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Old 06-13-2010, 07:53 AM
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I just don't get how this huge container could wash ashore. We should have thousands of people and hundreds of boats out off the coast of these counties in the panhandle cleaning the oil up out in the ocean. It's like we are watching a car reck in slow motion. So sad...
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:38 AM
 
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in Gulf Shores, AL:

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Old 06-13-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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I just don't get how this huge container could wash ashore. We should have thousands of people and hundreds of boats out off the coast of these counties in the panhandle cleaning the oil up out in the ocean. It's like we are watching a car reck in slow motion. So sad...
It seems like they're spending too much time on the leak itself, not enough on the cleanup. They should have started preparing for the cleanup in the first few days after the blowout. But I guess they were hoping it would be fixed very quickly.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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It seems like they're spending too much time on the leak itself, not enough on the cleanup. They should have started preparing for the cleanup in the first few days after the blowout. But I guess they were hoping it would be fixed very quickly.
I guess in the beginning who could have ever imagined they would be lying to the extent they were about something this serious. As they were saying it was nothing, would take 48 hours to get under control and it was leaking 1000 barrels every 24 hours. It was in fact leaking as much as 50,000 in 24 hours and they had no idea how they were going to deal with it. Why do you think they wouldn't let anyone see their video feeds for three weeks till they were forced to as they kept up the false front.

It would have been obvious from day one to any expert they were lying if they had shown the pictures. I guess even in this day and age of 24/7 BS from every direction, they caught the US by surprise how blatantly our friends the British would lie to us. I personal would like to see a few of these BP guys rotting in one of our prisons, or maybe we need a few of those mercenaries we deal with from time to time to take care of them quietly.

I am very angry and our country is looking impotent as BP pretty much does what they want and laughs at us. One expert said they would file for bankruptcy within 60 days and at that point we can just go screw ourselves. What the F, are we just a joke to the rest of the world now. If it's not the Chinese, Iranians or Koreans, now it is the British? Want an eye opener, listen to the BBC and not the one that is set up to broadcast to the US. They don't give a s#!t about us. I wasn't kidding about a mercenary, I have a friend in the Keys who would be happy to take care of a few of those guys for a small price, especially if his boat ends up sitting in a pool of oil.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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I guess in the beginning who could have ever imagined they would be lying to the extent they were about something this serious. As they were saying it was nothing, would take 48 hours to get under control and it was leaking 1000 barrels every 24 hours. It was in fact leaking as much as 50,000 in 24 hours and they had no idea how they were going to deal with it. Why do you think they wouldn't let anyone see their video feeds for three weeks till they were forced to as they kept up the false front.

It would have been obvious from day one to any expert they were lying if they had shown the pictures. I guess even in this day and age of 24/7 BS from every direction, they caught the US by surprise how blatantly our friends the British would lie to us. I personal would like to see a few of these BP guys rotting in one of our prisons, or maybe we need a few of those mercenaries we deal with from time to time to take care of them quietly.

I am very angry and our country is looking impotent as BP pretty much does what they want and laughs at us. One expert said they would file for bankruptcy within 60 days and at that point we can just go screw ourselves. What the F, are we just a joke to the rest of the world now. If it's not the Chinese, Iranians or Koreans, now it is the British? Want an eye opener, listen to the BBC and not the one that is set up to broadcast to the US. They don't give a s#!t about us. I wasn't kidding about a mercenary, I have a friend in the Keys who would be happy to take care of a few of those guys for a small price, especially if his boat ends up sitting in a pool of oil.
The problem is putting too much trust in BP (and corporations in general) to do the right thing. And I'm not anti-corporation. But enough is enough.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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We have a vacation in Panama City at the end of July. It's so hard to get the right information about the beaches being so far away. I heard they are now advising not to get in the water?? Also, I know it will get hit with oil, but are they saying how much. I just don't know what to do! Should I cancel??
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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We have a vacation in Panama City at the end of July. It's so hard to get the right information about the beaches being so far away. I heard they are now advising not to get in the water?? Also, I know it will get hit with oil, but are they saying how much. I just don't know what to do! Should I cancel??
I probably would at this point and make up your mind later. Or at least find out what the latest you can cancel and not lose anything. I have a feeling you won't have any problems getting a room. I know others would disagree with me but that's what I would do. You have no moral obligation, you are spending your hard earned money on a vacation you don't want ruined.
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:58 PM
 
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We have a vacation in Panama City at the end of July. It's so hard to get the right information about the beaches being so far away. I heard they are now advising not to get in the water?? Also, I know it will get hit with oil, but are they saying how much. I just don't know what to do! Should I cancel??
The part about advising people not to get in the water is simply untrue. I have friends there now and they said there is no oil in the water and no smell of oil. I also follow pcbdaily on facebook and they keep you updated. Unless the wind shifts back to the east, I def wouldnt cancel. Just follow that site for info.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:34 PM
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We have a vacation in Panama City at the end of July. It's so hard to get the right information about the beaches being so far away. I heard they are now advising not to get in the water?? Also, I know it will get hit with oil, but are they saying how much. I just don't know what to do! Should I cancel??
I probably would cancel if your plan was sit on the beach most of your vacation, its only going to get worse. You could go to the east coast of Florida.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:07 PM
 
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We have a vacation in SGI planned for August. If we cancel now we loose our $900 deposit. Final payment of $875 due July 23. If beach is closed during our stay we are repaid total minus 10%. From what I see there are no beach closures, people are just tiptoeing around tarballs and staying out of the water. Not quite the beach vacation I had planned. There isn't much else to do on SGI, that is why we go there. Looking into forfeiting the $900 and replanning something else but east coast is filling up FAST and not much left. We have people coming from 3 different states for this. I think we may just be screwed. Thanks BP.
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