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What do you think will happen to the Gulf Coast real estate values if the oil spill is not capped?

I am currently a resident of "upstate new york" ~~ who was planning on relocating to "emerald isle" next year!! i was "a week away" from putting an "offer in" on a "lot" when i "actually realized" what had happened in the "gulf"!! i was "so busy" researching this particular area of north carolina ~~ that i hadn't paid attention to the "news" in months!! what a "disheartening surprise" it was!!

i still "can't believe" that this "unforgivable and incomprehensible" attack on "our whole country" from the "ocean floor on up" has happened yet again!! and why ~~ because of the "inadequate regulations placed on giant oil companies to fulfill the "government's greed" and the "country's need" for oil!! this time, however, i'm afraid "everyone involved" has gone too far ~~ or perhaps not "far enough" to prevent such a "tragedy" against everything "we hold sacred in so many ways" to be so "obscenely violated"!!

and "why" at a time like this in our "nation's history" would we allow a "foreign oil company" to drill for oil in "our ocean's"?? how could our government not only "allow" the drilling ~~ but even worse the "exemption" from "mandatory drilling regulations" that was "granted" to bp prior to commencement of this "project"!!

i guess we could ask the "president" if he was "anywhere to be found"!! talk about adding "injury to insult" ~~ or is it "avoidance of the inevitable"?? he "knows" the "real story" ~~ and so does "bp" ~~ who continues to "call the shots" and basically do "nothing" to even "begin" the "cleanup" of the "biggest mess ever made in our oceans"!!

and with that said ~~ i refer you to my initial question ~~ but "now" also "add" ~~ "and all the "people" whose lives will be "forever" changed because of this "destruction", and the "destruction" to one of our country's most "majestic landscapes", and last but certainly not least the "death" of all the "innocent creatures in the sea" whose lives were "lost instantly" due to a "giant's" mistake!?!
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Watch video of projected oil dispersal pathways at link below.....

http://www2.ucar.edu/news/ocean-currents-likely-to-carry-oil-spill-along-atlantic-coast


BOULDER A detailed computer modeling study released today indicates that oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer. The modeling results are captured in a series of dramatic animations produced by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and collaborators.


This animation shows one scenario of how oil released at the location of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on April 20 in the Gulf of Mexico may move in the upper 65 feet of the ocean. This is not a forecast, but rather, it illustrates a likely dispersal pathway of the oil for roughly four months following the spill. It assumes oil spilling continuously from April 20 to June 20. The colors represent a dilution factor ranging from red (most concentrated) to beige (most diluted). The dilution factor does not attempt to estimate the actual barrels of oil at any spot; rather, it depicts how much of the total oil from the source that will be carried elsewhere by ocean currents. For example, areas showing a dilution factor of 0.01 would have one-hundredth the concentration of oil present at the spill site.
The animation is based on a computer model simulation, using a virtual dye, that assumes weather and current conditions similar to those that occur in a typical year. It is one of a set of six scenarios released today that simulate possible pathways the oil might take under a variety of oceanic conditions. Each of the six scenarios shows the same overall movement of oil through the Gulf to the Atlantic and up the East Coast. However, the timing and fine-scale details differ, depending on the details of the ocean currents in the Gulf. The full set of six simulations can be found here. (Visualization by Tim Scheitlin and Mary Haley, NCAR; bas
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HELLO MR. MORIS: UNFORTUNATELY, I AM AWARE OF THESE "OCEAN CURRENT CHARTS" AND WHAT THEY COULD MEAN FOR THE "EAST COAST"!! THE ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE SIMULATIONS, HOWEVER, SEEM TO "FORECAST" THAT A "VERY LOW CONCENTRATION" OF THIS OIL WILL REACH THE "NORTH CAROLINA AREA" AND IF SO WILL BE "MILES OFFSHORE"?? AM I "READING IT CORRECTLY"??

AT THIS POINT I AM SO "ANGRY" ~~ NOT ONLY ABOUT "WHERE THIS SPILL MAY GO" BUT THAT IT IS BEING "ALLOWED" TO CONTINUE "POLLUTING" LOUISIANA {ON}; POURING AN ESTIMATED "1+ MILLION GALLONS OF OIL INTO THE GULF EVERYDAY" WITH "NO PLAN IN SITE OR MIND"!! I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW HOW "ACCURATE" THE MEDIA IS IN REPORTING THIS "DISASTER" BUT I DO KNOW THAT "PICTURES DON'T LIE"!! THERE IS AN "ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRAVESTY" OCCURRING FROM THE "INCOMPETENCE" OF BOTH "BP" AND CERTAIN "GOVERNMENT AGENCIES" WHO ALLOWED THEM TO GET AWAY WITH "LYING" ABOUT THIS OIL WELL FROM "INCEPTION THRU EXPLOSION" TO PRESENT!! WHO IS "REALLY IN CHARGE HERE"?? SEEMS TO ME LIKE "NEITHER" ARE "PREPARED" OR "CAPABLE" OF HANDLING A "CATASTROPHE" SUCH AS THIS!! NOR ARE THEY "TRYING" EVEN "CLOSE TO HARD ENOUGH" TO HANDLE IT!! "BP" IS LYING, STALLING AND HAS "ACCOMPLISHED" VIRTUALLY "NOTHING" IN ALMOST TWO MONTHS ~~ AND THE GOVERNMENT IS ALLOWING IT!! MAKES ME WONDER ~~ "WHY"?? DO YOU HAVE AN "OPINION" MR. MORIS??

DOES ANYONE ELSE?? AND, FURTHER "BELIEVES" THAT "BP" WILL EVENTUALLY "FOLD" INTO "BANKRUPTCY" IF THEY ARE "MANDATED" TO ACTUALLY "PAY OUT" AND "CLEAN UP" THIS "CATASTROPHIC INJUSTICE" TO OUR OCEANS?? AND IF THEY DO FIND A WAY "OUT" ~~ WHAT HAPPENS THEN?? THE GOVERNMENT HAS "ADMITTED" THEY "HAVE TO DEPEND ON "BP'S TECHNOLOGY" TO "HANDLE THIS CRISIS"!! PERSONALLY, I THINK IF "BP" WAS "OUT" AND A "COMPETENT" EXPERT(S) BROUGHT IN, WE'D BE "MUCH BETTER OFF"!! AT LEAST IT MIGHT GIVE US A "START" TO A "CATASTROPHE" THAT MAY OTHERWISE BRING OUR "OCEANS" {AS WE KNOW, LOVE & NEED THEM} TO AN END!! AND THAT WOULD BE THE "WORST DISASTER YET"!!

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Hi Theresa,

Emerald Isle, NC, is actually very far from the Gulf Coast. You should be pretty safe from the oil spill there. I have heard that the oil could affect both sides of Florida because of ocean currents. But North Carolina ought to be far enough a way not to be affected... at least lets hope!
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THANKS FOR THE "VOTE OF CONFIDENCE" DOUGLAS!! HOPEFULLY YOUR RIGHT!! I DON'T KNOW THOUGH?!? I GUESS THE MORE I "WATCH THE NEWS" THE "MORE PARANOID I GET"!! BUT WHEN I SEE THE "MASSIVE OIL SLICKS" JUST FLOATING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO SHORE ~~ AND "DESTROYING EVERYTHING IN THEIR PATH" ~~ "COUPLED" WITH THE "HORRIFIC RESULTS" THAT THE "PREDICTED HURRICANES" WILL "INEVITABLY CREATE" ~~ I GET "SICK INSIDE"!! AND WONDER WHY "IN GOD'S NAME" ISN'T "ANYONE DOING ANYTHING" TO CONTAIN THEM NOW ~~ BEFORE IT'S "TOO LATE"!?! IT'S BEEN OVER A MONTH!! WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR?!? AND WHO ARE "THEY" ~~ "BP" OR THE "GOVERNMENT"?!? WHO, IF ANYONE, IS "ACTUALLY IN CHARGE" OF "CLEANING UP" THIS "UNPRECEDENTED" DISASTER?!? SEEMS TO ME LIKE ANOTHER "PRECEDENTED" CASE OF "THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND"!! AND AS I "LEAVE MY SOAPBOX" . . .

I JUST WANT TO SAY ~~ THANKS AGAIN DOUGLAS!!

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Hi Terry,

It is only a matter of time and the weather (hurricane season to be worst on record)
before the oil slick,plume or odor reaches the beautiful Emerald Isle.
This spill is of such catastrophic proportions that even the Eastern seaboard up
to New England may be threatened.

Value of land to plummet.
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"MY FEARS EXACTLY" GREGG!! I SUPPOSE IF "SOMEONE" WERE DOING "SOMETHING" TO "CONTAIN THE OIL SLICK" ~~ THERE MIGHT BE "SOME HOPE"!! BUT THE "TRUTH IS THAT IF THEY "KNEW WHAT TO DO ~~ THEY WOULD BE DOING IT ~~ JUST TO "KEEP PEACE" WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!! AS IT HAS BEEN SAID "OUR GOVERNMENT IS HELPLESS IN THIS SITUATION ~~ DEPENDING SOLELY ON BP ~~ WHO {EXCEPT FOR THE BILLIONS THEY WILL HAVE TO PAY OUT} COULD PROBABLY GIVE A "DAMN"!! WELL, THAT'S ABOUT "ALL" FOR NOW ANYWAY!!

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR REPLY!!

IT'S "SO SAD, AND SO OUT OF CONTROL" ~~ I "SHUTTER" TO THINK OF THE "DEVASTATION" THIS "UNPRECEDENTED" SPILL WILL "REALLY COST THE "GULF" AND "EAST COAST SHORELINES" ~~ "NOT TO MENTION WHAT IT HAS ALREADY COST "EVERYTHING" ELSE ON ITS WAY"!! ALL THOSE "BEAUTIFUL, INNOCENT, SEA CREATURES" ~~ WHAT A "HORRIFIC" INJUSTICE TO LIFE!!

AND REGARLDESS OF "WHAT WHOM IS DOING" ~~ I WILL BE "PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE ~~ WHICH IS THE "ONLY THING" THAT CAN/WILL MAKE THIS RIGHT!?!

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR REPLY GREGG!! SAD ~~ BUT VERY MUCH TO THE POINT!!

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yes, a miracle is needed....
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WELL GREGG, AFTER WATCHING NEWS LAST NIGHT AND SEEING THAT "BP'S TOP KILL" FAILED ~~ I'M NOW MORE THAN EVER "SURE" THIS IS GOING TO BE A "COASTAL DISASTER" THAT MORE THAN LIKELY "WILL" END UP TO THE "NEW ENGLAND" SHORELINE!!

I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU ~~ "IF THIS OIL SLICK DOES REACH AND COME ONTO THE SHORES OF SAY "EMERALD ISLE" ~~ WILL IT BE "CLEANED UP" OR DO YOU THINK BY THAT TIME BOTH "BP AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE SO "TAPPED OUT" THAT THE "COUNTY" WILL HAVE TO "RESORT AND DEPEND ON THEIR "OWN" RESOURCES?? AND EITHER WAY, HOW LONG, IF AT ALL, DO YOU THINK IT WILL TAKE THEM {NO MATTER "WHO" ENDS UP DOING IT} TO "CLEAN IT UP" SO THAT IT IS "RESTORED" TO THE WAY IT "IS RIGHT NOW"??

I DON'T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT ALL THIS TO EVEN "UNDERSTAND" THE WHOLE "COMPLICATED" PROCESS ~~ DO YOU?? IF NOT, "WHERE" SHOULD I TAKE THIS QUESTION "TO"?? I WOULD "REALLY" LIKE AN ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION ~~ WHICH "RUNS THROUGH MY MIND ALL DAY ~~ EVERY DAY"?!? I DON'T KNOW IF I INCLUDED THIS IN MY ORIGINAL QUESTION/COMMENT ~~ BUT I "LOVE THE OCEAN" ~~ ALL "OCEANS" ~~ ESPECIALLY "CLEAN ONES"!!

HOPE TO HEAR BACK RE: THE ABOVE!! THANK YOU!!

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Science must have a "miracle bullet" to save the Gulf. Such as oil eat microbes.
The destruction we see is a fraction of the devastation beneath the oceans' surface
and embedded now in the coastal wetlands.

The Gulf will be "dead", for all likely purposes, in three years. It took science,
government, private industry and people who care.....many, many years to resuscitate
the filthy PCB - laden Hudson River........

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