Originally posted by whaaa
reply to post by justadood
It's not the end of the world. But for some people in business along the GOM it's the end of their financial world.
And yet there are NUMEROUS threads started in this forum predicting exactly that. And anyone who dared to question them is called a shill.
Where is your compassion and concern for them? Instead you want to minimize and make light of the situation by constantly making with the ZOMG
references. Addressing just a small fraction of over the top post. That's your point isn't it?
I've been quite clear about what my point is. I am sick and tired of th eZOMG!ers who post unsubstantiated nonsense, and attack anyone who asks
As for your hand-wringing about my 'compassion' for the residents of the Gulf: I tend to think that those who start threads predicting a total
EVACUATION and an ELE are being a heck of a lot less 'compassionate' for those who actually liver down there (I have a lot of family in Florida, and
posts like that concern me greatly).
I would imagine there are plenty of businessmen and women that are actually going "Oh my God, what are are we going to do" that is their reality.
Apparently your reality is different in that you prefer to address the trivial alarmist attitudes of a few members; And ignore the very real human
devastation. I don,t know what your motives are but they seem Shallow and mean spirited in my opinion!
And I am not denying that people's livlihoods are being lost. My point, which i have already clearly outlined numerous times in this thread and
others, is that NONE of the Worst Case Scenarios have played out, NONE of the threads not only predicting evacuation, but reporting it as FACT have
been true. NOT ONE!!
So am i 'mean spirited' for wanting to wade through the ego-fueled nonsense to get to useful evidence?
I for one prefer to spend my efforts in helping those in trouble with my time and money and encouraging others to do the same. There are homeless
people on the GOM as a result of this spill because their livelihood has been destroyed and there is plenty of reallife drama there that needs to be
taken care of. It's not a ZOMG momet; the time for debate is over; now it's just time for compassion and to lend a helping hand.
The time for debate is over? The time for debate is never over. We STILL have no idea what happened, is happening, or will happen.
My point ALL ALONG, is that those who spread fear and lies do more harm to the peopel of the Gulf than those who dare to ask informed questions.
But you appear to be one who thinks ATS is just an echo chamber
for fear mongers. I disagree, and i aint going anywhere.
But I am still actively awaiting the apologies from the NUMEROUS posters in this subforum who have spread fear and lies and MASS EVACUATIONS, sea
floor collapse being 'imminent', poorly-execute tests being called 'scientific', etc etc etc etc etc...
The list goes on on and. Those who put their ego before everything else wish to flood this subforum with drama. I come here to read good, factual
reports and to piece together a sotry that makes sense and contains reference-able facts.
If you want ATS to be nothing but a depot for the most unsubstantiated paranoia that is your choice, but i will actively work against that.