Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
I understand where you are coming from here, however, maybe the costs can be shared by all responsible parties. My saying that BP should foot the bill for the clean up is rooted in the fact that whom ever BP hires to install fail safes or any other piece of equipment it is up to them to make sure that these things work.
for instance, if you buy a house from a developer, and the electrical was improperly installed, later causing a fire that burned down the house. Sure you would go after the electrical contractor right? But, you would also go after the developer because the onus through inspection is also on him to make sure the work is done right.
"Second, we learned that the blowout preventer had been modified in unexpected ways. One of these modifications was potentially significant. The blowout preventer has an underwater control panel. BP spent a day trying to use this control panel to activate a variable bore ram on the blowout preventer that is designed to seal tight around any pipe in the well. When they investigated why their attempts failed to activate the bore ram, they learned that the device had been modified. A useless test ram – not the variable bore ram – had been connected to the socket that was supposed to activate the variable bore ram. An entire day’s worth of precious time had been spent engaging rams that closed the wrong way.
BP told us the modifications on the BOP were extensive. After the accident, they asked Transocean for drawings of the blowout preventer. Because of the modifications, the drawings they received didn’t match the structure on the ocean floor. BP said they wasted many hours figuring this out."
It was BP's responsibility to ensure what they bought and used worked properly. Either they did that and they missed this problem (which isnt true because we know they modified the device) or they didnt check it and are liable.My understanding is that a third party set the blowout protector (is that the right name for it?) that failed.
Too bad.Furthermore, the damage being done exceeds the potential profits they could have had.
Other companies can avoid insurance hikes by ensuring their equipment is functioning properlyI think the government should pay for the disaster, with some limited charges to BP. If BP has to pay the whole bill, then potential costs may make drilling unaffordable from an insurance standpoint. We want to encourage safe drilling, right?
Last edited by Hoplite; 05-16-10 at 01:33 PM.
See my last post
I would be okay with charging BP and friends a percentage of revenues to go into a government disaster fund.
Models are nice and comforting. Let's wait until the disaster is contained on the sea bed and there is a proper damage assessment before we jump to conclusions.
Except for what was inconsistent. Your article quoted one person, who worked for NOAA, and conveniently left out his comments that NOAA was not capable of following the oil flow which Huff did include.Nothing in that article is inconsistent with the one I posted.
Possibly because you rightees always choose to only believe what fits your desired outcome. It's always funny watching your kind claim that a quote from a scientist is simply because it doesn't support your position. What he said up to a point was fine, until he said something you didn't like.Why am I not surprised that HuffPost spins it in the most dramatic fashion possible, or that you are eager to eat it up?
That was really just a simple concept. The fact that you can't agree with it, that you have to use a personal attack to try to discredit simple math shows the weakness of your argument.Oh, well as long as it's got the ADK_Forever mathematical seal of approval, I guess you're right.
That's not my "angle" at all and you know it. I guess it's beyond you to simply argue or discuss a point without personal attacks, ehhBecause I found it interesting? Because it's a nice counterpoint to the OH NOES WE GON DIE!!!! angle being hyped by people like ADK_Forever?
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