reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Dude katrina was just a cat 5 hurricane, lots of wind, waves, rain. Ive lived along the gulf coast since 1970. Ive been through fifteen hurricanes and
dozens of tropical storms. If you live here its just something you learn to get used to. But this oil spill isn't something you can get used to.
I't will kill the plankton, it'll kill the shrimp, it;ll kill the small fish, it'll kill the big fish, it'll kill the oysters, clams, scallops,
mudbugs, Mannities, dolphin, whales, whale sharks, red snapper, all the nesting birds and other wildlife that makes ther home along the coastal plans
Thats a 6 billion dollar seafood industry destroyed for how long? One year? Five Years? Twenty years? Hundred years? Who's going to pay for all the
folk that make there livelyhood from the gulf for the next 100 years?
The million gallons of desperant they've sprayed into and on top of the oil spill. Its some of the worst cancer causing, who knows what stuff you
could ever spray. It might eat the oil but who's to say how long it will remain in the water. On the bottom, on the shore.
Next weekend is memorial weekend, where I live Tourists dollars make up a good 60% of our ecconomy. I'm only 100 yards from the gulf. Even with it in
the lower 90's today , blue sky. very few tourists are visiting our white sandy beaches. No ones in the water. And the shrimp and other seafood which
normaly we get from the gulf fresh is being flown in from other places at considerible cost.
BP and the other two criminal corporations have killed off one of the most productive fishing places on the planet. For what? GREED. And because they
are souless corporations that only care about thre bottom line. Why else you think theyd be pumping from the broken pipe, they have to make something
on there investment. No matter that the broken pipe is GUSHING out untold ammount of Oil & natural gas.
Ya know I remember reading some prophetic stuff awhile back..I remember this one passage.."...and the sea turned to blood, and a third of the fish
died.." That in itself is ominious. If you look at the oil spill from helicopters the oil looks like red blood. Lets just hope the third of the fish
I'm also one of the thosands of business owners on the gulf coast which have filed suit against BP. If we could put men on the moon 40 years ago, you
think we would have the technology to seal a PIPE.
In the end Id like to get the CEO's of BP, transOcean, Haliburton in a room and kick them in the ball sack repeatedly. You know they would fix the
problem fast. Meaning all the finger pointing is just stupid. Get off your butts and FIX the problem..
HUrricanes come and go. This spill could end up being genocide for the Gulf.