Days after President Obama vowed to New Orleans residents to protect the Gulf of Mexico from further devastation, another oil rig explodes just 100 miles off the coast of Louisiana and 200 miles west of the site of BP's Deepwater Horizon spill. 13 workers were rescued with no reported casualties. A mile long oil sheen is reportedly spreading from the allegedly inactive burning petroleum platform. The rig, named Vermilion Oil Platform 380 is owned by Mariner Energy. Who is Mariner Energy???
Earlier this year, it was announced that Mariner Energy was acquired by the multinational company, the Apache Corporation. Apache and Mariner have reportedly had numerous violations in the past year. Apache has also recently acquired assets from the BP. Apache has had a helluva aggressive year of acquisitions and has been labeled the primary beneficiary of the April 2010 BP Oil Spill. Yes, Macondo well refers to the Deepwater Horizon spill. The corporate owned news media has not made many connections thus far. Big surprise.
Yesterday, yes, just a day prior to the explosion of the Vermilion Platform, Mariner Energy, and its parent company Apache Corporation, participated in a rally in Houston protesting against the Obama administration's offshore drilling moratorium. I could be wrong, but you guys may have shot yourselves in the foot on this one, and Louisiana has been fugged in the ass once again.
James J. Lee, the gunman and activist who was shot to death by police yesterday after taking the Discovery Communications building hostage in Maryland, has left behind his manifesto explaining that his real issue with the Discovery Channel was that they promote human overpopulation (or do nothing to discourage child bearing). I particularly like the line, "Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture." Misguided? Yes. Somewhat accurate? Also, yes. HAHAHAHA, he refers to "Frogs" as "Froggies." Poor guy, he just wanted to save the planet, the Animal Planet that is.
Mr. Lee makes some good points within his lunacy. Us, mankind, are the causes of the Earth's destruction and the death of countless other creatures, as today's oil rig explosion is another example. We do not have to be though. Why can't we all just get along and not have babies and not ruin our planet? WHY??