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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Want to know the truth about this remote shutoff switch that you keep talking about? The TRUTH is it is an untested, unproven piece of equipment produced by a private company. I talked to my father this morning.
    You sound like a spokeman for BP. Most European countries have this safety feature. NONE of the rigs in the gulf do.

    Sorry, greed had nothing to do with it. Unless you're personally willing to shuck out 500g's on an unproven piece of equipment, then STFU because you do NOT know what you're talking about, period.
    So far, neither do you.

    STFU? Wow. You must be really mad. You need to do some more research.
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    hey guys no problem the Coast Guard is thinking of burning the slick !!!
    Wow that will be the biggest napalm demonstration since Khe San !!! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE VIDEO!!!!


    So will the Palin Pukes chant BURN BABY BURN !!!!!!!! ?? ?
    I think you need to get a serious reality check. What do you think will happen if this slick was lit on fire. Stop and think.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Let's see, my father is a petroleum enginner, what are you, Don? What credentials does someone at the New York Times or Washington Post have to comment on this? Considering my dad has more experience offshore than everyone you know put together, I tend to believe him. He would have been in charge of the MMS New Orleans District right now if we hadn't moved west. So yea.....pretty much the news, when they care to be accurate, are interviewing MMS employees. I couldn't imagine why.

    Yes I can back up the claim. Call anyone at the New Orleans office and ask them about the remote control shut off valve. Ask them if it has been tested, proven, or anything of the sort.

    There are several back up systems, including hydraulic accumulators that have enough pressure to close the BOP, open it back up, and close it AGAIN after the total loss of hydraulic pressure. That is REQUIRED BY MMS REGULATIONS. This rig had it. All the backup systems in the world don't guarantee the **** can't hit the fan.

    If you can't imagine someone who's inspected rigs like this for 35 years having more credibility than internet web sources, you are quite frankly a lost cause.
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

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    Let's see, my father is a petroleum enginner, what are you, Don?
    What am I? I am an avid boater (who happens to be a (CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY) that enjoys boating in CLEAN UNPOLLUTED WATERS.


    What credentials does someone at the New York Times or Washington Post have to comment on this? Considering my dad has more experience offshore than everyone you know put together, I tend to believe him. He would have been in charge of the MMS New Orleans District right now if we hadn't moved west. So yea.....pretty much the news, when they care to be accurate, are interviewing MMS employees. I couldn't imagine why.
    What credentials does someone in the "news media" have to comment on this?

    Surely you must be jesting when you say that the news media shouldn’t be commenting on an oil slick the size of several of our States and growing.

    Yes I can back up the claim. Call anyone at the New Orleans office and ask them about the remote control shut off valve. Ask them if it has been tested, proven, or anything of the sort.

    Gotta phone number? In the mean time check this out.


    < When oil wells rupture and surge out of control, the primary shut-off systems almost always work. In the case of The Deepwater Horizon, the primary shut-off system failed to work. Indeed, remote control systems such as the acoustic switch, which have been tested in simulations, are intended as a last resort.>

    Ruptured oil well not fitted with auto-shut off device

    And this.

    < Even worse, 95 percent of Atlantis' subsea welding records did not receive final approval, calling into question the integrity of thousands of crucial welds on subsea components that, if they were to rupture, could result in an oil spill 30 times worse than the one that occurred after the explosion on Deepwater Horizon last week.>

    OpEdNews - Article: Whistleblower: BP Risks More Massive Catastrophes in Gulf


    There are several back up systems, including hydraulic accumulators that have enough pressure to close the BOP, open it back up, and close it AGAIN after the total loss of hydraulic pressure. That is REQUIRED BY MMS REGULATIONS. This rig had it. All the backup systems in the world don't guarantee the **** can't hit the fan.
    Seems to me, considering the environment it would be the perfect “cant get enough suspenders and belt situation”.


    If you can't imagine someone who's inspected rigs like this for 35 years having more credibility than internet web sources, you are quite frankly a lost cause.

    Any more opinions you want to add?
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    i talk about OBAMA

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    LOL!

    did you hear what obama was pitching in michigan?

    in front of the kids?

    while the gulf was turning black with goo?

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Well if a petroleum engineer with almost 40 years of experience has no credibility on this forum when it comes to a rig blowout, then you people are a lost cause.

    I go through a lot of trouble to help people here understand what was really going on, the why's of the occurrence (to a point, we still don't know the cause) and how the BOP's work and this is the thanks I get?

    I'm done with you people and this thread. You have NO proof that what I am saying is wrong yet still you spit out your liberal talking points. Have fun, I'm done. Oh by the way, the Kool-aid is ready.

    And no Don, I don't have a phone number, but if you're a math whiz like you claim to be, I doubt it would be hard for you to look it up. I'm not doing any more work for you people. You want info? Look it up yourself. And enjoy the liberal lies.
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Would it be possible for you to do a little research and link to evidence that supports your post? I.e., that these measures are required in the U.S. on oil wells, as you've stated.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Well if a petroleum engineer with almost 40 years of experience has no credibility on this forum when it comes to a rig blowout, then you people are a lost cause.

    I go through a lot of trouble to help people here understand what was really going on, the why's of the occurrence (to a point, we still don't know the cause) and how the BOP's work and this is the thanks I get?

    I'm done with you people and this thread. You have NO proof that what I am saying is wrong yet still you spit out your liberal talking points. Have fun, I'm done. Oh by the way, the Kool-aid is ready.

    And no Don, I don't have a phone number, but if you're a math whiz like you claim to be, I doubt it would be hard for you to look it up. I'm not doing any more work for you people. You want info? Look it up yourself. And enjoy the liberal lies.
    LOL, don't let the door hit you on the way out OHHH the drama of it all! The ingratitude!

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Well if a petroleum engineer with almost 40 years of experience has no credibility on this forum when it comes to a rig blowout, then you people are a lost cause.

    I go through a lot of trouble to help people here understand what was really going on, the why's of the occurrence (to a point, we still don't know the cause) and how the BOP's work and this is the thanks I get?

    I'm done with you people and this thread. You have NO proof that what I am saying is wrong yet still you spit out your liberal talking points. Have fun, I'm done. Oh by the way, the Kool-aid is ready.

    And no Don, I don't have a phone number, but if you're a math whiz like you claim to be, I doubt it would be hard for you to look it up. I'm not doing any more work for you people. You want info? Look it up yourself. And enjoy the liberal lies.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    By by and donít eat the brown shrimp.
    And stop eating oysters in May.

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