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"Everything in that marsh is DEAD tonight!" --Obama's Katrina.

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posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:30 PM
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Our president is just another puppet and with a Senate and Congress that is fighting him almost the entire way he is not calling the shots.

Oh please! That is utter nonsense!
Obama has veto power, to reject anything that Congress passes. Now, why don't you look it up, and find out how many REAL vetoes he issued. (Don't count the veto of the stopgap spending bill that never had to take effect, and thus was meaningless).




posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:30 PM
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so .. how the hell can we stop this madness? .. by writing posts on ATS? peace march? riots? .. no matter what we do, if the government doesnt want to take care of this crisis, they wont!

Let us meditate.. and send out the goodness and hope that people in power realize what they are doing.. and put and end to it!



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:32 PM
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so .. how the hell can we stop this madness? .. by writing posts on ATS? peace march? riots? .. no matter what we do, if the government doesnt want to take care of this crisis, they wont!

True, but we can REMEMBER in NOVEMBER.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by GrinchNoMore
You seem to be constantly on about this as not being an act of nature, who cares about that when its clear that it needs to be DEALT with.


Wake up, deal with it, get on ATS and complain.


Act of war, or not its all the same response in the end...


... oops.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:35 PM
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"What would their motives be in that? Surely they lose millions upon millions every day?"

At first, I thought that they were/ are stalling to get the "relief wells" dug so that they could get as much of the oil/ gas out of this field as possible- a top kill would eliminate that possibility.
But I've been thinking about it and I have to wonder if their "big picture" thinking might be that if the Gulf (& indeed, the Atlantic as well) were FUBAR, there would be no more limitations on where they could drill or how they went about it. The risks & damage they might do would be irrelevant.
It has been commented several times, but the best discussions regarding BP are at

gcaptain.com...

These are people in the oil industry & at least 1 or 2 shills for the industry having this dialogue.

Aside from that, we all need to pray, send out good intentions or whatever because if we have a hurricane on a magnitude of Katrina or Ike & it hits in that general area, the US stands to lose a significant amount of real estate. Ike destroyed the wetlands on the upper Texas coast from Sabine Pass to Galveston. Apparently, the drought last year prevented any recovery. Now, with the Louisiana wetlands (which were already damaged pre Katrina) going, going, gone, a significant buffer is lost. The storm surge will do a lot more damage.

EVERYONE associated with this disaster (I would exclude the workers on the DWH below management) from people in the oil industry to the government needs to have their assets seized & face criminal charges. This was far more than predictable. It has been a regular occurrence for decades. It is CRIMINAL negligence.
What the hell are Congresspeople doing forming "committees" for? All they know anything about is taking bribes.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:35 PM
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There have been mentions of selling off BP stock... that is a great idea..
will people actually do this? highly doubt full...
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class action lawsuits from both the people and the government of LA...
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great idea... but who can pile more money on the scale of blind justice?
(that usaully indicates the "winner" if civil and crimal cases)

and alos there has been mention of the hurricnae season to come...?
i checked some hurricane histiory out and most are reported in AUG - SEPT.

however: www.nhc.noaa.gov...
1957
[Hurricane] Audrey was first detected over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on June 24. It moved slowly northward as it became a tropical storm and a hurricane the next day. A faster northward motion brought the center to the coast near the Texas-Louisiana border on the 27th.

Hurricane Agnes 1972
The large disturbance that became Agnes was first detected over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico on June 14. The system drifted eastward and became a tropical depression later that day and a tropical storm over the northwestern Caribbean on the 16th. Agnes turned northward on June 17 and became a hurricane over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico the next day.

Tropical Storm Claudette 1979:
Tropical Storm Alberto 1994:
Tropical Storm Allison 2001:
Hurricane Dennis 2005:

all these storms happened in June: could the possiblility of a gulf storm impact the time frame for recovery, seeing as the recovery process is moving so slowly....? or in fact make it worse?

or should they (BP) be made aware of these happenings to get some fire underneath thier asses before it happens literally....?



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:37 PM
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Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
True, but we can REMEMBER in NOVEMBER.


I'll remember in November all the conservatives that got on ATS just to complain at Obama.

Thought ATS was conspiracy site...



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:43 PM
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Originally posted by nvprose1
or should they (BP) be made aware of these happenings to get some fire underneath thier asses before it happens literally....?


BP and many other offshore drillers should have their own fleet ready to control these kinds of disasters.

To rely on the government for cleanup makes the response of the disaster and who they want to blame OBVIOUS.

Why they drill when they didn't have the proper safety measures in place? I don't accept a "O.K." to drill as an "O.K. to drill unsafely."



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:49 PM
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The governement needs to clean up BP's business partices... the United States should be up their ass 24/7, to hell with media coeverage. BP has done damage... they should have to pay up for this, either out of their wallets or with some ass whippin... (if not both) the gulf is not thiers to destroy....

A public tar and feather sounds in order ...

[edit on 23-5-2010 by nvprose1]



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:50 PM
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I'll remember in November all the conservatives that got on ATS just to complain at Obama. Thought ATS was conspiracy site...

Your tirade was not warranted, as all I did was answer the yellow.sapphirine's question about what we could do, if we wanted government involved. Your comment is a clear diversion from the OP's topic. If you wish to complain about conservatives and ATS, start a new thread.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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I've been hearing reports of researchers and local news agencies getting turned back by the Coast Guard.

Obama isn't calling the shots: this whole government is OWNED by corporations and takes their orders.

This isn't Katrina, or 911, this is something worse. However, the people trying to make Obama the center of this want to obscure the issue. The problem is corporations like BP -- not Socialism or illegal immigrants.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:56 PM
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Originally posted by nvprose1
A public tar and feather sounds in order ...


Maybe that should have been done back in the Gulf War when the skies were blacken by several dozens oil spots on fire.

They only needed to add the feathers back then.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:56 PM
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It seems very bad, and i don't think much can be done about the mess it has already created. No point in moaning about that now, like other people have said i don't think any one has ever faced such a leak before...so while it's easy to say it should have been fixed already the problem is much more complicated than that, but the government have definitely been slow to act and take the threat serious. I think they will sort the problem out before it get's to the level of severity that many ATS members seem to think it will though...then again i would have thought it would have been fixed already.

[edit on 23-5-2010 by Solomons]



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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Its funny... equating this catasrophuck with a natural occurrence-

I thought the the feds should stay out of business's business?


Want it both ways, same shiz right? A tribal mind and GWB vote up in here

I don't think there is much to be done, just like the economy blame the FED to deflect the actions and irresponsibility of Private business...

No Clem! Them made them rip us off and blown up that thar rig

I need some schit galoshes


Shill baby shill

god bless

all thats left to do is deregulate petroseafood and blame DC when reds start dying



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
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I'll remember in November all the conservatives that got on ATS just to complain at Obama. Thought ATS was conspiracy site...

Your tirade was not warranted, as all I did was answer the yellow.sapphirine's question about what we could do, if we wanted government involved. Your comment is a clear diversion from the OP's topic. If you wish to complain about conservatives and ATS, start a new thread.


What can people do???

Create government jobs, from the government titty?

I am going to practice walking East and West at the same time in homage to this.

Keep the feds out,

the states that are there don't like the feds, or taxes, government milk, employees, walk the walk, I am sure BP will remedy the situation.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Your tirade was not warranted, as all I did was answer the yellow.sapphirine's question about what we could do, if we wanted government involved. Your comment is a clear diversion from the OP's topic. If you wish to complain about conservatives and ATS, start a new thread.


Many in this thread have already taken up such a stance to blame Obama and it comes it political drama, so my intention was not to single you out. The OP posted a thread and opened it for debate with its political stance.

It's meant for debate, and that is why we are here.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by Janky Red
Its funny... equating this catasrophuck with a natural occurrence-

I thought the the feds should stay out of business's business?


We hear rants against socialism and how that means more governmental control of businesses, and how there are many threads on ATS against socialism.. but

... when it comes to a environmemtal screw-up like this oil spill...

... suddenly these anti-socialists want more socialism!

What do they call that... a flip-flop



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 03:21 PM
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These videos are extremely powerful. Enough so that I finally decided to contact several of my representatives to make my voice heard ...


Mr. President,

I've been following the BP oil spill rather closely. Unlike most I was one of the few trying to downplay the hysteria because I assumed we'd manage to come up with a solution to divert the oil away from our shorelines and cap the well.

So as to not simply base my viewpoint in opinion, I spent a bit of time educating myself on booming. After looking at the various photos & videos I'm now entirely convinced the people running this operation have no idea what they're doing.

I can't urge you enough to watch to the following video presentation, particularly the segment at 3:51, www.youtube.com... .

All the booms in the Gulf have been configured in straight lines parallel to the coast. It makes no sense. This is either a sign of complete ineptitude on the part of BP or they're engaging in *really* bad theater.

I intend on helping the video above go viral and if it comes out BP's been intentionally misleading the public to minimize our ire, I assure you I'll be the first person advocating:
  1. For every property owner who's gotten even a single drop of oil washed on their land to immediately contact an attorney to start the process for filing a class action lawsuit.
  2. Move to close all British Petroleum operations in county's where damage from the spill has occurred to make it ready for sale when the suit from step-1 is decided.
  3. Encourage every American with a BP credit card to cut it up and mail it back to them in-lieu of payment, with a note saying they will NOT honor the debt.
  4. That all American's sell all BP shares on Monday and that retirement funds divest all BP shares now.
  5. That any REAL American left in the US Navy (it seems the US Coast Guard has been lost to us -- www.wwl.com...) that's in the vicinity of a BP oil rig anywhere in the world, is to blockade and take it as "a prize."

This has become your Katrina Mr President.

The fact that oil's starting to reach in to the marshlands and it could have been stopped if not for the Army Corps of Engineers doing nothing other than rolling out the red-tape is disgusting (www.youtube.com...).

This has gone from bad to worse and ultimately the buck stops with you.

-[Name]


Thank you Loam for bringing this to my attention.

Also compliments to TOSFORUS for his extremely reasonable plan to hold these crooks accountable.

[edit on 23-5-2010 by Xtraeme]



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 03:27 PM
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Inasmuch as this thread opens the door to politicize this event I wish to rise above the likes of Professor Ignoramus and express why I believe the perception of nonchalance on part of current administration is founded.

Granted the US Government is ill equipped to tackle this unthinkable yet inevitable consequence of the reckless disregard of our environment by BP. They simply do not have the resources, expertise, equipment or manpower on a 24/7 stand-by notice in anticipation of something like this.

However, I can't help but imagine that if it was learned that a hostile, rogue nation's submarine was a mere mile below our Gulf that we would have US submarines in the area conducting surveillance and providing intelligence post haste. It would at least serve to instill some confidence in the ability to accurately assess the situation and be ready to act quickly to remedy the situation should BP's efforts continue to prove futile.

Also, does anyone know why the "top kill" was pushed back from Sunday (today) to Tuesday?

Touché.

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posted on May, 23 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious
Granted the US Government is ill equipped to tackle this unthinkable yet inevitable consequence of the reckless disregard of our environment by BP.


If the U.S. Government intervenes in private affairs, that would be what many on ATS has called "socialism."

Is that what you want?



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