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Old 05-12-2010, 09:29 PM
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Oil is all natural, therefore it is good.


Really??? For real?? Fo shizzle??
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From Kos:

Despite repeated requests from media organizations and other interested observers to view BP's video of oil gushing from its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP had refused to release the footage -- until Wednesday, when it released a short 30-second clip under intense pressure.

The video was recorded May 11 and is only 30 seconds long, covering just 0.0015% of the time in the three weeks since the leak began flowing. Because BP has refused to make public its entire library of video, there has been no public independent review of the leak, including questions about whether and how the leak may be evolving. It's a decent start, but BP still has 99.9985% further to go.

http://www.dailykos.com/tv/w/002699/
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And now, this crap:

Whistleblower Claims That BP Was Aware Of Cheating On Blowout Preventer Tests

As the federal and congressional probes continue into the causes of the Gulf oil rig explosion, new information is coming to light about the failure of a key device, the blowout preventer, to shut off the gushing well, which could have prevented the growing catastrophe.

And new questions are being raised about the testing of the preventers. At today's hearing before a House subcommittee, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., revealed that the blowout preventer had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system and had failed a negative pressure test just hours before the April 20 explosion. And at a hearing in Louisiana on Tuesday, the government engineer who gave oil giant BP the final approval to drill admitted that he never asked for proof that the preventer worked.

Doesn't it just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?
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Found a good overview with some informative links.
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These pictures will make you want to puke:

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...ly_in_the.html

Let's here the tough-guy responses now. Left, right, Obama, Bush, drill, don't drill, etc., etc. Regardless of your position/opinion, this sucks.
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These pictures will make you want to puke:

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...ly_in_the.html

Let's here the tough-guy responses now. Left, right, Obama, Bush, drill, don't drill, etc., etc. Regardless of your position/opinion, this sucks.
Unfortunately, it's only the beginning.
This is gonna get a whole lot worse before it gets better. And it won't ever get better for a lot of people in Louisiana. Even if they managed to stop the leak this instant, the fishing industry in Louisiana is already gone. For decades. 300,000 gallons of toxic dispersant already dumped into the water- the sh!t just makes the oil settle to the bottom so it doesn't look as bad. It is still in the water, along with the new chemicals. It's so bad on so many levels...

This looks like something from a science fiction movie.

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These pictures will make you want to puke:

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...ly_in_the.html

Regardless of your position/opinion, this sucks.
Yup. Thanks for posting that link...... Some amazing pictures
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That's a pretty sad series of pictures. Here's hoping for all concerned that some strange weather pattern shifts all of that crap out to sea elsewhere.
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Those pictures are pretty gross this reallly sucks..
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Some sad pictures... Maybe they need to put this guy in charge of the clean up...
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/5...Booming-School
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