We humans do not own this Earth, but we sure act as if we do! We were put here to share & co-exist with all of the beautiful creatures, not destroy their environment to suit our needs. After all, aren't we the one's with the brains & reasoning power?
Yes but unfortunately for some, the dollar clouds that reasoning power to the point where it fails to function properly.
Apparently the brains & reasoning power is in short supply. While I haven't been following all the details of this oil "spill"...(more like a gusher), it seems once again that plundering the earth's resources has taken precedence over the safety of people, plants and wildlife. You can't undo the damage that's been done. All the money in the world isn't going to bring those creatures back. I hate to be a pessimist, but it likely won't be the last time something like this happens.
Its pretty simple, humans love to be comfortable, we at one time lived a very primitive lifestyle. We called it the "Middle ages" all the little critters lived in their natural state and were very happy, we on the other hand lived a very disgusting existence. Somehow I doubt you ladies would want to live that way again!
Buckie - You frame the argument like there are only 2 choices. 1) Burn fosssil fuels and contribute to global warming and pollution OR 2) Return to the 'Middle Ages". Actually there are a variety of other options that will allow a good standard of living without enriching the oil companies who are bent on selling every gallon o oil even if it ruins the planet.
Yes, you are right about that, but what about cultivating the other types of energy & cutting down on our use of it. I personally have cut way down on electricity & way, way down on gas & drive a very small vehicle.
Unfortunately, we are not part of the food chain like the other creatures on earth. Except after we die, perhaps. Mankind has overpopulated this little planet and we've always used the "creatures" for food and clothing.
The oil spill will do major damage which need not have happened if we had already changed over from fossil fuels. But the powers that be will not let go of this traditional source of power until it is uneconomical to do so!
I take it you eat veggies, from a cool market with all the variety you need to stay healthy, and wear straw shoes as you don't travel many miles a day on your feet? And ride a bicycle? Or perhaps you are rich enough to drive one of those new-fangled cars? Awesome! Too bad the rest of the world is not as fortunate. As well, you must be agreeable to legislating 1 baby for each family for every race or religion in this country and around the world - gotta solve that population problem.
But, of course, Freddie Mac needs another $10 Billion dollars, and Freddie's needs have proven much more important than just about anything through every Democratic administration or Congress, so we just can't put much money toward fresh veggies for all, cow zoos, hybrid cars, and population control; much less close attention and intellect and science and money instantly put to use to understand and contain an oil spill that will forever change the landscape and change lives forever, including mine.
Nope, Randy is a big meat eater. In fact, he raises cattle. They're free-range cattle, however. He also grows row crops. I just didn't want you to picture him as some quiche-eating city boy who thinks steak comes in those neat little packages in a gourmet market!
Thanks for pointing that out, I jumped when I should have sat still, something pulled my vegan trigger and I went blind. I'm gonna blame it on DougHughes making me irritable, and definitely make sure it never happens again.
Our purpose is still subject to question.
And the belief that everything that goes wrong in nature can just be paid for by some corporation or government is laughable. But the media seems to support this preposterous idea.
When you kill the environment money won't bring it back to life. And once again all the government regulation and safegaurds that are supposedly in place failed to work.
The Government can't prevent an oil spill... but they can tax away global warming. Sheese.
it just makes me sad for all the sea creatures and beaches
The Gulf oil spill is likely before it's over to be a major ecological tragedy inflicting greater damage than hurricane Katrina.
Cut costs to make more profit...when do we ever learn?
Heard today that they will be criminally charged.
And when they do, I hope they don't forget Cheney and his energy clique who put their oil-loving friends on the MMS.
That will be but one of the crimes Chinless is involved in.
Hi all I have tried to keep up to date on all this with a few hubs - just posted one on the oil dispersing chemicals for those interested - have one on wildlife, oysters and fishing also. Thanks.
I have been involved with the undersea oil business - I never understood why simple safeguards against spills were not put in place - you would think there would have been a plug or tap of some kind at the well head wouldn't you - not hard to think of - I bet all the people involved have a water tap where the water comes into their houses in case of emergency!
by KFlippin 10 years ago
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by tobey100 10 years ago
The Gulf oil spill is bad. For that matter any oil spill is bad. I am not a rabid environmentalist but I do believe we need to protect the wildlife we have left as well as our beaches and wetlands. To a point. Let's not get carried away. Chris Matthews actually called...
by Research Analyst 10 years ago
How will the price of seafood be affected by the gulf oil spill?
by Don W 10 years ago
Would a free market have prevented this from happening?I'm guessing the libertarian argument would be that the failings of state regulation was a contributing factor. Those failings stemming from the fact that the regulators were in bed (figuratively and literally) with those regulated. Whereas...
by James L 10 years ago
Is anyone else seriously worried about the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico?I've been staying on top of all the news reports and findings as well as researching the effects of previous oil spills and it seem the more I learn the more unsettling this whole situation becomes.
by theirishobserver. 10 years ago
Good afternoon,Today I am travelling to Louisiana with President Obama to review the efforts currently underway to respond to the massive oil spill and to lend support to the region. The Administration's efforts have been relentless from Day 1, and I know the President is eager to return to the...
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