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2012-04-19 12:02:12 AM

lukehasnoname: 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...


The designer of the Titanic wanted to put on enough life boats so that everyone could get in one. He was overruled because for one it would crowd the decks a bit and two it would scare people and the image they had to portray was that the boat was for all practical purposes unsinkable. For what it's worth no one ever said the Titanic was unsinkable, they only ever said it was "practically unsinkable" or "virtually unsinkable". But yeah, the actual designer of the boat got overruled by the people who ordered the boat.
 
2012-04-19 12:04:41 AM

Rapmaster2000: 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.


Big government has always been with us. The question is Big Government for Whom?
 
2012-04-19 12:05:11 AM

Easy Reader: 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


Oh hell no, feed that crap to your own family.
 
2012-04-19 12:08:06 AM
www.fybertech.com

Shrimp don't need eyes where they're going.
 
2012-04-19 12:13:35 AM

WhyteRaven74: But yeah, the actual designer of the boat got overruled by the people who ordered the boat.


Maybe there was no iceberg. Maybe the designer dynamited it in order to preserve the integrity of his work.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-19 12:13:51 AM
But are they still delicious?
 
2012-04-19 12:16:35 AM

freewill: Maybe there was no iceberg. Maybe the designer dynamited it in order to preserve the integrity of his work.


I hear that's what happened to the world trade center too.
 
2012-04-19 12:17:22 AM

T-Servo: gerbilpox: "If you eat them, you'll never have to prove your courage in any other way."

/obscure?

Surely you can't be serious.


img441.imageshack.us
 
2012-04-19 12:20:24 AM

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.


You ignorant bastard. Your anecdotes are no substitute for facts.

/it's as if you have troll right in your name.
//which would make me the ignorant, but both of us bastards
 
2012-04-19 12:23:53 AM
They don't need to see to find their way into mah belly.
 
2012-04-19 12:24:08 AM
I thought it was sole that had no eyes...

/my least hated favorite fish!
//nothing is obscure on fark.
 
2012-04-19 12:24:56 AM
This couldn't be karma, could it?
 
2012-04-19 12:31:01 AM
bullshiat. Went shrimping MONDAY. Nothing unusual. The shrimp had eyes (no, I didnt inspect every single one, but the ones I DID see all had eyes) and the fish we caught were definately NOT full of sores, etc.

Ditto on the oyster crop, too. This year's Grand Isle oysters have been some of the saltiest and most delicious in years.
 
2012-04-19 12:32:27 AM

WhyteRaven74: lukehasnoname: 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...

The designer of the Titanic wanted to put on enough life boats so that everyone could get in one. He was overruled because for one it would crowd the decks a bit and two it would scare people and the image they had to portray was that the boat was for all practical purposes unsinkable. For what it's worth no one ever said the Titanic was unsinkable, they only ever said it was "practically unsinkable" or "virtually unsinkable". But yeah, the actual designer of the boat got overruled by the people who ordered the boat.


One of the designers actually quit over the amount of lifeboats. Link
As it was the Titanic had more lifeboats than required, which was still too few. That is my major beef with most regulations, they are often antiquated and ineffective. A company can be perfectly inline with, or even exceeding regs and still not be doing all that they can possibly do. When something bad happens all they need to do is point at the applicable regulation and are absolved, never mind the fact that much more could have been done to prevent a disaster. As for the Titanic example, common sense would dictate that in the absence of regulations you make provisions for every soul on board. White Star was so caught up in "the Titanic is its own lifeboat" idea that I doubt they would have done that.

/tl;dr, Government regulation should be continually updated to keep abreast of changing technology, which could be an argument for a smaller and more nimble government
 
2012-04-19 12:34:54 AM
Obama's Katrina

/I really liked the headline
 
2012-04-19 12:44:02 AM

WhyteRaven74: lukehasnoname: 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...

The designer of the Titanic wanted to put on enough life boats so that everyone could get in one. He was overruled because for one it would crowd the decks a bit and two it would scare people and the image they had to portray was that the boat was for all practical purposes unsinkable. For what it's worth no one ever said the Titanic was unsinkable, they only ever said it was "practically unsinkable" or "virtually unsinkable". But yeah, the actual designer of the boat got overruled by the people who ordered the boat.


It wasn't quite as stupid as it sounds. The idea was that there were enough to ferry people to another ship for rescue. Didn't work too well, of course, when everyone had to be on the lifeboats at once.

img638.imageshack.us
 
2012-04-19 12:46:08 AM

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


Yes, the government sure did step right in and make sure BP suffered. That's so cute!

The regulations exist to protect the big corporations. Did you really imagine they were there to protect you?
 
2012-04-19 12:46:32 AM

Nabb1: NewportBarGuy: 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, from what I read at the time, they had no idea what those clean-up chemicals would do when used in such heavy volume, you might be right.

A friend of mine is a marine biologist down here and they were very concerned about the dispersants from the get go, but the locals really had no say in it. It will take years to see what the effects are. That said, the LSU biologist in the article was retained by plaintiffs lawyers in litigation against BP a long time ago, so take it with a grain of salt. The oyster beds being harvested right now are clean. And the oysters this year have been delicious.


Wait, the eyeless shrimp Aren't delicious?

And oysters normally have eyes?

I flunked biology so I'll take your word for it.
 
2012-04-19 12:49:35 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: bullshiat. Went shrimping MONDAY. Nothing unusual. The shrimp had eyes (no, I didnt inspect every single one, but the ones I DID see all had eyes) and the fish we caught were definately NOT full of sores, etc.

Ditto on the oyster crop, too. This year's Grand Isle oysters have been some of the saltiest and most delicious in years.


Another commercial fisherman testimonial. Keep your tainted seafood and feed it to your pregnant sister.
 
2012-04-19 12:50:39 AM
Dr Cowan, with Louisiana State University's Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences started hearing about fish with sores and lesions from fishermen in November 2010.

This is a job for...

www.meijer.com
 
2012-04-19 12:56:46 AM

turbidum: 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.


Don't forget mr. Buquerque!
 
2012-04-19 01:08:03 AM
lh4.googleusercontent.com

The shrimp are sick Forrest...
 
2012-04-19 01:11:10 AM

blinkybluegnome: I thought it was sole that had no eyes...

/my least hated favorite fish!
//nothing is obscure on fark.


This is what I came to see

Radio KAOS
 
2012-04-19 01:11:12 AM

Joshudan: turbidum: 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.

Don't forget mr. Buquerque!


You can depend on Mr. Cohol to get his job done.
 
2012-04-19 01:12:00 AM

Fista-Phobia: [tethered2home.com image 236x248]


www.freeimagehosting.net
FTFY.
 
2012-04-19 01:14:21 AM

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?


Most likely the dispersant. Every one of them is worse than the oil itself, especially for causing completely incurable cancers in humans, meaning it causes mutations in living organisms. Most of the Exon Valdez workers are now dead with an average life expectancy of 51 years.

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.


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

Yes, the government sure did step right in and make sure BP suffered. That's so cute!

The regulations exist to protect the big corporations. Did you really imagine they were there to protect you?


People with sense? On fark?
 
2012-04-19 01:21:31 AM
Yes but how do they taste?
 
2012-04-19 01:23:31 AM

Nabb1: NewportBarGuy: 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, from what I read at the time, they had no idea what those clean-up chemicals would do when used in such heavy volume, you might be right.

A friend of mine is a marine biologist down here and they were very concerned about the dispersants from the get go, but the locals really had no say in it. It will take years to see what the effects are. That said, the LSU biologist in the article was retained by plaintiffs lawyers in litigation against BP a long time ago, so take it with a grain of salt. The oyster beds being harvested right now are clean. And the oysters this year have been delicious.


Yeah but they don't have any eyes!
 
2012-04-19 01:29:13 AM

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?


It's the dispersant. And probably the effects of containing the spill so it didn't "spread" into the Atlantic or Caribbean.

As I was saying to my mom this evening, you'd think after the cleanup from the Exxon Valdez did more harm environmentally than the actual spill, we might have learned to just let oil spills foul the coastline and disperse naturally.

Yes, it's horrible to look at, kills birds, fish and mammals, covers the sand with goo, and makes it generally unlivable at the shore. However, as we learned from the Valdez spill, the coasts are designed by nature to absorb gunk and allow it to break down naturally and slowly. Animals can migrate out of harm's way if allowed to do so; and fishing restrictions would more than compensate for the marine life killed by the oil. Nat Geo had a special just last week, I think, about sea turtles who suffered a mysterious die-off after the spill. Turned out it wasn't the spill OR the dispersants doing it--it was the shrimping being confined to a very small area undamaged by the slick. Shrimping nets have to have escape hatches for this species of turtle, and they were escaping one net, only to be immediately scooped up onto another, and subsequently drowning or dying of exhaustion. Soon as the shrimping was completely halted, the turtle die-offs also stopped.

But as my mom said, people expect the Evil Oil Company and the Government to DO SOMETHING!!! when a disaster happens, even if the best thing would be to do NOTHING and just let nature take its course. We can't have sad pictures of oily dead seabirds and gunky beaches, now, can we?
 
2012-04-19 02:02:02 AM

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


I am sure that this is JUST a coincidence. I am sure that this is caused by insufficient drilling in the gulf. If only we removed more crude oil, this would not have happened!!!

/lol
 
2012-04-19 02:11:16 AM

Joshudan: Nabb1: NewportBarGuy: 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, from what I read at the time, they had no idea what those clean-up chemicals would do when used in such heavy volume, you might be right.

A friend of mine is a marine biologist down here and they were very concerned about the dispersants from the get go, but the locals really had no say in it. It will take years to see what the effects are. That said, the LSU biologist in the article was retained by plaintiffs lawyers in litigation against BP a long time ago, so take it with a grain of salt. The oyster beds being harvested right now are clean. And the oysters this year have been delicious.

Wait, the eyeless shrimp Aren't delicious?

And oysters normally have eyes?

I flunked biology so I'll take your word for it.


Oysters with NO EYES... shrimp with NO HANDS OR FEET!!

Crabs with NO BONES!! NONE!! They have NO SKELETON INSIDE AT ALL!

And COMPLETELY BALD FISH!!!
 
2012-04-19 02:34:55 AM

Comusrex: 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?


Are you saying that the seven scientists, three professional fisherpersons (does anybody have a better word?), and one seafood processor quoted in TFA are speaking "obvious untruths"? Or are you just saying that your "position of direct observation" is more complete than theirs?
 
2012-04-19 02:36:18 AM

Oznog: Joshudan: Nabb1: NewportBarGuy: 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, from what I read at the time, they had no idea what those clean-up chemicals would do when used in such heavy volume, you might be right.

A friend of mine is a marine biologist down here and they were very concerned about the dispersants from the get go, but the locals really had no say in it. It will take years to see what the effects are. That said, the LSU biologist in the article was retained by plaintiffs lawyers in litigation against BP a long time ago, so take it with a grain of salt. The oyster beds being harvested right now are clean. And the oysters this year have been delicious.

Wait, the eyeless shrimp Aren't delicious?

And oysters normally have eyes?

I flunked biology so I'll take your word for it.

Oysters with NO EYES... shrimp with NO HANDS OR FEET!!

Crabs with NO BONES!! NONE!! They have NO SKELETON INSIDE AT ALL!

And COMPLETELY BALD FISH!!!


Not completely bald. They have a comb over.
www.artshole.co.uk
 
2012-04-19 02:49:55 AM
(Sigh)! Here we go again with the protests from BIG OIL about how their toxic spill didn't do anything and things are just fine. Really. Those deformed fish were already there before the oil spill.

I also find it interesting that an Arabic News Service had to make the disclosure while US ones are basically mute.

Alaska never has fully recovered from the Exxon Valdez, which has to date not completed compensation for poisoning their beaches and waters for generations to come. There's going to be decades of finger pointing and denials in this case before much of anything gets done. (After all, BP will claim the company which made the blowout preventer is also responsible since their machine failed.)

When you have nearly as much money as God, you can keep throwing lawyers at your attackers until plaintiffs die off or give up due to the cost. (Like Drew pointed out in his speech about patent trolls: $1,000,000 in legal costs to defend yourself.)

He didn't mention that in most cases, even if you win, you have no way to sue your accuser to get your money back.

Besides, if BP hands over a couple of hundred million bucks, you can certainly expect gas prices to go up for any of a thousand different reasons.

They go up now if an OPEC big wig catches a cold and speculators find out.
 
2012-04-19 02:54:16 AM

genner: Oznog: Joshudan: Nabb1: NewportBarGuy: sno man:...

And COMPLETELY BALD FISH!!!

Not completely bald. They have a comb over.
[www.artshole.co.uk image 640x506]


It turns the hot, titty fishes on.

img11.imageshack.us
 
2012-04-19 03:21:17 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: bullshiat. Went shrimping MONDAY. Nothing unusual. The shrimp had eyes (no, I didnt inspect every single one, but the ones I DID see all had eyes) and the fish we caught were definately NOT full of sores, etc.

Ditto on the oyster crop, too. This year's Grand Isle oysters have been some of the saltiest and most delicious in years.


I don't care what you say, if you think I'm eating any Gulf seafood ever again you're out of your mind. Go ahead and eat all you want, though.

Understand and accept that a lot of people feel this way and have since the disaster. I feel sorry for the fisher-folk who are going to suffer, but I'm not putting one morsel of anything from the Gulf in my mouth, or letting anyone I love eat it.

Luckily, I live right next to the Pacific ocean, and it's as reasonably clean as any non-recently contaminated ocean so I'm not missing out on anything.

/used to love Gulf seafood
//born in Mississippi
///lived in Florida for a time
 
2012-04-19 04:26:55 AM

freewill: red snapper

This is now a redhead thread.

[unrealitymag.com image 462x585]


There needs to be an "awesome" button next to smart and funny.
 
2012-04-19 05:27:39 AM

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.


Hey, they bought their tickets. They knew what they were getting into.
 
2012-04-19 07:13:44 AM

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...


You know how I know you're an al qaeda, libtard?
 
2012-04-19 07:24:29 AM

shArkh: Shrimp don't need eyes where they're going.


Lol well played!
 
2012-04-19 07:35:53 AM

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.


And you obviously have no idea what bullshiat tastes like because boy, they are feeding you a long line of it in this article. I live here. I see the fish and shrimp every day. They are fine. Fact and nuff said.
 
2012-04-19 07:39:05 AM

brianbankerus: 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.

You ignorant bastard. Your anecdotes are no substitute for facts.

/it's as if you have troll right in your name.
//which would make me the ignorant, but both of us bastards


When you see some facts then you may have a point. However, in this case YOU are the ignorant bastard because I know the facts. I LIVE the facts every day. My town lives or dies off the fishing industry in the Gulf and both the fish AND the shrimp are fine. THOSE are the facts. Understand them and you may not be nearly as ignorant as you are now.
 
2012-04-19 07:53:15 AM

SwiftFox: Joshudan: turbidum: 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.

Don't forget mr. Buquerque!

You can depend on Mr. Cohol to get his job done.


AAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL GOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRE!
 
2012-04-19 08:14:45 AM

Joshudan: Nabb1: NewportBarGuy: 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, from what I read at the time, they had no idea what those clean-up chemicals would do when used in such heavy volume, you might be right.

A friend of mine is a marine biologist down here and they were very concerned about the dispersants from the get go, but the locals really had no say in it. It will take years to see what the effects are. That said, the LSU biologist in the article was retained by plaintiffs lawyers in litigation against BP a long time ago, so take it with a grain of salt. The oyster beds being harvested right now are clean. And the oysters this year have been delicious.

Wait, the eyeless shrimp Aren't delicious?

And oysters normally have eyes?

I flunked biology so I'll take your word for it.


The article mentioned contaminated oyster beds. Your English class would have helped you with that even though you failed biology.
 
2012-04-19 08:22:26 AM

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


Because corporations are naturally inclined to select the more environmentally safe option.

Oh wait. . . The Yellow Stone River contamination was cleaned up using the same methods even though the pipeline was land based.

/reality has a liberal bias
 
2012-04-19 08:26:47 AM
The eyes are the tastiest part
 
2012-04-19 08:30:00 AM

Comusrex: I have not heard any of this from my fishermen buddies here in the New Orleans area. In addition, my father in law is a fresh-caught seafood distributer on the Alabama coast, He has not seen anything like what the article describes. Something smells fishey.


Because if history has taught us anything, it's that businesses will disclose any signs of contamination, damage, vulnerability, or possible toxic leeching.

If history has taught us anything, it's businesses would never conceal an unpopular truth in order to protect profits.
 
2012-04-19 09:03:04 AM
Do they taste good? People don't usually eat shrimp eyes anyway.
 
2012-04-19 09:18:10 AM

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.


Agreed. Sure, maybe the people over Aljazeera don't like the USA, but perhaps because of exactly that we can trust that they aren't being bought off by US corporate interests... unlike, say, every US based news agency out there.
 
2012-04-19 09:23:53 AM

dascott: Yes but how do they taste?


Like incurable cancer.

Yum!
 
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