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Old 06-21-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Looks like someone underestimated the tenacity of Gulf Coast residents. When you are in love with a region, you arent going to leave easily.The coast will survive this, as they have survived numerous trials in the past. One thing people in this area dont do, is give up. Dont sell them short.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Right on, Innotech.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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Looks like someone underestimated the tenacity of Gulf Coast residents. When you are in love with a region, you arent going to leave easily.The coast will survive this, as they have survived numerous trials in the past. One thing people in this area dont do, is give up. Dont sell them short.
Amen, Bro!
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: East central Florida coast
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BP really, really has me MAD...they have done nothing but cut corners, lie, deceive, cover up...they are arrogant !@#$%^&.

Yesterday, I was driving over one of our local bridges going to a barrier island. Underneath it is an old causeway that was converted into a park for boating, fishing, picnicing, etc. I stopped by and sat watching the Indian River all around me heading towards the ocean...There were scads of brown pelicans, egrets, and herons all hanging out...some of the fishermen were feeding the pelicans bait or whatnot. I love pelicans, the way they dive into the water for food and sit resting on the piers and wooden barriers...I felt so sad that these same birds are in such severe danger on the Gulf...I love wildlife and hate to see it suffer because of the foolishness and lack of concern of mankind.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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BP really, really has me MAD...they have done nothing but cut corners, lie, deceive, cover up...they are arrogant !@#$%^&.

Yesterday, I was driving over one of our local bridges going to a barrier island. Underneath it is an old causeway that was converted into a park for boating, fishing, picnicing, etc. I stopped by and sat watching the Indian River all around me heading towards the ocean...There were scads of brown pelicans, egrets, and herons all hanging out...some of the fishermen were feeding the pelicans bait or whatnot. I love pelicans, the way they dive into the water for food and sit resting on the piers and wooden barriers...I felt so sad that these same birds are in such severe danger on the Gulf...I love wildlife and hate to see it suffer because of the foolishness and lack of concern of mankind.
USA Today has provided a web-based oil spill tracking map that updates almost daily. It has a loop-current overlay feature that hopefully indicates the Indian River area may be spared. Unfortunately, that particular feature does not update as does the observed oil coverage. Still looking for more useful sources for those of you living in the danger zones.

Wishing you guys the best on the eastern seaboard...

See how the oil spill grows in the Gulf of Mexico - USATODAY.com

Here's another that provides a more informative legend under the Layers menu:

http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response/gulf-oil-spill-2010/timeline-advanced.html (broken link)

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Old 06-29-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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I'm a Cajun. We've been here long before the oil industry.

I wouldn't mind the OIL INDUSTRY going somewhere else... in fact I hope the moratorium lasts for a long time to send some of the oil field infidels back to mississippi, texas, oklahoma or where ever they came from.

Take BP with you.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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Louisiana is the LAST place on earth you LEAVE to get away from hard times. That state has never had anything else.
But there is something about living your life in the most welcoming, fun, laid back, good food-eating, hard partying,
life-loving area in the country that makes you realize anywhere else is a step down. If I was gonna face hard times,
I would damn sure get myself to South LA to DO it.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:22 PM
 
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I'm a Cajun. We've been here long before the oil industry.

I wouldn't mind the OIL INDUSTRY going somewhere else... in fact I hope the moratorium lasts for a long time to send some of the oil field infidels back to mississippi, texas, oklahoma or where ever they came from.

Take BP with you.
Hold it now Sac man...if it weren't for the oil industry, you couldn't
get to half your favorite fishing spots, bra.
But yeah, that's a way of thinking that ain't wrong. BTW, I think that is the best nick on any forum I have read.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Looks like someone underestimated the tenacity of Gulf Coast residents. When you are in love with a region, you arent going to leave easily.The coast will survive this, as they have survived numerous trials in the past. One thing people in this area dont do, is give up. Dont sell them short.



I agree hands down !!! I love the Gulf Coast and really can`t imagine leaving anywhere else. I have lived in an inland city before and there is something about the Gulf coastal atmosphere that can`t be matched.
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:22 AM
 
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The Fishermen don't get their jobs back after the moratorium.

If I hear one more oil field worker blame the govt for this spill I think I'll hit them with a wrench.

What hypocrites. The Oil industry has been raping Louisiana since day one and the citizens are more worried about their jobs than their own freakin planet.

Take those jobs and go somewhere else. Believe me, I'm not the only one who feels this way.

Many of us would rather have shrimp than redneck bubba neighbors who work offshore.


There is no God given right to a job, particularly one that takes a dump on the planet and calls that success.

Get a clue, We The Sheeple.

Isn't there something in the bible about being a good steward? Cajuns failed that test bigtime.

There will be a price to pay for such arrogance and stupidity.
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