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Diane Wilson: "This is the biggest flame among the thousands of fires set by Corporate America on its Sherman-like march across the Gulf."

Portrait, fourth-generation shrimp boat captain Diane Wilson. (photo: Kate McConnico/The Texas Observer)
Portrait, fourth-generation shrimp boat captain Diane Wilson. (photo: Kate McConnico/The Texas Observer)

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+1 # Guest 2010-06-01 06:54
It's time for a consumer boycott of BP gasoline.
 
 
+3 # Guest 2010-06-01 07:05
We don't all have facts on the matter, but we do know this is happening everywhere in the world, whether due to oil companies or other corporations who care not at all for the environment or the welfare of local citizens. These corporations have a genius for diverting their responsibilitie s to citizens - those who drive SUVs, for instance, or join an active organization that fights for the environment, those who want decent wages, etc.

There is a reason for sci-fi stories, movies, and songs that protest corporations and ring true in the fear these corporations are generating. Resident Evil is not too far off the mark.
 
 
+1 # Guest 2010-06-01 07:20
I have a pickup too but only use it to lug stuff.

I'm distressed that anyone so ignorant would be a teacher. I suppose the world was created five thousand years ago, and evolution is a devil's trick.

We can, and must see the end of a fossil fuel economy in our lifetimes, and the answer isn't nuclear. We have renewable energy beyond our needs if we choose to use it.
 
 
+3 # Guest 2010-06-01 09:04
Diane Wilson,
You are a hero! I can only offer hospitality and an audience here in northern California. But you deserve a national stage. You would be a wonderful answer to Sarah Palin, with her "drill, baby drill." If you don't run for office, Congress, pro bono lawyers and reporters should know about you. (Thanks RSN.)

I'm showing "Erin Brockovich" in town tomorrow to remind our community what one unemployed, single mom can do. (The same utility company she brought to justice is manipulating Calfornia voters to approve a monompoly for them.)

I so admire what your're doing. I just want your voice amplified.
 
 
+1 # Guest 2010-06-01 11:42
Welcome to greed and corporate corruption, USA!

Nero (Congress) play the fiddle while Rome (USA) burns!

Everyone associated with this man-made disaster should be imprisoned and punished and that includes the Supreme Court's 4 Right wing conservative justices which gave all the power to corporate USA!
 
 
+1 # Guest 2010-06-01 19:53
Diane Wilson,

Your story about BP and the oil industry is wonderfully done and you deserve great credit for bringing it to our attention.

Unfortunately there is nothing really surprising here, as you indicate. I am certainly not surprised. As someone who grew up on a farm in the 1950's I have seen the gradual removal of numerous pesticides which we used regularly when I was a kid. DDT, Parathion and Chlordane to name a few. Corporate America is all about profit and damned the danger.

I was also in the military, and from everything that I know they are one of the biggest polluters in the world.

So unless the average Joes and Dianes get really adamant and angry, I expect this will all be buried in The Gulf for the sake of jobs, the economy, the wealth of corporate America and its sycophants in Washington, D.C.

Thanks for all you are doing.

Dan Lambert
 

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