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Old 04-30-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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"Drill, Baby, Drill." Doesn't that show us just how really intelligent?@*?? that dingbat Sarah Palin truly is!

Well she is smart. When a well head blows you drill a release well next to the bad well, capping it off and stopping the flow.

She knew this even before it even blew, thanks for pointing it out.

busta
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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Well she is smart. When a well head blows you drill a release well next to the bad well, capping it off and stopping the flow.

She knew this even before it even blew, thanks for pointing it out.

busta
My point is that she wants to drill even more along the gulf coast. The damage to the beaches and fragile eco-system is tremendous when there is a spill or blast, as we have just seen. Silly Sarah wants to drill more and doesn't care about the gulf coast states and their economies or fishing industry, wildlife or their beautiful beaches.

She's using the people who are her followers to make money for HERSELF at $100,000 per speech. She doesn't really care about America or its people. Those teapartiers are being had!
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:43 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Deepwater Horizon rig had history of spills, fires before big Gulf of Mexico oil spill | NOLA.com
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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Heard (on the news) a spokeman--sorry came in after he was introduced so don't know name--said that the feds were there immediately as first responders but BP told them they had it capped and everything was under control. So they left. If true that has problems on more than one level.
Also the valves that Scotslass mentioned that are on the North Sea rigs would have stopped it but BP LOBBIED against having to use them, according to a report. If true--we really need to change the way we elect people to congress. But that's another story.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Heard (on the news) a spokeman--sorry came in after he was introduced so don't know name--said that the feds were there immediately as first responders but BP told them they had it capped and everything was under control. So they left. If true that has problems on more than one level.
Also the valves that Scotslass mentioned that are on the North Sea rigs would have stopped it but BP LOBBIED against having to use them, according to a report. If true--we really need to change the way we elect people to congress. But that's another story.
It comes down to greed I think, BP and other oil giants are just out to make a profit without caring less about possible consequences until after the event - when its too late.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:36 AM
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Location: Port Orange, Florida
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One sad thing about this is gas prices have already gone up because of this.
BP will make money off of this tragedy and we will ultimately pay for the clean up.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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One sad thing about this is gas prices have already gone up because of this.
BP will make money off of this tragedy and we will ultimately pay for the clean up.
Yeah for sure, we are already paying $8 a gallon.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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My point is that she wants to drill even more along the gulf coast. The damage to the beaches and fragile eco-system is tremendous when there is a spill or blast, as we have just seen. Silly Sarah wants to drill more and doesn't care about the gulf coast states and their economies or fishing industry, wildlife or their beautiful beaches.
Do you realize that offshore drilling provides a decent income for many people on the gulf coast? Offshore jobs are about the highest paying jobs around here with the exeption of being a doctor or lawyer. We think this region is poor now, stop drilling and we'll see just how poor it can get.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Do you realize that offshore drilling provides a decent income for many people on the gulf coast? Offshore jobs are about the highest paying jobs around here with the exeption of being a doctor or lawyer. We think this region is poor now, stop drilling and we'll see just how poor it can get.
Not, only that but the economies of the western gulf states depend on it. Drilling isn't the problem, it's keeping the politicians and oil companies in check that is.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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I would suggest that drilling is a problem. How can anybody say it isn't in the face of what is happening now. Would you say then that the Afghanistan economy depends on the heroin trade, so it should be freely allowed to cross our borders. Or petty crime keeps hunger at bay for many families, so turn a blind eye.? Same reasoning.

That being said--having the systems in place for worst case scenario before drilling might be a start. The valves that cost $500 that our visionary congressmen deferred to BP's bottom line, for instance.
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