I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.
I'm sorry about the turtles. I hate knowing that sea life is dying, but at least the life is dying as part of the clean up and not part of the spill. I'm sure if you tallied the total number of animals that have died because of the gush, it would shock everyone.
Aside from the massive cost, the question of whether or not it would even WORK, if they could even be done in time (oil is already hitting the coasts and the project would take 6 months or more), the potential for erosion in merely a couple of months, and the question of where the hell they're going to get 56 million cubic yards of high quality sand withOUT deepening waterways that would increase hurricane intensity and without destroying entire habitats of bottom dwelling creatures necessary to sustain countless other wildlife.... one must also consider that the sand berms will disrupt the tidal flow necessary to sustain the very wildlife and habitats they are trying to save. Not to mention the possibility that narrowing those tidal channels could cause the oil to shoot further inland than it would if the berms were not built and then possibly trap the oil there. When you restrict the area in which water is flowing, you increase the force of the flow.
There's just more to consider than sand and oil.
http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1058819529 (Federal Gov't Halts Sand Berm Dredging)