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posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:03 PM
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What the hell i posted this picture 2 days ago.

It got no attention like this thread gave it.




posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by JakiusFogg
Admittedly this is not a good situation by any stretch of the imagination. However I remember seeing pictures from the 1991 spill in the persian gulf (ironic) not just seeing waving with blobs in it, but seeing waves of pure oil washing up. Bird literally soaked and floundering in inches deep oil slurry.

Although this situation will maybe get a lot worse, which probably it will. it is, as yet, not on the scale of that situation, nor anything like the disaster that is ongoing in Nigeria, or in the Amazon. here's to hoping that it will stay that way.


I think the only reason you are not seeing those drastic pictures like the ones you speak of in the persian gulf is because of the complete media blackout and the fact that they are arresting anyone that takes pictures.

this was supposively 90 miles away, where someone wasn't harrassed for taking this picture. no doubt it's worse closer to the spill, and soon enough that 90 miles away location is going to look just as bad



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by alaskan

Originally posted by serbsta
Eat your heart out ATS.



Not to be a jerk, but how is an image of a tiny, still-translucent wave with blue water in the background "the most horrifying" image you've seen on here when things like these have been up for weeks?


that "blue water in the background" is in fact the sky...

and there is nothing to show the scale of this wave... it could be 7 inches high, it could be 4 feet.

either way, it's 90 miles from the main leak where things are most definately alot worse

[edit on 17-6-2010 by kalisdad]



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by dragonridr
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Got to admit looks really cool. Like a wave on an alien planet.


At the rate we are going. Earth will be one soon.



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by TortoiseKweek
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Thanks for posting that picture. Horrific to say the least. I hope this is posted somewhere on the MSM, so the rest of the world can wake up like us here on ATS.


just out of interest now that you have 'woken up' what exactly are you going to do about it???

just curious



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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too many alarmists here
in a few months no one will even remember this little oil spill./



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:32 PM
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Serbsta- well done, OP!!
Yes, it IS disgusting. But, it is FAR from the worst I've seen- (that was the Persian Gulf), and it is nothing, compared to what is to COME, I fear.
Of course, the visable oil, is not nearly as toxic, as the "dispersants", and the toxic gasses, that are leaking-out of the wellhead. And, the fractured seabed.
This well, will continue leaking at HIGH PRESSURE, until several "relief wells are drilled, AND THAT POCKET IS SUCKED DRY! Of course, it will STILL leak a bit, forever. But- the EARTH does this constantly, with no help from Man.
We will surviive. The people on the Gulf, who made a living there, will move.
Lets see- Destroy the timber industry, in the NW. Destroy the Auto Industry, in the central North. Destroy the Gulf Coast States. California has already had its industries re-located. I guess they are saving the NE for last. The NWO is THOUOUGH!! Good Job, you traiters to HUMANITY!



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:38 PM
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Originally posted by super genius
too many alarmists here
in a few months no one will even remember this little oil spill./


Yes, because no one ever even thinks about the Torrey Canyon, the Exxon Valdez or the Braer disaster, do they?

By what criteria are you judging this oil gusher (because it is no sort of spill) to be "little"? In comparison to what, exactly?

Please remove your blinkers, and maybe take a trip to one of the gulf coast states before making such crass statements.



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:43 PM
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I think a surf competition with BP reps, Chevron reps and a ton of corporate clowns would make this a sell out event. Broadcast it around the world. Make these guys and gals put on a bathing suit and catch the wave. All proceeds going to the families they've ruined and into the gulf piggy bank fund.

Then for lunch they can snack on some shrimp and locally caught fish. And when its time to dry off they can place a lighter next to their skin and see what happens!



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by super genius
too many alarmists here
in a few months no one will even remember this little oil spill./



change your name to something more appropriate such as SUPER @SS

That photo is from where I grew up and cannot go back there now without breaking down and cryng.. without seeing dead animals laying around, without smelling the funk, without .. well without a lot you obviously have no comprehension of.. stay behind your keyboard because you are so far removed from reality it's sickening.

mods: warn me flag me whatever.. but this is not an attack but an observance

b



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:05 PM
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Toxic Surf!


Do I need a second line?



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:15 PM
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Here's an apropos rant from George Carlin...

"...The planet has been here four and a half billion years. We've been here, what, a hundred thousand? Maybe two hundred thousand? And we've only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over two hundred years. Two hundred years versus four and a half billion. And we have the CONCEIT to think that somehow we're a threat? That somehow we're gonna put in
jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that's just a-floatin' around the sun?

The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through all kinds of things worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles...hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide
fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages...And we think some plastic bags, and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet...the planet...the planet isn't going anywhere. WE ARE!

We're going away. Pack your ****, folks. We're going away. And we won't leave much of a trace, either. Thank God for that. Maybe a little styrofoam. Maybe. A little styrofoam. The planet'll be here and we'll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological
mistake. An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet'll shake us off like a bad case of fleas--a surface nuisance.

You wanna know how the planet's doing? Ask those people at Pompeii, who are frozen into position from volcanic ash, how the planet's doing. You wanna know if the planet's all right, ask those people in Mexico City or Armenia or a hundred other places buried under thousands of tons of earthquake rubble, if they feel like a threat to the planet this week. Or how about those people in Kilowaia, Hawaii, who built their homes right next to an active volcano, and then wonder why they have lava in the living room.

The planet will be here for a long, long, LONG time after we're gone, and it will heal itself, it will cleanse itself, 'cause that's what it does. It's a self-correcting system. The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed, and if it's true that plastic is not degradable, well, the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new paradigm--the earth plus plastic. The earth doesn't share our prejudice towards plastic. Plastic came out of the earth. The earth probably sees plastic as just another one of its children.

Could be the only reason the earth allowed us to be spawned from it in the first place. It wanted plastic for itself. Didn't know how to make it. Needed us. Could be the answer to our age-old egocentric philosophical question, "Why are we here?"....Plastic, a-hole.

So, the plastic is here, our job is done, we can be phased out now. And I think that's begun. Don't you think that's already started? I think, to be fair, the planet sees us as a mild threat. Something to be dealt with. And the planet can defend itself in an organized, collective way, the way a beehive or an ant colony can. A collective defense mechanism. The planet will think of something. What would you do if you were the planet? How would you defend yourself against this troublesome, pesky species? Let's see... Viruses. Viruses might be good. They seem vulnerable to viruses.And, uh...viruses are tricky, always mutating and forming new strains whenever a vaccine is developed. Perhaps, this first virus could be one that compromises the immune system of these creatures. Perhaps a human immunodeficiency virus, making them vulnerable to all sorts of other diseases and infections that might come along. And maybe it could be spread sexually, making them a little reluctant to engage in the act of reproduction.

Well, that's a poetic note. And it's a start. And I can dream, can't I? See I don't worry about the little things: bees, trees, whales, snails. I think we're part of a greater wisdom than we will ever understand. A higher order. Call it what you want. Know what I call it? The Big Electron. The Big Electron...whoooa. Whoooa. Whoooa. It doesn't punish, it doesn't reward, it doesn't judge at all. It just is.

And so are we--for a little while...."
(end rant)

A little dark humor for dark times



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:17 PM
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IMO the worst images ive seen so far or the ones that hit me the hardest are the animals.

THEY DID NOTHING!

You can say all you want BP to Blame cause they caused it, the Govt is to blame because they knew about it and are helping BP cover it up as much as possible, or just all Humans are to blame because they are the ones that want the oil.

It just breaks my heart seeing any of the affected animals with oil covered all over them with a look on their face like WTF! and if you look into their eyes its almost like they know they will be dead soon. So sad.

But im sure we can all agree that its not the animals fault. so many are dieing more will be dead soon there home is now inhabitable.

I think the moment human health starts being seriously affected in that region (which it will eventually if it hasn't already) the ish will hit really the fan!. and that's when more people will care. or if gas prices go up.

I hate Humans. a vast majority are so selfish and don't truly care until affects them directly and it hits their wallets.

-SilentStigma



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:28 PM
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not what i expected...as horrifying as i expected



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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Anyone watching the "Tony Hayward BP CEO" being grilled by by congress
omg he finds it difficult to answer questions



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:34 PM
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What a shame. It would be such a nice picture if it weren't fr the oil being present.



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:38 PM
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I have talked to a few people who have witnessed it first hand, and even one who is on a volunteer clean up crew. They all say it is total media hype. They are only showing you the worst of the worst and exaggerating things to get people riled up and bring in ratings.

I have really stopped paying attention. I have a lot of faith in natures ability to right our wrongs, so while it is tragic, I am not to worried about the long term effects.



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:40 PM
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It's a crying shame, may God forgive us for hurting mother earth. I live not more than 10 miles from the Gulf, here in Central Florida, today while I was out riding my motorcycle, I became sick to my stomach, I smelled what I believe was oil, but it was as if it was a sweet, pungent, stench. It came and went. At first I thought the truck in front of me was burning oil, but when it turned down another road, I was still smelling it for another mile. I'm on the lookout for this so if I encounter anything again I will let ATS know.



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by TortoiseKweek
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Thanks for posting that picture. Horrific to say the least. I hope this is posted somewhere on the MSM, so the rest of the world can wake up like us here on ATS.


lol woken up have you?



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 03:05 PM
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Wow! This pic is amazing. It really is. But what's really amazing is that everyone is paying attention to the smoke & mirrors. Not trying to figure out how the trick was done.





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