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

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    You are kidding, right?
    No but I think you are.

    So, yeah, just got back from drill, we totally SMOKED the other detachments in the competition. I mean we didn't just win, we PWN'd, we ****ing owned their asses in every event. Land-nav, DnC, general knowledge, medical, and I got the best time dismantling/reassembling the M16 with a passing functions check.....we were baddass.

    So while I was out being a winner with the Guard this weekend, did the world end?

    But no seriously, did they lower the top-hat or insert that tube yet? Any news of any sort?

    ...technical news, not 'some politician/op-ed/talking-head said ABC' or 'some tree-huger said ZOMG Oh noes!1!!'....anything at least pretending to be semi-intelligent?
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Is gay marriage a left wing thing or a freedom thing?
    ask obama

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

    the mms is not forthcoming

    ap has filed foia, freedom of information act requests

    mms keeps changing its answers

    and the subsidiary of salazar's interior also "whited out" passages without explanation

    by all accounts, "inspections of the rig" were "not as claimed"

    indeed, deepwater horizon last year WON A SAFETY AWARD!

    AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed - Yahoo! News

    Earlier AP investigations have shown that the doomed rig was allowed to operate without safety documentation required by MMS regulations for the exact disaster scenario that occurred; that the cutoff valve which failed has repeatedly broken down at other wells in the years since regulators weakened testing requirements; and that regulation is so lax that some key safety aspects on rigs are decided almost entirely by the companies doing the work.
    this, like goo in the gulf, aint goin away

    not obama's katrina, but his chernobyl

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    the mms is not forthcoming

    ap has filed foia, freedom of information act requests

    mms keeps changing its answers

    and the subsidiary of salazar's interior also "whited out" passages without explanation

    by all accounts, "inspections of the rig" were "not as claimed"

    indeed, deepwater horizon last year WON A SAFETY AWARD!

    AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed - Yahoo! News



    this, like goo in the gulf, aint goin away

    not obama's katrina, but his chernobyl
    Is it the government job to babysit corporations? I guess the nanny state better start babysitting. Bigger government here it comes.
    "This Administration will constantly strive to promote an ownership society in America. We want more people owning their own home. It is in our national interest that more people own their own home. After all, if you own your own home, you have a vital stake in the future of our country."" GWB

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

    BBC News - BP says latest scheme to halt US oil leak working well

    Oh man, I'm so sorry guys, it looks like they're getting the situation under control. Oh well, so much for 3x/8x Exxon Valdez. Maybe next time we'll have something valid for you get all worked up over.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    BBC News - BP says latest scheme to halt US oil leak working well

    Oh man, I'm so sorry guys, it looks like they're getting the situation under control. Oh well, so much for 3x/8x Exxon Valdez. Maybe next time we'll have something valid for you get all worked up over.
    It already could be worse than Exxon Valdez. Estimates of the amount oil spewing from the leak have been grossly underestimated.
    It's really sad when some people make light of a disaster like this.

    http://www.bellona.org/articles/articles_2010/tar_swamp

    Oil has been spewing since the rig Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20, killing 11 people and sinking two days later. The government shortly afterward estimated the spill at 210,000 gallons or 5,000 barrels a day, a figure that has since been questioned by some scientists who fear it could be far more. BP executives have stood by the estimate while acknowledging there's no way to know for sure.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    It already could be worse than Exxon Valdez. Estimates of the amount oil spewing from the leak have been grossly underestimated.
    It's really sad when some people make light of a disaster like this.

    BP finally confirms spill 10 times worse than thought as tar balls make mainland and bayous buckle down - Bellona

    Oil has been spewing since the rig Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20, killing 11 people and sinking two days later. The government shortly afterward estimated the spill at 210,000 gallons or 5,000 barrels a day, a figure that has since been questioned by some scientists who fear it could be far more. BP executives have stood by the estimate while acknowledging there's no way to know for sure.
    The US Coast Guard originally estimated that 5,000 barrels a day was gushing from the broken pipe on the sea floor, but sophisticated scientific analysis of ocean bottom video made available Wednesday by the oil company BP shows that the true figure is closer to 70,000 barrels a day.
    70K, 210K....quite a difference there. Well at least alarmists still have something to cling to. To bad the situation is coming under control, though. I hope your numbers are right so you folks can milk a few votes out of it....hell call Mikel More, maybe he can shoot a "documentary": Diving for Deepwater?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    70K, 210K....quite a difference there. Well at least folks have something to cling to. To bad the situation is coming under control, though. I hope your numbers are right so you folks can milk a few votes out of it....hell call Mikel More, maybe he can shoot a "documentary": Diving for Deepwater?

    The US Coast Guard originally estimated that 5,000 barrels a day was gushing from the broken pipe on the sea floor, but sophisticated scientific analysis of ocean bottom video made available Wednesday by the oil company BP shows that the true figure is closer to 70,000 barrels a day.

    The figure of 5,000 barrels a day was hastily produced by government scientists in Seattle. It appears to have been calculated using a method that is specifically not recommended for major oil spills.

    This means the oil spilling into the Gulf has already far exceeded the equivalent of the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker accident in Alaska, which spilled at least 250,000 barrels or 11 million gallons of oil. The study was performed by Steve Werely, an associate professor at Purdue University, using a technique called particle image velocimetry.

    The method is reported to be accurate within 20 percent, meaning the actual leak is between 56,000 barrles a day and 84,000 barrels a day. As shocking as the news may be, the figures were eventually bound to emerge as being far higher than Coast Guard estimates.
    "This Administration will constantly strive to promote an ownership society in America. We want more people owning their own home. It is in our national interest that more people own their own home. After all, if you own your own home, you have a vital stake in the future of our country."" GWB

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

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Is it the government job to babysit corporations?
    ask the associated press

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

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    The US Coast Guard originally estimated that 5,000 barrels a day was gushing from the broken pipe on the sea floor, but sophisticated scientific analysis of ocean bottom video made available Wednesday by the oil company BP shows that the true figure is closer to 70,000 barrels a day.

    The figure of 5,000 barrels a day was hastily produced by government scientists in Seattle. It appears to have been calculated using a method that is specifically not recommended for major oil spills.

    This means the oil spilling into the Gulf has already far exceeded the equivalent of the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker accident in Alaska, which spilled at least 250,000 barrels or 11 million gallons of oil. The study was performed by Steve Werely, an associate professor at Purdue University, using a technique called particle image velocimetry.

    The method is reported to be accurate within 20 percent, meaning the actual leak is between 56,000 barrles a day and 84,000 barrels a day. As shocking as the news may be, the figures were eventually bound to emerge as being far higher than Coast Guard estimates.
    Mhmm I'm one of those rare members who actually reads sources before responding to a post. Did you have anything new to add? If not, then neither do I atm.

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