May 28, 2010

ICYMI: T. Boone Pickens on 'Top Kill'

Posted: 10:14 AM ET
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Robert   May 28th, 2010 10:35 am ET

Why can't BP use small metal spheres for top kill. Metal will have higher gravitional force.

Robert   May 28th, 2010 10:38 am ET

Why can't BP use small metal spheres for top kill. Metal will have higher gravitational force.

Mert Brown   May 28th, 2010 10:44 am ET

It is impossable for BP to report everything that is going on and garrentee accuracy because of the VASTNESS of this disaster. CNN is an excellent tool BP needs right now to inform the people of the world acurate information.
We do NOT need any more coverage on WHO IS DOING WHAT WRONG.
CNN – BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jake   May 28th, 2010 11:08 am ET

I used to be a big fan of T. Boone's until a client told me that his plan to put windmills throughout the state of Texas was actually to gain control of water rights which in my clients oppinion would make T. Boone richer while destroying the farmers. Listening to him on Larry King he seems to be defending the" big boys", (greedy corporate billionaires) and asks why we as a nation don't mourn the loss of the oil workers the same as the miners who died recently in the mine explosion. That question seemed to catch Larry by suprise. Maybe thoughs workers contributed to this (what could turn out to be the greatest disaster this nation has ever incountered) event? Most likely the were victoms themselves but we question this because of there association with our perception of the villans. The point is that Mr Pickens uses them to divert attention away from the environmental disaster thats " Happening Now". I'm sure that he'll always have food on his table but what about his neighbors down there. He seems to have a great lack of knowledge and appreciation for our eco system! I hope some reporter will investigate him soon so that the world can see the other side of this man whom I once thought was a "Humanitarian".

johnny holmes   May 28th, 2010 11:21 am ET

they need to make agiant funnel 2miles tall 3 to4 miles wide at the widest diameter . widest diameter facing the ocean floor with weights surounding the widest diameter . thinnest diameter towards the sky with a valve and storage device on top of the thinnest diameter it probably be easier to make it in peices imagine a funnel cut in half the long way now imagine cut in eighths like a pie when learning fractions .sixteenths hundredths and so on. johnny holmes i hope they consider it

Ted   May 28th, 2010 11:33 am ET

Listening to T. Boone Pickens saying that most likely we will have that well gushing until end of August makes you sad and angry at the same time.
Why did BP take a chance on a safety device that was known to be defective and why did they not have a backup system if the first one fails?

In my opinion it is a criminal negligence that did cost the life of eleven men and will cause a damage of well over 10 billion dollars by the time the flow is stopped and all that mess is cleaned up.
Accident can happen, however if you know that you have faulty brakes on your car and you still drive and cause a major accident with several deaths, you commited a crime.
BP, Transocean and Halliburton should be investigated by the Grand Jury and people should go to jail if found guilty, regardless of position they hold.
Put those limeys behind bars.

Annie   May 28th, 2010 11:33 am ET

I could only watch just so much of T.Boone Pickens before changing the channel. His comment that 'he's an American and going to look for every source of oil/energy to get away from our dependency on OPEC' saddened me immensely Then, when he further expounded on how the Gulf spill is a mistake and humans make mistakes, I realized he's just another oil man out there looking for any and every way to to make a buck and drill, baby drill. Granted, he has made noise about wind farms etc. Yet, in light of his seeming complacency and excuses for our 'humanness' in regards to the oil spill, I have lost what little faith I did have in the man. Could we at least address our addiction to oil and how we drive the endless quest for oil? Could we come up with some ideas about cutting back, having a mindset to use less rather than settling into the rut that just accepts that's how 'we' are – materialistic, consumsing gaping holes in which to pour oil, goods and toys?
Is it possible we as a people could join an 'oil-free' mentality and look seriously into how and where we buy petroleum based products every day? Could we form a coalition whereby we would ask our fellow Americans to reduce buying /using/depending on oil based goods? I know it sounds crazy.... First, I need to start with myself and look in my own backyard. Then, I'll go public on these ideas – would anyone care to join me? It's our endless quest for oil, for drugs etc that bring these events on...the drug cartels in Mexico, massive spills destroying animals and habitats and our own food sources. What am I doing to contribute to all of this? I need to address these issues myself and then I'll be back.

Mark L   May 28th, 2010 11:56 am ET

T.Boone Pickens is so out of touch with reality due to his billions (and his greedy corporate takeovers in 80's), he thinks the oil companies are just the greatest thing since slice bread. Why, because his equity funds invest in oil like HALILIBURTON, remember that one.

Larry, please fnd somebody else who does not have a conflict of interest. I'm not impressed with this guy and he needs to get a check up from the neck up. Our wetland, marshes and gulf waters are dying by the minute from oil and toxic soup dispersements. We will never recover from this in our generation – just look at Exxon Valdez- still effects 20+ years later.

On a side note, you can drill baby drill all you want and we will still be the number one importer of oil. We don't have the reserves available to sustained our consumption, we will always be dependent on OPEC unless we gradually shift to other energy resources.

William Gildea   May 28th, 2010 12:16 pm ET

I strongly disagree with T Boone Pickens analogy regarding the oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico and an airliner crash. If the crash of an airliner destroyed an ecosystem and threatened the economy of millions of people we would surely shut down the airlines just as we did on "911" 2001. I think that Mr. Pickens has got to have a better grasp of the situation given his exposure to the oil industry.

I also disagree with the tactic of introducing dispersants to mitigate the oil in the water. This only puts more dangerous chemicals into the waters of the Gulf and masks the visual impact of the oil on the ecosystem.

The government's response to this disaster reminds me of the glacial pace of the response to hurricane Katrina. Just ask the residents of the various Parishes of Louisana. It is all about money once again only this time every second wasted will contribute to impact on lives in ways we can't begin to imagine.

John H   May 28th, 2010 12:46 pm ET

T. Boone Pickens knows what he is talking about. We may not like what he is telling us but he is being realistic. We are in deep trouble and it is going to take time and superhuman effort to get back to where we once were. Mr. Pickens has been championing cleaner, renewable sources of energy for some time now and doing his best to get our politicians to sign onto a more realistic energy policy. He is currently focused on Compressed Natural Gas which burns cleaner than oil and is plentiful in this country. He is recommending that all new 18 wheelers be required to run on CNG well as fleet vehicles such as buses, police cars, fire trucks, UPS, Fed Express, etc. It would take some investment by owners of gas stations to install the infrastructure but it is relatively inexpensive and the payoff could be enormous. Contact your representatives in Congress and demand that they get on board now. Yes this is also a temporary fix over the long term but part of the program is to vigorously pursue other long term renewable sources such as wind, solar, and yes, even nuclear energy.

Allan R. Williams   May 28th, 2010 12:47 pm ET

If you could pass this on to Mr. Thad Allen, this information could help him. using Ammonia verses Methanal for keeping lines free of ice. I used this method from time to time when freeing up lines with my hotoiler at plants. When trying to free ice in lines with Methanal for 3 to 6 hrs, with no success, I would put 2 cups of Ammonia in my line and start pumping and BANG the line was free of ice, just like that, no pressure build up at all and the line was free to flow. I hope this might be helpful.

John H   May 28th, 2010 12:48 pm ET

Oh Yes! And Mr. Pickens would make a great choice of someone to put in charge of resolving the current issue of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ericka   May 28th, 2010 1:14 pm ET

My husband and I are Lousiana residents. My husband works on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. All I have heard from President Obama so far in his presidency is his determination to help the economy. My question for the President is did he considered the large amount of people that will be effected by his decison to shut down drilling in the gulf. My husband is the bread winner in our family. I am an elementary school teacher. We both work very hard for what we have. What about us? What about the offshore drilling family. Yes, all of the offshore families consider ourself one large family. I have spent the last weeks watching the news. I appreciate the concern for our state and our wildlife. Thank you to the President for personally coming to our state to overlook cleanup. The concern for the fishermen and shrimpers is overwhelming. However, I am still forced to worry about my family as well as the other families effected by President Obama's decision to close down deep water drilling in the Gulf.

Deb - Florida   May 28th, 2010 1:46 pm ET

Larry , Love your show, and great topic last night – BP Oil Spill. This is the United States of America!!! There is no reason why anyone one should of been waiting for supplies, support, or assistance to control the spill. This is a natural disaster .... To say we need goverment approval to release supplies to obsorb this oil, or booms – I find this so hard to understand. Prevention is a must, and this damage we will see if not addressed, is going to be far more of a challenge to correct.

Nigel Hyatt   May 28th, 2010 2:40 pm ET


T. Boone Pickens' idea on deep water drilling etc. makes no sense whatsoever. Have you ever heard of a country called Canada which is just north of you and has more oil in the tar sands than there is in Saudi Arabia----there is no way you would get the extreme disaster and havoc by using this oil source.
America is plagued by the need to be "all American" rather than work with with Canada, which is, believe it or not part of North America.
Maybe you should just go on having deep water oil drilling disasters while Canada is forced to sell its oil sands products to the Chinese........
Sincerely, Nigel Hyatt, Retired Chemical Engineer with extensive offshore oil production and refinery experience.

Tony Bernard   May 28th, 2010 3:18 pm ET

Larry could you ask someone the question I haven't heard anyone ask or answer . What happens to the oil spilled in the gulf when the hurricane season comes? Could it attack a hurricane? What's the science?

Jane Danger   May 28th, 2010 3:21 pm ET

I heard Boone Pickens explain how Beyond Perfection allowed a BurP in the Blowout Protection to Blow Petroleum into the gulf. Broken Promises from Big Petroleum Billionaire Polluters still have not Proven to Be truthful.

William Courtland   May 28th, 2010 3:36 pm ET

So drop the top hat then bury the top hat in masses of sand, aggregate, chunks of debris from deconstructions, take the top hat and keep it just elevating the pressure: while the seabed was first exposed to lay the Roman style Concrete or Subac cements... and seal the top hat into a layer of seabed which will be there long after the gulf is dry of such substances...

Now on the topic of industrial spills... So the chemistry and physics manuals I have are not informed enough to answer...

So how hard would it really be to make a photo voltaic cell which can be charged by the depletion of heavy water? So when stored on mass in Antarctica and found under compression?

Just the shipment of such things, but an update to the USPS would fit that requirement.

Herbert   May 28th, 2010 3:56 pm ET

I believe T Boone Pickens hit the nail on the head when he stated the reason the quit pumping mud was because they ran out of mud. Would someone confront BP about this?

Matt Touchard   May 28th, 2010 5:41 pm ET


Our Mother has been Raped.

My Mother.
Your Mother.

She's been raped by the greed and reckless behavior of an über-rich network of lobbyists, politicians, government officials and private sector thieves.

You know I am talking about you.
Capitol Hill.
The U.S. auto makers.
Big Oil.
Fast Food Nation.
The Petrochemical Industry.
Chevron, Shell, Exxon and you, BP.

You know who you are.

For over 30 years, as a society we've championed the causes toward a greener existence (yet we negatively call those pundits of such – 'treehuggers'), demanded more fuel efficient vehicles (yet we still buy behemoth/clumsy and ugly SUVs and Trucks) and we preach for less dependency on dirty fossil fuels. All the while we bemoan the fact that our vehicles are not getting better gas mileage as mandated for decades by Congress, fuel costs are too expensive and yet, we Americans are still driving gas-guzzling SUVs as our day-to-day form of transportation?

U.S. Citizens, yes you... flag-waving, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Not-on-my-watch, land of the free; home of the Brave American: WAKE THE HELL UP.

Our Mother has been raped, over and over again.
Isn't it time to be an exemplary daughter or son and fight for her behalf?

It starts, now.
With YOU.

Do your part today.
As little as it seems, it can go a long way.
And Mother Earth will thank you.

– Matt Touchard
south Louisiana, near New Orleans.
Friday, May 27

Smith in Oregon   May 28th, 2010 6:01 pm ET

I fully agree with T. Boone Pickens speculation that former Vice President Dick Cheney's friends and fellow board members at Halliburton who were applying cement to the stricken well head that ruptured and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico ARE TO BLAME and CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT.

Investigations on all previous Ocean Oil Rig explosions found in nearly every case that improper application of cement to the crude Oil well head was the cause of rig explosion. Halliburton was applying cement to the Gulf of Mexico's Transoceanic deep sea exploratory well site when the rig fire and explosion occurred.

Halliburton managers should be charged with Manslaughter by the negligence of their applying cement which led to the deaths of 11 Transoceanic Oil well workers.

Why is CNN letting Dick Cheney off the hook? Secret meetings with the oil industry,staffing the Minerals Management Service, Halliburton no bid contracts, gutting the requirement for environmental impact studys for Oil drill leases, why isn't CNN asking Dick Cheney what he did?

LacrosseMom(the real one)   May 28th, 2010 6:59 pm ET

Looking forward to what T. Boone Pickens has to say. Unlike most conservatives, he knows that "drill, baby, drill" is not the answer!

Smith in Oregon   May 28th, 2010 7:36 pm ET

For decades, residents of Mossville, Louisiana, have said toxic chemicals in the air, soil and water have been making them sick. And for just as long, they say, government agencies have done next to nothing to protect them. CNN investigates this town with 14 Petrol-Chemical plants that spew tons of cancer-causing chemicals and other toxic substances into the air. Watch the upcoming CNN special investigation to See how this once rural Louisiana community became overrun with toxins and how the residents now fear for their health.

For as many decades Republican lawmakers in Louisiana have placed Big Oil's special interests above those of commercial fishery's and the environment. Public schools receiving a small portion of the Big Oil payoff to the State of Louisiana proudly display Oil Derricks shooting Oil out of the top with the words, 'OILERS' on them.

Sadly when Republican's special interests are placed far and away above the needs and common sense of those they have given their 'oath and promise' to serve, those under the Republican lawmakers thumbs suffer and Louisiana is greatly suffering now as a result.

Susan, Vancouver   May 28th, 2010 8:01 pm ET

Listening to T. Boone Pickens is like listening to somebody sane. It helps bring down the scare factor. On the other hand James Carville has done your country a great service by getting out there and yelling at everyone, including his own party, to smarten up and get control of this fiasco! I will always be a fan.

Meg   May 28th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

OMG....after T. Boone Pickens has made his billions from drill baby drill he is now on the windmill band wagon...I don't think it's because he's such a great environmentalist...there must be another must also have to do with making a nice little profit..maybe from selling the electricity. He's a wealthy businessman, therefore he's not going to do something nice to help the only has to do with making mega $$$$!!!!

Cathy   May 28th, 2010 10:05 pm ET

Thanks, Larry, for having T. Boone Pickens on the program. It is unfortunate that some feel because someone is very successful financially that they don't have anything positive to offer. He's a brilliant businessman and knows what he's talking about. It was refreshing not to hear the blame game and simply hear from someone very knowledgeable on the subject.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   May 28th, 2010 10:36 pm ET

@ Matt Touchard May 28th, 2010 5:41 pm ET

Well said and bravo to you.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   May 28th, 2010 10:53 pm ET

Of course oil drives our economies, we can't get away from it, but at what a price. There is always a price to pay for everything in this world.

You receive in one hand and it gets taken in the other.

The big question what happens after this disaster. Do they just put it all behind them and carry on or we have become so dependent on this black gold. Could they carry on after this. A lot of unanswered questions awaiting us. God help us all.

John H   May 28th, 2010 10:55 pm ET

I can see that there is a natural tendency to distrust anyone who has made his/her fortune in the oil industry but you want to be careful making snap judgements about T. Boone Pickens. He has for some time been working hard to organize Americans to put pressure on their politicians to move away from oil. Yes, he is interested in all renewable energy including wind power but for some time now he has been trying to get Congress to push for regulations requiring truck fleets to be converted to Compressed Natural Gas which is very plentiful in this country and much cleaner to burn than oil. If we could get all of our 18 wheelers converted, bus companies, taxi companies, police and fire departments converted we could almost stop importing foreign oil. All those billions we are spending now are going to countries who at the very least do not have our best interests at heart. The cost of our gasoline stations installing the infrastructure to dispense CNG is nothing compared to what we are wasting on foreign oil everyday. Mr. Pickens is also aware that even CNG and oil available in this country and Canada are not long term solutions. He advocates Wind Power, Solar Power, and other renewable energy for a long term solution to this country's national security and welfare. If you were in a lake drowning and Mr Pickens came along and offered you a rope, would you refuse his offer because he is a successful oilman? Try to clear your eyes of any bias and get on board with him and the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are currently pushing for these programs. Write your Congressman and your Senators and demand they introduce a bill requiring new fleets of vehicles to be equiped for CNG and perhaps eventually even your own personal vehicle. Many of you have probably heard the line from the song advising you all to get up from your chairs, walk to your window, put your head out and yell loud as you can "I'm Mad As Hell and I'm Not Going To Take It Any More!" While this might not be practical, the idea is a good one and it is a message that Congress needs to hear now if we are ever going to be proud of this country and know that it is the great place to live it has been in the past.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   May 28th, 2010 11:00 pm ET

Well hopefully the well will be cemented and plugged eventually.

It took them quite a while to stop all the oil wells burning in Kuwait during the war, and it was quite a different scenario being on land and all. But this one being in the ocean would be more difficult I could imagine.

Good luck to them all. Just wish they could have prevented this one in the first place.

Anne D   May 28th, 2010 11:19 pm ET

@John H,
Well said.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   May 28th, 2010 11:49 pm ET

In President Obama's case with regards to stopping ocean seems everyone has their own agendas........and as the saying are damned if you do and you are damned if you don't.

Maybe he had concerns for the environment and this very thing happening and I have reservations about what has just occurred too.

I feel for the people who work on these oil rigs and depend on it for their livelihoods, but there comes a time where change has got to happen for the better of us all. It will be hard but someone has to make the hard decisions sometime. There has got to be another way.

In this case, which is the worse case scenario, his hand might be forced to. It is a very difficult one. Need calm heads here. I don't envy his position or anybody in this position.

LMJ   May 29th, 2010 9:12 am ET

Watched this segment with Mr. Pickens and thought this man really nailed it..Stop blaming the present administration..Mr. Pickens made so much sense..As others have said he should be put in charge of what is going on.

Mike   May 29th, 2010 1:17 pm ET

Obama and his administration are intentionally lulled to sleep by the BP administration.
Bill Clinton faced impeachement over minor personal ethics which had no destruction for America.
Obama, in light of the spill's destruction for America equating to a thousand 9/11 and the gulf war combined, of the two Bush administrations, impeachement is in order, to include house arrest for the BP administration.
And, during WWII American citizens of Japonees decent were put under house arrest so also should the administration of EPA be put under house arrest.

IKHAN   May 29th, 2010 2:00 pm ET

Hi Larry,
Hi folks

@ Jessie.We all join you in praying that this catastrophe is contained & the scope remains limited to what is already known.I dread the unknown.
@Matt Touchard.
spoken like a true American who loves this country.
Let me add here that in this rape & pillage of this great land of ours besides those politicians & law makers who hold dual loyalty, our closest allies who keep on milking us no end are equally culpable.
Wars – bleeding us of both precious lives & treasure & the lust of those who guide our destiny for more wars , are too gouging wounds in the sacred form we call our Mother.
Yes, about time to stand up & shout.

Smith in Oregon   May 29th, 2010 4:19 pm ET

Why Did Bush-Cheney slap an impossibly high tariff on importing Alcohol for directly adding to America's Gasoline from Brazil?

America's Ethanol plants are extremely far from even approaching what is needed for America's massive need for Ethanol being added to all Gasoline at 10% or higher mixtures, so it can't be that America doesn't have a critical need for Hundreds of Millions of extra gallons of Ethanol from Brazil.

Brazil has rural community's with vast poverty and Brazil would certainly seem they would sincerely want to sell America as much Ethanol from its massive sugar cane distillery's as they wish to export.

America certainly has presented herself as a friend to Brazil and it certainly is in America's best interest to substitute 4-6 gallons of Middle East Crude War Oil with a Gallon of Ethanol. And Ethanol needs no refinement, only a simple mixing with the available Gasoline.

So why did Bush-Cheney screw Brazil and the American People by slapping a impossibly high tariff on Brazil's exports of Ethanol?

Was it a crass and callous favor to Bush-Cheney's friends in the Big Oil industry, or something entirely nefarious which began when Bush Sr. was running the CIA up and down South America?

Meanwhile thanks to this latest Bush-Cheney landmine, Brazil is now making polite overtures to Iran. It seems Bush-Cheney turning their backs on Brazil did not go un-noticed, go figure!

President Obama should reverse and lift the heavy handed Ethanol tariff against Brazil and in good faith bargaining purchase as much Ethanol from Brazil as Brazil is willing to export.

MR AMERICA HIGHRISE   May 29th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

build a giant cement block .let it dry then drop it on top of it. the cement block must have holes in it to allow the oil to filter thrugh it. have a long holes or 3 to bring it up to the surfaceto the ships or tankers.but the giant cement block will cap the oil holes by pressing the wight from the cement block on it. the holes will allow the oil and gas to travel through it into thw giant holes up to the surface into the tankersgiving time to seal the cement block. they must clear the area before they drop the cement block. perhaps 50ft long x 100ft highx 50ft wideor what ever degree of length is needed. just a thought for troble shooting.

Jean DiBernardo   May 30th, 2010 12:51 am ET

We have an idea to help clean up this horrible oil spill .How about we get Obama to recruit all the Americans who are unemployed ,train them ,and have BP pay their salaries ! what do you think?

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   May 30th, 2010 5:13 am ET

Just heard today on our news that the 'Top Kill' was unsuccessful.

I have been praying real hard for a miracle to happen to stop this oil well. Hope someone can come up with something. Help us Lord!

Gus Swanson   May 30th, 2010 9:08 am ET

I have designed a device that will shut of a water or oil flow from a broken pipe. Been using it on the farm for years. It will clamp on any size pipe even if the pipe is out of round it will round out the pipe and hook up the pipe automatically, will hold a lot of pressure.

Harvey R. Crook   May 30th, 2010 10:26 am ET


Oil spill fix!

Place smaller pipe with something such as burlap attached to the outside of it down into the existing pipe past the surface. this pipe should have an open blow out preventor attached in the full open position. After it is inplace, inject a styrofoam liquid between the two pipes and allow to harden. It may also be advisible to pour concrete around this. After all is set up, turn off the preventor.

This should stop the leak!

Please someone read this!

Gary   May 30th, 2010 11:37 am ET

Larry you can pass this on because they will listen to you.
Tell them to park some of those BIG ASS Submarine on top of those tiny little 21 in. holes to stop the leek until they can come up with a better plan..And tell to take the bombs out of the subs first....

And have them do it behind Goldman Sachs Back...Oh to late...Please do it away....You will be a Hero even more than you are now..Peace

W J Donlon,JD   May 30th, 2010 1:54 pm ET

I am concerned about the oil spill since I live on an island in the Gulf. I do not think I am qualified to suggest how the spill can be stoped. I do know that our President should not be exxpected to stop the problem. He cannot be held responsible for BP and its short cuts for money, and more money. Maybe our former Vice President has some responsibility for situations of this nautre since he reprfesented the oil intrests while in office, probably making deals and not reporting on his activies. I think if any one could get to the botton of his activies we would all be sick. I think our current President is going about this the only way he can. Let the oil industry solve the problem. Our couontry can offer expert individuals to assist BP bust we do not have the eq

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   May 30th, 2010 6:29 pm ET

@ IKHAN May 29th, 2010 2:00 pm ET

Thank you for your kind comments and I appreciate it.

@ All

A timely reminder to bring out Michael Jackson's Earth Song and to blast it out to anyone that's listening. I have posted the lyrics as they are so poignant as to what has happened with the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

EARTH SONG by Michael Jackson

What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain.. .
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we've shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores?

Aaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaah

What have we done to the world
Look what we've done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son...
What about flowering fields
Is there a time
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores

Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaah

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far

Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah

Hey, what about yesterday
(What about us)
What about the seas
(What about us)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us)
I can't even breathe
(What about us)
What about the bleeding Earth
(What about us)
Can't we feel its wounds
(What about us)
What about nature's worth
It's our planet's womb
(What about us)
What about animals
(What about it)
We've turned kingdoms to dust
(What about us)
What about elephants
(What about us)
Have we lost their trust
(What about us)
What about crying whales
(What about us)
We're ravaging the seas
(What about us)
What about forest trails
(ooo, ooo)
Burnt despite our pleas
(What about us)
What about the holy land
(What about it)
Torn apart by creed
(What about us)
What about the common man
(What about us)
Can't we set him free
(What about us)
What about children dying
(What about us)
Can't you hear them cry
(What about us)
Where did we go wrong
(ooo, ooo)
Someone tell me why
(What about us)
What about babies
(What about it)
What about the days
(What about us)
What about all their joy
(What about us)
What about the man
(What about us)
What about the crying man
(What about us)
What about Abraham
(What was us)
What about death again
(ooo, ooo)
Do we give a damn

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   May 30th, 2010 6:35 pm ET


"When all the trees have been cut down
When all the animals have been hunted
When all the waters are polluted
When all the air is unsafe to breathe
Only then will you discover you cannot eat money"

-Cree Prophecy-

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   May 30th, 2010 6:39 pm ET

"It does not require many words to speak the truth." ~Chief Joseph, Nez Perce~ .

Kathie   May 30th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Face it–BP doesn't have a clue as to how to solve the problem THEY created. Apparantly the almighty dollar took and takes priority over safety. Now the gulf coast's ecology is destroyed with death abundant in the ocean and air. Some species will probably be no more. Marine life is struggling in the oil/dispersant filled water. All BP can say is they are sorry. Well, sorry doesn't cut it!! Obama and congress went on vacation. The MMS let the oil companies write their own reports for years–where are competant inspections not payoffs to look the other way.No one seems to have a clue what to do. If the technology to build the rig exists they must also have safeguards. Pitiful–our government seems to want to change the subject and BP is worse than the Hardy boys. God help us and the victims of this disaster that should never have happened.

Max Lawson   May 30th, 2010 10:39 pm ET

Push rocks, steel and rubber into the oil leak site, then drop huge rocks to cover site leakage. This will slow oil flow, till secondary site is completed.

Diane in Minneapolis   June 1st, 2010 10:22 am ET

Where are Sarah and her Drill-Baby-Drill Tea Party friends? I would think they would have had a scientific fix for BP since they are the advocates. I wonder why she hasn’t been down there with her pal Bobby fighting this thing. Concerned about funding for her next candidacy perhaps?

Rephrase: " Texas Tea" Party….as Jed Clampett would say.

Bonnie Ann Salvador   June 15th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

I heard Mr.President Obamas's comments, but I did not heard about how are we going to clean the mess in our oceans. This mess will not only destroy our own environment but also every country's oceans. I hoped to hear Mr. Obama say that he will send our our mighty power, in knowledge, resources, and will to end this desaster, but, he never mentioned it. Please, clean our waters! The fishermen and families, I am very sorry for their lost, but, we need to do what we have to do.

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