If the 4.9 million barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deep Water Horizon spill was a ecological disaster, the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean it up apparently made it even worse -- 52-times more toxic. That's according to new research...Actually crude oil isn't toxic. It's just snacks for bacteria. Big quantities of it can suffocate critters in the immediate vicinity, but that's only because it's gloppy, not because it's poisonous. But that's not the most annoying part.... If these grotesque peabrained psychopathic wackos had been reading any ACTUAL FUCKING SCIENCE they would have KNOWN this would happen. Same fucking thing happened after the Exxon Valdez spill. A couple years after that spill, ACTUAL FUCKING SCIENTISTS compared the coastal areas that had been carefully degreased with the areas that had been missed. The untouched areas recovered faster than the degreased areas.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.