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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:39 AM
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a new reality - part of Fl. will now be in La. for drilling in Gulf

http://www.pensitoreview.com/2005/07/27/florida-declare... /

Florida Declared to Be Louisiana Long Enough to Drill for Oil


The folks who brought you the, well act if someone committed a crime distinction as well as the constantly morphing justification for war in Iraq now have a whole new standard in sleight of hand.

Theyre calling Florida Louisiana for purposes of drilling for oil.

Anyone doubting that George Bush is just a money- and power-grubbing sham should come on down to the Sunshine State. And check with his brother, Jeb and loyal minion, Sen. Mel Martinez, while youre at it. The honesty president didnt bother to clue them in on his end run.

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Saint Petersburg Times

Martinez said Tuesday that both he and the governor were upset the White House hadnt warned them about the proposal. Gov. Bush declined to comment about what he knew in advance.

Martinez first learned of it late last week from Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., a strong proponent of gulf drilling. Landrieu showed him a memo detailing Interior Secretary Gale Nortons plan to redraw the state boundaries, to give more of the eastern gulf to Louisiana and open it to drilling.

The plan which only a Republican could love involves redrawing state boundaries to make the area just east of Tampa Bay part of the Big Easy. Still, Sen. Mels perplexed quote is one for the record books.

I was surprised the administration took this position so aggressively, Martinez said. The question is how you really define Florida.

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The plans are truly a bummer. Besides the certainty of oil spills once drilling starts, the exploration process itself is a disgrace.

powerful air guns send explosive shock waves into the seabed, emitting high-frequency and low-intensity sounds into the water.

The sound waves that bounce backcan be deafening for fish, and can destroy the air-filled bladders that help them navigate and disrupt the migration of marine mammals such as whales and dolphins.

The tests are expected to, harm marine mammals and fisheries from the Keys to Apalachicola Bay. And thats pretty well the entire Florisiana coast.



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don't you just love all these new realities?
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:42 AM
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1. It's all about the last desperate grab for oil.
Instead of working hard to build a post-oil future, our leaders are spending precious time and resources making a desperate, cynical grab for all the oil they can get their hands on.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:49 AM
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5. Think that could be because that's the family business? Hell, the bush**
family would (will) sacrifice us all.
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GracieM Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:45 AM
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2. The fed can do that?
They can take territory from one state and give it to another? If they can do that, why couldnt' they give all of one state to another?
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:47 AM
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3. delete
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 11:50 AM by raccoon
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:47 AM
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4. That's a fine question! How is this even legal? (like THAT matters)
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GracieM Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:54 AM
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6. Next they will redistrict states to help win elections
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:20 PM
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10. I see no difference between the 2 scenarios.
If they can simply redraw borders to avoid laws in a certain state,
then they can redraw them for ANY reason, right?

This whole thing just shows their arrogant contempt for the "Rule of Law"; I'm so disgusted!

BTW, welcome to DU! :D
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:55 AM
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7. My head is still shaking on this one!
:wtf:


So what happens to Alabama? There is a strip of Alabama in between Louisiana and Florida.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:38 PM
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14. Mississippi, too.
There are TWO States between Florida & Louisiana.

:shrug: It's that "new reality" they're creating for us humanoid disposable units. (HDU's)

:kick: :kick: :kick:
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:03 PM
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8. this makes me ill
greedy republicans make me ill.
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:03 PM
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9. won't this mean lost revenue to Florida?
shouldn't Floridians be up in arms over this theft of their money?
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:22 PM
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11. *head thunking on table*
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:14 PM
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12. WTF?
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GumboYaYa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:31 PM
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13. One thing that really ticks me off aboutthis whole no drilling
off Fla is the hypocrisy when looking at the LA coast. Maybe if LA had a few more electoral votes and a President's brother for govenor, there would be some protections for the LA marshes. When I go home now it rips my heart out to see how far the Gulf has encroached on land that I remember being beautiful and expansive swamp land filled with all manner of life.

The oil industry is a hideous business.
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