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May 03, 2010

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Margaret

dt and zen - This horrifying situation affects not just everything that depends upon the water, but ultimately everything that depends upon the air. Oceanic algae produces about half of the planet's oxygen; terrestrial plant life (which is rapidly diminishing - think Amazon) the other half. What is one of the biggest depleters of planetary oxygen? The internal (aka infernal) combustion engine. Survival of life on this planet (including our own) depends upon healthy oceans.

The Zen Birdfeeder

DT - you're so right. Thanks for commenting.

dining tables

The disaster is a very sad scenario. Every living thing that depends on the water will be affected, even the birds.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Marija - thanks for the link.

Marija

Disaster. Very sad.

Obama says ready to "kick ass" over Gulf oil spill
Perhaps, now is too late...

http://www.viewheadlines.com/News/Article.aspx?i=7546

Margaret

Better make that TWENTY minutes. :)

The Zen Birdfeeder

Margaret - I though he was moving out of the country....

Margaret

Never fear; that eminent scientist, Dr. Limbaugh, has told us that the environment will "clean itself" of the oil, since oil is completely natural (similar to the way the "free market" would have taken care of the financial meltdown, minus the stim). Well, Rush, water is completely natural too. Try holding your head under it for 10 minutes.

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