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Old 05-30-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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This is so catastrophic, BP is still lying, using poisonous chemial dispersants after being told to stop, nobody is cleaning up the surface oil or beaches, they have refused to allow any workers to wear gas masks or protective gear, They're now saying all those scores of workers sick and hospitalized "must have gotten a little food poisoning!", they refuse to release results of air and water quality readings,......the list goes on and on....and yet, our government still does nothing. Where is NASA? Where is the military? Why have "we" not asked for help from other governments? This may just be a global catastrophe before it's over. Is it in the back of anyone elses mind that any of this could be intentional. I cannot believe all these worst case senarios are co-incidence. This is all just NOT making sense, something is very wrong here!
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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That big thing they put over the hole, didn't work cause it froze up. They should put another one with a heating system in it to go over it!!! Then connect to a pipeline.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:26 PM
 
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That big thing they put over the hole, didn't work cause it froze up. They should put another one with a heating system in it to go over it!!! Then connect to a pipeline.

That's what the LMRP is supposed to do - there will be two pipes within the container with hot water being piped in along with methanol whick is also supposed to help.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:30 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???
I thought this too and then I watched this report...almost the exact same things (even with parallel names) were tried with BP's Ixtoc spill in 1979 and nothing worked until the wells were dug and it was only 200 feet down. This is really an interesting report to watch:

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Old 05-31-2010, 02:31 AM
 
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You think things are bad now just wait till hurricane season kicks into high gear and it storms start dropping toxic rain all over the Gulf States........or better yet they set off a big underwater nuke to try to stop this thing. You aint seen nothing yet! But all us mindless Americans can talk about is Laker games and hot dogs. America and the British deserve everything that is headed its way. The British have been pillaging and plundering the world throughout the late 1800s and 1900s..........America has picked up where they left off. We've 700 military bases in over 100 countries............we spend more in defense than the next 5 countries combined. Our government has been selling out the American people to corporations like BP for the last 50 years. WallStreet has ruined our economy and is destroying the middle class. Mother nature is pissed........we've had 100 years to get off oil. Brazil did it......other countries are doing it. Yet America remains the petroleum junkie its always been. Pathetic!
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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As far as the offshore drilling community goes there is a great web site called, "drillingahead.com" that gives a lot of insight to this accident. There are a lot of hard working people that bring us oil and coal that risk there lives to make our lives better, the safety culture at BP leaves a lot to be desired, by the time they are done paying for this hurry up mistake they could have drilled a few hundred wells like this safely, makes no sense to me.
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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One good thing about this disaster is that the move to sustainable technologies will be put on overdrive.

Local biofuel production is in our future. Whether it's ethanol/methanol from waste, or biodiesel from seed oils, or hydrogen and air car tech. These energies will be seen in a better light than ever before.

Especially after Israel starts a war with Iran.

There won't be enough popcorn around for this spectator extravaganza.

War, pestilence, disease, famine. Coming to a town near you.

Wait til the terrorists start going around to the other 6,000 oil rigs in the gulf.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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Yea, well read the story from the worker bee's that do the work. It was a bad kick, with a bad well design, with non-functioning BOP's, no mud in the well, no cement log it was a disaster waiting to happen and when your in a mother load of a well that's exactly what did. again, drillingahead.com
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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Yea, well read the story from the worker bee's that do the work. It was a bad kick, with a bad well design, with non-functioning BOP's, no mud in the well, no cement log it was a disaster waiting to happen and when your in a mother load of a well that's exactly what did. again, drillingahead.com
It was a disaster waiting to happen because BP lobbied the US government against having to pay for expensive safety measures. This is as much a failure of our government as it is about corporate America. They are both corrupt and disgusting.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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To that I gota agree, they were drilling using techniques and equipment that isn't even legal in there home country and now the are using chemical on the oil that has long been baned in there homeland. And they claim to be the evironmentally sensitive oil company, what a joke.
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