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  1. #11
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    where were you guys surfing that the water tasted bad...I was in OC MD and didn't notice anything too out of the ordinary.....though the oil spill (or rather BP's ****ing Disaster, oil spill is too tame really for this **** fest) seemed to dominate the line up conversation.

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    Lets not forget another important thing and that is the dispersant they are using for the oil.The government is telling them to stop using it and bp continues to use this chemical.On goodmorning America the question was asked to the guy that makes it,would you swim in this chemical?He would not answer the question.

  3. #13
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    yeah it's utterly disgusting: http://www.propublica.org/ion/blog/i...s-Banned-in-UK

    We really need to take a stand...maybe we as surfers could organize a nation wide paddle out in support of the gulf. I can't stand feeling so helpless in this, the ocean is such an important part of my life and I'm sure others feel the same...

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    Thats a good point. This disaster has not received the news coverage it deserves. I've heard 24/7 what that stupid B*%#$ Lindsay Lohan is doing but very little about the spill. People should demand more from the government run news media. We need to produce our own oil but if the oil companies can't stop a spill like this one they need to stop offshore drilling. I like affordable gas as much as everyone else but not at the espense of our oceans eco system. Hopefully the spill will be stoped soon and we can update our offshore fail safes. Take some of the BILLIONS in profit and upgrade equipment. I am disgused at the greed of the oil companies.

  5. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ SPONGIN View Post
    Yeah it was really nasty looking, and it tasted really bad also.
    Are you serious...Unless you are surfing in the Gulf of Mexico you're not tasting oil. Its probably just your hair gel from your jersey blow out. The oil isn't anywhere close to the east coast at this time. It's unlikely it will make it up towards jersey at all with the currents.

    Dont get me wrong, this is the worst corporate caused disaster too date. It's estimated to be as much as 8 times as much oil as the exxon valdez. It will effect seafood prices for years to come. It has been going on for way to long (since April 20th.)

    Below is a link to educate yourself on the situation before we start hearing about how you surfed oil slicks on your vacation to Hawaii. Something needs to be done but make sure you know wtf you're talking about before you post it for all to read.

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...l-tracker.html

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    here's the map of where the oil is
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  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Recycled Surfer View Post
    Thats a good point. This disaster has not received the news coverage it deserves. I've heard 24/7 what that stupid B*%#$ Lindsay Lohan is doing but very little about the spill. People should demand more from the government run news media. We need to produce our own oil but if the oil companies can't stop a spill like this one they need to stop offshore drilling. I like affordable gas as much as everyone else but not at the espense of our oceans eco system. Hopefully the spill will be stoped soon and we can update our offshore fail safes. Take some of the BILLIONS in profit and upgrade equipment. I am disgused at the greed of the oil companies.
    Entertainment Tonight is NOT the news. Tune in to some of the mainstream media outlets - the oil spill has been all over the news.

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    I'm not talking Entertainment Tonight. Until last night where a cable channel had extended coverage the reporting has been sporadic. Bits and pieces here and there but little through coverage. All I'm saying is for the severity of this disaster I think it was treated like a side note.

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    It is a side note for now because it's current impact on people is minimal. Most people could care less if a few dolphins or a bunch of shrimp die.

    In the grand scheme of things going on today like the insane federal deficit, possible major war with North Korea, etc, the spill is not a big issue for most people.

  10. #20

    Angry beat

    that cam is nasty

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