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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

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    Katrina and other ongoing spills?

    Ok!!
    Where do you think the tar balls come from? The Oil Fairy?
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Yep. If you'd stop getting your talking points from the liberal media you would know that tar balls have been washing up on beachs for centuries. It is estimated that gulf wide, 5000 barrels of oil leak from the gulf floor into the water every day. Now since it's many small leaks and not one huge one, you dont get huge oil slicks, but yes, tar balls have been washing up for a long time. So yea, "the oil fairy" is a cute and appropriate term to use for the natural leaks that occur in the gulf.

    http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-sp..._not_from.html

    That and boats that run the oceans leak too. They found tar balls south of Florida a couple of weeks after the blowout and they were found to not be from the oil spill. Someone mentioned it could have been from the bilge of an ocean going ship.

    Google it, you'll learn something.

    http://wdbo.com/localnews/2010/07/co...ound-last.html


    He points out crude oil is an organic substance, and natural leaks are normal. Though spills caused by humans are much more concentrated and cause a temporary mess, they are also more short-lived and do not wreak the amount of environmental damage mainstream media reports claim. "The volatile components largely evaporate within a few days, and much of the heavier residue is broken down by microbial action over a few months. The heaviest residue accumulates sediment particles and sinks to the bottom where it mixes with further sediment and ends up no more harmful than pieces of the bitumen used for roads."
    http://www.thenewamerican.com/index....-gulf-oil-leak
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Where do you think the tar balls come from? The Oil Fairy?
    Natural seepage, most likely.

    ScienceDaily (Jan. 27, 2000) — Twice an Exxon Valdez spill worth of oil seeps into the Gulf of Mexico every year, according to a new study that will be presented January 27 at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

    Scientists Find That Tons Of Oil Seep Into The Gulf Of Mexico Each Year
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    I want to correct my seepage amount. I think 5000 barrels are per YEAR, not per day. Sorry about that.

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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    As usual the, "oil companies are evil", crowd are looking in the wrong direction.



    Last edited by apdst; 07-15-10 at 11:48 AM.
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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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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Yep. If you'd stop getting your talking points from the liberal media you would know that tar balls have been washing up on beachs for centuries. It is estimated that gulf wide, 5000 barrels of oil leak from the gulf floor into the water every day. Now since it's many small leaks and not one huge one, you dont get huge oil slicks, but yes, tar balls have been washing up for a long time. So yea, "the oil fairy" is a cute and appropriate term to use for the natural leaks that occur in the gulf.

    Most Texas tar balls not from Gulf oil spill, Coast Guard decides | NOLA.com
    Yes, they occur naturally. This doesn't mean that more of them is a good thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    That and boats that run the oceans leak too. They found tar balls south of Florida a couple of weeks after the blowout and they were found to not be from the oil spill. Someone mentioned it could have been from the bilge of an ocean going ship.

    Google it, you'll learn something.

    Cocoa Beach:Tarballs found last week are not from oil spill - WDBO Local News on wdbo.com

    What's the Problem with the Gulf Oil Leak?
    Because some tarballs happen naturally or from other man made pollution, and very minimally from nature, extra ones from oils spills don't count?

    Leaky boats mean we shouldn't be concerned about oil spills and the damage that they cause?

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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Natural seepage, most likely.
    I found this:

    Exactly how much oil naturally seeps out of the seafloor is unknown, and most estimates are very crude because there has never been a proper global survey made for the public record. Researchers identified the natural seepage rate as a critical unanswered question when the National Academy of Sciences compiled its third Oil in the Sea report in 2003.

    NASA - Scientists Find Black Gold Amidst Overlooked Data
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    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.
    You're over aggsagerating things here. Nobody's claiming a complete pull-out from 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.
    And nobody's saying we should stop using petroleum based fuels right now or anytime soon. We has been advocated by myself and others is that this nation recognizes that unless we reduce our dependence on fossil fuels there is bound to be another Exxon Valdez, another BP, another war for some sort of natural resource. I mean, the world hated when Germany invaded Poland for this very reason.

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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I found this:
    Oh no, not more unknowns and uncertain estimates! You'd almost think we don't have hard-and-fast facts when it comes to the "how much oil" question!

    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I found this:
    Your one source trumps our five? Puh-leeeezzze!!
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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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