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    Magnitude of the Oil Spill

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    I typed in my ZIP code. The result was pretty shocking. This thing is horrible. I don't think the Gulf will be the same as it was pre-spill in my lifetime. The lost recreation and seafood is nothing compared to the lost way of life for those that make their living from the Gulf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    I typed in my ZIP code. The result was pretty shocking. This thing is horrible. I don't think the Gulf will be the same as it was pre-spill in my lifetime. The lost recreation and seafood is nothing compared to the lost way of life for those that make their living from the Gulf.


    I think it will recover faster than people think. Not down playing it all, just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    I think it will recover faster than people think. Not down playing it all, just my opinion.

    That's an opinion I share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    I think it will recover faster than people think. Not down playing it all, just my opinion.
    I sincerely hope you are right. I just don't have a lot of confidence in BP or the Government. Nature can heal itself pretty quick without their help, but this huge.

    I'm pretty open minded, what are you basing your opinion on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    I think it will recover faster than people think. Not down playing it all, just my opinion.
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    Nature may heal quickly but this isnt your run of the mill issue. For us not to loose major commerce and employers BP will have to exhibit a lot of integrity concerning this. They will need to open their pockets to legitimate issues of reimbursement and clean up efforts. I don't know personally but was informed that Exxon basically screwed over Alaska regarding such matters. They made the same statements that are being made here but, allegedly, no one, federal or otherwise, pushed the issue and forced them to do the right thing. Again I do not know this personally.
    Yes I know that disasters such as this are the price of doing business. We are an oil consuming nation. Someone has to pay the price. This time it was us. I just hope that BP handles this appropriately. It seems as if they are already paying the price for not being prepared nor heeding warning signs of imminent disaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    I think it will recover faster than people think. Not down playing it all, just my opinion.

    I might have shared that opinion if I was confident they would stop the flow of oil before the end of the year.
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    Just for the record,the fine folks at b.p. have filed a request that all law suits be moved to Texas and have even put in a request for which judge they want to hear them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    Just for the record,the fine folks at b.p. have filed a request that all law suits be moved to Texas and have even put in a request for which judge they want to hear them.

    Oh, not TOO obvious that they will be paying for a judge to lean their way.

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    Just got a text from my daughters idiot,seems BP got the spill stopped,Yeah,they managed to slip a wedding ring on it and it stopped putting out immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    Just got a text from my daughters idiot,seems BP got the spill stopped,Yeah,they managed to slip a wedding ring on it and it stopped putting out immediately.
    Damn....my post from yesterday sure does travel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    Damn....my post from yesterday sure does travel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    Damn....my post from yesterday sure does travel!
    It sure does. I relayed it to Mr Ducky tonight, he said "Hey, I like that idea!" to which I arched an eyebrow at him and muttered "Of course you do." FML boys and girls, FML.
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    The Exxon Valdez spill was 11 million gallons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    I think it will recover faster than people think. Not down playing it all, just my opinion.
    Once they spray the oil-eating bacteria on it, I think you're right. Nothing bio-degradable lasts long in Louisiana in the Summer time.

    However, It may take a lot of re-stocking of the oyster beds, etc, I'm afraid. I think they're looking at 2-5 years for things to return to normal.

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    I was doing some reading yesterday and the Dutch had offered assistance right from the beginning with experts and specialized equipement but were told no thanks by the Feds. They're now sending specialized booms that can be used to retrieve the oil, it appears that the right people were not brought in from the start, who's fault, probably Bush.

 

 
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