Can things get any worse for the gulf coast?
We recently marked the 50th day since the British Petroleum disaster. A tragic birthday. Worse, however, are small, probably underreported things like these items:
- BP is buying ad space on Google for its own propoganda. Go ahead, try it. Type “oil spill” or “BP disaster” into Google and witness how your favorite corporation is spending millions of dollars in advertising instead of clean-up efforts. How much exactly? ABC News has an estimate:
Scott Slatin, an analyst who runs search engine marketing company Rivington in New York, estimates the company is paying upwards of $10,000 per day to maintain the various search terms.
- Our federal government is using the disaster to enforce its immigration agenda. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) visited two major command centers to question workers for identification. According to Feet in Two Worlds and El Diario La Prensa:
ICE, a branch of the Department of Homeland Security, visited two command centers, one in Venice and the other in Hopedale, twice in May. ICE agents arrived at the staging areas without prior notice, rounded up workers, and asked for documentation of their legal status.
Looking for unbiased information on this disaster? Don’t click on the search engine results that read “Ways BP is Trying to Help.” God forbid, actually trying to help the clean-up effort in person? Remember to bring your ID.