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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You mean adult partisan hacks who are desperate to score any point they can against Obama.
    the ap and politico are hacks?

    LOL!

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    An oil-drilling procedure called cementing is coming under scrutiny as a possible cause of the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico that has led to one of the biggest oil spills in U.S. history, drilling experts said Thursday.

    The process is supposed to prevent oil and natural gas from escaping by filling gaps between the outside of the well pipe and the inside of the hole bored into the ocean floor. Cement, pumped down the well from the drilling rig, is also used to plug wells after they have been abandoned or when drilling has finished but production hasn't begun.

    In the case of the Deepwater Horizon, workers had finished pumping cement to fill the space between the pipe and the sides of the hole and had begun temporarily plugging the well with cement; it isn't known whether they had completed the plugging process before the blast.

    Regulators have previously identified problems in the cementing process as a leading cause of well blowouts, in which oil and natural gas surge out of a well with explosive force. When cement develops cracks or doesn't set properly, oil and gas can escape, ultimately flowing out of control. The gas is highly combustible and prone to ignite, as it appears to have done aboard the Deepwater Horizon, which was leased by BP PLC, the British oil giant.
    Drilling Process Attracts Scrutiny in Rig Explosion - WSJ.com
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    unless the "drilling process" was an act of "gross negligence" or "willful misconduct," then we the taxpayers are gonna get stuck with all of this expense over 75 mil

    despite obama the boob's BOOT ON BP'S NECK

    LOL!
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    unless the "drilling process" was an act of "gross negligence" or "willful misconduct," then we the taxpayers are gonna get stuck with all of this expense over 75 mil

    despite obama the boob's BOOT ON BP'S NECK

    LOL!
    You find the possibility of a large expense to America funny?
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    no, i find hilarious a president who claims to have his BOOT on the NECK, then turns out to be utterly IMPOTENT

    thanks for asking!

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    there you have it
    he has connected all the dots


    too bad that they are only freckles
    Connected nothing. Just asking questions.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    i also find an astronomical expense to the american people to be just another RUN OF THE MILL under these keystone klutzes

    good question!

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    OK, I'll address the latest insult from the biggest punk on this board.

    Where is the reporting on just what caused this? The media is all in a tizzy over this impending oil spill that so far hasn't done diddly (I'm not saying it won't).

    Meanwhile, Obama is sending SWAT teams to the rig, not a word is being said, a 40-year-old white male who morphed into a young Pakistani dude tried to blast Manhattan, and illegal immigrants are shooting people in Arizona.

    And no, if an oil platform has exploded in the last 40 years, I haven't heard about it. Have you?
    "The biggest punk on this board"

    Naw, I'd say he is the littlest punk on this board.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    unless the "drilling process" was an act of "gross negligence" or "willful misconduct," then we the taxpayers are gonna get stuck with all of this expense over 75 mil

    despite obama the boob's BOOT ON BP'S NECK

    LOL!
    From researching this, it looks like you are wrong. Spill could cost BP $3 billion or more - Apr. 30, 2010

    Under current law an oil well's owner is responsible to foot the bill for the entire cost of clean up in the event of a disaster. In this case that includes BP (BP) and minority partners Anadarko (BP) and Mitsui.
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    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    tell it to menendez, lautenberg and nelson

    While it's true that the federal Oil Pollution Act, enacted in 1990 in response to the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska, makes BP responsible for cleanup costs, the law caps the company's liability for economic damages such as lost wages, shortened fishing seasons or lagging tourism at $75 million, a pittance compared to potential losses.

    Administration officials insist BP will be held responsible anyway, noting that if the company is found negligent or criminally liable, the cap disappears. Claims also can potentially be made under other state or federal laws, officials said.

    Yet the liability cap is problematic enough that a trio of Democratic senators introduced legislation Monday raising it to $10 billion, and the administration quickly announced its support. Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Bill Nelson of Florida voiced concerns that unless the cap is raised, BP would avoid paying for the mess and leave small businesses, local government and fishermen with the bill.
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