The More Spills Change The More They Stay The Same

Submitted by: Dead_Cow 7 years ago in

Hey! Why don"t we try doing a top kill on the underwater oil well leak!?
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Male 10,338
@lionhart:

Ouch. Who was that directed to? lol.
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Male 14,331
@Lionhart2

Ummm ya I do realize that which is why I`d like to watch this company be crucified but I also realize I don`t have any other choice for fuel. That is until my fart powered engine is complete.
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Male 8,302
> auburnjunky
> a huge, terrible tragedy but just a small blip on a bigger radar screen

So true, so true. The REAL tragedy happened 18-29 years and 6911 Posts ago in Belfast.
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Male 10,338
While I believe the oil spill in the gulf is a huge, terrible tragedy, I believe that it just a small blip on a bigger radar screen.

There`s more than enough oil to go around for now. The technologies that have been given to cut oil use are not yet cost efficient to go into mass production. Oil prices are steady, and are expected to drop (even with what`s happening in the gulf).

I don`t see much changing in the foreseeable future, unless our government (or some other world government *coughEuropecough*) forces us to buy non-combustion vehicles.
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Male 10,855
@auburnjunky
Reasons:
1)Environmentalists gotta get around somehow. Drive your car to the mass transit station/bus station/airport. Heck car pool.
2)See sbeelz last post.
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Male 2,868
"And in 10-25 years people will be clawing each other`s hearts out and selling their children for another 10 miles worth of gasoline?"

No they won`t. The technology already exists to propel vehicles without gasoline, and it`s already in use. As oil supplies dwindle, and oil prices rise, the demand for electric and/or hydrogen-cell vehicles will increase and the market will meet that demand.
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Male 10,338
If you`re gonna talk this much crap about oil companies, shouldn`t you stop driving your car?
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Male 2,868
"I don`t sounds like the spill turned out to be no big deal last time, suggest that it won`t be a big deal this time"
1) Except this time the spill is a full mile under water, which makes a big difference.

2) Even then, you`re right. In the long run, this won`t do a huge amount of truly long term environmental damage- but it will do enormous short-term environmental damage, and subsequently enormous economic damage to the people living in areas affected by the spill. And there`s no way BP is going to have to compensate them all for their losses.
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Female 27
necrobitchthing..whatever you are. Why do you come here?

All you do is leave either revolting or idiotic comments, and the majority of the time its both. From you`re posts and avy I`d say you`re a level 3 troll, just annoying enough for people to notice you, but not even close to being intelligent enough for people to remember anything you say.

Just go away, you`re not funny, or clever, or anything for that matter.

Yay for (extended) bank holiday drunken meaness!!!
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Female 467
dat dude has a womans voice
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Male 8,302
> McGovern1981
> This is disgusting we should take BP for every cent they have

Umm... they`re an oil company. You DO realize they`re already taking YOU for every cent you have? And in 10-25 years people will be clawing each other`s hearts out and selling their children for another 10 miles worth of gasoline?
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Male 21
Oil companies responsible for,
War, endangering ocean wildlife, destroying beautiful Alaskan wildlife, pumping CO2 into our atmosphere the likes of which have never been seen before, making the rich richer and the poor poorer, and bribing politicians the world over.

Now do you see why we want alternative fuels? Now do you see why oil companies try to blind people into not wanting them. Christ, these people are out to get rich or die trying and don`t give a drat who`s in their way, same as cigarette companies.

@Sohltofangy
There is probably just as much corruption in other big companies. Loads of money + potentially exponential gains will always turn people greedy. I say get rid of money, lets all barter!
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Male 663
So lets see the same exact thing happened 30 years ago. Were is the long term environmental damage? Do any of you remember not being able to swim in or eat food from the gulf region? I don`t sounds like the spill turned out to be no big deal last time, suggest that it won`t be a big deal this time. I think that we should rest easy and increase the amount of shore drilling.
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Female 682
those who forget history are doomed to repeat it...
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Male 14,331
This is disgusting we should take BP for every cent they have and seal this off ASAP I don`t care if the well has to be redrilled seal it now!!
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Male 103
Oil companies responsible for,
War, endangering ocean wildlife, destroying beautiful Alaskan wildlife, pumping CO2 into our atmosphere the likes of which have never been seen before, making the rich richer and the poor poorer, and bribing politicians the world over.

Now do you see why we want alternative fuels? Now do you see why oil companies try to blind people into not wanting them. Christ, these people are out to get rich or die trying and don`t give a drat who`s in their way, same as cigarette companies.
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Male 418
i bet she is the `husband` of the relationship. Even lesbos need an alpha fe--male
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Female 27
Lol, is she TRYING to be like John Stewart, or is it completely unintentional? Because the likeness is quite creepy.

But yeah, a few years ago I would have been completely up in arms after watching this, ranting and raving and givng my two cents. But I`m just too disheartened with the way our goverments and major companies handle ANYTHING our days. They wont do anything, we all KNOW they wont do anything. So lets just sit clenching our jaws with our thumbs up our butts till it all goes away.

I really shouldn`t drink in the day time. I`ve read that back and tho I`m rather impressed with myself for it making even a notch of sense, I am aware it makes me sound incredibly stupid lol. What the heck I`ll post it anyway :-D
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Male 6,694
I got nothing.
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Male 667
@slayer50515 Ever heard of opportunity cost, Budgets dictate what can and can`t be done. And until a situation arises anything that gets done is theory. If Oil well`s failed repeatedly they would know how to fix them more effectively. But the money is invested to try and make it not happen rather then when it does.

The reason they are fumbling around trying different things is they haven`t had a lot of experience in dealing with this. Which I say money well spent avoiding it.
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Male 2,868
"What a coincidence...
The President then was, WAIT FOR IT...
Jimmy Carter.
Now, another Liberal fool.
If you can make stupid generalizations then so can I."

Yeah, because if Bush had been president he would have done a great job. The government`s role in this debacle goes way back before Obama- it is in completely failing to regulate industry and hold them accountable for their actions. I should remind you that it has largely been the Republicans carrying the dereg torch (though the Democrats are just as guilty- if not moreso- they only pay lipservice to corporate regulations). This isn`t just about Obama, or Bush- it`s about a complete and utter failure on behalf of the entire US government to do its job and protect this country from corporate irresponsibility.

Also, I should add that oil drilling isn`t the most profitable industry the known Universe has ever seen. I believe spice mining on Arrakis takes that prize.
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Male 8,302
This never happened in the Olde Days because we had Red Adair - basically the Chuck Norris of oil fires.



Come back Red, we need you!
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Male 147
What a coincidence...

The President then was, WAIT FOR IT...

Jimmy Carter.

Now, another Liberal fool.

If you can make stupid generalizations then so can I.
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Male 10,855
@auburn
All the coast guard can do is spray dispersant. It`s BP (British Petroleum) that needs to use the new technology.
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Male 95
Finally, an answer to the age old question: What`s more annoying than Keith Olbermann? A female Keith Olbermann.
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Male 10,338
Billy, I was saying we DO have better technology.

Now Barack Petroleum needs to step up and use it.
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Male 3,482
Billy, before you criticize someone`s post, try reading past the first line...
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Male 289
auburnjunky

"God she drating sucks.

Anyway, the reason the technology to stop leaks haven`t changed, is because there`s nothing else they can do.

Aside from going down there with robots and cutting the pipe, so a cap will be able to be forced onto the hole with a siphon tube put on it to catch the oil, but we can`t do th.....

Oh wait we can? So there IS better technology! "

1. They could put safety above their own profit. And the MMS agency could be better regulated.

2. If you believe that with all the advances in modern technology they couldn`t have spent some of their billions in profit to come up with a better worst case scenario (which they said they had a plan for) solution, then I have some beach front property in Arkansas to sell you.

They simply did not invest in the R&D to be prepared for this type of situation, while allowing blatant disregard of the safety measures to prevent it.
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Male 30
well, since President Bush was said to hate black people because of katrina, doesn`t this mean that obama hates the whole Gulfsouth... just saying...
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Male 1,351
Not the best post. Though since today has been full of some gems I can easily let that go.
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Male 699
its like watching the daily show
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Male 10,338
God she drating sucks.

Anyway, the reason the technology to stop leaks haven`t changed, is because there`s nothing else they can do.

Aside from going down there with robots and cutting the pipe, so a cap will be able to be forced onto the hole with a siphon tube put on it to catch the oil, but we can`t do th.....

Oh wait we can? So there IS better technology!

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Male 2,056
I saw that live lol
and of course the "top hat" failed
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Male 15,510
Its all part of a secret reptilian Illuminati agenda [X Files music]
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Female 1,386
Dammnit peps, learn your history or be condemned to repeat it.

I have to think thats also why all these old movies and songs are being recycled. >_>;
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Male 17,512
Maddow is the boringest woman on the planet.
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Male 274
@bomberouno *facepalm*

clearly you don`t know what a `universe` is
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Male 3,482
Ugh... That`s all I have to say... Ugh...
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Male 310
I am STILL bored
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Male 185
"lol that literally IS an exaggeration :P"

Well Exxon alone posted $45.2 BILLION profit in 2008. Not to mention all of the other companies making obscene profits as well. If you follow the history of big oil since Standard Oil you would know that it is indeed the most profitable industry.

Ignorance truly is bliss.
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Male 25,417
Wow, obviously they never learn from there mistakes!
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Male 554
Wow O_o fascinating
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Male 988
"They invest in making sure drilling allows it to go deeper and doesn`t fail. Spend money on trying to make it not fail or on damage control after? "
Both. They are NOT mutually exclusive options. This still well documents failure and holds true.
You need to think before you speak on something this important.
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Female 248
AHHHHH they were both Transocean.... lolz.

Anyways, its SO dratING GREAT to know that the techniques used to contain oil is updated now.

I think I`ll just sit here and wait for a hurricane to push the oil onto all of Louisiana.

*sigh*

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Male 774
The past dictates the future, it doesn`t have to, but it does.
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Male 31
that was boring
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Male 5,314
i don`t like her, or those types of reporters that want to give you their opinion. i don`t know what them call themselves now, reporters, new anchors, whatever, just report the news please, not your opinions. opinions are like a**holes, everyones got one.

but everyone`s must listen to mine, lol.
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Male 1,793
You go Maddow.....
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Male 667
They invest in making sure drilling allows it to go deeper and doesn`t fail. Spend money on trying to make it not fail or on damage control after?

Reason they are drilling deeper is society would crash if we stopped having oil.

So Biased
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Male 594
Reganom:

My critique was mostly directed towards the oil companies.

But you are right.
There are definitely professions on which the description does not apply.
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Male 81
She has the most annoying voice ever.
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Male 274
[quote]"making themselves the most profitable industry the universe has ever seen, and I`m not exaggerating"[/quote]

lol that literally IS an exaggeration :P
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Male 505
That`s sort of lumping everyone together a bit isn`t it Edi. I know quite a few proffesions that your model doesn`t apply to.
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Male 594
Lady makes strong points.

It`s absolutely absurd that they`ve invested time
and money into devloping technology just to help
them drill deeper, but invested nothing into
developing a cataclysmic emergency plan in case
something like this happened.

Goes to show. Humans have so much potential.
But they only dedicate their money, time and
intellect into something they can reap the benefits of.

If it doesn`t make profit, it`s not worth it.
(Same goes with rare diseases. If only a few hundered suffer from it, it`s not worth getting interested in.)

Money > life.
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Male 35
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