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2010-06-22 06:13:00 PM  
I'm amazed that image wasn't suppressed by BP.
 
2010-06-22 06:22:54 PM  
damn, indeed. I mean, the gulf was never a pretty color, but that's the first image I've seen that really shows how farked up things have become.
 
2010-06-22 06:25:40 PM  
Damn. Damn damn damn.
 
2010-06-22 06:35:48 PM  
anyone have any 'before' pictures of the gulf?
 
2010-06-22 06:45:18 PM  
Wow.

I have been avoiding most news about this because I already know it is something I don't want to see, But man is that f*cked up.
 
2010-06-22 06:49:07 PM  
Weaver95: anyone have any 'before' pictures of the gulf?

s.ngeo.com

April 21st, NASA photo of the burning oil rig. NatGeo Satellite Pictures: Gulf Oil Spill's Evolution page.
 
2010-06-22 06:58:13 PM  
I don't see what the big deal is. I see the same thing when I have a greasy frying pan in the sink. All you need to do is add a little dish detergent and get a really good scrubby sponge and voilà! Problem solved.

/geophysical engineer, shmeophysical engineer.
 
2010-06-22 07:02:32 PM  
Oil is a naturally occurring substance that will clean itself up. Quit trying to get rich off the BP teat, you poverty-stricken libtards.
 
2010-06-22 07:05:49 PM  
i'm starting to understand why BP is eager to find ways to keep pictures like these off the evening news.
 
2010-06-22 07:11:34 PM  
Damn is right.
 
2010-06-22 07:18:02 PM  
Marley: Damn. Damn damn damn.

I see your four damns and raise you four farks.fark fark fark fark.

/yes, i'm feeling very profane today.
 
2010-06-22 07:23:26 PM  
I'd like to apologize to BP for this picture being posted on the internet.
 
2010-06-22 07:29:13 PM  
Well, f*ck the USA up the ass, because that should be enough lube....
 
2010-06-22 07:45:38 PM  
No, not damn. Fark.
 
2010-06-22 07:46:24 PM  
SilentStrider: I see your four damns and raise you four farks.fark fark fark fark.

There are four farks!
 
2010-06-22 07:58:04 PM  
We are so farked.
 
2010-06-22 08:14:35 PM  
Weaver95: i'm starting to understand why BP is eager to find ways to keep pictures like these off the evening news.

They may be, in fact I'd be surprised if they weren't, but it's futile. You can't cover something up in plain sight of the world.
 
2010-06-22 08:14:54 PM  
whats is the likelihood that oil will come up on the east coast?
 
2010-06-22 08:16:18 PM  
That look nast. Real nast

.
 
2010-06-22 08:17:43 PM  
...
 
2010-06-22 08:19:23 PM  
nekom: Weaver95: i'm starting to understand why BP is eager to find ways to keep pictures like these off the evening news.

They may be, in fact I'd be surprised if they weren't, but it's futile. You can't cover something up in plain sight of the world.


cover up? probably not. But they can lie about it, distract people from what they're seeing and pretend to care.
 
2010-06-22 08:25:39 PM  
Weaver95: cover up? probably not. But they can lie about it, distract people from what they're seeing and pretend to care.

They've been doing that since day 1. Nobody with half a brain is buying it. Which means... I guess, that quite a few people are.

But seriously, this is happening right before everyone's eyes. Any lie they sell will be called immediately by serious scientists studying it.

Only thing I wonder at this point is that if a hurricane will actually make the situation worse, or somehow better. Sounds like a double edged sword to me, one one hand breaking it up a bit sounds like a good thing, but of course on the other hand spreading it out over a larger area, even if it is diluted in the process could be worse. Not to mention you know, the hurricane, those usually don't result in a net gain.
 
2010-06-22 08:30:28 PM  
Thanks for killing the Gulf you bloody wankers.
 
2010-06-22 08:31:21 PM  
Holy Fark!!!!

And still no help from the White House....

Shouldn't all troops be recalled from overseas to hit our beaches? Instead of the Coast Guard harassing clean-up barges, shouldn't they be helping? Instead of chasing news people around, shouldn't the BP thugs be cleaning the beaches, too?
 
2010-06-22 08:48:36 PM  
Algebrat: In other news, there's a tropical wave coming into the Gulf in a couple of days.

How bad it would be if instead of being ravaged by seawater, the southern US was ravaged by seawater mixed in with oil? Would it be cleaned up at least?
 
2010-06-22 08:49:10 PM  
Are we going to have to apologize to BP for getting our gulf in their oil?
 
2010-06-22 08:49:10 PM  
Drill, baby, drill!
 
2010-06-22 08:50:19 PM  
I am not sure about the yellow/tan film about the pic.

I mean is that more sun than actual oil?

If it is not - the clouds must be raining like friggin ammonia or mycolonium!
 
2010-06-22 08:50:24 PM  
img165.imageshack.us
 
2010-06-22 08:50:24 PM  
When is the salt water going to start cleaning itself like Rush said?
 
2010-06-22 08:51:23 PM  
Clearly we all owe BP an apology for getting their oil all over our Gulf.

And we need to cut the taxes of BP's ultra-rich executives.
 
2010-06-22 08:51:41 PM  
Whenever I have an oil spill in my garage, I clean it up with kitty litter? Why don't we just dump a shiatload of kitty litter into the Gulf?
/not serious

Would love to make the top 4-5 tiers of BP officals eat a big bowl of oil-soaked kitty litter
//deadly serious

///What, no Sad or Florida tag for this one?
////Not sure if serious
 
2010-06-22 08:52:07 PM  
Hurricane season should take care of that... Have I mentioned how happy I am that I do not work for BP?
 
2010-06-22 08:52:52 PM  
Oh, and FYI, from the original link (new window):

On Saturday, June 19, 2010, oil spread northeast from the leaking Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil appears as a maze of silvery-gray ribbons in this photo-like image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite.

So we're clear that the entire Gulf isn't oil. The MODIS image makes the water gray so it looks confusing at first.

/NASA contractor
//EO biatches
 
2010-06-22 08:53:44 PM  
So...who wants to go skinny dipping?
 
2010-06-22 08:54:06 PM  
On a positive note, running cars on seawater is no longer just a dream
 
2010-06-22 08:54:37 PM  
Zoom in on that stuff and you can see the oil below the surface.

"Damn" is right.
 
2010-06-22 08:54:53 PM  
nekom: Weaver95: i'm starting to understand why BP is eager to find ways to keep pictures like these off the evening news.

They may be, in fact I'd be surprised if they weren't, but it's futile. You can't cover something up in plain sight of the world.


Well, you do have to get some distance away from the world to really see it like this.
 
2010-06-22 08:55:11 PM  
I never liked that coast anyways.
 
2010-06-22 08:55:12 PM  
AdolfOliverPanties: Oil is a naturally occurring substance that will clean itself up. Quit trying to get rich off the BP teat, you poverty-stricken libtards.

Nice. Very nice. The phrase "poverty-stricken" kind of gives the game away, but I still give you a 10/10 for style points.

A vote for me is a vote for trolls everywhere.
 
2010-06-22 08:55:16 PM  
CitizenTed: I don't see what the big deal is. I see the same thing when I have a greasy frying pan in the sink. All you need to do is add a little dish detergent and get a really good scrubby sponge and voilà! Problem solved.

/geophysical engineer, shmeophysical engineer.


That's essentially what the dispersants are, I think. Well, maybe not the scrubby sponge part.
 
2010-06-22 08:55:38 PM  
It's like BP gave the gulf diarrhea or something.

/Daaaaammn
 
2010-06-22 08:57:00 PM  
It's not the unemployed oystermen. It's not Tony Hayward's antics. It's not even the dead birdies. It's the fact that twenty years from now, in a certain region of the united states, a generation of children will have grown up thinking that it's perfectly normal and mundane to have a dead ocean beside your home town, that makes me want to strangle someone.
 
2010-06-22 08:57:10 PM  
That doesn't make any sense, Tony said the ocean was the big and spill was the small.

It must be shopped.
 
2010-06-22 08:57:15 PM  
WOW....guess the closest i'm going to get to seeing shrimp is on fark with a skrimps jpg
 
j68
2010-06-22 08:57:24 PM  
The water here in Michigan is plentiful and clean.
 
2010-06-22 08:57:28 PM  
 
2010-06-22 08:57:41 PM  
real shaman: And still no help from the White House....

So, what would you have him do? Be specific please.
 
2010-06-22 08:57:47 PM  
Anyway to siphon that off? Seems like a shame to waste all that oil.
 
2010-06-22 08:57:47 PM  
Kinda puts those straw and oil vacuum ideas in perspective.

Damn
 
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