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How do we make a point? Make a difference? OIL Spill

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posted on May, 29 2010 @ 08:10 AM
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First post for me. Forgive me if this is here some where in this forum. I feel like we the people are not doing anything. So many people have their heads in the sand, refusing to see how utterly devestating this is. Then you have people who want to help but do not know how.

How do we peacefully protest this oil spill?

How do we help with the clean up? Send off hair?

Write all members of our government?

Write all the executives at BP?

Raise money and take out ads to get our point across?

I know this sounds "nutty". When they canceled "Jericho" (tv show), the fans wrote letters,took out ads,sent nuts to CBS,emails, you name it we did it.

There has got to be more upset about the oil spill than there was about a tv show. We got our show back even if it was only temporarly.

I feel we can all band together to do SOMETHING. I need to do something. I just can't do it alone. If we all unite make we can make some of a difference. I am not local to the spill.

Boycotting BP seems pretty darn farfetched.

Tell me what you are doing?


-Jen from PA




posted on May, 29 2010 @ 08:31 AM
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The only way a message can get a point across is if people stop to listen. One way that works to get attention is to end support. If US people boycott BP products, the message will travel to the top at lightening speed.

The action only works if people pull together, you know "strength in numbers" really does work. The gas station owners that will be affected will join in sending the message for BP and our government to pull their heads out of the sand and get something done. The reps and senators who once supported the big oil industry will be forced to join in sending the message out of fear from losing their seats in congress. Stock holders will join in sending the message when they start selling their stocks in BP.

Only in a perfect world...but then again, if it were a perfect world, we would not have had this mess to discuss.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 08:33 AM
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I stopped purchasing BP products. You would be surprised at how many products there really are and not just gas and oil.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 08:37 AM
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If they can't cap the spill and they won't nuke it, I say that they better spring for the crews they need to drill relief wells. 24/7 Hire the people they need and do it on the QT.

In the meantime they must actually help with the cleanup.

I was thinking today they might have drilled into a fissure. This could be a brutal problem.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 08:50 AM
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Around here, I buy my gas from WaWa. We do have BP stations but I never frequent them to begin with. My problem is how do I know WaWa isn't in bed with BP?

Is there a true list of all the companies BP does business with?



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 09:01 AM
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I agree but what can WE do? I know I can't drill relief holes. I know I can write letters and choose who I do business with.

With the grassroots of the Jericho campaign. Just around 2000 or so people raised money spead and spread the word via the internet. Any and all CBS emails public were emailed over and over until they changed their emails addresses. We were relentless. We took out internet ads and magazine ads. Granted CBS was sent hundreds and hundreds of pounds of peanuts. Not like we can start sending pallets of peanuts to BP. Is there something else? HAHA Just start having some of the organic oil absorber sent?

I feel like there is so much more we could do besides boycott. I feel like we are not doing enough.



[edit on 29-5-2010 by JRho900]



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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Maybe Obama should stay in the gulf coast area until the leak is stopped. From what I hear it's a pretty neat place to visit anyway.

You know how they always say something is a matter of national security when information requests are asked for? Well, this situation is a matter of national security.

Obama should stay in the gulf coast until the leak is stopped or the relief wells are finished, then he can return to Washington and tell Biden to stay in the gulf until the mess is cleaned up. That's my ruling.



[edit on 29-5-2010 by chorizo4]



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:26 PM
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He should rent a temporary home in the gulf until this issue is resolved. Maybe the health effects are too great for him to put himself at risk?

I noticed how they filmed him on the beach yesterday, talk about picking a beach which wasn't that bad. Maybe trying to calm fears? Who knows.

See I would go as far as to NOT fly specific airlines that use BP fuel. Email the airlines who use BP telling them to lose BP or lose customers. Finding the information out is difficult.

Still poking around



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by JRho900
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Around here, I buy my gas from WaWa. We do have BP stations but I never frequent them to begin with. My problem is how do I know WaWa isn't in bed with BP?

Is there a true list of all the companies BP does business with?



There is no single list of all companies that purchase BP products. Partial lists can be obtained from the BP website [www.bp.com...]. Anything else, you will have to do a whole bunch of research and connecting dots. Mergers can be tracked easy enough and some affiliations can also be tracked. However, many companies do not list their suppliers and it is difficult to get information. You can ask but it boils down to taking a guess.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 11:22 AM
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I am not sure if this will help you in deciding what to do about making a difference but I have been informed that competing oil companies may have some ideas that would assist BP...but they are not going to help.

Profit before humanity. The two companies that have been drilling off shore not only have the materials, but they also have the experienced labor force. BP is just a baby in the field and if these companies wait it out, they can come in after BP goes belly up.

Boycotting BP products isn't going to do a damn thing except bancrupt the company responsible for the mess. To get some action, we have to include all oil companies. That is just too high a price for the majority of people to pay.

Re-election is just around the corner and the clean up is going to be the platform for many of the candidates. How bad are we going to let it get before the people pull their oil soaked heads out of the sand?

The leak cannot be stopped. Reports that the mess is toxic keeps people from volunteering to go help with the clean up. If BP goes bancrupt, we are pretty much screwed but if they stay in business, we are supporting everything wrong. Damned if we do and damned if we don't...sounds like what I tell myself everytime I cast my vote.

I did find out that if people really wanted to hit BP hard while spreading the effects, we have to strike where it hurts the most...the stock market and financial institutes. They are all profiting on borrowed money...ours! The only problem is that it will initiate an economic fall that will make The Great Depression look like a grain of sand on a beach. That is the conspiracy. We pay for the privelege of paying and we were allowed to live like kings and queens among the "gods of profit" but it has always been a pyramid scheme floating money to the top.

The only way to collapse the giant is to collapse the very foundation it is built on and we are standing on it too. I am sorry. We can little things to make us feel like we are doing something but until we bring the house down, we aren't doing much.




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