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BP 'top kill' falters: Macondo well keeps spewing oil into the Gulf

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posted on May, 29 2010 @ 04:24 PM
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BP 'top kill' falters: Macondo well keeps spewing oil into the Gulf


www.csmonitor.com

It will take 7 years for the oil deposit below the Deepwater Horizon well to empty if left alone. On Saturday, BP acknowledged it may abandon its best chance so far to cork the well: the 'top kill'

In a dramatic turn from early optimism, BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles told reporters in Grand Isle, La., on Saturday that so far the attempt to stem the flow using heavy drilling mud and junk shots has not worked
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on May, 29 2010 @ 04:24 PM
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Wow, what a doom and gloom scenario we have now. I wonder what's next on the cards for trying to stop this gusher?

So far they reckon the well has spilled around 740,000 barrels, but the well is said to contain 50 MILLION BARRELS!!!

The relief well drilling is underway according to this article, but that could take 60 days. By then the damgage will be massive, not that it's not huge already.

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

www.foxnews.com...

www.msnbc.msn.com...



[edit on 29-5-2010 by grantbeed]



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 04:55 PM
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Well, that sucks


Wouldn't the relief well have to face the same pressures the original one did?

So....we just sit back and wait for 60 days, wow.

I'm from Louisiana and my heart goes out to those affected. Wonderful, strong people down there.

They don't deserve this.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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Well I guess this means its time for plan "N".


I bet they gonna Nuke it. I hope the don't that formation runs through a fault line. Could set off a major earthquake in the central US.

Time to invest in rope!



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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It's a huge big mess that's for sure. Seems like drilling of another relief well should take the pressure from the original well therefore allowing them an easier job of plugging it.

Will this work?....who knows, but 60 days is not good!!!



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 05:30 PM
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Actually they're a pure example of a multi-national industry run-amok with an administration asleep at the wheel for a 'profit?'



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 05:42 PM
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I am sickened by the amount of time it has taken and will take to sort this mess out. This has gone beyond a joke. LEts hope people start shouting we want alternative fuels we dont want oil anymore...hmpf fat chance that will happen not when theres still money to be made...Btw for all us europeans this disaster i think will hit hit us with bad weather possible freezing temperatures come the next few months. Europe depends on the gulf stream especially in winter to keep our climate mild but since oil has covered a vast area where the gulf stream starts i wonder if that water is going to be warm enough to keep that conveyor belt of warm water in motion...



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 05:47 PM
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I agree 100% with all you say here. There has been very little mentioned about the ocean currents here and how important it is.

Not good.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 05:57 PM
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I wish there was a "green" militia or something who would instill a little fear into these ****wads.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 06:03 PM
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Yeah really, where's Greenpeace or PETA or any of those annoying organizations now that # is real? They should be suicide bombing BP's headquarters for this massive #-up. Yet the only unpleasurable thing that will come for BP execs is maybe an unscreened question. This country #ing sucks and there is absolutely no doubt we live in a oligarchy now.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 06:04 PM
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Here's another article on the failed attempt to stop the leak

"Top Kill" BP operation to half US oil leak fails.

news.bbc.co.uk...

This just gets worse every day, what a disaster.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 06:38 PM
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Maybe this will just wake people in general up to the FACT we are AT Peak Oil NOW. (We hit it in 2005)

I get so furious at assholes like that fat moronic idiot Alex Jones who say peak oil is a myth and a conspiracy. That fat ass clown is in the conspiracy theory business to paint conspiracies on everything so to muddle the truth with horse sh#t.

If we aren't at peak oil, why the HELL are we pushing our technology to the absolute breaking point (and it broke) to drill 5 thousand feet underwater and then a further however many kilometers into the earth to tap into a "drop in the bucket" oil reservoir of 50 million barrels?

The world uses 1 BILLION barrels every 11 and a half days. We have used up all the easy to get oil and all that remains is the highly dangerous stuff that our technology isn't capable of getting.

Mark my words people, if this Gulf catastrophe doesn't knock us over the cliff, offshore oil drilling will continue and will have to continue in more hard to get places as the world grows desperate for oil.

This oil rig disaster won't be the last. IF this isn't the end of offshore oil production entirely. Our technology isn't CAPABLE of doing what they were trying to do.

We are in Peak Oil my friends. Disasters like this were predicted to happen as we hit peak oil. Don't be fooled by wankers like Jones who get paid to mix truth and lies together to create a bogus conspiracy which people take hook line and sinker.

Our civilization is at its breaking point. It has been said, to start preparing for Peak Oil 30 years before it hits will be a very bumby ride economically.

To wait 20 years is very dire and many many things will come apart and put huge strain on civilization.

10 years, you might as well forget it because it's too late, no amount of money and emergency preparing for it will stop the train wreck.

To wait for Peak Oil to HIT US IN THE NOSE (which we have done) you can count on it that our civilization is doomed. Finished.

The end of the age of oil is over forever. Debt is rampant, the world is broke. Tensions are everywhere. Empires are crumbling...

I just wish everyone godspeed and goodluck, I hope the best of our species makes it through the coming Die-Off period



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by PatesHatriots
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Yeah really, where's Greenpeace or PETA or any of those annoying organizations now that # is real? They should be suicide bombing BP's headquarters for this massive #-up. Yet the only unpleasurable thing that will come for BP execs is maybe an unscreened question. This country #ing sucks and there is absolutely no doubt we live in a oligarchy now.


Very much agreed. This is a ton of life dead. I think the problem is Americans don't understand anything but holding up signs or doing wasteful boycotts and think that solves issues. If you are a billion dollar company and you still are making millions per day, how are signs or letters going to affect the bottom line? This country has 300 million people in it. Do people really think that having even half a million people being disgruntled is going to make a company like BP go "gee gosh, better start changing our ways, stop funding government officials and remove the tether on alternative energy technology! They've got us!" The rest of the 299,500 people are happy as long as they don't get their gas hiked up 50 cents and get their American Idol fix.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 10:05 AM
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I have decided it is very important to travel and enjoy the natural beauty and splendor of the planet where I can find it. To quit striving for any kind of success or wealth or stature and just go and love our deep forests, lakes, mountains, meadows, oceans and sea shores. Cherish and view the wild life that is left.

Soon enough, they will be gone. I am afraid we do not have the proper mindset to prevent the undoing of the world.

Remember what we had...memorize it and save your soul.
That's all we are going to get away with saving...most of us anyway.
Some will not even have that.



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