Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Sit in my little abode and read, listen and watch all the discourse about the gulf oil float. Everybody is hollering at the US government…..do something. Step back and look at things. In reality what can the US do to stop the leak. Does the government have some secret plug stashed away someplace or is there a high tech cap stored in area 51? What does the US government have to help stop the crude oil flow?
On the surface the US government does have some responsibility to help clean up the gulf. There are treaties in place covering international water, so there should be others involved. British Petroleum is not the sole perpetrator of this mess, BP is the lead company of a group of oil companies, so what other companies are going to help? The whole process is a tangled web and because of that there is lots of finger pointing but very little action.
The politicians are showing us how incompetent they are as most of them are as usual….. full of hot air. The bureaucrats are right in there with them.
So to get things done a few people are going to have to step forward and wave a big stick. Not sure who but it won’t be Obama, he is only waving his big tongue.
The gulf coast should be a priority of the government to protect but I have seen very few reports of boom work. Did read today they are burning oil and that will help some, it will take the pressure off of the waters and habitat. Smoke is less damaging to the environment then crude oil is. Second should have been protection of the livelihoods of the people along the coast. One the things our government is to do is help its people and protect them. Right now Uncle Sam is not doing a very good job.
There have been snide remarks that Obama is not helping the states along the coast because they voted against him. Personally I believe there is some substance to that. I see lots of Chicago style politics in the way it is being handled. If the accusations can be shown to be true it will be a scandal beyond anything this country has went through.
Along these lines why hasn’t help that has been offered from various countries, companies and entities been accepted? There are lots of things that are going on behind closed doors and I feel we are only being fed a small portion of information, there are other things afoot… but what?
Out of this I hope as a country we step back and look at our political system and what it can do and what it can not do. We go crying far too much to Big Brother to fix things or take care of us. As a society have we become that incompetent?

Other things
Spaces may wake up and get rid of a few things and restore a few things. They have lost a bunch of people and it will cost them some in revenue. Out of 187 million spaces it is only a drop and they may gain it back. They are in competition with FB where there are over 300 million bodies. What’s ironic is the changes have helped FB and some of the other networks as the disgruntled ones have left to open other pages with other networks. As long as WLS keeps making changes without input and dialogue with their users they will keep feeding new customers to other networks. Will be posted other places and or links.

With the nasty weather gone, yesterday was gorgeous, clear blue skies, temp in the low 80’s and slight breeze. With the storm came the rains and the grasses are green. Flower covered green fields to the horizon. It was a great day to be out and about. Today the wind has picked up so another set of storms brewing. This morning was foggy and cool, the wind is hot and things are drying out again, temp in the 90’s. Isn’t weather so much fun.

Wherever you may be, say a prayer for the people along the gulf coast.
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