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Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubin made perfect sense this morning when he said that every oil collection device in the world should in the Gulf of Mexico by now.  His independent opponent Governor Charlie Crist did a good job on Morning Joe as well.  Democrat Congressman Kendrick Meek is third in that Senate race and I always wish young brothers well but Crist might get some surprising support from my community for not bashing Obama as much as some would have liked.

Georgia agricultural colleges have done fine research on by-products or the residual benefits of our crops.  Years ago, my congressman announced the absorbent qualities of peanut shells and their new use as kitty litter. I bet you those same shells could be grounded to a level that makes them perfect for oil collection. While studying wheat production on a Farm Bill tour in North Dakota, I learned that wheat straw could be used to make fiberboard for Ikea-like furniture.      

Since the oil dispersants might be harmful to the ecosystem, BP and the federal government should consider allowing the oil to rise and dropping peanut, wheat straw or other ag byproducts on the water then collecting the manageable clumps.

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