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Soon we will all forget about this oil spill...

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posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 02:40 PM
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After all the dust has settled after this incident is done wreaking its havoc, we will all forget about this oil spill. ATS history has already proven this strange phenomenon with two topics that created - but not anymore - very heated debates. The two topics that I am referring two are, of course, 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

After these two events, many threads were created - so many, in fact, that new forums had to be born in order to make them more manageable. These two forums, during the time after their respected events, were very "hot," and threads did not cease to be brought into creation within them. The threads went on for multiple pages, and ATSers loved to discuss in these two forums. I remember reading about these two topics, and thinking to myself, "This will never get old - there will always be something new and interesting to think about."

Now, however, about 9 years after 9/11 and 5 years after Hurricane Katrina, these two forums are, to say it in the nicest way, dead. The 9/11 Conspiracy Theories forum is not buzzing with as much intensity as during its heyday, and the Katrina Conspiracy Speculation forum has - during the time of this thread being created - not received a post in 21 days, which is a very long time for ATS. Also, the Katrina forum only has 733 threads in total - again, a very small number. These two forums do not even make it onto the "HOTTEST FORUMS" list, which shows the "forums with the most new threads in the past five days." What does this say about these two topics? Did we, as ATSers, forget about them?

Presently, though, we have a brand new topic to discuss - the BP oil spill. This topic, of course, like 9/11 and Katrina, had its own forum created for it, which is on the top of the "HOTTEST FORUMS" list. Take a look at the recent posts everyday, and you'll see that this topic is the topic to discuss right now.

I wonder, though, how long until we forget about this topic? When will the Deepwater Disaster forum not make it onto the "HOTTEST FORUMS" list? Perhaps it's because the spill is ongoing that this topic is burning with such vehemence right now. Or maybe it's just because Americans - or humans in general - love to complain.

I believe that BP - or whoever else - does not even have to pay for the damages done in order for this topic to not be "hot" anymore. Think about it, the real perpetrators of 9/11 - as the 9/11 conspiracy believers would have us believe - were not brought to justice, but the topic is dead. The same goes for Katrina - the people who were responsible for helping the victims of the hurricane were not held responsible for their inaction, and yet the topic is now dead.

In short, I am not exactly sure when or even why, but I am sure, however, that this oil spill topic will one day most certainly be a non-issue for us all. Enjoy riding the oily wave of complaining and bickering while you can because you will not complain indefinitely, I guarantee it!




posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 02:45 PM
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I wish you were right!!

Actually, we will all be talking about the dead Gulf and the Ghost towns along the coast in future threads and the leak will become a tourist attraction that will still be gushing years into our future.

Meanwhile all domestic oil production will cease in this country and we will be paying 6.50/gallon for gas.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 02:51 PM
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hopefully it kinda blows over with all the rest of the conspiricies and disasters, i have been watching ats for a year or so now and at the moment so far ive read at least 6-7 doomsday oil spill theories and a whole lot of bumph, all oil spill based, i can barely find anything besides it......i dont wish to belittle it but be real thr are lots of things going on. ats needs to confine the oil spill to its own board or something so we cn see things seperate from it....



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 03:21 PM
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I have a feeling (if the past is any indication of the future) that you are correct. We will move on to the next "big" thing and leave the oil spill disaster to live on in the lives of those directly affected. The "rest" of us will glom onto whatever the media tells us is the new, big story... Not only is it to the advantage of the media to do so (must achieve ratings) but because of that bias, the people have grown accustomed to short attention spans. We will always be looking for what's coming next...



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 03:25 PM
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We? Well not me, but a lot of people...yeah probably. Drill, baby, drill!



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by they see ALL
After all the dust has settled after this incident is done wreaking its havoc, we will all forget about this oil spill. ATS history has already proven this strange phenomenon with two topics that created - but not anymore - very heated debates. The two topics that I am referring two are, of course, 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.


Also interesting to note that Global Meltdown threads have disappeared off the radar.

Can you say distraction?



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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just wait until a hurricane hits the gulf.

and they have to evacuate 40 million people by the use of FEMA.

not saying these people will all be put into concentration camps and killed.

but that may not be far off.

then you will see how this false flag terror attack, is tied into 9/11 and hurricane Katrina.

these bankers, Illuminati, or whatever you want to call them, have been controlling this game since the late 1700's, if not more.

We are on the verge of world war three. 2010 is a mirror image of the 1930's

only difference is, we got bailouts to save the market and economy from crashing, but all they do is prolong the inevitable.

The World is waking up.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 03:34 PM
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I give it another six weeks and this is forgotten about.
The first relief well will intersect in about one week, the holes will be concrete filled. About five weeks into the cleanup and we wont find it as interesting as the leak was. Topic forgotten.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 03:35 PM
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This sorta counts as and definately seems like it's going to feed Global Meltdown...it just has it's own folder now.

I don't call this one "distraction." Distraction is when they go off on dead blondes in some island or dead pop stars and call it news while people are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere and oil is spewing into our oceans.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by Just Wondering
I give it another six weeks and this is forgotten about.
The first relief well will intersect in about one week, the holes will be concrete filled. About five weeks into the cleanup and we wont find it as interesting as the leak was. Topic forgotten.


Really? You think? In one week the relief well will intersect the main well? Six weeks and it's dead?

Here's my prediction: NO F'IN WAY!~

www.pennenergy.com...

Unless of course, something bigger & better comes along...God forbid...



[edit on 19-6-2010 by odd1out]



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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They are only 2,000 feet away from intersecting, about a week ago they were 5,000 feet away.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 04:16 PM
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I agree, but only because most here are feeding off of the emotional rush. When all of that [thankfully] dies down then it will be about the business of learning the things that are needing to be learned for those interested.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 04:26 PM
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I think you're right. And I think it speaks to something about us all that we might want to look at.

In the middle of a crisis, we get SO emotional and involved and our discussions are heated and sometimes angry... We pick a side and attack or defend vehemently, as if our lives depended on it. Or as if we were actually making a difference somehow... It's weird. And then, sometime later, all that energy is gone. Deflated.

It really makes me think about most of our communications. I mean, what's it all for?

I have a great time discussing the ATS LIVE radio show in the chat room on Saturday night, and I really feel like I get something from that, if only to be fully engaged and entertained in a positive way. But all this side-taking and point-proving and position-defending we do...? I'm not sure what it's all about in the scheme of things.

Just feeling a bit melancholy this afternoon...



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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Originally posted by Just Wondering
I give it another six weeks and this is forgotten about.
The first relief well will intersect in about one week, the holes will be concrete filled. About five weeks into the cleanup and we wont find it as interesting as the leak was. Topic forgotten.


At least you are consistent. But you lost all cred. with this one.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

The long term effects of the oil continually washing up on the beaches and the accompanying destruction of wildlife and a coastal ecosystem will be talked about for many years. How long do you think people will be talking about the eventual evacuations of some of the coastal towns?

I haven't forgotten about 911 and I'm not going to forget about this. In fact I have copied your post to prove you wrong in 6 weeks. Again

[edit on 19-6-2010 by whaaa]



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 05:19 PM
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This oil disaster will be soon forgotten?

Maybe for those inland and on the west coast but the people effected by the oil will not ever forget.

The amount of destruction will be epic and will compare to no other disaster we have had in the history of the USA.

Apalachicola, Florida oysters are the best you can buy but I will probably never have them available for purchase as long as I live.

The price of all seafood is going to go sky high and we will have to buy Asian farm raised shrimp if we want shrimp.

Grown men who have always made their living off the sea will end their lives. Not all but many will. It's all they have ever done and they learned it from their fathers who learned it from their fathers.

I've played in the ocean and salt water rivers all my life. It will be no fun swimming and boating in oily water.

Without a single doubt in my mind I can say "Hell no it won't be forgotten for generations.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 05:20 PM
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So, I guess the sea floor isn't gonna cave in, the methane bubble will go away, we didn't tap into a volcano, and there isn't radiation coming out with the oil.

That's good. I hope to god it stays this way. We sure are a bunch of alarmists. Now I see why my daughter chuckles whenever I come to her with the newest catastrophe.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 05:30 PM
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More likely is it that this spill is going to be just a part of a much bigger problem.
The sooner a relation is made with something else the sooner it becomes a cause of and will only be a sign of the past.

I say this because it is just a sign of a bigger problem. A problem that we are both personal as well as a species responsible for. We must change our ways and we will learn "accidents" like the oil spill will not happen anymore.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by they see ALL
After all the dust has settled after this incident is done wreaking its havoc, we will all forget about this oil spill.


I don't know when this will be, though. This event could be wreaking havoc for years. "Soon" is a relative term.

We're still talking about 9/11, but not as actively as we did just a couple years ago.

I think we'll be talking about this oil spill for years and the effects will have long-lasting consequences. But the arguments and predictions we see here will diminish before that.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by they see ALL
Soon we will all forget about this oil spill...



STAR & FLAG !!!



wait ....
what is thread about again?

what oil spill? what is forum about?

ah ... whatever,

ET



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 06:14 PM
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your current assesment of the situation seems logically based in fact on what we have been doing for the past 40 years ...



Supportive EVIDENCE supporting the OP ….


Start at the 7 minute mark:
www.thedailyshow.com...



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