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This sign says it all..

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posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 07:20 PM
WOW...thanks everyone..

I do not know where this pic was taken..

I just grabbed it off the internet when i was browsing

this morning..Ironic..yes..

Even at their own gas stations they are not responsible for spills..

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 07:22 PM

Deregulation is the real (underlying) reason / cause behind the US oil spill by British Petroleum (BP) in 2010 off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Deregulation coupled with lax government oversight (lackies appointed by Dick Cheney at the helm) lead to the omission of key safety features and protocols, a free pass for drilling licenses, emphasis on profit over safety, and absolutely NO PLAN for containment of blowouts.

For example, George W Bush and Dick Cheney helped block a 2002/03 Bill that would have required the use of acoustic switches to activate the blowout preventer (BOP). When the rig blew up, they had to MANUALLY activate the switch by sending robotic submersibles. This was all but impossible since the rig was in flames and the priority was putting it out and saving lives; this was easily foreseen.

In addition, BP did not want to lose an oil well (by activating the BOP); this would have cost them future profit in addition to the costs for exploration and preparation of the well. Eventually the rig collapsed and sank to the ocean floor. Because the rig was STILL ATTACHED to the well head / BOP, it bent or damaged the BOP making it unusable. Again, this is something that could have been foreseen; i.e. the need to activate the BOP immediately in the case of catastrophic rig failure, to avoid potential damage to the BOP. Profit wins over safety; BP must avoid activating the BOP at all costs.

An acoustic switch would have allowed them to IMMEDIATELY stop the well head (activate the BOP) as soon as the explosion happened. The BOP would not have been at risk for failure (due to rig collapsing); but, the lack of a remote switch and need to save the well (for profit and avoidance of loss) meant that they delayed trying to activate it. By that time the damage to the BOP had been done.

Lastly, all of the post-blowout efforts have been focused on SAVING the well; i.e. it was only after more than a month before BP attempted the TOPKILL method, which would have sealed the well. Attempts before that were about slowing the flow of oil or collecting it. Why did BP not try the TOPKILL method right away?

Red Ice has many good articles and videos, worth a look.

[edit on 6-6-2010 by ofhumandescent]

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 07:46 PM
reply to post by baddmove

S&F baddmove Thanks.

Thanks for getting my week started with a laugh. Have to clean the coffee blow off the monitor now.

[edit on 6/6/10 by barkingdogamato]

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:08 PM
It's not their fault for North Korea blew up their South Korean oil well. Which subsequently will cost S. Korea billions of dollars.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:15 PM
reply to post by jumpingbeanz

yea or until they go bankrupt and no longer are responsible. like say in 3 months.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:34 PM
Crude has a very efficient natural sink, in just a few years this will all be just a bad memory. Yeas critters died, but they will rebound. Stop tripping we can’t let this drive gas prices to $6 to $8 bucks a gallon.

If it wasn’t for all the tree hugging taking place this leak would be sealed right now. A nuke would end it instantly.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:35 PM
WHY don't they drill off thier own coast, and make a mess over there? WHO OWNS BP?

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:38 PM
reply to post by Donkey_Dean

YEAH LETS NUKE IT. Maybe a 1000 kiloton bomb will do the trick.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:41 PM
reply to post by nite owl

Na, a small device would be fine. Besides how would ya fit a big un down the hole. Then again, there is no telling how much methane would be loosed. I guess we just gotta wait till August.

[edit on 6-6-2010 by Donkey_Dean]

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:56 PM
I knew Americans were fat but putting their fish in oil before catching them is a bit extreme. lol

I'd like to see some of the CEOs for BP on the beach cleaning for at least a day to see how long they would last in those horrible conditions in which they've made those workers who will eventually come down with health problems for the rest of their...

[edit on 0808:6 6/06 by Charly111]

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 09:04 PM
This is the greatest case of irony ever...the earlier post was absolutly correct...this sign should be coppied and plasted over the entire country...I know I won't purchase BP gasoline anymore...

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 09:04 PM

Originally posted by baddmove
Thought you would all like to see this sign at a BP gas station...

So going head to head with the creator of this post, at what exactly should i reply?

At your limited and visual stand or is perhaps you might shed some light that you too are a product of your environment. If you choose, which i doubt let me know via u2u.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 09:29 PM
May I rant...

It's so sad to see all the people picking up little pieces of tar. They just want to protect their beautiful white beaches and that's all they know to do. The sad part, in one day, it will all be back on the beach again.

For the people near the gulf, their environment is PRICELESS! You can't put a price on it. It encompasses so many ways of life. I don't have time to list them all.

BP (and every responsible corporate executive) (and every responsible politician) should be FORCED to relinquish all their assets to the US government for the purpose of compensating America. The US should set an example of what money grubbing a$$holes can look forward to when they cut corners in the future!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let BP prove how much they care by doing the following...

Stop the friggin leak now! Don't give me this bull$hit, you don't know how!

Clean every drop of oil that came out of that well!

For every death, pay every survivor at least $200,000 cash.

Set up a medical fund to pay for every nosebleed, headache and sickness. Pay loss of income for every hour of work time missed. Pay for pain and suffering.

Create new marshes
Create new rookeries
Create new hatcheries

On and on and on...

And since everything is priceless, burn in Hell you ba$tards!

I just wonder if those beautiful white beaches will ever be the same.

OK, I feel better now.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 09:41 PM

One more reason to "Seize BP"!!!

Seize BP

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 09:54 PM
Ahhhhh thats hilarious.
If only they put their money where their mouth is.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 10:11 PM
reply to post by barkingdogamato


I know how you

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 10:12 PM
Irony at its 'crudest'.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 10:27 PM
G'day All,

So funny but at the same time I weep, I will never buy petrolium from BP ever again, not even if I am on empty.

If everybody did the same it would drive a message right too those fat cat's.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 10:29 PM
So is the irony in the spill notice....

Or the great big RV parked at the pump.....

Whats its mileage???


posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 10:30 PM
reply to post by Donkey_Dean

No, gas should go to $30 a gallon. Maybe then people would be forced to use alternative energy.

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