reply to post by paxnatus
did Clouds say where he collected that sample from? Geeze do you know how to think for yourself? the discolored water if collected from the street is
probably the combination of dirt, oil, gasoline, and who knows what that has run off from peoples yards.
if it was collected from his downspout well it could be a combination of dirt, oil from the roofing shingles, tree pollen who knows what.
if he is serious about having the rain water tested he needs to get a sterile bottle. set it in the middle of his yard away from trees, away from his
house. and collect true rainfall. then have that tested.
rain water that has been in contact with the street a house and the ground is going to have inaccurate results simply because it was contaminated by
products containing oil or other organic compounds that wasn't originally in the rain.
see i don't have to get off my ass and do something. i was out in the rain yesterday, it didn't have a foul smell. yes i saw a oil sheen on the road
and even saw the foam in the water puddles AFTER a car drove through them and i already posted a more reasonable explaination for the foam other than
oil and compounds used to break up the oil in the gulf! I have also said that what the op showed in his videos is nothing new it has happened every
time it rains! even before BP thought about drilling wells in the gulf!
so instead of me getting off my ass and doing something why don't you do something besides jump on the its because of the oil spill bandwagon.
oh i know its easier to jump on that bandwagon and blame everything on BP and not own up to the fact that its because of humans that oil mixes with
water in our streets from our cars as we drive down the road. or from the fertilizer that people spray on their yards... yep you guessed it made from
that the foam appears in the water after a car drives through it not because the car is increasing the surface tension of the water and forcing air
to be trapped in the water. but because oil and compounds from all the chemicals they are spraying on the oil in the gulf is falling from the sky.
Or that there could be hundreds of other reasons for the oil sheen, the foam and the discolored rain water other than what your simple mind is
allowing you to think of.
I'm not saying all that crap they are spraying isn't going to have any affect on people. what i am saying is the effects are going to be closer to
the gulf rather than a few hundred miles away from the gulf.
and lets remember Alex didn't exactly even get close to the spill area. and since the water currents and the wind currents was moving away from Alex
there is very little chance that alex picked up anything being sprayed on the oil in the gulf. Even if there was a slim chance that Alex did pick up
some airbourne compounds. by the time the moisture from alex reached lil ol Joplin MO a few hundred miles from the gulf spill. it wouldn't be
dropping compounds it picked up in the gulf it would be dropping compounds it mixed with here closer to Joplin. any compounds it could have collected
in the gulf was dropped in Mexico and Texas!
but i know some people will believe anything just because they read it online. if its on the web it must be true right.
[edit on 7/5/2010 by Mercenary2007]