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Old 05-01-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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All this oil gushing out of a 7 inch pipe one (1) mile down at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico? Unbelievable.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Gas prices have increased but im not sure if it has to do with the oil spill. I think the oil companies are as usual taking advantage of the situation.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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They have a bacteria they will use to help clean up the shore. The bacteria feeds on the crude oil. I just hope they get the leak plugged and the slick removed before a tropical storm enters or forms in the gulf.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:12 PM
 
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Ah, Louisiana just can't seem to catch a break!
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Ah, Louisiana just can't seem to catch a break!
No S**t, kick em while their down!
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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I dont understand...they want to put a dome over it, but it will take two weeks to make. Shouldnt they have had one made just in case of such a disaster? And what the heck is a dome gonna do with all that oil coming out at such high pressure..its not gonna stop it. Weird plan if you ask me. I would think these oil companies would have a solution for every type of scenario that could possibly happen. Whoops...I forgot, they are more concerned about filling their wallets and robbing their customers.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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I suspect the dome plan is a pure mitigator and that's about it. It won't make the entire problem go away.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Yootó
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All they would have needed on the rig was an acoustic switch. These should be mandatory on all oil rigs. I think in not installing one, BP was negligent and should be hauled into court by all the fishermen and shrimpers.
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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All they would have needed on the rig was an acoustic switch. These should be mandatory on all oil rigs. I think in not installing one, BP was negligent and should be hauled into court by all the fishermen and shrimpers.
Exactly, BP knew that this thing was unsafe. Given the amount of problems this platform had in the past, there's is no excuse.
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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We live in SE Florida and we discovered one place charging over 20 bucks a pound for medium shrimp. We hope he stays full and no one buys them....It is a terrible thing for me to say but it is another thing to gouge Americans and shame on the business.

Where the heck is FEMA and their wonderful ways of doing things? Eating donuts. I have been trained in FEMA and the many possibilties and tasks presented to them turn into a real impossibility. Why?

Do they really need to make a complete project out of everything? Why? When they arrive things go this way and that way. Then we soon discover their Red Tape which is not necessary to complete the job. I say "FEMA! Give the town your tools and step aside" Just do what you are suppose to do and stop lingering and mulling around.

Darn shame on FEMA too..

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