Overhead NASA View Of The BP Oil Mess [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in

See all that gray water? Yeah, that"s oil.
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Female 5,222
omfg
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Female 388
*throws up*
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Male 177
New this spring, evian oil bath. Made from all natural products.
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Male 130
@kiwigirl

Its not its going to envelop the world poisoning our water supply, which explains the 2012 apocalypse thing
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Male 894
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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Female 1,048
It`s far worse than I`d imagined - how is this mess going to be cleaned up?
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Male 699
f*ck life
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Female 354
Good grief...
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Female 517
So sad.. ):
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Male 1,371
WWooooww... BP F*cked up.
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Female 318
This is why we need to end our dependence on ALL oil... or at least as much as is possible
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Male 20
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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Male 18
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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Male 661
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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Male 52
WoW! Didn`t realise it was that bad
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Male 96
it makes me fu(king sick.
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Female 133
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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Male 1,360
i`m riding a bike from now
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Female 536
what a clusterf*ck
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Male 12,138
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."

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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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Male 12,138
[quote]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.[/quote]
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.
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Male 425
that`s a lot of oil! we`re screwed.
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Female 130
"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.
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Male 4,793
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.
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Male 2,748
all i can say is... wow
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Male 12,138
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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Male 12,138
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.
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Female 654
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
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Male 152
"By God... ITS GOING FOR THE PENGUINS"

At least its not the polar bears.
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Male 1,078
oops.
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Male 3,431
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.

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Male 164
Iron Eyes Cody is spinning right now. The world is bleeding and we did it.
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Male 3,431
That`s a slick picture.
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Male 340
"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.
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Male 138
By God... ITS GOING FOR THE PENGUINS
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Male 1,162
Waiting for the rapists to go fondle BP execs..
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Male 143
i think i can see my house from up here!
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Male 78
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.
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Male 999
haha stupid earth
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Male 312
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.
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Male 12,138
[quote]This is precisely why I haven`t bought a drop of gas from a BP station since this whole mess started.[/quote]
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...
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Male 555
This is precisely why I haven`t bought a drop of gas from a BP station since this whole mess started.
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Male 1,136
BP, I am dissapoint.
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Male 1,164
manic.. hurricane picks up oil, hits ignition source.. FLAMING WIND OF DEEEAAAATTHHHH!!
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Female 857
I`ll grab the kitchen roll....
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Male 69
@-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.
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Male 593
Freakin` sh*t-sauce!
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Male 25,417
Wow, thats massive indeed!
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Female 682
just wait untill hurricane season hits.....we are F.U.C.K.E.D.
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Male 451
No, that is the normal color of the gulf of Mexico
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Male 165
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
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Male 833
anytime a bp article is brought up the we get a Brit vs American comment war. ridiculous.
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Male 350
@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.
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Female 709
Damn you BP! You ruined my summer vacation plans!
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Female 525
Hey Madest, what`s up with the spiffy green name?
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Male 259
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.....
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Male 450
@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
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Male 914
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!
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Male 450
limey brits
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Male 774
Yup. We`re drated.
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Female 305
i prefer i-am-bored over fox and cnn for political views
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Male 12,138
They forgot a vital piece of the whole equation. Fix`d.

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Female 627
-cries-
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Male 180
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.
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Male 2,229
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.
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Male 379
So is it NASA that can`t tell the difference between Marine Layer (aka high level) fog and oily water, or just Fancylad?
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Male 425
<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 ^_^
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Female 108
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.
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Male 384
@ 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.
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Female 149
@Donkey117 (cont`d):
2. Yes, oil floats. The plumes are highly dispersed or dissolved hydrocarbons that are still toxic. (FTA: http://nyti.ms/aa1YI2)
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Female 149
@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.
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Male 225
oil floats is bs [well not all of it]
just makin` sure that`s a joke
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Male 1,129
Hey finally its not the Americans who drated up... Its those bastard brits.. take that EUROPE!!
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Male 591
Donkey117, you really need to start reading and educate yourself. The vast majority of this oil spill can`t be seen from above.
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Male 78
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Female 31
@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"
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Male 78
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
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Male 78
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.
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Male 371
have you tried a large cement dome
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Male 591
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.
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Male 6,694
Just nasty. I guess no fishing this year.
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Male 784
sad
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Male 494
"""screw the british lets go ww2 and bomb them but with the oil we scoop out of the gulf"""


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Male 2,841
All it takes is a giant vacuum and a really good filter and bam! Problem solved.
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Male 40,338
Gasoline rainbow?
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Male 221
"I see some grey water yeah, but gray water? Not so much. English Language, english rules apply bi-atch..."

What?
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Male 594
Way to go man-kind... Way to go...
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Male 541
@sonikku
fyi clouds are different from oil contaminated water.
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Female 318
Um....the thin silver lines are the oil spill according to what the website you listed said...
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Male 6
screw the british lets go ww2 and bomb them but with the oil we scoop out of the gulf
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Male 4
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.
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Female 3,574
@sonikku ...? Aren`t those clouds? Why would the oil be smoke?
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Male 350
erm, actually, no. oil is what looks like cigarette smoke in this picture, the rest is normal water. description fail.
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Male 2,690
No bueno
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Male 1,357
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 :)
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Female 1,593
This is sad :<
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Male 591
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.
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Male 6
Still waiting to flip on the news to see "FLAMING HURRICANES DECIMATE FLORIDA AND LOUISIANA". =D
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Male 798
Yep, we`re drated.
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Male 237
Has anyone heard or read anything about the massive gas bubble building up under the leak? Fact or Fiction?
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Male 122
YES! BP 1:0 USA!
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Male 107
I mean I READ an article, not wrote.
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Male 107
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.
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Male 1,442
TJAW: Making a joke comment isn`t always Essential.
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Male 2,893
/dance
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Female 108
LOL at Jamie76 love the side note. Wondering IF and HOW many hit themselves?
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Male 698
we are screwed
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Male 332
Way to spell "develope", jamie76.

/grammar Nazism
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Female 299
wow
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Male 610
I`d make a joke but I think that would be crude...
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Male 2,345
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)
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Male 39,576
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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Male 431
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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Male 794
HOLLY pooAKE MUSHROOMS!!!!!!!
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Male 486
oops
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Male 486
Dear GOD.
I mean FIRST!
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Male 5,189
Well no more beach parties for me.
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Male 486
Yeah... we`re pretty much screwed. Goodbye spring break trips to the beach.
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Male 15,510
That is sure a lot of oil
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Male 233
that sucks ;x
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Male 176
enhance ?
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Female 3,574
yuck
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Male 20,827
Link: Overhead NASA View Of The BP Oil Mess [Pic] [Rate Link] - See all that gray water? Yeah, that`s oil.
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