Monday, August 30, 2010

Stop The Madness!



It is believed that the accident in the Gulf is just a drop in the bucket compared to several other BP off shore drill sites that are primed for an even bigger disaster. I believe it is time to send a clear message to the White House that we no longer will tolerate our oceans being used in a gamble that rakes in billions of dollars for oil companies, but leaves the lives of those living in the water and on the coastlines in dire jeopardy.

The time has come for all of us to stand up and say 'we're mad as hell, and we aren't going to take it anymore'! Big corporations have run this country, through lobbying, for far too long. The result has been disastrous for the common man. Life on this planet cannot continue if we do not do something about it's decimation. We can no longer hide our heads in the sand.

Please join me in signing a petition to ban off-shore drilling. The amount of oil in the Gulf waters is just not worth the risk. It's time to force our government to find alternative technology for clean energy. If enough of us stand up for what we believe in, then the change will come. But it will not come if we don't raise our voices in unison.

If you have a few extra dollars, please donate to Oceana, as they currently have a sponsor that will match donations until August 31st, as they strive to find the real impact of all that oil in the Gulf.

All life will cease to exist without our oceans. They produce half of the oxygen necessary for life. Please help.

23 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice post nancy...well in context because what is happening to our oceans i not nice at all...will check out the petition...

Star said...

Yes true but you must also stop consuming oil at such a rate over there! If your gas was as expensive as it is in the U.K. you wouldn't all do so much driving over there, I can guarantee it.

Nancy said...

Brian - Thanks, Brian.

Star - You make an excellent point. It may require gasoline to go up, but if we don't have oxygen to breath - well, it won't make much difference.

Marlene said...

This is something very dear to my heart and soul..and the picture says it all ...we have donated already...It has to stop...we have to change...This CAN NOT go on for much longer...we owe this to ourselves the planet and all its living creatures..Thank you for this pot....Marlene

Nancy said...

Marlene - Bless you for already donating!

இயற்கை நேசி|Oruni said...

This piece of small article has lots of essence and truth in it. But who cares to listen to it. Already, it is said that the current oil spillage is minuscule compared to the vastness of the ocean, we as a people nothing to worry about so on and on the media campaigning is going on.

It is very sad that we took this path to convince ourselves until the reality strikes us real hard.

Thanks for writing!

Nancy said...

Oruni - Oceana is doing research on what the true impact is on the Gulf. No one believes all of the oil "just disappeared", regardless of what the media says. They are funded by people like you and me. They have also spearheaded a petition to our Congress to stop the cruel finning of sharks. Thank you so much for stopping by and adding your voice.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I agree whole-heartedly. We are currently looking to turn to wind power here at our campground to provide our electric needs. I hope to be off the grid soon. We try to encourage our campers to recycle, but most don't. I will check out the petition for sure.

Nancy said...

Kathy - I think that's great! Keep us updated on your progress.

leilani said...

Nancy.. great post!! if wwe change the way we live... it will work... cannot sell what isnt being bought.

Rob-bear said...

Maybe we should change the name of our planet from Earth to Polluto.

We have to keep trying, one person at a time.

Nancy said...

lielani - You are absolutely right.

Rob-bear - We really do.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Great post. I think it's important, too, that people know about the free health care clinics that are occurring nationwide, and which Countdown helps to raise money for. There's on this weekend in New Orleans. Off to sign this petition.

Star said...

You have some very interesting comments on this post. We have had disastrous oil spills before from tankers and we are an island here and depend on our coastline. I have noticed that nature does take care of itself eventually. The oil that comes out of the ground is not man-made - it is a natural product and as such will dissipate by itself eventually, which is what it is doing. Of course it is very sad to see the death of the wildlife and I have cried over that as much as everyone else BUT we have to keep it in context. In time, the coastline will recover, the politicians will stop using the disaster for their own ends and the wildlife will come back. The earth does not owe us a living, we have to keep that in mind.
Yes, it is terrible what people are doing to the ocean. There are too many people on the planet. That is the problem. We are all greedy and want more and more and more. We are not prepared to compromise or share or help each other. We deserve what we get! HOWEVER, it is within our power to make changes, to take less, to share more and to stop pretending that it isn't happening.
I will sign the petition and do all I can to make changes in my life.
Bless you for your concern.
Star

The Good Cook said...

Nancy,

I've been looking for a charity. I want to make a donation in TBHITW's name. He so loved this planet and truly wanted to leave it a better place. Thanks. Oceana it is.

Merisi said...

It was only yesterday (or was it Sunday), that I read another article in the paper, about the oil companies driller ever deeper and deeper. To cry out loud!

Hilary said...

A fine post, Nancy. I signed.

Nancy said...

Trish & Rob - Wow - hopefully the word gets out on that one!

Star - I agree - it starts with each and every one of us. We need to preserve something for our grandchildren (including your little peanut), so I guess that's why I'm working so hard at preserving the oceans. The Gulf doesn't have much oil, that's the thing, and the risks are great for another spill. If you're interested, OCEANA is one of many charities vying for $1,000,000 from American Express - you can vote once per week - check out their website. I think we all need to pick something and work as hard as we can for that one thing. If you can do more, then that's great too. But for me - it's the oceans and I really like OCEANA. In the meantime - you're right - consume less, share more and be better citizens to the earth. Thanks, Star.

Good Cook - Thank you! This is my organization to support as well.

Merisi - I think they need to stay on land, where spills are easier to clean up.

Hilary - Thank you!

m. heart said...

Done, thank you for a link to that petition!

slommler said...

Thanks for the link...I visited and signed the petition!!
And congrats on your POTW award. We all need to pay better attention to what is going on!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Gaston Studio said...

Wonderful post Nancy, and congrats on a well deserved POTW mention. I'll go and sign, and pray that many others will do the same.

Cloudia said...

AMEN!!!!!!





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Lydia said...

Oceana is a great organization.

Now another oil rig explosion off the LA coast. Not the same kind of disaster as BP's gusher, but still it is a huge warning call in my estimation.