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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    I used to do a lot of fishing around the outlet of the mississippi river. You can actually see the mud from the Mississippi river from the river ro one hundred miles into the gulf. It is a light brown color.

    The taxpayers will foot the bill for BP because they are to big to fail.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I used to do a lot of fishing around the outlet of the mississippi river. You can actually see the mud from the Mississippi river from the river ro one hundred miles into the gulf. It is a light brown color.

    The taxpayers will foot the bill for BP because they are to big to fail.
    No. CONSUMERS will foot the bill for BP because we will end up paying for their losses at the pump, as well as for every other driller and oil producer to retroactively fit wells with new safety devices. BP isn't an American company.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    this thing is an environmental disaster

    it's still bleeding at a precipitous rate, there's no stopping it, and it's likely to leak faster

    it's gonna hit the EASTERN coast of florida

    for EIGHT DAYS obama did nothing

    indeed, admiral mary landry of the coast guard said on day 2: "the oil that was on the surface appeared to be merely residual oil from the fire"

    anyone with a memory couldn't help but flash back to dhs' immediate response to mutallab's attempt to blow a plane out of the skies over detroit on christmas

    a genuine "the system worked" moment

    indeed, napolitano's dept of homeland security waited until DAY EIGHT to declare the gulf disaster "a spill of national significance"

    not until DAY EIGHT did she "request a more robust response from the dod"

    the white house has done nothing to contain this catastrophe

    except play politics

    and the admin is becoming increasingly defensive

    gibbs released a "readout" of all the calls to governors the white house has made

    a phone log---LOL!

    these are the actions the white house has taken

    on DAY EIGHT it (because this president is proficient at pointing fingers) began blaming bp

    he said he wasn't gonna go to louisiana

    then he said he was

    he originally stood by his plan to drill off the eastern seaboard and above alaska

    then the next day he reversed himself and put his plan on hold

    unbelievable

    so what in the way of real action has the white house taken in resonse to this catastrophe?

    on DAY SEVEN, tuesday, april 27: HE WENT BACK TO IOWA!

    LOL!

    for the SECOND TIME since health care passed, he went to campaign kickoff country

    last time his purpose, he said, was to convince his african american, youth, female and hispanic base that the health care he'd just CRAMMED was actually good for them

    this time, he visited ottumwa, according to the ny times, to: "criticize senate republicans for blocking proposed legislation to tighten regulation of the financial system," to "convince voters before the midterm elections that his economic policies were working despite the high unemployment rate," to "extol the benefits of the economic stimulus plan..."

    THESE are your president's priorities

    the most incompetent, CRASS politician at the national level america has ever produced

    too slick

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I appreciate the articles that you posted, they were interesting. However, the political commentary was hyperbolic and unnecessary. T his is one of those cases where you could have let the story speak for itself.

    Unlike you, I actually live on the gulf coast. This spill will impact my area. I'm fully aware of the costs.

    Corporations will do what we as a nation require them to do. BP did the minimum that was legally required of them because WE ALL let them. Trying to blame one person for this is absolutely ludicrous and intellectually dishonest.

    America is addicted to cheap oil. The leaders of BOTH PARTIES need to use this as an opportunity to force us out of that addiction.

    This is not a partisan issue. It's an AMERICAN issue, and we are ALL responsible for it.
    You're quite welcome. I think the truth about why BP and other oil companies are allowed to operate a dangerous business in a dangerous manner is very necessary. None of it was hyperbolic. The Repubs and George W Bush lessened regulations in every area imaginable for the sole purpose of allowing those companies to make more money! It really is that simple. And it is very important that we know this.

    Now, Obama has to step up and tighten all those regulations. Someone on one of these threads made a very simple, yet intelligent statement, that of course all the rightees made fun of. If those oil companies cannot guarantee that they can operate safely 5,000 feet under the ocean then they shouldn't be allow to do so. Period. This should not be a political issue. Sadly, it is.

    I've lived in Louisiana, spent time fishing in the gulf and still have friends down there whose livelihood depends on the fishing industry. Not that that should matter. We all have a right to care about the environment and the ecosystems of this country and others. This catastrophe was preventable. We should all want to ensure it never happens again... no matter where we live.
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    for EIGHT DAYS obama did nothing
    This is bull**** and you know it. Provide links that he did NOTHING.

    You're just trying to make Obama look more ridiculous than Bush did with his "New Orleans flyover" and his "Good work Brownie".

    I'll check back to see what you come up with.
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    The Repubs and George W Bush lessened regulations in every area imaginable for the sole purpose of allowing those companies to make more money! It really is that simple. And it is very important that we know this.
    Really. What regulation did they loosen that led directly to this problem? It isn't that regulations were loosened. It was that companies weren't required to utilize a very expensive piece of technology that wasn't invented until the early 2000s. And, that isn't a LOOSENING of regulations. It appeared that there was a negative cost/benefit equation to this piece of technology...that the costs outweighed the possible risks.

    Just like oil tankers weren't required to have double hulls until after Exxon Valdiz....

    Your posts are so disingenuous.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    provide links he did something

    LOL!

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Really. What regulation did they loosen that led directly to this problem? It isn't that regulations were loosened. It was that companies weren't required to utilize a very expensive piece of technology that wasn't invented until the early 2000s. And, that isn't a LOOSENING of regulations. It appeared that there was a negative cost/benefit equation to this piece of technology...that the costs outweighed the possible risks.
    Did you say/type that with a straight face? There was legislation, or an effort, to require that safety device on all oil rigs. The Repubs, led by Cheney and his oil buddies, complained. They didn't want the expense. So, we could have had it but, we don't.

    Do you really believe an oil company when they say something shouldn't be used because "there was a negative cost/benefit equation to this piece of technology...that the costs outweighed the possible risks"? Really?

    Just like oil tankers weren't required to have double hulls until after Exxon Valdiz....
    And who didn't want those double hulls?

    Your posts are so disingenuous.
    Unlike yours
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    provide links he did something

    LOL!
    That's what I expected to see.
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    he went to iowa

    LOL!

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