After 48 hours of testing the new experimental cap seems to be holding back all the oil from gushing into the Gulf. Thats good news. But not we’re not out of the woods yet. The danger now is the fear of pressure building up behind the cap and blowing out the pipe under the sea floor. Making it near impossible to find and cap. But for now lets take a collective moment and just thank the powers that be, that for now there is no more oil flowing into the Gulf. Giving us just a little more peace of mind. And now that the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history is contained we all want to know whose ass do we kick? We start with BP. They ignored tons of warning signs from both their employees and their contractors. BP was far from truthful in their scope of the disaster and their ability to contain it. Not to mention that BP permit only allowed them to drill down to 18,500 ft. BP drilled to about 30,000 ft. Then we have the inspectors and government officials who didn’t know what was going on because they didn’t want to know. The government deregulated the industry. Pretty much begged BP to drill, and then turned a blind eye to the possibilities of a blow out. The same tired argument is playing out here that played out with the Exxon Valdez disaster. The probability we will see another disaster like this again is very small. Anyone know how many more tankers have ruptured their hulls and spilled their oil since the Exxon? It’s a lot more than a few. So why is this allowed to continue? Simple the offending parties are the Big Oil Industry and the Big government Industry of the Republicans. How can we be 100% sure nothing like this will ever happen again? We can’t, the Government can’t guarantee it neither can the Oil companies. But we can if we just stop drilling. I mean we have to be the Dumbest most ignorant Society in all the annals of history. I mean we extract the oil from the ground. Which alone costs tens of millions of dollars in man hours and equipment to accomplish. And we’re told we can’t live without it. Again Hemp has always been that wonder plant. The Hemp plant can be used to make over 25,000 products that are currently being produced with crude. This includes lubricants, fuel and most importantly plastics. Both the Biodegradable and non biodegradable kinds. Not to mention the plastic can also be made into high density plastic and can replace steel in many applications. The sad truth is crude replaced hemp in all these applications, nearly a hundred years ago. Why? Greed plain and simple. We can’t wait another 50 years, or until we completely deplete all the fossil fuels. We need to change it now. Its simple, by harvesting and refining hemp to produce those more than 25,000 products, we will put a lot of farmers back to work. Refiners would require new equipment, putting more people back to work. Will I see this in my life time? Not a chance.
BP: The Cost of Greed