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Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubin made perfect sense this morning when he said that every oil collection device in the world should in the Gulf of Mexico by now.  His independent opponent Governor Charlie Crist did a good job on Morning Joe as well.  Democrat Congressman Kendrick Meek is third in that Senate race and I always wish young brothers well but Crist might get some surprising support from my community for not bashing Obama as much as some would have liked.

Georgia agricultural colleges have done fine research on by-products or the residual benefits of our crops.  Years ago, my congressman announced the absorbent qualities of peanut shells and their new use as kitty litter. I bet you those same shells could be grounded to a level that makes them perfect for oil collection. While studying wheat production on a Farm Bill tour in North Dakota, I learned that wheat straw could be used to make fiberboard for Ikea-like furniture.      

Since the oil dispersants might be harmful to the ecosystem, BP and the federal government should consider allowing the oil to rise and dropping peanut, wheat straw or other ag byproducts on the water then collecting the manageable clumps.

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Oil is ruining a proud, culturally rich gulf region and outside forces seem selfish.  I am talking about our beloved Gulf of Mexico but people in the Persian Gulf could say the same.  For decades, we drove large cars and used dirty fuels but the discover of oil in the Middle East had us covered.  Our leaders made friends with their leaders with little regard for the treatment and well-being of the people in that sandy region. 

We know the large oil companies that got crazy-paid as the child of Abraham’s other son grew restless.  Bla Bla, Shah of Iran..Bla Bla…Jimmy Carter told us to change….Bla Bla I wish we never got involved in that volatile region.  

So, you have vocal groups who feel that their religion should run the government with secondary consideration for other folk’s religions.  Which gulf region are we talking about now?  

Sure, you can blame BP and blame the Obama Administration but at the end of the day, we all share the blame.  The real blame extends back in our history to every time empires expanded without respecting cultural legacy and the rich histories of others….Africa, the Americans, Asia, the Middle East.  How much does gas cost?  You have no idea.

The fragile ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico is some of God finest work; I can watch the TV coverage oily marshes.  Can we fix it?  Can you un-ring a bell?

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