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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    June 22, 2010 at 7:51 am
    Link: Overhead NASA View Of The BP Oil Mess - See all that gray water? Yeah, that`s oil.
  2. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 7:56 am
    yuck
  3. Profile photo of iCyborg
    iCyborg Male 18-29
    176 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 8:01 am
    enhance ?
  4. Profile photo of unlk
    unlk Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 8:01 am
    that sucks ;x
  5. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 8:02 am
    That is sure a lot of oil
  6. Profile photo of Norts
    Norts Male 18-29
    486 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 8:05 am
    Yeah... we`re pretty much screwed. Goodbye spring break trips to the beach.
  7. Profile photo of Barnk
    Barnk Male 30-39
    486 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 8:07 am
    Dear GOD.
    I mean FIRST!
  8. Profile photo of Barnk
    Barnk Male 30-39
    486 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 8:07 am
    oops
  9. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
    794 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 8:09 am
    HOLLY pooAKE MUSHROOMS!!!!!!!
  10. Profile photo of JGESS
    JGESS Male 18-29
    433 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 8:14 am
    going to affect mexico, cuba, DR, and a few other countries before this is over... 40% of the United States domestic seafood came from that area and the majority of the shrimp...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 22, 2010 at 8:16 am
    so, is it easier to water ski when the water is thick? or harder `cause the boat doesn`t go as fast?

    And do you still need to put on oil if you go to these beaches?

    How about the fly`s? Does the oil kill them too and is PETA doing anything about that?
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    June 22, 2010 at 8:25 am
    thank God we didn`t develope alternative energies by putting money into them 35 years ago or we wouldn`t be able to enjoy such awesome pictures as this one! (for the idiots that sarcasm-if you found yourself taking what I wrote seriously hit yourself and do not breed)
  13. Profile photo of TJAW
    TJAW Male 13-17
    610 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 8:34 am
    I`d make a joke but I think that would be crude...
  14. Profile photo of Jujubean3333
    Jujubean3333 Female 13-17
    300 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 8:40 am
    wow
  15. Profile photo of Arbniter20
    Arbniter20 Male 13-17
    332 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 8:43 am
    Way to spell "develope", jamie76.

    /grammar Nazism
  16. Profile photo of bigbangbilly
    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 8:49 am
    we are screwed
  17. Profile photo of Cashaviola
    Cashaviola Female 18-29
    108 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 8:51 am
    LOL at Jamie76 love the side note. Wondering IF and HOW many hit themselves?
  18. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 9:01 am
    /dance
  19. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 9:02 am
    TJAW: Making a joke comment isn`t always Essential.
  20. Profile photo of Zebrameat
    Zebrameat Male 13-17
    107 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 9:03 am
    Today I wrote an article about how hurricanes are formed and about how scientists want to spread decomposable oil on the sea to stop water from evaporating and thus the buliding of a hurricane.
    Then I laughed.
  21. Profile photo of Zebrameat
    Zebrameat Male 13-17
    107 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 9:04 am
    I mean I READ an article, not wrote.
  22. Profile photo of Froggybuster
    Froggybuster Male 13-17
    122 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 9:13 am
    YES! BP 1:0 USA!
  23. Profile photo of Django
    Django Male 30-39
    230 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 9:14 am
    Has anyone heard or read anything about the massive gas bubble building up under the leak? Fact or Fiction?
  24. Profile photo of Lolboy
    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 9:22 am
    Yep, we`re drated.
  25. Profile photo of SparkleBaby
    SparkleBaby Male 18-29
    6 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 9:23 am
    Still waiting to flip on the news to see "FLAMING HURRICANES DECIMATE FLORIDA AND LOUISIANA". =D
  26. Profile photo of Scotchy
    Scotchy Male 18-29
    592 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 9:41 am
    fiction, cause where would the gas bubble come from? If anything, the oil is being replaced with water. You can do that at home with two 20oz bottles. Fill one to the top with water, the other to the top with like vegetable oil, Tape them together somehow and turn them upside down, they will just switch positions.
  27. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 9:48 am
    This is sad :<
  28. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 10:08 am
    I see some grey water yeah, but gray water? Not so much. English Language, english rules apply bi-atch...
    sorry i had an exam today, need to bitch somewhere :)
  29. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 10:10 am
    No bueno
  30. Profile photo of sonikku
    sonikku Male 18-29
    350 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 10:12 am
    erm, actually, no. oil is what looks like cigarette smoke in this picture, the rest is normal water. description fail.
  31. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 10:23 am
    @sonikku ...? Aren`t those clouds? Why would the oil be smoke?
  32. Profile photo of JMStorton
    JMStorton Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Yeah, see, they could have hooked us up with an outline, or extreme coloring, but I guess we have to sit here and try to figure this out.
  33. Profile photo of WVPRIDE
    WVPRIDE Male 13-17
    6 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 10:30 am
    screw the british lets go ww2 and bomb them but with the oil we scoop out of the gulf
  34. Profile photo of AnInsomniac
    AnInsomniac Female 18-29
    318 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 10:32 am
    Um....the thin silver lines are the oil spill according to what the website you listed said...
  35. Profile photo of dave32891
    dave32891 Male 18-29
    542 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 10:33 am
    @sonikku
    fyi clouds are different from oil contaminated water.
  36. Profile photo of anarchsoul
    anarchsoul Male 30-39
    593 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 10:41 am
    Way to go man-kind... Way to go...
  37. Profile photo of Siora
    Siora Male 18-29
    221 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 10:47 am
    "I see some grey water yeah, but gray water? Not so much. English Language, english rules apply bi-atch..."

    What?
  38. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 10:51 am
    Gasoline rainbow?
  39. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 10:53 am
    All it takes is a giant vacuum and a really good filter and bam! Problem solved.
  40. Profile photo of MrHyde
    MrHyde Male 18-29
    494 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 10:59 am
    """screw the british lets go ww2 and bomb them but with the oil we scoop out of the gulf"""


  41. Profile photo of bored-am-I
    bored-am-I Male 30-39
    785 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:00 am
    sad
  42. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:02 am
    Just nasty. I guess no fishing this year.
  43. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:06 am
    And this is just the stuff on the surface. The vast majority of the spill is below the surface and can`t be seen here.
  44. Profile photo of Finwicket
    Finwicket Male 18-29
    371 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:06 am
    have you tried a large cement dome
  45. Profile photo of Donkey117
    Donkey117 Male 30-39
    78 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:08 am
    So you yanks start ripping into the Brits for this? What about the death and misery You spread all over the world? Bhopal to name but one. I didn`t hear any politician shouting for compensation for those victims, OR see a NASA space shot of the affected area. You A-Holes.
  46. Profile photo of Donkey117
    Donkey117 Male 30-39
    78 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:10 am
    Fizok posted- "And this is just the stuff on the surface. The vast majority of the spill is below the surface and can`t be seen here."

    Oil FLOATS! Duh
  47. Profile photo of RowdyWeeps
    RowdyWeeps Female 18-29
    31 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:11 am
    @siora

    Gray is actually a common and acceptable spelling in the US, you can find it in any dictionary.

    gray is a color
    grey is a "colour"
  48. Profile photo of Donkey117
    Donkey117 Male 30-39
    78 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:16 am
    America causes another problem
  49. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:18 am
    Donkey117, you really need to start reading and educate yourself. The vast majority of this oil spill can`t be seen from above.
  50. Profile photo of fatex52986
    fatex52986 Male 18-29
    1129 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:18 am
    Hey finally its not the Americans who drated up... Its those bastard brits.. take that EUROPE!!
  51. Profile photo of lilsheep
    lilsheep Male 18-29
    225 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:25 am
    oil floats is bs
    just makin` sure that`s a joke
  52. Profile photo of bayoubengal
    bayoubengal Female 18-29
    149 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:26 am
    @Donkey117:
    1. We`re not ripping into the Brits, we`re ripping into incompetent non-nice individuals who`d screw up their job to make some extra cash, regardless of nationality.
  53. Profile photo of bayoubengal
    bayoubengal Female 18-29
    149 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:27 am
    @Donkey117 (cont`d):
    2. Yes, oil floats. The plumes are highly dispersed or dissolved hydrocarbons that are still toxic. (FTA: http://nyti.ms/aa1YI2)
  54. Profile photo of screwzlooose
    screwzlooose Male 30-39
    385 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:30 am
    @ donkey117 you`re right, oil does float. but at 25,000 barrels a day, from a depth of 5000ft, it isn`t all on the surface. not even close to all of it.


    dumbass.
  55. Profile photo of Cashaviola
    Cashaviola Female 18-29
    108 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:37 am
    sonikku "erm, actually, no. oil is what looks like cigarette smoke in this picture, the rest is normal water. description fail."

    Don`t the teach the difference between clouds and smoke in Europe. Some didn`t pay close attention to school or the picture.
  56. Profile photo of tenty
    tenty Male 18-29
    425 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:38 am
    <Hey finally its not the Americans who drated up... Its those bastard brits.. take that EUROPE!!>

    You`re right. Americans only built it, ran it, own half the company and use most of that oil themselves. But it`s still right to use the british pensioners money to help pay for it. Old people didn`t need heating anyway thanks to global warming ^_^
  57. Profile photo of Buck176
    Buck176 Male 30-39
    379 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:41 am
    So is it NASA that can`t tell the difference between Marine Layer (aka high level) fog and oily water, or just Fancylad?
  58. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 11:59 am
    BP America corporation is allowed to operate in the States, thus is an American company. With their global headquarters in Britain means little, when a corporation rips everyone off to squeeze another penny out of everything and anything, anywhere.
  59. Profile photo of JeffBeau
    JeffBeau Male 30-39
    180 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    BP didn`t own or operate the platform & drilling operations. Most big oil companies contract that work out. BP`s only fault was letting their egg-head engineers over-rule the decisions & judgment of the driller & rig hands.

    The spill could have been contained early on but for the mountain of convoluted and oppressive government bureaucracy design to squeeze every dime out of private industry anytime they make a mistake.

    B.O. doesn`t deserve criticism for "not doing anything", he deserves it for obstructing local efforts to contain the spill and all his theatrics, sending SWAT teams and Coast Guard instead.

    BP was one of B.O.`s biggest donors. BP is owned by Goldman Sachs. Many of B.O.`s posse are Goldman Sachs people, including Geitner, Bernacke, and Kagan.

    Connect the dots.
  60. Profile photo of Space_girl
    Space_girl Female 18-29
    627 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    -cries-
  61. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    They forgot a vital piece of the whole equation. Fix`d.

  62. Profile photo of mulan182
    mulan182 Female 18-29
    305 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    i prefer i-am-bored over fox and cnn for political views
  63. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Yup. We`re drated.
  64. Profile photo of vodooshaman
    vodooshaman Male 70 & Over
    450 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    limey brits
  65. Profile photo of oxyl
    oxyl Male 30-39
    915 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    best way to plug it is to take equal parts of american and british fatty-mc-fat-fats and stuff them down the hole. kill many birds with one stone i say!
  66. Profile photo of vodooshaman
    vodooshaman Male 70 & Over
    450 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    @donkey 117 So you yanks start ripping into the Brits for this? What about the death and misery You spread all over the world?
    -are you for real the British empire covered the world for a long time and sure that no one wanted them there ie india, us, china, swaziland, france, ivory coast, south africa, im bet that the aborigines of australia are glad for the english practices of sophistication
    we know its not there fault if you have been following iab for more then 10 min you would see that it is now a running joke to anger tight asses
  67. Profile photo of number696969
    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    Maybe we`ll all get lucky and those giant fluffy things will turn out to be oil-sucking balls of cotton wool and not actually consensed water vapour at all.....
  68. Profile photo of 0Sigma0
    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
    525 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    Hey Madest, what`s up with the spiffy green name?
  69. Profile photo of Spocom
    Spocom Female 13-17
    709 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    Damn you BP! You ruined my summer vacation plans!
  70. Profile photo of sonikku
    sonikku Male 18-29
    350 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    @pui, Cashaviola

    *facepalm* ok, apparently you don`t know what cigarette smoke looks like. it look like this:



    what I was trying to say is that, quoting the source article, "the oil appears as a maze of silvery-gray ribbons in this photo" - it`s not the whole f*ckin grey area as the description would suggest, just the stain that goes northeast from the leak location.
  71. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    anytime a bp article is brought up the we get a Brit vs American comment war. ridiculous.
  72. Profile photo of -acceptance-
    -acceptance- Male 18-29
    165 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    Yeah, its horrible, but remember that oil is less dense (?) than water, so it goes to the surface... below theres still water... contaminated, but...well, not just oil
  73. Profile photo of DGbME
    DGbME Male 40-49
    451 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    No, that is the normal color of the gulf of Mexico
  74. Profile photo of ManicRapture
    ManicRapture Female 13-17
    682 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    just wait untill hurricane season hits.....we are F.U.C.K.E.D.
  75. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    Wow, thats massive indeed!
  76. Profile photo of Bioshocker
    Bioshocker Male 13-17
    593 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    Freakin` sh*t-sauce!
  77. Profile photo of dremkast
    dremkast Male 18-29
    69 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    @-acceptance-
    But this is CRUDE oil, which is not just oil by any means. There is all kinds of crap in it that`s dissolving into the water and killing everything.
  78. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    I`ll grab the kitchen roll....
  79. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    manic.. hurricane picks up oil, hits ignition source.. FLAMING WIND OF DEEEAAAATTHHHH!!
  80. Profile photo of syke22
    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    BP, I am dissapoint.
  81. Profile photo of unbwogable
    unbwogable Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    This is precisely why I haven`t bought a drop of gas from a BP station since this whole mess started.
  82. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    This is precisely why I haven`t bought a drop of gas from a BP station since this whole mess started.
    I appreciate the sentiment, but it`s not going to make much difference. You`re just screwing over whatever mom-and-pop own that particular gas station. The profit margins on fuel at those stations is about 3.5 cents per gallon. In fact, they make significantly higher profits selling drinks and sandwiches in-store than selling petrol. Think about it - that`s why most gas stations are mini-grocery stores.

    Where oil companies make their obscene profits is by selling millions of barrels of oil (and gas) on the open energy market, which is currently running at around $77 per barrel. If you REALLY want to hurt the oil companies, you need to stop driving your car, not fill up at a different station...
  83. Profile photo of Pingas
    Pingas Male 13-17
    312 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    It`s not even all BP`s fault, it`s the whole humanity`s. For what purpose do we need so much oil? For cars? Just leave the oil where it is or use it for...bombs...or something.
  84. Profile photo of unbanned
    unbanned Male 13-17
    999 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    haha stupid earth
  85. Profile photo of Wiggle1111
    Wiggle1111 Male 18-29
    78 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    Please could any brits who are about to write something retarded refrain from doing so.
    The f*ck-wits over the pond already think its our fault, don`t give them anymore ammo.
  86. Profile photo of Yokel1337
    Yokel1337 Male 18-29
    144 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    i think i can see my house from up here!
  87. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 6:58 pm
    Waiting for the rapists to go fondle BP execs..
  88. Profile photo of CRA-Z_HEART
    CRA-Z_HEART Male 18-29
    138 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    By God... ITS GOING FOR THE PENGUINS
  89. Profile photo of Coodude26
    Coodude26 Male 13-17
    340 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 9:09 pm
    "Please could any brits who are about to write something retarded refrain from doing so.
    The f*ck-wits over the pond already think its our fault, don`t give them anymore ammo."

    What a great way to get people to calm down. Call them f*ckwits. I`m sure you`ll be a great father some day.
  90. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    That`s a slick picture.
  91. Profile photo of Earlyman
    Earlyman Male 30-39
    164 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    Iron Eyes Cody is spinning right now. The world is bleeding and we did it.
  92. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    Ahh Shaddap all a yous. A clamoring gaggle of self righteous hypocrites. The Damned COMPUTER you`re typing on is made of PETROLEUM BASED PLASTIC. Guess who provided that crap to the manufacturer? Cry and bitch all you want, I would bet a silver dollar that less than one percent of the people crying about this mess will actually do a goddamn thing about it.

  93. Profile photo of 643197
    643197 Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    oops.
  94. Profile photo of bloodwrage
    bloodwrage Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    "By God... ITS GOING FOR THE PENGUINS"

    At least its not the polar bears.
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
    654 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    i wonder where this came from. after a certain point, the atmosphere blocks out most visibility of land and water structures. this looks like someone went to photoshop and played around with some clouds
  96. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 12:10 am
    vv Yeah, what Madest said. I don`t see any reason to suspect this isn`t real. I`ve personally spent literally man-months looking at satellite images. In fact, specifically looking for slicks (though that was looking for natural slicks to aid oil exploration). This looks pretty kosher to me.

    As to your second point though Madest, that`s where we disagree. Economics 101, demand precedes and controls supply. To say consumers are not to blame is a bit silly. The US alone consumes 20 million barrels of oil per day. PER DAY. That`s 1/4 of global demand, 80 million per day. Even as an oil insider, that`s a lot. To put in into perspective, the entire combined oil industry is finding around 10 Billion barrels of new reserves per year. At current rates, that yearly new discovery rate is enough to keep the planet going for another 125 days of demand. THAT, is scary.
  97. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 12:10 am
    To say that consumers are not to blame, when the oil industry is simply fulfilling a need in world demand (at a profit, of course, no-one would deny that), I find a bit confusing.

    The global population demands a vast amount of metals and minerals on a daily basis. Do you blame the mining companies for that? The global population needs a vast amount of wood, leading to deforestation of an an area the size of the state of Massachussets. In the Amazon alone. Every year. Do you blame the logging companies for that?

    I think we need to look in the mirror a little bit here when it comes to disasters like this. Blaming the big bad oil companies is easy, but the problem is much more fundamental that that.

    As the comment at the end of a link said a few days ago: "You`re mad. But you`re not mad enough to stop driving your car."
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2010 at 12:13 am
    all i can say is... wow
  99. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2010 at 12:37 am
    davymid, it`s straight up BPs fault. they know what happens when an underwater oil pipe breaks, they should have had an `oh fu-k` plan. Every other large company has an `incase this happens, we do this and it will all be good` guideline set up. BP just dropped the ball and most of the world knows it.
  100. Profile photo of badname_001
    badname_001 Female 18-29
    130 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 12:37 am
    "To say that consumers are not to blame, when the oil industry is simply fulfilling a need in world demand (at a profit, of course, no-one would deny that), I find a bit confusing. "

    Incredibly vast oversimplification of a complex market and industry.
  101. Profile photo of Nerd_Rage
    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
    425 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 12:42 am
    that`s a lot of oil! we`re screwed.
  102. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 1:36 am
    davymid, it`s straight up BPs fault. they know what happens when an underwater oil pipe breaks, they should have had an `oh fu-k` plan. Every other large company has an `incase this happens, we do this and it will all be good` guideline set up. BP just dropped the ball and most of the world knows it.
    Agreed, it is BP`s fault. Not trying to reapportion blame here. But to think that the other oil companies do things fundamentally differently from BP is a fallacy. Any oil company would have this same clusterf*ck on any given sunday.
  103. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 1:37 am
    vv "To say that consumers are not to blame, when the oil industry is simply fulfilling a need in world demand (at a profit, of course, no-one would deny that), I find a bit confusing. "

    Incredibly vast oversimplification of a complex market and industry."

    ---------------
    I know. I work in that industry. Oversimplification was exactly what I was aiming for, because (at risk of sounding like an ass), that`s the only language that your average joe will understand, who`s not involved in that industry. See my response to the call to boycott BP gas stations a few posts below this one.

    I understand the complexity of the oil industry pretty well, having worked in it for all my professional life. In fact, see this article, which I helped compile.
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    entwife Female 18-29
    536 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 1:38 am
    what a clusterf*ck
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 4:18 am
    i`m riding a bike from now
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    PunkAsF82 Female 18-29
    133 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 4:53 am
    I was down the beach the other day, I live on the south coast of England, and the oil has already started to effect us. Our main ocean current comes straight from the gulf of Mexico, and already our beach has a thin layer of oil slicked all over the sand and in the water. Already birds and other animals are being bought in covered in oil, and this is just the start. This will effect the whole world, not just America!
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    RamBunction Male 18-29
    96 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 7:01 am
    it makes me fu(king sick.
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    PurE_HatreD Male 18-29
    52 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 10:41 am
    WoW! Didn`t realise it was that bad
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    If only it was easy to ban oil use...

    We won`t see independence from oil for a long, long time. Oil is the only real constant in the economies of too many countries.
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    postmater Male 30-39
    18 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    PunkAsf82 I was wondering if the oil on your beach was actually thisrather than oil travelling 4500 miles from the gulf of mexico
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    Luv2Snowbord Male 18-29
    20 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    Personally I don`t give two craps about the environment. At the same time I`d be more than happy for us to stop using oil, as long as the alternative is cheaper and convenient.
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    odc Female 18-29
    318 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    This is why we need to end our dependence on ALL oil... or at least as much as is possible
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    WWooooww... BP F*cked up.
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    Shahar102 Female 18-29
    517 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    So sad.. ):
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    lunaticlover Female 18-29
    354 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    Good grief...
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    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
    699 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 10:51 pm
    f*ck life
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    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
    1048 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 11:11 pm
    It`s far worse than I`d imagined - how is this mess going to be cleaned up?
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    sourkrauter Male 18-29
    894 posts
    June 24, 2010 at 12:09 am
    we should all just start killing each other and ourselves. now. *rolls a joint* *loads the gun* who`s with me? \m/
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    WhamPowBang Male 18-29
    130 posts
    June 24, 2010 at 2:06 am
    @kiwigirl

    Its not its going to envelop the world poisoning our water supply, which explains the 2012 apocalypse thing
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    campofclay Male 30-39
    177 posts
    June 29, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    New this spring, evian oil bath. Made from all natural products.
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    PopsySoku Female 18-29
    388 posts
    June 30, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    *throws up*
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 3:34 am
    omfg

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