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Johnnay
19-05-10, 03:07
"BP is responsible for the Crisis, BP will be paying the bill"

is something we all should talk about and yes its serious

it is an environmental Disaster and i hold grave concerns about the damage it will cause to Wildlife in the region especially the Sea turtles killed by the oil. the mississippi delta and recently key west yes the oil is going to reach Floridas eastern Coast because the winds are moving east and the oil is moving to Florida



http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/current-could-sweep-oil-to-florida-coast/story-e6frg6so-1225868372625


http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/dcblog/Map%20oil%20spill%20loop%20current%20may%201%607.j pg

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/dcblog/2010/05/oil_spill_may_hit_key_west_this_weekend.html

out of all the 4 states Florida is likely going to be the state where they will lose heaps of money if the oil dares to go to its West/East Coasts and the Key West. Because of Floridas 60 billion a year tourism industry. any affect of oil into the shores and they will lose massive amounts of Money.:(

So far BP Has already succeded in stopping some of the leak and hopefully it will soon.

this disaster will cost BP Millions in damages and it will take decades to get rid of this oil. Hopefully with the help of hair

http://technorati.com/lifestyle/green/article/hair-and-oil-spills/

http://www.examiner.com/x-32608-Macon-Pets-Examiner~y2010m5d18-Update-on-hair-fur-collection-for-Gulf-oil-spill-cleanup (http://www.examiner.com/x-32608-Macon-Pets-Examiner%7Ey2010m5d18-Update-on-hair-fur-collection-for-Gulf-oil-spill-cleanup)
http://www.thebraziltimes.com/story/1635638.html
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=298&articleid=20100518_298_0_Locals828211
that Hair will clean oil and we must donate our hair...

DISCUSS

irjudd
19-05-10, 03:19
Ain't skeert. :ohn:

Apathetic
19-05-10, 03:21
Ain't skeert. :ohn:

You skurrrred.

spikejones
19-05-10, 03:48
someone should light a match. I mean.. its not like they're gonna use that oil are they? Since oil floats on top of the water they could light a match and burn it all up :mis:

Apathetic
19-05-10, 03:51
someone should light a match. I mean.. its not like they're gonna use that oil are they? Since oil floats on top of the water they could light a match and burn it all up :mis:

Sounds logical.

interstellardave
19-05-10, 03:55
An oil fire that large would replace one disaster with another... and the fire would burn until no more oil was available to burn; to date the leak is still not capped.

Tommy123
19-05-10, 03:57
You skurrrred.

lmao

spikejones
19-05-10, 03:58
An oil fire that large would replace one disaster with another... and the fire would burn until no more oil was available to burn; to date the leak is still not capped.

but at least its not canned air, cuz that stuff is deadly :yik:

MattTR
19-05-10, 04:02
It's horrible.. Mankind is seriously doing a number on nature. :(

Anyways, here in South Florida the oil is already washing up onshore.. Just imagine when all of it gets here, beaches will get ruined.. I'm going to try to support by donating money to beach clean-up projects and even take part in one. :)

All hope is yet to be lost. :tmb:

Quasimodo
19-05-10, 04:02
someone should light a match. I mean.. its not like they're gonna use that oil are they? Since oil floats on top of the water they could light a match and burn it all up :mis:

Gulf del Fuego!

Ha.

I think they were talking about pouring cement over the leak? I wonder why it took them so long to come up with that kind of solution :confused:

bionicarcher
19-05-10, 05:10
If we don't get seriously about preserving Earth soon we'll be sorry for taking it for granted. This leak is an embarrassing monstrosity.

aktrekker
19-05-10, 05:52
Let's see, oil is made from.....oh yeah, plants and animals.
Seems their ancestors came back to claim them....
:vlol:




And that's what you get for messing with the dead
:ton:

voltz
19-05-10, 06:15
I personally believe that BP should lower oil prices considering anyone can just scoop it from the bay now.

Forwen
19-05-10, 09:11
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/8283/sfsdf.jpg (http://img692.imageshack.us/i/sfsdf.jpg/)

Sorry.

Ward Dragon
19-05-10, 09:37
I think they were talking about pouring cement over the leak? I wonder why it took them so long to come up with that kind of solution :confused:

Well the leak is under water so how could the cement harden under those conditions? :confused:

Johnnay
19-05-10, 10:06
Well the leak is under water so how could the cement harden under those conditions? :confused:

my thoughts exactly

Quasimodo
19-05-10, 10:26
Well the leak is under water so how could the cement harden under those conditions? :confused:

It's something I overheard on the morning news.

There are some types (http://www.cement.org/basics/concretebasics_faqs.asp) of concrete that can harden underwater:
Portland cement is a hydraulic cement which means that it sets and hardens due to a chemical reaction with water. Consequently, it will harden under water.

Ward Dragon
19-05-10, 10:34
It's something I overheard on the morning news.

There are some types (http://www.cement.org/basics/concretebasics_faqs.asp) of concrete that can harden underwater:

Ah, that makes sense :) My brother pointed out that bridges have concrete supports so it must be possible. I guess that's the stuff they use for bridges then :p

Dennis's Mom
19-05-10, 12:35
The official site of Unified Command:

http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/site/2931/

There's a lot of good information here.

Alpharaider47
19-05-10, 15:40
I'm curious as to why they didn't send in part of the Navy to assist in scooping all that oil up or at least trying to stop it from reaching the beaches =/ Unless they did and I didn't hear about it.
Did you hear they have a backup plan or w/e that involves shooting golf balls into the pipe to plug the leak?

knightgames
19-05-10, 16:14
This stuff isn't like salade dressing where the oil quickly seperates and floats to the top. It get's there, but the eventual toll by the time it gets to the top is mind boggling. Underwater habitats are being ruined. Viable businesses are devestated.

In China when they had the toothpaste scare a few years ago they executed the man responsible. I'd be for that to whoever is responsible for this. The fines and penalties BP incurrs for this disaster won't even bother their bottom line. IOW- a slap on the wrist. Yet peoples livlihoods are damaged beyond repair for decades. Ecosystems are ravaged and may not return to the original numbers. The expense of cleaning this up will fall onto the taxpayer.

This could have easily been avoided had they ensured the collar devises worked and taken the necessary precautions. This is negligence sparked by greed - pure and simple.

Ward Dragon
19-05-10, 19:32
This could have easily been avoided had they ensured the collar devises worked and taken the necessary precautions. This is negligence sparked by greed - pure and simple.

I wasn't aware of the exact cause of the spill. I find this even more ironic since BP is the company that's always advertising that it's eco-friendly (my college ecology teacher even risked running out of gas on the highway once during a field trip because he insisted on driving the extra few miles to get to the BP station rather than getting gas at a different place that was closer).

Anyway, if the spill was due to negligence and not following standard safety protocols then I do think criminal charges should be brought against the people responsible for that decision.

IceColdLaraCroft
19-05-10, 20:52
Don't worry it's almost hurricane season. One major storm will wash up all that nasty oil onto the homes and businesses of thousands of American's complaining about not having enough oil.

Dennis's Mom
19-05-10, 20:53
What exactly happened won't be known for months. Certainly what went wrong with the BOP wont be known until they can pull it up from the floor.

spikejones
19-05-10, 21:08
I'm curious as to why they didn't send in part of the Navy to assist in scooping all that oil up or at least trying to stop it from reaching the beaches =/ Unless they did and I didn't hear about it.
Did you hear they have a backup plan or w/e that involves shooting golf balls into the pipe to plug the leak?

stuff like that is more along the lines of what the Army Corp of Engineers and (possibly) FEMA take care of.

Mona Sax
19-05-10, 21:08
What exactly happened won't be known for months. Certainly what went wrong with the BOP wont be known until they can pull it up from the floor.
'Drill, baby, drill' went wrong.

xXhayleyroxXx
19-05-10, 21:09
Urgh i hate things like this :( All those poor birds and sea life

Dennis's Mom
19-05-10, 22:38
'Drill, baby, drill' went wrong.

Trivialize much?

Alpharaider47
19-05-10, 22:48
stuff like that is more along the lines of what the Army Corp of Engineers and (possibly) FEMA take care of.

Ah, that makes sense although, some higher up was making a big stink about how huge our Navy is, let's put it to use then. I'm sure they could help in some way =/

knightgames
20-05-10, 03:47
Sunday Night's 60 Minutes:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6490348n&tag=contentMain;cbsCarousel

Mona Sax
20-05-10, 17:57
Trivialize much?
Sure, but at the end of the day, it's greed and laziness that keeps causing things like this. We all know the dangers involved in trying to exploit nature, and yet we choose to ignore them because it's just simpler to keep going the way we always have. Be it oil, food or nuclear power, there will always be enough people screaming for cheap resources to make sure we'll never learn. I put the responsibility for this squarely on the shoulders of everybody - businessmen, politicians and consumers alike - who is willing to sacrifice the environment on the altar of the almighty dollar.