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Old 01-05-2010, 21:27   #1
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I Am Truly Amazed No One Has Mentioned...

the disaster unfolding in the gulf of Mexico off the Mississippi Delta.

There is a runaway oil spill barfing out some huge amount of oil, the shore line is about to become black gooey gumbo, fish, birds and other forms of life are about to be slathered in fatal goo, regional economies of fishing, tourism etc about to be destroyed, and not one mention or comment here.

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Old 01-05-2010, 21:32   #2
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.........except that is has been discussed.



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Just tried your link, gives me a 404 error page not found. I checked all the subforums and didn't see a thread. Did it get zorched?


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Ok this is weird. tried it again, got the tread.

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4 threads about it on another Forum...figured that was good enough.
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Mods, feel free to zorch this tread. Was having a brain spasm.

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Oh not now.. it is just getting fun.

Plus, beats thinking about the subject matter...
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There is already terrorist/war and US Gov. conspiracy theories....Been on 2 very near blow outs myself...so I only have one theory...Stuff Happens.

Sad deal all around.
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Very much so yes....

... sure hope they get it capped soon.
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It'll be alright. It will get cleaned up to mans best efforts then nature will fix the rest.
Look at the plaxe where Exxon Valdiez spilled. Thats pristine again.

Nature is able to handle things from volcanoes to errant oil dribbles.
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Can't believe the best efforts have yielded nothing. BTW-The Valdez is small peanuts to this.
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Not that this helps any, but oil is a natural product. Its made by nature. It sometimes seeps to the surface on its own. This is especially true off Santa Barbara where the beach sand has globs of oil that washed ashore naturally from natural seepage offshore.

In the end, the oil will be broken down by nature by naturally occurring bacteria and other processes which break down the oil. Nature does have a great way of healing itself allowing lifeforms to find their own niche once more. Sure, its a short term "disaster" just are volcanic eruptions, meteor strikes, forest fires, tsunamis and earthquakes, but with enough time, all is healed.

Yeah I know, don't ask the dinosaurs about recovering from a meteor strike.
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Yah, that was my point in the other thread.. This type of thing happens all the time all over the world to varying degrees, but all of the small regular people constantly get harassed and fined over minute nothings or are expected to comply with draconian rules, but this type of global disaster happens and they do what they can but oh well...

Sick of that type of mentality with big corporations, gov., etc... Just my .00002 cent rant.. I've sailed all over that area years ago and HATE to see this type of crap happen.. But, there are tons, and I mean tons of rigs in that area and all over the gulf.. Really surprised it doesn't happen more often...
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THe Exxon Valdez was a tanker that leaked a finite (but significant) quantity of oil into a vastly less populated area with a rocky shore.Exxon Valdez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

THe Deep Water Horizon is believed to be leaking as much as 25,000 barrels of oil a day and may do so for as long as 2 to 3 months. Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I certainly hope that the environmental impact is indeed slight, and the recovery swift. This is a significant event, and all the over reaction that takes place when we spill a couple drops of gas while fueling the dingy does not negate just how serious this really is.
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Frantic Effort to Keep Oil From Reaching Shore ( clicky linky)

besides being a flora and fauna mayhem, this a cruising and boating industry nightmare--into and out of places in the louisiana area are being boomed off---makes it difficult at best to find the ways out and in--we are trying to return to slidell and are having a bit of a test with weather now a spill from hell--when we find out how and where to be able to sail in and out of lake ponchartrain we will post..meanwhile--we try to gain entry to home port....the rigolets will be boomed off at the rr bridge--so transiting the area is going to be impossible if not already impossible----

the estimates i have read vary the amount of escaping crude as from 5000 to 250000 gallons per day--- is a lot of gunk to clean and a lot of area will be destroyed--many many miles of coastline and many industries will be affected if not already....many of the articles i have received about this incident are arse covering bs ....i want to see anything real about this--- there is just too much at stake for the bs to continue and cya articles give out no info besides many many words meaning nothing.....i will post as i receive propaganda .....and real info......i subscribed to the uscg and homeland insecurity info as we need to return to slidell and have no way of knowing how we will be able to do that...
how many bets as to exactly when bp files bankruptcy???? this will cost them billions on billions of dollars.....for many many years.....

this will take 2-3 months to cap as the corporation behind the mayhem didnt bother to place equipment when building. many things were done wrong.

exxon valdez spill is not pristine as yet--there are still clean up efforts in place. this will take decades to correct. many many industries and individuals and much flora and fauna will be affected for loong time. the weather is not conducive to effective clean up at this time as the seas are to be 10+ ft over this weekend and the winds from south as we speak.... spozed to turn to from north mon or so--that should hopefully make some doifference--the releasing of waters via mississippi river did not help. booming has had no effect--the seas are too big to effectively seal off the area and contain the spill. remember this area is much under water and is prone to receiving hurricanes--which could intensify and extend greatly the areas of damage and destruction. this is not a contained spill. is out of control and will be for many weeks if not months.
this has been compared to an atomic bomb blast as far as disaster and destruction are concerned.

makes our plight of inability to return to home port seem very very minor........
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