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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago

    Still oil under the pebbles on the beaches from the Exxon Valdez, how many years ago?
    The stuff lingers, some truism about oil and water don’t mix?

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The BP Grill has a special on uncooked blackened shrimp.

  3. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser said, almost 4 years ago

    “More oil seeps into the gulf naturally than a hundred oil spills.”
    Assuming you’re correct (I’d need some sort of citation before believing you), what’s your point?

  4. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago


    Don’t bother, don’t take the bait, just a troll.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago


    “More oil seeps into the gulf naturally than a hundred oil spills.”

    Oil does seep into the Gulf of Mexico, but not nearly in the quantity that Ima suggests.

  6. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, almost 4 years ago

    Truth: no one knows how much oil leaks into the oceans. All we know is. .. It does. Nature has a way of dealing with it. Volcanoes create far more greenhouse gases than man ever has or will….. Nature has a way of dealing with it. No ecosystem is pristine or unchanged, nature is in constant change, local and global.
    Man as the right to live and prosper. Capitalist nations have the resources to not make messes in the first place and to clean up messes when things go wrong. Socialist nations do neither, the resources don’ t exist.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 4 years ago

    @ima, @narrowminded, it constantly amazes me how you are willing to defend ADMITTED liars and crooks. Between 2007-2010 BP had 97 percent of all flagrant violations found in the refining industry by government safety inspectors.
    Because natural leakages exist, this does not justify preventable oil spills. Furthermore, contrary to what you seem to believe, there is clear and evident damage from oil spills. Alaskan sea life by the shore has NEVER come back to what it was before the Valdez spilled.
    And I have family in the Florida Panhandle. It has some of the most beautiful sand in the world — white “flour sand.” But if you dig down anywhere now, you will find a layer of oil. This is not a natural leakage, this is a direct product of the BP spill.
    Quit defending criminals. Oh, and @narrowminded, your “socialist vs. capitalist” comparison is simply irrelevant if not badly mistaken. The oil industry received major exemptions from taxes from OUR government — meaning corporate welfare or socialism — and safety devices required by other nations were nixed by VP Dick Cheney. The safest oil company in the world is, in fact, half government-owned by the Scandinavians (eek! successful socialism!), and they require safety devices because they are representing ALL the people.

  8. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 4 years ago


    In Santa Barbara California, your can’t walk on the beach without bringing along some tar remover. That’s the legacy of an oil spill dating back to the 1960s

  9. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago


    Thank you for both the reasonable and moderate post. I am sure that the ultra conservative trolls will shortly try to thrash you for it. Like cockroaches they seem to be multiplying on this particular comment board. Perhaps the authorities that run this board will eventually have to do what Fox NEWS did (one of the few times I have agreed with fox) and shut this comment section down, just as Fox did theirs. It is indeed a pity that this would punish the few moderate liberals and yes, some few moderate conservatives also, along with the extremists!!

  10. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 4 years ago


    REAL truth….the only proof you offered for any of those things was, ‘because I said so.’

  11. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 4 years ago

    LOL! You’re in Middle School, aren’t you?

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago


    The following dispute your assertion:

    Do you know… The Tar on the Santa Barbara Beaches is from Natural Oil Seeps in the Channel. To the dismay of local beach-goers, sticky globules of tar lap up …

    Mar 7, 2012 … Oil seeping from the ocean floor off Santa Barbara is taking a toll on seabirds that … along the Southern California coastline coated in crude oil and tar. … die offshore or, in an act of desperation, plant themselves on the beach.

    Mar 13, 2012 … Tar and oil residues are common on California beaches, especially in … Santa Barbara County Natural Seep Inventory Project (2002-2004) …
    East Beach – Santa Barbara County Natural Seep Inventory Project (2002-2004) …

    Re-worked tar on beach at Rozel Point, Utah. The black … The world’s largest natural oil seepage is Coal Oil Point in the Santa Barbara Channel, California.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    If you look at google earth at the shorelines of oil producing nations where there is little or no regulation you’ll see oil sheens on the surface of the waters extending far beyond ‘territorial waters’. It is sad to see the number of people willing to defend practices that reduce the number of fish that are safe to eat; the quality of sanctuaries where birds and fingerlings breed and grow; and shorelines where human live, play, and go for vacation.
    It is even more perplexing to hear people claim that over regulation is a bigger threat to our nation and the future of our environment in the face of the practices of these corporations who place short term profits over long term job security and safety.
    My compliments to the many good messages preceding this and would only suggest the lesson I have recently learned to the many good thinkers here.
    Don’t reply to lies, insults, or attacks on the messenger. It’s the message that is important. Mr. Pett’s message is very good and brings to mind what Richard Pryor said, “Are you going to believe me, or your lying eyes?”

  14. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser said, almost 4 years ago

    My questions were directed at you, because they’re the ones you haven’t bothered to ask yourself. Critical thinking is a resource available to you if you’re able and willing to use it.

  15. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser said, almost 4 years ago

    There’s enough mind there to put out spurious facts, that’s enough to mislead people who might follow blindly. I don’t pretend that Ima is going to be rational, or a good citizen, but I have to take a stab at bringing false notions to people’s attention, however infrequently I do it. To stand by silently is to surrender the facts, the debate and ‘the internet’.

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