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    Re: Gulf Lawmakers to Obama: It's Time to Lift Ban on Offshore Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    June 1 was the start of the 2010 hurricane season, which is predicted to have more major storms than any season in the past 5 years. I do not believe that active drilling should proceed until better plans have been put into place. The risks are simply too great, and we have enough to handle down here, already.

    In an ideal world, we'd end up capping the vast majority of deepwater wells.
    Hurricanes are kind of a double-edged sword. On one hand, they would do wonders to disperse the oil to a level where bacteria could break it down. On the other hand, beaches and wetlands all along the gulf coast, from Brownsville to Florida, would become saturated from the oil that washes up, which would intensify the damage from this disaster. Let's hope the big storms stay out in the Atlantic this year.
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    Re: Gulf Lawmakers to Obama: It's Time to Lift Ban on Offshore Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What are the odds of that happening, considering that it took 40,000 wells and 50 odd years for this to happen, to begin with? Can you site me another industry with that good of a record?
    It doesn't trouble that all those companies owning all those wells and not one has a solution to fix a leak in a timely manner? Its seems to me that 40,000 is nothing more than a ticking time bomb ready to explode and turn the Gulf and Gulf coastal area into a cesspool.





    And, you know, it didn't have to happen like that, if Obama would have been a leader, rather than an empty suit.
    I bet if it was McRino instead of Obama as president you would probably be giving him a pass. You would basically say the same thing I am saying which is it is BP's responsibility to clean the spill up, it is then the states responsibility to declare a state of emergency if they can not handle it then and then itswhat ever agencies whose job description it is clean up spills.This anger over Obama is nothing more than payback for all the stupid ass libs who bashed Bush during hurricane Katrina.
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    Re: Gulf Lawmakers to Obama: It's Time to Lift Ban on Offshore Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, it makes since to just go ahead and kill the rest of the economy on the Gulf Coast? I would love to hear that logic. Now, there's not even a fall back for the fisherman to turn to to make a living.
    Since when was oil the only part of the economy of the Gulf Coast? Do you even READ YOUR POSTS before you respond?


    Cruise ships carry 6,000+bbls. of fuel oil. That wouldn't be a catastrohpe if one sank?
    Not really. 6,000 bbls of fuel oil is drop in the bucket.

    Now that there's going to be less production in the GOM, there's going to be more super tankers on the ocean. That's pure genius!!
    Okay. Except you fail to recognize the problems Valdez had. Seriously, if you're trying to make a fool of yourself, you're doing an excellent job.
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    Re: Gulf Lawmakers to Obama: It's Time to Lift Ban on Offshore Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Now that BP has killed all the fish and ruined all the beaches, oil is the only thing left in the Gulf with any value!
    You'd think that anyone with half a brain would have learned the lesson by now.

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    Re: Gulf Lawmakers to Obama: It's Time to Lift Ban on Offshore Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This anger over Obama is nothing more than payback for all the stupid ass libs who bashed Bush during hurricane Katrina.
    Ah, but there's a difference. FEMA failed to provide even basic coverage that it is suppose to. I really don't expect the government who has no expertise with deep water drilling to be able to handle this mess, no matter who is in charge. A government which can ship soldiers and equipment quickly across the planet should be able to handle a simple humanitarian disaster in logistics sense. But it didn't. And Bush praised the douchebag in charge of FEMA.
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    Re: Gulf Lawmakers to Obama: It's Time to Lift Ban on Offshore Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    America: "We want cheap oil and we want it now! 3/4 of us say that rising gas prices have caused financial hardship for our families. 83% of us say that gas prices have placed the country in a state of crisis or have caused major problems. The vast majority of us support offshore drilling. We want you to fix this NOW!"

    LA/Oil Companies: "Ok, we'll do that"

    *Things work well for a long time, Americans get cheap gas, everyone is happy*

    *Oil leak*

    America: "OH MY GOD HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO US?!?!? WE DIDN'T WANT THIS!! WHY WOULD YOU DRILL LIKE THIS? IT MUST BE BECAUSE YOU'RE SO GREEDY. YOU RUINED OUR COUNTRY AND ITS ALL YOUR FAULT!!!"

    LA/Oil Companies: "wtf"
    That may be how you think about this in New York City, but it isn't how we think about it in Florida:

    Gov. Crist, Senate reject bill for oil drilling off Florida coast - St. Petersburg Times

    Proposals to drill off the coast of Florida have been voted down for DECADES because of the risks. And, I've posted numerous threads on this board decrying our unhealthy addiction to oil. I would be perfectly happy if gas prices went above $5 or more a gallon, forcing Americans to begin to make necessary economic adjustments to our bad driving habits.

    p.s. The biggest supporters of cheap oil? The republicans of course. DRILL BABY, DRILL.

    Well, now, how's that working out for us? It's fine for you, but we're ****ed. Thanks alot. I can only hope that one positive that comes out of this is that the New Yorkers and Jersy****es go back north.
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    Re: Gulf Lawmakers to Obama: It's Time to Lift Ban on Offshore Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Since when was oil the only part of the economy of the Gulf Coast? Do you even READ YOUR POSTS before you respond?
    With all your knowledge of life on the Gulf Coast, please, tell us what industries make up the lion's share of our economy. Can't wait to hear this.
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    Re: Gulf Lawmakers to Obama: It's Time to Lift Ban on Offshore Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    That may be how you think about this in New York City, but it isn't how we think about it in Florida:

    Gov. Crist, Senate reject bill for oil drilling off Florida coast - St. Petersburg Times

    Proposals to drill off the coast of Florida have been voted down for DECADES because of the risks. And, I've posted numerous threads on this board decrying our unhealthy addiction to oil. I would be perfectly happy if gas prices went above $5 or more a gallon, forcing Americans to begin to make necessary economic adjustments to our bad driving habits.

    p.s. The biggest supporters of cheap oil? The republicans of course. DRILL BABY, DRILL.

    Well, now, how's that working out for us? It's fine for you, but we're ****ed. Thanks alot. I can only hope that one positive that comes out of this is that the New Yorkers and Jersy****es go back north.
    You're opposed to drilling for the natural gas in the Deston Dome? One of the largest natural gas formations in the world.
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    Re: Gulf Lawmakers to Obama: It's Time to Lift Ban on Offshore Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child
    A government which can ship soldiers and equipment quickly across the planet should be able to handle a simple humanitarian disaster in logistics sense.
    Some want 'pay-back' so bad it clouds their judgment. I think most of the criticism of the handling of Katrina was the immediate aftermath. Of the need for rescue, food, water and shelter. The government, with the National Guard and Military was well equipped to respond to that type of assistance. The rebuilding, well that takes time no matter who you are.
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    Re: Gulf Lawmakers to Obama: It's Time to Lift Ban on Offshore Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    Some want 'pay-back' so bad it clouds their judgment. I think most of the criticism of the handling of Katrina was the immediate aftermath. Of the need for rescue, food, water and shelter. The government, with the National Guard and Military was well equipped to respond to that type of assistance. The rebuilding, well that takes time no matter who you are.
    Not to mention, New Orleans and it's surrounding suburbs were totally evacuated within 72 hours of landfall. Not bad, I don't care what anyone says.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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