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  •  The point is to monitor (8+ / 0-)

    what is going on, determine what the plan is, share valuable information, point people to sources of information (good articles, link to multicam, local reports, etc). For example, I would not have found this report on my own.
    We are trying to occupy only one slot in the rec list -- the mothership diary which points everyone to the child (ROV) diaries.  If you look, you'll note the "please do not recommend this diary" statement in each child diary.
    Personally, for me, this is the worst ecological disaster since Chernobyl.  Sadly, I fear the repercussions will be far worse.  It may well end what was an already fragile and declining balance of life in the gulf, an environment we American humans are dependent on (I won't even go into the impact on other species, plant, animal, insect, bacterial), both as a source of food and a barrier from harsh elements and erosion.  Since it's that important, I feel it's worth monitoring carefully, 24/7.

    "On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps...of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again."

    by middleagedhousewife on Sun Jun 06, 2010 at 10:14:41 AM PDT

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    •  agreed (7+ / 0-)

      We are trying to occupy only one slot in the rec list -- the mothership diary which points everyone to the child (ROV) diaries.

      I think this is a most valuable point. Since the interest is so high on what is happening, it is consolidated for those of us who are following. And it keeps the rec list open for other points.  Thanks for saying that!

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      middleagedhousewife, DRo

      I grew up in the south, and was a frequent beach bum on the Redneck Rivera and am a Lover of Cajun and Creole foods and culture. I make a jambalaya that will make you swoon so I'm right there with ya on the magnitude of this mess.

      The folks there will be dealing with this for decades and it just stinks to high heaven. The only good news is that Cajuns are tough crafty survivors and in the end they will prevail. Those of us who know their history have no doubt about that.

      I suppose that my confusion results from my view that watching something, even intently and with enormous emotion, in no way changes anything. I am perplexed equally by sports fans who, in their heart of hearts really believe that their witnessing of an event coupled with their comments and emotions regarding same actually change something. Sadly, it doesn't. When my friends say to me "We beat them" I always say, I'm glad that your team won, but they won the match..YOU watched television.

      I'm weird that way, but they love me anyway and I them.

      Carry on..And If you folks do have some MOJO that will stop this gusher..lay in on'em..heavy...

      peace

      bk

      •  Good point that watching doesn't (0+ / 0-)

        do anything to fix the problem, but watching does let us know when we're being lied to by BP saying it's capturing 90% of the oil.  We've been watching the feed both before and after the new cap was put on.  The flow is, if anything, worse.  From watching, we know we're in highly untrustworthy hands.  BP is more interested in cleaning its image and spinning sweet fairy tales than in solving the problem at hand.  
        From that, those of us watching from afar can send letters to congress (yeah, yeah, I know), links to family who generally trust the news, information to deluded coworkers, etc.
        If nothing else, we at least can see what is actually going on and plan for what to expect.  
        I really worry about the Cajuns.  They may be survivors, but is that survival not dependent on a source of food, the primary source traditionally being the gulf and marsh?

        "On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps...of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again."

        by middleagedhousewife on Sun Jun 06, 2010 at 11:08:15 AM PDT

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