posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 10:10 PM
I live in South Louisiana. Some of the marshes are still oiled but at least on the surface, things are mostly back to normal. Been out in the Gulf
recently and saw(and smelled
plenty birds. A couple of pods of dolphins were out and about. Caught some fish. Ate them. Delicious.
There is no doubt in my mind that oil still exists on the bottom or under the sand and that there will be consequences, but there is no major
catastrophe of the order that alarmists often clamor about.
The biggest issue is the loss of jobs on the coast due to the fact that people are still afraid of Gulf seafood and the lingering effects of the
Moratorium(still de facto in effect). I think Obammy really wants the oil money to go to Venezuela and Brazil. Screw the American workers again, Mr.
Also, BP is trying their damnest to get out of paying the fishermen and oil workers they affected and they are trying to get out of paying some money
toward coastal restoration. The federal government is enabling them to do so. Now that the public and the media aren't paying attention any more.
So, long story short - incompetence and corruption from our federal government and a major corporation, which is severely screwing the little guy. You
know, business as usual.
I have heard of cleanup workers getting sick but there is nothing close to any widespread "Gulf Oil Disease" or any bunk like that.
BP sucks, the federal gov't sucks, and local workers are struggling, but we got it, bra. The folks down here will stick out another damn crisis. Just
hoping no hurricanes this summer (fingers crossed)
edit on 16-8-2011 by louieprima because: (no reason given)