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It won't take a 'freak hurricane' a normal one will do. Look at the hurricane maps for 2005 and 2008. Our conditions are currenlty favorable for a season similar to those.
Originally posted by America?
I'm guessing if they started Martial Law in the Gulf region they would eventually just declare it for the whole country then,.
Originally posted by redeyedwonder
So is it that you feel your space will soon be invaded? Do you think all of those people will go to one place? They all have friends and family somewhere.
If life was easy then we would all be bored. It is the hardships that bring us together, and bring out the best in us. I will gladly help someone in need, and I do.
The EPA provided us with a meter to measure the concentration VOCs (volatile organic carbon) in the air outside the ship (and inside too). We are monitoring VOCs and if necessary are wearing respirators and TYVEC suits. Most of the time, however, we move away from the sampling site so that we can sample the bottles while breathing fresh air. I think anyone working in the area of this spill should be doing the same – monitoring the air quality with a VOC meter constantly, wearing gloves all the time when handling plume samples, and wearing respirators when necessary.
Originally posted by MagicaRose
I JUST READ THE FIRST PAGE OF YOUR THREAD AND I'M SORRY THAT I DID.
I live on the west coast of Forida and I'm worried about how this will effect me and my family.
I decided that because of this thread I'll stop reading the fear mongering that is posted on ATS.
I've read alot of it in the past few days and after reading yours I became so ill I thought I needed to call 911.
Whatever is going to happen will happen and no one can stop it so I'll just get as prepared as I can and wait for the Emergency Broadcasting Alert to comes across my TV and it won't be a test this time.
I'll read other threads from now on but no more of doomsday crap on ATS.
I hope other members will do the same because all of these threads are good for is to instill fear and I have a feeling that they are posted to do just that.
[edit on 15-6-2010 by MagicaRose]
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The scenario they describe may be possible, but meetup groups are basically groups of random people who sign up for a website. They have no more authority to speak on this matter than your average late-night Denny's crowd.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
Many of you I'm sure played a game when you were little. When we did it in school at about the age of 9 or 10 they called it the "Postman" game and some I've heard call it the "Whisper" game.
These threads have become just like that.
There is no danger of fumes toxic enough to evacuate. It's not being suggested. That is a rumor spread by people without any real knowledge of it and likely started by some person who invented it out of thin air. Or perhaps they can't read and misunderstood what they were reading and unknowingly altered it.
EPA's air monitoring conducted through June 13, 2010, has found that air quality levels for ozone and particulates are normal on the Gulf coastline for this time of year.
EPA has observed odor-causing pollutants associated with petroleum products along the coastline at low levels. Some of these chemicals may cause short-lived effects like headache, eye, nose and throat irritation, or nausea. People may be able to smell some of these chemicals at levels well below those that would cause short-term health problems. www.epa.gov..." target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow">Source
In the past week, 11 workers who have been out on the water cleaning up oil from BP’s blown-out well have been treated for what Dietrich calls “a pattern of symptoms” that could have been caused by the burning of crude oil, noxious fumes from the oil or the dispersants dumped in the Gulf to break it up. All workers were treated and released.
Few studies have examined long-term health effects of oil exposure. But some of the workers trolling Gulf Coast beaches and heading out into the marshes and waters have complained about flu-like symptoms — a similar complaint among crews deployed for the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska www.syracuse.com..." target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow">Source
That brings us to the mythical FEMA Concentration Camps, in particular the ones in Alaska which has been debunked so many times, it is incredible there is a person on ATS who does not know they are not real.
To the Marshal Law crowd. I highly recommend you read the Presidential Orders surrounding this. If the language in them is beyond your ability to understand, find someone who can help with understanding them. There are some serious Constitutional Issues to address in regards to them, but this Marshal Law insanity just makes it worse. It makes us look like crackpots, which apparently a few of us are.
Deny ignorance by researching topics beforehand. Find good sources. Don't place any credence in sources started by and for crackpots (for lack of a better word).
The sky is not falling yet, but if it ever does, nobody will believe us because of all these crackpot threads. Makes us look like fools to the general thinking population.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by SWCCFAN
From Professor Joye's blog, she was encouraged to take air monitoring equipment and protective gear.
There are plenty of conspiracies in play here, but I don't believe the fumes or the banning of protective gear is one of them.