Harvey Oberfeld`s latest garbage post prompted me to re-run this post from January 24th/2011, and..The old adage is true..
"You can`t teach an old dog new tricks"
And this data is specifically for dinosaur Larry Bennett who CLAIMS the Gulf coast is A ok since the spill....
The Gulf Ecosystem Is Being DecimatedThe BP oil spill started on April 20, 2010. We’ve previously warned that the BP oil spill could severely damage the Gulf ecosystem.
Since then, there are numerous signs that the worst-case scenario may be playing out:
- New York Times: “Gulf Dolphins Exposed to Oil Are Seriously Ill, Agency Says
- Mother Jones: Eyeless shrimp are being found all over the Gulf
- Pensacola News Journal: “Sick fish” archive
- Agence France Presse: Mystery illnesses plague Louisiana oil spill crews
- MSNBC:Exclusive: Submarine Dive Finds Oil, Dead Sea Life at Bottom of Gulf of Mexico
- AP: BP oil spill the culprit for slow death of deep-sea coral, scientists say (and see the Guardian and AFP‘s write ups)
- A recent report also notes that there are flesh-eating bacteria in tar balls of BP oil washing up on Gulf beaches
- And all of that lovely Corexit dispersant sprayed on water, land and air? It inhibits the ability of microbes to break down oil, and allows oil and other chemicals to speed past the normal barriers of human skin. Background here. NYT: Impact of Gulf Spill’s Underwater Dispersants Is Examined Speaking on the chemical ingredients of the dispersants used, “The report finds that “Of the 57 ingredients: 5 chemicals are associated with cancer; 33 are associated with skin irritation from rashes to burns; 33 are linked to eye irritation; 11 are or are suspected of being potential respiratory toxins or irritants; 10 are suspected kidney toxins; 8 are suspected or known to be toxic to aquatic organisms; and 5 are suspected to have a moderate acute toxicity to fish.”
Prove me wrong Larry...Idiot ..
Harvey, try researching your articles first before blathering on about something your clueless on, you too Larry Bennett....And Larry, are you related to Bill Bennett BC Liberal MLA?...Just wondering because....You know, that pesky cosmetic fertilizer ban thing, right?..Everyone gets cancer!
Sometimes I get really riled up over the messaging from pundits and minor celebrities, I removed my last post about Harvey Oberfeld......
Yea I took Harvey O to task on his last post, I called him a racist, sometimes I forget that older people lived in a different world, a world where colour matters, a world where status and money are the only defense from racism and the class system...
I have met many "older" men(and Woman) who still live in the past, old men with the Jew jokes or referencing the "nigger in the woodshed"...I just smile move along, ingrained racism is the hardest to remove, my dad tells me of the story.....
He was in the US several years ago and met a local sheriff at a rest stop, they started talking, whitey to whitey, it turns out the Sheriff was there to meet the bus, the Sheriff`s words to my senior dad was....
"I`m here to make sure no niggers get off the bus in my town"
My dad just nodded in agreement and left, the point being, the Sheriff was a racist and there was no point trying to convince the Sheriff of anything else, his mind wasn`t going to be changed...
Last month Harvey O attacked Ignatief claiming ..."Ignatief screws the west again"....Harvey O was talking about Iggy`s Oil Tanker ban proposal.....First off, it`s the only wise thing Iggy has done, secondly 80% plus of BCers don`t want Oil tankers on the north Coast...
Ignatieff “Screws” B.C./West … Again
December 13th, 2010 · 57 CommentsIt’s not normally the language I would use in my blog … but since “screwing” the West was openly advocated by federal Liberal strategist Senator Keith Davey in the 1980 election campaign, it’s apparently a legitimate central Canadian political philosophy.
And federal Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff is unabashedly carrying on that fine Liberal tradition.
Last week, Ignatieff led his Liberal caucus into supporting an NDP motion to totally ban oil tankers off B.C.’s West coast.
Now the NDP’s putting forward the motion should surprsie no one: it plays to their BC constituency; it has an anti-American bent; it snubs its nose at global corporations; it helps bolster their “green” credentials with environmentalists right across the country; it conveniently ignores all those oil tankers bringing oil MUCH closer to land up the St. Lawrence River to Quebec and Ontario; and, most importantly the NDP haven’t got ANY chance of forming government in the next federal election. An easy, if shallow, point-getter
Harvey`s post about the Enbridge proposal, his attack on Iggy was a pathetic post...Harvey was clueless to marine liability, the risk, he distorted facts, Harvey was basically reading from the Enbridge press release....What Harvey didn`t know was...Enbridge wouldn`t be responsible for a ocean spill, the carrier would, most tankers are registered out of Liberia and the maximum insurance they can get is $500 million dollars, most don`t even have that, Exxon Mobile still hasn`t paid its fine and clean up costs from 21 years ago, there is still oil under the rocks, the sea life still hasn`t recovered, Harvey O also wasn`t aware that in terms of oil spills the Exxon Valdez was a tiny spill compared to the big tankers....Then Harvey O started making up facts as his contributors attacked....
Harvey is a scorched earth Dinosaur, clueless to the harm of a massive spill, a spill that would extinct many species including the Orca...And for what, a handful of jobs...The US already takes all the Tar Oil it can get, there is absolutely no need for the Enbridge pipeline, it is nothing more than a risky insurance policy in case the Americans refuse the oil for ethical reasons....I don`t care about Enbridge`s assurances, a spill would happen, it`s inevitable...Harvey Oberfelds article was so poorly written, so unresearched that I actually felt sorry for Harvey O...
Harvey O`s article yesterday, racist overtones, slagging First Nations, calling every BC NDP potential leader a joke except for the baggage carrying Gay man Mike Farnworth....
The bringing up of Farnworth`s sexuality was a cheap low brow move, Gary Mason and the Globe and Mail did a big story on Farnworth highlighting his gayness...Both of these hacks claim the gayness isn`t an issue but they sure talk about it....It`s yellow journalism and back door messaging...Harvey Oberfeld is a Federal Conservative and a BC Liberal...Harvey can`t help himself from slagging NDPers.....I am a partisan blogger, I go after everyone but never once did I bring up any candidate`s sexuality to attack....What did Harvey Oberfeld say about the NDPers...He said Adrian Dix has baggage from the Glen Clark days and has tainted membership sign ups....Harvey calls Simons and Dana Larsen nut jobs....Harvey Oberfeld treats Harry Lali like some radical dissident and then Harvey Oberfeld completely dismisses John Horgan as a leader because....Because a First Nation`s elder blessed his run for premier!.....
NDP Leadership Race: No “Wow” Alternative
January 23rd, 2011 · 33 CommentsMore of the same … just what BC voters DON’T want. Yet that seems exactly what we will mostly get with any of the NDP leadership candidates.
MLA Mike Farnworth was first elected MLA in 1991 and is a nice guy: where have we heard that before? And clearly part of the “old” gang of New Democrats.
MLA Adrian Dix also has a long party history…including being involved in improper backroom NDP operations and controversies: just what BC needs?
MLA Harry Lali has threatened to take legal action against his own party over “contaminated” new memberships submitted by Dix: won’t that produce a vote of confidence for an alternative to the Liberals!
MLA John Horgan sought guidance from a spiritual elder of the T’Sou-ke First Nation who “looked inside my soul …and advised me that my cause was just and my heart was pure and I should take that journey. That was the turning point for me.” Say no more.
Dana Larsen is a pot activist and MLA Nicholas Simon reportedly thinks “all social policies should be seen through the eyes of a child”. Right!
Now tell me, honestly please, which of these do YOU think British Columbians would enthusiasically entrust with $40 BILLION annual provincial tax revenues?
Harvey takes a cheap shot at Horgan in a racism filled post....Harvey O finishes off his article saying....Farnworth is gay, with baggage but is the best of the NDP candidates...
That is crap writing, what an endorsement from the Federal Conservative Harvey Oberfeld....Vote for the gay man with baggage because the others are all a joke....It was a sad article, .....I wrote about it last night, I had a post up and later removed it.....
I got to thinking that Harvey Oberfeld is old, he`s tired, he grew up with racism, it reminds me of those old men with the jokes about "niggers in the wood shed"....About the Shreiff who meets the bus...Or the oh so tolerant priest in the US who claims he has nothing against blacks and other coloured folk but refuses to marry inter-racial couples....He claimed he wasn`t a racist, in fact the Justice of the peace actually said....
"I`m not a racist, I even allow black people in my home"
My how mighty white of you!
I have met many Harvey Oberfeld`s in my life, ...I have seen the yellow journalism, the statements from people..
"There there dear gay men, run for office, we won`t hold it against you"
Subtle racism, messaging, ...Years ago I was anti-gay, but later I realized they weren`t harming anyone, they serve in wars, they are brave heroes, polite, they buy clothes, food and contribute to society and are less harmful than violent video games, most marriages end in divorce, who does what in the bedroom isn`t my business, look at Tiger Woods, good for him, Tiger can stick his junk in whatever trunk he wants and good for him, his crime was he was married and cheated, that was Tiger`s Sin, not the sex, Tiger was so hyper sexed his Junk could have been in a male trunk and it would not have mattered to Tiger....But it would have mattered to the public
I took Harvey Oberfeld to task.....I realize that people have prejudices, the old boys can`t change, I have prejudices and I freely admit them, people are strange animals...You ever notice that men are intrigued with Gay Women but revolted by gay men, a double standard exists, of course the men dream of bedding down with PLURAL females gay or straight, myself included although I have enough trouble pleasing one at a time I don`t know what I would do with two...Except try very hard... All kidding aside Folks....
Anyway, sometimes I get too worked up, last night I was over the top and apologize, not for what I wrote but for failing to recognize that Harvey Oberfeld grew up with racism, bigotry, it was prevalent, Harvey as a boy....Would have lived in a very hateful time for Gays, Blacks and ethnics, HO has proven he is very dense when it comes to the environment and his racism is probably oblivious to him, just like the Justice who "Lets Black people in his home"
Let`s stick to issues and people`s records, their qualifications, their charm and skill....Their speaking ability...
I said it before and I will say it again, my horse is John Horgan for all the right reasons but I will support any NDPer who wins the leadership, Gay, Straight, Stoned, Brown, White, .......As for Harvey Oberfeld, he has plenty to contribute, just not on the environment or people.
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