Donald Hank
It's official: Petroleum is a waste product
By Donald Hank
June 15, 2010

A clear-cut obvious and elegant solution to the BP oil spill is now available and its use would not violate union rules.

As Gergory Sullivan reports in Pajamas Media:

    "John Lapoint of Packgen in Auburn, Maine, says he's got plenty of floating oil containment boom and can make lots more on short notice. There's just one problem: no one will buy it from him."

Obama, the man who claims not to have slept since the spill, and BP, whose shareholders need the revenues from the recovered oil, aren't interested in this elegant solution to the greatest environmental disaster ever.

By simply recovering and selling the spilled oil, accumulated in large masses all over the Gulf surface, BP could pay for the cleanup and have money left over to divide among its shareholders.

But you see, there's a hitch: Doing so would be an object lesson and a reminder to the world that petroleum is a valuable product, not waste to be eliminated, a concept that runs counter to wisdom received from on high.

For decades, Americans have heard the subliminal message that products once deemed useful are in fact waste and need to be eliminated to save the planet. CO2 has always been a plant food, always will be, but not in the eyes of severely brainwashed Homo sapiens. Throughout the planet people now firmly believe that CO2 is a toxin.

But few realize, and no one articulates, that, like CO2, petroleum (a product demonized by the Left since the earliest times) is now also officially becoming a waste product and is seen as such by just about everyone. This is best illustrated by a well known YouTube presentation showing 2 gentlemen cleaning oily water with hay.

It works too.

They suggest the oil-soaked hay could subsequently be incinerated.

Brilliant. Except that, firstly, hay is a valuable and costly product and there is not enough on the whole planet to soak up the BP spill. And secondly, whatever happened to the concept of salvaging oil, the product that is quoted daily on the commodities exchange, rather than incinerating it like so much garbage? BP went to the enormous expense and effort to drill a hole in the sea floor to get the stuff, ostensibly to recover and sell it.

But now that the stuff has leaked out unexpectedly and is right there where they can skim it off, centrifuge it and put it on a tanker for sale to eager buyers, what has happened?

They are treating it in accordance with the post-modern viewpoint, promulgated everywhere in media, the education system and even in world governments, that oil is a toxin that when burned forms CO2, another toxin. Therefore, to recover it and use it for the purpose intended by BP shareholders would sully the sensitivities of all good people everywhere who care about air quality.

Makes you wonder what they were really up to in the first place.

The longer the crude sits on the Gulf surface, the more the low-boiling volatile components, such as gasoline, will evaporate, not only harming the atmosphere environmentalists claim to care about, but also poisoning the soil onto which it precipitates. And of course, becoming unrecoverable as a product. But the Left, from the Sierra Club to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) never once cared about the environment or you, and this refusal by BP and Obama to recover it is hard evidence of that lack of concern for the environment. The Left's only mission is to destroy all existing systems, traditions, science, technology, business, religion, all things needed for life, because these things run counter to its ideology of perpetual "change," its designs on total control in general and on mind control over every human being in particular.

So they are willfully sacrificing the oceans to preserve the air — killing mother earth to "save" it.

After years of brainwashing by the media and the enviro-marxists, it's official, both in governments and in big business: oil is no longer a product. It is instead a pollutant that must be discarded — preferably soaked up and burned off. From the lowliest of the grassroots to the highest officials of BP and its partner in the White House — America and the rest of the world have bought into this insanity.

Thus, ironically, it was the enviro-Marxists, their followers in the top echelons, and now even the useful idiots on the grassroots level, who have created the most portentous threat to Mother earth in all of history!

The disaster came to us from top down. The only way it can be fixed is from the bottom up. You must end this madness by first understanding how it happened and why, and then actively opposing the Left (including RINOs) in every possible way, including at the polls.

Politics is no longer a matter of ideological preferences. It is a matter of survival, for you and all living things.

Further reading(union rules prohibit saving the Gulf):

"it's been widely reported that a major part, a major part of the Kerry-Lieberman bill ["cap-and-trade"] was essentially written by BP." "Let me say that again. A major part of the Kerry-Lieberman bill was written by BP." — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the Senate floor, June 9, 2010

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Donald Hank

Until July of 2009, Don Hank was operating a technical translation agency out of his home in Wrightsville, PA. He is now retired and residing in Panama with his wife and daughter.

A former language teacher, he holds an undergraduate degree in French and German from Millersville State University (PA), a Master's degree in Russian language and literature from Kutztown State College (also in PA), has studied Chinese for 3 years in Taiwan at the Mandarin Training Center, and is self-taught in other languages, having logged a total of 8 years abroad in total immersion situations.

He is also the founder of Lancaster-York Non-Custodial Parents, a volunteer organization that provides Christian counseling for non-custodial parents.


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