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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    To those who continue to defend BP's reckless actions, you no longer have a leg to stand on. The evidence is in, in black and white, from BP's own internal documents. So yes, BP has a lot to account for, and bears responsibility for this catastrophe. But the responsibility does not end with BP. In a highly publicized press conference, Obama had given the green light to offshore drilling. I have no problem with that. My problem is that Obama bears responsibility for giving the green light without restoring some of the regulation that had been previously gutted. Obama bears responsibility for the oil company shills that ran MMS. And, finally, Obama bears responsibility for not taking charge, but by putting those who created the mess in charge of dealing with the aftermath of the spill, just like the fox in the henhouse.

    Yea, I know, I know. Some of you are going to say that it was Bush who gutted the regulations, and installed oil company shills in MMS. For those who do, I've got news for you. Bush has not been in office in almost a year and a half. For the last year and a half, Obama has had every opportunity to set things right. Instead of doing that, he staged a photo-op, in which he gave the green light to offshore drilling, while not giving a damn about the consequences of not regulating it. This will be Obama's legacy - A big fat middle finger, jabbed in the face of the American people, while attempting to score political points for his own image.

    Meanwhile, the oil still gushes into the Gulf. Thank you, BP.

    Article is here.
    Whose been defending BP? Speaking for myself, I'm only interested in the facts.

    So far, the "facts" haven't matched up to what happened. Nevermind that I'm one of only about three people on this forum that even know what a centralizer is.
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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    I've been going out on the idea that this whole thing was just an unavoidable tragedy. But if the Engineer E-mails are real then now I'm pissed at BP. The question is how do we go after those responsible without actually taking the company out and costing thousands and thousands of people their jobs. It's a delicate situation as it is and I fear the the US/Obama is going to do something rash and stupid.

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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    To those who continue to defend BP's reckless actions, you no longer have a leg to stand on. The evidence is in, in black and white, from BP's own internal documents. So yes, BP has a lot to account for, and bears responsibility for this catastrophe. But the responsibility does not end with BP. In a highly publicized press conference, Obama had given the green light to offshore drilling. I have no problem with that. My problem is that Obama bears responsibility for giving the green light without restoring some of the regulation that had been previously gutted. Obama bears responsibility for the oil company shills that ran MMS. And, finally, Obama bears responsibility for not taking charge, but by putting those who created the mess in charge of dealing with the aftermath of the spill, just like the fox in the henhouse.

    Yea, I know, I know. Some of you are going to say that it was Bush who gutted the regulations, and installed oil company shills in MMS. For those who do, I've got news for you. Bush has not been in office in almost a year and a half. For the last year and a half, Obama has had every opportunity to set things right. Instead of doing that, he staged a photo-op, in which he gave the green light to offshore drilling, while not giving a damn about the consequences of not regulating it. This will be Obama's legacy - A big fat middle finger, jabbed in the face of the American people, while attempting to score political points for his own image.

    Meanwhile, the oil still gushes into the Gulf. Thank you, BP.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm only interested in the facts.

    So far, the "facts" haven't matched up to what happened. Nevermind that I'm one of only about three people on this forum that even know what a centralizer is.

    And yet, you still don't have a clue what they did. Tell us again how they cemented "the entire well".


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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    To those who continue to defend BP's reckless actions, you no longer have a leg to stand on. The evidence is in, in black and white, from BP's own internal documents. So yes, BP has a lot to account for, and bears responsibility for this catastrophe. But the responsibility does not end with BP. In a highly publicized press conference, Obama had given the green light to offshore drilling. I have no problem with that. My problem is that Obama bears responsibility for giving the green light without restoring some of the regulation that had been previously gutted. Obama bears responsibility for the oil company shills that ran MMS. And, finally, Obama bears responsibility for not taking charge, but by putting those who created the mess in charge of dealing with the aftermath of the spill, just like the fox in the henhouse.

    Yea, I know, I know. Some of you are going to say that it was Bush who gutted the regulations, and installed oil company shills in MMS. For those who do, I've got news for you. Bush has not been in office in almost a year and a half. For the last year and a half, Obama has had every opportunity to set things right. Instead of doing that, he staged a photo-op, in which he gave the green light to offshore drilling, while not giving a damn about the consequences of not regulating it. This will be Obama's legacy - A big fat middle finger, jabbed in the face of the American people, while attempting to score political points for his own image.

    Meanwhile, the oil still gushes into the Gulf. Thank you, BP.

    Article is here.




    And it's a gift that keeps on giving, as 13 countries offer help, Obama chooses to not waive the jones act as we get a new valdez every 8 days. It's criminal.
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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Yes but, Bush's evil ghost still haunts us. This has his and Cheeney's fingerprints all over it.

    However I do, and have, agree that Obama should have done much more to restructure MMS. To that end, I can't understand why the hell a Bush oil man, Salazar, is in there. It's like having Barracuda Barbie charged with teaching public speaking to our children.



    wow light critisizm of obama, I would be impressed however knowing your penchant for vulgarity, it's painfully clear this is simple lip service. The MMS is but one small part of this, it is however far more that obama still fiddles by not waiving the jones act and trying to bankrupt BP while the gulf is destroyed.
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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post

    And yet, you still don't have a clue what they did. Tell us again how they cemented "the entire well".



    I'll get the puke bucket fer ya. You're gonna need it.
    I gotta better idea. How 'bout you explain how they inserted three cement plugs inside the production string? Hmmm?

    How do you know I'm wrong? From your extensive experience in the oilfield? I'm a third generation oilfield hand. What the hell could I possibly know? Right? If you worked on a rig, you would still be looking for the keys to the v-door.

    Care to tell us what the centralizers had to do with it?

    This is a centralizer. Since, I doubt you know.


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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Has anyone mentioned that they might not be doing this deep-water drilling at all, if they were allowed to drill closer to shore in most places? Or in ANWR? oopps......

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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Has anyone mentioned that they might not be doing this deep-water drilling at all, if they were allowed to drill closer to shore in most places? Or in ANWR? oopps......
    Well first of all, I don't think you are going to be able to get much gulf oil in anwr
    Also, it might have been better, and probably would have, but it was what it was and the oil companies should have known the risks of drilling where they did and acted accordingly, including a choice to not drill if there were too many potential problems.

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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Well first of all, I don't think you are going to be able to get much gulf oil in anwr
    Also, it might have been better, and probably would have, but it was what it was and the oil companies should have known the risks of drilling where they did and acted accordingly, including a choice to not drill if there were too many potential problems.
    There have been 40,000 wells drilled in the GOM. What potential problems? **** will happen, no matter what.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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