The BP Oil Spill In America Is Bush League

Submitted by: edana42 6 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/17/world/africa/17nigeria.html

Hey America, before you start crying about your little oil spill, take a look at a real oil spill...
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Male 12,138
vv I think you missed my point, caller...
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davymid
Male, 18-29, Europe
7118 Posts Friday, June 18, 2010 1:21:54 PM
Well then you`ll know of the `Rossport five` and the shell to sea campaing...Shell and the Irish government signed backroom deals to deprive Irish people not yet born of theyre natural recources...

F U C K Shell and boycott Topaz Filling stations...


agreed!...finally!....thanking you ; )
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Male 12,138
[quote]Well then you`ll know of the `Rossport five` and the shell to sea campaing...Shell and the Irish government signed backroom deals to deprive Irish people not yet born of theyre natural recources...

F U C K Shell and boycott Topaz Filling stations... [/quote]
Aye, f*ck Shell. F*ck all oil companies. Who needs oil anyways? Ireland can keep its economy ticking over with the spud export business! Right?
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tenty
Male, 18-29, Europe
385 Posts Friday, June 18, 2010 9:54:26 AM
Funny how now it`s the oil that`s invading America.


^^^^^^give this guy a gigar Fancy ; ) ^^^^^^^
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PinkHomicide
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America needs to stop the charity crap with the rest of the world and step back and take a look at it`s own needy and help them first. In 2009 1/5 of the homeless in America were veterans. Those people lost limbs, comrades, and innocence for a place that would rather give thousands and millions to someplace and someone else who didn`t sacrifice a damn thing for this country.



Best idea i`ve heard all day...but imagine if Afganistan or Iraq had an earthquake tomorrow...America would be obliged to house a nation...maybe if they stopped invading sovergien lands and looked after theyre own people it would be a start...Charity begins at home!
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davymid
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7113 Posts Friday, June 18, 2010 6:34:58 AM
Imagine in happened in Britian on your

I`m from Ireland, same as you bro...




Well then you`ll know of the `Rossport five` and the shell to sea campaing...Shell and the Irish government signed backroom deals to deprive Irish people not yet born of theyre natural recources...

F U C K Shell and boycott Topaz Filling stations...

My rant is over... ; )
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Female 355
I have to agree with yellow square, when all that crap went down in Haiti, America was shelling out buttload of money and services. We didn`t go "oh tough luck Haiti, Count your blessings, look over at this country that has it worse then you and thank your lucky stars you aren`t them"

America needs to stop the charity crap with the rest of the world and step back and take a look at it`s own needy and help them first. In 2009 1/5 of the homeless in America were veterans. Those people lost limbs, comrades, and innocence for a place that would rather give thousands and millions to someplace and someone else who didn`t sacrifice a damn thing for this country.
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Male 425
Funny how now it`s the oil that`s invading America.
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Female 2,509
yellow, the intent was "Hey, BP isn`t an isolated issue." Just trying to spread the big picture.

Sharing the knowledge one I-A-B page at a time.
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Female 1,545
Besides, how is it productive? Just exactly how do you think pointing out a more devastating problem is going to fix EITHER problem?

How are British execs and American citizens going to fix a Dutch issue on Nigerian soil?

This kind of "Look, America. You`re a bunch of whiny babies" bullpoo is absolutely NOT productive.
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Female 1,545
Why is it always a competition?! Why does it have to always be "Well, look. It could be worse." And why does this sentiment always come up when speaking about American issues!?

The BP oil spill is a major problem, no denying that. Just because it`s not as devastating as Nigeria`s problem doesn`t mean we should count our blessings and sit back and hope the oil stops gushing out one day.

That`s bullpoo. It`s NOT a competition to see who has it worst. It never was and it never should be, damn it!
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Male 12,138
[quote]Imagine in happened in Britian on your[/quote]
I`m from Ireland, same as you bro...

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[quote]No one cares about Africa. It`s a third world country and bad things happen there all the time... I`m just saying what everyone is thinking. :P[/quote]
No-one but you is thinking that Africa is a country.

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Elkingo, agreed.
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Male 5,620
haha davy - I realized that fat people hang out together, so to help me loose weight, I have been trying to associate myself with hot young females.

I have lost 10lbs so far. =D
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Male 5,620
hey davy - glad to hear a voice of reason, and to tell you the truth, I think we agree on little in debate, but I agree with 90% of what you said regarding the oil spill.

No, banging on the podium won`t solve anything, but he could waive the Jones act, which is in the link I provided, to let in some of the big international companies like the Dutch, use their ships to help clean the gulf. It is inaction like that that bothers me. I agree, big companies have to stop the link, but any help cleaning it (when offered) would not only build our alliance with other nations, but prove that we are not to proud to ask for help.

Now, concerning Bush and Katrina.. he waited 4 days before he called in support. It is protocol in our nation that states attempt to handle disasters on their own first, and New Orleans refused help. Bush acted in 4 days.

Not really concerned with the politico nature, but this is an Obama fail. He could be doing much more for the situation.
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Male 1,360
sad mad world when oil comes along
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davymid
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7110 Posts Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:08:38 PM
Speaks volumes about the differences in culture. Most of the people who are calling for BP`s neck on the block are those who only have the lifestyle they have because of oil companies. That car, that AC when its hot, that heating when its cold, that wireless internet connection, that f*cking plastic laptop that you tap away on at a website called I-Am-F*cking-Bored.

You enjoy your 21st century lifestyle but you rant and roar when things go wrong. Supply and demand, people. Supply and demand.


aseirinn
A cop out excuse.look up `shells` unethical actions in Nigeria.look up Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro Wiwa,theyre record in third world countries is abismal,theyve destroyed local communities (Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta)...so your piss poor excuse for these companies doesnt stack up,of course we rely on oil, thats not the issue.Imagine in happened in Britian on your
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Male 877




remember Kenn Saro Wiwa October 10, 1941 – November 10, 1995)
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Male 425
Reason why they have so many is because the locals keep breaking the pipes and stealing the sodding oil.
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Female 1,006
No one cares about Africa. It`s a third world country and bad things happen there all the time.

People care about America. It`s a world power. What affects our economy affects the world.

I`m just saying what everyone is thinking. :P
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Male 2,402
Hmm....Nigeria about 350 miles of coastline. USA Gulf Coast around 1400 miles and soon the Atlantic side as well. Gee WTF difference does it make. It`s still lethal to both countries anyway. Who cares whose was bigger. it sucks ass for anyone including any country when this poo happens. What a dip poo report.
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Male 722
It`s definatly Not a small spill
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Male 12,138
Speaks volumes about the differences in culture. Most of the people who are calling for BP`s neck on the block are those who only have the lifestyle they have because of oil companies. That car, that AC when its hot, that heating when its cold, that wireless internet connection, that f*cking plastic laptop that you tap away on at a website called I-Am-F*cking-Bored.

You enjoy your 21st century lifestyle but you rant and roar when things go wrong. Supply and demand, people. Supply and demand.
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Male 12,138
On accountability and culture, there was a recent international study on Obesity and fatness, and how your social network affects your body weight. The basic premise was that, you are fat, your friends are more likely to be fat, and vice versa. This is real, and not a joke. Linky, the good stuff is from 2:00 to 7:00, sorry if that 5 mins is too long for the TL;DR crew

Anyways, point is that the American press ran "Overweight? Blame your fat friends!" wheras the European press went with "Are your friends gaining weight? Perhaps YOU are to blame."
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Female 198
just gonna throw this out there, i dont necissarily know how corrupt/not corrupt the nigerian government is, however this article simply states a good point that if it doesn`t affect or concern USA, no one hears about it. This i find is a HUGE problem. Example proving my point: 9/11 was broadcasted for YEAAARRRS yet how much do we hear about tragedies in other counties that happen on a daily basis that kill the same amount if not more people? I am not anti-american, but COME ON would they quit being so full of themselves and maybe use their advanced media on important WORLD issues! (not talking about just this oil spill because yes it affects other countries too but just in general.) I think if americans actually got their head out of their @sses and quit being so full of themselves they would be liked by other countries and could help a great deal. ...end of rant. Begin bashing.
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Male 37,897
gee! let`s all blame the big-bad oil companies and not the corrupt government of Nigeria. Don`t forget to blame Obama too and maybe you can work Hillary Clinton in there somewhere!

Cause it can`t be the fault of the gangsters running that country
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Male 12,138
vv Elkingo, chalk and cheese mate. Bush could have immediately called in the National Guard, the Army, provided food aid, temporary housing... all of these things the President could have done while a major US city was drowning. Conversely, the only people who can plug this oil leak a mile below the water is huge multinational oil companies. And they are trying, with every way they know how.

Are you seriously suggesting that if Obama had thumped the podium loudly enough and for long enough that this leak would have magically sealed itself by now?
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Male 5,620
Jones Act

This is the sort of thing that Obama fails at.
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Male 5,620
jak22 - the logic behind "drill baby drill" can be seen now, with this tragedy. Republicans want to drill in safe places, and reserves, where it can be done safely.

Obama fails because in his entire speech he did nothing to call to action. Bush let Katrina go for 4 days, and they said he was lazy, and didn`t do anything.

Obama lets this go for months, and then gives a half assed speech with no call to action, and simply talks about "going green". The best you can do is say "wahhhh but the republicans believe in free enterprise, and that leads to less regulation wahhhh"

Want some cheese to go with your whine?
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Male 317
@keith2

Please tell me that your comment was a joke. As an American, please do a little research on how corrupt the Nigerian government really is, and if you still support them, commence your statement. I live in Albany NY.
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Male 5,194
Good thing the Nigerians don`t have a nuke plant. Can you imagine? Couple of murderous "revolutions" down the road and they kick out the guys running the power plant and just let it rust or explode or whatever. Maybe they sell the uranium to terrorists, dump the waste in a swamp, accuse the graphite damping material of witchcraft and set it ablaze spreading radioactivity over half a continent.
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Male 2,592
right and who would care if someone beat the sh.it out of stelly for being a d.ick
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Male 317
who cares about a country who`s government is so corrupt that they aided in the famous "You`ve won the *** Lottery" e-mails that started a couple years back....
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Male 152
tl;dr
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Female 65
...have you ever tried to make salad dressing..?...what they need now is vinegar. Just kidding. Whatever they do with it, it better be useful and all profits go straight to the environment. I am disgusted at how long it was allowed to flow. Random side note...I am suddenly reminded of something I saw on how the oil/car people drove electric cars around here aka trolleys into distinction ( I need to find that.) I say fix the dam MBTA and make it 24 hours...then maybe a few more folks will take their vehicles off the road. I should think there`s plenty of sun to be harvested in places along with wind. This July I think will be 4 years I have had my truck off the road, yah sometimes it sucks but I survived and am healthier for it. No demand, no supply.
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Male 3,431
I`m with Salted Eggs.

The ones that are responsible should be the ones on teh ground cleaning the poo up.
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Male 154
elkingo- yeah cuz all this deregulation that republicans have been pushing for the past 30 years (f_ck Reagen) is totally obamas fault. you non-nice individuals dont know what you even want. anything he doe in your eyes is wrong. it is BP`s problem, not obamas. they need to drating fix it. you cant just deregulate all these industries then when they drat up blame someone else. its their responsibility.
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Male 25,416
Now if they can figure out how to separate oil from water then there in the money!
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Female 2,352
Man I had a feeling the ecosystem around the coast was f*cked now I am sure of it.
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Male 609
@dax2009 its not that you americans value your resources more then poor nations. It`s that you`re gov. is slightly more accountable to its people. So your protests get taken notice of.
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Male 774



And that`s all I have to say about that.
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Male 5,620
Bush League? Try Obama League.. Bush isn`t president anymore, nothing he can do. Nothing Obama will do. Put the blame where it belongs.
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Male 129
but to futher my protest startded on the yellow pages thing...

let me swear!!!!!!
plz!!!!
i wont overuse it!!!!!
i just want to know i can if i wanr
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Male 129
this makes me so angry...
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Female 322

Ashamed to be upset over 4, when 56 died? Nooooooooooooooooo. You should mourn all. But I get your point. Never heard of this before, thanks for the link, edana42. Somehow we rich Americans value our resources and people more than that of poorer nations. Been true for a very long time - will probably always be so, more the pity.
(We also tend to value our poor less.)
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Male 15,510
Well, America is next
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Female 3,001
both are sad times :(
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Female 2,509
I was all for "Hey, BP is doing what they can." Then I read this.
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Male 196
Yeah, if there was a bus crash that killed 56 people, you should be ashamed if you are upset when a family of four die in another accident. The Gulf Coast is full of fragile ecosystems and delicate wildlife. It is a tragedy.
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Female 2,509
Link: The BP Oil Spill In America Is Bush League [Rate Link] - Hey America, before you start crying about your little oil spill, take a look at a real oil spill...
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