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What's really funny is that our buddy Tony is being redeployed to Russia so the guy from Houston can take over for him here. According to the greatest news agency ever (the daily show with jon stewart ) the guy from Houston got kicked out of Russia. So BP basically did the old bait and switch play.
These guys make Con men look like clowns at Barnum and Bailey.
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Here's something to think about.


Thursday, Jul. 29, 2010
The BP Spill: Has the Damage Been Exaggerated?

By Michael Grunwald / Port Fourchon, La.

BP Oil Spill: Has Environmental Damage Been Exaggerated? -- Printout -- TIME

or even......

Is it possible the "official" Gulf oil spill STORY is a grand illusion?


Is it possible the "official" Gulf oil spill STORY is a grand illusion? | Ron Paul 2012 | Campaign for Liberty at the Daily Paul

I know, I know. Nobody wants to think.
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Here's something to think about.



BP Oil Spill: Has Environmental Damage Been Exaggerated? -- Printout -- TIME

or even......

Is it possible the "official" Gulf oil spill STORY is a grand illusion?


Is it possible the "official" Gulf oil spill STORY is a grand illusion? | Ron Paul 2012 | Campaign for Liberty at the Daily Paul

I know, I know. Nobody wants to think.
I think it's more possible that millions of gallons of dispersments probably sent it to the water column or the bottom.
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I think it's more possible that millions of gallons of dispersments probably sent it to the water column or the bottom.
Researchers said they saw no visible signs of oil or dispersants during the first 10-day leg of their 22-day research mission on board the R/V Seward Johnson, a 204-foot vessel equipped with cranes to enable deployment of a submersible vehicle on board.
"I haven't seen any oil so far," said Don Liberatore, chief pilot of the submersible.


Undersea researchers find little oil spill damage so far
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Lots of "I think.." prognositcations, ranging from millenial disaster to bliss. Here's one local update dealing with surface oil:

Some paint a rosy picture of crisis's end, but experts say looks can be deceiving - NOLA.com

Regarding what we *can't* see, what "we think" now, isn't worth spit. Time, and patience, will let us know in due course what the real outcome will be. No instant gratification on this one, except of course the considerable gratification that we no longer have a gusher gushing.
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Lots of "I think.." prognositcations, ranging from millenial disaster to bliss.

Time, and patience, will let us know in due course what the real outcome will be.

I don't have enough patience to try counting the number of posts here in which some seem to be convinced of complete doom resulting from this spill, dispersant use, the government or various combinations of the above. Not to mention the various self-proclaimed experts quoted here who somehow can predict the future.

The credible environmental assessments have only just begun and typically take years to produce quantifiable results.

In the meantime, all we really know is there has certainly been an economic impact for everyone involved or effected.
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all we really know is there has certainly been an economic impact for everyone involved or effected.
All I "really know" is that we've been lied to from day one and will continue to be lied to by everyone involved.
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I'm going diving a few miles off Pensacola on Sunday, and intend to swim off the beach afterwards, too, since I've heard it's pretty clean. Gotta support the mid-Gulf recreation industry as a civic duty, right?

Might as well "enjoy the present", since grousing on the internet isn't all that uplifting...

I'll report back, of course, with the results of this scientific research.
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All I "really know" is that we've been lied to from day one and will continue to be lied to by everyone involved.
Very true Knot.

People aren't talking about the Florida professors that are researching this and have found oil droplets submerged in the water column offshore. All the main universities and colleges here are involved. (I wonder if they count as experts?)
The news media don't seem to want to stray south of LA or Pensacola. We also have fisherman and charter boat captains having their boats repossessed all over this area. There just isn't any Tourism going on here anymore and the trickle down is affecting everyone.
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