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Old 06-19-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Plainfield
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People have been so unbelievably lackadaisical about the worst environmental disaster in history. It boggles my mind. Just wait until the next hurricane comes barreling through the area.

Do yourself a favor... get out of there NOW, before the panic starts.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Hey, you know, a hurricane might actually help disperse the oil so that nature can clean it up.

Not that I want a hurricane, of course.
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I dont even know if that would help, It would be on land and then get into the tapwater.

Last edited by skywatcher75; 06-19-2010 at 11:36 AM.. Reason: Adding more thought.
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Michissippi
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I just want to say I live in Michigan and have been watching all the news coverage of the oil spill. I'm sickened by the whole thing and keep thinking of how I'd feel if something like this happened to our Great Lakes. There is a lot of fishing up here but nothing like what you have in the Gulf. I'm just very sorry for all the suffering in your area and loss of jobs due to this disaster.
The amount of oil that has spilled is probably enough to completely blacken all five of the Great Lakes. It would be an absolute disaster.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Florida
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If Obama wants to suck it up with a straw it is better than just talking about cleaning it up. He should be in emergency mode on this huge oil spill. This is our country and one half our our coast line is in attack from an oily mess! It is Obama's responsibility to deal with it.We will have a mess on many beaches. Once it is done it will affect it for decades. Get the super tankers and get those huge oil plumes under water than will evenually move to the coast. God help us that we don't see a major hurricane in the gulf.. they will have oil everywhere.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Supertankers the answer..

Why do Obama, BP refuse to use most effective method of oil cleanup?
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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I think at this point Nature is the only thing that can take care of it. A hurricane would literally be like throwing the oil into a fan, but something bigger than the morons in charge of this thing has got to make a move soon. Plugging the hole just isn't going to work anymore, there's too much pressure. It's very likely that with all the displaced oil, the seafloor is going to collapse, resulting in a HUGE tsunami. Also, the toxic gases that are already being released into the air are a huge problem hardly anyone is talking about. They are already noticeable in New Orleans. Chances are this hurricane season is going to be a doozy because of how warm the gulf water is. This whole thing is a mess, I can't believe there isn't more talk of evacuation.

I think so many people are indifferent about what's really going on partly because the news keeps referring to it simply as an "oil spill." Oops, spilled some oil, now let's dilly-dally and discuss possible ways of cleaning it up. No, it's like an oil volcano that continues to spew. BP executives must be served justice. They have covered up facts, lied to and misled the public and are outright refusing to stop using the toxic Corexit. What is the point of having a government if they cannot and will not keep these destructive corporations in line? Where is the accountability??
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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I sure second that about constant referal to this disaster as a "spill." I refuse to call it anything but a gusher, and it has been just that from the very first moment of the rig explosion.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: USA
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I sure second that about constant referal to this disaster as a "spill." I refuse to call it anything but a gusher, and it has been just that from the very first moment of the rig explosion.
"And up thru the ground come a bubblin' crude; oil that is, black gold, Texas T.... "
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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"Californi is the place we ought to be."
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