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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    It's interesting how this thread has turned from "hey, the moritorium is killing jobs" to "we only have 40-80 years of oil left" yet the real message has somehow gotten garbled in all of this:

    Protecting the environment.

    You see, as much as some argue that a small portion of the oil industry is suffering from the loss of jobs, the real issue is the ecological damage and economic impact caused by one major oil spill in deep waters along our nation's Gulf Coast.

    I do feel pity for those people who are restauranteers from fast-food to fine dining, hotel/motel owners/managers, small shop owners, fishermen of all types, those involved w/Gulf Coast tourism ventures, tourist, beach combers and any other entity financially affected by this oil spill. But mostly, I feel bad for we, the American people because when this catastrophy is all over and soon forgotten we'll allow politics to once again rule the day and return to how things were before the spill and no real regulatory reform or real enforcement will take place to prevent an incident like this from happening again. Moreover, we, as a nation WILL continue to rely on fossil fuels when instead what we should be doing is taking steps NOW to slowly but certainly wean ourselves off them in those areas that affect us the most, ie., our automobile and energy industries.

    That's the real tragedy from this oil spill. We won't learn anything from this lesson.
    A small portion? There will be a million jobs lost, along with a trillion dollars of investments in this country in the next five years, if the oil and gas industry is run out of the GOM.

    The tragedy, is that people actually think we are ready to stop using petroleum based fuels within the next few years. That's rediculous. However, politicians are going to push that agenda, no matter how much damage it does to the economy and the job market.
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

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    You realize that with oil, the petroleum products needed to make TV work would not exist? Old Bill might have to come up with a different medium.

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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by NolaMan View Post
    You realize that with oil, the petroleum products needed to make TV work would not exist? Old Bill might have to come up with a different medium.
    You realize that fishermen need to catch fish to buy TV's right?
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    You realize that fishermen need to catch fish to buy TV's right?
    Yeah, we realize that. Do you realize that most of the people who buy that seafood work in the oilfield? Gotta have customers to sell your product.

    Before the moratorium madness, at least the shrimpers could have gotten job in the oil and gas industry. They don't even have that option, anymore. Putting all those oilfield hands in the unemployment line isn't going to fix the spill any sooner. Do you have any idea how many illegal aliens work in the Houston pipe yards?

    I guess ****ing everyone is only the right thing to do. Yes?
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    You realize that fishermen need to catch fish to buy TV's right?
    In terms of economic impact, the oil industry is far bigger than the fishing industry. That said, you seem to be saying the proper response to job loss is more job loss...

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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by NolaMan View Post
    In terms of economic impact, the oil industry is far bigger than the fishing industry. That said, you seem to be saying the proper response to job loss is more job loss...
    Obama needed a fresh crop of victims to rescue.

    Too bad he cocked that up.
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yeah, we realize that. Do you realize that most of the people who buy that seafood work in the oilfield? Gotta have customers to sell your product.

    Before the moratorium madness, at least the shrimpers could have gotten job in the oil and gas industry. They don't even have that option, anymore. Putting all those oilfield hands in the unemployment line isn't going to fix the spill any sooner. Do you have any idea how many illegal aliens work in the Houston pipe yards?

    I guess ****ing everyone is only the right thing to do. Yes?
    I don't think that risking another oil spill while the MMS gets their act together is a very wise move. The spills affect more than unemployed oil workers would.
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by NolaMan View Post
    In terms of economic impact, the oil industry is far bigger than the fishing industry. That said, you seem to be saying the proper response to job loss is more job loss...
    This isn't a job loss issue. It's an environmental one. More oil spills won't help the tourism industry either.
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I don't think that risking another oil spill while the MMS gets their act together is a very wise move. The spills affect more than unemployed oil workers would.
    What's another spill going to do? There's already an oil slick in the gulf, in case you haven't noticed.

    You're risking hundreds of thousands of jobs on a one-in-a-million chance. The gamble isn't worth it.
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What's another spill going to do? There's already an oil slick in the gulf, in case you haven't noticed.

    You're risking hundreds of thousands of jobs on a one-in-a-million chance. The gamble isn't worth it.
    The answer to oil in the Gulf is more oil in the Gulf?

    One in a million chance my butt.
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