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Old 06-01-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. A Florida beach might get hit with oil from the Deepwater Horizon accident for the first time Wednesday as sheen likely caused by the accident was reported less than 10 miles off Pensacola Beach.

Oil could hit Florida Panhandle by Wednesday (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/oil-could-hit-florida-panhandle-by-wednesday-720986.html - broken link)

Florida's tourism is vital to getting the entire state's economy back up and running. This oil leak could do some real damage to the state's road to economic recovery.

Hopefully, not.
Oh no.

I heard it's washed up on Alabama and Mississippi beaches today.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:30 AM
 
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Oh no.

I heard it's washed up on Alabama and Mississippi beaches today.
A spokesperson for Pensacola had proposed that the top layer of white sand be removed but that idea was vetoed. The frustration of 'waiting' for a disaster such as this to arrive must be beyond frustrating.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:45 AM
 
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Graphic shows BP's next strategy to halt Gulf oil leak | NOLA.com. Others have said and I agree that BP's efforts are focused more on recovery than stopping the leak.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:32 AM
 
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Graphic shows BP's next strategy to halt Gulf oil leak | NOLA.com. Others have said and I agree that BP's efforts are focused more on recovery than stopping the leak.
I heard that some believe not enough is being done for recovery and BP should focus on stopping the leak.

I am resigned to hearing 'every angle', once again.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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another setback:

Stuck blade stalls BP effort to cap well - CNN.com
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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Oil slick moves close to Florida beaches - Green House - USATODAY.com
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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No, not oil on the beaches of Pensacola! I am very sad to hear about this oil spill hitting any beach, anywhere. But the idea of those sugar-white beaches of Pensacola being fouled just breaks my heart.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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I heard that some believe not enough is being done for recovery and BP should focus on stopping the leak.

I am resigned to hearing 'every angle', once again.
I think the big mistake was not to focus on the spill and clean 100% right from the start. The government had no means to stop the leak, that was for BP. It sure as hell could have mobilized a clean up effort even before we knew if we would even need it. That was the failing. They were not out in front of this thing and have been playing catch up ever since. We have no way of knowing if it would even have made a difference but it would have been the right thing to do. The worst case would have been the spill was nothing and we had a dry run for the next time and maybe learned a thing or two.

I think what we come away with from all this be it Katrina, the Iraq war, and now the spill is. Our government is an illusion of security. In fact our entire nation is an illusion and falsehood that has been pulling the wool over the eyes of the world for years. Take away our military and our bombs and we are pretty much nothing. We are arrogance with little to arrogant about. The rest of the world is getting a chance to see behind the curtail and there is not much there. I think we are only years from being a failed country, you can only fake it so long.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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No, not oil on the beaches of Pensacola! I am very sad to hear about this oil spill hitting any beach, anywhere. But the idea of those sugar-white beaches of Pensacola being fouled just breaks my heart.
I just saw a story on the Exxon spill today and they took a shovel and dug down maybe a foot on the beach and they hit oil in the sand, over 20 years later. You can not clean it up, it is not possible. They can skim it off the top but beyond replacing the whole beach, it will always be there. The reporter said the beach still smelled like a tar pit.

This damage will be beyond what they are even telling the public. Some are even saying contact with the areas where the oil gets even years later may pose a health hazard where no one will want to lay on that sand again, ever, much less let their children dig and play in it.. We always live believing things will get better and this too will pass. Not always the case, this is like a cancer and you don't always get better. The only question now is how bad will it be.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:13 AM
 
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Gee, who would have ever thought that the beaches in Corpus Christi Texas would end up being nicer than the beaches in Florida? This oil better stay away from Florida beaches and frankly, Florida needs to pull out all the stops to try and keep it away if possible. The state should know better than relying on the Feds.
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