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S.O.S. Poem – ” Top Hat Ten “

“A Pale Green Mermaid S.O.S. Poem”


Top hat ten,

we await your fate

top hat ten,

please seal

with all your zeal!

top hat ten

we are depending on you…

You are our last mend,


The new cap, or “Top Hat 10,” weighs some 150,000 pounds. It is designed to fully seal the leak and provide connections for new vessels on the surface to collect oil. The cap has valves that can restrict the flow of oil and shut it in, if it can withstand the enormous pressure.

In this image taken from video provided by BP PLC, the transition spool, top half in yellow, which goes into the wellhead before the new containment cap is placed on top, is maneuvered into the leaking wellhead, bottom, at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday, July 11, 2010. (AP Photo/BP PLC)




FROM www.wtop.com




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Imagine If Your Backyard Was Covered With A Thin Film Of Oil

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For all the  creatures from micro-organisims to whales living in the ocean  that will be their life for who knows how long as billions of gallons of oil pollute the already taxed ocean.

The time has passed for allowing the oil industry chiefs to convince us that oil is the best source of energy.

Like the big investment banks that recently burnt out the economy with “exotic” investment products they could not control OR clean up-

Now the oil chiefs are risking the eco-balance of this planet with methods for extracting oil they cannot control OR clean up.


Without a healthy ocean the human race will head into decline.


President Obama has taken the stand that we need to switch from fossil fuels to alternative energies and we the citizenry need to cover his back. 


“Our continued dependence on fossil fuels will jeopardize our national security,” he declared. “It will smother our planet. And it will continue to put our economy and our environment at risk.”

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But there is an answer – Mr Obama has proposed to get rid of billions of tax credits meant for oil companies and place those tax credits into alternative fuel research and green companies.

If you think this is a great idea please contact congress, you can be a part of the green revolution and saving this planet of ours.









Photo Credit  

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Poem – ” C.G. “

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Dozens of workers dead

Is the money still coming in?

A mine collapses

Is the money still coming in?

oil explodes across the sea

Is the money still coming in?

people thrown out into the street

Is the money still coming in?

in a lifeboat for 12 hours, bleeding, hurt

Is the money still coming in?


Free markets – no regulation

the politicians scream…

Is the money still coming in?

Is the money still coming in?


corporate greed

a nation feeds

on its citizenry


corporate greed.



www.nytimes.com   (“We All Were Sure We Were Going To Die”     May 8,2010)

                                      ( “Regulators Warnings Weren’t Acted Upon”   May 8, 2010)

Quote –  ” It has to be that way,” said David Doig, the chief executive of an industry-owned non profit organization in Britain, the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization.  ” You need to divorce operations monitoring from the integrity monitoring, because operations will always be the one driving behavior.  They’re motivated by the need to keep things going, and the finances rolling.”












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