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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post


    So you think BP should have hired a different government agency to do the inspections?
    No, they should have been given the option to hire a private firm to do them, in lieu of paying the fees to the government.

    Many times clients have hired me for building inspections whenever the County guys are "busy" and are delaying progress.

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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Talk about a straw man. This analogy fails badly. The govt. is the building inspector, not a contractor.
    OK..... who is responsible if a house burns down 1 week after it's finished from faulty wiring and it passed all of it's electrical inspections?

    If you answered the building dept., you are correct..... they are held responsible as they didn't detect the faulty wiring and they are the trained professionals that had that last look.
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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    No, they should have been given the option to hire a private firm to do them, in lieu of paying the fees to the government.

    Many times clients have hired me for building inspections whenever the County guys are "busy" and are delaying progress.
    So tell me exactly how BP was delayed progress?

    You know, "getting in the way"?

    The Govt. was closer to an absentee landlord in this case.
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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    I think this is much ado about nothing.

    The government was supposed to conduct monthly inspections. They conducted 88 inspections over a 104 month period. I very much doubt that this explosion is attributable to the fact that they missed 16 inspections over an 8 year period.
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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Chevydriver was arguing that this is proof that we need to get rid of the inspecting agency.



    Even though I am a libertarian, I disagree with him here. Something this potentially harmful should be regulated and protected.


    I view this as infrastructure and we can see what happens when we have failure on both private and public sides of an oil rig.
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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    So tell me exactly how BP was delayed progress?

    You know, "getting in the way"?

    The Govt. was closer to an absentee landlord in this case.
    I don't know the details so will comment in a general fashion.

    Not doing inspections as agreed upon and expected is 'getting in the way'. Developing a contingency plan and then not having the equipment available when the worst happens is 'getting in the way'.

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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    The Government Departments doing or supposed to have been doing these inspections were remiss.
    This does not mean we should rid ourselves of these Departments.
    It does mean that there should be root and branch investigations why these Departments have not done what they were charged to do.
    Certainly the Head of such departments should be dismissed with the proviso that they are prohibited from further Government employment.
    Only by making such Department heads directly culpable for the failure (in their Departments or their own respective tasks) can we the Tax paying Public begin to hope, we may get what our Messianic Governments tell us we are receiving, honest effective Governance.

    But folks do not hold your breath!

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