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Explosive Federal Mandate Killing Thousands of Red Snapper
Local 15 NBC via Drudge ^ | February 7, 2013 | By John Dzenitis

Posted on 02/10/2013 10:56:05 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) A federal mandate to remove old, abandoned oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico is blowing up a lot more than just the rigs.

Undercover video obtained by Local 15 shows thousands of pounds of dead fish, mostly red snapper, floating to the surface after one of the controversial demolitions in the Gulf.

“Good Lord,” marine scientist Dr. Bob Shipp said, when Local 15 showed him the video. “As a scientist, I think it’s abominable.”

(Excerpt) Read more at local15tv.com ...


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1 posted on 02/10/2013 10:56:13 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Yeah, and let a private citizen do something to wildlife without a permit and watch him serve jail time.


2 posted on 02/10/2013 10:57:46 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I realize that, in the short run, the red snapper are dead, but in the long run they’ll thank us.


3 posted on 02/10/2013 11:02:35 PM PST by marron
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Good Lord! What a misguided venture!

Red Snapper is good.
Not as good as pink snapper but this is callous wanton disregard for our natural resources!!


4 posted on 02/10/2013 11:03:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Dixie Chicks?


5 posted on 02/10/2013 11:12:03 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Typical Federal BS.

We throw our Christmas trees in the lake because we need to be rid of them AND the Crappie and Bass love the habitat.

So some ahole in DC thinks this is a bad deal and demands a tax on Christmas trees and higher fees for a fishing license in Tx

It’s a lose lose proposition for the folks that live there


6 posted on 02/10/2013 11:13:34 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
red snapper
7 posted on 02/10/2013 11:22:47 PM PST by GraceG
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To: metmom

Around here you can’t do pile-driving within 200 feet of the water ways that might have salmon in them during their runs. Seems they are worried about damaging their pressure bladders or something.

Of course a big truck hitting the pothole on the bridge creates as much vibration as a pile-driver 80 feet away, but that makes no difference in the regulations.


8 posted on 02/10/2013 11:23:02 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; Admin Moderator

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9 posted on 02/10/2013 11:57:25 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Oh great, now the price of red snapper will skyrocket. I’d better plan for an alternate for Christmas Eve.


10 posted on 02/11/2013 3:55:57 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: mylife
Red Snapper is good. Not as good as pink snapper

And I would say not as good as Yellow Tail snapper. Sweetest tasting fish in the oceans.

11 posted on 02/11/2013 4:56:40 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: Brad from Tennessee

A few simple clap charges before the big ones pop will chase the game fish away, not really rocket science. What I don’t understand is why they don’t just leave them there? Those underwater platforms are magnets for fish and help give them some cover.


12 posted on 02/11/2013 4:58:44 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
What I don’t understand is why they don’t just leave them there? Those underwater platforms are magnets for fish and help give them some cover.

Because anything man does is ugly to the eco-nazis. Even though these artificial reefs are a great boon to nature, becuas eit looks like man did it it must be removed. Their goal is to wipe out any trace that we existed (and most of us as well) and have the few of us who remain living back in caves.

13 posted on 02/11/2013 5:03:53 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O

I hate to say it, but I think you’re dead on with that.


14 posted on 02/11/2013 5:05:37 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar; John O

I agree.


15 posted on 02/11/2013 6:02:00 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: John O
“... and have the few of us who remain living back in caves.”

Actually caves are out, as never in the plan at all. The exhalation of CO2 will likely be found to harm some wall-clinging lichen.

The plan going back into the late 70s is to allow buffalo to once again roam in huge herds across the Great Plains, while the politically connected elite live in mansions high in the mountains, scenic areas and other once Federal and National Parks.

The elite's servants will be housed in tepees at convenient locations with the bulk residing in their historically correct tepees on those same Great Plains where they can watch the buffalo pass by - hunting by servants is strictly forbidden and punishable by administering an on-the-spot death penalty.

16 posted on 02/11/2013 6:19:33 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Hehehe.

Ya know I once knew a lady from New Orleans that went fishing one night with two guys she knew.

She came back with a red snapper....

Rimshot...

17 posted on 02/11/2013 8:17:34 AM PST by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: Abathar

[Those underwater platforms are magnets for fish and help give them some cover.]

For that reason I’d imagine these structures have recreational value for fishermen and scuba divers.


18 posted on 02/11/2013 10:00:42 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
In Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (Which, if you have not read his Jack Ryan-Mr. Clark stuff is the best one to start with, introducing characters who show up later) this issue is dealt with in chapter one. He (Kelly/Clark) sets small charges near the rig to scare the fish off before the big demolition charges bring it down. Simple, inexpensive and downright logical!
19 posted on 02/11/2013 10:27:24 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
In Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (Which, if you have not read his Jack Ryan-Mr. Clark stuff is the best one to start with, introducing characters who show up later) this issue is dealt with in chapter one. He (Kelly/Clark) sets small charges near the rig to scare the fish off before the big demolition charges bring it down. Simple, inexpensive and downright logical!
20 posted on 02/11/2013 10:27:41 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
I read Without Remorse 10 years or so ago. I saw a paperback copy at Krogers the other day. You've given me an excuse to re-read it. I think it is Clancy's best though I like all of them. I finished Threat Vector and then mailed the copy to my mother who is 87 and loves Clancy.
21 posted on 02/11/2013 10:47:51 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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