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Originally posted by 1SawSomeThings
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
....an oilfield consultant i know says that one of her mudloggers emailed her telling her that the "hush hush" secret was that there was a N Korean sub under the rig wreckage. When i asked her to clarify, she told me to drop it, that she couldn't say any more.
Mr. FurryTexan, did you see the 60 minutes segment about the guy who jumped off the burning rig 100+feet while covered in blood and severely injured? Rescued by fishermen? He has a compelling story that you guys need to listen to. I would drop the N. Korea BS. It's all about oilfield greed, and you and I have seen that in action (I've done my oilpatch tour as well).
[edit on 24-5-2010 by 1SawSomeThings]
Originally posted by nikiano
reply to post by incoserv
Thank God someone finally did something. I can't believe how long people were just sitting around llistening to BP say "we've got it covered."
Some guy from Alaska last week kept telling everyone that up in Alaska, Exxon did such a crappy job of cleaning up, that finally all the Alaskan fishermen had to take over. Seems like that's the only way anything is going to get done.
BP only cares about recovering their oil. That's it. They could care less about the people on the coast, or the marshes, or the wildlife. They care about recovering the oil. And THAT is why it's taken so long to plug this thing.
Notice that every "solution" that BP comes up with involves recovering the oil in ships, instead of just capping the well? Gee, I wonder why.
[edit on 23-5-2010 by nikiano]
Originally posted by DrJay1975
I find it odd that it was Jefferson parish that comandeered the boats. Nowhere in their jurisdiction is affected yet. If the spill had already made it to lake ponchartrain I would understand, but not sure why Plaquemines didn't get the boats.
Slidell might has well have taken the boats. Sorry, I live here and it doesn't make sense. Look at a parish map and look at the location.
What people are also missing is that these were the private citizens, the fisherman, etc... Not BP owned boats. Private citizens being told that they have to work for the government rather than a private company.
I applaud JP for trying to fight the spill, but there are other repercussions than just the environmental impact.
Plans continue to develop a so called “top kill” operation where heavy drilling fluids are injected into the well to stem the flow of oil and gas and ultimately kill the well. Successfully killing the well may be followed by cement to seal the well. Most of the equipment is on site and preparations continue for this operation, with a view to deployment in a few days.
Originally posted by reactionarysubversive
Remember - in order to successfully boycott BP, one needs to be aware of the other brands and services they control!
The Am-Pm gas station chain - BP owned.
Arco - BP owned.
Castrol - BP owned.
And some others. Go here: www.bp.com... to see what they are.