May 13th, 2010
07:26 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 5/13/10

Editor's Note: The majority of your comments last night centered on the oil spill and the Arizona school curriculum. Our AC360 fans really had some great suggestions on the Gulf oil spill can be controlled and/or stopped. There were also questions about what would happen when a big storm (hurricane) came through the gulf. The Arizona school curriculum segment brought many complaints from viewers who said that the interview was not fair to either side. If you missed it, make sure to watch the debate with Tom Horne, Arizona superintendent of public instruction, and sociologist Michael Eric Dyson .

Why not convert a super tanker into a wet/dry vacuum to suck the oil slick out of the water and filter it, keeping the oil in the tanker and releasing the water back into the gulf?

Want to ask Anderson to find out what would happen if a big storm comes, and the oil is not stopped.

Where is everyone..Texaco, Shell, Mobil, Exxon. Why have they not stepped up to the plate and helped PB. They all have everything to clean up this oil spill. Let’s work together here. I don’t get it. They need to practices what they preach at work.


I just tried to watch and learn from the segment regarding AZ and the school controversy. It would be nice if both sides were allowed to speak and had to be silent when the other is speaking.

I think the point is getting missed that Arizona would rather include all cultures of the U.S. in studies, rather than segregate them. Our country has been a melting pot of nationalities and cultures for centuries. Most people embrace their new, U.S. culture with pride, but some groups, just won't let go of the past and move forward.

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  1. john weimer

    A possible solution to stop the oil flow. How about a balloon like a stint. They would push it in the pipe inside a tube, then back out the tube and inflate the balloon stopping the oil flow completely.

    May 13, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  2. sue cao

    sue RN
    It's heart breaking to watch the failures of stopping oil leak.
    it make me think about my profession. it almost impossable to stop a bleeding blood from right the end of the blood vessel. we always try to clamp or whatever the way to stop blood flow from the distance far from the bleeding end!! Is this idea could be work???

    May 13, 2010 at 11:19 am |
  3. Wanita

    By the way... I love CNN..............................

    May 13, 2010 at 11:09 am |
  4. Wanita

    I can't even imagine that there is no emergency plans to take for an oil spill leaking into the oceans.Are you kidding? Schools have evacuation plans for fire etc. The oil companies are sure to make their monies while the world has to suffer?What? No plans that are regulated for emergencies.Do they really believe that they can ship all this oil without ever thinking there will be no spills? Or do they not care?. I am shocked that this could happen.Has money and greed taken over the world? Where is safety?
    How can we let these people destroy the waters? What are they going to get fined millions while our waters are destoyed? OMG .
    What about cotton? Golf Balls? Now they company will say they are going bankrupt and it cost too much to clean up so our Govt has to pay for the clean up.. They'll just want to borrow from the tax payers right? Better yet. the prices of oil will go up right? Is the new thought of they day "lets destoy the world as long as we make our money"? Without any type of emergency preparing, these people should be jailed until they can come up with a better solution to emergencies that are effective.

    May 13, 2010 at 11:07 am |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    There's not much difference in the Tea Party, which Arizona supports, and what's in the Governor's bill banning ethnic teaching. What's up with that?

    May 13, 2010 at 10:26 am |

    What is the government doing about the BP oil spill? What happent to the Army Corp. of Engineers? I don't see or hear about anything they are doing to stop the leak.
    If we are waiting for BP to fix this disaster, we will loose the entire Gulf of Mexico.
    I think we need the US to step in now and repair the damage; no matter what the cost and bill BP later. They are doing nothing now as the leak gets worse every day.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:24 am |
  7. Mike Speece

    Why is so much being made of this ethnic studies. If anything the question should be asked why no German, English, French or Asian studies. Why no German history month etc.? Are blacks the only ones that contributed to our history? The fact that we have none of these European or Asian Histories is very disturbing.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:23 am |