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Old 06-30-2010, 05:15 AM
 
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As we enter the Hurricane Season, there is mounting evidence that the gulf of Mexico is becoming more deadly by the day.

BP Death Cloud Under the Gulf - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

Anyone that can provide a reliable, independent report on our air quality, please contribute.

Last edited by Bo; 06-30-2010 at 10:05 AM.. Reason: Moved from Austin forum. The first sentence was ineffective at making the topic local there and orphaned by the thread move.
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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Well, the first thing I'd do is wait for a better source than Associated Content! They are just in it for the computer hits.

That said, a neighbor complained about an oily feel to yesterday's rain . . . what a mess.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Oh please.

That story is garbage. I do not believe for a second that there is a huge underwater gas bubble. Among other things they talk about degraded GPS - which is true. But the degradation is very small since the degradation was reduced years ago. GPS is VERY accurate today.

If such a bubble existed every scientist remotely interested in the area and subject would be analyzing it.

600 MPH tsunami?
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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I would think the risk of airborne benzene from all the refineries on the Texas coast, which have existed for decades, is far greater than the risk of airborne benzene from the spill somehow making it to the air around Austin.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: 78747
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Oh please.

That story is garbage. I do not believe for a second that there is a huge underwater gas bubble. Among other things they talk about degraded GPS - which is true. But the degradation is very small since the degradation was reduced years ago. GPS is VERY accurate today.

If such a bubble existed every scientist remotely interested in the area and subject would be analyzing it.

600 MPH tsunami?
Maybe an elite squad led by a loose cannon like Ben Affleck can go down to the gas bubble and blow it up thereby sending Hurricane Alex off course before it utterly destroys all human life in Texas.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:08 AM
 
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The article itself is a joke. Heck it itself even says "But what if it is true" related to it's own content. Not saying that there isn't potentially a whole slew of unpredicted side effects happening, but the stuff in the article are simply guesses with not even the most basic of fact or science to back any of it up, a giant "gas" bubble, errr, what exactly what "gas" is this "gas" bubble made of, how is it being formed? Ditto the other things mentioned in the article. Heck I could say that all the oil being released is likely to awaken a giant prehistoric dinosaur like creature that is trapped in the freezing waters near the broken pipe or that the chemicals are causing the animals/fish to mutate and it won't be long before 40 ft crocs and 10 ft shrimp start attacking what few tourists are left.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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Yes, don't click on it! They are only in it for the "hits" not transmitting information!
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: 78747
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CA, we're just having fun with it..

It doesn't bother me in the slightest, but I really do wish they would make a cheesy disaster film about it. Maybe the sludge could cover the coast and turn the people into something like oil dependent zombies, then Rodriquez could direct it.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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CA, we're just having fun with it..

It doesn't bother me in the slightest, but I really do wish they would make a cheesy disaster film about it. Maybe the sludge could cover the coast and turn the people into something like oil dependent zombies, then Rodriquez could direct it.
You know that if it were in season, South Park would certainly be making an episode about the spill...

BTW, know who is most thrilled about the BP Spill?

Toyota. Remember those deadly cars that accelerated on their own? Nah, you don't remember...
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