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Old 10-27-2010, 08:49 PM
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Actually initial reports say that it is an algae bloom. Not uncommon in late summer caused from the nutrient rich Miss. River water. Had the same problem about a month ago in the West Mississippi sound, red algae blooms. As far as the $20 B., it is getting distributed out.
I was gonna respond to this after you posted the other day but held off. My initial reaction was a bit of skepticism, but I also remembered reading reports of the oil being concentrated on the ocean floor due to the dispersants.

Then today, I read this:

Earlier this week, we made note of BP CEO Bob Dudley's complaint that the media, in their routine efforts to document the truth about what was happening in the Gulf of Mexico, had created such a gigantic "climate of fear" that he had no other choice but to wage a widespread campaign to harass and intimidate reporters. Because of the fear, you see! Such as, the "fear" that the correct oil spill rate might get reported, for example.

Well, if there's one thing Dudley can do, right now, to bring a renewed sense of peace and calm to the Gulf Coast region, it's this: he could roll on down to the bayou and tuck in to a heaping plate of freshly-caught shrimp. There's only one little thing to be concerned about, however, according to the Inter Press Service:

Massive slicks of weathered oil were clearly visible near Louisiana's fragile marshlands in both the East and West Bays of the Mississippi River Delta during an overflight that included an IPS reporter on Oct. 23. The problem is that, despite this, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has left much of the area open for fishing.

"They are literally shrimping in oil," Jonathan Henderson, the Coastal Resiliency Organiser for the environmental group Gulf Restoration Network, who was also on the flight, exclaimed as our plane flew over shrimpers trawling in the oil-covered area.

Others remain concerned about the use of toxic dispersants that BP has used to sink the oil.

"Potential ecosystem collapse caused by toxic dispersant use during this disaster will have immediate and long-term effects on the Gulf's traditional fishing communities' ability to sustain our culture and heritage," Clint Guidry of the Louisiana Shrimp Association told IPS.

"This has been an exercise in lessening BP's liability from day one. I think we're moving into a situation where the PR is saying the area is safe to fish and it's safe to eat, but that's not the reality," he said.
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I was gonna respond to this after you posted the other day but held off. My initial reaction was a bit of skepticism, but I also remembered reading reports of the oil being concentrated on the ocean floor due to the dispersants.

Then today, I read this:

Earlier this week, we made note of BP CEO Bob Dudley's complaint that the media, in their routine efforts to document the truth about what was happening in the Gulf of Mexico, had created such a gigantic "climate of fear" that he had no other choice but to wage a widespread campaign to harass and intimidate reporters. Because of the fear, you see! Such as, the "fear" that the correct oil spill rate might get reported, for example.

Well, if there's one thing Dudley can do, right now, to bring a renewed sense of peace and calm to the Gulf Coast region, it's this: he could roll on down to the bayou and tuck in to a heaping plate of freshly-caught shrimp. There's only one little thing to be concerned about, however, according to the Inter Press Service:

Massive slicks of weathered oil were clearly visible near Louisiana's fragile marshlands in both the East and West Bays of the Mississippi River Delta during an overflight that included an IPS reporter on Oct. 23. The problem is that, despite this, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has left much of the area open for fishing.

"They are literally shrimping in oil," Jonathan Henderson, the Coastal Resiliency Organiser for the environmental group Gulf Restoration Network, who was also on the flight, exclaimed as our plane flew over shrimpers trawling in the oil-covered area.

Others remain concerned about the use of toxic dispersants that BP has used to sink the oil.

"Potential ecosystem collapse caused by toxic dispersant use during this disaster will have immediate and long-term effects on the Gulf's traditional fishing communities' ability to sustain our culture and heritage," Clint Guidry of the Louisiana Shrimp Association told IPS.

"This has been an exercise in lessening BP's liability from day one. I think we're moving into a situation where the PR is saying the area is safe to fish and it's safe to eat, but that's not the reality," he said.
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Hey Wobble still want to eat Gulf shrimp? JLAY what do you say to this?
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Please be nice to those british who accuse their criminal businessmen and politicians as well as i.e. US or german criminal businessmen and politicians:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...loss-terrorism
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That what is left of the "free media" seems to be helpful rather than the Tea Party, oil and chemicals spilling billionaires toy against healthcare...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...-koch-brothers

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That what is left of the "free media" seems to be helpful rather than the Tea Party, oil and chemicals spilling billionaires toy against healthcare...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...-koch-brothers


You have been listening to the Leftist Media way too much, What about the the 100's of millions unaccounted for in the Democommie presidential champaign that elected a complete nincompoop ,I support the Tea party, we are America now run along and polish your red star and pay the union dues.
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Hey Wobble still want to eat Gulf shrimp? JLAY what do you say to this?
I boat in the gulf, although more east. I just purchased shrimp 2 weeks ago, and ate it, after running around in the boat. There was no oil. The water was actually quite clean, cleaner than usual actually.

If there is so much oil out there where are all the people that boat on the Gulf screaming about oil?
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I boat in the gulf, although more east. I just purchased shrimp 2 weeks ago, and ate it, after running around in the boat. There was no oil. The water was actually quite clean, cleaner than usual actually.

If there is so much oil out there where are all the people that boat on the Gulf screaming about oil?
exactly!!! if it's out there the media would be all over it!!! and the campaigning groups right and left would be using it to get votes to boot!!!!
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Actually yes. The shrimpers know what they are doing.
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Actually yes. The shrimpers know what they are doing.
Did you not read this?

"They are literally shrimping in oil," Jonathan Henderson, the Coastal Resiliency Organiser for the environmental group Gulf Restoration Network, who was also on the flight, exclaimed as our plane flew over shrimpers trawling in the oil-covered area.
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