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Them old BP Blues

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Them old BP Blues

Postby alan » Sun May 02, 2010 6:06 am

Big old oil spill,
Please don't you come my way...
Yes I said please big old oil spill, won't you go far away
Cause if you come here I'm sure it's gonna be a hell to pay...
Oh yes, big old oil spill, please don't come my way

Your oil's floatin"
I see it all the way
Oh, yes, Your oil is really floatin'
Across Apalachicola bay.
Please don't come here big old oil spill...
But if you do there will be a hungry hell to pay.

(I'm here on the Florida gulf coast. Excuse my bad songwriting. It's late).

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby Annapurna » Sun May 02, 2010 10:15 am

I really feel for you guys.

It's a big topic also here in Europe, news covers it nearly hourly.

The damage to the environment, loss of so many animal lives, damage to the flora is immense, so many jobs threatened, -this is really a sad and ugly thing to watch.

Let's hope the hole can be closed soon...

I've been in Florida, btw. In Pensacola.
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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby Ben » Sun May 02, 2010 2:26 pm

I'm sure Flipper will save the day!
Go Flipper, plug that leaking oil well!
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby tiltbillings » Sun May 02, 2010 2:35 pm

Alas, he did not make it
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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby Annapurna » Sun May 02, 2010 5:54 pm

:weep:
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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon May 03, 2010 12:00 am

:jumping:

That was grim tilt!
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Them old BP Blues

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby alan » Mon May 03, 2010 3:53 am

Looks like the marshes are going to die; Miss. and La. will be devastated. Pristine white powder sands of the Fl. panhandle (the best beaches I've ever seen) are up next. But the real horror is the thought--we are trying not to think about it--Ok, the immanent possibility--that the oil keeps gushing, and gets into the gulf stream. That would have it befoul all the west coast beaches: a disaster. Oh But wait there might be more: if it goes around the tip of Florida and heads up the east coast, well, that would be an epic catastrophe.
Sell you stocks in BP.

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby Ben » Mon May 03, 2010 4:54 am

Yes, we've been hearing about it. Its a freakin' disaster.
I can imagine the share prices of all petroleum producing companies getting hammered over catastrophe-risk insurance premiums sky-rocketing as a result of BP's explosion in the Gulf. And I wouldn't be surprised if petrol (gas) prices spike.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby alan » Tue May 04, 2010 2:05 am

Here is an interesting article I saw this morning:

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Re: Them old BP Blues

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Re: Them old BP Blues

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby Ben » Tue May 04, 2010 4:16 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby Kim OHara » Wed May 05, 2010 11:53 pm

Wildlife before the spill ...


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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Thu May 06, 2010 12:51 am

A bit off topic, but did you all know one of the original Flippers (Kathy) committed suicide in captivity and her keeper/trainer, Rick O'Barry, overcome by remorse, has dedicated his life to combating the practice of keeping dolphins in captivity. I loved that show as a kid. :cry:

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby Kim OHara » Sat May 08, 2010 11:11 pm

Neat interactive map - see how the slick has been spreading:


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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby alan » Sun May 09, 2010 12:21 am

Update: more bad news.

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby Annapurna » Sat May 15, 2010 9:50 am

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