Eatocracy sat down with John Besh, Marcus Samuelsson, the Voltaggio Brothers and others at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen to discuss the disaster in the Gulf and the future of American seafood.
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Eat the poor! 5 brb
Stupid comments. Almost as stupid as the Maine lobsters in an article about gulf seafood.
Maine lobsters? Pretty sure those are crawfish.
Eat the poor!
I think we could capture all the fish for consumption BEFORE the oil gets to them by using more drastic measures. ie: bombs under the ocean and harvesting the dead fish that float up. Its a common method used since the dawn.
Whats the big deal? So wut if there is some oil in the gulf and some fish die. so?
lets just get our fishs from the atlantic coast basin or even the pacifc ocean. I mean who cares and why is this news?
studies also show that there are millons of untapped fish potential in the northern seas. this is just a campange by the republicans to bash on obama when clearly bush to to blame for the disaster in teh first place.
Chef Michel just stated he was glad the spill happened in this video.....Well we will pass that along to the family and friends of our first Boat Captain who shot himself this week In AL. There will be more. Chef, sir you are an idiot and your food sux.
Amazed how oblivious Americans are about where their food comes from, what it's made of, and what contaminants might be in it. It's pretty simple: force animals to live in toxic waste and the animals that don't die from it will pass on that diseased, tainted quality into your own tissues. It's happening with the Gulf seafood. And a man-man toxic mess is where the vast majority of our chicken, beef, and pork come from (factory farming). You are what you eat. And then we wonder why Americans have so many chronic diseases, fatigue, and high cancer rates.
I don't think Frank knows what he's talking about – why all this talk of BMs and food chains and butter is made from animals, not from drilling in the ground; I think if Frank spent less time purring cocktails in his piehole and more time in the military he'd understand that oil is the lifeblood of this grate nation in the same way that butter is the lifeblood of buttered toast. Paula Dean understands! -She'd make a grate commander in chef -
Please, Food Channel, do some kind of show where they make cakes out of these delicious seafoods. They can do it. Oil is essentially butter (please do a cursory search in a high-school chemistry textbook, you pathetic futtbuckers), and cakes and cookies are 90% butter, look it up.. This also explains the obesity problems in this country. Do you wonder why the average BMI in the United States is 54? It is a fact, look it up. It is the butter, and the cholesterol that is in scrimpf. These are problems created by the DEMONCRATS to shift blame from their failed policies in Iraq and Afghanistan, and toward cap-and trade and a mark-to-market economy. The American people deserve better. We need a leader that is not Democrat or Republican, rather one who is ready to promise governing only after swiftly downing three cocktails.
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They should have closed down that shithole New Orleans after Katrina. This is just God finishing the job.
Why would anybody want to live in america's asshole?
I don't think too many people live there. I think mostly they're just passing through.
Each barrel of oil is 42 gallons. If 60000 barrels of oil a day are spewing out thats 60000×42=2520000 . now multiply that by 66 days thats 166,320,000 gallons of oil ( which is poisonous to sea life) there also were internal BP documents that say it could be 100000 barrels a day which would be 277,200,000 of oil( poison) a day into our food supply.
This is America. 60000×42 = 3180. Learn math like they do in Pubic school.
The oil spill is sad. There are no animals in space, that have been found. I love animals but there look and taste better on a bun or in my Mac n Cheese. Humans, (dumb at times) are at the top of the food chain, and don’t give me that " Human vs. Bear crap" Humans would win! We have fire arms. Now I agree that there are people, I call " Kitten Killers" that for no reason kill animals. I DONT AGREE WITH THAT. But shit happens and the human race is trying,(not to well) but trying to fix the oil spill problem. Animals are meant to be eaten. I love asking hardcore animal lovers, " What would you eat if the only thing left was animals?" Any animal lovers want to answer that? Human mess up, animals are eaten by humans, zombies are killed by humans and are humans, and the " Rich Fat Cats of BP" just want to keep money and stay rich, eating and enjoying those lovely crabs and shrimp. Thanks.
What would you eat if the only thing left was animals?" Any animal lovers want to answer that?
>> If there were no plants there would be no animals. I'm pretty sure thats why they serve lettuce on hamburgers.
Humans, (dumb at times) are at the top of the food chain, and don’t give me that " Human vs. Bear crap" Humans would win!
>> That's exactly why we are training bears to use guns. Lets give them a fighting chance!
Blackened Gumbo G.O.P. style. REAL greasy (and flamable)!!!
Obama is a democrat and equally to blame. Steve if that is your real name.
Funny but the photo uses on CNN as their "seafood" photo is of freshwater Crawfish which don't live in the saltish waters of the marshes or the gulf. Crawfish are grown in ponds, rice fields and fresh water bayous. There are so many misperceptions and half truths out there about Louisiana, the oil spill, etc that America should understand that what they see and hear in the media "ain't exactly as it is". Louisiana isn't a third world country, isn't one big swamp, isn't devastated as a whole by hurricanes or oil spills or goofy politicians. We're open for tourists, business and as a good place to live and work.
The best factual reply. Kudos.
But other replies are not bad either. In fact I never hadread a full 'Response' list before. Thanks all for the responses. These are really amazing, enlighting and :).
I think you're on to something. The fresh water animals crave oil as much as the saltwater guys. Now they're migrating to the ocean. Buy a harpoon and be ready for atomic crayfish.
Oil Spill Eater II. There was a non toxic Alternative to clean up the spill that has been successfully tested by BP after 10 months of spill damages. The Coast Guard sent a letter from headquarters stating to the FOSC to take action with OSE II, and the EPA, Lisa Jackson stopped the Coast Guard from allowing BP from implementing OSE II. In fact the EPA stopped the application of OSE II 11 times denying State Senators direct request for use of OSE II from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. La Department of environmental requested the use of OSE II as well, EPA's Sam Coleman denied their request without reason. Governor Jindal tried to get OSE II demonstrated on the Chandelier Islands on May 6, 2010, and the EPA stopped the Governor as well. The EPA in fact stopped the use of OSE II 11 times, without a reason given. Had the EPA allowed Governor Jindal to allow the demonstration of OSE II on May 6, 2010, it is possible a significant portion of the environmental damages, including the shorelines and the seafood industry would have been spared. The toxicty test comparison between OSE II and corexit really cannot be compared since with corexit, the label states it can cause red blood cells to burst, kidney, and liver problems if a chemical suit and respirator are not worn. OSE II in contrast can be used to wash your hands and is non toxic. The BP Deep Horizon spill has proven that corexit only sinks oil and causes the same oil to be addressed a second time when it comes ashore as under water plumes, or tar balls, while OSE II has a substantiated end point of converting oil to CO2 and water. See Coast Guard letter below
U. S. Department
of Homeland Security
Commanding Officer 1 Chelsea Street
U. S. Coast Guard New London, CT 06320
Research and Development Center Staff Symbol: Contracting Office
Phone: (860) 271-2807
July 10, 2010
P.O. Box 515429
Dallas, TX 75251
Attn: Steven Pedigo, President/Owner
DEEPWATER HORIZON RESPONSE BAA HSCG32-10-R-R00019, TRACKING #2003954
We are pleased to inform you that the initial screening of your White Paper submitted under Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) HSCG32-10-R-R00019 has been completed. It has been determined that your White Paper submission has a potential for benefit to the spill response effort.
Your White Paper has been forwarded to the Deepwater Horizon Response Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) for further action under its authority. Subject to the constraints and needs of the ongoing oil spill response, you may be contacted by the FOSC or the responsible party.
We appreciate your interest in supporting the Deepwater Horizon Response effort.
Contracting Officer /s/
USCG R&D Center
thank god we'll still have our crawfish. I think I'll get a fried shrimp po'boy for lunch. If they have any...
I'm a bit concerned about the number of times Maine Lobster was shown in the CNN piece on tainted seafood. The market for Maine Lobster is worldwide, and the US does not have the market cornered on consumers that did not learn a lot of geography in school. Instilling fear in the world marketplace about a species being tainted that is taken from the sea nowhere near the Gulf of Mexico is a bit irresponsible.
CNN editors have to be a bit more wary of what stock video shots they are associating with what stories. The Maine Lobster is not the same as a fillet of some unidentifiable white fish sauteing in a pan, there is simply no mistaking what it is.
Mainer_Ayah, apparently it is possible to mistake Maine Lobster for something it is not. There wasn't a single shot of a Lobster, Maine or otherwise, in the video. Those were Crawfish (crayfish for you yanks out there). No worries though, us Louisianaians realize that we and our neighbors in coastal Texas and Mississippi are about the only people who boil Crawfish, so you have a good excuse for not realizing that you were looking at Crawfish instead of thousands of tiny Maine Lobsters.
I'll be damned, you're right. Must have been those tight shots that had me fooled. Hey, but I thought those mud bugs were from fresh water.
this discussion thread is too long.
Michal Nischan needs to be punched in the face for that comment. It takes a real a-hole to view this situation as a good thing because it provides support for your views on energy policy, conservation, or whatever issue you think it supports. Like thousands of other Louisiana residents, I fish in these waters year round, and go duck hunting in them every winter, and I've been involved in coastal conservation organizations for decades. This disaster will certainly bolster our conservation arguments, but I should rightly get my butt kicked if I suggested that the spill was a good thing because it helps us gain more support for our cause.
CNN obviously doesn't know the difference between seafood and crawfish. They repeatedly show crawfish in ths video. Crawfish do not come from the gulf. This shows their accuracy of reporting.
I thought that was funny too. Fear not, CNN, the Atchafalaya and our rice fields will be just fine.
It seems like most of you are jokin around about it. Grow up. Its not just effecting the creatures that live in the Gulf but also the economy in this region. Actual PEOPLE are losing jobs and businesses over this. And it can get worse for these ppl. And yes, animals in the gulf are being harmed due to human actions. So, the fact that you can sit on a computer, on a news website and joke about it is ridiculous. If you cant say anything worth sayin, shut up. Thanks to those of you who take this seriously.
Joking at the gal who posts about space animals is not the same as not taking this situation seriously. I live in a small town where the main industry is fishing (not near the Gulf), so I do feel for the fishermen and folks who work as seafood processors. But come on...she was asking for it.
Since it is beyond the capability of the human race to clean up the gulf oil spill, another approach should be taken.
The president should make a time machine and go back to 2009 and stop the drilling.
Pray that the president will be scientific enough to make the time machine with enough wisdom to not misuse it.
He should go back in time and stop the Big Oil company lobbyist from paying off elected officials that would not put safe guards into place when they had a chance. They could have had a law in place to stop this. Each rig set up should have had a remotely controlled "shut off" valve the cost 1/2 a million per rig. When a blow out occurs something similar to a submarine's ping would have activated the valve from the surface.
Instead the Oil Co's lobbyist convinced enuf of the elected officials to squash the proposal.
Anyone ever take a look at a puddle at a gas station – this will be the Atlantic after hurricane season is over.... and since the Atlantic isn't isolated, it will keep spreading.
Obama, I've been trying to destroy the spirits of the human population and wreck the planet for centuries and you do it in one presidential term. You the man!
Actually, Obama should build a time machine and go back to the beginning of time, when Space Jesus created the Space Crawfish, and ask him to make the dead dinosaurs that the Space Devil invented turn in to Space Crawfish instead of oil.
Then we'd have a gigantic Space Crawfish spill!
Not to get all physical here.. but you better check your calculations on that.
That dude that says "ya know i'm glad it happened. I have relatives down there but i'm glad it happened because we need to change the way we do things."
Someone needs to drop a bomb on his restaurant. Then drive a bulldozer over his house, and dump his car in a lake. Then let him come and say he's glad that all that happened. peoples lives are ruined. We've lost so much, and this guy is saying he is glad it happened. I urinate on this man.
great look what the democrats are up too now... jesus why did we let obama allow this to happen? now our children have to get handed down his mistakes? i guess the next generations can think obama for not ever knowing teh taste of fish.
Have they released a video of your President blowing up the rig????
Oh yeah, its official, the average person commenting in here is all of 12. Funny when they try to understand things like politics. Definetly lost all credibility. Worth mentioning this has everything to do with everyone. Where did the drill baby drill chant go? hmm, think its safe to say we wont be hearing that much more. Another case of foot in mouth. The space comment was pretty silly but honestly didn't take a rocket scientist to get the point but you know how it is these days. After 8 years people can get pretty stupid when used to seeing a president act that way. Still feeling the aftershocks of underachievers. I'm a fisherman myself. Praying this doesn't effect where I live. Interesting that people are still acting like its fixable, even fox news was reporting about a month ago it was almost fixed?!?! no wonder so many are angry, keep up the great reporting. Meanwhile we want less government and less regulation. Laughable. Won't kill anyone to bring their brain to the table on these stories.
2+2=4 and I still chant for drilling babies. All babies! Regardless of color. Our ever expanding government is what got us to this point. For the billions of tax payer dollars that circulate amongst the federal branches the best they can do is point their figure and say not my problem. How about the continuous politician scandals, do you see that as a being positive? Do we really need more? Like that war in Iraq and Afghanistan? Do we need more dead americans for a pointless fund raiser? How about less federal government and more local responsibility like the framers of our constitution intended.
Drill baby drill!
maybe the crawfish can evolvle into some creature that eating crude oil-well ,that cool
Why do they keep showing crayfish in the pictures, Crayfish, crawdads, mudbugs whatever you want to call them DO NOT COME OUT OF THE OCEAN THEY ARE A FRESHWATER SPECIES. DUH!!!
Let's get this straight, the deed is done and the gulf will never be the same. I hate to say this but it is true. he basic ecology of the entire gulf is FUBAR and if the oil makes it into the Gulf Stream the area affected could be the entire gulf and the East coast. This mess is going to get bigger much bigger and there is nothing we can do about i, the basic chemistry if the water has changed and will not support life. There is a tropical storm below Cuba and is moving into the gulf, if the storm reaches the mainland the surge will push the oil past the barriers into the estuaries and kill everything. I have yet seen a computer model of the impact it will have but it can not be good. This is a huge screw up.
Unfortunately Terry, its not going to take a storm to push the oil past our barrier islands. The word "barrier" in barrier island is a misnomer in Louisiana. Our coast line consists of a few small islands separated by miles of open water between them. We don't have barrier islands that are contiguous and only separtated by a few estuaries. The barrier islands in Louisiana are few and far between. Behind them is just miles and miles of open water with stattered patches of marsh grass here and there. It not anything like your average 5th grade science class description of a typical river delta system. It was like that a 200 years ago, before we trapped the mighty mississippi, but not anymore.
There are computer models and projections out there. We're not allowed to see them for good reasons...... civil unrest to start with.
CNN, for as long as comments are not pre-screened, I will not read your newsite. You are allowing readers who act and think like 5 year olds to comment here. This is tastless. Sooner or later, this will be a strong reflection on your company.
actually, i am happy they do allow comments and silliness. it makes the news bearable and even has me giggle a bit.
Yes, because censorship has worked so well everywhere else. Let's give it a try!
I think it is funny that cnn places a photo of crawfish when teasing this story on the main CNN page. Out of all the seafood found in louisiana, the ONLY one NOT affected by oil would be the crawfish (they are raised in rice fields). CNN does this kind of thing all the time and it really is starting to piss me off. At least pretend to do your homework before you report on our state. Calling Charlie Meloncon (melaw-saw) MEL-IN-CON does not convey professionalism nor sinicerity when reporting this tragedy. For everyone commenting about what they should do, LET LOUISIANA decide what is best for our state and our region of the gulf (we work, live, eat, and play down here) we know how to fix it. Dont shut down the wells, thats moronic. Give the state our fair share of lease revenues so we can rebuild our gulf, condemn those companies who forsake our trust and allow them to be swallowd by those who do the right thing (american capitalism at its finest) Trust me, CEO's out of a job is plenty enough incentive to get your ass in check.
Chad simon is right on with that comment. Im glad im not the only one to notice CNN's left wing liberal editorials.
Great reply. Nice information.
I am absolutely amazed by some of the above posts. Wasn't the whole point of this article the destruction and harm being done to the animals and sea creatures of the Gulf and not animals in outer space and people who make rude, disrespectful comments regarding other peoples sexuality or ideas???? Maybe there should be an age limit on the people who are allowed to post here, clearly there are a lot of 5 year olds. I feel for the animals and sea life that is being destroyed by the oil, and I also feel for the people whos lliving is made from the fishing ets. in the gulf. I can go without seafood for a while and survive but how long can someone go without a job and survive, and how long can we continue to allow animals an sea life to be poisened and killed before there are some consequences for the people who are at the root of the problem to start with?
I know how to stop the leak....BP sent me a form to fill out after I contacted the Governor of La. Yes Really
Digital oil, let's format the gulf...............Right
IYou guys are hilarious!!! There were great points made but let's keep the main thing the main thing. We need to stop the leak and point fingers later. You guys are bickering just like Mr. President and BP!! I say let Steve Jobs take a stab at it. He's the man!
Praying for all areas affected by this tragic occurance.
Think of the suffering done b Nigerians for the last 60 years due to oil spills and contamination done by the Shell Oils and others who are friends of the US. Now you know and will know for decades to come.
I want to eat the last Penguin.
You are truly a disappointment as far as the human race is concerned. What a horrible comment to make while animals and people are suffering.
I want to know what protects us against oil tainted seafood? What's to stop the unscrupulous from hosing some down and selling it for cheap?
Yeah I figured it that out after a while. Didnt bother me.
I want you to father my children.
I have a magic lunchbox with your picture right on it.
I am very angry at crawfish. Even the ones that are not from space.
They are all from space. You don't even know that but it will.
Wait, who's taint smells like seafood?
Does not. I know that for a fact.
That's awesome. You wanna hang out sometime?
Sure. I could bring some chips and some of that bacon cheese dip.
Maybe we can go out and eat some tainted seafood.
No I got enough of that from your mother last night. My eyes are still watering.
No thats from trying to see your own tiny dork. Get some glasses and shave your palms.
Its big enough for your mother
My mother's dead you know
Yeah I figured it out after a while. Didn't bother me.
Hey CNN, Crawfish are farm raised inland. They are *not* seafood.
But it is interesting how N.O. having a seafood problem is strange. 4-5 hours away, here in Kemah, TX, our seafood market hasn't really raised prices. I'm wondering why they can drive a fridge truck over. However, the biggest thing in N.O. are the Oysters...at least in the French Quarter. I'm wondering how that is doing. I can imagine that it is pretty bad. I hope those Gulf oyster farms can be salvaged or saved.
I have a freind who works processing shrimp and she telling me they are passing shrimp that have been in the oil ; they can see the oil on the shrimp and also smell it. So I ask how safe is any seafood coming from the gulf area right now? I for one will not order any seafood when eating out for a very long time.
Speaking of eating out, what's the difference between eating p*ssy & eating sushi? Give up? The RICE! HA!!! HA
I can't believe some of the posts on this story. "Animals in Space" I think the oil spill is terrible for sea life and for us humans who consume creatures from the sea. I think more people are worried about not getting to eat seafood or paying more for it than are worried about destroying the gulf's ecosystem. Look at the big picture.
I looked at the big picture. It was a billboard for hemorrhoid cream. Now I am sleepy.
Why do they keep showing images of crawfish? These do not come from saltwater.
To piss you off.
I think Osama blew up the rig to kill fishes.
Yeah, that Osama sure hates fishes.
I give up, this is absolutly ridiculous!!!! I hope and pray that the idiots and non-idiots can get together and fix this, bc it's bigger than what they are making it out to be-and that's pretty big...scientifically and logically speaking from first hand knowlegde....Good luck to you all, truly...not being ugly I mean that-I live in DT Houston 45 min. from Galveston, so...this hits especially close to home, and I want it fixed...by anybody...like NOW...
Dude, it hasn't hit Galveston. And i know that for a fact, plus i have seen it with my own eyes.
All set on idiots. We need some non-idiots.
Not sure why crawfish were used so much in this video, because most crawfish are not in salt water near the coast. Crayfish usually live and are caught in the inland areas in fresh water. I hope and pray it doesn't get so bad that the oil reaches these areas...
Thats wicked hot. Wanna make out?
What will I do? I'm contributing to the Gulf economy by intentionally taking my next family vacation in New Orleans. Who's going to join us?
If you're offering me a free vacation I'm game. I tried to lend my hand cleaning up the spill and received a typical form letter. Nothing more significant yet.
Do we have to share a bed? 'Cuz I roll around and stuff.
You can share my bed anytime. Just wait until my husband is asleep.
Woo wooo count me in! I'll bring my special sauce!
you buying the blackened shrimp?
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Down with BP! I don't care about Republicans, Democrats, etc. Personally, I'll be glad when both of these political parties will be gone in the near future and the American people are finally heard instead of a political party. I can't wait until Americans form new parties and get rid of the old ones. Yes everyone is right about the "crawfish". It will not be effected unless oil is swept into fresh water areas. It is not seafood! I will admit, i am missing my gulf coast seafood!
Animal lover does have a point. Scientist have found organisms in meteorites that have crashed on Earth. We have not even explored 1% of space. There is a huge possibility of life in space. Stop thinking in conventional terms. Just because humans can't survive in space without special equipment, it doesn't mean that another type of living being couldn't. We couldn't survive in the ocean without breathing apparatus, but there are many life forms that can and new ones that are being discovered in our ocean all the time! We have explored a larger percentage of the ocean than space. Get a grip on reality! We are not all knowing, or we wouldn't be having the oil spill problem in the first place!
Not to wreck your whole statement Anthony. But have you ever considered that maybe once the rock crashed into the ground organisms from EARTH moved around it. You know, organisms DO move, take us for example.
Chef Michal Nischan (owner THE DRESSING ROOM) says HE'S GLAD IT HAPPENED?!?!?!? wow... Think about his comments, patrons. Think hard about where you want to spend your money, and with whom.
Or watch the video, don't take his comment out of context, think for yourself and ignore this moron above me.
You're being deliberately obtuse, right? Listen to his whole statement before you put fingers to keyboard.
By the way, for all those that are concerned that your local Red Lobster will not be serving seafood, they buy the majority of the seafood they serve from other countries. Very little if any of the seafood they serve comes from the gulf.
HA! Yuck ! Who eats at Red Lobster when you can have a much better dining experience and better food somewhere else.
Anthony what is the status of the oyster population down there?
Why do people eat at Red Lobster?
FOR THE CHEESEY BISCUITS, YO.
Like a Fillet O' Fish at McDonalds.
Dont eat seafood it has faces you are sinful sinful
Animal lover has a point. There might be a planet somewhere in space with living creatures on it. I think it's completely possible. There is NO proof that there aren't living creatures (animals) somewhere in space.
That being said, we are witnessing and utter tragedy unfolding in the Gulf, but Chef Nischan is only pointing out the obvious. This tragedy is forcing us to look deeper at our dependence on oil which likely will change our future for the better. How many more 9/11 attacks and drilling disasters will we have to go through to get it through our thick heads that we NEED to change our ways. Other countries are taking major steps towards energy independence, why not America? One reason... oil companies make too much money sucking oil from anywhere they can get it. And we don't own the oil in the Gulf. Oil companies pay royalties to drill the oil located off our shores and on our land and then the oil goes into the "world oil bank" where it must be bought back. Just because they drill off our shores does not mean that oil goes into our gas tanks. All oil is purchased from the world bank and the going price. So how exactly does drilling our oceans help anyone other than the people who actually collect the royalties from the oil company? How much of your life's earnings will go to paying for overpriced gas that helps the oil companies continue to earn record profits? How long will we continue to pollute the air by burning fossil fuels? How many more 9/11 attacks will this country have to withstand? This is nightmare that has gone on far too long and it wont' stop until the American people make it stop.
CNN, if you're reading you should allow a feature that would allow 10 or 20 or 50 people to collectively vote and remove garbage posts like this one and the many before and after it. Please, we're waiting.
Good thing you prefaced your argument with the stance that there is no proof that life does not exist on other planets. Really lends credence to the rest of your post.
New Seafood Menu: Castrol Clams
New response to lame joke: ha. ha.
This is all CNN's fault. They tried to do a story on how Gulf seafood is affected by the spill, then illustrated it using stock footage of freshwater crustaceans that aren't affected in the least. Crawfish providers may even benefit from reduced availability of Gulf seafood.
The rest is pretty much irrelevant, noise, or both.
"irrelevant, noise, or both" sums up CNN pretty well.
Perhaps it's best if a question is posed to all interested in typing comments: What are you going to do about it? Think about how you have or can aid in the efforts to either clean the areas affected, or even organize other community members to rally against government decisions such as lifting the moratorium, or refusing international assistance. What will YOU do??
the whole thing is a tradgedy of epic proportions, period. this may get so bad that it will affect us all to the core. let us not bash each other, let's get our collective heads around this and try to figure out how to stop it..bp and the red tape gov't garbage is not helping. other countries have pledged their resources to us, and our gov't refuses.. too bad that their heads are so big they deny help that is sorely needed. my home state is ruined now because of greedy people that could care less about the gulf and what happens to the people living there... this whole scene is very sad.....
People, people, please! Will you all focus on the issue at hand and refrain from bashing other contributors such as AnimalLover? Your attentions should be significantly paid to the essence of his/her message which is: human-kind destroys nature. A nature that is sustenance to us all. So please respond with a more educated philosophy or opinion instead of rebarbative comments (childish ones, including name calling....unless you are a child of course) and add positive input, or simply shut up.
Generally I would agree but she continually keeps coming back and stoking the proverbial fire, naw mean?
LOL you win, (I believe I hit the nail on the head)
She's just upset because she came back to defend herself & instead dug her hole just a little bit deeper...
Animal Lover: I have absolutely no idea what you just typed. Have you been drinking?
@somepeople re: Republicans
I don't think that the Republicans orchestrated this, but I do think it's rather ironic that the same thing we saw in 79 is happening again today, with the same sequence of events and ultimately the same outcome. What's really sad is that instead of just fixing the problem, everyone has to sit around and have meetings and blame Obama. That's really why folks are mentioning Republicans at all. This is just another platform to attack Obama on something that is out of his control.
So don't get upset when the other side shoots back once in a while.
SoulJacker–let me just say thank you. Thank you for not being ignorant. There is definitely some truth to what you say, but unlike some people, at least you present it intelligently. I wasn't upset about that republican comment, I was annoyed that some uninformed person was throwing out ignorant comments with nothing to back it up.
I believe that we're all entitled to what we believe in but I also believe that before you start insulting people, you should at least have some reasonable information to back it up.
LOL!!! you dont live what you bitch. Compassion is not in your dictionary
Thank you...finally someone has compared this spill to the Ixtoc 1 spill in 1979. That spill was much worse than this one...flowed for 9 months, and the Gulf Of Mexico was able to recover. It's time for some positive thinking, and some put up or shut up action. Preaching Gloom and Doom doesn't help the situation. People need to stop looking for some person / organization / company / group to blame. Becoming a part of the solution is a much better approach, than spewing negative rhetoric.
Great advice! TX Born didn't intentionally cause the spill sometimes things just sort of happen. Like astronauts on the moon. How they got to be there will always be a mystery. I rest my case.
My is comment is simply, where is PETA!!? They were all around when the pitbull dog fighting incident happened with Michael Vick so where are the PETA folks now that BP is contaminating and killing off marine animals which is just as bad because they had been warned about their faulty equipment. Why the silence now?
What is PETA supposed to do. These people aren't out there kicking dolphins. This was an unfortunate accident and while there are people to blame, no one is intentionally being cruel to animals.
You must not read the news...PETA was instrumental in lobbying for BP to be criminally investigated, which they now are, and wants them to fund clean up operations by animal groups that are in the Gulf area rescuing those creatures mired in oil.
PETA= People-Eating-Tasty-Animals or in this case People-Eating-Tar Balled- Animals
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/03/19/ read this most of you.
Why do you want us to read a cartoon which contains profanities in it? Are you purposely trying to corrupt any young people who read this?
I'm not a tree hugger. I love seafood. Just saying why torture everything because we can. Buncha fkn haters on this thread. Sick people. Clearly republicans....
Are you serious? So you think ALL of the republicans got together and came up with a scheme to make the rig explode, so we could destroy entire ecosystems? You're ignorant, go get an education. This has nothing to do with democrats or republicans. And torture things because we can? Move to Somalia, then we'll talk about senseless torture. Moron.
I was talking about the hate. dufuss. Its their motto, hate everything not them.
not amen to the crazy 'animal lover'....
AMEN TO 'SOMEPEOPLE!!! Yeah, it's still all the republican's faults...
That's wht most liberals do, blame Republican's....what a bunch of idiots....
OK drunkard...step away from the computer..."clearly Republican" WTF??? You are a total A-hole!!!!
Republicans, eh? Riiiiiiiight. I love how many people blindly throw people they agree with and disagree with into 2 categories, Republican & Democrat. The biggest lying, crooked, murdering scumbags in our nations history have been both Democratic & Republican. You're just upset because you got to post the 1st comment & it was retarded so everyone on here picked on you and your space critters. God forbid you should align yourself with an individual based on their beliefs and practices rather then the little capital D or R in front of their name. Moron. What about Mary Matalin? In NY, we stand up for what is right. Not Democratic, not Republican. Best man or woman for the job. People like you with your biased blanket statements have no business posting such drivel on here.
Fox is reporting [...] most of the seafood affected so far has been polled and is 72.4% Republican. That would indicate less than 30% of all seafood is Democrat and this is clearly grounds for a conspiracy theory in the near future. This doesn't account for the seafood thus far killed or otherwise damaged beyond its capability to communicate with Fox pollsters by leaking oil, but since those won't be voting they don't believe it affects the serious political math at play.
More significantly, it seems likely the oil spill is likely to have a big impact on the % rise of 'feel good' end of news segment stories. Expect threads on baby bears stuck in public restrooms on I-15, liberated by their mindless human brethren with a tire iron and some petroleum jelly, soon.
Because torture makes the food tastier when it dies in agony. Duh.
CNN: What happened? You need to screen your comments. I can't believe that some of these comments are allowed to be posted here. Some of these comments are ignorant and senseless. Please help me restore my faith in you network.
Hey, learn some grammar.
Hey, eat my butt
? go away we are having fun!!!
why are people being so mean to eachother on here? I think everyone feels at least a little (hopefully more) sad about the gulf disaster. If we're all in agreeance that it's just plain awful, then why can't everyone just get along??
"Creatures are defenseless from us"
Yea, tell that to a Rattlesnake or a grizzly bear.
Really? You actually wrote that. You missed it by that much huh? Wow dude. I'm not into the whole hippy dippy bull but that is a retarded comment.
(psst! Dude, you're embarrassing yourself)
Rosie O'Donnell. There. I said it.
My quote was taken out of context, and I sincerely apologize. The question was NOT about sustainable seafood, of which I am a staunch advocate; the question was about how do I feel about the oil spill and I feel terrible. Of course I am NOT glad the Gulf Oil Leak continues to affect the entire region–and eventually the world. The point I was trying to make is that this disaster will force us to take a closer look at how we gather our resources – in this case energy – in ways that deplete and damage our world's most robust ecosystems, and wreak havoc on the families who rely them.
I hear your apology, but I don't think your comment was taken out of context ... you clearly said it sucks, but you're "kinda glad" it happened. Now is not a time to put forth political or socio-political agenda's. There will be plenty of time for reflection on that stuff later, right now the only thing you need to say is that it sucks, and you feel terrible for the folks who are losing their entire ways of life due to this.
Your quote wasn't taken out of context. You should just admit that you're a f'n idiot. You make me sick.
bwhale, Stressed any lately? Seriously take a breath and try not to be such an over aggressive power freak that comes across as being annoying rather than having anything intelligent to add to a conversation.
I understood what you meant when you said it, because I am not looking for bad things from everyone that opens their mouth. You clearly said that you hated it happened and wish that it didn’t but we needed something to wake us up to change. It just is a very bad time to even try to rationalize anything good out of something that is so horribly bad.
Dont appologize for your statement. I completely understand what you are saying and I can appreciate your perspective. While this incident is beyond measurable horror on so many levels, it was Inevitable even though it was 100% avoidable had the appropriate precautions and safety measures taken place.
Unfortunately our society and economy relies so heavily on this fuel source that the agency's involved in overseeing this operation refuses to adopt other energy sources while cutting corners and disregarding safety protocol which resulted in this disaster. It could not have come at a better time, and it could not have come at a worse time. There is never a good time for an eviromental distaster of this magnitute to take place. The only thing we can do is move forward, clean up the mess (hopefully) and learn from this so that it NEVER happens again.
I think what you meant was obvious – don't worry. It was going to take something big to make people sit up and take notice and you clearly have empathy for those involved. Some people just hear what they want to.
While it is great of you to apologize, "your point" is already a well known fact and has clearly insulted some people so sincerely apologizing is saying enough. There is a disconnect about what we want for our future and how we can get there. How many billions of dollars is going into this gulf clean up effort, and why is it so hard to be proactive instead of reactive? We could fix some of these problems before they happen. This "glad it happened" now we should change business is for losers. We need to create the fixes before the disasters, and in the gulf oil spill case, we need to treat it like any other national disaster and come together with solutions for people and for the animals and plants under our protection. Then we need to write legislation favorable to greener living and only elect people who will back it. The moratorium on drilling in the gulf should be permanent unless we want to go through this all over again. Our "oil addiction" isn't going to go away by drilling deeper dealers closer to home.
You are sincerely apologizing on the internet to people you don't know? Dude. Man up.
My dog killed a cat, should I kill it.... eye for an eye?? Will she go to hell? If we are going to go silly go all the way.
I agree 100%.
If you do kill your dog, you should eat it. That way, it won't go to waste. Then, compost its bones and entrails and plant a tree. And don't worry, the way dogs breed, they are a sustainable food resource.
I would eat your dog and then eat you. Muhahahahah! Fear me.
They kept showing crawfish in that video, trying to make it seem like crawfish are affected ... doesn't anyone outside of south Louisiana realize that our crawfish come from the Atchafalaya spillway or from crawfish ponds, not the marshes? Louisiana Crawfish are purely freshwater crustacians. Crawfish will not be affected by this disaster .... the oil cannot make it that far inland, unless it's carried inland by a hurricane.
Maybe if you called them CRAYfish and didn't sound like some swamp hick.
I'm done with seafood. You never know where it comes from and I can see some of the more unscrupulous fishermen trying to pass off bad seafood.
Where I'm from Norm, they are called crawfish and are spelled crawfish ... crayfish are something you might find on the upper east coast or the coast of Africa, so why don't you stick it up your arse you effin douchbag.
People who are from the south (especially Louisiana) are proud of it, and aren't ashamed of the way they speak. In the area that is affected they are called CRAWfish, and they are delicious, even though they are freshwater and really aren't currently affected by the oil in the gulf. You are obviously ignorant so let me help you; Louisiana has the best food in America, hands down (especially the CRAWfish). Too bad it won't be the same for some time.
Norm...your comment proves that you don't know what you don't know.
The bigger point here is that human greed is killing human beings, killing sea-life, killing the way of life of the humans who depend on the sea to earn their livings...fishermen, seafood processors, seafood wholesalers, retailers, restaurant operators, tee shirt logo-makers, tee shirt retailers, auto rental agencies and on and on. Human greed, unless it is checked, regulated and controlled will kill any form of life that gets in its way...seabird, crustacean, fin fish, straight or gay space monkey. Greed kills.
Does anyone find it to be odd that the government didn't allow ships from various countries with better capping technology to step in and cap the well? The well is still spewing oil! How will the Gulf Coast ever rebound?
One last item. The timing is just impeccable, Obama allows offshore drilling to expand boosting public support, then a disaster occur close to our shores to allow the government and public opinion to sway against drilling. We sent 2 billion dollars to Brazil for deep well drilling, nut say goodbye to drilling in the U.S. And if things don't change in the next election, say goodbye to fair gas prices and say hello to European prices, $7 a gallon.
Sorry to be off the subject. I love sea food though, its a shame the industry and all who depend on it will suffer. Thank you.
Allowing foreign ships to operate fully in US waters would be in violation of the Jones Act.
I think it may be animal Karma, all the suffering upon them by fisherman..... now the fisherman suffer.
Even your Hindi friends would call you a moron. You should delete this nonsense.
Um its not a Hindu thing. I'm not Hindu, and i believe in Karma, kind of.
Um you sound so smug when you say Um but it Um kind of turns me on Um you Um Um
CNN – post a transcript. Some of us work and can't watch videos.
So, you cannot wach a video because you are at work, but you can read a transcript? How productive you must be for your employer.
No kidding! That would be wonderful!
It doesn't matter – in 150 years we'll all be dead and our grandchildren won't be able to enjoy what we enjoy anyway.. it's our generation that will ruin all of the previous generations hard work.. Nobody cares.. We all need oil for our survival and progression and unfortuately the only practical thing that god has given us is hydrocarbons..
We will never know the extent of devastation and the cost of marine life. The death toll on marine life is measured by animals washed up on the shore. Animals dying in the open ocean never make it to the shore.
they instead settle on the seabed and create limestone.
Well one of our favorites, Redlobster restaurant may suffer as a result.
Naw. Most of Red Lobsters food is deep friend. It'll just be a bit greasier now.
So, let me start off by saying i am completely against the oil spill...and its not okay for the animals to be killed by this disaster, but its okay for them to be killed by the fisherman that go in and get them so we can enjoy them?
Absolutely. The sea has been a big part of human beings food source before there was even such a thing as "Fishermen". The problem with fishing is over fishing not the fact that people eat seafood.
Commercial fishing is regulated, but the oil spill just gets bigger and will have a large impact on the entire ecosystem, not just on the fish that we would eat.
Quite clearly there is a difference in wiping out entire species and snacking on some of the tastier ones. Fishermen don't decimate the populations to the point of no return. The Japanese may try but even they can't. It would be like comparing my eating a pack of sunflower seeds to destroying all of the sunflowers in the United States.
Wrong. The Japanese are currently known to have decimated Tuna populations in the Pacific to the brink of extinction. This is a fact. They also have decimated the Whale population as well, though to be fair white men have hunted whales almost as long as the Japanese. So your point about humans not being able to decimate an animal population is dead wrong.
Just my opinion but a lot of the comments on here are just completely uneducated. And I'm not talking about the obvious ones or the ones trying to make a joke out of this.
People whether they eat meat or not, need to educate themselves on the practices of fisheries, fishing and how livestock are raised. @nycTsunami if you seriously think we can't eradicate a species from over fishing.... go educate yourself.
And the comments about "health nuts" ruining the amazon because of soy. Again educate yourselves, most of the soy, wheat, corn, etc, grown around the world is used for livestock production. And the energy use of this doesn't add up and devastates all ecosystems.
Find out where your food comes from and stop assuming others don't. I am a vegan and I know where everything I put into my body comes from and 85% comes from less than 100miles from house. And no I don't eat very much soy and definitely not GM soy.
For starters learn about the biggest fisheries, the Tuna population and the way Japan has had fishing towns go completely under because they don't have the sea life there anymore, also look up the real problem with our shortage on food the fact that companies, Monsanto owns agriculture and is working on a way to patent meat?, I could go on but those are good starts.
Why do they show crawfish (crayfish) so often in this video when they are not seafood and don't live in the sea?
let's all take a deep breath...this was eventually going to happen...accidents happen, people are naturally greedy and make mistakes...we need to LEARN from this...yes it's horrible, yes it is all those bad things, but action is being taken regardless of how fast or slow we all may feel...it it's purest form this is a CIRCUMSTANCE that has occured and we have got to deal with it the best we can...this is part of life....we grow, we make mistakes, we learn, and we move on.
Michael Nischan is so successful that his website isn't even active right now....
I'm sure those along the coast who may loose their house and their children who will have their childhood impacted by this would agree with him that this change is good for them....
What an idiot !!!
TN74 is a moron. Way to take things out of context. I think you're more suited for the USA Today crowd. Chef Michael was spot on. I'm glad it happened too. Here is a company that, much like the agency set to oversee all of these projects was lackadaisical in repairs, routinely cut corners and had they lived up to their end of the bargain and had we held them accountable for such gross infractions in their safety policies could have avoided this entire mess. Don't you want to make sure that this never happens to our civilians and coast line again? Damn right you do, and so does the rest of America. The entire Gulf region should be up in arms over this and we should have a national agency that instead of policing everyone in all out territories oversees a smaller agency run by the residents and political heads of their region. I would love to find out that Mr. James Carville and his wife, Mrs. Mary Matalin as well as the local heads of state in turn had to report to their parent agency but that the corporations in their back yards had to comply & report to them directly or face the consequences. I think states from Texas to Florida would accept that with open arms. That being said, Alaska would have it's own agency sensitive to their region, and break both the east and west coast into 2 sections a piece and let the residents in those coastal states pick their leaders. This would create stricter regulations, increased protection from negligence and overall protect Americas coasts as well as creating jobs. Maybe not thousands, but hundreds at the least. Why would you want to let them continue to run unchecked? What, should we just clean up and hope that this doesn't happen again? Use your head. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Obviously you missed the point.
How the heck would that work? It is no different than the government agency. Changing the people who run it does not help, you need to change the regulations and hold the agency accountable along with the corporation. All your idea does is sugar coat everything with a new red flavor. Oooh..
Also this is not the President's fault. Every time something happens we want to blame the pres. I got news for you, it is not his job to run every facet of our country. He is the head of State, he issues orders for disasters and that is it. He does not police companies and BP and enforce laws, otherwise wtf do we need a Republic for. Just have a dictator and get done with it already. You retards need to stop blaming everything on one man and get a clue, it was the agency and the corporation's fault, more the corporation than anything else.
Also to those of you criticizing the animal lovers you should stop and think for a few minutes about the impact this has on our planet and country. Losing the gulf region is a BIG deal. Not just because we eat tasty shrimp and 30000 humans are left without jobs. Destroying a planet is no way to go about life and we have enough brains to avoid these things, yet time and time again we show our true stupidity to the world. We are not owners of this planet, we are mere residents and taking care of the planet and ourselves will benefit everything and everyone.
You can't say lackadaisical on CNN.
nycTsunami, if you are glad this happend, then F-YOU TOO! I don't care why you are glad it happend. If you are anything other than destraught over it, and wished that it never occurred, then you are an a-hole just like your beloved Chef Michal. Since you are from nyc, are you glad that 9-11 happend? Afterall, that tragedy resulted in lots of changes that made it much more difficult to hijack an airliner.
Ounce of prevention sounds better than "I am glad this happened". That is asinine. What happens if there is no oil? Guess what... people come up with other ways to make electricity. F it. Quit drilling it... stop buying it. Necessity breeds invention. This will hold true, even in this tired country. Someone, somewhere, collecting unemployment while resting their fine mind has a good idea waiting to take shape.
Right on bwhale. Just what I was thinking wat a dumb S.O.B
AnimalLover–give me a break. We can't all live off of nuts and seeds and hug trees. Stick to the real issue and not your own personal opinions, if you don't like seafood/meat then you really shouldn't be commenting on the story. And seriously, you've watched too much Avatar.
@Somepeople – that would seem to be a personal opinion you are sharing, so why don't you take your own advice and stick to the issues. Or, just stick it
Betty, get a grip and grow up. Telling people to "stick it" is pretty childish and puts your ignorance on display. Moving on–it is extremely tragic what is happening to our ecosystem. Unfortunately, no amount of bit***** is going to change that. Instead of the government actually trying to come up with a solutions, they are too busy arguing back and forth about who's fault it is and who's job it is to clean it up. It's a shame.
Mmmmmm... macadamia nut encrusted fish!
Michel Nischan might be one of the dumbest mother f'rs. How could he say he's happy this happened so there is change?
I understand change is needed, but not like this. Go F yourself you F'N retard.
I'm hoping he had more explanation than that and it was just bad editing...
Kind of insensitive of him to say that when many peoples lives and livelihoods have been disrupted so much not to mention all the wildlife and flora damaged or killed. I know he meant that we all need a wake-up call to help us make the leap into greener living, but to say that when the wounds are so fresh probably feels like a kick in the teeth to gulf coastal-living Americans.
I do agree with you, but-I don't know who you voted for, but I know who I didn't vote for...Mr. President.
And, I'm not some GOP crazy, but if Bush was pres. when this went down it would be his ASS...Maybe if we didn't have a big ol' P@ss& in the WH this crap would have been fixed. I'd like a President with some balls, to be frank... I hope I didn't offend you, I liked you post...
The thing that most people overlook about Sea Food is that they are living creatures that are being made sick. Would you want your pet to be sick everyday? Creatures are defenseless from us. We kill every. Just wait till we go into space... We'll kill them too.
What animals are we killing in space? The ones we haven't found? The ones which are probably lifetimes away, which we'll most likely never see as a species together?
Dont hurt yourself, Noanimalsinspace. This is a concept that obviously eludes you. And the jerk who posted "you are gay", please, eat all the freakin seafood you can stuff in that rediculous mouth of yours. Please. Consume. Maybe some progress can be made if people like you overindulge in Gulf Shrimp....
I agree with NoAnimalsInSpace. There is nothing to kill in space, so the idiot (AnimalLover) was even more stupid to than I originally thought to try to make a relevant argument out of space monkies. Second, the moonwalking idiot said "WE" as if I personally had something to do with this this oil issue. I got an idea...Eat Shit Dummy!
lol – u peeps are funny
I think there are a few dead Russians floating around in space. You know, the ones that went before Yuri Gagarin, but never made it back and the USSR just forgot to mention :) Maybe the space radiation turned them into zombies! DUDE! Soviet Zombies in Space (they obviously don't know the cold war is over!) I would PAY to see a movie like that!
I can't stop laughing.
ignorance is the majority. why not having more productive conversations? the joke scenario was more productive than the stupid fight that started this thread.
the person who posted with the name "your missing the point"
is a nazi.
if u dont get it, think about it.
How would this zombies in space movie work? I mean, there is not a lot of brains up there to eat, so what do these zombies do but float around and moan?
Maybe they can set it in the far future, when we finally get that space station built, and the zombies attack it! Or maybe the satellite can fall from orbit and crash in some populated area and start a zombie apocalypse!
It wasn't too long ago that we discovered large amounts of life at the bottom of the sea around thermal vents. Hotter than we or most animals could stand. There may be no animals in space that we know of but the universe is a pretty large place.
How about our zombie space trash finds it way to an alien planet infecting their civilization. Watch out for zombies space pets!
What is so hard to understand? We live on a planet in 'space' named Earth. Eventually we may (if we don't wipe out our own species first) explore other planets. We will probably start killing everything there too. Maybe that was the point of the animail lover post.
Each barrel of oil is 42 gallons. If 60000 barrels of oil a day are spewing out thats 60000×42=2520000 . now multiply that by 66 days thats 166,320,000 gallons of oil ( which is poisonous to sea life) there also were internal BP documents that say it could be 100000 barrels a day which would be 277,200,000 of oil( poison) a day into our food supply
You'd better give up on the idea of some advanced civilization coming here from the stars to save us. As this discussion amply demonstrates, why would anyone from an advanced civilization want to come here in the first place?
I promise I won't hurt myself.
Just like I won't be hurt by the animals that do not exist in space.
Epic troll is Epic <3
actually...stupid troll is stupid...
AnimalLover, you are an idiot
I know I am but what are you?
They exist for us to eat them. Are you going to chase a shark and teach them "not to eat defenseless animals"? Actually maybe you should, there would be more air left to breath for everybody else who looooove seafood.
How do so many people not get it? Animals were not put here for just "humans" to consume. Just because your parents or Preacher told you this doesn't mean it's true. We learned a lot since the day Jesus was living, can we please stop relying on that book. We're animals too and we rely on a food chain just like other species. It a shame we won't realize this until it's too late. Look at a pack of dogs and then a group of humans. We're a bit smarter and look different, that's it. God isn’t going to save us!!! You’re going to die, deal with it.
Did Space Jesus put the Space Animals out in Uranus for us to eat?
Ryan Grayem, who said anything about the Bible? Carnivore's eyes evolved in the front of their heads so they could hunt. The hunted animals have eyes on the side of their heads so they can see danger. My eyes are set in the front of my head therefore I evolved as a meat eater. No Bible needed.
lol, space jesus comment – classic. have tears in my eyes. never expected a discussion on BP disaster to go to a hypothetical on space animals, space zombies and space jesus. What is even funnier is that people are defending the rights of space animals. Talk about lunatic fringe.
My sentiments echo that of Spacejesus. While wildly off topic, incredibly entertaining. I cannot stop giggling. Thanks from South Louisiana!
Space Jesus is gonna start making heads roll unless we can do something about this oil business!
But if they aren't here for us to eat why do they taste so good? Hamburgers yum. Vegiburger not so good.
Nothing like seafood with a dash of caynee pepper, sea salt, and then fried up in crude oil. Tasty!
Yeah, just wait... we'll go into space any day now. Watch out all you fuzzy space animals! We're coming to kill you! :p
They are not fuzzy, They glisten with sacred space dust.
I think they've written about the animals being sick in other articles. This one is covering the food we eat. Different subject. I'm with you on being an animal lover, but be sure to stay on target with your writing or you lose credibility.
How about that world cup soccer huh? Phew, quite a game.
I understand you are an animal activist. But I don't understand your logic. Most of the sea animals don't have the kind of nervous system we have and hence don't go through the same "pain" we do. I despise people who look at animals with eyes of the humans and for example provide their pets with organic food. Do you activists even know where this "organic" food comes from and the devastation it is cause for both the environment and society in developing countries? Your obession with heath foods like soy has destroyed forests in the Amazon. And have you been to a poverty ridden country. All these animal actvists slogans about lets save chicken and feed them organic food makes me want to puke, given that there are kids who don't even gets a dqaure food a day! But that said, the Gulf OIl is a disaster because of the ecological damage and the consequences we will face as a result of this! But that said we need to find solution in form of not only makes stricter laws but also finding ways of enforcing it and yes we do need to find a way of overcoming our dependency on oil! That is the issue here not whether we will be killing space animals if we come aacross them or whether lobsters are people or not!
Trust me, it's not the trillions of vegetarian Americans tripping over each other to get their next soyburger fix that are causing the devastation in the rainforest. The Amazon is being destroyed in order to raise beef, corn and virgin paper pulp: the real staples of American waste and consumption. Enjoy that 99-cent Whopper.
Sorry, Ruth but if animal activists are ridiculous, then so are you. Your comments are filled with the arrogance of a creature who sits at the top of the food chain. So, based on the anatomy of lower creatures nervous systems, you KNOW they do not feel pain the same way we do? Absolute trash and nonsense! Any veterinarian will tell you so. And for all posters laughing at the person bringing up the infinity of space, Stephen Hawking himself has said that to assume that their is no other life, even the possibilty of another intelligent life form out there somewhere, is near-sighted at best, ludicrous at worst. Carl Sagan also concurred. So given your philosophy, you had better hope we stay at the top of the chain, lest some other creature become certain that OUR nervous systems are not developed enough to feel real pain as well. "The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were no more made for humans than blacks were made for whites or women were made for men."- Alice Walker
I am going to eat Bob.
Ruth, yeah you make lots of sense....to an ignorant person maybe. Do you know how much energy, water and land it takes to produce a pounf of corpse that you call steak and how much of that you need for a pound of plant based food? Do your research before you start talking. If you are so concerned about children in developing countried then you would support the plant-based diet because way more of them could be fed if the western world stopped stuffing their faces with meat using resources that could have been used to help the developing countries and just btw if you are so concerned about the poor of this world and the Amazon, what exactly do you do in your every day life to help them? I like people who keep talking all these noble ideas and have mouths full of suffering children and in the end of the day they do absolute zero. I am concerned about animal rights and trust me I have seen things that you don't ever want to see or maybe you do, not sure but I do my little thing every day because I couldn't look at myself in the mirror if I did not. Unlike you I do believe in organic food and my animals get organic food, because it is healthy for the environment-again get your facts straight and I also believe that animals feel pain.
Katcha, even if we all went vegetarian, that would not help the food situation in developing countries. How is all this food supposed to get to them? Are you going to pay 60% income tax to help out all the starving people get their rice and soy?
I believe the whole country is sick over the BP thing. Nobody likes seeing the stuff happening in the gulf as this is hurting the country from the food we eat to the vacations that will be put off down there. British Petroleum should be
Since when do cows live in the amazon? I didn't realize my American Beef was being produced and shipped 2000 miles for me to enjoy. Oh and sea food is the main contributor in our evolving into the greater intelligent life on this planet, so get over the fact that we are eating fish or substitute your intelligence for a "healthier and less destructive" diet.
I believe the whole country is sick over the BP thing. Nobody likes seeing the stuff happening in the gulf as this is hurting the country from the food we eat to the vacations that will be put off down there. British Petroleum should be made to pay all the bills for this clean up. And Obama is wrong the gulf will NEVER be the same or better.
Uhhh, yeah. thanks for stating last month's news.
Please grow up.....
When we get into space we will discover that we are not alone and that indigenous life on other planets is being protected.
And they will eat us! :-)
OK Mr, Dick...I'm not gay, but that's ugly to say...This IS some funny stuff...the posts, not the this BP cluster 'YOU KNOW WHAT'. I'm truly unhappy about all of this too, and I think globally, we're gonna be screwed for a long time-if it can every be "fixed" And, I love animals too, and I'll be the first one on one of those "Dawn" commercials scrubbing a poor, innocent, defenseless bird, or any oiled creature...I hate it, but I'm lost about the space animal thing...Did I really read that? I thought Mr. President was scrapping the space program anyway...
Seriously, James is right. Poster is totally gay.
We will be eating animals in Space? I think PETA is calling again! You've lost it!
More likely, we will harvest animals in space and eat them here or on the moon.
PETA = People for the Ethical Treatment of Aliens?
Forget the Animals in Space, The Gulf is losing real Animals right now. Oil Soaked Dolphins beached themselves today on the eastern coast of the Gulf. We need to be getting Very Mad on the doorstep of B.P now.
your last name says it all. DICK
Unfortunately you are absoutely 100% right.
I just pee'd my pants!!!! Reading this dialogue is better entertainment value than People Magazine reading level of CNN.com!!!
*blink blink* Wait...huh? woooooow... They've barely found evidence that water ever existed off planet earth...and now there are entire flocks of poor defenseless....what exactly? Martians? ET? ew, don't think I would want to eat that anyway. What world are you living in Animal Lover?
and off topic but...
AnimalLover, you are an idiot"
I know I am but what are you?"
FYI you're doing it wrong...
Ever watch the movie E.T.? He looked delicous. I'd eat his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
Defenseless !?!? Just ask the tsavo lions, great white sharks, and grizzly bears. They think we are quite tasty and go crunch.
We have to hope that by the time we find other life on new planets we will realize how precious life is......but until then I agree with you.
Id eat a space monkey if they went indangered and they dont eat BP oil... Dont feel bad for being human eat some meat if it makes you happy!!!
"CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service." Too bad CNN does not moderate their blog! All of you offensive and off topic baby bloggers ruin intelligent conversation for the rest of us. Please stay on topic or go play outside. Yes I am gay and I eat seafood.
The only thing more tasty than seafood is cats.
It's spelt Uruguay and pronounced ˈjʊərəɡwaɪ. Respect Geography it could save your life some day.
Ignorance is right! Laugh while you can sheep! THE PROMISE OF LIFE IS DEATH. The promise of freedom is slavery.
GOD is not a fool, and HIS time to keep promises is ever.
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