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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There have been 40,000 wells drilled in the GOM. What potential problems? **** will happen, no matter what.
    A potential massive spill that covers much of the gulf perhaps.

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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    A potential massive spill that covers much of the gulf perhaps.
    It covers some of the GOM. Not, "much", not even, "most".

    The GOM is 615,000 square miles. How many square miles does Obama's slick cover?

    But hey, the good news is, the Coast Gaurd just approved ten more vac barges. That brings the total to a whopping, 13! Nearly two months after the blowout. Just imagine how insignificant this slick would have been, had Obama removed his thumb from his ass and did his job. That wouldn't have helped his agenda, though. huh?
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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It covers some of the GOM. Not, "much", not even, "most".
    It is coming ashore in multiple states. The term much is fine.

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    The GOM is 615,000 square miles. How many square miles does Obama's slick cover?
    Enough to be a disaster.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But hey, the good news is, the Coast Gaurd just approved ten more vac barges. That brings the total to a whopping, 13! Nearly two months after the blowout. Just imagine how insignificant this slick would have been, had Obama removed his thumb from his ass and did his job. That wouldn't have helped his agenda, though. huh?
    This has nothing to do with the role of regulation or any mistakes BP may have made and is pretty much a paranoid rant.

    Aren't you complaining about people not staying on subject in another thread tonight?
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    True dat. I believe there's a rule that governs staying on topic, too. .
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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It covers some of the GOM. Not, "much", not even, "most".

    The GOM is 615,000 square miles. How many square miles does Obama's slick cover?

    But hey, the good news is, the Coast Gaurd just approved ten more vac barges. That brings the total to a whopping, 13! Nearly two months after the blowout. Just imagine how insignificant this slick would have been, had Obama removed his thumb from his ass and did his job. That wouldn't have helped his agenda, though. huh?
    Obama's slick?

    Uh-huh.

    Tell me, Mr. "Very Conservative", why would the profits from that rig have belonged to BP, but somehow the losses belong to the government?
    It could always be worse.

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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    It is coming ashore in multiple states. The term much is fine.



    Enough to be a disaster.



    This has nothing to do with the role of regulation or any mistakes BP may have made and is pretty much a paranoid rant.

    Aren't you complaining about people not staying on subject in another thread tonight?
    I'm only responding to your posts, sir. Not complaining about the lack of intelligent content of your posts.
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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by goldcatt View Post
    Obama's slick?

    Uh-huh.

    Tell me, Mr. "Very Conservative", why would the profits from that rig have belonged to BP, but somehow the losses belong to the government?
    Because, Miss/Mrs./Ms. "Slightly Liberal", it's the government's job to look out for the, "general welfare", of the American people.
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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Because, Miss/Mrs./Ms. "Slightly Liberal", it's the government's job to look out for the, "general welfare", of the American people.
    I thought the General Welfare clause was meaningless bunk used by liberals to justify unconstitutional welfare programs? Or is that not a problem when you want them to dish out corporate welfare?

    BP caused the mess, it's BP's problem. The risk was taken in the name of private profit, and that's fine. But then the losses are also private responsibility. You can't have it both ways.
    It could always be worse.

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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by goldcatt View Post
    I thought the General Welfare clause was meaningless bunk used by liberals to justify unconstitutional welfare programs? Or is that not a problem when you want them to dish out corporate welfare?
    Actually, it doesn't add up to the misinterpretation that Liberals lend to it. Ripping off the working class to make sure the welfare class has health insurance doesn't fall under, "general welfare". Deploying the might of the American government and all the expertise that comes with it, to prevent hundreds of thousands of jobs from being destroyed, does fall under, "general welfare".

    BP caused the mess, it's BP's problem. The risk was taken in the name of private profit, and that's fine. But then the losses are also private responsibility. You can't have it both ways.
    So, since this was in the name of private profit, the government should sit back and allow Americans to ****ed over however? IOW, if there's a poltical profit in it for the Leftists, then that's what the government should do. New Orleans was built in the name of private profit. Did you possess that attitude when Katrina made landfall? Or, was there too much political capital in saying that the government should have been johnny-on-the-spot 15 minutes after the storm made landfall?

    The oil patch is too big to fail.
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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Actually, it doesn't add up to the misinterpretation that Liberals lend to it. Ripping off the working class to make sure the welfare class has health insurance doesn't fall under, "general welfare". Deploying the might of the American government and all the expertise that comes with it, to prevent hundreds of thousands of jobs from being destroyed, does fall under, "general welfare".
    So in other words, it's in the general welfare to lay the responsibility for corporate failure at government's doorstep.

    Interesting second sentence though. What expertise in oil drilling and cleanup does the government have that a global oil company does not? Either government is more of an expert in BP's own field than BP is, or it is incompetent. Again, you can't have it both ways.

    So, since this was in the name of private profit, the government should sit back and allow Americans to ****ed over however? IOW, if there's a poltical profit in it for the Leftists, then that's what the government should do. New Orleans was built in the name of private profit. Did you possess that attitude when Katrina made landfall? Or, was there too much political capital in saying that the government should have been johnny-on-the-spot 15 minutes after the storm made landfall?

    The oil patch is too big to fail.
    Which private entity produced Katrina for profit and therefore owns responsibility for the losses associated with it?
    It could always be worse.

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    Re: Documents Show Risky Decisions Before BP Blowout

    Quote Originally Posted by goldcatt View Post
    So in other words, it's in the general welfare to lay the responsibility for corporate failure at government's doorstep.
    One question: Did you support any of the bailouts?

    Interesting second sentence though. What expertise in oil drilling and cleanup does the government have that a global oil company does not? Either government is more of an expert in BP's own field than BP is, or it is incompetent. Again, you can't have it both ways.
    I'm not saying that the government must have expertise in containing an oil slick. No doubt the government has zero expertise in killing a blown out well. However, I believe it's the duty of the government to identify a problem and recognize solutions to that problem. In the case of this oil slick, the only thing the government did was identify the problem. When it came to recognizing solutions, they failed miserably.



    Which private entity produced Katrina for profit and therefore owns responsibility for the losses associated with it?
    The people who chose to build New Orleans in it's current location. Last time I checked, no one was forced to live in New Orleans. Which, by that logic, the government is just a responsible to look out for the general welfare of American citizens, because of an approaching oil slick, as they are the damage caused by building a city smack-dab-in-the-middle of hurricane ally.
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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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