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Travadone



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futuristxen wrote:
Your scalp is an oil slick!
it is when i rub baby oil on it
Post Sat May 01, 2010 10:14 am
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firefly wrote:
Stumbleweed wrote:
There are few things in the world that make me feel more depressed and helpless to change the circumstances as a fucking giant oil spill. Just makes me sick to my stomach.



I'm seeing red. Go out and break shit red.
Post Sun May 02, 2010 9:57 am
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General_Lee



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leg.donor wrote:
1. why can they not seal the leak faster?

Because it's 5000 feet under water. People can't be outside a submersible at those depths.
leg.donor wrote:
2. how much oil is down there? how does that even work, is it literally just flowing out of a hole in the ground?

Oil is pressurized from the weight of millions of tons of rock sitting on it.
Post Sun May 02, 2010 11:09 am
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T-Wrex
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fucking haliburton....

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/halliburton-provides-cementing-facts-regarding-rig-incident-2010-04-30?reflink=MW_news_stmp
Post Sun May 02, 2010 11:14 am
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yourREIGNisOVER



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THIS SHIT IS RIDICULOUSLY BAD and i'm honestly surprised this thread isnt 15 pages long.
















it takes one gallon of oil to contaminate one million gallons of water.

1,000,000,000,000 gallons of water at LEAST have been contaminated, and the nearest first ATTEMPTS of various solutions are weeks away.

wait til the oil hits the gulf stream and others.

if i lived in N.O. i would fucking snap.

i dont watch mainstream media but i've been reading a lot about how this hasn't been covered very much, obviously more-so in the U.S... doesn't surprise me in the least, but come the fuck on.
Post Mon May 03, 2010 10:52 pm
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theodora



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phataccino wrote:
BP didn't purchase disaster insurance for this, apparently in large part because the emergency shut off device in place was top of the line, had four fail-safes, and was thought to be pretty much unbreachable. Now they are going to be on the hook for the entire cost of clean up. Good by first quarter profits!


"Oy, chaps, what's the worst that could happen? There aren't any icebergs in the gulf, you know."
Post Mon May 03, 2010 11:03 pm
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Yeah, this shit is really fucking with people's psyche down here. The effects of this are going to be long reaching, so many jobs are going to be lost, and with the oil reaching the delta soon farming water and drinking water will be contaminated. Not to mention the wildlife revolves around the swamp. I'm hopefully going to clean oil off of some animals this weekend with a big group.
Post Mon May 03, 2010 11:12 pm
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Plum Puddin'



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It's good to see that the best & brightest are on this.

They tried lowering a four storey, 100 tonne 'house' on it but that didnt work. So now they are thinking of dropping a smaller 'top hat' on it too.

If that doesnt work they are gonna stuff it full of golf balls & tires & junk.

"The junk shot could be risky as experts have warned that tinkering with the blowout preventer - a huge 450-tonne valve system that should have shut off the oil - could see crude shoot out unchecked at 12 times the current rate.

"This option will be pursued in parallel with the smaller containment dome over the next two weeks," a BP statement said, without specifying when exactly a junk shot - also called a top kill - might be attempted."

http://www.smh.com.au/world/crazy-gulf-highrisk--junk-shot-may-be-tried-to-plug-oil-leak-20100511-uqg1.html
Post Mon May 10, 2010 8:33 pm
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Dr Sagacious



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This is ridiculousness. This has to be an eye-opener for people. The risks of oil-drilling off-shore (especially off-shore America). The risks of oil period. But I doubt it will, with all the rampant stupidity and ignorance this country is chocked full of.
Post Mon May 10, 2010 8:42 pm
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Plum Puddin' wrote:
It's good to see that the best & brightest are on this.




My thoughts exactly. The solutions sounded like something a toddler would make.
Post Mon May 10, 2010 9:21 pm
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Dr Sagacious wrote:
This is ridiculousness. This has to be an eye-opener for people. The risks of oil-drilling off-shore (especially off-shore America). The risks of oil period. But I doubt it will, with all the rampant stupidity and ignorance this country is chocked full of.


The people who are pro-drilling don't live near the coasts, so I doubt they'll give a damn.
Post Mon May 10, 2010 10:27 pm
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The thing that saddens me is the continued reaction to disasters. Are there no government think tanks that put together plans for different disaster scenarios? I can't help but picture a bunch of people in charge getting the news and newrvously looking at each other like "Aww, man...what do we do on this one? Is this going to cut into my golf tournament this weekend?" "Any of you guys know what to do on this one?"

To me, the main value of federal government is to use its power and resources (that we all pay taxes for/elect people to do) to protect us when there is a catastrophe. Time after time, it seems like its so lost in itself that ever action is reactionary. The only proactive element seems to be the military in conflict scenarios.

There should be a coordinated attack plan for hurricanes, earthquakes, stock market crash/panic, floods, water contamination/droughts, terror attack scenarios, major city electrical powerloss, blizzards, you get the idea...
Post Tue May 11, 2010 3:42 am
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Plum Puddin'



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...and alligators. There should be an alligator plan.

Post Tue May 11, 2010 5:23 am
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Holy shit.
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That is cool as fuck.
Post Tue May 11, 2010 6:53 am
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