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What Happens When BP Spills Coffee? (Video)

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What Happens When BP Spills Coffee? (Video)


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Re: What Happens When BP Spills Coffee? (Video)

Post by Don » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:34 am

Ed-
Probably not far off the mark!
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Re: What Happens When BP Spills Coffee? (Video)

Post by James Parton » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:11 am

Mentioning BP and the oil spill, has anyone visited the gulf lately to see how bad it actually is? Larry Tucei?

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Post by Larry Tucei » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:07 am

James, Ents, Its bad! Friends of mine are flying over it and some are helping with the cleanup. Our Ms., coastline has been spared the oil for now but Louisana Marshes are really taking a beating. Oil is mostly confined north and east from the area where the rig blew up. The spill is now about the size of the state of Vermont! Alabama's coastline is starting to receive large oil clumps with some getting into Perdido Bay. Nortwest Florida is also starting to receive small clumps on its beaches. Oil booms are in place in each State protecting Bays, Rivers, Inlets, etc., and they help but do not prevent some oil from getting through. The current in the Gulf is sending the spill east and west from the spot where the rig was and its predicted to go along the western edge of Florida. Eventually around to the east side with the help of the Gulf Stream. The Marine life, Wildlife and Seafood industry will suffer the most with a domino effect on, tourism, buisness, loss of sales taxes, etc. Its predicted by scientists that we will feel the effects of this disaster for decades! Our Federal Govt., has been slow to respond as usuall. It seems no plan of action was put in effect for something like this. The Oil companies have been drilling in our Gulf for over 40 years with that much experience you would think that this type of situation would not happen. If the oil stopped flowing today we still would have 53 days of oil coming onshore! So the longer it takes to shut it off the oil flow the worse it becomes. Everyone is wondering what our Gulf Coast will be like after this if all over!!! I'll keep you posted. Larry

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Re: What Happens When BP Spills Coffee? (Video)

Post by James Parton » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:27 am

Larry,

We have been following it closely since we are planning a trip to Panama City in just over a couple of weeks from now. So far Panama City Beaches are clear of oil but it gets closer day by day. We have our fingers crossed that it waits after we go to hit Panama City Fl.

The whole gulf situation is sad. An environmental disaster that will dwarf the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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Re: What Happens When BP Spills Coffee? (Video)

Post by dbhguru » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:57 am

Ed, Larry, James, et al,

The video was pretty funny, but the real event is a tragedy of epic proportions. It is mind-boggling. What makes me the saddest is the impact on small businesses, the fishermen, the small motel owners, etc. It is so, so tragic, and so, so predictable.

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Re: What Happens When BP Spills Coffee? (Video)

Post by Marcboston » Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:13 pm

I concur with Bob, it is mind-boggling how big of a disaster this whole thing is. If anything, like what occured with Katrina it exposes how limited the power our goverment has to react or tackle such events. What an ugly mess.

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Re: What Happens When BP Spills Coffee? (Video)

Post by Don » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:01 am

What's worse than a BP oil spill? A BP oil spill followed shortly after by another Katrina...
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Re: What Happens When BP Spills Coffee? (Video)

Post by Kapn.K » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:17 am

Don wrote:What's worse than a BP oil spill? A BP oil spill followed shortly after by another Katrina...
As a Florida native, that subject comes up frequently at work, the airwaves, etc. We don't even need a Katrina. The first gulf hurricane will be disastrous in it's efficiency.
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Re: What Happens When BP Spills Coffee? (Video)

Post by Don » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:36 pm

Steve-
Great foreboding...I've a friend who's just been sent to Florida as a division supervisor...he'll be taking charge of a section of beach with workers tasked with gathering oil spill wildlife victims (seabirds, mammals, etc.)...it's going to be heartbreaking.
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