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Obama pronounces Gulf seafood safe to eat

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:23 PM

Originally posted by marg6043
I guess either stop eating fish and sea food or start trusting the "made in china" brand.

Hmmm? I wonder which product would kill us faster? If it's the Chinese product then the sooner we can depart this wretched world the better.

I'm just kidding. The good thing about any seafood coming out of the gulf is that you won't have to buy any oil to fry it up!

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 05:05 AM
I call it Obamacide - not genocide.
Do what I say, not what I do.
I want to see him eat it instead of announcing it. How stupid and dumbed down people are?

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 05:06 AM
what proof do we have that he even laid a finger on the seafood other than being told he did?

"do as i say, not as i do."


posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 05:10 AM
I'm sure his staff is fixing him some crab, straight from the site. Please. Ass.

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 05:32 AM
This is irresponsible of him. And I don't see his family sitting down to a heaping pile of fresh caught fish out of the gulf. This is not the way to help the gulf region, trying to put out a good word like a travel agent or something.

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 07:05 AM
reply to post by xstealth

Right and we all know our government's track record for looking out for the common citizen.

Obama and the rest of Washington DC are owned and operated by the large corporations and lobbyists. Obama will tell the public what he is told to tell the public, he's not calling the shots.

Eating anything fished out of the Gulf now is suicide.

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Good post, thank you for sharing xstealth.

(No smiley face today, this whole situation is not a happy one)

Nobody is even considering we may have seriously fractured the ocean floor.

Mankind may have just outsmarted himself all in the name of greed.

[edit on 15-6-2010 by ofhumandescent]

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 07:13 AM
What a stupid comment. How can they be sure any fish in the Gulf is safe? Do they have the entire slick contained from the surface to the sea floor? Did they forget fish can swim??

Apparently Obama hasn't noticed the THOUSANDS of DEAD fish washing up on shore.

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 07:18 AM
reply to post by FIFIGI

Obama is nothing more than a puppet.

Your enemy are the large corporations that own DC that go unregulated.

Companies that do as they please and don't have to follow the standard safety procedures and protocols.

BP Stands for Beyone Prosecution. Like most corporations that are owned by an elite few, they are all above the law.

Corporations need to be regulated and held accountable.

Start researching the amount of profit BP and all the oil companies report each month (and that is just what they report).

[edit on 15-6-2010 by ofhumandescent]

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 07:18 AM
Well what he is saying is not really a lie at this point in time. Anyone who lives here already knows that all the local restaurants stocked up on seafood a month back in anticipation of a shortage due to the leak. Discussions about the impact the leak would have on seafood began back in late April shortly after the spill. I remember the local reports where they discussed having to get seafood from other areas and it would drive up the cost of seafood. Some places were even considering dropping seafood from their menus entirely until they would be able to buy locally and control the price better.

Ny Times

SO for now, the seafood is fine.... but more than likely most are not getting it from the Gulf at this point. It is also dependent on exactly where you are located. Western Louisiana I know for a fact they are still fishing, shrimping, etc etc.

I myself wont eat anything out of the Gulf right now. I don't care that we can not see any oil right now, no sign of the chemicals either, but fish swim. I don't know where in the Gulf the fish have or have not been. As a food source, you'd be a fool to trust anything coming out of the Gulf right now, but that's just my opinion.

[edit on 15-6-2010 by MrWendal]

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 07:23 AM
This is really sad because I love seafood. We have it at least twice a week. No more seafood sausage (made with ground shrimp) and soon there will be no more tuna (this is the time of year they go to the gulf to mate). I also read that 80% of the oysters in the US comes from the gulf. How is this going to affect the dietary supplement market? Omega 3 fish oil capsuls are a big item for heart health.

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 07:31 AM
reply to post by HunkaHunka

I always support local sea food and "wild catch" wherever I can, as wild catch and local fish are better for your health.

In the packaging of shrimp and fish (unless is shown fresh in the store) it tells where it comes from.

But since Katrina I am very careful if the wild catch is from the gulf coast as many toxins from again the oil drilling in the gulf were released during the flooding in the inland oil holding plants, (I am not sure if oil is refined in the coastal states).

But most packaged fish comes from Asia and China, once in a while you can get fish from other countries in northern Europe that are of high quality.

I am a fish and sea food eater as I was born and race in the Caribbean Island of PR and sea food is something we eat every week

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 07:39 AM
Gulf Seafood = The new Kool-Aid?

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 07:43 AM
Seafood will be valued a bit more around the world. Rises in costs due to high demand for clean quality seafoods. Fisheries should start popping up in safer areas to help meet the demands.Fresh water fish could be on the rise.
Chinese proverb-Give a man a fish and feed him for a day.Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.
BP has destroyed this proverb.

[edit on 15-6-2010 by A por uvas]

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 07:49 AM
reply to post by A por uvas

I agree, but farm fish is never the same quality as the wild catch when it comes to nutritional needs.

Monsanto is been working on salmon right now to make it bigger to feed more, but when you see the pictures of the GNA enhance salmon to the regular salmon you can see that is nothing but mutating fish.

So, while is still in the testing stages people should be warned that Monsanto is already tampering with Fish DNA.

Cold water fish is not in my diet as I grew up with salt water variety and has never been able to like the taste of it.

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 07:53 AM
Just a note people.

I live in Robert next door to the center where they have been meeting. My family owns and operates a seafood restaurant. NO, it is not safe to eat this garbage. As much as I would love to tell everyone that it is. I would rather lose the business than ruin peoples health and lives. Do not believe doctor Obama... oh, not a MD? Professor Obama.. no? Oh well.

"A lot of those chemicals are neurotoxins, which means they affect the brain," Discovery News quoted Tracey Woodruff, an associate professor and director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment at the University of California at San Francisco.

Our seafood is filter feaders, they eat food by filtering the seawater and whatever is suspended in it.. including the oil and dispersants whatever that is.

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 07:56 AM
reply to post by Intelearthling

I know, that is why I laugh about the trusting "made in china" brand.

In todays world is not much you can trust anymore, when it have "profits" attach to it.

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 08:41 AM
Cod liver oil...BP liver oil....No difference.....Yea, it's safe to eat.....Give me a seafood splatter with a side order or corexit. I'll have oilaide to drink...Thanks mr. president......How stupid does Barry think we are???

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 08:58 AM
reply to post by Caji316

Trust me, more than half of the population in the US will believe anything a president will say, because they are the government and we most trust them.

In the US the government knows that is more trusting and gullible people than smart knowledgeable ones.

One group is tag, the stupids I mean (government trusting citizens) and the other is label anarchist and anti government (i mean people that goes after the truth and are not easily feed koolaid).

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:04 AM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has closed about 33% of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico, banning fishing in those areas because of the oil spill. Source:

Even though fishing is permitted in 66% of the Gulf, I know I certainly would not eat any fish/seafood from those waters despite reassurances that it's safe to eat.

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:25 AM
Someone needs to catch a gulf fish, and on his next visit, present it to him. In front of the media. (live if possible).

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