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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Ohhhhhh Nooooooo!!!!!!
    Just goes to show you that the Deep Horizon disaster was not an isolated event, which is why I have been calling BS on all those who just want things to continue as they have. There is a reason for government, and part of it is regulation. We need some of that regulation we lost back. I am going to wait for the report to come out, and will be very interested to see if there were safety violations that contributed to the explosion, or if inspections were rubber stamped by the parent company of the well, instead of government inspectors doing their job.

    Now I am not big on big government, but there are times when the government does need to oversee things. This is one of those times. I strongly believe that a lot of the anti-government backlash we are now seeing is the result of the government going too far in using its powers, which is why I do sympathize with many of those who have been bitten by the government. However, the backlash itself does seem to be headed too far in the other direction. What we really need is something in the middle, regulation, but regulation done intelligently. Having said this, I know that I am crawling out on a ledge here, because where intelligence is concerned, our government seems to have the IQ of a box of rocks. But we do need to do something, and I don't trust the oil industry to monitor itself. We have already seen the result of that.
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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Just goes to show you that the Deep Horizon disaster was not an isolated event, which is why I have been calling BS on all those who just want things to continue as they have. There is a reason for government, and part of it is regulation. We need some of that regulation we lost back. I am going to wait for the report to come out, and will be very interested to see if there were safety violations that contributed to the explosion, or if inspections were rubber stamped by the parent company of the well, instead of government inspectors doing their job.

    Now I am not big on big government, but there are times when the government does need to oversee things. This is one of those times. I strongly believe that a lot of the anti-government backlash we are now seeing is the result of the government going too far in using its powers, which is why I do sympathize with many of those who have been bitten by the government. However, the backlash itself does seem to be headed too far in the other direction. What we really need is something in the middle, regulation, but regulation done intelligently. Having said this, I know that I am crawling out on a ledge here, because where intelligence is concerned, our government seems to have the IQ of a box of rocks. But we do need to do something, and I don't trust the oil industry to monitor itself. We have already see the result of that.
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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    some conservative you are.
    Wait he is a conservative? I thought he was a liberal trying to discredit the conservatives...

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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    At first they said there was no oil leaking, but now there is a sheen about a mile long. The well was producing about 60,000 gallons of oil and 900,000 cubic feet of natural gas per day. Don't know how big the leak is, or if was just some residual oil and there is no leak.

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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    There is a reason for government, and part of it is regulation.
    Only an anarchist would disagree.

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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    All of these recent oil rig issues seem a bit suspicious to me. I smell sabotage.

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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    All of these recent oil rig issues seem a bit suspicious to me. I smell sabotage.
    I seriously doubt it. That thought briefly crossed my mind at the beginning of the BP debacle. If there was even the slightest hint of even a tiny bit of malfeasance, though, you can bet that BP and Mariner would be screaming from the rooftops how they're just the poor, blameless victims of ecoterrorism. They'd make it out to be the eco-9/11 if they could

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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    All of these recent oil rig issues seem a bit suspicious to me. I smell sabotage.
    I smell foxes guarding henhouses.
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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Ohhhhhh Nooooooo!!!!!!
    Sounds like more sabotage. Maybe they can find the evidence this time...

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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    I seriously doubt it. That thought briefly crossed my mind at the beginning of the BP debacle. If there was even the slightest hint of even a tiny bit of malfeasance, though, you can bet that BP and Mariner would be screaming from the rooftops how they're just the poor, blameless victims of ecoterrorism. They'd make it out to be the eco-9/11 if they could
    No doubt, but maybe it was the "real" accident. And then wacko enviros decided to use the opportunity to make a disaster even worse and push their "no drilling" agenda even further so as to force the matter. We all know the envirowackos aren't above such tactics. And I'm not talking about your run of the mill "save the planet" people, I'm talking the whacked out extremists like the idiot who took hostages @ the Discovery Channel building.

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