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<< Revelation 16:3 >>


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New International Version (©1984)
The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead man, and every living thing in the sea died.
New Living Translation (©2007)
Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse. And everything in the sea died.

English Standard Version (©2001)
The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing died that was in the sea.

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood like that of a dead man; and every living thing in the sea died.

International Standard Version (©2008)
The second angel poured his bowl into the sea. It became like the blood of a dead body, and every living thing in the sea died.

GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
The second angel poured his bowl over the sea. The sea turned into blood like the blood of a dead man, and every living thing in the sea died.

King James Bible
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

American King James Version
And the second angel poured out his vial on the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

American Standard Version
And the second poured out his bowl into the sea; and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living soul died, even the things that were in the sea.

Bible in Basic English
And the second let what was in his vessel come out into the sea; and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living thing in the sea came to an end.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea, and there came blood as it were of a dead man; and every living soul died in the sea.

Darby Bible Translation
And the second poured out his bowl on the sea; and it became blood, as of a dead man; and every living soul died in the sea.

English Revised Version
And the second poured out his bowl into the sea; and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living soul died, even the things that were in the sea.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

Weymouth New Testament
The second angel poured his bowl into the sea, and it became blood, like a dead man's blood, and every living creature in the sea died.

World English Bible
The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man. Every living thing in the sea died.

Young's Literal Translation
And the second messenger did pour out his vial to the sea, and there came blood as of one dead, and every living soul died in the sea.


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Yea this is bad i hope they get it fixed before all of the fishes die

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welcome to the evils of modern man....

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yes evil of man

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We're screwed. BP can't stop it. Now there are two leaks. And the scientists are saying the actual rate is 70,000 barrels a day, not 5,000 barrels a day like BP said.

BP is saying they might be able to fix it by August lol.

Welcome to the end times.

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According to the Bible, the various judgments (seals, trumpets, and bowls) will take place during the 7-year Tribulation.. after the Rapture, which hasn't happened yet. While it is interesting that the Scriptures seem to prophesy this oil spill, we are currently in the period of time known as the Church Age, not the "End Times." Nevertheless, it is true that the earth is declining and that natural and man-made disasters are occuring more frequently than ever, which I think brings us closer each day to the Rapture.

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Yea this is bad i hope they get it fixed before all of the fishes die


sounds great 4 me....i hate fish :angry:
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sounds great 4 me....i hate fish Posted Image
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Cmon we all knew it was more than 5000 barrels a day leaking.

The only thing more ironic is that all the profits from this oil fund the terrorists that attack us.

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Easy solution that BP doesnt want to use because it will "Prohibit them from using it in the future" is blow it up.

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sounds great 4 me....i hate fish :angry:
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What did FiSh do to you lol :angry:

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i am going to try and find work on the cleanup effort in 3 weeks. In Mobile I think.

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Wow...oh my gosh..

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word has it that BP, years ago mind you, bribed their way with the local states to allow BP to set up oil-drilling rigs off their coasts. they had promised each coastal state a share in whatever quantity BP found, not to mention the additional off-shore jobs. who wouldn't accept that offer.

the financial payout was /is huge and has been going on for years. a nice little arrangement between oil companies and government. fully aware of and knowing the possibilities for another exxon valdez disaster, the money is more important to these states and is readily accepted without a second thought. what's the chance it could happen again? besides, business is business.

$1 billion US each state is a drop in the bucket for these guys. exxon mobil made $45 billion in profits in 2009...thats profits.

and now everyone pays, and for generations to come. when you have leverage and mega bucks, oil companies control more than you think.

and these dispersants they are using to break down the oil are as harmful as the oil itself. makes total sense. so much for my annual trip to panama city beach...

btw, good luck gravedigger. im sure there will be tons to do.

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word has it that BP, years ago mind you, bribed their way with the local states to allow BP to set up oil-drilling rigs off their coasts. they had promised each coastal state a share in whatever quantity BP found, not to mention the additional off-shore jobs. who wouldn't accept that offer.

the financial payout was /is huge and has been going on for years. a nice little arrangement between oil companies and government. fully aware of and knowing the possibilities for another exxon valdez disaster, the money is more important to these states and is readily accepted without a second thought. what's the chance it could happen again? besides, business is business.

$1 billion US each state is a drop in the bucket for these guys. exxon mobil made $45 billion in profits in 2009...thats profits.

and now everyone pays, and for generations to come. when you have leverage and mega bucks, oil companies control more than you think.

and these dispersants they are using to break down the oil are as harmful as the oil itself. makes total sense. so much for my annual trip to panama city beach...

btw, good luck gravedigger. im sure there will be tons to do.


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BARATARIA BAY, La. – As officials approached to survey the damage the Gulf oil spill caused in coastal marshes, some brown pelicans couldn't fly away Sunday. All they could do was hobble.

Several pelicans were coated in oil on Barataria Bay off Louisiana, their usually brown and white feathers now jet black. Pelican eggs were glazed with rust-colored gunk, and new hatchlings and nests were also coated with crude.

It is unclear if the area can even be cleaned, or if the birds can be saved. It is also unknown how much of the Gulf Coast will end up looking the same way because of a well that has spewed untold millions of gallons of oil since an offshore rig exploded more than a month ago.

"As we talk, a total of more than 65 miles of our shoreline now has been oiled," said Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who announced new efforts to keep the spill from spreading.

A mile-long tube operating for about a week has siphoned off more than half a million gallons in the past week, but it began sucking up oil at a slower rate over the weekend. Even at its best the effort did not capture all the oil leaking, and the next attempt to stanch the flow won't be put into action until at least Tuesday.

With oil pushing at least 12 miles into Louisiana's marshes and two major pelican rookeries now coated in crude, Jindal said the state has begun work on chain of berms, reinforced with containment booms, that would skirt the state's coastline.

Jindal, who visited one of the affected nesting grounds Sunday, said the berms would close the door on oil still pouring from a mile-deep gusher about 50 miles out in the Gulf. The berms would be made with sandbags and sand hauled in; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also is considering a broader plan that would use dredging to build sand berms across more of the barrier islands.

At least 6 million gallons of crude have spewed into the Gulf, though some scientists have said they believe the spill already surpasses the 11 million-gallon 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska as the worst in U.S. history.

Obama administration officials continued defending their response while criticizing that of BP PLC, which leased the rig and is responsible for the cleanup. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he is "not completely" confident that BP knows what it's doing.

"If we find they're not doing what they're supposed to be doing, we'll push them out of the way appropriately," Salazar said. But federal officials have acknowledged that BP has expertise that they lack in stopping the deep-water leak.

In Barataria Bay, orange oil had made its way a good 6 inches onto the shore, coating grasses and the nests of brown pelicans in mangrove trees. Just six months ago, the birds had been removed from the federal endangered species list.

The pelicans struggled to clean the crude from their bodies, splashing in the water and preening themselves. One stood at the edge of the island with its wings lifted slightly, its head drooping — so encrusted in oil it couldn't fly.

Wildlife officials tried to rescue oil-soaked pelicans Sunday, but they suspended their efforts after spooking the birds. They weren't sure whether they would try again. U.S. Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Stacy Shelton said it is sometimes better to leave the animals alone than to disturb their colony.

Pelicans are especially vulnerable to oil. Not only could they eat tainted fish and feed it to their young, but they could die of hypothermia or drowning if they're soaked in oil.

Globs of oil have soaked through containment booms set up in the area. Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser said BP needed to send more booms. He said it would be up to federal wildlife authorities to decide whether to try to clean the oil that has already washed ashore.

"The question is, will it do more damage because this island is covered with the mess?" Nungesser said.

Officials have considered some drastic solutions for cleaning the oil — like burning or flooding the marshes — but they may have to sit back and let nature take care of it.

Plants and pelican eggs could wind up trampled to death by well-meaning humans. If the marshes are too dry, setting them ablaze could burn plants to the roots and obliterate the wetlands.

Flooding might help by floating out the oil, but it also could wash away the natural barriers to flooding from hurricanes and other disasters — much like hurricanes Katrina and Rita washed away marshlands in 2005. State and federal officials spent millions rebuilding the much-needed buffer against tropical storms.

The spill's impact now stretches across 150 miles, from Dauphin Island, Ala. to Grand Isle, La.

On Sunday, oil reached an 1,150-acre oyster ground leased by Belle Chasse, La., fisherman Dave Cvitanovich. He said cleanup crews were stringing lines of absorbent boom along the surrounding marshes, but that still left large clumps of rust-colored oil floating over his oyster beds. Mature oysters might eventually filter out the crude and become fit for sale, but this year's crop of spate, or young oysters, will perish.

"Those will die in the oil," Cvitanovich said. "It's inevitable."

Each day the spill grows, so does anger with the government and BP. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa P. Jackson was headed Sunday to Louisiana, where she planned to visit with frustrated residents.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano were to lead a Senate delegation to the region on Monday to fly over affected areas and keep an eye on the response.

The leak may not be completely stopped until a relief well is dug, a project that could take months. Another effort that BP said will begin Tuesday at the earliest will shoot heavy mud, and then cement, into the blown well, but that method has never been attempted before in mile-deep water and engineers are not sure it will work.

The only thing that has kept leaking oil out of the Gulf so far is the mile-long tube siphoning oil from the well to a ship. BP spokesman John Curry told The Associated Press on Sunday that it siphoned some 57,120 gallons of oil within the past 24 hours, a sharp drop from the 92,400 gallons of oil a day that the device was sucking up on Friday.

The amount BP has collected in the mile-long tube has varied since it was installed last week. The device was siphoning 42,000 gallons of oil a day early that week, but at times Thursday, the siphon was collecting oil at a rate of as much as 210,000 gallons a day.

BP refused to provide day-by-day figures on how much oil the tube was diverting. Curry said the rate is expected to vary widely, in part because it is not just oil but also natural gas that is leaking. On Sunday, for instance, the siphon collected more than 7 million cubic feet of gas.

The head of the Senate's environmental committee, Democrat Barbara Boxer of California, has asked the Justice Department to determine whether BP made false and misleading claims about its ability to prevent a serious oil spill.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs also told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that Justice Department officials have been to the region gathering information about the spill. However, he wouldn't say whether the department has opened a criminal investigation.

President Barack Obama has named a special independent commission to review what happened. The spill began after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana on April 20, killing 11 workers; the rig sank two days later.

The 6 million-gallon figure for the spill is based on an initial BP estimate that about 210,000 gallons were spilling out each day. It became obvious the company had been underestimating the leak Thursday, when it started siphoning the oil at a 210,000-gallon-a-day rate while more crude spilled into the water.

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Greg Bluestein reported from Covington, La. Associated Press writers Mary Foster in in Barataria Bay, Matthew Daly in Washington, Kevin McGill in New Orleans and Associated Press photographer Gerald Herbert in Louisiana contributed to this report.




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