As citizens, we are cut out when it comes to our voices and opinions concerning the BP oil spill disaster— which is the worst oil spill in the history of the world!
We are cut off from the people who are vying to find solutions, our President, the EPA, BP executives and now the Coast Guard. The oil and the subsequent slaughter of vasts quantities of marine life (altering their DNA and ours) is gushing out of control. The impact that this spill is having on the fisherman and their families in Louisiana is severe. They may never recover from the loss of life nor will they survive without the wages they have relied on for so many years. Generations to come will feel the loss. Furthermore, much of their traditions could be lost and so few remain already.
You may think twice about that shrimp cocktail the next time you count tails– there may be far less on ice. In fact, shrimp may become endangered in the United State or worse, like imitation crab meat which fills your California sushi rolls, it may become inedible. And that’s not all. Fish and fowl estuaries in the Gulf rely on an interdependent connection to ecosystems. However, these are now being engulfed by the spill and as we learned from the Exxon Valdez spill, some species may never fully recuperate.
It’s enough to make you want to scream and pull out your hair! However, there is a natural and safe oil spill clean-up alternative that is growing as fast as the oil gushes into the pockets of BP Stockholders.
Tony Hayward, we have a word of advice for you and your Board of Directors– “Your not cutting it fast enough!” Forget your Cap and Trade mischief. Get on with a plan man!
We are going to stop the spill with HUMAN and ANIMAL HAIR. Our little Fur Babies are going to save billions of crustaceans. And we are going to save mammals and birds.
What a concept!
Here’s what you need to know about hair from Wikipedia:
“Hair is an outgrowth of filamentous cells, containing keratin, that grows from follicles found in the dermis…. Hair often refers to two distinct structures the part beneath the skin, called the hair follicle or when pulled from the head called the bulb. This organ is located in the dermis and maintains stem cells which not only re-grow the hair after it falls out but also are recruited to regrow skin after a wound; and the shaft, which is considered the part of the hair above the skin surface though it appears first in the epidermis. The hair shaft, in cross-section, can be divided roughly into three zones. Starting from the outside, the cuticle which consists of several layers of flat, thin cells laid out like roof shingles, the cortex which contain the keratin bundles in cell structures that remain roughly rod like and in some cases the medulla, a disorganized and open area at the fibers center.“
Tony, look at the picture. See the folicle and the root– looks a little like the pipe you are trying to plug. Take a good look. See the Sebacious Gland? It produces oil, tons of it– naturally! And that oil is good oil because it enables things to stick to hair. Things like viscous petroleum.
Strand of human hair- imagine Tony, how many zillions of human and animals strands we can use to help stop the spill. Read on and learn about how hair swells when a single molecular layer of lipid appears- the hair repels water imagine what it will do with oil– it will stick.
“Each strand of hair is made up of the medulla, cortex, and cuticle. The medulla is the innermost region of the hair strand. Many hair fibers have little or no medula. The cortex, or middle layer of the hair, is the primary source of mechanical strength, water uptake and hair color. … The cuticle is the outer covering. Its complex structure slides as the hair swells and is covered with a single molecular layer of lipid that makes the hair repel water.“
And the best thing about hair is that grows back– oil, once released from the oceans surface will not return for millions and millions of years.
What you have to know is that although this information is a Wiki– we the people are really fed-up with this mess you got us in! We don’t need Sarah Palin to tell us that it’s “the environmentalists fault,” or candidates running scared while fishing for lobbyists– there’s a glut of them hooking for lines and sinkers. Protesting in vain. As if we didn’t learn our lesson– that we are swiftly and all to stubbornly coming to the end of the Age of Petroleum. And President Obama is not to blame. He’s trying to get to the bottom of this mess and he’s doing a great job even though he’s really ticked off. In fact, I know for certain he will be one of the first to donate. What you ask?
Hair. That’s right. Hair.
What the world really needs now are sharp scissors, talented hairdressers, and communities all across this country and the WORLD to TAKE THE CUT TO STOP THE SPILL.
Hair! How amazing is the grace of God?
Let’s all sing together now!