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Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

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« on: July 09, 2010, 00:20:16 AM »

Been some time since I contributed anything useful here.  Before I bore everyone, I was wondering how much, and what type of coverage the oil spill is getting on that side. 
One irritating aspect here is all the people (as in elected leaders, not religious ones) calling for prayer to fix the problem.
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 08:22:07 AM »

it was fairly big news and was mentioned often (I listen to Cape Talk and read news24 mostly.) Now we only get the occasional update.

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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 07:11:53 AM »

It is not a big discussion topic with the people I mostly encounter - I find that people tend to ignore the problems they can't do anything about. Sad, really. Praying about it is not going to make it go away or prevent it from happening again. Even sadder.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 12:36:29 PM »

i've only seen what has been on tv.  and it has pretty much died off with the world cup stuff.
yeah, praying aint gonna help much.
and blaming obama aint gonna help much either.  it irks me that somehow yanks still think he is black (he is mixed), he is african (he was born in hawaii), he's muslim (er...xtian) and he plans to oust all whites from america.  sigh.
now its his fault the oil spill happened too. poor bastard.
the only thing that's gonna solve the oil spill, is old skool elbow grease, if you'll excuse the pun.
if anyone is to blame, its BP for not having sufficient back-up plans for instances such as this.
mostly, the thing that should be focused on, is the plight of thousands of unlucky animals that is stuck in this shit.  how do you put a price on the suffering of a bird that is slowly dying of starvation and thirst? 
maybe, americans should stop driving gas guzzling trucks, and get on board with green energy.  then oil wont be needed anymore.  and stop polluting.
i really have little love for the american population.  sorry scienceteacheragain,  most of them are arrogant, ignorant and selfish.  anybody that can drop not one, but two atomic bombs and kill thousands outright, and cause suffering for years to come, (and if i remember correctly, it all started coz japan and america had a scuffle over getting oil?), such a nation should be the last to point fingers or create world policy.
sorry, my two cents worth.
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