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Oil Response Numbers ----Show Obama Acted Swiftly

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 08:09 AM
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By the Numbers to Date:

•The administration has authorized 17,500 National Guard troops from Gulf Coast states to participate in the response to the BP oil spill.
•More than 24,000 personnel are currently responding to protect the shoreline and wildlife and cleanup vital coastlines.
•More than 4,500 vessels are responding on site, including skimmers, tugs, barges, and recovery vessels to assist in containment and cleanup efforts—in addition to dozens of aircraft, remotely operated vehicles, and multiple mobile offshore drilling units.
•Approximately 2.17 million feet of containment boom and 2.6 million feet of sorbent boom have been deployed to contain the spill—and approximately 520,000 feet of containment boom and 2.3 million feet of sorbent boom are available.
•Approximately 16 million gallons of an oil-water mix have been recovered.
•Approximately 1.14 million gallons of total dispersant have been deployed—798,000 on the surface and 346,000 subsea. More than 500,000 gallons are available.
•More than 145 controlled burns have been conducted, efficiently removing a total of more than 3.62 million gallons of oil from the open water in an effort to protect shoreline and wildlife.
•17 staging areas are in place and ready to protect sensitive shorelines




posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 08:13 AM
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How can anyone assert "swiftly" when not a single bullet point of yours includes a measure of time, such as when such things were accomplished or deployed?


Moreover, most of your numbers are meaningless if they aren't compared to the actual scale of the problem or the additional resources that could be marshaled or made available to address the crisis.

Don't agree to be spoon fed. Think.


[edit on 11-6-2010 by loam]



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 08:36 AM
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Originally posted by loam
reply to post by Paradigm2012
 

How can anyone assert "swiftly" when not a single bullet point of yours includes a measure of time, such as when such things were accomplished or deployed?

Moreover, most of your numbers are meaningless if they aren't compared to the actual scale of the problem or the additional resources that could be marshaled or made available to address the crisis.
Don't agree to be spoon fed. Think.

[edit on 11-6-2010 by loam]




Agreed, and star 4 U.

OP: please provide a source for your figures (Shasa Faal will Not do!).
I better stop here so that I don't receive another warning or get censored again.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 08:40 AM
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Obama did what his master told him to do when the US people put pressure on him then he just play the role of been in charge.

BP has run the show from the beginning, just ask anybody that lives in the affected area.

They tell the real numbers here. . .




posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by loam
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How can anyone assert "swiftly" when not a single bullet point of yours includes a measure of time, such as when such things were accomplished or deployed?




You can find the timeline on the WhiteHouse website, or Fox News also did a piece on it. Fox News actually sourced it from the President's appointment journal which is unalterable and absolute proof of who he met with and the subjects discussed. He did in fact respond the day following the rig explosion and hasn't had more than two days without meetings on it since then.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 09:07 AM
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The only organization that acted swiftly was the USCG they were there from day one. Obama is trying to take credit for this but he had nothing to do with it. It was an automatic response by the Coast Guard.

It doesn't really matter anymore, public opinion is that Obama didn't handle this right and I doubt it can be swayed this late into it.
Sucks to be Prez.




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