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I wonder when the tourism will recover in the Gulf beaches?
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On NBC news last night they had a reporter on a rocky beach near the site of the Exxon Valdez spill. It looked OK, but he could dig up some rocks and see and feel an oil sheen. They smelled like roofing tar. That's 21 years after the spill.

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Wait a minute. Alaska is one of us? I guess I was just hoping something had changed after that Sarah Palin disaster.
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By the way, your state is high on my bucket list. I'd have already gone but just can't see doing it justice in less than a 6-8 week visit and that will have to wait for ER.
Yeah, I know what you mean, I want to put one of those "She doesn't speak for ME" bumper stickers on my little rice rocket but I'd probably get rammed by an SUV.
I hope you do take the time to come visit and stay awhile. There are still a few places left up here not yet oiled or being shot at from helicopters.
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The live video feed can be fascinating, but it needs expert commentary. Someone to say "Right now we're looking straight down at the top of the blowout preventer, and the saw blade..."
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Yeah, I know what you mean, I want to put one of those "She doesn't speak for ME" bumper stickers on my little rice rocket but I'd probably get rammed by an SUV.
I hope you do take the time to come visit and stay awhile. There are still a few places left up here not yet oiled or being shot at from helicopters.
I knew she was trouble when I found out she doesn't like cats. Actually, she's afraid of them. This factoid didn't excape my many friends in the local rescue community. We pay attention to this kinda stuff.
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This guy isn't the most dynamic speaker, but he is way more credible than either the CEO or the US director.
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I knew she was trouble when I found out she doesn't like cats. Actually, she's afraid of them. This factoid didn't excape my many friends in the local rescue community. We pay attention to this kinda stuff.
And how does that reflect on her character? I don't like cats, but am not afraid of them, is that also a sin?
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The sliding is due to the oil everywhere... It makes for a slippery slope.
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Or who's a cat hater lover?
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Not wanting to inject too much politics into this, but I fear this is another 'Don't let a crisis go to waste!'

Having been through several hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters, and seeing the press over report the damage, I think this oil spill is being taken advantage of by both parties! One is using it to smear the current administration and the other is using it to further it's liberal agenda.

I am not saying that there is not any damage being done, but several days ago, the press made a big deal about one of the environmental agencies having two birds turned into them. They spend almost two min. on this earth shattering news.
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Tell me about it, when I heard the news, I went straight for the Twinkies.

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Nope, just a horrible speller! But, Twinkies do sound good.
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What really will happen with the oil geyser.
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Nope. Not at all. You just haven't met the right cat yet
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I can't believe that BP CEO Tony Hayward made a comment the other day about wanting his life back. What a twat-waffle !

As far as the leak I think everyone is doing their very best to get this beast tamed, the clean up will be on-going for years, I'm afraid.
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I can't believe that BP CEO Tony Hayward made a comment the other day about wanting his life back. What a twat-waffle !

As far as the leak I think everyone is doing their very best to get this beast tamed, the clean up will be on-going for years, I'm afraid.
Pretty impressive, isn't he? I first thought of all those people on the coast whose lives will be changed, some directly, some indirectly, some temporarily, some permanently; then I thought of the 11 that went down with the rig.

Once worked in an organization that used the term "slippery" for this type of person. It was a sales organization, so they always said things of this nature about customers in much nicer tones than they actually meant.
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