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Originally posted by zippom2
I could not watch the entire video it broke my heart.
Originally posted by NumberNone
What really bothers me on all of this is that if this spill was occurring off the coast of California or the Hamptons, the elites would have moved Heaven and Earth to stop and contain.
They would have pulled every resource available and included the nations of the earth to assist as if it was another 9-11. Troops would have been pulled from Iraq to clean up. The entire naval fleet would have been brought in with boons to collect oil. Yet the Gulf Coast seems expendable. Viewed almost as a TV tragedy unfolding in a 3rd world country. Obama sees no reason to stop his date nights or golf rounds. Tony Hayward is virtually ignored by the administration for almost 2 months before being talked to...but a General that says something negative about Obama is put on a plane from Iraq to DC overnight.
Do I think there is a conspiracy...No. I think this administration and Congress is so focused on shoving its agenda down the throat of the US before the November elections that they absolutely refuse to dedicate any bandwidth to the issue. In fact they are looking for angles to capitalize upon it to push even more of their agenda with Cap and Trade. Please explain to me how this would have prevented an oil spill?
Nero fiddling while Rome burned is about to supplanted as a quaint example of a leader doing nothing during a crisis.
Originally posted by Dawgishly
reply to post by BlackOps719
Ummm... you do realize that everything in your modern life is due to oil right? So don't act like it is something apart from you that you are not an explicit participant in.
Companies like BP cut costs (and corners) because consumers (you) won't pay a penny extra for the same product from a more ethical company.
Originally posted by BlackOps719
Originally posted by SonoftheSun
S & F.
This isn't tragic, it's worse than that. Words are missing. Unfortunately, it is far from being over.
Thank you for posting this and I hope that more people see it.
There isn't a word in the English language big enough to sufficiently describe what this is.
The only word that comes to mind for me is DEATH
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 SneakAPeek
reply to post by BlackOps719
People are forgetting that this is not a spill, it's a rupture. The piping at the bottom of the sea floor is all your seeing. Please don't forget that that piping also extends into the sea bed to about 26,000FT below the sea bed.
BSL = Below Sea Level