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A Nation Mesmerized: Can BP Plug the Gulf Gusher?

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posted on May, 29 2010 @ 07:49 PM
I just got something back from these tools. I believe it is because in my second inquiry to them, I didn't uncheck the add me to your e-mail box so I don't believe this is the response to my inquiries, just a normal e-mail they send out.

It is an audio file about a press conference if anyone is interested. The site is the U.S. Coast Guard Homeland Security Site. I haven't listened to the audio file myself yet. From this site though, you can access a picture gallery of the efforts. Just follow the links.

100529-G-8403-01 Press Conference U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry, BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles, MMS Gulf of Mexico Region Mike Prendergast and Unified Area Command Scientific Support Coordinator Charlie Henry hold a press briefing May 29, 2010 to update media on ongoing operations. U.S. Coast Guard audio by PA2 Gary Rives.

posted on May, 29 2010 @ 08:06 PM
We just had news in Aus that the top kill was a failure.
Now there going to try again with a bigger dome.
This should have been planned for because as i understand they were so convinced that this would work they didnt build a big enough dome to put in place should this fail.
Now how much longer do we have to wait in order to find out they still have no idea on what to do.
This is all just a smoke screen.

posted on May, 29 2010 @ 08:51 PM
I dunno, the curiosity is getting the better of me lol. After seeing this MSNBC interactive, just what if.... what if it hits the gulf stream....

posted on May, 29 2010 @ 09:02 PM
I sent this idea to the White House and the Coast Guard a couple of weeks ago. The Coast Guard replied that they aren't accepting any ideas or suggestions about the oil spill. I have not heard back from the White House. Here's the idea...

Solution for oil spill: [Step 1] Fabricate 3 large mesh baskets using graphite rods and fasteners where rods intersect. Each basket is approx 20 yards in diameter and approx 2 storeys tall. Spaces in mesh basket base are large enough for well head to fit through unimpeded. [Step 2] Lower first basket approx 50 ft deep. Divers attach 3' diameter iron discs at base inside basket using a 3' locking steel cable for each disc. Discs have pre-drilled hole near edge where cable loops through; and the other end of the cable loops under and around rod intersection point in base of mesh basket. [Step 3] Lower basket and directly center it on top of the worst leak. All 3 leaks must be covered by basket. As basket descends, iron discs will rise and be held up vertically on edge inside basket allowing water/oil to flow up through spaces in basket base. When basket settles on ocean floor, the discs will fall over flat, making a solid floor in the basket with the well head being inside the basket. [Step 4] Using a large, remote controlled cargo net, lower (as many as possible) larger than normal sandbags filled 3/4 with mix of sand/granite rock. Leave each sandbag 1/4 empty so the bags will fit tightly together under top down weight of many more sandbags. Fill the basket as evenly as possible to its top, burying all oil leaks under hundreds - thousands of sandbags. [Step 5] Repeat steps 1 - 4 until there is a stack of filled baskets 20 yards across and 6 storeys tall, stacked like pancakes. [Step 6] Lower onto top of stack one layer covering the top with large, reinforced concrete blocks each with a center core of lead. [Step 7] Lower onto stack approx 5000 tons of loose, large granite scree/talus. [Concept Rationale] This works like a compress on a bleeding wound.

The slack in the canvas sandbags crushes together and forms a seal. This might have to be more like 40 yards in diameter depending on how far apart the leaks are from each other. Anyway, this would be a massive, heavy, crushing compress over the whole problem area, burying the leaks under tremendous tonnage held together structurally.

[edit on 29-5-2010 by switching yard]

[edit on 29-5-2010 by switching yard]

posted on May, 29 2010 @ 09:18 PM
*sigh*...I wonder how many thousands of ideas like this BP has received.

posted on May, 29 2010 @ 09:25 PM
I have an Idea for the government .I would try to plug the hole with extra strong wood glue and add some top soil and the strongest rocks on earth crunch it all up into a slimy goo and then add Hot wax all over it , Now take all of that and add some melted rubber to it , Then mix it , Then add some sand , then add some salt , send it all down there and plug that hole like it never has been plugged before .

I bet the rubber melts into the oil well, the sand rock sand salt will harden and the oil will stop .

posted on May, 29 2010 @ 09:27 PM
reply to post by WWJFKD

BP won't stop using the chemicals because they don't want the TRUE picture of this disaster to be known. For all that oil we see on the surface there is probably at least that much floating around in plumes that we don't see. I live in Louisiana and I know that most of those that make a living fishing are some of the most proud, hard working people you will ever meet. They don't make a lot of money as it is and for most of these people it is a family tradition going back for 100 years. This will effect the Gulf coast states for years to come and I pray a hurricane doesn't blow through here because if it does we will see catastrophe on a biblical scale.

posted on May, 29 2010 @ 09:30 PM
I saw the video in which Obama was roaming around the beach monitoring the situation with some BP official apparently giving him the status updates. Overall, I felt that this whole trip was nothing but a PR event to give an impression to the general population that the government and BP is in charge. Doubling or tripling the number of cleaners on beach wouldn't help a lot as the oil well leak has not been stopped yet and thus the priority should be to stop the leak first.

posted on May, 29 2010 @ 11:04 PM

Originally posted by Kojack
I dunno, the curiosity is getting the better of me lol. After seeing this MSNBC interactive, just what if.... what if it hits the gulf stream....

Exactly Kojack!
It will wrap around southern fla. and head northward up the coast and be in europe by the end of summer, is what will happen.

posted on May, 29 2010 @ 11:20 PM

Originally posted by Just Wondering
*sigh*...I wonder how many thousands of ideas like this BP has received.

I dont know how many theyve received, but I sure hope theyve received alot.
Maybe you know how many?
You seem to know eveything else!

Contribution to a solution is a good thing sonny buck so how about knocking off with the arrogance.
I've been reading your posts, you got enough attention yet?
BP actually welcomes ideas, eneral&nipkw=bp

posted on May, 29 2010 @ 11:35 PM
reply to post by jackflap

I appreciate the fact that the Marine Corps is willing to accept suggestions, volunteers, reports, etc. but I am inclined to believe that they have their hands full already without my bothering them unnecessarily.

Like everyone else, I am deeply concerned. I am confident that those who are in control of this are just as concerned if not more so than I am and do not need me aggravating the situation.

If I cannot help in any way, I will just wait patiently for the experts and professionals to do their work, and pray that it will somehow be repaired in a record amount of time.

From all reports, it looks as if Plan B is going into Operation, and Plan C is underway. All I can do is send out positive thoughts and not interfere.

This ats discussion group is just a sounding board where we can emote. It is better than going to a shrink.

Or is it?

posted on May, 29 2010 @ 11:53 PM

Originally posted by Just Wondering
*sigh*...I wonder how many thousands of ideas like this BP has received.

OK, I have a question. They have chemicals that make oil thin. Is there a
chemical that when mixed with oil makes it turn thick. If something could be mixed with the oil to turn it into something more like tar or asphalt it would be easyer to plug. It there a oil thicking agent of some kind?

Would freezing it with liquid nitrogen give them enough time to plug it? Oil that cold it harder than concrete.

posted on May, 30 2010 @ 12:31 AM
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas

Top Hat, what a silly Idea

What's really Neaded is a Top Sombrero

Problem is: where do get a Sombrero about 1/2 mile in diameter.

And if that fails there is the Big Boot. You get a size 50 Boot stick it on the
end of the Pipe and siphen it out through the Big Toe.

And if that fails there is the Big Toe Insertion Technique, you make a Giant
Toe out of Balistic Gel and Jam it into the Pipe.

posted on May, 30 2010 @ 12:58 AM

Originally posted by seasoul
I look forward to the day when a person can make a living by clubbing corrupt politicians and heartless petrochemical company executives.

You are correct about the Green Revolution. Sadly, and this is the saddest part for Americans, America could have been the nation to lead it, instead of turning away from it 30 years ago.

We were told that terrorists hated us for our "way of life", that we had to wage war to defend "our way of life." It turns out that our defeat will come instead from those that love "our way of life", who wanted to help us continue our "way of life", so they could profit from our "way of life."

posted on May, 30 2010 @ 02:59 AM
reply to post by SWCCFAN

You sound as if you have first-hand knowledge of the inner workings and efforts, or lack thereof, pertaining to the clean up effort.

You posted a very intriguing theory about why the bureaucrats and TPTB are purposefully dragging their feet with this entire event.

I would love to hear a more in-depth analysis of your knowledge and opinions if you would care to share them.

posted on May, 30 2010 @ 03:01 AM
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas

funny ... the whole world has seen last day's it diddend work...wat took them so long to admitt it.........:-(
clean up the oil and dump it at the nearby BP gasstation ore gov, building ...

[edit on 30-5-2010 by ressiv]

posted on May, 30 2010 @ 03:21 AM
Guys, they are going to let this continue, it is part of their plan. This will surely help them to implement even more draconian laws, and their One World Socialist Government. After this the government, Obama, and some other world leaders, will say that this is the reason why governments must have more control over companies like BP, and that we all, regular citizens must sacrifice now, and forever give up more of our rights so that nothing like this happens again...

[edit on 30-5-2010 by ElectricUniverse]

posted on May, 30 2010 @ 03:27 AM
reply to post by expat2368

That is BS, it is a claim made by Pravda yet there is no proof that this has ever been done...

BTW, for the 20th time...the Russian government is not our friend... If they were they wouldn't have given U.S. troop movement to Saddam, and in great part it was because of them that we went to war with Iraq... They WOULD LOVE IT if U.S. officials were as dumb as to allow a nuke to be used in that well...

I know some people believe every freaken movie where Hollywood, or some other producer saves the Earth by using a nuke... but a nuke is not a solution to this...

I swear to God I sometimes wonder about the intelligence of people when they make sugestions like this one. No offense.

They MIGHT use some low yield explosives, and even that I wouldn't recommend for this well.

posted on May, 30 2010 @ 05:12 AM
I'm beginnig to think there is a conspiracy here...Simply because:

-Horizon blew up on Earth Day
-The Global awakening to the NWO
-Reports of heated arguments on horizon before explosion
-media blackout
-Global warming hoax has failed to bring cap and trade
-reports of Haliburton working on rig before explosion
-lack of urgency by the administration
-The trumping up of exceeding the worst spill in history (valdeez spill)
- Now after useless attempts of trying to plug the well with mud and golf balls...BP announces they are going to attempt to cut off the damaged part of the pipe and cap it and re-route the pressure to another pipe. DUH!!!

This would be like calling a plumber and having him dump mud down your drain to fix a leak and after that failed he crushed up rubber balls and poured it down your drain. Then when all else has failed he replaces the damaged pipe with a new pipe and fixes the leak. Now BP can impliment their investments in "clean engergy" and we'll get Cap and trade legislation due to the worst ecological crisis in history.

These people don't play by the rules.


Deny Ignorance!

posted on May, 30 2010 @ 05:48 AM
Has anybody checked with the bookies to see if they are taking bets and what the odds are?

Any bets or odds on if anyone goes to jail? Gets fined?

Blames Bush? Oops that just happened.

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