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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

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    uhm, am I missing something? its under 3 meters for several of those days, which is less than 3 feet, the maximum you claim these things work at, though you haven't backed it up.


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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    On another note:

    Do we realize the Obama, just a month ago approved offshore oil drilling to begin without requiring his campaign contributors (BP) to put in an auto-shut-down valve on their rigs, and then when the spill happens, pretends its no big deal to avoid raising attention. Unfortunately for Obama, it was a massive spill and now its too late to stop the catastrophe.


    Also OC, you have just been exposed...


    http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/learning/booms.htm


    Fence booms have a high freeboard and a flat flotation device, making them least effective in rough water, where wave and wind action can cause the boom to twist.

    Round or curtain booms have a more circular flotation device and a continuous skirt. They perform well in rough water, but are more difficult to clean and store than fence booms.


    Non-rigid or inflatable booms come in many shapes. They are easy to clean and store, and they perform well in rough seas. However, they tend to be expensive, more complicated to use, and puncture and deflate easily.



    So two out of three types perform well in rough seas.


    Your entire argument regarding wave heights has been served.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    uhm, am I missing something? its under 3 feet on several days, the maximum you claim these things work at, though you haven't backed it up.
    Check your units again. Oh boy. You did do what I thought you would have.

    Now your being obtuse with a moronic strawman. Why would I suggest NOAA is a socialistic evil organization?
    Because you tend to do that sort of thing.

    there are several days where the waves are below 3 feet to which is the number you claimed, that I have yet to see proof.
    Ah, that's because you don't know the difference between M and ft.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post



    mmy bad... MATH FAIL!!!!


    Don't tell OC, he'll mouth foam at me for a year over that.
    That's okay. I gave up on people being able to do math on this site a long ago.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    On another note:

    Do we realize the Obama, just a month ago approved offshore oil drilling to begin without requiring his campaign contributors (BP) to put in an auto-shut-down valve on their rigs, and then when the spill happens, pretends its no big deal to avoid raising attention. Unfortunately for Obama, it was a massive spill and now its too late to stop the catastrophe.
    Which is his fault for relying upon their estimates. The lack of shutoff valve was based on the claim that such an accident at that depth was extremely unlikely. I frankly don't know why we trust oil companies on safety measures anymore. Especially after Valdez. They just "happened" not to turn the radar on and have mandatory emergency vehicles on hand.

    Also OC, you have just been exposed...
    Come again? Where on the site does it say that any of them work in waves over 3 feet?
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Come again? Where on the site does it say that any of them work in waves over 3 feet?
    How do you define "rough seas" ??

    Does it say they won't work in seas over 3 feet?

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