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Alabama Beaches Filled with Waves of Oil

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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 10:38 PM
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Gulf Shore - Thousands of people lined Gulf Shores beaches this afternoon, but almost none dared even put a toe in the water.

In some sections, large pools of black oil sat on the shoreline.

As far east or west as the eye could see, oil stained the white sands.

Small groups of workers took turns for hours shoveling clumps of the oil into black plastic bags. But as quickly as they dug, the oil washed ashore -- in sheets, in globs, with each successive, dark wave.

Occasionally, a group of beachgoers would rise from their towels and stand at the edge of the oil, which kept them four or five feet from the water's edge.

They stared and took photographs of the devastation and the oil-stained sands.

A group of women walking the beach paused near the workers.



Sheets of oil washed ashore in Gulf Shores, Ala., early Saturday morning from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


Beachgoers stand and talk about the oil that had washed ashore from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill washes ashore in Orange Beach, Ala., Saturday, June 12, 2010.



This is disgusting. I could not imagine living near these beaches as I would never feel safe. With black water rolling up on beaches you would think no one would ever go near the beaches.

The only positive thing is that this, to me, is the lowest of the lows. And if that is the case then there is no where to go but up. We have to clean up ourselves and get rid of our dependence on oil.

We let it rule our lives and then do nothing about getting off of it. IT is like drugs and I would hate to hear the amount of people that would say 'well, if they want to quit heroin. they would.'

We need to end this dependence or expect more and more of these pictures...

Any thoughts?

Pred...




posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 10:44 PM
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Originally posted by predator0187
We need to end this dependence or expect more and more of these pictures...


It isn't possible. We don't only use it for fuel:
www.abovetopsecret.com...
www.abovetopsecret.com...

We use it for virtually everything.

Hemp could help to a real decent degree, but it still isn't a total cure.


Although as far that beach goes they could be lining it with hay bails, hair, stuff like that to stick to instead of that sand.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 10:54 PM
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Oh I agree fuel is a big part, but not the only problem. Hemp is a solution to some but not all.

We spend how much on wars to secure more supplies of oil? We spend how much getting it over here? We spend how much refining it? We spend how much turning it into useful goods?

Well, I say, take all of that money, hire the most intelligent people you can, put them in a room for a couple of months, and we will have a solution.

We have a ton of intelligence in the western world but we use it on oil or wall street, lets start using it for the right reasons, advancement!! It would not take long if we wanted to do it, but people are still conformable, maybe when it starts raining oil on the states they will have a fire lit under their asses.

Pred...



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 11:03 PM
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Yeah, the Pentagon handing BP (alone) $6 billion a year for fuels is an outrage.

Another key problem is all of the crap throw away products everyone impulse-buys. Buy "American". It should last longer and doesn't have to be shipped across the world. I remember a while back somebody posted an article that there's a small handful of China supertankers that pollute (and I'm not even talking CO2, I mean nasty pollution) more than every car on the planet.

"oh, but USA products cost more"

Yeah, and they last longer too. You can buy 30 year old USA alliances for dirt cheap from thrift stores that will outlast todays China garbage.


[edit on 13-6-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 11:05 PM
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Here's what they do instead of finding ways out of these risky means to get the black gold, or to get us off it:


www.senate.gov...


This site has lots and lots of good information on the minutiae of the Senate and its work.

Do you see anything going on that is going to help us with the problems that led to this waste?

Orange Beach = my favorite beach. That picture broke my heart.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 11:10 PM
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you can get rid of oil
but you'ld have to give up a lot of realy crappy things for better things
and your average person just isn't prepared to do that



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 11:37 PM
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Originally posted by predator0187
reply to post by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
 


Oh I agree fuel is a big part, but not the only problem. Hemp is a solution to some but not all.

We spend how much on wars to secure more supplies of oil? We spend how much getting it over here? We spend how much refining it? We spend how much turning it into useful goods?

Well, I say, take all of that money, hire the most intelligent people you can, put them in a room for a couple of months, and we will have a solution.

We have a ton of intelligence in the western world but we use it on oil or wall street, lets start using it for the right reasons, advancement!! It would not take long if we wanted to do it, but people are still conformable, maybe when it starts raining oil on the states they will have a fire lit under their asses.

Pred...


Oh your optimistic....it wont happen. Im sorry...but it wont happen. Even if we did spend all that money and do as you say....there is no guarantee that those scientists could think of anything.

And do you have any idea how cripled we would be if we just stoped buying all that oil? the united states would ground to a freakin halt.

All of you can sit on your high horse and complain about BP and how we need to get off of 'oil'.......you guys are full of it.

Because you as well as i know that as soon as it takes 5-7$ per gallon to fill up your car....you will be out there protesting and begging for oil and gas to be brought in......you guys are full of it!

YOUR NOT MAD ENOUGH TO NOT DRIVE YOUR CAR!



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:23 AM
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why do we need oil ????

1 Police Dept. in SC is using water to power
their police cars so they don't have to pay
for gas.



The Japanese are testing cars running on water



Proof that cars can run on water



Run your car on water



why spend thousands of dollars a year
buying gasoline made from oil when you
can drop your garden hose into your gas tank
and fill up for just pennies. $50.00 per fill-up
with gas

or

just a quarter to fill up from your garden hose

what makes sense to you ????

All your car needs is a simple conversion kit
to make it run on water and most are less
than $200.00.

Why are we still needing oil again please tell me ????


[edit on 14-6-2010 by boondock-saint]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:26 AM
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This just can't be happening. This could not be real. I am having extreme difficulty wrapping my brain around this catastrophe of biblical proportions. My heart feels like it has been ripped out of my body. Gulf Shores, AL was my second home because my grandmother and grandfather lived there. I lifeguarded on those beaches for 4 wonderful summers. Two years at the Gulf State Park Resort (demolished by one of the many hurricanes that hit the area) and two years at the main beach (right next to The Pink Pony Pub).

The beaches at Gulf Shores have great sentimental value to me. The clean Gulf breeze smell, the sound of the waves crashing, the taste of salt and, of course, the seagulls. We always took a loaf of bread to the beach with us to feed the seagulls.

My grandfather was a shrimper. They docked their boat at Bayou la Batre. He gave everything he had to shrimping including all of his fingers. He was holding a cable when it snapped and you can pretty much guess what happened next. He was back on the boat within weeks. I am sure that the shrimpers and fisherman are feeling overwhelming sadness and loss. Their livelihood is over. They are in a financial panic. This is all they know. It is in their blood. They are one with the Gulf.

You will be able to hear the sabres rattling when the oil washes up on Florida's shores. Our pleading and begging only fell on deaf ears. In Florida, you can be assured "There Will Be Blood"! Florida will not survive without their tourism industry.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:28 AM
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I live 3 hours from Gulf Shores. It is a main vacation destination for us. Looks like I won't be going this year though. The park down there was bad enough with all the trees dead due to a hurricane dumping too much salt on the land. This just completely destroyed the spot though. I wonder how this will effect Foley's football team?



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 02:03 AM
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Originally posted by empireofpain
Oh your optimistic....it wont happen. Im sorry...but it wont happen. Even if we did spend all that money and do as you say....there is no guarantee that those scientists could think of anything.

And do you have any idea how cripled we would be if we just stoped buying all that oil? the united states would ground to a freakin halt.

All of you can sit on your high horse and complain about BP and how we need to get off of 'oil'.......you guys are full of it.

Because you as well as i know that as soon as it takes 5-7$ per gallon to fill up your car....you will be out there protesting and begging for oil and gas to be brought in......you guys are full of it!

YOUR NOT MAD ENOUGH TO NOT DRIVE YOUR CAR!


I wish I could be off of oil as we speak but yes, admittedly, it is harder than it sounds.

I have a plan though...

My home is up for sale right now so that I can buy myself a little plot of raw land. I am going to build a house made out of Earth and have it off the grid. I am also going to buy/make an electric vehicle that will be recharged with 100% renewable resources.

As soon as I buy my land I will take pictures so that I can show my journey with all of you and show everyone how easy it actually is.

My home will be built dirt cheap (pun intended) off the grid, and self sustainable.

I am tired of working in this rat-race, spending more time working than anything else. I miss my family.

I am going to go to school because that is what I love. Actually I love physics, so that will end up being what I am going to do. With no worries but my land payment, and insurance.

Not to say I will never work again, it will just be doing something I love, PART TIME


Pred...



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 02:12 AM
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if youre going to have a house of dirt & off the grid how the hell are you going to provide electricity for a car? Unless you're running electricity thru your hut/house? not being sarcastic here just honestly curious of your plan. Yes, definately keep us update and good luck with your mission my friend.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 02:21 AM
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Depends on what land I can find. I am thinking either wind/solar or micro hydro. I will still have a solar hot water heater either way.

They are giving grants here for going off the grid, so most of my equipment will be a write off anyways.

Water will be collected from rain. I will have a well drilled in case of lack of rainfall. My toilets will be solar toilets which burn waste to a dust. All of my grey water will be collected and be distributed through out my house for use in plants/veggies.

I will have a greenhouse attached to it so that I can grow my own fruits and veggies year round.

The electricity will not be a problem.

I will keep everyone posted, I am excited to build my own home with my wife and children. It will be learning experience for us all and will help bring my family closer together.


Pred...



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 03:07 AM
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wow
don't forget to change the bed sheets
in the spare bedroom when I come
visit to see all this stuff in action



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:11 AM
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wow that sounds really cool. you have to keep us updated on everything. You may also want to start workin on it pretty quick. Seems like the time for the SHTF



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:04 PM
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Lots of room for everyone!!

It will be quite the endeavor and will be a blast to be able to build my own home out of earth. The walls will be thermal mass so heating will never be a problem. They will also stay cooler during summer, the earths way of maintaining balance.


Go look up rammed earth walls on google and look at some of the pictures, they are beautiful.

They are actually pretty easy to build, because my home will be one story, and can last thousands of years with very minimal maintenance.

Pred...



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:08 PM
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I'm trying buddy, the house market is declining as we speak so I am hoping to sell ASAP.

That's it, that's all I am waiting for. It should not take too long to build as everything other than the front of my home is made of earth, including the floors. They will not be dirt floors of what everyone thinks when I say, they will look more like stamped concrete.

I will try and post some pictures of rammed earth later when I get home.

It should only take a few months to get the shells of the house built and then we can do all the little stuff when we are already in it.

I am so excited, my little girls are excited as well, that's all they talk about.


Pred...



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:17 PM
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you know, i honestly believe we CAN become a producing nation again, like we were in the early mid century. you look around, and everyone (just about) has an ipod.
there are plenty of $50 mp3 players but people afford themselves a $300 unit.

that says something. i think the US can be the producer of what people need. including chochskis.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:43 PM
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Glad to see no troops and BP staff rounding up people and taking recording equipment. Correct! There never was any.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:52 PM
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I agree there once was a society where only one family member had to work and family was more important. Technology was supposed to make everything better and easier and it did but it made the people with money more greedy.

Thats all that needs to go, greed and selfishness. Thats what ruins society.

Pred...




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