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Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by Leave No Doubt, Apr 29, 2010.

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    #75 Jersey

    How does one do a cost/benefit analysis on THIS? In 40 days, at the present rate of leaking, this disaster will equal the Exxon Valdez in sheer volume of spilled oil, but will far surpass it in terms of environmental destruction, economic impact and cleanup cost. Ay least the Valdez spilled in an Arctic harbor. The Gulf of Mexico is tropical with a much more diverse ecosystem that has already been beaten up by pollution from the Mississippi discharge and other dumpings and spills.

    I think someone was worried about the impact of Cape Wind on the environment and fishermen...kinda sounds silly compared to this.

    DRILL, BABY... DRILL!

    Soon we'll be seeing this on the news for a long time, or until corporate comes down on their News outlets.


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    i like the idea of setting the oil slick on fire, it can't hurt to try it anyways. I forgot thought of the idea first.
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    Only works where the slick is thick enough.

    There are 2 hatching grounds for the Atlantic Bluefin. One of them is right in the middle of the disaster area. The fish is already nearing extinction, and one hopes this doesn't push it over the edge.

    Will BP be held reasonably accountable for this disaster? Somehow I doubt it.
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    Riiight. Let's just throw the baby out with the bathwater like with nuclear power.
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    The baby's covered in oil.
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    Hide The School Busses Don't Let Anybody Out Then Blame Barbara Bush.
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    And just so it's said: Obama's Katrina.
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    Wait, I thought you guys wanted the federal government to not respond to things like this? Personal accountability and pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and all? Isn't the federal government supposed to sit on its ass in cases like this according to the modern Republican party? Oops.
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    Pretty sure this falls under the "common defense" that we always harp about.

    But in general you're right. We want everything to break down, total anarchy.
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    So if you want federal intervention, then wouldn't the determining factor wrt the disaster being Obama's Katrina be the level of the government's response? Remember, during Katrina the feds sat on their ass for days during the peak of the disaster. So far as I am aware right now, the feds are already working to contain the spill and mitigate the damage.
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    As much as people want to paint it this way, it is more of an environmental disaster, rather then a people/housing disaster...

    The delta is a fragile ecosystem, made more fragile by man..
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    Part of the reason the Feds sat on their ass was because the state didn't allow the Fed in... part of that pesky law paper you keep citing?

    EDIT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Hurricane_Katrina
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    I'm serious, I don't mean to be sarcastic, during WWII German Subs were sinking Oil Tankers daily in the North Atlantic, where did the oil go-------:confused:

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