded video or links for a video for a protest demonstration about Obama's swim.

However, there are a lot of us shouting out warnings. In fact, a contingent of Gulf Coast fishermen, activists and protesters converged on Panama City this past Sunday to get REAL with Obama since he won't get down with them, and here is what they had to say to the President, BP, the White House and to all of America. Project Gulf Impact taped their rally in two parts, viewable on YouTube. Here is the text accompanying the videos, followed by the videos themselves, so listen up folks!

I got the link for the following article at http://bpoilslick.blogspot.com, which I got the link for from one of the above two articles and which is new to me, but clearly should be of interest to everyone concerned about the disaster in the Gulf.

"Uncovering the Lies That Are Sinking the Oil"

by Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld, Aug. 16, 2010

http://www.truth-out.org/uncovering-lies-that-are-sinking-oil62345

The rampant use of toxic dispersants, out-of-state private contractors being brought in to spray them and US Coast Guard complicity are common stories now in the four states most affected by BP's Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

Commercial and charter fishermen, residents and members of BP's Vessels Of Opportunity (VOO) program in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have spoken with Truthout about their witnessing all of these incidents.

The first part of the article then says that Bill Walker, who is "Director of the State of Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR)", declared the waters off of Mississippi to be open for fishing, at least starting in September, if not this month, and these waters were tested by two fishermen and a scientist, who found the waters to be rather very contaminated with oil and dispersant. So the fishermen are calling for Walker to be fired.

BP continues to spray with dispersant, using Carolina Skiffs and from the air, and some or all of this is done at night. The skiffs, operated by out-of-state contractors, apparently operate only at night, for the spraying anyway. The Coast Guard lied about what the skiffs were being used to spray when asked about this. And BP is preventing people from working on clean-up, while of course the govt is surely complicit in this. The Coast Guard would know about it.

Mississippians want to work to clean up or out the oil. They're not allowed to do that. Instead, BP sinks the oil with the spraying of dispersants. And BP started laying off response workers some weeks ago. Around a third have been cut and more are cut every day. BUT, when govt officials are going to be flying over the area, then people are sent out to act like they're response workers working to clean up the oil.

Stewart, echoing what VOO employees across the Gulf Coast are saying, told Truthout his crew would regularly find oil, report it, be sent away, then either watch as planes or Carolina Skiffs would arrive to apply dispersants, or come back the next day to find the white foamy emulsified oil remnant that is left on the surface after oil has been hit with dispersants.

Stewart added, "Whenever government people, state or federal, would be flying over us, we'd be instructed to put out all our boom and start skimming, acting like we were gathering oil, even when we weren't in the oil."

He and others are treated as "troublemakers" and "liars" by some state govt officials and some local media people, but are clearly innocent and right. And exposure to the dispersants has made him and others ill.

Then the article cites a fisherman who describes the waters off of Mississippi as a vast dead zone, after which is the topic of Coast Guard complicity.

There are official denials of this, but there's plenty of proof that chemical dispersants are used near Fla, Ala., Miss. and La. And the this is making people sick. It's clearly fact and the Coast Guard denies it.

USMC Major General Smedley Butler, "War is a Racket"!

Truthout.org always tells me that my posts appear to be duplicates and to please allow 15 minutes for bla bla bla. I've contacted them twice before about this and it's never been corrected. So here, the following text, is what I tried to post.

USMC Major General Smedley Butler:

"War is a RACKET".

There's more than one kind of war on humanity. Wars are not always like Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and so on. Some wars are economic with no known or publicly known involvement of the military. In the Gulf of Mexico crisis, we have economic warfare going on, but the military is also present. The Coast Guard, f.e., is part of the U.S. military. But all military wars are also based on economic greed.

"War is a Racket" and rackets have economics for basis.

What's going on in the Gulf is clearly, enough, war on Americans even if some people don't see this yet. It's a war on humanity and is certainly destruction of what evidently is a very important environment, ecologicaly speaking.

An ancient philosopher once said that "politics is full of hypocrisy" and he clearly was a good observer of reality. I just forget which philosopher this was. Maybe it was Socrates. I'm not sure. Whoever this was, he was certainly a good observer and was able to describe what he observed in very simple and understandable terms.

If it was not war that's happening in the Gulf, then we would have a govt that both listens to and works with the fishermen, but we don't have a situation of this resemblance. We have govt doing the exact opposite and using lies to do this.

Lies. When a govt dares to lie to its population in order to try to distort understanding of reality, then we have war by the govt against its own population. And this is clearly what's going on.

That is, what's going on is war, just that it's not declared. Well, the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan are wars and they haven't been declared, either. A war that's officially declared would leave everyone without doubts. When a war is real and actually observable, but isn't declared, then many people can wonder if war's really going on. A careful observer doesn't need war to be officially declared in order to be able to see it.

Like it or not, it's war that's going on. And don't expect politicians to make this an officially declared war. They strategically can't. They have to use deception and they are doing this.

What's the answer? Exposure is the first thing to do. Expose the lies, which are attacks on us all, and then hope a real citizens' movement develops and erupts, one way or another. Citizens need to react to this, but non-violence is a good recipe.

It's getting a bit late for making this post, but I'll add it to this page. That way people who refer this page using direct links, f.e., will have these additional articles conveniently linked, here.

The following article excerpts from articles by Destin Log at thedestinlog.com and Dahr Jamail at Truthout.org, the latter being an article I already posted a direct link for.

"Corexit Is Being Sprayed at Night, Even Now (According to BP Vessel of Opportunity Workers and Others)"

by Washington Blog, Aug 16, 2010

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2010/08/bp-vessel-of-opportunity-workers-...

The article provides a link for a video.

"Video: Air Force planes drop chemical dispersants on Gulf oil spill"

blog.al.com, May 10, 2010

http://blog.al.com/live/2010/05/video_air_force_planes_drop_ch.html

I got the following video link from a reader post at Huff. Post. The oil referred to is due to the Deepwater Horizon accident, but is located roughly 40mi from where Obama went for a swim with the daughter he evidently doesn't care much for.

"Oil Coats Sea Bottom In Gulf Of Mexico! University Of Southern Florida" (10:47)

MOXNEWSd0tCOM, Aug 17, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLaNE-qNwxk

"Scientists Dispute Government Stance on the Lingering Effects of Gulf Oil"

by Alex, Aug 18, 2010

http://theintelhub.com/2010/08/18/scientists-dispute-government-stance-o...

As we’ve noted, scientists seemed, on the whole, rather skeptical when a government report said most of the oil from BP’s well was gone from the Gulf of Mexico. [1] Now the pushback against the government’s stance has grown, with several scientific reports released this week.

Researchers at the University of Georgia found that up to 79 percent of the oil released into the Gulf “has not been recovered and remains a threat to the ecosystem.” ...(snipped)

... (snipped)

Scientists at the University of South Florida seem to agree.

"Scientists say up to 79% of oil remains in Gulf"

by RawStory.com, Aug 17, 2010

http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0817/scientists-79-oil-remains-gulf

A group of scientists have found that up to 79% of the oil in the Gulf of Mexico may still remain, contradicting earlier findings by a U.S. government study that found nearly 75% of the oil had dissipated.

Although the new estimate is based on the same data used by the U.S. government's study, the researchers came to radically different conclusions.

There's a roughly 6-minute video in the following article and it's for a short talk or update by Kindra Arnesen. There's a transcript of what she says, but am not sure if it's complete.

"Fisherman Forced To Sign Waiver Making Them and NOT BP Liable For Contaminated BP Gulf Oil Spill Seafood" (6:22)

by Alex, Alexander Higgens Blog, blog.alexanderhiggens.com, Aug 17, 2010

http://theintelhub.com/2010/08/17/fisherman-forced-to-sign-waiver-making...

Project Gulf Impact has just released a new video of several local Gulf Fisherman speaking out against the Federal Governments decision to open waters contaminated by the BP Gulf Oil spill to fishing.

While the entire video is very revealing Kindra Arnesen brings shocking new details to light that no one is talking about.

As a little background BP and the Federal Government gave Kindra Arnesen unlimited insider access to the the BP Gulf Oil Spill cleanup and response operations.

Disgusted by what she saw she turned whistle blower at the Gulf Emergency Summit and exposed the shocking truth of what is really going on behind the scenes of the clean up operations.

As the Government forces seafood to market Gulf fisherman are being forced to sign a waiver to make them and NOT BP liable for contaminated BP Gulf Oil Spill seafood.

... (snipped)

Gulf fisherman are warning us the shrimp they are catching is covered in oil and were told to shut up about it by Government officials after complaining about it..

Now BP is leaving town and no longer paying out of work fisherman and the Government is trying to force fisherman to put contaminated seafood on the market.

This is extremely criminal of the govt! And I definitely recommend viewing the video. What Kindra Ameson says is very important. And what BP and the govt are doing is clearly racketeering. They should be prosecuted, if it was possible.

The roughly 6-minute video in the above article is a clip from the following video for a protest demonstration at Panama City Beach on August 15th according to the text at Youtube for the above video and people should listen to this next video. Kindra Ameson, who's the only person to speak in the clip in the above article, is the third or fourth woman to speak in the following video, just before the fisherman who speaks at the end of the video. She's the younger woman with long dark brown hair with a dark or navy blue shirt or jersey, whatever they're called.

"Fishermen Visit Obama's Gulf Vacation With Concerns About Seafood Safety w/ Kindra Arnesen Part one" (13:44)

posted by ProjectGulfImpact, Aug 16 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fuf_RAZKdhg

DO NOT eat any fish or seafood caught in the Gulf of Mexico. I hope the fishermen won't start fishing these waters even under orders from any party, and it doesn't seem that any will; but some will be desperate for income and might start fishing. They shouldn't, or rather mustn't.

"No-name" Gulf seafood and fish:

The fisherman who speaks at the end of the above video says that some northern businesses selling seafood or fish caught in the Gulf have started to remove the word "Gulf", so if this is also done with any seafood and/or fish that's newly caught in the Gulf since over the past several months, then it'd be safer to not eat any fish or seafood that might come from the Gulf. That'd be lousy, for anything caught before this oil and dispersant disaster and which has been kept in freezers is safe to eat, but safety against newly caught shrimp and fish from the Gulf is important. I've bought shrimp for which the packaging was a northern company and the packaging did not specify where the shrimp was caught, but I assumed it might've been caught in northern waters. If there is no shrimping in northern waters though, then the shrimp likely enough came from the Gulf. To be on the safe side, I'm not buying anymore shrimp.

For fish, I usually eat haddock and cod, occasionally mackerel, from northern waters, so they're safe to eat, for now anyway.

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