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Originally posted by Divinorumus
I wasn't addressing anyone personally, you may very well be within that 11% that deserve to inherit the Earth.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Oil Disaster Will Be End of Life As We Know It
This is it. It's over. Get ready for the most insane year of your life. 5 years. 10 years. One day you will look back at your life right now and think about how easy it was, how innocent. We are on the cusp of total collapse, right at the precipice.
If you're like most people you probably have already decided that I am exaggerating without knowing why I am saying this. Well let me make it clear that I also wish I was exaggerating. I don't sell survival equipment or gold. My job is not recession proof. I have a family. I didn't wake up today and randomly decide to declare that this is the end of life as we know it. But I do research. I make calls and tune into radio, scouring the internet for news clips and analysis. I make a concerted effort to only quote trustworthy sources. The information that has emerged over the past few days confirms fears that this is actually an "Armageddon" event. I am being completely serious.
Check it: The oil, spewing out at 20,000 to 70,000 psi, and the sediment within it has eroded the very walls of the well itself in several areas. This means that this is now an uncontainable gusher that is literally spewing oil up from dozens of sites across the gulf floor. The massive oil pocket tapped under immense pressure is now spewing out into the seabed. Capping the well does nothing. The oil pocket is tapped, the pipe is eroded and the oil is now spewing up to the ocean floor with intense pressure. Plumes are being generated everywhere. They cannot stop this. Human technology cannot contain a liquid at that pressure, especially at that depth under the ocean. We simply do not have the technology or know-how to fix this. We don't. The relief wells are essentially useless now because the original well cannot be plugged so oil will always flow out of it regardless of how many other wells they dig. They needed to get into the pipe, fill the old pipe with mud and cement and then divert the oil into the new well. But because the tapped oil pocket is sand blasting itself routes to the surface that grow each day in diameter due to the eroding walls and passageways, there is no "well" to fill. That is because whats left of the well is already dissolving. And each day that passes until they drill their so-called "relief wells" will only see the oil finding new routes through the escapes it has carved through erosion of the pipes and rock. Thad Allen, the head of the US Coast Guard, has said that the oil isn't all flowing up the pipe anymore but is now "in communication" with the seabed and the surrounding soft rock formation. It is now blasting its own wells.
Ya, that's bad, but that isn't even the scary part. Hydrogen Sulfide, Benzene, Methylene Chloride, and other toxic gases are also spewing out along with the oil. In concentrations hundreds and thousands of times greater than what is considered safe for humans. Lethal levels. When the hurricanes come they will absorb this toxic seawater and drop it as rain. Literally toxic rain. Let me guess, toxic rain doesn't scare you. The biggest threat is already actualized with the chemicals entering the atmosphere and being carried around by the wind.
“The media coverage of the BP oil disaster to date has focused largely on the threats to wildlife, but the latest evaluation of air monitoring data shows a serious threat to human health from airborne chemicals emitted by the ongoing deepwater gusher,” the Institute for Southern Studies blog reported on May 10.
Any one of these chemicals in these concentrations would be lethal. Mixed together it's truly unthinkable.
The fragile US economy, in the midst of a feeble attempt at a jobless recovery, overstretched by war and out of control spending is not equipped to handle a disaster of this magnitude. No country in the world could. Remember how well they handled the Katrina thing? This makes Katrina look like a grade school fire drill. Well I wonder how well they will do this time as they prepare to evacuate entire cities and states. See this and this. Once the evacuations begin the markets will tank. Once people are forced to grasp what is happening around them the global economy will come to a screeching halt as it's engine, the USA, sinks into the throes of the worst environmental disaster in the history of the world. This will cause a dollar confidence crisis. Enraged citizens will riot and loot with no hope of a decent life ahead of them. Martial law will be declared.
They have no way to stop this, only a theory that maybe a nuke would implode the oil pocket. Ya, we're talking about nuking the earths crust under the ocean. Eventually the oil will make it's way around the world as the entire oil deposit is unleashed into the ocean.
Are you buying the crap coming from BP? The bogus press releases and the downplayed assessments? They've been lying through their teeth, censoring the media and destroying evidence. If you trust them, you have some problems.
If humanity really cared (as apposed to offering mere lip service compassion for the ecology), they would just GIVE ALL THIS CRAP UP and begin living a simple modest minimal lifestyle.
Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
And who gives you the right to decide what people deserver to live and who not?
And really, just because cars? Electricity? Because we want to live a happy life? Don't you see how stupid this thinking is?
Some stupid animals die? Big Deal, ....
....oh no, we don't deserve to live, we are so evil.
But why should we stop doing everything and go back into caves, just because one or two accidents happen?
I feel sorry for those that need excesses beyond necessity to make themselves happy. What pitiful shallow lives they must live. Sounds like STUFF junkie addicts to me.
Originally posted by Astroved
reply to post by BlackOps719
This is a NATIONAL CATASTROPHE, the enormity of which we cannot even begin to guage. It is unspeakable.
Originally posted by skeptic_al
reply to post by BlackOps719
Look at it this way.
These animals are giving up their lives so you can go camping and
use Plastic Knives and Forks.
Are you prepared to eat with your fingers instead, I thought not.
I suppose you could always use chop sticks, no wait, damm you
It all comes down to all the animals dying so that humans can live
the way we want to. It's not just BP or the Government to Blame,
It's everybody making and buying products made from Oil.
Originally posted by PuterMan
Give your computer up. Practice what you preach.
Originally posted by Nomad451
Your computer you sit at is made from oil. The clothes on your back were produced and shipped using oil. The food you ate last night came from oil. The house you sit in was constructed on the precipice of oil.
Walk outside, have a look around you. Our ENTIRE western civilization is built by, runs on, lives breathes and eats oil.
We are the consuming drug addicts, BP and other oil companies are the drug dealers.
I just want you to look at it in this perspective along with your own, which I do agree with. Corners were cut, dangers overlooked, and what we have is potentially a cataclysmic event for all life. I believe this event will plunge us all off the cliff.
Its beyond words what has happened and may god help us all.
But I will say to you don't ride a high horse when it comes to this megalithic fu@k up.
We are all to blame.
Originally posted by amari
reply to post by BlackOps719
The Dead Gulf, the oil catastrophe started with waters of the Gulf
spreading to the under water sea and plant life and spreading into the
air. Fish being killed by the millions, not thousands and birds, turtles, dolphins being drowned
in oil plus fumes and now the oil has been reaching the shorelines. As it spreads
with no end in sight it will affect human beings on a Grand Scale never
seen before in history.
Where is the sense of urgency? We went to the Moon with all out
effort during the Apollo program. Folks the survival of The United
States Of America is at stake and yet our President plays golf 7 times
since the oil catastrophe. The hell with the Jones Act what are our
officials thinking the world awaits to aid and help us skim the waters
but no just let the oil flow and flow and flow and flow.
BP breached the oil mantle and it is spreading throughout the Gulf like
veins and these veins are bleeding oil all over the Gulf floor and coast.
Nothing to stop the oil spewing from the Gulf floor even with thousands of
suggestions on how to stop the toxic oil flow but yet it continues.
The last resort I believe the powers that be will try a nuke to seal off
the leaks but my friends this has been tried on dry land by the
Russians with success and a failure. If it would succeed then the
world would rejoice and if it did not succeed the world will have never
seen anything like what will happen.
The evacuation from the Gulf could be the largest in known history.
You ask the question where would the people go? Use your
imagination. I am too Mad as Hell. ^Y^
Thank your ancestors that they were not so horrible as humanity has become today. Count your blessing that they didn't destroy the oceans, all in the pursuit of corporate profit and party down happy good time in their shiny fast cars.