Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Gulf BLUE PLAGUE is Evolving

by Gnosty » 10 Aug 2010, 15:58

by Michael Edward

The Gulf BLUE PLAGUE is Evolving

I have been interviewing family and friends who live along the Gulf of Mexico coast in Louisiana and Mississippi. Many of them had been working on shrimp boats before May 1, 2010 and a cousin is a shrimp boat owner. I have also spoken at length with two RN's working at a Gulf coast Emergency Room and an Emergency Clinic who are close family friends. I am basing what follows on their observations and knowledge along with my own personal research.

A cousin who owns his own shrimp boat was hired by BP to assist with oil boom and cleanup operations. Other family members were also hired and have been his crew while undertaking BP boom and cleanup assistance operations. They were all forced to sign agreements not to publicly speak about their work or anything about BP operations. Their legal agreements do not mention anything about speaking openly to their families.


Every one of those working on the shrimp boat have suffered from flu-like symptoms since the end of May, 2010. This includes migraine headaches, eye aches, joint aches, ear aches, severe coughing bouts, fevers, vomiting, and swollen glands (especially in the neck). These same symptoms are being seen in the coastal ER's as well. But as family and the RN's have confirmed, these symptoms are not caused by any viral flu. This is not the same as the Asian Flu or any other viral flu bug. These symptoms are directly caused by a lack of oxygen due to airborne chemicals and toxic gases.

Most family members who work and live further inland have not yet encountered these symptoms since their jobs are indoors where recirculating air conditioning systems isolate them from constant outdoor air exposure. They also drive to/from work with the recirculating A/C system on to keep cool. The same applies when they are in their air conditioned homes. But those who do work outdoors 10-20 miles inland have recently experienced many of the same flu-like symptoms as those in the family who are working on the boats.

According to the ER nurses, in the southern Mississippi and Louisiana areas there have been more than 600 cases of what their staffs have appropriately named the "BP flu". The vast majority of these "flu" cases are with those people who are working along the coast, as well as further offshore, on boats; and those who live along the southernmost areas along the Gulf of Mexico. One might initially think - based on mainstream media reports - that these flu-like symptoms are nothing to be overly concerned about. This is not a matter of 'take two aspirins and call me in the morning'. Nothing could be further from the truth.

As reported by researchers at Columbia Univ.'s National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) in late July 2010, more than 40 percent of adults living within ten miles of the coast say they have experienced direct exposure to the oil spill or clean-up effort. Within this group, nearly 40 percent reported physical symptoms of skin irritations and respiratory problems.


Along with the symptoms that mimic flu-like viruses, there are increasing cases of severe symptomatic cyanosis. These rapidly increasing symptoms range from bluish lip color to numbness in fingers and toes. There is also a fast growing increase of pneumonia cases which are being diagnosed as chemical induced pneumonia. Those working on boats and those living directly on the coast are the most effected.

Cyanosis is simply oxygen starvation in the blood. With a moderate case involving such a lack of oxygen, the skin appears to have a blueish colour. Hands and fingers especially show these signs as will other extremities such as toes and lips. A lack of oxygen in the blood can also have a purplish appearance where the skin surface is red from sun exposure but the blood beneath the skin is blue. Red and blue make purple.

If all these BLUE FLU symptoms were temporary, most everyone suffering from them would eventually recover as the blood becomes increasingly oxygenated once removed from the oxygen depletion source. Short term exposure and biological complications to gases and chemicals that starve the air and lungs from oxygen, creating cyanosis, are usually reversible. However, long term exposure is not fully reversible. Long term exposure depends on how depleted the air is of oxygen and how much time a person has been exposed to that condition.


The same goes for oxygen levels in water. Fish, turtles, and crustaceans (shrimp and lobsters) die quickly when oxygen levels have been depleted. Dolphins and whales are mammals and they depend on surface water air to breathe their oxygen. Since May 2010, there has been an epidemic of dead fish, turtles, dolphins, sharks and whales in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The mainstream media has failed to report this truth. As someone who works closely with other animal rescue and wildlife rehabilitation services throughout the southeast, I have been told there are very few turtles or marine animals being rescued because the majority are already dead when found.

It's more than obvious that the water in the northern Gulf of Mexico is severely depleted of oxygen. This also applies to the surface air that dolphins and whales - as well as people - depend on to breathe.

In May 2010, tests done by various research vessels in the northern Gulf of Mexico showed a 30-60% decrease in oxygen levels. This was three long months ago. This surely accounts for the vast fish kills. But when you combine lethal chemicals - such as Corexit - along with oil and gas by-products from large plumes of oil hidden deep in the Gulf, the problem is yet in its initial stages. As the algae naturally attacks these chemicals, oil and gases, a further oxygen depletion occurs. It's nature's way of attempting to correct the problem. The result of that natural process is severe oxygen depletion.


While the Blue Flu symptoms are increasing for more and more people, those who have had 30+ days of direct exposure to the toxic and oxygen depleted Gulf air and water are in immediate danger of permanent and irreversible biological damage... if not death.

How humans and animals biologically react to cyanosis depends on the severity of exposure and time of exposure. At first, the body will compensate as best it can. But sooner or later, the body is overcome and severe complications begin. Without enough oxygen, the body will begin to rot and die from the inside out. The outward signs can be numbness in extremities, swollen necks and throats, blue lips, dark purple tongues, blue or gray skin colour, and even bloodshot eyes as the body attempts to filter out the toxins. Lymph nodes and adenoids are overburdened.

But these outward signs are the result of severe inward problems. Left exposed to a lack of oxygen, the kidneys and liver will fail and shut down. Heart failure is next. It's the same as someone who has decided to commit suicide by carbon monoxide depletion of oxygen in a locked garage with their car running. They die from cyanosis, the lack of oxygen. People living and working along the northern Gulf coast will eventually die the same way if exposed to depleted oxygen levels long enough.


The oil and gas from the Biloxi Dome area has not stopped flowing. It's an oil exploration well which blew out on or about February 13, 2010 so severely that it deposited the Blow Out Preventer (BOP) and the steel well casing hundreds of yards away on the ocean floor. There is nothing there to cap or abate the oil flow with. It's an open hole that is nothing less than an oil, gas and tar volcano. While a certain leaking BP well may have been capped seven miles northeast of the Biloxi Dome area, an already large underwater lake of oil at an approximate 3,000 foot depth is rapidly growing each hour. It's estimated 9 mile length in May 2010 is surely dwarfed in size now.

Don't be fooled by the lack of surface oil being reported by the mainstream media shills and BP. Corexit hides what is beneath and Corexit is more toxic than crude oil itself. The only people denying the existence of the underwater plumes are the people at BP. And they offer no evidence to contradict the extremely solid evidence provided by four universities, including LSU, of the existence of these huge underwater plumes of oil.


Just because you don't live on the Gulf coast, don't think the Blue Plague won't come your way. As more gas, oil and tar fills the Gulf of Mexico from the Biloxi Dome area, more toxins are released into the water and the air.

Evaporation, storms, and hurricanes will spread the continually increasing oil-chemical-gas toxins inland. Certain areas may experience more severe exposure than those living on the Gulf coast. In concentrated amounts, it will be as acid rain that has washed and destroyed your crops, trees or grass. It will enter streams, lakes, and underground water sources. Fish, mammals, and animals will die just as they have in and along the Gulf coast. Potable water and food will be effected. The air will be effected. The Blue Plague will grow as more airborne and cloud-filled toxins spread the Gulf oil and gas lakes beneath the surface inland.

If you don't believe this is happening now or will never happen in your home town in the future, then just keep your face buried in your HDTV screen and keep the beer flowing while you watch NASCAR races and Dr. Phil. But if you have decided the mainstream media is not telling you the truth, then wake up and smell the roses. The true health effects on humans will only begin to surface years from now and this includes proven carcinogenic cancers.

The Blue Flu may be all that most will have to endure because of the spewing oil volcano in the Gulf of Mexico, but don't bet your life on avoiding the Blue Plague.

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Random Comments:

by Gnosty » 10 Aug 2010, 19:37
"The workers have been extremely sick," she said. "They're scared to death to speak out because they're scared to death they could lose their jobs. This is the only source of income they have."

Workers, she said, came home in the evenings complaining of headaches, nausea, respiratory problems, burning eyes and sore throats. Only the harmonics of the LifeCross will bring Living Light to humanity - Michael Edward

Gnosty » Yesterday, 10:27
On May 4, National Geographic asked if the "Gulf Oil Spill (was) a 'Dead Zone in the Making,' " saying if it can't be contained it could happen.

An early August [2010] update explained that beneath the surface lies:

"a turbid cloud of stirred-up sediment and dead sea creatures. Flaccid jellyfish floated on the flat currents of tiny corpses. On the sea bottom the waters were gray and terribly empty. No coral, no fish, no algae, nothing but the noxious oily streaks of red tides and lethal plankton blooms. Everything in this 7,000 square-mile zone (the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined) has died from lack of oxygen. It (was) as if every person in a city were suddenly sucked dry of air and suffocated...."

Gnosty » Yesterday, 11:20
"Other researchers agree, saying the Gulf's dead zone doubled in the last year, and may be larger than estimated. Caused by hypoxia (low oxygen levels), it stretches across the Mississippi River Delta along Louisiana's coastline into Texas. According to the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, it's the world's second largest and growing, covering about 7,700 square miles, an area nearly the size of New Jersey. Marine biologists attribute it to oil and dispersants, as well as nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizer runoffs, soil erosion, animal wastes, sewage, and seasonal weather, notably hurricanes and floods."

by Gille » Yesterday, 12:11
I believe we are seeing some of the Blue Flu in Florida, east coast here. The vulnerable people, like the elderly, are having breathing difficulties and ending up on steroids and O2. But others are reporting headaches, coughing, hives, congestion, burning eyes, etc. People think there's no oil in the water. I keep telling people it is not what's in the water, but what's in the air. We are only 150 miles from the Gulf as the crow flies. This is not rocket science. Even my pets don't want to go out in it.

by premurdered » Yesterday, 15:49
I am living in this toxic soup. Yes I do know it is toxic, my dogs won't play outside anymore either, and I am sick a lot of the time with what you think is the beginning of a cold or flu but it subsides enough in between to prove it otherwise. BP needs to be held accountable, and quit the lying and murdering of people and animals. We need to wake up, and kick their ass. For those who have comments supporting BP, please eat the fish from the gulf (what's left of them), you can vacation down here, and swim in the gulf. You can even stay at my home for free. If you really believe they are not covering the truth up, and lying about what they really haven't done, please eat some fish, breathe the fresh sea air deeply, and have a good nights sleep.

by Vox » Yesterday, 15:54
Here in the Missouri area many or most trees are now showing severe strain. Especially along highways where there is also high concentrations of ozone pollution already, the trees have gone in to their falls color in August when the normal timing is October or November in Missouri. Trees take on their fall colors because of decreasing sunlight or environmental factors. We know that it's not decreasing sunlight so that ONLY leaves the latter. This is NOT just limited to trees. Many plants are also dying with leaves shriveled or burned or displaying large holes "burned" in them and the surrounding leaf decaying as a result. The media shills have all but laid on the puke that "BP Kept us safe after 9/11. Why do you Hate America! Do you want the terrorists to win?" and have worked hand in hand to completely remove the Gulf story from any and all MSM information streams. They want you to believe that it's now nothing more than another crackpot conspiracy theory that a "spill" happened at all. And have remained consistent with describing it as a "spill" as if it were a glass of milk on the kitchen counter that had been knocked over in order to make sure as to minimize the seriousness of this in order to keep the Patriotards mouthing "Drill Baby Drill!"

Please report if you are also seeing this massive "kill off" of the vegetation in your area and post the location so we can start plotting the destruction!

by Gnosty » Yesterday, 18:54
Government Officials Have NO CREDIBILITY
I have been in the Gulf since May 3 and have witnessed the outbreak of a public-health epidemic as the oil and dispersant came ashore. Every day now, former workers, Gulf coast residents, and visitors share similar stories with me of respiratory problems, central nervous system problems, chemical sensitivities, or bad skin rashes after exposure to air or water in the Gulf -- predictable illnesses from chemical exposure, all of which were avoidable given adequate warning and protection.

Stories of illnesses persist despite assurances from four federal agencies -- the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the U.S. Coast Guard -- that no levels of oil or dispersant measured in Gulf water or air were found to be unsafe.

But government officials have no credibility in communities across the Gulf because the official story does not match the reality of what people are seeing and smelling. The community stories that string together across the Gulf coast paint a picture quite different from what BP, its contractors, and our government report.

BP has already stated that it is "not responsible" for any long-term effects from its dispersant experiment. Unless American seafood consumers want to be part of the Gulf experiment, I suggest we all support our fishermen -- and not trust the federal government to warn us about seafood safety.

by Kate » Yesterday, 20:51
I have a small garden in Central NY which I believe is showing signs of damage. It has been raining up here almost nonstop for the past two weeks. My organically grown and fertilized cucumber plants went from green, healthy and producing to dead in three days. My collard greens are turning yellow with burnt, crispy edges, and the squash plants are yellowing with tiny spots. Tomato plants have sections of dead foliage. Decorative plants and flowers are also damaged. Some of the foliage on the trees is dying, not the entire tree, just sections. Other trees seem to be turning slightly yellow, and there are big brown dead spots on some of the leaves. The water tastes acrid, and I am filtering it with a Berkey water filter. I don't know if the Berkey will take out the Corexit chemicals, but I hope so. My other concern is how to filter the water we use to bathe, do laundry, wash dishes, etc. Is there any way to chemically cause the water to become safe, some kind of chemical reaction with other substances that will render the toxins harmless? As far as oxygenating the water, food grade hydrogen peroxide might be a possibility, or the John Ellis water machine.

by Sundi » Yesterday, 23:07
I'm in Austin, and after the first named storm of the season (Alex), which came up into Texas bringing heavy rains from directly over the spill, my cucumbers and my corn plants died within 3 days. Tomatoes (varieties bred for the heat) developed severe blotches, watermelons grew but were stunted. I also developed a rash and my eyes burned like crazy. It's dissipated now, and the tomato plants have recovered. When I mention the possibility of acid rain from the gulf, people tell me I'm paranoid. I have a hard time dealing with the apathy - one neighbor told me he has "worse things to worry about" and a couple friends told me to stop sending them all the downer stuff. I don't like it either, but I'd rather know than NOT know.

by 11Guest » Yesterday, 23:19
My parents just moved to Florida and within about 8-10 days of being down there, their two big dogs got really sick with respiratory problems and had to go to the vet. The vet gave them each a shot (I don't know of what) and pills and antibiotics. This is near Sarasota, Fla. I wonder how other people's pets are faring in these areas.

by ILL-uminati » Today, 02:53
Hi Kate in NY.

I'm here in midtown Manhattan and we've had the same foliage- Agent Orange defoliation symptoms all over the city since the Hurricane Alex rain. NO ONE is onto this, although it all around us on every dtreet corner. Drooping plants, holes, burns, residue poweder in a raindrop shape.

Anyone suggest a lab to send these plants for analysis that is not $1000s to be tested? No wonder Wall St has been betting on famine and mass food shortages.

WAKE UP AMERICA, before you're put to sleep forever.

by Lyn » Today, 06:49
We are having the same problems here in the NC mountains, all exactly as you described, burning of plants. I have read that if you will add baking soda and epson salts to the top of your soil, it will help.

God help us all.