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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Oh now we're up to 8x the Valdez

    You're proof doesn't account for a drop in well pressure, it assumes a constant rate of flow over a long period of time.

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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Oh now we're up to 8x the Valdez

    You're proof doesn't account for a drop in well pressure, it assumes a constant rate of flow over a long period of time.
    It assumes nothing of the kind. It does assume that there is pressure to pump a lot of oil out of the ground.

    Instead of continuously trying to minimize how bad this "could" be, maybe you could open your mind to other possibilities here. Especially outcomes that experts say are a very real possibility.

    I know you read it but, still you ignore that I agreed with your insistence on focusing on diminishing pressure when I said, "To be fair, one thing Jerry said is actually true, that every drop of oil that's under the ocean will not be pumped out.". It is true that pressure will drop. But, when will that happen? No one knows that. But BP, the experts here, were very optimistic that this was a big reserve. Even if only 50% of what they think is in the ground comes out, this could be bigger than the Valdez.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    It assumes nothing of the kind. It does assume that there is pressure to pump a lot of oil out of the ground.

    Instead of continuously trying to minimize how bad this "could" be, maybe you could open your mind to other possibilities here. Especially outcomes that experts say are a very real possibility.

    I know you read it but, still you ignore that I agreed with your insistence on focusing on diminishing pressure when I said, "To be fair, one thing Jerry said is actually true, that every drop of oil that's under the ocean will not be pumped out.". It is true that pressure will drop. But, when will that happen? No one knows that. But BP, the experts here, were very optimistic that this was a big reserve. Even if only 50% of what they think is in the ground comes out, this could be bigger than the Valdez.
    Sure, and even if it is, no big deal. The damage to the economy from this oil spill will be blotted out by the damage from Obama'Care, so in context to everything else going on in this country, this oil spill is small potatoes.

    Sure, some folks are going to loose their jobs this fishing season, businesses will be damaged, many may close...that seems to be what Obama wants anyway, so I guess this spill just saves the administration the trouble of passing more hyper-partisan legislation.

    As for the ecology, nature does worse to itself without our help and comes back flourishing. So, yeah there might be some unsightly shores for a while, but it's only temporary.

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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    The bottom line, is that we need to get it sealed, cleaned up and get back to work.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    The problem here is that some actually believe this isn't going to be cleaned up. So they stoke the environmental damage fire as hard as they can.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The problem here is that some actually believe this isn't going to be cleaned up. So they stoke the environmental damage fire as hard as they can.
    Those are the folks that jumpng for joy over this incident. Now, they can push to fulfill yet another Liberal wet dream: shut down all drilling.

    It would be political suicide to do so, but I doubt they'll let that stop them.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The bottom line, is that we need to get it sealed, cleaned up and get back to work.
    What do you mean "we"? I have no intention of helping out. I'm neither needed nor do I have the time.

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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Those are the folks that jumpng for joy over this incident. Now, they can push to fulfill yet another Liberal wet dream: shut down all drilling.

    It would be political suicide to do so, but I doubt they'll let that stop them.
    Makes one wonder why the Left wants to harm the largest campaign contributor to their Presidential candidate.

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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Those are the folks that jumpng for joy over this incident. Now, they can push to fulfill yet another Liberal wet dream: shut down all drilling.

    It would be political suicide to do so, but I doubt they'll let that stop them.
    Funny you don't see any of them over in Saudi Arabia protesting all the drilling. They have the protest signs in the trunk when they stop off at the gas station to fill up on their way to the march.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Sure, and even if it is, no big deal. The damage to the economy from this oil spill will be blotted out by the damage from Obama'Care, so in context to everything else going on in this country, this oil spill is small potatoes.
    Comparing this oil leak to HCR simply boggles the mind.

    Sure, some folks are going to loose their jobs this fishing season, businesses will be damaged, many may close...that seems to be what Obama wants anyway, so I guess this spill just saves the administration the trouble of passing more hyper-partisan legislation.

    As for the ecology, nature does worse to itself without our help and comes back flourishing. So, yeah there might be some unsightly shores for a while, but it's only temporary.
    The Exxon Valdez spill is still not cleaned up. It is still causing problems in Alaska. Your apathy for the impact that this disaster will cause to our shores and people's lives mirrors your blind hyper partisan defense of the damage that your hero, Bush, did to our country all across the board. Way to go.
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