I have many questions here but that's not the point. From what I understand there is no solution in sight for getting this stopped. Who knows what to believe with the numbers. Saw some today that said the total was already more than the E.ValdezThis could be part of the clean-up solution but it seems to me not enough is happening at this time.Will this be the catalyst that eventually takes all of us the rest of the way into a worldwide depression?In my opinion it could if not stopped very soon.
One Fly: I'm not sure I know what's happening beyond putting down those long orange floating "things." The hay sounds plausible but I wonder if it's feasible? If it is, it's worth doing or at least trying.God knows we don't need anything else to precipitate a worldwide depression. I think the BP and Halliburton CEOs should have to go out in the Gulf and lick up the oil.
Obama must reverse his decision on off shore drilling. This would be the right thing to do. Plus it would send a message to the oil Corps that their party is over. He was against it during the campaign. Now he is for it. He can reverse one more time, and this time do the right thing. Moveon .org has commercials running asking him to reverse his decision.
I agree that he needs to reverse his decision but I also think we need to get this one cleaned up asap.
I remember right after the Alaskan oil spill (which is STILL being cleaned up), the outcry that we must seek out alternate energy sources...we must quit drilling...we must do this and do dah that. We never learn lessons that need to be learned, because there is always the specter of money to be made. This spill is not going to get cleaned up soon. They lied about their ability to handle such a contingency, and they are still lying. Besides the ecological damage is the economic damage of uncountable billions of dollars, and lives altered. Yes indeed, this greed driven disaster may be our swan song. I am not at all optimistic. Firing squads are in order, methinks.
I have a pretty good aim. But you are right about everything sad to say.
One of the talking heads on MSNBC today said that the Govt. collects 16 Billion Dollars from the oil leases. This would include the off shore oil. People actually believe that the oil we drill goes into the American market. It does not, it goes to the global oil market and then is sold globally. All considering the off shore oil lease revenue can not be that much considering how much we spend on insane wars. The revenue loss could be made up in other ways. Big oil Corps have had a choke hold on America since the first gusher.
Soon BP will announce that Oral Roberts has prayed for a 900 foot Linda Lovelace to come along and suck up all that pesky oil. Offshore drilling will once again be safe and God bless BP for it's fealty to The Almighty.
Har har har...Oral...Lovelace. Good one.