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Beachgoers urged to stay out of Alabama coastal waters
The Associated Press ^ | June 04, 2010 | The Associated Press

Posted on 06/05/2010 6:32:15 AM PDT by SonnyBubba

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- State health officials warned beachgoers to stay out of Alabama's coastal waters Friday as reddish brown gobs of oil washed ashore for the first time, prompting a ban on fishing as well.

The announcement by State Health Officer Dr. Donald Williamson, along with the scent of oil hanging in the air along the shore, cast a pall over the summer tourist season.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.al.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: economy; oilspill
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To: SonnyBubba

What’s the SPF value of the petroleum?

Maybe around 1000 SPF?

Wouldn’t have to worry about sunburn.


21 posted on 06/05/2010 7:35:14 AM PDT by moovova (More coffee please...make it a double.)
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To: Brian Mosely
Yikes, stripes, peepermint gum, if the smell was that far inland I'd say the whole area is a fire hazard.

Talk about giant inferno movie!

22 posted on 06/05/2010 7:40:07 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: SonnyBubba

these a holes are not trying to stop the leak.
These a holes are still trying to save the oil well.


23 posted on 06/05/2010 7:42:28 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: Abbeville Conservative

You have a problem, please seek help.


24 posted on 06/05/2010 7:58:01 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: Brian Mosely
We fueled up on I-10 about six miles from Mobile Bay yesterday and the smell was that far inland

Hmmm,, I came across mobile bay yesterday afternoon,,, no smell. I live one mile south of I-10 and eight miles from Mobile bay, no smell. There is some fuel storage over on the Mobile River near I-10,,you can always smell diesel or creosote type smell near there.

25 posted on 06/05/2010 7:59:39 AM PDT by 2aberro
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To: SonnyBubba

Outside the state of Alabama Saban and the Crimson Tide are viewed as slimey and corrupt. Deal with it.


26 posted on 06/05/2010 8:07:40 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: SonnyBubba

27 posted on 06/05/2010 8:20:53 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: SouthTexas

“they survived, as will everyone else.”

I haven’t heard anyone say that people are going to die from oil on the beaches and wetlands. The concern is about the economic and environmental impact of the spill. What was cheap in the past is a fortune in today’s economy.


28 posted on 06/05/2010 8:30:03 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: 2aberro

I live near the bay, and check it out most every day, and have seen nor smelled anything out of the ordinary.


29 posted on 06/05/2010 8:32:19 AM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: 2aberro

The smell depends on the wind. Some days I’ve smelled the oil, but most days I haven’t. When you smell it, it is pretty bad.


30 posted on 06/05/2010 8:32:20 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Abbeville Conservative

I guess its because outside of “the State”, are all the losers. Deal with that.


31 posted on 06/05/2010 9:05:46 AM PDT by Lil Flower ("Without Love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing." St. Therese of Lisieux)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

My point, moron, is that you would bring up something as trivial as college football when discussing a far more important issue. Deal with that.


32 posted on 06/05/2010 11:26:56 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: SonnyBubba
My point, moron, is that you would bring up something as trivial as college football when discussing a far more important issue. Deal with that.

You aren't from here are ya. Any chance to slime the other team is acceptable excusing murder.

Saban was a big Gary Coleman fan, he even offered to give the family a personalized casket to use for his funeral.


33 posted on 06/05/2010 1:07:58 PM PDT by LowOiL (In Limbo)
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To: Qwackertoo

One of my grands participated in dance competitions....not for the feint of heart or pocketbook.


34 posted on 06/05/2010 3:19:50 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

I know a lot of people here in the state who think that.


35 posted on 06/05/2010 3:56:30 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: mtnwmn
One of my daughters was on the dance team back in the 80’s. They were invited to go to Ireland for international competition. There were some spoiled brats on the team who came from really wealthy families. They did not want to help everyone else raise money which at that time was over $100,000. Net result was that no one got to go which is a shame. Now, my other daughter was in the band and was invited to go to Austria and Germany for international competition. We worked like dogs raising that money. We still needed about $15,000 so some parents took out a loan so they could have this trip of a lifetime. Sure there were many on the team whose parents could have just written a check for their kids but they, too worked very hard. Different times, different results.
36 posted on 06/05/2010 4:02:38 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: bamahead

Thanks Obama, your tireless effort in McCartney parties and Calderon rain forest makeovers has paid off.


37 posted on 06/05/2010 4:09:27 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: MamaB
What a wonderful opportunity! My daughter and son-in-law would have had a coronary if they were asked to spend that kind of money. The girls really did work well to help themselves do all the activities that a dance team was involved in but not to that extent;o)
38 posted on 06/05/2010 4:09:41 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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Actually, I don’t care what Obama does. He should certainly not tie the hands of these states or the oil companies to deal with this as they see fit.


39 posted on 06/05/2010 4:16:01 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: mtnwmn

It was the trip of her lifetime for my younger daughter. You see, she died in 2004.


40 posted on 06/05/2010 4:26:13 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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