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(Al Jazeera)   Fishermen are catching tons of shrmp in the Gulf. You read that right, these shrmp have no eyes   (aljazeera.com) divider line 173
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2012-04-18 11:11:51 PM
This sounds like a problem that can be solved with cocktail sauce and lemon.
 
2012-04-18 11:12:56 PM

MithrandirBooga: machodonkeywrestler: Terrydatroll: Here's the really funny part. I live on the Gulf Coast in a fishing town and guess what. No one has even seen or heard of these deformities. All our native shrimp are just fine. I don't suppose AlJazeera would have a hidden agenda...you know..like lying to quell the push to start drilling in the Gulf again? Aljazeera...ROFL.

Is it the arabic sounding name scaring you? You obviously have no idea of Al Jazeera's worldwide popularity and respect as a valid news org. Unlike Fox News, Al Jazeera does not parrot what the politicans in the respective countries tells it to.

Terrydatroll Favorited
(favorite: obvious troll is obvious.)


It's your nickle. Hard to tell between the trolls and assholes these days. Even with the hint of the login name.
 
2012-04-18 11:15:46 PM
Booming is for pussies.
 
2012-04-18 11:15:54 PM

Ryker's Peninsula: This sounds like a problem that can be solved with cocktail sauce and lemon.


Lemon being a natural degreasing agent?
 
2012-04-18 11:16:11 PM

Terrydatroll: Here's the really funny part. I live on the Gulf Coast in a fishing town and guess what. No one has even seen or heard of these deformities. All our native shrimp are just fine. I don't suppose AlJazeera would have a hidden agenda...you know..like lying to quell the push to start drilling in the Gulf again? Aljazeera...ROFL.


I read the same thing in Outside. Perhaps they have a hidden agenda... keeping us inside so they can have outside to themselves.

/through the looking glass
//people
 
2012-04-18 11:17:43 PM
the shiat going on with the coral reefs is of pretty significant concern as well. Here's one link, but there's plenty more if you search: http://www.gulfmex.org/6679/noaa-scientists-confirm-bp-oil-spill-harms -dolphins-and-deep-sea-corals/
 
2012-04-18 11:17:43 PM

Trolljegeren: Ryker's Peninsula: This sounds like a problem that can be solved with cocktail sauce and lemon.

Lemon being a natural degreasing agent?


The lemon will break the toxins down in your intestines.
 
2012-04-18 11:17:58 PM

sno man: I'm gonna go swing out on a thin branch here and suggest that all this new genetic diversity is a result of the clean-up more than the spill....


Considering oil is a naturally occurring element while the complex chemicals, bleaches, and synthetic bacteria and fungi used to clean it up are not, you may be on to something there.
 
2012-04-18 11:18:39 PM

LeroyBourne: We don't eat the eyes, so I don't SEE the problem.
/i'll have the Chilean sea bass.Patagonian Toothfish

 
2012-04-18 11:18:57 PM
They're only catching the eyeless ones because the ones with eyes can see the nets. Duh.

I have a GED in marine biology so I should know. You're talking to an expert.
 
2012-04-18 11:22:20 PM
Have you ever seen shrimp with their heads on? This is an improvement.

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"If you eat them, you'll never have to prove your courage in any other way."

/obscure?
 
2012-04-18 11:22:42 PM
red snapper

This is now a redhead thread.

unrealitymag.com
 
2012-04-18 11:23:11 PM

sno man: KeelingLovesCornholes: Disturbed at having to read this on Al Jeez-Louisa

AJ English is one of the best news sources on the planet. Most of the people in charge came from BBC, and spin is a dirty word with that lot...


These arguments are like the ones who claim that the Christian Science Monitor is biased to Christians, despite the fact that they have been widely acknowledged as unbiased.
 
2012-04-18 11:24:11 PM
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/I'm not sure what's more disturbing.
//The Shrimpzillas or the Farkers who think that Al Jazeera is biased.
 
2012-04-18 11:24:20 PM

machodonkeywrestler: Terrydatroll: Here's the really funny part. I live on the Gulf Coast in a fishing town and guess what. No one has even seen or heard of these deformities. All our native shrimp are just fine. I don't suppose AlJazeera would have a hidden agenda...you know..like lying to quell the push to start drilling in the Gulf again? Aljazeera...ROFL.

Is it the arabic sounding name scaring you? You obviously have no idea of Al Jazeera's worldwide popularity and respect as a valid news org. Unlike Fox News, Al Jazeera does not parrot what the politicans in the respective countries tells it to.


If Al Jazeera is such a luminous beacon of truth, why are they writing what are obvious untruths to those of us in positions of direct observation here on the Gulf?
 
2012-04-18 11:24:32 PM

marius2: vudukungfu: phlegmmo: "The fishermen have never seen anything like this."

Neither have the shrimp.

Neither has Stevie Wonder.



Anne Frank didn't see it either


No, she did Nazi that coming.
 
2012-04-18 11:24:41 PM
I wonder if it was toxins from the oil itself or the chemical dispersant used? The oil is bad enough, but at least nature can deal with it. Man made chemicals, not so much. Yeah, it's still BP's fault (and lax regulatory oversight) but where was the most harm done - in the spill, or our "fix" for the spill?
 
2012-04-18 11:24:53 PM
Send them to me. I'll take what your afraid to eat.
 
2012-04-18 11:24:59 PM
Al Jazeera
Al Pacino
Al Bundy
Al Capone
Al Roker
Al Sharpton

Hm. What percent of 'Al's are trustworthy, anyway?
 
2012-04-18 11:26:01 PM
A friend of mine and I have just started a business bringing fresh shrimp from the Gulf to Birmingham. So far, of the hundreds of pounds we've brought up, they've been fine. No deformities, no issues, nothing unusual.

If you're in the Mountain Brook/Crestline/Birmingham area and dig the freshest shrimp available place an order! :)

http://swimminglastnight.com/Shrimp.html
 
2012-04-18 11:26:30 PM

Saturn5: I wonder if it was toxins from the oil itself or the chemical dispersant used? The oil is bad enough, but at least nature can deal with it. Man made chemicals, not so much. Yeah, it's still BP's fault (and lax regulatory oversight) but where was the most harm done - in the spill, or our "fix" for the spill?


Nonsense. BP is environmentally friendly and people getting sick from the dispersants was a coincidence.
 
2012-04-18 11:26:33 PM

nanim: Al Jazeera
Al Pacino
Al Bundy
Al Capone
Al Roker
Al Sharpton

Hm. What percent of 'Al's are trustworthy, anyway?


cache.deadspin.com
Agreed. Case closed.
 
2012-04-18 11:29:06 PM

AbbeySomeone: Saturn5: I wonder if it was toxins from the oil itself or the chemical dispersant used? The oil is bad enough, but at least nature can deal with it. Man made chemicals, not so much. Yeah, it's still BP's fault (and lax regulatory oversight) but where was the most harm done - in the spill, or our "fix" for the spill?

Nonsense. BP is environmentally friendly and people getting sick from the dispersants was a coincidence.


If anything, people are getting sick because they aren't eating nearly enough dispersant.
 
2012-04-18 11:29:11 PM
Yeah and to think according to BP's PR commercial, everything is A-okay. Riiiiight.

I think it is a forgone conclusion that the wildlife is going to be forever changed or at least monumentally farked up for a while.
 
2012-04-18 11:29:49 PM

Rapmaster2000: nanim: Al Jazeera
Al Pacino
Al Bundy
Al Capone
Al Roker
Al Sharpton

Hm. What percent of 'Al's are trustworthy, anyway?

[cache.deadspin.com image 380x310]
Agreed. Case closed.


He's dead, so he may be more trustworthy now. And he was right about Lane Kiffin. Thus proving Lane Kiffin is the spawn of Satan by making Al Davis not only right about something, but right about a football-related something.
 
2012-04-18 11:30:21 PM

gerbilpox: "If you eat them, you'll never have to prove your courage in any other way."

/obscure?


Surely you can't be serious.
 
2012-04-18 11:30:45 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: KeelingLovesCornholes: Disturbed at having to read this on Al Jeez-Louisa

BP has a lot of, shall we say, purchased political influence in the U.S. It wouldn't surprise me if the most reliable news source for this type of thing would be foreign news agencies.


mainstream us media loves bashing oil companies. Pravda is more reliable than al jazeera.
 
2012-04-18 11:31:51 PM

Nabb1: Thus proving Lane Kiffin is the spawn of Satan by making Al Davis not only right about something, but right about a football-related something.


Something-something AFL.
 
2012-04-18 11:32:15 PM
Dumbass politicians shouldn't have made it so difficult to drill on land. A spill there is easy to clean up compared to something a thousand feet under water
 
2012-04-18 11:32:25 PM

Void_Beavis: sno man: I'm gonna go swing out on a thin branch here and suggest that all this new genetic diversity is a result of the clean-up more than the spill....

Considering oil is a naturally occurring element while the complex chemicals, bleaches, and synthetic bacteria and fungi used to clean it up are not, you may be on to something there.


Oil isn't an element. It's a hydrocarbon compound. And while it is naturally occurring, it doesn't generally seep into the ocean in the volumes seen in the BP spill. What were they supposed to do, leave the stuff there? It wouldn't surprise me if the chemicals used in the cleanup have played a part in whatever mutations are effecting organisms in the Gulf, but it also wouldn't surprise me if the remaining oil has, too. Just because it's naturally occurring doesn't make it safe. (See also: Arsenic, lead, cyanide.)

Either way, this is not good news.
 
2012-04-18 11:34:09 PM

Nabb1:

He's dead, so he may be more trustworthy now. And he was right about Lane Kiffin. Thus proving Lane Kiffin is the spawn of Satan by making Al Davis not only right about something, but right about a football-related something.


That's so spot on it's scary.
 
2012-04-18 11:35:38 PM

xxdonjulioxx: Pravda is more reliable than al jazeera.


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2012-04-18 11:36:03 PM

Trolljegeren: AbbeySomeone: Saturn5: I wonder if it was toxins from the oil itself or the chemical dispersant used? The oil is bad enough, but at least nature can deal with it. Man made chemicals, not so much. Yeah, it's still BP's fault (and lax regulatory oversight) but where was the most harm done - in the spill, or our "fix" for the spill?

Nonsense. BP is environmentally friendly and people getting sick from the dispersants was a coincidence.

If anything, people are getting sick because they aren't eating nearly enough dispersant.


Hmm, I did get sick last month and I didn't eat any dispersant.

That's probably why Airborne works so well. It was created by a teacher that creates dispersants.
 
2012-04-18 11:36:14 PM

AbbeySomeone: cowgirl toffee: ...

Listen up people - those fisherman need the money. What's to stop them from beheading the shrimp so no one is the wiser, right?


They could make little glass artificial eyes for the shrimps. No one looks that close at shrimps anyway.
 
2012-04-18 11:37:24 PM
static1.purepeople.com

Some schtroumpfs have four eyes
 
2012-04-18 11:38:03 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Dumbass politicians shouldn't have made it so difficult to drill on land. A spill there is easy to clean up compared to something a thousand feet under water


Sure it is. It's such a great deal easier.
 
2012-04-18 11:41:19 PM

GAT_00: What a gift from the glorious free market. We clearly need less regulations so we can be gifted like this more.


What free market? Free markets are a boogeyman created by those who favor big government.
 
2012-04-18 11:43:28 PM

Mentat: GAT_00: What a gift from the glorious free market. We clearly need less regulations so we can be gifted like this more.

My favorite free market derp was blaming government regulators for not explicitly dictating that the Titanic should have carried enough life boats for all of the passengers.


The point the WSJ op-ed was making is how, when business becomes accustomed to overbearing regulations, they lose sight of the goal of the regulation and follow the letter to avoid liability.

Now, I don't know if White Star Line would have put all the necessary lifeboats aboard if they had been left to their own devices, so to speak...
 
2012-04-18 11:44:40 PM

Ambivalence: Wow, we should tell BP. Because I keep hearing these ads over the radio saying how much they care about the wellbeing of the Gulf. I'ms ure they'll do everything they can to fix this.

/eyeroll


Yeah, I see their ads on TV telling us that everything's hunky-dory now. What are the chances they would be exaggerating so people would stop suing them??


WhyteRaven74: xxdonjulioxx: Pravda is more reliable than al jazeera.

notsureifserious.jpg


If it's not Fox News it must be full of liberal lies!
 
2012-04-18 11:45:33 PM
I bet this doesn't have anything to do with the tens of thousands of gallons of oil that oil BP poured into the gulf.
 
2012-04-18 11:48:00 PM
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2012-04-18 11:51:28 PM

machodonkeywrestler: MithrandirBooga: machodonkeywrestler: Terrydatroll: Here's the really funny part. I live on the Gulf Coast in a fishing town and guess what. No one has even seen or heard of these deformities. All our native shrimp are just fine. I don't suppose AlJazeera would have a hidden agenda...you know..like lying to quell the push to start drilling in the Gulf again? Aljazeera...ROFL.

Is it the arabic sounding name scaring you? You obviously have no idea of Al Jazeera's worldwide popularity and respect as a valid news org. Unlike Fox News, Al Jazeera does not parrot what the politicans in the respective countries tells it to.

Terrydatroll Favorited
(favorite: obvious troll is obvious.)

It's your nickle. Hard to tell between the trolls and assholes these days. Even with the hint of the login name.


Wait. You mean you're not a macho donkey wrestler?
 
2012-04-18 11:52:08 PM

Trackball: GAT_00: What a gift from the glorious free market. We clearly need less regulations so we can be gifted like this more.

What free market? Free markets are a boogeyman created by those who favor big government.


What big government? Big government is a boogityman created by those who favor free government over big market.
 
2012-04-18 11:53:10 PM

Ambivalence: Wow, we should tell BP. Because I keep hearing these ads over the radio saying how much they care about the wellbeing of the Gulf. I'ms ure they'll do everything they can to fix this.

/eyeroll


Well, the GULF is fine.

It's the stuff LIVING in it that's horribly deformed.
 
2012-04-18 11:53:18 PM

Rich Cream: [img824.imageshack.us image 562x310]



now that I think about it, if you don't know where that clip is from, it could appear to be a little racy.

/not that I think about it
 
2012-04-18 11:53:45 PM
I guess I never realized shrimp had eyes in the first place...
 
2012-04-18 11:54:13 PM

ArkAngel: I guess these shrimp...

(puts on sunglasses)

Never saw it coming.


I guess you...


(puts on sunglasses)

DIDN'T SEE THE SECOND POST.
 
2012-04-18 11:55:17 PM

nanim: Al Jazeera
Al Pacino
Al Bundy
Al Capone
Al Roker
Al Sharpton

Hm. What percent of 'Al's are trustworthy, anyway?


You forgot two: Aska and Abama. Neither of which are trustworthy.
 
2012-04-18 11:57:04 PM
two years of denials followed by three years of finger pointing followed by two more years of increasing admissions of guilt then finally BP goes Chapter 13 and owes nothing.


*wipes hands* Next?
 
2012-04-18 11:59:19 PM
demotivators.despair.com
 
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