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But beachgoers have been harassing the workers, Sisk said. There have been incidents of people throwing oil at the workers. "All these beach cleanup crews are local county residents," he said. "People need to understand that they're out here trying to clean up their own beaches."
Originally posted by gordonwest
Has anybody had a "bright idea" to pick up the oil and to RE:USE IT for their OWN USE??? Think about it... BP is throwing the oil out/away and wouldn't it be a better idea to pick the stuff up and re:use it for your cars and/or other things?
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Misguided, but just goes to show people are nearing their breaking points? I told you guys the story about how I overheard a few kids who were angry that people were still filling up at BP and wanted to throw water balloons full of used car oil at the cars? Advised them not to do that and get arrested. Hope they didn't. And that's just up here in GA. I can't imagine the strain that close to where this is unfolding.
Originally posted by twitchy
These oil slingers may be the first skirmishes of a public uprising against these bastards. If somebody dumped a cooler full of crude oil, superbowl style, on Thad Allen or Tony Hayward they would be hailed as heros.
It's stupid sure, but in a sad way encouraging.
They are apparently slinging oil at the wrong people, but that's a little more than sitting on their butts watching in horror as thier lives are crumbled away and I have to respect that in a way. Honestly if I lived down there and had my life affected directly by this bumbling disaster, I think I would be right there with them slinging oil, although I think I would be a little more selective with my targets.
Just be glad it's only oil their slinging, the longer this debacle continues the more pissed off people are going to get and that has to be a concern for the creeps behind this disaster. How long are people going to watch this unfold and remain calm and peaceful about it? Can you imagine being a shrimper down there right now?
Perhaps the clean-up crew that the public was harassing was comprised of the lazy convicts that BP has been hiring to do the clean-up in some areas. I have heard and seen that these " Convict Crews" are fairly worthless and only work about 10 minutes of every hour.