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NASA sets up shop off the British coast, accidentally nukes a hole in the atmosphere

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:58 AM
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I don't really understand this. Why exactly is Britain being blamed? Yes, BP is a British company (although a previous post seems to suggest its not just British) but if anything it's BP's fault, not the fault of 'the British'.

Also - would it not be the fault of the people who actually own and run the rig, rather than just the company who hires them?

Also I think rather than trying to lay blame, people should be concentrating on clearing the mess up at this stage; then get to the blame game when it's sorted.


EDIT: and another thing - I may be wrong here, but isn't NASA a government body, whereas BP is not?

[edit on 14-6-2010 by ShadowArcher]




posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 07:38 AM
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What are you smoking?

and can I have some?

Hole in the atmosphere?..... well look at the bright side, no rain for a while


NASA= Nuking Atmospheres is our Specialty A$$hole



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 07:56 AM
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"village idiot" is an apt title



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 07:59 AM
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Originally posted by alaskan

BP stands for British Petroleum.




Errr, not it doesn't. I changed its name in 2001.

It's just as American than British.

[edit on 14-6-2010 by Tykonos]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:04 AM
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Your title is misleading...

What is your point?

Are you comparing NASA blowing a nuke up over Ireland to the BP spill?

If so I don't see the point.

Also if you are trying to put the blame on a country well I would say it's the companies fault and the country, USA, that doesnt seem to be doing crap to fix the leak.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:17 AM
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Sort of...I believe OP is saying NUKE THE UK over the spill.



I've seen some crazy stuff on ATS, but....



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by Signals
reply to post by mblahnikluver
 


Sort of...I believe OP is saying NUKE THE UK over the spill.



I've seen some crazy stuff on ATS, but....





Well if that's the case that is INSANE!

I like the UK and it's people
I dont out blame on the people of the country or the people of the US, just the idiots in charge.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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Why hasn't this thread been removed? OP posts a misleading title, users click it to see what the facts are and turns out the guy is rambling complete non-sense.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:05 AM
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Originally posted by alaskan
My point is that I haven't heard a single thing about punishing Britain in any way, even though they're the ones responsible for the parties responsible for the gulf oil gushers...


I'ld have expected the US to be responsible for ensuring that the health and safety guidelines it issues to the drilling operations it sanctions in American waters are followed and carried out.

Either the guidelines weren't sufficient to ensure the safety or the US didn't ensure the guidelines were followed, either way, the British government and people have exactly 0 responsibility for this disaster.

This disaster was bought about by the American culture of lobbies and light regulation, plain and simple. Stop crying and get on with pressuring your representative for action.

EDIT: Although, if it does turn out that the country the oil company was set up in is responsible for cleaning up the mess the company makes, there will be a string of 3rd world countries that will be only too happy to start sending the US cleanup bills.

[edit on 14/6/10 by pieman]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:15 AM
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Originally posted by craposaurus
Why hasn't this thread been removed? OP posts a misleading title, users click it to see what the facts are and turns out the guy is rambling complete non-sense.

Maybe because some people actually have brains and can understand hypothetical analogies?

[edit on 14-6-2010 by alaskan]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:40 AM
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Originally posted by alaskan

Originally posted by craposaurus
Why hasn't this thread been removed? OP posts a misleading title, users click it to see what the facts are and turns out the guy is rambling complete non-sense.

Maybe because some people actually have brains and can understand hypothetical analogies?

[edit on 14-6-2010 by alaskan]

The title is misleading...period. If it had said "Hypothetical: NASA accidentally nukes Ireland, who to blame?" than it would be completely different. Instead your title leads people to believe that NASA nuked Ireland. You did this intentionally to get people to view your ignorant thread.

[edit on 14-6-2010 by craposaurus]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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Here's an idea; go complain somewhere else.

Can we please just stay on topic?



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:00 PM
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Er, where would the Irish government come into this? We are a sovereign republic you know


Change it to British coast, please!



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:05 PM
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Punish the brits ?, are you flipping nuts, what do we have to do with the gulf disaster, just because it used to be a completely british company, it is now part american, so punish yourselves idiot

Wee Mad Mental



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:07 PM
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^Spoken like a true genius.
You said it yourself; Part american owned means it's partly owned by someone else - and that someone else is responsible for their company's actions.

I'm not talking about british citizens, I'm trying to make the point that if america is the only country held responsible for this, what you're whining about me implying is exactly what's going to happen to everyone here. Our government is going to pass it's losses on to us, and I'm saying someone needs to share the brunt of this...

It's exactly the kind of thinking that I made this thread to address.


Originally posted by J.Clear
Er, where would the Irish government come into this? We are a sovereign republic you know


Change it to British coast, please!

I guess that would be a pretty important thing to fix...

[edit on 14-6-2010 by alaskan]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by alaskan
^Spoken like a true genius.
You said it yourself; Part american owned means it's partly owned by someone else, and that someone else is responsible for their company's actions.


Originally posted by J.Clear
Er, where would the Irish government come into this? We are a sovereign republic you know


Change it to British coast, please!

I guess that would be a pretty important thing to fix...



[edit on 14-6-2010 by alaskan]


"The airburst explosion took place off the Irish eastern seaboard...."
"OH NOES!!!"
"Apologies, correction just in, it was the UK western seaboard"
"Oh phew, we're grand here" *sips tea



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:12 PM
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*whacks cricket ball*



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:13 PM
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hi,

majority ownership is not British..... and majority of staff are American,

and it may be be an idea to change the title as not everyone will think it is a hypothetical scenario.

thanks
snoopyuk

[edit on 14-6-2010 by snoopyuk]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:15 PM
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Originally posted by alaskan
*whacks cricket ball*


Cheers for changing it



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:21 PM
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Why don't you spend more productive use of your time and consider a real life disaster in British waters, instead of making them up ?

Have a think about the 167 men who died on the Piper Alpha oil rig, which exploded in the British North Sea oilfields. That rig was owned and operated by Occidental, of Los Angeles, California.

There was no general anti-American sentiment expressed at the time, despite the company being found negligent in some of its safety and maintenance procedures. People recognised it was a terrible accident which could have equally occurred on a rig owned by a British company.

Lessons were learned and the industry is safer now as a consequence. The same will happen with the incident which so troubles Americans right now.

I agree. Your thread title is misleading. But the content sets a new low standard by which ignorance may be defined.



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