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What's REALLY Going on in the Gulf of Mexico?

Not Einstein 2010/06/09 03:00:57
It's a planned conspiracy to kill oceanic life
It's greed, pure and simple
It's a despicable, non-partisan tragedy of untold proportions
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  • Quiet Lady 2010/06/09 03:25:58
    It's greed, pure and simple
    Quiet Lady
    +19
    Watching this video and knowing eleven good men died because of the greed of BP, I am just sick. I watch as the wildlife suffers, gasping for air, and the tears flow. If there is ever another oil well dug in our oceans, shame on us all for allowing it. This has to stop now. When will we as a people get tired of the slaughter of wildlife and human lives? When will we say enough to the loss of people's livelihood? Will the time really come when we demand an alternative fuel to get rid of our dependence upon petroleum? When will we as protectors say enough and really mean it?

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  • Colbert 2010/06/11 05:01:31
    It's greed, pure and simple
    Colbert
    +1
    Big business finding yet another way to remove small businesses and integrate their laborers into their company.

    Great job BP!! You make all greedy corporations salivate at your progress.
  • wombat 2010/06/10 17:36:24
    It's greed, pure and simple
    wombat
    +1
    They never had a back up plan, knew what they were doing or drilling into.
    They were just too hard on the money.
  • Blueknight 2010/06/10 01:16:49
    None of the above
    Blueknight
    I have not seen any where (except for google when one searchs) the Mexican oil well that blew out and ran for ten months at the rate of 18,000 barrels a day. How about the most oil ever spilled......Sadam Huessian, Gulf War, deliberately opened the oil wells in Kuwat and let it flow in to the gulf. Enough to cover the state of Rhode Island one foot deep.
    It is the fault of EPA and the US Government for Forcing the Oil companies out to deep water, after this we might as well start hunting whales again.....oh wait, we can't do that either. Just kill off all of the people except the libs. Then the planet will be healed and all will be right. Just Libs. oh, it will be so wonderful! to be one with the earth! Mother earth will prvoide for the libs and it will be peace. oh....what rapture...... (Sorry, got carried away)
  • Not Ein... Blueknight 2010/06/10 01:22:49
    Not Einstein
    +3
    It's a shame you can't see beyond your partisan glasses. This is a catastrophe that effects everyone.
  • seattleman 2010/06/10 00:40:39
    It's greed, pure and simple
    seattleman
    +2
    Greed is at the root of this disaster. They blew up Hometree to get to the unobtanium. Right?
  • Not Ein... seattleman 2010/06/10 00:42:47
    Not Einstein
    Right! You get 20,000 points and get to move to the next level. ;}
  • Diana 2010/06/09 23:16:11
    It's a despicable, non-partisan tragedy of untold proportions
    Diana
    +1
    We still don't know the whole story.
  • JanePotter 2010/06/09 21:28:21
    None of the above
    JanePotter
    I dont know, you tell me.
  • Not Ein... JanePotter 2010/06/10 00:21:24
    Not Einstein
    +1
    I'm trying. Of course, if I tell you all of it, I might have to kill you. Nyuk, nyuk.
  • voice_matters 2010/06/09 19:19:20
    None of the above
    voice_matters
    Typical thread for this site. Let snot discuss anything.
  • Not Ein... voice_m... 2010/06/10 00:21:48
    Not Einstein
    So, discuss. Where's YOUR discussion?
  • voice_m... Not Ein... 2010/06/10 00:33:10
    voice_matters
    when you give a topic you are able to discuss let me know and i will discuss it with you.
  • Meryl 2010/06/09 16:05:32
    It's greed, pure and simple
    Meryl
    +3
    It is truly frightening to think that many people on this planet living away from this video's visual evidence will not think about an energy alternative. It is even more frightening to think that all of BP's hyperbole is being shoved down our throats and is actually being digested as truth. This tragedy will be investigated and the truth covered up, especially in the US, where 25% of the world's oil is consumed. The simple truth being that BP continued with this operation, expediting it with full knowledge of the potential problems, but, wanted the rig to produce oil to add to their existing $92 million a day. It really is sick and as the residents of this world slowly absorb the future consequences and become enraged, perhaps the governments of the US, Mexico, South America will do the right thing. One can only hope. One PS: the BP dickweed wants his life back??? I imagine the 11, who perished on the rig that exploded all would like their lives back as well. What a callous and heartless statement!
    I will find an electric car this year. Great post, NE!
  • Not Ein... Meryl 2010/06/10 00:23:05
    Not Einstein
    Thanks, Meryl. I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of the BP Dickweed! That would be with a capital D!
  • HannahBamma=] 2010/06/09 16:01:36
    All of the above
    HannahBamma=]
    +1
    crazy how things are going horrible as well as more and more people falling off the earth because of things that probably could be prevented.they shouldnt have things like oil rigs in the ocean its ridiculous.
  • Not Ein... HannahB... 2010/06/10 00:24:30
    Not Einstein
    You're right, Hannah, and it's up to you and your generation to change things! Become active in the world around you. Don't become complacent and be sure to make your voice heard.
  • nettie 2010/06/09 14:56:04
    None of the above
    nettie
  • Tiny 2010/06/09 13:56:38
    It's a planned conspiracy to kill oceanic life
    Tiny
    +1
    yep, it sure looks like a carefully planned conspiracy to kill 11 people, destroy a huge specialized drilling rig, put the future of an international enterprise at risk, then get to the real goal - killing oceanic life using the cheapest poison available - $85/barrel oil.
  • nettie Tiny 2010/06/09 14:56:44
  • oldcavpilot 2010/06/09 13:36:04
    It's a despicable, non-partisan tragedy of untold proportions
    oldcavpilot
    +11
    I spent a lot of time in this (drilling) business. There are almost 35,000 wells in the Gulf. This incredible tragedy is owned wholly and totally by BP's greed and their taking 'shortcuts' due to a failed first well. I heard the Transocean Chief Mechanic describe BP's well closure procedure and couldn't believe it; you wouldn't handle closure that way on land, let alone at 5,000 feet below the surface. And they knew it.

    Absolute incompetence. That rig's 'Company Man' should be sentenced to life cleaning marshes.
  • Steve oldcavp... 2010/06/09 15:39:44
    Steve
    +6
    Thanks for sharing your perspective and experience. It matches my layman's sense of things. Corporate greed from the top down led to safety shortcuts that have ruined the future of thousands of people and vast amounts of wetlands and wildlife.

    Maybe people will start to see that government really has an important job to do in regulating huge corporations to make sure they act like responsible organizations.
  • HL 2010/06/09 13:11:32
    It's greed, pure and simple
    HL
    +7
    I feel that that this is a good opportunity to send a message to BIG corporate America that if you lie to the public and destroy our country, by killing Americans, by killing wild life, by killing an economy, you will pay dearly even if it means liquidating the company to pay back for the damages.
  • Giantfan 2010/06/09 12:59:48
    BP oil spill
    Giantfan
    +6
    It's BP's who lied to us about the amount being spilled and now they found out much of the oil was under water and killing the fish and other life under water. It's a double wammy, oil on the serface and oil under the surface. Both killing everything it touches. "Drill baby Drill'................
  • nettie Giantfan 2010/06/09 14:56:59
  • Giantfan nettie 2010/06/09 15:26:31 (edited)
    Giantfan
    +3
    Never trust anything that Dick Cheney or his family is involved in. I won't. Nice video.
  • Patti The Yes Fan 2010/06/09 12:51:51
    It's greed, pure and simple
    Patti  The Yes Fan
    +8
    And to think they want to bail BP. I can tell you I will protest that one to the hilt. I refuse to pay for some greedy ass corporations irresponsibilty. And that CEO who said he wanted his life back, well that sorry bastard never thought about how the family members of those lost, WANT their family members back. I could just punch someone like that CEO right in the face. He should be FIRED!!
  • nettie Patti ... 2010/06/09 14:57:11
  • Princes... Patti ... 2010/06/09 15:36:26 (edited)
    Princess Eeyore
    +4
    The CEO's should be sitting in prison. And not a "club-fed" style one either.

    ceos prison club-fed style
  • Patti ... Princes... 2010/06/09 17:12:43
    Patti  The Yes Fan
    +3
    Totally agree honey.
  • mac -Holding Fast 2010/06/09 11:56:22
    BP oil spill
    mac -Holding Fast
    +1
    It happened. Let's clean up the mess and get on with our lives.

    It took 10 months to clean up the third largest spill (Ixtoc) so let's not start hurling accusations just because this is taking a little time to perform as well. Just fix it and move on with our lives.
  • Not Ein... mac -Ho... 2010/06/09 13:42:31
    Not Einstein
    +7
    In a perfect world, that would be great. However, this "spill" is probably going to kill the Gulf of Mexico, and spread its toxicity around the globe. It will have far-reaching consequences that we can only imagine at this point.

    Blame needs to placed and justice meted out.
  • voice_m... Not Ein... 2010/06/09 19:21:30
    voice_matters
    +1
    Heard the same with the valdez spill didn't happen then. Heard the same with chernobyl and guess what didn't happen. Funny thing about the earth it knows how to protect and heal itself. Remember the oil from the gulf is from the earth itself. Hard to argue that isn't.
  • Not Ein... voice_m... 2010/06/10 00:28:07
    Not Einstein
    +2
    Unfortunately, this is much, much bigger than either the Valdez drunken disaster or the Chernobyl melt down. The earth can only take so much. This will have global implications.
  • voice_m... Not Ein... 2010/06/10 00:34:14
    voice_matters
    Again using the same words for each of those disasters as well as the kuwaiti oil feild fired during the first gulf war. Sorry they didn't work then and not going to work now.
  • mac -Ho... Not Ein... 2010/06/09 20:13:56
    mac -Holding Fast
    Until it is proven that such an event is happening, you cannot just blanket accuse people of doing damage that may or may not occur.
  • Not Ein... mac -Ho... 2010/06/10 00:30:22
    Not Einstein
    It will occur. It cannot help but do so. Do you know anything about the Gulf Stream? Do you know where it originates and WHY it's called the Gulf Stream? Do you realize that it WILL affect the entire globe? Please research then you may come back with your mea culpas.
  • mac -Ho... Not Ein... 2010/06/10 00:54:09
    mac -Holding Fast
    I know full well about the gulf stream- as much as can be known by laymen like ourselves.

    As has been stated by others here- the same doom and gloom was predicted with Exxon and Ixtoc.

    Give the planet a little more credit.
  • Not Ein... mac -Ho... 2010/06/10 01:34:30
    Not Einstein
    Estimates currently stand at 1,000,000 barrels a day spewing into the Gulf. That's 43 million gallons per day. The Exxon Valdez threw about 1/4 the crude oil into Prince William Sound, total!, that the BP disaster is pumping into the Gulf every single day. You're trying to compare one tanker of oil with oil in a free-for-all gushing out of the earth! And, that oil that spilled from the Valdez is still causing problems in Alaska.

    BP's latest effort to capture the escaping oil is netting only 15,000 barrels per day. That leaves a helluva lot of oil still spewing into the Gulf. And that oil will have worldwide implications.

    You must live in a dream world.
  • mac -Ho... Not Ein... 2010/06/10 12:26:48
    mac -Holding Fast
    I'm not living in a dream world. We've never seen the limit of what the planet can handle. We don't even know if this is close to what it can't manage.
  • spartan... mac -Ho... 2010/07/14 14:44:46
    spartan12600
    I guess you're different, but I'd rather not find out what our planet's limit is. Maybe it can handle it, but that still doesn't mean this isn't a huge problem.

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