It’s taken almost two years, but facts are emerging from inter-corporate emails about what BP really knew could happen—and BP withheld—regarding the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill that tragic day, April 11, 2010.
Radio news reports by Dave Cohen of CBS News New Orleans, plus the AP article “BP emails reveal company veiling spill rate” on WWL.com AM870 and FM105.3 website  confirm,
…That if the well was not protected by the blow-out preventer [sic] at the drill site crude oil could burst into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate if [sic] 3.4 millions gallons a day.
If I remember correctly, wasn’t the public told that only a thousand gallons a day were belching out of the rig? Also, didn’t we find out that there was NO blowout preventor? And furthermore, court divulged emails suggest that the Coast Guard and BP were engaged in heated discussions about the potentialities of the oil spill.
The above information was released Friday, January 27, 2012, in federal court litigation.
And yet the media spin at the time of the spill seemed almost reassuring. Was that part of the reason why there was a media and press embargo placed on information gathering at the time with imprisonment and fines up to $10,000 for just trying to take a photograph, if I remember correctly? So what does all this say almost two years later, and why would I think of correlating it with Big Pharma’s vaccine research?
That’s not all. Recently more and more dead dolphins have been washing up on Gulf shores with scientists performing necropsies and taking three tissue samples from each dolphin to determine what’s causing dolphins to die at an alarming rate. In an online article “BP oil commercials cover up environmental distress” (WKMG, Orlando, Florida) there’s a disturbing video about the problem and how scientists apparently are ‘gagged’ from reporting their findings.
Here’s my answer: Both entities act similarly, probably according to their respective corporate cultures that, apparently and in essence, negatively affect the public safety, health, and welfare.
Even though the oil spill was hidden from view as much as possible along with the corporate emails until the federal court litigation, we may find in hindsight what really transpired after the fact, but the consequences of actions taken, e.g., jillions of gallons of Corexit sprayed and injected into the Gulf to make the oil disperse and hit bottom, along with all the burning of surface oil, and petroleum pollution damage to aquatic life, may never be known.
Now, let me point out parallels in what seems to be going on in the corporate and medical culture of vaccines, which Big Pharma—another corporate megalith—produces with NO apparent safety or efficacy studies that prove vaccines do not cause cancer or other diseases, including neurological anomalies attributed to the neurotoxins in their vaccines.
Healthcare consumers are expected to take Pharma’s word for it that vaccines are safe, while the FDA gives its imprimatur that turns into mandates.
Daily there are tragedies occurring to infants, toddlers, teens, and adults receiving vaccines, which are disregarded as ‘can’t be vaccines; they are safe’ shtick. The CDC’s VAERS system reports all types of adverse reactions, and confirms over 24,000 adverse effects associated with Gardasil® HPV vaccine alone, since it first appeared in June 2006. And yet there can be NO federal court litigation either to investigate or press charges for tort damages because of the rather foolishly enacted, interpreted, and administered National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986 (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34).
Congress ought to revisit and update NCVIA for vaccine damage relief and compensation without input from Big Pharma lobbyists, but with the guidance of legions of constituents and parents whose children have been damaged by vaccines. What good is Congress, if it’s doing only Big Pharma’s bidding? Let’s level the playing field, as they say. Ain’t it about time?
Unlike BP, Big Pharma has stealth-like protection and freedom from legal and financial liabilities from harming anyone with vaccines, all while they keep making more vaccines with more mandates for their use.
Another parallel to the BP issue regards corporate information. In the case with Big Pharma, we hear time and time again how information is withheld from FDA that could prove negative results for acceptance of new drugs and vaccines. And yet those findings are missing from official filings. I’d like to see some member of Congress—or even the U.S. Supreme Court—show some righteous indignation and request Pharma to produce all its information regarding vaccine research, which, if I’m not mistaken, is subsidized by U.S. taxpayers through the National Institutes of Health.
Did you know that NIH sends more than $90 million in taxpayer-funded grants to China. To China, with all its problems with toxic ingredients in products, plus no jobs here in the USA? Shouldn’t we, the taxpayers who pay the bills, know what we’re getting and have our people make it?
Isn’t it about time that Big Pharma is treated the same as other businesses and gets its days in court with as much discovery as it will take to uncover what’s been hidden. No one should be above the law, I contend. If BP oil damage can have its day in court, so can Big Pharma’s vaccine damage.
 http://www.wwl.com/pages/12120885.php?contentType=4&contentId=9866123 accessed Jan. 28, 2012
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