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Think about it - free oil!
This WILL have devastating effects on the coastal areas economies where it ends up. You live in Ft. Lauderdale, I guess you think the tourists will continue to come there, spend their money all while stepping in tar balls and seeing that chit all over the beaches there.
I have a condo on Ft. Myers beach that I rent out in the winter, I have been fortunate to have a couple from Toronto rent it for six month a year, for the past three years. If this crap washes up here, they have already stated they will not rent next year. Thatís over twenty thousand that I will potentially have lost in income. That just one MINOR example...
I don't remember wishing any ill will to anybody because of this. It's a natural disaster, 11 people lost their lives. Everybody who works in that business puts their lives on the line, but we sit here and b!tch and moan about the mess when an accident happens. It's pretty f-ing hypocritical for a bunch of boaters to complain when we're the ones demanding that product.
Go ahead and keep calling me out so we know who the hypocrites are. Unless you're on the beach with a bottle of Dawn and a roll of paper towels, you're no better than me.
To volunteer, call 1-866-448-5816.
To submit your vessel as a vessel of opportunity skimming system: (281) 366-5511
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first off this is NOT a natural disaster. This was man-made. Obvious to me that someone on that oil platform F#$CKED up and this is what happens. BP is at fault. As for volunteering, there should be only paid workers doing whatever clean up is necassary and paid what ever they demand directly from siezed funds from BP bank account.
Of course this will never happen, but one could wish.
Just think what would happen if you go to the local Walmart and dumped your engine oil in the parking lot. The cops, fire dept and just about ever other local agency would jump on the band wagon and hand you a large sum of fines with possible criminal penaltys. or if a local mechanic shop dumped a drum of waste oil in the storm drain out in the street.
As for BP paying they're fair share, I guess no followed what happened to the Exxon Valdez case which just recently got overturned by our supreme court and Exxon's payout was greatly reduced. This after 20 plus years of court manipulation by the great corporate lawyers.
ooohhhh, I forgot this is somehow Obama's fault???????
Didn't it take 15 to 20 years for Exxon to pay?
They had the CEO of BP on the other day, he said it was the sub contractors fault,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I bet I know where this is headed.
ooohhhh, I forgot this IS Obama's fault???????
Last edited by Wildman_grafix; 05-04-2010 at 12:32 PM. Reason: Forgot to blame the goverment.
Have a condo booked in orange beach for july. Need to decide soon if I want my money back. I hope the cap they are building in fouchon works.
Last edited by BY U BOY; 05-04-2010 at 12:52 PM.
We canít even count the amount of money lost. Here is an example: The Emerald Coast Poker Run, all the money they donate to the childrenís fund. (No Poker Run, No Money) Blaming everyone is not going to help anything, letís Pray they get it shut off soon and the cleanup is quick. I volunteered with the Tri State Bird Rescue to try and help. For the good of boating and everything else we should all think about how to help clean this mess up.
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