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patman77
04:07 PM on 06/28/2010
perhaps if numnuts jindal quit grandstanding long enough to call in the national gaurd the local sailors would have some help.
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mrJJ
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WhatDaBleep
Right is Wrong and Left is Correct
03:54 PM on 06/28/2010
I Love it! The only thing you can rely on corporations to do is ti F things up and steal our money.
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shthar
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03:50 PM on 06/28/2010
And we're running out of red pepper!
03:49 PM on 06/28/2010
Interesting but where's the Cajun National Guard?
04:07 PM on 06/28/2010
Waiting on Piyush to quit his histrionics and call them up.
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we-r-stardust
Time flies like an arrow Fruit flies like a banana
04:10 PM on 06/28/2010
Iraq & Afghanistan
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HerbTee
An Aggressive Progressive, got a problem wit dat?
05:07 PM on 06/28/2010
Certainly not all of them! No state ever deploys its entire NG force to the war efforts, although individual units are mobilized to do so
03:43 PM on 06/28/2010
Florida just bought 9 French Ecocéane oil skimmers last generation (don't reject water). 3 were proposed for free if BP payed for the transport, but obviously it didn't work. Ecoceane is subsidized by the French State and the region of Brittany. Those boats can clean up 50,000 square yards/h and work continuously when attached to a receiving tanker. Which means 6000 barrels a day. Louisiana is discussing a similar approach.

http://www.ecoceane.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=47&Itemid=165
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avatar singh
03:36 PM on 06/28/2010
another english prapganda to absolve british company .

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/76746a66-82db-11df-b7ad-00144feabdc0.html

UK scientists at odds with US over effects of oil spill

By Fiona Harvey and Clive Cookson in London

Published: June 28 2010 18:41 | Last updated: June 28 2010 18:41

The long-term effects of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are likely to be small, a group of leading scientists said on Monday, but some of the clean-up methods may be doing more harm than good.

Their views contradicted those of the White House, which has described the oil spill as the “worst environmental catastrophe” to hit the US, and has ordered BP to make greater efforts to clean up the spill.
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The scientists, from prominent British universities, said much of the outcry about the oil spill was informed by politics, rather than science. However, they acknowledged that the spill was having severe short-term effects on the livelihoods of people in the Gulf.
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Jeannette Harris
owner ACR Inc.
06:57 AM on 06/29/2010
The BP drilling disaster is having long-term effects that are impossible to measure at present, partly because the unfinished well is still gushing monstrously so we have no idea what the maximum extent of its damage will be to the environment and the economy, not only there but as it effects the whole country, if not the world. If Britain and the British have difficulty understanding the magnitude of the emergency and urgency of dealing with this horrendous catastrophe, perhaps they might imagine Shell -- just to take an arbitrary U.S. company name --drilling an as-yet-unstoppable well at the bottom of the English Channel. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Would that be acceptable there, with all the pretty boats and other leisure as well as commercial activities and the historic beauty of that waterway? Would there be an outcry and languished lament or just a "Hey folk, doncha worry about a thing. You're our pals and we'll fix it all up for you while you're out getting your next (not tea) coffee." Brits would be out protesting in the streets not just at Shell but at the USA most likely -- for being bullies.
03:31 PM on 06/28/2010
This makes no sense, did BP allow this.
03:26 PM on 06/28/2010
Southerners are, as ever, so very resourceful and independent. I lived in the Deep South for a decade, and came to really appreciate the Southerners' "Can Do' attitude. That's the way to do it, y'all! Let the rest of us know how we can support your efforts.
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stopthemadness69
We The People or We The Corporations?
03:47 PM on 06/28/2010
I wish those states would use that can do spirit in regards to getting off of oil. They seem to get so defeatists when faced with that issue and can only say more drilling is what is needed.
03:50 PM on 06/28/2010
I'm going to have to agree with you on this one. As a Southerner, and as much as I criticize the South. I am constantly amazed at our resiliency in the face of natural disasters.

Course, big government lucre doesn't hurt, either, but that'll be our little secret. *shhh*
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mrJJ
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03:23 PM on 06/28/2010
Researchers predict larger-than-average Gulf "dead zone"; impact of oil spill unclear

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—University of Michigan aquatic ecologist Donald Scavia and his colleagues say this year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" is expected to be larger than average, continuing a decades-long trend that threatens the health of a $659 million fishery.

The 2010 forecast, released today by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), calls for a Gulf dead zone of between 6,500 and 7,800 square miles, an area roughly the size of Lake Ontario.

The most likely scenario, according to Scavia, is a Gulf dead zone of 6,564 square miles, which would make it the Gulf's 10th-largest oxygen-starved, or hypoxic, region on record. The average size over the past five years was about 6,000 square miles.

It is unclear what impact, if any, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will have on the size of this year's Gulf dead zone because numerous factors are at work, the researchers say.

more: http://www.ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=7858
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jobrien1950
fired up
03:22 PM on 06/28/2010
I see that the oil is seeping into Mississippi for real now. What will Barbour do? He has previously said some pretty amazing things about how harmless this oil is. Now that it is seeping into his state, will he jump up and down, and scream at the federal government? Regardless, let's hope that Mississippi gets what it needs to keep the oil out of its beaches, wetlands and inlets.
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stopthemadness69
We The People or We The Corporations?
03:48 PM on 06/28/2010
Let's hope they call up the national guard that the administration already approved 7 or 8 weeks ago.
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HerbTee
An Aggressive Progressive, got a problem wit dat?
05:22 PM on 06/28/2010
Governor Jindal can call up and mobilize his National Guard troops to the Gulf any time he wishes and direct them to perform emergency civil tasks like this. However, the questions are:

a.) What is the Army National Guard expected to do about this oil leak?

b.) What are the tasks for the troops and what are they expected to perform once they reach the Gulf?

c.) Who or what agencies (state or Federal) will provide the NG troops with the equipment and materials needed for their mission of scrubbing oil from the marshes, building sand berms to keep out oil from the wetlands, etc.?

The Federal Government has nothing to do with the call-up process unless the Louisiana NG troops are "Federalized" by Washington. In such a case, Jindal would have little direct control over his NG troops once they are Federalized.
03:20 PM on 06/28/2010
This story made me feel great about being american again -- this is the human spirit we know and love about america!! god bless these wonderful people
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stopthemadness69
We The People or We The Corporations?
03:49 PM on 06/28/2010
Why is Jindal still not calling up the guard? And why is he getting no blame for not calling them up?
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patman77
04:10 PM on 06/28/2010
he is to busy blaming obama
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we-r-stardust
Time flies like an arrow Fruit flies like a banana
04:14 PM on 06/28/2010
He`s praying his @ss off to stop the leak. no need for the Guard