posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 01:19 PM
Originally posted by madhadder545
Originally posted by Just Wondering
Oh for heavens sake. The man was released of his duties on the oil leak. what is he supposed to do, stay home and cry all day?
Well Obama played golf all day and no one is saying anything about that(except for Fox)!
It sounds to me like you are sick of this news..
Maybe you should not go to this board. Then you would be less angry
I am not in any fashion answering for @Just Wondering, but perhaps your perspective is different from at least a few others. I am not affiliated
w/BP, not affiliated w/the oil industry, don't own any BP stock, not a Republican nor a Democrat - but I am a Libertarian. I am, however, employed
by an industry and a sector within that industry that will be deeply hurt by the Gulf of Mexico BP oil disaster.
I find the emotional rants tiresome and entirely unhelpful. I've taken to calling them Emotional Masturbation
The developed world *runs* on oil. There are several 10's of thousands of US jobs, many of them very high paying indeed [*far* more than my salary]
and the communities with those jobs *depend* on those revenues for the economic viability of their communities. *Farmers* could not *feed* the
*world* without the petroleum derived fertilizers. And, please, *spare* me the eco-tripe... there is NO WAY we could feed our over 6 Billion
population using only organic means. Read up on the food crisis brought about by the exhaustion of the guano mines. The *entire* infrastructure of
the devoloped world *runs* on oil or its products. Switching all of that infrastructure over to "green" energy will require *decades* and
*trillions* of dollars.... that ain't gonna happen by *magic* *overnight*.
Yes, this *is* a *disaster* of *monumental* proportions, but instead of irrational emotions we should be seeking to understanding what went wrong and
solutions to see that it doesn't happen again.
Solve the *infrastructure*, *food*, and *employment* issues and*THEN* you can whine and bitch and demand that "BP MUST DIE. Until then, your
solution only *compounds* on a scale of many 10's of times the misery we are already experiencing.
[edit on 20/6/10 by Geeky_Bubbe]