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Old Jun 23rd 2010, 08:33 AM
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Yes, I too share this feeling. What can we do when all of society is hellbent for self-destruction? Seems like anything I might to do decrease my carbon footprint would be little more than pissing against the wind (seems like a very 'male-centric' analogy there - sorry!).

It would appear that society is planning on continuing our highly destructive 'status quo' right up until the last drop of oil is gone.
Until we find an alternate source that's more profitable, that is.

And girl's can piss in the wind, too. If only we could harness that energy.
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Old Jun 23rd 2010, 08:39 AM
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Until we find an alternate source that's more profitable, that is.
Society will NEVER find an alternative source of energy that is more profitable than oil. That's how we got hooked on oil in the first place - it is very cheap and profitable (and an extremely efficient/powerful energy source).

Ergo, if your supposition is correct, then we will indeed drive off the cliff with the last drop of oil.

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And girl's can piss in the wind, too. If only we could harness that energy.
I'm just not going to touch this one.
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Old Jun 25th 2010, 08:07 AM
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This is a speech given by a young woman, Kindra Arsenan, a resident of Louisiana and a fisherman's wife. She spent some time with BP's people. This is her story. It's pretty distrubing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3bzy...layer_embedded
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Old Jul 4th 2010, 06:48 AM
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The latest in the developing war in the Gulf, journalists are now being legally barred getting within 65 feet of, well, pretty much anything the government doesn't want them reporting. This is just outrageous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXsmL...layer_embedded
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Old Jul 4th 2010, 09:21 AM
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The latest in the developing war in the Gulf, journalists are now being legally barred getting within 65 feet of, well, pretty much anything the government doesn't want them reporting. This is just outrageous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXsmL...layer_embedded
Undoubtedly such bans being rationalized as for their own good.
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Old Jul 4th 2010, 10:12 AM
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This is a speech given by a young woman, Kindra Arsenan, a resident of Louisiana and a fisherman's wife. She spent some time with BP's people. This is her story. It's pretty distrubing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3bzy...layer_embedded
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The latest in the developing war in the Gulf, journalists are now being legally barred getting within 65 feet of, well, pretty much anything the government doesn't want them reporting. This is just outrageous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXsmL...layer_embedded
Very ugly. But not particularly surprising if you followed the Exxon Valdez nightmare - or Presidential politics under GW Bush. Both of which illustrated these types of tactics on a routine basis.

Our world is getting very ugly. These are just more evidence of the increasing trend towards fascism. In rightwing fascism, the corporate world becomes exempt from legal punishment and the government has the legal right to control the citizenry on a whim. That's where things are clearly heading.
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Old Jul 19th 2010, 01:30 PM
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Apparently the latest attempt to "cap" the well has been 100% successful.

Unfortunately, oil pressure levels are much lower than what they should be. That means that there is a leak in the well casing itself and oil is escaping underground.

This is the 'worst-case' scenario that many have feared all along. If this is indeed true, it is possible that the 'relief wells' may be a failure as well.

As it stands, there is a good possibility that this well is going to be leaking out oil for the rest of eternity and there's not a damn thing anyone can do about it.
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