posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 10:28 PM
I don't have a solid answer to that, but I think it might be this way. BP's top priority is not to keep us fully informed but adequately informed
enough to deflect criticism from people like Congressman Markey or the involved public. They're doing as little as they have to do that way and not
as much as they can do. This is a company, like all companies who grow to that size, whose primary business is to make money - generate capital.
That's capitalism and both it's strength and it's imperative. Marx would add, it's downfall. I think the first two or true and the third's still
open to debate. The first feed was only put online when Markey demanded it be. The rest of the ROV camera feeds followed within a week when no doubt
people in their marketing department said, "hey we got a bad problem here developing and we're going to lose public acceptance if we don't move to
That's kind of cold reasoning on the issue, but it's consistent with other companies who have faced public relations disasters. The people on site
just don't have the time to worry about our understanding, that's left to corporate. The guys and maybe a few women (oil drilling is a notoriously
strict division of gendered labor) are working round the clock to stop this thing. We don't know what else they've been ordered to do or why.
I don't know what questions were asked in my absence on the ROV, top hat, BOP or relief well efforts, so I can't answer them. If someone wants to
repost questions, I'd be happy to try. I'm not as burned out, nor is it as late here on the west coast of the USA, so I'm not short on reserves or
on my emotional threshold right now or for the near term. Ask away or direct me to where your original post was. I'm not the most (not nearly) expert
person on a lot of this, but I'll try.