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LTX Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-07-10 05:06 PM
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258. You know, ignorance is curable.
You clearly have no idea how big the Gulf of Mexico is. It is roughly the size of the Mediterranean. It is not the pond down the street from you. Here's a map of the closed fishing area:

http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sf/deepwater_horizon/BP_OilSp...

You'll notice that nothing west of Port Arthur and south of 27 has been closed or effected. That's the entire Texas coastline to Brownsville, south through Tampico to Veracruz, the Sigsbee Deep and Campeche Bay, east past the Yucatan peninsula, north past the Cuba coast, the Keys and the Dry Tortugas to the Florida straits, and up the Florida escarpment and western Florida coast to Cape San Blas. But in your little world, I (and, I suppose, the other 40+ million people on the Gulf coast) should RUN FOR THE HILLS because the oyster beds off Plaquemines have been closed. Sheesh. Do you have any idea how idiotic you sound?

And referring to your earlier post, no, I'm not out poaching oysters from closed beds and trying to trick people into eating them, your fantasies of evil conspirators trying to murder people with poison fish notwithstanding.

Finally, you've kind of given away the histrionic farm by confessing that you believed that it "would be the death of the whole damn Atlantic" and that you'd be happy "if we haven't lost the whole Gulf." You are obviously susceptible to whatever whole-hog hysteria is tossed up by the apocalypse mongers. And it is precisely the kind of ridiculous disinformation in your posts that I am trying to combat with an appeal to some modicum of rationality. Unfortunately, nobody seems to be listening.
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