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BP Builds Artificial Island To Get Around Offshore Drilling Ban In Alaska!

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posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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This is why folks who are always screaming for "more regulation!" are wrong - quite frankly, private companies are smarter than those in government who would pass the laws, those who would perform the regulation, and the voters who support both of them.



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The offshore drilling moratorium that is falling apart in court already contains one major loophole -- and there's little surprise which company is threading the needle. BP plans to begin drilling two miles under the sea just miles away from a delicate wildlife reserve in Alaska. The company will get around the deep-water moratorium by constructing an artificial island -- 31 acres of gravel -- and registering as an onshore rig.


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posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:08 PM
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smart. we still need oil. the GoM was a fluk disaster. let them drill



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:16 PM
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Yeah, BP has a great track record, let them do what they want . . .



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:22 PM
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I have an idea! for those of you that are against drilling, how about you start by not driving or riding in a motorized vehicle! and don't use any electricity that uses petrol to remain operational, that means they can't use 18 wheelers to have maintenance items delivered to them. Oh, and don't buy any food items from those grocers that have their groceries delivered via 18 wheelers or eat bananas that come in from large shipping vessels...et cetera.

Other than that shut up your mouth about BP or any other company drilling any effin where they want!



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:22 PM
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Ah, but that would go against our knee-jerk, extremist, reactionary, irrational, lacking in critical thinking skills population.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:50 PM
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Humans should use oil lightly



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 11:01 PM
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Yoda would say something like this:

These oil executives, "(OIL)I.E. EXECUTE-ives(That is what they do, they lie as oil EXECUTE-ives, they make profit off of past life energy to give it to you, They try to outsmart you, when there is an alternative, have made other alternative inDUSTries quiet, have they not tons of money, venom snot for you the oil is? OIL LIE I.E. (for example) they should not have tons of money from this oil, they do not deserve it, they serve it to humans for profit to fool prophets.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 11:04 PM
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posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 11:09 PM
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posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 11:10 PM
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It is called reading/learning, I do not like to smoke, smoke is a diversion it is.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 11:12 PM
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You harm plants, plan that is not good, snot no good, water plants, plants like water. You like oil when you smoke, water/oil do not mix.

[edit on 29-6-2010 by problemsolvr]



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 11:46 PM
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Oh that is the answer to making sure the selfish big oil companies quit taking shortcuts and disregard safety concerns that has already killed 11 people and probably a lot more as things are getting worse.

Good one!




posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 12:47 AM
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In my opinion, the oil industry has probably done more damage to competing energy innovation than any damage to the environment. For all we know, we could be living like the Jetsons right now if it weren't for these companies undermining alternatives. And to top it all off, they have hard working Americans convinced...CONVINCED...that we should continue to support offshore drilling in exchange for food supply, jobs and possibly our future existence. Sounds like heroin addiction to me.

Honestly, I'd give up my car, my house and my job in exchange for an alternative to crude and natural gas.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:06 AM
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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:08 AM
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Originally posted by Asperglar
Honestly, I'd give up my car, my house and my job in exchange for an alternative to crude and natural gas.

Stop yapping and start giving up.
Otherwise stand to the side and let people continue drilling and supplying us addicts with the oil we need.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 03:03 AM
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Originally posted by Asperglar

Honestly, I'd give up my car, my house and my job in exchange for an alternative to crude and natural gas.


The alternatives available, aside from nuclear, would be almost guaranteed to require you to lose all of that, and you mustn't forget food for about 4 or 5 billion people. Whom would you suggest we sacrifice? And, would you count yourself among them?



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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 05:05 AM
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yeah this poster just wondering , seems to be a BP corporate propaganda PR disinfo agent .


research Hemp and hemp biodiesel , and why comapnies suppressed it .

hemp was a true alternative to oil .



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 08:36 PM
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Originally posted by ZombieSlayer
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How have you not been banned yet?
Still pushing your agenda I see.



Because there does seem to be at least a modicum of free speech here at ATS. Banning someone just because you disagree with them... hummmm... interesting concept.

I enjoy ATS, for the most part, but I've not ever experienced such intolerance from posters for those who disagree than I've found here. Fortunately, intolerance is not official forum polity or philosophy.

If we only exposed ourselves to like minded individuals we would deny ourselves opportunities to learn and expand our understanding. I don't think I've ever learned a thing worth learning from those who *agree* with me. It has always been from those who *disagree* with me *and* who take the time to engage me in honest debate and exchange of ideas that I learn or garner greater understanding, if in nothing else, the basis, logic and reasoning underpinning the ideas and beliefs counter to my own.

Just sayin'...............



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 09:44 PM
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Mod note:

Alright, Guys. Let's please get this back on track. No more personal off topic remarks directed at other members.

Thanks everyone. Let's enjoy the topic by focusing on the topic instead of each other.



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