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Friday, May 21, 2010

Our "Day the Earth Stood Still" Moment

Crooked River Ranch, Oregon

Every Culture that has ever existed since the beginning of Recorded History has gone through "Their Moment", that point in their development at which they've had to make a Transformational Decision, one that would forever alter the manner in which they live as Individuals & as a Society.

The Egyptians, The Greeks, The Romans and here, in the Americas, The Aztecs, The Mayas and The Incas, all have had their "Moments"! Each was different & unique and, as History tells us, spelled the end of a Global Status Quo that propelled the growth of each Culture and Society! Boom, the bottom fell out of the "Market" that provided either Fuel or Sustenance, sometimes even both were instrumental in the Cultural Collapse!

Well my friends, we've arrived at our "Moment" & what Choices we make & what Actions we take will, most likely, change the Course of Human History forever! It has most assuredly changed the Course of American History & Life already and we just haven't noticed in our Sensory-Deprived Stupor, induced by Entertainment Television and Inane Thriller Movies Mass produced and Mass Marketed to Distraction-Starved Citizens the World Over!

As one of the World's dominant Industrial Economies since the Industrial Revolution began in the 19th Century, America's assumed a Leadership Role in the expansion of Fossil Fuels Extraction, the Petroleum-Based Energy Production that today, drives the entire World's Economies! We are Prisoners of the Big Oil Cartels and they're not going to loosen their strangle hold on the World's Economies unless we force them to!

This Gulf Gusher Crisis Must be the catalyst that finally compels us, as a Culture and as a Society, to make a Quantum Leap to entirely Renewable and Recyclable Energy Sources! We've been teetering on the Brink of that Change for 40 years now and it's time we took that Leap of Faith to the Total transformation of our Power Grid and its Sources of Electro-Mechanical Energy!

Already in the World, there are Nations that have begun the Transition from Fossil Fuels to Wind, Solar, Tidal and Geothermal-Driven Generating Plants that supply the Bulk of their Energy needs. Iceland uses Geothermal Steam to create both enough Heat & Electricity to keep Residential and Municipal Buildings heated throughout the year! The Potential exists for Iceland to pay off its large National Debt of 3.8 Billion Euros that it owes to NL & UK in 3 yrs.!

Iceland has the Potential to generate 14.8 Tera-watt Hrs. of Steam & Hydro-electrical Power Annually,( ) which far exceeds its Domestic needs and thus allows them to sell that Power to NL & the UK, both of which are in Vital need of Electrical Power. This eliminates the need for more Coal-Fired or Nuclear Generating Facilities, which also eliminates the need for On-Site Nuclear Waste Storage and more Coal Mining Excavations, both of which present their own Environmental Hazards & Risks.

Now Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark and France already have copious supplies of Nuclear, Wind, Hydroelectric & Solar Power available, as well as numerous Coal & Gas-Fired Electrical Generating Plants. But even they realize that they're going to have to Phase Out the Fossil Fuel component of their Generating Capacity due to the Air & Water Pollutants that these 19th Century Technologies produce. The Acid Rain resulting from this Atmospheric Pollution is literally eating away at the Stone Monuments & Buildings that have defined Western Culture for Millenniums.

Now, where am I going with this lengthy dissertation on the Power & Energy needs & assets of European Nations? This is only a Microcosm of a situation that exists in every Nation & Society on Earth! We're hitting the Ceiling on the Viability of 19th Century Technologies and it's time we realized that this is our "The Day The Earth Stood Still" Moment & this Ghastly Gulf Gusher (Here's the Live Video Feed coming directly from the Site of BP's Blowout & BP's own Camera( )). Is the Clock Bell Tower sounding out the Hour & For Whom The Bell Tolls? It Tolls for Thee, We, the People of Earth!

We, as a Culture, have hit the Wall & the Future of Human Civilization rests in our Hands & what we do now will dictate the viability of Human Society now and into the Distant Future! Our Lives & those of our Grandchildren depend on what decisions we make & what Actions we take NOW, the Hour Glass is Empty! Is our Culture going to end with an Ocean incapable of sustaining any Life at all? Is this where Greed and Blind Avarice are going to leave us? I sure as Hell Hope not!

Humbly Yours...Scott S. Cooper

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

BP's Crimes Against Humanity

On the Morning of April, 19th, 2010, very few people in the World knew what or where the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling platform was or what it was doing 50 miles SE of New Orleans, LA. At 9:45 PM CST on the evening of April 20th, all that changed irrevocably, as a massive Gas & Oil explosion ripped apart the floating factory & snuffed out the lives of 11 Oil Drilling Riggers & began what has become the worst Oil Disaster in the History of the World!

Immediately, the Spin Meisters of BP, Halliburton & Transocean Ltd. began flooding the Main Stream Media's News Divisions with a Maelstrom of Misinformation about the Catastrophic Scale of the Disaster! Nobody was releasing details about the exact Nature or Magnitude of the Incident! BP was hesitant to release Video or detailed Data to a still sleeping Nation! The News Organizations that we rely on for Information hadn't yet begun to carry the story World Wide!

Due to that hesitation to disclose the scale & magnitude of the Blowout & what remedial steps we needed to take immediately, Authorities & Govt Agencies were
kept from implementing a Disaster Recovery Plan that could have ameliorated some of the worst case scenarios that have subsequently become Fact!

Now that the Die is cast, the real Issue becomes what cost to the responsible Parties is the consequence of their actions going to be? The answer is easy & one that will define the role that Govt Agencies & Legal Entities will play with regard to Private Industries for years to come! We must Nationalize all the Holdings & Assets of BP Inc & Ltd, all the Assets & Holdings of Transocean Ltd & all the Assets & Holdings of Halliburton Inc & Ltd & dissolve them as Corporate Entities Internationally!

This is not Socialism! This is not Communism! This is called Justice for those most affected by this World-changing Event, the People of Earth, whose lives are now altered in ways not yet imagined & never before seen! The very Survival of all Life on Earth is now teetering on a very precarious fulcrum & has most surely been altered forever! Prayer & Meditation may now be the only Powers left to us & the ones we will most need to cope with our now forever-altered World.

For now, all my energy will be directed toward promoting Love, Compassion & Equanimity to all the Universes & the myriad host of Beings we share this Now with. And to all my Fellow Human Beings, I implore you to take final & irreversible actions to limit & define the role & responsibilities to Society of all Corporate Entities from this day forward!

Namaste my Brothers & Sisters
Peace & Compassion to all Beings

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Oilpocalypse Now

This being my first Post,I'm going to focus on the Dire Situation we find ourselves(All Beings) in with regard to the BP Deep Water Horizon's Crude Oil Gusher happening right now in the Gulf of Mexico!

At present, there're between 10,000 & 80,000 ( Barrels of Sweet Light Crude Oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico each & every day! An Exxon Valdez Spill occurring every 4 days! The tragic effects of That Spill are still being felt 20 yrs. later with no end in sight!

To say that the risk of another event of this magnitude happening again is very Low, is to be oblivious to the Reality that this 1 current Spill has the potential to cause the destruction of the Entire World's Oceans! This is a process that could take years to unfold in its terrifying Full Magnitude!

Currently, BP & its Cronies are involved in a Finger Pointing Free for All in which no one is taking real Responsibility for this now-Criminal act of Gross Negligence! One which has already cost the Lives of 11 Rig Workers & millions of Sea Creatures thus far & shows no sign of Abating anytime soon!

To make matters worse, BP & its Cohorts are spraying Emulsifiers both onto Surface Oil & into the Gusher as it roars forth from the 3 known leaks 1 mile down on the Sea Floor!These Emulsifiers break up the Oil into Micro-Droplets & disperse them far and wide as the Gulf Stream begins to bring this Mass of Crude around Florida and up the East Coast of the US & all the way to Greenland & back around the West Coasts of Northern Europe & down along the Coasts of England, France & Spain!

Are you beginning to see the Enormity of this Crisis now? These are just the Coastlines & don't begin to address the Deep Water affects this Water/Oil Mass has as it's moved along the Ocean Floor by Deep Water Currents that we've not yet identified or that've not yet been observed because we're not yet using Chemicals or Dyes that can be traced by their behavior or Presence!

These Micro-Droplets are so small, that they're absorbed Osmotically through the Gills, Skin & Soft-Tissues of all Sea Creatures, Fish & Mammals alike, even Plankton & Diatoms! Once these are in the Tissues, they'll begin to display their Toxic effects & kill the Organisms, no matter how large!

Now the real damage begins as these Corpses are devoured by creatures on up the Food Chain, ending, of course, with us, the Top Carnivores on the Planet! We already know the results of Top Predators consuming Toxins accumulated in the Tissues of their Prey!

The near extinction of Bald Eagles from DDT in the '70s & the massive die-offs of Monarch Butterflies brought on by Monsanto's BT Corn, a GM (genetically modified) Plant that produces it's own Insecticide to ward off Pests! Unfortunately, it also kills off Bees & all other Pollinators that depend on Corn Pollen to survive!

By now, you're beginning to grasp the enormity of the Scale of this Disaster! And the "Drill Baby Drill" Crowd's already calling for more Off Shore Drilling leases & Permits to be issued to Big Oil so they can continue down this Oilpocallyptic path in The Arctic Wildlife Refuge, where a Spill of this Magnitude would be Impossible to Clean up!

In conclusion, does any one of you reading this Post not think it's Time we begin to transition off FFs & moved to Wind, Solar, Tidal, Biomass & Geothermal Energy Sources before it's too late and our Beautiful Blue Marble becomes a Desert Wasteland, incapable of supporting any Life form bigger than Ants or Bacteria?

The choice is clearly ours & we must choose the Path of Sustainability over the Path of certain Extinction! A Planet our Grandchildren can Live on, or a Planet that's unable to any-longer support Complex Life Forms?
I want my Grandchildren & yours to thrive, so I'm willing to Sacrifice anything that will make that possible, are YOU?