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BP says Gulf oil leak is 'environmental catastrophe'

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 07:30 AM
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BP says Gulf oil leak is 'environmental catastrophe'


www.cnn.com

The revelation that BP suspended the "top kill" effort for 16 hours before it was restarted late Thursday afternoon troubled some.

Neither Obama nor Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who is leading the government's response to the oil spill, appeared to be aware of the break when they addressed reporters at separate news conferences Thursday.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on May, 28 2010 @ 07:30 AM
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Once again, we're fed a bunch of lies. But who is surprised when the lies come from the mouths of corrupt businessmen like the top brass at BP.

Originally we were told 'it's ok, top kill will work.' This was followed by 'don't be too hasty, this takes time.' Then it was 'it worked, hooray.' Now we find out that they suspended top kill for 16 hours while they watched the drilling mud get pushed right back out again.

Now they're going to try to plus this leak with golf balls and garbage? When is the government going to take control of this situation and hold BP to task? How many more thousands of gallons are going to be wasted and lives put in jeopardy before someone puts a stop to it?

I say put BP up on criminal charges and make them pay every cent for the cleanup effort that will most likely take the rest of the century.

www.cnn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 07:51 AM
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People need to stop blaming BP solely. This incident has shown one thing, Obama just like Bush is incompetent and lacks leadership.

One of the main purposes of the Federal govt is to take care of national emergencies like this, and they have done NOTHING.


BP is doing what it can to stop the oil leak, while I am assuming keep the reservoir viable.

It is the Fed govts responsibility to step in and fix these problem then give the bill to BP to pay.

Absolutely no leadership from Washington.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:02 AM
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I agree with you completely. It took Obama a month to announce a moratorium on offshore drilling and some "tough new laws." If the FED considered this a serous threat they would have been on the scene immediately and worked with BP or alone to stop this disaster. Once again Washington drops the ball.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:03 AM
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"BP's top official, who had previously said the environmental impact on Gulf of Mexico would be modest, upgraded his assessment Friday to an "environmental catastrophe."

They suddenly declare it an environmental catastrophe.
the earth oceans are getting killed
oh sorry we just noticed !



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:07 AM
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This has opened my eyes more than I thought they could be to the fact that humans will never learn.. we will never evolve into something better.. and we are the worst species on the planet. When I say humans, I mean all of us as a whole.. an average.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:08 AM
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lol read this, it's from obama :




"You know, when I woke up this morning and I'm shaving, and Malia knocks on my bathroom door and she peeks in her head and she says, 'Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?'" he said.


This is what he responded to his daughter :



What ho...o # oh # !



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:23 AM
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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:35 AM
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In 1979 there was a very similar oil leak in the gulf. Except that that one leaked for 9 MONTHS! It leaked over 140 million(!) barrels of oil into the gulf. The world didn't end. The environment wasn't destroyed.

This spill has leaked about 25 million barrels, it is estimated.

This has opened my eyes more than I thought they could be to the fact that some humans will never learn. There will always be those that simply hate their own species and will use any excuse to point out how terrible we are.

To me, that is far more terrifying than this oil leak.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:44 AM
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Ixtoc spilled over 3,000,000 barrels.

Where are you getting those crazy numbers?



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:44 AM
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Originally posted by Kaiju
This has opened my eyes more than I thought they could be to the fact that some humans will never learn.


I'm glad this has opened your eyes too.


Seriously though (if you weren't taking a jab at my post, then ignore this)..

Can you point out where I said that I hate humans?

How I was.. looking for an excuse..?

Or where I said the environment was destroyed?



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 12:39 AM
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Environmental? They wish. Then we might put this disaster in the same category as global warming. Maybe, maybe not and a matter of opinion.

BP knows that in this country many people are not that concerned about the environment. It is only the tree-hugging granola nuts who think the Earth can't take care of herself and recover from whatever we do as people on the planet.

Unfortunately for BP it is an economic disaster of untold proportions as well and that (not our environment) will earn them the wrath they deserve for their part in this catastrophy.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 12:49 AM
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Originally posted by Desolate Cancer
People need to stop blaming BP solely. This incident has shown one thing, Obama just like Bush is incompetent and lacks leadership.

One of the main purposes of the Federal govt is to take care of national emergencies like this, and they have done NOTHING.


BP is doing what it can to stop the oil leak, while I am assuming keep the reservoir viable.

It is the Fed govts responsibility to step in and fix these problem then give the bill to BP to pay.

Absolutely no leadership from Washington.



Hysterical. Obama wants everyone to like him so instead of clinging to the strict Democratic path he tries to appease the wacko GOP. He goes along with opening up more areas to drilling and nuclear reactors instead of the wind turbines and alternative energy sources the Democrats are always trying to push and still people can find a way to blame Barry.

Sorry folks.

If you don't know whose fault this is by now you have not been paying any attention at all to the platform of these two political parties.

Nice try with the "spin" but you are only making yourself look dizzy.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 07:57 PM
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Originally posted by rusethorcain

Originally posted by Desolate Cancer
People need to stop blaming BP solely. This incident has shown one thing, Obama just like Bush is incompetent and lacks leadership.

One of the main purposes of the Federal govt is to take care of national emergencies like this, and they have done NOTHING.


BP is doing what it can to stop the oil leak, while I am assuming keep the reservoir viable.

It is the Fed govts responsibility to step in and fix these problem then give the bill to BP to pay.

Absolutely no leadership from Washington.



Hysterical. Obama wants everyone to like him so instead of clinging to the strict Democratic path he tries to appease the wacko GOP. He goes along with opening up more areas to drilling and nuclear reactors instead of the wind turbines and alternative energy sources the Democrats are always trying to push and still people can find a way to blame Barry.

Sorry folks.

If you don't know whose fault this is by now you have not been paying any attention at all to the platform of these two political parties.

Nice try with the "spin" but you are only making yourself look dizzy.


What I said is that Obama just like the republican president George bush before him is incompetent and lacks leadership skills.

I think both parties are the same thing if you want to know the truth, both out for the same special interests, them debating each other is just for show.

But back to the topic on hand, once Obama saw BP bungling and being more worried about the reserve and lawsuits, he should have directed the army or who have you to take over operations pushing BP to the side then giving them the bill for costs from man hours and supplies etc.

Obama just like Bush does not have good leadership qualities.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by Desolate Cancer

Originally posted by rusethorcain

Originally posted by Desolate Cancer
People need to stop blaming BP solely. This incident has shown one thing, Obama just like Bush is incompetent and lacks leadership.

One of the main purposes of the Federal govt is to take care of national emergencies like this, and they have done NOTHING.


BP is doing what it can to stop the oil leak, while I am assuming keep the reservoir viable.

It is the Fed govts responsibility to step in and fix these problem then give the bill to BP to pay.

Absolutely no leadership from Washington.



Hysterical. Obama wants everyone to like him so instead of clinging to the strict Democratic path he tries to appease the wacko GOP. He goes along with opening up more areas to drilling and nuclear reactors instead of the wind turbines and alternative energy sources the Democrats are always trying to push and still people can find a way to blame Barry.

Sorry folks.

If you don't know whose fault this is by now you have not been paying any attention at all to the platform of these two political parties.

Nice try with the "spin" but you are only making yourself look dizzy.


What I said is that Obama just like the republican president George bush before him is incompetent and lacks leadership skills.

I think both parties are the same thing if you want to know the truth, both out for the same special interests, them debating each other is just for show.

But back to the topic on hand, once Obama saw BP bungling and being more worried about the reserve and lawsuits, he should have directed the army or who have you to take over operations pushing BP to the side then giving them the bill for costs from man hours and supplies etc.

Obama just like Bush does not have good leadership qualities.


Pretty much. Anyone who identifies themselves as belonging to one group and then goes on a rage in support of their ideals has issues. Both groups are terrible, lead by people of greed who could give 2 ****s about the common citizen. However, how can you blame them? Those two groups have so many ignorant followers that it's hard not to take advantage. We need a president who isn't funded by any group which may directly affect the people and this applies also for a government. Sadly, this will never happen unless the American people learn that online petitions and protests of just holding up signs don't work.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 08:14 PM
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Originally posted by rusethorcain
reply to post by dontblink
 


Environmental? They wish. Then we might put this disaster in the same category as global warming. Maybe, maybe not and a matter of opinion.

BP knows that in this country many people are not that concerned about the environment. It is only the tree-hugging granola nuts who think the Earth can't take care of herself and recover from whatever we do as people on the planet.

Unfortunately for BP it is an economic disaster of untold proportions as well and that (not our environment) will earn them the wrath they deserve for their part in this catastrophy.




I care a lot about the environment and I'm not a granola nut at all, I just think people at the top are very wasteful with their resources. For example, I saw that so,someone I knew wanted a large house (this was a while ago). You know, there are plenty of already established houses to accommodate such a lifestyle. So what did she do? She opted to start a project to wipe out a LARGE space of forest to make room for 3 unnecessarily large mansions. Woohoo for humanity!

You are right though...overall Americans are satiated as long as they get their American Idol.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 08:16 PM
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So lets keep leaking oil and putting pollutants in the water RIGHT, its ok. The environment wasn't destroyed. Maybe you need to drink the water that came ashore in louisianna. That statement is total ignorance. Go drink the water that came ashore there, go ahead ,You said it is ok, the environment wasn't destroyed. RIGHT?

[edit on 30-5-2010 by nite owl]



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 08:34 PM
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lol at those trying to lay this event at the feet of Obama.

I'm not sure the US has a FEMA department that is equipped to handle ocean-based oil disasters. The army can do nothing useful either, they fight wars not oil slicks. Neither of them have the skillz or expertise.

The people equipped to handle this are the same idiots who caused it. Money-grubbing oil corporates and their cowboy engineers. But they are predominately skilled at finding and getting the blackstuff out the ground.

Where Obama can take blame is going down the same "drill. baby drill" path as the conservatives. Many of the same conservatives who were telling everyone a few weeks back this was nothing to worry about, no worse than a natural leak, lol.

When we think drilling a mile under the ocean to satisfy society's oil-lust is fine and dandy, 'stuff' like this will happen. We just need to accept they are not so well-equipped to handle this stuff. No magic bullets (or golfballs). When it goes pear-shaped we need to take the crap-sandwich.

You play with fire you get burnt.

[edit on 30-5-2010 by melatonin]



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by rusethorcain
Hysterical. Obama wants everyone to like him so instead of clinging to the strict Democratic path he tries to appease the wacko GOP. He goes along with opening up more areas to drilling and nuclear reactors instead of the wind turbines and alternative energy sources the Democrats are always trying to push and still people can find a way to blame Barry.
....
Nice try with the "spin" but you are only making yourself look dizzy.


I like the last line.

Sadly, yes, I agree with the first part. Obama was chosen as someone new and different, who would put an end to the political posturing and horrific bickering in Washington. His attempt to reach across the aisle, proved futile early on. It's like trying to reach for a boat that is bound and determined to pull away from shore; you can only stretch so far before falling in.

Rather than say, "To hell with them! Here's what is needed!", he continued to appease. Although, I must say, with the amount of corporate money in Washington, and the need for these political corporate sympathizers to wield their power in favor of their corporate donors, it must be terribly difficult (impossible?) to go against lobbyists.

We think it horrible that "primitive" cultures sacrificed to appease a god, yet I watched as Obama sacrificed Van Jones to appease the corporate political gods. Obama is a pragmatic leader, but pragmatism can only go so far with the build up of crap in Washington over the past 30 years and the ignorant refusal/blindness of Americans to acknowledge their place in a post-WW2, 21st century world



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 10:34 AM
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Well then their down playing it from an ELE.
Handicapp past performances and this is evident....



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