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  posted on 6/3/2010 at 06:14 PM
Saw this and it really puts into perspective how big this spill is getting. Damn.

http://www.ifitwasmyhome.com/#loc=Portland%2C%20OR%2C%20USA&lat=45.498& amp;lng=-122.694&x=-122.694&y=45.498&z=7



[Edited on 6/3/2010 by nypeachhead]

 
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  posted on 6/3/2010 at 07:27 PM
James Cameron was in Alberta not long ago telling us how bad are tar sands are for the environment , wonder what he has to say to BP about this disaster .

 

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  posted on 6/3/2010 at 07:29 PM
And literally getting bigger by the minute.
 

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  posted on 6/3/2010 at 07:39 PM
It's breaking my heart.

 

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  posted on 6/3/2010 at 07:39 PM
What a **** ing shame!

 

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  posted on 6/3/2010 at 08:13 PM
Seriously? They can **** ing build this thing but they have no plan for if **** like this? **** ing **** s, i'll try my best to boycott bp for now on.
 

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  posted on 6/3/2010 at 09:23 PM
ifitwasmyhome.com? Wait a minute, it is my home - I live on the Gulf Coast. Heartbreaking? A disaster? A freakin' shame? Yes, yes, and hell yes, but BP wouldn't have been out there (along with any number of other oil companies whom it could have happened to) trying to obtain a product, if we weren't all demanding it, in some form or another, every day of our lives! If individuals in the company were criminally liable, nail their asses. Hold their feet to the fire on cleaning up (to the extent it can be cleaned up), learn from what went wrong, and work smarter. The need for petroleum products is not going completely away any time soon. Alternatives simply aren't as cheap, plentiful, and obtainable as of yet. There are some promising things in the works, such as nano-solar and biofuels produced from algae, and hopefully some other breakthroughs. Just remember, when you point a finger at somebody, you have three more pointing back at yourself.

 

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  posted on 6/3/2010 at 10:53 PM
agree on above post.

thanks for the link. This puts it in an amazing, and VERY scary, perspective.

 

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  posted on 6/4/2010 at 10:28 AM
here's an article that puts it in a little different perspective

http://blogs.reuters.com/gregg-easterbrook/2010/05/27/exploiting-the-spill/

not sure i agree with all of the points but its a different way of looking at things

 

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  posted on 6/4/2010 at 10:40 AM
The pictures that are starting to come out are heartbreaking, and I'm sure they aren't the really bad ones. This disaster is going to dwarf any efforts we can muster to try and clean it up. I was watching MSNBC today and one of the commentators and an analyst were talking about how this won't really affect our policies as "National Security" (oil) trumps environmental issues. I thought the other commentator was going to slug both of them. We are destroying this beautiful blue planet which could be the only place where life exists in the entire universe. I'm saddened and ashamed to be part of that process. Its time for me to change a lot of things about the way I live on this earth, whetehr it changes the dierection we, the human race, are going or not.

 

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  posted on 6/4/2010 at 10:46 AM
Damn, that spill is bigger than the size of NJ.
 
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  posted on 6/4/2010 at 12:38 PM
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The pictures that are starting to come out are heartbreaking, and I'm sure they aren't the really bad ones. This disaster is going to dwarf any efforts we can muster to try and clean it up. I was watching MSNBC today and one of the commentators and an analyst were talking about how this won't really affect our policies as "National Security" (oil) trumps environmental issues. I thought the other commentator was going to slug both of them. We are destroying this beautiful blue planet which could be the only place where life exists in the entire universe. I'm saddened and ashamed to be part of that process. Its time for me to change a lot of things about the way I live on this earth, whetehr it changes the dierection we, the human race, are going or not.


I was watching one of the cable news shows yesterday where they stated cbs news and the NY Daily News were trying to reach certain areas to take pics of some of the carnage this has rained down on the local wildlife and the police refused to let them . I am sure everyone involved would rather let the ocean take care of alot of the dead wildlife in those areas then let the public see just how bad it is.

 

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  posted on 6/4/2010 at 02:10 PM
Why hasnt the government done more? Why have they not answered the call from all the gulf coast Governors for help and supplies? BP will and should pay, but the government should protect it's citizens, it's coastal areas, and the gulf coast economy.

 

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  posted on 6/5/2010 at 03:35 PM
Ok its obvious this is in the end going to be the biggest environmental disaster not just in the United States but in the history of the world.
I think its time to get serious.
A step in the right direction.
I would imagine there are at least 5-8 of the top executives from BP in the US at this time.
I would imagine about ½ of those individuals are foreign nationals.
I would like to see the their passports confiscated. This should be done in a very polite respectful manner.
They will be politely advised that after the oil flow is stopped, after every last drop of oil has been cleaned, and after every last gulf coast resident who’s financial livelihood had been effected has been financially compensated, they will receive their passports back.
BP Chief Ex Tony Hayward get used to humidity!

Hey executives, this why you make the big bucks! RESPONSIBILITY!

Those who would say boohoo you cant do that. I would say oh you cant rape a country the way BP has done!

I am realistic and I know this will not happen. Basically because when US corporate leaders sh*t on other countries they wouldn’t not want to be held to this standard.

The next step. Start an investigation to find out if any of the BP executives cashed in stock in the early days of this nightmare. They knew the potential from day one that this could be the disaster of all disasters. They clearly wanted to prop up the stock price as long as they could.


 

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  posted on 6/5/2010 at 05:01 PM
Should have never allowed off shore drilling in the first place....ever.....

The cost is too big when it all goes wrong. We can live without many things, but water isn't one of them...fresh....salt....doesn't matter--one is us---one feeds us. Our greed for oil has defined a generation or two.

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  posted on 6/5/2010 at 06:22 PM
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Should have never allowed off shore drilling in the first place....ever.....

The cost is too big when it all goes wrong. We can live without many things, but water isn't one of them...fresh....salt....doesn't matter--one is us---one feeds us. Our greed for oil has defined a generation or two.

Water.

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Amen to that, Dan.

 

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  posted on 6/5/2010 at 10:46 PM
We fought a war for BP, now they repay us by eff'in up the environment.

 

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  posted on 6/5/2010 at 10:54 PM
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ifitwasmyhome.com? Wait a minute, it is my home - I live on the Gulf Coast. Heartbreaking? A disaster? A freakin' shame? Yes, yes, and hell yes, but BP wouldn't have been out there (along with any number of other oil companies whom it could have happened to) trying to obtain a product, if we weren't all demanding it, in some form or another, every day of our lives! If individuals in the company were criminally liable, nail their asses. Hold their feet to the fire on cleaning up (to the extent it can be cleaned up), learn from what went wrong, and work smarter. The need for petroleum products is not going completely away any time soon. Alternatives simply aren't as cheap, plentiful, and obtainable as of yet. There are some promising things in the works, such as nano-solar and biofuels produced from algae, and hopefully some other breakthroughs. Just remember, when you point a finger at somebody, you have three more pointing back at yourself.

 

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  posted on 6/5/2010 at 11:04 PM
'oil whores'

 

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  posted on 6/6/2010 at 12:17 AM
There are a lot of fingers to point at everyone, including ourselves for being hooked on petroleum products. I think along with the BP people, everyone at the MMS who looked the other way, took bribes, etc. should be prosecuted and perp walked through D.C.

And if anyone dares to say anything to me about this tragedy not being a disaster or harming the environment, I'm going to flatten them. I want to throw up every time I see those poor birds and fish dying as the sludge crawls up on shore.

As I've said before....look around at all the plastic you use and then figure out how you can cut back. I've been making the change to glass and metal in the kitchen and rest of the house over the past year. Plus I've cut our trips into town by two thirds.

 

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  posted on 6/6/2010 at 10:08 AM
My heart hurts for the damage to the wildlife and the coastal enviornment.
I am just sick when I see those coastal animals, struggling for life. But even more,
for the people whose lives will be forever changed and altered by this tragedy.
I am of the belief that people were paid off by BP to ignore or alter the 'inspections' and the regulations. How far back? Probably before the Clinton years...so Clinton, Bush, obama are all to blame for the corruption. Any official, politician, ect...should be prosecuted if found to have accepted bribes or payoffs.
With that said, oil is vital to our nations businesses, military, construction, manufacturing, and is a critical part of our daily lives in many ways. We all can be more enviornmentally
aware and do what we can. We must not end oil drilling or production. Just enforce the safety standards and inspections we have. It works.

 

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  posted on 6/6/2010 at 12:13 PM
I use to live on the gulf coast and its an absolute shame the coastguard and Bp have mislead the govenors all these beachesi use to surf and fish edited to add I use to do alot of latenight skinny dipping their also

[Edited on 6/6/2010 by Tarzan]

 

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