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 Post subject: Not cooking related -----at all
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:56 pm 
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but I'm posting here because I know some of you, and DH is driving me bonkers.

The mess in the gulf is NOT AN OIL SPILL!!! An oil spill is when a specific amount of oil is being discharged like say, the Exxon Valdez. That was an "oil spill."

This is a blowout. It's uncontrolled, and there was a fire.

Whatever, they are both disasters on a terrorist level.

That is all.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:47 am 
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The whole situation is so sad.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:33 am 
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have you alerted the media?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:16 am 
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No, I've left that up to DH to straighten it out with them. But I'm worn out hearing it! So, I've passed it on here.....

I have an idea its "spin" - "oil spill" sounds kind of benign, like a "woopsie" whereas, blowout sounds really, really awful.

Remember when the inheritance tax became "the death tax?" That kind of hype......

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:10 am 
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Nothing is certain except death taxes. I suppose "cataclysm of Biblical proportions" is a little wordy for CNN.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:25 am 
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Fear not...me and the guys at the barber shop have it all figured out... ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:23 am 
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Well, Frank, what'd ya come up with?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:11 pm 
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French bread...great at soaking up oil and the effort will put thousand of bakers to work.
Displaced fishermen can retrain.

Must we think of everthing?? :lol:

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But first you need a crapload of oregano to sprinkle into the oil. Everybody knows that...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:09 am 
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KSyrahSyrah, very interesting. I had not thought of it; the media should indeed kick the 'spill' moniker and get something more accurate and representative. It does indeed look like spin, though I am not sure it started out that way (they would be inclined to spin it to something even more benign like 'incident' or the like I imagine)


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