So, I've learned a lot since BP came here and ruined things on the Gulf Coast. I've had a front row seat to the whole crazy mess here in Mississippi. I've opened my eyes to the realization that all these companies could give a rat's snout about us. We are expendable. We are the cost of doing business. We are nothing to them. BP, Exxon, Enbridge, etc., etc. They are all just alike in their lies and denials and coverups.
I have been keeping up with things since 2010 and I don't get my news from what comes on my TV. I learned that lesson real fast. They just tell you everything is fine, go back to your frivolity. The real news comes from everyday Joes like you and me that see what goes on and share it via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. The ones who don't stand to make a dime, those are the truth tellers. The man in the suit on TV is just a puppet. Kinda like the man in the Oval Office. Nothing but a puppet. All of them.
Photo of Charles Taylor by Laurel Lockamy.
What I don't understand is WHY!? Why do the powers that be seem hell-bent on destroying our planet with fossil fuels? Did they not learn from history? The history of the Industrial Revolution, where the skies were so dark from burning coal that the sun was a rare thing to see. We are making the same mistake with oil and gas. Sure oil is just plain nasty and, well, crude. That is its name after all. Gas is cleaner to burn and it sure looks great on those commercials. As a hands on kinda guy I can tell you the engines that I have seen that were converted to run on it sure looked really clean on the inside. That is true. But the truth of what you don't see is the "catch". The process of fracking the earth to get to it is just stupid! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at a grade-school geology book of the earth's layers and figure that one out. But I am a little smarter than the average guy.
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