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  1. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    <!– Insert Fact check on Moratorium here –>

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 6 years ago

    Harley, forget your rant against people you dislike for a change and look at a few pictures, okay? These are of Pensacola Beach, which got off lightly - so far. And then maybe, maybe you can comment about whether this is “overhyped” or not.

  3. cfimeiatpap

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  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    The REAL PROBLEM IS NOT THE BLOODY BEACHES!!! It is what’s going on out in the water! Tourism is the least important impact of this event. The “moratorium’ should be tied to the reviews needed, along with stricter enforcement of EXISTING leases and drill permits already issued. There’s good cause to rescind a large number of those over 1,000 drill permits at depths over 3,000 feet of water.

    We do NOT eat beaches! Bluefin tuna may find this spill to be the final straw toward extinction, and these morons are worried about selling beer and t-shirts. Already endangered turtle species are at extreme risk, and a few hotels worry they may sell fewer condoms in their restroom machines serving “visitors”.

    Sorry, just trying to bring the concern toward the “zipper effect” that really does get press attention.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 6 years ago

    trout’s right, Just what we need, more “dead zone” in the world’s oceans.

  6. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    It’s one of tose things I’ve never personnally seen, but I’m sure exists.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 6 years ago

    My point is that Pensacola is at the fringes of the spill, which, lest we forget, is STILL GOING ON, and the “leak” is WORSE THAN EVER! So, yeah, we still have to worry about the sea life in the Gulf, as trout points out. When the gusher is still going on, there is no prediction that is hyped, because if it keeps going, it will lay oil throughout the entire Gulf of Mexico.
    If the oil is bad enough that a beach hundreds of miles away has a layer of oil and it is dangerous to even be near for humans, then what about all the life between the well and there?

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 6 years ago

    And harley, I am not going to believe one d@mn thing written by a PR flack for the Florida government. When did you start accepting government statements blindly? Oh, since it agreed with your preconceptions?

  9. mangoman99

    mangoman99 said, over 6 years ago

    motive…save your breath, your thoughts, your gray matter, your very energy.

    harley and folk truly believe this is no big deal.

    Even when repeatedly proven wrong, on they bleat.

    Mind boggling.

  10. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago


    • I remember that, I also remember reading about how that judge had investments in TransOcean and Halliburton. Oops?

    • Take your pick.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 6 years ago

    Motive, I start this off by saying the oil spill in the gulf ‘s a disaster that will effect sea life for generations to come. It is not to be down played.

    Now I live in florida near the gulf coast. At this time, I can charter any boat I want and catch fish. I can run my boat out into the bay and catch crabs or shrimp. The flats still give some of the finest fishing in the world.

    Why do I have my choice of charters? Because the media has blow the spill out of proportion and the people that would normally be here at this time on the beach, fishing, enjoying a fine vacation in florida are not coming down.

    So in addition to all the people directly effected by the oil spill, there are thousands of other businesses that will fail because of the media and it’s affinity for sensationalism.

  12. mangoman99

    mangoman99 said, over 6 years ago

    harley/bruce I agree the media is a monster, feeding off sensationalism. That being said, I hope we all agree that a free and unfettered media is a VERY important tool in our Republic’s toolbox.

    Additionally, we would do well to include under-reporting as well as over-reporting in our scrutiny of this (yes) catastrophe.

    So–how bad is it? To me it is like second hand smoke–not a problem till it floats your way.

    Our big blue marble has proven her resilience for quite some time (also a “heated” argument)…yet in my opinion, Mother Nature’s blanket is looking right threadbare as of late.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Bruce, the press thing is also quite true. A nation of shleeple, sold on the sensational. A kid disappears, and if he fits the right “model” it becomes national news– the hundreds a day that show up missing every day who do NOT “play with the press”, get NO attention. 30,000 killed by guns every year and only about 4 get press. 43,000 PLUS killed by cars, half by drunk drivers- and it hardly plays, unless the story gets a high “sales”score.

    Tragedies like the Gulf spill are also not rare, human or “natural” in nature, but short attention span theater misses the boat on most.

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