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Old 05-12-2010, 07:56 AM   #76
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Venezuela is in America
Don't give me your elitist talk, it aint Real America.

Speak American damnitt
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Venezuela is in America


and it's ruled by Obama's BFF Chavez, history's most evil dictator.
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:49 PM   #78
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and it's ruled by Obama's BFF Chavez, history's most evil dictator.
Sounds like he needs to be preemptively stopped since people like him can't be contained through sanctions and military blockades.

Ooops, did I mean Obama or Chavez?

(Sorry, my snark is jumping threads.)


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World's deepest oil well may rival Alaskan field in production | ASSOCIATED PRESS


I don't know if anyone watched 60 minutes tonight
this thing is unbelievable

this was the deepest well on the planet
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:50 PM   #80
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Unreal. Our Coast Guard takes orders from BP?

Coast Guard Under 'BP's Rules' - CBS News Video


(Sorry, I don't think I can embed the video)

Freedom of the Press?
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:57 PM   #81
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I was listening to some talk radio on the way home, and they brought up some things I thought were good questions to ask, although obviously, I'm just taking them at their word that these things were true.

They said Holland had offered to help out with some equipment they had available for just this reason. But they were turned down so far, because:

A) BP doesn't like that idea because apparently they wouldn't be able to refine the oil after that, and they would like to be able to do that.

(Really, BP? Really. REALLY??????? Is there more to this, or is this just a disgusting example of the US bending to Corporation's wishes, since apparently they're more important than the environment or the livelihoods of people along the gulf coast.)

B) We turned down Holland because ... something about how their environmental standards don't measure up to our own rules.

Can anyone give any more info about those two scenarios? If that's the case, I just want to vomit.

Also - can you imagine what would happen with all that oil out there if it's still floating around when the next hurricane comes? I guess all that oil will be tossed right onto the land by the storm? Hurricane season is right around the corner.

I'm not about to join the conga line of people saying this is Obama's Katrina, as I don't think the two are comparable, but it's time for someone to step up and make BP effing FIX the problem, and tell them their profits are not an issue that's up for discussion. Or am I seriously naive for thinking that's a possibility?

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Old 05-19-2010, 08:40 PM   #82
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I've heard the hurricane thing brought up.

I don't know how much ocean water a hurricane brings up onto the land?

This is a humongous spill, but the oil will eventually break down on its own.

It will take years, decades and beaches will have tar/ oil patches that get on your skin and clothes.

And the fish, game, wildlife in the Gulf area are going to take a big hit for years and years. People's livelihoods will be gone.

But it will come back, over time.
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I don't know how much ocean water a hurricane brings up onto the land?
This is a humongous spill, but the oil will eventually break down on its own.

It will take years, decades and beaches will have tar/ oil patches that get on your skin and clothes.

And the fish, game, wildlife in the Gulf area are going to take a big hit for years and years. People's livelihoods will be gone.

But it will come back, over time.
I've heard a number of discussions about the fact that a large portion of the oil is remaining underwater, and is mixing into the sea bed. An unusual situation since most oil spills occur on the surface...so the long term impacts are very much unknown. They also seem to think it will impact a greater portion of the ecosystem this way...while being essentially "invisible", and thus easy to forget. There will be fewer "opportunities" to tug heartstrings with images of baby birds and sea otters being thrown into bubble baths.
[eta: sadly I don't have any links on hand. I will try to find some later.]

Also, we really do need to get more unbiased people out there to investigate things. Why the f*ck are we relying on BP for all our info?
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Why the f*ck are we relying on BP for all our info?

because of Dick Cheney.
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they could have to pay a huge fine

it could be as large as $75,000,000.!!!
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they could have to pay a huge fine

it could be as large as $75,000,000.!!!


You know at least that amount is stuck in the couch cushions in the CEO's office.


Has anyone heard of the other major oil companies coming to help yet?
(Exxon, etc.) Think of the consulting fees!
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they put a call into one of their lobbyists

might need his walking around money
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Awww. Isn't oil dependency just adorable? I wonder if they use the same advertising agency that does the "Joe Camel" cigarette ads.

YouTube - new animated BP ad
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Barack Obama vows to take responsibility for BP oil spill - Telegraph
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Nice to see a president who does that for a change, even if they didn't really have a whole lot to do with the problem.

I just saw something on MSN where a U.S. official said that the oil flow had stopped, or at least is potentially on its way to being stopped. I sincerely hope that's true.

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