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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    You know what we used to call a marsh or wetland?

    A SWAMP. A big stinking useless swamp.


    You know what we used to do with Swamps?

    DRAIN THEM, build DIKES, and then we built NEW ORLEANS.

    Yeah well that didn't work out too good either.

    I'm sorry I just can't get too worked up about this. I've spent some time fracking around in swamps... they're intresting I guess, but they'll survive and regrow and who really cares...
    They may not be nice vacation spots, but they are important ecologically and economically. I suggest you take a look at the EPA's site on wetlands if you are unaware of their function and their value

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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    They may not be nice vacation spots, but they are important ecologically and economically. I suggest you take a look at the EPA's site on wetlands if you are unaware of their function and their value

    I was being satirical in an over-the-top manner. Haven't you heard? It's all the rage on DP this week...


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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I was being satirical in an over-the-top manner. Haven't you heard? It's all the rage on DP this week...

    No one ever tells me what is going on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No one ever tells me what is going on...

    Oh yes, all the best people are doing it, and all the cool kids are jumping on the hyperbole bandwagon.

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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I was being satirical in an over-the-top manner. Haven't you heard? It's all the rage on DP this week...

    Damn - looks like I'm a victim of Poe's Law

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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And this is just the beginning. Before this ends, much of the Gulf Coast may be completely sterilized of life.

    Let's get beyond the political here. This is the beginning of a major loss of pristine wetlands. So sad. In the future, we need to make sure that we never forget what happened here, and we need to do whatever it takes to keep an incident like this from ever happening again. There is no Liberal or Conservative side here - Only America the Beautiful, and damn it, keeping it beautiful should be our number one priority. Drill? OK, but follow the damn safety rules, and make sure that those who don't never have the opportunity to drill there again. No excuses, absolutely no excuses. This is a damn disgrace.

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    Is the coast line ajacent to Ixtoc 1 totally sterilized of life? It's not, is it?
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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    How about the government helping to stop the spill first since they seem to be spectators right now
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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And this is just the beginning. Before this ends, much of the Gulf Coast may be completely sterilized of life.

    Let's get beyond the political here. This is the beginning of a major loss of pristine wetlands. So sad. In the future, we need to make sure that we never forget what happened here, and we need to do whatever it takes to keep an incident like this from ever happening again. There is no Liberal or Conservative side here - Only America the Beautiful, and damn it, keeping it beautiful should be our number one priority. Drill? OK, but follow the damn safety rules, and make sure that those who don't never have the opportunity to drill there again. No excuses, absolutely no excuses. This is a damn disgrace.

    Article is here
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    Let's just be clear that new laws and regulations will not prevent this from happening again, because we're dealing with people who don't follow the law. Frighteningly, some of those who operate outside of the law are government officials in charge of inspecting the rigs and drill sites.

    I'm not saying do nothing, only that nationalizing the oil industry is not the answer.

    Enforcing the existing laws is the answer. If those in power are not willing to do that, then they should be replaced.

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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I didn't say "all cleaned up". I said it's fine now and it is. Life has gotten back to normal, the salmon and halibut are good to eat (some damned good fishing, too), and the sound is remarkably full of healthy life.

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    So no, you still have no point.
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