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Florida Hotel Reservation Lines Go Silent as BP Spill Arrives

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posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 09:23 PM
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Florida Hotel Reservation Lines Go Silent as BP Spill Arrives


www.businessweek.com

“I’ve talked to hoteliers and it’s not so much that there are cancellations -- it’s the reservations line,” Grover Robinson, chairman of the Escambia County Commission, said today at a press briefing. “The phone just isn’t ringing.”
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 09:23 PM
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Can we even begin to fathom, not only the ecological damage, but the economical damage as well...


Better yet, how inextricably linked our economy is to our ecology....


Perhaps this will finally make corporations realize that the safety regulations are there for a Reason.... BP had 706 safety violations in the last 3 years.... Exxon had 1....


This is going to devastate Florida in ways only unique to it as well....

You know the situation with "pain clinics" down there... Its only going to get worse....

www.businessweek.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 5-6-2010 by HunkaHunka]



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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This is only the beginning too. It's going to be hard to imagine anyone wanting to go vacation to oil covered beaches, and it'll probably be like this for years and years.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 09:53 PM
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Drats!
I misinterpreted title.

I thought it meant that hotels were telling BP to find some other place to rest their heads. My bad.


I would appreciate to see a story in the MSM reporting something similar though.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 09:54 PM
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I know this is going to sound horrible, but I am actually taking advantage of the situation, there are some wonderful deals on Condos and Hotel rooms at the moment. The oil slick hasnt reached the water parks yet
. Take advantage of the prices and support the Florida economy


Secure



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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...and it's only going to get worse if this wraps itself around southern Florida and heads up the east coast in the Atlantic.

Think those sand islands the governor of Louisiana wants to build would help the marshes and save at least tourism?



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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Floriduhhhhhhhhhhh, is now griping?

Never mind the revenue lost in other states that have beach front property, and economies that rely on the Gulf.

I wonder if this will back swill and hit Texas?

Perhaps then, something will actually be done?



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 10:05 PM
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We got so lucky I believe, because we have just recently booked a cruise leaving port canavaeral on july 4th for 7 days. According to the projected loop estimates, it should just be rounding the tip of Florida on our way back from the Caribbean.

Looks like this is not only our first cruise out of Florida... But most likely our last as well.


Something tells me due to the economy there will be a large influx of folks moving Northward..


Criminals will be the first effected... Those who feed on tourists.

They will move northward probably to , or at very least through, Atlanta. After Katrina we had a rash of home invasions and other crimes occur, as society as a whole emigrates from distaster stricken areas, and that includes both criminals, and those newly down on their luck and at the end of their ropes.

I have a feeling the numbers will be even higher come the high point of the season... Christmas is going to be rough this year for Floridians.




[edit on 5-6-2010 by HunkaHunka]

[edit on 5-6-2010 by HunkaHunka]



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 10:09 PM
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This disaster is going to have such a huge effect on everything, IMO. We can't even begin to fathom it yet.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 10:13 PM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka




They will move northward probably to , or at very least through, Atlanta. After Katrina we had a rash of home invasions and other crimes occur, as society as a whole emigrates from distaster stricken areas, and that includes both criminals, and those newly down on their luck and at the end of their ropes.


They don't need to. There have been lines of people in Mississippi, who haven't had jobs for a long time. Rumor is, they sign up to clean the beaches, and are getting paid, $12.00 an hour, whether they get called up, or not. For how many hours, I haven't heard. A neighbor of mine, who paints houses, lost an entire crew, who are getting paid this money, while sitting at home, rather than paint.

Makes ya wonder how BP, can claim they have paid billions to clean the mess up, while they have hired people to sit at home, and do nothing.

It's really been a boon to a lot of people in the south, that may not have worked after Katrina.

I know, I see 'em on the beach, coffee klatching, and doing nothing.


I have a feeling the numbers will be even higher come the high point of the season... Christmas is going to be rough this year for Floridians.


I don't think so. This may be the best Christmas, some folks have seen in the south, for about 5 years.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 10:21 PM
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This just solidifies how this Spill is going to impact numerous industries along the Gulf Coast. I just posted a thread in regards to the Seafood Industry's impact. S&F OP for your thread!!

BP Oil Spill Update: BP Spill and the Seafood Industry



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 10:22 PM
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Crime in your fair city might be the least of your worries as a lot more people might be moving out than you think. See here and here.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 10:51 PM
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Well it is only a matter of time before it spreads further and the rest of the ocean is gone.

I wish they would use organic stuff now, but I don't see it as likely.

Go buy provisions now, Don't forget the gas masks.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 10:57 PM
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I just read something quite disturbing, now ... what if they cannot stop this spill? ... then a hurricane starts and all operations have to cease... oil still gushing.. hurricane forms over gulf and is turned into a CAT 5 +++++ ???
now.... oil is spread even further inland, the drinkable water supply is now in danger... everyone has to go to a .. (are you ready for this??) FEMA CAMPS!!!!! but wait.. this story gets better.. (or worse) the military has to evacuate millions of people.. MILLIONS - get this.. they might transport them in "Prison rail road Cars"?????



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 11:08 PM
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Originally posted by QuickfixGo buy provisions now, Don't forget the gas masks.


You guys are freaking me out, and I'm on the West Coast. Don't mind me, I'll just be sitting in my basement, curled up in fetal position, murmuring to myself until the leak gets sealed or runs out of oil, and the ocean goes back to normal. I realize that could be a while.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 11:19 PM
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Originally posted by Blanca Rose
Floriduhhhhhhhhhhh, is now griping?

Never mind the revenue lost in other states that have beach front property, and economies that rely on the Gulf.

I wonder if this will back swill and hit Texas?

Perhaps then, something will actually be done?


Texas is starting to get globs of oil on their beaches.

www.huffingtonpost.com...



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 11:24 PM
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Do not be afraid of destiny.

This spill is predicted in the bible.

Revelation 16:3

"and the second angel poured his bowl into the ocean and it became as red as the blood of a dead man; and every living thing in the sea died."

It may seem scary, but this is why I am on this site, so some people will listen and have a fighting chance.

The system will not last forever, you must depend on your family and yourself.

My plans,

1) food and water

2) gas masks

3) First aid

4) guns and ammo

Not in that order by the way.

Then a plan to get to the mountain range in another state. The water and animals still alive should last for a little while.

[edit on 5-6-2010 by Quickfix]



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 11:28 PM
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Holy crap!! That second video scared the bejesus out of me....


Ok... So the dispersants have made it so that the oil is small enough to go through the flesh of fish and birds.... And then there were reports of raining oil....



What about the rain which has these reduced in size particles of oil? I bet it goes through human flesh as well! Jesus!



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 11:31 PM
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Oh and thanks for that tid bit of info that I didn't know.

Don't forget hazmat suits then either...would they help??

hmm....The situation keeps getting grimmer...

Oh and the oil dispersant, isn't organic so I figured something else would come from it...

Can anyone say Insanity?



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 11:48 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa


www.huffingtonpost.com...


Ok, this is interesting, since the article you have supplied, is dated

7/23/09!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Makes you wonder how long things have been leaking for now, doesn't it?




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