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Old 07-13-2010, 07:53 PM   #331
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BP Nears Turning Point in Gulf Crisis - WSJ.com

this should be good news

looks like the spill / flow will be contained


now maybe Obama's ratings can go back up 10-15 % ?
No. Clearly it was a market-based, private-sector solution that capped the oil well. Government only prevented a faster resolution with their burdensome regulations.




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Good thing it happened in such a timely and efficient manner
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BP: No oil leaking into Gulf from busted well - Yahoo! News

i guess we will have a Democratic landslide in November?
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This is great news.

Now, let's really investigate the accident.


I can't believe I didn't hear this until today. BP did not plan to pump this well; it was purely exploratory. They were going to check the well's potential, cap it, and then come back to pump it sometime in the future. WTF?!?!
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I can't believe I didn't hear this until today. BP did not plan to pump this well; it was purely exploratory. They were going to check the well's potential, cap it, and then come back to pump it sometime in the future. WTF?!?!
Happens all the time. On land, back when there were hundreds of oil and drilling companies, these guys were called wildcatters.
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drilling and pumping, go hand in hand ?

(I guess that should be discussed in a different forum)
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Pump, baby, pump!!

If I had a nickel for...
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Happens all the time. On land, back when there were hundreds of oil and drilling companies, these guys were called wildcatters.
Doesn't seem right that the the government subsidizes speculation through the non-enforcement/forgiveness of drilling license fees.
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drilling and pumping, go hand in hand ?
Drilling is the inward penetration. Pumping requires a back and forth action. So, one would facilitate the other, but one does not imply the other.

Oil terminology, that is.
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Drilling is the inward penetration. Pumping requires a back and forth action. So, one would facilitate the other, but one does not imply the other.
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They were going to check the well's potential
The result: its potential might not be so great.
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msnbc.com

It's been a long season of embarrassment for BP, but leaking oil isn't what the blogosphere is ripping the company for today. A site called Americablog spotted a press photo of BP's Houston command center, ostensibly taken on July 16. The image had quite visibly been Photoshopped — badly — to include more on-screen camera action.

Once word got out — the story was picked up by the Washington Post, where it was then spotted by the tech blog Gizmodo and others — BP 'fessed up. A spokesman admitted that the image was altered, said that a photographer had inserted shots where the TV screens were blank, and provided the original image.

"We've instructed our post-production team to refrain from doing this in the future," said the spokesman in an e-mail to the Washington Post.

Though the command center alteration doesn't seem to be an attempt to hide facts or confuse the public, it heightens skepticism for the company at a time when it should be trying to build trust. As the Americablog reporter John Aravosis wrote, "I guess if you're doing fake crisis response, you might as well fake a photo of the crisis response center."

As it happens, the command center shot isn't the end of the issue. Today, Aravosis published evidence of another altered press photo, this one depicting a meeting from the failed "top kill" maneuver. "How many other crisis response photos from BP have been faked?" wrote Aravosis. "Did they fake any videos?"

Please don't tell us that the people in those sucking-it-up-and-taking-responsibilty ads are actually paid models!

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2theadvocate.com | News | Thousands protest drilling moratorium at rally — Baton Rouge, LA
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LAFAYETTE — Thousands attended a rally in Lafayette Wednesday aimed at convincing the Obama administration to lift the federal offshore drilling moratorium, which officials said could further endanger the state through the loss of tens of thousands of jobs.

The “Rally for Economic Survival” was held at the Cajundome and drew about 11,000 people, some dressed in their oil industry uniforms, others in shirts bearing messages of “Drill Baby Drill” and “No Moratorium."

Gov. Bobby Jindal, one of 12 speakers at the two-hour event, pleaded with President Barack Obama to “let our people work.”
Anybody see this on the NBC or CBS nightly news?

Didn't think so.
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Anybody see this on the NBC or CBS nightly news?

Didn't think so.
Saw it on CNN, heard it on NPR and a little on Stephanie Miller's or Ed Schultz' show. No conspiracy.

Besides if they are out of work what else do they have to do?

Kidding.
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Anybody see this on the NBC or CBS nightly news?

Didn't think so.
Let's think of it as jobs "created or saved" in Brazil, the Congo, etc.
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