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Old 06-24-2010, 09:31 AM
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I don't mind cheap but BP and its contractors have not been doing background checks on the people they hire. Just run their ID through computer, how hard can that be?? There have been reports of criminal activity from the workers. Not only that, BP has been preventing people from working if they show up with hazmat clothes and respirators. So now people are getting sick from the fumes.

Not a huge pool?? Millions are unemployed. Hell if I was younger I'd go down there and help out.
Nobody can work on those ships/rigs without a federal issue "TWIC" card that involves a background check
If they dont have one...The contractor is violating Federal Law.

BP will not allow you to show up with your own Protective eguip. {PPE}...They issue it to you. They dont want to be responsible if your equip. sucks and you get hurt
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They don't have to have TWIC cards, they're not working at docks or on platforms. They're on beaches and in the marsh.
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BP will not allow you to show up with your own Protective eguip. {PPE}...They issue it to you. They dont want to be responsible if your equip. sucks and you get hurt


They're not allowing respirators to be worn period.
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They don't have to have TWIC cards, they're not working at docks or on platforms. They're on beaches and in the marsh.
Yea...I was talking about the ships/Rigs...I dont expect guys picking up tar balls on the beaches to be much.
Send all those Fat Lazy welfare slops down to clean beaches
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What Jindal wanted, he got. Then he went off on a political tangent that was more in line with what his handlers wanted.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/121436

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What Jindal wanted, he got. Then he went off on a political tangent that was more in line with what his handlers wanted.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/121436
Nice find Steve! Looks like the chickens are coming home to roost for the Republican governors of the Republican South.

As for Piyush "Bobby" Jindal, he's just mad at Obama because his response to the SOTU speech sounded like a douche.
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Nice find Steve! Looks like the chickens are coming home to roost for the Republican governors of the Republican South.

As for Piyush "Bobby" Jindal, he's just mad at Obama because his response to the SOTU speech sounded like a douche.
It's what happens when every single issue is handled on a partisan basis. Problems get solved by people and common sense, not parties. He has been mishandled, like most every politician.
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Look on the bright side, a good coating of oil will help fight the corrosion of salt water
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While you're watching and hoping;

Published on Thursday, June 24, 2010 by Audubon Magazine
Hands Across The Sand: In Opposition to Offshore Drilling, This Saturday Activists Nationwide Join Hands

by Nathan Ehrlich

On February 13, 2010, thousands of people synchronously gathered on numerous Florida beaches in order to join hands. The reason for this unification of 10,000 Floridians from over 60 towns and cities was a message: “No to offshore drilling. Yes to clean energy.” This Saturday, June 26, there will be another hand joining session, only this one will be national.

["People in love hold hands," says Rauschkolb. "People who want to change the world join hands.” If you want to get involved, check for participating beaches near you at the organization’s website www.handsacrossthesand.com. ]"People in love hold hands," says Rauschkolb. "People who want to change the world join hands.” If you want to get involved, check for participating beaches near you at the organization’s website www.handsacrossthesand.com.
The man behind the event is Dave Rauschkolb. A year ago Rauschkolb was a restaurant owner, surfer, and for the most part a pacifist from Seaside, Florida. But after the Florida House of Representatives began working to pass a bill permitting the ban on off shore drilling to be lifted, just three miles off the coast of Seaside, Rauschkolb became a galvanized environmental activist. The February 13th demonstration, which he dubbed “Hands Across The Sand,” was his creation. And now Hands Across the Sand is coming to a beach near you.

With the help of environmental groups such as Audubon, the Sierra Club, and Greenpeace, which has dispatched 500 volunteers to numerous states, people will be joining hands on America’s shores.

What will a demonstration such as this actually accomplish? Shortly after activists joined hands last February, Republican Dean Cannon, who wrote the bill that outraged Rauschkolb, abandoned the effort saying, “It’s not the right time to vote on this issue.” Perhaps if enough people literally hold hands, the show of support for clean energy and for a moratorium on offshore drilling will provoke some amount of governmental action. It would certainly be timely.

This week, Martin Feldman, a federal judge in New Orleans, granted a preliminary injunction, effectively halting President Obama’s moratorium on offshore drilling. Feldman wrote in his decision that, “The court is unable to divine or fathom a relationship between the findings and the immense scope of the moratorium.” Furthermore, many political analysts are predicting that President Barrack Obama will not be able to pass a clean energy bill through the Senate that has both a comprehensive limit on carbon emissions and significant fuel economy standards.

The instructions for participants of Hands Across America are as follows: Step 1, “Go to your beach on June 26 at 11 am in your time zone;” Step 2, “Form lines in the sand and at 12:00 join hands.” Here in New York City, the demonstrations will be held at Coney Island and Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, and High Line Park in Manhattan.

"People in love hold hands," says Rauschkolb. "People who want to change the world join hands.” If you want to get involved, check for participating beaches near you at the organization’s website www.handsacrossthesand.com.
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Leave it to you and cat to buy into anything that rolling stone puts out.
Nice responses. The RS piece was just an online link. Certainly you've heard about the guard actions from the military, the DOD, anyone? There's lots of stories out there, I thought some would like information from actual sources.

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=59021

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...;videoMetaInfo


I'll bet you see many more guard troops in Louisiana within a couple of weeks. Florida has called on less than 100 Guard troops so far.
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