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BGT, what up with your state? :(
« on: May 01, 2010, 10:50:24 AM »
This is just awful.   :(

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VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) Louisiana fishermen, who say they face ruin because of the huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill, were fast losing patience on Friday with what they say is the slow pace of efforts to contain the slick.

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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010, 12:09:52 PM »
This is just awful.   :(

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VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) Louisiana fishermen, who say they face ruin because of the huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill, were fast losing patience on Friday with what they say is the slow pace of efforts to contain the slick.


I always thought Louisiana was pretty slick!
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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010, 10:07:47 PM »
It's really horrible. The seafood industry is going to take the biggest hit. Even now, the prices of shrimp are going up. For those coastal areas, their entire economy is based on fishing, so this is going to be a very tough time for them. Environmentally, it's scary. There's 5,000 gallons of crude oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico everyday. Who knows what kind of impact that will have on the coast and the animals :(



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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010, 05:32:47 AM »
Aside from loss of human life and visible property loss it has the potential to be a man-made disaster on the same scale as Katrina.

It doesn't make major news headlines anymore, but the affects from the Valdez spill in 1989 are still being felt in Alaska.  And that was just a drop in the pond compared to this latest mess.

Now let's 'move forward' and do some more off-shore drilling after a 27 year moratorium on same. :)>>>>  :ranting:

The more things 'change', the more they stay the same. :crying:
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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010, 07:11:11 AM »
What a shame for the fisherman trying to make a living in an already down economy.  Overall this is one big mess!
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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2010, 08:04:36 AM »
Aside from loss of human life and visible property loss it has the potential to be a man-made disaster on the same scale as Katrina.

It doesn't make major news headlines anymore, but the affects from the Valdez spill in 1989 are still being felt in Alaska.  And that was just a drop in the pond compared to this latest mess.

Now let's 'move forward' and do some more off-shore drilling after a 27 year moratorium on same. :)>>>>  :ranting:

The more things 'change', the more they stay the same. :crying:

I'm with him ^^^

You won't find oil rigs off shore in NoCal.  :)>>>>
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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010, 10:35:40 AM »
Aside from loss of human life and visible property loss it has the potential to be a man-made disaster on the same scale as Katrina.

It doesn't make major news headlines anymore, but the affects from the Valdez spill in 1989 are still being felt in Alaska.  And that was just a drop in the pond compared to this latest mess.

Now let's 'move forward' and do some more off-shore drilling after a 27 year moratorium on same. :)>>>>  :ranting:

The more things 'change', the more they stay the same. :crying:

I'm with him ^^^

You won't find oil rigs off shore in NoCal.  :)>>>>
Pacific coast, Alaska, Atlantic coast from Delaware through New England are off-limits for drilling.  What makes those areas any more special than the Gulf Coast?  effin' politics! :ranting:
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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2010, 10:48:32 AM »
SoCal has rigs. We won't allow them in NoCal.
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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2010, 01:26:53 PM »
Aside from loss of human life and visible property loss it has the potential to be a man-made disaster on the same scale as Katrina.

It doesn't make major news headlines anymore, but the affects from the Valdez spill in 1989 are still being felt in Alaska.  And that was just a drop in the pond compared to this latest mess.

Now let's 'move forward' and do some more off-shore drilling after a 27 year moratorium on same. :)>>>>  :ranting:

The more things 'change', the more they stay the same. :crying:

I'm with him ^^^

You won't find oil rigs off shore in NoCal.  :)>>>>
Pacific coast, Alaska, Atlantic coast from Delaware through New England are off-limits for drilling.  What makes those areas any more special than the Gulf Coast?  effin' politics! :ranting:

Politics in the sense that this is part of the Libertarian model. Big oil buys off politicians who unravel regulation, then cut corners, do things on the cheap, and pay nominal fines. But since politicians and the Supreme Court have corporations' back, they can pooh-pooh citations. Catastrophe then is just part of doing business. There's a lot of this going on right now. See Wall Street and coal mines in WV and KY. Unfettered self-will run riot in the pursuit of profit$.

Can't understand why a Libertarian would rile against the Libertarian model. :dunno:
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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2010, 07:25:30 PM »
Aside from loss of human life and visible property loss it has the potential to be a man-made disaster on the same scale as Katrina.

It doesn't make major news headlines anymore, but the affects from the Valdez spill in 1989 are still being felt in Alaska.  And that was just a drop in the pond compared to this latest mess.

Now let's 'move forward' and do some more off-shore drilling after a 27 year moratorium on same. :)>>>>  :ranting:

The more things 'change', the more they stay the same. :crying:

I'm with him ^^^

You won't find oil rigs off shore in NoCal.  :)>>>>
Pacific coast, Alaska, Atlantic coast from Delaware through New England are off-limits for drilling.  What makes those areas any more special than the Gulf Coast?  effin' politics! :ranting:

Politics in the sense that this is part of the Libertarian model. Big oil buys off politicians who unravel regulation, then cut corners, do things on the cheap, and pay nominal fines. But since politicians and the Supreme Court have corporations' back, they can pooh-pooh citations. Catastrophe then is just part of doing business. There's a lot of this going on right now. See Wall Street and coal mines in WV and KY. Unfettered self-will run riot in the pursuit of profit$.

Can't understand why a Libertarian would rile against the Libertarian model. :dunno:
Susceptibility to bribery certainly isn't a monopoly held by any particular party.
Nice try though. ;-()
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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2010, 01:45:24 AM »
Aside from loss of human life and visible property loss it has the potential to be a man-made disaster on the same scale as Katrina.

It doesn't make major news headlines anymore, but the affects from the Valdez spill in 1989 are still being felt in Alaska.  And that was just a drop in the pond compared to this latest mess.

Now let's 'move forward' and do some more off-shore drilling after a 27 year moratorium on same. :)>>>>  :ranting:

The more things 'change', the more they stay the same. :crying:

I'm with him ^^^

You won't find oil rigs off shore in NoCal.  :)>>>>
Pacific coast, Alaska, Atlantic coast from Delaware through New England are off-limits for drilling.  What makes those areas any more special than the Gulf Coast?  effin' politics! :ranting:

Politics in the sense that this is part of the Libertarian model. Big oil buys off politicians who unravel regulation, then cut corners, do things on the cheap, and pay nominal fines. But since politicians and the Supreme Court have corporations' back, they can pooh-pooh citations. Catastrophe then is just part of doing business. There's a lot of this going on right now. See Wall Street and coal mines in WV and KY. Unfettered self-will run riot in the pursuit of profit$.

Can't understand why a Libertarian would rile against the Libertarian model. :dunno:
Susceptibility to bribery certainly isn't a monopoly held by any particular party.
Nice try though. ;-()

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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2010, 05:47:12 AM »
More generalizations.
An obvious attempt to incite.
Nice try.
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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2010, 07:45:17 AM »
More generalizations.
An obvious attempt to incite.
Nice try.

No more inciting. No more name calling. I don't even want to continue. Glad you've never written my off, Hoss  :)
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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2010, 07:49:41 AM »
More generalizations.
An obvious attempt to incite.
Nice try.


No more inciting. No more name calling. I don't even want to continue. Glad you've never written my off, Hoss  :)
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2010, 11:04:24 AM »
:lmao!:   :rofl_2: 
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2010, 09:40:59 PM »
I watched a clip of several boats with booms trying to scoop up some of the oil today before it hit the coast.  It looked ribiculous (Rafa's word in the old U.S. Open commercial, I love it!) compared to the amount of the overall spill.
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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2010, 09:48:40 PM »
I watched a clip of several boats with booms trying to scoop up some of the oil today before it hit the coast.  It looked ribiculous (Rafa's word in the old U.S. Open commercial, I love it!) compared to the amount of the overall spill.

ribuculous  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:

And even at that, what do they do with it?
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2010, 09:50:16 PM »
I watched a clip of several boats with booms trying to scoop up some of the oil today before it hit the coast.  It looked ribiculous (Rafa's word in the old U.S. Open commercial, I love it!) compared to the amount of the overall spill.

ribuculous  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:

And even at that, what do they do with it?
Hopefully they drag it down to Venezuela and 'flood' the market with cheap crude... :rofl_2:
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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2010, 11:04:26 PM »
I watched a clip of several boats with booms trying to scoop up some of the oil today before it hit the coast.  It looked ribiculous (Rafa's word in the old U.S. Open commercial, I love it!) compared to the amount of the overall spill.

ribuculous  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:

And even at that, what do they do with it?
Hopefully they drag it down to Venezuela and 'flood' the market with cheap crude... :rofl_2:

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Re: BGT, what up with your state? :(
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2010, 04:16:41 PM »
I used to play in this lake when I was younger!! :cursing: :ranting: :cursing: :ranting:

Oil's fingers reach into Louisiana's inland waters

NEW ORLEANS An oil spill that was previously a problem for coastal Louisiana was trickling deeper inland Tuesday and toward the shores of New Orleans.

Oil sheen and tar balls from the Deepwater Horizon gusher have been spotted in Lake Pontchartrain, the huge lake forming the northern boundary of the city that was rescued in the 1990s from rampant pollution.


"Our universe is getting very small," said Pete Gerica, the 57-year-old president of the Lake Pontchartrain Fishermen's Association. He has fished in the lake his entire life. "It's shrinking daily."

The oil's spread deeper into Louisiana came the same day that tar balls from the spill were confirmed on beaches in Texas. There's a question of whether five gallons of the stuff came naturally on the currents or was dragged by a passing ship from elsewhere, but crews combed the beach and pledged to collect the damages from BP.

Meanwhile out in the Gulf, stormy conditions have delayed the hookup of a new containment vessel, the Helix Producer, to the cap collecting oil from the gushing well head on the seafloor. Officials had originally hoped to connect it on Wednesday. A new target date hasn't been announced.

The weather also delayed the arrival of a Navy airship that will serve as a floating observation post above the Gulf. It is now expected to arrive in Mobile, Ala., on Friday.

The spill's Joint Incident Command announced Monday that sheen and tar balls had been spotted in the Rigolets, one of the waterways connecting the lake to the Gulf, and in parts of the 630-square-mile lake itself.

Crews placed boom at a natural choke point with hopes of stopping more from entering the lake. Nineteen skimmers and four containment vessels were sent to the affected areas. As of 7:30 p.m. Monday, they had collected half a ton of tar balls and waste.

The main part of the lake remained open to fishing, but a chunk southeast of an old car bridge across the lake was closed.

Oil spilling from the BP well would be the most significant environmental challenge since a massive recovery effort lifted Lake Pontchartrain from near death by pollution.

The lake had been a playground for boating and fishing for many decades, until urban runoff and dredging chased away many species by the 1970s. Swimmers were warned of high counts of bacteria. After years of efforts by lake boosters, pollution was stemmed by new regulations and dredging was halted.

The oil could have been pushed deeper into southeastern Louisiana by the tropical weather that began last week with the far-off Hurricane Alex and continued into this week with a low-level tropical system that brought high winds and heavy rain to the state.

The weather has essentially stopped offshore skimming off Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and curtailed it off Louisiana.

Skimming across the Gulf has scooped up about 23.5 million gallons of oil-fouled water so far, but officials say it's impossible to know how much crude could have been sucked up in good weather because of the fluctuating number of boats and other variables.

The oil's arrival in Texas was predicted Friday by an analysis from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which gave a 40 percent chance of crude reaching the area.

"It was just a matter of time that some of the oil would find its way to Texas," said Hans Graber, a marine physicist at the University of Miami and co-director of the Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing.

About five gallons of tar balls were found Saturday on the Bolivar Peninsula, northeast of Galveston, said Capt. Marcus Woodring, the Coast Guard commander for the Houston/Galveston sector. Two more gallons were found Sunday on the peninsula and Galveston Island.

Woodring said the consistency of the tar balls indicates they could have been spread to Texas water by ships that have worked out in the spill. But there's no way to confirm how they got there.

Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski said he believed the tar balls were a fluke, rather than a sign of what's to come.

"This is good news," he said. "The water looks good. We're cautiously optimistic this is an anomaly."

NOAA scientists are looking at local weather, Hurricane Alex and Gulf vessels as possible sources for the tar balls, agency spokeswoman Monica Allen said Monday.

The distance between the western reach of the tar balls in Texas and the most eastern reports of oil in Florida is about 550 miles. Oil was first spotted on land near the mouth of the Mississippi River on April 29.