View Poll Results: Would you trade another thirty years of drilling for the rest of the gulf coast?

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Thread: Off shore drilling

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Ummmm this is the only oil rig spill in the last 30 years? How is that a lie?

    My problem is with the scope of this thing. The entire coastal gulf region is being threatened by this disaster.
    Well, If you could have seen some of the oil globs in my shrimping days that I caught in my trawl nets then you would know.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Like... what?
    What cheaper and safer energy sources pack a comparble energy density?

    Aside from that... false dichotomy.
    No reason to not explore for and use oil for however long we can.
    I don't know how you could call it a false dichotomy when it has already happened.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Wouldn't it be better to simply install the necessary safety gear this rig lacked so the preventable accident will be prevented next time, and thus restore access to safe and cheap oil?
    Yes.

    Now a question for you. Would you trust the oil companies anymore?

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Well, If you could have seen some of the oil globs in my shrimping days that I caught in my trawl nets then you would know.
    These oil globs -had- to come from oil rig spills, and could not have had any other source, including natural seepage from the sea floor?
    How do you know?
    Last edited by Goobieman; 05-05-10 at 04:45 PM.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I don't know how you could call it a false dichotomy when it has already happened.
    Its a false dichotomy in that you are offering two only choices when there are more than those two choices you offered.

    And, you didnt answer my question.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Not currently, you have to put the research in first. Which is happening on some scale. Less we want to be moving towards nuclear power (and we should), as it is the cleanest, most efficient form of energy we currently have. But we're never going to get completely away from oil, it's used for everything. And I bet dollars to donuts that most of the people who sit there and bitch about this use their fair share of oil and oil based products. We can reduce what we use, and we should. We should look for alternate energy sources and where we can put them. The human race has accomplished nothing through stagnation; we've always pushed forward. But oil is going to be necessary for a good long while still, and will likely never completely go away.
    I don't like nuclear because they make profitable targets for terrorist. Another thing, the storage facilities for spent nuclear fuel are lacking and ultra expensive.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    They have the technology, they say had the booms been in place 95% of the spilll could have been contained.
    with all due respect, good reverend, if a frog had wings he would not bump his ass when landing.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    These oil globs -had- to come from oil rig spills, and could not have had any other source, including natural seepage from the sea floor?
    How do you know?
    fI caught the oil blobsd outside the houston ship channel near the galveston jetties.

    I know the gulf of mexico like my right hand having navigated there for years

    Do you have any idea how many drilling platforms are in the gulf. The numbers are staggering.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Its a false dichotomy in that you are offering two only choices when there are more than those two choices you offered.

    And, you didnt answer my question.
    I thought I offered four choices.

    But, you are welcome to say other if you wish. I have no preoblem with that unlike some polls here on the forum.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    fI caught the oil blobsd outside the houston ship channel near the galveston jetties.

    I know the gulf of mexico like my right hand having navigated there for years

    Do you have any idea how many drilling platforms are in the gulf. The numbers are staggering.
    Ok... and... this means that the oil you saw -had- to come from a rig and -could not have- come from somwhere else... how?

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