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Old 06-19-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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My Train went by 6 BP Gas Stations and all of them were empty , but the gas stations next to them had lines. Anyway , the Onion News Network actually is telling the truth this time and not its normal satire.

BP Pledges To Continue Being Huge Profitable Corporation | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Exactly, the BP stations I pass daily are empty. And I'm not giving them a damn penny for Candy, Soda, Chips, Cigarettes or Gas. BP have to cap the well. This is ridiculous! How could a Multi-Multi-Multi Billion dollar company Not have some kind of worse case scenario-fail safe program?


It just baffles me.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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Oh come on now, nobody in this day and age can get away with selling toxic, much less oil-filled, oysters and shrimp and other seafood at restaurants. The FDA would be on them immediately.
I was with you up to the FDA part.

The FDA could give a rip about our health or safety, they are merely another incompetent gov't disaster.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Oh come on now, nobody in this day and age can get away with selling toxic, much less oil-filled, oysters and shrimp and other seafood at restaurants. The FDA would be on them immediately.
Yes, exactly. I want to go home for for some shrimp etoufee so bad it's unreal, but BP has pretty much ruined seafood in the Gulf!
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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Hi, I'm from Maine (Our lobster industry is worried too) but I'm worried about the long-term consequences of this, especially if they CANNOT stop this leak. I mean if they can't, then what happens? How much oil is in that huge reservoir? I hope they do stop it, but if they can't, that's the end of us as a species I fear...
Enough oil to leak at this rate for 110 years.....
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: pine tree monotony
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Before this oil disaster, I didn't think anyone even liked the gulf of mexico outside of us residents (actually I'm 200 miles north of it). Heck, we can't even have 3rd coast status! See thread under city vs. city topics.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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The corp of engineers said that the rock berms Louisiana wanted to build up at the different passes in the marsh would do more harm than the oil that will get in the marsh without them, said they are worried it might cause errosion.
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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The corp of engineers said that the rock berms Louisiana wanted to build up at the different passes in the marsh would do more harm than the oil that will get in the marsh without them, said they are worried it might cause errosion.
That sounds really smart. Aren't we already losing 30 something square miles per year due to coastal erosion? Reminds me of when the Coast Guard shut down clean up efforts by sixteen vessels vacuuming oil for a day due to the improper inventory of fire extinguishers and life vests. I am not qualified to question the Army Corp's intelligence on this, but coastal erosion is not even on the radar right now. Stopping crude oil infusion into what marshes we still have is. We can return to erosion mitigation once the current crisis has ended.

Story here.

The best analogy I can think of is when a house is on fire, you simply let the firemen do their job without interference by some public functionary type shutting them down due to a non-conformance violation over expired air-tank inspection tags. Same thing when concerned neighbors try to help any way they can.

Get the fire out first, as there will be plenty of time to sort out the rest in the post fire investigation.

It should be mentioned, however, that the US Coast Guard merely enforces current law. And the Army Corps is tasked with answering complex questions when looking at "cause and effect". And they are both likely as frustrated as the rest of us as they live and work here. They simply follow regulations as outlined by the US Congress, as it should be. This event will certainly (or hopefully) open the door to the review of those very regulations for when we find ourselves facing future extreme circumstances such as this current one.

Hardly my intention to disparage the USCG's or Corp's thankless efforts.

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Old 07-04-2010, 09:42 AM
 
Location: In the real world!
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This has gone on for so long that I now see this can easily turn into a GLOBAL disaster and I can see BP going bankrupt.
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:26 AM
 
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Oh yea, Sometimes watch Cramer on Mad Money and yep he say's BP wont make it, say's they'll fall just like the company's that fell over the asbestos dibacle.
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