The below opinions are my own as a private citizen and no way represent my employer, Whomever they may be..... The hype about the oil spill here is reaching epic proportions. Yes, a huge spill is happening 90 miles south of us right now. Yes, Louisiana is having closures for there seafood harvest. Yes, SOME of their shoreline has been affected. NOW THE FACTS! Mississippi has no closure due to the oil spill. Charter boat operators and seafood processors are the only ones who have lost business on the water. Commercial fishermen are being given $5000.00 for each licensed vessel for their inconvenience. Boat owners get anywhere from $700.00-$2000.00 a day for doing nothing more than checking the oil booms set out around the shore. This is about a 3 hour tour. As I type this I have seen three commercials from law firms who are filing class action suits. The only good thing is that the gov isn't the one paying the tab, unlike Katrina. The national news reports that we are being threatened by the spill. I had to go 70 miles from shore to find the slick. We have had several dead sea turtles wash ashore but amazingly, they have just about stopped ever since Louisiana closed their eastern waters for shrimping. There have been less than five birds brought in for spill injuries. Sorry, just had to vent. The whining and entitlement attitude here are just unreal.