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Thread: BP Oil Spill: Pensacola Beach, Perdido Bay

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    Its a shame because the Florida coast is so nice, and it will be sad to get it ruined. Yet of course all of Bp's money will pay to have most of it cleaned up. Sadly loads of dolphins and all sorts of fish have been affected by this.

    Im surprised that people still buy from them, but you americans are lucky. In England it would cost me $200 to fill up my car. It only cost me $40 to do it there.

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    I would say "lucky" is a relative term. Why don't you tell that to my uncle's brother who hasn't been able to make a living since this whole thing started.

    He said that if this changes the location of the Tuna's food supply like the slave trade altered the shark migration patter even to this day, fishing in the gulf will never be what it was, ever.


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    It must be terrible for fisherman to make a living right now.

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    Here's an interesting site. It keeps daily statistics of the 'reported' deaths. Actual numbers are much higher I'm sure. http://dailydeadbirds.com/

    It however does not include the human lives that were lost in the explosion or those who were made ill due to the chemicals used afterwards. Nor does it count the dead fish that have already come to short, those have have not yet come to short, or those that may never turn up.

    The "Oiled but Alive" numbers are also misleading because most of the rescued animals still die after being cleaned due to stress and from ingesting the oil. The "Cleaned and Released" count is more telling of how bad this is.

    I wish current footage and photos were still being shown on the news. I get the feeling that most Americans think the issue is taken care of when it is worse than ever. Media censorship stinks, especially when it's under the influence of a foreign company telling us what footage can and can't be shown of our own waters, shorelines, and wildlife. It's even worse that our government has apparently been bought off. They're all spineless.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiana Gardener View Post
    The other day in town cars were still going to and doing business as normal at the BP station. I wanted to stop by and scream at the top of my lungs, "WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE THINKING!" Why are Americans still buying anything from BP!? There should be a total boycott of anything from BP. I absolutely refuse to spend one red cent there as long as this remains in my memory! Me alone not putting my money there means nothing to them, but at least I know I'm not directly contributing to their sad excuse of a corporation.

    If I or anyone else went to a BP station and poured one single quart of oil on the ground, we'd be arrested and fined. I ask no less of the idiots at the head of BP, except that they should be charged and sentenced by the quart.


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    #1 BP got out of the private sale business some years back...
    #2 quite often these places are not selling BP gas, they often have fuel contracts with other companies.....and other stations are just as likely selling BP gas.....unless you look at an individual stations purchase contracts there is no real way to knw what they are selling....

    boycotting BP stations in no way hurts BP.....only hurts the private owner of the station that quite likely is selling fuel that does not come from BP.....

    the Gulf is in a much better position to heal than the coast of Alaska was during Exxon Valdez......much more bacteria to break down the crude in the Gulf where crude bubbles up through the sea floor naturally......the Gulf will recover....back in the 70's the Ixtoc 1 oil spill released 3.3 million barrels of oil off the Mexican coast over a 10 month period and the spill made it as far north as Texas....Mexico's shrimp industry where the spill occurred rebounded in 2 or 3 years....scientists were flat out stunned how fast microorganisms in the gulf broke down the crude....

    is the spill good? no....should better checks be in place to keep them from happening? yes.....but it aint the end of the Gulf ecosystem at all.....once they get it capped things will be back to normal inside a decade....
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    +1 rattler.

    Boycotting stations only hurts station owners which is most likely a regular person just like you who is trying to make some money. This is not the end of the world although it is a terribly tragic mishap that needs to get cleaned up quickly. Quit B.S.-ing around government and do some good for once.

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    A friend in GA told me the BP station owner who was interviewed on their local news does buy BP fuel. If it's only hurting the BP station owners and they don't get BP fuel, then they can publicly post from what other source they get their fuel if they want my business. It's that simple. If it were me, I'd be embarrassed to carry the BP name, no matter what fuel I sold. Watch BP go all Philip Morris / Altria after this to re-brand themselves.


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    that is one gas station......where im at the fuel at BP stations is likely from Connico as there are no BP refineries around......
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