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1970's BP Oil Spill Board Game

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posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 09:09 AM
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"The parallels between the game and the current crisis... are so spooky," museum owner Alan Goldsmith told Britain's Metro newspaper. "The picture on the front of the box is so reminiscent to the disaster with the stormy seas, the oil rig and an overall sense of doom.


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This MSNBC article shows a 1970's Oil Spill board game that they say has some "spooky" similarities to today's tragedy.

I don't read much into this, but tI thought it was worth posting.




posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 09:13 AM
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The game is 'relevant' because the hazards were well understood and obvious.

Yet, they were still unprepared.

Criminals.

[edit on 6-7-2010 by loam]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 09:25 AM
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oilstrike, as if causing a disaster is premeditated? why oilstrike?
why not offshore oildrill? or oil search? but strike? hmmm



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 09:25 AM
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"Oh my gosh, it's so spooky!"

I have seen art imitate "life" so much concerning recent events, I am no longer convinced it's coincidence.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 09:50 AM
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You're kidding me. Or should I say they're kidding me....
I can't believe theres a boardgame out there like that. Whether conspiracy or not. shame on them



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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Originally posted by Myendica
oilstrike, as if causing a disaster is premeditated? why oilstrike?
why not offshore oildrill? or oil search? but strike? hmmm


A gold discovery is a "strike." Any mineral discovery is called a "strike."


dictionary.reference.com...


strike (strīk)
v. struck (strŭk), struck or strick·en (strĭk'ən), strik·ing , strikes

v. tr.

1. k. To come upon; discover: struck gold.


Next we'll see a thread that says this game is "final proof" that the bank meltdown was pre-planned in the 70s too.

Can we please stop with this stuff? It's just getting ridiculous when the tinfoil hat people look more reasonable than ATS.

Seriously - "INWO predicted 9/11 because it shows the WTC being bombed!"

Well, the card depicts a nuke, first of all. And second, the WTC had already been bombed 2 years before the game came out.

Hey, I can predict the past too!



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:04 PM
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Looks like an old Avalon Hill strategy game

Pretty soon Monopoly will have sinister hidden meanings LOL



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:15 PM
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I think the title is misleading, it intends to make you believe that the game is based on an oil spill, or that a spill is the goal.

You basically compete against other players in making an oil company, and you draw hazard cards that denote if you have a situation, disaster, or an oil spill.

I don't see any parallels, other than we currently have an oil spill. I wonder if this was news in 89 and Exxon Valdez, probably not, since the game is sponsored by BP.

Thats basically the only reason its news.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 10:16 PM
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Already been posted.....


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posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 10:24 PM
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Those old games seemed to have prophetic properties.

Remember the Fortress America game from the 80's. It showed the US at war with Saddam Hussein.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 10:40 PM
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Actually he made this thread about 12 hours before you made yours.

So, come join the discussion



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 11:32 PM
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meh...not that spooky, all of the land masses were in Europe, now, if it had the Louisiana coast line in it...




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