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  • Outlook is bleak for my favorite ocean

    There goes the summer... probably forever.

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    MONK
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  • #2
    I hope the gulf will recover.
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    • #3
      Not lookin' good, St Pete is full of Oil Co Execs and Coast Guard Brass, all kissin' each other's (and the press') ass.
      Not gettin' much done but talkin'
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      • #4
        Did I read today there was clear evidence of rig infighting over a malfunction that led to the explosion.....Too many talkers and not enough listeners let alone doers...What a hell of a price to pay...."Bloody Shame"
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        • #5
          5 whales dead in the gulf showed up somewhere today!
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          • #6
            definately a shame. The ocean will recover but it isn't gonna happen overnight.
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            • #7
              I love the ocean too. Its a shame this happened.
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              • #8
                Could be 20 or 30 years before all that oil is gone if it ever does alll disappear,oil is still washing ashore in Alaska from the Valdis wreck.
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                • #9
                  It alll comes down to one thing,Oil companies reap in the big profits,make a mess and it is You and I that has to pay for their screw ups,AAAHHHHHhhh shait,do`nt get Me started again.
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                  • #10
                    A damn shame is what it is and it will probably take many years for this to be over.
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                    • #11
                      Blame this one on Dick Cheney... every offshore rig on the planet is required to install a triple failsafe shutoff system at the drilling point - except in American Waters!
                      This is due to a law Dick(less) promoted for his buds @ Haliburton, to encourage money-saving during their explorations (hence more and cheaper explorations).

                      I'm researching the specifics, but we were shafted... plain and simple.

                      Hell, that oil will be hitting beaches in Europe before long. It's a disaster of planetary proportions.
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                      • #12
                        The absence of an acoustical regulator -- a remotely triggered dead man's switch that might have closed off BP's gushing pipe at its sea floor wellhead when the manual switch failed (the fire and explosion on the drilling platform may have prevented the dying workers from pushing the button) -- was directly attributable to industry pandering by the Bush team. Acoustic switches are required by law for all offshore rigs off Brazil and in Norway's North Sea operations. BP uses the device voluntarily in Britain's North Sea and elsewhere in the world as do other big players like Holland's Shell and France's Total. In 2000, the Minerals Management Service while weighing a comprehensive rulemaking for drilling safety, deemed the acoustic mechanism "essential" and proposed to mandate the mechanism on all gulf rigs.

                        Then, between January and March of 2001, incoming Vice President Dick Cheney conducted secret meetings with over 100 oil industry officials allowing them to draft a wish list of industry demands to be implemented by the oil friendly administration. Cheney also used that time to re-staff the Minerals Management Service with oil industry toadies including a cabal of his Wyoming carbon cronies. In 2003, newly reconstituted Minerals Management Service genuflected to the oil cartel by recommending the removal of the proposed requirement for acoustic switches. The Minerals Management Service's 2003 study concluded that "acoustic systems are not recommended because they tend to be very costly."

                        The acoustic trigger costs about $500,000. Estimated costs of the oil spill to Gulf Coast residents are now upward of $14 billion to gulf state communities. Bush's 2005 energy bill officially dropped the requirement for the acoustic switch off devices explaining that the industry's existing practices are "failsafe."
                        There's more, I'm finding it.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Monk View Post
                          There's more, I'm finding it.
                          What a bunch of retards,You will be seeing more of this crap happening as the "Progressives" take over this country.
                          BOSS!!! We need a "cussing" emoticon as if I start typing any more words there will be an official ban for sure.LOL
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                          • #14
                            I wish I could say that justice will one day prevail against corrupt oil execs, but I'm afraid that statement would be a lie at this point.
                            My most sincere sympathies go out to all of those good people affected by this nightmare, and to mother nature as well...I'm sorry the oil people knew better, but did not care enough to do it right, or do it safely.....g
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gruss View Post
                              I wish I could say that justice will one day prevail against corrupt oil execs, but I'm afraid that statement would be a lie at this point.
                              My most sincere sympathies go out to all of those good people affected by this nightmare, and to mother nature as well...I'm sorry the oil people knew better, but did not care enough to do it right, or do it safely.....g
                              No Need in You being sorry for them sumnibiges,It`s them azzhats that needs to be sorry,right out through their "Big Money pocket books." and while they be at it,pay for all the wages lost to the fisherman/women and anyone else that is going to loose out due to their stupidity.Are Ya listenin Dickless Chainey????
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by MrMarty51 View Post
                                No Need in You being sorry for them sumnibiges,It`s them azzhats that needs to be sorry,right out through their "Big Money pocket books." and while they be at it,pay for all the wages lost to the fisherman/women and anyone else that is going to loose out due to their stupidity.Are Ya listenin Dickless Chainey????
                                Those are the people I meant Marty....All the ones who's lives will not recover from this.....The ones who have lost everything because of greed, and poor workmanship.....All in the name of the mighty dollar....What a shame.....g
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                                • #17
                                  Were now in the middle of what appears to be the largest environmental nightmare this country has ever seen, and where is haliburton, and I've yet to hear that waste of a pres say more than two words about it...But you can be damn sure he'll pass all manner of new regulatory control laws, aimed at making life harder for Americans that had "nothing" to do with this disgrace of an accident.....
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                                  • #18
                                    got that right Gruss!! that worthless POS in the WH will make it as hard as he can for us and won't give a rat's pa-toot what it costs!!
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                                    • #19
                                      Think its bad now, wait till a Hurricane rolls in there in a month or two. Thoses beaches will be a mess, you aint heard em say nothin bout that !
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                                      • #20
                                        From this day forward all wells drilled should have to have a releave well drilled right beside it. and they should be forced to drill releave wells beside the ones now produceing. SOB s .
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