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Obama Administration Pledges All-Out Response to Oil Spill

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posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 02:37 PM
Ponder this:

Americans are very upset with the curent Adminastration, and The Patriot movement is gaining steam. That is a problem.

Reaction: Allow an Event that will criple their efforts to rally and momentum by hitting their pocket books.

Solution: Allow this massive oil spill to cause extreeme enviromental damage. The enviromentalist will cry foul and this Adminastration will place a stop on all new drilling. This is happening right now.

Fuel cost will begin to mount but not because of the loss of that 1 rig. You see vessels will not be able to reach ports and deliver goods. The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway may be closed. Ships carrying Crude from overseas maynot make it to the refineries in MS and LA.

This will have a nationwide effect. I pray it doesn't but it is starting to look that way.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 02:38 PM
Well I just finished listening to the first 20 minutes of Hannity. He blamed EVERYONE for the oil spill EXCEPT the oil company. Now HOW IN THE HELL does one come to this conclusion? Now he blames government for not being quick enough after countless diatribes on how it does too much? I swear to f'n cripes that beliefs don't matter to people anymore. It's all about attack.

The safeguards were not MANDATORY as they are in other countries. They were SELF REGULATED...just like everyone seems to want!!!

Why in the hell do we always have to shift the blame away from the gigantic ass corporations?

Come someone tell me please?

And by the way....HALLIBURTON...yes remember them....may have been the culprit of this mess.


[edit on 30-4-2010 by David9176]

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:10 PM
I am very distressed over this. Now they are admitting "this is much more serious than we originally thought". So, yeah. I'm close to pushing the panic button. I'm afraid for the Gulf of Mexico. For those of you who have never been, this is the white, white sand, and blue-green waters. Nothing like it I've ever seen on the West Coast even compares. It's truly a national treasure.

I complained when the government didn't respond quickly enough to the Katrina catastrophe, and now we have this problem in the same area, so yes, I'm going to complain.

All off-shore drilling needs to stop until we have guarantees they know how to do clean-up quickly and efficiently. No amount of oil is worth destroying our oceans and marine life.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:30 PM
reply to post by ladyinwaiting

All off-shore drilling needs to stop until we have guarantees they know how to do clean-up quickly and efficiently. No amount of oil is worth destroying our oceans and marine life.

It probably needs to stop altogether. The drilling wasn't regulated wit enough safeguards. the safeguards were VOLUNTARY unlike other countries.

This is what happens when you don't regulate....disaster. Corps will cut anywhere to make an extra dime....even if it means sacrificing the lives of their own workers.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:49 PM
reply to post by David9176

Offshore Drilling is already regulated. I do disagree that all offshore drilling needs to be stopped. This would destroy the local economy.

They should have just let the rig burn. Pouring hunderds of thousands of gallons of seawater hepled it sink. I live on the Gulf Coast on the water and I can walk outside right now and smell the Oil in the air.

I also believe this event was deliberate. What are the odds that 10+ Valves on the sub-sea tree that will automaticaly close if any pressure change happens would all fail?

What about the Storm Chokes that are in the riser around 500' deep? They are designed to also close automaticaly. Durning Hurricane katrina several rigs broke loose and all the Storm chokes worked then.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:55 PM
reply to post by David9176

Although your intentions very honorable, If you are representative of a cross section of America what does that mean to fuel costs and the INCREASE in unemployment. In our already faltering economy the last thing we need is to cripple our off shore drilling industry.

They are more than capable of doing this work and doing it safely from what I have learned of these rigs, so one must ask if some shenanigans are going on here someone wants to shut down or a least cripple the off shore drilling industry and all of the resultant effects of that shutdown.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:57 PM
reply to post by SWCCFAN

Offshore Drilling is already regulated

It's not regulated as strict as other countries. It could have been stronger.

I was for an all of the above approach to get off foreign oil..and look at the disaster that has resulted from it.

We suck man. Sometimes I think we deserve the hell we are getting. We don't give a crap about one another....we don't care about anything....we even defend things that aren't in our best interest.

It's all hatred now. We've got to blame someone right? It's always someone else's fault.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 06:09 PM
Well somebody said it - and quite frankly I'm inclined to agree. I came to this conclusion myself especially as more people who work on Rigs are telling me the likelihood of this being an accident is not very realistic. Hey I don't know guys I don't work on the rigs but lots around here do. If someone feels differently chime in.

Mark Levin Radio Show - Pres Obama "Armed Swat Teams To Inspect Oil Rigs In Gulf"

Radio talk show host and former Reagan cabinet adviser Mark Levin has slammed President Obama’s bizarre announcement that he will be sending SWAT teams to deal with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, alleging that the response is part of a plan to grease the skids for government takeover and nationalization of the oil industry.

Hey guys - you cant fix the economy under the new system until it is truly broken. And this would definitely assist in that effort.

This and the public outcry to shut down off shore drilling. People you could go to bed one night with gas at $3.00 a gallon and wake up the next to $10.00

just my .02

[edit on 30-4-2010 by WWJFKD]

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 06:34 PM
An exhaustive amount of research on the subject of rig safety protocols has been done here I advise you to show this member some support for his effort.

I would have starred and flagged it but it is no longer open. all information on the subject has been lumped into one thread.

Good effort my friend.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 09:11 PM
reply to post by WWJFKD

This has been done through human error and negligence, not human intention.

What is the good of oil if we destroy ourselves? A part of us has always believed we would destroy ourselves, and this might be the way it happens. We can destroy our oceans to fuel our cars, and it will be our undoing.

We will massacre marine life, including vegetation. Our survival. Our air.

I'm sorry for the jobs loss. They will have to find another way to survive, and they will eventually do so. It sucks, yes. Many things suck this day and time. We functioned before we started pumping the seas for oil, and we shall do so again. Our survival takes priority over our economics. We can recover economically, but can we recover "The Blue Planet"?, once it's dead?

We sit by and let political paranoia grip us? While providing excuses for corporate greed, and dismissing the truth? Greed born from our own love of convenience and affluence. We don't know right from wrong anymore.
We only know we want oil.

Corporate greed has and is destroying our financial system. We have permitted them to influence our government, and now our planet.

Mother earth is not our mother earth anymore. She's just a cash-cow whore to be raped and robbed to enable the billionnaires to keep their status-quo.

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