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Wonder where BP oil in the Gulf went?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by carcharias, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Oct 4, 2011 at 4:17 AM
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    carcharias

    carcharias [OP] Giggiddy what what

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    Here it is in the form of tar balls on the bottom of the Gulf:
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    This was found in LA waters, but also as far away as TX. BP says it was dispersed and has been cleaned. Discuss.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2011 at 4:19 AM
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    :cookiemonster: Is it edible?
     
  4. Oct 4, 2011 at 4:30 AM
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    OP, swim to the bottom w/ a shovel if you're worried about it
     
  5. Oct 4, 2011 at 4:32 AM
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    This going to interrupt my Bottom-Ocean morning jogs without a doubt.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2011 at 4:33 AM
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    They could always stop drilling and we can all start walking and riding our bicycles to work.
     
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    Thus ending Tacoma World, highway transportation and electricity. Sounds like a great plan to me! :rockband: 1820 here we come!
     
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    Amen brotha !!! :turtleride:
     
  9. Oct 4, 2011 at 4:44 AM
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    Actually, you forgot about the wonderful petroleum replacement plan that's in place. No worries, we have a reliable alternative .....

    Oh.... wait..... no we don't.... and people are living an average of 10 miles or more from where they work in some areas


    :stirthepot:
     
  10. Oct 4, 2011 at 4:47 AM
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    carcharias [OP] Giggiddy what what

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    LOL at some of the posts. Awesome!

    No need to read into this post. Seeing things on television has a way of desensitizing matters, but seeing those same things up close tends to make it real. I don't care what overly large and highly profitable company it is, it's the lies that get me. It's also the lack of regulations, no the oil itself. That disaster put a ton of good people out of work.
     
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    It didn't just magically disappear.......as long as we don't need oil to manufacture tires/tubes for our bikes then whatever..........and since we know where it is and it seems to be in a more easily retrievable non-animal soaking form, why couldn't they just go pick it up and refine it?


    *** hint - the refine part wasn't really part of the question, it was just thrown in for bonus ***
     
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    The reality of it is they would spend more trying to calm the media down about the pick up than they would ignoring it's there in the first place. Not to mention all the more "protesting" gas consumers would do.

    At this point the majority has forgotten about it, their logical thing to do is keep it that way.
     
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    Bingo

    Likewise, what more would you have them do ? They did make a valiant cleanup effort... You think there isn't still remnants from the Valdez accident ? You start forcing companies out of business over accidents and watch what happens to the gasoline market. There's no good answer, damned if you do, damned if you don't type of scenario.
     
  14. Oct 4, 2011 at 5:00 AM
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    Guess, I shoulda just called the whole question rhetorical. Yes, majority of media educated sheep have forgotten it.....as with the nuclear meltdown in Japan, earthquake in Haiti, etc. Sad thing is sheeple just think all is well because it isn't making news anymore.
     
  15. Oct 4, 2011 at 5:12 AM
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    Nah, you'll get better traction now :cool:
     
  16. Oct 4, 2011 at 5:15 AM
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    carcharias [OP] Giggiddy what what

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    Yup, that's the point. It DIDN'T magically disappear, there IS still remnants from all of these disasters, but sheeple continue to think all is well b/c it's no longer in the news. Scary to know how much media shapes our society, but what can be done if people know/hold this info? Damned if I have an answer. I don't have a clue as to how clean up the oil, or the radiation, or the island of trash in the Pacific, or tame the Middle East. Eh, maybe one intelligent fool out there will be able to heal each part of the world. I can only claim my little space on TW.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2011 at 5:18 AM
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    ^^^Yeah, that trash eddy in the Pacific is freaky shit.
     
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    I wouldn't mind riding my bike to work more often - I've done it on occasion, it's about 30 miles round trip...it's all the damn traffic that scares me! Pedestrians get hit and killed by motorists all the time in Jacksonville, especially since there are hardly any bike lanes.

    I personally will never get gas at a BP again...I don't care if they tried to clean it or not!
     
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