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  1. dante

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    1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons) per day leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. Oil spill is 80 miles across, and expected to make landfall by Saturday despite frantic efforts to contain it. Is it me or are the normal media outlets completely silent about this (I don't have a tv so it might be on 24/7 on CNN/Foxnews/etc)?

    I'm also wondering what this is going to do to Obama's offshore drilling and comprehensive energy reform package....

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...mod=WSJ_hps_sections_news#articleTabs=article
     

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    Damn socialist oil!
     
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    Its all over the news here locally (new orleans) and 11 workers died from the initial explosion.
    The outlook seems like a nice juicy oil slick from western LA all the way 2 those pretty white beaches in florida in time for the weekend.:rant:
     
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    drkenan anti-dentite

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    That's the most awesome article title ever. I wonder if Palin is sticking to her guns on this one?
     
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    I heard about the 11 missing (didn't hear that they died) but didn't hear anything about the oil spill that got started.
     
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    so in the meantime...damn
     
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    in the meantime, call all the states in the bible belt. Have them announce to all the fatties that there's a free supply of oil for deep frying available to them in the Gulf. Fatties show up in boats, scoop up oil from ocean, proceed to deep fry all sorts of food stuffs, fatties get fatter, boats sink, fatties die. 2 birds, one stone my friend.
     
  9. dante

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    Same here, the last I had heard was that there was no spillage.

    And can't take credit for the title, saw someone else write that.

    Reading the comments on foxnews.com, and a good portion (half?) think it's a democratic plot. :rofl:

     
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    Yeah, and you'd better hope and PRAY that that works. If not (and so far results have been sketchy) the only backup plan is to drill a parallel well to relieve the pressure. That should only take a couple MONTHS to complete. :rolleyes:
     
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    googling "list of oil spills", it seems that events like this *typically* go unchecked for weeks.

    fack, you'd think by now they'd have a zodiac at the ready w/ a few bags of kitty litter
     
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    I agree.

    I'd love a government bureaucrat coming between my board shorts and my crude.
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    i think they call that 'the foggy bottom finish'
     
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    #14 -   Apr 27, 2010
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    Jebus. Even Nixon wasn't that paranoid.
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    You really gotta watch out for those Sierra Club members. They will blow your sh!t up. :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Uh, I worked with that rig when I worked for BP.

    Sorry.
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    as the saying goes, "any port in a storm"
     
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    She was a gusher.
     
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    Not when sanjuro was with her. I think she was turned off.
     
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    Werd is that the oil slick is now bigger than RoadIsland and is beaming for the coast.
    Fvuck Yeah America!
     
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    No joke aside, I always supported oil drilling as long as it was "done safely, ecologically, and ethically".

    Right now, Horizon makes me look like a three time loser.
     
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    this is:
    A) one hell of a fire waiting to happen? (paddle out and roast some s'mores)
    2) lots of cute critters becoming that much harder to catch (all slicked up!)
    III) a great opportunity to play the stocks -->
    quatro) a merman's wet dream (punpunpun), i.e. their version of a KY/Oil/Mud wrestling match.
     
  25. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    There's only 42 gallons in a barrel?
     
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    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    huh...I always thought it was 55...maybe they've become like 10 gallon hats...most are only about 7.38 gallons now...
     
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    NPR here has been covering it in detail every day.
     
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    Commies.
     
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    The missing workers are probably dead. The rig sank last week, which is part of the problem, as while it was burning the oil was not leaking. The expolsion was likely result of a blow back on a new oil field
     
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    Fire it up!

    Coast Guard to set fire to oil leaking in the Gulf

     
  32. $tinkle

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    oh, the humanity
     
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    Nooooo! I think they swam the 25 miles back to shore....

    I did talk with a friend who works in Grand Isle, which is near Port Fouchon.

    She said that it sounds like the oil rig, which was not fixed to the sea bed, about 5000 feet down, sank straight to the bottom, and submersibles are trying to cap the spill.

    Sounds real bad.
     
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    Ummm, burn baby burn?
     
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    Word is the coast guard is considering burning the oil to contain the slick. :eek:
     
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    The "experts" are all on the radio and apparently the crude is not as lite or as sweet as they were 1st saying meaning that the last ditch burn attempt will be a long shot. The heavier stuff is more like tar and has to reach a really high temp to burn off the residue.

    For you non gulf coast people this event bedsides being bad in general is VERY bad for our seafood industry.
     
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    But those tans for fat people from alabama will begin to show a little quicker with some of nature's tint.
     
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    Pffft, don't care, my gasoline is $0.03/gallon cheaper so it all works out in the end.

    Also, "seafood"? The closest thing people out here come to "seafood" is the Friday Night Fishfry, which is usually cod. We don't partake in any of your fancy-pants "shrimp" or any of that other commie fascist stuff like arugula.
     
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    btw, I was wrong. The fishing season is fvcked:

    Season opens several weeks early. Get your shrimp while you can...
     
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