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12:50 PM on 01/23/2011
Don't worry about it. Obamacare will cover it all.
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iisguy
01:38 PM on 01/23/2011
Kool aid taste great, huh. Try to find way back to planet earth.
03:22 PM on 01/23/2011
I was being sarcastic because as the first time I posted it, it got moderated into oblivion.

But that is part of the rat trap. Industry will make you sick and then the government will decide what kind of treatment you will get. And all will toil and serve to pay for it.
09:21 PM on 01/23/2011
oh go play in poop
11:58 AM on 01/23/2011
After such a disaster and such a media hysterical interest for tow months, silence. I was wondering when we'll get some statement on the consequences.
The number of people is almost ridiculous to take it as a real indicator, but it should be a right for them and for us all to know what is done to evaluate the damages and who does it?
I think they must feel pretty lonely now.
I hope they know we don't forget them, neither do we forget the ocean and its life.
Information has to last more than the time people enjoy crying on it.
03:27 PM on 01/23/2011
That was not hysteria. The response to the incident was disgraceful and the well gushed for months. Whatever you saw on the MSM is the tip of the iceberg. It was really that bad and worse.
01:59 AM on 01/24/2011
Dear Lu4Puma, I never ever said it was not that bad.
I know it was and bad enough to deserve some care on the long term and some analysis by specialists.
I guess I did make myself clear enough.
What I call hysterical is the sudden description where you can see second after second as if you were there and a few weeks later just silence.
I said we need information after the disaster because ( Haïti could also be a good example) people live with it once the media forget it. What are the ecosystem like now?
How do people manage with the insurances?
How is the spill like, is it really over?
How does BP react to its legal responsibility, and Halliburton and all the other companies.
I can take a look on the Internet, but I deeply think THIS is a media's job to inform us on the long term.
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nightwind928
11:39 AM on 01/23/2011
The Gulf Coast..where swimming is better than ever since we have scientifically incorporated sun tan lotion RIGHT IN THE WATER. No more needing butter on your lobster or sea food..it's now self buttered!!! And NEVER worry about getting a grease stain on your favorite swim suit..it will match the rest of the fabric automatically. Especially cathartic to those with arthritis..your joints will be well lubricated after each dip you take!! "THE GULF...BETTER THAN EVER!"....( I am the Chairman of the oil industry lobby and I approve this message)
11:10 AM on 01/23/2011
Are there no large studies of the toxicology of the spill on the nearby residents which have data from before the spill as well as afterward?

How could any parent have permitted their children to eat sea food from the gulf or go crabbing after the spill? Crabs, which eat dead fish, are especially susceptible to pollution. The parents were amiss, affecting their own health and that of their children.

Sure, BP was ultimately responsible and should pay up. But there is no excuse for people to have put themselves and their children at risk once the spill was known about. People must take some responsibility for their own health.

I don't understand why people remain in areas with such awful, manmade hazards. I know their homes and livlihood were on the Gulf Coast - but they haven't dealt with the reality that it will continue to be a toxic hazard because of the short term politices of Gulf Coast politicis and the oil industry.

We are poisoning the entire planet with our toxic waste. You can no longer eat tuna caught in the deep sea because it has dangerous levels of mercury. We will not learn. Paradise is here on earth, and we are poisoning it.
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10:59 AM on 01/23/2011
Oh and don't forget, it's 'OK' to eat all those domestic Gulf Coast shrimp at your local Chinese Buffet, Old Country, Shoneys and similar buffet place and resturant(s). Don't worry about those rumors of people eating Gulf Shrimp being diagnosed with stomache and intestinal cancer there's no basis for those 'tabloid' conspiracy-type news reports. [Better face it people, The G of M is Love Canal II]
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janie@atthelake
Keep Austin Weird
11:18 AM on 01/23/2011
yup...strange cat in your AV.
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11:17 PM on 01/23/2011
That's the 'Derp!' cat from Imageboards. Just uploaded a new one. You're right the old one was kinda freaky! Lulz
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StarDagger
The Welfare of the People is the Supreme Law
02:00 PM on 01/23/2011
I cant believe that 1) there is any fishing allowed there 2) people would be stupid enough to eat anything from that region!

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10:53 AM on 01/23/2011
Can I see the study on these folks from before the BP spill, please?
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10:46 AM on 01/23/2011
And why isn't this the headline story in newspapers across the nation?
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11:00 AM on 01/23/2011
The news media is being paid off not to report it. Simple as that.
10:43 AM on 01/23/2011
Yeah, and the seafood (from the animals that actually live in the polluted waters) are A-OK for you to eat! Hey, the EPA says so!

Seriously, in the past ten years, it seems like no governmental agency charged to do any serious regulation of industry actually DOES any of it. The government being "pro-business" means that they don't get cited or fined for anything-unsafe working conditions, pollution, illegal workers, illegal discrimination...nothing.
10:11 AM on 01/23/2011
This can't be true. Obama and BP said everything was hunky dory.
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11:03 AM on 01/23/2011
They also said the same thing about Exxon/Alaska, Love Canal near Buffalo, Chromimum-Alley in Newark, Phelps-Dodge in AZ, The Hanford Site in Washington State...etc...They got one heck of a track record.
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ken607
Nothing natural about gas,nothing clean about coal
09:58 AM on 01/23/2011
what can i say its a rich mans world, and they are set to destroy it!
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ken607
Nothing natural about gas,nothing clean about coal
09:54 AM on 01/23/2011
everyone know the oil just disappeared! like magic
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11:07 AM on 01/23/2011
It did dissappear, from sight. It's now broken down at the colloidial level and moving up the food chain. Give it a few years and watch the reports of cancers all along the Gulf from the USA thru Mexico and down the South American coast to places as far as Suriname once the toxins spread across the whole of the body of water. Truly scary.
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nofriendofrepublicans
Mother friendly.
09:39 AM on 01/23/2011
Wait a minute now. I've seen the BP commercials. Everyone down there is doing fine. ;(
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10:12 AM on 01/23/2011
Excellent point. I have not seen the BP commercials, but if they're on TV, they must be true. You say everyone in the Gulf area is completely okay?
Whew. I was worried for awhile because common sense would suggest that zillions of tons of highly toxic chemicals could hurt human beings.
But if the billionaires of that foreign chemical company, BP, say their poison has not harmed any of the working Americans exposed to their toxins for months, then the corporate PR executives must be right.
Thanks for pointing this out.
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nofriendofrepublicans
Mother friendly.
10:23 AM on 01/23/2011
If you click on the "environment" tab you can scroll down to see the effects of the Exxon Valdez is still having 20 years later.
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nofriendofrepublicans
Mother friendly.
10:24 AM on 01/23/2011
Sorry it's the "Green" tab.
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doodlebug2
09:22 AM on 01/23/2011
If this administration that came in on Jan 2009 had said " we need more regs to prevent pollution and make drilling safer " these same people would be talking : to many govt regs,
to much govt interference, drill sonny drill, same blah blah blah.

Didn't Bobaroo J say that to many regs are against the drilling and oil co's? But........govt needs to help clean this mess up and it is govts fault???
What would they be saying if the R's took the WH in 2008?
08:07 AM on 01/23/2011
If the American people do not take control of their government from the rich, we will be poisened to the point of death and extinction, and we will deserve it.
06:23 AM on 01/23/2011
That dang George Bush!!!!!!
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ken607
Nothing natural about gas,nothing clean about coal
09:57 AM on 01/23/2011
hes the one that deregulated the oil companies so yes it is his fault. why if de regulation is so good why do they still regulate what the commoner does? in our bedrooms or even our own houses?