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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    47 rescued from Gulf rig after natural gas blowout


    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Natural gas flowed uncontrolled from a well off the Louisiana coast on Tuesday after a blowout that forced the evacuation of 47 workers aboard a drilling rig, authorities said.

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    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

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  2. #2
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    Apr 2009
    Hope everyone will be ok. Such hard work for those folks.
    Winston Churchill "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

  3. #3
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    Jul 2004
    Not again! How much spillage was there?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  4. #4
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    Jul 2008
    It was natural gas, not oil. I am much more worried about the guys on the rig than any 'spillage'. Natural gas is not a liquid. Those guys work so hard to bring us a commodity that most all of us use. I think it takes great courage to work on a rig like that. I had a brother on an oil rig who had to be helicoptered back to the mainland due to an injury, and a friend who is disabled forever from an injury on a platform. I salute them and pray that they are all okay.

    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

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