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Anybody like baked sea turtle? by LyoNaka Anybody like baked sea turtle? by LyoNaka
Yey I won! Thanks guys. [link]

Don't worry. Mother nature’s got this one...the oil that the booms dont get, the animals will soak up for us.

We are on the edge of shaping human history…by closing the divide between awareness and action. This is about redefining our role in the world and putting purpose before profit.

Ive tried to create a feeling of fire melting. To showcase the recent discovery that BP is burning up sea turtles. How many of you want to take a bet that this beautiful creature is still around?

WIP [link]
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Here it is close to day 80 of the oil spill. And it seems like as each day goes by, less is being done. A multi-billion dollar company. And they can’t do something so simple. I live here along the coast in a small fishing town and every day I have to wake up seeing more and more suffering. It breaks my heart.

My home is being destroyed.

This wonderful beautiful place I grew up in. There's almost nothing left. People are leaving...the beauty is long dead. And it feels like no one is even trying. It's good to know others care. A lot of what I think the problem is, is that many people who don’t have attachments here or live here are maybe aware of the problem, and think it’s sad....but there isn’t anything more. They think it isn’t their problem, it isn’t their business...and so there’s nothing they can do.

This is so ridiculous that a project of this size, with the potential to do so much harm, simply didn't have the protocols in place, or any reliable (apparently) safety nets for a catastrophe of this magnitude. Something like this should have a playbook as elaborate and disaster-paranoid as a NASA space launch. No plan at that depth? And they’re aloud to drill that way? Money talks. Recently I heard that the government has sent in SWAT teams? For what? Incase my house catches on fire? We don't call SWAT.

People need to get their priorities in order. Any child can point a finger. The way this whole affair is unfolding, is beyond disgusting. Let's see as in the next few weeks government officials start pointing fingers at who did what and why this happened. It's all they CAN do...No, its all they WANT to do. TOO BAD if you dont think it was your fault Washington, YOU'RE the government. THIS IS A BIG DEAL. NOW DO SOMETHING. BP obviously can't do this the right way and by themselves...they just keep screwing up. Stop letting them try it their own way...its not working. BP DOSENT know best in this case...Why do we let them continue this? Is it because we all know that corporations always have the public interest at heart -- right? right?

I feel its only appropriate that, while the people of these United states, have to watch yet another disaster, we might as well have some entertainment, to go along with the train wreck, that was again, caused by incompetence, out in the field, and up in the office. Why it has taken so long for the government to help kind of reminds me of another disaster that the government took too long to help in. I also can’t STAND the fact that it takes another country less time to get help from our own government than WE get. Sorry Haiti, sorry Chile...but SERIOUSLY, it's like saying we're not important enough to come first.

It's nice to see SOME measures being taken, like hiring the fishermen who are now out of jobs to clean...but...maybe that part should come AFTER we stop the leak. Hmmm? Just a few days ago Obama was out CAMPAIGNING around the country, saying how good the economy is, fund raising in California, calling Arizona racist...Meanwhile we approach day 80 in the spill. QUOTE "we will not relent until this leak is contained." Sounds like someone needs to get their priorities straight, if something isn't done soon...there are going to be a lot of very angry voters.

And maybe because people aren’t more angry is because BP has succeeded in their hush-hush....but I think if enough people rallied, not just us in the gulf...but everywhere...even if it DOSENT affect you directly.....if we rallied in the spirit in which Americans seem to have lost since our countries founding. If we could do that. Then the world would see. And the world would listen.

The time for waiting IS over. As the Louisiana Governor stated in a recent press conference “ Again we've called on the coast guard and the federal government to force BP to act responsibly, either to begin the work themselves or get out of the way and just give us the money and we'll get it done ourselves. “

And its far more devastating for those in the water.

All species of sea turtles are either listed as endangered or threatened...Harming or killing one "carries stiff fines and civil penalties ($500-$25,000) assessed for each violation. Criminal penalties include possible prison time and fines from $25,000-$50,000." Do you honestly believe that BP is going to pay? Because I dont. If they let the turtles burn....then what evidence is there to assess a fine? Exactly....there IS no evidence.

What's worse is BP has BANNED fishermen like the one you will meet below from going out and RESCUING these animals before they get burned.

Here's a live interview of a fish boat captain who has tried to save some of these turtles: [link]

Here's a wonderful article going over the oil spill and why the government is not doing enough. The writer believes that our government is more worried about women in Kenya receiving abortions than they are about the sea turtles and whales burning alive, so be warned it is rather conservative: [link]

However I was unable to find any interviews with BP workers who are out there on the front lines, cleaning up the spill. Why? Because they won’t allow their workers to go on camera. They don’t WANT us to know what's going on. They want Americans to be blind to how severe the situation really is.

On May 5 The US EPA told BP that the company had to choose a new dispersant, saying the one it had been using so far, Corexit, was too toxic. What was BP's response? That they would not change their dispersant because they did not have an effective alternative. EVEN THOUGH the EPA provided BP with a list of dispersant alternatives. To deal with the massive spill, BP has applied more than 650,000 gallons of dispersant above and BELOW the water. The two dispersants used by BP, Corexit EC9500A and Corexit EC9527A, are either comparable or 10 to 20 times more toxic than 12 other dispersants on the EPA’s approved list. So why would they want to use corexit in the first place? A chemical that BP's OWN government has banned?

They stand to gain, of course. Here's the run down:

:bulletblack:1.Corexit is a chemical dispersant used on oil spills. It breaks down the oil into smaller particles. Which subsequently pulls out the natural oils from fish, dolphin and sharks. Oils that some need to survive. Pictures of bloated dolphin can now be found online as a result. Why use it? Because it hides the oil by breaking it down and sinking it to a lower depth. This is purely for a visual fix, the oil is still there, but now mixed with chemicals. Covering up the spill so it doesn't seem so bad.

:bulletblack:2. Corexit was banned in the United Kingdom over a decade ago.

:bulletblack:3. Corexit was used during the Exxon Valdez oil spill and has been linked to illness and death. The variety of illnesses caused by Corexit are respiratory, nervous system, liver disorders, kidney disorders, blood disorders, headaches, vomiting and reproductive problems.

:bulletblack:4. BP was allowed to choose what dispersant to use. BP was stockpiled with Corexit and continued ordering it. When the EPA told BP to use something else, BP did not stop using Corexit. The EPA has yet to enforce that BP stop using Corexit.

:bulletblack:5. Corexit is being manufactured and supplied by Nalco. Nalco is in Naperville, IL which is just outside of Chicago. Chicago…the same corrupt city that our Governments Leader calls home. Does anyone see why the government has not pushed BP to change?

So what exactly is Nalco, creators of Corexit, doing when it isn't cranking out chemicals to dump on an oil slick? Mostly, it's advising water, paper and energy companies how to save money on water treatment. HA.

( [link] ) To make things even more ironic, the senate will hear a testimony to reveal what we've known all along; that BP doesn’t care about the environment, the animals that are dying, and the lives that are being destroyed by the oil spill.

Allegiance Capitol Corporation V.P. Fred McCallister said that BP is deliberately sinking oil with the toxic chemical disbursant Corexit, to hide the size of the oil spill. Also by sinking the oil before it can be collected, BP won’t have to pay fines on it.

McCallister said, “Everybody in Europe, where the standard practice is to raise the oil and collect it, is scratching their heads, and quite honestly laughing at what’s happening in the Gulf.” He added, “Everyone is looking at us and wondering why we’re allowing this to happen.”

He also explained why BP has been refusing offers of help from additional foreign skimmers. BP’s fear is that independent skimmers would be able to count the number of gallons collected, and thus provide the US government with data to assess spill rate financial penalties against BP.

It sounds like BP is in control of this situation and they are doing what’s in the best interests of BP and their shareholders

To read more about corexit visit: [link]

Here's a great article explaining what some terms mean from the health care and medicine institute: [link]


Joining a facebook page one thing. (For those of you who would like to join the BP boycott on facebook go here [link] here's a similar link for twitter [link] )Saying you dislike what's going on, but....that doesn't help. Be active. “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little” -Edmund Burke.

As Kevin Pereira says in his report from everyone's favorite gamer network G4...."Everyone is going to try to lie to you about what is going on." [link] So just stay focused, don't get bored with whats going on, i know its hard to watch day in and day out. But give us your support. Visit us...see with your own eyes what's really going on. Support us, either with your time your tourism in years to come or your money. Donate to gulf state local agencies, no big government help bp help funds...give directly to the people who need it. Because right now, its not so bad...we have lots of volunteers in the area spending money at our restaurants and stores......but when they leave, there wont be anything left. So please keep this in mind, and keep US in mind.

Wildlife donations can go directly to places such as:
Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research
The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
The International Bird Rescue Research Center
National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association

Donate your hair and help:

Here is an interesting take on the spill, a 23rd Amendment declaring the separation between corporation and state:

Gallery of pictures showing the TRUE devastation:

Support some of our other Oil Spill Deviants in the fight
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Follow `yuumei :iconyuumei: and her Oil Spill Awareness Contest [link] and [link]

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Photoshopforearth Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
A important image!
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: [link] and here: [link]
Qpillowcase Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
My heart just sinks when I look at these, and I can do nothing to stop it.

Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Meiriona Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
damn, I wish there was more I could do. I use freerice all the time, if there was a site like that for the gulf coast, I'd be all over it. I've already sent what money I can.
LyoNaka Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Filmographer
And I thank you from the deepest parts of my heart for even the little things that people give every day.
CREAPx Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
just horrific!
Rozrr Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I did this journal a week or so ago, if you want to look.

I will now look through your image comments.
LyoNaka Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Filmographer
I completely agree.
thegentlemansoldier Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Society's dependence on oil should be broken, then incidents like this would never happen again. Hydrogen power please!
LyoNaka Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Filmographer
I agree that having such a limited resource play such a vital role for us is EXTREMELY concerning. However I do not think it will be overnight that the biggest gas guzzling nation in the world realizes what's good for them. Oil companies certainly dont want that to happen. We need to work towards a oil free future, but in the meanwhile work towards a SAFE oil industry. If proper regulations would have been in place to begin with, we wouldn't have millions and millions of gallons sitting on the bottom of the gulf of Mexico.
Phantomness-2005 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
I read through all of this in one sitting and was absolutely astounded. You're absolutely right - in your own thoughts and your sources. Living in that same butt-fuck-nowhere town, that wonderful little beach-side town, I know exactly what you mean. As disgusting as it can be, its a beautiful, magical place.

And I don't want to see it gone.
LyoNaka Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
Exactly. Im scared Troix, I honestly am.
VEDACAKE Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
.____. poor turtle
Bahamut285 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with what Lyoko said, concerning people just "giving up" on oil. People shouldn't be so ignorant about how much this impacts us other than the environment. It is physically impossible for us just to be all: "OMFGGG I TTLY HATE BP AND STUFF SO LETS NOT USE OIL K?"

Two reasons why we haven't started using cleaner fuel is:
1. MonkeyD is correct about oil companies monopolizing the market
2. Our technology isn't good enough to make it cheap as well as efficient. I don't think anybody here wants to pay something like $1000 per square foot of solar cells on your roof, regardless of how safe and green it is, it's simply not economically feasible.

To be completely honest other than BP fart-arsing around about fixing it, I think we should just put this whole thing behind us. Yes it was a disaster, Yes it was horrible and BP should pay dearly for it, yes we should work harder to find renewable and safe resources for energy, but we can't just bitch and cry every time something like this happens. Take Haiti for example, it was a disaster, it was horrible, but do you hear anybody talking about it anymore? No not really unless you work at Red Cross or something. Shit happens, it's upsetting, but we just have to pick up the pieces and move on... =/

In a more related note, excellent article and artwork <3
LyoNaka Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
lol, thanks hun. Its good to see that people can find places to talk about this. Raise awareness and perhaps give people the truth. Hopefully one day soon the majority will understand what's going on, and at least attempt to fix it. If we had just said shit happens get over it...lets move on about issues such as slavery...womens rights...or the choke hold England had on the colonies, where would we be as a nation?

I think the best thing is to raise awareness...and keep it raised. Its easy to forget and move on, but its also easy to notice when its being pushed at you, regardless of if you want to hear it or not.
Bahamut285 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Social issues are different than disasters, natural or human. What I mean by getting over it is not dwelling on it to the point where people are tired of hearing about it. Awareness is also different than shoving things down people's throats.

For example, coming from a totally neutral standpoint... At my old school, every year for Remembrance Day, we had to waste four hours (half a day of school) sitting in the gymnasium watching some play/movie/performance about the Holocaust, ad nauseam. I have nothing against Jews, I have nothing against raising awareness, because we already learn about it several times in numerous history classes. But is it SERIOUSLY necessary to have 4 hours taken out of school (during which I'd like to LEARN!) just for this? EVERY YEAR? NO THANKS!!! I have no problem with a small speech about it followed by 2 minutes of silence, I find it a very respectful moment. Also, I'm not saying we should forget about what happened, but it doesn't have to come up like heartburn every single year.

When it comes to issues, such as Women's Rights, Gay Rights, etc. I don't mind raising awareness through performances or a small festival type thing or some such activities. However, when they star closing down streets, inconveniencing thousands of people going to work just for some stupid parade, how is it they really wonder why people get pissed off? If we had a "Heterosexual" or "Men's Rights" parade, the homos and stupid women will be all up in arms about it. Why is there this kind of double standard? Why can't I have my hetero-parade along with my women's-parade?
LyoNaka Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Filmographer
You are right in the call for a neutral standpoint and not dwelling on the points. However, I seem to think that this issue needs constant attention. I agree, it can be rather boring hearing about the holocaust or slavery....but the difference between these very two different subjects is that. Those problems have been all but solved...this problem is still THERE. Sitting back and saying its boring to hear about the oil spill or that we need not dwell on the fact does nothing to stop the problem, it pushes it aside from our minds and allows for BP to drag their feet longer. It gives them exactly what they want.

Im all for raising awareness and not inconveniencing people along the way, but there what of the inconvenience that BP has given us? Are we not allowed our anger and frustration? Our want and need to END this once and for all? Silence and patience will not get us there any faster...a chorus and bombardment will.

Look at history. Did MLK end the stigma towards blacks by sitting back and letting it run its course? Did the American Soldiers let England decide on their own to let us become a free nation? Did the veterans just figure that they'd get fair and just treatment in their time of need without asking for it? No...And I believe that America has grown resiliant to the Oil Spill. They have become to comfortable with their blindness and have thus handed over the reigns to a money hungry company that does not see farther than their own best intrests. The time to be silent is gone. We HAVE to stand up and do something. Dont just relax and figure the government will take care of us all. Its been 80+ days now and what have they given us? More of the same.

xxDEcOYxx Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Think before you move :)
MonkeyDaph Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate BP!!!
you're right why don't they do something so easy, specially having so much money??
i wish they eat ALL the oil and see if they can survive!!!


my best wishes for you and those around you we'll make everything on our hands to help you!!!!
Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Don't stop at BP. Destroy all the oil companies because they're all just as corrupt and evil. Just because this one was BP (and Transocean) doesn't mean that all the hate should go their way.
They're all raping the planet so they all need to be brought to account.
MonkeyDaph Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah!! you are all right!!!
there are so much clean fuels and oil companies don't let them progress 'cause they'll lose all ther money...
LyoNaka Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
I know we all might think that right now. But...honestly look at yourselves. Could you survive without oil to run your cars? or to power your homes? your computers? internet? All of it requires the use of oil. And so honestly the solution is not in destroying oil companies. Its in making it safer. Destroying the government agendas and making sure that OUR best interests are served before their pockets can even be padded.
Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
The solution lies in reducing our oil addiction and investing in clean energy. Two things that the oil companies can't stand because it means they lose money.
LyoNaka Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
I think there was a hint of anger in I seem angry? lol
Yusako-Eternal-Mode Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
-hug- Yea..
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