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Old 06-14-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Florida
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...I cry......sometimes so hard that I have to hold a towel over my mouth because my cries turn into wailings that come from my very core...and so many tears fall....I grieve for the abominations that surround me...I have such deep sorrow...and anger, for the wrong way everything is being NOT handled as it should...what do we do when the power companies can no longer cool their huge compressors with the ocean water, and have to be shut down........and the "powers-that-be" shure wouldn't want to "waist a good crisis......"...hence nothing being done except big talk. I feel sick...the animals...those precious animals...our lives....our futures......


...never to be the same again.
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Looking at those pictures of animals covered in oil make my heart so heavy...they are so innocent and helpless. I become ill thinking about it. I cry and pray for them daily.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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What is going on is a greedy inept company is ruining the shores and marine ecology of the southern united states.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Florida
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What IS going on is barry is going to use this Gulf oil GUSH!!! to shove his socialistic, Marxist, Communist cap and trade agenda down our ever loving throats...!! Wake up!!! He JUST this minute stated that he didn't consider this oil "leak"...?????? LEAK??????......LEAK!!!??? to be as bad as we think...THE WORST DISASTER TO HAPPEN IN HISTORY!!!...Yet!...YES!!!!...YET!!!...in the same stinking breath he states that this will totally change the way we live for decades to come......do you see maybe a small little tiny contradiction here...????!!!!...he is going to profit from this tragedy...............................YOU MARK MY WORDS!!!!!!!!..................................... ...............HE WILL NOT ALLOW THIS CRISIS TO GO TO WAIST!!!...oh no....not at all...and my name isn't Verna......either!

...it's about to come down...hold on because it's here...just waiting to blow!!!!!
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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I think we need to be reminded that this event is on God's calendar - as will be the case for any other bad event. This can still be cleaned up if people act accordingly. BP is obviously overmatched right now - hopefully they can figure this out.

I was reading this in Isaiah over the weekend.

Is. 19:1-8 -
1 The oracle concerning Egypt. Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and is about to come to Egypt; The idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence, And the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.

2 "So I will incite Egyptians against Egyptians; And they will each fight against his brother and each against his neighbor, City against city and kingdom against kingdom.

3 "Then the spirit of the Egyptians will be demoralized within them; And I will confound their strategy, So that they will resort to idols and ghosts of the dead And to mediums and spiritists.

4 "Moreover, I will deliver the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel master, And a mighty king will rule over them," declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

5 The waters from the sea will dry up, And the river will be parched and dry.

6 The canals will emit a stench, The streams of Egypt will thin out and dry up; The reeds and rushes will rot away.

7 The bulrushes by the Nile, by the edge of the Nile And all the sown fields by the Nile Will become dry, be driven away, and be no more.

8 And the fishermen will lament, And all those who cast a line into the Nile will mourn, And those who spread nets on the waters will pine away.


This passage reminded me of where we are today. We are continuously contentious toward one another. Many consult other mediums for answers instead of God. And of course the part about the waters and the fisherman.

So this is not new territory for God. And I believe the fact that the leadership is moving away from Israel (or God is removing us from Israel) opens us up to be judged by God.

This was supposed to be a positive post until I got to the judgment part. The point is that God is in control. I know this stuff is difficult to watch, and it can get discouraging at times - we just need to reminder to whom we belong and where our home is - and it's not on this earth.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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You do know that this has happened before don't you? They are doing again all of the things that did not work on the blow out in 1979..

The more oil spills change, the more they stay the same. [VIDEO]
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You do know that this has happened before don't you? They are doing again all of the things that did not work on the blow out in 1979..

The more oil spills change, the more they stay the same. [VIDEO]
Thanks for that video, sanspeur.

Alaska pipeline, too, huh? Deja-vu, I guess.

Salt Lake City is having troubles of it's own......Chevron's Oil Spill Hasn't Reached Great Salt Lake-----News Headlines


I remember sitting in gas lines in 1979 in Southern California. All my mom wanted to do was get out of Long Beach where my dad worked for Shell. She was tired of all the serial killers, gas lines (due to price controls and rationing), and other assorted crud that was going on at that time.



(((The picture below is from an abandoned gas station in Potlatch,Washington, 1979. It was turned into a revival hall.)))
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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You do know that this has happened before don't you? They are doing again all of the things that did not work on the blow out in 1979..

The more oil spills change, the more they stay the same. [VIDEO]
I was trying to figure out why I didn't remember any of this - I was living in Turkey at the time.

Thanks for posting that.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:59 PM
 
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I live just north of Panama City Beach (not far from Pensacola and Destin). Yes, it is a huge heartbreaking thing. I had NO IDEA such a thing was going to invade our lives this summer. One never knows what a day will bring forth. But you know, I did feel when we invaded Iraq and our troops killed a million innocent there (a war for oil) - I knew eventually that it would come back upon us. As the scriptures say... "be sure your sin will find you out" and I think America has sown a terrible amount of violence all around the globe - and we will reap as we have sown. Still breaks my heart. I'm pretty worried about all these things - thinking about my four children whose earthly future looks quite perilous. Makes me think of that scripture where Christ said... "Do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and your children..."
I absolutely agree.I never agreed with us invading Iraq;it stirred up so many things that should have never been messed with,and yes,I do agree it came back to us.
God Bless,I will be praying for you and your family and for the gulf coast.may it recover and be blessed.
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