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PostSubject: On The Oil Spill   5/6/2010, 7:32 am

This oil fiasco is exactly what we have been dreading. I hope the next idiot that favors drilling in the Gulf, gets blistered publicly and politcaly.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/6/2010, 7:51 am

Let it out Jerry! I agree with you.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/6/2010, 1:18 pm

We have to get the oil from somewhere.

If we don't want the dangers in our gulf, but don't mind it in other countries, does that make us racist?
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/6/2010, 5:20 pm

The oil spill is a MEGA DISASTER.
Where should we get the oil, or should we?
How do we get the oil we need?
Do we need the oil?
Every little thing that happens anywhere in the world affects oil production and prices.
How much are we willing to pay?
Other countries will be drilling of Cuban coast if not already.
The same disaster could come from them taking the oil from our door step.
What should we do?
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/6/2010, 6:25 pm

Hmmmmmm, how about on a TOTAL ban on offshore drilling in salt or fresh water? Allow drilling on land only. The problem is containment when things go wrong. And, as we have seen, it will.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/6/2010, 6:27 pm

The problem is Jerry, we can't stop other countries from drilling off shore, and they are already doing it and buying up the rights to do more of it! Who do you think will react in a faster, more ecologically sound manner, us, or the Chinese, Russians, Cubans, etc?

Drilling in the gulf WILL happen, so it might as well be us.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/6/2010, 11:39 pm


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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/7/2010, 2:47 pm

baja69 wrote:
The oil spill is a MEGA DISASTER.
Do we need the oil?

I don't know about you but my aircooled runs MUCH better with oil in it.

I agree, this whole thing sucks but its necessary. We can't rely on countries to play nicely with each other so we need to stop depending so much on them. The unfortunate truth is the world runs on two things: greed and oil.

That being said, I think if the drilling were to continue, the "intellagent" people running these operations should have MANY backup measures in place so something like this doesn't happen again. It should be the same for importing oil. The impact of the Exxon Valdez can still be seen. I know this is much worse but they're both still environmental dissasters.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/7/2010, 4:24 pm

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baja69 wrote:
The oil spill is a MEGA DISASTER.
Do we need the oil?

I don't know about you but my aircooled runs MUCH better with oil in it.

LOL, yes both my cars and every car that runs needs oil.
I should have said "Do we need the oil in the gulf?"
(not saying we do or don't, just wondering what other people think; it gets complicated)
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/7/2010, 4:26 pm

Its extremely complicated. I have to admit, seeing this in the gulf did get me worried, but like I said, drilling in the gulf WILL happen, so it might as well be us, who will go to great lengths to contain and clean any accidents. Can you imagine if this were a Chinese oil rig? The probably would've just abandoned it and said f*ck it (or however they pronounce it Wink
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/7/2010, 7:28 pm

I pray this disaster is a WAKE UP CALL!...every been to a beach in Texas?....I have they give you paper booties to put over your shoes because they allow drilling just off shore and oil has been washing up for close to a DECADE!!!....enough is enough....I would switch my bus over to electric battery power!! before you get my vote to allow drilling in the gulf!!!....PRAY it stays out of the gulf stream Exclamation or it will go right up the EAST COAST back towards the UK!(home of B.P.)...BP=BIG POLLUTERS! Sad...signed 1-pissed off 3rd generation FLA NATIVE! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/7/2010, 8:02 pm

Aman brother... Hey BP

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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/7/2010, 8:50 pm

Unfortunately, as Dave pointed out, there will be drilling in the gulf and the Caribbean by countries which many are our enemies. A spill that could happen by them will still have a devistating effect on our environment. This spill isnt even in Florida's water.
So does it matter if we can't stop the rest of the world from drilling so close to our waters?
$4.oo/gal. gas made many opposers want more drilling.
One oil spill has made many want to stop drilling.
Too bad we couldnt have developed better technology since the first oil crisis.
As a fellow VW driver, we drive some of the most environmentally unfriendly vehicles on the road.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/7/2010, 9:03 pm

You say its not in Florida's water. You're right, it isn't . . . yet. We are bound to see a change in our waters before this is over. Sad but true.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/8/2010, 10:20 am

You are right Sven, the Texas beaches have been messed up for years. I wish everyone had the chance to tour their coastline before any of this started.

Dr. Stephen Leatherman, marine expert who ranks beaches by quality, has noted significant damage to Texas beaches including the tar balls from oil rigs. This is the same Dr. Leatherman that ranked Florida's beaches 1st in 2008.

Let's keep the pressure on these pro-drilling idiots!
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/8/2010, 4:24 pm

I would say most pro-drilling idiots don't necessarily WANT offshore drilling.
I believe most are as mortified as the opposers.
There is land with oil.
That would help solve the containment issues.
But our wonderful gov't won't allow it, as well as other so-called environmentalists.
I think if govt gets out of the way, better technology would be discovered.
But, the oil companies and politicians feed each other, so I think were sh#@ out of luck.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/8/2010, 4:44 pm

This just in...reports of oil hitting the barrier islands south of Lousianna....when do we START fining this oil giant for polluting our lands?...if YOU or I washed oil up on someone shore line they'd hit us with a fine$..a BIG FINE!....so when does this start?....BP has the WORST record in the whole oil business...WAKE UP AMERICA....before the BLACK WAVE HITS us ALL....I gotta go!...Im going out to the beach to watch the sunset....while its still nice to walk!!...sad....very sad! Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/8/2010, 10:55 pm

think this was a accident? nope!

1 day before "earth day"...think about it?


i blame BP for not having a plan to stop this sooner BUT lets thank some rightwing groupe of assholes for this mess...


i think "outside of the box"...

btw 6th gen florida cracker...
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/8/2010, 11:46 pm

Interesting theory.
What would be their motivation?
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/8/2010, 11:52 pm

I've learned I'm a oil drilling right wing idiot asshole. Awesome! Funny coming from a bunch of car guys who brag about modified motors.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/9/2010, 12:19 am

Dave wrote:
I've learned I'm a oil drilling right wing idiot asshole. Awesome! Funny coming from a bunch of car guys who brag about modified motors.

A little hipocritical, right?
I don't think any who are for, or opposed to drilling are idiots, but if the spill was intentional, they are definitely assholes.
(Response to Hellaslow's right winger comment) :
I've never known any right or left wingers who would intentionally destroy our environment. Although, the left would seem to have more motivation in the immediate political climate.
Either way lets hope it's just an accident, and if it was intentional, they should get "old sparky".
As far as drilling, it's a relief to know some are informed of the whole picture, and there's no easy answer to drill or not to drill. The drilling is happening whether WE do it or not.

--Florida native who hates to see ANY environmental destruction.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/9/2010, 7:12 pm

Dave, you are taking this personal, Don't. I focus on what is wrong and what's needed to fix it. This is a disaster of the "Nth Magnitude"! The Florida Tourism Industry's main drawing
card are it's beaches. If they are compromised, I have to consider the tourism generated employment impact. Yep, I drive an aircooled VW! At the same time, I will raise Holy Hell with BP to fix their problem! Hypocrite One!
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/9/2010, 9:27 pm

I NEVER thought about the earthday tie in very interesting bro...either way we need to stop calling a oil spill!...IT A OIL GUISER!!...(probally spelled wrong sorry)...still mad as HELL Mad
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/10/2010, 9:53 am

I thought the timing of the spill was rather suspicious as well. However, I would think that we would have heard about any nefarious connections by now.

What I find most troubling is the inability to stop this leak. It is mind boggling to me that we are not able to figure this stuff out. Now I read that they will inject trash into it to try and clog it up.

Finally, and I think this speaks to the real tragedy. CNN reported that the liability for BP is capped at 75 Million?? That is a trivial amount for companies like that.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/10/2010, 12:37 pm

Agree, timing is suspicious.
Stopping it with trash?
Sounds ridiculous. But whatever works.
They should clean it up till it's done, and pay up till it bankrupts them.
As vwcadets said, it's a geyser.
Like "Old Faithful" spewing oil.
At least a tanker would leak out. This seems to be never ending.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/10/2010, 12:46 pm

I don't understand why they haven't tried to plug it with a large cork. It worked for Bugs Bunny when Elmer Fudd was trying to shoot him. The crazy thing is, that idea sounds about as good as any of BP's!
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/10/2010, 1:12 pm

April 21, Oil Rig sinks and 5,000 barrels of oil starts flowing into the gulf.
I did a little math and if unchecked, by June 10 (50 days) this will equal the
Exon Valdez spill in Alaska at 250,000 barrels. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/10/2010, 7:02 pm

SAD!....why hasnt the US Navy been brought in?...they got the submarines that could operate at that depth...plug it with SOMETHING!!!...anything a HUGE TAMPON confused I WANNA SEE oil covered CEO EXECUTIVES!!... Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/11/2010, 5:18 pm

[quote="Hellaslow"]

lets thank some rightwing groupe of assholes for this mess...

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let me clear this up...

i'm all for the US. "offshore drilling" we hafto get the oil from somewhere... what im pissed about is like said before 1 day before earth day...
the assholes i want to thank are the assholes whom took part in this mess..just wait after they stop the oil from flowing they will come out and point the finger at someone or groupe.. just wait...

i don't just love florida i love this country and i can't stand idiots screwing it up...
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/11/2010, 11:17 pm

Lets just hope they do stop the leak.
It appears accidental.
Right now the oil companies are busy pointing fingers at each other.
But, if we're pointing political fingers, my money is on the left.
Do I have any takers? lol Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/12/2010, 12:25 am

At least the price of oil is dropping.
Maybe they figure we can collect our own oil from the beach and cut out the middle man.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/21/2010, 2:14 pm

STOP THIS MADNESS!..it just KEEPS gushing into the GULF!!...makes me wanna cry pale
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/21/2010, 5:01 pm

What really amazes me is the lack of reporting from any of the agencies. Maybe they have nothing new to report besides, "This is Dink Dumbass from the National Ignorance Council. I'm here to report our attempts to figure out what to do has failed miserably and the Gulf will soon look like the tar pits once associated with the dinosaurs." It just baffles me how this can go on for soooo long!

GREAT NEWS EVERYBODY! Now you can watch the disaster live on the internet.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/21/2010, 10:48 pm

I agree. We have all these damn agencies sucking up our tax dollars and get in the way when someone wants to do something good, but they dont do a damn thing to fix anything.
What about help from other countries since we dont know what the fu@# we're doing?
We're always helping them.
Can you say Katrina?
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/21/2010, 11:39 pm

What was that guys name (Red something) that put out all those burning oil wells after the war in Quate/Iraq?

We could just some common sense like he has!![b]
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   5/25/2010, 7:33 am

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PostSubject: very SAD TIMES!!   6/8/2010, 2:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   6/8/2010, 10:24 pm

"Gulf of Mexico" or "Dead Sea"?
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   6/8/2010, 11:07 pm

DEAD SEA NOW
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   6/9/2010, 10:18 am

I listened to a radio interview with Physisist Dr. Kaku. He was explaining the constant failled attempts these guys are having is due to their testing and understanding of the environment their working in. They have tested every idea before trying to apply it to the problem. The only problem with that is they are testing in 200 FT. of water instead of 5,000. A little bit of a defference there. To understand the amount of pressure being exerted down there, he said to imagine you are lying on your back and each square inch of your body has a different car sitting on it. Doesn't take a scientist to figure out the problems with testing at 200 ft. when you put it in that kind of perspective. He went on to say that the government has the ability to remove BP from control and bring in a "think tank" of the top scientists from the world to solve this cluster f@ck but for some reason has not. Oh wait, Obama just got done saying he's kicking someones ass. Mabey he's demonstrating how to plug up the hole (dumb joke) Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   6/9/2010, 2:53 pm

Funny joke actually.
Obama needs not worry about "who's ass to kick" (he's so presidential) and what else he can take over. He needs to try to be part of a solution or get out of the way.
Why is BP in control anyway? This is a national disaster. There's other oil companies who could help with clean up, and other countries that may have other ideas. Where's the help from outside when we need it?
Sorry for venting, but it seems like Obama and BP are having a lover's quarrel and the children are suffering.
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   6/9/2010, 4:23 pm

Obama claims he has been on top of it from day one. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   6/9/2010, 7:31 pm

JUST sick of it ALL Exclamation
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PostSubject: Re: On The Oil Spill   7/5/2010, 3:18 am

All we have to do is put a gold band around it and some wedding cake in it and it will quite putting out. Ive seen this work before.
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