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    Default Oil in the Gulf ... man!

    I am a long way from New Orleans but this spill has me feeling bad! I heard the governor of Louisiana says worst case senario is one Exon Valdez every two days. This area has so much bio-diversity and the marsh lands and the Florida Keys ... I can't believe this is happening. Biologist estimated 20 years for the oysters to recover.

    The worst thing is going to be the animals dying ... oil is such a horible way to go for these creatures. Huge Sea Turtles and Swans and Pelicans ... you guys have no idea how we Canadians look at these creatures with amazement. Nothing like them up here. In Alaska only one in four birds survived the Exon Valdez.

    There is no answer in sight to capping this well and the slick is already the size of Puerto Rico?

    Pray people, pray!

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    it is terrible, Louisiana is not called the sportsman's paradise for nothing.

    oil on the beach along the upper texas gulf coast not uncommon
    but there is also media hype here.
    no way oysters take 20 yrs to recover

    watch for those who use this for political GAIN
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    Lets not forget the 11 People who died from this accident. I've been offshore before & it's always very dangerous. Those guys work there *#@$%'s off every day.Drilling in such deep waters is extremely dangerous even with the most experienced & dedicated workers on earth.And Mother Nature doesn't make it any easier.It's going to be hard to cap that well also because remember the rig collasped on top of the area where the pipe is.But have no fear,they will get it done. I hope before it damages the Beaches in Florida & other Beaches along the Gulf.But without OIL,we'll all be riding Horses (or Dogsled's),burning firewood & no lubcrants to run Machinery,etc.

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    Default Re: Oil in the Gulf ... man!

    Latest estimate was around 5,000 barrels of oil released every day. Exxon Valdes was around 240,000 barrels, so it is a long way off from being that bad. This is still bad for the surrounding areas though.

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    I am afraid it is much much worse than we think ...

    Oil Spill Worse Than Exxon Valdez: Oceanographer


    The Gulf Coast spill will have eclipsed the Exxon Valdez in terms of total gallons of oil before the weekend is over -- making it the largest oil spill in U.S. history -- according to calculations made by oceanographer Ian MacDonald after studying aerial Coast Guard photos taken earlier in the week.

    MacDonald, a professor at Florida State University who counts "oil and gas development" among his areas of expertise, stopped short of comparing the Deepwater Horizon spill to that of the Alaskan oil tanker, but said Saturday, "The spill is growing. I'm comfortable saying that the size and extent of this slick is 10 million gallons."

    Given that just over a million barrels are leaking into the Gulf per day, according to MacDonald's calculations, the spill will shortly top the Exxon Valdez's estimated 11-million-barrel spill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHill9 View Post
    Latest estimate was around 5,000 barrels of oil released every day. Exxon Valdes was around 240,000 barrels, so it is a long way off from being that bad. This is still bad for the surrounding areas though.
    Quote Originally Posted by eliems View Post
    I am afraid it is much much worse than we think ...

    Oil Spill Worse Than Exxon Valdez: Oceanographer


    The Gulf Coast spill will have eclipsed the Exxon Valdez in terms of total gallons of oil before the weekend is over -- making it the largest oil spill in U.S. history -- according to calculations made by oceanographer Ian MacDonald after studying aerial Coast Guard photos taken earlier in the week.

    MacDonald, a professor at Florida State University who counts "oil and gas development" among his areas of expertise, stopped short of comparing the Deepwater Horizon spill to that of the Alaskan oil tanker, but said Saturday, "The spill is growing. I'm comfortable saying that the size and extent of this slick is 10 million gallons."

    Given that just over a million barrels are leaking into the Gulf per day, according to MacDonald's calculations, the spill will shortly top the Exxon Valdez's estimated 11-million-barrel spill.
    Someone has their facts very, very wrong here! Wonder who it is?

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    Default Re: Oil in the Gulf ... man!

    They can see the large areas of the oil spill, but can't calculate the depth of the oil.
    But whether its 5000 barrels a day, or more, or even a tank full, its too much for the gulf shrimp, and other seafoods that I enjoy to eat.
    And the wetlands and wildlife is in for a long recovery.
    This aint good for the gulf states, and watch it after it hit the Atlantic side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcobean View Post
    Someone has their facts very, very wrong here! Wonder who it is?
    I would say me since he is saying Exxon Valdez was 11 million barrels. And we all know that isn't true.

    Quote Originally Posted by eliems View Post

    Given that just over a million barrels are leaking into the Gulf per day, according to MacDonald's calculations, the spill will shortly top the Exxon Valdez's estimated 11-million-barrel spill.

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    Default Re: Oil in the Gulf ... man!

    I think it was supposed to read 11 million gallons not barrels.

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    IT sucks anyway.

    What I heard here on the news is that there is an emergency valve which costs about half a million $ they (BP) did not use which could have prevented the whole catastrophe...but BP was too cheap to built it in...IT WOULD BE A SHAME IF that is right

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    Yea I think the issue was an optional remote comtrol for the valve which is required elsewhere in the world but not in the US. BP fought against the requireing of the feature. (CNN I think)

    Apparantly when the fire broke out 22 fireboats rushed to put out the flames (when it would be better to burn the oil) and filled the platform full of water causing it to sink.

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    There's also talk down here that they were pumping Concrete down the Hole when the accident happen. I believe (Not Sure) that the valves can't work then. Haliburton may have some tough questions to answer. If they can't stop the flow, yes we're looking @ a very,very,serious situation. I'm praying it doesn't get to Pensacola's White Sand Beaches or down to Tampa.If you like Seafood from the Gulf, you better eat it while it's still available.I can't live without a Large Shrimp Po Boy sandwitch.

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    Default Re: Oil in the Gulf ... man!

    I love seafood, sushi, Gulf shrimp, I love it all. This is going to hurt a lot of people.

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    Default Re: Oil in the Gulf ... man!

    if there was some negligence, there's gonna be some serious problems.

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    sellshomes "They can see the large areas of the oil spill, but can't calculate the depth of the oil."

    - Oil molecules repell each other and spread to a thickness of 1 molecule.

    Kcobean "Someone has their facts very, very wrong here! Wonder who it is?"

    - Not many facts being reported, it's mostly opinions by so-called experts like the ones that supported raising gas taxes. Wonder how many kazillion dollars are in the bank to fix problems like this? Yup, it's the companies fault and responsibility and has nothing to do with all those huge taxes we all pay. If the energy/carbon taxes were actually FOR enviromental safety the bank would be full of IOUs like the pension funds.

    Taxes, Government and enviromental damages all make me sick.

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    Default Re: Oil in the Gulf ... man!

    Im so sick of hearing everyday about being green. Green electric cars, green this, etc. How green is this? This ought to make the right wing tree huggers sick.

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    I feel so bad about the whole thing that I am selling my Viper, and my other collector cars and start riding my bicycle to and from work, to try to make up for the enviromental damage. And I suggest everyone on this sight do the same.

    Not!

    Just kidding, it's a catastrophe and I feel very bad for the families of the workers who have lost their lives in this event.
    The environment, we screw up in so many ways every day, man has to do better to avoid thing like this happening again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPER GTSR 91 View Post
    Im so sick of hearing everyday about being green. Green electric cars, green this, etc. How green is this? This ought to make the right wing tree huggers sick.
    Do you mean the idiots that collect welfare so that they can try and stop the working men? The retards that offer no benefits or alternatives? They just figure that no one should cut any trees? I guess if we started making money building houses out of rock slabs that would be their next protest.

    Interesting that those GREEN people buy junk electric cars that contain so many toxic metals? Hypocrates

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTTTTed View Post
    Do you mean the idiots that collect welfare so that they can try and stop the working men? The retards that offer no benefits or alternatives? They just figure that no one should cut any trees? I guess if we started making money building houses out of rock slabs that would be their next protest.

    Interesting that those GREEN people buy junk electric cars that contain so many toxic metals? Hypocrates

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    These folks, right here:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_JPcBwYGmo[/media]

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    Default Re: Oil in the Gulf ... man!

    good posts viper folks, this site rocks



    that vid is vile

    funny, but vile

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcobean View Post
    These folks, right here:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_JPcBwYGmo[/media]
    Good Video,You know there's a lot of people out there with SERIOUS MENTAL Problems, I drive around them every Day. I say bring back the Draft & send them overseas to meet some of our "Friends". "GREEN MY GRASS". But I will admit, if Osama,oops, I mean Obama will send me some free money, free housing, free medical, I'll quit work & go fishing. Wait a minute, there may not be anywhere to go fishing, Darn.

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    Default Re: Oil in the Gulf ... man!

    I wonder if this will affect tourism in the French Q. I'm flying in Thursday, so I'll get a first hand look at everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TowDawg View Post
    I wonder if this will affect tourism in the French Q. I'm flying in Thursday, so I'll get a first hand look at everything.
    Have a good time but you have more nerve than I do to visit the quarter. My plans are to go to Lookout Mountain!!!

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    Default Re: Oil in the Gulf ... man!

    yeah, i've even found better beignets in houston (crawfish and gumbo too for that matter)

    the best of la is not found in nola anymore - tourist level mostly (some exceptions of course....very touristy - but enough for a 1/2 day trip)

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    Default Re: Oil in the Gulf ... man!

    It's like any other city of simular size, you have to know where to go & where NOT to go.I don't like driving in the city because the roads are so bad.But I can take you to some local resturants that make the BEST Shrimp Po Boys, Gumbo & fish plates in the world. BTW, the owner of Cafe Du Monde,(the original Beignets co.)owns a ZR1, & is a big corvette fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TowDawg View Post
    I wonder if this will affect tourism in the French Q. I'm flying in Thursday, so I'll get a first hand look at everything.
    No, It's too early to have any serious effect. In a week or two,? ? who knows.Doesn't look good.I'll be in Houston this week otherwise I'd be glad to show you the town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaViper View Post
    No, It's too early to have any serious effect. In a week or two,? ? who knows.Doesn't look good.I'll be in Houston this week otherwise I'd be glad to show you the town.
    I appreciate the offer, but I've stumbled Bourbon St enough times in the past that I can find my way around.
    Headed in town for a Bachelor party. We thought about Vegas, Miami, and possibly Mexico, but some of the guys were on a tighter budget. New Orleans allowed some of them the chance for an easy drive. I figured you've got tons of booze, strip clubs and a casino. What else do you really need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TowDawg View Post
    I appreciate the offer, but I've stumbled Bourbon St enough times in the past that I can find my way around.
    Headed in town for a Bachelor party. We thought about Vegas, Miami, and possibly Mexico, but some of the guys were on a tighter budget. New Orleans allowed some of them the chance for an easy drive. I figured you've got tons of booze, strip clubs and a casino. What else do you really need?
    The Mid South club met in the French Qtr. a month ago & 13 of us ran to the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi,Ms. Lots of fun.

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    Default Re: Oil in the Gulf ... man!

    Sad, can't think of more to say, the impact to life of all kinds will be terrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaViper View Post
    It's like any other city of simular size, you have to know where to go & where NOT to go.I don't like driving in the city because the roads are so bad.But I can take you to some local resturants that make the BEST Shrimp Po Boys, Gumbo & fish plates in the world. BTW, the owner of Cafe Du Monde,(the original Beignets co.)owns a ZR1, & is a big corvette fan.
    i'm sure you know, i meant no offence ;

    growing up most of my friends were coonaxx's. we got along in part because i'd eat what they ate

    i go to Cafe Du Monde every time i'm in nola, that is why i know their quality ups and downs

    i know the local know the special spots, its just i'm usually the out of town tour guide for noobs with me and they want to do the touristy things.

    ate my 1st (several) dozen oyster on the half shell in nola, and saw the (s)aints play the boys preseason in the superdome in the '70's


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