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‘Top kill’ stops oil leak says US Admiral...(Maybe?)

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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11:49am EST 5/27

# is not plugged up at all




posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:56 AM
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check this .
www.energyboom.com...
forget this link sorry its old there is a link to new one at bottom but its dead stopped broadcasting
whoops the date on page is 19th may so this might be old feed. but it does say live when its not ,but has an estimate ticker of oil spilled.




[edit on 5/27/2010 by dashar]



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:58 AM
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Just looked at the CNN feed a second ago & it doesn't really look so MUCH stronger, but it does look darker on one & "a half" of the flows.
I *think* they are supposed to pump more mud in today as one of the supply boats supposedly ran out of mud & another is en route. (per one of the posters at gcaptain, but I can't remember if the poster is a reliable one or someone who seems to be trolling)

I am holding my breath and fearing nothing. **IF** this should fail, there will be plenty of time for fear then.

I do not trust a single word uttered by BP, the Coast Guard (which is a terrible disappointment for me!!) or Washington DC. Governor Jindal & *some* of the people in offshore (or even land based) drilling are the only ones I am listening to.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:59 AM
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I suppose the saying is true, "ignorance is bliss."

I really don't want to be cynical and pessimistic.

I want to be comfortable trusting that this solution 'worked.'

Problem is, the way events have unfolded leads me to feel like this is no solution. So their displacing the amount of oil and gas by injecting heavy "mud" (is that all it really is?)

Will they do this forever? Where is this mud coming from? What impact does pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of silty mud have on the local ecological systems? Any that we care about? Any that we'll be told about?

OK, so let's say there is no more oil spewing from this well.... that is what we are saying right? Does that mean that the pressure won't build up and blowout whatever they put in there to stop it? I guess we have got nature beat now. We had better in this case, because whatever BP does, along with the corporate governments tacit approval, when they walk away, it will be for good.

If not, does that mean that whatever their next step is, will end the flow of oil from this drilled hole in the earth? Or just that it should? I don't like being stuck on the dark side of the doom and gloom line... but somehow the energy cartel has lost my vote of begrudging confidence.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:16 AM
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My understanding (which could be completely wrong, in which case, please do correct me) is that they are pumping the super-viscous "mud" in further up the line, and that what we're seeing spewing out currently at the end is that mud, and some oil, but that the oil will lessen and be replaced entirely by an outflow of mud until finally no more oil is leaking out.

Is that correct? If it is, then the current powerful leakage we're seeing is no longer mud, but rather, oil. It does look a different color than before this procedure began, so let us hope that this is the case.

I won't believe it until they've cemented it up and nothing is seen leaking at all anymore, though.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:51 AM
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Fill your mouth with the liquid of your choice.
Tilt your head back and insert a straw.
Have someone carefully pour some saltwater mud into the straw.
(keep your tongue over the opening in your mouth)
Now build up a little pressure move your tongue from end of straw.
How'd that work out?

Grab your garden hose take the nozzle off and turn it on.
Hold the running hose upright.
Have someone carefully pour some saltwater mud into the hose.
It wont go in because the pressure keeps blowing it out?
How'd that work out?

Grab your garden hose take the nozzle off and turn it on.
Hold the running hose upright.
Have someone with a straw inserted and taped with a balloon at its end
insert the straw and balloon through the running water into the hose.
Pressurize the straw by blowing into it.
How'd that work out?
Did it slow or stop the water flow?
It's a pressurized bladder seal.

www.piercanusa.com...



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:00 PM
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Well if you look at CNN alt live feed it looks exactly the same?



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:00 PM
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not from what i see...
I still see oil flooding into the ocean, what timeline are you living on?



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:07 PM
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Hello Real-Stinker,

Well said! Your writing does need improvement, but I understood your message. I also enjoyed your added humor, helps lighten that subject up a bit.

This is irony for me because yesterday I was discussing this very issue. Now I'm not an advocate or condoner of the bible, but once you crack it open to revelations- you start seeing it play out better than any nostradamus predictions.... Like I mentioned, I don't advocate or condone it, I just like to keep an open mind & form my own opinions. No matter how wild or "far-fetched" because it may spark a new innovative idea!(I was taught not to have tunnel vision).

I've never heard of Clarence Larkin but I will now research. Thanks.

To start wrapping this up without derailing this thread, I think it would be suitable to start your own thread on this.

"Plug baby Plug!"



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:26 PM
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Yeah the blow out has been stoped.!!!
Now for some common sense.
All you people going on about how BP should be run out of town..or better still strung up from the nearest tree make me sick..
Think about this for one minute...BP did NOT own the Deep water horizion rig...it was leased from Transocean....BP did NOT do the cement job on the well head..Haliburton did....placeing the blame on BP is akin it blaming me for a sticky accelerator padal on a TOYOTA that i hired at the airport.
end of rant......flame on...lol


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[edit on 27-5-2010 by mack37]



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by mack37
Yeah the blow out has been stoped.!!!
Now for some common sence.
All you people going on about how BP should be run out of town..or better still strung up from the nearest tree make me sick..
Think about this for one minute...BP did NOT own the Deep water horizion rig...it was leased from Transocean....BP did NOT do the cement job on the well head..Haliburton did....placeing the blame on BP is akin it blaming me for a sticky accelerator padal on a TOYOTA that i hired at the airport.
end of rant......flame on...lol


Good points. I'm sure the blame will be spread around among the players you mention as well as the US gov't. At this point, though, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that this top-kill method truly works...



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:31 PM
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And how will concrete dry under water?
From an engineering point of view, Concrete needs 2 weeks to dry to 100% in dry conditions only and only if the thickness is less than 50cm.
This is not true and will never work. Surely if it works, they'd done it in another way.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:38 PM
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Don't believe it - looks just as bad as ever to me. A new thread started on ATS shows a link that tells of a new plume discovered by Marine scientist heading toward Mobile, Ala. Plug one hole and another pops up? Need a scientific analysis on this. Will return with that link.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:39 PM
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Blame poor legislation, regulations and auditing of these sites. WE allowed these companies there. This is typical though. Business as usual, until the house of cards comes tumbling down, and THEN make rules and regulations to govern them, while pointing fingers at the company with the misfortune of the major failure. It could have happened to any of the 1,300+ rigs in the gulf.

There should be plans ready for these contingencies, I'm amazed there isn't.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:39 PM
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Originally posted by RedAmnesia
And how will concrete dry under water?
From an engineering point of view, Concrete needs 2 weeks to dry to 100% in dry conditions only and only if the thickness is less than 50cm.
This is not true and will never work. Surely if it works, they'd done it in another way.


www.cement.org...

Portland cement is a hydraulic cement which means that it sets and hardens due to a chemical reaction with water. Consequently, it will harden under water.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:42 PM
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Link to the new plume discovered - WWW.local15tv.com



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by skunknuts
I heard that Canada, I think, requires that a relief well be in place BEFORE a well is operational, so that if a blow-out occurs, the proven remedy is ready to go. Let's hope obama comes down hard and puts these types of strict regulations in place before the moratorium is lifted.



Thats quite an amazing claim if true. Profits Uberallis.And they are socialists!

[edit on 27-5-2010 by RRokkyy]



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by jibeho


Conveniently, this news comes just in time for Obamas first press conference in nearly a year. Obama.... Our hero... I can see the hands in the air right now...

Coincidence??


No, more like your president doing a press conference on the condition of the leak. No coincidence here as we'd expect him to say something about it. It's in his job description to notify us the results of events like this.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:01 PM
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Yes pouring a liquid into the straw or hose would cause it to come flying back out. But they are pumping the mud in to the BOP at a pressure equal to if not greater than the force coming out.

think of it as if the hose was being pointed down the straw you wouldnt be able to blow the water out of your mouth as it would be forced back down.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:11 PM
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Oil is a cheap resource... it's the easy way to get things going and is relatively easy to get... considering.
The nature of this easy solution for energy in principle can only generate a wider consciousness of ways to make it out the cheap way..
If I'm not mistaken, they tried dropping a massive bell on the leak and missed?
That is money straight out of the pocket of what is soon to be a crumbling industry. The almost humorous (and still, sick) thing about the situation is that they are literally burying the problem in the dirt... this is a pathetic solution to such a grievous error.
But the public gaze won't easily turn on this one...
The manner of their problem solving shows me they are running out of cheap solutions & rugs to sweep the dust under.

What will the next step be when they notice that this problem cannot be solved with mud? How long do they plan on dumping mud on the leak?

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