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    Re: New Offshore Oil Moratorium not Focused on Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    I think Bill Maher said it best when jobs conflict with the environment "F### your jobs". To me environment comes first, oil really has been the root of so many of our problems.
    **** Bill Maher, he's an idiot and his opinion is almost always from a position stuck on stupid.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: New Offshore Oil Moratorium not Focused on Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i am amazed at how cavalierly people treat our resources. worst spill in our history and it's still "drill baby drill". unbelievable.
    What's this "our" when speaking about resources? It's the oil companies resource until they sell it, then it's the buyer's resource. Money talks.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: New Offshore Oil Moratorium not Focused on Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    And in 60 years of drilling in the gulf, this is the first time a blowout and oil leak of this magnitude has happened. I think playing chicken little this quickly is a little bit jumping the gun.
    so i guess we need a few more disasters to convince you?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: New Offshore Oil Moratorium not Focused on Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    What's this "our" when speaking about resources? It's the oil companies resource until they sell it, then it's the buyer's resource. Money talks.
    i'm talking about our environment, not the oil.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: New Offshore Oil Moratorium not Focused on Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    so i guess we need a few more disasters to convince you?
    So what's your opinion on the Obama administration completely ignoring the court decision and doing what was overturned anyway? This is about that issue.
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    Re: New Offshore Oil Moratorium not Focused on Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm talking about our environment, not the oil.
    The environment isn't a resource, it's an ecosystem. Resources are those things which can be derived from it of some utility.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: New Offshore Oil Moratorium not Focused on Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    The environment isn't a resource, it's an ecosystem. Resources are those things which can be derived from it of some utility.
    right, the beautiful coastline, part of our environment, isn't a resource. of course it is. tourism is big business. the gulf is a resource which provides jobs.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: New Offshore Oil Moratorium not Focused on Depth

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I've never seen contempt like this for the courts as coming from actual politicians. They lost on gun control in Chicago and passed a new bill anyway, they lost on the moratorium and passed a new one anyway. Like spoiled children they don't get their way and almost dare the court to enforce the decision, I hope this backfires in a big way and that legal consequences follow.
    You betcha!! Where, pray tell, is any evidence that the Minerals Management Service has been charged with reviewing the safety of every single well in the Gulf??

    Interesting aside: On June 10th, the MMS changed its name to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE). Apparently you really can run and hide at the same time. Where are the hearings with these jamokes? Ridiculous.
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    Re: New Offshore Oil Moratorium not Focused on Depth

    Not even just *directly* related to the oil-industry jobs and income, either.
    Think of it - every time a business or corporation dries out or frizzles up and leaves there are countless other businesses who depended on them as a customer base who suddenly have no market to provide for.

    What other industries depend on the rigging-industry? What towns and small shops cater to them on their time home, in port?
    Whether people like the industry or not doesn't matter - many other people depend on these people to have continuing income to keep their restaurants and small shops up and running. These other business and people don't depend on "the fact that they're the oil-business" - they depend on "the fact that they have money to spend in my store"

    The oil spill, directly, is bad enough - killing off people's livelihood (food supply for home/restaurants - fishing and so on) . . . and it's making tourism suffer, as well. . . as a result - businesses that depended *on* those to keep their market open and flowing are suffering significantly. . . and so on.
    Instead of trying to contain the destruction they're furthering it I don't get it. If they're getting BP to support everyone who was *directly* affected then who will help these non-oil by proxy businesses and people who will suffer because of the moratorium? It's fighting fire with fire.
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    Re: New Offshore Oil Moratorium not Focused on Depth

    I think Bill Maher can kiss my ****ing ass too. What kind of car does he drive?

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