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Originally posted by Pappa_Bear
It is already shown that by the Jones Act this vessel would be exempt from that regulation, any goods would be unloaded/transferred either ship to ship or local port US based, no US to foreign or port to port transfer.
Originally posted by Whine Flu
reply to post by justadood
So really, what you're saying is that laws are more important than stopping a disaster that's ruining an ecosystem? Are you really serious? I...whoa...
...So you would rather see wildlife flailing about and suffering in agony until they eventually die than have this crisis averted? No, don't call me out on a straw man fallacy. In fact, don't even bother picking out logical fallacies when you think that nobody should be able to assist and stop this leak.
Originally posted by Oneolddude
Well,the vindictive Obama administration feels that the 5 Republican led gulf states have not been punished enough just yet.
Maybe in a month or so after more citizens are sick,more commit suicide and more are employed cleaning this up.
Then they can claim all the jobs created on their jobs created numbers and how the economy is rebounding.
Originally posted by sumgai
How come nobody is asking and answering the following questions:
1) Where did this ship come from?
2) How long did it take to build?
3) When was this project (to construct the ship) started?
4) Who owns this ship?
5) Why so big, unless they were expecting a huge, catastrophic oil disaster?
6) Could the oil disaster have been a deliberate attempt to make the existence of this ship profitable?
7) Speaking of profits, how does this ship produce an ROI? Nobody builds gigantic machines for free.
I hate to be the only one posing the 'conspiracy theorist' question, but isn't that was this site is all about? Instead I see everyone having a political discussion. What gives??
Come on, people! Let's speculate here! lol
[edit on 27-6-2010 by sumgai]