Oil Spill Hits Ala., Miss., Heading T...

Oil Spill Hits Ala., Miss., Heading Toward Fla.

There are 5 comments on the KGBT-TV Harlingen story from Jun 1, 2010, titled Oil Spill Hits Ala., Miss., Heading Toward Fla.. In it, KGBT-TV Harlingen reports that:

Oil streaks past a lighthouse as it impacts land near the mouth of the Mississippi River south of Venice, La., May 17, 2010.

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“Don't be afraid of my Freedom”

Since: Sep 09

or your own

#1 Jun 1, 2010
It is time to execute BP, Goldman Sachs, Toyota and Massey, now that they are people we can execute them.
Cooperation Is Needed

United States

#3 Jun 4, 2010
The BP Gulf of Mexico oil tragedy brings home the point of how fragile and interconnected life on our planet is. No doubt untold billions of untold marine sea creatures will die from this catastrophe. The most heartbreaking is – and this is not the first time we’ve witnessed it – that innocent birds, fish, dolphins, turtles, jellyfish, and many other life forms will be lost. The pictures made me cry. How many millions of people and how many businesses will be affected directly and indirectly from the fallout?
To any reasonable person, feeling helpless to save blameless animals, plants, beaches, etc. die through no fault of their own, has to be the most heart wrenching emotion. Bless the volunteers who are doing what they can to save lives.
I admit to being ignorant. I thought all the oil companies had at least a couple of ways to shut down pipelines in such an event at this. This would seem logical in order to avoid what has been happening. I’ve been reading that BP has not had the greatest safety track record. I still believe this could have easily happened to any of their competitors. I could be wrong.
Oil companies are not the most trusted businesses around. They’ve earned such a reputation. I do have a question applicable to anyone. How much power and money is enough? Of course you want to earn a profit. To do otherwise would be foolish. If Warren Buffett were to put a $10 million check into an oil filled glass of water, and someone earning $20,000 a year did the same, the water still wouldn’t come out clean. My point is that no matter how much money or power you have or lack, it will be worthless in the face of a dead or dying environment.
“Common” people very often have answers to problems. Sadly, however, if they lack the four-year of higher college sheepskin, these people are very often ignored. Common sense can solve a lot of issues.
The world is so intertwined that we have to help each other out in this struggle called life. Life should be easier than it is. People run the world. When we succumb to jealousy and greed the letter “i,” then we ruin the world. This makes a big difference in the results. A nice dose of humanity added to the equation is a very important addition to the formula of life.
I’ve heard people complain about deer eating their plants. Builders create housing and business developments, thus encroaching on land used by wildlife. They are squeezed out or stay in the area and eat what they can. We have to co-exist. And when such new areas are created, it would be nice if thought would be given to the wildlife in the area. This mentality would help people to have a greater respect for life around them. It should also translate into better relationships with other people.
Our environment, pets, and wildlife are at our mercy, for good or bad. Humanity is responsible for what happens on our planet. It’s imperative that we keep this in mind. There is more to life than the almighty dollar. We have only one planet and are accountable for its well being, and in the end, our own.
With all this in mind, can animals not yet affected by the toxic oil spill be captured and brought to inland sanctuaries where they cannot escape? Can others be transported to zoos? While I’m not crazy about that idea, it’s far better than having them perish by a creation not of their doing.
Can many volunteers from welfare recipients, unemployed, and healthy elderly help save such wildlife? Can areas be blocked off to prevent oil contamination? Thinking out of the box can result in
Solar and wind energy are clean energy. Yes, we do need oil. The other energy alternatives will probably have a hard time making it to the mainstream, as oil companies have money, power, and politicians in their pockets. Everyone knows it. What good are such things in a dead environment? Doing the right thing leads to many winning situations. Change the way things are done for the benefit of all. Look at the Gulf of Mexico and the Amazon Forest.
Cooperation Is Needed

United States

#4 Jun 4, 2010
The BP Gulf of Mexico oil tragedy brings home the point of how fragile and interconnected life on our planet is. No doubt untold billions of untold marine sea creatures will die from this catastrophe. The most heartbreaking is – and this is not the first time we’ve witnessed it – that innocent birds, fish, dolphins, turtles, jellyfish, and many other life forms will be lost. The pictures made me cry. How many millions of people and how many businesses will be affected directly and indirectly from the fallout?

To any reasonable person, feeling helpless to save blameless animals, plants, beaches, etc. die through no fault of their own, has to be the most heart wrenching emotion. Bless the volunteers who are doing what they can to save lives.

I thought all the oil companies had at least a few ways to shut down pipelines in such an event at this. I’ve been reading that BP has not had the greatest safety track record.

Oil companies are not the most trusted businesses around. They’ve earned such a reputation. I do have a question applicable to anyone. How much power and money is enough? Of course you want to earn a profit. To do otherwise would be foolish. If Warren Buffett were to put a $10 million check into an oil filled glass of water, and someone earning $20,000 a year did the same, the water still wouldn’t come out clean. My point is that no matter how much money or power you have or lack, it will be worthless in the face of a dead or dying environment.

“Common” people very often have answers to problems. Sadly, however, if they lack the four-year of higher college sheepskin, these people are very often ignored. Common sense can solve a lot of issues.

The world is so intertwined that we have to help each other out in this struggle called life. Life should be easier than it is. People run the world. When we succumb to jealousy and greed the letter “i,” then we ruin the world. This makes a big difference in the results. A nice dose of humanity added to the equation is a very important addition to the formula of life.

I’ve heard people complain about deer eating their plants. Builders create housing and business developments, thus encroaching on land used by wildlife. They are squeezed out or stay in the area and eat what they can. We have to co-exist. And when such new areas are created, it would be nice if thought would be given to the wildlife in the area. This mentality would help people to have a greater respect for life around them. It should also translate into better relationships with other people.
Our environment, pets, and wildlife are at our mercy, for good or bad. Humanity is responsible for what happens on our planet. It’s imperative that we keep this in mind. There is more to life than the almighty dollar. We have only one planet and are accountable for its well being, and in the end, our own.

With all this in mind, can animals not yet affected by the toxic oil spill be captured and brought to inland sanctuaries where they cannot escape? Can others be transported to zoos? While I’m not crazy about that idea, it’s far better than having them perish by a creation not of their doing.

Can many volunteers from welfare recipients, unemployed, and healthy elderly help save such wildlife? Can areas be blocked off to prevent oil contamination? Again, I confess to ignorance of such matters. I do know that thinking out of the box can result in wonders being accomplished.

Solar and wind energy are clean energy. Yes, we do need oil. The other energy alternatives will probably have a hard time making it to the mainstream, as oil companies have money, power, and politicians in their pockets. Everyone knows it. What good are such things in a dead environment? Doing the right thing leads to many winning situations. Change the way things are done for the benefit of all. Look at the Gulf of Mexico and the Amazon Forest.
fax2

Atlantic, VA

#6 Jun 6, 2010
Until your man wakes up and does his job as a
leader, we will continue look like fools and
our people will continue to suffer and lose their
way of life. I THINK THE DEMS are now finding
out their BIG Hero has feet of clay and really is
a failure at everything. The worse JOKE I've seen
in all my years, yet some can't not see beyond
thier IQ of 32. HE is not up to the task or
any job for that matter.
Obama

Wake Forest, NC

#7 Jun 6, 2010
fax2 wrote:
Until your man wakes up and does his job as a
leader, we will continue look like fools and
our people will continue to suffer and lose their
way of life. I THINK THE DEMS are now finding
out their BIG Hero has feet of clay and really is
a failure at everything. The worse JOKE I've seen
in all my years, yet some can't not see beyond
thier IQ of 32. HE is not up to the task or
any job for that matter.
Ize ah resembling dat remark.

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