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The BP Corexit Japanese Connection – Why Toxic Solvents Were Used & Covered Up

We knew there was something fishy going on, but couldn’t figure out what it might be.  Why did BP and the EPA keep on using Nalco’s Corexit, which is highly toxic to both humans and wildlife?  Turns out that Rodney F. Chase, who sits on the board of Nalco, was also a BP board member.  Likelihood that he still holds shares in both companies is very high.  So it wasn’t JUST nepotism, it was a for-profit choice.

But it runs deeper than that.  Corexit’s manufacturer, Nalco Holding Company is owned by the Blackstone Group (along with MANY other holdings, a huge investment conglomerate.)  Blackstone has had Japanese investors for many years, but relatively recently doubled that investment; The Japanese now own 20% of Blackstone.  What else does Blackstone own?  Large hotel chains, Banquet foods, Seaworld, Six Flags… you name it!  Most captive dolphins are in amusement parks like Seaworld, Six Flags, etc.   Seaworld claims they have no connection to the dolphin slaughters in Japan (which were documented in the Oscar-award-winning movie “The Cove“).  That’s simply not true.  Read more

Free Lolita! Put An End To All Dolphin & Orca Shows!

Some may have fond memories of a Shamu show, or the TV series “Flipper”, or Sea World.   What you may not know is the slaughter and horror behind such shows, the torture and agonizing that those “smiling” dolphins endure — some for hours, some for decades, before they’re allowed the peace of death.  The truth is that many more are killed than survive.  Lolita, for example, is the only surviving Orca (actually a large dolphin, not a whale) from her capture.  There in that cove, nearly 40 years ago, many orcas died in capturing her and a few others.  Her longest companion, Hugo, died several years ago.  Since then, Lolita has been by herself.  In all, she has been in captivity now, living in an illegal tank just 1 foot deeper than she is long, for 39 years. Read more