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Why the Oil Spill is a Massive Ordeal:

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posted on May, 23 2010 @ 04:53 PM
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Wow, I just love the onslaught of newly registered members eagerly defending the oil industry by minimizing the tragic shameful disaster that continues unabated to this moment:


Originally posted by Freedom or Death
www.abovetopsecret.com...

The real question should be: How much money can be made from the worlds worst oil disaster?

While one side of the economy may be hurt by the disaster, it may prove to be a great source of new jobs for cleanup crews, scientists, and an expanded government.


Anyway, I came across this informative diagram of how crude oil affects the salt water marshes that it is currently inundating:

www.washingtonpost.com...

Here is an update that discusses BP's latest and greatest attempt to stop the disgusting oil volcano for which they are mostly responsible. Notice the somewhat ominous headline, which belies the fact that 'top kill' could actually make things WORSE:

BP Chief Warns New Effort to Cap Leak Isn't Guaranteed


Should the effort misfire, scientists told AP, it could lead to new problems. Ed Overton, a Louisiana State University professor of environmental studies, said the crippled piece of equipment called a blowout preventer could spring a new leak that could spew untold gallons of oil if there's a weak spot that is vulnerable to pressure from the heavy mud.


Let's hope that if/when this tragic farce is remedied, we respond to this in a '9/11' wake-up fashion. BP, Exxon, Shell, Chevron, Halliburton, TransOcean et.al. need to be heavily regulated and under intense objective scrutiny and pressure.

Never again shall we take their word as worth anything more than scum when it comes to their promises and decelerations of safety and their shallow platitudes about caring for humanity. It is as clear as the oil is thick that the oil industry sacrifices the livelihood of our citizens, it's employees, and our environment to squeeze any extra dollars onto their bottom-line.

Let us wake-up to the inanity of the feel good roar of stupidity that is chanted by Big Oil's paid spokespeople that chant 'Drill Baby Drill!' Let us expose the true price of a barrel of crude so that we can make an informed decision about the pursuit and use of alternatives. We are on the cusp of breakthrough technologies that can be harnessed if we keep Big Oil's dirty grubbing hands out of objective and fruitful science. Who among us will argue that big oil wouldn't suppress alternatives if it interfered w/ their bloody bottom-line??

This is too important, we need to demand what is necessary for us to enjoy a freer existence, unshackled from the behemoths that pay us no care.

Best,
SN


[edit on 5/23/2010 by skunknuts]




posted on May, 23 2010 @ 05:00 PM
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I for one am absolutely ASHAMED at the behaviour of BP, the conduct of a British Company.

I feel responsible (I know I'm not but I feel it nonetheless!!) for the devastation of the Gulf of Mexico. I really do.

I actually feel sick when I think of what's going on, and I feel that if it wasn't for the muscle flexing of BIG OIL the true level of destruction would be known to the world.


I know it's absurd, but seriously, I have a British Passport and I'm ashamed of that right now.

God Bless the Ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico.

Kiwi






posted on May, 23 2010 @ 06:15 PM
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God Bless the Ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico.

Agreed. Positive thinking is worth believing in. If only because its existence really does perform mircles. I think nearly every, individural species, living in this polluted water, could probably do, with all the good, luck (towards survival) it can get right now.
Wider tradegy is, that human kind (with all its increasing modern technology) is catching less than it did in 1986 ipsnews.net...
Although here they say its 1988: www.guardian.co.uk...

In Britain high tech, trawlers need to work 17 times harder, to catch fish, than they did in Victorian Times: www.timesonline.co.uk...
www.telegraph.co.uk...
This is outragous, economic-civil, miss-managment on the part of world. government. And I guess this means the continuation of many of today's fishing industries, is a disgrace to almost any political system?
I don't care how many jobs are at stake. Because nobody can be proud to leave behind an age where mankind has chosen to beahave like the type of bacteria that kills it's host, rather than e.g. the other sorts that benerfit it.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 06:21 PM
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A member here named "Just Wondering" opened a pathetic thread today to downplay the incident in the most PITIFUL and PATHETIC way showing ZERO compassion to any suffering and death this issue HAS and WILL CONTINUE to cause. Then after some questioning, this author named "Just Wondering" obviously slipped up and admitted a big financial interest in BP.

REPEAT: FINANCIAL INTEREST!

Unbelievable.

[edit on 23-5-2010 by Shine71]



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 06:54 PM
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I don't remember seeing the governor of any of these Gulf States talking pelicans and turtles before this happened. They were more concerned with Mardi Gras, Beaches and casino's. The potential has always been there.

The Gulf coast of Florida is bracing for the latest threat, this time not a hurricane. Instead, a massive oil spill from a BP off-shore oil well that occurred April 20, 2010, is slowly moving toward the beautiful white beaches and pristine wetlands along the Louisiana, Alabama and Florida panhandle coastlines. BP has announced on its website that it will pay legitimate claims for loss of revenue, as well as other damages as businesses and residents along the coast wait and watch.

Tourists are Canceling

Just as summer vacation time is set to begin, local newspapers in Florida such as the Miami Herald report phones are ringing along the beautiful coast of the Gulf of Mexico, but not with good news. Instead some tourists are canceling their plans in fear of what they will find if they travel to areas such as Panama City, Gulf Beach, Alabama, and other popular tourist destinations.

Local newspapers and television news shows are reporting that many vacation spots are seeing massive cancellations. Other areas such as the Mississippi coast where casinos draw tourists from all over, are still in good shape, according to tourism groups there. The governor of Florida has declared a state of emergency in 13 counties along the coast. President Obama has said the oil spill could become an unprecedented environmental disaster.
Source
Mr Obama Sure it is and all you've done is form a committee. I guess you were a good community organizer.


[edit on 23-5-2010 by Loken68]



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:42 PM
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Originally posted by skunknuts
Let's hope that if/when this tragic farce is remedied, we respond to this in a '9/11' wake-up fashion. BP, Exxon, Shell, Chevron, Halliburton, TransOcean et.al. need to be heavily regulated and under intense objective scrutiny and pressure.

Never again shall we take their word as worth anything more than scum when it comes to their promises and decelerations of safety and their shallow platitudes about caring for humanity. It is as clear as the oil is thick that the oil industry sacrifices the livelihood of our citizens, it's employees, and our environment to squeeze any extra dollars onto their bottom-line.

This is too important, we need to demand what is necessary for us to enjoy a freer existence, unshackled from the behemoths that pay us no care.


Well, while written with eloquent prose, I have to ask what you are doing along these lines. Have you given up your car, plastics, etc.? And, as far as regulation goes, are you volunteering for the job because our current governmental structure obviously can't handle it. What exactly are you proposing that is of substance and not just words?

By the way, I agree that we need to demand alternatives.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 09:09 PM
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Let's hope that if/when this tragic farce is remedied, we respond to this in a '9/11' wake-up fashion. BP, Exxon, Shell, Chevron, Halliburton, TransOcean et.al. need to be heavily regulated and under intense objective scrutiny and pressure.

Never again shall we take their word as worth anything more than scum when it comes to their promises and decelerations of safety and their shallow platitudes about caring for humanity. It is as clear as the oil is thick that the oil industry sacrifices the livelihood of our citizens, it's employees, and our environment to squeeze any extra dollars onto their bottom-line.


Despite their efforts to conceal information, it is coming out thanks to ATS and gCaptain Forum Deepwater Horizon Thread

I have been posting on getting to the real numbers on the pressure involved in the leak. This is the story under the story which lead to this:




Meanwhile, the Coast Guard announced the creation of a federal Flow Rate Technical Group to assess the actual flow rate from the well. Coast Guard Capt. Ron LaBrec said that Adm. Thad Allen would oversee the team, which will include members from the Coast Guard, the Minerals Management Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Geological Society and others from the science community and academia.

Source: chicagopressrelease.com...

This lead me to post a post on my website where I got my account deleted for my violation of T&C. (not complaining, ATS admin was right)

Here is the post on my website:
activepatriot.org...

I am calling for the Immediate resignation of Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen. He has presided over BP's concealment of the facts and is now going to head a federal Flow Rate Technical Group. This is a continuation of the LIES I and others have been fighting.

My thanks to everyone here and elsewhere fighting for the truth. To the trolls, there isn't enough money in the world to save you from your betrayal of us.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 09:17 PM
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Ive been reading all day the other threads on here from BP's PR firm and havent logged on ... Ive just bit my tongue and let others fight it out......

So I finally logged on just to give you a star and flag......If others ignore those post they go away....

We all know this is a huge global problem.....everyone should post here to keep this thread at the top and ignore BP's PR people ... they can move on to other websites.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 09:33 PM
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Originally posted by skunknuts
Wow, I just love the onslaught of newly registered members eagerly defending the oil industry by minimizing the tragic shameful disaster that continues unabated to this moment:



Personal Opinion;
My guess is they are paid PR people. If we really want to counter them, the best thing to do is dont feed their threads.

Or, better yet, post the truth about BP in addition to ignoring their threads. That truth being, BP has a long history of putting profit ahead of environmental and safety concerns. Note the dates on these articles.

money.cnn.com...


How could BP, a company that has made being green a core part of its identity, even rebranding itself as "Beyond Petroleum," suffer within one year both the worst oil spill in the history of the North Slope and the worst U.S. refinery accident in more than a decade?

And how did CEO John Browne, the energy visionary who publicly broke with his industry to acknowledge a possible link between emissions and global warming, earning a prominent spot in Vanity Fair's recent green issue, become a scapegoat for Big Oil?


money.cnn.com...



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