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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    The reason why I asked this question was because I keep hearing that the oil spill is Obama's "Katrina," and I don't think so at all. Instead of going after Obama, who's the easy target, I want to go after all the Congressmen and Senators who have been taking campaign donations from BP in order to ensure deregulation of the industry. Why hasn't an investigation to track down such campaign financing from the oil industry been started by the media to find out which of our legislators voted to reduce oil industry regulations? That's what I'd like done right now.
    There will be plenty of time for that later. Right now this is a national crisis and not enough is being done to clean it up. That is where Obama needs to kick himself in the A and get every resource possible on the job. Several countries have offered to bring in large vessles etc. to skim. In fact the Dutch offered 2 days after the spill. There is tons of boom in warehouses and manufacturers ready to make more if Obama would give the go ahead. There are tons of ideas out there to clean it up all waiting for EPA approval. Several ideas were on Hannity. One was laying hay on the spill. It picks up almost all the oil. Now what harm is hay going to do compared to what the oil is doing. Yet no one is giving anyone the go ahead for ideas like that.
    As far as the leak it self, I think everyone is doing everything they can to stop it. No one would want this more than BP. To say they aren't doing all they can is ridiculous and no amount of A kicking is going to get it stopped any faster.
    We need to get serious about clean-up NOW and send BP the bill later.

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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    This is BP's baby. I've never said otherwise, but let's face facts: BP didn't intentionally create this spill.

    By the same token, this is Obama's baby. It's his job, as our national leader, to look out for the general welfare of the country. It says that in The Constitution. So far, he has done a piss poor job of responding to this spill.
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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    BP, plain and simple.

    Though this is just another example of why we should stop using oil in the first place.
    Be prepared to starve to death, all in the name of "green" energy.
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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    There will be plenty of time for that later. Right now this is a national crisis and not enough is being done to clean it up. That is where Obama needs to kick himself in the A and get every resource possible on the job. Several countries have offered to bring in large vessles etc. to skim. In fact the Dutch offered 2 days after the spill. There is tons of boom in warehouses and manufacturers ready to make more if Obama would give the go ahead. There are tons of ideas out there to clean it up all waiting for EPA approval. Several ideas were on Hannity. One was laying hay on the spill. It picks up almost all the oil. Now what harm is hay going to do compared to what the oil is doing. Yet no one is giving anyone the go ahead for ideas like that.
    As far as the leak it self, I think everyone is doing everything they can to stop it. No one would want this more than BP. To say they aren't doing all they can is ridiculous and no amount of A kicking is going to get it stopped any faster.
    We need to get serious about clean-up NOW and send BP the bill later.
    It's not just holding BP to task I mean, however - I'm also talking about the Congressmen and Senators who have been in the oil industry's pockets while the President is getting so much heat. He's not the only one who deserves it, after all.

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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    If she hasn't, it may be because transportation industries haven't developed alternative energy sources. However, that doesn't mean people wouldn't once they have been researched and manufactured.
    If this is such a good idea and not one else has done it, why don't you jump right in and fill the void?

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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    If this is such a good idea and not one else has done it, why don't you jump right in and fill the void?

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    Outstanding point. If oil can be replaced so easily as an energy source, then why hasn't it happened?

    I know the first response will be, "because politicians are in the pockets of the oil companies", but we all know that's crap, because if a good idea is born, the free market would take it and run with it. Hell, a real, practical and cost effective alternative of oil would fetch billions from the oil companies.

    The oil companies don't drill for oil, just because they dig drilling for oil. They drill for oil, because it's purdy much the only show in town.
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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    If this is such a good idea and not one else has done it, why don't you jump right in and fill the void?

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    Because I don't have the capital, education, or training necessary. That doesn't mean it's not a worthwhile project of research and development, though.

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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Have you stopped using oil? If not, why not?


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    The if not part would probably have to do with not enough alternatives yet. That will take time, but does not mean it is not a worthwhile goal.
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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Because I don't have the capital, education, or training necessary. That doesn't mean it's not a worthwhile project of research and development, though.
    But, it's not ready to go, today? Right?

    That's the point that many of us have been making for years.
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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, it's not ready to go, today? Right?

    That's the point that many of us have been making for years.
    Which is why we need to continue funding for research and development of alternative energy sources so that today comes sooner.

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