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Friday, June 25, 2010

So this oil spill has me feeling.....



What a disaster people!  The scenes from the Gulf Coast are just heart breaking.  The devastation that is happening to the marine life, the birds and the people who make their living off of the sea are just unreal.  The people of the Gulf Coast do not know any other way of life. To them, it seems so hopeless.  The bureaucracy is overwhelming.  

If I'm blue, I cannot begin to imagine how they are feeling about this situation.  I heard on the news tonight of a fishing boat captain who apparently committed suicide.  For 20 years or so, he took families out on his charter boat to fish.  Once the oil spilled, all of that dried up for him.  From what I understand, he took a job working for BP a couple of weeks ago.  There's apparently so much bureaucracy in this cleanup effort that he just couldn't handle it anymore.  He took his own life.  The psychological toll on people is of epic proportion.

I heard on the news recently that owners of marinas that have oil washing up into them are not to clean up.  They are supposed to wait on BP to clean it up.  Really??  Why can't everyone pitch in and help?  I just don't get it.  This is a national crisis that everyone needs to be involved in to help in any way that we can.  We've never seen a disaster of this magnitude.  Wait on BP??  Seriously.....to me that's just not on option.

What do you think??


  1. I agree with you. Get it cleaned up and who cares who does it.

  2. Like you, I am depressed and disheartened. We just canceled our vacation today, but that's only a small price that I am paying compared to what people on the coast are facing. I hope and pray that the gusher is stopped soon. It's like a bad dream.

  3. Ladies,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and chatting with me about this. It's just so heartbreaking to see what's happening down there. We need to pray pray pray! If the storm that's forming goes into the gulf and heads our way, it's going to be so much worse! Candace~♥


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