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Old 06-13-2010, 04:14 PM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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There's already the beginnings of at least a tropical storm brewing off the coast of Africa.
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Nowhere Land.
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This all seems to have got far too political.

I wonder how much money, and time has already been wasted in placing blame.

It was an accident, and it happened, but shouldn’t be allowed to happen again.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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There's already the beginnings of at least a tropical storm brewing off the coast of Africa.
Can you imagine a hurricane blowing that oily crap over everything? Not to mention the health ramifications!

I really don't care anything about the placing of blame or the politics involved. What I do care about is that the tourist driven economy of Florida, which has already been suffering due to all the economic problems....really can't absorb any additional losses. So many are already out of work and business after business closing daily.

Florida, all the gulf states and Mexico as well.....needs a miracle.
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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the miracle arrives?

Headline News

Hooters Girls donate pantyhose to clean up Gulf spill

June 14 -- Instead of heading to the landfill, used nylons that have spent time on the legs of Hooters Girls from across the country will help sop up spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico. In "Project Pantyhose" the Hooters company is hoping to collect more than 100,000 pairs of torn nylons from its employees and send them to environmental agencies and non-profits such as Indigo Ocean and Matter of Trust. These companies will stuff the nylons with hair, fur and fleece to absorb the oil. The companies estimate the nylons have the potential to absorb up to a million gallons of oil, according to Hooters of America Vice President of Marketing Mike McNeil.
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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the miracle arrives?

Headline News

Hooters Girls donate pantyhose to clean up Gulf spill

June 14 -- Instead of heading to the landfill, used nylons that have spent time on the legs of Hooters Girls from across the country will help sop up spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico. In "Project Pantyhose" the Hooters company is hoping to collect more than 100,000 pairs of torn nylons from its employees and send them to environmental agencies and non-profits such as Indigo Ocean and Matter of Trust. These companies will stuff the nylons with hair, fur and fleece to absorb the oil. The companies estimate the nylons have the potential to absorb up to a million gallons of oil, according to Hooters of America Vice President of Marketing Mike McNeil.


I'm not sure this will be more effective than a boom. The problem is that we are coming into storm season and there is no containing the oil with either one of those.

I do hope everyone recognizes the fact that crude oil is NOT the same as the oil you buy in the store. It is dangerous stuff. I'm so shocked the media isn't even covering that part of the story. It sucks the air out of you. Anyone in the Navy or Coast Guard is very well aware of this.

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This gas is contained in the crude oil as it comes from the wells. It not only has a vile odor, it's also poisonous—it can kill you if you inhale it. And it's corrosive. If the crude is "wet"—that is, if it contains water—the H2S and the H2O will react to form H2SO4—sulfuric acid, a heavy oily liquid that can eat its way through a steel pipeline or storage tank.
Saudi Aramco World : Sweetening Up the Crude
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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Can you imagine a hurricane blowing that oily crap over everything?
I keep envisioning the jar I use for mixing salad dressings. Not a pretty picture!
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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What is the real reason your on to me so much ? It's not the love of the families , it's something else I said you don't like, so lay off . Maybe your an illegal or a liberal , feminist ?

Whatever save it for that discussion, this is about oil spill .
I'm quite certain that an examination of the contents of this thread will reveal that I have not addressed you at all.

I don't understand the assumption that "love of families" must be insignificant, my birthplace is well documented, I have never voted left of center and I haven't the slightest clue why you brought up feminism. It's all moot because I'm not "on to you so much". Your comment that indirectly sparked the last few heated comments was germane to the discussion.

I'll be sure to make it clear when I'm talking to you in the future.
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