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Sat Apr 21, 2012, 01:53 PM

Send John Boehner a mutant shrimp picture

http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=123

Send John Boehner a mutant shrimp picture

With mutant seafood devastating Gulf Coast fisheries, we are sending a picture of a mutant shrimp to Speaker John Boehner. We are including a petition telling Boehner to pass legislation mandating that fines paid by BP go toward clean up and restoration of the Gulf Coast.

Please, add your name to the picture and the petition. The Senate has already passed such legislation with overwhelming, bipartisan support, and it is time for the House to do the same

To Speaker John Boehner:

It is time for the House of Representatives to join the Senate in passing legislation mandating that fines paid by BP go toward clean up and restoration of the Gulf Coast.


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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/18/1084285/--We-ve-Never-Seen-Anything-Like-This-Mutations-and-Deformities-in-Gulf-Seafood-Post-BP-Spill?detail=hide

Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 08:15 AM PDT.

"We've Never Seen Anything Like This" Mutations and Deformities in Gulf Seafood Post BP Spill

The words "We've never seen anything like it" are repeated by scientists, seafood processors and fishermen throughout the gulf region. A feature article from Al Jazeera English, http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/04/201241682318260912.html
Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists, examines the alarming abnormalities turning up in fish, shrimp, crab and other species since the BP oil spill.

BP's Deepwater Horizon spill and the subsequent, unprecedented dump of toxic chemical dispersants has damaged fisheries and affected the genomes of gulf seafood.

Along with collapsing fisheries, signs of malignant impact on the regional ecosystem are ominous: horribly mutated shrimp, fish with oozing sores, underdeveloped blue crabs lacking claws, eyeless crabs and shrimp - and interviewees' fingers point towards BP's oil pollution disaster as being the cause.
The Al Jazeera piece is a must read. I can't do it justice here with just a few paragraphs but here are some quotes from various fishers and scientists interviewed for the article. The eerily constant refrain of "we've never seen anything like this" runs through the piece.

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Reply Send John Boehner a mutant shrimp picture (Original post)
G_j Apr 2012 OP
Scuba Apr 2012 #1
G_j Apr 2012 #8
DJ13 Apr 2012 #2
11 Bravo Apr 2012 #4
DJ13 Apr 2012 #6
Scuba Apr 2012 #9
saras Apr 2012 #3
radhika Apr 2012 #7
G_j Apr 2012 #11
saras Apr 2012 #12
annabanana Apr 2012 #5
bvar22 Apr 2012 #10

Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 01:59 PM

1. "mandating that fines paid by BP go toward clean up and restoration of the Gulf Coast"

 

Where's the part demanding that there be sufficient fines to get the job done?

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 05:06 PM

8. that too

One doesn't rule out the other..

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 02:03 PM

2. I sent him this, but Im sure he already has one on his desk

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 03:15 PM

4. NO, the OTHER variety of mutant shrimp!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 04:00 PM

6. Know you tell me!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 03:00 PM

3. Why a picture and not a shrimp? You can photoshop a picture.

 

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Response to saras (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 04:38 PM

7. BP Sushi - Spicy Mutant Shrimp n/t

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Response to saras (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 03:41 PM

11. doubt if they have the funds to mail actual shrimp,

and most of the deformed shrimp would probably be kept for testing.

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Response to G_j (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 08:32 PM

12. So use the slowest mail. It's cheaper, and they smell better when they arrive.

 

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 03:40 PM

5. Done. . k&r. . .n/t

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 07:46 PM

10. An even better idea,

The Republican Convention is to be held in Tampa, Florida the week beginning on August 27th this year.
Lets chip in and send them ALL a Mutant Shrimp Cocktail!!!
YUM!


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