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1 A beautiful day on Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:10 pm

gypsy


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in Kentucky. in the low eighties,nice breeze, A good day to be lazy
Love y'all !!**Happy Sunday**!

2 Re: A beautiful day on Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:04 pm

rosco 357


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nice day here but u never know when thunder boomer will pop up, its walmart day, lol, going to be hot at work next week, take care, and enjoy the day,

3 Re: A beautiful day on Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:29 pm

runawayhorses


Owner
Its been in the 90's here lately. The dog days of summer is upon us. We do get some relief when it rains.

I hear the oil is drifting to the east now.... Lovely.

4 Re: A beautiful day on Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:45 am

rosco 357


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my words, i had heard the wind was taking some of the oil east because of wind blowing to the east, i dont know now how it is , i imagine there is a web sight that tracks it, but here is an article that may shed some light, my nephew usually takes his 5 wheel camper to the gulf and leaves it there in a place that u call ahead and they pull it into a camp sight , it stays in a fenced in area, i have said this before i know, but now they as of now dont expect to be taking it now,

Oil Stains Beaches And Tourists As Slick Spreads
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127494382&ft=1&f=1001

Beachgoers gawked at tar balls, discolored seashells and orange foam that washed up on the Gulf Coast's once-pristine white sand shores Saturday, the crude from a busted oil well deep underwater appearing in greater quantities and farther east.

A cap over the gusher was believed to be collecting anywhere from about a quarter to half of the leaking oil, even as the slick stained beaches with a waxy mess that nonetheless appeared to deter few tourists and attracted the curious.

An aerial tour of the Alabama coast revealed long red tendrils extending into the green water off Gulf Shores, Ala., where oil from beachgoers' feet spotted boardwalks and some condominiums provided solvents for guests smeared with the brown goo. A reddish streak miles long marked the surf line in front of high-rise condominiums.

"I feel like I've gone from owning a piece of paradise to owning a toxic waste dump," said Erin Tamber, who resettled in the Pensacola area after surviving Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Six weeks after an April 20 oil rig explosion killed 11 workers, oil giant BP PLC has failed to significantly stem the worst spill in U.S. history. The government's point man for the crisis, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said at a news briefing Saturday that the cap collected about 252,000 gallons of oil Friday, its first full day of use.

That amount is about a half-percent to 1 percent of the total oil that, according to government estimates, has already leaked from the sea floor.

The device resembles an upside-down funnel and was lowered over the blown-out well a mile beneath the sea to try to capture most of the oil and direct it to a ship on the surface. BP officials are trying to strike a delicate balance by capturing as much oil as possible without creating too much pressure or allowing the build-up of a slushy mixture that can clog pipes and thwarted an earlier containment effort.

Allen compared the process to stopping the flow of water from a garden hose with a finger, saying, "You don't want to put your finger down too quickly, or let it off too quickly."

The goal is to gradually raise the amount of the oil being captured, Allen said. The device's daily capacity is 630,000 gallons, and officials estimate about a half-million to a million gallons a day are gushing out. The well has leaked about 23 million to more than 46 million gallons since the crisis began, according to government estimates.

President Barack Obama pledged Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address to fight the spill with the people of the Gulf Coast. His words for BP were stern: "We will make sure they pay every single dime owed to the people along the Gulf coast."

CEO Tony Hayward reiterated Saturday on a company Twitter account that the company would pay all "legitimate" claims. The company estimated this week that it would spend about $84 million through June to compensate for lost wages and profits.

The oil has reached the shores of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. It has turned marshlands into death zones for wildlife and stained beaches rust and crimson. Some said it brought to mind the plagues and punishments of the Bible.

"In Revelations it says the water will turn to blood," said P.J. Hahn, director of coastal zone management for Louisiana's Plaquemines Parish. "That's what it looks like out here like the Gulf is bleeding. This is going to choke the life out of everything."

Longtime friends Rancho Moore, of Warner Robins, Ga., and Kirk Darby of Navarre, Fla., drank beer from plastic cups at the Pensacola Beach fishing pier as they watched Gov. Charlie Crist and musician Jimmy Buffett, a son of the Gulf Coast whose songs famously extol beachgoing pleasures, caucus with tourists.

"A way of life is ending here," Darby said.

Still, thousands of people were on the beach and hundreds were in the water.

Health officials said that people should stay away from the mess but that swallowing a little oil-tainted water or getting slimed by a tar ball was no reason for alarm for humans, at least.

More than 500 birds have been found dead from Texas to Florida since the start of the leak, according to a federal tally released Friday, though their exact cause of death was not clear. More than 200 sea turtles have also been found dead.

Allen planned to meet Saturday with Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, who has criticized Coast Guard decisions to send oil-containing boom from Alabama to Louisiana. Oil hit Alabama before the boom could be returned.

"It's like a battle; you have to move your resources," Allen said in an interview. "You don't always get it back in time, but you do your best."

In Florida, Crist and Sen. George LeMieux said state officials continued to express fears the oil could flow south, bend around the tip of the state and head up the heavily populated East Coast.

But the more immediate concern, Crist said, was that the oil would coat a long swath of the Panhandle, and authorities were pushing for oil skimmers offshore and more cleanup crews on beaches.

5 Re: A beautiful day on Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:45 am

gypsy


Moderator
well,I tried to exude a bit of cheer.... guess I will just ***SHUTUP*** LOL

6 Re: A beautiful day on Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:49 am

runawayhorses


Owner
LOL, well I just brought up the oil because it was on my mind, and I was trying to think of something to say.

Let me try it again, I'll make a better post this time.. lol!

Here it goes:

In Florida its not really hot at all, just perfect weather, A good day to go fishing, or golfing, perhaps a game a tennis. Maybe take a jog and stretch your legs, get some exorcise for cryin' out loud. Its not hot, this weather is great for anything you want to do outside :)

Lying my ass off too.

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