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    Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    "Everything in that marsh is dead as we speak," Plaquemines
    Parish President Billy Nungesser said after touring the clogged
    marshes. "Had you fallen off that boat yesterday and come up
    breathing that stuff, you probably wouldn't be here, either."
    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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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    There will be little will to follow the rules and limits of the earth which sustain us until such time that we find ourselves dying from lack of them. By then it will be too late, and we will have to make our peace with it.

    People are already ignoring the signs, most of which revolve around the modern abundance of human illness.

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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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    There's no need to get hysterical about it, though. Like any other self-sustaining system, variables will shift and the system will balance out in time. There's no need to believe those wetlands are gone for good or even for an extended time.

    Twenty years? Possibly. But not forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    There's no need to get hysterical about it, though. Like any other self-sustaining system, variables will shift and the system will balance out in time. There's no need to believe those wetlands are gone for good or even for an extended time.

    Twenty years? Possibly. But not forever.
    Twenty years is not acceptable, especially when it looks like this could have been prevented, had BP followed proper procedures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Twenty years is not acceptable, especially when it looks like this could have been prevented, had BP followed proper procedures.
    Well twenty years is what you are going to have to deal with now that it's been done. Punish the people responsible (in a measured and commensurate way) and move on. Go fishing in the wetlands in 20 years and enjoy.

    But as for today, there's not much that can be done that isn't already being done. And picking the scab isn't going to make it less of a sore spot. But you know what? It will heal in time and it will balance out.

    Even Phoenicia began to grow again after the salting of the earth by the Romans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Well twenty years is what you are going to have to deal with now that it's been done. Punish the people responsible (in a measured and commensurate way) and move on. Go fishing in the wetlands in 20 years and enjoy.

    But as for today, there's not much that can be done that isn't already being done. And picking the scab isn't going to make it less of a sore spot. But you know what? It will heal in time and it will balance out.

    Even Phoenicia began to grow again after the salting of the earth by the Romans.
    Those who caused the spill must face the consequences. As for fishing in the wetlands in 20 years, I probably won't be around that long to enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Those who caused the spill must face the consequences. As for fishing in the wetlands in 20 years, I probably won't be around that long to enjoy it.
    Then might I interest you in one of our other wetlands in the meantime?

    You know what's cool about the US? There's lots and lots and lots of land to choose from if part of it happens to be closed for renovation.

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    My Way News - A month in, outrage over Gulf oil spill grows

    Public beach in La. closed as oil washes up - Yahoo! News

    if you saw the pictures on msnbc this morning you surely cried

    our economy, heck, the world economy can't take this

    let alone the environment

    comparisons to chernobyl are not too far fetched

    cuz it's getting so much worse every hour

    americans want this leak STOPPED

    and just wait til SUMMER, it's gonna be OUTRAGE

    people NATURALLY blame, it's just what they do, always have done

    and they're not gonna blame glenn beck or rush limbaugh or george w what's-his-name

    they're naturally gonna ACCUSE bp

    and...

    it's just the way it is

    pray

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    And Dana, I'm not trying to be a dick. I'm really not. I just have a huge problem with alarmism, especially in an already emotionally charged situation. Am I gonna get pissed when I go to New Orleans in September and my shrimp po' boy is about 3 bucks more expensive? Yeah. Am I gonna be a little upset when my crawfish ettoufe isn't on the menu? Of course.

    But at this point, it's crying over spilt milk. The cow will produce more milk by tomorrow so it's just kinda pointless. What's done is done.

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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    what's done is not done

    it's still gushing

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