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Gulf oil spill
June 23, 2010
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What will happen if the moratorium is lifted and another one or two sites blowout badly before the gulf spill is fixed and we end up with more from different companies. The less things are regulated the more these accidents have a chance of happening.

June 23, 2010
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sorry Bionic, but Obama is far worse than anything Bush could ever be.

He will be known as the worst. Bush at least cared for this country, Obama not at all.

Bush was at least a leader , Obama not at all.

History will show Bush was the right man for the job, and it will also show Obama was a usurper, and a fraud. He's proving it more everyday,and he's not even out of office yet.

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June 23, 2010
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has anyone posted this ?because i cant be bothered looking through 9000 pages in this topic
i got more important stuff to do

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June 30, 2010
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70 days in and Cptn. Kick ass , and Sgt. smart ass finally allow some foreign aid to help with this mess. 🙄

Can't wait till these two are in jail.

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July 13, 2010
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"kathaksung" wrote: Stupid people discuss what media want them to think. Mastermind enyoy their profit.

Goldman Sachs knew Gulf oil leak in advance.

No joke: Goldman Sachs shorted Gulf of Mexico

It turns out that Goldman Sachs really did place shorts on TransOcean stock days before the explosions rocked the rig in the Gulf of Mexico sending stocks plunging while GS profits soared -- benefitting once again from a huge disaster, having done the same with airline stocks prior to 911 then again with the housing bubble.
by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News

On Apr. 30, the Huffington Post published a story stating:
In what is looming as another public relations predicament for Goldman Sachs, the banking giant admitted today that it made "a substantial financial bet against the Gulf of Mexico" one day before the sinking of an oil rig in that body of water.

The new revelations came to light after government investigators turned up new emails from Goldman employee Fabrice "Fabulous Fab" Tourre in which he bragged to a girlfriend that the firm was taking a "big short" position on the Gulf.

http://pesn.com/2010/05/05/9501645_No_j ... ransOcean/

Halliburton knew it too.

Disaster capitalists: Halliburton to make money off oil spill

By Daniel Tencer
Friday, June 18th, 2010 -- 3:10 pm

Does a company that both builds oil rigs and cleans up oil spills have any motivation to prevent oil rig disasters?
That's the question some people in business and politics are asking themselves after Halliburton's purchase of an oil clean-up company 10 days before the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and launched the worst oil spill in US history.

Some observers see a conspiracy in the actions of the company once headed by Dick Cheney. Halliburton, which built the cement casing for the Deepwater Horizon's drill, announced its purchase of Houston-based oilfield services company Boots and Coots for $240 million on April 9, just 11 days before the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0618/hallib ... oil-spill/

Halliburton bought Boots & Coots one week before oil spill. (Apr. 20)

Halliburton Snaps Up Boots & Coots - DailyFinance
Apr 12, 2010

http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/inves ... /19435689/

July 14, 2010
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I heard some new 'cap' looks ot be working since this morning.
Is it still? Gawd..I hope so

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July 15, 2010
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I herd today they do not know if the new cap will just make it fail in another place.

July 15, 2010
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"Aquatank" wrote: What will happen if the moratorium is lifted and another one or two sites blowout badly before the gulf spill is fixed and we end up with more from different companies. The less things are regulated the more these accidents have a chance of happening.

This stupid moratorium is, as a politician stated the other night, the same thing as shutting down the whole airline industry because a plane crashed. And by the way, it's the moratorium on oil drilling near the shore, that contributed exponentially to the difficulty in getting the leak capped.

I still have yet to see any evidence that eliminates terrorism from the explosion anyway. I mean, I'd like to know why an oil platform just suddenly blew up. You don't just shut down all off shore drilling, put hundreds of thousands out of work, and drive oil prices through the roof, and cripple, nay, DESTROY our economy, ... just because an oil platform mysteriously blew up and sank.

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July 15, 2010
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"frrostedman" wrote: [quote="Aquatank"]What will happen if the moratorium is lifted and another one or two sites blowout badly before the gulf spill is fixed and we end up with more from different companies. The less things are regulated the more these accidents have a chance of happening.

I still have yet to see any evidence that eliminates terrorism from the explosion anyway. I mean, I'd like to know why an oil platform just suddenly blew up. You don't just shut down all off shore drilling, put hundreds of thousands out of work, and drive oil prices through the roof, and cripple, nay, DESTROY our economy, ... just because an oil platform mysteriously blew up and sank.

Simply put Tom, it was incompetence that led to it's failure. No need for Terrorists when good old negligence and incompetence by a big corporation will suffice.

Pre-explosion problems and warnings

There had been numerous previous spills and fires on the Deepwater Horizon; the Coast Guard had issued pollution citations 18 times between 2000 and 2010, and had investigated 16 fires and other incidents. The previous fires, spills, and incidents were not considered unusual for a Gulf platform and have not been connected to the April, 2010 explosion and spill. The Deepwater Horizon did, however, have other serious incidents, including one in 2008 in which 77 people were evacuated from the platform when it listed and began to sink after a section of pipe was accidentally removed from the platform's ballast system. By April 20, the Deepwater Horizon well operation was already running five weeks late. Internal BP documents show that BP engineers had concerns as early as 2009 that the metal casing BP wanted to use might collapse under high pressure. In March 2010, the rig experienced problems that included drilling mud falling into the undersea oil formation, sudden gas releases, a pipe falling into the well, and at least three occasions of the blowout preventer leaking fluid. The rig's mechanic has stated that the well had problems for months and that the drill repeatedly kicked due to high gas pressure providing resistance.

According to a report by 60 Minutes, the blowout preventer was damaged in a previously unreported accident in late March 2010. The American Bureau of Shipping last inspected the rig's failed blowout preventer in 2005. According to Transocean, workers had been performing standard routines and had no indication of any problems prior to the explosion. Preliminary findings from BP’s internal investigation released by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on May 25 indicated several serious warning signs in the hours just prior to the explosion. Equipment readings indicated gas bubbling into the well, which could signal an impending blowout. The heavy drilling mud in the pipes initially held down the gas of the leaking well. A BP official onboard the rig directed the crew to replace the drilling mud, which is used to keep the well's pressure down, with lighter seawater even though the rig's chief driller protested. According to a number of rig workers, it was understood that workers could get fired for raising safety concerns that might delay drilling.

On March 10, 2010, a BP executive e-mailed the Minerals Management Service that there was a stuck pipe and well control situation at the drilling site, and that BP would have to plugback the well. A draft of a BP memo in April warned that the cementing of the casing was unlikely to be successful. Halliburton has said that it had finished cementing 20 hours before the fire, but had not yet set the final cement plug. A special nitrogen-foamed cement was used which is more difficult to handle than standard cement.

A House Energy and Commerce Committee statement in June 2010 noted that in a number of cases leading up to the explosion, BP appears to have chosen riskier procedures to save time or money, sometimes against the advice of its staff or contractors.

April 2010 explosion and fire

The fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon reportedly started at 9:56 p.m. CDT on April 20, 2010. At the time, there were 126 crew on board: seven employees of BP, 79 of Transocean, as well as employees of various other companies involved in the operation of the rig, including Anadarko, Halliburton and M-I Swaco.

According to Transocean executive Adrian Rose, abnormal pressure accumulated inside the marine riser and as it came up it "expanded rapidly and ignited". According to interviews with platform workers conducted during BP's internal investigation, a bubble of methane gas escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, expanding quickly as it burst through several seals and barriers before exploding. Rose said the event was basically a blowout. Survivors described the incident as a sudden explosion which gave them less than five minutes to escape as the alarm went off.

The explosion was followed by a fire that engulfed the platform. Video of the fire shows billowing flames, taller than a multistory building, and a captain of a rescue boat described the heat as so intense that it was melting the paint off the boats. After burning for more than a day, Deepwater Horizon sank on April 22, 2010. The Coast Guard stated to CNN on April 22 that they received word of the sinking at approximately 10:21 am.

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July 15, 2010
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"Ninor" wrote: Simply put Tom, it was incompetence that led to it's failure. No need for Terrorists when good old negligence and incompetence by a big corporation will suffice.

I think the odds are in your favor. But my gut tells me something isn't right. Or maybe a little too right. A lot of crazy things are going on in this country. A bunch of Marxist are trying to destroy this country from within using "crisis" as their ongoing reason to push their agenda through without allowing anyone to read the bills or in some cases, even vote on the measures. This disaster fits right in with what they are doing. It's convenient.

Again, you're probably right but so far the "investigations" haven't turned up a single thing.

In all the TV interviews I've seen with the oil platform workers, I didn't see them saying, "oh, it was just a bubble of methane gas that shot up, blew the seals and exploded." Instead they said it was utter chaos, the explosions caught them by surprise and they didn't have a clue what was going on.

"ninor" wrote: The previous fires, spills, and incidents were not considered unusual for a Gulf platform and have not been connected to the April, 2010 explosion and spill.

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