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Is It Raining Oil In Florida? This Is Just The Beginning

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:16 PM
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It is time for a little perspective on this issue. There are routinely 600 tar ball incidents of Florida beaches every year. They come from naturally occurring leaks and illegal bilge dumping from ships.

Why is there so much being made of BP's part in this leak?

1. To hide the fact that that the federal government did not fund or implement their own disaster plans.

2. To hide the fact the the EPA has been slow rolling Louisiana's waiver request to dump sand in the ocean to protect beaches and wetlands from the oil spill.

3. So no one will notice Obama's contradictory statements. "We were on this from day one.", "We will spare no expense.", "We have to do a cost benefit analysis on that [Republican Governor Jindal's plan." If you will spare no expense, then why do you have to study a governor's plan to determine whether it is worth the cost [especially if BP is going to get the bill anyway]?




posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by SonOfTheLawOfOne
Black rain will be one byproduct of this mess.

You see, the sun has this funny way of heating things up. And another funny effect from this is the way physics works, because you see, as the heat penetrates the water, it will cause the water molecules (oil included) to separate and become vapor. As this vapor rises, the water will collect at one elevation while the oil collects at another and some will stay bound to the water. The result when this water falls: BLACK RAIN.

It will get worse as the heat of the summer continues to heat the gulf. The really scary part of this is Florida is right smack between the easterly Atlantic sea breeze and the Gulf sea breeze. It's the reason for the violent thunderstorms EVERY SINGLE DAY during the summers. Not to mention, that this whole process starts over the EVERGLADES, home to more life than is imaginable and then moves (usually) east, into the highly populated coastal areas of Florida. That oil will make it's way into the water supply, it will contaminate the Everglades, it will ruin tourism, destroy the beaches, destroy the fishing business, start raging fires and turn the state into a complete dead zone. And that is JUST Florida's problems, no counting all of the other states.

This is just one very small piece of the bigger puzzle. Surrounding states should prepare themselves now.

~Namaste

I am old enough to remember the "acid rain" scares of the 1970's. All the trees in the Northeast were going to die off and the water would become undrinkable.

I wonder if anyone who claims to have prevented that will take credit for all the job losses that followed the anti-pollution regulations?



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:27 PM
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A little concerning...


USCG says they are currently medically evacuating two crewmen from two controlled burn vessels in Gulf after they complained of chest pains.
Via twitters Upfront news,



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:37 PM
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Originally posted by dragnet53

Is it possible for oil to evaporate and then turn into rain?


I wonder if the dispersant is evaporating.

I think they are messing around with stuff that they have little understanding of.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 11:22 PM
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Cancer time...

Who's gonna pay for that shiz?



Completely $%%#@# up situation.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:03 AM
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How are they going to stop this thing? I hear NUKE option, WHAT? Lets take a chance and make a bigger hole for oil to spue from. HMMM, lets kill what is left with radiation. A sesspool of death will be comming to a beach nearest you. DEAD fish, plants, animals, and oil, thats quite the mixture of biological terror. Oh and i forgot, RADIATION.

[edit on 29-5-2010 by nite owl]



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:18 AM
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Originally posted by xynephadyn
I am really starting to freak out about the possibility of this oil coming mainland by rain or hurricane. I wonder if there are any experts that can comment on whether this is likely or not?


iam far from an expert on weather...but iam a mariner and know my storms. iam also a hobby chemist.

oil floating on water will absorb all of the suns energy causing it to evaporate, im not saying you will see black oil clouds but you may have oil vapor condensing as it moves inland in the form of an oily rain....or just the toxic smell. couple this property with the low pressure zone of a hurricane and this could intensify the vaporization of the oil floating in the gulf..... yes it will disperse the oil but only to another location

unfortunatly i believe the best place for this oil to stay is in the water where biologicals can break it down....another unfortunate is the toxic effects of this breakdown as BOD or biological oxygen demand.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:42 AM
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Originally posted by veiledvisitor
If you get oil into your lungs, I don't think there is anything anyone can do about it. You just will die.

In this case, it took the baby two weeks to die. His parents just had to watch him die and there was nothing anyone could do.

Baby oil is a by product of crude oil, but anyway, you don't want to be breathing any oil into your lungs at all. Unless you want to die slowly.

au.news.yahoo.com...



Fearmongering. Way to just elaborate on that with your expertise.

That is the case for a baby, first of all. It takes significantly less of ANY lethal substance to kill babies, hence all those household chemical warnings and "keep out of reach of children." Some medications such as a blood pressure medication can kill babies with only a single pill.

Secondly, you can aspirate on your own vomit and die. You could probably aspirate on toothpaste by brushing your teeth. Imagine what that sodium fluoride would do in your lungs.

These oil spills have occurred in places even more humid than Louisiana / Gulf area, such as off the coast of South America. There was no mass extinction of the people who live in those areas... but I'm sure that this time we won't be so lucky. I'm sure your idea is that maybe that dispersant was surely some time of poison, actually. Or more plausibly some poison was mixed in, and the crude oil is now also more likely to enter the lungs because it's molecules are not clumped together.

Some of these posts I read are sick, seriously. It's like it's made for people to get off to in some sadistic thought process pattern of imagined suffering.

It's bad enough. Quit.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 05:55 AM
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thers also somthing much more dangerous menthaan its also canceres
i even heard the goverment was thinking of evacuating the ENTIRE
east coast get ready 2 die mf



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 06:36 AM
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The oil spills in south africa did kill a lot of people,they were killed by the destruction of the waters they relied upon for food.

This is where the somali pirates come into the picture,I am sure they do so for self serving purposes,but they are getting resources the only way they can.

..Scooping them out of the water (ships/cargo) as they float by,because nearly everything is dead there from the oil companies polluting the land and water there.

Yes,I know somalia is more like central africa BTW,but it's the same old story.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 09:04 AM
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Originally posted by randyvs

Another thing. The look on Obamas face says far more than what is coming out of his mouth. That which he isn't saying is written all over his face. They are simply waiting for it to stop. Praying it will stop. They can't do anything about it. It has to stop on it's own. That may not happen until it's to late. A threshold that is rapidly approaching.


You are the winner! That is exactly what IS happening: alot of people running around looking busy doing nothing. If they tell the public, I think Jack Nocholson pretty much summed it up with his "Truth? You can't handle the truth!" then people would start doing stupid things just to be doing something.

The pressure forcing this oil/gas mix to the surface is phenomenal. BP cannot cap it. What they are hoping to do is to to drill a relief well and scoop up the mess later to refine.

The gas and oil is getting into and on everything and it will just take a bit of a dry spell with an act of nature to ignite the entire area (or some careless act by anyone). This is one of those "cross your fingers it won't happen" scenarios that has no answers til it happens. We just don't know the magnitude of this disaster and we don't know what we are going to do about any of it except look busy doing "something" because the "do nothing" or "wait and see" approach pisses people off.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 09:23 AM
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Wow !!!! the liberals, tree huggers and econuts are eating this one up. Dont think I have ever read such misinformation and ignorance in one blog in years. Oil is biodegradeable and yes it disperses into the environment. Its been doing just that for millions of years. Oil is a natural product of nature and will continue to be produced as long as earth exists. Remember the past oil spills from offshore tower/wells and tanker ships?
Well, guess what the oil dispersed and all went back to normal. The world didnt end, the atmosphere didnt catch on fire and nature resumed its course. There was damage to manmade areas and some wildlife died as a result of the incident. Over earths history, there have been mass extinctions of uncountable species, few if any were caused by oil spills. We do know that there are natural oil spills and discharges, like LaBrea, etc.
Dont think that we in any immediate danger of the oil, however the actions taken by the white house will most likely do us in long before oil has a chance to do little more than a few months of temporary'damage'.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by SonOfTheLawOfOne
Black rain will be one byproduct of this mess.

You see, the sun has this funny way of heating things up. And another funny effect from this is the way physics works, because you see, as the heat penetrates the water, it will cause the water molecules (oil included) to separate and become vapor. As this vapor rises, the water will collect at one elevation while the oil collects at another and some will stay bound to the water. The result when this water falls: BLACK RAIN.

It will get worse as the heat of the summer continues to heat the gulf. The really scary part of this is Florida is right smack between the easterly Atlantic sea breeze and the Gulf sea breeze. It's the reason for the violent thunderstorms EVERY SINGLE DAY during the summers. Not to mention, that this whole process starts over the EVERGLADES, home to more life than is imaginable and then moves (usually) east, into the highly populated coastal areas of Florida. That oil will make it's way into the water supply, it will contaminate the Everglades, it will ruin tourism, destroy the beaches, destroy the fishing business, start raging fires and turn the state into a complete dead zone. And that is JUST Florida's problems, no counting all of the other states.

This is just one very small piece of the bigger puzzle. Surrounding states should prepare themselves now.

~Namaste


You must live in a parallel universe with different laws of chemistry. Oil won't bind to water. If you introduce a water molecule to an oil molecule, whether a gaseous or liquid alkane or gasoline or kerosine or heating oil or asphalt, you end up with 2 unbound molecules since water is polar and hydrocarbon chains are as hydrophobic as Old Yeller. It is totally different from acid rain where water vapor (H2O) combines with Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) from fossil fuel burning to make a new compound of H2SO4 or Sulphuric Acid. If you mix H2O and C8H18, which is octane, a convenient "average" gasoline, you don't get a new compound, but rather gasoline suspended in water. And if you add in something like Corexit, the dispersant made by Nalco used on the spill, you just get an emulsion of oil and water which is just oil broken up into smaller pieces mixed in with, but not chemically bound to the water, and a suspension of the Corexit, which appears to be a really lightweight petroleum distallate, like mineral spirits.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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Top Kill did not work. BP admits failure.
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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This is not an 'oil spill' so much as it is an Event of blazing ignorance and greed. That's why they got booted out of the Black and North Sea. They run on the cheap while making millions for a few of the many. If these bozos are not arrested in a day it really doesn't matter what the foreign minister of Greenland has to say!



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 08:29 PM
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I am not sure it is Raining Oil In Florida ? But it's raining women and it's been doing that since 1984 . That is why I go . for the woman , not the oil .



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 08:42 PM
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I didn't see it rain oil today here in Clearwater, but it sure smelled awful! A sickly sweet smell permeated a fairly large area.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 10:10 PM
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I keep hearing from the government ran media the downplay statements – such as, “ much of the oil will be eaten up naturally by bacteria or enzymes”. The Now loves to brag about how smartly they are killing you! To me this is starting to sound like a huge bio-weapon attack implemented through the use of flesh eating oil dispersants &/or oil eating enzymes. The land dispersant mechanism would be any average hurricane & timing of the massive spill seems to fit nicely about 1 ½ months prior to hurricane season on June 1st, allowing plenty of time to culture, “natural enzymes” in the gulf. I have been reading older & newer articles on the Internet concerning flesh-eating enzymes originally designed to eat oil also articles on the heath issues caused by the known oil dispersant they have been using – nasty stuff. I as a diesel mechanic have experienced regular dermatitis caused by hydrocarbons on my hands & it is not pretty I won’t touch the stuff without gloves, I would hate to think they have engineered a weapon to get such an effect in the lungs!



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 12:48 AM
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I've heard of:

It's raining Cats and Dawgs
It's raining Fish
It's raining Golf Balls
It's raining Bullets
It's raining Men

But never heard of It's Raining Oil



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 02:41 AM
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If it can rain frogs and fish, why not oil? If this happened what would be the outcome of the life in which the oil soaked rain covers? We already have 2 named Tropical storms at the start of the season. Forecasters say it to be a "Hyper Cycle" of hurricane activity. Don't that just give you the whomp whomps?



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