May 12th, 2010
09:42 PM ET

Seeking Solutions to the Oil Spill: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, we share some of your suggestions to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. BP and others aren't having much luck. Maybe your idea can solve the mess. Plus, a new controversy for Arizona after the governor signs a new bill. We also take you inside the battle for Afghanistan with author and journalist Sebastian Junger. That's tonight's 'Big 360° Interview'.

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  1. Brianna

    So why does Arizona think they can just ignore How this country was started? We are a diverse multi-ethnic country. We need to keep our children aware of our cultures and our history. I truly believe this type of legislation damages any hope for individuality and equality in our future or our childrens' future as well. SHAME ON ARIZONA!
    Brianna- New Mexico

    May 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  2. Michael

    Tisk tisk this is a shouting match! Ask these two PhD's some factual questions!

    May 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  3. Miranda Fountain Valley CA

    This race thing is very fascinating Im surprised that these issues did not come up earlier. I think both guests have valid points.
    I miss nic robertson 🙁

    May 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  4. Scott Strzempek

    Good evening Anderson, A possible solution for the Gulf oil spill is the use of liquid nitrogen as suggested by my father, Ted. He worked many years at Ford Motor Co River Rouge Steel Division and has had great success with containment by his tested and true methods on high pressure molten steel.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  5. annslovacek

    disagree with man from arizona. students should be able to attend all/any ethic classes

    May 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  6. eric m ruthman

    To stop the spill they need to do 2 things , tap into a section of good pipeline with a "y"section dispersement unit and split the pressure into 2 sections leading to the surface this will make for less force and ease to handle the capping of the damaged end...once completed the can either cap the leads to the surface or continue to pump the bulk oil into container ships until a reasonable decision is made, on the future of the line .....thank you

    May 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  7. Donna Lynn

    Yes! the children need to learn as much but ALL of them need to. Maybe have 3 different classes that foucus on 4-6 cultures each. And they must take 2 of them

    May 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  8. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    History taught in schools should be all encompassing, not stovepiped to specific racial or national groups.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  9. Karen, MN

    Shouldn’t we be teaching both sides of the story? Teach the children about the true history of suppression and how you can rise above it.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  10. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Teach the history of America different cultures good and bad!

    May 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  11. Damien

    Mr. Horne doesn't have a very good argument for one and for two, if kids want to learn about a specific race or culture, let them. It enriches their knowlege about that culture, not making them mad against the government or the US itself. Everyone deserves to learn the truth, in detail, about our history.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  12. Diane Berube Canada

    Chuck ~ Normal explosives might enlarge the hole you need more heat to solidify the rock bed.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  13. Nathan MacDonald

    I really don't think there is anything they can do until they redrill into the vents and repeal the leaks. At that depth and temperature, and with those pressures, nothing is going to be able to cap or divert the leak. Redrill......it's the only way.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  14. Judy

    I attended, many long years ago, the first Black Culture classes offered at my junior college. I came to the ovbious conclusion that people fear and hate each other because of a lack of knowledge. I also arrived at the conclusion, by the end of the first semester, that cultural classes should be multicultural so all may be exposed to the realities of others' backgrounds. The end result just might widen some eyes and minds.

    By the way, I was the only white person in the class, at the invitation of the professor who knew my family's open-mindedness and civil rights efforts. It was quite an experience for all!

    May 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  15. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Patricia-totally agree with your post about teaching ethno history.

    I also would like to see True American history (that includes Native Americans, etc.) & Civics (how our gov. works) taught too!

    May 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  16. Manuel

    I heard some people are planning a Boycott on BP. As far as I am aware, they are using all their resources to fix the oil crisis. Instead of Boycotting and complaining, everyone should be part of the cleaning efforts. Perhaps other gas companies can come up with a better solution for the crisis. This is affecting us all.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  17. Ralph

    It's ironic that these people rely on government to enforce and promote their mindset and impose their ideology and still argue for small government. Don't tread on me indeed.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  18. mark

    This az official is SPOT ON!! Geez, the Georgetown guy is so wrong – it is not ludercrous. 🙁

    May 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  19. Troy Kendal

    There is nothing wrong with learning the truth.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  20. Bill K

    Oil spill: Seems like there should be a way to drop the "dome" next to the leak, hook up the pipe to the surface, raise the dome over the leak and lower into place, while simultaneously starting the pumping operation.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  21. Donna Lynn

    In high school, every student should learn about all the cultures they want to and in college they can specailize. I do not like numbers 3 & 4 in this bill. Naughty, naughty! The answer lies somewhere in the middle.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  22. Sarah

    Such classes are not aimed at particular students. All students are welcomed in such classes (to my knowledge). Their aim is to make sure students can study history from multiple vantage points, other than what's been historically offered in typical history classes.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  23. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Starr Megan, everyone. Mr. Horne has a good point students should be expected to treat each other as individuals, I agree wtih that. But as a matter of curriculum I don't see how courses that look at the history of various ethnic groups, if in the public schools a course is overall US History would be any problem at all. Even in such courses there a portions of the course that look at various aspects of American history including section on the history of specific ethinicities and religions in the US.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  24. yen

    They should seek the worlds experts to help in stopping the oil spill faster.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  25. Judy Kingsley

    Tom Horne is the best thing that ever happened to the Arizona Dept. of Education. He gets it! These Raza studies incite anti-American sentiments.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  26. mark

    never did this but agree with az ed official...we shld be teaching about individual freedoms NOT an ethnic class. America's strength is immigrants who valued INDIVIDUAL freedoms...not an ethnicity!! 🙁

    May 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  27. Ky'Anne

    I knew that y'all did not read this stuff. I told you days ago that my 3 year old said get a vacuum cleaner and suck it up. Laugh id you want to, but it makes more sense than the crap that these high paid idiots have produced. And if they use my child's idea...WE charge 1.5million for intellectul property. And this is my copyright!

    May 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  28. chuck stowe

    My Idea is to send explosives down and cave the hole in on itself stopping the flow of oil.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  29. Patricia

    I strongly disagree with Mr Horn also. As both a teacher of secondary school and an anthropologist – I would want to see more ethno history taught both in anthropology and history. Not enough of it. There is nothing wrong with students learning more about their own cultures, and equally so, the culture of other students.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  30. Cessy - Chicago

    *sorry I meant -
    for a country striving for Peace...

    I hope we can focus more on the things that really matter...we need to be thinking of ways how we can ALL get along

    May 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  31. Monica M. Williams

    Good Evening Anderson and fellow Bloggers

    What's going on in Arizona? History by nature is eclecit. What are these law makers trying to institute restructuring in the education system hoping to prove?

    May 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  32. Michael

    Hi Anderson, can you ask Mr. Horne what the "canon" of books in Arizona includes? Is it possible that students are already reading Tony Morrison, Carlos Fuentes, etc.? Thanks!

    May 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  33. Heather - Spokane, WA

    My college offers a women's psychology class, does that mean that the class is teaching women how to rebell? It also offers a african studies class and other cultural studies classes. The argument that these classes are teaching kids how to rebell is ridiculous, it doesnt mean that just one type group is going to take the classes. What exactly is wrong with teaching other cultures?

    May 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  34. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson, & entire Team 360.

    Hi, David, Isabel, Gabriela, Nancy, Kim, Megan, Emily, Mike, Smith, Casey, Dulcie, everyone....

    AZ law is going to create problems, there is no doubt. This issue is Federal territory and Congress needs to address border enforcement & update immegration laws.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  35. joel

    They have something against illegals, not Latinos

    May 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  36. Cessy - Chicago

    for a country to strive for PEACE, we seem to be creating a lot of conflicts and stress for petty things, really.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  37. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    O.K. so if everyone is against this new law that bans classes aimed specifically at certain ethnic groups is it OK to have a class aimed at white students in order to celebrate and learn about their heritage?

    May 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  38. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I'm thinking that if a school wanted to teach 'white studies' there would be a huge uproar.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  39. Sharon Hastings

    I am all for treating people as individuals but what about pride in their particular culture and race and their history. People need to celebrate their differences and their heritage too, not just their individuality.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  40. Cessy - Chicago

    what is going on in Arizona???? I just got back from a 4 day trip and Whew!!! I'm glad that I didnt get deported! 😛 (LOL)

    May 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Paula, Colorado

    Hi! Happy Wednesday.
    It would seem more reasonable to refine ethnic studies rather than eliminate them. Arizona seems misguided in trying to legislate attitudes toward Mexican-Americans.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  42. Heather - Spokane, WA

    So what does Arizona have against Latinos?

    May 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. It's great to be here with all of you. Arizona has certainly opened a hornet's nest and they might be the ones getting stung.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    No! I also disagree with law, I don't think they should have change their law. What?

    May 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Karen, MN

    Hi Anderson and everyone!

    May 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Cessy - Chicago

    Hello! and good evening to you all ~

    Hi Anderson 🙂

    May 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Miranda Fountain Valley CA

    Here we go again good evening everyone 🙂 Anderson lets have a great show 🙂

    May 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Happy Wednesday night!

    May 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    May 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening Anderson and everyone

    May 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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