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Old 05-29-2010, 04:20 PM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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BP will learn their lesson the hard way. Not sure if their pockets are lined well enough for the onslaught of lawsuits headed their way plus everything else.

Don't be so sure they'll lose any $ because of lawsuits. Remember their CEO keeps saying "we'll pay any legitimateclaims? Every time he said they'd make restitution they used the word legitimate. Both BP and Transocean are foreign entities, the rig is flagged in the Maldeives. No part of this operation is American. I think they already know where the loopholes are.
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:29 PM
 
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Have you ever heard of flo-tels being used to clean up hard to reach coastal and marsh areas drenched in oil?

I am learning all kinds of new stuff from this British Petroleum spill…..Junk Shot, Top Kill, Flo-Tels, Tea and Oily Crumpets, etc.



“Nevertheless, he added, BP was not only bringing in more people it was working on ways to get them to more inaccessible areas of the coast. He said they were going to start using tent cities and “flo-tels,” or floating hotels, to house workers closer to hard to reach marsh lands being covered with oil.


Effort to Plug Well Faces Another Setback - NYTimes.com
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Old 05-29-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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Now BP has come out and said top kill didn't work:

BP fails to plug oil well with top kill | Reuters
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Downtown Rancho Cordova, CA
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Now BP has come out and said top kill didn't work:

BP fails to plug oil well with top kill | Reuters
Almost no one in the oil business thought it would work. They couldn't put enough pressure down the well to stop the pressure coming up without risking making the situation even worse.

The other things they are going to try on the well head aren't going to work either. BP is just going through the motions waiting for the relief well to be drilled. They have to look like they are doing something for the public and politicians while they wait for the relief well to be completed.

The relief well will stop the flow, but we will be having another couple of months of oil flow and the wild card of the upcoming hurricane season.

Yes, this is going to be real, real bad.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Between Seattle and Portland
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Yes, this is going to be real, real bad.
How horribly true. Even if the following is just sensationalist "doomer porn" about this disaster, it will shake you to the core if there's even a CHANCE this prediction will come true:

BP's Dispersant Disaster: Sweeping The Oil Under The Rug Has Vast Environmental Costs - Democratic Underground

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Old 05-29-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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This is what happens when you allow the oil companies to write the rules. Same thing with coal mining.

There is absolutely nothing politicians won't allow in exchange for bribe money. Power is far more important to them than the Gulf Coast. There's no doubt in my mind that most of them would put out a hit on their own family if it meant getting elected and/or re-elected.
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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Perhaps its time to ban all deep water drilling and continue only with the shallow wells in the Gulf and elsehwhere. All the more reason to go with natural gas using the new shale coal technology to switch over to natural gas for our electricity and truck energy needs. Time to move forward with alternatives???
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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BP has not given up on profit. They are going to try to cap it and turn it into a producing well.

The risk is huge, Obama is in charge and will take another hit on his decision making.

When they cut this pipe, it will increase the flow, increase the head volume and increase the difficulty of the robots to stop it.

Destroying more life, and land.

Hurricane season will push the oil further inland, and eventually wrap it around the keys and up the east coast.

This disaster will be with us for decades.

Short BP if you own stock, their done.
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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Don't be so sure they'll lose any $ because of lawsuits. Remember their CEO keeps saying "we'll pay any legitimateclaims? Every time he said they'd make restitution they used the word legitimate. Both BP and Transocean are foreign entities, the rig is flagged in the Maldeives. No part of this operation is American. I think they already know where the loopholes are.
I would have been with this way of thanking a few weeks ago, but trust me we are heading into uncharted waters and this is gona be so horable just you wait. It's gona turn peoples stomachs sick that are usualy pro business and all that bs.I'm tellin you I haven't seen a seagull for weeks, this is gona be the biggest environmental disaster of all time, it ain't nuthen nice, hope I'm wrong.
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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I am praying for Louisiana. You live in such a great state, and you have been through so much in the last five years. LA is an awesome state, and you will get through this.
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