Aug 6th, 2010 at 2:20 pm by susie
Yeah, because the FDA has never made a political finding, have they? This is simply an attempt to revive the fishing industry. Do you believe them? I don’t:
Chemical dispersants sprayed into the Gulf of Mexico to break up the massive oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon disaster do not appear to threaten the safety of seafood in the affected waters, the Food and Drug Administration said this week.
In a letter sent in response to questions from Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of seafood said that chemicals used to break up the slicks are not as dangerous to human health as the oil itself.
FDA scientists do not believe that the chemicals accumulate significantly in the tissue of fish and shellfish, and so, even if the fish absorb the chemicals through gills or other ways, the fish do not retain them, Jeanne Ireland, FDA’s assistant commissioner for legislation, wrote to Markey. That means they do not pass up the food chain to humans and are not considered a public health concern, according to the FDA.
BP sprayed 1.8 million gallons of the dispersant Corexit on the surface of the gulf and, for the first time, at the wellhead a mile underwater. Dispersants were last used July 19, four days after BP temporarily capped its leaking well.
Aug 6th, 2010 at 2:17 pm by susie
Aug 6th, 2010 at 2:00 pm by susie
I am so sick of this motherfucking cardinal grand cross and this Saturn-Pluto-Uranus square hitting my sun in the goddamned 12th house.
Oh, did I say that out loud?
Aug 6th, 2010 at 1:45 pm by susie
Aug 6th, 2010 at 12:11 pm by susie
Aug 6th, 2010 at 11:56 am by susie
Aug 6th, 2010 at 11:14 am by susie
Boy, I haven’t heard that song in about 40 years! A lovely essay by Roger Ebert about Catholic school (and no, it wasn’t all knuckle-rapping and child raping).
Aug 6th, 2010 at 11:05 am by susie
When you have a political system that’s all about gaming the system rather than, you know, providing actual leadership, this is the kind of shit sandwich you get.
Aug 6th, 2010 at 10:55 am by susie
General J.C. Christian has an idea.
Aug 6th, 2010 at 9:49 am by susie
And yet, STILL our politicians and “leaders” do nothing about climate change:
MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday banned all exports of grain after millions of acres of Russian wheat withered in a severe drought, driving up prices around the world and pushing them to their highest level in two years in the United States.
The move was the latest of several abrupt interventions in the Russian economy by Mr. Putin, who called the ban necessary to curb rising food prices in the country. Russia is suffering from the worst heat wave since record-keeping began here more than 130 years ago.
“We need to prevent a rise in domestic food prices, we need to preserve the number of cattle and build up reserves for next year,” Mr. Putin said in a meeting broadcast on television. “As the saying goes, reserves don’t make your pocket heavy.”