Celebrities Help Larry King Raise Money and Awareness for Gulf

Larry King and his CNN colleagues hosted a star-studded telethon for the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, June 21, 2010 that raised a couple million dollars and public awareness.  This two-hour special featured interviews with a range of celebrities, as well as citizens from the gulf region.  I found the transcript from this show and selected what seem to be the most informative and inspirational comments.  Find out why we all should contribute money, time and other resources to help our gulf. This BLOG post also includes some pix of the people who appeared on the show. 
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Oily Gulf is Legacy of Cheney’s Corrupt, Crony Capitalism

As we learn more about the causes of the BP oil spill in the gulf it becomes clear that the federal government failed in its responsibilities to oversee the safety of the gulf and the environment.  There has been a culture of corruption within the Minerals Management Service that promoted a hand’s off approach to the risky and powerful oil industry.  The origins of this lack of oversight can be laid directly at the door of former US vice president Dick Cheney.  In this BLOG post you will find some recent articles that document how Cheney abused his power and position to benefit himself and his cronies in the oil industry.
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Obama Speech Demonstrates Capabilty and Compassion over Oily Gulf

President Obama’s recent prime time address from the Oval Office was both heralded and critiqued by a variety of journalistic pundits.    This BLOG post collects and combines several descriptions of the speech’s main points. After that you will find a wide range of commentary from highly complementary to strongly skeptical.  Click the link below to learn more about this social, economic and ecological disaster. The most important thing is for each of us to become educated, enraged and engaged over what has and continues to happen to one of the world’s most precious and precarious natural and social systems.

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Oily Gulf: Whose to Blame and Who Must Pay!?

This First BLOG post summarizes the institutional, social and political causes of the Oily Gulf disaster.  There is plenty of blame, responsibility and cost  to go around.  Learn here about how and why this problem happened.   Help to determine who is responsible and needs to be held accountable.  Here you will find concise summaries drawn from three articles.   Future articles will highlight what is being done by the key institutions, as well as what we can do as individuals.
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