The news media here in Pensacola is leading people to believe that it's ok to get into the water and enjoy the beach experience. They've even put out commercials in my home State of Ohio telling people come down and vacation with us, "On the Beach!"
People, this oil is not going to go away. It was on the beach the day of the air show! People are in denial big time! The day of the air show is the day we filmed this video (except for photos of the tar balled boardwalk leading to the parking lot, we filmed that just last week on the 4th of July).
My wife, Celia, broke out in hives and started itching really bad, after we shot the video of the tar balled, oily sea weed, brown, gooey stuff on the beach. After she showered, it went away. We're not extremist. This is just how is. Straight and to the point ~ Word Up!
So I'm asking you, do you really want to put your children's lives in jeopardy for a fun day at the beach? I guess you don't have to worry about sharks anymore - they're all dead (in this area). I haven't seen a dolphin in about three weeks. And then it was a dolphin that was dying. There are empty crab shells all over the shore mixed with the shells. How can you miss them?
We didn't see any BP workers on the Pensacola side of the island. They don't want the workers to be viewed; it hurts tourism. So instead the BP workers walk in circles, scratching their butts on the same piece of 50 ft beach they've been cleaning for the past eight hours, on the Navarre side of the island; "Don't want the tourist to see, but hey, we still have to make a show of it for the locals." And that's exactly what's happening.
And I have to add that I'm really ashamed of being part of a community that holds money above human life. I'm all for advocating people to come down to Florida and vacation; but not for allowing these same people to be fooled into believing it's ok to swim in the Gulf. It's ok to sit on the beach, away from the tar balls, and kick it in a hotel pool, on days that we are not getting that south west wind that pushes the smell of oil into Gulf Breeze and parts of Pensacola. It's ok to hang out in the bars along Casino beach and eat enjoy lunch at your favorite restaurant. But it's not ok to swim in the Gulf and track though the tar balls. So third world. If the oil is killing all the wildlife out there, what do you think it's doing to you?
In: News, Citizen Journalism
Tags: BP, Oil, Spill, Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola Beach, Florida, Blue Angels Air Show, July 10, 2010, News, Navarre Beach, BP Workers, Clean Up Beach,
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