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kiranio
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Since the BP Oil Spill, has there been any harmful results to the sea life, ecosystem, and or professional and amateur fisherman due to the oil spill?

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Topic starter Posted : May 23, 2010 7:49 am
Linda J
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The USVI is a considerable distance from this accident. Plus the winds and the currents move in the opposite direction (I think).

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Posted : May 23, 2010 12:15 pm
STXBob
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Anything that gets out of the Gulf Of Mexico should follow the currents north up the east coast of the US.

http://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu/atlantic/loop-current.html

http://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu/atlantic/gulf-stream.html

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Posted : May 23, 2010 1:59 pm
Exit Zero
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any harmful results to the sea life, ecosystem, and or professional and amateur fisherman due to the oil spill?

Yes many harmful results!!!!!! -not here in the VI as we are over 1000 NM away and upwind and up current but BP has turned a lot of the Gulf into the new 'Dead Sea'.

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Posted : May 24, 2010 4:35 am
Bombi
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I haven't heard Palin say,"drill, baby drill" in a while.

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Posted : May 24, 2010 11:55 am
GoodToGo
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She doesn't have to, the Chinese will do it for us. China has been making big drilling investments and plopping platforms down in our backyard. There's nothing we can do about it since it's not in territorial waters except competitively drill against them to keep them from taking the oil right off our back door. Just wait until a Chinese rig pollutes the Gulf - good luck collecting! At least BP is making a show of trying to take responsibility.

I haven't heard Palin say,"drill, baby drill" in a while.

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Posted : May 24, 2010 4:47 pm
Cory
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Yet another reason to be using the sun and wind for our power needs. LEAC increase soon come...

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Posted : May 25, 2010 1:42 am
kiranio
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any harmful results to the sea life, ecosystem, and or professional and amateur fisherman due to the oil spill?

Yes many harmful results!!!!!! -not here in the VI as we are over 1000 NM away and upwind and up current but BP has turned a lot of the Gulf into the new 'Dead Sea'.

Sorry, I meant to say has there been any harmful results to the Virgin Island and Puerto Rico area.

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Topic starter Posted : May 25, 2010 2:52 am
billd
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Just think that if we spent all the time and energy on this and applied it to solar and wind how much more positive things would be. Now its the time to draw a line in the sand by our president. Time to put our energy really into to solar and wind. There are very few companies that have benefited from the great $ give away package passed last year. Put the money into the households, really stimulate them by putting the cost at almost free and drive out the oil companies. Get natural gas to replace oil and get coal to replace our oil and then exit out of the coal business.

It is time to do something not just talk. Now is the time for the president to come into the light, lit by solar power.
billd.

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Posted : May 25, 2010 11:21 am
terry
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Wind and solar can't be used to power your cars and trucks (except a few electric), they can't be used to make the plastic that made the computer you are using, They can't be used to make the insulation on the wire that transmits the electricity that the wind and solar would provide, plus thousands of other uses for oil.
In the USVI they could be used in conjunction with WAPA to lessen the use of oil.
However wind and solar do have their detractors as well.
In California, they have several large areas where they use the windmills to generate power. The environmentalists are up in arms because some birds are not smart enough to fly around or over them and get killed. They want them removed. These are the same type of people who want to remove Glen Canyon Dam and do away with Lake Powell, that supplies much of the power in the Southwest.
You want a safer cleaner fuel? Look into the NEW technology of Atomic power. The USVI could be powered by small, compact, and safe units like the subs or aircraft carriers use. The new technology uses the fuel rods to the point that they are "almost" completely safe. The spent fuel rods can be buried under concrete and emit no more radiation than a person will get in an X-ray.

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Posted : May 25, 2010 2:18 pm
IslandHops
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To get a good idea as to the scope of this disaster, the following link compares the size of the spill to our own islands...

http://paulrademacher.com/oilspill/#christiansted

🙁

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Posted : May 26, 2010 12:43 pm
stiphy
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The damage here will come in the form of increased prices for everything as oil prices rise due to less supply making our LEAC go up.

Sean

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Posted : May 27, 2010 1:13 pm
Native Son
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terry says:
"You want a safer cleaner fuel? Look into the NEW technology of Atomic power. The USVI could be powered by small, compact, and safe units like the subs or aircraft carriers use. The new technology uses the fuel rods to the point that they are "almost" completely safe. The spent fuel rods can be buried under concrete and emit no more radiation than a person will get in an X-ray."

Oh...My...God...you're kidding, right?

“After the explosion at Reactor 4 the people of Pripyat flocked on the railway bridge just outside the city to get a good view of the reactor and see what had happened.

Initially, everyone was told that radiation level was minimal and that they were safe. Little did they know that much of the radiation had been blown onto this bridge in a huge spike.”

They saw a beautiful rainbow coloured flames of the burning graphite nuclear core, whose flames were higher than the smoke stack itself. All of them are dead now – they were exposed to levels of over 500 roentgens, which is a fatal dose.

Please visit
http://villageofjoy.com/chernobyl-today-a-creepy-story-told-in-pictures/
and...

http://www.kiddofspeed.com/

also

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/04/0425_060425_chernobyl.html

BTW, I believe that this planet is a living entity, and oil is its blood. What happens when you pump all of the blood out of a living entity? Fortunately, none of us presently alive will be around to find out...if we're lucky.

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Posted : May 27, 2010 1:39 pm
terry
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That was Many many many years ago with what is now obsolete technology.

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Posted : May 27, 2010 1:55 pm
Native Son
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That was Many many many years ago with what is now obsolete technology.

😮 ...and these nuclear power plants would come under the jurisdiction of WAPA, right?

:D... and we would encase the spent fuel rods in cement, and bury them on Mafolie Hill or in Shoys hehehehe

BTW, many years ago in human terms is meaningless to substances that have a half-life of 12,000 years.

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Posted : May 27, 2010 3:18 pm
Native Son
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...and the BP disaster was engineered with thoroughly modern technology, and healthy bribes...sorry, contributions, to Congress so that costly safeguards could be bypassed.

Drill, baby, Drill...

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Posted : May 27, 2010 3:21 pm
terry
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I think you are right, we should all sit in the dark and starve. No technology what so ever.
Yes if WAPA was in charge that is a concern. That should change, they should be responsible.

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Posted : May 27, 2010 3:39 pm
STXBob
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I re-designed BP's logo:

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Posted : May 28, 2010 12:59 pm
terry
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(tu)

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Posted : May 28, 2010 1:18 pm
Native Son
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I think you are right, we should all sit in the dark and starve. No technology what so ever.
Yes if WAPA was in charge that is a concern. That should change, they should be responsible.

No, not "sit in the dark and starve"...Ay Ay used to be called the "breadbasket of the Caribbean" ...

In my most humble opinion, the further the human race gets away from a lifestyle based on responsible agriculture, the closer we get to oblivion. When you really stop to think about it, you can meet all ofyour basic needs without one kilowatt of electricity. Mother Nature expects that we sleep at night when it is dark, not stay awake raiding the refrigerator and watching reruns of American Idol. We as humans have chosen an unnatural, fossil-fuel dependent lifestyle and there is no turning back.

At the end, whoever is left will be making faces like this 😮 😮

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Posted : May 28, 2010 3:12 pm
terry
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Are you going dark at night? Doing away with your TV? Walking instead of driving a car?
Not many people are. Should they ???
I don't use A/C when I'm on island, but I watch tv. In Az I use swamp coolers until it it unbearable then have to switch to A/C.

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Posted : May 28, 2010 3:35 pm
Native Son
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Are you going dark at night? Doing away with your TV? Walking instead of driving a car?
Not many people are. Should they ???
I don't use A/C when I'm on island, but I watch tv. In Az I use swamp coolers until it it unbearable then have to switch to A/C.

Yes, Terry (nice having this exchange with you, BTW...I have the utmost respect for you and your views :-)).

I don't own a TV, and IMHO nobody should. I walk and ride my Trek when I can, but these days there is so much traffic it makes it very difficult.

My humble view is that our present system is unsustainable, and if we continue down our current path it will end in our extinction as a species . We are supposed to protect this planet, not ravish and plunder it in the name of greedy, rapacious capitalism which is the root cause of every problem that is discussed on this forum...from crime to oil spills.

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Posted : May 29, 2010 12:09 pm
terry
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Native Son,
I tip my hat to you. It sounds like you live up to the lifestyle that you preach. Good for you.

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Posted : May 29, 2010 1:17 pm
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