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You know, with all this crisis, they could've made temporary jobs for people to help clean up the oil.

So many unemployed, I'm pretty sure most of them wouldn't mind picking up something on the side to help their payments especially with this recession.
It's a nice thought, but who's gonna pay them? :/

I'm not saying I don't agree, but I have a friend who is in the army and had to help with the Hurricane Ike efforts a while back, and he got paid shit for it (had to take time off his job too, and his wife couldn't work because she was 6 months pregnant).

Kinda surprised there's not more volunteer groups pitching in for this though. I mean, it's like trying to use a cork to plug a hole in a dam, but at least it's something :|
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It's a nice thought, but who's gonna pay them? :/

I'm not saying I don't agree, but I have a friend who is in the army and had to help with the Hurricane Ike efforts a while back, and he got paid shit for it (had to take time off his job too, and his wife couldn't work because she was 6 months pregnant).

Kinda surprised there's not more volunteer groups pitching in for this though. I mean, it's like trying to use a cork to plug a whole in a dam, but at least it's something :|
That's what slowed the "recovery" operations. <-- about who is going to pay
Dumb big corporate oil companies are just pointing fingers and stuff so they can avoid paying everything.

Interestingly there was another oil spill that was way bigger scale than this. (I seriously never knew about it)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/201...-How-bad-is-it

Technically Obama is doing everything, the oil companies are just crying over spilled oil. Everyone should just stop using BP if they can.
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As we watch this, and see other photos and videos from the air and ground/sea level, we can agree with Wathen's comment: "The Gulf appears to be bleeding," which is chilling, considering the prophecy in Revelation 8:8: "The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze [appearance of the burning rig and slick], was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed." Most ships cannot travel through oil-infested waters without damage, any more than jets can fly through volcanic ash-infested airways.
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Interestingly there was another oil spill that was way bigger scale than this. (I seriously never knew about it)
Gulf of Mexico oil spill: How bad is it? - CSMonitor.com
The one in Alaska about 20 years ago? They say the current oilspill is nearly approaching that level...

Well one good news is that from what I've heard, they've successfully installed a 1-mile-ish pipe that would redirect the oil to a container somewhere. How effective it would be is still yet to be determined. And it says nothing about repairing the damage already done...
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In all honesty, how bad this is getting makes me feel like crying. I feel especially bad for the Louisianans. They get shafted so bad from so many things (hurricanes aside). That and I have a lot of extended family over there.

It's silly, but never have I wished more than now that stuff that happens in cartoons could happen in real life ._. (I'm referring to Avatar: the last air bender in the episode about the painted lady).
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Same here Mitchi, except I'm more worried about the sea creatures and bird sanctuaries. The oil started spilling during their breeding/migration season which includes a lot of rare species. I'm not too worried about the people though. Humans are resilient creatures and the US government won't leave just them in their time of need (unlike here, yet we're still alive).
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Same here Mitchi, except I'm more worried about the sea creatures and bird sanctuaries. The oil started spilling during their breeding/migration season which includes a lot of rare species. I'm not too worried about the people though. Humans are resilient creatures and the US government won't leave just them in their time of need (unlike here, yet we're still alive).
I am too, since I've always loved the water. I'm honestly this close to just changing my field of study to the sciences and becoming a marine biologist like I wanted to when I was a kid. For all we know, there might not be much time left for a lot of the ocean's lifeforms, and in the worst case, at least that's one more person learning about the ocean before it all gets FUBAR'd.

There's so much about the oceans we still don't know.
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The more I read the more sad I get. I am sick of greedy humans screwing stuff up.
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That's what slowed the "recovery" operations. <-- about who is going to pay
Dumb big corporate oil companies are just pointing fingers and stuff so they can avoid paying everything.

Interestingly there was another oil spill that was way bigger scale than this. (I seriously never knew about it)
Gulf of Mexico oil spill: How bad is it? - CSMonitor.com

Technically Obama is doing everything, the oil companies are just crying over spilled oil. Everyone should just stop using BP if they can.
That article was written in April. Took me a while to find something relevant and recent( also forgot about it).

Anyway, this oil spill is actually a lot bigger than it was thought back in April.
A month into gulf spill disaster, major questions linger - Yahoo! News

BP's initial estimates were that 42,000 gallons a day was leaking. That's about 1,000 barrels a day. A few days later, the NOAA gave an estimate that was about 5 times that. Scientists looking at satellite photos gave an estimate that was 5 times that of the NOAA estimate. After weeks of prodding BP for videos of the actual leak so they could get a better estimate, they finally got a 30-second video which they used to estimate that 70,000 barrels of oil a day was leaking. That's 2.94 million gallons( 42 gallons in a barrel). That means every 4 days, it's leaking out more oil than the Exxon Valdez spill.

Estimates could get higher since BP released more footage of the leaks which showed that the smallest leak is actually leaking a larger volume of oil than people originally thought.
 
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8 or so helicopters carrying a giant metal cork to the ocean?
I'm getting crazy, I didn't realize how bad this is until I read it, before I read it I was like, "omg they dropped a bottle of baby oil on the ocean"
 
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Don't think we're supposed to know if it worked until (according to even BP) two days or so after when they tried the fix.

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