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    Re: Judge blocks Gulf offshore drilling moratorium

    What do you know about inspections being mostly paperwork? Post proof or i'm calling you out on it and will quickly label you a liar. You know nothing about inspections.

    The moratorium is gone, just like democratic majorities in the house and senate come november.

    Drill baby drill!!

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    Re: Judge blocks Gulf offshore drilling moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    The moratorium is gone, just like democratic majorities in the house and senate come november.
    Duh. It always happens. The non-presidential party ALWAYS loses seats in the first house and senate elections after a presidential election.
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    Re: Judge blocks Gulf offshore drilling moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I agree, the moratorium felt like overkill, even for only 6 months.

    I guess with all the corruption and ineptitude in the MMS, they wanted a complete overall of the checks and balances before letting the drilling continue. If another rig ran into problems, it would be Obama's Katrina.

    Get MMS in line, get the new regulators in place, and let the safe rigs go back to work.
    That's the part ya'll aren't understanding. All the safe rigs are going to be working in Brazil and Africa by the time the buereaucratic bull**** is waded through.
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    Re: Judge blocks Gulf offshore drilling moratorium

    'The Rig's on Fire! I Told You This Was Gonna Happen!' - National - The Atlantic

    The sailor, who Buzbee refuses to name for fear of costing him his job, was on the ship's bridge when Deepwater Horizon installation manager Jimmy Harrell, a top employee of rig owner Transocean, was speaking with someone in Houston via satellite phone. Buzbee told Mother Jones that, according to this witness account, Harrell was screaming, "Are you ****ing happy? Are you ****ing happy? The rig's on fire! I told you this was gonna happen."
    "I remember the company man saying this is how it's going to be," Brown told the panel. As Harrell was leaving the meeting, according to Brown, "He pretty much grumbled, 'I guess that's what we have those pincers for,'" referring to the blowout preventer on the sea floor that is supposed to be the last resort to prevent a leak in the event of an emergency. The blowout preventer failed following the explosion on the rig, causing the massive spill. (Transocean's chief electronics technician, Mike Williams, also recalled the argument but named a different BP "company man," BP's top official on the rig, Donald Vidrine).
    Other rig workers have also claimed that they were pressured by BP and their supervisors to cut corners. Transocean roustabout Truitt Crawford told the Coast Guard that he overheard senior management saying that BP was "taking shortcuts" by replacing drilling mud in the well with saltwater, which would have provided less weight to contain the well's surging pressure. Transocean's Williams told 60 Minutes that a supervisor had dismissed evidence that the well's blowout preventer had been damaged. And workers with Halliburton, the well's cementing contractor, had complained that BP's use of cement "was against our best practices" and told the oil company that it would likely have "a SEVERE gas flow problem" unless the well's casings were centered more carefully.
    Just a bit of an update... it looks like they should be taking BP's execs on criminal negligence charges at the least. Just like Enron, place the charges and the rats will start coming to the surface trying to be the first one to cut a deal.

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    Re: Judge blocks Gulf offshore drilling moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's the part ya'll aren't understanding. All the safe rigs are going to be working in Brazil and Africa by the time the buereaucratic bull**** is waded through.

    Understand it? Hell, they are banking on it!

    The thing that should be driven home to these libs with their dishonest way of getting what they want in terms of green energy, is just who they will hurt the most getting there.

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    Re: Judge blocks Gulf offshore drilling moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Understand it? Hell, they are banking on it!

    The thing that should be driven home to these libs with their dishonest way of getting what they want in terms of green energy, is just who they will hurt the most getting there.

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    Re: Judge blocks Gulf offshore drilling moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    What do you know about inspections being mostly paperwork? Post proof or i'm calling you out on it and will quickly label you a liar. You know nothing about inspections.

    The moratorium is gone, just like democratic majorities in the house and senate come november.

    Drill baby drill!!
    The only thing for sure is that the Libertarian party won't have a majority anywhere...

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    Re: Judge blocks Gulf offshore drilling moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This is extremely misleading. We have been doing shallow water drilling in the Gulf for decades, but deep water drilling is pretty new, as it was not long ago that we acquired the technology and methods to try it this deep. You can't put shallow water drilling and deep water drilling in the same category. Since deep water drilling is new, the likelihood of another disaster is orders of magnitude higher than with shallow drilling.
    Then here's a wild idea....

    Lift the regulations that are keeping new shallow water drilling operations from occuring and have the U.S. government offer leases in shallow water instead of only offering deep water leases thus creating a market where the only option for Oil Companies is either to go out of the country, close up shop, or drill in the more dangerous and risky deep water.

    This seems to be standard government tactics.

    Government: "Give loans to people who are high risk and may be not payt it off!".
    A few years passes and the likely scenario that kept people from doing the above previously occurs
    Government: "Grrr! How dare you banks. You gave bad loans to people that caused an economic crisis. We're punishing you and buying you out!"

    Government: "Stop drilling in shallow water, we're only going to offer leases to deep water drilling"
    A few years passes and the likely scenario that kept people from doing the above occurs
    Government: "Grrr! Didn't you know Deep Water was dangerous, what were you thinking?! We're stopping all drilling now".

    What next, shall the government start a program that gives a bunch of children guns and then when a few child shootings occur go "OMG! We need to take guns away from everyone, see!"

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    Re: Judge blocks Gulf offshore drilling moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This is extremely misleading. We have been doing shallow water drilling in the Gulf for decades, but deep water drilling is pretty new, as it was not long ago that we acquired the technology and methods to try it this deep. You can't put shallow water drilling and deep water drilling in the same category. Since deep water drilling is new, the likelihood of another disaster is orders of magnitude higher than with shallow drilling.
    Then open up the waters closer to shore for drilling so we don't have to have so many deep water sites. I would say it is true that the risk is higher but this isn't the first deep water site in the world. This disaster should only make deep water drilling safer because everyone is on alert.

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    Re: Judge blocks Gulf offshore drilling moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyteRash View Post
    = pot calling kettle black..

    The only kettle I am dealing with is the one brewing my coffee before I take off.


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