Originally posted by SaosinEngaged
With a disaster as horrible is this, it greatly irritates me how hyperbolic many posters have become.
Thinking everything is a lie, everything is a cover up, the world is ending in a methane explosion of fiery doom and pain, an earthquake that's going
to crack the earth in two and pop open like an easter egg...
Stop letting wild speculation get the best of you. Deal with the facts. Don't let the opinion of some random "expert" take hold of you and allow
you to propogate that opinion as fact. It's really sad the extent to which that happens here on this board.
Like the topic on the main page about BP "obviously" covering up another leak. Everyone's acting like that's some sort of fact, when the reality
is it's nothing more than wild speculation. Treat it as such.
Remember, deny ignorance. It works both ways. Just because we're wise to conspiracy theories doesn't mean we turn EVERYTHING into some massive
It angers me, because even after the well has capped, it almost seems like some of you WANT this catastrophe to continue so you can propogate more of
this world ending doomsday nonsense. It's really aggrivating.
The spill is bad enough, we don't need layers of hyperbole added on top of it. I can respect everyone's opinion, but only if it isn't propogated as
Just because you heard XXXX from YYYY doesn't mean XXXX is going to happen or that YYYYY is even as credible a source as you seem to believe.
I agree and disagree. I've seen here that yes some are quick to the conspiratorial/doomsday trigger. This is the nature of the beast so to speak you
are on a conspiratorial forum.
Having said that, you do have to also acknowledge that "FACTS" are subjective and most "FACTS" are actually just strong evidence. A fact is
something that cannot be refuted PERIOD.
Not to mention that some "facts" are fabricated and perpetuated by those with enough influence to make you belive those "facts" ie: Scientists at
universities whos "research" is funded by "special interests". That is a conflict of interest that perpetuates falsehoods and lies of the most
As far as teh BP catastrophe goes there is ALOT of evidence that BP are Liars so their witness testimony will always be screutinzed and rightfully so.
So when BP says "hurray well capped!" the reaction should be skepticism. Just as when BP says "no way to tell how much is leaking" or "leaking
only 5000 bpd" wait no "10000 Bpd" so on and so fourth.
I will agree that there is alot of "sensationalism" though when people speculate what exactly is going on, good or bad.
I do however ask, when in a very dangerous situation do you sit and wait for facts until you act?
That man pointing a gun at your pregnant wife....hmm lets do some tests and get some witness testimony going to see if that gun is real and to see if
it is indeed actually loaded. Then after that well check and see if he has a history of violent crimes to see if he really means it.
I know what I would do and it would be based on A LOT of assumption but hell better assuming the worst then assuming the best in this case.
Honestly I think a lot of people here are just theorizing and speculating because they question the facts their given which seems to be the natural
thing to do when you question anything your told, you start figuring out your own answer.
[edit on 18-7-2010 by Sly1one]
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