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Now that we are in the full throws of the 2012 election with rhetoric flailing about lets recap by answering the below questions.
1. Are we better off than we were 3.5-4 years ago. Obama’s 2008 election was a perfect storm for the Democratic party in that due to the unsustainable run up in housing prices and total lack of oversight or implementation of oversight in the mortgage market a grand bubble was made available for the Obama election team to capitalize on. And capitalize they did, rather than address the aggressive run off in equity the Obama administration leveraged the crisis to implement the holy grail of the progressive leadership, healthcare and political payback in the form of the stimulus package which sole purpose was to reward the individuals who assisted in Obama’s win. Health care was sold as the grand solution to all of our economic woes and a must have if we were to save the tumbling economy. Numerous slight of hand tricks, browbeating and soul selling carried the day and Obamacare passed by the slimmest of margins. Stimulus spending was trumpeted as the only way to assure our nation did not further digress into a depression, grand rhetoric, fear, and coercion were deftly utilized in hammering home the message, “if we don’t create shovel ready jobs chances are our nation will fall into a great depression II”. Fact and actions have proven if the Obama administration had done nothing our economic situation would have in fact recovered by now and done so with 1 trillion less debt. It became apparent the use of the funds initially to be managed by that great economist VP Joe Biden was nothing more than a progressive slush fund in place to reward bundlers and union cronies, little or no bump came from the stimulus program and additionally added to the massive debt our future leaders will have to amortize off.
2. Who are our allies? In 2008 we were involved in two wars with the war in Iraq winding down after the Bush surge policy reducing the war to a police action, Afghanistan was as stable as the country will ever be with little troop buildup and attention being focused on the turn around of the century old feudal society with the anticipated pull out being implemented simultaneously with the draw down in Iraq. Our allies, Britain, France, Australia, and Pakistan were tired but still allies in the joint effort. Obama’s administration choose to increase the troop presence in Afghanistan was increased albeit with a draw down deadline totally emancipating the surge before the start. The Obama administration also choose to further destabilize the region by backing coup’s in Egypt, Libya, and now Syria fully aware the void in leadership would be filled by the radical Muslim Brotherhood, or seen another way the beginning of the 99% movement started in the petri dish of the Middle East. While they were at destabilizing the marginal dictatorships they also choose to leave Israel hanging while allowing the build up of the Iranian nuclear program. Lastly, by standing for the most part on the side and leading from the back, the EU has and continues to deteriorate on a daily basis ignoring the elephant in the room or put in Wonk Speak, kicking the can down the road.
3. Why the massive increase in welfare and lack of action on entitlements? First and foremost if it is not clear to most now is should be with the litany of evidence that Obama and his team do not believe in free markets. This administration came into office with a chip on its shoulder, insomuch that Obama’s now famous comment during an impromptu discussion with Joe the Plumber about “spreading the wealth” was all but ignored by the main stream media and turned out to be one of the three legs of Obama’s strategy. Increases in regulation, expansion of the EPA, the Dodd Frank bill, Obamacare, call for the end of the Bush tax cuts, Czar’s, blatantly ignoring the constitution by recess appointments, appointing past radicals to key administration positions, and the continued injection of Obama’s core beliefs at the most inappropriate times IE; Travon Martin, Harvard Professor beer summit, Supreme court attacks, impromptu comments about Israel and Russia, need I continue. The simple fact that entitlements have not been addressed is due to the sheer political risk in doing so, additionally to address these issues Obama would be alienating a large part of his core constituency the “labeled poor and disenfranchised”, all of which has resulted in the parasitic couch dwelling society expanding ten fold under this president. By choosing to attack any effort on gaining control of the run away entitlements Obama has placed himself as the savior to the lazy and lack of will group while the tab continues to build.
Silver lining? The way of the universe and thermodynamics have proven to date for every ying there has to be a yang, IE dark side and the force, for all the dark this administration has implemented, the antithesis and counter action has been to galvanize a sub segment of the American public who see Obama’s actions as counterproductive to an free society, the war of words continues through the obvious lies and fabrications of motive by this administration, more individuals are seeing the Forrest thought the trees and taking action. Sadly if there is not a counterbalance in place after the 2012 election, a lame duck president can further exacerbate the depths from which we will have to ascend, so now more than ever what ever your individual beliefs are it is imperative that each of us answer the call and do our patriotic duty and at the very least vote for what we believe in, for if we don’t no one will be to blame but our self.
Political Tipping Point
As with all politics of late, a great and grand crisis looms, it is the modus operandi of the current administration. Our conundrum has been framed like a B western movie; shall the good guys (Democrats) continue to pay the ever expanding list of entitlements and pet programs or fall prey to the sinister and evil Tea Party thugs who wish to push the poor and downtrodden back into the work camps of self reliance?
Really?? No not really, this is what happens when message trumps substance. The Demagogic Democrats have been handed their scripts, associate the Tea Party as radicals, position yourself as the defender of Medicare and Medicade, place Social Security in that Gore lock box and call the opposition rigid and unyielding, and most of all, repeat after me, “fair and balanced”.
This my friends is the change they believe in, never mind our government as a whole is borrowing 60 cents of every dollar spent just to service the mounting debt, never mind bureaucratic laden agencies such as the Department of Education, EPA, Amtrac, USPS, and the litany of others rife with inefficiency, we need to save these vital and crucial agencies?
In a phrase: sorry but that dog won’t hunt. The message and answers are really simple; do we as a nation continue to “feed the beast” of rampant government growth, or do we begin to lay the foundation of accountability of the governing process.
This process of accountability began as a loosely formed group of individuals spurred on by the rant which at the time seemed like nothing more than another talking head venting his anger at government oppression; thus spawned the Tea Party.
The Tea Party is not a Republican platform, it does not consist of anarchist, it is not radical, it is the voice of frustration created by the never ending insular government leadership who fail to recognize the voice of the people. To minimize its presence, to attack it’s viability, is a large miscalculation by its oppressors that is clearly based in the fear that finally a large majority of active individuals has had enough!
Regardless of how the manufactured passion play on the raising of the debt ceiling is resolved, more and more individuals realize a power shift is underway, we as a people are returning to a land governed by the people, and that reality has, and should strike fear in the political base for now they are accountable and no amount of polling catch phrases will stop that process.
The overwhelming theme of today’s headlines is the structured one minded attacks of GOP presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann based on some of her less than accurate historical comments. For all intent and purpose these minor gaff’s pale in comparison to the current state of the union on so many levels one has to wonder is this the best the liberal detractors can come up with? Should not the questions be Mrs. Bachmann, what is your plan to turn around the economy, the jobless rate, your position on national defense, the current unrest in the Middle East?
The media’s choice to focus on minutia, is telling in that is uncovers a very real and valid fear; hey this woman is pretty darn smart and is racing up the GOP polls like a some kind of GOP Secretariate, garnering influence and mass followers along the way, or in other words a very real challenge to Obama in 2012.
If 2008 proved anything is clearly shows us that politics in the internet 24/7 age is directly tied to the buzz one can create outside of the normal means of the controlled media. The fourth estate has expanded to small gorilla social media consortium’s so much so that now the media powerhouses of the past have been relegated to nothing more than attack dogs of any source that might not agree with their structured plan of who should be in power.
In essence a quantifiable balancing of the structured message has taken place, and the old school NBC’s, CBS’s find themselves in a diminished role of influence. I for one could not be happier.
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Re-Post of Speaker Boehner’s Press Office release.
Liberating Our Economy to Help Create New Jobs
February 15, 2011 | Post by Speaker Boehner’s Press Office | Permalink
On Thursday night at CPAC 2011, Speaker Boehner discussed the new majority’s commitment to creating a better environment for job creation by liberating our economy from the shackles of debt, excessive regulations, and over-taxation. Boehner noted that this week the House will vote to cut $100 billion in spending over the next seven months – with more cuts to come. Read more about the past week below and check out Boehner’s remarks to CPAC here:
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Stopping the Washington Regulatory Assault on Small Businesses & Removing Barriers to Job Growth
* In a series of hearings and legislation last week, Republicans focused on creating a better environment for economic growth by taking on the federal regulations that are creating uncertainty and making it harder to create new jobs – a key part of the Pledge to America.
* Small businesses called on Washington to stop the regulatory assault on the private sector, saying “The uncertainty being created by Washington is stifling a small business recovery.”
* One small business owner told the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee that, “Regulatory costs require business owners like me to devote more time and resources to government compliance, which means less capital devoted to investment and job creation.”
* President Obama spoke to job creators in the spirit of “being more neighborly,” even as he pushes for more “stimulus” and higher taxes, and his party fights to protect hundreds of job-crushing federal regulations. Read more.
* The director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) testified that the Democrats’ health care law – with its maze of new federal rules, mandates, and penalties – will destroy roughly 800,000 jobs.
* A group of 28 Republican governors sent a letter to President Obama underscoring the impact of the health care law’s mandates on cash-strapped states and struggling small businesses.
* The head of the president’s own economic advisory panel is pushing for action on three pending free trade agreements to help boost U.S. exports by at least $13 billion and help create new jobs.
Cutting Spending and Ending the Job-Crushing “Stimulus” Spending Binge
* Here are some quick facts about H.R. 1, the bill that goes beyond the Pledge to America and cuts $100 billion in spending over the next few months.
* Speaker Boehner said “deficit spending is causing job creators in America to hold back,” and that’s why you’re going to see this Congress “cut, cut, cut” spending.
* Two leaders of the so-called “Blue Dog” Democrats broke with the White House and signaled they may be unwilling to raise the debt limit without “significant cuts” in spending.
* Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) introduced legislation to cancel unspent “stimulus” spending.
* Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told the House Budget Committee that the spending binge of recent years is hurting job creation.
* Washington Democrats all but admitted they don’t have a plan for helping create new jobs that doesn’t involve more “stimulus” spending and debt.
Also This Week
* Vivian Butler – a parent of one of the children in the landmark D.C. landmark school choice program – wrote an op-ed about what the program has meant for her daughter and her family.
* NOTE: Catch Speaker Boehner on NBC’s Meet the Press this morning.
As always, we appreciate your interest in the new House majority and encourage you to stay connected with the Office of the Speaker on Facebook, Twitter, and on Speaker.gov. Have a great week!
– Speaker Boehner’s Press Office
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REP. JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH)
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This brilliant little title was originally a blog to be written December 9th 2009, I seemed to have a lot more time to write in 09, these days less.
They say a quiet man is a deep man, or is it your just numb? I have in one form or the other been entrenched in this spirit quest political gluttony since 2007, Moonbat Patrol was an effort at a daily blog that morphed for the most part onto Twitter. It’s a hell of a lot quicker to flash a thought in a 140 characters than it is to try to keep up a active blog when you spend 50 hours a week already on the computer, call it a time crunch cop out if you will.
But the embers were stoked by a moment of clarity, the mere frequency of the of catastrophes on the world stage as of this period of time is dazzling. This perfect storm of events is whipping to a cataclysmic stir, there is a global reboot underway, and what may shake out is nothing more than conjecture, uncertainty abounds danger lurks.
The catyalic events stoking the unrest in no particular order , global financial melt down, heightened instability of fringe dictatorships, religious jihad, move closer to home and you are faced with, total collapse of the housing market, massive government consolidation of power through exponential growth, and the byproduct of all this mess is a whole lot of pissed off people who are scared, and they should be, the finger is on the trigger. Things, keyword unrest, could go bad, ready up and stay in the information flow.
The one consistent promise from Obama is change, on that he has delivered, his handlers have coached him well, the seats at the bar have shuffled. Thankfully the forces for a free society have been inflamed and awoke the great beast of the less government of which I am member, the time of slumber and blissful ignorance is over.
Reality of the moment watch your six, gone are the times of trust in the political system. The system is corrupted and machines along with nothing less than a war or natural catastrophe getting but a turn of the head, the process of fundamental change is underway. We are being spent into oblivion by the men and women of want at all costs with little care about freedom as long as the power remains.
Some understand this is not about religion, economy, fairness, or party, its about power, and the accumulation of that power, of which does and will sit secondary to truth, enjoy the ride this is history and we are living it.
REPOSTED FROM GALLUP SITE
September 9, 2010
Americans’ Wellbeing Declines for Third Consecutive Month
Lower scores in six key wellbeing areas contribute to decrease
by Elizabeth Mendes
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Well-Being Index score for the nation dropped slightly to 66.9 in August, declining for the third consecutive month after reaching a high of 67.4 in May.
Americans’ wellbeing score fell to a low of 63.3 in December 2008 amid a sinking economy and rising unemployment but recovered in the first half of 2009 and has remained higher in 2010. Gallup and Healthways began tracking wellbeing in the United States in January 2008. The Well-Being Index is composed of six sub-indexes that together measure Americans’ physical, emotional, and fiscal wellbeing.
Lower scores across all six sub-indexes contribute to the lower August Well-Being Index score. The Life Evaluation Index score, one key measure of wellbeing, fell slightly again in August as it did in July, with fewer Americans rating their lives positively. The measure previously rose to a high of 50.8 in June.
The Healthy Behavior Index score, which typically remains high throughout the spring and summer months due to seasonal factors, declined slightly and unexpectedly in August, as a result of fewer Americans reporting exercising frequently. American workers’ perceptions of their work environment also decreased last month, falling to an all-time low of 47.7. Despite the downward slides in August, each of the sub-indexes, excluding the Work Environment and Basic Access indexes, is now higher than or on par with where it was during the same month in 2009 and 2008. Americans’ access to basic necessities and attitudes toward their places of work are the only areas of wellbeing yet to recover to levels found prior to the economic crisis.
Learn more about the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
To view and export trend data and for more information on each of the six Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index sub-indexes, please see the following charts: Well-Being Index, Life Evaluation Index, Emotional Health Index, Physical Health Index, Healthy Behavior Index, Work Environment Index, and Basic Access Index.
Results are based on telephone interviews with a random sample of 31,261 adults in the United States, aged 18 and older, conducted Aug. 1-31, 2010, as a part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±1 percentage point.
Interviews are conducted with respondents on landline telephones (for respondents with a landline telephone) and cellular phones (for respondents who are cell phone only).
The Life Evaluation Index is based on the Cantril Self-Anchoring Striving Scale, which asks respondents to evaluate their present and future lives on a scale with steps numbered from 0 to 10, where “0” is the worst possible life and “10” is the best possible life. Those who rate today a “7” or higher and the future an “8” or higher are considered to be “thriving.” Those who rate today and the future a “4” or lower on the scale are considered to be “suffering.” The overall Life Evaluation Index score is calculated as the percentage of thriving Americans minus the percentage of suffering Americans.
In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.
For more details on Gallup’s polling methodology, visit http://www.gallup.com.
About the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index measures the daily pulse of U.S. wellbeing and provides best-in-class solutions for a healthier world. To learn more, please visit well-beingindex.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Steel, Kevin Smith
September 8, 2010 (202) 225-4000
President Obama Attacks Boehner Speech He Clearly Hasn’t Read
Posted by Michael Steel on September 08, 2010
Instead of working to help the American people – who are asking, ‘where are the jobs?’ – President Obama flew to Cleveland, Ohio today to attack an economic speech that House Republican Leader Boehner made there on August 24. It probably would have helped if the President (or his aides) had read Boehner’s speech beforehand. Instead, President Obama’s claimed that Republican Leader Boehner’s speech in Cleveland offered no new ideas – which simply isn’t true.
In addition to stopping Washington Democrats’ plan to raise taxes on American families and small businesses on Jan. 1 (and suggesting that the President could use better economic advisors), Boehner’s speech included a number of new policy proposals: repealing the job-killing 1099 provision in ObamaCare, a specific $1.3 trillion spending reduction package put together by Budget Ranking Member Paul Ryan, Rep. Geoff Davis’ ‘REINS Act’ – which would limit the executive branch’s ability to unilaterally impose job-killing regulations, and Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Dave Camp’s proposal for a small business tax deduction.
Like Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-NY, used to say, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own set of facts.
Excerpts from Boehner’s speech:
“The president’s government takeover of health care is already wreaking havoc on employers and entrepreneurs. This is a law that – upon its enactment – triggered the creation of more than 160 boards, bureaucracies, programs, and commissions. By the end of July, Washington had already racked up nearly 3,833 pages of regulations to direct the law’s implementation.
“One of the new law’s most controversial mandates requires small businesses to report any total purchases that run more than $600.
“If a landscaper wants to buy a new lawnmower, or a restaurant needs a new ice-maker, they have to report that to the feds. If you’re a Mom-and-Pop grocery store, and you buy $1000 worth of merchandise from 15 different vendors, that’s 15 different forms you have to file.
“What is the point of making employers and entrepreneurs spend $17 billion to send all this paperwork to Washington, where it’s going to cost about $10 billion to log it in and file it away? ”
“Republicans on the House Budget Committee, led by Congressman Paul Ryan, have already identified $1.3 trillion in specific spending cuts that could be implemented immediately.
“These are common-sense steps – like canceling unspent ‘stimulus’ and TARP bailout funds – that put the brakes on Washington’s out-of-control spending spree.
“Republicans have also proposed establishing strict budget caps to limit federal spending on an annual basis.
“If we reduce spending from current levels and impose a hard cap on future growth, we can save taxpayers more than $340 billion and we can make sure this is the last Washington spending spree of its kind.
“To restore balance between the federal government and the public sector, Republicans have called for freezing both government pay and government hiring. Instead of growing big-government, let’s focus on growing small businesses. ”
“Last month, as part of our America Speaking Out project, Republican lawmakers met with leaders of America’s employer community to hear their concerns and talk about ways to end this economic uncertainty.
“One of the ideas they mentioned was a freeze on new job-killing federal regulations – just something Washington could do to give them breathing room.
“Right now, Republicans are fighting for common-sense legislation authored by Congressman Geoff Davis of Kentucky that would require congressional approval of any new Executive Branch rule that imposes a cost of $100 million or more on our nation’s economy.
“This initiative would serve as a much-needed restraining order against unelected busybodies and bureaucrats who overstep their boundaries and make it harder to create jobs. ”
“One idea Ways and Means Committee Ranking Republican Dave Camp proposed as part of Republicans’ ‘stimulus’ alternative called for allowing small businesses with fewer than 500 employees to take a tax deduction equal to 20 percent of their income.
“This would free up extra capital for investment and new hiring to jumpstart a robust recovery. It was a better solution then, and it is a better solution now.”
This is a re-post of an article as seen on WWW.floridaoilspilllaw.com they are the authors and individuals who broke this story.
EXCLUSIVE: Tests find sickened family has 50.3 ppm of Corexit’s 2-butoxyethanol in swimming pool — JUST ONE HOUR NORTH OF TAMPA (lab report included)
Posted By oilflorida On August 30, 2010 @ 9:13 am In Damage Reports,Health Risks | 58 Comments
*Exclusive* Credit: FloridaOilSpillLaw.com
“Our heads are still swimming,” stated Barbara Schebler of Homosassa, Florida, who received word last Friday that test results on the water from her family’s swimming pool showed 50.3 ppm of 2-butoxyethanol, a marker for the dispersant Corexit 9527A used to break up and sink BP’s oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
The problems began for the Scheblers a few weeks after the April 20 blow-out. “Our first clue were rashes we both got early in May. Both my husband and I couldn’t get rid of the rashes and had to get cream from our doctor,” Schebler noted, “I never had a rash in my life.”
Then, on “July , my husband Warren mowed the lawn. It was hot so he got in the pool to cool off afterward. That afternoon he had severe diarrhea and very dark urine. This lasted about 2 days.”
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Initially, they reasoned this was caused by the heat. The following week Mr. Schebler again mowed the lawn and went in the pool, and again he was sickened with the same severe symptoms.
Suspicious that the pool may be a problem, the family set out to get the water tested. “We have a 15 year old and felt we owed it to him to live in a clean, healthy environment,” said Mrs. Schebler.
“Warren collected a water sample from the pool filter on August 17th… packed the sample according to Mr. Naman’s instructions, and overnighted it to his Mobile, Ala. lab that same day,” she noted.
The results were delivered by Naman over the phone on August 27 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. A copy of the findings were then e-mailed to the Scheblers. To view the document, click here .
“Naman [said] our pool water sample we sent him contained 50.3 ppm [parts per million] 2-butoxyethanol marker for Corexit,” according to Mrs. Schebler. Tests for arsenic came back at less than .02 ppm.
A July letter  from four top scientists noted, “Corexit 9527A contains 2-BTE (2-butoxyethanol), a toxic solvent that ruptures red blood cells, causing hemolysis (bleeding) and liver and kidney damage (Johanson and Bowman, 1991, Nalco, 2010).”
The safety data sheet  provided by Nalco, the manufacturer of Corexit 9527A, warns, “Harmful if absorbed through skin. May be harmful if swallowed. May cause liver and kidney effects and/or damage. There may be irritation to the gastro-intestinal tract.”
Mr. Schebler’s “severe diarrhea and very dark urine” appear to indicate gastro-intestinal tract irritation.
BP Press Officer Daren Beaudo released a statement  on August 28 that reads, “Unified Command records indicate that the last date of use of the Corexit 9527 was May 22,” almost three months before the samples were taken from the pool.
Yet, the Schebler’s report is the second time in the last 10 days that the 2-butoxyethanol marker for Corexit 9527A has been discovered near the Gulf. It has also been found near the Florida border in Cotton Bayou, AL, at about 1/4 the level as in Homosassa, FL. A WKRG segment from August 19  featured an inland water sample that tested for 13.3 ppm of the Corexit dispersant.
The question remains, how did this chemical find its way into the Schebler’s pool in such a high concentration?
“At night we would hear very low aircraft, including helicopters. We figured they were just heading to help out in the Gulf,” and Mrs. Schebler added that she was told, “The prevailing winds from the Gulf are easterly — and when they spray, it is airborne — and that we are right in the path of those winds.” It was also noted that, “We had alot of rain here before my husband got sick, and wondered what was going on… We had been having daily downpours in July.”
There is no way to be sure at this point. Though she stated, “Friends a few miles away… are having [a] similar situation. They are now thinking of getting their water tested.”
Toxicologist discusses dispersants being encountered on land:
As for the family’s current physical well being, “We both still have rashes that will not go away if we stop the cream we were given by our doctor. Warren still gets diarrhea on and off – this never happened with this frequency before.”
But the trauma is not only physical. Here are the answers of the Scheblers when asked about the current situation at their home and in their area:
“We spoke to a number of mothers and fathers last evening [August 27]. Most have not even heard of Corexit. … But for the most part, parents with small children were concerned.”
“Some of the neighbors we spoke to were more worried about home values than pollution.”
“We are hoping for someone to come and do more samplings, we were told we shouldn’t eat anything from outside as it probably will all be tainted. It seems that we are the first to check on this, we’re sure all our neighbors on this coast will have the same outcome.”
“We are lost. We would like more testing. We’ve reached out to a few people we thought could tell us where we go from here, but haven’t as of yet received any direction. We are not completely able to grasp what this means.”
“We feel it is a horrible environment to live in and frankly, would like to leave the area. We believe that if this substance is in our pool, it could very well be in the air, especially because of the rashes we continue to apply medication to. We’re not sure if this will enter the groundwater, or even already has. We feel other people need to know that if it’s in our backyard, it is most definitely in other backyards.”
“Where we go from here, we do not know.”
Additional responses shared by the Scheblers:
- A friend told us a few months ago that [the nuclear power station located less than 15 miles north is] checking constantly for the underwater plumes, because they could shut down the plant.
- Warren cleans the lanai [around the pool] with a power washer, no chemicals at all. We’ve never used or purchased Simple Green [which contains 2-butoxyethanol].
- We were stunned to see our beautiful, wine red daylillies turn a yellow-white color and die [around the end of June]. The plant kept producing sickly blooms after that, which would die on the stem. We’ve never seen a red flower turn color. The plants are 3 years old. Extremely odd – we should have taken pictures of that, but didn’t…
- One of our dogs had severe diarrhea for a week [in early May]. Neighbors have reported similar findings.
Additional information on dispersant use:
- BP Press Officer Daren Beaudo’s August 28 statement  on dispersant use: “The last day of all dispersant use was July 19… Unified Command has not used any dispersants since then.”
- Because the Unified Command claims to no longer be using dispersant since as of July 19, does not mean all dispersant use has ended. As BP Mobile Incident Commander Keith Seilhan revealed  last week, “‘We are not using dispersants and haven’t been for some time’… But when asked whether contractors who operate in state waters could be, he said he could not be certain. ‘We have lots of contractors, but no one should be using them.’”
- Why would dispersants still be in use? See yesterday’s article  in the Pensacola News Journal, that reported documents show tons of submerged oil being removed by the bucket full from Pensacola coast — Feds, BP still in public denial 
- Aug. 28: INLAND: City officials find 66 ppm of COREXIT DISPERSANT near Florida/Alabama border (VIDEO) 
- Aug. 25: 13.3 ppm of COREXIT found INLAND, near Florida border — Chemist says tests show “toxic solvent” 2-butoxyethanol that “RUPTURES red blood cells” (VIDEO & PHOTOS) 
Article printed from Florida Oil Spill Law: http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com
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 July letter: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:_RNIt_CegM4J:msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/TODAY/Sections/aNEWS/2010/07-July%252010/ScientistsConsensusStatement.pdf+2+butoxyethanol+%22highly+toxic%22&cd=54&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
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 released a statement: http://www.dailyfinance.co.uk/2010/08/28/bp-gulf-oil-spill-dispersants/
 documents show tons of submerged oil being removed by the bucket full from Pensacola coast — Feds, BP still in public denial: http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/coverup-confirmed-documents-show-tons-of-submerged-oil-being-removed-by-the-bucket-full-from-pensacola-coast-feds-bp-still-in-public-denial
 INLAND: City officials find 66 ppm of COREXIT DISPERSANT near Florida/Alabama border (VIDEO): http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/inland-city-officials-find-66-ppm-of-corexit-dispersant-near-floridaalabama-border-video