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02:30 PM on 04/30/2013
The terribleness of this article, shows how criminal free reigning capitolism, i dont care about anything as long as i get ahold of that black gold before it's gone.
01:42 PM on 04/30/2013
Great post and I like your alter ego in CSI.
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01:25 PM on 04/30/2013
Hum, sounds like sound pollution to me, much like that of many vehicles and vehicle sound systems blaring down the street in front of houses. How do the neighbors like all that noise? People seem to grow tired of ecological issues like we grow tired to diets! Whether or not we like it, bad ecology is a hell of a problem.
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Carrie-On
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01:23 PM on 04/30/2013
Thank you, Mr. Danson!

Many in the US government, federal and state legislators, have seemingly lost all regard for how their decisions and lack thereof affect our people - the most vulnerable in fact, and turning their sights on more profits in our seas will create an imbalance of inconceivable proportions. I see our people in Texas, in their 4th year of drought while their so-called leaders move forward hydro fracturing, using the last drops of water out there - they simply don't care about life. It's all about money.

Maybe an actual sight of destroyed sea life will wake someone up - after all, society does allow piles of dead water life piled up on shores, unlike human remains from those who have succumbed from such lawmakers decisions’.
04:23 PM on 04/30/2013
"Maybe an actual sight of destroyed sea life will wake someone up"

The people who do this, down to the engineers who turn the computers on and off and start the ships' engines, have to be totally indifferent to the damage they do, the suffering they create. They are cruel people. To take part in these operations requires an almost psychotic personality. Or maybe it does require a psychotic personality.
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Carrie-On
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06:17 PM on 04/30/2013
Sadly, the "fish rot from the head down," again, and those who manage such operations are like the puppeteers pulling their strings -- it's all about money. For the underlings, it's a matter of earning a living, whether others may live is not a concern. I hope.
Genders
Love, Tolerance, Enlightenment
04:15 PM on 05/01/2013
We refuse to for the Green party and the Progressive Caucus. It's up to us.
01:09 PM on 04/30/2013
But but Ted, unless Americans start buying PHEV/EV by the millions, electric does not replace our need for gasoline/diesel. You are mixing electrons with your hydrocarbons.

I hope you own a Tesla.
12:53 PM on 04/30/2013
I for one am tired of signing petitions for this, petitions for that. We vote. We elect certain people, like Obama. Then what? Nothing. I have no idea what, if anything, Obama stands for. He's just another opportunist like his predecessor, Bush.
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Chris Carpenter
12:35 PM on 04/30/2013
Support!
12:33 PM on 04/30/2013
I tried to sign this petition but apparently it has expired.
12:29 PM on 04/30/2013
Not defending the practice, or even, the industry as a whole, but I worked on these seismic survey vessels. The arrays are sometimes a couple miles in length, and the spread can be a few hundred meters. That being said, it has a huge footprint and probably can be heard from many, many miles out considering that sound travels farther and faster in water. So, in my experiences on these vessels, the area being surveyed is usually a life-free zone--the animals just avoid the area where they find audible discomfort. We never saw any marine life during surveys, so I would imagine the threat is mitigated by the animals themselves.

Again, this was just my personal experience, and I do agree that the energy sector OWES the planet some responsibility after decades of plundering it's resources.
12:25 PM on 04/30/2013
Ted Danson - I just watched Big Miracle with my mom last night where you played the Big Oil CEO. She had never seen it and remembered the events and her activisim with Green Peace at the time. Thank you for starting this - we can not let big oil continue to systematically destroy our planet! Shared
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Carrie-On
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01:31 PM on 04/30/2013
@Amanda, but it already has destroyed our people, our flora, fauna, and water life. I too have signed the petitions, walked the protest lines, even crept up the US Capitol steps for the ADA to be (finally) signed, and 'lost' family and friends who are adamant that "exploration" for oil, exploding it out of shale, and . . . owning guns and ammunition is "simply a right, and personal decision." They are not rights when they harm life, period.

Today a blind friend in the UK wrote of his gratitude for the UK's "social contract" that has allowed him to achieve an education through university, and hold a meaningful job, with services for the least of those. The USA has a great deal of growing up yet to do. We are still in the Renaissance, adolescence of the life of a nation not unlike an adolescent human.
02:01 PM on 04/30/2013
@Carrie - I couldn't agree more! The movie sparked memories for mother where she told me (again) the stories of her in the 60's - 80's and her involvement, "picketing for lettuce" getting involved with greenpeace etc....and sadly things are no better and continue to worsen.

It makes me sad the world / planet we are leaving for future generations. I look at my toddler nephew and infant neice and know they will grow up in a world full of technological amazement - but will they have a chance to know and enjoy an unpolluted Ocean? Probably not. Will the air they breathe be safe?etc I hope and pray we as an adolescent nation have the ability to grow up....
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05:23 PM on 04/30/2013
Well said. I like describing us as in "adolescence". Sure seems to fit. I say, "Grow up America!"
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sillyfrog
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12:21 PM on 04/30/2013
Good article and link.
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Carrie-On
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02:03 PM on 04/30/2013
Whitehouse.gov website is a nightmare! Ever try to find where one changes a password? Don't! It's the worst on the Internet.
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sillyfrog
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03:21 PM on 04/30/2013
Yep.
12:17 PM on 04/30/2013
Here's an idea: let's send our protest petitions directly to Congress, or at least to our individual Congressmen, instead of the President. No matter how hard Obama tries, he can't counteract this Congress. Let's go straight to the source of the problem. Maybe they've had an inkling of what damage they done to their reelection chances by their shameful votes on the gun violence bill, and start listening to the people.
12:15 PM on 04/30/2013
Seismic testing will and has devastated our economy and our oceans.

Stop seismic testing to protect our oceans, our food supplies, and to maintain jobs. The only ones who will profit are the oil companies. New oil exploration brings fuel prices down for a short period (e.g. drop of 30 cents a gallon) and then tends to rise to previous levels - the consumer does not benefit much.

More important, are the fishing jobs that will be lost, destruction of our fishing industry, loss of food for those who feed off the sea including most native Americans in Alaska. Seafood fished from the United States has been the safest available in our supermarkets. Seismic testing will eliminate much of our North American seafood supplies.

Work against seismic testing.
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shiny73
Peace, love, and baseball.
12:15 PM on 04/30/2013
Mr. Danson, I have signed the petition.
12:08 PM on 04/30/2013
Save the Whale! I'd do you righteously, Ted Danson, for your service to the planet. I'm fat, myself, actually. But, hopefully you're on the correct side of these trivialities.